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Adult League

We are pleased to announce that we are launching an adult recreational league this summer!  This will be a pilot run and if all goes well, we would like to offer this in the fall and spring as well. 

Adult Co-Ed Recreational Soccer League is run by team captains and volunteers.

REGISTRATION:  Registration is now open!  The last day to register is May 18th.

To register click on this link:

https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=80162&Type=PLAYER

You will be required to upload a passport style photo of yourself before completing the registration.

TEAMS:  Teams are compiled of 12-14 players.  Indicate what team you are playing on when registering.

SEASON:  Summer 2019 is our Pilot League. Summer league will begin on Monday, June 10th and will run for 8 weeks.  If successful we could move to play in the Spring and Fall season in conjunction with our Youth Soccer Schedules.

COST:  The cost is $120 per player. The cost is to cover state registration fees, field maintenance, insurance, team shirts, and sanctioned Referees.

GAME TIMES:  Monday evenings, for 8 weeks.  Each team will play one game per week. Games will be played at either 6:00 pm or 7:15 pm.  A schedule will be posted and sent to all players. 

FORMAT:  We play 7v7 on U12 sized field with full size goals. Game is 30-minute periods with a 5-minute half. No punts by the Goalkeeper.

EQUIPMENT:   Each player is responsible for shorts, cleats, socks & shin guards. If you wear glasses, you must have sports approved goggles.

PRACTICE:  Each team can decide what practice schedule works for the players.  

NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTEDIf a player would like to be on a specific team, he or she must state so on the registration form. 

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY:   

1.    Must be 18 years of age or over

2.    Must register and pay using the online registration process - no exceptions.

We will acquire player cards for every registered player and these will be checked prior to every game. 

 

Rules:

A. Fields: Springhill Complex

B. Ball: Will be determined by match Referee

C.  Players and Substitutions:

C1. Players: Starting lineups consists of seven (6) players (1) keeper. A minimum of five (5) players is required to start a game.

  1. If a team cannot field a minimum of 5 players in accordance with Section F.1, Forfeit Time, the game is a forfeit.

C2. Check-in: (Commissioner and Co-Commissioner can be at every game to validate players and player cards easier. Even if I(Josh) play, I am willing to so this, unless there is a conflict of interest???) A league printed weekly lineup card will handed to the referee with the names of the expected to attend the current game by the Team Captain. All registered players must be able to provide a valid picture ID for check-in at the field. Both teams can be verified by the Referee prior to game or at half time.  Players that cannot provide a valid picture ID will NOT be allowed to play. The Team Captain or Appointee is responsible for the players on their team. We can also look at doing player cards instead of photo id’s.

Any player who violates the league’s check-in procedure by entering the field of play without being listed on the line-up card shall be removed from the game and can be cautioned (shown the yellow card) by the referee.     

C3. Substitutions: A team is allowed to substitute one or more players at the following times:

  • On either team’s goal kick.
  • On an own team’s throw-in
  • On the opposing team’s throw-in provided they substitute
  • If an injury occurs, players on either side may substitute
  • Both sides may substitute after a goal scored by either team

D. Player Equipment

D1. Shin Guards:  Shin guards are required for all players. (looking into shin guards being optional. Does not requiring certain safety equipment render insurance null?)

D2. Uniforms: All players on each team must have the same color jersey preferably use the one provided by the league.  

E. Game Officials: The VCYSA Adult Rec League schedules officials for every game. If for any reason there is no official at a game site contact the VCYSA Adult League Commissioner or Committee member immediately.

E1. Rain- Out / Cancellation Procedure: Communication will be provided regarding weather delays(TBD) After arriving for the first scheduled game, referees are required to stay at the field until the start of the last scheduled game even if the weather does not permit the games to start or finish.  Referees are permitted to leave the field only after the last scheduled game is played to full time or terminated early for weather or other cause.

E2. Lightning Policy:  Rain delay and lightning policy will adhere in accordance with the VCYSA inclement weather policy. Referees and League officials have full authority to postpone or cancel games in accordance with the policy.

 E3. Score and Time Keeping: Score keeping and timekeeping will be performed on the field by the referee, or by an assistant referee.

F. Game Duration: Two 30-minute halves with running time. The exact duration of halves will be specified for each season depending on field availability and time constraints. Officials may stop the clock for injury if excessive time is required to attend to the injured player, provided schedule constraints permit. The game clock starts at the scheduled game time without exception. Summer temperatures can be extreme, may adopt (4) 10-minute halves with 5-minute water breaks.

F1. Forfeit Time: A 10-minute grace period will be given to a team not able to meet the minimum player requirements. A forfeit will result in a 1-0 loss for the forfeiting team. After forfeiture, the game can still be played as a scrimmage or “friendly” between the two scheduled teams. Even if it is a forfeit, Referees are required to stay and officiate the game if both teams still want to play. Teams can share players between the two scheduled teams or any team scheduled at their field, if the game is a forfeit. All players playing in a forfeited game must be registered players on the game cards at the field that game is being played at, and check in before they play.

F2. Half-Time: Half-time period is 5 minutes long. Teams should be ready to restart play when half-time is over. The clock will start at the end of half-time even if the teams are not ready to start.

G. Scoring: 1 point is awarded per goal. The referee will tally the lineup card the name of the scoring playing upon a successful score.

G1. Hat Trick:  Each player is allowed to score a maximum of three (3) goals per game. After a player scores 3 goals in a game, the player may no longer score. If the player continues to score beyond the 3rd goal, the opposing team receives that score.

H. Fouls and Misconduct

H1. NO SLIDE TACKLING: Whether accidental or not, slide tackling is not allowed and will result in an indirect free kick for the opposing team, and may result in a misconduct (yellow or red card, depending upon the degree of danger to or contact with the opponent) for the player who committed the slide tackle. The goalkeeper is the only player allowed to slide tackle near an opponent provided it is performed within the penalty area and is performed only in a manner that does not pose a danger to the opponent or to him/herself.

H2. Cautions (Yellow Cards) and Sendoffs (Red Cards):  

Constant or excessive rough play will result in a Yellow Card

  •  Continuous dissent with a referee will result in a Yellow Card
  • Foul language will not be tolerated and will result in a Yellow Card
  • A player receiving a Red Card will be ejected from the league
  • Two Yellow Cards in a season will result in a Red Card and the player being ejected from the league
  • Fighting before, during or after a game will result in automatic expulsion from the league
  • The league reserves the right to evaluate reports of unsporting conduct or failure to uphold the league’s standards of conduct as defined in the VCYSA Mission Statement. A player’s behavior or actions may be evaluated for compliance, even if no sanctions have been taken against them by the referees. In the case where violations to these principles occur, the VCYSA Board will take the necessary corrective actions, ranging from friendly reminders of the rules to player suspension.


Goal Keeping and Kicks

I1. Goal kicks:

Ball may start from any position within the goal area. The kick is NOT ALLOWED to cross the halfway line on the fly (in the air). Any infraction results in a turnover at the point where the ball passed over the halfway line.

I2. Goalkeepers:

May throw or roll ball to any position on the playing field. Punts are NOT ALLOWED to cross the halfway line on the fly (in the air). Any infraction results in a turnover at the point where the ball passed over the halfway line.

I3. Penalty area infractions:

Ball is placed at the nearest point on the penalty area line from where the infraction occurred.

J1. OFFSIDES

A build out line will be painted halfway between the goal line and the center line. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build out line.Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and the goal line.

If no build out line, offside calls are based on FIFA rules by the referee's judgement.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are NOT allowed at any playing field at any time. Teams are responsible for their spectators. Drinking or use of tobacco products is not allowed in recreation programs.

LEAGUE STANDINGS

The league maintains a standings page to reflect the wins, losses, and draws for each team. League standings and scores will be updated and available on this website.

COMMUNICATION

Updates about the league will be done by e-mail or text messages. Field conditions will be updated on the league website and updated via email as soon as possible.

INCLUSION POLICY:

VCYSA Adult Soccer League welcomes all individuals who want to play the game of soccer.  Discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or disability will not be tolerated.