World Cup Indoor Soccer League Rules


Below you will find the league rules for Bennington Sports Center. These rules must be obided by at all times. Bennington Sports Center Staff members (Referres, Facility Managers ect.,) reserve the right to not allow individuals / teams who do not follow the rules listed below, to not enter the turf arena.

It is extremly important that all players / coaches are aware of these rules. All players MUST wear indoor turf shoes, flats, or tennis shoes. Turf soccer shoes are recommended as they provide the BEST possible playing experience. Turf shoes will soon be available in the Bennington Sports Center store. In the meantime, you can purchase them from local sporting goods stores or searching online for "Indoor Turf Soccer Shoes" on google. All players MUST also wear shin guards.

Wearing outdoor spiked cleats, or not wearing shinguards, referees will not allow individuals to play without proper equipment.

Facility Rules

-All players must play in their age division.

-25 minute halves (running time) / 5 minute half time.

-U-6 thru U-14 play 5v5+GK.

-U16 thru Open play 4v4+GK.

-Unlimited Substitutions (On the Fly), player must come off before another player can enter the field.

-Restarts from the end line are from the GK hands, but not over half-line. If ball is played back to the keeper by his/her own player, he/she cannot pick up the ball & No goal kicks -Restarts on the side wall kick-ins only (no throw-ins) (indirect free kicks)

-Restarts after hitting ceiling (Direct free kicks) -5 second rule on restarts

-One-man wall (2m / 5yrds away) on a free kick.

-No sliding tackles & No offside’s & One / two referees.

-If player is cautioned & sent off, the team plays down for 2 minutes or until opponent has scored.

-Games will always start on time.

-Indoor shoes (Flats or Turfs) are required

for play and shinguards. NO CLEATS!