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League Policy

 

 

 

Age Group Breakdown

 

Age Group

Min Field Players

Max Field Players

Ball Size

Game Length

Offside

Allow

Pass

Back*

5 & Under

4

4

3

 

20 min halves

No

Yes

6 & Under

4

5

3

20 min halves

No

Yes

7 & Under

5

7

3

20 min halves

No

Yes

8 & Under

5

7

3

20 min halves

No

Yes

9 & Under

6

9

4

25 min halves

Yes

No

10 & Under

6

9

4

25 min halves

Yes

No

11 & Under

7

9

4

30 min halves

Yes

No

12 & Under

7

11

4

30 min halves

Yes

No

13 & Under

7

11

5

30 min halves

Yes

No

15& Under

7

11

5

35 min halves

Yes

No

 

There will be a five (5) minute break for half-time at all age levels. There will be no stoppage of game time or extension of game time except for serious injury, which will be solely at the discretion of the referee.

 

*Pass Back - a deliberate pass to the goal-keeper which the keeper handles the ball. An indirect kick at spot where the keeper handled the ball.  If foul is committed inside the 6-yard box the kick is taken just outside the 6-yard area. 

 

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Substitutions

 

Substitutions made be without limit, with the permission of the referee, as follows:

 

a.     After a goal has been scored.

b.     At the beginning of the second half

c.     At either team’s goal kick.

d.     At a throw-in by the team in possession.

e.     If the team in possession at a throw-in makes a substitution, the other team may also make a substitution. 

f.     After a field player has received a yellow card, a substitution must be made for the carded player. The carded player may re-enter the field of play at the next allowable substitution.

g.     There will be no substitution for a field player who has received a red card and has been ordered from the field by the referee.

h.     In 5U, 6U, and 7U games only, substitution is on the "fly”.

 

 

The procedure:

a. The referee must be informed before any proposed substitution is made.

b. Await the referee’s signal to substitute player(s).

c. Call off all players currently on the field

d. The substitute can only enter the field of play after the player being replaced has left and after receiving a signal from the referee.

e. The substitute(s) can only enter the field of play at the halfway line.  

f. The substitution is completed when a substitute enters the field of play.

g. Goalkeepers: any of the other players may change places with the goalkeeper, provided that the referee is informed before the change is made and you follow the procedure as described above.

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Standings

 

1. Point System:

   - 3-points for a win

   - 1-point for a tie

   - 0-points for a loss

 

2. Tie-Breakers: ***None***

 

3. Excessive Win Rule
  1. The penalty for an excessive (6 +goal differential) win is only 1-point is awarded for the win
  2. This is applicable for Non-competitive Divisions as well.

Excessive Win Rule Additional Penalties

     1. 7U and below (Referees submit scores to League)

             a. First Offence - email warning

             b. Second Offence:$25 per goal fee to club who has excessive wins

             c. Third Offense : $25 per goal fee over 6 and a 3 game suspension for the                   coach.

        2. 8U and Above

             a. First Offense $25 per goal fee to club who has excessive wins

             b. Second offense $200 fine and a three game suspension

 
Symbol Key:

GP

W

D

L

Pts

GF

GA

 

  1. Games Played
  2. Wins (3 points)
  3. Draw (1 point)
  4. Loss (0 pts)
  5. Points (Sum of Wins and Draws)
  6. Goals For
  7. Goals Against
  1.  
  1. EW
  2. LF
  3. NS
  4. WF
  5. GPG
  6. GAA
  1. Excessive Win (Credit for Win; 1 point)
  2. Loss By Forfeit   (loss of 2 points from standings)
  3. No Show      ( Loss forfeit penalty applies)
  4. Win by Forfeit (3 pts)
  5. Goals per Game
  6. Goals Against Average

 

 

 

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Fines

Schedule Related Fines:

1. Add team after placements - $25.

2. Drop team after placements - $50.

3. Shift Age/Div after placements - $50.

4. Drop Team after schedules - $25 for each game not played.

5. Shift Age after schedules - $500

6. Drop Team after first weekend - $1000 plus $25 per game not played.

7. Add team after schedules - $150; **need executive board approval.

 

Game Related Fines:

1. Canceled Games:

   a. At least five (5) days prior to the scheduled date - $25.00.

   b. Less than five (5) days - $50.00 fine plus the entire referee fee.

   c. Within 24 hours of game day a $100.00 fine plus the entire referee fee.

   d. Forfeited games will result in a two point deduction from the standings

 

2. Not Enough Players at Game Time: any team that does not have the minimum number player to start the game and the referee declares the game over, will be issued a $50.00 fine plus the referee fee for both teams.

3. No Show: any team that does not show up for a scheduled game will be issued $100.00 fine plus the referee fee for both teams.

4. Abandoning a match - Team: any coach that withdraws their team from the playing field prior to completion of the match is subject to a $400 fine and may be subject to further forfeit related fines.

5. Planned Forfeits: any team that intentionally forfeits consecutive games or the remaining games on their schedule, the club will be assessed fined $200 plus $25 for every game forfeited thereafter.  The club and team will undergo review, by the executive board, as to their standing in the league for the next season.

 

** All fines double for the last weekend of the season.

 

Other Fines:

1. Red Cards - Any coach who receives a red card during a match will receive a $50 fine plus a minimum of 2 games of the team he or she were issued the card. The incident will under go review by a separate committee and further penalties may be issued.

 

2. Meetings - All clubs are required to have representation at the League Monthly Meetings. An attendance sheet is filled out to verify attendance. A $25.00 fine will be issued to the club that does not have a representative attend. The fine increases by $25.00 for each infraction thereafter.

 

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APPEALS

1. Appeals of disciplinary sanctions may be granted only if the the following actions have been completed:

   a. Written notification must be sent to the SIYSL Executive Board within 2 weeks of the disciplinary notification

   b. Payment of $150 is made to the SIYSL for administrative services related to processing the appeal and establishing a time       and place for the appellate hearing.

 

 

 

Game Changes

 

Please Note: Game changes will only be accepted while the schedule is in a draft period.  Once the schedules have locked down no changes will be accepted.

 

Requirements for submission/approval:

-   Church or School event where players are required to attend and the team is unable to field with the minimum number of players.

 

Reason for denial:

-   Schedules have been locked down.

-   Conflict with another sporting event (i.e., Travel Soccer, Baseball, Bowling, Basketball, Football)

-   Non-sport related activity (i.e. dance, scouts, parties, picnics)

-   Coaching conflicts.

-   Sibling’s events.

-   Sharing players.

-   Not enough notice to execute the change.

-   Able to field a team with the minimum players.

 

Procedure for a game change:

a. Submit your request for a change with reason for the change.

b. You will receive acknowledgment email once request is received.

c. Your request will be reviewed

d. An email stating whether request has been approved or denied will be sent.
 

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Referee Fees

Effective Fall 2016/Spring 2017

14U/15U. 1 ref....$40 ($20/team)

14U/15U 3 refs.. $80 ($40/team)

13U.....$36 ($18/team)

11U......$36 ( $18/team)

9U/10U.....$30 ($15/team)

7U/8U.....$24 ($12/team)

5U/06U.....$20  ($ 10/team)

 

 

 

Age Groups Breakdown

Division Name 2 Yr Age Range Birth Year Age Range Grade
5U-BY2014- Ages 4 to 5 Jan 1, 14 to Dec 31, 13 Pre-K
6U-BY2013- Ages 5 to 6 Jan 1, 13 to Dec 31, 12 Pre-K to K
7U-BY2012- Ages 6 to 7 Jan 1, 13 to Dec 31, 12 K to 1st
8U-BY2011- Ages 7 to 8 Jan 1, 12 to Dec 31, 11 1st to 2nd
9U-BY2010- Ages 8 to 9 Jan 1, 11 to Dec 31, 10 2nd to 3rd
10U-BY2009- Ages 9 to 10 Jan 1, 10 to Dec 31, 09 3rd to 4th
11U-BY2008- Ages 10 to 11 Jan 1, 09 to Dec 31, 08 4th to 5th
12U-BY2006- Ages 11 to 12 Jan 1, 07 to Dec 31, 06 5th to 6th
13U-BY2006- Ages 11 to 13 Jan 1, 08 to Dec 31, 06 6th to 7th
15U-BY2004- Ages 13 to 15 Jan 1, 06 to Dec 31, 04 7th to 8th

Effective

Fall 2018 / Spring 2019