Student Sixes Rules & Regulations
Teams are reminded that we operate a ‘pay before you play’ policy. Each team will receive a ticket that must be handed to the referee before each game for proof of payment.
A team failing to show up must still pay their £24 subs and if a friendly is arranged for the team that successfully shows up, the cost of be friendly will be £16.
KICK OFF TIMES – if you require a certain kick off time, let us know the week before at the complex so we can sort this out for you.
Teams must arrive at least 5 minutes prior to kick-off; as failing to do so will result in 1 penalty goal for every 5 minutes the appointed kick off time is delayed.
The duration of the matches is approximately 17.5 minutes each way equating to a total of 35 minutes game time.
Student Sixes Match Officials are all FA qualified and operate at high levels of football respectively.
The ball must go backwards from Kick-Off and thus a goal cannot be scored straight from Kick-Off.
Throw-ins must be kicked in.
A goal cannot be scored from a kick-in (throw-in) and a goal kick will be awarded to the opposition if this happens.
All free-kicks are direct. Opposing players must stand at least 5 yards away from free-kicks, corner kicks, kicks-ins, goal kicks and kick-off.
The Goalkeeper can kick, throw or roll the ball from goal kicks.
The Goalkeeper cannot receive the ball straight back from a team-mate.
It must be passed at least once to another teammate before the Goalkeeper can receive the ball again.
This is to avoid time wasting.
Failure to comply with this rule will result in a direct free-kick from where the ball was passed. Back passes cannot be picked up by Goalkeepers or controlled with arms and hands.
Failure to comply with this rule will result in a direct free-kick from where the ball was passed.
In the event of both of the above incidents occurring from just outside the area, referees will move the ball back to at least 5 yards away from the area to avoid encroachment and confusion.
Outfield players must stay out of the designated areas and Goalkeepers must stay in them.
If an outfield player steps into his own area a penalty will be awarded. Penalties will be one step away central to the area and must be taken with only one step away from the ball.
If a Goalkeeper leaves his area a direct free kick will be awarded 5 yards away from the edge of the area.
Common sense will be used to distinguish the difference between a deliberate attempt to access/leave the area and body motion resulting in goalkeepers/defenders accessing/leaving the area when obviously trying to stop.
For example when a save is made. Referees must be notified of substitutions before they are made and they can only be made when the ball is dead. i.e, goal kicks, corner kicks etc.
No slide tackles allowed. However sliding blocks are acceptable! ie. Sliding to keep a ball in or sliding to block a shot when a fair distance away from the opposition!
Please remember that referees are only human and must be treated with the same respect we all deserve to be treated with. Best of luck to all teams for the upcoming season and most importantly ‘enjoy it’.