Indoor Rules - Updated
Please review a few rules that have been updated for the upcoming 2020-2021 Mini-League season:
- Roster Limit of 12: Following the provincial health guidelines, soccer being a contact sport, Mini-Leagues of 50 people need to be formed. This mean 4-team pools of 12 players, leaving two spots for Referees.
- Game Ball: Sanitization of the ball is also highly recommenced before/after the game, as well as during halftime.
- Kick-ins instead of Throw-ins: In order to avoid handling the ball, throw-ins are being replaced by kick-ins for our Turf league format.
- Coin Toss: There will be no gathering at a Coin toss. The Home team chooses a side every game, at every level.
- Dropped ball: The drop ball requirement has been removed to reduce handling of the ball and has been converted to an indirect free kick. If the drop ball is inside the penalty area after hitting the Referee, the ball automatically goes to the Goalkeeper. The Referee leaves the ball on the ground, and the Goalkeeper picks it up.
- Players can only play on ONE team: As per SSA guidelines, it is not recommended for players to play on more than one team.
- No Player Transfer: As per provincial health guidelines, mini-leagues needs to remain the same for the duration of the season, therefore no players can transfer to a different Mini-league.
- Permitting is allowed, but only within your Mini-League: Players can now permit within their own mini-league. This means that you can only permit to/from the 2-3 teams that you are playing against during your 10-game Mini-League Season.
*CHANGES FROM OUTDOOR 2020 MINI-LEAGUE TO INDOOR 2020 MINI-LEAGUE*
- Permits will be allowed
- Slide tackling will be permitted during Turf Mini-League games, except for Coed and Coed Legends (over 50) games. As always, There will be NO slide tackling permitted during Boarded Mini-League games.
- Free Kicks: Fouls will result in a direct free kick.
- Players can be released from a team to make room for a new player. See SAS rules section VIII. Transfer/Release for full details.
- UPDATED November 6th 2020 - headers are allowed in SAS League games only
*REMINDER ABOUT OUR BOARDING RULE - TO BE STRICTLY ENFORCED*
Boarding is identified when a player(s) makes contact with the boards as a result of the actions of the opposing player(s). Even the slightest contact will result in a call.
- All Boarding incidents are considered fouls and will result in a direct free kick.
- Any Boarding incident that is deemed to be reckless will be cautioned.
- A player who uses excessive force in a boarding incident will be issued a red card.
We want to keep our players safe and the referees are instructed to call this very tightly. Please respect their calls and your opponents.
*REMINDER OF PREVIOUS RULE CHANGES*
1. Individual players can register onto a team up until the last day of regular league play.
2. Player's may now use Canadian Government Issued photo ID in the event they do not have a player ID card. We still recommend the use of Player ID cards but will allow Canadian Government Issued Photo ID.
(I.e.: Driver's License or Canadian Passport are acceptable. Student ID cards, Health Cards are NOT acceptable.) The player's name must match the name registered on the roster.
3. The Schedule A
(Suspensions Schedule) has been updated.
4. When a Goalkeeper receive a yellow card during a boarded game, the penalty is to be served by the Goalkeeper. A delay of game yellow card will be given for teams/players that delay choosing a Goalkeeper.
(See our Rule & Regulations
for full details to rule).
5. The Over 50 league’s name has changed to Legends Men and Women.
Legends Men’s minimum age eligibility is 50. Legends Women’s minimum age eligibility is 45.
6. Women’s Masters age eligibility is a minimum of 30 years.
7. Teams requesting a delayed instalment payment must fill out a form and submit a $25 administration fee. See Finance section of our rules & regulations and FORMS on our website for details.
8. Teams that have prior issues with payments are required to make a cash payment for the entirety of team fees to enter their team into the league. Prior issues include two or more cheques that were returned insufficient and/or two or more late cash payments. A minimum of three seasons of upfront cash payments are required before it will be reviewed to resume regular status with cheque instalments.