Director of Coaching
Phone: (256) 457-3444
Email: [email protected]

Primary Location
NOW Soccer Academy
147 Bldg E Westchester Drive
Madison, AL 35758

1699 Old Dry Creek Road NW
Huntsville, AL 35806
Soccer Leagues2021-09-22T13:56:35-07:00

SOCCER LEAGUES

Need assistance finding a team?

JOIN NOW

NOW Soccer Academy is always looking for new league options. Don’t see a league you want?
Let us know and we can try to start a new one!

NOW Soccer Academy Rules & Regulations

Adult League Policies

At NOW Soccer Academy we follow the outlined rules below for competition. If not outlined, then we rely on the US indoor official soccer rules of competition. These rules are provided by the US Indoor Sports Association. A copy of these rules is maintained at the facility.

  • Email is the primary form of communication.
  • Please deal directly with the League Director (Norbert Webley) for all team issues.
  • Team fees must be paid in full by November 5, 2021.
  • Team fees are non-refundable once the schedule is released.
  • All players must also have a current waiver form filled out and signed.
  • All players on the team must meet the age requirements for the division. NO EXCEPTIONS! For adult leagues, players must be 18+.
  • Any team using players not on the roster will forfeit the game. NOW Soccer Academy and the opposing team have the right to exclude any or all guest players from the game.
  • Players may only roster on one team in the same division.
  • Team may roster up to 12 players.
  • MUST be received by NOW Soccer Academy no less than 72 hours prior to game day/time. Any Game Reschedule Requests made within 72 hours are not guaranteed.
  • Games are not officially rescheduled until the facility schedule reflects the game reschedule.
  • Available dates/times are not guaranteed to be available, as other teams/customers may book the time slot at any time.
  • Any changes to the schedule or any rescheduling are the sole responsibility of the team manager. NOW Soccer Academy will not credit team fees for games not played. NO EXCEPTIONS
  1. Send an email to [email protected] stating that you need to reschedule a game. Include in the subject: “Need to Reschedule”. Please include your team name, the date and time of the game that you would like to reschedule.
  2. NOW Soccer Academy will email your opposing manager with your game reschedule request. NOW Soccer Academy will not credit team fees for games not played. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  3. The opposing manager is to reply to the email from NOW Soccer Academy with a “we agree to reschedule to date/time”, “we’ve agreed to play the game as originally scheduled” or “we reject the game reschedule. The team that did not request a game reschedule may keep the original game time slot for practice time if the game is not rescheduled.
Soccer Leagues

Game Duration & Players:

Duration:

  • Games consist of two 20-minute halves with 5 minute half-time for all age groups.
  • Games must begin and end on time. Teams not ready to play at the scheduled game time will forfeit

Players:

  • All players must be in uniform, including shirt with team colors, shin guards and proper shoes (No Cleats). Shoes are to be carried in.
  • Players are required to check in at the desk before each game.
  • Teams caught using illegal players will forfeit the season. Teams are not allowed any guest players.

Currently active FIFA Laws of The Game will apply with the following adaptations:

  • Offside law does not apply.
  • Modifications to the FIFA law regarding passes back to your own goalkeeper.
  • Only one possession with hands is permitted. After the goalkeeper puts the ball in play, if a player on the goalkeeper’s team plays the ball to the goalkeeper, the goalkeeper may not use the hands, as provided for under FIFA Laws of the Game. The ball must be touched by a player on the opposite team before the goalkeeper is once again permitted to use the hands.

Note: If the goalkeeper receives the ball from the opposing team and puts it back into play. Then, hands may not be used again until the ball is touched by the opposing team.

  • Play restarts (after the ball leaves the playing area) with a kick-in, corner kick, or a goal kick.
  • Penalty for a goalkeeper improperly using the hands is a direct free kick at the top of the arc of the penalty area.
  • Free substitutions may occur during play. Play does not stop for substitutions.
  • The player must be off the field before the new player enters the field of play.
  • Goalkeepers are not restricted to four steps while releasing the ball into play.
  • During the taking of a free kick. Defending players must stay 10 feet from the ball.
  • Three line passes in the air are not permitted. The ball may not be passed in the air across both red lines. The penalty is a direct kick from the center of the red line from the side of the field where the kick was taken.
  • Players have 5 seconds to place dead balls back into play. Delay of game penalty will result in the ball being given to the other team.
  • Any ball going outside the dasher boards or touching the horizontal or vertical net is “out of play”. “Out of play” is a direct free kick.
  • All free kicks are direct. • Minor fouls committed inside the penalty area will result in a direct kick to be taken from the top of the penalty arc.
  • Kickoffs do not have to be played forward.
  • Boarding is an automatic 2 minute penalty.
  • Any player using both hands to grip the top of the boards will be penalized for dangerous play.
  • “Throw ins” will be substituted with “kick-ins”.
  • No slide tackling.
  • Two- or five-minute penalties may be invoked by the referee for commission of a cautionable offense.
  • Over 30’s will play with 5 players plus the goalkeeper.
  • Over 45’s will play with 6 players plus the goalkeeper. o Over 30 female teams can compete in the over 45 division.
  • Coed teams must have at least 1 female on the field at all times. If a Coed team has less than 1 female on the field, the team must play down 1 player.
If a team is unable to appear at their regularly scheduled time for a game, the opposing team can receive a forfeit only if they appear for the game with enough players to play the game. NOW Soccer Academy will not notify teams if their opponent does not intend to play.
Player conduct is as follows:

  • Fighting will not be tolerated! Any player engaged in a fight will, at the discretion of the referee, be ejected from the game and restricted from play for one week.
  • Any player threatening or assaulting an employee or game official will be ejected from the league until such time as NOW Soccer Academy grants readmission in writing and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  • Teams which are continually engaging in fighting or disruptive behavior may be ejected from the league without notice or refund, at the discretion of NOW Soccer Academy.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How old do you have to be to play in adult leagues?2021-09-21T13:01:25-07:00
All adult league players must be 18 years or older.
How does the Points Tie-breaker get calculated?2021-09-21T12:58:00-07:00
  • Head-To-Head
  • Goal-Differential
  • Goals Against
  • Goals For
  • Penalty Shootout
What kind of shoes are allowed on the field?2021-09-21T13:02:26-07:00
  • Only flat bottom shoes such as indoor soccer shoes or turf shoes are allowed. Regular tennis shoes or athletic shoes are fine as well.
  • Cleats are allowed NOT allowed.
What equipment is required?2021-09-21T13:02:19-07:00
  • All players must wear shin guards.
  • Socks must cover the shin guards.
  • Shoes which do not have cleats or spikes.

FINE PRINT

Participant understands and acknowledges that Participant may be photographed and consents to the use of Participant’s name, picture and/or likeness in any printed, broadcast or electronic materials promoting NOW Soccer Academy/ Spotlight Players. Participant grants NOW Soccer Academy permission to use Participant’s name(s), picture and/or likeness on NOW Soccer Academy’s website, Facebook page, and other Internet or social media sites to promote our program or any activities conducted by NOW Soccer Academy.

REFUND POLICY

League Play Fees  – Adult and Youth League fees are not refundable but may be applied as a credit for a future session if approved by a program director. Team Fee DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. We understand that things may come up and plans change, however we must build our leagues based on the number of teams and players registered and once payment is made, a spot is reserved for that paid team and so in the event they are unable to fulfill their commitment to the league or program, no refund will be given.

Rentals and parties- Rental and birthday party deposits are refundable up to 4 weeks prior to the event. Because we must plan for future activities around these rentals, if a rental is unable to fulfill their commitment, then we run the risk of having the facility empty for that time the event was reserved. If a rental must cancel their event, with 4-weeks or more notice then a refund of the deposit will be given. If the event is cancelled after the 4-week mark prior to the event, no refund will be issued.

The time is now, the place is NOW.