Join us for the 5th Year of the ISC Over 35/Over 30 Indoor Soccer League.
Registration will open on Saturday, October 22, 2016
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! The league is full for session I.
What is the ISC Over 35/Over 30 Adult Coed Indoor Soccer League?
We started the league in January of 2013, and are now in our 5th year of competition. We run 2 sessions of the indoor league for adults ages 35 and older for men and 30 and older for women. Therefore, this is a coed league and men and women will play together on the teams. The first game for the first session this winter will start on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
While we have a more competitive adult men's league that includes U16-U18 youth players and adult male players, the Over 35/Over 30 league was set up to give adult soccer players the opportunity to play against other soccer players that are closer to their age. This league gives adult men and women who love soccer, the opportunity to play in a fun adult league against other athletes in a similar phase of their athletic lives. Last year the league included a mix of ability levels but mostly the league has become more competitive each year.
All players who want to play will sign up on their own without a team designation. If we have some of the same players enter this year, we will try to keep the teams similar to what we had last session, but we will have to take into account new players playing this session and therefore, the teams might not be exactly the same as last year. Our league director will form the teams. When you register, you can indicate whether or not there is another player in the league that you would like us to group you with on a team. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Spouses can request to be on the same team or not, whatever is best for each couple. Once players are assigned to a team, they will play with that team for the entire session. It is helpful to indicate your past soccer experience so we can make teams that will be competitive.
We will only have four teams in the league. Each team will play a total of 11 games.
Overview of the League
Structure of League
5v5 Indoor Soccer-No Walls. Teams play with 4 on the field + a keeper. Games are played on an excellent turf Field at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center. This is not a sport turf field, so no cleats are allowed, but the turf is in great condition. Since there are no walls, when the ball is played out of bounds, we play kick-ins for restarts.
The field space is 40 yards long by 25 yards wide.
The games are played on a high quality indoor turf field in the excellent indoor facility owned by the University of Iowa named the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center. The facility address is 2820 Prairie Meadow Drive, Iowa City, Iowa. Cleats are not allowed on this surface.
Number of Games Per Player and Per Team
11 Guaranteed Games
Duration of each match
45 minutes with a running clock-no half time
Maximum Number of Players Accepted: 32 Players
All players sign up as individuals for the league. We don't accept team registrations. As I mentioned above, the director of the league will form the teams.
We will only accept 32 players in the league. This means that for each night that we have games, no team will have more than 3 subs if everyone shows up for all games. We will have two games playing at one time and that means four teams playing at once.
We strongly encourage all participants to be mindful of the fact that all players on each team want to play. If you decide to register for the league, please recognize that there might be games when you will have to sit out for part of the game to allow others to play.
Schedule and Times for the first session:
Below are the 11 dates and times the league will be played.
Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 9:30-10:15 PM
Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 10:20-11:05 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 10:20-11:05 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:30-10:15 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:20-11:05 PM
Sunday, December 4, 2016 @ 10:20-11:05 PM
Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 9:30-10:15 PM
Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 10:20-11:05 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 10:20-11:05 PM
Satruday, January 7, 2017 @ 11:10 PM -MIDNIGHT (SEMI-FINAL GAMES)
Sunday, January 8, 2017 @ 10:20-11:05 PM (FINALS and 3rd PLACE GAME)
Player Equipment: All players are required to wear shin guards.
Footwear Requirements: Indoor footwear will be restricted to indoor soccer shoes, traditional turf shoes, or gym shoes.
Length of Game: All games are played with running time, 45 minutes with no halftime.
Number of Players: 5 (4 Field players + goalie)
Offsides: No Offsides.
No slide tackling: Players must stay upright and "on their feet." This does not stop players from sliding to stop/intercept a ball but NO contact can be made with opposing players.
Out of play & Restarts: The ball starts at the center spot to start the game, half, or after a goal has been scored. The ball may be put into play in any direction-indirect kick. To be clear, the kick off is an indirect kick.
Kick-ins will be taken when the ball crosses one of the touch lines, resulting in an indirect free kick. Goal kicks must be taken within the goal box area-direct kick. Corner kicks are direct kicks. If a ball hits the roof or any fixture attached to the roof, the ball will be placed directly below the place of contact and the kick will be awarded as an indirect free kick. All restarts, with the exception of the kick off, must be taken within 6 seconds. Failure to put the ball back into play in 6 seconds will result in loss of possession.
Substitutions: Substitutions may occur: On an unlimited basis and "on the fly" from their own team area, provided that the player leaving the field and the player entering the field do not participate or create an advantage while they are simultaneously on the surface. The players leaving the field are obliged to do so as quickly as possible and at their assigned bench area. Infringement-Indirect free kick.
Goalkeepers: A goalkeeper has possession any time he/she has a part of his/her body covering the ball unless he/she is using his/her feet as a field player. Once in possession of the ball, the goalie has 6 seconds to release the ball into play. The goalie is NOT allowed to punt the ball. A goalkeeper cannot handle a ball in his/her penalty area that was intentionally played toward the goalie unless; it was played from a team-mate's non foot or when the ball was last played by an opposing player. Infringement indirect free kick.
The penalty area in our league is very small. We use what is actually the goal area, or in other words, the 6 yard box, as the designated penalty area that the goalkeeper can use their hands to handle the ball. There is almost a full 18 yard box marked out on the turf field, but we don't actually give the keepers that much space to field the ball with their hands because that area takes up almost half of the field of play.
Free Kick & Free-Kick Restarts: The opposing team must immediately and automatically be 12 feet (4 yards) from any restart. Free kicks must be put back into play within 6 seconds.
Fouls and Misconduct: All fouls on the field of play will be awarded as a direct kick. Please note that technical infractions such as the goalie picking up the pass back will result in an INDIRECT Free Kick. In addition, dangerous play is considered a technical infraction. Therefore, high kicks or playing the ball while on the ground will result in an INDIRECT free kick.
Each game in the Over 35/Over 30 League is 45 minutes long with a running clock. This means no half time. Players play for 45 minutes without a stoppage except for kick-ins, corner kicks, and goal kicks.
Cost for League: $120 per person
All players are guaranteed 11 games, a league jersey, and competent officiating for the price of $120.
All games will be officiated.
(Registration is Closed. The league is full for session I of 2016-2017)
CONGRATULATIONS TO SPARTAK FOR WINNING THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP!
Contact the League Director: Jon Cook -Director of ISC in Iowa City @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.