1. FIFA Laws of the Game shall apply except as amended herein. See age specific rules for details.
2. Lack of knowledge of these Rules will not relieve any Coach, Team Official, Parent or Player of a team from the responsibilities and possible penalties herein.
Shin guards are required and must be covered entirely by the socks.
ALL AGE GROUPS
COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THEIR PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS. IF A SPECTATOR’S CONDUCT WARRANTS THE ISSUANCE OF A YELLOW AND/OR RED CARD, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED AS AWARDED TO THE COACH.
1. PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, FOUL AND ABUSIVE LANGUAGE, OR HARASSMENT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Such conduct will be reported even in situations where cards were not issued. Any incident of a player or coach issued a Red Card for physical violence, assault, or abuse directed against a referee or assistant referee will be subject to an automatic review by the Disciplinary Committee. Carded team officials are prohibited from smoking on the sidelines during a game.
2. The referee(s) are in complete charge of the field and adjacent areas from the time they arrive at the game site until they depart. The referee(s) is empowered to:
a. Rule on what equipment or accessories are considered dangerous;
b. Issue Yellow or Red cards during that entire period;
c. Terminate a game for coach, players, or spectator misconduct.
d. Refuse to allow the game to be played if, in the referee’s judgment, the field is unplayable.
There is no off-sides.
All free kicks shall be indirect.
Goal kicks will be allowed anywhere inside the goal area.
No throw-ins, a ball leaving play on either touchline will be restarted outside the touchline with a kick in from the spot the ball crossed.
The home team is responsible for changing jersey in case of color duplication. The home team is the first one listed on the schedule and will be on the North/West sidelines. Parents may be on the same side of players.
The referee has the authority to caution or eject a coach.
No pets are allowed at any KC Metro League venue.
Substitutions will be allowed, for either team, anytime ball is out of bounds and with the permission of the Referee.
Call the rain out number to see if games are canceled that day.
If no message or not updated, then assume the games are still being played.
Listen to the complete message. At times, depending on conditions, only certain games may be canceled.