Erie, PA Indoor CoEd (EPIC) Soccer League

The Coed EPIC Soccer League (Erie, PA Indoor Coed Soccer League) plays on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings on the boarded fields at Family First Sports Park in Erie, PA. As of January 1, 2017 the EPIC Soccer League is fully sanctioned and endorsed by the USASA and the Erie Soccer League. To get more information on our Tuesday Coed Soccer League, the Erie Soccer League Administrator (Mike).

Coed Divisions Offered

Multiple divisions will be offered so that teams and players with similar playing styles and reasons for playing can be grouped together. Players and teams must not be “in bad standing” in order to be eligible for participation in league play (added 27 Feb 2017 and effective prior to the beginning of the Spring indoor season). The divisional breakdowns are as follows:

Tuesday CoEd Modified (Division 3)

Division 3 standings

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Division 3 schedule

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Coed Division 3 Description – This Division is a slight step up from the CoEd Rec Division. This league is designed to be competitive in nature without losing the recreational aspect of the game. The ideal player is minimally skilled to adequate skill and has a desire to play competitive and with better players. Teams in this division will ideally have better teamwork ability than those in the CoEd Rec Division, but their skill level is not at the point to compete with teams in the CoEd Intermediate Division. This division plays with 3 male & 2 female field players plus a goalkeeper. This division plays on Tuesday evenings at the Family First Sports Park Field House and will have one (1) Referee per game. Referee fees of $12 payable in cash are due prior to kickoff of the game.

Coed Division 3 Player Eligibility – A team’s roster is compiled of: players at least 18 years of age no more than one (1) Division 1 male player and two (2) Division 1 females. The goalkeeper may have played at any divisional level. Players 30 years of age and older are exempt from divisional eligibility guidelines.

Tuesday CoEd Intermediate (Division 2)

Division 2 standings

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Coed Division 2 Description – This Division is much more competitive than either the CoEd Rec or CoEd Modified Divisions, but the overall team skill level is not at the point to compete with teams in the CoEd Elite Division. The ideal player is adequately skilled to above-average skill and wants to play at a more competitive pace than the CoEd Modified Division offers. This Division will also be a good place for those who used to play at a high level, but haven’t played in a few years and want to ease back into the game and for those who are coming off injury and are not yet able to play at the level they played before injury. This division plays with 3 male & 2 female field players plus a goalkeeper. This division plays on Tuesday evenings at the Family First Sports Park Field House and will have one referee per game. Each team is responsible for paying one of the referee $12 cash prior to kick-off.

Coed Division 2 Player Eligibility – A team’s roster is compiled of: players at least 18 years of age, no more than two (2) Division 1 male players and two (2) Division 1 female players. The goalkeeper may have played at any divisional level. Players over the age of thirty (30) are exempt from rostering eligibility (these players do not count against the division 1 or 2 player count).

Tuesday CoEd Elite (Division 1)

Division 1 standings

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Coed Division 1 Description – This division is open to all players. This division is geared towards the college and high school players, but welcomes those who want to play at a more competitive pace and against very good competition . Players & teams possessing this similar mindset are encouraged to play in this division. This division plays with 3 male & 2 female field players plus a goalkeeper. This division plays on Tuesday evening at the Family First Sports Park Field House and will have one (1) Referee per game. Each team is responsible for paying $12 cash to one of the Referees prior to kick-off.

Coed Division 1 Player Eligibility – A team’s roster is compiled of: any player at least 16 years of age, male or female, that wishes to compete at the highest skill level possible.

Wednesday CoEd Rec (Division 4)

This division is recreational and is ideally an entry level to organized soccer or for those who haven’t played in years and want to restart without having to go “full speed”. The ideal player is inexperienced but has at least a basic understanding of the game or has some experience and wants to play for fun, rather than competition. Players who are more skilled in nature that have the mentality of using team play to help elevate the play of others are also welcome in this division. Players and teams in this Division should have the mindset of playing for fun, playing at a low-competition level and with low aggression. Players with the “just win” mindset, or those who are going to challenge the referee’s every call, will not be a good fit in this Division (See Modified Division). This division plays with 3 male & 2 female field players plus a goalkeeper. This division plays on Wednesday evenings at the Family First Sports Park Field House and will have one (1) Referee per game. Referee fees of $12 per game (cash) are to be paid to the referee prior to kickoff of each game. There are no playoffs or finals for this playing division.

Division 4 Player Eligibility – A team’s roster is compiled of: players at least 18 years of age, NO Division 1 male players or goalkeepers may participate in this league. Each team may have no more than one (1) Division 2 female player & 1 Division 2 male player. Each team’s roster may contain no more than two (2) division 3 players. Players over the age of thirty (30) are exempt from rostering eligibility (these players do not count against the divisional player count). This is intended to be a recreational level league.

Division 4 standings

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Division 4 schedule

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Disciplinary procedures: Please see this page on how discipline in the coed league is handled.

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Rules of Play

Full playing rules – Dasher board leagues.

Clarification on cards – The blue card is reserved for misconduct in indoor soccer. In the hierarchy of cards, it is the lowest level of punishment in the book. Yellow card is the next escalation and a red card is the ultimate ejection from the game. There are a number of offenses that can warrant a blue card, but it is ultimately a two minute penalty timeout that allows the players team who it is issued to the ability not to have to play a player down for a period of two minutes, or until a goal has been scored (by either team). whichever comes first.

Offenses can include:

  • Spitting on the indoor turf
  • Persistent infringement
  • Dissent by word or action
  • Encroachment
  • Too many players on the field, or illegal substitution
  • Minor physical foul that the referee must punish to control the game

Referees in indoor soccer have discretion to determine where misconduct falls between a blue or yellow card.

Most facilities outline mandatory reasons for misconduct, which are sometimes referred to as timed penalties. A blue card is a two minute minor penalty where the offender sits out and their team can still play full sided, or until a goal is scored against them, or the penalty time runs out. Yellow cards are considered a double minor with a two minute timed penalty. If a goal is scored after two minutes, the penalty is canceled, otherwise the entire two minutes is to be served. Red cards usually require the player to leave the match area and a timed five minute penalty is served in full by a team member.

The blue card is not intended to punish physical board checking, profanity, or assault. These are critical events to eliminate from the sport and punish with an ejection.

A yellow card is cleared by the conclusion of two minutes (as signaled by the referee) or from a “power play” goal being scored. An “even strength” goal or a “short handed” goal will not clear a yellow card.

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