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					 2011 LJSC Small Sided Spring Soccer
 Season Description


LJSC Small Sided Spring Soccer Season – 2011
U-6 through U-14 age groups
Season Description     The Spring soccer season is intended to provide a fun, low pressure soccer
                       experience for those who prefer to play soccer rather than other sports in the spring.
                       Boys, girls, and coed teams may compete. All U6 thru U14 recreational players
                       registered with a BYSA member club during the fall 2010 season are eligible to play.
                       A child who did not play soccer in Fall 2010 may play if he/she registers
                       with their Club (this is an additional individual cost over the spring soccer
                       fees).
                       All players must register on-line for the spring season. Coaches may sign up a team
                       to participate in the spring season, however, individual players must still register.
                       We will also open registration up to individual players and assign them to teams
                       provided we have enough coaches to form teams.
                       Coaches, please be sure to forward your roster to ljsc.president@gmail.com if
                       you are signing up a specific team.
                       Since the spring season is small sided soccer, roster sizes are limited.
U-9+ Division          All teams, U-9 and up, play using modified soccer rules.
                       There won’t be any official team standings. There won’t be any awards. This is just
                       for fun. The referees will keep score and provide them to the scheduler to aid in
                       game scheduling.
                       A Division II bracket will be formed if enough teams show interest. The Club
                       reserves the right to fully refund these teams their registration if enough teams do not
                       register. Div. II players are allowed on a limited basis (see Team Roster Section
                       below) for Div III / IV teams.
U-8 Division           A U-8 division will be formed provided there is enough player interest and available
                       coaches. These games will be played with regular U-7/8 rules.
U-6 Division           A U-6 division will be formed provided there is enough player interest and available
                       coaches. These games will be played with regular U-6 rules.




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Season Calendar        There will be 6 play dates for the Spring season. There is one rainout date if
                       necessary.
                       January 24              Registration Opens
                       February 11             Registration Deadline (players and coaches must be
                                               registered by this date)
                       February 19             Coaches Meeting (Coaches must attend)
                                               8:00 – 9:00 am at Maclean Soccer Pavilion
                       February 19             Field Preparation Work
                                               9:00 – 11:00
                       February 26             First Weekend of Play
                       March 5                 Second Weekend of Play
                       March 12 and 19         Spring Break (no games)
                       March 26                Third Weekend of Play
                       April 2                 Forth Weekend of Play
                       April 9                 Fifth Weekend of Play
                       April 16                Sixth Weekend of Play
                       April 23                Easter Break (no games)
                       April 30                Seventh Weekend of Play / End of Season
Game Schedules         Game schedules will be created using GotSoccer and a link will be posted on the
                       Lake Jackson Club’s web site: http://www.ljsoccer.org. Teams will be scheduled to
                       play eight (8) games.
Games                  Games will consist of two 25 minute halves.
                       U-6 and U-8 will play using normal rules.
Expected Fields           U13/14 games will be played primarily on M1 and M7.
                          U11/12 games will be played primarily on H23, H24, and M3.
                          U-9/10 games will be played at the McLean Fields M4, M5, and M6.
                          U-8 games will be played at the Hospital Fields.
                          U-6 games will be played at the Dunbar Complex.
                          Each LJSC team will be required to have volunteers to help stripe the fields.
Short on Players?      A team short on players for a particular game may play with a maximum of three
                       guest players from other spring league teams. All guest players must be registered
                       with a BYSA member club and rostered on a LJSC spring league team.
                       No team can have more than the maximum number of Div. II players at any time.
                       Any team which violates this rule will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and
                       including removal from spring season play with no refunds.
Player Cards and       All players must be registered with BYSA / STYSA and have a valid STYSA player
“Kid Safe” Passes      card or other proof of STYSA registration.
                       Coaches must have a coaching license and a “kid safe” Adult Participation card.




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Manager/Coach &        If a manager/coach or a new player is not currently registered with a member BYSA
Player                 Club, contact their Club registrar to register. New players must submit a copy of
Registration           their certified birth certificate.
Cost                   $30 for U-7 and up players to register (This includes referee payments).
                       New players to BYSA will be charged an additional $25 to cover BYSA and STYSA
                       Registration Costs (Insurance, etc.)
                       $20 for U-6 players to register and $35 for new U-6 players.


Registration           The Registration deadline is:   February 11, 2011
Deadline
Contacts               Spring Coordinators - Eric Ripplinger (979) 299-6602 eripplinger1@comcast.net
                                             Larry Foley (979) 529-9609 Ljsc.treasurer@gmail.com
                                             Dan White (979) 236-1896 ljsc.president@gmail.com
                                             Lonnie Rathbun (979) 299-6169 lonnie.rathbun@gsiusa.com




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LJSC Spring Soccer Rules of the Game

Introduction           Full FIFA rules will apply except as modified below. Please become familiar with
                       the rules of the game. They are a combination of indoor soccer rules and STYSA
                       rules.
U-6                    If enough U-5/6 players sign-up to form a league, they will play 3v3 with the same
                       rules as Fall Soccer with the additional allowance of guest players when a team is
                       short.
U-7/8                  If enough U-7/8 players sign-up to form a league, they will play 4v4 with the same
                       rules as Fall Soccer with the additional allowance of guest players when a team is
                       short.
U-9/10                 The recommended roster size is ten (10) players to twelve (12).
                       A player may be rostered to only ONE team, but can be a guest player on another
                       team that is short of players.
                       A team must have at least four (4) players to start play and they must be ready to play
                       within 10 minutes of the scheduled start of play.
                       Teams will play 6 v 6, including the goalkeeper, on smaller size fields (LJM-4, 5, 6).


U-11/12                The recommended roster size is twelve (12) players to fourteen (14).
                       A player may be rostered to only ONE team, but can be a guest player on another
                       team that is short of players.
                       U11/12 bracket will play 7 v 7, including the goalkeeper, on fields H23, H24, and
                       M3. In the event one team has < 7 players available, then the other team can agree to
                       start with 6, but is not required to do so.
                       Rules regarding Div. II players on non-Div II teams:
                        May not have more than three Div. II boys or girls.
                        All Div. II boy players must be U-13 and younger.
                        All Div. II girl players must be U-14 and younger.
                       Rules regarding Div. I players.
                        Div. I players may NOT participate on non-Div II teams.
                       A team must have at least five (5) players to start play and they must be ready to play
                       within 10 minutes of the scheduled start of play.




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U-13/14                The recommended roster size is twelve (12) players to sixteen (16).
                       A player may be rostered to only ONE team, but can be a guest player on another
                       team that is short of players.
                       U13/14 bracket will play 8 v 8, including the goalkeeper, on fields M1 and M7. In
                       the event one team has < 8 players available, then the other team can agree to start
                       with 6 or 7, but is not required to do so.
                       Rules regarding Div. II players on non-Div II teams:
                        May not have more than three Div. II boys or girls.
                        All Div. II boy players must be U-13 and younger.
                        All Div. II girl players must be U-14 and younger.
                       Rules regarding Div. I players.
                        Div. I players may NOT participate on non-Div II teams.
                       A team must have at least five (5) players to start play and they must be ready to play
                       within 10 minutes of the scheduled start of play.


Lopsided Games            A team may add another player for every two goals down.
                           Example: U9/10 bracket where both teams started with 6 aside:
                               -   Team down 2 to 3 goals adds 1 player to give them 7
                               -   Team down 4 to 5 goals adds a second player to give them 8
                               -   Team down 6-7 goals adds a third player to give them 9.
                          Maximum players from one team on the field are nine (9) .
                          In the case of U-11/12 and U13/14 brackets where teams start the game with 7 or
                           8 players aside, then a team behind may add players as described above (1 player
                           for every two goals down) up to a maximum of 9 players on the field.
                          A team that is ahead may chose to remove, but it is not required.


Field                  The fields will be normal size for the age group (U-6, U-7/8, U-9/10, or U-11/12).
                       The “D” will not be used this year. The field will be marked with Penalty Box, Goal
                       Box, Touch Lines, End Lines, Center Line and Circle, and penalty kick spot.


U-9+ Rules and         All games are 25-minute halves, with maximum 8 minute rest period between halves.
Game Details           Halftime may be cut short at discretion of referee to manage time; 5 min minimum.
                       The clock starts when the game is supposed to start, whether or not the teams are on
                       the field and ready to play.

                       There will not be a coin toss to decide who kicks off.

                       Home team: Picks the goal they want to attack in the first half.

                       Visitors: Kick off to start the game.
Uniforms               The Home team is expected to look substantially different from the Visiting team.
Game Ball              A regulation Size 4 game ball shall be provided by the Home team. Older teams
                       may agree to use a Size 5 ball.

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Ball Placement for The ball is placed in accordance with FIFA laws of the game.
Direct and Indirect
Kicks
Penalty Kicks          Penalty kicks are taken from penalty spot with only the goalie to defend. All other
                       players shall be outside the penalty box.
Goal Kicks             Goal kicks are direct kicks and are taken from anywhere along the goal box.
Throw Ins              FIFA Throw-in Rule Applies.
Offside Rule           FIFA Offside rule applies.
Goal Keepers           Goalkeeper may only use hands inside the penalty box. Goal keeper may put ball
                       back into play by roll-in, throw-in, or punts. Goal keepers outside the penalty box
                       may play like any other player.
Substitutions          Play will not stop for substitutions. Substitutions may be made at any time ( indoor
                       soccer / hockey style): The player leaving the field crosses the touch line and tags the
                       substitute coming onto the field. Player may not enter field until touched by player
                       leaving field.
                       If a substitute enters the field of play before the player being substituted has crossed
                       the touch line or is not in the same area the player left, then the substitute will be
                       cautioned, and play will be restarted in accordance with FIFA Law 3.




Penalties & Fouls

Sliding                No sliding is allowed for any reason in traffic. This includes slide tackling or sliding
                       to shoot or pass.
                       A player who slide tackles will be given a yellow card. A direct kick is awarded to
                       the other team where the infraction occurred.
                       For all other slides, an indirect kick is awarded to the other team where the infraction
                       occurred.
Yellow Cards           Yellow cards will be given according to normal FIFA rules, plus the situations
(Caution)              described above which are unique to the rules of LJSC spring play.
Red Cards              Should a player commit a foul and be shown a red card (send off) or his second
                       yellow for the game (equivalent to red card), the player must leave the field
(Send Off)
                       immediately and his team plays short for the rest of the game.
                       Players receiving a red card are required to serve a one game suspension. This must
                       be served during their next game.
Other Penalties        In accordance with FIFA rules.
and Fouls




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