Small Sided Recommendations
5vs5, 7vs7, 9v9
- NISL recommendations for 5vs5, 7vs7 and 9vs9 leagues, Players are NOT permitted to play down in divisions.
Coaches who play a player down must notify opposing coach before the game who the player or players are that are playing down and the reason for the decision.
Teams that do not communicate that they are playing players down to opposing coaches are in jeopardy of forfeiting the game.
NISL recommendation is that players rostered on a NISL Premier League level team should not play any lower than the NISL Platinum level.