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Establishing and changing game schedules -- GuidelinesPrintable

This page is NOT OFFICIAL. This page represents best past practices, but does not reflect official policy of the CCSL.Consult the CCSL rules-> for official policy.

Season Dates

The Spring Season typically consists of 8 matches, beginning on the Saturday closest to April 1 and ending on the weekend before Memorial Day.

Memorial Day weekend may be used for rescheduled games.

The Fall Season typically consists of 10 matches, beginning on the Saturday after Labor Day and ending on the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Divisions.

The playing league hosted by RedwoodSoccer is open to boys and girls at the Class 3 level, and in age group classifications U08 through U19. Where necessary, age divisions will be combined to optimize schedules and ensure sufficient competition. A Division is the combination of the PlayingLeague-Class-Gender-AgeLevel-Bracket.

Divisions will have a minimum of 4 teams.

Game Day

Matches are scheduled by the home team on Saturdays or Sundays depending on home team field availability. All teams must be flexible to play on either day.

Game Times

The Home Team is responsible for scheduling the match, field and referees. Match times and locations must be posted on the league website no later than 7 days before the match. (Please consider travel time for your opponents)
It is the Home Team's responsibility to enter the date, time and into the website.

Rescheduling Games.

The Coast and Bay Spring League is primarily developmental and the goal is to play matches.
The CCSL Coast Section fall season is designed to give teams the appropriate level of competition.

Teams are strongly urged to play their matches on the same weekend as the scheduled dates.

Acceptable reasons for rescheduling a Coast and Bay Spring League game are:

  • the field is unplayable
  • there is a field conflict (a honest mistake in scheduling or permitting)
  • mutual convenience to both teams
  • a conflict with high school rule 600
  • a team is playing in a State Level CYSA Cup
  • a team has players with conflicting ODP commitments and is not able to field 11 players for the match.

Examples of unacceptable reasons for asking to reschedule a Coast and Bay Spring League game or a CCSL Coast Section game are:

  • the inability of a team to field a complete team
  • the inability of a certain players to make the game
  • a manager or coach's schedule conflict

Acceptable reasons for rescheduling a CCSL Coast Section Fall game are:

  • the field is unplayable i.e. weather cancellation
  • there is a field conflict (a honest mistake in scheduling or permitting)
  • a conflict with high school rule 600
  • a team is playing in a State Level CYSA Cup; a team is playing in a tournament during the last weekend of September or the last weekend of Ocotober
  • a team has players with conflicting ODP commitments or Standardized Testing (SAT, PSAT, ACT) or Homecoming Dance

When to reschedule games

Managers and coaches should contact their opponents as soon as possible in the season to identify games that need to be rescheduled. The earlier arrangements are made - the better. Reschedule requests made within the first two weeks of the season for games later in the season should be honored. Reschedule requests made 6 weeks prior to the scheduled date should be honored. All clubs and teams face similar problems in juggling field availability and referee scheduling. Recognize that for some clubs field allocations and referee scheduling is done early in the season for the entire season and is difficult to change. Asking to reschedule a game within 7 days of the agreed upon game date is unacceptable. The purpose of the league is for kids to play, and teams should try to accommodate requests to reschedule a game. Teams that abuse rescheduling games will be sanctioned by the League.

Unplayed Games

In Spring, failure to play will be scored a "No Game" and not a forfeit.
In Fall, failure to play will be a forfeit and fines will be imposed.

Forfeits

A forfeit may be granted if a team is not ready to start play within 15 minutes of the scheduled game time with at least seven players and a coach with the necessary paperwork (player/coach passes). Details must be reported on the game card, signed by the referee, and mailed to the Scheduler. Forfeits are determined by the League (Executive Committee, Scheduler or Referee Coordinator), not by the referee, or other team. Referees abandon or terminate games. The League determines forfeits. Forfeited games can be considered a game not played, and can incur League sanctions.

Visiting Teams That Cancel

Visiting teams that cancel or request a reschedule with less than 72 hours notice are responsible to reimburse the home team for the referee and field fees that would have been incurred for the game.