For the complete set of CUSA League Rules as it applies to the 8v8 Program please refer to the current edition of Rules and Regulations. The following is a summary of common asked points.
League standings following the completion of the 2019 20 8v8 Season will be used to guide league structure for future seasons.
Rules of Play:
8v8 games will align with Alberta Soccer's 2019-20 7v7,8v8,9v9 Modified Soccer Rules (Indoor)
All games will start on time as per the time clock. Teams will be allowed a grace period of 5 minutes after the designated kick-off time to comply with all rules.
The match will be officiated by two officials. One referee (on field) and one Assistant Referee (off field).
Duration of League games shall be 2- 25-minutes halves, with a maximum 3-minute rest period between the halves.
Teams will be allowed 4 substitutions at a time.
The ball is out of play when it touches the ceiling or building structure overhanging the field of play.
The offside rule which was previously used is no longer in effect. NO offside.
Until the ball is in play, all opponents must remain at least 5 yards from the ball, unless they are on their own goal line between the goal posts.
If a player is sent off, their team is not reduced in numbers on the field, but the player takes no further part in the game and is subject to sanctions as per the CUSA Discipline Code.
Should there be a conflict between the information above and that contained in the Rules and Regulations, the Rules and Regulations will govern.