CCSL rules and procedures shall apply to CCSL Spring League with the following modifications.
- Paper Teams
CCSL Spring League is a developmental season. To allow Cal North teams as much flexibility as possible in organizing a team, playing in the CCSL Spring League may play as "Paper Teams" on a secondary team roster. A Paper Team allows you to create team rosters with Cal North players from different fall teams without submitting transfer paperwork to your league registrar and newly registered players.
Paper team rosters are valid for the purpose of playing in the CCSL Spring League but not for Cal North sanctioned tournaments.
Fall "Division", and "Bracket" designations do not apply in spring. Teams may combine players from teams in different fall "brackets" without impact on fall placement. Spring is a developmental season and standings and results do not impact Fall Bracket placement.
All teams must have current USYSA Passes for every player, coach and team manager at the start of league play. The USYSA Player Pass must include the player's picture, team name and ID# for current seasonal year. All USYSA player, coach and team manager passes must be laminated before the first usage.
A player who plays in a game and is not properly registered shall cause his/her team to automatically forfeit that game and may face further disciplinary action by the CCSL Committee, depending upon the nature of the violation. The score in such forfeited games shall stand 2-0 against the forfeiting team.
Any registration and eligibility rules not covered in these rules will be governed by the Constitution and Bylaws of California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA), the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
- Spring League Season
The specific start date, end date and specific play dates for CCSL Spring League play may vary by region. Generally, CCSL Spring League play will begin near the end of March and conclude at the end of May. The desired season length is eight weeks. Matches will not be scheduled on Memorial Day weekend but the weekend may be used for reschedules. 8 to 10 games will be scheduled.
- Spring League Roster Size
Maximum Roster is defined as the maximum number of players on the team's official roster ("goldenrod")
Match Day Roster is defined as the maximum number of players, including guest players, eligible to participate in a match. The complete and accurate Match Report ("game card") and Cal North player passes shall be surrendered to the referees for team check-in prior to the start of the match and may not be subsequently amended.
||Team Age Group
||Match Day Roster
|For 8 v 8 Teams
||U8 – U10
|For 11 v 11 Teams
||U11 – U13
||U14 – U19
Teams may choose to play up, or down a bracket as best suits their teams developmental needs. Generally bracket requests will be accepted by the age group seeders, however bracket requests to move up or down more than one level may require documentation to show the team will be competitive at that level
- Guest Players
The purpose of guest players is to allow a team to field a full roster or to enhance player development.
- 5.2.1 Playing Level: State, State, Region or Section
- 5.2.2 Divison: Premier, Gold, Silver Elite, Silver, Bronze, Copper
- 5.2.3 Bracket: A Group of teams in a division selected to play one another on the basis of age, gender, ability and geography (e.g. Coast Section GU14 Copper North)
- 5.2.4 Guest Player: A Player who is registered with Cal North on a team other than the team on which the player is playing
- 5.2.5 Guest Official: An adult who is registered with Cal North with a team other than the one for which the adult is acting in the capacity of a team official.
Cal North Guest Rules
- 5.3.1 Cal North Guest Player Policy: Guest players may be used per the Cal North Guest Player Policy (PIM 09-3) with exceptions stated below. PIM 09-3 includes these provisions:
- 5.3.2 The Guest player must be rostered on a team within the same registration district as the team on which the player will be guesting.
- 5.3.3 The soccer age of the guest player must be the same soccer age or younger than the age group of the team on which the player will be guesting.
- 5.3.4 The credentials for the guest player must be from the same season as those being used by the team on which the player will be guesting.
- 5.3.5 The coach of the borrowing team must have in his/her possession the player's approved member pass and the current Cal North Membership Form (Form 1601) for the guest player with the medical release and the hold harmless section signed in original ink by the parent or guardian or by the guest player if the player has reached eighteen (18) years of age
CCSL Specific Guest Rules:
- 5.4.1 The maximum number of guest players allowed is seven (7) per match for U11 and older teams.
- 5.4.2 The maximum number of guest players allowed is five (5) per match for U10 and younger teams.
- 5.4.3 A player may be on a Match Report (including guest play) for a maximum of two matches per day.
- 5.4.4 Players may guest play on any team in any Division at their soccer age or older in spring only.
Teams are reminded that Spring League is developmental, and standings do not factor into Fall placement. Spring guest player rules are liberal to allow for development, and to allow a team to field a full roster. Abuse of liberal guest player rules through 'stacking' of teams in the interest of winning may cause future spring rules to be modified.
Guest Team Official
- 5.5.1 Guest team officials must surrender their official Cal North member pass to a match official to be allowed in the technical area.
- 5.5.2 No more than five (5) total team officials, including DOC and guest officials, may be allowed in the technical area for any given match.
All teams shall bring to each CCSL match
- 5.6.1 Current laminated player and team official passes
- 5.6.2 Original signed Cal North Membership Form (Form 1601) for each player
- 5.6.3 The official team roster ("goldenrod")
- 5.6.4 The Cal North Membership Form (Form 1601) and player pass for any guest players.
- 5.6.5 Player and team official passes, the official team roster and official match report shall be surrendered for inspection upon the request of any member of the CCSL Committee.
- Paper Teams
Divisions of teams in multiple age groups will play match lengths consistent with the oldest age group (e.g., an bracket with both U12 and U13 teams will play 35-minute halves).
Divisions of teams in multiple age groups will use the ball size consistent with the oldest age group in the division.
CCSL matches that are tied at the end of regulation time shall stand as ties and no extra-time periods are to be played.
||Minimum Schedule Periods
|U8 – U9
||2-25 minute halves
||2-30 minute halves
||2-35 minute halves
||2-40 minute halves
||2-45 minute halves
U12 matches may be played with a size 5 ball. Both must coaches agree prior to the start of the match.
NOTE: The rest period between halves shall be a minimum of ten (10) minutes.
- Blowout Scores
CCSL Spring League is a developmental season. Runaway or blowout scores are outside the spirit of the game and are discouraged by CCSL. Teams will have one (1) point deducted from their standings for a goal differential greater than seven (7).