The white line marks the playing area. Once the whole of the ball crosses the white line it is out of play. The game will restart with a kick in within 4 sec. The ball must be placed on the line and be stationery before the kick in. Anywhere over the back line would mean a roll in by the goalkeeper from within the goal area within 4 seconds as well.
Opposing players must stand at least 2 meters from free kicks unless the kick is within 4 meters of the goal area. They can then stand on the edge of the goal area. The penalty for this is the free kick will be retaken until the rule is abided by.
Free kicks may only be taken once the referee has blown the whistle.
If when taking a kick in, a player delays for more than four seconds from the time he takes possession of the ball, the kick in will be awarded to the opposition. Part or all of both feet must be on or behind the line when the ball is kicked into play. If a player puts his whole foot over the line on a kick-in, the penalty will be awarded to the other team.
Late arrivals – teams will incur a 1 goal penalty for every min they do not have a minimum of 3 players taking the court. Arrival after 10min will result in the late arrivals defaulting the game points (they may still play the game).
Yellow cards can be awarded for deliberate hand ball, slide tackling, pushing and dissent which will result in 5 minutes on the bench.
Red cards can be awarded for the following offences and will result in a player being sent off the court of play.
Guilty of serious foul play
Guilty of violent misconduct
Guilty of using foul or abusive language
Guilty of persistent misconduct after receiving a caution
Obviously under the influence of alcohol or drugs
NOTE: under FIFA laws, there is no right of appeal other than for mistaken identity. Once a player has been sent from the court for either a yellow or red card offence they cannot be replaced.
All carded players will have their name recorded by the referee on the scorecard and those receiving a red card must leave the playing area of the stadium and not sit on the substitute bench.
In the event that the incident in question warrants a greater penalty than a one match suspension the incident in question will be reported to the Program Manager who will decide the appropriate action.
If the incident warrants further action an incident report may be required which could result in suspension for a number of games or expulsion from the Centre for the offending player.