Soccer Rules



  • All participants must agree to the Waiver of Liability. 
  • The waiver can be accepted on each participant player’s dashboard. 
  • A waiver must be signed for each league that is participated in.
  • All participants in the league assume the risk of injury. The PSL, its volunteers, and employees shall not be liable for injury to person, loss or damage to personal property arising from or in any way resulting from participation in the league.


  • All participants must sign and acknowledge our Covid-19 Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement
  • It is recommended that all players:
    • Wear masks
    • Social distance
    • Avoid gathering in large crowds before or after your games 
    • Sanitize often
    • Conduct daily symptom assessments. Anyone experiencing symptoms or has come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days must stay home. 
  • All participants must check-in with an official at each game with proof of identity that matches your roster name. 


  • Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Any behavior that is deemed violent, harassing, and/or inappropriate in any way, as witnessed by the umpire, referee, or PUMP/PSL staff, will result in the actions outlined in our Sportsmanship Policy.
  • A player who is ejected from a game must leave the premises immediately. Play will not resume until the ejected player has left.
  • Referees reserve the right to end a game or call a timeout at any point if the overall sportsmanship is out of line.
  • Captains are to be the team liaison to discuss any call or rule with an official during game play.




  • Each team must submit a roster with a minimum of 7 and maximum of 15 players.
  • No player may register for more than one (1) team within the same league without prior approval from the PSL.
  • Rosters must be submitted and waivers must be signed before any player may take the field.
  • Rosters must be submitted by the date outlined in your registration email.
  • Rosters must be finalized and no changes are allowed after the second week of play. Any changes after your first game should be emailed to PSL staff. 
  • No player who is not on your roster and signed our waivers may play in the league.
  • Only rostered players will be eligible for playoffs.


  • A team consists of 7 players and a goalie, and teams may never have more than 5 men on the field at one time.
    • Women goalkeepers do not count as on the field.
    • As per our Inclusivity Statement, players should register and play in the way that most closely aligns with their gender identity. 
  • Games will be played 7 on 7, plus goalies.
  • A team may play with a minimum of 4 players if necessary, but must have at least 1 gender minority player on the field.
  • Teams may pick up a maximum of 2 players from another PSL soccer team to avoid forfeiting their match.
  • No team may use subs - PSL or otherwise - for playoffs.




  • All games will start at their scheduled time.
  • If a team does not have enough players to start the game by 5 minutes after the scheduled start time, they will forfeit.
  • If enough players to start the game arrive between 5 and 10 minutes after the scheduled start time, the game will be officiated and played as a scrimmage but will still be recorded as a forfeit.
  • Once 10 minutes after the scheduled start time has passed, the game is still recorded as a forfeit and the teams are allowed to use the remaining time to practice or organize a pickup game. Referees are not required to stay and officiate.
  • Teams forfeiting two (2) or more times during the regular season will be ineligible for playoffs.
  • Teams must submit a forfeit notification when they are unable to make a scheduled game.
    • Teams who submit a forfeit notification three (3) or more hours in advance of their game will receive a 7-0 loss.
    • Teams who submit a forfeit notification one to two (1-2) hours in advance of their game will receive a 9-0 loss.
    • Teams who submit a forfeit notification with less than an hour before their game begins will receive a 15-0 loss.


  • Regulation games consist of two 25-minute halves with a two (2) minute half time.
  • There is a running clock with no added time at the end of the half.


  • Regulation games can end in a tie during the regular season.
  • Playoff games that end in a tie will go to a three (3) minute Sudden Death overtime period.
    • If the teams are still tied, a second three (3) minute overtime period will be played.
    • If teams are still tied after two sudden death overtime periods, there will be a five (5) person shootout.
    • Teams must choose at least two (2) women from each team and no more than three (3) men.


Playoffs & Seeding

The number of teams qualifying for playoffs will vary based on how many teams register for the league. Either all of teams will make playoffs, or only the top four teams will make playoffs. PSL will use the following point system: three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie and zero (0) points for a loss.


To determine a team’s rank in the regular season standings, teams will be seeded in the following manner:


Tie breakers in order:

  • Head-to-Head record
  • Goal differential (total goals scored in the season – total goals given up in the season)
  • Least number of forfeits
  • Least Goals Allowed
  • Coin Toss





  • Soccer cleats or flats are permitted.
  • All players must wear shin-guards.
  • Mouth guards are recommended, but are not required.
  • Goalies may use their own gloves.


  • Games will begin with a kickoff at the center circle. The ball may be kicked forward or backwards. The defending team must stand outside the circle, no closer than six (6) feet to the ball.
  • Kickoffs are used at the beginning of the game, the beginning of the half, and after any goal scored.
  • If the ball leaves the field of play over the goal line or the touchline play will restart in accordance to FIFA Laws.
  • If the ball hits the ceiling the restart will be an indirect kick directly under the spot where the ball hit.
  • All restarts are to be taken within six (6) seconds of possession, any intentional delay to restart the game will result in loss of possession (i.e. throw-ins will change possession, indirect kicks will change possession, goal kicks will result in an indirect free kick from the penalty spot and corner kicks will result in an indirect free kick from the corner arc).
  • All standard soccer laws will be enforced in accordance to FIFA laws.  All fouls and restarts will be restarted with an INIDIRECT KICK.
    • EXCEPTION:  Any foul committed inside the goalkeeper arc, which are deemed to be direct kicks, which will result in a penalty kick. 
    • Penalty kicks will be taken an additional three (3) yards from the top of the penalty arc.
  • Defensive players must be five (5) yards away from the top of the goalkeeper’s arc on all goal-kicks and are not permitted to challenge the kick.
  • Defensive players must be five (5) yards away from corner kicks.
  • Defensive players must be five (5) yards away from goal kicks.
  • Defensive players must be three (3) yards away from the touchline on all opponent’s throw-ins.
  • Goalkeepers are not permitted to cross the center line. An infraction will result in an indirect free kick from the center circle.
  • Goalkeepers are not permitted to drop-kick the ball. An infraction will result in an indirect free kick from the center circle.
  • Slide tackling is not permitted. A slide tackle will result in a two (2) minute penalty.
    • This excludes the keeper inside their own box.
  • Offside rule will not apply.



  • Substitutions can be made on the fly.



If a team goes up by seven (7) goals, that team will take a man player off the field until the goal differential is down to a five (5) goal differential.






Fouls deemed to be worthy of a yellow card will result in the offending player being given a two (2) minute penalty.  


The team will play short for those two (2) minutes unless the opposing team scores, at which point the team may add the offending player (or any other substitute) to the game.


EXCEPTION: If the goalkeeper is given a yellow card a man player from the offending team will be designated to serve the two (2) minute penalty in their place.




Any serious foul play or violent conduct will be given a red card and the offending team will play down a player for the remainder of the game. 


Red card offenses require the offending team to play down one player for five (5) minutes, regardless if the opposing teams scores. 


Players receiving a red card must leave the game and may not return.


Further sanctions (player suspensions) may be applied, depending on the nature of the foul.




Players receiving two (2) yellow cards in one game will be ejected from the game and require the offending team to play down one player for five (5) minutes, regardless if the opposing team scores.


However, unlike a straight red card, the offending player will not be subjected to a suspension.




Please note that these suspensions are subject to consideration by the PSL, and depending on the severity of the infraction, further discipline or eviction from the league may occur.


Red cards for serious foul play will result in a one (1) game suspension for the offending player.

Red cards for violent conduct will result in a three (3) game suspension for the offending player.

If the violent conduct includes fighting, the suspension will be five (5) games.

If any player receives three (3) yellow cards in a season, they will have to sit one (1) game.  

If any player receives five (5) yellow cards in a season, they will be suspended for the remainder of this season and put on probation for next season. 

If said player receives two (2) yellow cards the following season, they will be suspended for the remainder of that season and continue to be on probation until they have successfully completed a season with one (1) or less yellow cards.





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We are very excited to share our newly updated PSL Gender Policy for Inclusive Game Play

Any feedback on this policy can be voiced here!


PSL Staff's hours of league correspondence: 

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

*Note these are the hours that PSL staff is usually available for email and/or phone calls. We will do our best to respond to you as soon as possible and appreciate your patience. 


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