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PCU's Winter 7v7 League Rules

Updated: Apr 2

Last Updated: 2021


League Regulations & Information:

  1. Team Roster: Every player must be registered through OYSA before they play. Players who are not currently registered (those who did not play competitive or recreational this fall), must complete an additional registration on the PCU website and pay the $15 fee. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  2. Facilities & Parking: All games played at Buckman Field. Please enter on 12th Ave between the Tennis Center and the “bubble” (signage posted) or via the ally by Voodoo Donuts. Street parking recommended. Free all-day parking available at Concorde College (any uncovered spots on north side of the lot). Restrooms are available at PCU’s clubhouse on the NW corner of Buckman Field (masks required at all times inside).

  3. Check-In: Rosters need to be emailed to PCU (pcusc@pcusc.org) prior to first game (and will not be presented to referees at game-time). Coaches are liable for playing any unregistered players in 7v7 league games. If a team adds any new players to their rosters please email and updated roster to PCU. No player cards needed.

  4. Team Uniforms & Equipment: All teams need to be in matching color shirts (home team will wear light and the away team will wear dark). Numbers are not required. Shinguards are always required, no exceptions.


Game & Tournament Format:


- 6 players + Goalkeeper

- Field size: Half (50 x 70) with academy size outdoor goal (6.5 x 18)

- 50-minute games (25-minute halves with 3-minute halftime). No added time/overtime

- Game ball provided by home team

- 3-point system:

  • 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss

  • Tie Breakers: 1-Goal Differential, 2-Goal Against, 3-Goals For

  • If either team goes up by five goals, the opposing team may add an extra player until the goal differential drops below five.


Game Rules:

  1. Substitutions are done ‘on the fly’ from the mid-line of the field and player must exit before the sub enters.

  2. Kick-ins rather than throw-ins. All kicks are indirect with the exception of penalty kicks. Penalty kicks are taken from the 12-yard penalty area line. 8-yard mandatory buffer around free kicks.

  3. No offsides.

  4. After goal is scored, play is started with a kickoff from the midline. Kick-off can be in any direction.

  5. Keeper may opt to use hands or feet to play ball out instead of taking proper goal kicks. Keeper has 6 seconds to release possession of the ball.

  6. NO SLIDE TACKLING (slide within 5ft of an opposing player). Goalkeeper is excluded from this rule and may slide within their penalty area.

  • First offense: verbal warning

  • Second offense: yellow card

  • Third offense: second yellow and player is ejected from the game

  1. Red card results in ejection from game and one-game suspension. Fighting is an automatic one-year suspension. Teams may not replace any red-carded player on the field during the game that they received it.


Lightning or Extreme Weather: All games will be canceled, and teams will be notified via email. PCU will work to replay any un-played games but reserves the right to cancel them.


League COVID-19 & Mask Policy:

All participating players, coaches and team staff are required to follow our league’s current mask policy as followed at every match:

  • Coaches must be masked on sidelines at all times

  • All players not actively playing should be masked (i.e., on the bench)

  • Fans/spectators who cannot socially distance should wear masks

  • Referees should wear masks until the game begins

  • Masks are required at all times inside the restroom/clubhouse


Participation Requirements: Players must have no signs/symptoms of COVID-19, and no close contact/exposure to anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to participate in CCSL games and team travel. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever over 100 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, persistent headaches, muscle or body aches, sore throat, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose, nausea, or vomiting.

Confirmed/Suspected Case Protocols:

If a player or coach has a confirmed case or close contact with a confirmed case, please email victoria@pcusc.org. We will follow all state guidelines as needed in order to notify opposing team of exposure and ensure other coaches, players, or staff are not infected as required.

If a player/coach tests positive and is asymptomatic:

  • The player/coach will be removed from games.

  • The player/coach should monitor daily symptoms and temperature.

  • The player/coach should not engage in exercise until evaluation and clearance from a health care provider.

  • The player/coach may return to games 14 days after the positive test, given that they have been free of symptoms for 24 hours.

If a player/coach tests positive and is symptomatic:

  • The player/coach will be removed from games.

  • The player/coach should monitor daily symptoms and temperature.

  • The player/coach should not engage in exercise until evaluation and clearance from a health care provider.

  • The player/coach may return to games 14 days after the positive test, given that they have been free of symptoms for 24 hours. If symptoms worsen, the player/coach must contact their medical provider for guidance and best recommendations.

If a player/coach develops symptoms of COVID-19:

  • The player/coach will be removed from games.

  • The player/coach should contact a primary care physician to inquire about COVID-19 testing.

  • If the player/coach tests negative, they may return to games after being symptom free for 24 hours without medication.

  • If the player/coach tests positive, follow the positive test protocols outlined above.

If a player/coach is in close contact (more than 15 minutes indoor or outdoor, with or without a mask) with an individual who tests positive in the same household:

  • The player/coach is presumed to be positive and will be withheld from all games for 14 days, regardless of positive or negative test result.

If a player/coach is in close contact (more than 15 minutes indoor or outdoor, with or without a mask) with an individual who tests positive (outside of household):

  • The player/coach will be removed from games, and they should monitor daily symptoms and temperature.

  • The player/coach should contact their health care provider to determine if there is a need for COVID-19 testing.

  • If the player/coach tests negative, they may return to club activities, given that they are symptom free. The player/coach should not be tested sooner than 5 days after the exposure incident or close contact’s positive test date, whichever came later.

  • If the player/coach tests positive, follow the positive test protocols outlined above.


PCU reserves the right to disqualify and eject any player and/or team for unsportsmanlike conduct or general refusal to cooperate with the rules, regulations and spirit of the league and grant judgement of this right to the referee/s who officiate the matches within this league.


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