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League Information & Game Rules

FALL SEASON

September 24, 2016 – February 4 , 2017

Team & Players trophies for each division winner.

Cost: $250 per Team (includes Spring Season)

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SPRING SEASON

February  25, 2017 – April 29, 2017

Games scheduled around sanction FYSA tournaments. 4-5 games…  No Trophies.

New Team for Spring Season: $75

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GAME INFORMATION

Uniform Color:  Home team darker color and away team lighter color.

Referee Fees: U9/10 – $28.00, U11/12 – $30/15/15 = $60.00, U13/14 – $40/20/20 = $80.00. Each team pays half.

Playing time: U9/10 (7v7) – 2 x 25min, U11/12 (9v9) – 2 x 30min,  U13 (11v11) – 2 x 35min

Prior to each posted game,  print out the game card from your gotsoccer team account. Please be familiar with the new FYSA rules for small side games.

Game Check in: Game Card, Player Pass and referee money. NO PLAYER PASS – NO PLAY.

Winning Team Calls in the Score.  In case of tie, home team calls in the score.

Guest Player: If a Club has an “A” Team and a “B” Team in the same age group in the SWF League, with the A Team in the higher division, a player from the B Team may guest play on the A Team. Players from the A Team may not guest play on the B Team. U12 and under may only have (3) secondary guest players from within the Team’s Club. U13 and higher may have up to (5) guest players. A guest player may play a maximum of two games per day. A guest player must be handwritten on the game card delivered at the check in. Clubs with teams in the same division: Player from A Team may guest on the other A Team and player from B Team may guest on the other B Team.

All games are to be played at date and time and at the field locations indicated on the published schedules. Games will not be moved within 14 days.

FORFEITS: If a forfeit occurs for failure to appear or non-compliance, then a fine of $50.00 will be imposed upon the team and/or club. Teams with outstanding debts are ineligible to play. Any game that is forfeited will not be eligible to be rescheduled. The fine must be paid before the fined team’s next game or within 7 days, whichever shall occur last. Any team who forfeits less than 7 days before game date will pay a $50.00 fee plus the referee fees.

Game change requests where both coaches agree, made more than 14 days in advance of the game date and entered in Got Soccer, will be approved. Where there is a disagreement of the requested change of scheduling of the game, or a failure to respond, the game will be played as scheduled. It is the responsibility of the coach who wants to change the date of the game to get the home team to make the request, and get the away team to log in and agree. No game will be left unscheduled; teams cannot decide to indefinitely postpone a game.

CONCUSSIONS:

Pursuant to Florida Statutes (FS 943.0438), Florida in 2012 enacted a very stringent Head injury and Concussion Law. If the referee (or assistant referee) believes that, in his/her opinion, a player has suffered a head injury or possible concussion, the match must be stopped IMMEDIATELY.
The injured player, if able to leave the field on their own, must be escorted to their coach and the coach must be told that the player cannot return for the duration of the match. If a trainer is brought onto the field because the player is incapacitated, the referee must still notify the coach that the player cannot return to the game. It is the responsibility of the coach and the player’s parent(s) or legal guardians to seek medical attention.

The player may not resume participation until he/she has been cleared by a medical doctor. The Referee HAS NO FURTHER responsibility beyond removing the player from the match in which the player was injured. The referee crew must ensure, that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES or due to the appeal from any coaching staff, that the player is not allowed to return to the game.