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League Format and Rules

CIYSL League Format & Rules

I.          League Games

A.     Scheduling

B.     Cancellations

C.     Rescheduling

D.     Game Results

E.     Forfeiture

F.      Paying Referees

G.     Hosting Site Responsibilities

H.     League Standings

I.       League Awards

II.                Officials Guidelines

A.     Referee System

B.     Prior to the Game

C.     Issuing Red Cards

D.     Substitution Rules

E.      Game Format

F.      Referee Fee Schedule

G.     Weather Issues

H.     Filing a Referee Incident Report

III.             League Registration

A.     League Registration for Teams

B.     IYSA Roster & ID Cards

C.     Tournament Team Only Registration

D.     Player Add/Drop

E.      Insurance Injury Claims

IV.           Player Guidelines

A.     Focus

B.     Conduct

V.                 Coach, Team Manager & Parent Guidelines

A.     Focus

B.     Conduct

VI.              Club & Team Guidelines

A.     Risk Management Program

B.     Payment of Fees & Fines

C.     Goal Safety

VII.           League Fees

A.     Registration

B.     Add/Drop processing

VIII.        Incident Reports, Fines & Appeals

A.     Filing a Team Incident Report

B.     Fines

C.     CIYSL Appeals Committee

IX.              Myth or Truth?

X.                 Definitions
 

CIYSL League Format & Rules 

Central Illinois Youth Soccer League games are auspiciously sanctioned by the IYSA and USYSA.  Therefore, the CIYSL games MUST BE PLAYED in accordance with FIFA-USSF “Laws of the Game”. 

I.   League Games 

A.  Scheduling

·        Call for Teams – Every team must submit a Call for Teams form to the CIYSL Office by the 3rd Sunday in July for the Fall Season and the 3rd Sunday in January for the Spring Season along with a check for the full team fee (League fee).  Failure to submit this form by the required due date will result in the team’s ineligibility for participation in that season.  The previously allowed grace period up to the date of the Scheduling Meeting no longer exists.

·        Schedule Meeting - The scheduling meetings are held the 1st Sunday in August for the Fall Season and the 1st Sunday in February for the Spring Season unless otherwise posted (see CIYSL Calendar for actual dates). These meetings should be attended by all Club DOCs, Independent Team Coaches, or a designated representative. New league rules, guidelines, and preliminary schedules will be discussed. Schedule change requests are allowed up to midnight of the following day via email to the league office.

·        Final Game Schedules – Final game schedules will be set and communicated by noon the Wednesday after the Scheduling Meeting.  Official schedules will be posted on the CIYSL website and emailed to the attendees of the Scheduling Meeting.  

·        Schedule Changes – Any alternations to the game schedules after the stated deadline will require a League fee per change.  This fee must be paid when the scheduling request is made.  Exceptions to this rule are for stated qualifying reasons only.  A Game Rescheduling Report must be completed and sent to the CIYSL office when the reschedule dates are set.  This form can be emailed to the league office and a copy sent along with the rescheduling fee via mail.  The League Office must be notified if the teams cannot agree on a date and time to reschedule.  All games must be played prior to the published official end of season. 

·        Play all Games - Each team is required to play all scheduled League games in each Spring/Fall season.  Any teams who do not complete their schedule may be assessed a League fine for each unplayed game, be place in “Bad Standing”, and possibly forfeit their ability to play in IYSA State Cup.

·        League Game Day - CIYSL recognizes Sunday as the official day for league play.  If agreed upon by all teams in the age division, league games can be rescheduled to be played over a Saturday/Sunday weekend or during a week day.

·        Start and Finish times - League games could set to start as early as 10:00 am and finish as late as sunset.  No game should be scheduled to complete later that 9:00 pm if lighted fields are available,

·        Break time between matches -  A minimum of 45 minutes should be allowed between games if teams play two matches in one day.  Coaches need to keep in mind the health and abilities of their players at all times.

·        Friendly Games – Friendly games can be scheduled with any state sanctioned league team.  Team cannot schedule friendly games against “Tournament Only” teams, US Club only teams, or recreational teams.  In order to comply with IYSA rules, and ensure proper insurance coverage to protect the team and owning club, an Application to Host Friendly Games must be submitted to the IYSA Office. 

B.  Cancellations

·        Season End - All league games must be completed by the official end of season as published in the season Calendar.

·        Failure to Show - A team that fails to show for a scheduled league game, and does not provide “Sufficient Notification” to both the opposing team(s) coach/manager and hosting site coordinator will be assessed a League fine and full Referee fees for each game missed where referees were scheduled and in attendance.  Failure to remit the fee to the hosting site coordinator or referee assignor within two weeks of the match may result in the team being placed in “Bad Standing” by the league.  The hosting site coordinator or referee assignor should see the money is either paid to the schedule referees or refunded to the team that paid them at the site.

·        Reasons for cancellations (for inclement weather) - The Hosting Site Coordinator can cancel some or all of the games scheduled for a day due to inclement weather or because of field conditions.  This cancellation can be done with the aid of weather forecasting.  Notification to all scheduled team coach/managers and referees is the responsibility of the Hosting Site Coordinator and should be done no later than 3 hours prior to the start of the first game.  A Head Referee may shorten or cancel a game due to inclement weather.

·        Reasons for cancellations (other than weather) - A team can cancel a game after giving “Proper Notification” for “Qualifying Reasons”.  Teams that are short players for any reasons does not warrant canceling or rescheduling of a scheduled league games.  These games should be played as stated on the schedule or may be deemed forfeited and League fines assessed. 

C.  Rescheduling

·        Rescheduling Responsibility - Rescheduling the game is the responsibility of the team who cancelled it.  A Game Rescheduling Report should be submitted to the CIYSL office prior to the game being played.  See “Scheduling Games” section for details.

·        Team Availability - Reasonable Availability” must be maintained by both teams to play and can not conflict with scheduled State Cup games or registered tournaments. 

·        Alternate Game Day - CIYSL recognizes Sunday as the official day for league play, however, games may be made-up during any day within the current season if agreed upon by both team coaches. 

D.  Game Results

·        Post Game Reporting - Every team should report their game scores to the League Office within 7 days of the game day.  The Game Reporting form should be used to report the game results along with red card infractions, player injuries, or any other incidents that may require League Office attention

·        Game Results Deadline – Any game results not submitted prior to the end of November in the Fall Season and the end of June is the Spring Season, will not be represented in the final league standings.

EForfeiture

·        Declaring forfeit - Individual coaches, teams, or clubs cannot declare forfeits.  If a game is not played as scheduled, please submit and “Incident Report” to the League Office where a decision will be made regarding a game forfeiture and possible assessment of League fines.

·        Late Show - The home team has 15 minutes from the scheduled kick-off time to field a team (minimum of 7 players) and an away team has 30 minutes from the scheduled kick-off time to field a team (minimum of 7 players) 

FPaying Referees

·        Referee Payment - Referees are to be paid before the start of each game in accordance with the Referee Fee Schedule.  It is suggested that the payment be made in cash in denominations that are easily split amongst each licensed participant.  These fees are split between the two teams in attendance.  See “League Game Rescheduling” for information regarding referee fees if a team does not show for a scheduled game.

·        Missing Referees - When an Assistant Referee is missing the payment of fees does not change.  The Center and one Assistant still get paid as indicated on the Referee Fee Schedule.   A parent or spectator may be asked to monitor sidelines for the Center Referee if agreed upon by both coaches; this person should not be paid.  A carded IYSA player may also be assigned assistant referee responsibility if agreed upon by both coaches; this person should be paid in accordance with the fee schedule.  The extent of responsibilities assigned to these replacements is at the discretion of the Center Referee.

·        Excessive Referee Fees - Any fee in excess of the stated Referee Fee Schedule, are to be paid by the host team/club. This does not include friendly/pick up games that are not league scheduled. Any additional fees that a team/club may want to pay (travel expenses) are at the discretion of the local team/club. 

GHosting Team Responsibilities

·        Field Preparation – The Host Coordinator is responsible for acquiring fields to play all games scheduled at their site.   This person should have the fields set up for team warm-up 45 minutes prior to the start of each game. 

·        Referee Assignor - Referee assignment is the responsibility of the Hosting Site Coordinator but the assignments must be made by a licensed assignor.

HLeague Standings

·        Points  - Points for U11 through U19 groups are awarded based upon reported game results

·        3 points for a win

·        1 point for a tie

·        0 points for a loss

·        Forfeits – A forfeited game will be recorded as a 5-0 win for the non-forfeiting team and will award 3 points.

·        Loss of a team - If a team folds during the course of the league season, all games (played or not) will be recorded as 0-1 loss to that team and points will be adjusted to the opponents accordingly.

·        Tie breakers - Tie breakers in league standings are settled:

·        Head to Head competition

·        Least number of goals against  for league games

·        Goal difference for league games

ILeague Awards

·        Awards – League Awards for 1st and 2nd place teams, U11 through U19, will be awarded based upon Final League Standings.  

II.                Officials Guidelines 

A.     Referee System

·        3 Person System - CIYSL supports the position of the IYSA, USYSA and USSF in regards to the referee system used in the CIYSL sanctioned games. A three person system is the only recognized system. It is the CIYSL position that all league and sanctioned games should be covered by a three person referee system. A two person system is NOT recognized by the league. A three person system is either three certified referees or a center certified referee and two club lines persons. 

B.     Prior to the Game

·        Arrive 20 Minutes Prior to game time

·        Inspect the field for debris, proper goal safety, and proper net installation

·        Collect cards from coach/manager

·        Compare ID Card photo to each player

·        Keep cards until end of match

·        Return cards to coach/manager

·        Inspect Players equipment 

C.     Issuing Red Cards

·        Issued in 1st Game – If a Red card is issued during the first game of a “Double Header”, the Center Referee should keep the card or pass it on to the Center Referee of the next game.  The card can be returned to the team coach or manager after the second game has completed.  A Referee Incident Report  should be filed with the CIYSL office at the end of the day.

·        Issued in 2nd Game – If a Red card is issued during the second game of a "Double Header", the Center Referee should keep the card and mail the card to the CIYSL Office within 24 hours.  A Referee Incident Report  should be filed with the CIYSL office at the end of the day. 

D.    Substitution Rules

·        Substitutions – A team coach can make substitutions, with the consent of the Center Referee, at the following times:

·        Prior to a throw-in in your favor

·        Prior to a goal kick, by either team

·        After a goal, by either team

·        After an injury, by either team, when the referee stops play

·        At half time

·        Restrictions – There are no restrictions as to the number of substitutions during a game but permission may be refused at the discretion of the Center Referee. 

E.     Game Format

·        Game Length

Single Game Lengths

Age Group

Game

Length

Ball Size

Players

Suggested   Field Size (yds)

Suggested    Goal Size (ft)

U17, U18, U19

45 min. halves

5

11 v 11

70 x 120

8 x 24

U15, U16

40 min. halves

5

11 v 11

70 x 120

8 x 24

U13, U14

35 min. halves

5

11 v 11

65 x 120

8 x 24

U12

25 min. halves

4

9 v 9

50-60 x 80-90

6-7 x 18-21

U11

25 min. halves

4

8 v 8

50-60 x 80-90

6-7 x 18-21

U10

25 min. halves

4

8 v 8

40-50 x 70-80

6-7 x 18-21

U8, U9

25 min. halves

4

6 v 6

34-45 x 45-60

6-7 x 18-21

Double Header Game Lengths

Age Group

Game

Length

Ball Size

Players

Suggested   Field Size (yds)

Suggested    Goal Size (ft)

U17, U18, U19

35 min. halves

5

11 v 11

70 x 120

8 x 24

U15, U16

30 min. halves

5

11 v 11

70 x 120

8 x 24

U13, U14

30 min. halves

5

11 v 11

65 x 120

8 x 24

U12

25 min. halves

4

9 v 9

50-60 x 80-90

6-7 x 18-21

U11

25 min. halves

4

8 v 8

50-60 x 80-90

6-7 x 18-21

U10

25 min. halves

4

8 v 8

40-50 x 70-80

6-7 x 18-21

U8, U9

25 min. halves

4

6 v 6

34-45 x 45-60

6-7 x 18-21

* Game Length – The game length can be shortened due to threatening weather or for extremely warm temperatures or high humidity. The Center Referee can call water breaks during each half to allow for re-hydration at their discretion.
 

F.      Referee Fee Schedule

·        Missing Referees - When an Assistant Referee is missing the payment of fees does not change.  The Center and one Assistant still get paid as indicated on the Referee Fee Schedule (see below).    A parent or spectator may be asked to monitor sidelines for the Center Referee if agreed upon by both coaches; this person should not be paid.  A carded IYSA player may also be assigned assistant referee responsibility if agreed upon by both coaches; this person should be paid in accordance with the fee schedule.  The extent of responsibilities assigned to these replacements is at the discretion of the Center Referee.

·        Referee Fees – There will be no alteration to referee fees when games times have been shortened..  If a game is cancelled without sufficient notification, except due to inclement weather conditions, referees should be paid by the hosting site.  The Hosting Site Coordinator can submit a Team Incident form to the CIYSL Appeals Committee to request reimbursement of fees from the team at fault.

·        Referee Payment - See “Paying Referees” for more information of how payments are made for scheduled games. 

Age Group

Center Ref

Asst. Ref

Asst. Ref

Total

Per Team

Academy

$20

$0

$0

$20

$10

U10, U11, U12

$26

$20

$20

$66

$33

U13, U14

$36

$25

$25

$86

$43

U15, U16

$50

$30

$30

$110

$55

U17, U18, U19

$50

$30

$30

$110

$55

G.    Weather Issues

·        Reasons - Game lengths can be shortened due to severe weather with the approval of both coaches and the Center Referee.  Games should be shortened, cancelled or postponed for the following reasons:

·        Lightning

·        Heavy Rain or Hail

·        Tornado Warning

·        Suspended Games - Games suspended for lightning may resume only after 30 minutes have past since the last sighting.

·        Canceling Games - The Hosting Site Coordinator may cancel games the day before or the morning of the games due to pending weather conditions.  There is no expectation of referee payment when this occurs.

H.    Filing a Referee Incident Report

·        Threats - If you are threatened, either physically or verbally, notify the League Office with in 48 hours of the incident(s) and file a Referee Incident Report.

·        Terminating Games – If you are forced to terminate a league game due to player, coach or parent conduct, file a written Referee Incident Report of the incident(s) to the League Office within 48 hours.

·        Red Card Reporting – Red Card Violations should all be reported to the CIYSL Office by using a Referee Incident Report. 

III.             League Registration 

A.  League Registration for Teams

·         Age Group Chart - http://www.iysa.org/web/agegroups.html

·         On-Line Registration – The registration of teams on-line was implemented over the Winter of 2006/2007.  All teams registering with CIYSL must register using the following link:  https://ssl.hammersoccer.com/CIYSL/ClubLogin.asp.  When you have completed the entry of team, players, and coaches information club on the submit button to send to the CIYSL office.  Your team will not be officially registered until all the required forms are received.

·         Forms – The following are the required forms to register a team

§         USYSA Player Cards for each player –signed with picture attached for each player

§         Photo-Copy of IYSA Medical Release & Liability Waiver forms – completed and signed by parent or guardian for each player

§         Photo-Copy of Certified Birth Certificate for any new player

§         Check for League Registration Fee – clubs may pay for all associated teams at one time and therefore not remit a payment with each team registration.

·         MailThese forms should be mailed to the CIYSL Office for processing.  An official roster copy will be available on-line once CIYSL has completed their review.  The laminated player cards will be returned to the coach once processed.

Originals – Keep Originals of IYSA Medical Release & Liability Wavier forms for tournament registration.

B.  IYSA Roster and ID Cards

·        Player Cards are required in order to play.  If the team is newly formed at the Player Cards have not been received by the CIYSL Registrar in time for the game, a photo copy of the Player Cards will suffice.  This exception should not occur beyond the first scheduled league game.

·        Team coach/manager should have the copy of the IYSA Roster and Player ID Cards in their possession at every sanctioned game.  If a team does not have these items at every League game, the Hosting Coordinator should report this incident on the Game Reporting form.   

C.  Tournament Team Only Registration

·        Registration - Registration for Tournament only teams is done through the IYSA Office in Arlington Heights.  See the IYSA website for forms, requirements and fees.

·        Limitations - State Cup competition, friendly games and league games are not allowed for Teams not registered with an IYSA League. 

D.  Player Add/Drop

·        New Players – If a new player is added to the team once the roster is set an entry must be made on-line to the team roster.  A Player card must include a picture, required signature, and $10 fee submitted to the CIYSL Registrar after the on-line entry is made.  The laminated card will be returned to the team.  A new team roster can be printed once all information is received at the CIYSL Office and the player has been officially accepted.  See league fees for the player add processing fee.

·        ID Cards If a player is being dropped from a team’s roster the player card must be returned to the league office after the player is removed form the on-line team roster.  A new team roster can be printed once the information is received at the CIYSL Office and the player removal has been officially accepted.

·        Guest Players - Guest players for league games are prohibited due to liability constraints.  All players must have required player card to play.

E.  Insurance Injury Claims

·        Insurance – Each IYSA registered player has Accident Insurance which provides coverage encompassing all IYSA sanctioned events.

·        Injury Claim – A club or parent can submit a claim for an injury by obtaining and completing an IYSA Insurance Claim Form.  This form must be sent to the CIYSL Registrar for signature.

·        Injuring Reporting – All injuries occurring during league games should be reported by the Hosting Team Coordinator to the CIYSL Office.  These incidents can be reported on the Game Reporting form.                                      

IV.              Player Guidelines 

A.     Focus

·        Sportsmanship – Players are required to conduct themselves at all times with respect for their teammates, opposing team members, coaches, referees, and spectators. 

B.     Conduct

·        Red Card for Violet Conduct - If a player receives a Red Card for fighting, the player is suspended for the next (4) league games – NO EXCEPTION.  If the “Red Card” is received at the last league game of the season, the suspension will carry over to the next playing season until the suspension is served.  This suspension is assessed in addition to a League fine.

·        Fine - If a fine is assessed, it must be paid in full before that person is allowed to attend another sanctioned event.

·        Reporting Incident - Player ID Cards must be sent to the League Office with a written Referee Incident Report.  A local team or referees are not to hold the card(s).

·        Red Card for Non-Violent Conduct – If a player receives a “Red Card” for an offense other than fighting, that player is suspended for the next scheduled league game.

·        Reporting Incident – Player ID Cards must be sent to the League Office with a written report.  A local team or the referees are not to hold the card(s).  EXCEPTION:  If the “Red Card” was issued in the first game of a double header, hold the card until after the second game, then return the card; however, a written Referee Incident Report must still be filed. 

V.                 Coach, Team Manager & Parent Guidelines 

A.     Focus

·        Motivation – Be a good Role Model.  The primary focus of youth soccer is the development of the players, not just from a skill standpoint but also from a personal standpoint.  Each adult should encourage sportsmanship and respect at all times. Children learn by watching the adults around them.  Keep in mind calls made by the referee are at their discretion based upon the site of vision which may be different than what is seen from the coaches or parents angle.  Treat all game officials as if they are a member of your family.  No one deserves to be treated poorly in front of others for doing the best they can. 

·        Rule Adherence – Coaches, Team Managers and Parents are required to know and follow all CIYSL guidelines, IYSA Rules and FIFA Laws of the game. 

B.     Conduct

·        Red Card for Violent Conduct – If a Coach or Parent is issued a “Red Card” before during or after a game for physical or verbal abuse of another parent, player, coach, or official, that person must remove themselves from the playing site and may be subject to sanctions, including a fine and temporary or permanent suspension from all CISYL and IYSA events. 

·        Fine – If a fine is assessed, it must be paid in full before that person is allowed to attend another sanctioned event.

·        Reporting Incident – The referee issuing the card must file a written Referee Incident Report with the CIYSL Office regarding this offense.

·        Red Card for Non-Violent Conduct – If a Coach or Parent is issued a “Red Card” before during or after a game for an offense other the Violent Conduct, that person must remove themselves from the playing site and serve a 1 game suspension.  This person may also be subject to sanctions, including a fine and temporary or permanent suspension from all CISYL and IYSA events. 

·        Fine – If a fine is assessed, it must be paid in full before that person is allowed to attend another sanctioned event.

·        Reporting Incident – The referee issuing the card must file a written Referee Incident Report with the CIYSL Office regarding this offense.  

·        Game Ejections – A Coach or Parent may be ejected from a game without a red card.  Frequent ejections could lead to suspense from further games. 

VI.              Club  & Team Guidelines 

A.     Risk Management Program

·        Rule - All CIYSL registered teams will adhere to the Risk Management Program identified by the US Soccer Federation (Rule 4044) and US Youth Soccer (By-law 214, Section 2).

·        Requirement – Club Board of Directors, Club Directors of Coaching, Club trainers, team coaches, team assistant coaches, team managers must complete an IYSA Risk Management Disclosure form (see Forms & Procedures on the IYSA website).

·        Background Checks – All club and independent teams are responsible for running background checks and submitting findings to CIYSL immediately following the appointment of any person identified as having contact with players under the age of 19 as of August 1st of the current seasonal year.

·        Instructions on how to obtain a Background check can be found on the IYSA website. 

B.     Payment of Fees and Fines

·        Clubs are expected to follow up to make sure all League fees and if applicable assessed League fines are paid.  Failure to submit payment could result in an individual team or the entire club being placed in “Bad Standing”. 

C.     Goal Safety

·        Rule – All teams registered with CIYSL are required to follow the Goal Safety Policy as documented in the IYSA Rules (Rule 021-A).

·        Reporting - Each Club and Independent Team is required to report their adherence procedures to the Goal Safety Policy on an annual basis. 

VII.           League Fees 

A.     Registration

·        Registration Fee – A League fee is set annually by the IYSA and CIYSL for each player or team registering with the league and state.  This fee should be submitted with the Call for Teams form but can be submitted by the associated Club as a total by September 1st for fall teams and by April 1st for spring teams.  All fees are payable to CIYSL. 

B.     Add/Drop processing

·        Add/Drop Fee – Add/Drop forms must be submitted to add players or removed existing players to a team’s roster once the official IYSA Roster has been processed.  A League fee must be submitted with the form before processing will take place.  All fees are payable to CIYSL. 

VIII.        Team Incident Reports, Fines & Appeals 

A.     Filing a Team Incident Report

·        Reasons - Team Incident report can be filed with the CIYSL office for any type of complaint including but not limited to:

·        Unsafe or poor field conditions

·        Poor Conduct by referees, coaches, players, or parents

·        Violation of CIYSL or IYSA rules

·        Timing - An incident report to complain about a team, coach or player should be filed within a week of the event.  All incident reports must be filed by the end of December for the fall season and by the end of July for the spring season.

·        Content - All reports should contain only the facts of the problem/incident and should be void of anyone’s personal opinions about the people involved.

·        Investigation - All reports will be reviewed by the CIYSL Appeal Committee based on the merits of the information provided.  All parties involved (including a parent, if a player is involved) will be contacted to provide their version of the facts.

·        Review - At the next CIYSL Board meeting each incident report will be reviewed and a decision will be made to assess fees, fines, or any other type of reprimand deemed necessary to address the situation. 

B.     Fines

·        If League fines are assessed for any reason, the Club, Team, or Parent will be notified via letter indicating the CIYSL Board decision.

·        Payment is due to the CIYSL office as indicated on the letter in order to prevent a Bad Standing situation.

·        League Fines for Red Cards assessed for a violent act are due prior to the Coach, Parent or Player participating in the next CIYSL or IYSA game or event.  These fines should be collected by the Hosting Site Coordinator and submitted to the CIYSL office along with an Incident Report. 

C.     CIYSL Appeals Committee

·        A Club, Team, or Parent can appeal a CIYSL Board decision to the IYSA.  See IYSA website for instructions.

IX.              Myth or Truth? 

·        I can move a player from team to team in order to have enough players to play a league game.

Truth:  With the use of “club cards” a player belonging to a recognized CIYSL club can play for multiple teams in order to provide enough players to play a league game or in order to give a player the opportunity to play at a higher, more suitable level of play.

·        I can move a player from team to team in order to be more competitive at a league game.

Myth:  The purpose of the “club cards” is to provide enough players to play a league game or in order to give a player the opportunity to play at a higher, more suitable level of play.  Moving players from team to team just be more competitive defeats the purpose of the rule.

·        I can move a player from team to team for tournament purposes without counting them as a guest player.

Myth: You will have to contact the tournament to see if they accept the movement of players within a club or if they would consider these players as guest players.

·        If I don’t have enough players and I can cancel the league games and reschedule them.

Myth:  A league game can only be cancelled due to weather or State Cup scheduled game.

·        If one of my away games is cancelled then I don’t have to travel to a site for just one league game.

Myth:  The team is still expected to travel for the single game.  An additional game can be added as a friendly game or in order to reschedule a previously cancelled game.  Notification to the CIYSL office is required.

·        Since the IYSA only requires 4 completed league games in order to play in State Cup we can forfeit the other 4 games in my schedule without penalty.

Myth:  As a CIYSL registered team you must play all schedule league games.  Failure to do so will result in fines assessed to the team which must be played prior to the team’s participation in the next CIYSL or IYSA sanctioned event. 

X.                 CIYSL Definitions: 

Bad Standing – Depending on the severity of the offense, Bad Standing could include suspension from League Play and suspension from Tournament Play.

 Proper Notification Contacting the Coach or Team Manager of each of the teams scheduled as well as the Hosting Site Coordinator.

 Qualifying Reasons The following is an acceptable list of qualifying reasons for league game conflicts and canceling a scheduled league game.

·        Team participation in State Cup

·        Threatening or Inclement Weather

 Sufficient Notification – No later than the Wednesday just prior to the scheduled game day.

 Reasonable Availability –Teams must reasonably make themselves available to reschedule league games.  Un-reasonable requests include a conflict with an IYSA sanctioned tournament where the team has been accepted to participate or a State Cup scheduled game.  If the teams cannot come to an agreement the CIYSL Game Scheduler may dictate a game date and time and if the game is not played determine a winner by forfeiture. 

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