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Plymouth Park Soccer League

By Laws

By Laws

Rules and Regulations

Team Shirts

  1. No two teams in any Division shall have shirts of similar colour
  2. All Shirts must have an 8 inch number on the back with the exception of all groups under 9 which will have a 6 inch number.
  3. No Alternations to the shirts (ie. Names on the back) are to be made until the teams have been finalized as determined by the League.

Dress

  1. All Players must wear their League supplied shirts for each game.  Shin guards must be worn in all divisions
  2. Goalie shirts will be provided and must be worn at each game.
  3. In cold weather players may wear other attire under their complete uniform.  (This rule will be waived if the Club cannot supply a properly fitting uniform.)
  4. All players must wear outdoor soccer shoes (except for the Little Kickers divisions which may wear running shoes if parents are unable to find a size small enough.)

Soccer Ball Sizes

    • Little Kickers and Rascals will use a size # 3 ball
    • Squirts and Atoms will use a size # 4 ball
    • Mosquitoes & Adults will use a size # 5 ball

Duration of Games

Little Kickers....20 minute practice & Two ten (10) minute halves

Rascals....Two twenty (20) minute halves

Squirts..Two twenty-five (25) minute halves

Atoms.Two Thirty-five (35) minute halves

Mosquitoes....Two Forty (40) minute halves

Adults......Two Forty (40) minute halves

Playing Rules

  1. Little Kicker Division will now be an instructional divisional.  No scores will be kept for these games however names will get published in the paper when goals are scored.
  2. Rascal Division- only 1 coach allowed on the field per team to assist players with learning the game.
  3. Games Points 3 points for a win, 1 for a tie, 0 for a loss
  4. ALL players shall have equal playing time. (Exception to the rule is the goalie who may play the entire game in net)
  5. At the discretion of the Executive Board the playing time rule can be amended for all Divisions.
  6. Forfeit Game Big Field - Any team not having at least 7 players by 5 minutes after the scheduled game start time will forfeit the game and the game will be registered as a loss. Score will be 0-0 with the win going to the other team.
  7. Forfeit Game Top Field - Any team not having at least 5 players by 5 minutes after the scheduled game start time will forfeit the game and the game will be registered as a loss. Score will be 0-0 with the win going to the other team.
  8. Forfeit Game Bottom Field - Any team not having at least 6 players by 5 minutes after the scheduled game start time will forfeit the game and the game will be registered as a loss. Score will be 0-0 with the win going to the other team.
  9. Teams who elect not to play in the rain will be given zero points for the game and the game will be registered as a loss. Score will be 0-0 with the win going to the other team
  10. Games will only be cancelled and rescheduled if possible due to extreme weather conditions (ie. lightening) at the discretion of the referee and board of directors.  A decision will be made to cancel one game or all games depending on the weather report.
  11. No overtime during regular season.
  12. If a team just meets the minimum number of players they are able to bring up players to allow the team some spares so players can rest.
  13. A team bringing up players cannot bring up more players than the opposing team has.
  14. Once a game has started, you can only bring up players if you are within 15 minutes of the start of the game.  In other words you cannot start adding additional players part way through the game.
  15. You cannot take a player from the same division you are in if you are short.
  16. The Executive of the League at their Executive Meeting may modify, add or delete any Rules or Regulations for the better of the League. The club will be notified within 14 days of any changes.

Code of Conduct

Parents

  Children are playing for their enjoyment not their parents

  Encourage your child to play by the rules of the game

  Show your appreciation of volunteer coaches and officials

  Never ridicule or yell at any child for making a mistake or blame them for losing a game

  Set a good example, applaud all good plays for both teams

  Discourage intentional rough or violent play

  Discourage foul language or verbal abuse to anyone

Players

  Players are part of a team, they share in the successes and failures.

  Fair play and co-operation is encouraged at all times

  Play for your enjoyment, not your parents

  Control your temper avoid rough or violent play

  Foul language or verbal abuse is not acceptable behaviour

  Play by the rules

  Winning is only part of it.  Having fun, improving skills, making friends and doing your best are also important.

  Applaud all good plays for both teams

  Win or Lose show good sportsmanship

Zero Tolerance

The Plymouth Park Soccer League is a strong supporter of promoting mutual respect, fair play cooperation and encourages the values of good sportsmanship throughout the league.  Our goal is to eliminate verbal abuse and maintain a safe physical environment for our players, coaches, referees and spectators.

Policy

Any person judged by the League to be guilty of abusive conduct towards another person while at the soccer field will be reprimanded in writing.  A second conviction during the same season will result in the member being restricted from all services rendered by the League including attendance to all soccer activities within the League.

 

Any person to be guilty of physical abuse of another person while at the soccer field will be reported to the Disciplinary Committee.    The Disciplinary Committee will then review the situation and deal with the report as per the guidelines of the League.

 


Tournament Rules

  1. Rascal Division- only 1 coach allowed on the field per team to assist players.
  2. Games Points 3 points for a win, 1 for a tie, 0 for a loss
  3. ALL players shall have equal playing time. (Exception to the rule is the goalie who may play the entire game in net)
  4. Forfeit Game Big Field - Any team not having at least 7 players by 5 minutes after the scheduled game start time will forfeit the game and the game will be registered as a loss. Score will be 0-0 with the win going to the other team.
  5. Forfeit Game Top Field - Any team not having at least 5 players by 5 minutes after the scheduled game start time will forfeit the game and the game will be registered as a loss. Score will be 0-0 with the win going to the other team.
  6. Forfeit Game Bottom Field - Any team not having at least 6 players by 5 minutes after the scheduled game start time will forfeit the game and the game will be registered as a loss. Score will be 0-0 with the win going to the other team.
  7. Teams who elect not to play in the rain will be given zero points for the game and the game will be registered as a loss. Score will be 0-0 with the win going to the other team
  8. Games will only be cancelled and rescheduled if possible due to extreme weather conditions (ie. lightening) at the discretion of the referee and board of directors.  A decision will be made to cancel one game or all games depending on the weather report.
  9. No overtime during the tournament except for finals day. See Finals Day.
  10. If a team just meets the minimum number of players they are able to bring up players to allow the team some spares so players can rest.
  11. A team bringing up players cannot bring up more players than the opposing team has.
  12. Once a game has started, you can only bring up players if you are within 15 minutes of the start of the game. In other words you cannot start adding additional players part way through the game
  13. You cannot take a player from the same division you are in if you are short.

Finals Day

Overtime

Division

# Of Periods

Length Of Period

Rascals

1

10 minutes*

Squirts

2

5 minutes

Atoms

2

10 minutes

Mosquitoes

2

15 minutes

Adults

2

15 minutes

 

Total overtime will be played.  (No golden goal)  After the 1st period of overtime, playing teams will change ends and continue (no break) 

 *Rascals will play one 10 minute period since they do not change ends.

Shootout Rules

  1. Any player can be chosen as a goalie for the shootout but he/she must stay in goal for the complete shootout except in the case of a real injury where a change may be made.
  2. Five players will be selected by each coach.  They will sit in the centre circle. The goalie can be one of the five to take a kick.
  3. Alternate kicks will be taken until all 10 players have taken a penalty kick.
  4. The team with the most goals wins
  5. If still tied 5 different players will be chosen by the coach and alternate kicks will be taken on a sudden death basis. (This means if one team scores and the other does not the game is over)

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