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Fall Game Night Expectations & Rules

Game Night

Expectations & Rules


Season: Game Nights – All games start at 5:30pm

-Coaches and Players should arrive as close to 5:00 as possible.
-Do 15-20 minute warm-up.
-At 5:25pm have your team ready to start the game.

-2/3 & 4/5 grade teams pay refs before the game starts. If the game is called off at the field, the ref still gets paid.

-Pay the Refs in CASH, no checks.  Give them the correct change!
-NSC hopes to have a representative at the fields each game night to answer questions.


Duration of Games:

Kindergarten/1st Grade: 4 – 10 Minute Quarters (Running Clock)

2nd/3rd Grade:2 - 25 Minute Halves (Running Clock)

4th/5th Grade: 2 - 25 Minute Halves(Running Clock)


Number of players:

Kindergarten/1st Grade: 4 vs. 4 ***No Goalies***

2nd/3rd Grade: 9 vs. 9 Includes a Goalie (But if a team is short on players then please either play 8 vs. 8 or share players.

4th/5th Grade: 9 vs. 9 Includes a Goalie (But if a team is short on players then please either play 8 vs. 8 or share players.



The referee fee is $24/game. Each team is responsible for paying ½ of the fee to the referee prior to the game. No referees are required for Kindergarten/1st grade games (coaches will referee those games)


Home Team Responsibilities

1 – Put up corner flags

2 – Supply game ball

Basic Rules:

Throw-in: happens where the ball goes out on the side lines.

Goal Kick: Happens when the offensive team kicks the ball out at the defense's end of the field. Kick is taken from the smaller box for 2nd/3rd & 4th/5th grade fields and the semi circle on the kindergarten/1st fields.

Corner Kick: Occurs when the defense kicks the ball out of their own end line. Kick takes place from the corner on the side the ball was kicked out.

Kindergarten/1st Coaches: Call hand balls, out of bounds and tripping fouls mostly.

2/3 & 4/5 Coaches:We will not be calling off-sides as it is hard for a single referee to call.

2/3 & 4/5 Coaches: Allow the Refs to call the games! If we hear that coaches are yelling at refs, you will be asked not to coach anymore. Remember that these are mostly children refereeing. If you have a problem with a ref please email Mike Jones at


Substitutions will be allowed on the following:

1 – Both goal kicks

2 – Own throw-in

3 – At half time

4 – After an injury

5 – After a goal has been scored


Rain outs – Soccer is played in the rain and will only be called off if there is thunder, lightning or if the fields are flooded.  NSC has set a deadline of 4 PM to call games off. If storms look like they will end by game time we will not cancel the games, in these cases, the coaches will be responsible for cancelling games. If the ref shows up please pay him/her.