4.2 Game Rules

AMSA Rule 4.0 Playing Rules
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All games shall be played under the current IFAB’s Laws of the Game with the following exceptions and additions:

1. Games may be scheduled on fields that do not meet FIFA rules regarding size, markings, and equipment such as corner flags.

2. Substitutions shall be permitted in accordance with FIFA rules with the following differences:

a. All players and substitutes must be listed on the roster.
b. A player removed for a substitute may later reenter the game.
c. There is no limit on the number of substitutions.
d. A team may substitute only with the permission of the referee. Teams may request permission during a stoppage of play for a goal-kick, after a goal, at half-time, or for a throw-in to be taken by the substituting team. The referee should also permit a substitution on the same team for an injured player or a player who has just been cautioned.

3. No more than four (4) multiple players may play in any one match for a team other than their primary team. This Rule must be invoked before the start of the match in question by notifying the Referee and the opposing team, or it shall be considered waived. If more than four (4) multiple players play in a match after the Rule has been invoked, the offending team shall be penalized with forfeiture of the match and a $50 fine.

As amended by the AMSA Executive Committee on February 1, 2022.

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