Rules related to the league and logistics are detailed below:
Match Length: 2 X 12 Minute halves
Number of on field players: 7
Teams playing ineligible players without the approval of Samui United Academy and opposing team will result in the opposing team being awarded the win.
Officiating: Samui United Academy will provide referees for each league game. Referees are to be respected by Players, supporters and coaches. In the unlikely event of abuse, the referee reserves the right to stop the game until the abusive person(s) is removed (school should support in this action).
General football rules apply to most in game situations, points that may cause confusion are clarified below.
Penalties: If a foul is committed inside of the penalty area for the attacking a penalty will be awarded, the penalty will take places from the marked spot with only the goalkeeper allowed to stop the ball. All other players must remain outside of the penalty area until the penalty has been taken.
Yellow/Red cards: In the event of any of the following; consistent fouls, violent behavior, Verbal abuse, intentionally cheating the referee will award yellow and red cards. Yellow being a warning to the player and a red resulting in no longer playing in the remainder of the fixture (in this case no extra player can replace the player therefore leaving the team to play with 1 less player).
Mercy Rule: If a team is winning the game by 6 clear goals that team then win the game with the current score line being used as the result to be entered into the league standings, however the game will continue with the remaining time being used for development purposes. E.g. playing players in different positions or opposition playing an extra player.
A team’s position in the league tables are determined initially by the number of points gained. If more than one team have the same amount of points, the next value that it is based on it the Goal difference (GD). If teams are still tied, the team who has scored (GS) the most goals will be given the higher position.
In case of any unforeseen events that effect the outcome of matches or even the entire competition, a meeting will be held with all coaches to discuss a fair way to handle it.
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