The Al Caffodio League/Traveling House, CCSL East Bay (hereinafter referred to as League) will play under the rules set forth in the FIFA, "Laws of the Game", those modifications as set forth in the Constitution of the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) and the League.
For purposes of clarity the leagues to which the participating teams are registered shall be referred to as "Clubs".
ARTICLE 1 GENERAL RULES I TEAM ROSTER
All team rosters and applications shall be submitted to the league manager or match secretary no later than 6:00pm June 1st of the current season No alterations shall be allowed except those governed by the California Youth Soccer Association and the League. A team roster shall consist of a minimum of (11) eleven and a maximum of eighteen (18) players, twenty two (22) players in 16 and 19.
The U9 and U10 teams will be allowed a maximum of 14 players per team Age-group of a team will be determined by the age of the oldest player on the team, regardless of the age of the other players on the team.
League entry fees will be set at the beginning of each season, are due when team applications, or team lists, are submitted Fees are to cover the costs of administration and awards. All costs for referees, field use, field set-up, etc. are the responsibility of the host clubs. A 10% late fee will be assessed to all clubs not submitting the entry fees along with the applications or team lists. The late fee will also apply to each team applying, or being submitted by the club, after the established entry deadline.
III RULES OF ENTRY
A. Eligibility: Refer to Bylaws of District Ill Constitution, Article II, Sections 1 and 2 except that CYSA-N affiliated teams from outside of District Ill, upon submitting the proper applications to play, will be considered for participation in League play.
B. Teams are not permitted to include players on its roster that are older than the age group in which the team competes.
C. Additional teams will not be admitted into the League after the start of League play.
D. Teams for Traveling House will be from District 3 only.
Responsibility for all referee assignments lies with the club whose team is hosting any particular game. A team is considered the host team even when playing its designated home game at a neutral site or at the home field of its opponent. All game officials should be qualified, USSF referees (i.e. currently licensed, adequately experienced and physically fit for the age group and division to which they have been assigned). Licenses for the prior year are considered valid through the end of the winter for the current season, for the sake of these rules.
Referees at the U12 and above age groups must be a minimum of fourteen (14) years old, have a minimum of two (2) years experience as an assistant referee, and be at least two (2) years older than the age-group that he/she will be officiating Age limitation will not apply to referees that are Grade 6 (state level) or above, or referees recommended by the Referee Committee.
A minimum of one (1) currently licensed referee and two (2) club linesmen is acceptable for all age groups. It is preferred that all league games be officiated by three (3) currently licensed referees Officials assigned to any game shall not be affiliated with either team through personal relationship. Any affiliation between officials and team, whether they are assigned or stepping in, must be disclosed to the other team before the start of the game.
In the absence of three (3) properly assigned officials, the following solution shall be applied in the order listed to fill vacant positions:
· Host team shall provide a qualified, unaffiliated official
· Visiting team shall provide a qualified, unaffiliated official
· Visiting team shall provide a qualified, affiliated official
· Host team shall provide a qualified, affiliated, official
If, after considering all options above, only the center referee position is filled, then the other two positions shall be club linespersons filled by assigning one person from each team. Should one team not be able to furnish any linespersons, both may be accepted from one team. Should the previously assigned official(s) arrive after the game has started with alternate official(s), the alternate official(s) will be allowed to complete the game only upon agreement by both coaches.
If, after fifteen (15) minutes beyond the scheduled kick-off or, if the prior game is running late, fifteen (15) minutes following the conclusion of the game played immediately prior to the game in question, and after considering all options above, the center referee position still cannot be filled, the home team will forfeit the game.
Failure of the hosting club to provide three (3) properly assigned officials for a game shall be noted on the game report prior to the start of the game.
V TEAM PLACEMENT
A. The League shall be comprised of four (4) divisions of play: gold, silver, bronze and copper.
The gold and silver divisions will be for "division 1" teams, the bronze division for "division 3" teams and the copper division for "division 4" teams. "Division" in quotes designation is as defined by CYSA-N.
B. Age groups for the gold division will be U9, U10 and U 1lboys and girls.
Age groups for the silver division will be U9, U10 and U 11 boys and girls.
Age groups for the bronze division will be U9, U10, U 1 1 , U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18/19 boys and girls.
Age groups for the copper division will be U16 and U19 boys and girls.
C. The League shall assume authority for the placement of all teams into age groups and divisions In age groups where there is more than one division, clubs may request specific placement of teams. Requests should be submitted, in writing, to the League manager.
The Games Committee of the League may, by a vote of two-thirds of its members*, bar the participation of any team from that club.
* The designated representative of each club.
D. Age groups and/or divisions may be combined for play should there be an insufficient number of teams to make up an age group within a division.
VI LEAGUE AND TEAM GUIDELINES
A. Profanity, excessive absence, unsporting conduct, and tampering with or the abandonment of teams may be sufficient cause for expulsion from the league or other disciplinary action.
B. The possession or use of illegal substances and alcohol is strictly prohibited during League games.
C. Coaches passes are required for head coach, assistant coaches and/or manager.. They are specific to one (1) team and may not be co-designated to any other team It is a requirement for all teams to be accompanied by a coach or manager with current credentials at all League games.