- Summer Soccer Clinics
STATEN ISLAND SOCCER LEAGUE HOUSE RULES
Rule Book as of 6/93 will be basic rule for the league with the following
changes (which are grouped by topic).
Each coach is responsible for the
conduct of their assistants and parents. If either becomes abusive to the
referee and/or interfere with the playing of the game a red or yellow card is to
be issued and noted on the line-up sheet. If a coach has been red carded, he
must leave the area of the field and play can continue if an assistant coach is
listed on the line- up sheet. If no assistant coach is listed or the situation
is out of control, the game is to be terminated. A report is to be filed with
the league immediately, giving the details. Clubs are responsible for fines that
are levied against coaches or parents.
If a red card is issued to a player,
coach or assistant coach, the player's pass is to be pulled by the referee,
noted on the line-up sheet and placed in the scorebox.
Yellow cards: An accumulation of two
yellow cards during a season for contact fouls will require a one (1) game
suspension with an additional one (1) game for each yellow card thereafter. All
suspensions will be automatic and subject to Executive Board review.
No player can play unless the referee
has been presented with an ID card with a picture and have had their equipment
checked. All players must appear on the official line-up form with uniform
numbers posted before the game with full first and last names. Player passes
will be required for the first week of play in each season. A team lacking
proper passes will forfeit games. Coaches and assistant coaches are also
required to have proper passes. The pass will have the coach's name, photo,
license and number, signature and club name. The referee will make a notation on
the line- up sheet when a parent fills in for a coach.
Coaches are responsible to make sure
that their players, parents and assistant coaches are not on the same side of
the field as the opposing team. Depending on field orientation, New Dorp Lane or
New Dorp High School side of the field is the home team side of the field.
Notify referee of any violations before the game or when a violation is
discovered. No one is allowed behind the goal lines during the game. A verbal
warning will be issued, then a yellow card.
Play can be started with only seven (7)
players except under 8 ("B" field) division where six (6) players are
needed. Play must begin within fifteen (15) minutes of the starting time,
Each team must supply a linesman; the
referee will instruct them and will supply flags.
If game starts late, each half may be
shortened in order to maintain the schedule. The referee must advise each coach,
prior to the start of the game, how much each half has been shortened. Both
halves must be shortened by equal amounts but not more than five (5) minutes per
If there is no referee, the game must be
played. Any licensed referee can do it or each coach will share half the field.
If game is not played, both teams will receive a forfeit.
Shin guards and soccer cleats are mandatory. (No sneakers.)
The following equipment is allowed
by the Staten Island Youth Soccer League:
Glasses with wire encased by
plastic or sport glasses.
Shin guards or a cup worn to
Soft bandages such as ace
bandage, elbow or knee pads that are soft without hard objects
The following are not permitted:
Hard or soft casts or splints.
Chains, rings, watches.
Earrings and beaded hair
Blood Rule: In the event a player draws blood (cut, bloody nose, etc.),
the referee must stop the game and the following must occur:
The injured player must immediately leave
the field of play.
The injured player must be attended to on
the sidelines before being
allowed to re-enter the game. Cuts and
surrounding areas must be
cleaned of all blood and the wound bandaged. In
the case of a bloody
The four step rule will be enforced in
the following divisions: Under 19, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 (non-B fields). In all
other divisions, the four step rule is to be encouraged only.
The offside rule will be enforced in
under 10 through 19 divisions. Offside rule will also apply to the under 8
non-"B" field. In the non-"B" field under 8 division, a
player lingering in the goal area of the opposing team in an offside position to
gain an advantage will be called for obstruction. An indirect kick will be
awarded to the defensive team.
Substitution will be allowed only on
your throw in. Either team can substitute on a goal kick. No team can substitute
on a corner kick. When a player is injured and play has been stopped, only the
injured player can be substituted. The opposing team may be allowed a
corresponding substitution. Free substitution by either team will be allowed
after a goal is scored and before the start of the second half.
Game is official when the second half starts (roll of ball).
The following are length of games,
size of ball and comers for division:
||20 minute halves
||20 minute halves
||25 minute halves
30 minute halves
30 minute halves*
* Usually 30 minutes in the fall season
Each coach to pay half of the referee
Selected Under 8 divisions will play
11 v 11 on a larger field. Assignment of the field will determine the number of
players permitted on the field
Games are official after the start of
the second half (roll of ball).
Minimum coaching requirement will be an
All postponements should be requested
prior to the schedules being prepared for final distribution prior to each
season at the league meeting for postponement.
Absolutely no exceptions for game postponement. Remember seven (7) players constitutes a team.
At the start of each season, a specified
date will be given for the official close of that season. No games will be
played after that date.
Club fees to the league are to be paid
within three (3) weeks of opening day. Any payment made within the fourth week
must include a $50.00 fine. If not paid after this date, all games will be
forfeited and the clubs will still be held responsible to pay all fees.
Fines levied against a club due to a
grievance must be paid within two (2) weeks of notification or the offending
club will forfeit all future games.
No-shows: If a team can not show for a
game, the club must notify the other club and the referee assignor forty-eight
(48) hours ahead of the scheduled game. Failure to do so will result in a $25.00
find and payment of referee fees. In the event of a "no-show", the
"showing" team should not pay the referee's fee.
The final standing will be decided on
the basis of total points first. If two teams have the same number of points,
the tie will be broken in the following manner and in this order:
Head to head. If more than two teams
are tied, this criteria will be eliminated.
If the teams are still tied, first
place will be shared by the teams.
Exception to 1 Player: 1 Team Per Age
A girl playing on an all-girls
division would be permitted to play on a co-ed team in the same club.
YELLOW CARD RULE
IF A PLAYER IS ISSUED HIS/HER FIRST
YELLOW CARD (SECOND IS AUTOMATIC EJECTION), SAID PLAYER IS TO BE IMMEDIATELY
SUBSTITUTED FOR. PLAYER MAY RE-ENTER THE GAME AT THE NEXT AVAILABLE
SUBSTITUTION. THE SPIRIT OF THIS RULE IS TO ALLOW A COACH TO CALM A PLAYER AND
AVOID ADDITIONAL PENALTIES THAT MIGHT BE OTHERWISE INCURRED. PLEASE NOTE THAT
THE PLAYER IS TO REMAIN IN THE GAME IF HIS/HER REMOVAL WOULD BRING THE NUMBER OF
PLAYERS ON THE FIELD BELOW THE MINIMUM REQUIRED NUMBER.
For example, an U-12 game requires a
minimum of 7 players. If a team has only 7 players, then the player who is
yellow carded is to be allowed to play on, since the removal of said player
would leave only 6 players on the field, which is below the required 7 player