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GBSL Rules
Division 4

Play will be 11 players per side
No slide tackling
No direct kicks permitted; Indirect kicks must travel at least 5 yards before touching another team member
No penalty kicks permitted
Offsides will be called, but in the second half of the season
Heading is permitted
Throw-ins should be done correctly - if a throw-in is incorrect, the player will be given a second chance.  If that throw-in is improper, the ball is turned over to the other team.
Dangerous play - after the second dangerous play, the player will sit for 5 minutes, after the third, the player must sit out the remainder of the game.
Every player should play forward, midfield, and defense during a game.  During the course of the season, each player should have the opportunity to play goalie. 
Playing time should be approximately the same for all players.
During the game, the coach from one team should serve as referee for one half, and the coach of the other team should serve as referee in the second half.  Only one coach from each team should be on the field during the game.  Other coaches may serve as linesmen.
No arguing between coaches.  Player criticisms should be made individually and in a civil / constructive tone.  Do not scream at players.
Water breaks should be frequent - especially during warm weather
Sessions begin at 1:30 PM and end by 4:00 PM