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									 Anaheim
 Soccer
 Association
MEMBERSHIP MANUAL,
  STANDARDS OF
    PRACTICE
        &
 OPERATING RULES
                                       Table of Contents
Table of Contents ........................................................................................... 1
Mission Statement ........................................................................................... 5
Codes of Conduct ........................................................................................... 6
   Coaches ......................................................................................................... 6
   Players .......................................................................................................... 7
   Parents and Spectators .................................................................................. 7
Line of Communication .................................................................................. 8
Membership ..................................................................................................... 9
   Members Rights ............................................................................................ 9
   Procedure for Filing a Complaint or Protest ................................................ 9
   Failure to Comply ......................................................................................... 9
   Fees ............................................................................................................... 9
        Annual Approval of Fees ......................................................................... 9
        Full Payment of Registration Fees ........................................................... 9
        Refunds .................................................................................................... 9
        Scholarship Program ............................................................................. 10
Recreational Soccer....................................................................................... 11
   The Season .................................................................................................. 11
        Duration ................................................................................................. 11
        Other Post Season Play .......................................................................... 11
   The Players ................................................................................................. 11
        Registration Requirement to Practice or Play ........................................ 11
        Penalty for Non-Registration ................................................................. 11
        Minimum Requirements for Registration ............................................... 11
        Proof of Age ........................................................................................... 11
        Consent of a Legal Guardian .................................................................. 12
        Player Qualification ............................................................................... 12
        Player Assignment to Divisions by Age ................................................. 12
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    Rating Players .........................................................................................13
    Assigning Players to Waiting Lists .........................................................14
    Ownership of Player................................................................................14
    Assignment of Registrants to Teams .......................................................14
Coaches........................................................................................................14
    Selection of Coaches ...............................................................................14
    Stipulations and Limitations on Coaches ................................................15
    Coaches Responsibilities .........................................................................15
    Adult Supervision ...................................................................................16
    Supervision of Girls’ Teams ...................................................................17
    Coaches Regulations ...............................................................................17
Referees .......................................................................................................18
    Referee Responsibilities ..........................................................................18
    Assistant Referee(s) Responsibilities ......................................................18
    Official on the field of play (Referee) .....................................................19
    General Guidelines and Policies .............................................................19
    Scorecards ...............................................................................................21
    Referee Resources ...................................................................................21
Teams ..........................................................................................................21
    Number of Teams....................................................................................21
    Roster Limitations ...................................................................................21
    Team Drafting Procedures ......................................................................22
    Filling Vacancies After the Draft ............................................................23
    Player Release and Reassignment ...........................................................24
    Team Responsibilities .............................................................................24
    Stipulations on Team Names ..................................................................25
    Selection Process for Team Names .........................................................25
    Selection of Team Colors ........................................................................26
    Stipulations and Limitations on Practices ...............................................26
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Competition/Interleague ............................................................................. 26
    Approved Games/Circuits ...................................................................... 26
    NOCIL ................................................................................................... 26
The Rule of Play ......................................................................................... 27
    Application of the Rules ......................................................................... 27
    Protesting Application of the Rules........................................................ 27
    Conduct of Coaches, Players, Parents & Spectators .............................. 28
    Parent/Guardian/Spectator/Visitors Code of Conduct ............................ 28
    Regulations Regarding Adult ................................................................. 29
    Fouls, Misconduct and Red Card Offenses ............................................ 29
    Player Substitutions ................................................................................ 29
    Player Participation/Limitations ............................................................. 30
    Player Equipment ................................................................................... 30
    Length of Games, Regular Periods and Ball Size .................................. 31
    Overtime Periods (Play-off Matches Only) ............................................ 32
U8 & U6 Instructional Soccer .................................................................... 33
    Organization ........................................................................................... 33
    Registration ............................................................................................ 33
    Teams ..................................................................................................... 33
    Coaches .................................................................................................. 33
    Officials .................................................................................................. 34
    Playing Season ....................................................................................... 34
    Sportsmanship ........................................................................................ 34
    Rules of the Game .................................................................................. 34
         Field of Play...................................................................................... 34
         Players .............................................................................................. 35
         Player Equipment .............................................................................. 35
         Free Kicks ......................................................................................... 35
         Goal Kicks ........................................................................................ 35
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       Throw-ins ................................................................................................35
       Games .....................................................................................................35
       Code of Conduct .....................................................................................36
ASA Signature League ..................................................................................37
   League Information .....................................................................................37
   Players Information .....................................................................................37
   Coaches........................................................................................................37
   Team Formation ..........................................................................................38
   Rules ............................................................................................................38
   Equipment....................................................................................................38
Inter-City Rules of Play .................................................................................40
Signature Rules ..............................................................................................47




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               Anaheim Soccer Association


Our Mission Statement



The Anaheim Soccer Association is a non-profit corporation
designed to foster the growth and promotion of youth soccer in
and around Anaheim, California through participation in the
California Youth Soccer Association – South and other
competitive recreational programs.

ASA’s objectives are to teach and train soccer players and
coaches, develop leadership qualities and promote good
sportsmanship among players, coaches, parents and spectators.

We provide children and young adults with the opportunity to
participate in a soccer experience where they can develop
positive self-esteem and build character by learning the virtues of
hard work, respect, honesty, self-control, teamwork and
sportsmanship.

The 100% all volunteer board of directors and coaching staff
believe in bringing the best soccer program available to your
children.

Our organization is 100% volunteer and we are always looking
for new faces in order to grow and continue to offer an
outstanding program! No soccer experience is necessary!




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                          Codes of Conduct
ASA has adopted the Cal South Codes of Conduct located below:

In order to ensure that the principles of sportsmanship, fair play, and mutual
respect among players, coaches, officials, and spectators characterize all
competition sponsored by the California Stat Soccer Association – South (Cal
South), the following Code of Conduct has been established. It is the
obligation of all program administrators, coaches, parents, and players to
create an environment that promotes this objective. Those who willfully
violate this code jeopardize their participation in the Cal South Soccer
program and Anaheim Soccer Association.

Coaches
The coach's role is one of teaching soccer skills and sportsmanship to the
players. The coach is responsible for communicating practice and game times
to the players and parents. The coach is also responsible for monitoring the
behavior of the players and parents during practice and games. All coaches
within the soccer program will promote good sportsmanship among players,
foster team camaraderie, and help participants have fun while teaching players
the technical skills of soccer. The program will not tolerate unsportsmanlike
conduct of coaches. Such unsportsmanlike conduct includes berating or
making unkind comments to a player or referee that would reasonably be
expected to cause substantial embarrassment to the player or referee. Other
examples include the intentional abuse or attempt to abuse the player selection
system or willful failure to follow program rules.

Each coach agrees to the above code of conduct, certifies that he/she has read
all Cal South Rules and will abide by them and acknowledges that coaching in
the soccer program is a privilege and not a right. In addition, each Coach will
ensure that his/her conduct sets a good example for team members and
spectators. To meet these responsibilities, the Coach is expected to:
         Know the official Laws of the Game of soccer and the rules of Cal
         South, and abide by them.
         Instruct player and parents in the rules and motivate each player to
         compete according to the rules at all times.
         Respect the game officials at all times. Refrain from questioning their
         decisions or challenging their authority.
         Ensure that all players and spectators follow Cal South rules.
         Ensure that fans of his or her team exhibit sportsmanship and
         maturity at all times and assist league and game officials in
         maintaining control of spectators during games.
         Respect the coaches and players of the opposing team before, during,
         and after the game.

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         Take appropriate steps to minimize scoring in runaway games.
         Teach each player, especially through personal example, to be
         humble and generous in victory and proud and courteous in defeat.
         Maintain control of his/her emotions and avoid actions, language,
         and/or gestures that may be interpreted as hostile and humiliating.
         Teach and practice good sportsmanship and fair play by personally
         demonstrating commitment to these virtues.
         Promote the concept that soccer is merely a game, and that players
         and coaches on other teams are opponents, not enemies.
         Remember that soccer is a game, and treat players and coaches on
         other teams as opponents, not enemies

Players
Every player is expected to:

         Know and respect the rules of soccer and Cal South and abide by
         them at all times.
         Show respect and courtesy to officials and coaches by following their
         instructions and directions.
         Respect the game officials and refrain from addressing them or
         commenting on their decisions during or after the game.
         Maintain control of his/her emotions, avoiding the use of abusive or
         profane language, taunting or humiliating remarks, and/or gestures
         and physical assault upon another player at any time.
         Respect the coaches and players of the opposing team and display
         sportsmanship at the conclusion of a game and be humble and
         generous in victory and proud and courteous in defeat.
         Follow all Association rules, respecting at all times the property of
         others.
         Remember that soccer is a game, and treat players and coaches on
         other teams as opponents, not enemies.

Parents and Spectators
The parents' role is one of support to the players and coaches. Parents should
not engage in "coaching" from the sidelines, criticizing players, coaches or
game officials or trying to influence the makeup of the team at any time. Every
parent and spectator is expected to:

         Learn and respect the rules of soccer and the rules of the Cal South.
         Show respect and courtesy to game officials, coaches, and players at
         all times.
         Respect the game officials and refrain from questioning their
         decisions or from addressing them in a loud, disrespectful, or abusive
         manner.

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    Cheer for your child's team in a positive manner, refraining at all
    times from making negative or abusive remarks about the opposing
    team.
    Maintain control of your emotions and avoid actions, language,
    and/or gestures that may be interpreted as hostile and humiliating.
    Ensure that your child is at all games and practices at the required
    time or provide the coach with an appropriate excuse beforehand.
    Demonstrate appropriate gestures of sportsmanship at the conclusion
    of a game, win or lose.
    Teach and practice good sportsmanship and fair play by personally
    demonstrating commitment to these virtues.
    Promote the concept that soccer is merely a game, and that players
    and coaches on other teams are opponents, not enemies.




LINE OF COMMUNICATION
                            ORDER

                              Parent

                  Team Coach / Team Parent(s)

                     Coaches Commissioner

                       PAD Commissioner

                        Vice President(s)

                            President




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                              MEMBERSHIP
MEMBER RIGHTS
Any parent/legal guardian of a registered player is automatically enrolled as an
“Associate Member” of ASA for the current season and will be re-enrolled
each year your child is registered with ASA. Associate Members shall have
one (1) voting right each at the ASA Annual General Meeting, where the
Board of Directors is voted for each year. Other such voting rights are for
Bylaw changes as to the organization of the corporation only. Associate
Members are welcome to attend any Board of Directors meetings, but will
NOT have voting rights of Board motions. From time to time there may be a
cause for the President of the Board to call for a “Closed Door” meeting at
which time Guests and Associate Members would be asked to leave.

PROCEDURE FOR FILING A COMPLAINT OR PROTEST
Any allegation that a coach, assistant coach or official has failed to comply
with ASA rules must be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors within
48 hours of the occurrence. If necessary, it will then be forwarded to the
P.A.D. Chairman for investigation. If such incident does not warrant an
investigation by the P.A.D; the Board of Directors will make a decision and
inform the individual(s) in writing by either mail or email.

FAILURE TO COMPLY
Failure to comply with ASA rules or standards of conduct will be grounds for
reprimand, suspension and/or dismissal from ASA as decided by the Board of
Directors.

FEES

ANNUAL APPROVAL OF FEES
The full registration fee and any other special fees shall be determined with the
annual budget which is approved by the ASA Board of Directors every Fiscal
Year.

FULL PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES
All players shall have their registration fees paid in full before the beginning
of the regular season unless other arrangements have been made by the Board
of Directors. A new player, assigned to a team from the waiting list, will pay
the full registration fee should the player join the team before the start of the
second round of play.

REFUNDS
A parent must request any refund in writing, addressed to the ASA Registrar.
Refunds shall be given under the following conditions:

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    If a player drops/transfers to another league, prior to July 1st, the refund
    shall be paid in full.
    If a player drops/transfers to another league, after July 15th, and prior to
    the issuance of a uniform, there will be a 50% refund.
    If a player drops/transfers to another league after August 1st, or after the
    issuance of a uniform, there will be NO REFUND.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
It is the policy of ASA that players who are able and willing to play soccer
shall not be prohibited from playing soccer due to financial inability. ASA sets
aside a specified amount of money in its annual budget each year for
scholarships, which cover registration fees for recreation applicants in need of
financial assistance. The Board of Directors reviews each application for
financial assistance and awards scholarships to those most in need. The criteria
for determining most in need are set by the Board of Directors each fiscal year.
Scholarships may be for full or partial fee assistance and are determined as
follows:

    1.   A letter from the legal guardian requesting this scholarship must be
         submitted to the Scholarship Committee along with the registration
         form.
    2.   Scholarships covering full or partial registration fees will be available
         and awarded by the Board of Directors after they have verified the
         applicant’s financial information. Please review our privacy statement
         at the end of this manual pertaining to personal information collection
         and information protection procedures.
    3.   Applicants may be asked to support the league by donating time to
         mark fields, referee games, write letters for the newsletter, coach
         teams, or otherwise perform needed jobs. Further, they may also be
         asked to seek out potential league sponsors. Approval of applications
         may be dependent on the legal guardian or an approved substitute
         signing an agreement to perform specified jobs for the league.




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                     RECREATIONAL SOCCER

THE SEASON
DURATION
The duration of the ASA regularly scheduled playing season shall begin
August 1st through December. Play-off and/or championship games and
voluntary inter-city league competition(s) may prolong the length of the
season.

OTHER POST SEASON PLAY
May begin mid-December. Teams interested in playing in “Spring Soccer”,
indoor soccer programs, and/or select recreational tournaments shall apply to
the ASA Board of Directors no less than 30 days in advance of the start of the
tournament(s) or playing circuit(s). The ASA Registrar shall certify all team
applications and rosters to assure that players are not playing on more than one
team for each event. A team in less than good standing may NOT participate
in post-season play without approval of the Board of Directors. These are
separate circuits from the normal playing season additional fees may apply.

THE PLAYERS

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT TO PRACTICE OR PLAY
Persons NOT officially registered and certified by the ASA Registrar are
prohibited from practicing and playing with ASA registered teams.

PENALTY FOR NON-REGISTRATION
Abridgment of ‘Registration Requirement to Practice or Play’ or this section
(Penalty for Non-Registration) may result in the suspension of the Head Coach
or further action by the Board of Directors, as they may deem appropriate. In
the event the person played in any regularly scheduled games, these games
shall be declared “Forfeit”.

MINIMUM REQUREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
The ASA Registrar officially registers a person after acceptance and approval
of a valid Cal South registration form and a copy of the birth certificate are
given to the ASA Registrar. Payment may follow after tryouts, but must
precede practicing and/or playing in the first regularly scheduled game.

PROOF OF AGE
All registrants shall present proof of age to the ASA Registrar before he/she is
allowed to register. Proof of age shall be certified through the use of one of the
following:


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         Report cards for Junior & Senior High School Aged Kids
         Copy of a Certified Birth Certificate
         Copy of a United States Board of Health Record
         Passport
         Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Immigration and
         Naturalization Service
         United States Alien Registration Card, or
         Valid California Driver’s License or I.D. card from the California
         Department of Motor Vehicles.

CONSENT OF A LEGAL GUARDIAN
No minor player shall register without the written consent of their legal
guardian.

PLAYER QUALIFICATIONS
The Registrar may request a physician’s letter concerning a player’s ability to
play soccer. In the event a physical or mental handicap is determined, an
agreement between the player’s legal guardian, coach and the Registrar shall
be reached concerning the player’s level of completion and playing time.

PLAYER ASSIGNMENTS TO DIVISIONS BY AGE
All players will be assigned to the youngest division for which he/she
qualifies. A parent or legal guardian of a player may request that the child be
placed in a division higher than the child's age group by completing and
signing the 'ASA Player Re-Assignment form. An “ASA Player Re-
Assignment” form MUST be completed, signed and turned in to Anaheim
Soccer Association. The coach commissioner will also be notified.

The age of a player for the purpose of placement into the divisions shall be
his/her age on AUGUST 1st of the calendar year which regular season play
begins.

The divisions are set as follows, unless there is not sufficient registration to
warrant it, and then a lesser number of divisions may be formed. Any changes
will require the approval of the Board of Directors prior to the start of the
regularly scheduled season play and are subject to modified rules for youth
soccer as outlined by the appropriate agencies.

                  Age Division       Age Group
                   K-League           Under 6
                      VI              Under 8
                      V               Under 10
                      IV              Under 12
                      III             Under 14
                      II              Under 16
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                  Age Division       Age Group
                      I               Under 19

A Player may be placed in an older group if:

    1.   The player is within one year of the playing age of the higher
         division.
    2.   The player needs to move from U14 to division U16 for the purpose
         of playing high school sports.
    3.   All play up requests must be submitted by May 1st to the Registrar.
    4.   All play up requests must be presented in writing by the parent or
         legal guardian to the Board of Directors and must be approved by the
         Board of Directors.
    5.   Instructional League (U6) players may play up to the next higher
         division with the permission of the Area Director, Clinic Coaching
         Coordinator and, in the event of split vote, a third Area Board
         Member.
    6.   Any parent(s) wishing to move their child up may move their child
         more than one age group/division but no more than five years older
         than the child’s age at registration. The parent must then sign an
         agreement releasing ASA of the legal liability should the child
         become injured. All forms must be made available to the parents prior
         to their registration so that all parties enter into the agreement fully
         informed.

RATING PLAYERS
The Association rates registrants on their playing skills prior to drafting them
onto teams. Players shall be drafted according to their age group.

Players shall be rated on the last registration date of the year. These combined
registration and rating days is typically set up on the last weekends prior to the
recreation team draft. The procedures for rating are as follows:

         Attendance at one Rating Day is mandatory for all players
         Those players unable to attend Rating Day shall be placed by Lottery
         (Hat Pick)
         Rating Day will consist of several basic skills tests reflecting
         dribbling, speed and shooting ability
         Players will be rated on a scale of 1 – 4, a four (4) indicating
         exceptional skill for the applicable age group
         Members and representatives of the Board of Directors shall conduct
         the evaluations
         Coaches will be encouraged to attend Rating Day to evaluate
         potential draftees in their respective divisions


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ASSIGNING PLAYERS TO WAITING LISTS
At any point during the registration process that the ASA Registrar determines
that a division is full (registrants are not likely to be drafted or assigned to a
team), a formal waiting list shall be maintained for each age division. The
ASA Registrar shall be responsible for maintaining the waiting list. Head
Coaches may not contact the ASA Registrar when the need arises for
additional players. This list shall be submitted to the ASA Board of Directors
on a regular basis.

The waiting lists for each division shall include the players’ name, age and
telephone number. Monies need not be collected until, and if, the registrant is
assigned to a team. Coaches, Team Administrators or Team Parents shall not
make eligibility and placement promises. Additional information such as
player experience or team preference SHALL NOT be maintained from the
league in order to eliminate the perception of preferential assignments.

The waiting lists may be closed at any time the Registrar deems that the
likelihood of team player assignment is improbable.

OWNERSHIP OF THE PLAYER
Once players are assigned and registered to play on a team, they are on that
team FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON or until the player is
dropped or permanently transferred by the Head Coach or his/her
representative.

The ASA Registrar shall approve and certify all transfers, loans, and drops.
The player card must accompany all transfers, loans and drop forms submitted
during the season.

COACHES
SELECTION OF COACHES
Returning coaches must declare their intent to take a team two (2) weeks prior
to the draft to use their seniority for the current season. Providing that the
Board of Directors has encountered no problems of a serious nature with a
coach’s prior performance, coaches shall be selected based on the following
order of priorities:

    1.   Former ASA Head Coaches in order of their years of coaching
         experience, who have a child in the division, in which they would like
         to coach, regardless of division coached.
    2.   Former ASA Head Coaches in order of their years of coaching
         experience regardless of division coached.
    3.   Former ASA Assistant Coaches in order of their years of experience.
    4.   Coaches new to ASA who have had experience in playing.
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    5.   New coaches without previous soccer experience but with interest in
         working with a team.
    6.   Returning coaches whose last team was in less than good standing at
         the end of their previous season.

Final approval of all coaching assignment in ASA is subject to the approval of
the Board of Directors of the Anaheim Soccer Association.

STIPULATIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON COACHES
The Coach Commissioner shall recruit coaches. The Coach Commissioner
shall maintain a record of each coach’s ASA activities.

    1.   Each team shall have one (1) Head Coach and, preferably, at least one
         (1) additional Assistant Coach.
    2.   All coaches must be registered and Live Scanned with Cal South
         through the ASA Registrar and must have the appropriate coaches’
         license as required by Cal South. All coaches must sign a team
         administrator’s agreement with ASA.
    3.   A coach shall not be on the coaching staff of more than two teams
         without the approval of the Coach Commissioner and such approval
         shall be submitted to the ASA Board of Directors for confirmation.

COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES
All coaches, Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches, have a responsibility to the
ASA, the team, and players to adhere to the policies, procedures and practices
presented in this manual, as well as, the rules for Interleague, and/or Signature
League. Periodic updates are communicated through meetings, newsletters and
personal contact with representatives of the Board of Directors and/or
Interleague League and/or Signature League representatives. Specific
responsibilities include:

Each Coach/Assistant Coach shall:

    1.   Teach the game of soccer
    2.   Teach good sportsmanship
    3.   Attend, or be represented, at ALL Coaches meetings and/or clinics
    4.   Develop a complete and thorough understanding of the FIFA Laws of
         the Game
    5.   Develop a complete and thorough understanding of the ASA
         Standards of Practice
    6.   Shall follow and enforce the ASA Rules of Conduct
    7.   Rate players on rating day and draft a team
    8.   Reserve practice fields through the ASA Field Commissioner
    9.   Have in his/her possession any permit(s) required for use of any
         practice field he/she wished to use.

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    10. Have in his/her possession all players “Emergency Treatment
        Authorization Forms” at all team activities.
    11. Organize, arrange and conduct weekly team practices/activities.
    12. Notify all players and parents/guardians of all pertinent ASA
        Activities (e.g.: games, practices, Annual General Meetings, fund
        raisers, etc.) and shall if published, distribute the ASA newsletter
        and/or flyers to all parents/guardians, and players.
    13. Immediately notify the Registrar or authorized representative of any
        change in player status.
    14. Only practice on fields for which ASA has permits for. If there are
        any questions, contact the Field Commissioner for guidance.
        Divisions 4, 5 & 6 shall have no more than 2 hours of practice per
        day and no more than 2 days a week, excluding league games or
        tournaments.

ADULT SUPERVISION
Minor members must never be left without adult supervision and protection.
All on-the-field and off-the-field activities must be attended by and supervised
by at least one REGISTERED TEAM ADMINISTRATOR i.e.: Coach,
Assistant Coach, or Team Parent 21 years of age or older. All Team
Administrators including anyone who is involved with the children must be
Live Scanned and registered with Cal-South.

Cal South has once again made advancements in the KIDSAFE Risk
Management program by switching to Live Scan fingerprint technology. This
switch solidifies Cal South's position as having one of the most progressive
risk management programs in the country, with a focus on keeping all of Cal
South's 137,000 members KIDSAFE.

Live Scan digital submissions provide the quickest way to submit and process
background checks through the California Department of Justice. They also
provide for seamless integration into the California Department of Justice
Subsequent Arrest Notification program. Through use of this program, we
retain the ability to screen subsequent arrest activity and make decisions
towards keeping KIDSAFE and protecting the best interest of our 220 Cal
South member leagues and clubs.

What Does This Mean for Your League and Administrators?

    1.   Quicker California Department of Justice turnaround on all
         fingerprint submissions.
    2.   More sessions, shorter lines and Live Scan options available to your
         league.
    3.   Keeping your league and players KIDSAFE!


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SUPERVISION OF GIRLS’ TEAMS
Activities involving minor girls must be attended by at least one (1) adult
female either by a parent or team Administrator.

COACHES REGULATIONS
Regulations regarding adult's ejection or suspension will follow the guidelines
listed below:

    1.   I understand that if I am asked to leave a game, I will be suspended
         from attending the next game, in any capacity, to be played by my
         son's/daughter's team.
    2.   I understand that if I am asked to leave a second game during any one
         season. I will not be allowed to attend all the remaining regular
         season games, in any capacity, and the end of season tournament(s).
    3.   I understand that the ASA PAD board will review all adult ejections
         or suspension and may extend any suspension beyond what is stated
         above as deemed appropriate for the offense.
    4.   I understand that any suspension may be appealed by using the
         following process:
              a. The suspended individual should submit in writing a detailed
                  account of the incident to the PAD Chairman of the
                  association within 48 hours of the suspension. The statement
                  should give names of any witnesses that observed the
                  incident.

This Code of Conduct does not exclude discipline by Cal South. In the case of
an ejection, the Coach must leave the facility (out of sight and sound, if the
coach has a child on the team then they are required to be at a minimum of 25
feet away from the field.) in which the field is located and cannot return until 1
hour after their team's next match. If the Coach does return before this time, an
additional 2 game suspension will be incurred. Typical ASA disciplinary
actions for offenses are shown below:

         Disrespect to an opposing player = 1 game suspension
         Ejection from a game (first offense) = 1 game suspension
         Ejection from a game (second offense) = 2 game suspension
         Ejection from a game (third offense) = 1 Season Suspension
         Ejection from a game (forth offense) = Lifetime suspension from
         participating in any ASA sanctioned event(s).
         Verbal assault/hostile challenge of a
         referee/coach/parent/guardian/spectator/player = 1 year suspension
         from attending games
         Physical assault/hostile challenge of a
         referee/coach/parent/spectator/player = 1 Season, 2 Season up to and
         including life suspension from participating in ASA/Cal South
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         sanctioned events as deemed necessary by the ASA PAD, Board of
         Directors and/or Cal South.

REFEREES
REFEREE RESPONSIBILITIES
Referees shall be assigned to a game at the discretion of the Referee
Commissioner. During any regularly scheduled game, the referee(s) shall be
the only designated game official(s). Their specific duties include:

    1.   The referee shall allow no other person other than the players to enter
         the field of play without permission.
    2.   The referee shall allow no person(s) behind the penalty area or closer
         than two yards to the touch line other than the coaches or assistant
         referee.
    3.   The referee shall verify that all eligible players participate in at least
         half of the game, and that all players on the team roster are entered on
         the line-up card and those not present are so indicated.
    4.   Referees shall verify that all players have the required equipment.
         Referees are specifically instructed to verify that no player wear any
         item which could injure another person or himself. Jewelry,
         orthopedic casts/braces, pierced earrings, gum, candy, ice, and metal
         cleats shall not be allowed. Shin guards must be fully covered.

         Note: Medical identification may be worn if needed, but should be
         affixed to the clothing if possible. Bracelets must be covered by a
         wrist band.
    5.   The referee shall “note on” the line-up card when:
              a. A game is suspended, no matter what the reason.
              b. A player, coach, parent, spectator or visitor is cautioned
                   (yellow card) or ejected (red card) from the game.
              c. A coach informs the referee of his/her intent to lodge a
                   protest and the reason for.
              d. A referee desires to file a written report concerning improper
                   actions or conduct of a coach/parent/spectator/visitor/player.
    6.   Return completed line-up cards to the proper location/league.


ASSISTANT REFEREE(S) RESPONSIBILITIES
The Referee Commissioner may assign two (2) Assistant referees for a match.
If he does not, and if only one (1) referee is present and assigned, the referee
may choose one “club linesman” from each team in the match. Each Assistant
Referee/”club linesman” shall confer and work at the direction of the Referee.
“Club Linesman” shall only mark the out of touch and indicate the team
entitled to the ball. In the event of undue interference of improper conduct by a
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“club linesman”, the referee shall dismiss such “club linesman” and appoint a
substitute.

OFFICIAL ON THE FIELD OF PLAY (REFEREE)
A Referee is appointed to OFFICIATE each game by the Referee
Commissioner. The referee shall enforce the FIFA Laws of the Game and the
ASA playing rules. His/her decision on points of fact shall be final, so far as
the result of the game is concerned.

GENERAL GUIDELINES AND POLICIES
   1. Arrive at field 30 minutes prior to start of match. Always check field
       for hazards. Goals must be anchored down. If goals are not anchored
       no game will be played.
   2. A Team must field a minimum of 7 players for the game to be
       official. (Except U6 and U8 up to those present) Note: In Rec. if a
       team is playing down player(s) then it is recommended that both
       teams must play down so that teams are playing with equal numbers
       on the field.
   3. Shin guards are mandatory and must be worn under socks. Player
       without shin guards will not be allowed to play.
   4. No player will enter the field of play without the acknowledgment of
       the referee.
   5. Explain your calls to the player (especially U6, U8 & U10). The
       games are meant to be a positive learning experience.
   6. The center referee may call a “substitution break” midway through
       each game half if no previous substitutions were possible. Half time
       should last a minimum of 10 minutes not to exceed 15.
   7. Substitutions are made on possession throw-in, goal kicks, at a called
       substitution break, after a goal has been scored, ball crosses the end
       line or at an injury. Substitutions for U10 and above should be made
       at the mid field line and players must wait to enter the field until the
       players leaving the field are off.
   8. Unruly spectators are the coach’s responsibility. Coaches and or
       spectators can be ejected from the field area for infractions. Talk to
       coaches if problem arises before the problem gets out of hand.
   9. A player who has been cautioned (yellow card) MUST be replaced by
       leaving the field until the next possible substitution. There are NO
       cards Red or Yellow in U8 and U6 games.
   10. Closely monitor VULGAR/TRASHY language and yellow card the
       player(s) this behavior will not be tolerated by the league.

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  11. If a red card is issued to anyone during a game, a send-off form
      MUST be filled out and reported within 24 hours to your Referee
      Coordinator. The player pass is not returned to the coach it is given
      to your Referee Coordinator or League President no exceptions.
      Same thing goes for a coach who has been red carded.
  12. U10 and above teams must be able to produce player passes (signed
      by league registrar) before a game can start. Report all irregularities
      of this policy to your Referee Coordinator.
  13. The official Cal South scorecard shall be filled out entirely for ALL
      games (except U6 & U8).
  14. Tie scores stand.
  15. There is to be NO charging the goalie when he/she is within their
      penalty area.
  16. There are no league standings in recreation.
  17. All coaches and players should honor the game by shaking hands
      with the opposing team and referees at the conclusion of the match.
  18. There are no two-man systems. USSF requires a Center Referee and
      lines. If no lines referee is present request each coach to provide a
      lines person.
  19. All jewelry must be removed including earrings and bracelets. No
      taping they must be removed.
  20. Slide tackles are BANNED for games. Infractions will result in the
      awarding of an indirect kick.
  21. No off-sides in U6 or U8.
  22. All intentional fouls will result in an indirect kick with opponent 8
      yards away. The referee is encouraged to explain ALL infractions to
      the offending player. No PK’s in U6-U8. U10 and up fouls within
      penalty area are direct kick or PK as per FIFA.
  23. Referees are encouraged to explain the incorrectness of the first
      throw-in. A second throw-in is allowed for U6 & U8’s.
  24. All free kicks shall be INDIRECT U6 & U8, except where previously
      noted. A goal may not be scored until the ball has been played or
      touched by another player.
  25. There will be NO penalty kicks in U6 or U8.
  26. Opponents shall remain 8 yards from ball during corner kicks and
      indirect kicks.

Age Group   Players on         Game Halves            Game         Ball Size
               Field                                 Duration
   U6            7          4-8 Minute Quarters        32             #3
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    U8             7        4-12 Minute Quarters         48           #3
    U10            8             25 Minutes              50           #4
    U12            11            30 Minutes              60           #4
    U14            11            35 Minutes              70           #5
    U16            11            40 Minutes              80           #5
    U18            11            45 Minutes              90           #5

SCORECARDS
   1. The Scorecards or other forms provided will be used to report game
      scores for standings where relevant and to determine Referee pay.
      They must be legible and accurate. Print CLEARLY all Referees’
      names on each scorecard.
   2. Any Cal South scorecard not turned by November 30 will not be paid.
   3. A signed referee contract for each referee must be on file before
      payment will be made.

REFEREE RESOURCES
   1. Your assignor for U6 through U19 is listed on the ASA website.
   2. You must take a refresher course each year to keep your license
      current. The course is 5 hours long. You will take a test and there
      will be notes to take. These courses are offered generally 3 times a
      year. Watch the web site for dates. The fees below are a guideline
      and are subject to change without prior notice. Check with your
      assignor for the current rates.

TEAMS
NUMBER OF TEAMS
The limit on the number of teams shall be determined by the ASA Board of
Directors prior to the beginning of regularly scheduled season play.

ROSTER LIMITATIONS
Unless otherwise approved by the ASA Board of Directors, each team shall be
formed to not more than fourteen (14) drafted players at any given time. No
team shall be allowed to have less than eight (8) players registered at any
given time. Roster limits may be modified by the ASA Board of Directors, as
deemed necessary prior to the first regularly scheduled game. Small sided
divisions will vary according to CAL SOUTH League Guidelines.




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TEAM DRAFTING PROCEDURES
The Association drafts teams according to their age group using the following
procedure:

    1.   Pre-Draft Activities
             Coaches and Assistant coaches shall be given adequate notice of
             the exact time and place of the draft.
              Each team may be represented by a maximum of two (2)
             persons.
             A team having no representatives (a blind team) will have its
             players selected by a member of the Board of Directors.

    2.   Freezes
             Any coach may freeze (pre-select) players. The Head Coach and
             Assistant Coaches’ children are included in the number frozen.
             The maximum number allowed to be frozen is as follows:
                          Division I – II        5 Freezes
                          Division III - IV      5 Freezes
                          Division V – VI        3 Freezes
             Head Coaches without a child in the division may substitute any
             player as their child for the purpose of freezing a player.
             If the Head Coach registers their first assistant coach with the
             ASA Registrar prior to the draft, one of the first assistant
             coaches’ children may be frozen in the later rounds; all
             remaining children of the first freezes shall be announced at the
             beginning of the draft.
             Undrafted Divisions 6 & K-League, are allowed to identify a
             buddy (one player). This player is guaranteed a slot on the same
             team with their friend. Buddies must sign-up together, formally
             request the buddy option at registration.
             Other requests for ride shares or buddies may be honored by the
             coaches during the draft, at the discretion of the coach. These
             requests shall be announced at the beginning of the draft.
             Parent of Legal Guardian approval must be obtained and a player
             freeze form must be completed and given to the coach. This form
             must be present at the beginning of the draft proceedings.

    3.   The Draft
             Lots will be drawn for the order of the draft. The “lot” number
             will become the team number in that particular division for the
             season.
             The draft will start with each team having one selection per
             round. Each selection will be made by announcing the player’s
             full name and registration number. The division coordinator shall

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             record the Lot or team number on the master player list for
             permanent record.
             Each team will be limited to two (2) minutes maximum to select
             a player during each round. If the division coordinator indicates a
             violation, that team will have a player assigned to them by the
             coordinator.
             The coach having number one (1) will select first in the odd
             numbered rounds and the last in the even numbered rounds. The
             coach having the last number will select last on the odd rounds
             and first on the even rounds.
             Coaches with frozen players will not choose in the applicable
             rounds.
             If a player who has a brother or sister in the same division has
             been selected, the coach must select the brother or sister on the
             next available round unless the parents requested that they be
             placed on different teams.
             Any unrated players shall be drafted after all rated players have
             been selected. All unrated players shall be placed by a blind draft
             with the exception of a head coaches’ child. Blind drafted players
             cannot be traded.
             The draft shall continue until all coaches’ have selected the
             maximum players available.
             All decisions are final, since the data which is used to place
             players is uniformly applied to all players.
             Frozen players cannot be traded
             Players selected on a blind team cannot be traded
             Coaches have five (5) minutes at the end of the draft to discuss
             the trading of players.

FILLING VACANCIES AFTER THE DRAFT
All vacancies shall be filled by the ASA Registrar as per the Draft procedure.
Any request for a specific team or coach, must be approved by the ASA Board
of Directors.

The ASA Registrar will attempt to fill a request for a player as soon as
possible, after ascertaining that the vacancy is valid. A team vacancy may
occur in any of the following ways:

         A complete team roster was not obtained in the regular draft
         A player has dropped or transferred from the team, or
         A player requests a transfer (See Player Transfers)

There will be no assignment to teams from the waiting lists or otherwise after
the start of the second round of play, unless a team falls below twelve (12)

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players. In this case a team is eligible for the players necessary to maintain a
roster of twelve (12) or more at any time.

Late registrants will be placed on teams as they are presented to the ASA
Registrar on a first in, first out basis. If more than one team has an opening,
the player will be assigned via a “hat pick”. The hat picks will be based on the
drafting area of the player and the primary drafting area of the team

When the ASA Registrar notifies a registrant that they have been assigned to a
team, the player must submit a completed CAL SOUTH registration form,
proof of age and fee payments to the ASA Registrar within seven (7) days of
verbal notification by the ASA Registrar. Failure to submit these items in a
timely manner will result in the player being moved to the end of the waiting
list.

When the player has completed their registration package, the respective coach
will be called and given the player’s name and telephone number. No coach
may refuse to accept a duly registered player if the team roster is not full. The
coach is responsible for contacting the player and making team arrangements.
If a coach cannot contact the player’s parents/legal guardian after several
attempts, he/she must notify the Board of Directors in writing within seven (7)
days of receiving player information.

PLAYER RELEASE AND REASSIGNMENT
A player is limited to one request for reassignment during the season. Requests
are subject to the approval by the Board of Directors. Reassignments shall not
be allowed after the first game of the season. A player may request through the
ASA Registrar, permission to be released from the team on which he/she was
originally placed or drafted and reassigned to another team by the ASA
Registrar, if all of the following conditions have been met:

         A signed, written request which includes the approval of the player, a
         legal guardian, and the present coach has been submitted to the
         Registrar and
         Space is available on the teams which drafted from the requesting
         players requested drafting area.

         NOTE: This rule subject to Cal-South Rules & Regulations

TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES
   1. League Fundraisers
      The league conducts an annual fund raiser to raise money required to
      support the league in lieu of higher registration fees. A team not
      meeting the minimum participation levels as set forth by the Board of
      Directors will be considered to be in less than good standing.

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    2.   Team Fundraisers
         All proposed fund raisers conducted by member teams must be
         submitted to the Board of Directors for approval prior to the
         beginning of fund raising activities. To obtain league approval, the
         coach or sponsor must submit to the Board of Directors, a written
         request for approval. Detailing the type of fund raiser and the extent
         of involvement of ASA members. The Board of Directors will review
         each request and approve or reject the activity; they will make any
         necessary recommendations. Failure to comply with the above
         mentioned procedure may subject member(s) to league sanctions, up
         to and including suspension from the league.
    3.   Fields
         The preparation of fields for games within the ASA Boundaries, the
         securing of fields after the games of the day, the storage and care of
         equipment and leaving a clean field are the responsibility of all team
         members including coaches, players, parents and spectators.
         Specifically:
              a. The HOME team playing the FIRST game of the day is
                  responsible for assisting the painting of the fields, and is
                  solely responsible for setting up the goal posts, nets, corner
                  flags, and trash cans and having the field ready for play no
                  later than 30 minutes prior to game start. This is to ensure
                  that all games of the day can start on time. If BOTH teams
                  are ASA Teams, then BOTH the HOME team and
                  VISITING team shall share the responsibility.
              b. The HOME team playing the LAST game of the day is
                  responsible for taking down the goal posts, nets, corner flags
                  and taking trash cans to the designated area, and for securing
                  all equipment in the storage bins. If BOTH teams are ASA
                  teams, then BOTH the HOME team and the VISITING team
                  shall share the responsibility.

STIPULATIONS ON TEAM NAMES
All ASA teams must have a name. The condition controlling the name
selection shall be as follows:
     1. No two teams in a division may have the same name
     2. No name shall be derogatory or discriminating
     3. All team names shall be selected prior to the start of the second week
         of practice
     4. All team names shall be subject to the approval of the Board of
         Directors.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR TEAM NAMES
The name selection priority is determined as follows:


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    1.   The Coach Commissioner shall be responsible for coordinating team
         name selections
    2.   All returning Head Coaches shall have first choice of the previous
         season’s team name and shall so inform the Coach Commissioner on
         or before the day of the draft if previous season’s team ended the
         season in good standing.
    3.   Other team names shall be approved on a “first in” basis.
    4.   Teams not selecting names by the start of the second week of practice
         shall be assigned an appropriate name by the Coach Commissioner.

SELECTION OF TEAM COLORS
Color selections will be determined by the seniority of the coach (number of
years as a head coach in ASA) and subject to the selection of colors available
from ASA’s vendor(s) supplying uniforms to the league. These colors are
determined by the Board of Directors. Seniority is determined as follows:
    1. All returning Head Coaches shall have first priority in the selection of
         the previous year’s color (if available) and shall so inform the
         equipment commissioner on or before the first day of the draft.
    2. Other team colors shall be approved on a “first in” basis.
    3. Returning Head Coaches whose teams ended their previous season in
         less than good standing will have last color selection.
    4. Teams not selecting a color by the start of the second week of
         practice shall be assigned a color by the Equipment/Uniform
         Coordinator.

STIPULATIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON PRACTICES
Division 4 & 5 shall have no more than 2 hours practices 2 days a week. This
limitation excludes tournament games and regularly scheduled season games.

COMPETITION/INTERLEAGUE
APPROVED GAMES/CIRCUITS
During the normal playing season, ASA teams SHALL NOT play organized
soccer games outside the association, including practice games and
tournaments, without the approval of the ASA Board of Directors. Infractions
of this rule may result in the suspension or dismissal of the coaching staff,
team administrators, and players from the Association.

NOCIL – NORTH ORANGE COUNTY INTERLEAGUE LEAGUE
North Orange County Interleague League (NOCIL) Teams shall be organized
by the NOCIL Director and all teams shall play under the NOCIL Competition
Rules and Regulations.




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THE RULE OF PLAY
APPLICATION OF THE RULES
The Rules of Play which apply to all play within the organization shall be the
LAWS OF THE GAME as published by FIFA, except those modified for the
benefit of youth soccer by the following organizations and in the following
order of priority:

         The United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
         The United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA)
         The Calif. Youth Soccer Association – South (CAL SOUTH)
         The Anaheim Soccer Association

PROTESTING APPLICATION OF THE RULES
A valid protest is one based on misapplication of the Laws of the Game or
ASA Standard Practices. Judgment Calls made by referees will not be
considered. Should a team wish to protest a game it will be the Head Coach’s
responsibility to inform the referee who shall in turn notify the opposing coach
of the protest. Specifically, the procedure for lodging and hearing a game
protest shall be as follows:

    1.   The protest shall be noted on the line-up (score card) and signed by
         the Head Coach or his/her representative.
    2.   The protest shall be lodged before both opposing coaches and all
         referees leave the immediate playing field.
    3.   The verbal notice shall be followed up with a written protest which
         must be submitted to the Chairman of the Protest, Appeals &
         Disciplinary Committee (P.A.D.), within 48 hours of the ending of
         the scheduled game. A $50.00 Cash or Money Order protest fee will
         accompany the written protest. If the protest is upheld, the $50.00
         will be refunded.
    4.   The P.A.D. committee shall meet within one (1) week of receipt of
         the protest to determine the validity of the protest.
              If the P.A.D. committee decides that a protest is invalid, the
              coach will be notified in writing.
              If the P.A.D. committee decides that a protest is valid, a meeting
              of the committee will be convened and the Board of Directors
              will be notified.
    5.   The P.A.D. will conduct its investigation according to the CAL
         SOUTH P.A.D. guidelines.
    6.   Failure of the protesting coach or a representative to attend this
         hearing, the protest will be automatically rendered VOID.
    7.   The P.A.D. committee shall notify the coaches of their decision in
         writing or email.

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CONDUCT OF COACHES, PLAYERS, PARENTS, & SPECTATORS
Coaching must be done from within ten (10) feet of the center line of the field.
Coaching during games is permitted as long as it’s done in a positive manner.
This goes for parents and spectators also. Encourage good sportsmanship and
fair play. Let the kids play the game. Competition develops naturally and the
players need no outside pressure from their coaches or parents. EACH
COACH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF HIS/HER TEAM,
PARENTS & SPECTATORS. NO ABUSIVE OR FOUL LANGUAGE WILL
BE PERMITTED.

    1.   Players are NOT permitted to charge the goalkeeper within the
         penalty area. The goalkeeper may not be interfered with once he/she
         has possession of the ball. The goalie touching the ball with any part
         of his body except his/her foot constitutes possession. An indirect free
         kick shall be awarded for this infraction.
    2.   Smoking, alcoholic beverages and controlled substances are NOT
         permitted on any ASA fields or practice fields when minors are in
         attendance including but not limited to playing fields, practice fields,
         tryout fields, etc. Team administrators are advised not to drink or
         have drank an alcoholic beverage prior to and while responsible for
         minors. This includes, but is not limited to coaching and driving
         minors to games, practices and team-affiliated events.
    3.   Teams will be on opposite sides of the playing field in all age
         divisions where conditions permit.
    4.   No coaches, parents or spectators are allowed on the opposing team’s
         side of field in all age divisions.
    5.   No one except the referee(s), assistant referee(s) and field players are
         allowed to stand between the penalty line and the goal line. Coaching
         is only allowed in the coaching area which is at the centerline of the
         field and marked.
    6.   Only the referee(s) and participating players shall be on the field of
         play. ONLY the referee may authorize admittance of others.
    7.   Parents are prohibited from entering the field of play during any
         match for any reason including but not limited to injuries. The coach
         may, with the permission of the referee, enter the field to aid an
         injured player. In the event of a female player that is injured and the
         team having a male coach, a female administrator will also be
         permitted to assist in an injury. If additional assistance is required,
         he/she will inform the referee at that time.
    8.   No one other than the assistant referee(s) and coaches are allowed
         within two yards of the touchline during the match.

PARENT/GUARDIAN/SPECTATOR/VISITORS CODE OF CONDUCT
For the health and safety of our kids, weapons, smoking, chewing tobacco,
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any ASA Complex, practice field or game venue. If you are seen with any of
these things, you will be asked to leave.

REGULATIONS REGARDING ADULT/PARENT/GUARDIAN/
SPECTATOR/VISITOR EJECTION OR SUSPENSION
The regulation(s) regarding suspension or ejection of an
adult/parent/guardian/spectator/visitor are the same as outlined under
‘Coaches/Coaches Regulations’ section and will follow the same.

FOULS, MISCONDUCT AND RED CARD OFFENSES
The following rules will apply:
    1. If a coach, parent or spectator is ejected (red carded) from a game, he
         or she must leave the proximity of the field or the game may be
         suspended by the referee. Games suspended due to failure of an
         ejected coach, parent or spectator to leave as directed will be
         reviewed by the Board of Directors for final game status.
    2. When a player, coach, team administrator, parent or spectator is
         ejected (red carded) from a game, he/she will be required to stay a
         minimal of 25 yards away from the field, at the next official game
         his/her team plays. This is subject to the findings of the Board of
         Directors who may extend or shorten the length of suspension.
    3. If a player, coach, team administrator, parent or spectator fails to
         follow section 7.4, rule number 2. The Police will be called to the
         premise if the individual fails to comply.
    4. The referee will report this infraction based on FIFA rules and will so
         send a report to the Board of Directors.
    5. If a coach feels the ejection was unjustified, he/she has the right to
         appeal the decision by notifying the P.A.D. Chairman within 48
         hours.
    6. If a player or coach has been ejected in previous games during the
         season, the P.A.D. or Board of Directors may recommend the case for
         further action. This action may consist of ineligibility to participate in
         all of the remaining regularly scheduled league games, or a portion
         thereof, to be decided by the Board of Directors.
    7. Cautions, red cards, and assaults must be formally reported to the
         P.A.D. or Board of Directors through the referee’s report by approved
         report formats.


PLAYER SUBSTITUTIONS
Substitutions shall be controlled by the Head Coach and the Referee in the
following manner:
     1. Free substitution shall be allowed in all divisions, unless outlined in
         any rule book by ASA, NOCIL, or Signature League modified rules.


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         Quarter substitutions shall be enforced in any lower division playing
         under quarter rules, except in the event of an injury.
    2.   In divisions utilizing quarter substitution rules, halfway through the
         first half (end of 1st quarter) and halfway through the second half (end
         of 3rd quarter) the referee shall halt the game and call for a quarter
         break. He shall note on the line-up cards, all substitutions.
         Substitutions may also be done at half time.
    3.   The half game “must play” rule shall be enforced in all divisions. Any
         upper division coach, who does not in good faith, follow the half
         game “must play” rule may at the Board of Directors discretion be
         forced to play mandatory quarter substitutions.
    4.   Additional substitutions may be authorized by the referee in case of
         injury.
    5.   Players ejected from the game, receiving a red card, may not be
         substituted for, for the remainder of the game except where modified
         rules are outlined in any rule book by ASA, NOCIL, or Signature
         League rule books (Located in back of Book).

PLAYER PARTICIPATION/LIMITATIONS
A match shall be played by two teams each consisting of not more than eleven
(11) players and not less than seven (7) players, one of whom shall be the
goalkeeper, except those modified for the benefit of youth soccer by the
following organizations and in the following order of priority:

         The United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
         The United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA)
         The Calif. Youth Soccer Association – South (CAL SOUTH)
         The Anaheim Soccer Association

All registered players in attendance at the league and play-off games must
participate in and play at least half of the game, including overtime periods.
Exceptions to this rule include players who are injured, suspended from the
game, ejected from the game or restricted for medical reasons, which are
required to be on file with the ASA Registrar.

Each team shall have a captain on the field during the game that is to be
identified on the game card and may be identified by an approved arm band or
patch on the jersey.

PLAYER EQUIPMENT
   1. The Association shall supply one (1) shirt/jersey, one (1) pair of
      shorts and one (1) pair of socks which shall remain the property of the
      league until the close of the season. These items must be kept clean
      and neat and in good repair. These are to be worn during regularly


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        scheduled games, and NOT to be worn to school, to play or to
        practices.
   2.   Parents/guardians will provide shin guards and appropriate shoes.
   3.   Last names ONLY may be placed on the uniform. It is however
        recommended, for the safety of the children, Last name(s) only on the
        jersey. If there are two players with the same Last name, the first
        initial of the First Name may be added to the jersey. Nicknames may
        NOT be placed on the uniforms.
   4.   During PRACTICE AND REGULAR GAMES:
             Shin guards ARE MANDATORY
             Knee pads are optional and must not contain any hard plastic or
             hard material
             Socks must cover the entire surface of the shin guards
             Cleats are recommended, but shoes with molded soles or tennis
             shoes may be worn
             Shoes may not have metal or hard cleats or soles and there must
             be no front (toe) cleat as in football cleats
             Orthopedic casts or braces may NOT be worn
             No jewelry or other equipment deemed unsafe by the referee may
             be worn.
             Medical identification may be worn if needed, but should be
             affixed to clothing. Bracelets must be covered by a wrist band
             Bandannas are NOT allowed to be worn on the field of play
   5.   Additionally, during REGULARLY SCHEDULED games:
             Jerseys must be tucked into shorts
             Neutral color (beige, white, or light gray) sweaters or sweatshirts
             may be worn under the uniform shirts during cold weather.
             Shorts must be worn by all players with the exception of the
             goalkeeper who may wear long pants/sweatpants
             Jockey style underwear and/or protective cups are recommended
             for boys
             If boxer shorts are worn, they may NOT hang below the uniform
             shorts.
             Sliding pants may be worn provided they are the same solid color
             as the shorts and are above the knee

LENGTH OF GAMES, REGULAR PERIODS, AND BALL SIZE:

        Division          Game Length                 Ball size
            I             Two 45 Minute Halves         #5
           II             Two 40 Minute Halves         #5
         III              Two 35 Minute Halves         #5
         IV               Two 30 Minute Halves         #4
          V               Two 25 Minute Halves         #4

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            VI                     Four 12 Minute Quarters               #3
            K-L                    Four 8 Minute Quarters                #3
(Div. VI and K-L may be divided into Quarters as outlined by “modified rules for youth soccer”)


Note: Half-time rest period shall be a minimum of five (5) minutes and a
maximum of ten (10) minutes and shall be at the discretion of the referee
depending on weather conditions or as outlined in any rule book for ASA,
NOCIL or Signature League rule book(s). Game Length and Regular Periods
may also be outline in the above Rule Books.

OVERTIME PERIODS (PLAY-OFF MATCHES ONLY)
  1. Two full overtime periods shall be played. There is no “sudden
     death” decision.

                       Division                Overtime Length
                           I                   Two 15 Minute Periods
                          II                   Two 15 Minute Periods
                        III                    Two 10 Minute Periods
                         IV                    Two 10 Minute Periods
                          V                    Two 10 Minute Periods

     2.    REST PERIOD – There shall be a rest period of five (5) to ten (10)
           minutes between the end of regulation time and the commencement
           of the overtime period, and the same rest period between overtime
           periods
     3.    POSSESSION OF THE BALL – The team taking the kick-off and
           choice of side shall be determined by coin toss, and sides alternate
           between periods.
     4.    PENALTY KICKS AS TIE BREAKER – If a game is tied at the end
           of the overtime periods, five (5) penalty kicks shall be taken
           alternately by each team. Each team shall select five (5) different
           players to take the penalty kicks. If the five penalty kicks do not
           decide the game, then each team shall take one (1) penalty kick each,
           alternating after each kick until the game is decided. The initial five
           (5) kickers on each team cannot take another penalty kick until the
           remaining six (6) players on each team have taken a penalty kick.
           Only those players on the field, at the end of the overtime periods
           may, participate in the taking of the penalty kicks. FIFA penalty tie-
           breaker rules are to be observed. This rule may be modified by any
           ASA, NOCIL or Signature League rule book as modified for youth
           soccer.




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              U8 & U6 INSTRUCTIONAL SOCCER

Instructional soccer will be offered to all K-League and Division 6 boys and
girls. The emphasis will be placed on fun, with no pressure or standings.

THIS GAME IS FOR THE CHILDREN. LET THEM LEARN, BUT MOST
OF ALL, LET THEM HAVE FUN!

The following rules are listed only as they differ from ASA Standard Practices
in other divisions.

ORGANIZATION
Coaches, registration, and referees all fall within the authority of the K-League
Commissioner/Coach Commissioner and the Board of Directors.

REGISTRATION
The age of the player shall be no younger than four (4) years of age or older
than eight (8) years of age by August 1st of the calendar year in which the
season begins, except by approval of the Board of Directors. K-League is U-6
and Division 6 is U-8 as outlined by CAL SOUTH or other agency regarding
Youth Soccer. (U-10 is Division 5).

No player shall be enrolled in Instructional Soccer for more than four (4)
seasons except by the approval of the Board of Directors.

TEAMS
Each team shall have a maximum of ten (10 or 12) players and a minimum of
seven (7) duly registered players at one time. Numbers may vary according to
state regulations.

Players shall be placed on a team based in the geographical area in which they
live.

Teams MAY be coed.

No player shall advance to an older division, nor shall a player from other
ASA divisions be transferred to the Instructional League without the approval
of the K-league Commissioner/Coach Commissioner or the Board of
Directors.

Coaches
Head Coaches are REQUIRED to be 18 years of age.
Assistant Coaches appointed by the Head Coach must be at least 18 years of
age. These appointments are subject to the approval of the K-League
Commissioner/Coach Commissioner or the Board of Directors.
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ALL coaches/team administrators MUST be Live Scanned and registered with
Cal South.

OFFICIALS
All Officials must be a minimum of 12 years of age and certified by the United
States Soccer Federation.
All Officials and Coaches shall operate from the complete set of Standards of
Practice which may be obtained from the K-League Commissioner/Coach
Commissioner or Board of Directors.

PLAYING SEASON
The playing season shall be determined by the Board of Directors at the start
of each season.

Practice shall be limited to two (2) practices. Total practice time shall be
limited to three (3) hours per week.

There shall be NO team standings, play-off’s or cup tournament for U6 & U8.
All participants in U6 & U8 will receive a participation trophy or award.

While players are welcome to go through the Rating Day, it is not a
requirement.

SPORTSMANSHIP
Team officials and Coaches are required to shake hands with the opponent
before and after each game.

Players are required to shake (extend a hand) with each opponent at the end of
each game and say “Good Game”.

Coaches and parents/guardians/spectators/visitors are urged to encourage and
praise each player’s ability rather than point out weaknesses, and are
encouraged to cheer for goals scored on BOTH Sides.

RULES OF THE GAME

FIELD OF PLAY
   1. The field of play will be in accordance with the rules set forth by the
      United States Youth Soccer, Cal South and/or ASA for Youth soccer
      down sized games.
   2. The Goals will also follow the same guidelines
   3. The soccer ball size will be size 3.



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PLAYERS
Each team must field no more than seven (7) players at one time or as
determined by the Board of Directors.

PLAYER EQUIPMENT
   1. Shirt or jersey, shorts, socks and footwear ARE mandatory.
   2. Shin guards ARE mandatory for the safety of all players and shall be
      completely covered by the socks.
   3. Rubber cleats may be worn. No metal cleats are allowed. No
      baseball/football cleats with a “Toe Cleat” may be worn.

FREE KICKS
   1. All free kicks shall be classified under one (1) heading: Indirect.
   2. A goal may not be scored until the ball has been played or touched by
      a second player. Not necessarily from the same team.
   3. All intentional fouls shall result in an Indirect free kick with the
      opponent six (6) yards away, and no Indirect free kick shall be within
      the “Goal Box”.
   4. The Referee is encouraged to explain ALL infractions to the
      offending player
   5. There will be no penalty kicks taken, ONLY Indirect Free Kicks.

GOAL KICKS
  1. Any ball, regardless of who touched the ball last, that crosses the goal
      line, will be a goal kick for U6 & U8.
  2. A Goal Kick may be taken from any point inside the goal area.

THROW-INS
One (1) re-throw in will be allowed after an explanation, before awarding the
throw-in to the opposing team

GAMES
  1. Once a game has officially started, it shall be considered a game.
  2. The Referee shall call the game if a team cannot field at least six (6)
     players fifteen minutes after the scheduled starting time. Number may
     vary according to state guidelines or at the discretion of the Board of
     Directors.
  3. A game shall consist of four (4) eight (8) minute quarters with a
     substitution/water break midway through each half (i.e. the quarter).
  4. The half time shall be 5 – 10 minutes in length at the discretion of the
     Referee.




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COACH/PARENT/GUARDIAN/SPECTATOR/VISITORS CODE OF
CONDUCT
For the health and safety of our kids, weapons, smoking, chewing tobacco,
alcoholic beverages, or pets (including dogs of any size) are NOT allowed on
any ASA Complex, practice field or game venue. If you are seen with any of
these things, you will be asked to leave.

ASA's Coach/Parent/Guardian/Spectator/Visitor Code of Conduct is outlined
on Page 6 and outlined under ‘Coaches/Coaches Regulations’ section of this
manual. All these rules apply to U8 & U6 Instructional Soccer and will be
enforced.




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                    ASA SIGNATURE LEAGUE

League Information
The ASA Signature League is an advanced recreational soccer league for
youth and families designed to promote skilled soccer, good sportsmanship,
fair play and a safe environment. The objective of the Signature League is to
provide our members with an intermediary playing level that better prepares
players, parents and coaches in the transition from recreational play to
competitive club play.

All Cal South Signature League Teams shall play under the Cal South
Signature League Procedures and Playing Rules.

The intent of this program is to work with and not against the recreational
soccer program.

Players Information
Players need to be registered in the ASA Recreational League to participate in
the ASA Signature League. All players must be registered or sign a Medical
Release form prior to player evaluations/try-outs.

Player fees are capped at a maximum fee per player for the fall season as
determined by Cal South. Parents will pay fees to ASA.

Coaches
Coaches interested in becoming a Signature Coach will be approved by the
ASA Board of Directors and the Coach Commissioner. The approval process
will be based on the following criteria:
     1. Coaching Experience
     2. Coaching capability and record
     3. License Level (minimum level is E) and Level A Risk Management
         compliance
     4. Coach conduct including violations of rules/regulations and
         sportsmanship
     5. Application completed and submitted by deadline

Coaches are required to participate in player evaluations during the tryouts and
support ASA with volunteers as needed to complete required tasks.

Head Coaches and one Assistant Coach must hold a Level E coaching license
and Risk Management. Each team must have a licensed coach at each game.
Each coach and team administrator(s) is required to sign the ‘Coaches
Agreement’.


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Team Formation
The ASA Board of Directors will approve teams for the following brackets, or
as further expanded by the Cal South Signature League (CSSL) playing circuit
based on player availability.
     1. Size of player pool meeting the skill and tactical demands of the
         Signature League
     2. The number of teams will be based on previous year’s performance in
         each age/gender group to ensure ASA Signature teams are achieving
         the required level of play.
     3. Upon completion of tryouts a roster form with parent’s signature
         must be submitted to ASA.

The U9 and U10 teams are limited to 12 players on the roster (recommend 11
players). The U11 through U15 teams are limited to 16 players on the roster
(recommend 15 players). Each team is allowed to have 5 frozen players. All
other players must attend the tryout conducted by the approved team coaches.
After each player has been given the opportunity to show their skills and be
evaluated the coaches will select the players to make up the entire roster for
the team.

No player may be added to the fall season team roster after September 30 th
“Roster Freeze” deadline. Players may be added to team rosters for the spring
playing season following the conclusion of the fall regular season and post
season play-off games.

Rules
All ASA matches shall be governed by the FFA Laws of the Game as
modified by Cal South, Signature League and ASA.

The differences between the Recreational and Signature League rules are
highlighted and list below:
         Each player is guaranteed 50% play time per game.
         Free substitution is allowed for all levels (U9 through U15)
         Teams are required to wear the uniforms approved by the ASA Board
         of Directors.
         Referee fees are paid by the Home team.
         Signature teams are not allowed to use paid trainers.

Equipment
Team uniforms shall be red, white and black. Uniforms shall be provided by
ASA, one for each registered player, as follows:
       Jerseys (Red-Home & White-Away)
       1 Pair of Shorts (Black)
       Pairs of Socks

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Any additional uniform needs should be addressed to the ASA Board of
Directors.

Each team will be provided a number of practice balls and one (1) game ball.




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    2011 / 2012 NORTH ORANGE COUNTY INTERCITY
                    LEAGUE RULES
CAL SOUTH / USYSA / USSF RULES APPLY EXCEPT AS MODIFIED
BELOW:

1. GAME TIME:
a. As scheduled with a 10 minute grace period. Failure to field a team of 7
players (5 players for U10/U9) will result in a forfeit.
b. U19 - 45 minute halves, U16 - 40 minute halves, U14 - 35 minute halves,
U12 – 30 minute halves, and U10-U9 – 25 minute halves.

2. REFEREE FEES:
a Three man referee system is preferred. (Use of club person is at the
discretion of the center referee).
b. Both teams are responsible for referee fees.
c. Referees are to be paid BEFORE THE MATCH. Each team is responsible
for half referee fees.
d. If team does not show, the referee fee is still the responsibility of the team
or the league they represent.
e. Fees are based on a 3-man system at a rate of 1.20 per minute. (See break
down below)

Game Length - 90 min / 80 min / 70 min / 60 min / 50 min
3 Referees - $108.00 / $96.00 / $84.00 / $72.00 / $60.00
2 Referees - $88.00 / $76.00 / $64.00 / $52.00 / $40.00
1 Referee - $68.00 / $56.00 / $44.00 / $32.00 / $20.00

3. SUBSTITUTIONS:
a. During League Play, Commissioner’s Cup and All-Stars all age groups
(U19-U9) are FREE substitution.
b. The free substitution rule DOES NOT take away the mandatory 1/2 game
playing time.
c. A coach may substitute at any stoppage of play and at the discretion of the
referee.

4. BALL: U19, U16, & U14 size 5 ball; U12, U10 & U9 size 4 ball.

5. EQUIPMENT:
a. No unsafe knee braces, metal or hard plastic knee braces must have a soft
cover.
b. No "hard" casts are allowed, not even with the use of bubble wrap.
c. Proper shin guards must be worn and be covered by socks.
d. Bicycle shorts may be worn under the shorts.

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(Note: This is recreation soccer all players do not have to wear matching
Bicycle shorts). e. Female teams may wear sleeveless jerseys or roll up their
sleeves and tied with a soft cloth or string material.
g. Under armor shirts must match Jersey or be white or black in color.
h. Cloth head bands may be worn by girls or boys.
i. All goals must be anchored down prior to start of game.
(NOTE: Rules must be followed; failure to follow rules may result in a red
card and/or suspension from inter-city play).

6. HOME AND VISITING TEAM(S) RESPONSIBILITIES:
a. Complete field set up and take down (nets, flags, field markings, trash cans,
etc.) must be completed within 15 minutes of game time or home team
forfeits. (As a common courtesy, visiting Team shall assist with set up and
take down.
b. Home team shall change to alternative color jersey if colors conflict with
visiting team.
c. Home team has choice of sidelines.
d. Visiting team must pick up their trash, (if you bring it with you take it with
you).

7. COACHING FROM THE SIDELINES:
a. If field conditions permit, all divisions shall coach from their side only.
Teams and administrators, where possible, shall be on opposite sides of the
field.
b. Coaches must remain in the technical area of 10 yards from mid-field.
Coaches are also responsible to insure parents are not sitting or standing
beyond the 18 yard line and behind the goal lines.
c. The head coach is 100% responsible and accountable for insuring players
and parents maintain a positive attitude throughout the game.
d. The head coach may suspend a player if the said parent refuses to listen to
the head coach, or team administrator when asked to leave the field.

8. CYSA-S PLAYER/COACH/ADMINISTRATOR CARDS:
a. All PLAYER AND ADMINISTRATOR CARDS MUST HAVE
PICTURES. Cards must be stamped, embossed or signed by league registrar
and be laminated.
b. All teams involved in inter-city play must have laminated player cards by
the second week of scheduled play.
c. Temporary player ID cards are no longer accepted.
d. All players must have a medical release form with parent/guardians'
signature. Theses forms must be available to the referee upon request.
e. PLAYER CARDS AND MEDICAL RELEASES ARE REQUIRED IN
ALL INTER-CITY DIVISIONS. Failure to provide either may result in a
forfeit. PLAYERS OR TEAMS WITHOUT CARDS AND MEDICAL


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RELEASE FORMS MUST NOT PLAY. This also means no scrimmages or
pick-up games.
f. LICENSED COACH/MANAGER: There must be a USYSA licensed coach
for each team, at each game. The coach must have a current photo
Identification card.
g. A team without a carded official will forfeit the match. Note: The coach
may be from any team within the same league of registration as the team they
are representing for the match.
h. Under certain circumstances the NOCIL director may authorize a team or
player to play without player cards. The league representative of said team is
responsible to contact the NOCIL director and explain the circumstances.
i. Under NO circumstances may a player play without the medical release
form.

9. STANDINGS:
a. Each team will supply a game card to the referee prior to the game.
b. Home team or league official will place the (both) game cards in the mail
within 24 hours after the game.
c. A referee may mail in the game cards, along with a record of all cautions,
ejections, injuries and other pertinent information.
d. The game cards are the official record of the North Orange County Inter-
City League.
e. All U19 & U16 game cards will be mailed to CYSA (by Home team or
Referee). This will be done so that District Commissioner may keep track of
all red cards and yellow cards issued to players and coaches.
g. U14, U12 and U10 game cards will be retained by LEAGUE
REPRESENATIVES and available to the NOCIL Director.

WIN=3 POINTS, TIE=1 POINT, LOSS=0 POINTS, RED CARD = -1
POINT, YELLOW CARDS (EVERY 10) = -1 POINT

10. SEASON:
a. League play shall begin on the weekend following Labor Day and end prior
to Thanksgiving for U19 & U16. All other divisions must end by the first
weekend of December.
b. Commissioners Cup will begin the second weekend of December and end
before Christmas.
c. All-Stars will begin the second weekend of January and end before the 1st
of February.
d. The primary day for play is Saturday. Sunday games will be scheduled as
needed.
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11. PROTESTS:
a. If a coach deems it necessary to protest a game because of misapplication of
FIFA LAW, or NOCIL Rules, not a judgment call, the coach must notify the
referees of the intent to protest, write a brief statement on the card and sign the
game card.
b. A $100.00 non-refundable protest fee must be turned in within 48 hours to
the NOCIL director, along with a one page explanation of the protest,
including citation of the NOCIL/FIFA rule the protesting team feels was
misapplied.
c. The NOCIL director, along with the concurrence of two other inter-city
representatives, will review the written protest and determine if a FIFA or
NOCIL rule violation occurred and that it was not a referee judgment call.
d. If it is determined that there may have been a misapplication of the rules,
the NOCIL director may reschedule the game.
e. The decision of the NOCIL director is final.
f. NO JUDGMENT CALL PROTESTS WILL BE ALLOWED.

12. Rescheduled Games:
a. GAMES WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED BY THE NOCIL DIRECTOR.
b. ANY GAME THAT NEEDS TO BE RESCHEDULED MUST BE
AGREED UPON BETWEEN BOTH TEAMS AND LEAGUE
REPRESENTATIVES.

13. Red Cards:
a. Referees must return all ID cards to the respective coaches following the
match except when there is an Assault on a Referee. In this case, the ID
card(s) must be retained by the Referee and turned in, with a written report in
24 hours.
b. If a player receives a Violent Conduct (Fighting / Striking other player or
Official) red card, a report is to be sent to the NOCIL Director and the card is
to remain with the coach. The player will not be able to participate in their
team's next FOUR scheduled games.
c. All other red card violations regarding a player or ejected official will not be
able to participate in their teams next scheduled game.
d. If a team official (Coach/Manager) is directed to leave the field by the
referee it is the same as receiving a red card. As a professional courtesy the
referee does not have to show/display a red card to the team official. A report
will be submitted by the Referee and sent to the NOCIL Director, along with
the coach’s administration card. The Team administrator will then miss the
next game for the team which he was participating with.
e. If it is the last game of the season, the suspension carries over to NOCIL
post-season play.
f. If a player or official receives a second red card during the season, they will
be suspended for the remainder of the season, or until reinstated by the NOCIL
director.

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g. A point will be automatically deducted for a red card.

14. Yellow Cards:
a. Coaches MUST substitute yellow-carded players at the time the referee
shows the yellow card to the player and before restarting the game.
b. For every 10 yellow cards that a team accumulates, they will be deducted a
point. This will continue throughout the season.

15. CONDUCT/SUSPENSIONS:
a. The safety of all participants and maintaining an atmosphere of good
sportsmanship is the responsibility of all members.
b. Any player or member promoting violence, enticing team dissent, or
generally in violation of item a. (above) may be brought before the NOCIL for
disciplinary action (including suspension or removal of the player or member)
subject to the Cal South and USYSA Disciplinary Guidelines and Procedures.
c. Any member who instigates violence that leads to harming an opponent,
spectator, official, or teammate, in addition to any action defined above, may
be subject to criminal prosecution. This type of conduct will not be tolerated
and will be aggressively pursued by the NOCIL.
d. Any player, coach or administrator of the team receiving three (3) yellow
cards (warning/cautions) within six (6) consecutive matches will be suspended
from their next scheduled NOCIL game. Any individual receiving four (4)
yellow cards (warning/cautions) during the season shall be suspended for the
next scheduled NOCIL game. After a suspension of this type, the count of
yellow cards is set to one (1).
e. Any player, coach or administrator receiving a red card (ejection/send off)
from the referee, shall be suspended for the remainder of that game and their
team's next scheduled (played) game, forfeited games do not count. Should
two yellow cards in the same game cause the ejection; both cautions will be
counted as yellow cards and counted towards the ten accumulated yellow
cards. (7.3).
f. Accumulated disciplinary actions (Yellow Cards, Red Cards, and
Suspensions) may affect a team’s continued participation in league play as
well as post-season play g. ANY PLAYER, COACH, OR TEAM MEMBER
using foul and/or abusive language or conduct will be issued a RED CARD
(EJECTION/SEND OFF).
h. NOTE TO PLAYERS, COACHES, and OFFICIALS, NOCIL is a league
for youth and families designed to promote GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, FAIR
PLAY, and a SAFE ENVIRONMENT. i. COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE
FOR ALL CONDUCT ON THEIR SIDELINES (Including parents, friends,
visitors and spectators) and may be issued a RED CARD for failing to control
their sidelines.
j. The NOCIL director has the authority to suspend or place any player,
administrator, team or league on probation for unsporting conduct on or off the
field.

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k. THE HEAD COACH IS 100% RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE
FOR ENFORCING PLAYER SUSPENSIONS; any coach failing to enforce
any suspension will be suspended themselves and said game will be forfeited.

16. COMISSIONER’S CUP BOND:
a All leagues must post a Bond of $200.
b. Should a team fail to show up and forfeit a game, the said team is
responsible for the entire Referee fee.
c. If the said team fails to pay the referee fee, the entire (League) Bond will be
forfeited and used to compensate referees.
d. The league will then be responsible to put up an additional bond for $200 in
the coming year.
e. Once a league has posted the $200 bond, it will carry over to the following
year, as long as it has not been forfeited.
f. Each league must provide a field for Commissioner’s Cup and All-Stars,
failing to provide a field may result in disqualification from the tournament or
paying an additional fee to participate.

17. FORFEIT(S):
a. Any player/team found responsible for promoting violence, instigating, or
enticing a team disturbance, causing the referee to suspend play prior to the
completion of regulation time, will have forfeited that game (even if they are
winning at the time of the incident).
b. The NOCIL Director will review all such incidents. Upon review the team
may also be subject to league suspension. Any team under league suspension
will forfeit all scheduled games with a score of (0-1) until suspension is
complete. If it is found that both teams/players are equally at fault in the
suspension of a game, then both teams will receive a forfeit (0-1, 0 points).
c. Any team/club needing to forfeit a game for any reason, must notify the
Home Club representative (U19 & U16) or NOCIL Director (U19) within 48
hours of scheduled game. If the team/club who is forfeiting said game fails to
notify proper personnel, the team/club forfeiting will be responsible for the
entire referee fees for the scheduled game. The team who forfeits the game
will receive a forfeit (0-1, 0 points), with the opposing team receiving a win
(1-0, 3 points).
d. The team that forfeits must have the Referee fee’s to the NOCIL Director no
later than the first Wednesday after the game. Failing to do so may result in
forfeiting the upcoming game.
e. During Commissioner’s Cup and All-Stars if a team forfeits one game they
SHALL forfeit all. If a team forfeits a game and fails to pay referee fees, they
will also forfeit the entire $200.00 league bond.

18. Number of Roster players:
a. U19 and U16 may have a roster of no more than 22 players.
b. U14 and U12 may have a roster of no more than 18 players.

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c. U10 and U9 may have a roster of no more than 14 players.
d. This does not take away the minimum play for each player.

19. TROPHIES/ AWARDS:
a. Each league will be responsible for their team's regular season trophies or
awards.
b. NOCIL will be responsible for Commissioner Cup and All-Star medals and
pins (U14 and under receive pins)
c. All perpetual trophies must be returned to the NOCIL director at start of the
following season.

20. NOCIL Rules:
a. If you would like a complete set of NOCIL Rules and Regulations, please
contact your league representative.

North Orange County Inter-City League.

ASA-BSA-CHSA-FRYSC-JUSA-OJSC-WAYS-LNYSA-LMSA-DBSL

Rules updated and approved by the NOCIL Representatives on Aug 9, 2011




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                             Signature Rules
             2011 Information, Procedures and Playing Rules

Last updated August 2011
(Cal South / USYS / USSF Rules Apply EXCEPT as Modified Below)

The Cal South Signature League is an advanced recreational soccer league for
youth and families designed to promote skilled soccer, good sportsmanship,
fair play and a safe environment. The objective of the Cal South Signature
League is to provide our recreational based Leagues/Clubs with an
intermediary playing level that better prepares players, parents and coaches in
the transition from recreational play to competitive club play.

A. GENERAL INFORMATION
1. The Cal South Signature League is a playing circuit for boys and girls teams
in the U9 – U15 age brackets. Playing Circuits provide for a skill and
commitment level of soccer above the recreational level, yet below the club
level. Individual Circuits may consider additional or alternate age brackets
based on individual Circuit or geographic needs.
2. Playing Circuits are being established throughout the Southern California
area. These playing circuits are set in smaller geographic areas in an effort to
limit team travel distance and will be facilitated by Cal South. All Playing
Circuit activities will be conducted and communicated therein via Individual
Circuit Websites accessible through the Cal South home page. Each coach
must provide an Internet e-mail address. A web site will provide general
Circuit information, schedules, bracket standings and periodic season updates.
3. Players will be registered as Cal South recreational players under the
Signature League “Play Type” level within their own local sponsoring league
or Club.
4. Circuit Formation:
a. Circuits will be formed with a primary focus on limiting travel distance for
all teams within an individual circuit.
b. A Signature League Circuit will encompass a 20 – 30 mile radius within an
area. Individual Circuit mileage restraints may be expanded as deemed
appropriate.
c. Any Cal South League/Club in good standing, with a minimum of 300
recreational players registered for the current year, may apply for and sponsor
Signature League teams in the playing circuit. Cal South Online Registration
System roster confirmation may include Fall, Winter, Spring and/or Summer
recreational programs.
d. Teams that participated in Signature Competition in 2011, from
Leagues/Clubs that do not meet the 2010 requirements of rule 3c., may be
grandfathered into Signature if they meet the following criteria:
i. The team must have a minimum of five (5) returning players from the 2010
season on the new roster, and
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ii. At least one coach or assistant coach from the 2010 season must be on the
new roster
5. All regular season Signature players will receive participation medals. The
finalists in all post-season tournaments will receive award/medals.

B. ADMISTRATION
1. An Individual Circuit Board may consist of the following members:
a. Circuit Director: General Coordinator for Circuit activities and schedules.
b. Circuit Committee Members: Monitors game cards, game violations, game
scores, standings, rules and assists the Director in the overall operations of the
Circuit.
c. Local League/Club Signature League Representative: Works with their
individual League/Club sponsor teams, to secure playing fields and facilitate
League/Club referees for all games on their home fields.
2. Each League/Club sponsoring a team or teams in the Playing Circuit should
provide assistance to those teams by:
a. Designating a local board member as a Signature League Representative to
the Playing Circuit. This person should assist participating teams from the
league and serve as a communications link between the Circuit, sponsoring
league and team coaches/managers.
b. Selecting team head coaches and team managers for each team participating
in the Circuit
c. Publish dates and assist teams in their evaluation of players, selecting team
rosters and general team formation
d. Assisting with online team registration
e. Assisting teams in purchasing their 2 team uniforms
f. Assisting in designating available playing fields for circuit games
g. Assisting with Referee assignments for Home games
h. Provide one $250.00 Bond Payable to Cal South to the Circuit for
guaranteeing playing fields and team referees by July 1. The Bond will be
carried over each year to serve as that League's / Club’s Bond for the next
seasonal year. Bond deductions must be replenished within 2 weeks of being
notified of the deduction.
3. All Players, Coaches and other Team Administrators MUST have a Cal
South picture ID card printed from the Cal South Online Registration System
stamped, embossed or signed by the league registrar and laminated.
(Temporary ID cards will not be accepted)
4. All players must have a Cal South registration/medical release form with
parent / guardians' signature at all team functions. These forms shall be
provided to any referee upon request.
5. Players or teams without Cal South ID cards and/or Registration/Medical
Release forms will not be allowed to play.
6. The Head Coach and one Assistant Coach must each hold the appropriate
Cal South required coaching license. An E or D level license is recommended
and desired. A Youth Module 3 (YM-3) license may be used until an E license

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is obtained. The head coach and assistant coach must each have passed Cal
South “KidSafe” Risk Management LiveScan fingerprint process. Each coach
must have a CAL SOUTH picture ID card specific to the team they are
coaching indicating Risk Management and Coaching license level. Each team
must have a carded coach or assistant coach at each game or the team will
forfeit the game and be subject to Disciplinary Action from Cal South.
7. The Playing Circuits shall provide bracket scheduling, referee scheduling,
tournament scheduling, posting of bracket scores and standings and handle
general activities as outlined in these regulations and playing rules.
8. The Cal South Signature League and Playing Circuits shall provide
information, regulations, rules, application and forms, game cards and
instructions for League/Clubs and teams desiring to participate in a Playing
Circuit.
9. Cal South and the Signature League Circuits will review all procedures and
rules each year and make modifications as deemed appropriate.

C. CONDUCT
1. The safety of all participants and the maintenance of an atmosphere of good
sportsmanship are the responsibility of all players, coaches, administrators,
parents and spectators.
2. The Signature League strongly suggests that team administrators welcome
visiting players and parents to their home field and take an active role in
urging parents from one team to introduce themselves to the parents of the
other team before the game. This is a positive gesture of sportsmanship and
role modeling in addition to showing support and encouragement to all youth
soccer players.
3. Coaches are responsible for all conduct on their sidelines. This includes
players, parents, friends, visitors and spectators.
d. Any player, coach, administrator, parent or spectator promoting violence,
enticing team dissent, or generally in violation of sub-paragraph a (above)
should be brought before the local hosting League/Club for possible
disciplinary action (including suspension or removal of that player, coach,
administrator, parent and spectators). Any appeals of local League/Club
actions may be brought before the Signature League Circuit Director.
Individuals may be subject to the Cal South and USYS Disciplinary
Guidelines and Procedures.
4. Any member, who instigates violence that leads to harming an opponent,
spectator, official, or teammate, in addition to any action defined above, may
be subject to criminal prosecution. This type of conduct cannot and will not be
tolerated and should be aggressively pursued by the local hosting
League/Club. Serious incidents will be immediately turned over to the Cal
South Protests, Appeals and Disciplinary (PAD) Committee.
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a. No player should be allowed to play in any regularly scheduled league or
tournament game with an injury which can be aggravated by playing or which
constitutes a danger to others.

D. FEES
1. Playing Circuit Entry fee will be $200 per team for the fall playing season
(Fall season being separate from Spring season – Spring fees determined each
year). This fee will handle administration costs, web costs, patches and awards
for the season and the post-season tournament. This is a non-refundable fee
payable to Cal South.
2. Any player participating on a team sponsored into a Signature League
Playing Circuit shall be capped fee at $350.00 for the playing season (Fall
season being separate from Spring season). This capped fee includes all player
registration and League/Club fees as well as any fees associated with the
sponsored team. Any league/team/coach found violating the fee cap per player
could be dropped from the Signature League Playing Circuit. Teams may be
asked to provide the Circuit Director with a team Income and Expense
Statement for the year. The statement should provide the number of team
players, total income, itemized expenses to date and anticipated expenses for
the remainder of the year. A typical example breakdown of costs per player
could be: Sponsoring League /Club Registration Fee/ Pictures /Other Fees:
$50, Uniforms: $80, Tournaments: $80, Referee Fees (league and playoffs):
$60, Miscellaneous Expenses (Playing Circuit Fee, Team Parties, etc.): $50.
3. A written explanation of Player fees and the cap shall be provided to each
parent of each team player. Teams are not expected to purchase balls, player
bags, water bottles or extra equipment for players.
4. Player fees should be used to pay for part-time trainers like Club Teams.
Fees may be used to pay for short term or part time training, not to exceed four
(4) hours per week. Sponsorships and donated services may be used for full
time trainers.

E. FALL SEASON/DEADLINES
1. The fall playing season shall be designated from June 1st until January 31st.
This includes pre-season and post-season tournaments. Season games will
normally be played on Saturdays on permitted fields. If games are played on
Sundays, it is recommended that no game will begin before 10:00 p.m.
2. League/Club will provide their participating Team Count list by June 1.
3. Team Registration online applications and team registration fees are due by
July 1. No team fee refunds after July 1.
4. The Circuit Board will notify each team and league of acceptance of each
team into the Playing Circuit by July 15.
5. Team Rosters are to be completed in the Cal South Online Registration
Program by August 31. No players may be added to the fall team season roster
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6. Schedules for at least 8 to 10 regular season games should be published and
distributed about August 25. No games may be rescheduled by the individual
league or team once the final schedule is published. Only games cancelled due
to official city/school district field closures or rainouts may be rescheduled
upon approval from the Circuit committee.
7. The first regular season game will be the first Saturday after Labor Day in
September. The regular season will conclude before Thanksgiving. Post
season tournament (play-offs) will be scheduled after Thanksgiving weekend
and conclude before Christmas.

F. REFEREES
1. The assignment of Referees for regular season games will be determined by
the League/Club or League Representative of the Home Team.
2. All League and Referee Association Assignors must be USSF Certified.
Referee Assignors shall use best efforts to assign unbiased and neutral referees
throughout the season.
3. All Referees must be USSF registered and certified (displaying current year
badge). The three (3) man referee system shall be used at all games. Referees
should be at least 3 years older than the age of the players they are officiating.
4. The Home team or Home Team League/Club is responsible for payment of
all Referee fees BEFORE all regular season matches. Referees are to be paid
in cash. Each League/Club is responsible for determining the home field
referee payment fees for League/Club Referees or Referee Associations. For
post-season tournament games, the Referee fee will be established by the
hosting League/Club. Each Team shall each pay 50% of that Referee fee.
5. If there is no assigned referee is present at the start of the game, the coaches
shall jointly select an assistant referee or other agreeable party to fulfill the
center referee responsibilities. The replacement Center Referee shall receive
due payment. (Every effort shall be made to complete the scheduled game). In
the event that a replacement Center Referee cannot be obtained for a regular
season game, the Home team shall forfeit the game.
6. Minimum recommended Referee payment for 3 Referees per game is $1 per
minute of game time. Referee payments should be pro-rated when there are
less than 3 Referees officiating any game. Assistant referees not in proper
uniform are considered to be Club Linesman and should not to be paid for
their services.

G. UNIFORM
1. Each team shall have uniforms consisting of one white jersey with white
socks to match, one colored jersey and colored socks to match and one pair of
shorts.
2. The Home Team shall wear their COLORED uniform. The Visiting Team
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3. Knit caps, sweatshirts under the jersey, bicycle or sliding shorts of any
color, or similar items may be worn. Socks shall cover the each shin guard.
Goalies may wear gloves, leg coverings, elbow, and kneepads.
4. Shin guards are mandatory for all players in practices, games, and
tournaments within Cal South.
5. No player wearing an orthopedic cast, temporary cast, non-oral brace (such
as knees or other areas of the body) with hard, hinged or rigid supports, or
splint shall be permitted to play in any Cal South sanctioned play.
6. Each league participant will receive two Signature League patches per
registered player. The official Signature League patch and/or logo is strongly
recommended on the player uniform sleeve. In the event that the placement
conflicts with a current league sponsor patch/logo, the patch may place on the
opposite sleeve of the jersey or even on the player’s shorts. Teams may utilize
Cal South approved uniform suppliers to screen print the official Signature
League patch artwork directly on uniforms in lieu of the Signature League
patch.

H. ROSTER
1. The U-9 and U-10 teams are limited to 12 players on the roster (recommend
11 players). The U-11 through U-15 teams are limited to 16 players on the
roster (recommend 15 players).
2. No players may be added to the fall season team roster after September 30
“Roster Freeze” deadline. Players may be added to team rosters for the spring
playing season following the conclusion of the fall regular season and post
season play-off games.
3. Borrowed players are not allowed during the regular season or during post
season play-off games.
4. A newly formed team may bring 5 players to their roster. Each League/Club
should assist teams in establishing a published player evaluation date(s). It is
in the sponsoring League/Clubs best interest to establish and publish player
evaluation criteria prior to holding player evaluations and whether the coach or
the League/Club will select players for the final team roster. Established teams
will use the same criteria as a newly formed team in establishing their final
roster.
5. It is highly recommended that U-14 and U15 players in High School play on
a U-15 or U-16 team in another playing circuit. Per CIF rules, High School
players are not allowed to play in non-High School games after Nov 30th.

I. PLAYING RULES
1. The game length for U-9 and U-10 games is 50 minutes. The game length
for U-11 and U-12 games is 60 minutes. The game length for U-13 and U-14
games is 70 minutes. The game length for U-15 game is 80 minutes.
2. Any game played at least to half time shall be considered an official game.
3. Post-Season Games with ties at the end of regulation time will have two
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half. If the game is still tied after these extra halves, teams will go straight to
penalty kicks.
4. Each team will be given a 10-minute grace period for the minimum number
to arrive for the game. Failure to field a team of 6 players for U-9 and U-10
teams and to field a team of 8 players for U-11 through U-15 teams will result
in a forfeit.
5. Unless previously notified of a postponement, both teams must show up at
the field, be ready to play and be certified as ready to play by the referee.
6. In the event of a rain out, smog out, unplayable conditions, etc., the Circuit
will reschedule the game within 2 weeks. Individual teams or leagues cannot
reschedule games. Un-played games that are not reschedule or played for any
reason will not count toward the standings. It is the individual team’s
responsibility to check the Mud line Message Board on the Circuit website and
with the home team to stay appraised of current field conditions.
7. In the age bracket standings, each team will be awarded 3 points for a
victory, 1 point for a tied game and zero points for a loss. All forfeit games
shall be considered a score of 1-0. Should a team drop from a Circuit bracket
during the season, all games for that team, including completed games, shall
be considered forfeit games.
8. All Age brackets will have free substitution. It is the direct responsibility of
the Coach to ensure that a player's 50% minimum playing requirement is never
breached. (It is strongly urged that most players receive 75% playing time).
Playing Time infractions will be dealt with by the local hosting League/Club
and/or the Signature League Circuit Director. Infractions could result in a
game forfeiture. Injured players may be substituted for during the game and
the injury documented on the game card.
9. All substitutes shall be at the discretion of the Center Referee. Substituted
player infractions are not protest able.
10. A size 4 soccer ball shall be used for all U-9 through U-12 Circuit games.
A size 5 soccer ball shall be used for all U-13 and U-15 Circuit games.
11. The recommended field size for U-9 and U-10 teams is 50 yards by 80
yards. The recommended goal size is 7 feet by 21 feet. The field length may
vary from 70-80 yards and width from 44-50 yards. An alternate goal size 6
feet by 18 feet may be used. The goal area will be 6 yards by 18 yards, the
penalty area should be 14 yards by 34 yards and the center circle 8 yards in
radius. Any penalty kick will be taken from the 10-yard mark.
12. For U-9 and U-10 games, all opponents must position themselves at least 8
yards away whenever a free kick, goal kick, corner kick or penalty kick is
taken by a player.
13. The recommended field size for U-11 through U-15 teams is 60 yards by
100 yards. The field length may vary from 96-110 yards and width from 56-70
yards. The goal shall be a standard 8 feet by 24 feet and all standard field
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14. Any coach or team that abandons a game prior to its normal conclusion
may be subject to disciplinary action by the local hosting League/Club or
Signature League Circuit Director.
15. The U-9 and U-10 teams shall field a team of 8 players, one of which must
be the goalie.
16. Each coach shall complete and sign the Official Match Report /Game Card
prior to the game and present it to the referee along with the team's CAL
SOUTH ID cards at player check-in. After player check-in and before the
game starts, it is highly recommended that player cards be returned to the
coach/team. (Coaches sign their own game card before the game verifying all
information on the card is correct. Coaches sign the opponent's game card after
the game to verify the final score). The Official Match Report /Game Cards
are the official records of the Playing Circuit and the Cal South Signature
League.
17. Each team, coaches, administrators, and spectators shall be on opposite
sides of the field, wherever possible. Coaching and encouraging players shall
occur from that team’s side of the field only.
18. The use of English by a Head Coach or Assistant Coach during
competition or team activities is preferred.
19. Coaches MUST remove yellow-carded players from the game at the time
the referee shows the yellow card to the player and before restarting the game.
Players may re-enter the game at the next stoppage in play and when allowed
by the referee. A player receiving a second yellow card may not reenter the
game.
20. Any player/team found responsible for promoting violence, instigating, or
enticing a team disturbance, causing the referee to suspend play prior to the
completion of regulation time, will have forfeited that game (even if they are
winning at the time of the incident).
21. If a coach deems it necessary to PROTEST a game because of
misapplication of FIFA LAW, not a judgment call, the coach must notify the
referees of the intent to protest, write a very brief statement on the card and
sign the game card. The head coach should send an Internet e-mail explanation
of the protest to the Circuit Director, including citation of the Circuit/FIFA
rule the protesting team feels was misapplied. A $50.00 cash protest fee
payable to Cal South must be turned in within 48 hours to the Circuit Director.
The Circuit Director may gather additional information and determine whether
a FIFA, Cal South or Signature League rule violation has occurred or whether
it was a referee judgment call. The Circuit Director shall make a ruling on the
protest. If the Circuit Director upholds the protest, the protest fee will be
returned to the team and the game shall be treated as a non-played game. An
appeal of Circuit Director’s ruling can be made to the entire Circuit Board.
The appeal of any Circuit Board ruling can be made to the entire Signature
League Board. The Circuit Director shall determine whether if and when an
upheld protested game shall be replayed. PROTESTS ON REFEREE
JUDGMENT CALLS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

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22. Home Team Responsibilities (Visiting Teams courtesies) include:
a. The Home Team shall complete field set up (nets, flags, field markings,
trash cans, etc.). This should occur at least 30 minutes prior to game time. (As
a common courtesy, the Visiting Team should assist with field set up and take
down).
c. The Home Team shall provide a game ball.
d. The Home Team is responsible for collecting the completed game cards
after the match and delivering the game cards to their League/Club
Coordinator. Failure to deliver the game cards to the League Coordinator/Club
within a week may result in a forfeit game for the Home Team.
e. The Home Team and Visiting Team shall both be responsible for bringing a
trash bag to the game and cleaning up the field and sideline area after the
game. Trash bags should be taken with the team when they leave the area.
f. The Home Team has the choice of sidelines.
23. The Home Team will deliver the completed game cards, along with any
additional information about sideline conduct, cautions or ejections, to their
League/Club Coordinator. Individual player cards or coach cards shall not be
taken from the coach/team should a red card be issued. The League/Club
Coordinator will review the game cards and forward to the Cal South office
only those game cards that have yellow card, red card or sideline conduct
problem information.
24. A league or team coach that cancels a game via email or voicemail
message on Wednesday or later of the same week is responsible for full
payment of the referee and assignor fees. These fees and or additional
penalties will also apply to teams that fail to notify their opponent and the
Circuit Director. These fees will be deducted from their league bond. The
league must replenish their league bond within in 2 weeks.

J. DISCIPLINE
1. Conduct on the field offenses shall be subject to suspension (These
guidelines will be inclusive and apply to all circuit activities including
seasonal play and post-season play):
a. Any player, coach or administrator receiving three (3) yellow cards
(warning / caution) may be brought before a committee of the Circuit Board.
An individual receiving a fourth yellow card (warning/caution) shall be
suspended for the next scheduled game. After a suspension of this type, the
count of yellow cards is set to one (1).
b. Any player, coach or administrator receiving a red card (ejection/send off –
whether by a straight red card or 2 yellow cards) from the referee shall be
suspended for that game and their team's next scheduled game. (An ejection
caused by two yellow cards shall not be counted as yellow cards described in
sub-paragraph a above).
c. Any player, coach or administrator receiving two (2) red cards (ejection /
sendoff) in one season will be suspended from playing, coaching or attending
games until that person has been brought before a committee of the Circuit

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Board for a review of the ejections. The Committee shall determine the
eligibility of the player, coach, spectator or administrator in question.
2. The local hosting League/Club has the authority to place any team, player or
coach on probation or suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct on or off the
field. The local hosting League/Club may place a team, player or coach on
probation for a period of time and closely monitor the team or coach’s conduct
and activities. The local hosting League/Club may also suspend a team, player
or coach from league play for a period of 1-2 games or for the remainder of the
season. Any team under league suspension will forfeit all scheduled games
with a score of (0-1) until suspension is complete. If it is found that multiple
teams or players are equally at fault in the suspending of play in a game, then
both teams will receive a forfeit (0-1, 0 points). Any disciplinary actions will
be placed in writing and given to all offending parties. Any team, player,
spectator or coach found responsible for promoting violence, instigating, or
enticing a team disturbance, causing the referee to suspend play prior to the
completion of regulation time, will have forfeited that game (even if they are
winning at the time of the incident). The Circuit Director will review all such
incidents and actions by the local hosting League/Club. The Circuit Director
may place any team, player or coach on probation or suspension for
unsportsmanlike conduct as deemed appropriate when the local hosting
League/Club fails or refuses to take action.
3. The Circuit Director may render decisions or discipline upon any team,
coach, player or League/Club for not adhering to Signature League Procedures
and Rules.
4. Appeals:
a. The Signature League Circuit Director shall be the first point of appeal for
actions taken by the local hosting League/Club.
b. The Cal South District Commission or representative shall be the next point
of appeal after the Circuit Director.
c. The Cal South Protest, Appeals and Disciplinary (PAD) Committee shall be
the next and final point of appeal.




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