Policy Statement 2010/2011
The following policies on player attire shall apply in addition to Article 7, Section 18 of the Regional Guidelines:
Teams should be prepared to play even if it is raining or threatening to rain. Because of the difficulty of rescheduling matches during the week, cancellations may occur on a game-by-game basis. For example, we may cancel some morning games if it is raining hard, but resume the regular schedule in the afternoon if it stops raining or is only raining lightly.
Coaches are required to be certified at the age level they will coach. This is the last step in the implementation of the Volunteer Protection Act. If a coach plans to coach U6 through U10, they should attend the U10 Clinic. If a coach plans to coach U12 or higher, and have not attended the Youth U12 Clinic, they must start with the Youth Clinic. The Youth Clinic is a prerequisite for the Intermediate Clinic. All coaches must be certified in order to coach a team. Coaches not certified before the first game of the Fall/Spring Seasons, will not be allowed to coach their team. Regional coaching staff will designate a certified staff member to head the team until the coach is properly certified.
Post-season playoffs are invitational. All teams in divisions U14, U12 and U10, who are in good standing at the end of the regular season games, will be invited to post-season playoffs. A team in good standing is defined as one that has completed all of its assigned duties (i.e. snack bar, trash, picture day, team check in, bathroom duty, etc.) In divisions Under 8 and Under 10, the team has sent a new parent representative to a regional referee training course and fulfilled the referee requirements below. U8 and U10 teams who have a candidate successfully complete the Regional Referee course will receive two referee credits. A referee slot is defined as having a certified Regional referee or Higher at a scheduled game. A referee may only give credit to a team on which he/she has a child, grandchild, or sibling, or a team on which the referee plays or is the head coach or assistant coach. The Region 32 Board approves Head coaches. Assistant coaches must be listed on the roster.
All U8 and U10 teams must earn at least 16 referee points to fulfill their Referee Credit requirement. U12 and U14 teams must earn at least 20 referee points to fulfill their Referee Credit requirement. U16 and U19 must earn at least 10 points to fulfill their Referee Credit requirement. To get credit for refereeing a game, you must be a certified referee by AYSO (Regional or higher), you must sign the game card, and you must sign the game sign-in sheet located on the wall of the field house and provide the team division and number you wish the points to go towards.
U8 games are worth 1 Referee Point, whether you Referee or Assistant Referee.
New Referee Requirement
Referees representing any U8 teams are not limited to U8 games but are encouraged to officiate at the level to which they are comfortable.
Regional Referee or higher
No points will be awarded for refereeing in divisions below U8, or for referees not certified as Regional or higher.
U8 Post Season Jamboree
Post Season Playoff Requirement
Post Season Playoff Requirement
Team Duties: During December and January, teams participating in Regional Playoffs will be assigned Team duties on a week-by-week basis to avoid game conflicts if at all possible. Teams not providing coverage for their team duties shall perform alternate service as specified by the Regional Commissioner.
Games shall be conducted 7 v 7 on short-sided fields. Offside shall be called as judged by the Referee team.
Games shall be played 7 v 7 on short-sided fields. Offside will not be called except in blatant or obvious cases, as judged by the Referee team.
Games shall be played 5 v5 on short-sided fields, with modified goals. No referee's will be assigned to the match and coaches are to maintain a safe and fun environment for the players. Offside will not be called and coaches are encouraged not to let players "cherry pick". ***With the modified goal size, keepers are not recommended. ***
Games will be played in Jamboree format, meaning teams will be formed on a weekly basis based on player participation. Each session will consist of warm up, skill activity and game, supervision and Instruction provided by a master coach. Prior to each game, players will be divided into groups of four, and play 3v3 with one sub on short-sided fields.
The head coach of a team shall be responsible for the drafting of a team. In the absence of the head coach, only the coach's designated alternate over 18 years old or a board member may draft a team.
A blind team is a team without an assigned coach at the time of the draft.
There shall be no smoking or consumption of alcoholic beverages by any players, coaches, referees, parents or spectators at any AYSO function. This includes practice, games, or meetings.
No person other than a child's parent or legal guarding shall administer any medication to any AYSO player at a time without written permission of the parent or legal guarding. Medication refers to any prescription or over the counter medication including but not limited to vitamins and food supplements; eye, ear or nose drops, inhalants, or medicated ointments or lotions, aspirins, cough drops or antacids.
If an AYSO player is in need of any administration of medication during practice or games, a written statement from a physician detailing the method, amount and timing of the medication must be obtained.
A written statement from a parent or legal guardian of the player indicating the desire that the player be assisted in a manner set forth in the physician's statement must also be obtained.
For any AYSO player needing to self-administer asthma inhalers during AYSO practice or games, a copy of the guidelines for self-administration of medication form must be in the possession of the coach, or designated assistant coach. This form must include the child's name, type of medication, dosage, frequency of use, and date with the parent or legal guardian signature.
No dogs allowed (except service dogs) at Cabrillo Park Soccer Complex (fields). During any and all scheduled or sanctioned programs (e.g. games, practices, tournaments, an etc).
All teams in Divisions U 6 thru U 14 must verify that they have possession of the Player Release Forms with an original signature for each player listed on the game lineup cards. The game lineup card must be turned into the Commissioner's Check-in Table before their game may begin.
For U10, U 12 and U 14 matches, a certified referee must retrieve the game cards within 10 minutes from the scheduled start of the game to begin the game, or the game will be cancelled. An exception will be made only for a referee scheduling conflict, or a delayed game.
No cross coaching will be permitted.
In Under 12 thru Under 19: Coaches and spectators for the Home Team (team listed first) must stay on the east side of the field. Coaches and spectators for the Visitors (team listed second, or on lower portion of the bracket) must stay on the west side of the field. All spectators will remain behind the spectator line (three yards off the field) and between the 18-yard lines.
In Under 6, Under 8 and Under 10: Spectators for the Home Team will remain on the east side of the sideline and Visitors will remain on the west side of the sideline. Coaches for the Home Team will be on the east side of the field and coaches for the Visitors will be on the west side of the field. When the field usage allows, Coaches and spectators for the Home Team must stay on the north side of the field, and Coaches and spectators for the Visitors must stay on the south side of the field.