- Standard Soccer Field with sidelines, endlines, penalty box, goal box, and soccer goals.
- Each team has 10 players, 3 of whom are designated as goalkeepers.
- The three goalkeepers are the only players allowed to influence play in their own penalty box.
- The attacking team may send a maximum of two players at a time into the opponent's penalty box.
Incidental crossing into the box allowed, three or more players lingering is not.
- If a player assumes new possession to the feet, the game plays like soccer.(open play)
- A player may parry the ball (with hands) to his or her own feet and continue open play this way.
- If a player develops possession with his or her hands (active play), they are tackleable (a la Rugby). This is true even if played back to their own feet.
- A non-goalkeeper defender may not intercept an open play pass directly to their hands. They may parry with hands to feet.
A goalkeeper may catch any ball.
- A defender may intercept an active play pass into active possession (i.e. catching it and running).
- Downs: the first two times a team's possession is stalled via tackle,
the team in possession gets a free kick no closer than ten yards to the opponent's penalty box.
The third tackle and stoppage results in the opponent's free kick (same 10 yard rule).
- 2 points are awarded if a ball is sent into the goal from outside the penalty box.
- 1 point is awarded if a ball is sent into the goal from inside the penalty box.
- 3 points are awarded if the ball is touched down (with hands) inside the 6-yard box.
- Generally same as soccer (throw-ins, goal kicks, corner kicks, free kicks, kickoffs).
- Same ten-yard free kick rule as soccer. (Defenders must give space).
- All restarts are direct (can go directly into goal without being touched).
- A player may not play any restart to themselves.
- Same defensive hand-ball rules apply as in regular play.
- A foul by the defending team inside their own penalty box results in opponent's free kick from anywhere on the penalty arc.
Attackers and goalkeepers play as normal on this free kick, all other players must be 10 yards away.
- When a ball is in open play (at the feet), the following are illegal:
tripping, holding, pushing, striking, stealing with the hands.
Note: a defense may not steal with hands until a ball is put into action,
so if an attacker kicks the ball in the air in open play, only a fellow attacker may catch it (unless ball is in action as defined below).
- When a ball is put into action (in the hands), the following are illegal:
all of the above to any opponent not in possession of the ball, tripping the ball carrier with your feet,
tackling or contact above the ball carrier's shoulders.
Note that when a player drops the ball to their own feet they are still an active carrier and may be tackled.
The ball returns to open play when possession transfers to another player's feet.
- If a defender other than the goalkeepers influence play inside their own penalty box:
If in the course of regular play, a free kick is given from ten yards outside of penalty box.
If stopping an obvious scoring opportunity, a free kick from the arc(see restarts).
- If more than two attackers at a time linger in the penalty area,
a free kick is given to the defending team from anywhere on the penalty arc.