Recreational Registration Link
Competitive Registration Links
Please make sure that you select the correct club affiliation and age group when you register. If you are unsure of your club affiliation, you can ask your coach or the CVSJ Registrar.
BEFORE EVERY GAME, CHECK THAT THE GOALS ARE SECURED!
If there are stakes attached, make sure they are pounded in enough to actually be touching the goal. Stepping on them usually does the trick but there are hammers in the equipment box if needed. If there aren't stakes (or you can't get them in), you need to get sandbags out of the equipment box. Yes, the adults at the game before you should have already checked this. Yes, we also tell the referees to check this. However, this is such an important safety step that it warrants a double (or triple) check. If you delegate this responsibility, please ensure it's to a parent that understands what it's supposed to look like. Note that the 11v11 goals at John Muir do not require any sort of staking/additional securing.
AFTER YOUR GAME, PUT GOALS AWAY IF ANOTHER TEAM IS NOT WARMING UP!
Here is a checklist of what it means to put away the equipment:
- Goals are moved back over to the fence they are secured to
- Goals are locked back up (both sides of the goal at Price)
- Flags and sandbags are put into the equipment box
- Equipment box is locked! (see how to video if needed)
- Trash is picked up
Recreational Soccer Teams will be assigned practice areas by their Age Group Coordinator (AGC). Here is link to view the Field Maps.
If everyone follows these simple procedures everyone will have a very rewarding and fun soccer season!
Coaches: remember to get parents to help with set-up, takedown, cleanup and field re-lining.
- Fields properly marked for players and referees
- Goals, nets...
CVYSL Modified Laws of the Game
Note: This document is intended for our recreational program for youth, ages 6-16. As such, it is a simplified, easier to read document. The underlying IFAB Laws of the Game still apply. If your team is playing in the D2 play-through league, the home team’s rules will apply.
U5-U10 Modified Club Rules
Rules regarding the Built-Out Line
When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play. This also applies to goal kicks being taken by the attacking team.
Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball into play (punts and drop kicks are not allowed).
After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the buildout line and play resumes as normal.
The opposing team must also move behind the buildout line during a goal kick until the ball is put into play.
Ideally, the goalkeeper will wait to put the ball into play once all opponents are past the build out line. However, the goalkeeper can put the ball into play sooner but he or she does so accept the positioning of the opponents and the consequences of how play resumes.
If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the punt or drop kick occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.
The build out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build out line. Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line.
Opponents must not waste time moving out past the build out line. Referees should be flexible when enforcing the 6 second rule and counting the time of possession should only begin when all opponents have moved behind the build out line.
Games are 2 x 25-minute halves with continuous clock and 10 minute break. Coaches may not play 4 quarters as this will impact other schedules.
Deliberate heading is not allowed (U12 and younger)
- Heading is prohibited in U12 and younger small-sided games.
- All players age eleven (11) years old and younger, who are playing up in 13U and older games, are prohibited from heading, and must clearly be identifiable to the match official. (i.e. armband)
- When a player, who is eleven (11) years old and younger, deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If a deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.
- All players age eleven (11) years old and younger, who participate in a non-CYSA sanctioned event with their CYSA player pass, must adhere to the CYSA heading policy and are prohibited from heading.
Effective immediately, the following rules will be applied to all recreational games played in CVYSL recreational leagues. The mercy rule is as follows:
- When there is a 4-goal differential, the winning team may not score within the Penalty Box area and all the shots must be taken from the outside of Penalty Box.
- When there is a 5-goal differential, the winning team must pull out a player; preferably, their striker.
- When there is a 6-goal differential, the winning team must pull out the goalkeeper.
- After the 7th goal, the winning team must pull out another player.
FIFA Laws of the Game
The Laws of the Game are authorized on an annual basis by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and provided by the Fédération Internationale de Football Associations (FIFA).
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