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B2011:U12 Fall 2022/Spring 2023
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Questioning again, SUSA ECNL DOC JR's Conduct
by Larry Miller - 01/31/23 05:00 PM
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Re: B2010:U13 Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Anonymous 02/01/23 03:54 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Download it. You get a 30 day free trial. Then you can read for yourself how the algorithm ranks teams. Then it’s $10 p/yr. It pulls from all the tournaments and leagues that use the gotsoccer software, so same shizzle. Just more up to date. Anyway, just one more thing to argue about. I got no skin in the game, just another parent.
No skin? Or the company who did the app. You seem to do this on every forum in every state trying to push this app
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Re: B2011:U12 Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Anonymous 02/01/23 03:27 AM
Silver 1 & Bronze 1. LMFAO. Who names these things!!?!
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Re: G2008:U15 Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Anonymous 02/01/23 02:09 AM
In this case, it's definitely racist!! EM should post tryout information in every minority neighborhood and offer transportation, meals for the parents while at tryouts and a $500.00 voucher for anything.


This is the reason why the only USWNT soccer athlete that’s of any recognition coming out of Long Island-Ms Dunn voiced her concern of fckkkin racism in youth soccer. You are the very people that make it difficult for us to produce any talent. Reminds me of 4 legs good 2 legs bad scenario in a popular children’s novel. It’s fine though. Keep the little black kids out of the sport so the white kids can get a free ride and go to a lowly tier college. Suppress the black kids that have talent so they think they are not good enough(how is that for a mindfcuk). No wonder we could never produce the talent, you’ve nipped it at the bud so no little black kid can have a fair shot. Just lovely. HR take note…Long Island white folks still think they are the slave masters.
It is a fact that EM teams every single one has black and minority kids that left for another club because they were not welcome. Other clubs accepted them and they are showing tremendous potential(LISC).
But the problem stems beyond stupid EM. RM and MC are only in it for their self worth. But that is the same with the SUSA folks except they haven’t been labeled as a racist all white club. I’m just appalled at the level of ignorance on this site on an issue that’s been published as a factor preventing our young athletes from moving forward. SMH.
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Re: Boys High School (School Ball Fall 2022) Anonymous 01/31/23 11:24 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
integrity implies trustworthiness and incorruptibility to a degree that one is incapable of being false to a trust, responsibility, or pledge. probity implies tried and proven honesty or integrity.

WHAT
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Re: Questioning again, SUSA ECNL DOC JR's Conduct Larry Miller 01/31/23 10:00 PM
Sorry, I misread your question. I shouldn’t reply to the message board before I’ve had my morning coffee.

The only property that I know that’s been sold is been the hop of property and according to what I’ve been able to find out is that they’re going to rent part of it so they’re going to keep some operations there. Far as Smithtown goes or the bubble in Lindenhurst I have no idea, if they’ve been sold or not yet.

So I guess the best way to answer your question is it doesn’t appear that it’s a group and the iPod facility that was bored is not going to be a sports facility as far as people looking into this and have told me
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43rd Annual Potomac Memorial Tournament 2023 Larry Miller 01/31/23 08:36 PM
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US Soccer announces program to ensure player safety Larry Miller 01/31/23 02:40 PM
ASSOCIATED PRESS
U.S. Soccer has introduced a Safe Soccer program that will require comprehensive vetting of individuals involved in the sport as the federation continues to address its investigation into coach misconduct in the National Women's Soccer League.

The Safe Soccer program announced Monday aims to overhaul the criteria for participation in the sport from the youth level to the professional leagues. It includes safety training, background checks and annual reviews.

The rollout will start with a pilot program involving U.S. Soccer staff but eventually will reach “all participants in the soccer ecosystem,” the federation announced. The process is expected to take several years.

“We want to make sure that we’re getting bad actors out of our game. But we also want to make sure that we’re incentivizing, motivating and rewarding people who are doing the right thing. In a perfect world, that would get all the way down to, quite frankly, every single adult in our game," said former U.S. national team defender Danielle Slaton, chair of U.S. Soccer's Yates Implementation Committee.

“The challenge is how we do that and I think a lot of that is going to be up to the (participant safety) task force, up to our membership and up to all of us working to pull in the same direction on that front,” Slaton added.

Both U.S. Soccer and the NWSL pledged to implement recommendations made in two scathing reports on systemic abuse and misconduct in the nation's top professional league.

U.S. Soccer published the results of its investigation, led by former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, in October. A separate report commissioned by the NWSL and its players union was released in December. Both sides look to both expand and adopt measures to ensure player safety in the new year.

Among the Yates report recommendations was a requirement that teams disclose coach misconduct to the league and USSF to ensure coaches aren’t allowed to move between teams. It also called for timely investigation into allegations of abuse and meaningful vetting of participants.

Mana Shim and fellow former NWSL player Sinead Farrelly came forward in 2021 with allegations of harassment and sexual coercion against longtime league coach Paul Riley. He was among five of the league's 10 coaches who were fired or resigned that year amid claims of misconduct. He denied the allegations.


Shim is now chair of the USSF's Participant Safety Taskforce, which aims to implement safeguarding measures across soccer in the United States. Shannon Boxx, a U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer, also is on the task force.

The implementation committee has proposed amendments to the federation's professional league standards for all affiliated leagues, including Major League Soccer, the NWSL, United Soccer League and others.

The proposed changes include prohibiting the use of nondisclosure and non-disparagement agreements that hide information about abuse allegations.

The standards would also require teams to designate a player safety officer, provide training and education on abuse and misconduct, and produce annual safeguarding reports to U.S. Soccer.

Those changes must be approved by U.S. Soccer's Board of Directors, which meets in March.

The Yates report made 12 overall recommendations “aimed at preventing abuse in the future, holding wrongdoers accountable, enhancing transparency, addressing safety in youth soccer and fostering a professional environment where players are treated with respect.” U.S. Soccer has either implemented or is acting on the recommendations. The federation is also working closely with the NWSL to make reforms.

“As we’ve said from the beginning, this remains of the highest priority for our federation and we are dedicated to cleaning up our sport and making things better," Slaton said. "And the committee is eager to continue to grow and evolve and support the task force that’s going to be led by Mana Shim going forward, that already has been and will continue to be, because we truly remain dedicated to this work. This is not a one and done thing. This is not a committee thing that we’re putting a stamp on and saying we are finished with this work. We know there is a lot of work still that remains to be done."
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Re: G2009:U14 Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Anonymous 01/31/23 01:50 AM
Put EM on a 11v11 field and nothing but poor soccer. They should stay in the Futsal business cause that’s the only thing they capable of winning. Spring season is coming closer and it’s always fun on this board when the EM haters come out lick clockwork to hand it to JG, RM and MC. They must absolutely be the greatest POS on the island.
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NYSC 1/2 Day Summer Camp Larry Miller 01/29/23 08:08 PM
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Claudio Reyna resigns as Austin FC sporting director amid USMNT controversy Larry Miller 01/27/23 08:24 PM
Claudio Reyna has stepped down as sporting director of Austin FC and will "transition into a technical advisor role," the Major League Soccer club announced Thursday.

The move comes in the wake of controversy involving U.S. men's national team World Cup manager Gregg Berhalter and the family of U.S. and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Gio Reyna, Claudio's son.

Sources have told ESPN that Reyna had backed away from some of his duties as sporting director in Austin, though earlier this month the club insisted that nothing had changed with regard to his role. Now Reyna is out as sporting director, though he will contribute in an advisory role.

"I am grateful that Anthony and the organization have given me the opportunity to scale back my role and responsibilities while continuing to contribute to the success of a club that I love," Reyna said in a club statement. "I take great pride in what we have accomplished but am looking forward to a less all-consuming work pace that still permits me to assist ongoing club development."

Berhalter's handling of Gio Reyna during the World Cup, in which the U.S. boss opted to use the player in a reduced role, drew the ire of the Reyna family, resulting in them directly communicating with U.S. Soccer executives.

Claudio Reyna assumed the role of Austin sporting director in 2019 ahead of the team entering MLS in 2021. John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Following the tournament in Qatar, Berhalter told a leadership conference about a player he nearly sent home during the World Cup because of a lack of effort in training. The individual was subsequently identified as Gio Reyna. In response, Danielle Reyna, Gio's mother, told then-USSF sporting director Earnie Stewart of an incident of domestic violence involving Berhalter and his wife Rosalind back in 1991.

Berhalter later publicly disclosed that the incident had happened, with the USSF launching an investigation that is still ongoing.

Berhalter's future with the USSF remains unclear. His contract expired at the end of December, but earlier on Thursday, USSF president Cindy Parlow Cone maintained that he is still a candidate to resume his post.

Earlier Thursday, the USSF announced the departures of Stewart and USMNT GM Brian McBride, with Stewart departing to take up a technical director position with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. U.S. Soccer said the moves were unrelated to the investigation.

As for Austin, current manager Josh Wolff will now also take on the duties of chief soccer officer, while Sean Rubio, who had been the club's director of player personnel, will assume the role of sporting director.

"We're grateful for Claudio's contributions to both our Club and our community," said Austin FC majority owner and chief executive officer, Anthony Precourt in a statement. "Claudio has been committed to the cause of building a Club that inspires Austin, and he will remain in a position to contribute to our organization."
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G2006 East Islip Recruiting for Spring '23 R Burns 01/27/23 03:37 PM
The East Islip Blackhawks are looking for a few committed players to join the roster. We play in the North Atlantic 2nd Division and compete in multiple tournaments and showcases throughout the year. There are no trainer fees!

Contact eastislipblackhawks@gmail.com or Ross at 631-291-0113 for more info.
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NYSC Elite Summer Select Program Larry Miller 01/26/23 03:59 PM
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BU2006 Recruiting for Spring 2023 RobertoS 01/26/23 03:23 AM
New Hyde Park Wildcats Flying Tigers Team.
Now Recruiting for Spring 2023. Boys 2006 and 2007. Be part of a fun team with the lowest team fees in the League. This is NOT a SUSA trained team as I do all the training myself

Contact Coach Roberto today at rslukana@gmail.com
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LI's Crystal Dunn helps U.S. women's soccer try to overcome past lack of diversity Larry Miller 01/25/23 08:41 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — Crystal Dunn was often the only Black girl on her youth soccer clubs, and even when she finally made it to the national team, she did her own hair and makeup for photo shoots because “there wasn't someone set up for me."

While the U.S. national team has steadily become more representative, Dunn says there's still work to be done. That starts with making sure young women of color feel included all the way down to the youth level.

“I had very supportive parents who explained to me that, 'This is OK, you are still welcome in this sport. And just because there aren’t many people that look like you, this is still your game,'" said Dunn, a native of Rockville Centre. That support was key to her success "because honestly at the end of the day, it’s pretty lonely to feel like you’re the only one in this space and to not feel as if you belong.”

Women’s soccer in the United States has long had a diversity problem: The sport's pay-to-play model means that it's expensive, especially at higher levels. Club teams and traveling teams can cost thousands of dollars in some cases. Almost from the start, players without financial resources — including many from marginalized communities — are left behind.

Even U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone has lamented that American soccer is seen as a “rich, white kids’ sport.”
Dunn was among just five players of color out of 23 on the roster for the U.S. team that won the World Cup in 2019. In contrast, France had 12.
The most recent U.S. roster had 10 women of color — including young stars Trinity Rodman, Naomi Girma and Mallory (Pugh) Swanson — as the team readies for this summer's World Cup. The United States will face New Zealand twice next week as the teams ramp up for the tournament, which will co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

“Representation matters,” said Sophia Smith, who had a team-high 11 goals for the United States last year and won U.S. Soccer's Female Player of the Year award. “And I think for young girls to be able to look on the screen or come to a game and see a lot of people that look different, it’s great.”
The growing representation has helped diversify a team that included fewer than a dozen total Black players in its entire history before 2012.

The pool of players talented enough to each the highest level in America — the national team and the National Women's Soccer League — is already small. The exclusionary nature of youth soccer makes it even smaller.

The pay-to-play structure “does leave a lot of marginalized minority communities in a pickle” because of the high costs, Dunn said. "And if I didn’t have parents who could dish out three, four or five grand a year, I don’t know that I can sit here and say that I would have continued playing this sport.”

Parlow Cone said at a youth sports panel last year that the U.S. federation is studying access to the game.

“A lot of it comes down to how our sport is viewed, marketing, and how do we shift that thinking from that it’s a rich white kids' sport to this is a sport that is literally played in every country around the world?" she said. “And as the most diverse country in the world here in the U.S., how do we change that focus to making sure that every kid feels welcomed into our game?"

Ed Foster-Simeon, CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, is among those trying to make soccer more accessible to communities that haven't traditionally been involved.

The foundation’s Soccer for Success program has worked with more than 400,000 children — 90% of them from communities of color — since 2008. The program expects to serve more than 100,000 kids this year.

The foundation says that more than 121,000 girls from underserved communities have benefited from its programs over the past three years — part of its United For Girls initiative launched after the 2019 World Cup. Additionally, the foundation has engaged 5,475 coaches who identify as women or nonbinary over that period.

The foundation's goal is not to develop elite talent but to bring the game to more kids, particularly those in communities with fewer resources, he said.
In the last few years, “clearer and clearer pathways” have emerged for talented young people, Foster-Simeon said. “But I think our biggest challenge still today is that we’re only scratching the surface in terms of participation. We are not reaching enough kids.”

Indeed, much of the work with girls is being done at the grassroots level.

Shannon Boxx, who was enshrined last year into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, played on the national team from 2003 to 2015. She's on the board of Bridge City Soccer in Portland — which aims to bring girls into the game.

She remembers moments on the national team when she noticed she was the only person of color present.

“For me, it was just a big weight that I was willing to have, but I remember feeling like, OK, when we’re signing autographs, I’m searching for those kids that are of color because I want them to know that they can do this,” she said. “And I might be the only one right now, but that’s not going to be the way it is in the future.”

Shawna Gordon, a former pro who played for Sky Blue (now Gotham FC) in the National Women's Soccer League, started the nonprofit Football For Her in Southern California to mentor young players on and off the pitch — regardless of socioeconomic status. Football For Her takes a whole person approach, addressing nutrition and mental health, in addition to playing skills.

“It's a challenge to be playing with hard players, like they're all talented in their own ways. And for me, that gets to help me find my why,” said Amber Ramirez, 13, who attended a Friday night Soccer For Her program last fall.

There's evidence those efforts may be working. Ten years ago, just 24% of Division I women’s soccer players were nonwhite. The number grew to 34% last season. But many believe stopgap measures are not the answer. They want to reconsider the pay-to-play model.

The pay-to-play model "is completely endemic to the issues that we’re having, so how do we try to adjust it?” said Kate Markgraf, general manager of the U.S. women. "I think we’re finally at a point now where we’re willing — not as U.S. Soccer, but I think as a society — our eyes are open in a way that they never have been.”

Dunn is hopeful. When she first joined the national team, there were many fewer women of color in the sport and even fewer who were playing at the highest levels.

It’s important to celebrate progress, she said, "but it's also important to continue pushing, pushing for more and pushing for more women of color to be able to have access to the sport.”
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U.S. News rankings spotlight LI colleges Larry Miller 01/25/23 03:22 PM
by Carol Polsky, Newsday

U.S. News & World Report, best known for its annual college rankings, released its 2023 rankings of online educational programs Tuesday, based on data submitted by 1,832 programs nationally.

The highest for a Long Island institution is Stony Brook University’s No. 8 ranking for online master’s degree in nursing programs. It ranked 93rd for non-MBA master in business and 132nd in master in education programs.

Also on Long Island, Hofstra University in Hempstead came in 19th for best online MBA programs and 82nd on the list of online master in education programs. New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury also ranked 82nd on that list while ranking 34th on the list of a master in computer information technology programs, 75th for online master in engineering and 235th on the online bachelor’s list.

St. Joseph’s University, New York, ranked 132nd for online master in education programs, 161st for its online bachelor’s degree program and 261st for its online MBA program.

Molloy University in Rockville Centre ranked in a bracket of schools between 272nd and 359th for its online bachelor’s programs and in a bracket between 261st and 344th for best online MBA programs.

According to the U.S. News & World Report’s release announcing the rankings, only degree-granting programs primarily offered online by regionally accredited institutions were ranked, based on metrics specific to online learning and factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and student services and technology.

“Most of the undergraduate programs in the Best Online Programs rankings are degree completion programs, meaning the vast majority of their students already have some college credit,” said Eric Brooks, principal data analyst at U.S. News, in the statement. “The methodology is developed with those students in mind, setting these rankings apart from those that are focused on recent high school graduates pursuing higher education for the first time.”

The University of Florida topped the rankings for online bachelor’s programs and shared the top rank for online master in education programs with Clemson University.

Indiana University-Bloomington and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill tied for first in MBA rankings, while Indiana University also took the top spot for non-MBA master in business.

Columbia University ranked first for its online computer information technology master’s program while the University of California-Irvine ranked first in criminal justice/criminology.

In engineering, the University of California-Los Angeles took the top spot, while that ranking went to the University of South Carolina for master in nursing programs.

The U.S. News & World Review rankings have been under increasing scrutiny as more elite institutions have declined to participate in the rankings, refusing to submit data for evaluation.

Six of the top 14 ranked law schools in the nation are boycotting the rankings, while Harvard Medical School, ranked No. 1 on the 2023 list of medical schools, announced recently it would no longer participate.

Last year, Columbia University’s ranking dropped to 18th from No. 2 in 2021, after it acknowledged submitting incorrect information on class size and faculty qualifications.
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REMEMBERING LIJSL HALL OF FAMER JOHN DEUTSCH Larry Miller 01/24/23 05:50 PM
BOTN does not post obits of those involved in youth soccer, however, in this case I am pasting the note about John from the LIJSL because I dealt numerous times with John, and he truly was the right guy in the right place, for all the right reasons. Clearly, a loss in general to youth soccer, and to the East Islip SC. I'm sure those of you that dealt with John over the years have had the same experience as I did.


The Long Island Junior Soccer League is saddened to hear about the loss of Hall of Fame member John Deutsch.

Deutsch was a longtime volunteer at both Massapequa and East Islip Soccer Clubs and was inducted into the LIJSL Hall of Fame in 2017.

He brought his vibrant and warm personality to any room, making friends wherever he went.

Deutsch lived by these words from Maya Angelou:

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. People will never forget how you made them feel.”

He will certainly be missed and the LIJSL sends. its condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew him.
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GU14 Commack Cougars ‘09 John Cerulli 01/24/23 03:56 AM
GU14 NYCSL EDP D2 Champs Commack Cougars are looking to add a full time dedicated goalie to our roster. We are trained by a former professional goalie. Contact John Cerulli at (516)351-4913 for open practice schedule.
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Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Constitution & Bylaws Larry Miller 01/22/23 07:43 PM
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EDP Rules & Bylaws Larry Miller 01/22/23 07:41 PM
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Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) Constitution, Bylaws, & LI Cup Larry Miller 01/22/23 07:39 PM
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Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) Rules & Bylaws Larry Miller 01/22/23 07:37 PM
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East Hudson Soccer League (EHYSL) Constitution & Bylaws Larry Miller 01/22/23 07:24 PM
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EHYSL Constitution & Bylaws
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CDYSL Rules Larry Miller 01/22/23 06:51 PM
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CJSL Rules & By-Laws Larry Miller 01/22/23 06:35 PM

I. GENERAL RULES

 1. Name: This league shall bear the name of "Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League."

 2. Headquarters: The headquarters of this league are in the City of New York in the State of New York.

 3. Purpose: The object and purpose of the league shall be the fostering and conduct of the game of youth soccer for the physical and moral benefit of the players together with the protection of the interests of its member clubs.

 4. Membership: (AMEDED At CJSL AGM 6-2014) The League is allowed to affiliate with more than one association in order to provide the best option and competition for its member clubs. Each affiliation will recognize the authority of the parent organization. Additional affiliations need only be approved by a simple majority vote.

 5. Official Notifications: The secretary shall mail all official notifications to member clubs. All official notices shall be binding to all clubs without any further written communication. Notices and information may also be obtained on the official league web site. Each club is required to provide an email address and/or fax number to receive all league notifications.

 
II. ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

 1. Conduct of Affairs: The Executive Board shall supervise the conduct of all activities of this league.

 2. Executive Board:
  A. MEMBERS: The Executive Board shall be elected at the anual general meeting and shall be composed of the following members:
                           President
                           First Vice President
                           Second Vice President
                           Third Vice President
                           Fourth Vice President
                           Secretary
                           Treasurer
                           Recording Secretary
                           Trustees (four members)
                           Life Members

   B. POWERS:
     a) The Executive Board, by a 2/3-majority vote, has the right to suspend any member of the board whose actions are detrimental to the best interest of the league. A suspended member may demand a hearing of his case before a special meeting of the league's Executive Board within four weeks from the date his suspension becomes effective.
     b) The Executive Board decides on interpretations of the rules and regulations. It has the power to make decisions on matters that are not covered by these rules. The executive board shall be empowered to incur liabilities on behalf of the league, provided that all such commitments as exceed $1,000 are ratified at the next properly scheduled meeting of the delegates.

   C. DUTIES:
     a) The President shall act as chairman at all meetings. He will supervise all activities of the league and the work of the officers. He has the power to take necessary steps when the interest of the league appears endangered. He is the  general representative of the league in all legal and other matters. He may call meetings at his discretion and shall have the deciding vote in case of a tie vote. He shall be ex-officio member of all committees.
          The President shall appoint an Arbiter, a Registrar, a Games Chairman, a Select Coordinator, a Chairman of Social Affairs, all delegates and alternate delegates to associations, an appeals committee consisting of a chairman and not more than six members, and any other committees deemed necessary. The Executive Board of the league must  approve all these appointments. These positions are required to report to the President and Executive Board but have no voting power.
     b) The First Vice President shall have the power and perform the duties of the President during the latter's absence.
     c) The Second, Third and Fourth Vice Presidents shall assume such duties as delegated to him/her by the President.
     d) The Secretary shall collect and disseminate information bearing on the activities and interests of the league, attend to all general correspondence, and carry into effect current resolutions taken at meetings.
     e) The Treasurer shall be in charge of all finances of the league. He shall collect and receive all the monies due and belonging to the league and deposit such funds, as the executive board shall direct. He shall pay all due bills, keep regular and correct accounts, and submit reports to the Executive Board whenever called for. He shall submit an annual financial report to the annual delegate meeting showing the financial condition of the league. Said reports shall be shall be examined and approved by the trustees. He shall furnish the Executive Board periodically with a list of member clubs who are in financial default.
     f) The Recording Secretary shall keep a true record of all events of all meetings. These minutes shall be presented for approval at the next meeting and, if accepted as read or as corrected, shall be signed by the presiding officer.
     g) The Trustees shall examine the records of the Treasurer and render a report of their findings to the annual delegate  meeting. The Trustees shall be available for all duties that are assigned to them by the President of the league.
 
3. Premature withdrawal from the executive board: Should a member of the Executive Board resign before the end of his term, the Executive Board has the power to fill the vacancy thus caused until the next annual delegate meeting of the league. Any member of the Executive Board who has been absent from three consecutive board meetings without being excused shall be deprived of his office. The Executive Board has the power to fill the vacancy thus caused until the next annual delegate meeting of the league.
 
4. Meetings of the Executive Board: The meetings of the Executive Board must have a quorum. At least one-half (1/2) of the board members must be present to constitute a quorum. All decisions are decided by a majority vote. The presiding chairman shall not vote, except in the case of a tie vote by the members present, when he shall cast the deciding vote. No officer shall have the right to represent his own club or vote in cases where his own club is involved.
 
5. The Emergency Committee: The President, First Vice President, and the Secretary shall constitute the emergency committee to represent the league on matters demanding immediate attention, when it is impractical or impossible to call in a delegate or Executive Board meeting.
 
6. Fiscal year: The fiscal year of the league ends on May 31st and begins on June 1st. It will be presented at the annual convention held in June of each year.
 
7. Annual delegate meeting:
  A. GENERAL RULES: The annual general meeting, as well as other delegate meetings, are public. However, the Executive Board shall have the right, at all times, to exclude the public.

   B. INVITATIONS: The Secretary shall mail invitations to meetings to all member clubs and Executive Board members at least 14 days before the meeting.

   C. ORDER OF BUSINESS:
        Roll call
        Reading and approval of the minutes
        Correspondence
        State delegate's report
        Committee reports
        Financial report
        Trustees report
        Unfinished business
        Presentation of awards
        Naming of an election chairman
        Discharge of executive board
        Election of officers
        New business
        Motions
        Good and welfare
        Adjournment

   D. PARLIAMENTARY RULES: The presiding officer shall have all powers to maintain parliamentary procedure. He shall also expel from the meeting delegates who have three times disobeyed a call to order. He shall have the right to interrupt the meeting or adjourn it before finishing the order of business. Grave disorders committed at a meeting may be penalized with immediate expulsion. Robert's Rules of Order will apply.

   E. VOTING POWER: The governing Executive Board members shall be entitled to one vote each, except at election of officers. The voting powers of the member clubs are determined on the basis of each registered team in the current season, with each club having one vote for each registered team. No club shall be entitled to vote if its financial obligations towards the league have not been met. Life members shall have one vote each
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  F. CLUB DELEGATES: Each club shall be entitled to one (1) delegate in chief, who shall present to the Secretary a written authority from his club.

   G. ALTERNATE DELEGATE: Each club shall be entitled to two (2) alternate delegates who have no voting power unless the delegate in chief is absent.

   H. QUORUM: The annual meeting shall have a quorum if it has been called in accordance with these rules and provided that a majority of valid votes are represented. Failing this, a new meeting shall be called within one month, which shall possess a quorum regardless of the number of clubs present.

   I. RULE CHANGES: Amendments to these rules and regulations shall be made only at the annual delegate meeting of this league or at an extraordinary delegate meeting called for this purpose. Such motions for amendments shall be presented in writing to the Secretary at least four weeks before the meeting. Motions may be debated upon only after  another club delegate has seconded them. When a motion to close a debate has been carried, only the maker of the motion and one opposing speaker shall be allowed to speak. A delegate who has not previously spoken can only make such a motion on the subject. No one shall be allowed to speak on a motion after it has been disposed of. A written petition must carry a majority of signatures to be able to re-open disposed motions within 14 days.

   J. EMERGENCY MOTIONS: Emergency motions may be made at any time. Such motions shall be debated if they arise from a previous decision of the meeting, providing the presiding officer approved of the emergency.

   K. VOTES: All motions, except changes or additions to these rules, shall require a simple majority for acceptance. Motions  to change or add to these rules shall require a two-thirds majority of all votes cast. Votes shall be counted by a show of hand or, if demanded, by roll call. A motion for a secret ballot requires the consent of at least one-third (1/3) of all votes represented at the meeting.

   L. ELECTIONS: The Executive Board shall be elected at the annual delegate meeting for a term of two (2), years.
       Re-election is permissible. Candidates for the executive board shall be elected only if they are personally present at the time of their first election. All elections shall be by secret ballot. A simple majority of votes is necessary for election.
 
8. Extraordinary general meetings: Special meetings may be called by the Executive Board in urgent cases, upon written request of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the member clubs. The executive board must call a special meeting within fourteen (14) days.
 
9. Regular meetings: Regular delegate meetings of this league will be held on a Thursday in any given month, and no more than 6 such meetings per year will be required.
 
10. Membership:
   A. Clubs must make application for membership, which may be accepted or denied by any delegate meeting. The initiation fee shall be $100.00 per team. The executive board has the power to accept temporary applications for membership received after the annual general meeting, subject to a final decision at the next meeting of the delegates.  They can become permanent members at the next general meeting.

    B. Each new member of the league shall deposit a guarantee of $1000 Bond with the league at the time of admission, which shall serve as security for the fulfillment of all obligations, financial or otherwise, towards the league.  Bonds will be returned after 2 years and request must be made in writing with the league secretary.

    C. Clubs formerly members of other leagues, must produce a release from their former affiliation.

    D. ASSIGNMENTS: The Executive Board shall make assignments of teams into divisions.

    E. MERGERS: In the case of a merger between two or more affiliated clubs, the newly formed club shall be responsible  for all obligations owed by the defunct clubs.

    F. WITHDRAWAL: Applications for withdrawal shall be presented in writing. Such applications shall be accepted, provided  the club has fulfilled all its obligations towards the league. With the acceptance, the club forfeits all future rights to the property of the league. No club can withdraw from this league after having attended the annual meeting and participated in the election or a club, having attended and participated in the annual meeting and election, will not be released until the next annual meeting or a special meeting called for this purpose.

    G. EXPULSION: Individuals who attempt to circumvent a decision rendered by the league or who seriously damage the interest of this league may be expelled at the annual meeting or at a special meeting called for this purpose. A motion     for expulsion shall require the approval of at least two-thirds (2/3) of all the votes cast in order to become effective.

 
III. PLAYER REGISTRATIONS

 1. General rules: Only youth teams may participate in games of this league, providing they are duly registered under the regulations stated in the following paragraphs.

 2. Players: The registration of all players is handled by the registrar under the jurisdiction of the E.N.Y.Y.S.A. Every player shall be registered on an official form of the U.S.Y.S.A

 3. Registrations:
  A. When a player registers for the first time hs/he must send with the registration form two (2) pictures of himself (passport size) and an authentic proof of birth date and he will be issued an identification pass with his signature, and date of birth. This pass is to be returned to the registrar with every re-registration of the player for as long as he plays in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League. No player shall be permitted to be registered without following the above instructions. All passes must be laminated.
       a) All player passes must be handed to the referee before the start of each league game.
       b) If a pass is lost, the coach of the team must immediately apply through his club for the issuance of a new pass and must send two (2) pictures and proof of birth to the registrar of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League, plus $5.00.
       c) These identification passes are not transferable.
       d) Each registered player shall be insured under a group insurance policy issued to the league. Each club shall be insured under a group liability policy issued to the league.
       e) Any party found guilty of tampering with and/or consenting to alter an official player registration pass and/or official registration form shall be immediately suspended and fined and/or be subject to expulsion from the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League.

B. U-16 thru U-19 Juniors and Intermediate's – (AMEDED At CJSL AGM 6-2014)
1 Teams participating in National Championship Series (NCS) MUST abide by ALL NCS Roster Rules.  It is the Clubs/Teams obligation to make sure they are in compliance with ALL NCS  Roster Rules and Regulations.
2 Team roster may NOT exceed 26 players.
3 Team can only dress 18 players for any given game
4 A Fee of $20.00 per player will be charged for players 19 and above.
 
U-12 Full-Sided (11 vs. 11) thru U-15 – (AMEDED At CJSL AGM 6-2014)
1 Teams participating in National Championship Series (NCS) MUST abide by ALL NCS Roster Rules.  It is the Clubs/Teams obligation to make sure they are in compliance with ALL NCS  Roster Rules and Regulations.
2 Team roster may NOT exceed 26 players.
3 Team can only dress 18 players for any given game
4 A Fee of $20.00 per player will be charged for players 19 and above.
 
U-8 thru U-12 Small-Sided (8 vs. 8) – (AMEDED At CJSL AGM 6-2014)
1 Teams participating in National Championship Series (NCS) MUST abide by ALL NCS Roster Rules.  It is the Clubs/Teams obligation to make sure they are in compliance with ALL NCS  Roster Rules and Regulations.
2 Team roster may NOT exceed 26 players.
3 Team can only dress 14 players for any given game
4 A Fee of $20.00 per player will be charged for players 15 and above.

 4. Age limit:
  A. Taking August 1st as the beginning of a new season, the six age groups are divided as follows:
       a) Junior is a player who has not reached his/her nineteenth (19th) birthday on that date.
       b) Intermediate is a player who has not reached his/her sixteenth (16th) birthday on that date.
       c) Youth is a player who has not reached his/her fourteenth (14th) birthday on that date.
       d) Boy is a player who has not reached his/her twelfth (12th) birthday on that date.
       e) Midget is a player who has not reached his/her tenth (10th) birthday on that date.
       f) Bantam is a player who has not reached his/her eighth (8th) birthday on that date.
 
5. Registration period:
  A. Registrations for the new season will be accepted after July 1st of each year. All registrations are subject to a minimum period as per rules of the various state associations.
       a) REGISTRATION PERIOD IN THE CASE OF CHANGE OF CLUBS: Players changing their clubs during the current season are subject to registration of fourteen (14) days. This period is calculated from the post-mark on the envelope containing the registration for the new club.
       b) REGISTRATION PERIOD IN CASE OF DISSOLUTION OF CLUBS: Players, who are forced to change their club within the league due to the club's dissolution, are free to register with any club.
 
6. Merging of clubs: In case of a merger between two or more teams with a resulting change of club name, all players whose former club name is eliminated shall file new registrations under the new name of the club. No registration period shall apply in such cases. Players who are not willing to join the new club may apply for their release to the Executive Board, providing that they have met all obligations owed to the former club.
 
7. Releases and Transfer of Players:
  A. Releases are not required in case of change of clubs if:
       a) A player has not been active for a period of one (1) year.
       b) If the player's club has been dissolved. A player may not be registered for the same club after March 15th.
  B. Releases are required in case of change of clubs if:
       a) A player changes his club within this league.
       b) Any player wishing to change clubs during the playing season, September 1st through August 31st, must obtain a release from the club in which he is registered. The registrar shall not register such a player without a release. If a hardship is created due to the above rule, the player should request a hearing before the Executive Board or a committee appointed by the President requesting a release and the reasons for said request.
  C. Any club that signs a player who played for another club within the Cosmopolitan League during the prior three seasons must follow this procedure:
       a) Register the player with a new pass for the new club.
       b) Send a certified letter; return receipt requested, to the former club, informing that club of the registration, with a copy to the League Secretary.
  D. A player wishing to change his club shall notify his club's secretary in writing of his intention, forwarding at the same time a copy of his request to the Secretary of the league. The club shall issue a proper release to the player as soon as his obligations are met and property belonging to the club has been returned. Should the club refuse to issue the release under these conditions, the Executive Committee shall upon respective application, give the player a hearing.  Clubs shall notify the Registrar immediately of the names of the released players. If the player leaves the jurisdiction of this league, it is the duty of his former club to advise the E.N.Y.Y.S.A., through the office of the Registrar of this league, of club property in possession of the player, applying at the same time for his suspension. In case of neglect the original club can then no longer make claim for this obligation.
  E. A club fielding more than one team in any league division cannot exchange players from one team to the other without proper release and registration.
  F. A team shall be limited to a total of FIVE (5) transferred-in players who are currently registered with another team per seasonal year.
  G. A youth player who has signed a Senior for and then is given a proper release is permitted to sign again a Junior form, provided he has not yet attained his eighteenth (18) birthday.
 
8. Final date for Player Registration:
  A. In case of change of clubs, the final date for player's registration to be submitted is May 1st. – (AMEDED At CJSL AGM 6-2014)
  B. Exceptions:
       a) If the player did not register for any club during the current season.
       b) If the player's club has been disbanded. A player may not be registered for the same club after March 15th.
       c) In the case of transfer orders within a club, the final date for accepting transfer orders is also March 15th
 
9. Eligibilities:
  A. Senior League. A youth player will be permitted to play an unlimited number of senior games without losing his/her eligibility. The youth player must obtain permission from his/her coach or other authorized team official. The youth coach or other authorized team official shall, in writing or by form, request eligibility clearance from the State Youth Association. The youth coach or other authorized team official must, in writing or by form, request permission from the State Senior Association. The State Senior Association has sole discretion in permitting a youth player to play senior games and will be responsible for establishing the procedure under which this will be implemented.
  B. Divisional: Players may play UP within the same divisional age grouping. A player playing on a "C" team may play for a "B" team and an "A" team; a player playing for a "B" team may play for an "A" team. The converse is prohibited. Moreover, there shall be no interchange of players by clubs/teams fielding two or more teams in the same division. A player has the right to play unlimited times on a higher-ranking team within the same club.

 
IV. GAME REGULATIONS

1. General rules: All games within this league shall be conducted under the rules recognized by the Eastern New York  Youth Soccer Association. Cup games under the jurisdiction of the U.S.Y.S., as well as representative games, shall take precedence over games of this league.
 
2. Opening of season:The Executive Board of this league shall fix the official opening day of the season.
 
3. Playing field:
  A. Size: Limitations as to the size of the field, height of corner flags, goal measurements, and the required markings of the field are in accordance with the FIFA rules of the game. (For Small Sided Games specification we follow USYSA Small Sided Games Guidelines)
  B. Markings: The home club shall be responsible for visible, correct, and complete markings of the playing field. As well as use of correct Goal Size required for that particular age group as required.
  C. Maintenance of order: The playing field is to be protected against encroachment by the public. The home club is responsible for any disorders that may arise from insufficient protection and supervision.  Both clubs are responsible for the actions of their parents.   Failure to control parents that result in any altercation, (verbal or physical), before, during, or after a match, will result in potential penalties (forfeits, fines, or both). 

4. Notification of games: The Game Chairman will provide the weekly schedule of games and kick-off time to all clubs. It will be posted on the official league web site and changes or updates will be sent by email or text.
 
5. Postponements: No scheduled game shall be postponed without the consent of the Games Chairman. All requests for changes must follow the game change request policy.

6. Duration of games:
  A. Games cannot be shortened more than ten (10) minutes under any circumstances. At all times they must  have two (2) equal halves.
         Juniors (U-17; U-18; U-19) 2 X 45 Min.
         Intermediates (U-15; U-16) 2 X 40 Min.
         Youth (U-13; U-14) 2 X 35 Min.
         Boys (U-11; U-12) 2 X 30 Min.
         Midget (U-9; U-10) 2 X 25 Min.
         Bantam (U-8) 2 X 25 Min.
  B. Intermission: The referee shall have the right to shorten the intermission period between the halves, which should not exceed five (5) minutes, if the start of the game has been delayed or other reasons make it advisable. However, he must grant an intermission of at least five (5) minutes, if either of the competing teams requests it.
 
7. Waiting period: There will be no waiting time for games under the jurisdiction of this league. The waiting period for cup games is comprised within the rules and regulations of the cup competition in question.
 
8. Minimum of players: A minimum of seven (7) players per team shall be necessary in all league games. A minimum of five (5) players (Small sided Games) per team shall be necessary in all league games.
 
9. Game Day Rosters with Photo ID: Completed (full first and last names, jersey, and pass numbers) official league line-up forms must be submitted to the referee and opposing coach prior to the start of the game.
 
10. Uniforms: Teams shall appear in uniform attire at all games. Players who do not follow this provision may be ordered off the field by the referee. He must order such player off the field if, in his opinion, the dress of the player may lead to errors in judgement. Where the colors of the two (2) competing clubs are the same, the home team must change or provide satisfactory identification marks. The home club shall not be penalized for loss of time when the colors conflict.
 
11. Procedure in case of inclement weather: In case of inclement weather, clubs and referee shall obtain information by telephone, at least 2 hours before game time, from the Games Chairman in order to ascertain whether the scheduled game can be played before starting the trip to the opponent's field. The home club shall report to the Games Chairman on such days concerning the play-ability of the field. The Games Chairman shall have the right to call off the game if the weather conditions appear to make the playing of the match impossible.  See FULL Weather Policy Here.
 
12. Non-appearance of Referee: If an assigned referee fails to appear, the managers of the competing teams MUST agree upon another referee for the game to be played, if necessary, by toss of a coin, who need not be officially registered as a referee. In such cases, the home club must furnish the Arbiter, within twenty-four (24) hours, a complete report of the player's list and score. A game played under these conditions shall be considered as properly played according to schedule. No scheduled game can be delegated to a friendly game. If both teams do not agree to select a person to officiate the game, BOTH teams shall be fined $50.00 and the game shall be rescheduled, unless it can be proven that one team did not agree to play. If Under-16 and Under-19 can't agree, both teams must reschedule the game on the earliest open date (weekend or weekday).
 
13. Failure to Appear for a Scheduled Game: 
A team failing to appear for a regularly scheduled league game shall be fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars plus referee costs. This fine will be increased by fifty ($50.00) dollars for each subsequent forfeit by the club.
      a) A club must consider the league as its primary league. Any club or team granted permission to participate in another competition must fulfill its league schedule, responsibilities, and obligations two (2) weeks prior to or including that weekend. Any changes must first have the permission of the games chairman. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit and fine.
 
14. Substitutes: In all games played in this league, substitutes will be allowed as follows:
   A. Substitutions can be made at any stoppage of play; irrespective of which team has possession of the ball.
   B. Substitutes must report to the referee before being allowed to participate.
   C. A player who has been substituted for can return to the same game.
   D. A player ordered from the field of play by the referee cannot be substituted for.
 
15. Reporting of Scores: All scores must be reported to the league, by winning team, if game is tied, by both teams using, got soccer platform or email, by Monday 6:00 pm following the weekend of the game. Failure to do so will result in a fine of $15.00 per occurrence.
 
16. STANDINGS- Determination of standings (U12-U19 only): (Amended AGM 6-23-22)
When there is a tie in the number of points for the first and second place in the standings, the tie breaker to determine the higher ranked team shall be:
1 Most Wins
2 Head to Head (with Aggregate)
3 Goal Difference
4 Least Goals Against
5 Most Goals Scored

17. Withdrawal of team before the end of season: If a team does not complete its regular league championship schedule, the following rules shall take effect:
   A. If at least half of the full schedule of games has been played, all scores shall stand. The remaining unplayed games  shall be credited to the teams that have not yet played the defaulting team.
   B. If the defaulting team has played less than one-half (1/2) of the full schedule of games, the results of the games already played shall be cancelled.
   C. If a team forfeits three (3) successive scheduled games, it shall be considered to have withdrawn from league competition.
   D. The club will be fined a minimum of $250.00.
 
18. Representative games: The Executive Board shall have supervision over all representative games. The league shall give proper notice to all players selected for such games and are responsible for their appearance for such games. If a player cannot appear, a notice giving the reasons for his inability to appear must be given without delay. Any player selected for representative games may be suspended for at least two (2) weeks, if he fails to appear without a sound and valid excuse.
 
19. Cup games: No player shall play in more than one League Cup competition in the same season. Players from teams, which were eliminated from cup competition, cannot participate in higher or lower grade teams that are still eligible in League Cup competitions.
 
20. Friendly and tournament games: Friendly and sanctioned tournament games against clubs not affiliated with this league must first have the approval of the Games Chairman.
 
21. Referees: An officially registered referee shall officiate in all games of this league. Such referee must be in possession of their annual identification cards, issued by United States Youth Soccer. When the referee finds the playing field unplayable, he shall be entitled to the travelling expenses he incurs, this to be paid by the home team, provided the game has not been officially called-off. Each referee is required to report, on the official form issued by the state association, to the arbiter, not later than twenty-four (24) hours after the game, the complete goal scoring in the game, in addition to other competent and material matters (such as playing time, players ordered from the field of play for unbecoming conduct, accidents and player injuries which occurred during the time of his jurisdiction).
 
22. Assistant Referees: Each club shall furnish one assistant referee per game, provided no official assistant referee has been assigned or has appeared.

 
V. PROTESTS AND CLAIMS

1. Protests: All protests, which arise from an infringement of the laws of the game, are subject to a protest fee. Copies of  all protests must be made in triplicate forms. The original should be emailed to the arbiter, within three (3) days of the game, plus the fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) can be submitted via paypal. One copy should be emailed to the secretary of the league and the third copy emailed to the club or person involved in the protest. Grounds for protest that arise before the start of a game shall immediately be submitted in writing to the referee and the opposing team before the commencement of the game. It must then be followed up as stated above.
 
2. Claims: All claims, which are made on the basis of an incorrect or missing registration of a player, must be accompanied with a fee of $25.00 per player. Such claims must be filed with the arbiter within four (4) weeks after the game.
 
3. Damages: All requests for damages, such as arising from the non-appearance of a team, etc., are to be presented in writing to the arbiter. They do not require a fee.

 

 
VI. PENAL RIGHTS, ARBITRATION BOARD PENALTIES, REHEARINGS, APPEALS

1. Penal rights: The Executive Board and the arbiter shall have the power to assess penalties on clubs or individual club members. Penalties may consist of fines, warnings, loss of points, temporary or permanent exclusion from the activities of this league or the closing of a playing field.
 
2. Arbiter: The arbiter appointed by the President shall hear all protests and claims.
   A. Invitation to meeting: Invitations to appear before the arbiter shall be sent by the arbiter not later than five (5) days before the meeting, advising the club or referee of the case to be dealt with, as well as the day, place, and time of meeting. If an individual or individuals, having been invited to a meeting fails to appear, available evidence shall be heard and a verdict based on such evidence shall be rendered. Clubs, which disregard the invitation, shall be fined the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars and no appeal shall be heard. Referees who disregard the invitation shall be reported to the Eastern New York State Amateur Soccer Association referees' committee.

   B. Faulty procedure in filing: Protests or claims not filed within the required time limit, or which are submitted without written details of the charges and reasons, or without remittance of the protest fee shall be rejected without a hearing.

   C. Publication of decisions: Decisions of the arbiter giving the full details shall be mailed within ten (10) days to all concerned parties.
 
3. Exclusion from game: Players who have been ordered off the field of play by the referee for serious infringement of the laws of the game, or for other reasons detrimental to the good and welfare of soccer, shall automatically stand  suspended until the next decision date by the arbiter. Such players shall not participate during this time in any games under the jurisdiction of this league, nor in any other game. When a player has been ordered from the field of play, the arbiter, pursuant to the referee's report will automatically institute action against him. Such player shall stand suspended, irrespective of whether his pass had been surrendered or not.
 
4. Penalties: A suspension imposed against a player or club official shall be applicable to his entire soccer activities. The penalties mentioned thereafter shall constitute the minimum penalty for the stated offenses.

    A. INELIGIBLE PLAYER: A club using an unregistered, suspended, or otherwise ineligible player in any league game, will be fined One Thousand dollars ($1000.00) for each occurrence, or player suspended, or both. If playing on a winning team, points will be taken away and awarded to the opponent. In case players of both teams are not registered, are suspended, or are otherwise ineligible, the clubs will be fined five hundred ($500.00) dollars each, or players  suspended, or both. Both clubs lose points. A club shall be fined one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for any subsequent occurrence.

   B. ROUGH PLAY: A player, who has been ordered from the field of play on account of rough play after receiving a warning, shall be suspended for a minimum of two (2) games.

   C. INSULT TO OPPOSING PLAYER: A player who has been ordered from the field of play for insulting an opponent will be suspended for a minimum of two (2) games.

   D. INSULT TO THE REFEREE: A player/coach/parent who has been ordered from the field of play for insulting the referee shall be suspended for a minimum of four (4) games in the first instance and for three (3) months on repetition of the offense.  Additionally, the club will be fined a minimum of $100.00 for each offense.
 
E.  FAILURE TO CONTROL PARENTS AND SIDELINES:
League will not tolerate any kind of verbal or physical abuse directed at any game official in our league.  Failure to control parents as reported by our game officials will result in loss of points and or fines (starting at $100 fine) imposed.   In addition any incidents that are reported by the game officials, that claim parent or public infringement on the field resulting in the possible fear of safety for all participants involved or prohibit the game from being played safely, will result in loss of points and a minimum $100 fine.  It is the responsibility of the HOME team to control their home field surroundings and parents.

  F. ASSAULT ON OPPONENT: A player who has been ordered from the field of play for assaulting an opponent shall be suspended for a minimum of four (4) games in the first offense and for a minimum of eight (8) games on repetition of the offense.

   G. ASSAULT ON REFEREE: A player/coach/parent who has been ordered from the field of play for assaulting the referee shall be suspended for two (2) years in the first offense. He shall be suspended for life on repetition of the offense. If the home club was negligent in furnishing the referee with proper and sufficient protection, it shall be fined five hundred($500.00) dollars. The home club shall be held responsible for any consequences of the assault.

   H. CAUTIONS: A player accumulating three (3) cautions (yellow cards) in a seasonal year shall be suspended for one (1)game.

   I. FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR SCHEDULED GAME: A team failing to appear for a regularly scheduled league game shall be fined the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars plus referee costs. This fine will be increased by fifty ($50.00) dollars for each subsequent forfeit by the club.
      a) A club must consider the league as its primary league. Any club or team granted permission to participate in another competition must fulfill its league schedule, responsibilities, and obligations two (2) weeks prior to or including that weekend. Any changes must first have the permission of the games chairman. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit and fine.

   J. BREAKING-OFF OF GAME: Games shall under no circumstances be broken-off by one of the participating teams. If a team breaks off a game without permission of the referee, the guilty party shall be penalized with loss of points. The breaking off of a game may also be penalized by fines or suspension.

   K. FORFEITED GAMES AND LOSS OF POINTS: If a league game is forfeited to an opponent without play, or if the arbiter orders a forfeit against the offending club, the opponent will be credited with a two to zero (2 to 0) win.  In addition the team/club will be fined a minimum of $100.  Any additional forfeit will result in an increase of $50 and if a team accumulates 3 forfeits, the team will be removed from competition.

   L. ATTEMPT TO INDUCE A PLAYER TO CHANGE CLUB: In cases where it can be proven beyond doubt that a deliberate attempt was ,made to induce a player to change his club, the person or club responsible for such an attempt shall be fined two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars.

   M. NON-REPRESENTATION AT ANNUAL MEETINGS AND OTHER DELEGATE MEETINGS: Clubs must notify the league secretary prior to a meeting for an absence to be considered excused. Inexcusable absences by delegates at the annual convention shall be fined one hundred ($100.00) dollars. The fine for non-appearance at all other meetings shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars.

   N. BAD CHECKS: Any club/team found guilty of passing a bad check shall be fined the sum of $50.00 and shall be required to pay all future amounts due by certified check or cash.

   O. FINE PAYMENT DEADLINE: All fines and assessments are to be paid to the secretary within 30 days of the initial notification of the amount due. Failure to pay within the 30-day period shall result in an additional fine amounting to twice the original fine and/or assessment. This amount is then to be paid within 30 days not to exceed the league's annual convention. Failure to pay will result in suspension or expulsion for the club.
 
5. Re-hearing and appeals:
   A. BEFORE THE ARBITER:
      a) If a club wishes to appeal a decision of the arbiter, it has, in the first instance, to request a reconsideration, and present an email giving specific reasons as to why a reconsideration is warranted.  There is No fee for a reconsideration.
The written request for a reconsideration, giving specific reasons, must be in the hands of the arbitrator not later than fourteen (14) days after notification of the first decision. 
      b) If a decision in a case, which started after May 1st, should affect the determination of a championship, an appeal may be taken directly to the appeals committee without a re-hearing.

   B. BEFORE THE APPEALS COMMITTEE: Against the decision of the re-hearing by the arbiter, an appeal may be filed with the appeals committee not later than fourteen (14) days after notification of the second decision with a fee of fifty ($50.00) dollars to the chairman of the appeals committee.

   C. BEFORE THE EASTERN NEW YORK YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION: An appeal against a decision of the appeals committee may be filed in writing with the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association not later than three (3) days after notification. The fee for such appeal shall be fifty ($250.00) dollars.

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Staten Island League Rules & Policies Larry Miller 01/22/23 05:49 PM
Posted below is the link to the Staten Island Youth Soccer League Rules & Policies

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