FAQ Overview

Game Day Rules and Responsibilities

The league website says the game is at one park, but my coach told me it is someplace else. What should I do?

The website www.sfuysa.com is considered the Official Site for all game information.  Technically, the game should be played at the site that is listed online.  However; last minute changes to locations, times and even dates can be accomodated based upon mutual coach agreements, field conditions, weather, etc.  Ultimately if there is a problem with a game, the official information as listed on the website is considered accurate.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:31


What is the earliest or latest a league game can be started?

Unless mutually agreed to by both teams:

1)    No SFUYSA game can start before 9:00 AM or after 8:30 PM

2)    No SFUYSA game that crosses two different FYSA Regions may start before 11:00 AM or after 6:30 PM

Procedural considerations: Due to the complexities of scheduling, some games that violate these two points may be created during the initial schedule creation and not caught prior to posting.  During the first week of schedule publishing, it is the responsibility of both club representatives to identify any games that are in violation of the rule and provide an alternative time that satisfies the criteria.  Failing to identify the problem during the first week of publishing will serve as a mutual agreement of acceptance.  Any request to change the game after the first week will require both reps to agree to the new change and the league will not intervene to enforce the change.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:30


It is the morning of the game and I just got a call from my parks department and the field is closed. I have an alternate field a few miles away, can I move the game?

Field-Only Changes -- For late changes of field location only, the burden is on the home team to properly communicate and administer any changes. Make sure the visitor knows of the change as soon as possible prior to game time. If there could be a problem, make sure there is someone at the old-field location to direct the team and referees to the new location.

The bottom line is that the league would like to have games played rather than postponed whenever possible. Due to large travel distances it is not always possible to know of field closures until teams are already on the road.  Therefore, it is also essential that all teams have accurate contact information posted and that teams contact eachother before the game for any issues that could come up. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:32


I have a game day emergency, who should I contact about the issue?

Only Reps or their alternates are to communicate with the Divisional VP’s. However; if there is an emergency and you are unable to contact your representative, the Divisional VP’s are there to assist you.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:33


It looks like it might be raining at my field, should I cancel the game?

Given the relatively limited number of play dates available to the league, it is important to try and play all games according to the schedule whenever possible.  Obviously we want our kids to play in a safe environment, but given the large travel distances, it is important not to cancel games too early.  We do want to give as much advance notice to traveling teams, but we dont want to assume just because it is raining now that the game wont be playable a few hours later.  Therefore the league has adopted the following guidelines with regard to weather-threatened games.

Rainout Policy

a) Coaches are not authorized to call off a game due to weather or field conditions. The job of determining field suitability for play falls upon the referee. However, if a parks department or field director has closed the field, a referee is not allowed to overrule that decision. (In other words, wait for the referee if the parks department has not cancelled.)

b) If threatening weather is expected or at hand, coaches should contact the field director to make sure the fields are not closed. They should also make sure to have contact numbers for the opposing coach, the assignor, and the referees if possible in order to make notification should conditions change.

c) Time Frames. Since teams may be traveling large distances in inclement weather, the following deadlines will be observed in notifying of game cancellations due to field CLOSURE.

· Teams traveling less than 60 Miles -- No game may be called off more than 2 hours prior to it's scheduled start time

· Teams traveling between 61 - 120 Miles -- No game may be called off more than 3 hours prior to it's scheduled start time

· Teams traveling more than 120 Miles -- No game may be called off more than 4 hours prior to it's scheduled start time

d) Referee Payments. If the referee or field director has ruled the game to be a rainout prior to the game starting, each referee should be paid $5 by each team.  Only referees that actually traveled to the field for the first game of their assignment at that location are eligible for the travel fee.  Some clubs have assigning contracts that require full payment to referees.  Should you be the visiting team at such a club, you are not required to pay any more than the $5.00/per referee rainout fee.  However, if you are requesting a schedule change (i.e. asking the referees to wait past the normal start time) you may be required to commit to full referee fees even if the game is not able to be played.  The league will not interfere in such matters unless the change is the result of a restriction that was known prior to scheduling and unaccounted for. 

e) Both coaches should report the rainout to their respective Club Reps and attempt to work out a make-up day and time. If a new make up day and time has not been arranged within one-week of play, the league may set a date as per the rules.

In the case where failure to follow the above policy has occurred and penalties result, mileage determinations will be made between each Club's registered address as submitted on the SFUYSA Club Information form. Please use this information as a guide. The information is intended to avoid the premature cancellations of games and loss of potential goodwill amongst the participants. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 01:46


What happens if I do not have enough players. Can I show up to the field and just pay the referee fees to avoid the fine?

The league requires that

All teams must show up to scheduled games. Failure to show up will result in a fine of $200 plus the costs of both teams referee fees and assigning costs. 

The question becomes what is "showing up".  Over the years this definition has developed to mean that you must show up prepared to play to avoid a fine.  Prepared to play means that you must have the minimum number of players or at least appear to have attempted to show up to play with the minimum number of players. Thus showing up with just a coach to pay referee fees is NOT considered to have shown up and the team will be fined.

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:34


If I dont show up to a scheduled game and get fined, is there a way to avoid the fine after the fact?

The league requires that

All teams must show up to scheduled games. Failure to show up will result in a fine of $200 plus the costs of both teams referee fees and assigning costs. 

However; the league wants games to get played rather than have games be won via forfeit.  Therefore, if both teams are in agreement, the league will allow games previously forfeited to be played.  The following points will be utilized as a baseline for negotiating the rescheduling.

1) If both teams agree to reinstate the game on a new date, the fines and credits will be reversed for the $200 no show fee.  Therefore the team that was fined the $200 will be credited and the opponent that was credited $100 will be debited. The referee fees paid will not be refunded.

2) The game will be moved to the home field of the team that was negatively impacted and the offending team will be responsible for paying all referee fees (both sides) for the new game. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:34


Is the winning team responsible for reporting game scores or is it the Home team?

Actually score reporting is the responsibility of both teams.  Scores must be reported on the league website by 5:00 PM on the Tuesday following the game's play date.  Failing to report the score may result in a $25 administrative fine or game forfeitures, etc. 

At present, only Club Representatives or their alternates are able to report game scores, but we may add the ability of coaches to report scores at a later date in the same way that player performance can be reported. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:34


How long should I keep my game rosters? Is it okay to throw them away at the end of the season?

All coaches MUST keep a copy of ALL game reports throughout the season.

Normally it is sufficient for you to keep copies of both your and your opponent's game reports for the season (August to July) and then throw them away at the end of the league's final competition.  However; the league does not maintain copies of your rosters and should their be a discrepancy over suspension service, the league can only use written evidence of completion. If you can keep your reports for longer periods, it certainly can't hurt.  

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:34


What is Player Performance Reporting

The league has added a game reporting requirement for opponent player performance nominations after each game.  Ultimately the goal is to utilize these nominations as a talent evaluation tool to help support the newly formed Challenge League player selection process.

Using an online form (www.sfuysa.com/GmNomAdm.asp), coaches or club representatives are required to submit two (2) names of opposing players for consideration after each Division 1 Level game U13 to U19.  They may submit up to five (5), but a minimum of two is required. 

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-04-2013 21:26


I suspect that my opponent is using illegal players. Can I ask the referee for player passes? What should I do?

If you suspect teams of using ineligible or illegal players, it is best not to confront the opponent.  Usually that leads to more problems and creates animosity without any foundation.  The right thing to do is to report it to the league using the league's diciplinary email (redcards@sfuysa.com)  

Once reported, the league will do it's best to investigate.  We may send league officers to watch a game with the team in question and demand rosters and passes.  We may request copies of player passes and previous rosters, etc.  The key is to let league officials handle it.  Many times the questions revolve around a few abnormally large players that appear older than the age group and are usually legal.  However, the use of overage players or unregistered or illegal players carries SIGNIFICANT suspensions and the league will investigate credible reports.  The more that you can do to assist the investigation the easier the job the league has.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:35


How are players selected for the Challenge League?

At the conclusion of each SFUYSA game in Division 1 for ages U13 to U19, coaches are required to send in two player performance recommendations.  These recommendations are compiled by the league and separated by age and then into North and South divisions.  
 
The recommendations are then further sorted by position and performance within that position and then the top players from those lists are compiled into two teams.  Each team is comprised of 2 goal keepers, 5 forwards, 5 defenders and 6 midfielders.  
 
The performance nominations are weighed first by number of nominations received for that player and then by the performance of that player with respect to others at that position.  The idea is to have as fair a selection process as possible.  Once the two teams are selected, any players that played in a previous Challenge League game during the same year are eliminated. Finally, any players with either a 4-game Violent Conduct or 3-game Foul and Abusive language ejections foul over the last two years as also removed.
 
The selected list is sent to the club representatives for them to contact the coaches and players and advise them of the selection.  Clubs are NOT required to have their players participate if they do not wish to and it is up to the club to decide whether to let the player know of their selection.  If a club declines a selection, that spot would go to the next player on the list.
 
The league will not contact players directly regarding their selection to the teams. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 20:18


I have 22 players registered to my team but there are only 18 spaces on my game roster; can I add the extras after line 18

Absolutley NOT!  The maximum number of players allowed to be dressed and in the technical area for games is 18.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 21:46


I have two teams in the U15 age group during Early Season. One in the Premier Division and the other in Division 15 Group A or Group B. Can a player registered to my Premier Team guest play on my Division 15B team?

NEW for 2016 and beyond:

If you have a player that is SFU-registered to the Premier team and you want to use them on the Division 15B team , you should first move them to the SFUYSA Group B team roster.  SFUYSA has changed the designation of Early Season and is no longer exclusively Division 1 teams.

 

Make sure that the player is not participating with the Premier team on the same day, because players are not allowed to play for two different teams on the same day.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 07-08-2016 15:37


What does the league mean by Age Appropriateness as far as Registering and Rostering players?

AGE APPROPRIATENESS:

It is SFUYSA & FYSA's policy(211.3) that all players compete at a level they are capable of both physically and developmentally. Any players participating in a division that is MORE than 2 years above their FYSA age classification MUST have permission from FYSA’s DOC as well as their affiliate’s DOC or Agent of Record.  This permission must be obtained PRIOR to participation and for each event. (FYSA 211.3) A U8 player may participate in a U9 division, but cannot play in a U10 division.  SFUYSA checks the age appropriateness of players using the online registration system as well as from game reports that are randomly submitted.  Using a player that has not been pre-approved is a considered an illegal player and subject to game forfeiture; fines; and significant suspensions.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 01:23


I have a U8 player that is registered to my U9 team and the U9 team is playing in the U10 division. Is that a problem?

Possibly.  It depends on the team code of the team that your child is SFU-registered to and if the division is a U9/10 combined or not.  If the team code is a U9 team then it is okay.  However, if it is a U10 team code, it is not allowed.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-04-2013 21:31


What is the substitution rule for the Six Game Complete Season Divisions

The Six Game Complete Season divisions were meant to be used by teams looking to play a league qualification series in order to qualify for State or Regional Cup.  Although the majority of teams are division 1, it was anticipated that since it is a non-playoff grouping the league would allow coaches to use unlimited substitutions.  Therefore, as a rule there are unlimited substitutions allowed in all age categories.  However; should BOTH coaches wish to play via the limited substitution rule in that specific game, it is allowed.  In this circumstance, BOTH coaches must agree and inform the referee prior to play that they wish to utilize the SFUYSA limited substitution rule.  Once implemented in that game, it cannot be changed later in the game.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-19-2013 13:38


The other team is not here yet. How long do I have to wait for them?

Coaches should contact each other before their game and verify phone numbers, field location and other game specifics. This is an important consideration in making sure that in the event of a problem, they can reach each other while on the road.  When a team has not shown up to a game, the coaches should make every effort to contact the missing team and find out the reason for the lateness.  If the team is on the way and there are no issues with waiting, teams are encouraged to wait.  That being said, Coaches should plan for road construction, and traffic delays in planning their departures.  They should make sure to leave extra early for games to fields they are not familiar with.  In the event that it is impossible to wait for the missing team or impossible to reach them, teams are required to wait a MINIMUM of 15 minutes prior to paying the referees and leaving the field.

This is a great reason for coaches to make sure their contact information is accurate.  If a team cant reach you, they cant help you.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:04


The other team did not show up. How do I report the forfeit and get paid for the referee fees?

 League Rules require that:

All teams must show up to scheduled games. Failure to show up will result in a fine of $200 plus the costs of both teams referee fees and assigning costs.

No Show Procedure: If a Team A does not show up to a scheduled game, then Team B needs to pay the referee fees for both teams. The referee MUST complete a game report indicating the no-show and Team B needs to fax that report in to the League and report the score as a no show without a score. Team B’s Club will be reimbursed all referee fees paid plus $100 of the $200 fine that was assessed to Team A. Under no circumstances will the League reimburse individual coaches for referee fee payments. Clubs are credited for the amounts and are responsible for reimbursing their coaches.  MAKE SURE TO GET A COPY OF THE REFEREE REPORT INDICATING THE NO SHOW!

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:13


We were winning our game when it started to rain and the referee stopped the match with 1 minute left in the first half. We were not able to finish the game because of the weather. How do I report the score and also show my player served his suspension in the game?

SFUYSA Completed Game Considerations:

A game completed to half time shall be considered a complete game if per chance the game has to be stopped, at no fault of either team. A game not completed to half-time shall be replayed providing neither team is at fault. Should play be abandoned at any time due to one or both of the teams being at fault, then the defaulting team(s) shall forfeit the game 3-0. Games that are rescheduled do NOT count toward Red Card service.

Therefore, the game in the above example is not complete and has to be rescheduled.  Since rescheduled games can not count toward red card service, your player will have to re-serve his open suspension in his next match. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:23


I am a coach and was given a passcode to edit my team registration and player performance nominations. How do I report game scores?

We anticipate providing a game scoring system for coaches during this season to help assist Club Reps with the reporting task. Coaches wishing to report the scores of their own games must be registered and have their email address associated with their declared team information. We will post a notice when the new service is available.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:25


What is NCR paper and Why do I have to use it for my game rosters?

NCR paper is a special type of paper that allows it to make an exact copy of any writing done to the top copy.  The league requires its use on game rosters so that we can have an accurate representation of of any marks made on the roster no matter who sends it in.  This is especially important in verifying red card reporting and service.  In years past, players or coaches receiving red cards in games would have their player or coaches pass removed and sent in to the league to hold until the suspension was served. The delay in receiving and returning these cards could have players out for weeks for a single game suspension.  Once it was decided to give the cards back to players and coaches, the league needed a way to verify it.

The league requires all parties (both coaches and the referee) to send in the game reports when a red card is given so that we are guaranteed to receive it.  We use the copies to compare against each other to make sure that nothing was added or changed after the game.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:49


I forgot my game roster, but I have my passes. Can I still play the game or do I have to forfeit?

As long as the relevant information is listed (player name, FYSA Pass#, Jersey, Date of Birth, etc.) we dont care if the roster is on a napkin.  You will pay a fine for an improper roster and the napkin MUST be legible, but our goal is to play games when possible and utilize fines to make sure that it does not become a regular pattern. Make sure to take a picture of the roster since the referee is entitled to the napkin and you are still required to report the game and keep a copy.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:54


Do all names on game rosters have to be typed to avoid a fine

All information information on game rosters MUST be typed and clearly legible.  In situations where guest players are added to the normal roster, it is acceptable for those players to by handwritten into the form as long as the information is clearly legible on ALL copies.  If a player’s name cannot be determined due to handwriting legibility, the player will have been assumed to be NOT on the roster.  If he participated, the game is subject to forfeiture.  Coaches are responsible for ensuring all information is complete and accurate.  All game rosters must be kept until the end of the season (April 2014).  Failure to follow the procedures for proper completion and submission of Game and/or Team Registration forms may result in game forfeitures, coach suspensions and administrative fines.

TEAMS are REQUIRED to use SFUYSA GAME ROSTER FORMS. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:58


There was a spectator from the other team ejected from our game, do we have to send in the game rosters since no red card was shown?

If a red card is issued in a game, or if a coach or spectator is ejected, BOTH Coaches, and the referee are required to fax game rosters to the VP Rules and red card committee (305)704-3811.  Alternatively, you may scan and email the reports to redcards@sfuysa.com . IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOUR TEAM DID NOT RECEIVE THE RED CARD OR SUFFER THE EJECTION.  BOTH TEAMS MUST SEND IN BOTH COPIES OF THE GAME REPORTS. Referees are also required to file supplementary reports.  Failing to send in a game report within the 48 hour reporting period results in the following fines:

Failing to File Red Card Reports
$50 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to opponents team (1st offense)
$100 second offense
$200 three or more offenses plus a 3 game suspension
$100 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to their own team (1st offense)
$200 second offense
$500 three or more offenses plus a 6 game suspension
$25 for any referee that fails to file game report (charged to the club) plus suspension of referee until  supplemental report is properly filed.

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:22


The field we played on today was not properly lined and was too short for our age group. Should we leave, or play the game under protest?

Home Team Requirements:

Field Conditions: Home team fields must be in accordance with the dimensions, goals and markings as provided in the coaches manual; and MUST be ready for play at the assigned game time.  Failing to provide fields that meet these criteria may result in removal of home games or removal of teams from participation. In the event a game is scheduled on a field that does not meet the criteria, teams should play the game with a note in the game report of any discrepancies. The outcome will be considered by the competition committee which may allow the game results to stand, or require a replay at the visiting team’s park with the team that provided the improper field picking up the expenses. However, under no circumstances should game be played without properly secured goals or on any field where the safety of players may be a concern.  In these cases it is the responsibility of the teams to take pictures and include them with the report of any failure to play the game due to safety issues.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:40


Why does the league allow games to be played at parks that charge entrance fees? We drove 60 miles and then had to come up with $50 to get our players on the field.

Park Entrance and Parking Fees: Home teams playing their games at parks that charge parking or admission fees MUST make arrangements with the park and/or the opponent to provide for free admission and parking for visiting players, coaches and spectators. Please report any issues to the league with copies of receipts for any park entrance or field access fees. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:43


The field marshal at our game today was a bigger cheerleader than some of the spectators and one of the players left with them after the game. I thought field marshals were supposed to be neutral?

Field Marshals:
The home club is required to supply Field marshals at all SFUYSA games.  Their role is to provide a calming influence on the spectators and hopefully act as a deterrent toward conduct that falls below the standards as established by FYSA and SFU. They are there to assist the
assist the referee in dealing with or disciplining spectators that the referee(s) feel are worthy of such attention and action. Each home club MUST provide a field marshal at each of their games.  This person SHOULD NOT be affiliated with the team that is currently playing the game they are marshalling.  They are not there to cheer for the home team and should be viewed as unbiased observers. They should wear a bright vest to easily identify their position and role. The field marshal needs to be identified to the referee PRIOR to the game and put their name on the game roster.  Failing to provide a field marshal at a home game is an administrative violation that carries a fine plus the potential for removal of home games, for persistent violators.

Please report any violations to the disciplinary committee (redcards@sfuysa.com). 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:51


Both teams arrived at the game wearing white uniforms. Which team has to change?

The HOME team is required to change uniforms when there is a color conflict.

However,  if the referee decides that the alternate jersey is indistinguishable; the HOME team may elect to wear training vests ("Pinnies") as long as players’ numbers can be easily determined by the referee. However; if the home team is unable to provide an alternate jersey due to the VISITORS jersey not being predominately one color, the VISITOR will be required to play in their alternate jersey, or “Pinnies”. Should either team wish to protest to the referee that the uniforms are too similar, they may do so, but it is the referee's final decision as to if they will allow the match to be played. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:56


Do players jerseys have to have numbers?

Players’ uniform numbers are to be affixed to the back of the uniform shirt; no two players from one team may have an identical uniform number.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:59


Are Orthopedic Casts or braces allowed in SFU games?

Players wearing a permanent orthopedic cast shall not be eligible to participate in any game.

Orthopedic braces may be allowed if:

a.     The player has a written statement at the game from a physician, stating the brace is necessary and that no further injury is likely to occur to the joint that is supported by the brace; AND

b.     The parent has signed a waiver to free FYSA and SFUYSA from any claim against FYSA and SFUYSA or its insurance company in case of further injury to the joint protected by the brace.

c.     A player may be removed from the game at any time if the referee determines that the player is using or is attempting to use a brace to injure another player.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 04:03


I just got my ears pierced, can I tape my starter earrings and leave them in?

No

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 04:04


What are the referee fees for league games?

2015-2016 Fees:

All Seasons         Per Team Per Game Amt        Referee Split

U9 & U10                             40                              36-22-22

U11 & U12                           46                              42-25-25

U13 & U14                           55                              50-30-30

U15+                                   70                              64-38-38 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 08-18-2015 23:17


Do we have to have a water break if both coaches agree not to?

FYSA Player Hydration Rule:

402.4  Player Hydration

In any FYSA sanctioned match a break will be given at the midpoint of each half of regulation time and at the end of each overtime period (if played) for player hydration. This break will be given at a normal stoppage of play and it is mandatory for any FYSA sanctioned match during which the air temperature is or is expected to reach eighty-five (85) degrees. This break will be a maximum of one (1) to two (2) minutes of time.

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 15:28


What is the league mercy rule? If both coaches agree can we continue the game after we get to the mercy rule?

SFUYSA Mercy Rule:

After the first half has been completed, or at any point in time in the second half where the goal differential meets or exceeds eight (8) goals, the game is considered complete and the match shall be ended.

Once the game is ended the referees job is done and the game is officially over.  If the two teams want to continue a scrimmage after that, it can only be officiated by the coaches.  Any injury that results after the game is ended would be on the referees if they stay.  Therefore, do not expect or ask referees to officiate past a mercy rule ending. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 15:31


What are the league substitution rules?

Player Substitutions

SFUYSA has adopted the FYSA State Cup rules for player substitution for teams participating in Division 1 age groups U16 to U19.  If a U15 Division 1 team is participating in a U16 Division 1 age group, the U15 team will be required to play under the new substitution rules as well.


U16 - U19 Division 1 Substitutions:

a.     Substitutions will be allowed at any stoppage by either team, with the referee’s permission.

b.     Each team is allowed a maximum of seven (7) substitutions in EACH half of play AND during overtime play.

c.     After leaving the game during a half of play, the substituted player may not re-enter the game during that same half of play.

d.     After leaving the game during overtime play, the substituted player may not re-enter the game.

e.     Substitute may not enter the field of play until the player he/she is replacing has left the field, and after being signaled onto the field by the referee.

f.      The Referee MUST be notified each time the goal keeper is changed.

 

Procedural Considerations: SFUYSA has adopted a Substitution Card form that is available online and can even be prefilled similar to the game rosters using the information from the Team’s Online Registration data. The form is also available under the documents section for manual preparation.  The form will print the cards onto standard Avery 5371, 8371 and 8871 Business Card stock to make it easier for separation.

 

Substitute cards should be laminated and an optional photo of the player placed on the back of the card.  Distribute the cards to the players prior to the kickoff of each half and at the beginning of any overtime period.  The referee should take the pass from each player as they participate in the game and then return the passes after each half and at the end of the game.  Teams may also use their FYSA player passes in lieu of substitution cards.

 

(Six-Game Complete Season), (U9 - U15 Division 1) and (U9 – U19 Division 2)
Players may be substituted only during a stoppage of the game.  The number of substitutions shall be unlimited.  Substitutions may be made at the following times:

a.     Prior to a throw-in your favor.

b.     Prior to a goal kick, by either team, or after a goal is scored.

c.     After an injury, by either team, when the referee has stopped play.

d.     Between periods.

e.     No substitutions on corner kicks are permitted.

f.      While the league cannot mandate player substitution after a player receives a caution, it strongly recommends that all coaches substitute the player for a cooling down period. Substitutions are allowable at stoppages of play and it is suggested that the coach discuss this matter prior to the start of the game with the referee.

g.     A substitute may not enter the field of play until he has been so instructed by the referee.

h.     The Referee MUST be notified each time the goal keeper is changed.

 

Coaches in the Complete Six-Game Season may opt for Limited Substitution if both agree prior to the start of the game.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-01-2014 16:22


Do I have to use the league substitution cards?

Procedural Considerations: SFUYSA has adopted a Substitution Card form that is available online and can even be prefilled similar to the game rosters using the information from the Team’s Online Registration data. The form is also available under the documents section for manual preparation.  The form will print the cards onto standard Avery 5371, 8371 and 8871 Business Card stock to make it easier for separation.

 Substitute cards should be laminated and an optional photo of the player placed on the back of the card.  Distribute the cards to the players prior to the kickoff of each half and at the beginning of any overtime period.  The referee should take the pass from each player as they participate in the game and then return the passes after each half and at the end of the game.  Teams may also use their FYSA player passes in lieu of substitution cards.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 15:34


What is the Goal-to-Goal rule?

The league has adopted what has been commonly called the "Goal-to-Goal" rule for use in its U9 to U12 small-sided matches.  The intent of the rule is to teach the kids how to work the ball out of the back instead of punting the ball back and forth between penalty areas.  It was also designed to help eliminate injuries to keepers from the inevitable crash of bodies fighting for bouncing balls around the goal.  Basically any free kick, or keeper punt, drop kick, etc. that that goes from one penalty area to the other without being touched first by another player, is considered a violation.  The ball does not have to actually land in the other penalty area, it just has to cross into the other penalty area either on the ground or in the air.  At the moment the ball touches the plane of other penalty area, the referee should stop play and award an indirect free kick to the opponent at the center mark of the field (center circle).

The rule is shown below:

U9-U12 Restriction on Punts and Free Kicks in Small-sided Games:

In all small sided games U9 through U12; an indirect free kick from the center mark will be awarded to the opponent when a goal keeper punts, or a player kicks a free kick from one penalty area to the other penalty area without the ball being played first by another player. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 15:43


What size ball do we use for the different ages? Does the home team get to provide it or can the visitor?

The home team is responsible for the game ball.  However, if the referee deems that the home team's ball is dangerous or non-coforming, he alone may choose to use a ball from the visiting team.  League play has adopted the USYSA standard for ball size lis listed below:

U9 - U12

Law 2 – The Ball: Size four (4).

U13 and above

Law 2 – The Ball: Size five (5).

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 15:47


How long are league matches?

U09 - U10 25 minute halves

U11 - U12 30 minute halves

U13 - U14 35 minute halves

U15 - U16 40 minute halves

U17+ 45 minute halves

In playoff competition overtime periods will be determined by the competition authority:

Small sided games (u09 to U12) will use either

1) two five minute full-length periods and then kicks from the mark or

2) Kicks from the mark alone

U13 and higher will use either

1) two ten minute full-length periods and then kicks from the mark or

2) Kicks from the mark alone 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 15:51


Why did the Referee make our kids stand only 8 yards away from the ball in our match? And the penalty kick spot was much too close, what is the correct distance?

The league has adopted USYSA specifications for field size and required distances for opponents during free kicks (including Penalty Kicks)

In small-sided matches (u9 to U12) the following applies:

Law 1 – The Field of Play
    Field Markings:  The center mark is indicated at the midpoint of the halfway line. A circle with a radius of eight (8) yards is marked around it.
The Goal area: Conform to FIFA (6 yds).
The Penalty Area: A penalty area is defined at each end of the field as follows: Two lines are drawn at right angles to the goal line, fourteen (14) yards from the inside of each goalpost. These lines extend into the field of play for a distance of fourteen (14) yards and are joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line. The area bounded by these lines and the goal line is the penalty area. Within each penalty area a penalty mark is made ten (10) yards from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them. An arc of a circle with a radius of eight (8) yards from each penalty mark is drawn outside the penalty area.


 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 15:55


What are the proper field dimensions for league games?

Under 9/10
Law 1 – The
Field of Play
    Dimensions: The field of play must be rectangular. The length of the touchline must be greater than the length of the goal line.
Length: minimum 45 yards maximum 60 yards
Width: minimum 35 yards maximum 45 yards
Goals: 6 x 18 or 7 x 21

 Under 11/12
Law 1 – The
Field of Play
    Dimensions: The field of play must be rectangular. The length of the touchline must be greater than the length of the goal line.
Length: minimum 60 yards maximum 80 yards
Width: minimum 45 yards maximum 55 yards
Goals: 6 x 18 or 7 x 21

  Under 13+

Law 1 – The Field of Play
    Dimensions: The field of play must be rectangular. The length of the touchline must be greater than the length of the goal line.
        Length: minimum 100 yards maximum 120 yards
        Width: minimum 55 yards maximum 80 yards
Goals: 8 x 24

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 15:58


How many teams make the playoffs?

The number of playoff positions for Regular Season will be determined based upon the number of teams participating in the division.  For teams participating in divisions with less than 12 teams, there will be 2 to 4 playoff spots depending upon if there was a single complete round robin of games.  For teams participating in divisions with less than 17 teams, there will be 4 playoff spots.  Those divisions will play a semi-final and final match.  In divisions with 17, 18, or 19 teams, there will be 6 playoff spots with byes awarded to the top two teams.  The remaining four teams will play a quarterfinal match first and then the winners of the quarterfinals will play the two bye teams in semi-final and final matches.  Teams in divisions with 20 or more teams will send the top 8 teams to quarterfinal, semi-final and final matches. In cases where division have been split into groups, the top four teams from each group will comprise the 8 playoff teams in that age division. The order of finish will be based upon the highest average points.  Points are scored for each game with +3 for a Win, +1 for a Tie and 0 for a loss.

 

Preliminary Estimate of Playoff Spots:

Girls Divisions

U11 Division 1 – 4 Teams
U11 Division 2 – 4 Teams
U12 Division 1 – 4 Teams 
U12 Division 2 – 4 Teams 

 

U13 Division    – 2 Teams
U14 Division 1 – 2 Teams
U14 Division 2 – 2 Teams
HS   Division   – 2 Teams 

 Boys Divisions

U11 Division 1 – 8 Teams
U11 Division 2 – 8 Teams
U11 Division 3 – 4 Teams
U12 Division 1 – 4 Teams
U12 Division 2 – 8 Teams
U12 Division 3 – 2 Teams
U13 Division 1 – 8 Teams
U13 Division 2 – 8 Teams
U14 Division 1 – 8 Teams

 

U14 Division 2 – 8 Teams
U14 Division 3 – 4 Teams
U15 Division 1 – 8 Teams
U15 Division 2 – 4 Teams
U16 Division 1 – 8 Teams
U16 Division 2 – 4 Teams
U17 Division 1 – 4 Teams
U17 Division 2 – 2 Teams
U18/19 Division 1 – 6 Teams

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 16:05


We are tied with another team but they are listed ahead of us? We beat them during the season, what are the tiebreakers?

The website is pretty good at showing the standings as accurately as possible.  However, there are some complex situations that are not easily resolved that must be hand analyzed at the end of the season.  In cases where one or more teams are tied, the following procedure is used to break the tie.

For all tiebreakers, if an uneven number of games have been played, any numerical measurements will be averaged over the number of games.

Tiebreakers

1)      Head-to-Head

2)      Goal Differential (with a maximum of +/- 3 per game)

3)      Most Wins (avg)

4)      Fewest Losses (avg)

5)      Fewest goals against (avg)

6)      Kicks from the Penalty Mark

In cases where there are more than two teams tied, head-to-head will only be applied if all three or more teams have played each other.  If so and one team has lost to all of the others, that team is eliminated and the rest of the tiebreakers are applied to the remaining teams.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 16:09


Does the Assitant Coach need to complete the Code of Ethics form?

No, however, they are still bound to it just like the head coach, all players and spectators.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 11-12-2013 17:04


This is a follow to my original question, why are the kids not allowed to play for 2 different teams on the same day? In our case, my son is playing in 2 different age groups so there will never be a case where he plays against the same team while being on 2 different teams. Thanks

The State Association which governs all youth soccer in the State of Florida that the league is affiliated with is FYSA ("Florida Youth Soccer Association").  Their rule 205.3.C prohibits it.

 205.3 FYSA sanctioned competitions (league play and tournaments) may adopt rules to allow the use of Club 

Pass players up to the maximum roster size: 

 A. U13 – U19 teams – Total roster size, including club pass players, is capped at eighteen (18) for U13, 

and twenty-two ( 22) for U14 – U19. Teams may name eighteen (18) eligible players for each game. 

 B. U11 – U12 teams – Total roster size, including club pass players, is capped at fourteen (14). 

 C. Club pass players may only participate with one (1) team per day. (Player may play more than one (1) 

game per day in the competition with the same team, but not with two different teams in the same day.) 


Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 11-12-2013 17:08


is the assigning link under Restricted, the location where to report score. If not, where? I can not get to a question that answer such information

No there is a score reporting link for users that have access. It was only added recently (November 10, 2013.)

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 11-12-2013 17:10


What did it regulaste of conduct is for The trainers (coches) that children direct in soccer academies ?

I'm sorry, but I dont understand the question?

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 11-12-2013 17:15


If only 10 players show up for a team playing in a U13 division game, should we play 10vs10 or what is the rule for this situation?

It is entirely up to you. You can play with 11 or 10 or fewer as long as you have at least 7 and and one of them is a goalkeeper. The ultimate goal is not about winning trophies, but developing players. Use who and how many you feel proper to achieve those goals.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 11-23-2013 14:28


What are the tiebreakers for the regular season standings that will determine who makes the playoffs

Tiebreakers 
1) Head-to-Head 
2) Goal Differential (with a maximum of +/- 3 per game) 
3) Most Wins (avg) 
4) Fewest Losses (avg) 
5) Fewest goals against (avg) 
6) Kicks from the Penalty Mark 
 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 12-31-2013 02:36


Why the results of SFUYSA don't show on GotSoccer?

GotSoccer refuses to put the results of league play or even provide "GotSoccer" points for participation in the SFUYSA league because the league does not use their scheduling system.  The complexities of our league are beyond the capabilities of the GotSoccer system and are therefore not going to be see there.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 12-31-2013 02:38


My 10 year old son unfortunately got a red card playing as a guest player with the u12 team (He plays on u11), and we have been told that his suspension will be for either 1 or 3 games, but will that suspension only be valid when he plays on the u12 squad or will it pass over to his actual team (U11)? Can he serve the suspension on his u11 team ? Please respond as soon as possible Thank You!

Players have to serve their suspension with their primary team.  Therefore, if your son is primarily registered to the U11 team and got a red card while playing for the U12 team, he MUST serve his suspension with his primary (U11) team.  In addition, he may not play on ANY team until he serves with his U11 primary team.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 12-31-2013 02:40


Can you please let me know the dates for the playoffs? Thanks again, SM

Playoff dates are listed in the coaches manual whch can be found in the documents section of the website.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 12-31-2013 02:42


Hello. Today our game only one referee showed up and the game was cancelled. Is it a forfeit of the home team? If not, what's the procedure, does the game get rescheduled? Thank you. Eddie

The league policy on this situation is as follows.

In the case of a single referee showing up to do a game, that would be allowed with two club linesman. However, if either teams feels that based upon the level of play and the experience of the referee that it would be best to have the game officiated with three referees, the game will be rescheduled.  The new game would be moved to the opponents park and the team that failed to provide three referees would be responsible for paying ALL referee fees in the rescheduled game.  

5)      It would not be a forfeit for failing to provide referees unless it occurs on the last day of the season.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-23-2014 16:07


how many teams will make the playoffs for girls u-14 division that has 13 teams in it?

The top 2 U13 teams will play a Championship game and the top 2 U14 teams will play a Championship game.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-27-2014 02:02


Can a team play two league games in one day?

Yes

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-28-2014 19:52


The play-off dates and times have been announced. Are they subject to any changes or are they final?

The playoff brackets are considered final at the moment; however, we are trying to move some of the U11 and U12 games to be earlier on Saturday to assist teams wishing to attend the US Womens Game.  The problem is that we have not be given the availability of the alternate field we hope to be able to use.  If there is a specific game that you have an issue with, please contact the league divisional VPs.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-30-2014 19:26


What is the league policy on games that cannot be played? How do I cancel a game?

League Policy

All SFUYSA games must be played and Coaches cannot agree to cancel a game.  Playing a game does not mean showing up and paying the referees.  Showing up means attempting to play with a roster, referee fees and the minimum number of players required for that level of competition (i.e. 7 players one of which is a goal keeper for U13+)

Failing to play a league game is a $200 fine plus the cost of any referee fees. At the coaches meeting the league stressed the importance of NOT postponing games to the end of the season because it might be difficult to play all the games. Just because there was a rainout three weeks ago and neither team can now find a time to play does not excuse the fine for failing to play the game.  All U11+ Regular Season games must be complete by Sunday February 2nd or a $200 fine per game will be levied to the club.

EXCEPTIONS:  There are some exceptions to having to play a game; however, they must be approved by the league. In the case where a game gets rained out on the LAST weekend of the season and there is insufficient time to reschedule it, the game may be cancelled by the league. Please understand that ANY Cancelled game does NOT count toward red card service.  If there is a game that has not been rescheduled from a weekend prior to the last weekend of the season and it cannot be played during the last weekend, teams will be fined $200.  However, if neither team is in playoff contention, the game may be played with league approval the following weekend and would avoid the $200 fine. 

In other cases, an exception to the February 2nd deadline may be approved for teams that are in playoff contention if the game can be played prior to the Tuesday February 4th scoring deadline.  Please contact the appropriate divisional VP for approval.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-30-2014 20:51


If a coach enters the field of play during a game to "disagree" with the referee, what should the consequence be?

Each situation is different and it also depends on the patience and opinion of the referee.  However, if a coach enters the field of play without permission, he should be warned by the referee (yellow card).  Coaches are not shown yellow cards in US Youth Soccer matches so it is difficult to know if they have been warned from the sidelines.  Once the coach enters the field and is warned, if he then "disagrees" with the referee, that could be considered dissent (yellow card) and thus his second caution and ejection.  A referee could choose to ignore both instances, or penalize both.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 03-06-2014 03:07


At what age can a player use metal cleats, metal studs in game?

Players can wear metal cleats at any age as long as the cleats are not sharp or dangerous.  It is up to the determination of the referee if the cleats are dangerous due to being loose or sharp.  Metal cleats are not considered dangerous on their own.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:04


Who is the local district referee assignor for the Coconut Creek/Margate area? We need to know in order to complete the new application for my club affiliation to FYSA. We need the name and contact information from this person.

Referee Assignors are not necessarily limited by location.  You can go to the FSR-INC.com site to research assignors and see who might work that area.  You can also visit the SFU organization page and see the various assignors for clubs and contact them directly.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:01


There is a comment on the dataleague website that seems to confuse many people "Since all Early Season games are Division 1, there is no option to move out of Region Games into Region A." Can you clarify? People are interpreting as if they cannot participate in Region A Cup, but they can as long as it is division 1, correct?

SFUYSA has grown beyond Region A with multiple clubs from Region C (West Coast of Florida). When the Region C clubs were brought in as members, one of the concerns was the travel distances.  As a compromise to admission, the Region C clubs agreed that if requested, they would play their home games in Region A for Divisions 2 and 3.  Since Division 1 is considered a travel division, no accommodation will be made to teams traveling in division 1.  In other words; if you play division 1, you travel to the home game no matter what. 

 

For Division’s 2 and 3, games will be initially scheduled at the Region C clubs home field.  During the first week of schedule changes, Region A teams may request an accommodation to move any of those division 2 or 3 games to the same day at their Region A home field.  No accommodation will be made after the first week of schedule publishing, and no accommodation will be made if the Region A team cannot provide a field on the same date.  The time can be changed as long as it meets with the stated inter-regional start and end times.  While the league will approve these changes, it does ask that clubs try to avoid it if possible.  Region C teams are normally very supportive of our league and have great fields to play on.  For many clubs traveling to Region C is faster or closer than many of the Region A games.

 

 

The statement highlighted in yellow refers to the fact that Early Season is Division 1 only; therefore you cannot request that Region C come to Region A to play a Region C home game.  This has absolutely nothing to do with Region Cup.  

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:08


we've put in schedule requests before the August 7 deadline for home schedule changes. What is the deadline for Visiting Teams to respond?

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-07-2014 15:39


we've put in schedule requests before the August 7 deadline for home schedule changes. What is the deadline for Visiting Teams to respond?

Visiting teams do not need to respond to requests as long as they are on the same date as the original schedule.  During the first week of scheduling, the league will automatically approve the changes without an email notification and without the requirement of the visitor to approve.  However; there is no deadline for a visitor to approve a schedule change request that incorporates a date change.  There is also not requirement that they accept it.  The only factor is that clubs muct accept these changes at least 24 hours before the game date in order to avoid having to have the league intervene.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:14


we've put in schedule requests before the August 7 deadline for home schedule changes. What is the deadline for Visiting Teams to respond?

After the first week of schedule publishing, the following procedure should be followed when requesting schedule changes:

If there is a need to change the date or time of a game, you will need to reach an agreement with the other coach of a suitable alternate play date and time. Have your Club Representative confirm your agreement by contacting the other club’s rep. Once an agreement is reached, the two club reps will be able to make the game modification in the web site directly. All modifications of this type MUST BE COMPLETED AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE GAME DATE. Thus, any Saturday game change request must be approved by BOTH parties by midnight on Thursday. Any changes desired after the deadline will be disallowed by the system and a Divisional VP will need to intercede. These types of changes will be the exception and not the rule and may not be granted. Such exceptions might include an unknown school trip requiring the presence a majority of team members. TOURNAMENTS, OR OTHER NON-EDUCATIONAL, TRIPS, ETC. ARE NOT SUFFICIENT GROUNDS FOR RESCHEDULE REQUESTS. However: if teams have previously indicated conflicts in their declarations that were not met, every effort will be made to honor those initial requests. 

Note that in addition to reaching an agreement with the opponent, there may be other individuals which must approve of such changes.  The home club’s assignor and field/site directors should be consulted throughout the process.  Although the league allows for game changes to occur up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled play date, there may be other agreements in place that would prohibit such changes.  For example, if a local club’s agreement with their assignor calls for no game changes outside of a 96 hour window, there is nothing the league will do to override that policy.  Also, in order to effectuate such a change, some assignor contracts may make it necessary for referees to be paid for the original game as well as the newly scheduled game.  All of these issues need to be discussed and agreed to prior to the deadline.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-07-2014 15:46


We are a U17 team playing in the U18/U19 Division 6 Game Season. Can we have U18 guest players from our club play with our team?

"Guest" players in South Florida United are different than the normal definition used in a lot of other FYSA events.  In SFUYSA teams are declared and players are registered to those teams.  We do not care what team code a player is registered to with FYSA, ONLY how they are registered within SFU on the SFU online registration. As long as a player is age appropriate and comes from the same club, a player should be added to the SFU online registration and play as a primary player (i.e. not a "guest") on the team.  Thus, in your situation, you would add the U18 (age appropriate for the division) players to your online registration and list them as primary players (no guest code on the game roster).

 

In SFU, guest players are ONLY players that are listed on a different SFU online registration team.  See guest play rules for other restrictions on guest play.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-07-2014 15:54


Are teams required to fax in ALL game rosters after each game or are they only required to report game scores online ?

Teams are only required to fax in game rosters when reporting suspensions or suspension service. Refer to the coaches manual on suspensions and on game reporting for clarification.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:14


What are the new SFUYSA Early Season Divisions and how do they affect my participating in Cup competitions at the end of the season?

Last year there were a few teams that played in the Early Season and were barred from participating in Regional Cup in Division 2 even though they were not competitive.  Due to FYSA’s new cup competition formats, any team playing in Division 1 will have to go the Division 1 route in State or Regional Cup.  To avoid problems in the future, the league voted to only designate Premier as division 1 and Group A as non-divisional.  We still expect the majority of teams in the non-Premier Groups to be division 1, but this affords those teams an opportunity to play Division 2 if they are weaker than they thought.

 

EARLY SEASON:
SFUYSA will offer individual age group divisions for both boys and girls in U13 to U19/20 ages in both Premier and Non-Premier designations.  Premier teams are those that are truly the top teams in the age group and are expected to play at the State Cup level.  Non-Premier designations will be grouped accordingly and most likely will choose later on which season-ending competition best suits their ability.  Due to the change in registration from seasonal year to birth year, US Youth is combining the 1997 and 1998 (U19 and U20) age groups into a combined division.  There will not be a separate U20 division.  Depending upon the number and distribution of teams declared; additional ages may be combined into the U19/20 group.  (i.e. U18 if there are insufficient teams for a stand-alone division)

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:14


2016-2017 Frequent Questions On Declarations

EARLY SEASON:
SFUYSA will offer individual age group divisions for both boys and girls in U13 to U19/20 ages in both Premier and Non-Premier designations.  Premier teams are those that are truly the top teams in the age group and are expected to play at the State Cup level.  Non-Premier designations will be grouped accordingly and most likely will choose later on which season-ending competition best suits their ability.  Due to the change in registration from seasonal year to birth year, US Youth is combining the 1997 and 1998 (U19 and U20) age groups into a combined division.  There will not be a separate U20 division.  Depending upon the number and distribution of teams declared; additional ages may be combined into the U19/20 group.  (i.e. U18 if there are insufficient teams for a stand-alone division)

COMPLETE SIX GAME SEASON:
The Complete Six Game Season is typically for those teams that are participating in other leagues (i.e. R3PL or FSPL) and also wishing to play additional games. Or, perhaps they are a tournament-only team which also wants to be able to play in State Cup, but doesn’t want the restrictions of a league schedule.  Typically the Complete Six Game Season is for Division 1 teams and since there are rarely more than one division per age group, be careful in declaring your teams into this division if you do not intend to play in State Cup.  Games in this division are spread out over a six month period and the responsibility of scheduling the actual play date and location is up to the two teams.

REGULAR SEASON:
Declarations for Regular Season begin on September 1st and will be the same as last year, except that we will include the birth year to assist you in knowing the proper age group. We anticipate individual age divisions for all levels of competition in all ages U9 to U19/20.  In cases where ages are combined for competitive balance, the more restricted division will be used for playing rules.  Coaches must pay STRICT attention to registering and rostering players to make sure they comply with all the rules of the respective division.  This is very important in divisions with U11 and younger players.

Declaration Issues for SFUYSA Team Codes
With the change to birth-year registration comes an inevitable change to the standard team codes used in SFUYSA.  Although we are not 100% sure yet what FYSA will be doing with team codes, the most logical replacement is to change from using the 4digit combine years code (9900) to using a just a four digit year code. (1999, etc.)  Thus, please use the following codes when declaring your teams
Three-digit club code, four-digit year code, Gender code, Competitive or Rec Code, and one digit team designator.
For example
CTC2002MC4

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 15:44


With it getting chilly out if we have a jersey that is red can the boys wear a black long sleeve compression shirt underneath? I couldn't find red in his size and the number will be clearly visible and the shorts are black. This is ok correct?

While it is up to the referee if a uniform complies with FIFA rules, it does not appear that would be allowed

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 15:55


Is a goal kick subject to the goal-to-goal rule under modifications for the U9-U12 divisions?

Yes.  ANY free kick from within the Penalty Area.  A Goal Kick is a free kick.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 15:57


For u11 boys playoff games this weekend. In case of a tie during the game, what is the tie-breaker? Penalty kicks, or extra time (how long per half), etc?

Typically we only use extra-time in Final's.  For Quarter-Finals or Semi-Finals we normally go straight to Penalty Kicks due to the high number of games.  

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:07


My son played the first part of the 2015-2016 season with INTER. But in November he left the team mainly because it is too far away. Now he would like to play the season-end (March-June) with another team. We asked Inter by emails and text messages to please issue a RELEASE. But no answer was ever received. CAN HE PLAY WITHOUT THE RELEASE?

No.  In fact, even with a release the league does not allow a player to play for two different clubs within the same season unless there are extenuating circumstances.  Moving to a different part of the State would be one reason.  Lack of playing time is not typically recognized as a reason.  However, if the departing club wishes them to participate with the competitor and writes an email to that fact, the league will not typically stand in the way.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:11


Somebody said my 10 year-old can no longer head the ball. WTH?

The Impact of Upcoming Heading Rules and Birth-Year Changes for 2016-2017
Until the US Youth Soccer Technical Group issues a final document on the subject of heading, some of the information provided below is subject to change.  However; based upon the guidelines outlined in the initial position papers, we are somewhat confident that the information below will be adopted.  We understand that this may impact the formation of your teams and how they are declared, but we are limited in what we can provide to you in terms of guiding principles until the final papers are released. 

HEADING IN SMALL-SIDED GAMES
Due to a settlement of lawsuit between parents of an injured player and the US Soccer Federation, an agreement was reached to eliminate the heading of a soccer ball in games and practices for all 10 year-old players. Given that many players on U11 teams will be 10 years old; the initial policy that has been released eliminates heading in games for all U11 and younger teams. Although some U12 players (2005) born late in the year will be 10 years old during a part of the season, FYSA has told us that they are allowed to participate in heading divisions as a U12 if they have 2005 birthdates.  This is one of the areas that we have not confirmed fully, but understand there was an agreement reached that those players would be allowed to head if they are a true U12. 
As a result of this restriction, SFUYSA is required to comply with it and is expected to adopt the following rule changes.

CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT

  1. For All Limited Substitution Divisions:

If a player suffers a significant blow to the head and is removed from the game to be evaluated for a suspected concussion or head injury, that substitution will not count against a team’s total number of allowed substitutions in the game.
If the player with the suspected head injury has received clearance from a concussion-qualified Health Care Professional to return to the game, the player may re-enter at any stoppage of play. The evaluated player must replace the original substitute and will not count as a substitution.
The player that was temporarily substituted into the game for the player with the suspected head injury will be considered an available substitute and permitted to re-enter the game as a standard substitute per normal league rules.

  1. Consistent with the US Soccer mandates on heading the ball, intentional heading is banned for ALL division players U11 (including U12 divisions without a single age division) and below in SFUYSA games.
  2. In cases where U11 and U12 teams are combined into a single division for competitive balance, the combined U11/12 division will be a No-Heading Division. 
  3. An indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team if a player deliberately touches the ball with his/her head during a game.
  4. The indirect free kick is to be taken from the place where the player touched the ball with his/her head.
  5. An indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team inside the opposing team’s goal area, must be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to the where the player touched the ball with his/her head.
  6. No U9, U10, or U11 teams will be allowed to play up into U12+ divisions. However, U11 and younger players will be allowed to play up into Combined U11/12 No-Heading divisions.
  7. No players classified as U11 or younger are permitted to play on any teams participating in U12 or higher divisions in which heading is allowed.

What does all of this mean?
SFUYSA will continue to offer individual age groups in all divisions for the Regular Season.  The U11 Division will not have heading, but the U12 Division will.  No U11’s or younger on a U12 team.  No U11 teams playing in U12 divisions. We do not anticipate initially offering a combined U11/12 Non-Heading Division, but in cases where there are insufficient teams to form a complete U11 or U12 team, we may combine those ages for competitive balance, etc.  In a combined division there would be no heading.  We do not anticipate offering this type of combined division for Division 1.
 Age Groups and the Birth-Year Impact to the season:

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:18


2nd division u12 is divided in 3 group of 15 teams,how many teams from each group will go to playoff?

All anticipated playoff spots are described in the coaches manual and listed on the SFUYSA.com website

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:33


My son played the first part of the 2015-2016 season with INTER. But in November he left the team mainly because it is too far away. Now he would like to play the season-end (March-June) with another team. We asked Inter by emails and text messages to please issue a RELEASE. But no answer was ever received. CAN HE PLAY WITHOUT THE RELEASE?

No.  He must be approved by the League in order to particiapte with another club during the same seasonal year.  The league only grants that waiver if approved and requested by the club he has left.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:39


Registration, Rostering and Guest Play

What do I need to do to register my players with SFUYSA

SFU Player Registration

The procedures for player registration and the completion of SFU Game Rosters and SFU Team Registration Forms can be complicated.  Please make sure you are completely aware of all rules regarding the registration and rostering of players.  Teams are required to register their players to a “SFU Primary” team at least 24 hours prior that player participating in any league games.  

Player Registration is in two parts.  First, players are registered to their club through FYSA.  Once registered with FYSA, they are then “SFU Registered” using the ONLINE SFU Team Registration Form.   Only Club Reps and their designees are able to enter the players into the online registration form.  For a non-club rep to use the form, they must obtain the link and passcode for their respective team and register online.  Once completed, a backup copy of the form can be printed.  Printing the form requires adobe acrobat reader as well as enabling a pop-up web page.  A user guide is available on the web site to familiarize you with the process (http://www.sfuysa.com/sfu/documents/teamregistrationexplanation.pdf). 

At this point in the process, players have been registered to the State (FYSA) and now also registered to a team in the League (SFUYSA).  In most cases they are registered to a team in FYSA that is the same as the team in SFUYSA.  However, that is not a requirement and SFUYSA provides for flexibility in rostering to any avoid issues with State or Regional Cup transfer rules.  

Players must be FYSA registered to their club and appear on ONE and ONLY ONE SFUYSA Team Registration for the season being played.  This SFUYSA registration must be done at least 24 hours prior to that player(s) participating in any league games. This requirement is for both new team/player registrations and any player additions or movements (i.e. Change of Status). Failure to follow this requirement could lead to game forfeitures, suspensions and sanctions for playing ineligible players.  The league no longer accepts faxed team registration forms, however you can print them from the web as a backup just in case there is an online registration issue.  Please do not fax in any team registration forms unless asked to do so by a league official.

Registration Maximums:

SFUYSA allows up to 22 players to be registered to a team in all age groups; HOWEVER, we recommend the following maximums based upon the number of players on the field.

For U9 and U10 – Recommended maximum registered with SFUYSA is 12

For U11 and U12 – Recommended maximum registered with SFUYSA is 16

For U13+ – Recommended maximum registered with SFUYSA is 22

The maximum number of players allowed to dress and participate on a game roster is 18

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 21:43


What is the maximum number of players I can register on my U10 team?

Registration and Roster Maximums:

SFUYSA allows up to 22 players to be registered to a team in all age groups; HOWEVER, we recommend the following maximums based upon the number of players on the field.

For U9 and U10 – Recommended maximum registered with SFUYSA is 12

For U11 and U12 – Recommended maximum registered with SFUYSA is 16

For U13+ – Recommended maximum registered with SFUYSA is 22

 

The maximum number of players allowed to dress and participate on a game roster is 18

FYSA player registration is separate from SFUYSA and the maximum number of players allowed to be registered to a team that intends to participate in “Cup” competitions is 18 for (U9 to U13) and 22 for (U14+).  

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 21:52


I have 22 players registered to my team but there are only 18 spaces on my game roster; can I add the extras after line 18

Absolutley NOT!  The maximum number of players allowed to be dressed and in the technical area for games is 18.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 21:46


I have two teams in the U15 age group during Early Season. One in the Premier Division and the other in Division 15 Group A or Group B. Can a player registered to my Premier Team guest play on my Division 15B team?

NEW for 2016 and beyond:

If you have a player that is SFU-registered to the Premier team and you want to use them on the Division 15B team , you should first move them to the SFUYSA Group B team roster.  SFUYSA has changed the designation of Early Season and is no longer exclusively Division 1 teams.

 

Make sure that the player is not participating with the Premier team on the same day, because players are not allowed to play for two different teams on the same day.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 07-08-2016 15:37


What does the league mean by Age Appropriateness as far as Registering and Rostering players?

AGE APPROPRIATENESS:

It is SFUYSA & FYSA's policy(211.3) that all players compete at a level they are capable of both physically and developmentally. Any players participating in a division that is MORE than 2 years above their FYSA age classification MUST have permission from FYSA’s DOC as well as their affiliate’s DOC or Agent of Record.  This permission must be obtained PRIOR to participation and for each event. (FYSA 211.3) A U8 player may participate in a U9 division, but cannot play in a U10 division.  SFUYSA checks the age appropriateness of players using the online registration system as well as from game reports that are randomly submitted.  Using a player that has not been pre-approved is a considered an illegal player and subject to game forfeiture; fines; and significant suspensions.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 01:23


I have a U8 player that is registered to my U9 team and the U9 team is playing in the U10 division. Is that a problem?

Possibly.  It depends on the team code of the team that your child is SFU-registered to and if the division is a U9/10 combined or not.  If the team code is a U9 team then it is okay.  However, if it is a U10 team code, it is not allowed.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-04-2013 21:31


What is a Guest Player? Does this mean I can have players from other clubs on my team?

SFUYSA has a slightly different meaning for the term guest player as opposed to other competitions.  In South Florida United, teams are only allowed to have players that are registered to their clubs.  There is no inter-club guest playing. The term guest player in SFU is used to identify a player that is not on the SFU Team Registration form for the team he is participating for.  

In SFU the coach or club rep creates a team of players using players from their club.  Those players may be registered to a variety of different team codes with the State Association (FYSA), but as far as the league is concerned, those players are on the team for which they are SFU registered to.  This is called the primary registration in SFU.  Guest players are those players that are not on the SFU primary team.

The use of “Guest” players during the season is allowed in South Florida United games.  Teams may have age-appropriate guest players during the seasonal year, but NO GUEST PLAY will be allowed in any playoffs. Coaches may use any age appropriate players in their games as a means of promoting player development.  However; there are several important restrictions that MUST be followed. 

 

1)            The maximum number of guest players allowed per team, per game is five (5) for 11v11, three (3) for 8 v 8 and two (2) for 6 v 6.

2)            No player may play on more than one SFUYSA team on the same day.

3)            Guest players are players not on the SFUYSA Team Registration Form for the team they wish to guest play for.  They MUST however, be on a SFUYSA Team Registration form (SFU-registered) whose code must appear on the game roster under the guest play column. Primary SFU-registration will be determined solely using the SFU Team Registration Form submitted at the appropriate Roster Freeze Date for the event and not by the pass carried by the player.

4)            Guest players may only come from within your club. 

5)            Guest players may not play on a Division II team within their same age group if they are primarily SFU-registered to a Division I team in that age group.

6)            Players primarily SFU-registered to a team in their own age group, may guest play up to a team in a higher age group.

7)            Players that are SFU-registered to a team above their own age appropriate group, MAY NOT guest play down to a SFU team registered at a lower age group.

8)            Guest players MUST appear as guest players on the game roster.

 

As with using players not registered to your team, playing inappropriate guest players carries the same types of sanctions as would be found in playing an illegal player.  Be VERY careful in your use of guest players!

 

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:37


What is NCR paper and Why do I have to use it for my game rosters?

NCR paper is a special type of paper that allows it to make an exact copy of any writing done to the top copy.  The league requires its use on game rosters so that we can have an accurate representation of of any marks made on the roster no matter who sends it in.  This is especially important in verifying red card reporting and service.  In years past, players or coaches receiving red cards in games would have their player or coaches pass removed and sent in to the league to hold until the suspension was served. The delay in receiving and returning these cards could have players out for weeks for a single game suspension.  Once it was decided to give the cards back to players and coaches, the league needed a way to verify it.

The league requires all parties (both coaches and the referee) to send in the game reports when a red card is given so that we are guaranteed to receive it.  We use the copies to compare against each other to make sure that nothing was added or changed after the game.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:49


I forgot my game roster, but I have my passes. Can I still play the game or do I have to forfeit?

As long as the relevant information is listed (player name, FYSA Pass#, Jersey, Date of Birth, etc.) we dont care if the roster is on a napkin.  You will pay a fine for an improper roster and the napkin MUST be legible, but our goal is to play games when possible and utilize fines to make sure that it does not become a regular pattern. Make sure to take a picture of the roster since the referee is entitled to the napkin and you are still required to report the game and keep a copy.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:54


Do all names on game rosters have to be typed to avoid a fine

All information information on game rosters MUST be typed and clearly legible.  In situations where guest players are added to the normal roster, it is acceptable for those players to by handwritten into the form as long as the information is clearly legible on ALL copies.  If a player’s name cannot be determined due to handwriting legibility, the player will have been assumed to be NOT on the roster.  If he participated, the game is subject to forfeiture.  Coaches are responsible for ensuring all information is complete and accurate.  All game rosters must be kept until the end of the season (April 2014).  Failure to follow the procedures for proper completion and submission of Game and/or Team Registration forms may result in game forfeitures, coach suspensions and administrative fines.

TEAMS are REQUIRED to use SFUYSA GAME ROSTER FORMS. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:58


My son is registered on a U15 team and has also helped out a U16 team within his club when they were short players. I have found out that according to your rules, he would not be able to play for both teams in the same day. I would like to understand the reasoning for this ruling. My cell number is 201-838-6617. Thank you Michael

A player needs to be properly placed on a team that is best for his development and the development of others.  What we have seen in the past is the use of mercenary players to win games.  If a player needs more of a challenge than he is currently getting with his present team, the league has options for a coach to guest play or transfer a player from one team to another to see if that player should be moved to a higher level team.  If that player succeeds then he should be permanently transferred to the new team so that he can continue his development and those players left on the old team can develop their bench and have more playing time for the weaker players.  Bringing a star player down to a lower team just because he is age appropriate is not necessarily in the best interest of that team.  As such FYSA and SFU dont allow a player to play for more than one team on the same day.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-31-2013 13:47


If one of the coaches can't make a game, and another coach from the same club but different team takes his place, does he have to cross out the coach that can't be at the game and write in his own name legibly?

Yes.  That is the proper procedure.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 11-12-2013 17:16


Hello. I was wondering if a player is allowed to play for two different teams in the same league and different divisions but without getting a release from one of the other teams. Thank You.

If the two teams are from different CLUBS, then the answer is "Not during the same season".  In other words, once a player participates for one club in the regular season, he may not play for another club during the regular season unless approved by the Divisional VP or the Executive Board.  However, if he plays for one club during Early Season and a different club for Regular Season that would be allowed.  During seasons a player may not switch back and forth between different clubs even if he carries a dual FYSA registration.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-23-2014 16:10


How much is the cost to declare a U-9, U-11, U-13,U-18 and a U-19 teams and the cost of declaring a club. please understand I am new as a club rep. for margate youth soccer. thanks.

New clubs must be voted in to membership in order to participate with South Florida United.  They must also bring a minimum of 4 teams to be considered for membership.  However, that 4 team minimum can be satisfied by teams playing in more than one season during the same calendar year. Each club must submit a $300 refundable bond and pay an annual $125 affiliation fee.  Each team registration is $125 per season.  

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:01


How much is the cost to declear a U-9, U-11, U-13,U-18 and a U-19 teams and the cost of declearing a club. please understand I am new as a club rep. for margate youth soccer. thanks.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:01


I have a U12 Boys Team with Jupiter United that I would like to have join the league, although I see you do not have any u12 teams to play in early season so it appears with looking at the declares list of teams. Please inform me what you would recommend with your league, wait for the regular season?

The Early Season is for U13 and older teams in Division 1. In some cases a club with a lot of U12 players may put together a U13 team comprised of U12 players, but unless the team is truly division 1, the best thing is to wait for Regular Season.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:03


My son plays for the West Pines United U14 boys team and we are trying to find out if out team can still register for the early season.

Early Season is closed and the only opening we have right now is for a Boys U18/19 team.  If a team withdraws, contact your club representative and perhaps they can get you in.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:05


There is a comment on the dataleague website that seems to confuse many people "Since all Early Season games are Division 1, there is no option to move out of Region Games into Region A." Can you clarify? People are interpreting as if they cannot participate in Region A Cup, but they can as long as it is division 1, correct?

SFUYSA has grown beyond Region A with multiple clubs from Region C (West Coast of Florida). When the Region C clubs were brought in as members, one of the concerns was the travel distances.  As a compromise to admission, the Region C clubs agreed that if requested, they would play their home games in Region A for Divisions 2 and 3.  Since Division 1 is considered a travel division, no accommodation will be made to teams traveling in division 1.  In other words; if you play division 1, you travel to the home game no matter what. 

 

For Division’s 2 and 3, games will be initially scheduled at the Region C clubs home field.  During the first week of schedule changes, Region A teams may request an accommodation to move any of those division 2 or 3 games to the same day at their Region A home field.  No accommodation will be made after the first week of schedule publishing, and no accommodation will be made if the Region A team cannot provide a field on the same date.  The time can be changed as long as it meets with the stated inter-regional start and end times.  While the league will approve these changes, it does ask that clubs try to avoid it if possible.  Region C teams are normally very supportive of our league and have great fields to play on.  For many clubs traveling to Region C is faster or closer than many of the Region A games.

 

 

The statement highlighted in yellow refers to the fact that Early Season is Division 1 only; therefore you cannot request that Region C come to Region A to play a Region C home game.  This has absolutely nothing to do with Region Cup.  

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:08


This past Memorial Day I had the pleasure of watching my daughters team in Disney. I noticed that rules that seemed applicable years ago are no longer valid, or respected, and thought it should be considered for future decisions within our Youth Soccer organization. Years ago, a player that played 2nd division, and was good enough to play, or even guest play at the Div 1 level, was considered “not eligible” to play back down at the 2nd division level. Is this correct? If not, can this be something to be considered? In other words, although the player was registered for 2nd division, in the event that she plays for her clubs div 1 team, the player should not be brought back down to the 2nd division level, since that isn’t his or her legitimate level of play. (Clubs may register their players, even if talented, to Div 2 teams and use them to support their div I teams. Possibly there can be a limit of games they can play at the div 1 level, which will make them a div 1 player only?) The same is occurring with teams at tournaments. Div I teams are playing Div 1 throughout the league, even playing State Cups and then register for Div II at tournaments in order to win and receive recognition. Additionally, teams that are div 2 will bring in Div 1 guest players to tournaments, for their Div 2 teams. How can this be controlled?

To my knowledge, there is no restriction on the use of Div 1 players on Div 2 teams and vice-versa with the exception of the FYSA Coaches Code of ethics. The same goes for Div 1 teams playing Division 2. However; event and league organizers can create rules to combat this when coaches fail to do so. SFU has some restrictions on this in place, but they are pretty much after-the-fact and only when we find an egregious violation. With so many paid coaches and parents with expectations of stardom, the focus on winning has increased above development. The coaches that “get it” understand that tournaments and league competitions are just a means toward developing the skillset of players. Usually it’s the parents that are the problem looking for cocktail party conversation. I can’t tell you the number of parents that complain about the league’s refusal to award GotSoccer points because we collectively feel it is bad for the sport.

The bottom line is that coaches are responsible for placing the proper players in the proper level based upon the all the factors involved. In some cases they do so with the intention of winning-at-all-costs and in others it’s about development.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:15


We don't have the player cards for u9. Will that be a forfeit?

There is no option for referees to allow a game to be played without player cards.  The game would be a forfeit, but if both teams agree, it could be rescheduled.  There is no requirement for the opponent to do that, but it would be allowed by mutual agreement.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 15:58


Can a player play in two different teams one registered with FYSA and the other registered with USClubSoccer ?

Yes

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:09


Is it possible to have 2 player playing at the same time with the same Number?

NO

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:26


Is the league accepting new teams currently. i play for a team that is ranked in the top 100 in the state but we are not registered in the league

SFUYSA accepts new clubs for membership if they are FYSA-affiliated and have a minimum of four teams able to participate.  They must apply and be voted in by the general membership.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:35


If a coach is suspended and the assistant coach isn't available , who can be on the roster to coach a team? Any FYSA or league registered coach? How far in advance does this roster change need to take place of a scheduled game?

Technically anyone carded to the club can coach a team that has been suspended in a game.  However, the person must be on the roster before the game starts.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:38


Can a player play in two different teams one registered with FYSA and the other registered with USClubSoccer ?

Yes.  But US Club teams are not allowed to participate in SFUYSA

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:41


Red Cards & Suspensions

We were winning our game when it started to rain and the referee stopped the match with 1 minute left in the first half. We were not able to finish the game because of the weather. How do I report the score and also show my player served his suspension in the game?

SFUYSA Completed Game Considerations:

A game completed to half time shall be considered a complete game if per chance the game has to be stopped, at no fault of either team. A game not completed to half-time shall be replayed providing neither team is at fault. Should play be abandoned at any time due to one or both of the teams being at fault, then the defaulting team(s) shall forfeit the game 3-0. Games that are rescheduled do NOT count toward Red Card service.

Therefore, the game in the above example is not complete and has to be rescheduled.  Since rescheduled games can not count toward red card service, your player will have to re-serve his open suspension in his next match. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:23


There was a spectator from the other team ejected from our game, do we have to send in the game rosters since no red card was shown?

If a red card is issued in a game, or if a coach or spectator is ejected, BOTH Coaches, and the referee are required to fax game rosters to the VP Rules and red card committee (305)704-3811.  Alternatively, you may scan and email the reports to redcards@sfuysa.com . IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOUR TEAM DID NOT RECEIVE THE RED CARD OR SUFFER THE EJECTION.  BOTH TEAMS MUST SEND IN BOTH COPIES OF THE GAME REPORTS. Referees are also required to file supplementary reports.  Failing to send in a game report within the 48 hour reporting period results in the following fines:

Failing to File Red Card Reports
$50 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to opponents team (1st offense)
$100 second offense
$200 three or more offenses plus a 3 game suspension
$100 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to their own team (1st offense)
$200 second offense
$500 three or more offenses plus a 6 game suspension
$25 for any referee that fails to file game report (charged to the club) plus suspension of referee until  supplemental report is properly filed.

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:22


I forgot to send in a game report when an opposing player got ejected from a game. Is there a fine?

Failing to send in red card reports, even for a red card given to the opponent does carry a fine.  We need to have the game reprots from all parties as a check and balance mechanism.

Failing to File Red Card Reports
$50 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to opponents team (1st offense)
$100 second offense
$200 three or more offenses plus a 3 game suspension
$100 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to their own team (1st offense)
$200 second offense
$500 three or more offenses plus a 6 game suspension
$25 for any referee that fails to file game report (charged to the club) plus suspension of referee until  supplemental report is properly filed.

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:21


I forgot to send in my proof of red card service within the 48 hour window. Can I still receive credit?

It may be possible to utilize a game service form that was not filed on time, but it is subject to the discretion of the red card committee.  If the committee chooses to accept the service, there will be a $25 administrative fine for filing the form late. 

Failing to File Game Report for Service of Red Card
$25 for failing to file game report seeking red card service within 48 hours. Alternatively, no credit for service.

Any questions regarding the red card procedure should be directed to the Red Card committee (redcards@sfuysa.com). Do NOT fax all game rosters to the VP Rules. The only rosters that are required to be faxed are those in which a player (on either team) received a red card or to get credit for one serving it.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:06


Should all game rosters be faxed in to the number on the game roster?

SFU provides a service to its member teams that participate in State and Regional Cup by keeping a copy of their first game roster.  This is normally the job of the teams coaches, but the league is willing to provde a storage facility for those that optionally want to send them in.  Please do not abuse this service by sending in all your game reports.  We will only save the first game roster.  

Please understand that any game rosters that are sent in as a part of this storage keeping service are subject to potential fines if they are improper (i.e. no coaches signature or game number, etc.) 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:10


My coach got ejected from his game, can I assume that he will only have a single game suspension?

Coach Ejections
A coach ejected from a game will be fined $200 for his first offense and $500 for second and subsequent offenses.  These fines are in addition to the mandatory minimum 2 game suspension for any ejection and may be increased by the discipline committee based upon the circumstances of the ejection and/or prior conduct of the coach.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:22


My U10 coach was ejected in his game on Saturday, can he serve his suspension with his U11 team on Sunday morning and then coach the U10s later that same Sunday?

NO!  A coach that is ejected in his U10 game is suspended from ALL COACHING until he serves his suspension with his U10 team.  In the situation above, the coach would not only have to sit out the U11 game, but also the U10 game that followed it.  That Sunday U10 game would be the one where he would serve the suspension. In some cases the team that a coach received his suspension with may no longer be participating in and the coach would not have a team to serve the suspension with. In these rare circumstances, the disciplinary committee, may consider other options for the coach to satisy his suspension.  However, the coach would not be able to coach ANY teams until the committee ruled on any modifications.

Coaches that are listed with multiple teams run the risk of losing their ability to coach all of them when they get ejected from just one of them. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:19


Our coach got a fine that has to be paid before our next game. Can I pay it online?

All fines and fees can be paid online using the payments page.  In fact, you can pay for not only your clubs fines, but any club if you are feeling especially generous.

Online Payments

Clubs can view and pay suspension fees and fines online with either a PayPal account or credit card.  We still accept checks to the treasurer, but payments made online will immediately update suspension and fine records allowing participation where appropriate.  Also, for clubs that hold the suspended party accountable for their actions, anyone can make a payment for the open fines and fees. Visit http://sfuysa.com/Payments.asp for a list of open items. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:27


How do I get credit for serving a suspension?

Suspension Service Requirements:
For SFUYSA games in which suspended players or coaches are serving their suspension:

1)    PRIOR to giving the game roster to the referee, check the “OUT” box next to the players’ name and draw a thin line through the players name.  Ensure that the players name is legible.  Write "Out Serving Red Card" in the open area to the right of the players' name. Reporting the service for Coaches should be similarly identified.

2)    When presenting the roster to the referee BEFORE the game, ask the referee to initial next to the “Out Serving Red Card” statement that the player is out.

3)    PLAYERS SERVING A SUSPENSION MUST BE ONE OF THE 18 PLAYERS ON THE GAME ROSTER.  Rosters may NOT be modified to add additional lines.  Similarly, coaches serving a suspension must also be identified in one on the three coaches’ spots on the roster.

4)    Players are NOT required to be at the game in which they are serving a suspension, but may attend.

5)    Coaches are NOT PERMITTED to be at a game in which they are serving a suspension. This means they cannot be within “sight or sound” of the game. They also may NOT communicate remotely via electronic or other means with their teams while serving a suspension.

6)    Fax a copy of the rosters to the Red Card Committee (305)704-3811 or email a scanned copy to redcards@sfuysa.com to prove the player sat out.


For Non-SFUYSA games in which suspended players or coaches are serving their suspension:

1)    The ONLY acceptable proof of service is the SFUYSA Suspension Service Reporting Form (http://www.dataleague.com/sfu/suspensionserviceform.pdf)

 

The SFUYSA Suspension Service Reporting Form is for reporting SFUYSA suspension service outside of league play only. Service within league games must be reported on league game rosters ONLY. All games MUST be served in FULL SIDED MATCHES ONLY (11v11, U11-12, 8v8,U9-10 6v6). Suspension service acceptance is at the discretion of the disciplinary committee, and must be served with the Primary team, or by special circumstance as preapproved by the disciplinary committee.

 

Red Card & Suspension Service Form Submission Guidelines

SFUYSA Does NOT accept photos of rosters and/or Suspension Service Report forms. Nor can we accept pictures embedded in an email. Please either Fax to 305-704-3811 or scan the documents on a flatbed scanner and attach the file to an email. KEEP SCANNED FILES to LESS THAN 1 MB

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:28


Can I get credit for serving a suspension outside of SFUYSA competition?

For Non-SFUYSA games in which suspended players or coaches are serving their suspension;   tThe ONLY acceptable proof of service is the SFUYSA Suspension Service Reporting Form (http://www.dataleague.com/sfu/suspensionserviceform.pdf)

 

The SFUYSA Suspension Service Reporting Form is for reporting SFUYSA suspension service outside of league play only. Service within league games must be reported on league game rosters ONLY. All games MUST be served in FULL SIDED MATCHES ONLY (11v11, U11-12, 8v8,U9-10 6v6). Suspension service acceptance is at the discretion of the disciplinary committee, and must be served with the Primary team, or by special circumstance as preapproved by the disciplinary committee.

 

Red Card & Suspension Service Form Submission Guidelines

SFUYSA Does NOT accept photos of rosters and/or Suspension Service Report forms. Nor can we accept pictures embedded in an email. Please either Fax to 305-704-3811 or scan the documents on a flatbed scanner and attach the file to an email. KEEP SCANNED FILES to LESS THAN 1 MB

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:30


What is the FYSA Death Penalty

502.5 Any player or coach who receives a second red card/ejection during a seasonal year or a third within two seasonal years for either violent conduct (major infraction), foul and/or abusive language directed, spitting, or referee abuse, after notification from FYSA to the player, coach and affiliate Agent of Record within seven (7) days, may be suspended for thirteen (13) games or six (6) months, whichever is longer. Multiple offenses relating to the same red card/ejection will qualify under this rule. The action may be appealed to the FYSA Protest and Appeals Committee

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:35


My son got a red card for violent conduct, and the other team player as well got a red card and it was on the referees report, but when I look today on the web I only see my son's and the other team did not report his players red card, is this right?

There is not enough information in your question to adequately answer it. You can search the suspensions by game number to see all the player suspended from both teams. You could also send an email to redcards@sfuysa.com for clarification.

Author: Administrator
Last update: 10-19-2013 00:36


Can you provide an example of Game Rosters that are acceptable for Red Card Service reporting?

Please see the attached file for examples.  These are the same examples shown at the Regular Season Coaches meeting.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-22-2013 14:55


Where do I need to go on the fysa site to report my players red card? And how do I do it?

FYSA ("The State Association") does not maintain a Red Card suspension list.  SFUYSA ("The League") has a red card committee that reviews all red cards and posts and records service of suspensions.  On the SFUYSA game roster is the contact information for sending in game reports.  Game reports can be scanned and emailed to redcards@sfuysa.com or faxed to 305-704-3811

The official SFUYSA Game report is located at http://sfuysa.com/media/forms/sfugameroster.pdf

For service of red cards in non-league games to satisfay a SFUYSA league suspension, a tournament service form is REQUIRED.  That form is located at  http://sfuysa.com/sfu/suspensionserviceform.pdf and needs to be reported to the same two locations.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-31-2013 13:41


Schedule Changes

I never received a notification of a game change via email. What happened?

We try to provide as much information as possible through the web site and send out email notifications and reminders to Club Reps, their alternates, Assignors, Coaches, etc. In some cases our emails may go undelivered or find their way into spam or junk mail folders. We urge you to check your email folders and make sure to “whitelist” both Dataleague.com and sfuysa.com emails. Despite these efforts we cannot guarantee notification emails will be properly received by all parties. Ultimately, web generated email should NOT be relied upon as the sole means of communicating changes and schedules to participants.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:35


We are playing in a tournament at the same time a league game is already scheduled. Can you make the other team change the league game?

Schedule changes are inevitable as a result of bad weather, unanticipated field closures, etc. However; the schedule of SFU games is considered primary compared to other events, tournaments, and outings.  The league will not intervene and force the league opponent to change a game under these circumstances. However; if both teams are playing in the same tournament and are scheduled against eachother, the two teams can agree to use the tournament game as also satisfying the league game.  (Note: in this circumstance, a proper SFUYSA game roster must be prepared and completed)  

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


I am scheduled to play a Division 2 or 3 game outside of Region A. Can I move it to my home game?

After the initial publishing of the schedule, Club Reps have one week to identify any problems that need to be corrected for their home games.  This one-week period is used to modify games to accommodate referee assigning or to fix problems from already scheduled games etc.  It is also during this week that Club Reps may request Division 2 or 3 games outside of Region A to be moved to back into Region A.  If teams elect to move a Division 2 or 3 away game from outside of the Region, they MUST provide a field on the same date as the schedule date.  Any requests made after the first week or for a different date, will be denied.   

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


What is the process for requesting changes to my home games for referee assigning?

After the initial publishing of the schedule, Club Reps have one week to identify any problems that need to be corrected for their home games.  During this period, Club Reps are able to submit requests for game time changes that will be automatically approved (provided that proper field availability was disclosed by the declaration deadline).  Reps are able to make these changes by using the online game change request form on the website.  We no longer accept emailed changes. This one-week period is used to modify games to accommodate referee assigning or to fix problems from already scheduled games etc.  

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


What is the earliest or latest a league game can be started?

Unless mutually agreed to by both teams:

1)    No SFUYSA game can start before 9:00 AM or after 8:30 PM

2)    No SFUYSA game that crosses two different FYSA Regions may start before 11:00 AM or after 6:30 PM

Procedural considerations: Due to the complexities of scheduling, some games that violate these two points may be created during the initial schedule creation and not caught prior to posting.  During the first week of schedule publishing, it is the responsibility of both club representatives to identify any games that are in violation of the rule and provide an alternative time that satisfies the criteria.  Failing to identify the problem during the first week of publishing will serve as a mutual agreement of acceptance.  Any request to change the game after the first week will require both reps to agree to the new change and the league will not intervene to enforce the change.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:30


Both coaches have spoken and agreed to a game change, but it is still showing the old information on the website. What do we do?

GAME CHANGES NOT APPEARING ON THE WEB SITE ARE NOT APPROVED. If you have reached an agreement with your opposing coach, but the web site does not indicate the new information, the change has not been officially approved by the league. Playing the game without official approval can result in forfeiture by both teams plus fines. Contact your rep to make sure when there is a question. Club Reps have the authority to submit game change requests that must be approved by the opposing representative.  Once both Representatives have approved the change, it is IMMEDIATELY updated on the website.  If your game still shows the old information, contact your club representative to make sure they have submitted or approved the change request.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


It is the morning of the game and I just got a call from my parks department and the field is closed. I have an alternate field a few miles away, can I move the game?

Field-Only Changes -- For late changes of field location only, the burden is on the home team to properly communicate and administer any changes. Make sure the visitor knows of the change as soon as possible prior to game time. If there could be a problem, make sure there is someone at the old-field location to direct the team and referees to the new location.

The bottom line is that the league would like to have games played rather than postponed whenever possible. Due to large travel distances it is not always possible to know of field closures until teams are already on the road.  Therefore, it is also essential that all teams have accurate contact information posted and that teams contact eachother before the game for any issues that could come up. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:32


I have a game day emergency, who should I contact about the issue?

Only Reps or their alternates are to communicate with the Divisional VP’s. However; if there is an emergency and you are unable to contact your representative, the Divisional VP’s are there to assist you.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:33


What is the process for requesting a game change?

After the first week of schedule publishing, the following procedure should be followed when requesting schedule changes:

If there is a need to change the date or time of a game, you will need to reach an agreement with the other coach of a suitable alternate play date and time. Have your Club Representative confirm your agreement by contacting the other club’s rep. Once an agreement is reached, the two club reps will be able to make the game modification in the web site directly. All modifications of this type MUST BE COMPLETED AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE GAME DATE. Thus, any Saturday game change request must be approved by BOTH parties by midnight on Thursday. Any changes desired after the deadline will be disallowed by the system and a Divisional VP will need to intercede. These types of changes will be the exception and not the rule and may not be granted. Such exceptions might include an unknown school trip requiring the presence a majority of team members. TOURNAMENTS, OR OTHER NON-EDUCATIONAL, TRIPS, ETC. ARE NOT SUFFICIENT GROUNDS FOR RESCHEDULE REQUESTS. However: if teams have previously indicated conflicts in their declarations that were not met, every effort will be made to honor those initial requests. 

Note that in addition to reaching an agreement with the opponent, there may be other individuals which must approve of such changes.  The home club’s assignor and field/site directors should be consulted throughout the process.  Although the league allows for game changes to occur up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled play date, there may be other agreements in place that would prohibit such changes.  For example, if a local club’s agreement with their assignor calls for no game changes outside of a 96 hour window, there is nothing the league will do to override that policy.  Also, in order to effectuate such a change, some assignor contracts may make it necessary for referees to be paid for the original game as well as the newly scheduled game.  All of these issues need to be discussed and agreed to prior to the deadline.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


Half of my team is scheduled to be away for a school trip and I cant get the opposing coach to agree to move the game. Will the league intervene?

Normally after the first week of schedule publishing, if there is a need to change the date or time of a game, you will need to reach an agreement with the other coach of a suitable alternate play date and time.

In the case where teams cannot reach an agreement, it will take a divisional VP to intercede on behalf of the requesting team. Normally Divisional VP's will not normally intervene in these matters unless the reason is due to an unknown school trip requiring the presence a majority of team members.

TOURNAMENTS, OR OTHER NON-EDUCATIONAL, TRIPS, ETC. ARE NOT SUFFICIENT GROUNDS FOR RESCHEDULE REQUESTS. However: if teams have previously indicated conflicts in their declarations that were not met, every effort will be made to honor those initial requests.  

In the case of an unknown shool trip, a reschedule request submitted the night before the game will be denied.  It is essential that the clubs provide sufficient notice of such trips as soon as they are made aware of them. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 01:26


I need to make a schedule change request and my opponent wants me to pay all the referee fees. Can they do that?

In order to reach a rescheduling agreement with an opponent after the the initial publishing of the schedules, you may have to accept moving the game to the opponents park, paying for certain non-cancellable fees, etc.

Although the league allows for game changes to occur up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled play date, there may be other agreements in place that would prohibit such changes.  For example, if a local club’s agreement with their assignor calls for no game changes outside of a 96 hour window, there is nothing the league will do to override that policy.  Also, in order to effectuate such a change, some assignor contracts may make it necessary for referees to be paid for the original game as well as the newly scheduled game.  All of these issues need to be discussed and agreed to prior to the deadline. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


When is Regular Season over? What is the last day I can play my games?

U9 and U10
For all U9 and u10 teams, Regular Season games must be complete by February 23rd, 2014. In lieu of a Championship Series, U9 and U10 teams will have the option of participating in a seeded jamboree against matched opponents tentatively scheduled during the weekend of March 1st and/or 2nd, 2014.  Teams will play a series of mini-games on a single day where FUN is the main focus and all players will receive medals. Our hope is to have the Jamboree at Sun Life Stadium, however we are still working out the logistics at this time. 

U11 to U19
Regular Season ends and all games must be complete by February 2nd, 2014 for U11 – U19. SFUYSA Regular Season Championships for U11+ are expected to occur during the weekend of February 7th through the 10th at Plantation’s Pine Island and Central parks. 


REGULAR SEASON ROSTER FREEZE is January 8th 2014.  Clubs may continue to play the remainder of the Regular Season games with players added after the freeze date, but only those players on the team registration form on the freeze date are eligible for playoff participation. Roster freeze only applies to U11+.

In rare circumstances where weather has caused problems in completing a significant number of games, the Divisional VP’s may allow for games to be postponed or removed from the schedule.  Each division will have its own format for determination of playoff participants.  

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 16:00


Our team has a scheduled game for 2/1/14. We are also registered for the league festival on 2/1-2/2. The home team says they cannot honor our request for a game date change. What can we do?

There is no SFUYSA League festival on 2/1 to 2/2  According to SFUYSA rules, our league games take precedent to all other competitions.  If the opponent is unwilling to move the game, you would need to play it or face a $200 fine plus referee costs.  You could also contact the festival and let them know that you can't play during the timeframe of the game.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-23-2014 16:02


When do the playoff for U11 division 1 are being played? Is it one weekend or multiple weekends? Thanks

Please see the playoff schedules on the league website. http://sfuysa.com/tbrackets.asp

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-28-2014 19:52


What is the league policy on games that cannot be played? How do I cancel a game?

League Policy

All SFUYSA games must be played and Coaches cannot agree to cancel a game.  Playing a game does not mean showing up and paying the referees.  Showing up means attempting to play with a roster, referee fees and the minimum number of players required for that level of competition (i.e. 7 players one of which is a goal keeper for U13+)

Failing to play a league game is a $200 fine plus the cost of any referee fees. At the coaches meeting the league stressed the importance of NOT postponing games to the end of the season because it might be difficult to play all the games. Just because there was a rainout three weeks ago and neither team can now find a time to play does not excuse the fine for failing to play the game.  All U11+ Regular Season games must be complete by Sunday February 2nd or a $200 fine per game will be levied to the club.

EXCEPTIONS:  There are some exceptions to having to play a game; however, they must be approved by the league. In the case where a game gets rained out on the LAST weekend of the season and there is insufficient time to reschedule it, the game may be cancelled by the league. Please understand that ANY Cancelled game does NOT count toward red card service.  If there is a game that has not been rescheduled from a weekend prior to the last weekend of the season and it cannot be played during the last weekend, teams will be fined $200.  However, if neither team is in playoff contention, the game may be played with league approval the following weekend and would avoid the $200 fine. 

In other cases, an exception to the February 2nd deadline may be approved for teams that are in playoff contention if the game can be played prior to the Tuesday February 4th scoring deadline.  Please contact the appropriate divisional VP for approval.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-30-2014 20:51


There is a comment on the dataleague website that seems to confuse many people "Since all Early Season games are Division 1, there is no option to move out of Region Games into Region A." Can you clarify? People are interpreting as if they cannot participate in Region A Cup, but they can as long as it is division 1, correct?

SFUYSA has grown beyond Region A with multiple clubs from Region C (West Coast of Florida). When the Region C clubs were brought in as members, one of the concerns was the travel distances.  As a compromise to admission, the Region C clubs agreed that if requested, they would play their home games in Region A for Divisions 2 and 3.  Since Division 1 is considered a travel division, no accommodation will be made to teams traveling in division 1.  In other words; if you play division 1, you travel to the home game no matter what. 

 

For Division’s 2 and 3, games will be initially scheduled at the Region C clubs home field.  During the first week of schedule changes, Region A teams may request an accommodation to move any of those division 2 or 3 games to the same day at their Region A home field.  No accommodation will be made after the first week of schedule publishing, and no accommodation will be made if the Region A team cannot provide a field on the same date.  The time can be changed as long as it meets with the stated inter-regional start and end times.  While the league will approve these changes, it does ask that clubs try to avoid it if possible.  Region C teams are normally very supportive of our league and have great fields to play on.  For many clubs traveling to Region C is faster or closer than many of the Region A games.

 

 

The statement highlighted in yellow refers to the fact that Early Season is Division 1 only; therefore you cannot request that Region C come to Region A to play a Region C home game.  This has absolutely nothing to do with Region Cup.  

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:08


How do you make schedule changes to Home Games prior to the deadline without requiring Visitor Approval?

Just enter them into the system for game changes.  In some cases, your opponent will approve them, but an admin will automatically approve them as long as they do not include a date change and were created during the free-change window.  You will not receive an email confirmation when that occurs.  

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 09-22-2014 21:15


I am new to SFUYSA. I see there are 3 distinct season, Early, Regular, and 6 Game Complete. When do the three seasons begin and end, respectively?

Season Start and End dates are normally included in the event calendar which can be accessed from the main menu bar. http://sfuysa.com/eventsc.asp  The information is also in the coaches manual, but normally the seasons are as follows:

Early Season is geared toward High School Players and runs from Late August until Late October.  Regular Season runs from Late October/Early Novemeber until Early February and the Complete Six Game Season runs throughout the year.  August to April.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-03-2014 17:48


I need to submit a schedule change that has been approved by both teams. don't see where to do this online, help!

Only club representatives have the authorization to submit and approve schedule changes.  Once logged in, they are able to use the administrative menu to see open requests and to create new ones.  The reason it is restricted to club representatives is because of the impact of game changes on referee assigning and field availability, etc.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-07-2014 15:49


I need to submit a schedule change that has been approved by both teams. don't see where to do this online, help!

Only club reps have this ability.  Please contact your club rep and have them submit or approve the agreed upon request.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-07-2014 15:50


Score & Performance Reporting

Is the winning team responsible for reporting game scores or is it the Home team?

Actually score reporting is the responsibility of both teams.  Scores must be reported on the league website by 5:00 PM on the Tuesday following the game's play date.  Failing to report the score may result in a $25 administrative fine or game forfeitures, etc. 

At present, only Club Representatives or their alternates are able to report game scores, but we may add the ability of coaches to report scores at a later date in the same way that player performance can be reported. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:34


Can I email or fax in my game scores?

The league does not accept faxed or emailed game reports to the Divisional VP’s for scoring purposes. Only online game reporting is used and that is only used by Club Representatives or their alternates. Make sure you and your reps work out a system of reporting games scores so that they are completed by 5:00 pm on Tuesday following the play date. Failure to report scores in a timely fashion may result in forfeiture, fines, or both. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


How long should I keep my game rosters? Is it okay to throw them away at the end of the season?

All coaches MUST keep a copy of ALL game reports throughout the season.

Normally it is sufficient for you to keep copies of both your and your opponent's game reports for the season (August to July) and then throw them away at the end of the league's final competition.  However; the league does not maintain copies of your rosters and should their be a discrepancy over suspension service, the league can only use written evidence of completion. If you can keep your reports for longer periods, it certainly can't hurt.  

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:34


What is Player Performance Reporting

The league has added a game reporting requirement for opponent player performance nominations after each game.  Ultimately the goal is to utilize these nominations as a talent evaluation tool to help support the newly formed Challenge League player selection process.

Using an online form (www.sfuysa.com/GmNomAdm.asp), coaches or club representatives are required to submit two (2) names of opposing players for consideration after each Division 1 Level game U13 to U19.  They may submit up to five (5), but a minimum of two is required. 

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-04-2013 21:26


I am trying to report player performance but I get an error that I am not authorized?

Several factors impact the ability to report player performance evaluations.

1) You must be either a club rep or the alternate to have access to report on opponent player performance records.

2) Alternately if you are a coach for the team that was participating in the game, you may report on performance if your league userid (email address) matches one of the three listed coaches from the team declaration form.

3) You must have registered with the league website and created a coaches profile role record with the email of one of the listed coaches.

4) You must be reporting on a game you are a listed coach. 

5) The game must involved Division 1 teams age U13 or higher. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


The other team did not show up. How do I report the forfeit and get paid for the referee fees?

 League Rules require that:

All teams must show up to scheduled games. Failure to show up will result in a fine of $200 plus the costs of both teams referee fees and assigning costs.

No Show Procedure: If a Team A does not show up to a scheduled game, then Team B needs to pay the referee fees for both teams. The referee MUST complete a game report indicating the no-show and Team B needs to fax that report in to the League and report the score as a no show without a score. Team B’s Club will be reimbursed all referee fees paid plus $100 of the $200 fine that was assessed to Team A. Under no circumstances will the League reimburse individual coaches for referee fee payments. Clubs are credited for the amounts and are responsible for reimbursing their coaches.  MAKE SURE TO GET A COPY OF THE REFEREE REPORT INDICATING THE NO SHOW!

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:13


We were winning our game when it started to rain and the referee stopped the match with 1 minute left in the first half. We were not able to finish the game because of the weather. How do I report the score and also show my player served his suspension in the game?

SFUYSA Completed Game Considerations:

A game completed to half time shall be considered a complete game if per chance the game has to be stopped, at no fault of either team. A game not completed to half-time shall be replayed providing neither team is at fault. Should play be abandoned at any time due to one or both of the teams being at fault, then the defaulting team(s) shall forfeit the game 3-0. Games that are rescheduled do NOT count toward Red Card service.

Therefore, the game in the above example is not complete and has to be rescheduled.  Since rescheduled games can not count toward red card service, your player will have to re-serve his open suspension in his next match. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:23


I am a coach and was given a passcode to edit my team registration and player performance nominations. How do I report game scores?

We anticipate providing a game scoring system for coaches during this season to help assist Club Reps with the reporting task. Coaches wishing to report the scores of their own games must be registered and have their email address associated with their declared team information. We will post a notice when the new service is available.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:25


Should all game rosters be faxed in to the number on the game roster?

SFU provides a service to its member teams that participate in State and Regional Cup by keeping a copy of their first game roster.  This is normally the job of the teams coaches, but the league is willing to provde a storage facility for those that optionally want to send them in.  Please do not abuse this service by sending in all your game reports.  We will only save the first game roster.  

Please understand that any game rosters that are sent in as a part of this storage keeping service are subject to potential fines if they are improper (i.e. no coaches signature or game number, etc.) 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:10


How many teams make the playoffs?

The number of playoff positions for Regular Season will be determined based upon the number of teams participating in the division.  For teams participating in divisions with less than 12 teams, there will be 2 to 4 playoff spots depending upon if there was a single complete round robin of games.  For teams participating in divisions with less than 17 teams, there will be 4 playoff spots.  Those divisions will play a semi-final and final match.  In divisions with 17, 18, or 19 teams, there will be 6 playoff spots with byes awarded to the top two teams.  The remaining four teams will play a quarterfinal match first and then the winners of the quarterfinals will play the two bye teams in semi-final and final matches.  Teams in divisions with 20 or more teams will send the top 8 teams to quarterfinal, semi-final and final matches. In cases where division have been split into groups, the top four teams from each group will comprise the 8 playoff teams in that age division. The order of finish will be based upon the highest average points.  Points are scored for each game with +3 for a Win, +1 for a Tie and 0 for a loss.

 

Preliminary Estimate of Playoff Spots:

Girls Divisions

U11 Division 1 – 4 Teams
U11 Division 2 – 4 Teams
U12 Division 1 – 4 Teams 
U12 Division 2 – 4 Teams 

 

U13 Division    – 2 Teams
U14 Division 1 – 2 Teams
U14 Division 2 – 2 Teams
HS   Division   – 2 Teams 

 Boys Divisions

U11 Division 1 – 8 Teams
U11 Division 2 – 8 Teams
U11 Division 3 – 4 Teams
U12 Division 1 – 4 Teams
U12 Division 2 – 8 Teams
U12 Division 3 – 2 Teams
U13 Division 1 – 8 Teams
U13 Division 2 – 8 Teams
U14 Division 1 – 8 Teams

 

U14 Division 2 – 8 Teams
U14 Division 3 – 4 Teams
U15 Division 1 – 8 Teams
U15 Division 2 – 4 Teams
U16 Division 1 – 8 Teams
U16 Division 2 – 4 Teams
U17 Division 1 – 4 Teams
U17 Division 2 – 2 Teams
U18/19 Division 1 – 6 Teams

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 16:05


We are tied with another team but they are listed ahead of us? We beat them during the season, what are the tiebreakers?

The website is pretty good at showing the standings as accurately as possible.  However, there are some complex situations that are not easily resolved that must be hand analyzed at the end of the season.  In cases where one or more teams are tied, the following procedure is used to break the tie.

For all tiebreakers, if an uneven number of games have been played, any numerical measurements will be averaged over the number of games.

Tiebreakers

1)      Head-to-Head

2)      Goal Differential (with a maximum of +/- 3 per game)

3)      Most Wins (avg)

4)      Fewest Losses (avg)

5)      Fewest goals against (avg)

6)      Kicks from the Penalty Mark

In cases where there are more than two teams tied, head-to-head will only be applied if all three or more teams have played each other.  If so and one team has lost to all of the others, that team is eliminated and the rest of the tiebreakers are applied to the remaining teams.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 16:09


Is there any way to access to nominations for games. I submitted a nomination for a player from one of our last games (497) but couldn’t do the second player as I couldn’t read his pass number on the scan. When I tried to go back and submit it today I seem to not be able to find where to access the team.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-25-2013 17:08


I would like to know what happens when the score reported on rosters at the end of the game is incorrect. For example score reported is 3-1 and actual/ correct score is 4-1. Respectfully, Suzette Talavera

The club representative can submit an alternate score on the website that will override it.  In cases where neither club agrees on the score we will request a copy of the game roster from all parties and then the league will determine the actual outcome.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 11-12-2013 17:09


When did the RS start? I thought it was the weekend of November 1st. Our team played our first game this past weekend, but there is a team listed in our RS group that shows 3 games already played for standing/ranking purposes. How is that possible?

Some teams play in both the Early and Regular Season.  If you are looking at the listing of games played on their team page, it might show the results from games played in both the Early and Regular Seasons.  You can tell by looking at the game numbers.  Those games with numbers less than 1000 are Early Season.  In addition, there is no limitation on when games can be played earlier than the original scheduled date.  As soon as the schedules are released, if two teams want to play the next day even though the first scheduled date is a month away, they can choose to do so.  The league tries to be as flexible as possible so that clubs and teams can work their schedules as it best suits both the team and their opponent.  If both teams agree to play earlier, the league is fine with that, and even encourages it so that there is not a problem with a lack of dates to play later on when weather may have been a factor.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 11-12-2013 17:14


How do your report the score of a game?

Club reps have web access to report game scores.  We are working on an upgrade that will allow coaches to submit scores as well.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-04-2014 17:18


does our team get GotSoccer points for being in the SFUYSA league?

South Florida United does not offer GotSoccer points for league play.  Furthermore, it is the position of the Club's Directors of Coaching that focusing on rankings and GotSoccer points runs contrary to the proper development of players. Does it really matter if a U9 team is ranked #1 in the nation?  No.  Coaches need to be able to put players in game situations where they can learn and develop their game without being concerned about winning points.  Doing so would dissuade coaches from trying players in new positions and instead force them to focus on winning to score points.  Players should be allowed to try and fail in order to learn and not focus on who is ranked higher.  Some of our most successful clubs in terms of player development have never won a league championship.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-04-2014 18:19


How many teams make the playoffs for the U11 Boys Div1 this year (RS_B111)? This league has 22 teams. Thanks,

The number of teams expected to make playoffs in each division is listed in the coaches manual

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 06-03-2015 21:30


I thought I received an email last year stating the sfuysa will now earn got soccer points. Is this correct? These points become valuable when applying for high end tournaments.

No.  The league and its Directors of Coaching feel strongly that GotSoccer points inhibit the proper development of players and restrict the coaches in how they field teams.  It also creates unrealixtic expectations.  However; we do understand that some tournaments rely on these points for entry.  The league has successfully written "letters of recommendation" on behalf of its teams to assist them in getting into prestigious tournaments like Disney Showcase, Jefferson Cup, Dallas Cup, etc.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:09


The other leagues in Florida publishes the result of the games in their website. Despite that the category 2006 does not have standings; it would be nice to count on the results of the games in the website. Do you think that it would be possible to count on the games results for the U11 (2006) as the other leagues?

SFUYSA purposely does not publish the standings of its teams in U9 to U11 so that the focus will be on the enjoyment of the sport and NOT wins and losses.  We abide by the US Soccer Federation of non-competitive development for those ages.  Other leagues should really follow the lead of SFUYSA to make the game more enjoyable for those that are playing it and not the ones watching it and keeping score.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:37


I thought I received an email last year stating the sfuysa will now earn got soccer points. Is this correct? These points become valuable when applying for high end tournaments.

No.  The league is against the whole concept of GotSoccer points as it stresses the wrong environment for player development.  It also adds to the cost and complexity of running the league without any perceived benefit.  If your team is interested in participating in a top level tournament and you feel that the added points of a league season would have made teh difference in getting in or not, contact us.  We have written letters to tournament administrators on behalf of our clubs explaining our reasoning and providing a reference that has help teams get into tournaments.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:43


Referee Assigning, Reporting and Payments

The referee on our game today looked two years younger than the players. Doesn't the league have assigning guidelines?

Referee Assigning Guidelines:
SFUYSA strives to have the best available referees in its games.  We have the highest average payment structure and most challenging and entertaining games for referees.  Assignors MUST attempt to put the best available crews into SFUYSA games while balancing the need to recruit and provide experience to younger and less experienced officials.  The following guidelines must be followed in assigning SFUYSA games.  Failure to follow these guidelines will subject the club to a potential loss of home games and/or fines.

 

1.    All Assignors must be certified and properly registered with VP Referees of SFUYSA with all contact information (online SFUYSA Club Information)

2.    Assignors must save Assignments during the year and when requested will have 48 hours to send in requested assignments.

3.    All referees must be FYSA/FSR certified and listed on Referee list on FYSA/FSR website.

4.    All game referees must be age appropriate to age of players. (i.e. a 12 year old is not necessarily proper on sidelines of a 14 year old game.)

5.    At least one of the referees MUST be 5 years older than age group or a Grade 7 or above level referee.

6.    Center referees must have at least 90 days experience from date of original certification.

7.    For Early Season and Regular Season U15+ games, center referee must be Grade 7 and above or have a minimum of 1 year experience.

8.    Any failure to comply will be considered an improper assignments and "CLUB" will be fined $25.00 per occurrence. Determination of impropriety to be considered by Red Card committee. Consistent failure to comply could result in loss of home games and fines.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 14:39


The center referee was the same age as the players in violation of SFU assigning guidelines, do we get a forfeit?

The easy answer is no, but there are implications to potential improper assiging.  The league wants the best available referees in its games, but understands that a scarcity of referees can make this difficult if not impossible.  On the face of it, this situation could be considered an improper assignment where the club could be fined, lose home games or have the game ordered to be replayed.  The ordering of a replay would rarely be used in the case of a potentially underaged referee.  Moreoften, replays for improper assigning are due to uncertified or related party referees performing in the center of matches.  

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 14:42


I gave the referees $50 for my part of a U12 match and they refused to return the $10.00 differential even though they had change when they collected my opponents fees. Who do I report this to?

Referee Information 2013-2014

Only certified (USSF) referees may be assigned and receive payment for officiating. Note that referee fees MUST be paid prior to the game, in cash (in correct change), by each team’s coach. Referees do NOT make change.  If you give them one $50 bill for your part of a U11 game, consider the $10 extra as a cost of failing to follow the rules. Do not ask for it back at half time after you have collected from your players or parents to make the correct change.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 14:46


I would like to file a complaint against the referee for allowing a game to get out of control. How do I do this?

The decision of referees during the coiurse of a game are not appealable; however, we do want to know if you feel a referee is not capable of handling certain levels of competition.  In most cases, the biases of the observers is clearly evident in these types of complaints.  The best thing to do is to send in your complaint with examples of why you feel the referee allowed the game to get out of control as well as video evidence.  Send it to the current VP of Referees that is listed in the coaches manual.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 12-31-2013 02:30


What are the referee fees for the current season?

Referee fees are listed in the online coaches manual.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2016 16:16


Fees and Fines

What happens if I do not have enough players. Can I show up to the field and just pay the referee fees to avoid the fine?

The league requires that

All teams must show up to scheduled games. Failure to show up will result in a fine of $200 plus the costs of both teams referee fees and assigning costs. 

The question becomes what is "showing up".  Over the years this definition has developed to mean that you must show up prepared to play to avoid a fine.  Prepared to play means that you must have the minimum number of players or at least appear to have attempted to show up to play with the minimum number of players. Thus showing up with just a coach to pay referee fees is NOT considered to have shown up and the team will be fined.

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:34


If I dont show up to a scheduled game and get fined, is there a way to avoid the fine after the fact?

The league requires that

All teams must show up to scheduled games. Failure to show up will result in a fine of $200 plus the costs of both teams referee fees and assigning costs. 

However; the league wants games to get played rather than have games be won via forfeit.  Therefore, if both teams are in agreement, the league will allow games previously forfeited to be played.  The following points will be utilized as a baseline for negotiating the rescheduling.

1) If both teams agree to reinstate the game on a new date, the fines and credits will be reversed for the $200 no show fee.  Therefore the team that was fined the $200 will be credited and the opponent that was credited $100 will be debited. The referee fees paid will not be refunded.

2) The game will be moved to the home field of the team that was negatively impacted and the offending team will be responsible for paying all referee fees (both sides) for the new game. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:34


The other team did not show up. How do I report the forfeit and get paid for the referee fees?

 League Rules require that:

All teams must show up to scheduled games. Failure to show up will result in a fine of $200 plus the costs of both teams referee fees and assigning costs.

No Show Procedure: If a Team A does not show up to a scheduled game, then Team B needs to pay the referee fees for both teams. The referee MUST complete a game report indicating the no-show and Team B needs to fax that report in to the League and report the score as a no show without a score. Team B’s Club will be reimbursed all referee fees paid plus $100 of the $200 fine that was assessed to Team A. Under no circumstances will the League reimburse individual coaches for referee fee payments. Clubs are credited for the amounts and are responsible for reimbursing their coaches.  MAKE SURE TO GET A COPY OF THE REFEREE REPORT INDICATING THE NO SHOW!

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 02:13


There was a spectator from the other team ejected from our game, do we have to send in the game rosters since no red card was shown?

If a red card is issued in a game, or if a coach or spectator is ejected, BOTH Coaches, and the referee are required to fax game rosters to the VP Rules and red card committee (305)704-3811.  Alternatively, you may scan and email the reports to redcards@sfuysa.com . IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOUR TEAM DID NOT RECEIVE THE RED CARD OR SUFFER THE EJECTION.  BOTH TEAMS MUST SEND IN BOTH COPIES OF THE GAME REPORTS. Referees are also required to file supplementary reports.  Failing to send in a game report within the 48 hour reporting period results in the following fines:

Failing to File Red Card Reports
$50 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to opponents team (1st offense)
$100 second offense
$200 three or more offenses plus a 3 game suspension
$100 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to their own team (1st offense)
$200 second offense
$500 three or more offenses plus a 6 game suspension
$25 for any referee that fails to file game report (charged to the club) plus suspension of referee until  supplemental report is properly filed.

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:22


I forgot to send in a game report when an opposing player got ejected from a game. Is there a fine?

Failing to send in red card reports, even for a red card given to the opponent does carry a fine.  We need to have the game reprots from all parties as a check and balance mechanism.

Failing to File Red Card Reports
$50 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to opponents team (1st offense)
$100 second offense
$200 three or more offenses plus a 3 game suspension
$100 failing to file a game report where a red card was issued to their own team (1st offense)
$200 second offense
$500 three or more offenses plus a 6 game suspension
$25 for any referee that fails to file game report (charged to the club) plus suspension of referee until  supplemental report is properly filed.

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:21


My coach got ejected from his game, can I assume that he will only have a single game suspension?

Coach Ejections
A coach ejected from a game will be fined $200 for his first offense and $500 for second and subsequent offenses.  These fines are in addition to the mandatory minimum 2 game suspension for any ejection and may be increased by the discipline committee based upon the circumstances of the ejection and/or prior conduct of the coach.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:22


Our coach got a fine that has to be paid before our next game. Can I pay it online?

All fines and fees can be paid online using the payments page.  In fact, you can pay for not only your clubs fines, but any club if you are feeling especially generous.

Online Payments

Clubs can view and pay suspension fees and fines online with either a PayPal account or credit card.  We still accept checks to the treasurer, but payments made online will immediately update suspension and fine records allowing participation where appropriate.  Also, for clubs that hold the suspended party accountable for their actions, anyone can make a payment for the open fines and fees. Visit http://sfuysa.com/Payments.asp for a list of open items. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 03:27


The referee on our game today looked two years younger than the players. Doesn't the league have assigning guidelines?

Referee Assigning Guidelines:
SFUYSA strives to have the best available referees in its games.  We have the highest average payment structure and most challenging and entertaining games for referees.  Assignors MUST attempt to put the best available crews into SFUYSA games while balancing the need to recruit and provide experience to younger and less experienced officials.  The following guidelines must be followed in assigning SFUYSA games.  Failure to follow these guidelines will subject the club to a potential loss of home games and/or fines.

 

1.    All Assignors must be certified and properly registered with VP Referees of SFUYSA with all contact information (online SFUYSA Club Information)

2.    Assignors must save Assignments during the year and when requested will have 48 hours to send in requested assignments.

3.    All referees must be FYSA/FSR certified and listed on Referee list on FYSA/FSR website.

4.    All game referees must be age appropriate to age of players. (i.e. a 12 year old is not necessarily proper on sidelines of a 14 year old game.)

5.    At least one of the referees MUST be 5 years older than age group or a Grade 7 or above level referee.

6.    Center referees must have at least 90 days experience from date of original certification.

7.    For Early Season and Regular Season U15+ games, center referee must be Grade 7 and above or have a minimum of 1 year experience.

8.    Any failure to comply will be considered an improper assignments and "CLUB" will be fined $25.00 per occurrence. Determination of impropriety to be considered by Red Card committee. Consistent failure to comply could result in loss of home games and fines.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-14-2013 14:39


What is the league policy on games that cannot be played? How do I cancel a game?

League Policy

All SFUYSA games must be played and Coaches cannot agree to cancel a game.  Playing a game does not mean showing up and paying the referees.  Showing up means attempting to play with a roster, referee fees and the minimum number of players required for that level of competition (i.e. 7 players one of which is a goal keeper for U13+)

Failing to play a league game is a $200 fine plus the cost of any referee fees. At the coaches meeting the league stressed the importance of NOT postponing games to the end of the season because it might be difficult to play all the games. Just because there was a rainout three weeks ago and neither team can now find a time to play does not excuse the fine for failing to play the game.  All U11+ Regular Season games must be complete by Sunday February 2nd or a $200 fine per game will be levied to the club.

EXCEPTIONS:  There are some exceptions to having to play a game; however, they must be approved by the league. In the case where a game gets rained out on the LAST weekend of the season and there is insufficient time to reschedule it, the game may be cancelled by the league. Please understand that ANY Cancelled game does NOT count toward red card service.  If there is a game that has not been rescheduled from a weekend prior to the last weekend of the season and it cannot be played during the last weekend, teams will be fined $200.  However, if neither team is in playoff contention, the game may be played with league approval the following weekend and would avoid the $200 fine. 

In other cases, an exception to the February 2nd deadline may be approved for teams that are in playoff contention if the game can be played prior to the Tuesday February 4th scoring deadline.  Please contact the appropriate divisional VP for approval.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 01-30-2014 20:51


I want to pay by check. Where should I send it.

SFUYSA offers a convenient method of paying fees and fines using an online form and credit card processing by PayPal at (www.sfuysa.com/payments.asp).  However, if your club pays requires you to pay by check, you can prepare and send it to:

South Florida United Youth Soccer
c/o Barry Witlin
1200 S. Pine Island Rd #230
Plantation, FL 33324

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 09-17-2014 20:53


What is the 2014/2015 cost per team for registration in the broward league

SFUYSA (aka the "Broward League") charges $125 per team.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 08-04-2014 19:03


Has the 2017-18 SFUYSA Manual been published yet? Some of our teams will be playing Early Season and I am curious to know if the Referee Fee Structure is still the same as last season?

Author: Nisha Corbie
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:28


Challenge League

What is Player Performance Reporting

The league has added a game reporting requirement for opponent player performance nominations after each game.  Ultimately the goal is to utilize these nominations as a talent evaluation tool to help support the newly formed Challenge League player selection process.

Using an online form (www.sfuysa.com/GmNomAdm.asp), coaches or club representatives are required to submit two (2) names of opposing players for consideration after each Division 1 Level game U13 to U19.  They may submit up to five (5), but a minimum of two is required. 

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-04-2013 21:26


I am trying to report player performance but I get an error that I am not authorized?

Several factors impact the ability to report player performance evaluations.

1) You must be either a club rep or the alternate to have access to report on opponent player performance records.

2) Alternately if you are a coach for the team that was participating in the game, you may report on performance if your league userid (email address) matches one of the three listed coaches from the team declaration form.

3) You must have registered with the league website and created a coaches profile role record with the email of one of the listed coaches.

4) You must be reporting on a game you are a listed coach. 

5) The game must involved Division 1 teams age U13 or higher. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


Will there be a Girls Challenge League game?

The league fully intends to implement girls Challenge League games just like the boys. However, until girls teams have sufficient representation in the league, it may not be possible to draw enough players during the inaugural season. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:37


What is the SFUYSA Challenge League?

Challenge League participants are nominated by coaches from among the 55+ clubs and 4000+ players that comprise South Florida United Youth Soccer Association.  These players are then selected by a committee to represent their region (North or South) by participating in an all-star format game that occurs right before a Fort Lauderdale Strikers home game.  

Thie SFUYSA Challenge League to is aimed at helping the league to promote its top players to both college and national team coaches.  In order to promote fairness in selection of players to participate in this prestigious event, coaches are required to nominate players from their opponents after each Division 1 U13-U19 SFUYSA league game.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 19:20


How much does the Challenge League Cost?

There is no cost to the players for participating in the Challenge League game.  The league provides a jersey, shorts and socks that they will wear in the game and a complimentary t-shirt for them to take home.  Each player will also receive a pair of tickets to the game for them and a friend or one member of their family.  The league will also try to provide as many complimentary tickets to the game for other family and friends subject to availability.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 21:13


What do I need to bring with me to play in the Challenge League Game?

As a player you need to arrive on time and bring your own shin guards, shoes and any other special equipment (i.e. keeper gloves, etc.) The league will provide a jersey, shorts and socks for you to wear during the game.  There is a special players lounge where you will change and relax before and after competition.  If you have not provided a copy of your medical and photo release, you must bring that in order to participate.  Normally that must be received prior to the game, but if you were a last minute addition, the league may have instructed you to bring it with you.  

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 21:18


My team has a league game on the same day as the Challenge League Game. Can I play in both games?

We obviously would prefer players not to play in their league game and only play in the Challenge League game on the same day.  However, since you are still playing for your team and will most likely only be playing a half in the Challenge League, you are allowed to play in both games that day.  

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-21-2013 11:17


How do I know if I am in the North or the South

The initial designation of Northern and Southern clubs was done using a geographical split of the total teams all of the clubs declared in the league the previous year. A geographical centerpoint was found that roughly equated the total number of teams in the North and the South to make player selections equitable.  For the 2013-2014 Season that location was found to be at the 26.455422 latitude.

But, if that seems to be too complicated you can just visit http://sfuysa.com/clubmap.asp 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-21-2013 15:39


Im worried that my players might get poached from my team by exposing them to the Challenge League. What protections are in place?

The SFUYSA Challenge League is run by the league with the assistance of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The intent is to give players an opportunity to showcase their talents.  Players get an opportunity to play against stronger competition which can impact their development and help them to realize a higher level of achievement.  The players are coached by Fort Lauderdale Strikers Coaches, Players and Administrative Staff and no league coaches are used.  The only time league officials even communicate with the players is to inform them of the game and practice logistics.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-21-2013 16:01


Which players are eligible to participate in the Challenge League

Player Eligibility

a.    Players MUST be currently playing in SFUYSA (currently or registered and rostered to a SFUYSA team)

b.    For age groups not currently registered and playing, players must have played in the previous SFUYSA season.

c.    Players must not have received a 4-game major Violent Conduct Red Card or 3-game Foul and/or Abusive Language Red Card during the previous 2 years.

d.    Players must have never received a Red Card for Referee Abuse or Assault

e.    Players may not have played in a SFUYSA Challenge League Game during the current Challenge League season. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-21-2013 15:59


How are players selected?

Player Selection

a.    Players will be selected from a pool of players nominated by coaches from teams in the respective age groups through the performance reporting feature on the league website.

b.    Players nominated for the teams will be placed into groups by position and area and sorted by performance.  When performance is identical, the committee will attempt to select players from a diversity of clubs.

c.    The SFUYSA Challenge League Committee or Executive Board will review the selections and may adjust them as necessary.

d. After selection the club representatives are notified and asked to inform the players. Players are not directly contacted by the league unless asked to do so by the Club's representatives.

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-21-2013 16:07


Ive been selected to play in the Challenge League. What do I need to do?

Congratulations!  To be selected to play in the Challenge League game you were nominated by at least one of your opponent's coaches. You should have already received an emailed congratulatory letter form the league with specifics of what time to show up for the game and any anticipated practice or training sessions.  Also attached to that email should be a medical and photographic release which must be signed and returned to the league prior to the game.  You will be provided with a uniform jersey, shorts and socks at the game, but you must bring your own shin guards, shoes and any special equipment (i.e. Keeper Gloves, etc.)

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-21-2013 16:17


How can I look at a list of the nomiated players for my club?

Only league administrators have access to look at all club games nominations. Presently they would have to go to each game in the club nominations section and look at each game to see what players are listed. The league administrators currently are the only ones that have access to the complete list in order to try and remove any chance at poaching of players. Eventually we hope to open it up, but we are still in the development stages. It is a great idea to allow the clubs to see a performance record for their own players. We'll have to add that to our to do list.

Author: Administrator
Last update: 10-19-2013 00:37


Is there any way to access to nominations for games. I submitted a nomination for a player from one of our last games (497) but couldn’t do the second player as I couldn’t read his pass number on the scan. When I tried to go back and submit it today I seem to not be able to find where to access the team.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-25-2013 17:08


I need to create a player profile for my daughter- how do I do that?

SFUYSA is moving to player profiles on GetPlayerPro.com  and you will receive an invitation from that website if you have a player selected to participate in a Challenge League All-Star game and have given the league your email.  However; we presently have profiles for players on the SFU site that can be created using the new user profile.  Just select the LogOn button on the top right of the screen http://sfuysa.com/login.asp and then select the link to add a new user http://sfuysa.com/NewUser.asp

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-03-2014 17:52


Hello- What is the time frame for nominating players for the Challenge League? We have to enter them but would like to know going forward, do we have 24 hours or 2 days? Just want to get all my coaches on the right track?

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-07-2014 15:36


Hello- What is the time frame for nominating players for the Challenge League? We have to enter them but would like to know going forward, do we have 24 hours or 2 days? Just want to get all my coaches on the right track?

There actually is no time limit to make the nominations; however until at least one nomination is made by your club for the game, it will continue to show up as unreported.  

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 10-07-2014 15:39


Website Issues and Navigation

I cant print game rosters on an Apple Mac computer.

The Apple Mac line of computers doesn't get along well with Adobe pdf products.  In most cases users trying to print game rosters will be prompted to download an asp file when selecting and printing game rosters, registration forms and substitution cards.  In some cases the easiest fix is to download and install the OmniWeb browser and use it to access the SFUYSA.com site for printing these types of forms.  

A second option would be to try the following fix:

Viewing PDF Previews

Sometimes, when the preview of your application or recommendation is opened, the words may appear jumbled, or there might be black "smudges" throughout your document.  Sometimes the preview might even appear blank.  This is the result of a compatibility issue with our preview files and certain computers.

To fix this issue if you are using a Macintosh Computer:

·         You may be prompted to save the file after you click the preview button.

·         A box should pop up showing the file you wish to save as an ASP file. (For example “preview.ASP”)

·         Save this file to your desktop as a PDF file by changing “preview.ASP” to “preview.PDF”.

·         If you are not given an option to save this file as a .PDF, just proceed to download the .ASP file to your desktop and rename the file to .PDF.

Note: Once the preview is saved to your desktop, please make sure you open it with Adobe Reader, which is free to download if you do not have it.  For instructions on downloading Adobe reader, click here.

To fix this issue if you are using a PC:

·         Refresh the preview page.  Reloading the image should allow it to render fully. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:37


The league website says the game is at one park, but my coach told me it is someplace else. What should I do?

The website www.sfuysa.com is considered the Official Site for all game information.  Technically, the game should be played at the site that is listed online.  However; last minute changes to locations, times and even dates can be accomodated based upon mutual coach agreements, field conditions, weather, etc.  Ultimately if there is a problem with a game, the official information as listed on the website is considered accurate.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:31


I never received a notification of a game change via email. What happened?

We try to provide as much information as possible through the web site and send out email notifications and reminders to Club Reps, their alternates, Assignors, Coaches, etc. In some cases our emails may go undelivered or find their way into spam or junk mail folders. We urge you to check your email folders and make sure to “whitelist” both Dataleague.com and sfuysa.com emails. Despite these efforts we cannot guarantee notification emails will be properly received by all parties. Ultimately, web generated email should NOT be relied upon as the sole means of communicating changes and schedules to participants.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:35


Both coaches have spoken and agreed to a game change, but it is still showing the old information on the website. What do we do?

GAME CHANGES NOT APPEARING ON THE WEB SITE ARE NOT APPROVED. If you have reached an agreement with your opposing coach, but the web site does not indicate the new information, the change has not been officially approved by the league. Playing the game without official approval can result in forfeiture by both teams plus fines. Contact your rep to make sure when there is a question. Club Reps have the authority to submit game change requests that must be approved by the opposing representative.  Once both Representatives have approved the change, it is IMMEDIATELY updated on the website.  If your game still shows the old information, contact your club representative to make sure they have submitted or approved the change request.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


Is the winning team responsible for reporting game scores or is it the Home team?

Actually score reporting is the responsibility of both teams.  Scores must be reported on the league website by 5:00 PM on the Tuesday following the game's play date.  Failing to report the score may result in a $25 administrative fine or game forfeitures, etc. 

At present, only Club Representatives or their alternates are able to report game scores, but we may add the ability of coaches to report scores at a later date in the same way that player performance can be reported. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:34


Can I email or fax in my game scores?

The league does not accept faxed or emailed game reports to the Divisional VP’s for scoring purposes. Only online game reporting is used and that is only used by Club Representatives or their alternates. Make sure you and your reps work out a system of reporting games scores so that they are completed by 5:00 pm on Tuesday following the play date. Failure to report scores in a timely fashion may result in forfeiture, fines, or both. 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 09-17-2013 18:36


What is Player Performance Reporting

The league has added a game reporting requirement for opponent player performance nominations after each game.  Ultimately the goal is to utilize these nominations as a talent evaluation tool to help support the newly formed Challenge League player selection process.

Using an online form (www.sfuysa.com/GmNomAdm.asp), coaches or club representatives are required to submit two (2) names of opposing players for consideration after each Division 1 Level game U13 to U19.  They may submit up to five (5), but a minimum of two is required. 

 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 10-04-2013 21:26


where do i find the standings for u9 boys division I

Several places, but the easiest is

http://sfuysa.com/lgstandings.asp

For Boys Division 1, that would be a division code of RS_B091 and there is a division home page which shows not only standings but upcoming games.

http://sfuysa.com/DivisionHome.asp?Division=RS_B091 

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 11-12-2013 17:19


My son, Wesley Cassidy, wants to correct his profile -we cannot log in to do so? When we attempt to log in we receive an error message. Thanks

Sorry to hear that.  Please provide moreinformation about the error and what he is attempting to do.  Basically he needs to log in and then use the restricted menu item for profile update.

Author: Jeff Kurzner
Last update: 03-06-2014 03:12


Hello, I am trying to update our clubs logo, but have been unable to do so. Is there any specific way to do so?

Contact the VP Competition and he can assist you.

Author: FAQ Administrator
Last update: 07-08-2017 17:34