Oxnard Youth Premier Soccer League (OYPSL)
1500 Camino del Sol, Suite 23
Oxnard, CA 93030
ADMINISTRATIVE RULES, REGULATIONS & POLICIES
All Clubs of Registration applying for Home Games shall have a minimum of six (6) 11 v 11 teams; field permits for Saturday and Sunday use from February to end of May (SPRING SEASON); and June to end of August (SUMMER SEASON).
- Registration: The following items must be presented and verified at registration for all teams and players prior to their participation in the tournament.
- Tournament roster signed by coach or manager.
- Cal South ID’s with a picture for all players and coaches.
- OYPSL will accept only current Cal South ID cards tournament cards.
- Medical release form for all players signed by parent and player.
- Copy of birth certificate must be available for OYPSL staff for review at any time.
- Age and Eligibility: Cal South and or laminated player registration cards only authorized by State/Provincial or National Association will be required as proof of age. When in doubt, a valid birth certificate may be requested. Player cards, passes, and rosters must be presented at the field for the duration of the game. Participation in the OYPSL is open to accept teams composed of twenty-two (22) or fewer players meeting the age limit of the specified age division:
- Teams U-16 and up may register a maximum of twenty-two (22) players with a maximum of eighteen (18) eligible per game.
- Teams U-11 through U-15 may register up to eighteen (18) players.
- Teams U-7 through U-10 may register up to fourteen (14) players.
- Teams U-6 may register up to ten (14) players.
- Teams U-5 may register up to eight (14) players.
- Players can be added throughout the season.
- Players may play up to a higher division if their team is not participating during the same season.
- When clubs have more than one team in each division, players may not cross over from one team to another.
- Players from other teams are not allowed to play as “Loaner” players in during the regular spring season play. Teams can only use “Loaner” players from their respective club as long as the player isn’t currently registered to play in the OYPSL. Loaner players are approved during the summer season.
- Refer to Cal South age matrix for age group for teams.
- Laws of the Game: All games shall be played in accordance with FIFA laws and modified by USYSA, Cal South and OYPSL.
- Fields and Game Equipment
- Players (excluding the goal keeper) must wear numbers on the back of their uniforms and these numbers will coincide with those listed on the team’s Official State/Provincial roster.
- PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR SHINGUARDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME. NO JEWELRY MAY BE WORN.
- When uniform colors are similar, the home team will change colors. Home team has choice of sideline and no two teams will play from the same side of the field unless it’s required by the venue. Teams and spectators should be on opposite sidelines unless stands or other seating is available.
- Home team is listed first on the schedule.
- All teams participating in the OYPSL will play “home games” throughout fields in Ventura County.
- It will be at the referee’s discretion to determine the safety and suitability of player equipment including the wearing of a brace and field.
- Casts are allowed if padded and the referee considers them to be safe. However, at no time will a cast with a metal brace be allowed.
- USSF Player Development Initiatives Cal South 2016-2017 Season At A Glance
- Final/Semi/Quarter-final tie games will be decided with penalty kicks with no overtime. Penalty Kicks shall be taken in accordance with FIFA LAW 16 (Kicks from the penalty mark).
- Game Check-In
- Teams must check-in 15 minutes prior to the start of every game. Failure to do so can result in forfeit. Field marshal and or referee will check player identity cards and players equipment prior to each game. Coaches need to pick up identity cards at the end of each game (excluding ejected players/administrators cards). The game card and any ejected player card(s) will be given to the field marshal and available for pick up at office.
- Failure to have seven (7) players within 5 minutes of the scheduled game time constitutes a forfeit. A small-sided team must have a minimum of five (5) players to start or continue a game.
- The visiting team will be allowed a 15-minute starting time grace period. There is NO grace period for the home team.
- In the event that neither team appears to a scheduled game, and, in the opinion of the referee, the grounds are playable, each team shall be reported to the Tournament Directors’ for action and possible forfeit.
- Home team must provide 3 game balls.
- Each team is responsible for cleaning up trash on field areas after each game ($50 fine).
- Substitutions: Substitutions shall be unlimited. Players must enter from the center of the field. Substitutions may be made with the consent of the referee at the following times:
- By either team the ball prior to throw in.
- By either team prior to goal kick.
- By either team after a goal is scored.
- After injury of either team, when referee stops play.
- During half time.
- Prior to the start of either overtime period.
- On a caution. Only the cautioned player may be substituted at that time.
- Competition Format: The following points system will be awarded in the preliminary games:
- Three (3) points for each win
- One (1) point for each tie.
- Zero (0) points for each loss.
- Forfeit equals 3 points.
- Minus one (-1) for 20 or more accumulated cards. Each yellow card is equal to (1) and each red card is equal to (2).
- Conduct of player, coach or team, points, standings.
- A player or coach given a red card in a game shall be expelled from that game. The player shall not be replaced in that game and shall not be permitted to play in the next game, as a minimum. The tournament directors may give a further suspension for violent conduct.
- Failure to begin a match, complete a match or a team leaving the field of play shall result in a forfeit. The winner will be awarded three tournament points.
- If teams are tied after preliminary games, the following tie-breaking system will be used to determine the finalist:
- Head to head competition between the two teams tied.
- Goals allowed (fewest goals against)
- Goals scored.
- Most wins.
- Most shut outs.
- Kicks from the penalty marks (kicks will be taken 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the quarterfinal or semifinal game).
- Only the players on the field at the end of regulation are eligible to participate in the penalty kicks.
- The referee shall decide the goal at which all the kicks shall be taken. The team winning the coin toss shall kick first.
- No player may shoot more than once until all eligible teammates have taken a kick. Each team takes (5) shots, alternately.
- The team scoring the most goals wins.
- In the event of a tie among three (3) or more teams, the elimination procedure begins with #1, noted above.
- If teams remain, the tie shall be broken by repeating the above elimination procedures beginning with #1.
- Playoff Round: For all competitive divisions, only top four teams will advance to semifinals. First will play fourth and second will play third. The semifinal winners will meet for the final. U4, U5 and U6 are non-competitive divisions.
- Conduct and Discipline
- Coaches have total responsibility for the conduct of their players, bench, and spectators at all times.
- If referee must terminate a game for misconduct of players, bench, or spectators, the offending team will forfeit the game. At the Tournament Directors’ discretion, the offending player and/or team may be banned from further participation.
- Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted at game sites. NO smoking, No foul and abusive language. A fine of forty-five dollars ($45.00)
- Yellow and red card penalties will follow FIFA rules. Coaches and players ejected will be suspended for the next match as a minimum. A disciplinary committee will review all ejections and whether further disciplinary action will be needed.
- Forfeits: A team will forfeit if any of the following exist:
- Teams fail to check-in at the required place and time.
- Teams fail to produce CalSouth ID’s player passes or coaches’ passes.
- Teams fail to report to the field with the minimum amount of players as prescribed by the rules.
- Teams fail to produce an alternate jersey if listed first as the home team in case of color conflict.
- Coach gets ejected and fails to leave the field.
- Coach gets ejected and no other coach or administrator is available.
- Game is suspended due to the misconduct of players, coaches, administrators, parents or spectators.
Unless notification to Tournament Director’s is made by Wednesday 5p.m., a team that does not show up for a scheduled game will be fined $100 to the league plus referee fees. The team will also forfeit the game. NO games will be reprogrammed.
All fines are due in 10 days from receipt of league notification. Delinquent clubs will not be allowed to participate in any league function and will forfeit its next scheduled game(s).
- Referee Fees
Divisions U17-U18 ($72 for 3 Referees, $58 for 2 Referees, $45 for 1 Referee)
Divisions U15-U16 ($64 for 3 Referees, $52 for 2 Referees, $45 for 1 Referee)
Divisions U11-U14 ($55 for 3 Referees, $45 for 2 Referees, $40 for 1 Referee)
Divisions U8-U10 ($35 for 1 Referee)
Divisions U5-U7 ($30 for 1 Referee)
- Coach and player infractions Any coach who enters the field of play without the referee’s permission to argue or discuss a referee’s call shall be issued a red card and will be automatically suspended for 2 games. The infraction for a coach that is issued a red card will be will be reviewed by the Games Conduct Committee. If warranted, the Games Conduct Committee may impose additional disciplinary action including suspension or additional fines.
- Player Infractions:
- Violent conduct 3 game suspension
- Serious foul play 2 game suspension
- Abuse 1 game suspension
- Persistent misconduct 1 game suspension
- Denying goal scoring opportunity 1 game suspension
- Abusive language 1 game suspension.
- Racist comment will be evaluated.
A second infringement of any of the above may result in a hearing before the Games Conduct Committee for determining further disciplinary action. A player suspension shall begin at the following scheduled league game. Suspensions will carry over to the following seasonal tournament if not completed in the current tournament.
- Protests: All protest must be submitted to the league office within 24 hours.
** In case of rain, we will revert to the rain schedule**
- Inclement weather or unexpected termination of play
- Regardless of weather conditions, coaches, players and their teams must appear on the field of play as scheduled, ready to play unless notified by a member of the tournament committee. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the match. Only the referee or the tournament committee may cancel a match due to weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, the tournament committee has the authority to reschedule matches. Closure of fields and cancellation of games due to rain will be published on the website.
- In the event of inclement weather, which the Tournament Committee deems being unsafe for the players and/or the fields for competition to continue; or the unexpected termination of the match, the following system of determining a winner will be implemented:
- Matches that have complete at least half of the match will have the score stand.
- Matches that are in the first half of play will be deemed to not have been played.
- Matches for a given day may be postponed and played the following day if fields are available.
- Matches may be shortened in order to play all assigned matches.
If all matches are unable to be played, standings will be based on either FIFA penalty kicks for the top two point teams, or by the Tournament Committee if FIFA kicks cannot be taken.
NOTE: If unexpected termination of play is due to the misconduct of one or both teams, then the offending team(s) will not benefit from the termination.
- Scheduling of Games
- Team schedules will be completed for the whole season prior to the season commencing. Once all schedules are completed, no schedule will be changed unless required by OYPSL. In general no rescheduling request will be accepted. The OYPSL reserves the right to reschedule as deemed appropriate by the OYPSL
- Teams with scheduling conflicts will need to notify the scheduler participating by either blacking out their dates on the Cal South website or emailing them to the scheduler prior to the completion of the schedule. The scheduler will make all attempts to accommodate only 2 tournament conflicts prior to scheduling, however there are no guarantees.
- Recreational Play U4-U7
Substitutions: at any stoppage and unlimited
- Playing Time: Each Player shall play a minimum of 50% of the total Playing time.
- Coed: Teams and Games may be Coed.
- Players Equipment: Conform to FIFA. Non-Uniform clothing is allowed based on weather conditions, but uniforms must still distinguish teams.
- Referee: An OFFICIAL (Game manager, coordinator, parent, coach or Grade 9 referee) may be used. All infringements shall be briefly explained to the offending player.
- No Assistant referees
- Duration of Match: U4 to U6 The match will be divided into four (4) equal, 8 minute quarters. With two (2) minute breaks between
- quarter one and two. And two (2) minute breaks between quarters three and four. There will be a five (5) minute half-time interval.
- Duration of Match: U7 The match will be divided into four (4) equal, 11 minute quarters. With two (2) minute breaks between
- quarter one and two. And two (2) minute breaks between quarters three and four. There will be a five (5) minute half-time interval.
- Start and Restart of Play: Conform to FIFA rules, with the exception that the opponents of the team are taking the kick-off at least four (4) yards from the ball until it is in play.
- Ball in and out of Play: Conform to FIFA rules.
- Method of scoring: Conform to FIFA rules.
- Offside: No offside’s.
- Kick-In: A kick-in is considered as a direct free kick with the opponents four (4) yards from the ball until it is in play.
- Corner kick: Conform to FIFA rules with the exception that opponents remain at least four (4) yards from the ball until it is in play.
Contact League President Ruben Ramos at Oxnard.firstname.lastname@example.org
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