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League Information & Game Rules

FALL SEASON

Senior Season  (2002/2003)

August 19,2017 – October 28, 2017

Junior Season (2004 and Younger)

September 16, 2017 – March 3, 2018

Cost

2004 and younger –  $250.00 ( includes Spring Season)

2002/2003 – $175 (No Spring Season)

Team & Players trophies for each division winner.

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SPRING SEASON

March – April  2018

Games scheduled around sanctioned FYSA tournaments

4-5 games / No Trophies.

New Team for Spring Season: $75

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GAME INFORMATION

Regular Season

Ages 2003 and older – August 19 – October 28

Ages 2004 and Younger – September 16 – March 3rd  (Games will be scheduled between September 16th and December 16th with make up games played prior to March 3, 2018

Non-heading rule for 06 divisions and younger

Spring Season:  March – April

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

Referee Fees: 08/09 – $28.00, 06/07 – $30/15/15 = $60.00, 04/05 – $40/20/20 = $80.00 02-03 $60/30/30 = $120 Each team pays half.

Playing time: 08/09 (7v7) – 2 x 25min, 06/07  (9v9) – 2 x 30min,  04/05  (11v11) – 2 x 35min,  02/03 (11v11) – 2 x 40min

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 (Gold) division and B team in the lower (Black) 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. Players can not play at an age group younger then their roster age group (play down).  Example: A 06 player can not play on a 07 team.  2006 and younger teams may only have (3) guest players from within the Team’s Club. 2005 and older may have up to (5) guest players within the teams club. 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.

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.

The teams have 14 days from an approved game change request to notify the league about new date and time.  If the teams cannot come to an agreement the league will post the game to be played prior to March 3, 2018

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.