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This rules summary is provided to the referees as a service. These are not the official rules of the competition. NO warranty is made that this summary is up to date.


Referees will be paid via check, once at the very end of the season. Referees must have filed a match report. Referees MUST have a SS# on file.

Law 1 - Field

Field to be 80 x 50 yards
Penalty Area to be 14 yards.
Penalty spot is 10 yards from the goal line.

Law 2 - Ball

Size 5 for both boys and girls

Law 3 - Players

11 v 11

Substitutions at any stoppage. Unlimited substitutions. Players to be at the midfield waiting to come in BEFORE the stoppage.

No team can have more than a 1 player advantage. (11 v 10 okay; 11 v 9 not okay, 10 v 9 okay)

Law 4 - Player's equipment

Okay to wear sweat pants over shorts.
Okay to wear coats under jersey.
No metal cleats.
No jewelry. Padded casts okay if safe.

Law 5 & 6 - Referee

Referee and Assistant Referees must be 16 years old or older.
Referee crew must not have relatives on either team.

Law 7 - Duration of the Match

Two 25 minute halves.
5 minute half time break.

Law 8 - Start of Play

8 yds instead of 10 kickoff

Law 13 - Free Kicks

Opponents must be 8 (not 10) yards from the ball.

Law 17 - Corner Kick

Opponents must be 8 yards from corner arc. (not 10 yards)


  • No spectators behind the goal lines.
  • League Athletic Coordinator to cancel matches due to inclement weather.
  • Coaches encouraged to not run up the score.
  • Playoff and Championship matches that must have a winner go straight to KFTM after end of regulation time (if tied).
  • Match Day Athletic Director is Navita Wilson Cell 650.283.4577

Last Updated 9/7/2015