Statement of Purpose
The Makule Co-Ed Soccer League is a recreational soccer league based on the philosophy of everybody plays, good sportsmanship and fun. Team unity is based on regular attendance; and player safety is ensured through safe, non-aggressive play.
Recreational, NOT Competitive!
We are not a competitive league. We don’t keep track of who wins and who loses. We pass out no trophy, and crown no champion at the end of the season. We play on Sunday simply for the camaraderie, fun and exercise; and we all need to be able to walk on Monday. To that end, the Referees have been instructed to call games closely. Please don’t argue with them! Players exhibiting repeated unacceptable behavior will be asked to leave the league. No refunds will be given.
No Pay, No Play!
Makule Soccer has a strict no pay, no play policy. A check or money order (NO CASH!) must accompany registration forms by the deadline to ensure placement on a team. Those signing up after the deadline must pay a late registration fee, and may be put on a wait list. Any players on a wait list will be placed on a team as soon as possible, provided we can keep the teams balanced.
We have a database of e-mail addresses of the membership to help us disseminate Makule information in an efficient manner. If your email address should change, or you have any comments or suggestions regarding Makule Soccer, please email
Adult Co-Ed Soccer League
1. Age and date requirement for men is 35 year of age during the season. Women must be 18 years of age during the season. Teams will be made up of at least seven (7) players and no more than eleven (11) on the field. There is no minimum or maximum men or women requirement.
A ten-minute grace period will be allowed for
teams with less than seven (7) players. After ten minutes, the
match shall be forfeited. By mutual agreement, the two teams may
then scrimmage "for
fun" with spare Makule players. No one who is
not signed up for Makule will be allowed to play in a regular or forfeited
Makule game. However, anyone may play in scrimmage games when
no Makule games are scheduled.
Matches shall consist of two 40-minute halves with a 10-minute half-time
break and a 5-minute break for water after the first and third quarters.
Substitutions shall be made at 10-minute intervals. Those players
on the sidelines who wish to be substituted at the 10-minute sub-break
have the right to play at that time. No person shall be substituted
out twice until all other players on the field have subbed-out at least
once (unless requested by that player).
4. Matches will be played according to FIFA rules with the following exceptions:
a. Substitutions at 10-minute intervals (Law 3).
b. Goals by men 60 years and older, or any woman will count as two points. Own goals by these players will count as one point.
NO SLIDE TACKLING allowed except for non-dangerous slides made by the
goalie. The first offense during the game will result in a caution
(yellow card) and the second offense will result in ejection (red card)
from the game. The referee has the right to card the goalie on
dangerous slides and has the right to eject any player on the first
offense of a dangerous slide.
d. Non-tackling slides
will be considered dangerous play.
NO PROTESTING! Official's decisions are final. Those protesting
will be warned once. Players continuing to protest will be cautioned.
Any physical aggression or contact (pushing,
hitting, threatening harm) on the field between plays will result in an
immediate red card, a written warning and a one game suspension.
Continued aggression will result in ejection from the league for the
balance of the season (or longer depending on the severity of the
Referees can give verbal warnings to player(s)/spectator(s) for unsportsmanlike
behavior for negative comments made to opposing players or their own
teammates. Continued deriding of anyone on the field will result
in a red card and immediate ejection.
8. Penalty (Yellow and Red) Cards will be cumulative throughout the season.
a. Two Yellow Cards in a game will result in a Red Card. Any player receiving a Red Card will be sent off (ejected) from the game.
b. If a player receives a Card in one game, and another card in the next game, then the player must sit out the following game.
c. Four Yellow Cards or one Red Card and two Yellow Cards in a season will result in a one game suspension for the following game.
If the game happens on the last game of the season, the player will sit out the next scheduled game in the following season.
d. Any additional cards, or the accumulation of two Red Cards in a season will result in suspension for the remainder of season.
e. The application of any player previously suspended from the Makule league will be subject to review by the Review Committee.
f. The Review Committee reserves the right to require a player to sit out for an entire season following suspension.
g. The accumulation of two season suspensions will result in a permanent ban from the league.
h. The Review Committee shall consist of the Board of Directors.
If a player(s) has missed 50% of the games half-way through the season,
the team may elect to replace that player(s) for the remainder of the
season. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
10. Persons wishing to
sign up for Makule after teams have been capped will be placed on a
wait list. They will remain on the wait list until a permanent
position on a team becomes available. Fees are the same as late
Referees and players will get copies of rules.
Glasses are O.K., with protective strap. Hats need to have a soft
bill. No hard billed hats.
Although the Makule board has no authority to rule on smoking or drinking
at the fields, we remind everyone to use moderation. Players who
appear to be drunk on the field may be asked to leave by the center
14. Please pick up your rubbish and keep the fields clean!
letter written by the head ref to the Makule referees in 1995 still
should be having as much fun as the players. It's up to us to
keep the game flowing. Remember, this is a recreational league.
People are playing Makule to have a good time and to get some exercise. Meeting new people and making new friendships are a big part of our
league. Safety is of the utmost importance.
Healthy competition and fair, safe, hard play is soccer. If players
become over zealous in their efforts, a few words can usually get their
attention. Don't be afraid to display a yellow warning card to
over aggressive players that won' t listen to a few words of warning.
Players who need a red card to control them are few and far between,
but the occasion does occur where a send off is appropriate. Let's
keep building our league up and make it as fun and as safe as we possibly
can. Do the best job you can and call 'em the way you see 'em.
Rules for Reference are available here.