Rules & Regulations Snapshot

What you need to know to play

Rules & Regulations Snapshot 2018-02-05T22:30:26+00:00

Adult League Rules and Restrictions

  1. A non-refundable team deposit of $100 (plus tax) is due one week prior to the session start date (applied toward team fee). Deposits will be refunded ONLY if the league does not form.
  2. Arena Sports membership is required for all players. Membership pricing: $57 individual ($114 family). Non-members and players with an expired membership are ineligible for games, clinics or classes and cannot be on a team roster. Substitute players may purchase a $10 Temporary Day Membership instead of annual membership. All participants must have a current, signed waiver form can be completed online or printed (en espsañol) and brought in person.
  3. There will be a minimum of seven games for the Summer & Fall Session, and up to twelve games for Winter I, Winter II, & Spring. Earliest game time will be 5:40pm and latest will depend on how many teams participate.
  4. Some leagues are played in multiple facilities so please designate your home arena during registration.
  5. Must be at least 16 years of age (with parent permission) to participate in Arena Sports adult programs. No exceptions.
  6. Any individual can join a House Team* (must be paid when added to a roster); House Teams have a minimum of eight players and a maximum of 12 players. *Maximum of six male and six female players allowed on Co-ed House Teams. First-come first–served.

What to Wear

Goalkeeper Attire: The goalkeeper must wear colors that distinguish them from all other players. 

Shin Guards & Socks: Are REQUIRED for all players. Socks must be worn over shin guards.

Jewelry: A player may not wear jewelry (watches, bracelets, etc.) that is dangerous to themselves or other players. This may be at the discretion of the referee.


Arena Sports, No Cleats Allowed,

Rules To Remember

3 Goal Rule

If a team is up by 3 goals or more, the opposing team is given the option to add another player to the field. Note: In Youth Leagues, players must shoot outside the arc for the goal to count. Note: In Youth Leagues, players on the team who are up by three goals or more must shoot outside the arc for a goal to count.

3 Line Violation

A 3 line infraction occurs when the ball crosses, in the air, over both red lines without touching the wall, player, or the ground. This will result in a free kick from the red line closest to the original kick. Exception: Any team playing with two less players than the opposing team are not subject to the 3 line rule. Passing the ball over 3 lines toward your own goal is allowed.

Co-ed Macho Rule

Adult League Only – The intent of this rule is to protect female players from uncontrolled and unreasonably aggressive play by male players. This will result in a foul called at the location of the female player. Example: A driven ball within arms reach and above the waist of a female. The rule may be called on the discretion of the referee.

The Match

All games consist of two 22.5 minute halves with a 30-second halftime. The time between games is 1.5 minutes. Game clock will start even if the teams are not ready to play.

Ball Out of Play


3 Line Rule


3 Goal Rule


Sliding & Boarding


Macho Rule