League Information

Modified Playing Rules for Under 4

Modified Playing Rules for Under 4

  •  Number of players Field Players – 3 a side (no goal keeper allowed) Minimum to start - 3 Minimum to continue – 3 Roster – 8 maximum and 4 minimum
  •  Substitutions at end of quarters only, except for injuries.  Play minimum of 50% of total playing time
  •  Equipment Footwear: Tennis shoes or soft-cleated soccer shoes. Note: no baseball cleats with the front cleat allowed Balls must be stitched and size
  •  Duration of game – 6 minute quarters
  •  Start of Play – Opponents must be outside of the center circle on their side of the center line
  •  Referee – Fouls/Misconduct. The referee shall briefly explain all infractions to the offending player.
  •  Offside – No offside.
  •  Free Kick – All free kicks are indirect with all opponents at least 3 yards away. A goal may only be scored if another player has touched the ball.
  •  Throw-ins – Players have two chances, and referee must explain proper method, if not successful on the first throw-in.
  •  Goal Kick – Goal kicks are taken on designated field markings or anywhere within 3 yards from the goal. Opponents must be at least 3 yards away.
  •  Corner Kick – Corner kicks are taken from inside the corner arc. Opponents must be at least 3 yards away.
  •  Slide Tackling – NOT allowed 
  •  Field of Play Field Size – 20 yards x 30 yards Goal Size – 4 feet x 6 feet Center Circle – 3 yard radius Corner Arc – 2 foot radius Goal Area – 3 yards from each post and 3 yards out from goal line

 


Modified Playing Rules for Under 5 and Under 6

Modified Playing Rules for Under 5 and Under 6

  • Number of Players Field Players – 4 a side (no goal keeper allowed Minimum to Start – 3 Minimum to Continue – 3
  •  Roster – 8 maximum and 6 minimum
  •  Substitutions at end of quarters only, except for injuries.
  •  Play minimum of 50% of total playing time.
  •  Teams may be coed.
  •  Equipment
  •  Footwear: Tennis shoes or soft-cleated soccer shoes. Note: No baseball cleats with the front cleat will be allowed.
  •  Ball must be stitched and size
  •  Duration of Game – 8 Minute Quarters
  •  Start of Play – Opponents must be outside of the center circle on their side of the centerline.
  •  Referee – Fouls/Misconduct. The referee shall briefly explain all infractions to the offending player.
  •  Offside – No offside.
  •  Free Kick – All free kicks are indirect with all opponents at least 3 yards away. A goal may only be scored if another player has touched the ball.
  •  Throw-ins – Players have two chances, and referee must explain proper method, if not successful on the first throw-in.
  •  Goal Kick – Goal kicks are taken on designated field markings or anywhere within 3 yards from the goal. Opponents must be at least 3 yards away.
  •  Corner Kick – Corner kicks are taken from inside the corner arc. Opponents must be at least 3 yards away.
  •  Slide Tackling – NOT allowed
  •  Field of Play Field Size – 20 yards x 30 yards Goal Size – 4 feet x 6 feet Center Circle – 3 yard radius Corner Arc – 2 foot radius Goal Area – 3 yards from each post and 3 yards out from goal line

 


Modified Playing Rules for Under 7 and Under 8

Modified Playing Rules for Under 7 and Under 8

  • Number of Players Field Players – 4 a side (including a goal keeper) Minimum to Start – 4 Minimum to Continue – 4
  • Roster – 8 maximum and 5 minimum
  • Substitutions at end of quarters only, except for injuries.
  • Play minimum of 50% of total playing time
  • Teams may be coed.
  • Equipment
  • Footwear: Tennis shoes or soft cleated soccer shoes. Note: No baseball cleats with the front cleat will be allowed.
  • Ball must be stitched and size 3.
  • Duration of Game – 10 Minute Quarters
  • Start of Play – Opponents must be outside of the center circle on their side of the center line.
  • Referee – Fouls/Misconduct. The referee shall briefly explain all infractions to the offending player.
  • Offside – No offside.
  • Free Kick – All free kicks are indirect with all opponents at least 3 yards away. A goal may only be scored if another player has touched the ball.
  • Throw-ins – Players have two chances, and referee must explain proper method if not successful on the first throw-in.
  • Goal Kick – Goal kicks are taken on designated field markings or anywhere within 3 yards from the goal. Opponents must be at least 3 yards away.
  • Corner Kick – Corner kicks are taken from inside the corner arc. Opponents must be at least 3 yards away.
  • Slide Tackling – NOT allowed.
  • Field of Play Field Size – 30 yards x 20 yards Goal Size – 4 feet X 6 feet Center Circle – 5 yard radius Corner Arc – 2 foot radius Goal Area – 3 yards from each post and 3 yards out from goal line

 


Modified Playing Rules for Under 09 and Under 10

Modified Playing Rules for Under 09 and Under 10 

  • Number of Players

Field Players – 7 a side (including a goal keeper 

Minimum to Start – 6 Minimum to Continue - 6

  •  Roster – 14 maximum and 7 minimum
  • Substitutions allowed in accordance to the following:
  1. Prior to a throw-in for the team in possession (the opposing team may substitute when the team in possession subs)
  2. Prior to a goal-kick by either team
  3. Either team, after a goal is scored
  4. Either team at an injury, when the referee stops the play (see the USSF Position Paper – Requirements for injured players 2012)
  5. At halftime
  6. When a caution (yellow card) is given, that player may be substituted for
  • Each recreational player, when present at a game, shall be required to play
  • The minimum of 50% of the time
  • Duration of Game 25 Minute Halves
  • Start of Play – Opponents must be outside of the center circle on their side of the center line. 
  • Offside – conform to FIFA
  • Free Kick – All opponents must be at least 8 yards away.
  • Penalty Kick – All opponents must be at least 8 yards away.
  • Throw-ins – conform to FIFA
  • Goal Kick – conform to FIFA
  • Corner Kick – Corner kicks are taken from inside the corner arc. Opponents
  • must be at least 8 yards away.
  • Slide Tackling – conform to FIFA
  •  Field of Play Field Size – 47 yards x 30 yards Goal Size – 6.5 feet X 18 feet Center Circle – 8 yard radius Corner Arc – 2 foot radius Goal Area – 6 yards from each post and 6 yards out from goal line Penalty Area – 14 yards from each post and 14 yards out from goal line
  • Build Out Line Rule (7v7 games only) · 14 yards from each goal line
  • Aim is to promote individual skills and facilitate game flow as well as playing the ball out of the back in an unpressured setting and used to denote where offside offenses can be called. ·
  • When the Goalkeeper has the ball during play (from the opponent) or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line. However if the goalkeeper puts the ball into play sooner that means he/she is accepting the positioning of the opponents and the consequences of how the play resumed.
  • Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate (Punting or drop kicking the ball is not allowed) ·
  • After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal

 


Playing Rules for Arlington Premier Academy League (PAL)

  • 3.17.2 Roster size and number of players

Age Div  Ball Size Roster Size # of Players (Including GK)

U7             3                  8            4v4 – 4 to start, 4 to continue, no GK

U8             3                  8            4v4 – 4 to start, 4 to continue, no GK

U9             4                12            7v7 – 5 to start, 5 to continue

U10           4                12            7v7 – 5 to start, 5 to continue

  • Game Day Roster · Game day rosters must be filled out completely, including home association and registration numbers and be available when requested. · Coach/Manager must have a signed Academy Player Form for each player who participates in games and practices and Academy Player forms must be available to present at each game if requested by Referee or League Official
  • Playing rules
  • U7 – 4 quarters of 8 minutes each
  • U8 – 4 periods of 10 minutes each
  • U9/10 – 2 halves of 25 minutes each
  • Build Out Rule (7v7 only) · 14 yards from each goal line · Aim is to promote individual skills and facilitate game flow as well as playing the ball out of the back in an unpressured setting and used to denote where offside offenses can be called. · When the Goalkeeper has the ball during play (from the opponent) or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line However, if the goalkeeper put the ball into play sooner that means he/she is accepting the positioning of the opponents and the consequences of how the play resumes. · Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate (Punting or drop kicking the ball is not allowed) · After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal
  • Substitutions for either team at any stoppage of play
  • Referee’s for all games played in Arlington will keep game rosters and submit to league 


Playing Rules for Arlington Soccer Recreational (ASU) U11-U19

Playing Rules for Arlington Soccer Unlimited (ASU) and Recreational Plus

  • Number of Players Field Players U11-U12 – 9 a side (including goalkeeper) U13-U19 - 11 a side (including goalkeeper) Minimum to Start – 7 Minimum to Continue – 7
  • Roster – 18 maximum and 14 minimum (for Under 11 – Under 15) 22 maximum and 14 minimum (for Under 16 – Under 19)
  • ASU Boundaries – (See ASA League Rule 2.1.2)
  • ASU Team Registration (See ASA League Rule 2.3 Team Registration for Play in the ASA)
  • Right of Refusal The ASA may refuse any team the right to play in the ASU with the Vice President of Recreational Leagues and/or ASA Board of Directors approval.
  • ASU Team Formations ASU is a recreational league formed through player pools, any team found not to have been formed through their Home Association player pools will be considered to be “Recreational Plus and/or Competitive” and not allowed to play in ASU.
  • Outside Home Association Fields Teams whose Home Association is other than ASA, shall notify the ASU League Age Director immediately when their local fields have been closed. Teams playing at fields other than Harold Patterson Complex fields should contact the Home Association of their opponent to find out the field conditions.
  • Game Sheets for Games Played at Outside Home Association Fields The coach or manager is responsible for faxing the game sheet to the ASA Office within 48 hours of the game if the game was not played at the Harold Patterson complex. Three (3) points will be deducted from the team’s season standings points if the game sheet is not received in the office within this time frame.


ARLINGTON SOCCER ASSOCIATION ADULT LEAGUE RULES 2017-2018

I. Jurisdiction
A. The ASA has the authority to create leagues and to abolish any leagues that it has created. The ASA has jurisdiction over any and all leagues that it has created, Including but not limited to all Arlington Recreational Leagues U-4 through U-10, U-11 through U-19 (ASU) Academy Leagues, Competitive Leagues and Adult Leagues.
B. The ASA has jurisdiction over ASA sanctioned leagues, ASA teams participating in any NTSSA sanctioned league, and all members and associate members of the ASA. This includes any A&D hearings on any playing rule violations that occur during league play regardless where the game is being played.
C. No youth or adult league affiliated with NTSSA may be formed or operate within the ASA boundaries, which are the same as the boundaries of the Arlington Independent School District, unless it has been sanctioned by, and has agreed in writing to be responsible to, the ASA. This includes both recreational and competitive leagues.

II. Divisions/Seasons
A. In these rules the terms soccer year and soccer season have specific meanings that are used to quantify certain rules and/or requirements. The soccer year for the Arlington Adult League begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 each year.

B. Currently the ASA Adults offers play in the following Leagues:

  • 1. Men’s Over 18 (Open)
  • 2. Men’s Over 40
  • 3. Men’s Over 48
  • 4. Women’s Over 18 (Open)
  • 5. Coed Over 18 (Open)
  • 6. Over 30 Women

D. The league coordinator has the right place team into divisions other than those requested in order to maintain a constant and fair level of competition.
E. For age group divisions with more than one division, dominant teams, based on their past playing records, may be moved into other divisions to provide a more competitive stature.
III. Eligibility – the age eligibility cut-off date for each soccer season is the first day of the season, with the exception of the Open Leagues.
A. Open division players must 18 years of age to be placed on the roster. At the time during the season that they turn 18, they may then be added to the roster.
B. Over 30, 40 and 48 division players must meet the minimum age requirements of the league on or before the first game of the upcoming season.
C. All persons must be a “member in good standing”, to be considered eligible for registration.
D. Proof of age will be required for all players. Over 40 and Over 48 players must upload a copy of one of the following to their Got Soccer account. All players must be prepared to provide clear, legible, color copy in one of the following forms if requested:
1. State issued driver’s license or identification card
2. Embassy Card

3. Passport
4. Government issued citizen identification card 5. Military identification

III. Registration
A. Team registration
1. Team registration will include a $100 deposit for teams new to the league. A teams deposit will be refunded in full once the team has 11 players registered and paid.
2. Each team must have two points of contact. It is very important that we have current phone numbers and emails.
3. Online team registration must be completed by the registration deadline. Only with good cause and approval of the league coordinator can a team register after the designated registration date and any team that wishes to register after the deadline has passed may be required to pay a late registration fee.
4. Online team roster must be kept current and include accurate jersey numbers. The color of the teams jerseys and an alternate color should also be completed.
5. Any checks returned by the bank for any reason will result in an additional fee. The returned check fee of $15 must be paid by the team before the team will be allowed to play.
6. Rosters must have a minimum of 15 players and a maximum of 25.
7. All teams will be registered with USSF through North Texas Soccer and this association.
8. For the purpose of maintaining records of discipline, a team shall be considered a returning team if there are a minimum of five players registered from the previous team. Any discipline or monetary assessments shall be the responsibility of the returning team. In the case of a team splitting to form two or more teams, any discipline assessments shall be assigned to whichever team has the players with the most penalty point total for the previous season.
B. Player registration
1. Players will register online through got soccer and will provide current contact information. This includes address, phone numbers and email.
2. No player will be allowed to register on more than one team within any same league of ASA Adults.
3. Only females will be allowed to register on women’s teams.
4. New Players – (All seasons) any eligible person who has not previously registered with any ASA Adults team during the current soccer year.
5. Returning Players – any person who was registered on a team with ASA Adults during the previous season.
6. Dual Rostered Players – (All seasons) any person who is registered on more than one team with the ASA Adults.
7. No player will be considered registered until he/she has completed the online registration, paid applicable registration and uploaded a proper photo. Over 40 and over 48 players must also upload a drivers license or government issued ID.

C. Player ID Cards
1. Each player, coach, or manager must present the referee with their player ID card(s) prior to the start of the game.
2. No player can participate in the game without an ID card.
D. Refunds

1. Any team who withdraws once the season schedule is prepared may only receive a 30% refund of player fees. Players must request the refund in writing to the ASA office Manager.
2. Any team withdrawing to avoid playing in an assigned division will not be given a refund and will not be allowed to return to the league for a period of one year.

3. Player fee refunds will be issued at 100%, if the league they requested to play in does not form. Once a player has played a game, no refunds will be issued.

E. Add/Drops/Transfers
1. Players can be added to a team up to their 3rd game of the season. NO CHANGES will be allowed after the third played game of the season unless approved by the VP of Adults.
2. A player is bound to a team for a given season once they have been registered and the player registration fee has been received. Only with just cause and with written permission from the league coordinator and releasing team, may a player transfer to any other team during the season. The player must comply with the above rules and any applicable North Texas Soccer rules.
3. Any team dropping below the minimum roster size of 16 players may be allowed to add players with the permission of the VP of Adults.

IV. Team responsibilities at game time
A. Uniforms/Equipment
1. All players must wear approved shoes (shoes that have toe cleats are not allowed), a shirt, shorts or pants, and shin guards completely covered by socks.
2. There is no jewelry allowed with the exception of wedding bands and hair accessories must be soft in nature.
3. Teams must wear shirts/jerseys that are of the same shade of primary color. Shorts and socks do not apply. Teams with mismatched shades of the same color may be required to wear mesh pennies to prevent color conflicts. Each player must have a unique permanent number on the back of their jersey. Numbers must be at least 6 inches in height. Tape is not considered permanent and will not be accepted, however, a permanent marker may be used if the number is 6” high and clearly readable by the Referee.
4. The goalkeeper shall wear colors that distinguish them from the other players and the referee. Goalkeepers are not required to have a number on their Goalkeeper jersey but should be identified by number on the roster. When playing as a field player the Goalkeeper will wear team jersey with the number that is on the roster.
5. Players on the same team who inadvertently enter the field with the same jersey number must change the jerseys immediately upon having it called to their attention.
6. Teams must wear jersey’s that are distinguishable from each other. The center referee will determine if a color conflict exists. The referee’s decision will be final. The HOME team will be expected to change to alternate jerseys in the event of conflict. Alternate jerseys may be mesh pennys.
7. If a shirt becomes unusable the player will be allowed to change shirts at the discretion of the referee.
8. Players may not exchange shirts with another player except the goalkeeper.
9. If a team fails to provide an alternate shirt/pennys in the case of color conflict that team will receive an automatic forfeit.
10. Both teams must provide a suitable game ball for the referee to use in the game. 11. Each team must provide two corner flags. (Nets will be provided by the association) Corner flags should be in place at 5 minutes prior to scheduled start of game.

V. Team Captain/Representative Responsibility
A. Responsible for their teams conduct on and off the field and litter control.
B. Responsible for spectator conduct. Spectators must be within 10 yards, either side, of the midfield.
C. Provide ID cards
D. If the opposing team has an illegal player, or if the team wishes to play the game in protest, the team Captain must request the referee to make a notation on the game roster at the time.
E. Rescheduling of games – all reschedules must be approved by the league coordinator and the request for the reschedules must be submitted in writing a minimum of 10 days prior to the game in question. There is a rescheduling fee of $50 that is payable to the Arlington Soccer Association.

VI. Playing Rules - Unless otherwise modified by these rules, all competition under the jurisdiction of this Association will be governed by the FIFA Laws of Soccer.
A. Start time of game
1. Games will start at the scheduled game time.

2. The referee will blow the whistle at the scheduled game time and let the team know the clock is running to indicate the start of the game. This applies when waiting the allotted 15 minutes for teams to get enough players, or flags into place.
3. The game clock will start at the scheduled time and, if at the 15 minute mark, if a team does not have enough players or does not have their flags in place, the game will be called a forfeit.

4. If the teams can begin play within the 15 minutes, the referee’s clock will continue until the 45 minute mark – this means that the playing time for the first half will be short. The second half will be played at the regular 45 minute half. Exception for the Men’s Over 48 League and Women that plays 40 minute halves.
5. If a game follows another game on the same field, the referee will allow the teams at least 10 minutes from the end of the first game to get set up before starting the clock.
6. No sliding tackles allowed in any division except Open Men Div I & II.

B. Game Suspension
1. If a game should be suspended before the half, for reasons other than misconduct or abandonment, it will be replayed, if possible.
2. If a regular season game should be suspended after the completion of the first half for reasons other than misconduct or abandonment, it will be considered complete.
3. All post season games must be complete games. For reasons other than misconduct or abandonment, any game that is stopped prior to the completion of regulation time shall be replayed in its entirety unless the game is past the 45th minute and one team is ahead. (40th minute for Women and Over 48 Men) Any game that is stopped prior to the completion of any overtime period or kicks from the mark shall recommence at the start of the overtime or kicks from the mark, whichever was occurring at the time of stoppage. At the recommence of overtime or kicks from the mark, only the players eligible and present at the time of game stoppage shall be eligible. If the game is stopped due to misconduct or abandonment, the outcome of the game shall be decided by the League administrator. The team or teams causing the stoppage will be sent to the Associations A&D Committee.

C. Number of Players
1. Number of players on the field will be a maximum of 11 and a minimum of 7 to start/7 to finish. A team will have fifteen minutes after scheduled kickoff time to field at the minimum player or the game will be declared a forfeit. If the minimum number of players are present within the fifteen-minute period, the game will start.
2. If neither team can field the minimum number of players, the game will be declared a double forfeit with no points awarded to either team.
3. Each player must submit their own ASA Adult ID card to the referee or assistant referee and be registered on that team in order to be eligible to play.
4. The League Coordinator or any ASA Board member has the right to conduct a check of any team as to the eligibility of players. Through a random roster check of both teams that could include verification of the validation of player ID cards and verification of player identity at any time during the course of the season. Roster checks may not be conducted by persons playing in the same division as the teams that are being checked.

D. Substitutions are allowed with the permission of the referee at all stoppages of play and are unlimited.

E. Misconduct
1. All misconducts will be reported, in writing, to the VP of Discipline. In addition, all misconducts will be submitted by the referee, in writing, to the ASA office within forty- eight hours of the offense.
2. The Appeals and Disciplinary Committee will have the authority to suspend or remove players or team officials guilty of misconduct.
3. Serious misconduct will be reported, if necessary, to the North Texas Soccer Association for further discipline.
4. Should a player or team official be reported to the association as being involved in misconduct, abuse or assault (verbal and/or physical) of a referee/assistant referee, league official and/or employee, the alleged party will be suspended from all play in this association, pending a decision from the North Texas State Soccer Association and/or the Arlington Soccer Association Appeals and Disciplinary Committee.
5. Any player or team official found guilty of misconduct/verbal abuse of a referee/assistant referee, league officials and/or employees, as deemed by the North Texas Soccer Association and/or the Arlington Soccer Association A&D Committee, will be assessed a $100 fine. Any player or team official found guilty of assault will be assessed a $200 fine. Payment is due to the Arlington Soccer Association prior to any participation in this association once the suspension is served. Any persons found guilty of a second assault will receive a permanent expulsion from the league.
6. Any adult player, team manager or spectator ejected from an adult game will be required to sit out one game and pay a $30 fine. Any player, team manager or spectator receiving a second red card or send off during the season the fine will increase to $50. A third red card or send-off the fine will increase to $75 and the offending person will be suspended pending a hearing with the A&D Committee. Additional penalties and fines may be assessed at that time.
7. If the red card is issued for violent conduct will be 2 games and a $50 fine. The A&D committee may add additional fines disciplinary actions. A second violent conduct or fighting penalty, the fine will increase to $75 and the violator will be suspended pending a hearing with North Texas Soccer A&D Committee. North Texas Soccer Association may add additional monetary or game suspension penalties.

8. Any persons receiving a ‘send off’ will not be allowed to participate in any manner, except as a spectator, while under suspension. Any violation, while under suspension, will result in continued suspension pending a hearing of the ASA A&D Committee.
9. If a player receives a suspension at the end of the season, the suspension will carry over to the next season that the player participates in.

10. Suspensions are not carried from one league to another. (i.e. indoor or participation in another outdoor league, such as Fort Worth Adult) unless the suspension is assessed by the North Texas State Soccer Association.
11. Any participant receiving a ‘send off’ during a league sponsored event must leave the Complex immediately. This includes standing outside the fence line to the fields. The game will on continue until the referee determines the player has left the area.

12. Suspensions received in outside tournaments or events shall be served during further participation in those events and shall not affect any play in this league except in the case of serious misconduct which shall be reviewed by the ASA A&D Committee before further participation is allowed in this league.
13. In the event of a game being abandoned the teams involved will be heard by the ASA A&D Committee as soon possible. If the game is abandoned due to violent conduct the team(s) may be suspended pending a hearing. Action could take the form of forfeit of one or both teams, declaring that the game be replayed, or that the game, stand with the score at the time of the abandonment. Fines or additional player suspensions may also be assessed.
14. Player misconduct will be allotted points through the North Texas Soccer Cumulative Twelve Point System. See North Texas Soccer misconduct rules 3.11.3. 15. Multiple ejection offenses:
a. Any involvement in fighting or use of extreme foul language directed at an opponent, game official, league official and/or spectator will be a minimum three game suspension (plus the fine as mentioned in above).
b. Any involvement in a disturbance or joining into a fight will receive a minimum four game suspension (plus the fine as mentioned in above).
c. Any player issued a second ‘send off’ for serious foul play, violent conduct or foul or abusive language during the course of one playing season, an automatic 3 game suspension will be assessed in addition to the normal game assessment and fine.
16. Excess penalty points:
a. Any team that accumulates fifty or more penalty points in one season, the coach/captain shall come before the ASA A&D Committee to discuss their teams’ conduct and disciplinary action.
b. Any team that meets or exceeds the penalty point limits as described in North Texas Soccer rules 3.11.5, will be required to appear before the North Texas Soccer or ASA A&D Committee and will not be eligible for post season play (play off or championship games).
c. A team that accumulates the regular season penalty point limit plus an additional twelve points will not be eligible for further play until action by the North Texas Soccer Association.
17. Any team found to have knowingly played unregistered, ineligible or suspended player(s) shall forfeit the games in which the player(s) participated and the team captain/coach and/or the involved player(s) will be suspended for a minimum of one year from the date of the infraction. The involved player(s) may be suspended from all soccer North Texas Soccer activities.

VIII. Forfeits
A. The League Director shall declare a forfeit for any of the following reasons:

1. No Corner Flags
2. Illegal players
3. No ID cards within 15 of game start time.
4. Not enough players within 15 minutes of game start time.
B. If a team has two forfeits in a season, they will be required to post a $50 performance bond for each remaining game of the season.
C. A declared forfeit win will result in a total of three points toward division standings.
D. A team must notify the ASA office at least 48 hours prior to the regular scheduled game (notification must be made BEFORE 4:00 p.m. on Friday for Sunday games) of any cancellations (forfeitures) or they will be required to pay a $60 fine and 3 points will be deducted from the team’s standings. Fine must be paid within 10 days of the forfeited game or additional games will be declared a forfeit.

IX. Team Standings
A. The following point system will be used to determine a team’s division standings:
1. Three points for a win
2. One point for a tie
3. Zero points for a loss
4. -2 points per forfeit
B. In the case of a tie in points at the end of the season, the following tie breakers will be applied:
1. Head to head competition
2. Goal differential - up to three goals
3. Fewest number of cards
a. 1 point per yellow
b. 2 points per red
4. Playoff game
C. Reporting Scores
Scores must be reported by the winning team within 72 hours of game time. In case of a tie the winning team must enter the score. Scores can be input into the Got Soccer app or by calling 904-758-0875. Scores not reported within 72 hours of the game will be scored 0-0 and will not be corrected.
X. Protests and Appeals
A. All protests/appeals at all levels shall be made, in writing, within five days to the ASA A&D Committee who shall rule on such protest. All appeals at all levels must be accompanied by a $100 appeal fee (cash or cashier check). If the appeal is ruled in favor of the person/team making the appeal the appeal fee will be refunded. If the appeal is ruled against the person making the appeal the fee will not be refunded.
B. Appeals from a League Director ruling shall be made within five days to the ASA A&D Committee. The appeal fee applies.
C. Appeals of an A&D Committee decision will be appealed to the ASA Executive Board. The appeal fee applies
D. All decisions at all levels of the appeals process shall stand in full force and effect until changed by a higher authority.

XI. Special rules for leagues
A. No slide tackling by any player in any league except Men’s Open. Violation of this rule will result in the player being issued a yellow card. The goalkeeper may not slide tackle; however, this does not preclude other “sliding plays” within the laws of the game.

B. Adult Coed League
1. All existing ASA Adult Rules and Regulations will apply to the Coed Divisions with the addition of the following:
a. At no time may a team have more than 5 men on the field at any time, not counting the goalkeeper. Teams may start with one female player
b. No slide-tackling will be allowed by any player. Violation of this rule will result in the offending player being issued a yellow card. (The goalkeeper may not slide tackle; however, this does not preclude other "sliding plays" within the laws of the game.
c. All penalty kicks shall be taken by women players only.
d. Scoring shall be as follows:
(a) Goal scored by a woman - 2 points, except for penalty kicks
(b) Goal scored by a man - 1 point, Teams may score only 5 total male goals. This can be 5 different players or 5 for one player but no more than 5 for the team.
e. Penalty kicks - 1 point, EXCEPT: If the penalty kick is the result of a woman being fouled during a clear scoring opportunity (such as a breakaway or an intentional hand ball blocking a shot) the referee may allow 2 points.
f. Own goals - 1 point (regardless of sex).
g. After a goal is scored the referee shall determine, and clearly indicate, the point value of the goal before play resumes.
h. Number of Players on the Field after a Player Ejection: Due to the nature of Co-ed Soccer this is a rule that can cause confusion. If a player is ejected from the game, the Team Captains are advised to ask the Center Referee to clarify legal substitutions prior to re-start of the game.
i. For every red card your team receives, you must play one player less than the maximum number of players (11) on the field. If a man receives a red card, the team will play a man short for the duration of the game. If a woman receives a red card, the team will play a woman short for the duration of the game. If the goalkeeper receives a red card, either a man or a woman may replace the goalkeeper, as long as there are no more than 5 men on the field (excluding the goalkeeper), but play a player short on the field.

XI. Special Circumstances - The Association reserves the right to act on the Playing Rules and Regulations or any event or circumstances not covered by these rules and regulations where an unexpected or foreseen event occurs that may cause undue hardship if strict interpretation of these playing rules and regulations are applied, however, if will require an official Executive Board action to implement such a change. The Arlington Soccer Association Bylaws apply to all Leagues playing in the Association.

effective August 2017 


7 v 7 Build Out Line Information

  • 7 v 7
  • Concussion Initiative
  • Per U.S. Soccer's Concussion Initiative, if a player is suspected to have a head injury the referee is instructed to stop play to
  • allow for treatment/evaluation as needed
  • If the player leaves the field of play for additional evaluation, a substitution can be made in that moment
  • The player with the suspected head injury may not return to the game unless a Health Care Professional (HCP) or
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) has cleared the player
  • Any coach or parent insisting on returning the player to the game without approved clearance will result in the referee ending the game
  • Deliberate heading is not allowed in 7v7 games
  • If a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense
  • If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick will be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the
  • nearest point to where the infringement occurred
  • Build Out Line Practical Applications
  • 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
  • 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 build out line and play resumes as normal
  • The opposing team must also move behind the build out line during a goal kick until the ball is put into play
  • If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an indirect free kick will 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 will be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the
  • nearest point to where the infringement occurred
  • 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 accepting the positioning of the opponents and the
  • consequences of how play resumes
  • 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
  • To support the intent of the development rule, coaches and referees should be mindful of any intentional delays being caused by opponents
  • not retreating in a timely manner or encroaching over the build out line prior to the ball being put into play
  • Coaches are responsible for addressing these types of issues with their players
  • Referees can manage the situation with misconduct if deemed appropriate
  • 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


Checking In Players - Competitive Leagues

 

Competitive teams game day rosters cards are provided by ASA Leagues and can be found in the referee areas in the file box. Be sure to check date, time and field on game roster for accuracy. Do not add players to the game card roster!

➢ Check players in (column with √) by Got Soccer Virtual ID Cards and verify jersey numbers on Game Card with Coach/Manager smart phone or tablet. Referees can only change Jerseys Numbers on Game Cards!

➢ Player has a RED line drawn though his name he has possible 2 reasons for this, one is he has a sit out form previous game(s) or two has not had a photo id published in got soccer.

➢ Player is not allowed to participate in that game unless approved by ASA Board Member or Staff person and only for the photo id and NOT from misconduct (sit out)

➢ Inform the Coach or manager they can locate an ASA Board member with player in question to discuss the player eligibility to participate in that game

➢ When the ASA Board Member or Staff person approves the player to participate have the Board Member or Staff then notifies in person to Referee the status of player in question.

➢ Please understand the Coach/Mgr behavior and be professional and leave your opinion on the subject out of the discussion. Show some compassion and start your game with the published start time

 ➢ Players arriving late to game:  Manager is required to take player to field coordinator with your teams Virtual ID Card pulled up to verify the player and player's number on roster and notify in person to Referee the status of player in question.

➢ Referees please note which team that have situations with checkin the league can better address.


Checking In Players (Recreational)

Checking the Game Report

Game report provided by each Coach/Mgr. with players jersey numbers on report, ask by # the players name then place checkmark in column that has a checkmark as column heading.

Missing Players / Incorrect Roster

  • Players can be added to Recreational Rosters and jersey numbers can be changed by referee.


How to Get Paid

Recreational, Adults, Standby's, Forfeits, Arlington Labor Day & Showcase Tournaments - Game Official "GO PAY" processed each Sunday night (may take 2-3 days to show in your bank balance.

Competitive & Academy U9-U10 each team pays 1/2 Referee and full A/R, Academy U7-U8 each team pays 1/2 Referee 

Teams will pay referees in cash before the match starts.  They must have exact change. If they do not have the money available, you cannot start the match.  Notify the Referee Assignor or Referee Coordinator immediately.

Be sure to count the money before that match begins.  It is unprofessional to count the money at halftime and find out you have been shorted, then go to the coach and tell them the money is missing.  You are asking for an arguement at best.

Forfeits - Contact referee coordinator or field marshall to ask about any confusion of game location & time, then when 15 minutes have past scheduled start time whistle is sounded and mark on game sheet reason (required # of players not met, team no show) and indicate which team.  

SETTING UP GOPay

All officials will be paid for the games they officiate. Game and standby fees will be paid by electronic transfer directly to your bank account through GOPay after the Event.

To set up your GOPay account, See ?My Payments? in the left hand column. Click on ?Add New Pay Method? to add a Checking or Savings Account information.

There is no charge to you for an electronic deposit to your account.
Helpful video instructions: Copy and paste to your browser
http://www.screencast.com/t/XA9JMXFyu8si

Competitive & Academy give back the game fees and notify referee coordinator and/or assignor and you will be paid by ASA.

To see the current Referee Fees, CLICK HERE


Corner Flags UPDATED 8/2017

Referees on the first game of day for that field will take with them four corner flags when they inspect the field prior to their first game.  The league will pick up flags after the last game of the day.


Misconduct Reports

Click on the link below for the misconduct form or go to "Forms" on website www.mickeysrefhub.com

http://www.mickeysrefhub.com/webadmin/uploads/referee-misconduct-report-website.pdf

Referees must provide the appropriate authorities with a match report which includes information on any disciplinary action taken against players, and/or team officials and any other incidents which occurred before, during or after the match.

Referees are required to do one of two things whenever they caution or send off a player or observe misconduct:

  •  Cautions  - They must report the incident on the game report
  •  Send Offs  - They must complete a misconduct report, notify Jennifer or Mickey and place report with game card in the ref area game report boxes. Adult player cards are sent in with the report for all red cards.

You must ensure that all the information required is brief and legible on the form.  These offenses are reported on the Match Report Form using the Caution Code as appropriate.

Cautionable Offense Codes

UB = Unsporting Behavior DT = Dissent by word or action PI = Persistent infringement DR = Delays restart of play FRD = Fails to respect required distance L = Leaves the field without permission E = Enters the field without permission

Sending-Off Offense Codes

SFP = Serious foul play VC = Violent conduct AL = Offensive, insulting, or abusive language DGH = Denies opposing team of obvious goal-scoring opportunity DGF = Denies obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponentS = Spits at opponent 2CT = Receives 2nd caution


Where to Get Game Rosters/Misconduct Reports

Game Reports for Competitive and Adults can be found at the referee hut nearest the fields the match will be played on.  They are divided up by field number, verify the date & time.

Recreational and Academy team coach/managers will give you their game roster.

Misconduct Reports are required for Straight Red cards and any Coach/Spectator dismissed.

If a game report is missing, then contact the Referee Assignor or Referee Coordinator immediately.

U4, U5, U6 Team rosters are exchanged between coaches/managers to check opposing players to assure the 50% playing rule


When do they play?

 RECREATIONAL

  • Mostly Saturdays / Sundays all day
  • Can play weeknights

 ACADEMY

  • Sundays

 COMPETITIVE

  • Mostly Saturdays / Sundays all day
  • Can play weeknights

 ADULT

  • Open Mens: Sunday afternoon /evening games
  • Over 40 : Sunday afternoon /evening games
  • Over 48 : Thursday evenings
  • Open Womens: Thursday evenings
  • Coed : Friday evenings


Arlington Soccer Refeee Game Day Information

➢ Before leaving for your games, be sure to check your assignments for any last minute updates (field, time, center referee or A/R)

➢ Arrive at the fields and contact the referee coordinator Jennifer Huie (817.991.2711) and/or Mickey (817.846.5015) thirty (30) minutes prior to start time of first game

➢ Find your crew you are working with and ask around if you are unsure as to who they are

➢ Discuss the game length and any small sided rules that apply

➢ Check the team jersey color and GK jersey and decide what color the referee crew should wear

➢ Competitive Team game day rosters cards are provided by ASA League and can be found in the referee areas in the file box. Be sure to check date, time and field on game roster for accuracy. Do not add players to the game card roster!

➢ Check players in (column with √) by Got Soccer Virtual ID Cards and verify jersey numbers on Game Card with Coach/Manager smart phone or tablet.

➢ Player has a RED line drawn though his name he has possible 2 reasons for this, one is he has a sit out form previous game(s) or two has not had a photo id published in got soccer.

➢ Player is not allowed to participate in that game unless approved by ASA Board Member or Staff person and only for the photo id and NOT from misconduct (sit out)

➢ Inform the Coach or manager they can locate an ASA Board member with player in question to discuss the player eligibility to participate in that game

➢ When the ASA Board Member or Staff person approves the player to participate have the Board Member initial their name by the player's number on roster and notify in person to Referee the status of player in question.

➢ Please understand the Coach/Mgr behavior and be professional and leave your opinion on the subject out of the discussion. Show some compassion and start your game with the published start time.

➢ Recreational & Academy teams will provide you with a game roster, these rosters may be hand written with players names.

➢ U4, U5, U6 Team rosters are exchanged between coaches/managers to check opposing players to assure the 50% playing rule

➢ Check players in (column with √) by asking their name by calling jersey numbers

➢ Be sure to start the game on time. 

➢ Competitive teams each pay 1/2 Referee and one A/R game fees & Academy U9-U10 each team pays half the Referee and one A/R game fee, Academy U7-U8 each team pays 1/2 Referee game fee.  Games fees are collected prior to start of game. Each referee should have their own game fee prior to the start of the game. Do NOT keep game fees to split up at half time or end of game. A referee may be replaced for a higher level game and if that referee has all the money, it is difficult to settle up and could lead to a referee not being paid.

Recreational Referees, Standby's & Forfeit games will be paid through Game Officials "Go Pay" Individual Account. Must set up your "go pay" account to receive payments! Each Sunday night I will process payments for games you work that week and you should have funds by Tuesday PM to withdraw from checking, savings or money market you have set up in your game officials account. 

➢ If there is a problem before, during or after the game please contact a field marshal. They are there to help any way they can

➢ All game reports should be completed before leaving the field with each referee PRINTING legibly their name. Managers and coaches are encouraged to politely verify the score of the game as well as any misconduct (cautions/sendoffs/dismissal). Then place the completed form in the mailboxes or in front of the file boxes

➢ Send offs (straight red), coach/spectator dismissal will need a formal misconduct report before you leave the fields if unable no later than 24 hours! Please contact ASAP Jennifer or Mickey all send offs!


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Arlington API (Competitive) Rules Of Competition

Please click on link below for the API (Competitive) League Rules of Competition

http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0052/2893/API_Rules_2017-18_3.pdf