There are five players on the court (minimum of 2 of each gender) – so 4 players and 1 goalie. You will play two twenty-minute halves with a running clock. Ties during regular season stay as a tie. Playoff ties decided by sudden death overtime and shootout.
Coin Flip/Beginning of Game
The beginning of the game will start with the captains performing rock/paper/scissors. The winning captain will then have one of two options, choose to kick-off or choose a goal to defend.
Consists of the ball being placed at mid-court. The ball must complete 1 forward rotation before touched by another player.
Coed Rules & Team Size
Each team shall field 5 players on the court at one time. Beehive rules now allow a team to play a legal game shorthanded with either a minimum of 3 players, with at least one female. Teams may have as many players on their roster as they want. There is no maximum limit on the amount of females on the court at one time. All rosters must be finalized by the second week of the regular season. Players added after the second week that are not on the team roster or waiver will not be eligible for playoffs.
Teams will have until 10 minutes past the designated start time to field a legal team. Shorthanded teams may play a legal game with a minimum of 3 players, with at least one of them being a female. Teams fielding less than 3 players or without at least 1 woman will receive a forfeit. Teams may pick up players during the regular season in order to field a full team. Substitutes will not be allowed during playoffs.
Teams may substitute on the fly. There is no limit on the amount of substitutions per team/per game. *NOTE in order to substitute a player the original player must be off the court/field before the new player enters the field of play. Any violation of this rule will result in a two-minute penalty where they must play a man down. During the course of the regular season teams are allowed to pick up players that are not on their roster in order to field a full team. In playoffs no non-roster players will be allowed to play.
Play will be divided into (2) 20 minute halves separated by a very brief halftime. There will be a running clock maintained by a referee. The clock will stop only during time-outs and injury time-outs. Any delay tactics will allow the referee (at his/her discretion) to stop the clock.
There will be one referee overseeing every game.
Regular season games ending in a tie score will be recorded as tie games. Sudden death will be used in the playoffs.
Penalties – All kicks will be direct kicks. The ball is to be placed at the point of the infraction and to be put in play by any player on the affected team. No opposing player is allowed to be within 5 steps of ball prior to kick. Goals may be scored on direct kicks. A direct kick is to follow these infractions: (1) Charging (2) Roughness (3)Handball (4) Dangerous play/kick (5) Slide Tackles (6) Checking and (7) Excessive Hand Usage Against Wall. Any of the above infractions which the referee deems excessive will result in a two minute penalty assessed to that individual. During this penalty, his/her team will play down one player for two minutes or until a goal is scored against his/her team. Penalties incurred within close proximity to the goal (at the ref’s discretion) will be kicked from the point of infraction. The defense must stand half the distance between where the ball is being kicked from and the goal.
Slide Tackling – Slide tackling will not be allowed. Intentional slide tackles will result in a direct kick being awarded to the opposing team at the point of the infraction. Multiple violations will result in a two minute penalty awarded to the opposing team at the referee’s discretion and possible ejection from the game.
Offsides – There is no offsides.
Out of Bounds – Anytime the ball goes out of bounds, a direct kick will ensue. The person kicking in the ball must kick the ball in from the nearest point to the ball going out of play.
Fighting – Fighting is not allowed and will NOT be tolerated. All parties involved in fighting will be subject to ejection from the game at the referees discretion and subject to ejection from the league at Beehive staff discretion.
Standings will be posted out at the league beginning the second week of the season.
Playoffs will follow the last week of regular season and will be single elimination.Only the top 4 teams will make the playoffs.
Teams will be seeded based upon a W/L system. Ties will be broken based on the goals allowed to goals scored differential.
Playoff games will follow the same format during regulation as the regular season. If teams are tied at the end of regulation in playoffs sudden death will be used. A sudden death play-off will involve 2 men and 2 women from each team for a five-minute overtime (if shorthanded 1 female and 2 males maximum). If neither team scores after the sudden death overtime period, teams will go into a shootout.
- Each team selects 5 players (3 males, 2 females- if shorthanded ref will further explain specifics)- players don’t have to have been playing at the end of regulation.
- Teams will alternate taking direct penalty shots at an open goal from 20 paces off the goal line. (No guy/ girl shooting order is necessary)
- If, after the 1st round, the game is still tied, 5 new players are selected (depending on team size, teams may use players from 1st round).
- 2nd round is SUDDEN DEATH i.e. 1st player from Team A scores & 1st player from Team B misses – Team A wins.