League Rules Summary
Co-ed, but one female minimum (no maximum) on the field at all times, game forfeited if not able to field a female by game start time. Sunday afternoons.
Teams cannot add players to your team after the 2nd game. Cost: $40 per season. Captains must bring two copies of team roster to all games (one for ref, one for other team).
Center referee. Cost $40 per season. Play will be Sunday afternoons.
As of Summer 2019, we are putting this on hold until we can obtain another board member to head up the league.
- See full rules below.
Sequim Adult Soccer League Rules
A. The League exists solely to positively contribute to our local community.
B. All League officers volunteer their valuable time.
C. All games shall be conducted in accordance with the FIFA Laws of the Game that are in force at the beginning of any playing season.
D. League Director has final authority to make decisions pertaining to all soccer league rules, regulations and schedules.
Registration Fees and Refunds:
The registration fee for each player participant shall be fixed seasonally by the League Board. There are no refunds unless the season is cancelled or we are unable to place you on a team.
Founded in the Fall of 2012. First season was Spring 2013. No outdoor seasons played in 2018. Re-organized in 2019 to change from 8V8 to 11v11 + Over 40 and Women's Leagues.
B. Minimum age for participation is 16. No more than 20% of the players can be 16-18 years old per insurance requirements. First come first served, refund will be issued if you signed up too late.
1. The adult league will not provide game balls. Each team is expected to provide a ball suitable for play.
2. Although the league does not require shin guards, players are strongly encouraged to wear them during games.
3. Metal cleats are not allowed on the field at any time.
Substitutions on any dead ball with official's approval, all other FIFA rules apply.
Assistant referees for the Gold Division. Teams should have an alternate jersey in case of a color conflict (home team changes colors).
3. Spectators must remain at least 3 feet from the touchline, and are expected at all times to act positively around players and to demonstrate respect for opponents, officials, other volunteers and other spectators. Under no circumstances should they attempt to coach or address remarks derogatory to players, coaches or the referee.
In the event appropriate size field are unavailable and a game is played on a larger field, the team coordinators may agree to play with more players on a different size field.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Unlimited substitutions are allowed at any stop in play with the exception of free kicks and corner kicks with the permission of the referee.
OFFSIDE: Because we will not have linesmen in the silver and women's league, offside will not be strongly enforced. Teams should self-monitor obvious "cherry picking". It is at the discretion of the referee to also determine if a player is in an obvious offside position.
FREE KICKS: All free kicks shall be indirect free kicks.
The GOALKEEPER: No charging the goalkeeper.· If a goalkeeper has control of the ball, he or she should not be challenged.· If a goalkeeper bobbles the ball, the attacking player may play the ball, but must avoid contact with the goalkeeper.· Once a goalkeeper calls for a ball, attacking players must make every attempt to avoid contact with the goalkeeper.· Referees are advised to stop play immediately if goalkeeper safety is threatened.· The goalkeeper may NOT slide tackle attacking players.
1. Resorting to behavior that threatens or assaults any player, coach, or staff member. (i.e. verbally threatening another player, coach, referee, or staff member, taunting other players, etc.)
2. Obscene and abusive language has no place on or off the field, regardless of whether or not it is directed at someone else. Referees normally issue a warning. If ignored, the player or spectator faces ejection from the game and from areas surrounding the field.
3. Hard shots from close in can hurt a goalie and are discouraged. If a player misses a hard shot, he/she must go retrieve the ball.
2. The league may be broken into divisions depending on the number of teams.
3. Forfeit time is five minutes after scheduled game time (which remains the official start time). The Referee's watch is the official time.
4. In the event of a forfeit, teams may play a practice game lasting no longer than 30 minutes from the originally scheduled start time, whichever comes first. All players must follow eligibility guidelines to compete in a practice game.
Rules to Determine League Standings
WIN: 3 points
TIE: 1 point
LOSS: 0 points
1. Total Points
3. Goal Differential (Goals scored minus goals conceded)
4. Most Goals Scored
5. least Goals Conceded
6. Penalty Kicks
To enforce player behavior that is consistent with the established purpose of recreational soccer, the following action may be taken:
1. The official or the league supervisor may eject any player, spectator or manager in violation of any of the above rules. Upon ejection, the player's team captain will then be responsible for removing them from the park within 2 minutes. Those remaining in the vicinity of the complex (including the parking lot) after being ejected for the game may cause his/her team to forfeit the game.
2. A panel will have the right to add further discipline if the offence is deemed to be worthy. In flagrant cases of unsportsmanlike conduct that are reviewed by a panel, an entire team can be held responsible for the actions of an individual on the team. A player or team expelled from the league will not receive a refund.
Yellow Card: Any player cautioned (yellow card) will be immediately replaced by a substitute.
Red Card: Red card for violent conduct, fighting or trying to physically attack another player = lifetime ban.
A. Referees and supervisors are given full authority to take prudent actions necessary to maintain proper and safe playing conditions.
B. The Ref's scorekeeping is final unless a discrepancy is brought to the attention of the Referee at or very near the time of occurrence. Otherwise, if a mistake is made it will not necessarily change the score and it is not normally subject to protest. Captains should double-check with Referee regarding team score as the game progresses.
C. In the event a Referee is not present by game time, teams are asked to start a practice game. The game will be rescheduled. The Supervisor will attempt to locate a Referee for remaining game(s).
No protest of games shall be permitted. However, coaches are encouraged to email a report within 48 hours after a game of any misapplication by a game referee of the Laws of the Game or rules and regulations. This procedure shall not be used as a means of complaining about or criticizing any judgment call of a referee or assistant referee. If, after investigation by the League, it is found that a law, rule, or regulation was misapplied, such referee shall be so informed in order to ensure that no further misapplication occurs.
ENJOY THE SEASON AND PLAY SAFE!
League Board Members
League Director: Jaun Gonzales
Assistant League Director: Javier Gomez
Secretary: Arthur Buhrer
Treasurer / Registrar: Mario Gonzales
Webmaster, Indoor and Silver/Women's League coordinator, founding member: Carl Weber
Field Coordinator: Jay Marazon
Referee Coordinator: Quincy Byrne
Sponsor Coordinator: Jose Franco