Fridays from 2pm until 9 pm
Cost: $25 per bubble for 60 min game time
Players: A minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 14 players are allowed (includes substitutions)
Call us: You do not need to register a team for BUBBLE SOCCER simply get your friends together, book a time and play against each other.

203 Lake Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444  | 02 6581 4799
Indoor Bubble Soccer Port Macquarie


@ The Ark Sports Centre
Port Macquarie, Australia

Bubble Soccer Rules

1. Players
A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than six players. You must have a minimum of six players and a maximum of fourteen players.
Substitutions will be allowed during the game at any time during active play. To substitute a player, the player coming off of the field needs to stand by the sideline of the field as the new player going onto the field crosses the side-line to enter the game simultaneously. All substituted players will be checked for equipment by a referee before entering onto the field.
There are no goalkeepers in bubble soccer. A player is only allowed in the goal circle for 3 seconds.

2. Safety & Equipment
The referees provided during the match are for the supervision of the game, but also to ensure the safety of the players. 
No blindside hits! If a player is facing the opposite direction it is ok to give them a nudge but no full speed bumps to a player that is not looking.

Each player must be in a “Battle Ball” prior to stepping on the field. The equipment shall be worn fully-inflated and over the shoulders with shoulder straps that are snug to ensure that the player is secured tightly inside the ball.
Players must wear tennis shoes or turf shoes, soccer cleats will not be allowed. Shin guards and kneepads are recommended but not required.
Jewelry, glasses and other sharp objects:
No jewelry or other sharp objects may be worn during play or in the Battle Ball. Glasses may be used, however will need to be worn with an eyewear retainer to keep them on the player at all times.
“On the Ground Rule:”
Players who are knocked to the ground during play must be allowed to get up before being contacted again by the opposing team. It is critical that players not be hit while on the ground and be allowed to get up. Referees will strictly enforce this rule as a players legs are vulnerable when trying to stand up and to ensure safety.
Whistle to Stop Play
Referees will blow the whistle three times consecutively to either stop play, or to signal the end of a half and/or game. All players must STOP if they hear the signal. Active gameplay will be stopped by the referees to respond to player safety concerns (loose strap, Battle Balls which are not properly inflated or other unsafe condition).
Restart of Play
If play is stopped by the referee, it will be resumed by one blow of the whistle to resume play.

An example of game play

3. Duration of the Match
The match lasts two equal halves of 12 minutes, unless otherwise mutually agreed between the supervisor and the two participating teams. Any agreement to alter the periods of play (for example to reduce each half to 10 minutes because of insufficient light) must be made before the start of play and must comply with competition rules.

Halftime Interval
· Players are entitled to an interval at half-time.
· The half-time interval must not exceed 5 minutes.
· The duration of the half-time interval may be altered only with the consent of the supervisor.

Allowance for Time Lost
Allowance is made in either half for all time lost through equipment/safety stoppage or other.
4. The Start and Restart of Play
At the beginning of the match, both teams will line up on the “baseline” closest to their goal. The referee will place the ball in the middle of the field and blow the whistle once to begin play. This start will occur at the beginning of the game and the second half, as well as after each goal scored.
5. Method of Scoring
A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no infringement of the Laws of the Game has been committed previously by the team scoring the goal.
The team scoring the greater number of goals during a match is the winner. In the regular season, if both teams score an equal number of goals, or if no goals are scored, the match is drawn.
6. Offside
Battle Balls does not utilize an off-side rule.
Download Rules of the Game PDF
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