TEAMS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Four people will play. There is no goalkeeper.
TIMEKEEPERS AND SCOREKEEPERS
IM Supervisors will be responsible for keeping time and score.
Play will consist of two 15 minute halves with no time-outs. However, the supervisor may signal for the clock to be stopped if there is an injury or if the ball is kicked way out of bounds. There may be a 5 minute half-time period by mutual agreement. There is no overtime for tied games at the end of regulation time.
If, at the end of the game (regulation time of play) there is a tie score, it will stand. For playoffs, if the score is tied at the end of regulation, there will be a sudden-death 5 minute overtime.
The goal box will be designated by the basketball key. Goals are scored when the ball hits the first section of mat below the basketball hoop.
A goal may be scored from anywhere.
To start play and after every goal, both teams will be on their half the field. The team that was scored upon will pass the ball in an offensive direction from a position at midfield.
Play will be resumed with a kick-in when the ball has gone out of bounds. The kick-in shall be taken from the point the ball went out of bounds. The basketball court perimeter is out of bounds. The ceiling is also out of bounds. In the event the ball hits the ceiling, the kick-in shall be taken directly below the out of bounds point. All kick-ins are in-direct (you cannot score directly off of a kick-in). The defensive team must be at least 5 yards away from the ball on a kick-in or restart after a foul.
When a ball is last touched by the defensive team and passes completely over a goal line, a kick-in is awarded to those on offense. This kick-in must be taken from the corner goal-side where the ball went out.
FOULS, CAUTIONS, AND EXPULSIONS
A foul is called by the opposing player for intentionally rough or dangerous play. Example: pushing, blocking, tripping, holding, jumping at opponent, or dangerous play (high boot). A player shall be cautioned if he persistently violates any of the laws of the game; and he will be ordered from the field if he persists in misconduct after a caution, or if he is guilty of violent conduct. A player who has been ordered off shall leave the playing field within one minute, but may be substituted for. NO SLIDE TACKLING!! After a foul, the ball will be put back in play with a direct kick from the spot of the foul.
A handball is called for intentional handling of the ball, that is, carrying it or striking it with the hand or arm. If the handball takes place inside the goal box, a penalty shot is awarded.
DIRECT OR PENALTY KICKS
A penalty kick is a direct shot on goal from the midfield line. It must be kicked directly at the goal. All players must be behind the shot line when the penalty kick is taken and at least three yards from the ball. Neither team may leave the shot line until the ball has been kicked or passed. A penalty kick is awarded for a handball, or a foul committed inside the penalty box by the defensive team. The penalty box is the basketball key. There is no goalkeeper. If the penalty kick misses, a goalkick ensues (even if the kick hits the post and goes back into the field of play).
Other penalties (other than the ones mentioned under direct or penalty kicks on the previous page) are generally dealt with as direct kicks. Repeated violations may lead to a penalty shot, at the referee's discretion.
All subs will occur at midfield and will be on the fly (ice hockey style) with one player coming off and one player going on.
ONLY SNEAKERS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE COURT!!!!!