FUSC Rules

Fulton United Soccer Club

GENERAL LEAGUE POLICIES

  1. Division is determined according to the child’s grade in the spring.
  2. All players must have shin guards. Mouth guards are recommended. There will be referees for grades 2 through 8.
  3. No spitting.
  4. No foul language.
  5. No inappropriate behavior. (Individuals who are asked to leave for reasons of foul language or otherwise inappropriate behavior will be Red Carded and be subject to 1 game suspension unless otherwise determined by the F.U.S.C. Board).
  6. Questions, Issues and Concerns should be brought to the attention of the Division Coordinator for resolution.
  7. Games are to be played on the day and time scheduled. The fields are manned, referees present, bathrooms unlocked and the kids plan on playing as scheduled. Coaches shall not arbitrarily cancel regularly scheduled Saturday games. Every effort should be made to play as scheduled. Assistant coaches are to be utilized in the case of coaches being absent.
  8. Decisions to cancel games due to weather will be made by the Board ONLY. We will generally play in the rain with the exception of Pre-K.

 

GUIDELINES FOR DIVISION 1 (PRE-K)

  • NO CLEATS Allowed (turfs shoes are okay).
  • Seven players on the field
  • No score kept.
  • All children play at least 1/2 of the game.
  • No out of bounds (half of the season). Second half of the season we will instruct throw-ins and goal kicks.
  • No slide kicks/tackles (stay on feet).
  • When the keeper has a hand on the ball (possession) there is no more kicking. Protect the goalie.
  • Coaches are instructional refs and allow retries.
  • Very flexible rules.
  • Anything to keep their attention.
  • Will play¬†7 minute quarters.

 

GUIDELINES FOR DIVISION 2 (KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE)

  • Seven players on the field.
  • No score kept.
  • All children play at least 1/2 of the game.
  • Throw-ins and goal kicks.
  • No slide kicks/tackles (stay on feet).
  • When the keeper has a hand on the ball (possession) there is no more kicking. Protect the goalie.
  • Coaches are instructional refs and allow retries.
  • Anything to keep their attention.
  • Will play 8 minute quarters.

 

GUIDELINES FOR DIVISION 3 (2ND & 3RD GRADE)

  • Eight players on the field.
  • Score not emphasized.
  • All children play at least 1/2 of the game.
  • Coaches are instructional refs. (1 retry per player).
  • No slide kicks/tackles (stay on feet).
  • When the keeper has a hand on the ball (possession) there is no more kicking. Protect the goalie.
  • If either team is ahead by three goals, coaches should meet and discuss options (i.e. addition of players or offensive adjustments).
  • Will play 8 minute quarters
  • All F.I.F.A. rules should apply except for rules otherwise specified.
    No offside calls unless blatant (on purpose of being abusive of the rules).
    b.No substitutions until the end of the quarter unless there is an injured or sick player.
    c.The Red Card rule will affect both parents and child only after discussion between board members and coach.
    d.Any negative shouting is an automatic Yellow Card, two times is a Red Card.

 

GUIDELINES FOR DIVISION 4 (4TH & 5th GRADE)

  • Eleven players on the field.
  • All children play at least 1/2 of game.
  • Coaches remain on sidelines.
  • No slide kicks/tackles (stay on feet).
  • When the keeper has a hand on the ball (possession) there is no more kicking. Protect the goalie.
  • Four Goal Rule.
  • Refs will penalty card players and spectators.
  • All grievances with refs will be presented only to the F.U.S.C. referee director. Arbitration with refs will not be allowed.
  • One retry allowed, constructive correction will be encouraged by the refs.
  • Will play 10 minute quarters
  • All F.I.F.A. rules should apply except for the rules specified in this statement.
    Offside will be called.
    b.The Red Card rule will affect both parents and child only after discussion between board members, coach and / or referee only.
    c.Any negative shouting is an automatic Yellow Card, two times is a Red Card.
    d.Substitutions shall be at the coach’s discretion and shall be made according to the official soccer rules (dead ball). *Remember Rule # 3.

 

GUIDELINES FOR DIVISION 5 (6TH, 7TH & 8TH GRADE (SENIORS))

  • Eleven players on the field.
  • All children play at least 1/2 of game.
  • Coaches remain on sidelines.
  • No slide kicks/tackles (stay on feet).
  • When the keeper has a hand on the ball (possession) there is no more kicking. Protect the goalie.
  • Four Goal Rule
  • Refs will penalty card players and spectators.
  • All grievances with refs will be presented only to the F.U.S.C. referee director. Arbitration with refs will not be allowed.
  • One retry allowed, constructive correction will be encouraged by the refs.
  • Will play 12 minute quarters.
  • All F.I.F.A. rules should apply except for the rules specified in this statement.
    Offside will be called.
    b.The Red Card rule will affect both parents and child only after discussion between board members, coach and / or referee only.
    c.Any negative shouting is an automatic Yellow Card, two times is a Red Card.
    d.Substitutions shall be at the coach’s discretion and shall be made according to the official soccer rules (dead ball). *Remember Rule # 3.

 

Fulton United Soccer Club

COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Coaches will allow each athlete the opportunity to play equally.
  • Coaches will always be fair, firm and consistent.
  • Coaches will promote a positive attitude and lead by example.
  • Coaches will not argue with parents or officials, and will always demonstrate good sportsmanship.
  • Coaches will stress teamwork and respect for every athlete.
  • Coaches will stress the league’s philosophy of “no stats, no scores, no standings”
  • Coaches will display control, respect, dignity, and professionalism to all involved with soccer.
  • Coaches will never strike, shove, threaten to strike, or lay a hand upon an official, player or spectator.
  • Coaches will never use trash talk, profane, obscene, or vulgar language under any circumstance.

 

PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Players will play by the Laws of the Game.
  • Players will control their temper; most of all resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.
  • Players will be good sports by cheering all good plays, whether it’s your team or opponent’s.
  • Players will treat all players, as they would like to be treated.
  • Players will cooperate with your coaches, teammates, opponents and referees.
  • Players will remember that soccer is a team game and encourage teammates as every player makes mistakes and has off days.
  • Players will never abuse anyone or swear in frustration on or off the field of play.
  • Players will never use unnecessary rough tactics during the course of a game.
  • Players must always abide by the officials decision.

 

PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Parents serve as role models for their children; become aware of this and work to be a positive role model. Applaud good plays by your child’s team as well as the opposing team.
  • Parents should refrain from coaching or refereeing from the sidelines.
  • Parents will not embarrass their child by yelling at players, coaches, or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, your child will benefit.
  • Parents will always show good sportsmanship and set an example for their child.
  • Parents should support the efforts of the volunteer coaches and the league.
  • Parents will never use profanity, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco during any game or training session.
  • Parents will ask their child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or ability.
  • Parents will place the emotional and physical well being of their child ahead of their personal desire to win.
  • Parents will never strike, shove, threaten to strike, or lay a hand upon an official, player or spectator.

Recreational League Information:

What is Recreational Soccer?

Recreational Soccer is a program where teams are formed without regard to skill levels. There are no tryouts or assessments involved in forming teams. Recreation soccer emphasizes fun, exercise, and soccer skill development. It is also competative, but does not stress scores and winning and losing. You will not find standings on the Rec league page.

The rec league is driven by volunteer coaches and coordinators, who attempt to grow the sport of soccer by the promotion of fun and fair play. The earliest Rec program is Pre-K starting at ages of about 4 yrs old. Coaches stress very basic skills at this age. As the children progress more skills are introduced as well as laws of the game and game tactics. Length of play is agreed upon by the coaches as age appropiate as well as number of players on the field. The biggest goal of this league is to HAVE FUN.