MDWSC SPECIAL RULES
Absolutely NO intentional slide tackling. Penalty (red card, yellow card, warning) for intentional slide tackling varies depending on player position and contact severity. Every slide tackle is a foul.
Unlimited team roster (no maximum number of players rostered to a team).
Unlimited game substitutions - any rostered player may sub in/out during a game as often as desired.
Substitutions by either team are allowed on any stoppage in play (e.g., a throw-in, goal kick, or goal) with referee permission. Players must enter from the center line after being given permission by the referee.
Division A (only) teams may carry two (2) U-25 (21+) players on their roster.
Women turning 25 years of age by 12/31 of the calendar year of the current season may register and play in the league (any division) at the beginning of said season.
Knee braces with hard plastic or metal parts must be covered to the satisfaction of the referee.
An individual may only play on one team in the league, except as goalkeeper or as a supplemental player.
- Teams are allowed to recruit players from teams in their division or lower to fill out their roster for a particular game (no more than 14 players total). This rule is intended for unexpected circumstances, not as a routine strategy for a team to fill its roster.
- Goalies can sub in any division; players can only play in their primary division or above, unless the other team agrees to allow ONE higher level player to sub on a lower level team as a sub (i.e., not on the field the entire game).