2018 Spring Recreation Soccer Playoff Rules

Jackson Mills Fields

Playoff Overtime Rules


 In the case of a tie game during a playoff match, two five-minute overtime periods will be played (no sudden death). A coin is tossed and the team that wins the toss decides which goal it will attack in the first overtime period. The other team takes the kick-off start the overtime. The team that wins the toss takes the kick-off to start the second overtime period. In the second overtime period, the teams change ends and attack the opposite goals. There is no time allowed for any break between overtime periods. If the match remains tied after the overtime periods, penalty kicks will be used to decide the game.

Penalty Kicks

Referee chooses the goal that will be used for the kicks. Each team will designate five (5) players to take the kicks (this could include the goalie). Players that are on the field at the end of the 2nd overtime must participate in the shootout before any bench players can participate.  If you are changing goalies, that player must be from the group on the field at the end of the 2nd overtime.  You cannot put a player in goal that was on the bench at the end of the 2nd overtime. The referee will toss a coin and the team whose captain wins will take the first kick. Each team will take five (5) kicks, alternating players from each team. Each kick will be taken by a different player until all five have kicked or until a team has an insurmountable lead in goals. The team with the most goals is declared the winner. If each team has the same number of goals after five (5) kicks have been taken, the taking of the kicks continues using the remaining players until such time as each team has taken the same number of kicks and one team has scored a goal more than the other. No player may take a second kick until all his/her teammates have had a turn. All players other than the players taking the kick and the opposing goalkeeper shall remain outside the penalty area towards mid-field. No coaches, players, parents, or other spectators are allowed behind or alongside the goal area.


Referee Schedule

Freehold Soccer League Recreation Games Spring 2018 




Referee Fees & Important Information



Center Referee

Assistant Referee 1

Assistant Referee 2










  • The e-mail address is: referees@freeholdsoccer.com.  If you are scheduled to referee games in the upcoming week, please do not forget to e-mail the Referee Coordinator ASAP to confirm scheduling.

  • Arrive 20 minutes before game time Friday night at the Opatut Park fields.

  • Saturday morning at the picnic table near the snack stand at the Jackson Mills fields.

  • Fees will be available for pick up on Saturday at the Freehold Soccer League snack stand.

  • Note ** Fees for games officiated on Friday night at Opatut Park will be available for pick up at the Freehold Soccer League snack stand at Jackson Mills on the Saturday following the night game.


Game Cancellation Policies

If Friday night games at Opatut are cancelled:

  • That game will be moved to Jackson Mills Field 1 on Saturday morning at 8:00 AM.

If Saturday games at Jackson Mills are cancelled:

  • Make up games will be played mid-week in the 2 weeks following the Saturday.
  • The Officiating crew original assigned to the cancelled games will have first right to officiate the Make-up games.