Recreational League Rules
Welcome to the 2016 season of the Bozeman Adult Soccer League. If this is your first time playing with us we welcome you and hope you find this to be an enjoyable time. If you have played with us before we welcome you back. We would like to go over some rules that our league has so everyone will know what to expect. Please read this carefully.

JEWELRY – IMPORTANT – There will be no jewelry allowed by any player other than wedding rings. It does not matter if it is taped or not. If you have permanent piercings do not sign up as you will not be allowed to play.

PLAYER PASSES – Each player will receive a player pass from your captain before the first game. You must have your player pass with you to be allowed to play. There will be no exceptions! If you lose your player pass contact us at bozemansoccer@gmail.com and we will make another for you. Please have another passport-sized picture of yourself for the new player pass.

SHIN GUARDS – All players must have shin guards and socks that cover them completely or they will not be able to play.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS – This is eleven a side soccer. Each team must field a certain amount of women (to be determined depending on the number of women we have sign up to play). If you would like to play more than one game you can check with other teams and see if they need players. Please do not start in place of a normal team member. Remember these games are only for fun and win/lose records are not kept.

SUBSTITUTIONS – We will be substituting on the fly. Substitutions are allowed at any point during the game at the midfield mark. The player coming on the field must wait for the player coming off to be completely off the field before they enter the field. No stoppage for substitutions = more playing time.

REFEREES – Please do not yell or complain to the referees, it will do no good. You will receive at least a yellow card for dissent if you do. Please remember we would be unable to play without them.

YELLOW AND RED CARDS – Three yellow cards during the season is equal to one red card. Your first red card you will be sent off the field for the remainder of the game and suspended for the next game. If you verbally abuse the referee after you receive your red card you will be suspended for at least one additional game. Your second red card you will be suspended for the remainder of the season.

FIGHTING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED – If you throw a punch at the fields, before, during or after any game, you will be banned for life from playing soccer in the “Bozeman Adult Soccer League”. If you throw a punch and hit someone, MSU police will be called to respond. They will likely charge you with assault and you will likely be arrested. Do not put yourself in this position, be an adult and avoid fighting.

SPORTSMANSHIP – Please remember this is a “fun” recreational soccer league.

SLIDE TACKLING IS NOT ALLOWED. Please be careful and stay in control. You must stay on your feet at all times. Diving headers are ok but you cannot slide to save a ball for any reason. Remember we all have lives off the soccer field and an injury would not only affect us, but also our families.

PETS – MSU POLICY, AND OUR CONTRACT, EXCLUDES US FROM ALLOWING ANY PETS TO BE NEAR THE SOCCER FIELDS DURING OUR GAME TIMES. YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME. If you have friends or family coming to the games, please let them know pets are not allowed at the fields. We love pets, and have pets, but we must abide by our contract. If we are in violation of our contract, we may be kicked off the fields and have nowhere to play.

If you have any questions, suggestions or problems please contact us and we would be happy to help you in anyway that we can. We would both like to thank you and wish you all a great soccer season.

Play fair, be safe and have fun!
Bozeman Adult Soccer League

 

 

Competitive League Rules

Welcome to the 2016 season of the Bozeman Adult Competitive Soccer League. If this is your first time playing with us we welcome you and hope you find this to be an enjoyable time. If you have played with us before, we welcome you back. We would like to go over some rules that our league has so everyone will know what to expect. Please read this carefully as there are some new rule changes this year.

NO SLIDE TACKLING – Slide tackling will no longer be allowed. Players are expected to stay on their feet at all time. Diving headers and bicycle kicks are ok. Slide tackling a player will result in a yellow card and a direct free kick. Sliding for the ball will result in an indirect free kick.

PLAYER PASSES – All player passes will be kept by the league and given to the referee for your match. All players will be checked in before their match, using the player passes, by the referee. If the referee does not have your card you will not be allowed to play. If you are playing the recreational league also, you will need an additional player pass for that league.

JEWELRY – IMPORTANT – There will be no jewelry allowed by any player other than wedding rings. It does not matter if it is taped or not. If you have permanent piercing do not sign up as you will not be able to play.

SHIN GUARDS – All players must have shin guards and socks that cover them completely or they will not be able to play.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS – This is eleven-a-side soccer. You must have a minimum of seven players on your team or you must forfeit the game.

OFFSIDES – THERE IS NO OFFSIDES IN THIS LEAGUE.

SUBSTITUTIONS – Substitutions are allowed at any point during the game at the midfield mark. The player coming on the field must wait for the player coming off to be completely off the field before they enter the field.

REFEREES – Please do not yell or complain to the referees, it does no good. You will at least receive a yellow card for decent if you do. Please remember we would be unable to play without certified referees.

YELLOW AND RED CARDS – Three yellow cards during the season is the same as one red card. Your first red card you will be sent off the field for the remainder of the game and suspended for the next game. If you verbally abuse the referee after you receive your red card, you will be suspended for at least one additional game. After receiving a second red card you will be suspended for the remainder of the season.

FIGHTING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED – If you throw a punch at the fields, before, during or after any game, you will be banned for life from playing soccer in “The Bozeman Adult Soccer League”. If you throw a punch and hit someone, MSU police will be called to respond. They will likely charge you with assault and you will likely be arrested. Do not put yourself in this position, be an adult and avoid fighting.

END OF THE SEASON PLAYOFFS – Playoffs will take place during the final two weeks of the season.

SPORTSMANSHIP – Please remember this is supposed to be a competitive “fun” soccer league. Remember we all have lives off the soccer field and an injury would not only affect us, but also our families.

PETS – MSU POLICY, AND OUR CONTRACT, EXCLUDES US FROM ALLOWING ANY PETS TO BE NEAR THE SOCCER FIELDS DURING OUR GAME TIMES. YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME. If you have friends or family coming to the games, please let them know pets are not allowed at the fields. We love pets, and have pets, but we must abide by our contract. If we are in violation of our contract, we may be kicked off the fields and have nowhere to play.

RAIN OUTS – We will post on our website, facebook and twitter if games are canceled due to bad weather. Please become a friend of ours on facebook and follow us on twitter.

If you have any questions, suggestions or problems please contact us and we would be happy to help you in anyway that we can. We would both like to thank you and wish you all a great soccer season.

Play hard, play fair, be safe and have fun!
Bozeman Adult Soccer League

Fighting Policy

Bozeman Adult Soccer League Fighting Policy:

This policy will be in effect for the remainder of the year and every year going forward.

If a player commits any of the following violations they will be red carded and suspended for life from the Bozeman Adult Soccer League:

Is involved in a fight during a match.
Joins a fight in progress.
Commits an act of violent conduct towards another player.
The referee will not make the decision to suspend a player. The President of the league will make the decision on the suspension. The referee will red card the player and send the player off the field. The President will meet with the referee and get the details on all red cards. A decision will then be made, and the player will be contacted by telephone of the consequences of their actions.

If you are suspended for life, you will not be given any sort of refund for the season in progress. If for some reason the suspended person shows up at the field and acts in an unruly manner, additional steps will be taken. The player will be suspended from playing adult soccer nationally.