U9-Adult Registration & Rules U6-U8 Rules

Create a Team

Maximum roster size: 18 players

Team manager/team contact will complete the forms and submit the payment.

All teams are required to submit a team roster with players first and last names, phone numbers, and birthdate. Roster should include subs. Rosters need to be finalized by the 2nd week of games. After this point, your team is not allowed to update your roster.

Teams can have 3 select players on their roster in the recreational leagues (this rule does not apply to coed high school). If a team plays with more than 3 select players, the game will be considered a forfeit.

U9-Adult League offered: U9-14 Rec Boys & Girls, U9/10 Academy Boys & Girls, U11-U18 Select Boys & Girls, Coed High School, Girls High School (Session 2), Adult Coed A/B/C, Men’s Open, Men’s Over 30, Men’s Over 40, Men’s Over 48, Women’s Open.

Age group for league play is based off the oldest child’s birthyear:

  • Born in 2008 (U9)
  • Born in 2007 (U10)
  • Born in 2006 (U11)
  • Born in 2005 (U12)
  • Born in 2004 (U13)
  • Born in 2003 (U14)
  • Born in 2002 (U15)

Teams that have registered for Session 1 or Session 3 before the designated Session 2 deadline will have a guaranteed spot in Session 2 unless the session fill sup before the deadline.

Each player is responsible for submitting their own medical waiver and obtaining a player card prior to their first game. (see player card information)

Player cards must be presented to the referee at the beginning of each game. Players who arrive after the start of a game are still required to present a player card and be acknowledged by the official before stepping onto the field.

There is no process for registering as a single player.

  • Single players 18 and younger should check with their local soccer club for indoor teams.
  • Adult players looking for a team can come on game days and may have the opportunity to sub for a team in need of players- there is no guarantee you will play or have the opportunity to join a team

Conflicts

Days of play- Located under the League Info Tab: Days of Play

Teams are allowed to request up to 2 dates & times in which their team cannot play.

Scheduler will attempt to accommodate all requests but there may be times in which requests cannot be granted.

Game Times/ Closed Days

Monday-Friday games will be played between 5pm and 11pm start times.

Days on which students have off of school (e.g. holiday breaks), games may start earlier than 5pm.

Saturday and Sunday games will be played between 7am and 11pm.

Closed for the following holidays:

  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • July 4th
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Payment Process

Session 1 and Session 3 payment MUST be paid in full at time of registration.

Payment must be made with credit card (Mastercard/Visa/Discover).

If payment cannot be made by credit card, personal checks can be mailed/dropped off with registration form and payment in full, regardless of session.

When registering for session 2, a minimum must be paid when paying by credit card. The remaining balance will be processed after 10 days.

If session 2 payment cannot be made by credit card, payment must be paid in full by personal check.

No refunds, credits, or discounts will be given for the following reasons:

  • Forfeited games, which includes forfeits by opponent
  • Stoppage of game due to
  • player/team/coach/spectator misconduct or injury
  • Inclement weather
  • Teams suspended from playing in league
  • Teams that drop out of league after schedules are posted
  • Individual player refunds

Waiver/Roster Forms

  • No person will be allowed to participate in a league, tournament, clinic, or any other sponsored event without completing a medical waiver form. Waivers must be submitted to receive a player card, and a player card is required to play. A medical waiver is valid for as long as your player card is valid.

*Individuals utilizing Brookfield Indoor do so at their own risk. The property (owner), league operations, and staff assume no liability for any injuries or accidents that may occur. Please reference the medical waiver.

  • Team rosters must be approved and stamped at the start of the first game. However teams can add players to the roster up until the second weeks of games, but a new roster must be approved and stamped at concessions. Team roster should include players first and last names, phone numbers, and birthdate. Roster should include subs.
  • All players must be able to show proof of identification and age if required. If a team is caught playing with an overage player or non-roster players, that game will be forfeited and the team will be put on probation
  • Player verification must be protested before halftime of that game. Protests must be brought to management and/or the referee’s attention.
  • Players may only be rostered on one team per division. Youth players cannot play on multiple teams in the same division. Youth select players cannot play down a level in their own age group.
  • There is a maximum of 18 rostered players per team
  • Players playing in an adult league must be at least 18 years of age. Exceptions must be approved by management and players’ guardians.
  • Men playing in the adult over 30 league must be at least 30 years of age. Each team is allowed to have 2 rostered players that are 27 years or older
  • Men playing in the adult over 40 league must be at least 40 years of age. Each team is allowed to have 2 rostered players that are 37 years or older
  • Men playing in the adult over 48 league must be 48- no exceptions!
  • Youth age guidelines (born between these dates to play in a particular age group)

Teams must play to the oldest player on the roster. E.g. if there is a player that falls into the U12 category and the rest of the team falls into the U11 category, the team must play U12.

Player Cards

Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex has its own Player ID Card System used for liability reasons as well as team roster integrity. Every player U9-Adult is required to obtain a player card in order to participate in any game. The player ID card is not to hold players to a single team, but to hold all players accountable for their actions. The player ID cards are designed to assist management with keeping all players safe and to have enforced consequences for those that act out. In order to receive a player card, a medical waiver must be signed by either a legal parent or guardian or a player 18 years of age or older. Please email playercardbisc@yahoo.com with your player card information:

There are 3 options for player cards (CASH or CHECK ONLY)

  • 1 year $15
  • 2 years $20
  • 3 years $25

If a card is lost, a replacement card can be purchased for $5.

If a player forgets to bring their card or a player is substituting for 1 game a temporary card can be bought for $5. The players name will be recorded and can only be used twice within 1 session.

Player pictures of ID cards can be taken at BISC (please allow 30 minutes prior to a game) However it is preferred that the picture be taken at home in a .jpg file and sent with the following information at least 3 business days prior to the 1st game:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • How long you would like the card for (1 year, 2/3 years)
  • Address including city, state, zip
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Birthdate

If a player is renewing a player card please e-mail the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • How long you would like the card for (1 year, 2/3 years)
  • Birthdate

All information is for internal use only- this information will not be sold.

Player cards will be ready on your first day of play. Please arrive half hour before your game starts (no need to make a special trip to pick up player card). Player cards can be picked up during season Monday-Friday starting at 4:30pm or weekends starting at 7am.

In order to receive the player card a medical waiver must be signed (we do not accept electronic copies via email) along with payment in the form of CASH or CHECK: payable to BISC (we do not accept credit cards for player cards) Please do not mail in medical waiver and payment!

Emails sent after 5pm will be worked on the next business day.

Card Use in Games

  • Players will be required to present their ID card to officials at the start of every game
  • Each player MUST have an ID and be accounted for prior to each game
  • Players who have an expired card must go up to concessions to renew before they are able to play
  • NO PLAYER CARD MEANS YOU WILL NOT PLAY
  • Players without a player card are not permitted to remain in the team box
  • Players who arrive after the start of a game are still required to present a player card and be acknowledged by the official before stepping onto the field

Red Card Suspensions

  • A red card will result in a mandatory ejection from the current game and suspension from any games on all teams for 1 week following
  • When a red card is issued, the player’s card will be taken by the official and will be held by management until the suspension is served
  • When a red card is issued, management reserves the right to hold player cards for longer than the mandatory week (suspension length will be determined by severity of the incident)
  • Players can pick up their card at concessions after serving their suspension

League Scheduling/Standings/Scoring

Teams will have a majority of their games scheduled on the primary day of play. Teams will be required to play some games on their alternate day of play.

After registration deadline, schedules will be posted on the website two-three days before teams’ first scheduled game. To plan ahead: let families know that your team will be playing the first weekend when session begins (see session dates) until schedules are released.

The team contact will receive an email when schedules are posted. Schedules are subject to change at the discretion of Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex.

*When schedules are released, schedules may be adjusted due to teams being in the wrong age or gender group*

There will be NO reschedules.

Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex is not responsible for games that are forfeited.

Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex reserves the right to set-up leagues, divisions, and playoffs as management sees fit.

During league play, teams will earn points as follows: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. Accumulated points will determine a round robin league champion. In the circumstance that two teams are tied, the following tiebreakers will go into effect:

  1. Head to Head competition
  2. Fewest goals allowed
  3. Most goals scored
  4. Goal differential (goals scored minus goals allowed; maximum 5 goals per game)
  5. Most shutouts

If a first place versus a second place playoff game is ties at the end of regulation, the following tie breaker will do into effect:

  1. The players that are on the field at the end of regulation are the only players eligible to play in overtime
  2. The game will be broken down into one minute periods
  3. The ball will start with the team that had kickoff in the 1st half and switch after each period
  4. There are no substitutions allowed. If a player is injured during a period, his/her team will play short for the remainder of the period. If the game is 2v2 (1 field player & 1 goalkeeper), then the team with the injured played forfeits due to being unable to field a team
  5. If overtime goes down to 2v2 (1 field player & 1 goalkeeper), players can only score within the attacking final third
  6. Goalkeepers can be changed after each period among the players that are on the field
  7. If a penalty is called for a breakaway foul that denies a goal scoring opportunity, the offending player is ejected for the remained of the game. If the foul occurs when it is 2v2, the offending team forfeits the game

Additional Player: if a team is behind by five goals or more, they have the option to add ONE additional player. Only one player may be added, regardless of how far behind the team is (e.g. if the score is 2-12, the losing team may not have two additional players).

Games are recorded with a 10 goal difference in recreational level of play. (e.g. game score 4-20, game recorded on standings as 4-14).

If a game is forfeited, the opposing team will receive a 5-0 victory recorded. If a team must forfeit a game an email must be sent to: general@brookfieldindoor.com at least 24 hours prior to scheduled game.

If there are any incorrect scores or standings please send the correct information to: noelle.stordock@brookfieldindoor.com

Game Day Procedures

  1. Teams are able to warm up in the bay areas behind the fields
  2. It is the responsibility of the home team to switch jerseys in the event that both teams wear the same colors. Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex is not able to supply any shirts or pinnies to teams
  3. Teams do not receive any warm-up time on the fields
  4. Winning coach must sign the referee card at the end of the game. Make sure to check that the score is correct and the correct team is circled.
  5. Clear the field area as quickly as possible and clean up all trash. Players and coaches are the only people permitted on the field. NO SPECTATORS on the field
  6. Players may wear molded cleats, turf shoes, or flats. No metal cleats or screw-ins are allowed.
  7. Players MUST wear shin guards at all times during league play. No shin guards = no playing.
  8. All youth teams must have an adult that is 21 years old or older on the bench at all times
  9. All U9-Adult must have a Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex card in order to play in all league games.

Referee concerns/complaints/compliments

Referees that are appointed to officiate over each game have total authority and all decisions that are made in connection to that game are final. Referees are independent subcontractors and are not employees of Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex. Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex management will oversee the referee staff through periodic checks, written exams, and constructive criticism. If you have a major concern about a referee or a game in progress, please bring it to management’s attention right away to ensure that the issue is resolved. Management can be found at the concession stand. All other complaints or compliments can be emailed to: noelle.stodock@brookfieldindoor.com

No Tolerance Policy

Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex reserves the right to suspend or ban a player, parent, or spectator from playing or entering the facility. Referees have been instructed to red card players for the following infractions:

  • Spitting on a referee or opponent
  • Physically contacting a game official
  • Leaving the player box to engage in misconduct or confrontation
  • Using inappropriate language toward the official
  • Maliciously hitting, kicking, or striking another player or official

The red-carded player will be suspended for the remainder of that game along with the team’s next game. Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex reserves the right to extend the suspension based on the severity of the infraction. The game shall not be restarted until the red-carded player leaves the player box. If that player does not leave the bench, the offending team will forfeit a 0-5 loss and the player risks losing their player card indefinitely. Player cards will be given to the referee immediately after receiving the red card. Any players that receive an increased suspension or ban will not receive a refund.

*If a game gets out of hand due to misconduct, a referee has the right to end the game and the score will be recorded as it stands.

Penalties

A player who kicks, trips, strikes, elbows, jumps at, pushes, holds, charges, obstructs or performs an intentional hand-ball shall be penalized by awarding a free kick to the opposing team. Any fouls committed by the defending team in its penalty area shall result in a penalty kick and the possible issuing of a card.

Unsportsmanlike conduct penalties

Unsportsmanlike conduct penalties may be assessed at the discretion of the referee. These penalties shall be administered by the issuing of a blue or yellow card and the resulting power play for the opposing team. A coach, manager, or player that is not on the field can receive an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for abusive language or any other conduct that the referee deems to be offensive and or abusive.

Time Penalties

Time penalties may be assed for incidents of boarding, elbowing, striking, spitting, and other offenses deemed serve tactical or blatant in nature.

These two or five minute penalties will be administered by the showing of a red card or yellow card. A power play will be rewarded to the offended team.

Red Card- player that receives a red card is suspended for the remainder of the game along with the next game. Team of the offender will play a person down for 5 minutes. Player card will be taken by the referee and given to management. The offending player will be notified via email when they can pick up their player card

Yellow Card- a 2 minute penalty served by the offending player. Team must play down a player during this time. Player returns when 2 minutes are up or if the opposing team scores.

*If additional cards are issued to a team that is already serving a penalty, both penalties will be served simultaneously. If the opposing team scores, the player penalized first may return (yellow card only)

All fouls result in a free kick

The player taking the free kick cannot touch the ball until another player has touched the ball. If the player taking the free kick touches the ball prior to another player touching the ball a free kick will be rewarded to the other team at the place where the ball was touched. The wall does not count; a player must touch the ball

Slide-tackling

Slide tackling at any time during a game is considered a foul. The Complex defines a slide tackle as sliding on the ground, toward a player in order to dispossess him/her of the ball. The offending player will be penalized whether the tackle is clean or not (“all ball”). Players are allowed to slide e.g. goalkeeper sliding while in the goal box, or player sliding to save the ball while no one is around.

Number of Players and Game Duration

U9/10 7 field players and a goalkeeper 2x25 minute halves
U11/12 6 field players and a goalkeeper 2x25 minute halves
U13-Adult 5 field players and a goalkeeper 2x25 minute halves

Substitutions

Substitutions may occur on the fly provided the player leaving the field and the player entering the field do not participate in play or seek to gain an advantage while both players are simultaneously on the field. Any teammate can change places with the goalkeeper at any time, if the goalkeeper wears a jersey that distinguishes him/her from the rest of the team.

Goalkeeper Restrictions

If the goalkeeper fails to distribute the ball to another player within 5 seconds of having received the ball in hand or picks up a direct pass from a teammate, will result in a direct kick on top of the arc.

Goalkeepers U9/10 can punt the ball, but not over three lines. Ages U11-Adult cannot punt the ball. No drop kicks are allowed (1 bounce and kick). Restart will be a direct kick- top of the arc.

All goal kicks must start from the goalkeeper’s hands. Once the goalkeeper places the ball on the ground the ball is live. When a two-minute penalty is assessed against the goalkeeper, it will be served by a teammate. If the goalkeeper is red carded then he/she must leave the remainder of the game and is suspended or the next game.

Pass back: if a teammate passes the ball back to the keeper and the keeper picks the ball up, the ball will be placed at the top of the arc for a direct kick to the opposing team.

Injuries

The clock will not stop for an injury.

In cases in which the coach, manager, or trainer must enter the field of play to attend to a player the player being attended to must leave the field. The injured player becomes eligible after the restart of the game.

Under no circumstances can a player be allowed to continue to play while he/she has an open wound and blood is evident.

An injured goalkeeper may remain on the playing field if a trainer, manager, or coach enters the field. If called upon to enter the field again, the goalkeeper must leave and is not eligible to play until play is restarted.

Starts/Restarts of Play

The visiting team has kickoff in the first half and home in the second half. Teams change goals after half.

A goal is scored when the entire ball passes completely over the goal line providing the attacking team has not committed any infractions.

The ball is out of bounds when the ball hits the net above the wall, hits the ceiling, or goes out of the field (player boxes). The ball is placed where it was kicked out of bounds from (not where it takes a bounce) Opposing team will have a free kick from where the ball was last played.

If the ball was last played or touches by a player standing in their team’s own penalty area the ball will be played on top of the arc. When the ball hits the net in between the corner markings by the goalkeeper a corner kick will be rewarded.

ALL kicks are direct this includes kicks from kickoff.

For all direct kicks 5 steps will be granted for the offense if asked for by the player. A coach cannot ask for the feet and it is not automatically given.

Double touch: player taking a direct free kick is not able to touch the ball again until it is touched by another player (the wall does not count). If this happens, result is a direct free kick at the spot of the touch for the opposing team.

There is no off side in indoor play. Only coaches and players are allowed on the bench during league games. Parents and other children are not allowed on the player benches or behind the goal.

Must have 4 players (3 players & goalkeeper) on the field in order to start the game.

Teams have a 10 minute grace period in which the clock will start to have enough players to start the game.

Coed Leagues

In adult and high school leagues there is a minimum of two females required to be present on the field at all times. In the case a team has only two females and one of the females is penalized a male player that is on the field must serve the penalty. A team can play with only one female, but will play 5 v 4 for the game. If there are no females present, the team will result in a forfeit.

Additional Info

The complex is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

There is a limited first aid kit available at the concessions stand. In case of an emergency, please call 911 and inform management.

The wearing of jewelry during a game is at the discretion of the referee.

PLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR FACILITY CLEAN. NO SPITTING ON THE FIELDS AND PLEASE CLEAN
UP YOUR BENCHES AFTER GAMES.