Each team can have up to 3 players ages 45 and up.
Each player has to register individually. $85 per player.
7V7 GAME RULES
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 SLIDING TACKLES ALLOWED (yellow card if slide tackle happens)
A yellow card will result in a 5-minute sit-out ONLY if the team has SUBS.
Clean slide tackle inside the area will result in indirect free kicks.
Kick-ins instead of throw-ins. No goal on kick-ins UNLESS it is touched by another player.
Can score directly from kick-off.
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 CAN BE DONE AT ANY TIME AS LONG AS THE PLAYER NOTIFIES THE REFEREE, AND THE PLAYER GOING IN DOES NOT IMMEDIATELY ENGAGE IN GAMEPLAY.
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.
Goalie punts are not allowed. They must throw the ball with their hands, roll the ball on the ground, and then pass or shoot with no restrictions at that point. No drop kicks are allowed as well.
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.
When goal kick, once the ball is kicked the ball is in play (no need for a 2nd player, from the team taking the kick, to touch the ball). Opposing players must be outside the area when the ball is in play.
Zero tolerance rule against violence, cussing, or littering. Teams found littering could face a hefty fine from the city.
Respect the players, referees, facilities, and spectators.
No reschedules are allowed unless there is a rain-out.
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