Sporting Kaw Valley Adult Soccer Association

SKV Adult League 8v8 Rules
  • All players must be registered and rostered to their team to participate. Referees will check-in players before each game. Captains of the other team will make sure late arriving players are rostered to the team they are playing.
  • All players will be required to wear their team shirts and assigned number (captains may make exceptions if they both agree).
  • There is a minimum number of 8 players and a maximum recommended number of 18 players. Teams will have no more than 10 minutes into the game to reach the minimum required players. If a team does not have enough players to participate, the team will either forfeit the game or share players (if both captains agree). If the opposing team agrees to share players, both captains must agree before the start of the game whether the result of the game will count or if the game will be counted as a forfeit with the winning team receiving a win and a score of 3-0.
  • Games will have two 30-minute halves with a 10-minute halftime. Referees can shorten halftime if both teams agree.
  • All games will be played with 1 Center referee.
  • No slide tackling.
  • All players must wear shin guards.
  • No off sides (but no camping inside the box). Captains and Referees will help enforce.
  • No indirect kicks. All kicks will be direct kicks.
  • Free substitutions will be allowed ("on the fly"). Substitutions must be made at the mid-line on the player's side of the field.
  • Throw ins will be required for inbound balls. Players will be allowed one retry on throw ins.
  • Teams will play a minimum of 6 games and then each team will be seeded and participate in a single elimination playoff tournament.
  • Top 2 teams will advance to finals. Traveling Trophy for winning team (with team name and year engraved on trophy). Champions and Finalists receive medals.
  • "Golden Boot" award given to top male and female goal scorer of the season.
  • All players and referees are to be treated with respect. Captains are expected to help manage the climate and tempers of their players. Fighting will lead to red cards and suspensions. Cursing AT referees will lead to red cards and possible suspensions. If a player gets physical with a referee, they will be suspended from the league and reported to KSA.