New York Club Soccer (NYCS) was founded in 2009 to provide league and tournament play for youth soccer players, teams and clubs in the Tri-State area. Now, as a full service sports management company, NYCS is a division of EDP Soccer. NYCS assists with the administration of soccer activities for teams competing in the expanded version of the North Atlantic Conference managed by EDP Soccer.
Spring 2024 Registration: Teams intending to register for NYCS should use the Spring 2024 registration platform. Spring 2024 registration link is only for teams that did not play in the Fall 2023 EDP North Atlantic had registered for Fall 2023 ONLY.
NORTH ATLANTIC RULES
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2023
Season means the competitive season beginning August 1 of each year and ending July 31 of the following year.
To be eligible for participation a team must be properly registered with ENYYSA prior to acceptance.
Each team must enter the age group consistent with the calendar birth year of the oldest player on the roster.
Fall 2023 – Spring 2024
|Birth Year||Age Group|
EDP recognizes 2 types of team genders:
- Teams with females only are girls’ teams.
- All other teams are boys’ teams.
- All teams must be registered with EDP and have ENYYSA roster/passes and the official ENYYSA team photo roster.
- The master roster size for teams is 30. Master rosters are not frozen and may include any valid ENYYSA carded player within the Club if eligibility requirements are met.
- All rosters must be from the current seasonal year. All players participating in a game must be listed on the ENYYSA league official photo roster. Player’s names may not be handwritten on this roster. Game day photo roster must be issued from a single league (ex: CJSL/EDP or EHYSL or LIJSL…) and from the same club.
- A Player whose primary team is participating in the EDP National League conference cannot play on an EDP team, of the same event age, outside of the conference.
- A player whose primary team is participating in the EDP North Atlantic league is not permitted to play on a team that is more than ONE division lower than their primary team’s division level.
- A player may play up within two years on any age-eligible team within the club.
- For a player to play on multiple teams within a club, the player must be designated as a P on the player’s primary team. Player may then be added as a dual player on a second team within the club.
- In order to be added to any event roster (league, league cup), a player must first be designated as a P on a carding event roster.
- No player may participate if they are not on a photo roster.
- In order to participate, a coach must be on a photo roster or present his/her pass to the referee.
Guest players are NOT permitted in any EDP competition. Guest players are defined as players with ENYYSA passes from another club.
Players must be registered with an ENYYSA league. Players are bound to play on only one Club in any EDP event.
Players are permitted to play on any age-appropriate team within their own Club.
Teams must satisfy ENYYSA’s transfer requirements for EDP league play.
Coach Presence at Games
The Club must have a coach from within the same club at all scheduled matches in which the team participates. A coach must be on the sidelines even if a trainer is present. The coach must be on the photo roster or in possession of a valid ENYYSA Adult Supervisor pass from the same club as the team. A Coach must be present throughout the entire match or the match will be terminated and forfeited to the opponent, 3-0. A maximum of three (3) coaches are permitted on the team sidelines per match.
The Clubs’ coaches are responsible to know and adhere to the rules, regulations and guidelines set forth by the league
Trainer Presence at Games
Those holding trainer passes are permitted to join the team’s sideline without being rostered.
RULES OF PLAY
Sanctioned competitions must be played in accordance with the most current FIFA laws of the Game and the modifications noted within these rules unless specifically accepted by authorization of the EDP Executive Board. It is the responsibility of all coaches and referees to be thoroughly familiar with and abide by the FIFA laws and these modifications.
- U8-U12 teams utilize ball size #4
- U13 and older teams all utilize ball size #5
Duration of the Game
|Age Group||Duration of the Game|
|U8||4 – 10 minute quarters|
|U9, U10, U11||2 – 30 minute halves|
|U12, U13, U14||2 – 35 minute halves|
|U15, U16||2 – 40 minute halves|
|U17, U19||2 – 45 minute halves|
- Rest periods are five (5) minutes for all ages
- There shall be no overtime periods in regular league competition.
Field Size and Age Group Format
The field of play shall conform to FIFA Law I, except as listed.
|Age Group||Format||Approximate Field Size-Range (Yds)||Goal Size (Ft)|
|U8||5v5||15/25 x 25/35||Min:4×6 – Max: 6×10*|
|U9-U10||7v7**||35/45 x 55/65||Min:6×12 – Max:7×21 *|
|U11, U12||9v9||45/55 x 70/80||Min:6×12 – Max:7×21 *|
|U13 and older||11v11||60 x 110||8 x 24|
* Both goals MUST be the same size; pop up goals may be used. All movable goals must be secured to the ground.
** For 7v7 format, build out lines are required, equidistant between the penalty area and halfway line. Build Out Lines should be marked in a different color than the field markings, alternatively FLAT line markers or FLAT cones may be used.
Re-entry is unlimited for all league games with the consent of the Referee at any stoppage in play.
- Change With The Goalkeeper: Any of the other players may change places with the goalkeeper provided that the Referee is informed before the change is made, and that the change is made during a stoppage in the game.
- Substitution Procedure: When a goalkeeper or any other player is to be replaced by a substitute, the following conditions shall be observed:
- The Referee shall be informed of the proposed substitution before it is made.
- The substitute shall not enter the field of play until the player he is replacing has left, and then only after having received a signal from the Referee.
- The substitute shall enter the field during a stoppage in the game and at the halfway line.
Other FIFA Exceptions
- Heading Rule U11 and Younger: When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) will be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. lf the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick (IFK) should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal lines at the point nearest to the where the infringement occurred. Referees shall enforce this rule according to the age group of the team, they will not be assessing the age of individual players on the field.
- Build Out Lines U9-U10 Only: Build Out lines are required for 7v7 play at the U9-U10 age groups.
- When the GK has the ball, either during the play or from a goal kick, the opposing team must retreat behind the build out line.
- GK can play the ball right away or once the opposing team is behind the build out line. GK can pass or throw/roll the ball to a teammate anywhere on the field (NO PUNTING)
- After the ball is put into play by the GK by either leaving Goal Keepers hand or by a goal kick, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal
- A restart from the GK’s hands or goal kick will take place if the opposition infringes inside the build out lines
Age Group Format #Players Dressed
Game format and maximum number of players dressed per game:
|Age Group||Format||#Players Dressed (Maximum)|
|U13 and Older||11v11||18|
Number of Players
Teams will play a match with no more than the listed number of players per team on the field at one time, one of whom shall be the goalkeeper.
|Age Group||Number of Players|
|U13 and Older||11|
Minimum Number of Players
A minimum number of players are required for a scheduled match. Should a team not have at least the minimum number of players at the scheduled match time, it will forfeit the game 3-0 and will be responsible for the entire referee and associated assignor fees. The minimum number of players per age group is listed.
|Age Group||Minimum Number of Players|
|U13 and older||7|
All players on a team must wear similar colored jerseys, shorts and soccer socks. A legible non-duplicated number on the back of each jersey is required. If necessary, tape may be used to alter a duplicated jersey number. Players and substitutes are not permitted to change numbers or remove their jerseys prior to the completion of the game without specific permission of the referee. The color of a team’s jerseys may be different than the color of the team’s shorts and or soccer socks. If both teams are wearing similar colored jerseys, the home team is required to change. Goalkeepers must change jerseys as the referee directs regardless of the home/visitor status. All players should have their jerseys tucked into their shorts. Teams may elect to display sponsorship on their team jerseys, but may only do so upon prior approval by the league. Decision of the league is final, without any permissible appeal.
Shin guards are required equipment for all players and are to be worn at all practices and matches. Shin guards are to be covered entirely by the players’ socks. Shin guards are to be made of suitable-material, rubber or plastic, to provide a reasonable degree of protection.
Team Captain Identification
The captain(s) of a team shall wear a band for identification purposes, which is to be displayed only on the arm.
Foul Weather Gear
In the event of severe weather conditions, players will be permitted to wear a sweat suit, similar trousers and stockings, or other type of clothing under their team uniform. Sweat pants may not have a metallic buckle, snaps, buttons or other items that the referee considers dangerous.
Under FIFA Law V, the referee is granted the authority to determine the safety of a player’s equipment as defined in FIFA Law IV. The following shall not be permitted:
- Hair control devices with any hard parts
- Earrings or any other jewelry, regardless of covering
The following shall be permitted:
- A soft splint, soft brace or a soft cast, provided that the match referee has determined that it is not a danger to himself or another player
- Knee braces, if worn, must be safer per the referee’s discretion.
- Sports Spectacles: Protective sports spectacles or plastic prescription frames sports spectacles with the lenses fully contained with the frame, and held on by an elastic strap are expressly permitted. Any eyewear containing glass, metal or any sharp edges are prohibited.
- Headgear: Soft foam headgear for goalkeeper, Full 90 type headgear for player, provided that the referee has determined that it is not a danger to himself or another player
If the referee finds that a player is wearing articles not permitted by the Laws or this rule, the referee will order the player to remove them or the player will be removed from the match.
Coaching from the sidelines
Coaching from the sidelines is permitted as long as the coach is giving direction to one’s own team on points of strategy, tactics and position. The following conditions must be complied with:
- No mechanical devices are used
- The tone of voice is informative and sportsmanlike
- Any coach, substitute or player must be within 20 yards from the mid-field line on their team’s sideline.
No club official, club member, team manager, player, or spectator may enter the field of play regardless of the circumstances, unless the referee has given them permission. If this is disregarded, they shall become subject to disciplinary action by the Disciplinary Committee.
Accidents or Unusual Incidents
The team coach or manager must report any accident or unusual incident to the league. An injury report which may be found on the NYCS site, must be completed and submitted to the league that issued the player’s pass.
A player who has been placed on suspension is not permitted to dress for any match during the time period of his/her suspension, nor be present at the site of a match or areas immediately adjacent. Player may participate in team practices.
Any coach who has been placed on suspension is not permitted to participate in any manner whatsoever in the activities of the League during the suspension. The suspended person is not permitted to be present at the site of a match or areas immediately adjacent.
- Standings Determined: Standings are kept for all U11 and older games and are determined by the above point system. Standings are not published for all U8, U9 and U10 games.
- Team Forfeits: If a team forfeits a game, the team is ineligible to win the division and ineligible to qualify for any post-season competitions. If a team forfeits more than two (2) games during the season, they will be considered to have withdrawn from competition.
- Tie Games: If a regularly scheduled game ends in a tie score at the end of regulation playing time, the game and score shall stand as official.
- Team Withdraws from Competition: If a team withdraws or is removed from competition during the season of play, all records will be nullified and all games played or scheduled to be played shall be recorded as a 3-0 win for the opposing team.
- Tiebreakers for First Place Division Winners and any Playoff Qualification: Should EDP hold a league ending event (ex: NY Champions Cup), determination of teams’ final placement, in the event of a tie, will be decided by the following tiebreakers in order listed.
- Head to Head (Does not apply if three (3) or more teams are tied.)
- Goal Differential: maximum of 5 goals per game
- Fewest Goals Allowed: maximum of 5 goals per game
- Number of Shutouts
- If two teams are tied after all of the tiebreakers above, a coin toss will determine which team is designated in the higher placement.
League Ending Event (ex: NY Champions Cup)
Penalty shootouts (FIFA rules) will be used to produce winners at this stage if necessary.
Prior to the season’s start, clubs are to do their best to accommodate the visiting team’s requests when scheduling their home team games. When there is a conflict between the home team and visiting team requests, the home team request will prevail. For league matches, teams must be available to play on the league specified weekend dates posted on the site prior to the season’s start. If a team is unavailable, the game will be forfeited unless the available team is able to host on a mutually agreeable date in time to be scheduled prior to the season’s opening weekend. Games may not be scheduled to start before 10 am if a team is traveling from 1-2 hours away and they may not be scheduled to start before 12 pm if a team is traveling 140 miles or more (unless agreed to by visiting team).
On SAT/ACT testing dates, the games will begin at 3:00 pm or later for U17-U18/19 age groups
Confirmation of Time, Field, and Colors
The visiting team’s primary contact shall confirm the game time, field location, and uniform colors with the home team’s primary contact prior to the game date.
Start at the Scheduled Time
At the scheduled time for the match, the minimum number of players will constitute a team and the match will start at the scheduled time. There is no permissible period to wait for additional players to arrive.
When both teams cannot agree on a re-schedule date, EDP will have the authority to review all facts and inter-team communications, preferably team chats, in order to determine whether the game should be forfeited or canceled permanently.
Change A Scheduled Match
Under no circumstances will a coach, team manager or any other club representative change a scheduled match or reschedule a match without permission from the league. Should this occur, both teams will forfeit the match and will be responsible for their share of the referee and associated assignor fees.
Change of Game Location
Should there be a last-minute change to a match site; the home team must station a person at the original site to escort the referee and the visiting team to the new site and notify the league.
Field Conditions/Game Day Rules
Home Team Responsibility: The home team is responsible for the condition of the playing area including the proper field markings and proper equipment – nets and corner flags are required. If the referee determines that the field is not playable due to improper conditions (unrelated to weather), then the home team will forfeit the match and be responsible for all referee and assignor fees.
No-Shows/Forfeits: A no-show occurs when a team willfully does not show up to a scheduled game. Penalties for no-shows are as follows:
- A forfeit to the opposing team: 0-3 loss
- See FINES for additional repercussions
- A team that has forfeited a game cannot win its division for that season.
- Removal from the league and/or all other competitions at the league’s discretion
A team unable to attend a scheduled game because of an accident, weather or act of God should immediately notify the opponent and the league office. Each situation shall be reviewed by the league committee, which render a decision.
If the Referee Fails to Appear: The no-show policy for referees favors getting games played. Therefore, the league will allow the use of a designated referee or parent.
- The Individual designated to referee must be approved by both teams.
- If teams decide to play the game as a friendly, both teams must send email notification to the league prior to kickoff.
- The default position of the league is that if the game is played, the result will stand.
- If the game is not played, it will be rescheduled and the home team will travel to the opposing team.
Ejection from a Match: In instances where the designated coach has been ejected from a game, or has failed to control the activities at the match site to the detriment of the game, the referee will file a supplemental report online. The league’s disciplinary committee, at its discretion, will implement any disciplinary action recommended.
Reporting the Score: All scores must be reported no later than two (2) hours following the game’s completion, by using the enter game score button on the game reminder email. It is the responsibility of the home team to report the score and the responsibility of the away team to report any erroneously reported scores no later than 48 hrs. after they are posted.
Published Scores: Actual scores are required to be reported for U11-19 age groups. Actual scores are required for U9-U10 age groups, yet standings and scores are not published. Scores are not kept for U8.
Bad Weather and/or Poor Field Conditions
Inspection of Playing Site: In the event of bad weather, the home team’s club official, after inspection of the field, must notify the league no later than 2 hours prior to the scheduled starting time of the match that field conditions require postponement. If the visiting team is traveling 140 miles or more, the required notification period is four (4) hours. ONLY a club official may cancel a match. If a match is canceled, then the home team’s coach or administrator MUST notify the AWAY TEAM and center REFEREE by phone/text and email and the league by email. Failure to do so may result in a forfeit as well as full referee payment.
a) Player Verification
- Game Roster Form Both teams are required to provide two (2) copies of the ENYYSA Official Photo Roster, one (1) for the referee and one (1) for the opposing coach. NO player’s names may be handwritten on this roster. Any player not on the team’s printed roster may not play in that match. Any player not present for pre-match check-in must be verified against the game roster form by the referee, prior to playing in the match.
- Jersey Numbers Teams must list a unique jersey number for each player present for that match and must match the presented roster (may be adjusted prior to presentation to the referee).
- Verify the Player’s Identity The referee shall verify the identity of the players represented on the photo roster by inspecting the photograph.
- Verify Written Data The referee shall verify that the roster indicates the correct club name and that the players’ date of birth are within or younger than the team’s age group range.
- Discrepancy in the Data Should there be a discrepancy in the age group, and/or club name, the player shall NOT be permitted to participate in the match.
b) Referee Reports
- Submit Referee Reports The referee shall submit a referee report for each match officiated, within forty-eight (48) hours after the completion of the match. The referee shall retain a copy of both team rosters presented until the completion of the season.
- Supplementary Referee Report can be included in the online report submitted.
- Violation Will Be Held In Abeyance In the event that the Supplementary Referee Report is not received by the league within forty-eight (48) hours after the completion of the match, the violation will be held in abeyance until the report is received.
- Yellow Card – Cautioned A Yellow Card is displayed by the referee to indicate that a player or coach is being cautioned for violating FIFA Laws of the Game.
- Two (2) Cautions If a player or coach receives two (2) cautions during one match, the player or coach will be ejected from the match, and a suspension is in effect.
- Five (5) Cautions If a coach receives five (5) cautions during a season, a suspension is in effect.
- Disciplinary Committee The disciplinary committee, at its discretion, will determine the length of the suspension and any other punishments, fines, and/or assessments.
- Red Card – Ejection A red card is displayed by the referee to indicate that a player or coach is ejected from the match and a suspension is in effect. The referee will make a notation in the supplemental portion of the online referee report. The pass does not have to be retained by the referee.
- Disciplinary Committee The disciplinary committee, at its discretion, will determine the length of the suspension and any other punishments, fines and/or assessments.
- Appear Before Disciplinary Committee A player or coach who receives a red card or the equivalent will at the discretion of the disciplinary committee, be summoned to appear at a hearing. Should the player or coach fail to appear, he/she will be suspended until such appearance is made. The disciplinary committee, at its discretion, will determine the length of suspension and/or any other punishments, fines, or assessments. Should a player be summoned to appear, the coach or club representative from his/her designated team must accompany him/her.
- Suspended from Consecutive Competition A player or coach shall be suspended from consecutive competition in the league.
- Team Refuses to Continue If a team refuses to continue to play after being so instructed by the referee, the team will forfeit the game by a score of 3-0.
- Reports Will Be Reviewed By The Disciplinary Committee The referee report and the supplementary referee report shall be reviewed by the league’s disciplinary committee, who shall determine the punishment, fine, and/or assessment. The disciplinary committee shall notify the parties involved, in writing, of the decision.
e) Concussion/No-Reentry Protocol The referee will stop the game when he/she believes that a player has suffered an injury involving that player’s head and immediately remove the player from the game. The referee will make a notation in the supplemental portion of the online referee report. The player may not return to the game.
- Any player sent off will be suspended for the next EDP League match. This game must appear on the teams original schedule released by the league. Players may not participate in a game with another team in their club until they have sat out their suspension.
- All red cards must be reported to Colin_Hope@edpsoccer.com with firstname.lastname@example.org copied.
- All red cards are an automatic one game suspension.
- Red cards received for violent conduct, abusive language, or anything of that nature will be reviewed by the Incident Review committee and sanctioned accordingly. The Incident Review Committee may issue suspensions for a length of time or additional number of games
- Red Cards received for fighting or striking an opponent will be an automatic three game suspension.
- Red Cards given to the coaching staff for abusive language directed at an official may result in a season long suspension.
- Red Card Appeals must be submitted within 48 hours of the game conclusion to allow ample time for review prior to the next league game.
- Appeals will not be reviewed if they are critical of the referee’s subjective decisions.
- While EDP League games will adhere to normal standards of sanctions and discipline, it is stressed that we expect teams to be self disciplined and self policing as much as possible. The league stresses that the primary concern should always be about player development, and not solely wins and losses. Teams are expected to monitor their own coaches, players and supporters as much as reasonably possible, and continual poor behavior, inappropriate language, harassment of officials, disrespect to opponents or attempts to circumvent rules and regulations are grounds for sanctions and even immediate removal from the balance of the league schedule.
Team Personnel Suspension
- Any Team Personnel sent off will be suspended for the next EDP League match. The suspension is for the team in which the coach was coaching, and must appear on the teams original schedule released by the league. The individual may not participate in a game with the team until they have sat out their suspension.
- Any Team Personnel sent off or dismissed is prohibited from communicating with his/her team while the team is at the field for the remainder of the match and during their suspension, including but not limited to cell phone use, texting, tweeting, or other means of communication. Violation of this rule may result in further disciplinary action against the individual and/or team.
- All suspensions must be reported to
- All suspensions will be reviewed by the Incident Review Committee and sanctioned accordingly. The League Incident Review may issue longer suspensions, and may suspend the individual from all club activities in the league for a length of time or additional number of games.
Fines and Suspensions
- The Incident Review Committee will have the authority impose suspensions and/or fines on any incident it deems to be egregious.
- The Incident Review Committee will have the authority to impose suspensions and/or fines on any club or team that has been consistently found to violate league rules and policies.
Protests and Appeals
- A protest is a formal written objection of any violation of established policies, rules, or procedures related to a specific match and can only be filed by a Club Director of the Club that the team is a member. Only those teams involved are permitted to protest a match result. Third parties, i.e., coaches from other teams, state administrators, cannot file protests on a specific match. Protests must be based upon a violation of the published. rules of the USYS, U.S. Soccer, EDP League, or IFAB Laws of the Game.
- To be valid and eligible for consideration, a protest must be lodged by a a club official no later than three (3) business days after match completion in accordance with the Filing Procedures listed in Section 14.F
- The League Management Group shall hear all protests by no later than five business (5) days following the protest.
- An Appeal is a request to transfer the matter from one jurisdiction to another for re-examination of the decision made by the lower body. Appeals arise as the result of an adverse decision from an administrative action or disciplinary action at a lower level. Only those parties to the original action, who are adversely impacted by such decisions, shall be allowed to appeal. An Appeal may only be filed by a Director of the Club that the team is a member. An appeal must be filed in accordance with Section 14.F within five (5) days after a decision is rendered by the League Management Group.
- The EDP League shall have a League Appeals Committee. The League Appeals Committee shall have jurisdiction of appeals as provided in the rules of this Section 14. The League Director shall appoint members to the Committee for each appeal that is filed. Members of the Appeals Committee shall have no conflict of interest in the matters being appealed and shall not be associated with any of the principals involved. The League Appeals Committee shall be chaired by one of the members designated by the League Director. The Appeals Committee shall be composed of no fewer than 3 and no more than 5 members.
Matters Not Provided
Any matters not provided for in these rules shall be determined by the Executive Board of EDP and decisions so made shall be final and binding.
No EDP official, club, league, team, coach, referee, player, or other representative may invoke the aid of the courts of any state or of the United States without first exhausting all available remedies within the appropriate soccer organizations. For violation of this rule the offending party shall be subject to the sanctions of suspension and fines and shall be liable to the EDP for all expenses incurred by EDP and its officers in defending any court action, including but not limited to the following:
- Court costs
- Attorneys fees
- Reasonable compensation for time spent by EDP officers and/or employees in responding to and defending against allegations in the action, including responses to discovery and court appearance.
- Travel expenses
- Expenses for holding special EDP meetings necessitated by court action.
Line of Authority for an Appeal
The line of authority for an appeal of a decision rendered by the League’s Executive Board or Appeals Committee shall be:
- USSF National Appeals Committee
Appeals following the line of authority listed above are made directly to each level. The fee for an appeal is prescribed by each level of appeal and are made payable to each level
|Age Eligibility||2015:U9 BOYS CYL & GIRLS***||2014:U10 BOYS CYL & GIRLS***||2013:U11 BOYS CYL & GIRLS||2012:U12 BOYS CYL & GIRLS|
|Games Per Season||7-8||7-8||7-8||7-8|
|Master Roster Size||30||30||30||30|
|Game Day Roster Size||14||14||18||18|
|# of players on the field||7||7||9||9|
|Min # of players on the field||5||5||6||6|
|Periods||2 x 30 min||2 x 30 min||2 x 30 min||2 x 35 min|
|Rests||5 min||5 min||5 min||5 min|
|Approx Field Size||35/45 x 55/65||35/45 x 55/65||45/55 x 70/80||45/55 x 70/80|
|Goal Size||Min:6.5×12 – Max:7×21^||Min:6.5×12 – Max:7×21^||Min:6.5×12 – Max:7×21^||Min:6.5×12 – Max:7×21^|
|Build Out Lines **||Equidistant between penalty area line and the half way line||No||No|
|Goal Keeper Punting||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Substitution||Unlimited at discretion of the Referee|
|Back Pass to Goal Keepers||FIFA rules shall apply to back pass to the keepers.|
|Games Per Season||7-8||7-8||7-8|
|Master Roster Size||30||30||30||30||30||30|
|Game Day Roster Size||18||18||18||18||18||18|
|# of players on the field||11||11||11||11||11||11|
|Min # of players on the field||7||7||7||7||7||7|
|Periods||2 x 35 min||2 x 35 min||2 x 40 min||2 x 40 min||2 x 45 min||2 x 45 min|
|Rests||5 min||5 min||5 min||5 min||5 min||5 min|
|Approx Field Size||60 x 110||60 x 110||60 x 110||60 x 110||60 x 110||60 x 110|
|Goal Size||8 x 24||8 x 24||8 x 24||8 x 24||8 x 24||8 x 24|
|Build Out Lines **||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Goal Keeper Punting||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Substitution||Unlimited at discretion of the Referee|
The Visiting Coach must contact the Home Team Coach, no later than the TUESDAY prior to the game, to confirm field directions and team colors.
GAME DAY REQUIREMENT: ROSTER & PASSES
Team passes & rosters must all be issued from a single league (ex: CJSL/EDP or EHYSL or LIJSL…). Players must be printed on the photo roster, they may not be handwritten. Handwritten players will result in a forfeit.
Each team is responsible for bringing the following to each game:
- Official US Youth Soccer Roster with Photos:
- 2 copies, one for the referee and one for the opposing team
When adding an additional age-appropriate player from within your club, who does not have a dual/club pass (Dual/CPP on roster), attach the player’s team roster (1 or 2) as above. Cross out any players not participating in the match.
All coaches and players credentials must be verified by the referee prior to play or they may not participate. No player may participate if they are not on a photo roster. In order to participate, a coach must be on a photo roster or present his/her pass to the referee.
A minimum of one carded COACH per team must be on the sidelines in order for the match to be played. A carded trainer may be on the sidelines in addition to a coach.
GAME DAY DOCUMENTS
If you have not heard from your referee by 8pm on the Thursday preceding the match, contact the appropriate assignor. The assignor is listed in the host column of each match on the league schedule.
|A-Club||Contact Home Club|
|A-Do Not Assign||Contact Home Club|
|A-Referee Services CTemail@example.com|
Referee fees are to be split equally by both teams and paid to the referees prior to the start of the match.
Teams are to ONLY pay referees who are present at the start of a match.
All scores must be reported no later than two (2) Hours following the game’s completion. From the event public page, click on Scoring Input, enter the Event ID, then the PIN number (2324). Enter the Match Number and/or use the filters at the top to select your game, then enter the score and press Save. Both teams are responsible to report any erroneously reported scores no later than 48 hrs. after they are posted.
North Atlantic Fall 2023-Report Score (PIN=2324)
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In the event of inclement weather, the home team’s club official, after inspection of the field, must notify the league no later than 2 hours prior to the scheduled starting time of the match that field conditions require postponement. If the visiting team is traveling 140 miles or more, the required notification period is four (4) hours. ONLY a club official may cancel a match. If a match is canceled, then the home team’s coach or administrator MUST notify the AWAY TEAM and center REFEREE by PHONE and email. The home team’s coach or administrator should notify the league and assignor, if you do not have the referee’s contact information, by email. Failure to do so may result in a forfeit as well as full referee payment.
A canceled game must be rescheduled within 48 hours. It is the responsibility of the HOME team coach to email the agreed upon rescheduled game date and time to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Game Day Experience should be focused on creating an enjoyable and stimulating place to play. Playing soccer should be a positive experience that provides opportunities for young athletes to develop as players and helps nurture them to become confident and compassionate individuals. EDP Soccer endeavors to place the needs of the players first. Instilling good sportsmanship towards other players and referees starts with respecting them. EDP/NYCS has a zero tolerance policy towards referees, players and coaches. Clubs are responsible for their parents, coaches and players actions and behavior at all games.
At EDP Soccer, we believe that expectations about the outcomes from participation in youth sports should consist simply of:
- Players learn and understand the value of teamwork to achieve common goals.
- Players learn and understand the importance of dedication and hard work to accomplish individual targets and objectives.
- Players start to recognize that being physically active is an important element of a healthy lifestyle
- PLAYERS HAVE FUN!
Players, coaches, and parents should always be polite towards referees and refrain from any disrespectful conduct.
- Support players; applaud and encourage them at all times.
- Maintain a respectful distance from the field of play.
- Refrain from any conduct that will be detrimental to the player, team, club or league.
- Always be polite and humble regardless of calls from officials.
- Allow club officials (coaches, managers, etc.) to act as the leaders.
- Coaches MUST always speak to officials in a polite and non-aggressive manner.
- Be mindful of players’ emotions and damage caused to young players by overly aggressive sideline behavior.
Players, coaches, and parents should always be respectful toward the opposing team and show good sportsmanship. Not running up the score is an important way to show respect towards opposing players.
As a reminder: U11 and older: Maximum published Goal Differential (GD) is 5, do your best not to exceed this GD
U9: Do your best not to run up the score above a GD of 3-5, keeping in mind that these are developmental teams and scores/standings are not published.
Suggestions to Avoid Running Up Scores
- Move players to different positions
- Keep midfielders at the midline and defenders in their own end of the field. Allow only the forwards to go into the opponents’ end.
- Have players shoot on goal with their opposite foot only
- Advise players that they can only shoot on goal from outside the penalty area
- Tell players that in the opponent’s end of the field they must pass the ball three times before they can shoot to score.
EDP Soccer appreciates the support of all the team’s players, parents and coaches in creating a positive Game Day Experience.