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Adult Leagues

Do I need to be Jewish to play?

No. Our leagues are not religiously affiliated and draw from all members of the community and all ability levels. The MJCC is open to everyone!

How do I register a new team?

Registration can be submitted online along with a $100 non-refundable deposit. Please see the online registration form for more information.

How much does it cost?

Each (8 week) session costs $690 total per team ($610 team fee plus $80 for referee fees). Team captains are responsible for making all payments. The cost for all individual players can vary because the team captain usually splits the cost between all of the players. The number of players on a team is usually between 9-14 players per session. The cost per person is typically divided by the number of players on the team, but sometimes things like the number of games an individual will play, substitute players for one game, or other factors can affect the cost for each player on a team. Check with your team captain to see how much you should pay them for each session.

I am an individual looking for a team, what should I do?

Please visit our Free Agents page for more information about finding a team.

How long are the games?

The games consist of two 22-minute halves with at least a one-minute halftime break. There is never any stoppage/added time or an overtime period. Championship matches go straight to a penalty shootout if the game is tied at the end of regulation.

How long are the sessions and when does the next one start?

Sessions are eight weeks and there are six sessions a year for the Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Night Leagues. Please see our adult league schedules section for information on upcoming sessions.

How competitive are the leagues?

The MJCC emphasizes safe, recreational play. It is nice to win, but we know our players want to be able to go to work the next morning, so we aim to keep the environment fun and enjoyable for everyone regardless of skill level.

Are there different divisions?

All of our divisions for adult indoor soccer are co-ed. We do not currently have any divisions based on skill level, competitiveness, gender, age, etc. At the moment, teams mostly play on a certain night because that night works best for everyone's schedule.

Will I need to sign a waiver?

Yes. All players must sign Waiver & Release of Liability Form and pay a waiver fee. The waiver fee is $10 per year. There is a one-day waiver fee option as well, which is available for $3.

Can I sub for just one game?

Yes. A one-day waiver form must be signed before playing and a one-day waiver fee of $3 must be paid when signing the waiver.

Are there any special rules for co-ed at the MJCC?

  • 5 players plus a goalie
  • Co-ed leagues should have at least TWO women and TWO men on the field at all times (goalie not included in gender count)
  • Two goal limit each game for each individual male player
  • Female players must take all free kicks

Is there a "macho rule?"

The MJCC does not have a "macho rule," but referees are encouraged to call any play that is reckless or dangerous to any player, regardless of gender.

A couple of examples are:

  • Blasting shots at close range with people in the way
  • Bigger players playing overly physical with smaller players

Our main goal in all leagues is to encourage clean, safe, and fun soccer. Play that prevents our players from achieving this will be dealt with accordingly.

Can I play on more than one team?

Yes. You can play or sub for multiple teams here at the MJCC.

If I play on more than one team, will I need to pay an additional waiver fee?

No. Your waiver fee allows you to play/sub for as many teams as you wish.

What restrictions are there on the keeper for indoor soccer?

  • Keepers are not allowed to dribble the ball from outside the box and bring it in to pick it up
  • Keepers may throw or punt the ball depending on the situation, but cannot drop-kick
  • Keepers may slide as long as the slide begins in their box and it is done safely
  • All keeper distributions are subject to the three-line rule (see next question and answer)

What is the three-line rule?

The three-line rule restricts all players from sending the ball across all three marked lines on the field. The ball must hit the ground/wall or be touched by a player before crossing all three lines in order to avoid a violation. Violations will result in a free kick for the opposing team along the white line closest to where the ball was last touched.

Is sliding allowed?

Sliding is generally not allowed, except for keepers starting a slide in their own box done in a safe manner or a player sliding when no other players are around. Referees decide if a slide is safe or not and call fouls accordingly.

Can I play from the ground?

If a "field" player falls down (not a keeper in the box) or has a knee down on the ground while other players are around and that player touches the ball, then it is generally considered illegal in recreational indoor soccer. If other players are not around or the player touches the ball unintentionally, then the referee may allow play to continue.

Why wasn't that handball called?

Recreational indoor soccer differs from the outdoor version in several ways. Perhaps one of the biggest differences is that in recreational indoor soccer handballs are actually not supposed to be called every single time. If a handball is viewed as "unintentional" by the referee they will typically not call it. Also, the referee may not call a handball in an "advantage" situation to keep the offensive attack going. Indoor soccer is meant to be more of a fast-paced game without a lot of stoppages, so this is why these handball rules are in place.

Can a referee's decision be appealed?

No. All referee decisions are final. Players who feel a referee misapplied the rules or have other concerns may report them to management or fill out a referee evaluation form. If you feel a posted final score is incorrect please email the Assistant Sports + Recreation Manager.

Is there any space to warm up?

Yes. We have a wonderful space for players to pass around and warm up before their game. Soccer balls are also available at the sportsplex desk.

How old must you be to play in the adult leagues?

Players must be at least 18 years old or must have graduated high school to play in the adult leagues. Any player under 18 that qualifies to play in the adult league must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver form.

What if my team has jerseys they want to wear?

Teams typically wear T-shirts of the same color, but matching jerseys can be worn. However, your team might not be able to wear one color for every match. The registration form has a spot for team managers to put jersey color requests when the team is designated as the away team. Home teams should generally wear lighter (white or light gray) jerseys/shirts and away teams should wear dark jerseys/shirts. If both teams are wearing similar colors the home team is required to change.

What kind of shoes can I wear on the field?

Players may use soccer turf shoes (recommended),
indoor soccer shoes, or athletic/tennis shoes.
Players may not wear hiking boots, cleats, or any other footwear that could damage the turf.

Where do your rules come from and where do you get your referees?

We have partnered with Northwest Indoor Soccer Referees, a local referee service. Their general indoor soccer rules are what we use at our facility in addition to our "house rules" on our MJCC website. More information can be found on their website at https://nwisr.com

Where can I park?

You may park in the MJCC parking lot in the appropriate spaces. There is no special parking for indoor soccer.

Can I bring my pet to watch me play soccer?

Although your pet would probably love to watch you play, we do not allow pets in the sportsplex.

 

 

Youth/High School Leagues FAQ

Do I need to be Jewish to play?

No. Our leagues are not religiously affiliated. We welcome youth from all communities and ability levels. The MJCC is open to everyone!

How are Leagues Divided/Grouped?

Youth leagues are grouped two grades per division (i.e. 1st/2nd grade; 5th/6th grade) and high school leagues are for those in 9th-12th grade.. This means teams can be comprised of players from any grade in the division. If a player is "young for their grade" that player cannot play down to the lower grade division.

How much does it cost?

Each session costs $641 total per team ($561 team fee plus $80 for referee fees). Team managers/primary points of contact are responsible for making all payments.

How do I get my child on a team?

The MJCC will try their best to create House Teams for each league. If you would like to register your child individually please email sports@oregonjcc.org

How many weeks are in a session?

There are eight weeks of play in a session. Some sessions may be shorter, in which case the team fee is prorated. Some teams may play more than eight games in one session (double-headers on some days) depending on schedule requests and/or the number of teams in a league.

How long are the games?

The games consist of two 22-minute halves with at least a one-minute halftime break. There is never any stoppage/added time or an overtime period.

When are the games?

Youth and High School Indoor Soccer Leagues here at the MJCC take place in the Fall and Winter. Games are scheduled to start on Saturdays between 7:30 am - 6:30 pm and Sundays between 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. Games could be scheduled earlier/later if we are able to accommodate more teams.

Are there scheduled practices at the MJCC?

Not as part of the league. However, the field can be rented if there is availability.

How many players are allowed on the field for my team?

There are six players plus a goalie allowed for all youth leagues (1st grade through 8th grade) and five players plus a goalie allowed for the high school league. Teams can start an official match with a minimum of four players.

What size soccer ball is used for youth soccer at the MJCC?

Our 1st/2nd grade division uses a size 3 soccer ball. All of our 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade divisions use a size 4 soccer ball. The high school division and all of our 7th/8th grade divisions use a size 5 soccer ball.

How much does it cost?

The team fee is $641 ($561 registration fee and $80 referee fees). This does not include the individual player waiver fee, which is $5 and forms are valid for one year. A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian for a child (under 18) to be eligible to play. No exceptions.

How do I register?

All teams must complete a registration form online and submit it along with a non-refundable $100 deposit. Please see the registration form for more information.

What if I have a schedule request?

If you have additional scheduling requests, such as a basketball schedule you would like us to work around, please write specific dates/times your team is not available on the registration form. We start making the entire session schedules one week before the session starts. We typically receive many requests and we cannot guarantee a request will be granted, but we will try our best to grant a request.

How old do you have to be to play on a team?

The leagues are divided by grade and not age. Players may play up from their grade division but may not play down. However, players are strongly discouraged from playing more than two grades above their age group for safety reasons.

Can my child play on the same team as their sibling?

Yes. As long as they are not playing down from their grade division

Are the divisions co-ed?

The only co-ed divisions are the 1st/2nd grade division. All other grade divisions (3rd-8th grade) are divided by male or female. High School leagues are open, meaning no gender requirements. However, the MJCC reserves the right to make any division co-ed.

Can a girl play on a boys team and vice versa?

A girl can play on a boys team, but a boy cannot play on a girls team with the exception of the High School divisions.

Who coaches the team?

Teams provide their own coaches, generally a parent volunteer who helps regulate the substitution. House Teams will have a qualified MJCC staff coach. All teams must have someone at least 18 years or older in the bench area at all times during a game to act as the coach.

How do substitutions work?

Substitutions occur on the fly, just like hockey. In youth leagues, coaches are responsible for monitoring substitutions to make sure players come completely off the field before the replacement enters.

Do the teams have to wear jerseys?

No. Jerseys are not required but teams must wear a consistent colored T-shirt or top. Generally teams should wear a white/light shirt when "home" and a darker color when "away."

What if my team has jerseys they want to wear?

The registration form has a spot for team managers to put jersey color requests. The MJCC does its best to accommodate these requests but teams must come prepared with alternate jerseys in case of a color conflict. If both teams show up wearing similar colors, the home team is required to change.

What type of equipment is required?

Shin guards and socks are required. The MJCC strongly recommends wearing a shoe designed for soccer on artificial turf or indoor surfaces. Cleats of any kind are not allowed on the turf.

Can my child play on more than one team?

Yes. Players can register with more than one team using the same player waiver form.

Do I need to sign a waiver for my child?

Yes. A youth waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian for a child (under 18) to be eligible to play. A waiver cannot be signed by a coach, grandparent, aunt, brother, family friend, etc. to be considered valid. If the proper annual waiver is not signed by the child's parent or guardian and paid for before a match then the child cannot play in that match. No exceptions. The annual waiver fee is $5 and can be paid for at the sportsplex desk with cash, card, or check.

Are there playoffs?

There are no playoffs in the youth/high school leagues.

Where do your rules come from and where do you get your referees?

We have partnered with Northwest Indoor Soccer Referees, a local referee service. Their general indoor soccer rules are what we use at our facility in addition to our "house rules" on our MJCC website. More information can be found on their website at https://nwisr.com

Where can I park?

You may park in the MJCC parking lot in the appropriate spaces. There is no special parking for indoor soccer.

Can I bring my pet to watch me play soccer?

Although your pet would probably love to watch you play, we do not allow pets in the sportsplex.