Sports Competition Rules

Mahragan AlKeraza Sports Day (KG-Adult)


All players must participate in the Spiritual Competition on 8/17 in order to participate in the Sport competition

Soccer Rules and Guidelines

The Team

  • Each church can have up to 2 teams for each ministry:
    1. 1st Grade through 3rd Grade

    2. 4th and 5th Grade

    3. Middle school (6th Grade through 8th Grade)

    4. High school, College, and Adults

  • Game is played with 5 players, including the goalie, playing at once.
  • A minimum of 5 players is needed to start a game. If a team has fewer than 5 players 5 minutes after game time — it is a forfeit. Teams may play if they choose, but it remains a forfeit regardless of the score.
  • No maximum number of participants
  • Each church will continue competing with the same color T. Shirt assigned on the spiritual competition day
  • All players should only compete in their respective age groups based on school year completed.

Equipment

  • Each player must wear sneakers.
  • Shin guards and mouth guards are strongly recommended
  • Goalies may use their own equipment (gloves) with prior approval from the Officials
  • Baseball caps are not allowed to be worn during game play.
  • Jewelry, chains, rings, or earrings that could interfere (officials / coordinators opinion) may NOT be worn

Playing time

  • Games will be 10 minutes long, running time. The clock will stop only at the Officials discretion.
  • Overtime: 5 minute overtime will be used and if still tied, then 3 penalties.
  • Teams can sub during dead play situations. All subs must inform officials before entering the game.

Rules of Play

  1. The game shall begin with a kickoff at the center circle (the ball can be kicked forward or backwards). Defense must stand outside the circle, no closer than 4 yards.
  2. Kickoffs will be used to start a half and after each goal scored
  3. The ball is out of bounds when it goes out of playing area or it goes off opposing team player
  4. When ball is dead at the sideline, the ball is put into play by opposing team player using by kicking into play where it went out of bounds. Defense must stand 4 yards away.
  5. A corner kick will be awarded to opposing team, when player puts ball out of bounds at their end line. Defense must stand 4 yards away.
  6. A goal kick will be awarded to team, when ball is put out of bounds at either end line by opposing team player. Defense must stand 4 yards away.
  7. All standard soccer penalties will be enforced: tripping, interference, or bodily contact; results in direct kick
  8. Body Checking will NOT be allowed. The penalty for Checking is a Direct Kick. Intentional checking will result in a player being ejected from the game possibly the league.
  9. Any penalties in the goal area shall result in a penalty kick.
  10. Yellow card will be given to players committing harsh tackles. They must sit out for 2 minutes before they can enter back into the game. Two yellow cards will result in ejection of the game with a red card.
  11. Slide Tackling is Not Allowed and will result into a yellow card
  12. The offside rule will not exist in the match
  13. Good Christian conduct and sportsmanship is expected from all players. Any player failing to oblige will result in automatic ejection from the competition.
  14. The referees’ decisions are final and should not be disputed. In the case of a valid objection, a formal complaint should be presented to the Mahragan committee.

Chess Rules and Guidelines

  • 2 players at a time
  • Girls and boys together
  • Each church MUST hold an internal tournament to qualify only 1 player for the individual sports.
  • Only one player to represent one church in each age group (same as soccer above).
  • All players should only compete in their respective age groups based on school year completed.
  • Location: Games will be played in the rooms next to the gym.

Ping Pong Rules and Guidelines

  • 2 players at a time
  • Girls and boys together
  • Each church MUST hold an internal tournament to qualify only 1 player for the individual sports.
  • Only one player to represent one church in each age group (same as soccer above).
  • All players should only compete in their respective age groups based on school year completed.
  • Location: Games will be played in the rooms next to the gym.
  • Time: Game will be played up to 21 points
  • If the ball hits the net during the serve, the point is repeated. Two consecutive nets are one point to the opponent.