3v3 Rules and Laws
FIFA Laws of the Game 2017/18
As Modified By the Juneau Soccer Club
For Youth Play in the JSC3v3 World Cup

Printable PDF Copy of Laws-Click Here

Advice to Referees - 3v3

Saturday REF schedule (posted soon)

Sunday REF schedule (posted soon)

REGISTRATION

All players must be registered before the tournament begins. Any player determined by the Tournament Director to have falsified their age, will be disqualified from the tournament. Any roster substitution (after the team's first game and due to an injury or other emergency) must be approved by the Tournament Director. Failure to arrange for approval may constitute an illegal player on that roster and may be cause for game forfeiture.

COACHING

This tournament is focused on the youth players who are participating. Coaching during play IS NOT PERMITTED. This includes offering direction, suggestions, and "assistance" from spectators during play.

We strongly encourage all spectators to cheer enthusiastically and positively.

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Law 1: The Field of Play

Dimensions:

Length (touch line): 30 yds (See Field of Play on the website under Rules)

Width (goal line): 15 yds

Offset Goals: The goal will consist of a Pugg, pop-up goals or similar goal - 6ft wide x 3.5ft high and 3.5ft deep located 5 yards back from the goal line. This area is out of play except as follows:

  • A shot, from within the area of play that enters the goal per Law 10 is a goal.
  • While is this area, out of play, any attempt by a defensive player to protect the goal (in the opinion of the referee) shall result in a penalty shot.

Law 2: The Ball

Developmental through Pre-Comp divisions play with size 4 soccer balls.

Juniors through Seniors play with size 5 soccer balls.

Law 3: Number of Players

Teams shall consist of not more than four (4) players, unless assigned by the tournament director. No goalkeeping is permitted, hence goalkeepers are not required. Only three (3) players per team are allowed on the field of play.

Substitution procedure: The substitute player will position themselves as directed by the referee while they wait. At each three minute interval, the referee will stop play (as appropriate) and direct the substitute to come in. Each player shall take a single three (3) minute period out as the substitute during the match.

Law 4: Player Equipment

Basic equipment:

  • A jersey, supplied by the tournament will be worn. If team colors are considered too similar by the referee, the referee will assign one of the teams to wear tournament provided "pinnies" for that match.
  • Shorts - appropriate for soccer.
  • Shin guards (mandatory)
  • Footwear - Note that outdoor cleats are not permitted. Appropriate turf shoes or sneakers should be worn.

Safety: A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewelry).

Law 5 and Law 6: The Referee

Each match is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the Modified Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed.

Decisions of the Referee: The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play, including whether or not a goal is scored and the result of the match, are FINAL.

Law 7: Duration of the Match

The match lasts two equal periods of six (6) minutes. Players are entitled to a short interval at half time to switch sides.

Law 8: Start and Restart of Play

A coin is tossed and the team that wins the too decides which goal it will attack in the first half of the match.

The other team takes the kick-off to start the match.

The team that wins the toss takes the kick-off to start the second half of the match.

A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick-off.

Law 9: Ball In and Out of Play

The ball is out of play when:

  • it has wholly crossed the goal line or touch line whether on the ground or in the air
  • play has been stopped by the referee

Law 10: Method of Scoring

A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the Pugg goal line, within the goal itself, provided that no infringement of the Laws of the Game has been committed previously by the team scoring the goal. Teams should not "run up" the score and will lose a valuable point when they win by more than six goals.

Tournament Scoring: The league format will be used:

  • 3 points for a win
  • Only 2 points for a win where the victor wins by more than six (6) goals.
  • 1 point for a draw
  • 0 points for a defeat

The ranking of each team in each Group will be determined as follows:

a) greatest number of points obtained between the teams concerned;

b) goal difference between the teams concerned;

c) fewer number of goals allowed in all group matches between the teams concerned;

d) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned;

e) If still tied - coin toss administered by the Tournament Director.

Law 11: Offside

There is no offside in the 3v3 tournament.

Law 12: Fouls and Misconduct

Direct Free Kick: A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following seven offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:

  • kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
  • trips or attempts to trip an opponent
  • jumps at an opponent
  • charges an opponent
  • strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
  • pushes an opponent
  • tackles an opponent

A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following three offences:

  • holds an opponent
  • spits at an opponent
  • handles the ball deliberately

A direct free kick is taken from the place where the offence occurred

Indirect Free Kick: An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if, in the opinion of the referee, a player

  • plays in a dangerous manner
  • impedes the progress of an opponent
  • commits any other offence, not previously mentioned in Law 12, for
    which play is stopped to caution or send off a player

The indirect free kick is taken from the place where the offence occurred.

In addition to the fouls and misconduct under the Laws of the Game, it is an infringement for the defending team to interfere with the ball when it is between the goal line and the goal. This area is considered to be out of play.

Law 13: Free Kicks

  • all opponents must be at least 10 feet from the ball until it is in play, unless they are on their own goal line.
  • the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves
  • the free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred or from the position of the ball when the infringement occurred.

Law 14: Penalty Kick

A penalty kick is awarded for interfering with the ball between the goal line and the goal. A goal may be scored directly from a penalty kick.

Position of the Ball and the Players: The ball must be placed on the penalty mark. The players, other than the kicker, must be located behind a point along a horizontal line, parallel to the goal line and 10 feet behind the ball.

Law 15: Kick-In

A kick-in is a method of restarting play.

A kick-in is awarded to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball when the whole of the ball crosses the touch line, either on the ground or in the air.

A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick-in.

All opponents must stand no less than 3 yards from the point at which the kick-in is taken.

The ball is in play when it enters the field of play.

After delivering the ball, the kicker must not touch the ball again until it has touched another player.

Law 16: Goal Kick

Procedure: The ball is kicked from any point along the goal line by a player of the defending team. Opponents must be located behind a point along a horizontal line, parallel and 10 feet from the goal line. The ball must enter the field of play and touch another player before it can be scored.

Law 17: Corner Kick

A goal may not be scored directly from a corner kick. The ball must enter the field of play and touch another player before it can be scored.