Over 35/Over 30 Adult Coed League Session II

SESSION II of the ISC Over 35/Over 30 Adult COED Indoor Soccer League

Join us for the 5th Year of the ISC Over 35/Over 30 Indoor Soccer League. 

REGISTRATION FOR SESSION II opened on January 10, 2017 at 8:30 AM.

All spots for Session II are full.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. 

 

Start Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017

End Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017

What is the ISC Over 35/Over 30 Adult Coed Indoor Soccer League? 

We started the league in January of 2013, and we have maintained a consistent core of players that play in the league, but yet we add new players every session.  We run 2 sessions of the indoor league for adults ages 35 and older for men and 30 and older for women.  This is a coed league and men and women play together on the teams. 

While we have a more competitive adult men's league that includes U16-U18 youth players and adult male players that average in age 18-30 years old,  the Over 35/Over 30 league was set up to give older adult soccer players the opportunity to play against other soccer players that are closer to their age.  Male athletes typically peak in their mid to late 20's and women sometimes peak earlier than that.  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.  The league is competitive but most players in the league have a good perspective on competing and respecting their opponents.  

League Format

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 plan to 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.  

Location:

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.

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 session:

Below are the dates and times that the 11 Over 35 league games for Session II of 2017 will be scheduled and played. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017 @ 9:30 PM-11:05 PM (All teams will play 2 games on this date) 

Sunday, January 29, 2017 @  9:30 PM-11:05 PM (All teams will play 2 games on this date) 

Sunday, February 5, 2017 @  9:30 PM-11:05 PM (All teams will play 2 games on this date) 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 @  9:30 PM-11:05 PM (All teams will play 2 games on this date) 

Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 10:20-11:05 PM (All teams will only play 1 game on this date) 

Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 9:30 PM-11:05 PM (The first game on this night will be semi-finals followed by a second game which will be the 1st and 3rd place games) 

 


 

Rules Summary: 

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.  

Summary 

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.   


Click here to register for Session II of the ISC Over 35 League.  (REGISTRATION FOR SESSION II opened on January 10, 2017 at 8:30 AM. ) (Registraiton is now full.) 


Click here to view the team assignments for Session II of the ISC Over 35 League.  (Updated on 1/20/2017)  


Click Here to View the Schedule for Sunday, January 22, 2017 

Click Here to View the Schedule for Sunday, January 29, 2017  

Click Here to View the Schedule for Sunday, February 5, 2017 

Click Here to View the Schedule for Sunday, February 12, 2017 (Not Updated Yet) 

Click Here to View the Schedule for Sunday, February 19, 2017  

Click Here to View the Schedule for Sunday, February 26, 2017 (This is the semi-final and final night)  


 Click Here to View the League Standings for Session II