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Belle Clair Soccer League

Our 4v4 League is new for this Spring 2024! We have created this program in the hopes to be able to allow more kids to be able to play in the spring season without the demands of the large rosters of the fall leagues. You will only need 6-8 kids of the same age and a parent volunteer coach to be able to play in this program. 

All Games will be played at Belle Clair Soccer Park on Sunday afternoons. 

Season will start on Sunday March 17th and play 6 games through beginning of May.

This league will be offer for boys and girls Ages K-8. With Kindergarten being coed and all other groups being gender specific.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at [email protected]

Rules of Play 


  • A team will have 4 players with a recommended maximum roster of 8 players.
  • Teams must have pennies to wear in case of color conflict.  The Home team, listed first on the schedule, will be required to change.
  • Home team will provide game balls.
  • A referee will be provided by the league for games. “if this can not happen for some reason out of control of the league we will ask that coaches referee their game together”


Playing Rules

  • Normal fouls per FIFA
  • No Offsides rule
  • The playing field will be approximately 30yds x 20yds.
  • The game clock starts/finishes with the central Whistle.
  • Games will be 40 minutes long, with 5 min half times (2- 20min halves)
  • No goalkeeper
  • After a goal is scored there must be a kickoff to restart the game.
  • All free kicks are indirect.
  • A goal may not be scored directly from a kickoff.
  • There are no throw-ins allowed.
  • All restarts for the ball out of play can be taken as a pass-in.
  • A pass-in is indirect and must be taken from behind the touch or end line.
  • All penalty kicks will be taken from midfield. All players must be behind the kicker (open goal with no goalkeeper). After the taking of a penalty kick the restart will either be a kick of due to it being scored or a goal kick if it is not. No play after the taking until the next restart has happened.
  • Opponents must be 5 yards away from all restarts – including out of bounds restarts.
  • Goal kicks are indirect and must be taken from the end line.
  • Teams may substitute at any stoppage of play with referees’ permission. Substitutions on and off the field should occur at the center field line from the same touchline as the team is located.
  • “The Crease” – a 2-yard semi-circle around the goal • If a defender plays the ball while he/she is in the “the crease” in front of his/her goal, the opposing team will be awarded a penalty kick from mid-field. The defending team may not form a wall to defend this kick.
  • If a member of the attacking team touches the ball in the “the crease”, the defending team will be rewarded with an indirect free kick from the top of the “the crease”.
  • If the ball stops dead in the “the crease”, the defending team will be awarded a free kick on the top of the “the crease”.

To Reiterate:

We are playing a very close simulation to the real game of soccer. Kickoffs are like normal kickoffs. You may not kick off to yourself and then shoot or dribble down the field. You must kick off like any other soccer game. Your teammate may immediately shoot like a normal game. 

The goal kick must start on the endline.

Corner kicks must be passed and taken like a normal corner kick.

Free kicks are indirect kicks and must be played or touched by another player to score. Free kicks cannot be touched to oneself and taken like a dribble in. Remember we are trying to simulate the true game as much as possible.

Please make sure the defensive team is 5 yards or steps away from all dead ball situations. Such as kickoffs, out of bounds on sideline, goal kicks, corner kicks, free kicks. This does not apply on penalty kicks where everyone must be behind the kicker. 

After a goal is scored there must be a kickoff to restart the game. Just like a normal game.  

Contact Us

Belle Clair Soccer League

5343 Belleville Crossing Street MB#57 
Belleville, Illinois 62226

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 618-974-8809
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