Rule of the Week
If the referee feels that a player attempts to threaten or intimidate another player through aggressive or forceful play, a foul will be called and a direct free kick will be awarded. A card may also be issued. This includes:
1) High/Hard Kicks: any kicks taken with excessive force in the direction of a player(s). The ball does not need to make contact with the player in questions to be called a foul. If a player is standing in front of the goal to prevent a goal and is not actively playing defense, then there is no overplay call.
2) Any goal keeper throw taken with excessive force in the direction of a player.
3) Playing faster and more physical than appropriate level for the league.
4) Physical or verbal intimidation.
If you have any questions concerning this rule or any others please feel free to contact Leagues