Elgin Middlesex District Soccer League Rules and Regulations (U8-U12) PDF

 Article 1. Categories and Divisions

1. Subject to Ontario Soccer Published Policies, the Elgin Middlesex District Soccer League (EMDSL) may operate a district competition for U8 to U12 teams located within the Elgin Middlesex Soccer Association (EMSA) District of Ontario Soccer, based on the Terms of League Operations (TOLO) approved by the EMSA.

  

Article 2. General

 2.1 A copy of the current Rules and Regulations shall be posted on the EMDSL web site.

2.2 The current Laws of the Game applicable in the Province of Ontario as described by Ontario Soccer will be used, except as noted in the EMDSL Rules Summary as published by the EMDSL.

2.3 The EMDSL Board shall inform Members Clubs of any changes to the Rules and Regulations within seven (7) days of their adoption and a consolidated copy of the amended Rules and Regulations, if any were adopted during the year, shall be provided to Members Clubs at the subsequent Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the EMDSL, or Special General Meeting  (SGM) convened to review League matters.

2.4 All fines resulting from a violation of rules identified in these Rules and Regulations, including those published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule, shall be assessed against the Member Club.

2.5 All matters not included in these Rules and Regulations shall be dealt in accordance with Ontario Soccer Published Policies.

 

Article 3. Membership Applications and Fees

 3.1 Club Membership Applications, associated Team Entries and all fees to play in the EMDSL shall be made annually on the EMDSL official application forms, and received by the League no later than the last Monday of February for the forthcoming outdoor season. Late applications will be accepted only upon payment of a late fee, as outlined by the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 3.2 Withdrawals must be made through the EMDSL Secretary.

3.3 For each team withdrawn after March 15th the Member Club shall forfeit the full fees paid. For each team withdrawn after April 1st, the EMDSL shall assess an additional fine in accordance with the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

3.4 Any Member Club whose cheque is returned by the bank will be charged an administrative fee in accordance with the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 

Article 4. Team Eligibility Rules

 4.1 Subject to section 4.2 to 4.4, all EMDSL Member Clubs approved by the EMSA to operate youth teams, may enter teams in any division of the EMDSL. Member Clubs will self-select into which tiers they wish to enter teams.

 4.2 No Member Club shall enter more than 2 teams in a Tier 1 division, unless expressly approved by the League Management Board.

 4.3 Each Member Club is required to post a $300.00 performance bond with the EMDSL, prior to the start of the outdoor season.

 4.4 When a Member Club has accumulated fines in excess of their bond, and said Club has been informed of these fines, the Club will have 14 days following such notification to replenish their bond, or it shall be suspended from all league activities.

  

Article 5. Registration of Players

 5.1 All players shall be registered with EMSA, or their respective district Association,  in accordance with the Ontario Soccer Published Policies.

5.2 The deadline for placing a player on the Team roster is July 31st of each year.

5.3 Players may transfer to another team in accordance with Ontario Soccer Published Policies.

 

 Article 6. Coaches and Other Team Officials

 6.1 Each team must appoint a head coach. In accordance with Ontario Soccer Policies, all head coaches and assistant coaches must be fully certified in the  following categories: 

U8: Fundamentals, Making Ethical Decisions (MED), Respect in Soccer (RIS),  & Making Headway in Soccer

U9-U12: Learning to Train, Making Ethical Decisions (MED) ,  Respect in Soccer (RIS) & Making Headway in Soccer

 Only those team officials, who are fully certified for the age division they are associated with, are allowed on the team bench and technical areas for games. 

 6.2 All coaches and other team officials shall be registered with the EMSA in accordance with Ontario Soccer Policies and shall be registered in the team section of the EMDSL website.

6.3 The team coach/manager is responsible for the complete activation of all required categories for their team on the EMDSL Management System, on or before April 30 of each season. Failure to do so shall result in a fine as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.


Article 7. Game Sheets

 7.1 The names and Ontario Soccer numbers of all players and team officials participating in a game must be legibly printed on the official game sheet as generated from the EMDSL  Management System.

7.2 Only those players listed on the game sheet are eligible to play in district league games. The maximum number of players allowed to be listed on game sheets are as follows:

U8: 10 players

U9 & U10: 12 players

U11 & U12: 16 players

Only four (4) team officials may be listed on the game sheet, and one team official must sign the team’s game sheet; the signature shall certify the eligibility of all players and officials whose names appear on the game sheet, to participate in that game. The names of players and team officials not present at the game should be crossed out on the game sheet. All players, and team officials, whose names appear on the game sheet and are not crossed out, shall be deemed to have played, or participated in the game.

7.3 In the event that a game sheet cannot be printed from the EMDSL Management System, due to technical difficulties, the team shall inform the EMDSL office by email, or voice mail, that the team was unable to print the game sheet. Notice of the difficulty must be received prior to the game start time. The team shall create a hand written game sheet, modify a copy of an old game sheet, or use the Ontario Soccer Team Roster Report, (AIMS Roster), and add the additional game information. Team sheets must be legible and complete. If the notice is received after the game start time, the team's club will be subject to the fine published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.  

7.4 Any team that fails to produce a game sheet will be subject to a fine as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 7.5 Any team that falsifies a game sheet will be subject to a fine as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 7.6 Each team is required to provide three (3) copies of their game sheet to the Match Official.

Copy 1 (white) shall be retained by the Match Official and forwarded to the League

Copy 2 (canary) shall be retained by the Match Official and forwarded to the District Association in the event of discipline action

 Copy 3 (pink) shall be provided to the submitting team

7.7 Coaches are required to retain their copies of all (pink) games sheets for the season, in case they may be required by the League.

 

 Article 8. Player Verification

 8.1 The checking of each teams valid AIMS Roster against the game sheet is compulsory for all games, and shall be performed 15 minutes, or more, before the scheduled start-time of the game.  This procedure must be completed before the Match Official can start the game. Team head coaches are responsible to have the AIMS Roster and check it against the game sheet. Players not on the AIMS Roster are considered to be ineligible to play and Articles 8.4 and 8.5 of EMDSL Rules and Regulations are applicable. There are no exceptions to this rule.

8.2 Each team will present its signed game sheet, as well as valid AIMS Roster for the team participating in the game to a representative from the opposing team, who will verify the valid AIMS Roster against the names on the game sheet.

8.3 After completion of this procedure, a team official will initial the game sheet in the appropriate box to certify that the roster checking procedures were followed, and return the game sheet to the Match Official, who shall retain it.

8.4 The Match Official will note all questions regarding a player’s eligibility, or the validity of the AIMS Roster, on the game sheet, and the player concerned must sign and enter his / her date of birth on the game sheet.

8.5 A player arriving after the player verification is completed may play, but must first report to the representative from the opposing team.

8.6 In exceptional circumstances, where a team official who is in possession of the AIMS Roster for the team and fails to appear for inspection prior to 20 minutes after the scheduled kick-off time, the game shall not be played. The League will review these cases and may determine that the game shall be rescheduled to a later date.

8.7 Any player whose name does not appear on the game sheet, or on the AIMS Roster, is ineligible to play. Such players must change out of uniform and leave the players’ bench, or the team’s technical area.

8.8 Any team that fails to produce the required valid AIMS Roster will be subject to a fine as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule. The team officials may also be required to attend a Discipline Hearing.


Article 9. Player Eligibility

 9.1 The maximum number of players allowed to participate in a game are as follows:

U8: 10 players

U9  & U10: 12 players

U11&U12: 16 players

9.2 Any team playing an ineligible player will be subject to a disciplinary hearing. The team and its officials will be assessed penalties that the Discipline Committee imposes in accordance with Ontario Soccer Published Policies, as well as any applicable fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

9.3 Any team playing an ineligible under the name an assumed identity shall forfeit any games where the ineligible player participated using the assumed identity. Any person aiding or abetting such action shall be subject to a disciplinary hearing. The Club, the team, and its officials or players will be assessed penalties that the Discipline Committee imposes in accordance with Ontario Soccer Published Rules, as well as any applicable fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

   

 Article 10. Submission of Game Reports

 10.1 Each coach shall be responsible for entering the game report, cards issued by the Match Official, as well as the game feedback on the EMDSL website within twenty-four (24) hours of completion of the game. Failure to do so will result in a fine as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule. If the game report is not entered within seven (7) days, the League will utilize the game sheet received from the Match Official to complete the game report.

10.2 The Match Official must enter the game report electronically on the designated system within twenty-four (24) hours of completion of the game as well as mail, fax, email, or deliver to the EMDSL office the paper copy of all game sheets within forty-eight (48) hours of the completion of the game. A Match Official who fails to submit the required documents and/or complete the game report electronically within 72 hours of the date of the game, shall be reported to the EMSA for discipline.

 

Article 11. Equipment and Field Conditions

 11.1 At each District Competitive League game, the home team shall put up two sets of nets and four corner flags whose height above ground must be at least five (5) feet. The home team shall also provide two game balls that are acceptable to the Match Official. The home team shall also ensure that field conditions are adequate for a game. This includes grass cut to a suitable length and complete field markings that are easily visible and compliant with acceptable standards. Failure of the home team to provide the required equipment  or field conditions shall result in fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

11.2 The game balls sizes shall be as follows:

U8: size 3 or 4

 U9, U10, U11, U12: size 4 or 5 light


11.3 Team uniform colours must be indicated when the team is registered. Where the Match Official decides that the team colours conflict, the away team is required to change to an alternate jersey colour. The goalkeepers’ jersey colour must be different from that of either team. It is the responsibility of the away team officials to have alternate jerseys, (or pinnies) available at each game and failure to do so shall result in fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

11.4 All players on the same team, except the goalkeeper, shall wear jerseys of the same colour, which must be numbered on the back. Numbers must be at least eight inches in height. No two players may wear the same number. Player’s numbers must be recorded on the game sheet and cannot be changed after the start of the game without the Match Official’s  permission.

11.5 Safety or protective equipment may be worn after inspected and deemed, by the Match Official, that the wearing of such equipment will not constitute a danger to other players.

 

Article 12. Duration of Games

 12.1  Games shall be of the following duration:

 U8: 2 X 20  minute halves

U9 & U10: 2 X 25  minute halves

U11 & U12: 2 X 35  minute halve

12.2  Heat advisory policy:

In the event that the air temperature rises to above 30 C at game time, the following guidelines shall apply:

30 C and below- no action.

between 30-35  C – enforced 2 minute water breaks during each half.

above  35   C- referee to make final decision as to water breaks and whether or not to play the game.

 

 Article 13. Responsibilities of Coaches and Team Officials

 13.1 The home team shall designate the bench or technical areas for each of the teams, which shall be on the same side of the field. The bench or designated technical area shall start at a distance of five (5) meters and end (10) metres on either side of the centre line. If the technical area is not painted on the field, each team shall use cones to designate the technical area.

13.2 Only the players listed on the game sheet and a maximum of four (4) team officials are permitted to sit on the team bench, or within the designated technical area. All substitute players and team officials shall confine themselves to their designated technical or bench area, as defined in Article 13.01 of the  Rules and Regulations.

13.3 A club head coach or technical director may sit on the team bench, or within designated technical area, providing that the limit of four (4) coaches and team officials specified in Article 13.02 of the Rules and Regulations is not exceeded at anytime during the game.

13.4 No coach or team official may enter the field of play at any time without the prior approval of the Match Official.

13.5 No coach or team official has the right to withdraw their team or any of their players from the field of play without the prior approval of the Match Official.

13.6 Each team shall ensure that its spectators sit on the side of the field opposite from the side where the players and team officials are located.

13.7 Clubs and team officials are fully responsible, at all times, for the conduct of their players, their team officials and spectators, at and in the vicinity of any game in which their team participates.

13.8 A player, coach or other team official who tries or does impede, harass or otherwise intimidate a Match Official or opposing team officials, shall be subject to disciplinary action. The team and its officials will be assessed penalties that the EMDSL Discipline Committee imposes in accordance with Ontario Soccer Published Policies, as well as any applicable fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

13.9 In the event of an altercation on the field of play, anyone from the bench entering the field of play during the altercation, for whatever reasons, shall be subject to disciplinary action. The players and the team officials will be assessed penalties that the EMDSL Discipline Committee imposes in accordance with Ontario Soccer Published Policies, and any applicable fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 13.10 Any suspended team official may not be present at or in the vicinity of the field for any League game throughout the period of his/her suspension. Failure to comply with this rule shall result in further disciplinary action and a fine as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 

 Article 14. Game Start Times and Abandoned Games

 14.1 Teams are required to present themselves at the game field at least 30 minutes before the scheduled kick-off time and the home team shall ensure that the nets, corner flags and other necessary equipment are installed and ready before the scheduled kick-off.

14.2 Any team that causes a game to be delayed beyond the scheduled kick-off time shall be subject to a fine as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 14.3 Any team that fails to present itself at the game field within 20 minutes after the scheduled kick-off time, or fails to field the minimum players within 20 minutes after the scheduled kick-off time, shall be considered to have failed to appear for a scheduled game. The team must start the game immediately upon arrival of the minimum number of players if the said players arrive within the prescribed 20-minute grace period.

 14.4 If both teams fail to appear for a scheduled game, both teams will be fined as per the EMDSL Fine Schedule.

 14.5 The EMDSL  Board may order a defaulted or abandoned game rescheduled where, in its opinion:

a) the defaulting team(s) benefits from having defaulted or abandoned the game, or

b) a team other than the defaulting team is adversely affected by the default.

14.6 If in the opinion of the Match Official, a game should be abandoned due to adverse or dangerous weather, such as in the case of electrical storms, unplayable field conditions, or bad visibility, before the completion of 75% of the total regular playing time as specified in Article 12.1 of the Rules and Regulations, the game shall be rescheduled. Games abandoned after 75% of the game has been played shall be deemed as complete.

 14.7 If a Match Official decides to abandon a game at any time due to the actions of players, officials or spectators/supporters of a team, the said team shall be deemed to have forfeited the game. The players and the team officials will be subject to a disciplinary hearing and will be assessed penalties that the EMDSL Discipline Committee imposes in accordance with Ontario Soccer Published Policies, as well as any applicable fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

14.8 If a game has to be abandoned by the Match Official at any time because a team is unable to field the minimum number of players, the said team shall be deemed to have forfeited the game. The Club shall also be assessed any applicable fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

14.9 If a game has to be abandoned by the Match Official at any time because a team removes itself from the field, and said team is found by the EMDSL Discipline Committee to have abandoned the game without valid justification, the said team shall be deemed to have forfeited the game. Any applicable fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule shall also be assessed. The team head coach, or the next most senior team official whose name and signature appears on the game sheet, shall be deemed to have acted in a manner detrimental to the game and the applicable penalties, as per the Ontario Soccer Published Policies shall apply.

14.10 If a game is abandoned by the Match Official before the completion of two halves for any reasons other than those published in Articles 14.6 to 14.9 of the EMDSL Rules and Regulations, the EMDSL League Management Board shall rule on the status of the game.

14.11 The home team is responsible to advise the League, in the event a game is not played, due to the non attendance of a Match Official.

 

Article 15. Schedules

 15.1 The season shall begin in May on a date to be determined by the EMDSL Board. Notice of the season start date will be provided to member clubs no later than May 1st.

15.2 The end of season date for all EMDSL  divisions shall be 11:59 P.M. of the first Sunday before the Labour Day long weekend. All games must be completed by this date, except where the EMDSL Board extends the season for any/all EMDSL divisions. The reasons for any such extension, and the period of the extension, will be communicated to affected clubs and teams at the earliest opportunity.

 15.3 The rescheduling of games shall be in accordance with the EMDSL Reschedule Policy. In the event teams agree to an unauthorized game reschedule, team officials from both teams will be assessed applicable fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 15.4 Schedules shall be completed by the 3rd week of August, with the 4th week of August being reserved for  scheduling cancelled games.

 15.5  The League reserves the right to move a team to a different division and / or tier at anytime during the season if deemed necessary to maintain a standard of fair play in that division.

 15.6  The League reserves the right to make changes to the schedule at anytime.

 15.7  The League has the responsibility  to create a schedule that works towards a balanced level of play. The League will use articles 15.5 and 15.6 to assist in creating this balance.

 15.8  All teams will be scheduled to play a minimum of 14 games.

   

 Article 16. Substitutions

 16.1 Player substitutions shall be permitted as follows:

U8   unlimited, on the fly

U9 U10 U11 U12 unlimited, at any stoppage

 The Match Official shall have the discretion to deny a substitution, if he or she feels a coach is abusing the substitution rules, in order to waste time.

16.2 No substitution is permitted for a player who is ejected by the Referee.

 

Article 17. Match Officials

 17.1 Match Officials shall be appointed in accordance with the EMDSL Terms of League Operations.

 17.2 Match Officials are required to be at the assigned game field a minimum of thirty (30) minutes before the scheduled kick-off time to complete the standard field check and other pre-game procedures. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action by the appropriate District Association.

17.3 Match Officials assigned for League games, shall be paid for their services in accordance with the fee schedule detailed in the EMDSL Terms of League Operations.

 17.4 If one of the teams raises objections as to field conditions, goalposts, balls or team colours, the Match Official may, at his discretion, require the responsible team to correct the cause of the objection, if this is possible without unduly delaying progress of the game. The Match Official shall be the sole judge as to whether the matters that gave rise to the objection by one of the teams, is sufficient cause to abandon the game.

17.5 In the event that the appointed Match Official fails to appear by the appointed kick-off time, the home team will make every attempt to contact a Match Official as required for the level of match.

17.6 The Match Official shall ensure that the well being of the players is given priority over the progress of the game. Consequently, the Match Official must suspend play, or abandon the game, if necessary, where weather conditions and more particularly thunderstorms, or field conditions place the safety of players at risk.

 

Article 18. Protests, Complaints and Misconduct

 18.1 All matters requiring a hearing shall be dealt with by a committee appointed for that purpose.

 18.2 Clubs are responsible for the actions of their players, team officials and spectators.

 18.3 All protests regarding the playing of a game must be made in writing, outlining the grounds for the protest, and delivered to the League Secretary. They must also be accompanied by the prescribed protest fee.  Delivery must be made in person, or by postal, or courier service, and be date stamped no later than 48 hours after the completion of the game, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays excluded.  A copy of the protest must also be sent to the opposing team within the same time frame. A date stamped receipt must be retained as proof of the date of delivery of the protest to the opposing team.

 18.4 Protests must meet all of the above requirements in order to be considered valid. Protests which fail to meet any of the above requirements will be ruled invalid and will not be heard.

 18.5  Upon receipt of a valid protest or complaint, the Secretary will send a notice within ten (10) days, notifying the parties of the date, time, and location of a hearing.

 18.6 All valid protests shall be heard within three (3) weeks of being received by the Secretary.

 18.7 In the event a protest is upheld, the protest fee will be returned in full. In the event the protest is denied; the committee shall decide whether to return the protest fee in full, or in part, or to declare that the protest fee be forfeited. Fines may be assessed in accordance with Article 25, for any violations of the Rules and Regulations.

18.8 No protests pertaining to the decision of the Match Official shall be entertained.

18.9 Objections to field conditions, goalposts, balls or team colours, shall not be considered as grounds for a protest. Objections of this nature shall be brought to the attention of the Match Official and noted in writing on the game sheet. If in the opinion of the Match Official, the objections do not constitute a valid reason for abandoning the game, no further action will be considered by the League. In all other cases, the league may take appropriate action based on a review of the Match Official’s written report.

 

 Article 19. Discipline

 

19.1 Disciplinary action shall be taken in accordance with the Ontario Soccer Published Policies and the EMDSL Discipline Procedures.

In cases where Ontario Soccer Published Policies provide for Discipline by Review (DBR), the accused player or Team/Club Official does not have to appear for a hearing. If the accused person does not request a hearing, or does not file an appeal, within seventy-two (72) hours of the game where the offence occurred, not including weekends or statutory holidays, he/she may be found guilty and the applicable penalties and/or fines, established by Ontario Soccer for the offence for which he/she has been charged shall apply.

In cases of Discipline by Hearing (DBH), all players attending a disciplinary hearing must be accompanied by an adult who shall act as an advisor, failing which, the hearing will not proceed, and the player shall be suspended until the hearing is held.

19.2 Clubs shall ensure that accused players and team/club officials appear for their disciplinary hearing. Failure to attend a scheduled hearing will result in the application of the appropriate fine within the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 

 Article 20. Appeals

 20.  Appeals of any decisions by the EMDSL Board or a Disciplinary Panel of the League shall be handled by EMSA in accordance with its Published Policies. Information concerning appeals can be found on the EMDSL website.


Article 21. Club Representatives

 21.  A Club that is accepted into membership shall designate up to three individuals as its Club Representative(s). The Club Representative(s) shall be the official point of contact in dealings with the EMDSL and will be available for duties in the operation of the League that may be required by the EMDSL League Management  Board.

 

Article 22. Communications

 

22.1 The EMDSL shall mainly use its web-based league management system for all communications with its Member Clubs, and their team officials. Communications shall be by e-mail. Member Clubs shall ensure they have valid email addresses in the league management system at all times for the following positions, as a minimum:

Club President;

Club Representative;

22.2 Unless specified otherwise in these Rules and Regulations (e.g. rescheduling of games), communication with the EMDSL by players, parents, or team officials is not permitted. Questions, complaints, concerns, and other matters must be communicated to the appropriate Club Representative. If, in the opinion of the Club, the matter should be addressed by the EMDSL, then the Club shall forward the communication to the EMDSL, requesting League action. Failure to follow this process will result in the communication being discarded by the EMDSL without further notice to the originator, and may result in a fine to the club as specified in the published EMDSL Fines Schedule. 


22.3 All teams shall ensure they have valid email addresses in the league management system from April 30 until October 1 of each season for the following positions, as a minimum:

Head coach; and manager or assistant coach

 22.4 The Club President and Club Representative shall be notified by e-mail, of all new general notices or notices that pertain to their Club teams, that are posted from time to time on the EMDSL website.

22.5 The Team head coach and manager shall be notified by e-mail, of all new general notices or notices that pertain to their teams that are posted from time to time on the EMDSL website.

22.6 Notices of suspensions, penalties or fines levied on a Club, Club administrator, team staff, or player as a result of discipline hearings shall be communicated to the Club Representative.

 

 Article 23. Pre-Season Meetings

 23.1 Administrators Pre-season Meeting - In January of each season there will be a mandatory pre-season meeting for a minimum of one (1) administrator from each Member Club. Clubs failing to send a representative to the Administrator Pre-Season Meeting shall be assessed a fine as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

23.2 Team Pre-season Meeting - In April of each season there will be a mandatory pre-season meeting for a minimum of one (1) team official from each team. Member Clubs failing to send one (1) representative per team to the Team Pre-Season Meeting shall be assessed a fine as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 

 Article 24. Cups and Festivals

 24.1 All cup competitions of the League and District take precedence over League games under jurisdiction of the EMDSL.

 24.2 EMDSL will hold an annual cup competition known as the Festival

 24.3 The EMDSL By Laws and the Rules and Regulations apply to all Festival games.

 24.4 All teams must participate in the Festival. Failure to do so will result in the Member Club being assessed applicable fines as published in the EMDSL Fines Schedule.

 24.5 The schedule for U8 through U12 divisions will be determined by random draw, prior to the start of the season. All Member Clubs are welcome to attend the draw. The date and location of the draw will be posted on the EMDSL website.

 24.6 The EMDSL will have accept applications from all Member Clubs to host all, or part of the Festival competitions.

 24.7 The schedules and host venues will be posted on the EMDSL website

 24.8 The EMDSL will pay all field rental fees related to the Festival. The home teams will pay the Match Official fees for Festival games.

 24.9 The same guidelines shall apply to Indoor Festival Competitions

 

Article 25. Fees and Fines

 

Fees

Team Registration fee                                                $275.00 per team

Late Registration fee                                       $375.00   ($275.00 registration fee + $100.00 fine)

Club bond                                                        $300.00

Protest fee                                                      $100.00

Protest Administrative fee                               $100.00 plus applicable fine

NSF cheque service charge                          $50.00

Fines

Team withdrawal (outdoor season)

Between March 15 –March 30                                   $275.00 (registration fee)

After March 31                                                            $500.00   (registration fee + $225.00)

 

Team withdrawal (indoor season)

Prior to October 1st                                        Registration fee

October 1st to posting the schedule              Registration fee plus $250.00 fine

After schedule is posted                                             Registration fee plus $500.00 fine

 

Default of game

1st Game                                                        $200.00    (as per article 14.4 of the Rules & Regulations)

2nd Game                                                       $400.00

3rd Game                                                        $750.00

 

Game results not reported by deadline                      $25.00      (as per article 10.1 of the Rules & Regulations)

Game change after May 31                            $50.00

Game change after August 1st                                  $100.00

Failure of Club attendance at hearing                         $250.00 plus hearing cost

Use ineligible /illegal player                             $200.00 per game  (as per article 9.3 of the Rules & Regulations)

Engage in serious misconduct                                   $500.00

Member missing an EMDSL meeting                         $250        (as per article 8.10 of the By-Laws)

Failure to have or present complete

game sheet or AIMS roster at game              $50 (as per article 8.2 of the Rules & Regulations)

Falsifying a game sheet                                             $1000.00   (as per article 7.5 of the Rules & Regulations)

Not having proper equipment

or unsuitable field conditions for game                       $150 (as per article 11.1 of the Rules and Regulations)

Failure to exercise adequate control

over spectators or team officials at game                  $150 (as per article 13.7 of the Rules & Regulations)

Coach not activating his team & staff                        

on EMDSL website by deadline                                      $50 (as per article 6.3 of the Rules and Regulations)

Game Official Fees:   

Outdoors                   Referee                 

U8                               $25

U9                               $25

U10                             $25

U11                             $30

U12                             $30

 

Indoors

U8-U12                       $13

                                     

Article 26. Amendments to Rules and Regulations

26. Amendments to the EMDSL Rules and Regulations can be made with a majority vote at a General Meeting or by a majority vote at a Board Meeting. A fourteen (14) day notice must be provided to the membership before the application of a rule change that has been made at a Board Meeting.

 

Article 27. Other Matters

27.  All matters not included in these Rules and Regulations shall be dealt in accordance with the Ontario Soccer Published Policies.

 

 

 (Revised October 2018)

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