Official team rosters must be presented to referees before the start of the game.
Same color jersey and shinguards are required
The home team has to change in case of color conflict
30 minutes halves.
8 straight games, no playoffs. Winners are decided based on points and goal differentials.
NO OFFSIDE AND NO SLIDE TACKLE ALLOWED (yellow card if slide tackle)
A yellow card will result in a 5 minute sit out ONLY if the team has SUBS.
Kick-ins instead of throw-ins (Kick-ins are INDIRECT FREE KICKS)
Defenders MUST be 5 yards away from the spot of the ball during Kick-ins & Corner kicks.
Defenders MUST BE 8 yards away from the ball during FREE KICKS.
UNLIMITED SUBS DURING STOPPAGE & WHEN AUTHORIZED BY REFEREE.
MODIFIED FIFA RULES APPLY FOR KICKOFF, CORNERS, KICK INS, PKs.
DURING GOAL KICKS THE BALL DOES NOT HAVE TO LEAVE THE AREAS BEFORE IT CAN BE PLAYED BY A 2nd player from the TEAM TAKING THE GOAL KICK, however, players from the opposing team must remain outside the areas UNTIL IT HAS BEEN TOUCHED BY A SECOND PLAYER FROM THE TEAM TAKING THE GOAL KICK.
GK CAN ONLY SLIDE HANDS / ARMS FIRST TOWARDS THE BALL; OTHERWISE, IT WILL RESULT IN A YELLOW CARD FOR SLIDE TACKLE AND A PK IF INSIDE THE PENALTY OR GOAL AREAS.
PK as per FIFA MODIFIED RULES (10 yards from the goal line).
As a courtesy rule and good sportsmanship, FBASA in conjunction with all the soccer clubs in Houston has a goal differential limit of 8 goals for the men and women, or 10 goals for any type of small soccer sided games.
Zero tolerance rule against violence, cussing or littering. Teams found littering could face a hefty fine from the club and/or from NT.
Respect the players, referees, facilities, and spectators.
No re-schedules allowed unless there is a rain-out.
In case of bad weather, check the website field status, or hotline at 281-434-4000. You can also subscribe to the club's rain-out text alert message system. To enroll, just text FBASA to 84483.
When inclement weather, no message from the club always means that the fields are open. The club will only notify the players if and when the fields are closed.