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California Youth Soccer Association

1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201 Pleasanton, CA 94566 Phone: 925-426-5437 Fax: 925-426-9473 www.cysanorth.org www.facebook.com/CalNorth https://twitter.com/#!/CalNorth1

______________________________________________________________________________________ September 2012 Greetings players, parents and fellow members of Cal North, “The California Youth Soccer Association in Northern California”. The 2012/2013 youth soccer season has arrived. We are continuing our commitment to work together with you in the development and promotion of soccer for all youth in “Northern California”. As always, “Kids First” remains our common goal with a commitment to provide the most safe and positive environment possible for our “Kids”. The Cal North/CYSA Team Manual is a useful resource about Cal North/CYSA, its programs, its operations, and the valuable people available to provide service to you and our membership. The Team Manual in conjunction with the new Cal North/CYSA web site (www.calnorth.org) contains a wealth of information, including our Constitution and Bylaws, a summary of our insurance coverage, rules of competition, coaching information, and advice for participation in youth soccer programs. Its contact directory tells you who to contact for information and how to contact them at the district, state and national levels (US Youth Soccer and USSF). The evolution of youth soccer in Northern California is a progressive process and this manual is designed to provide an update to our membership of the continuation of many of our successful existing programs and also an introduction to some of our new exciting advances in youth soccer. Cal North/CYSA offers a diverse range of programs and opportunities available to the various levels of play (recreational through competitive). We provide state-wide competition for all players through the Cal North/CYSA Founders’ Cup, Cal North/CYSA Association Cup, Cal North/CYSA Presidents Cup and Cal North/CYSA State Cup. We offer the Olympic Development Program (ODP) for the most talented of players and we offer TOPSoccer for those special young athletes with special needs. Our state-wide playing league, the Cal North/CYSA Cal Soccer League (CCSL), is designed to provide an opportunity for our more competitive players and teams to further their development against higher levels of competition. Additional advances in our services are outlined in this Team Manual and on our website. These will include the development of our Elite Player Program, increased emphasis on coach development at both the recreational and competitive levels and continued improvement in our risk management programs. As always, our highly trained staff at the Cal North/CYSA office is available to assist your with your needs and answer any questions that you may have. Cal North/CYSA is extremely grateful to the thousands of volunteers who serve as the backbone of our association. As parents and community members, we are thankful to all of the volunteers for the time, talents, and resources they donate to serve the interests of the “Kids”. In addition, we greatly appreciate the expertise and contributions of our paid professionals to the development of soccer in Cal North/CYSA and throughout “Northern California”. The commitment of the Cal North/CYSA Board of Directors to youth soccer remains unequalled in Northern California and the United States. As the largest youth soccer state association in US Youth Soccer, we recognize our responsibility to you and our membership and we will continue to provide appropriate programs to support both the development and play of our players while providing them a safe and productive foundation to build their future.

Pete Zopfi Chairman California Youth Soccer Association

THE GOVERNING BODY FOR YOUTH SOCCER FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Member of United States Youth Soccer Association and United States Soccer Federation


TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1 Information The World of Cal North Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Players: Coaches as Role Models Who to Contact State Contact Directory Calendar of Events Cal North Hall of Fame Insurance Coverage Summary

Section 2 Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIM’s Constitution Bylaws General Procedures Specific Rules Policy Interpretation Memoranda (PIM’s) Cal North Modified Laws of the Game FIFA Laws of the Game

Section 3 Risk Management Risk Management Program Concussion Awareness

Section 4 Coaching Coaching Program Coach of the Year 2010 & 2011 Coaching Courses

Section 5 Cup Competition Cal North Founders’ Cup Directives, Rules & Regulations Cal North Association Cup Directives, Rules & Regulations Cal North Presidents Cup Directives, Rules & Regulations Cal North State Cup Directives, Rules & Regulations Cal North Junior Cup Festival Directives, Rules & Regulations

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The World of Cal North The California Youth Soccer Association, Incorporated (Cal North) is affiliated with US Youth Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Cal North is a non-profit corporation supported through player registration fees, league fees, sponsorships and donations. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for youth players of all levels of skill to participate in soccer programs. MISSION STATEMENT "The mission of the California Youth Soccer Association is to serve all children and our communities by providing opportunities that allow each child to grow, learn, mature and succeed by becoming productive adult members of society through the development, promotion, and offering, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin and/or ability, comprehensive community based leagues that offer a complete range of youth soccer opportunities for all children of all ages and abilities." This Team Manual is designed to assist Cal North members by familiarizing them with Cal North and the various programs it offers CAL NORTH VISION STATEMENT Inspired by a love of the game, our soccer community gives youth life experiences and characterbuilding opportunities while keeping kids first. COACHING PROGRAM The educational procedure of the Cal North coaching education program is based on the requirements of the US Soccer Federation (USSF). Cal North recommends all coaches, regardless of background to follow the educational steps as prescribed by the US Soccer Federation Coaching Education program. The Coaching School is part of an educational procedure and the materials can be mastered by anyone with an open mind who enjoys children, teaching and the sport of soccer. The purpose of the Coaching Program is to educate, promote and stimulate interest in youth soccer. “The California Youth Soccer Association is committed to providing a high level of coaching courses to its youth soccer coaches to excel in their careers by enhancing their coaching ability and knowledge level.” REFEREE PROGRAM The Referee Program offers instruction for entry-level referees as well as training, mentoring and evaluation for advancement. Referees register directly with USSF and are assigned as independent contractors to league, tournament, cup and other matches by the affiliated league, the Cal North District or by the State Association for all Cal North sanctioned competitions and/or events. California North Referee Administration (CNRA) is the administrative organization for referees in northern California. Additional information about the referee program can be located on the CNRA website at www.cnra.net Registration is on an annual basis. Regular meetings take place at the local level and communication from all levels is distributed and published to ensure that referees are kept abreast of

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changes in the Laws of the Game and their interpretations. Continuing education programs are available for all referees. Contact your League or District Referee Administrator for further information and course dates. RECREATION PROGRAM Youth soccer is extremely popular in the US and there are currently over 100,000 Recreational players registered in Cal North. Cal North prides itself on the history of providing this sport to its youth since 1969, where all players begin as recreational players. Soccer is a sport that is offered throughout northern California at the grass roots level in nearly every community that has ties with the Cal North organization. The Soccer Start program is designed to introduce soccer to children living in economically disadvantaged areas, such as rural and inner city communities. Contact your District Recreation Coordinator for assistance or further information. TOPSoccer PROGRAM The TOPSoccer program, a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with special needs. These needs are because of a physical or mental disability that might discourage or preclude the child from participating in a sports program. TOPSoccer furthers US Youth Soccer’s mission of fostering the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels. TOPSoccer takes kids from the sidelines to participating in the game. CAL NORTH SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS Every CAL NORTH affiliated league is entitled to apply to host a CAL NORTH sanctioned tournament. Leagues can now apply to host an “Unrestricted” event that can include teams from other USSF affiliates. The league’s District Tournament Coordinator can provide information on how to apply to host. Tournament invitations, applications and the proper procedure for applying to a CAL NORTH tournament may be obtained from your District Tournament Coordinator or by visiting www.calnorth.org/tournaments. CAL NORTH CUP COMPETITIONS Cal North Founders’ Cup The Cal North Founders’ Cup program is exclusively for our recreational level teams. The Cal North Founders’ Cup is an open competition for any Cal North team in U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-19 age groups that participate in recreational leagues. Founders’ Cup begins with a weekend of preliminary rounds, from which bracket-winners advance to the single elimination rounds. Cup play culminates with the Cal North Founders’ Cup Championships extravaganza where the state champions are crowned with awards presented to teams and players alike. The Cal North Founders’ Cup takes place in late fall for the U-10 through U-14 teams and in late winter for the U-16 and U-19 teams. The Under 10 Founders’ Cup games will be held as part of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival and will offer an open bracket for recreational teams that are members of other USSF affiliated recreational teams. Teams can apply for Cal North Founders’ Cup online. Visit the Founders’ Cup page on the Cal North website at

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www.calnorth.org and select Foundersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup from the drop down menu under CUPS for additional information about Cal North Foundersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup. Cal North Association Cup Geared toward the entry-level competitive teams, the Cal North Association Cup is an open competition for any Cal North Competitive or Recreation team that competes in a playing league for Silver Elite teams or below. Association Cup offers brackets for boys and girls in the U-9, U-10, U-11, U-12, U-13, U14, U-15, U-16 and U-19 age groups. It begins with a weekend of preliminary round games and over the course of subsequent weekends of single elimination rounds, it culminates with the Cal North Association Cup Championships where the state champions are honored with team recognitions and individual awards. The Cal North Association Cup takes place in early winter for the U-9 through U-14 teams and in early spring for the U-15 and U-19 teams. The U-9, U-10 and U-11 Association Cup games will be held as part of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival and will offer an open bracket for teams that are members of other USSF affiliated organizations. Teams can apply for Cal North Association Cup online. Visit the Association Cup page on the Cal North website at www.calnorth.org and select Association Cup from the drop down menu under CUPS for additional information about Cal North Association Cup. Cal North Presidents Cup Cal North Presidents Cup offers competition in the U-12 through U-18 age groups and is the state-level qualifier for the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup series. Modeled after the Cal North State Cup Program and US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, Presidents Cup is a relatively new and exciting level of competition being offered to assure competitive events for all levels of play. Cal North Presidents Cup will accept applications from any Cal North team that was not a State Cup quarterfinalist in the U11-U18 age group the previous season. Presidents Cup was created primarily to serve the second-tier Competitive teams in the U12 through U18 age groups. Cal North Presidents Cup provides teams with an opportunity to advance to regional play at a level that may be better suited to their team than the State Cup and National Championship Series competition. Cal North age groups champions and selected wild card teams have the opportunity to advance to Regional Presidents Cup Competition in the age groups where US Youth Soccer and Region IV offer competition. At the regional event Cal North teams will compete against champion teams from the 14 State Associations in US Youth Soccer Region IV. In the age groups offered by US Youth Soccer, the winners of the regional competition will move on to National Presidents Cup. Teams can apply for Cal North Presidents Cup online. Presidents Cup takes place in the late winter for the U12 and U13 teams and in spring for the U14 through U17 teams. Presidents Cup is played over the course of several weekends with preliminary round competition on the first weekend and teams either advancing to the next round of play or being eliminated based on their results. The competition culminates with the state championships extravaganza that includes team recognitions and player awards. Teams can apply for Cal North Presidents Cup online. Visit the Presidents Cup page on the Cal North website at www.calnorth.org and select Presidents Cup from the drop down menu under CUPS for additional information about Cal North Presidents Cup. Cal North State Cup Cal North State Cup is an open competition for any U9 through U19 Cal North team. It is the highest level of cup competition offered and it is geared toward mid-to-high level competitive teams that want

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the challenge of the highest level of competition. While targeting teams that compete in sanctioned playing leagues for Premier and Gold level teams. For the U12 and older teams, State Cup is the statelevel qualifier for the US Youth Soccer National Championship series. Champions and selected wild cards in the U12 through U19 age groups will go on to represent Cal North in the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships against teams from the 14 western region State Associations. Winners of U-13 through U-19 Regional Championships advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, which is widely considered to be the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier youth soccer event. Cal North State Cup is played over the course of several weekends with preliminary round competition on the first weekend and teams either advancing to the next round of play or being eliminated based on their results. The competition culminates with the state championships extravaganza that includes team recognitions and player awards. CYSA State Cup takes place in early winter for the U9 through U11 teams, late-winter for the U12 and U-13 teams and during spring for the U-14 through U-19 age groups. The U-9, U-10 and U-11 State Cup games will be held as part of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival and will offer an open bracket for teams that are members of other USSF affiliated organizations. Teams can apply for CYSA State Cup online. Visit the State Cup page on the Cal North website at www.calnorth.org and select State Cup from the drop down menu under CUPS for additional information about Cal North State Cup. OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The Primary objective of the State Olympic Development Program (ODP) is to identify, evaluate and promote highly talented youth soccer players. As part of the National effort, the CAL NORTH ODP is dedicated to finding the highest level youth soccer players in northern California. The Olympic Development Program is a National process for identifying the best youth soccer players. The process promotes players to the U.S. National teams, which represent the United States in International competition, such as the World Cup, the Olympics and Youth World Cup events. CAL NORTH - CAL SOCCER LEAGUE The Cal North - Cal Soccer League (CCSL) is open to all competitive level soccer teams aged U9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; U19 offering a fall, spring and winter league option to accommodate the changing needs of the Northern California soccer community. The CCSL is the only league that offers teams the flexibility to play in a statewide premier division, a regional division or local sectional division. Winners and finalists of the U14, U15, U16 and U17 year old boys and girls CCSL State Premier Division will earn the right to represent Cal North in the Annual California Premier League State Championships against the Cal South Premier League Champions and Finalists. For more in depth information regarding Cal North - Cal Soccer League, visit the CCSL page on the Cal North website www.calnorth.org/ccs/ccs. YOUTH PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN ADULT (SENIOR) SOCCER PROGRAMS Cal North players may be approved to play an unlimited number of games on a senior (adult amateur) team and retain their youth amateur eligibility if they file a Cal North Youth to Provisional Senior Player Request form with Cal North before they register on a senior team. Everyone should be aware that a player who does not submit a Youth to Provisional Senior Player Request form before registering with a senior team will be ineligible for further youth play. Any games involving Cal North players participating with adult (senior) players may require the approval of the Cal North Board of Directors. Contact your District Commissioner for assistance.

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PROTEST AND APPEALS Each registered team and/or member has the right to protest and appeal. League Officials, District Commissioners, and the Cal North Board of Directors will assist in administering protests and appeals. (See Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures & Specific Rules) INSURANCE Cal North provides insurance coverage for all registered team members, coaches, managers, referees, officials, and volunteers of the teams, leagues or of the association during Cal North sanctioned events and activities. If a player is injured, their coach or team official should complete the online injury report, which can be found on the Cal North website at www.calnorth.org. The Cal North insurance is payable in excess of all other valid and collectible group insurance. There is a $500.00 deductible per claim regardless of other insurance. (See Summary of Insurance Coverage) Cal North MEETINGS AND SERVICES Annual General Meeting (AGM) The Cal North AGM will be held on April 14, 2013 in Lake Tahoe, in conjunction with the Soccer Expo event weekend. This most important meeting is where the membership has an opportunity to change the Cal North rules of play. (Please check the Cal North website www.calnorth.org for additional information) Soccer Expo On April 12-14, 2013 Cal North will hold its annual Soccer Expo in Lake Tahoe, and for the first time, will co-host the event with the Nevada Youth Soccer Association. Workshops for Coaches, Referees, League Board members and Registrars will be held. Dozens of vendors will be participating in this event, offering the latest in soccer apparel, equipment, fund-raising items, and general sports-related items. The Hall of Fame Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 13th and will honor coaches, youth referees, and volunteers from the State, as well as induct the newest Hall of Fame members. Please check the Cal North website www.calnorth.org for updates on these events. Cal North League Presidents’ Workshop Each year, Cal North hosts a workshop for our League Presidents. This workshop gives the League Presidents the opportunity to hear from industry experts and discuss with their peers the many challenges, rewards and keys to success in their roles. The 2013 League Presidents’ Workshop will be held on April 13th in Lake Tahoe, in conjunction with the Soccer Expo weekend. Cal North Tournament Directors’ Workshop CAL NORTH offers annual education courses to ensure the tournament directors of CAL NORTH tournaments have the opportunity to network and discuss current tournament issues. The location and date will be posted on our website at www.calnorth.org where we look forward to seeing you..

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Promoting the Health and Well Being of Players: Coaches as Role Models Cal North and the Cal North Coaching staff are committed to the positive development of our children. Therefore, we ask that all coaches adhere to the Cal North policy regarding tobacco use in addition to the following: a. b. c. d.

PROMOTE a consistent message about the dangers of tobacco use. CREATE a support system for a tobacco-free environment. INTEGRATE tobacco education messages into your practices. MODEL tobacco-free behavior. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use tobacco products in the presence of your players.

CAL NORTH POLICY The Board recognizes that there is ample research demonstrating the health hazards of the use of tobacco products, including smoking and the breathing of second-hand smoke, and its responsibility to the players and participants to demonstrate and teach acceptable health principles. The California Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors, therefore, in the best interest of the health and safety of the players, participants and general public, directs the development of the following regulations: The California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) discourages tobacco use within 25 yards of any Cal North affiliated activity involving youth players.

This policy shall be established to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Further the goal of consistency among on-going school and community programs to discourage children from using tobacco products; Promote health and encourage players to adopt healthy lifestyles; Reflect and emphasize the hazards of tobacco use; Protect the health and safety of players, coaches and the general public; Eliminate the mixed messages that children receive through tobacco advertising and its association with sporting events; and Generate respect among players for league authority, thereby improving discipline by virtue of its application to coaches, officials, players and the general public

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Who to Contact Administration and Internal Review Protest & Appeals

Registration

Rules & Revisions

(3)

1st Vice Chairman

(5)

1st Vice Chairman

(4)

1st Vice Chairman

(2)

District Commissioner

(4)

State Committee Chairman

(3)

State Committee Chairman

(1)

League President

(3)

District Commissioner

(2)

District Commissioner

(2)

District Registrar

(1)

District Representative

(1)

League Registrar

Coach and Player Development ODP, Recreation, TOPSoccer and Soccer Start

Coaching

Referees

(5)

2nd Vice Chairman

(4)

2nd Vice Chairman

(4)

2nd Vice Chairman

(4)

State Committee Chairman

(3)

State Committee Chairman

(3)

State Youth Referee Admin.

(3)

District Commissioner

(2)

District Commissioner

(2)

District Referee Coordinator

(2)

District Coaching Admin.

(1)

District Program Coordinator

(1)

League Referee Coordinator

(1)

League Coaching Admin.

Competition Programs Cal North Foundersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup, Association Cup, Presidents Cup, State Cup and Cal North Cal Soccer League (CCSL)

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(4)

3rd Vice Chairman

(3)

State Program Director

(2)

District Commissioner

(1)

District Program Coordinator


Cal North State Contact Directory Board of Directors

Name

Address

Chairman of the Board 1st Vice Chairman 2nd Vice Chairman 3rd Vice Chairman Secretary Chief Financial Officer District I Commissioner District II Commissioner District III Commissioner District IV Commissioner District V Commissioner District VI Commissioner District VII Commissioner District VIII Commissioner District IX Commissioner Past Chairman CSA-N President

Pete Zopfi Chris Murray Dan Lovingier Rich Pinnell Gary Waltz Ilona Montoya Maria Frias Rodney Robinson Donna Kerger Joe Santos Cheri Hardaway Mark Dickerson John Hodgson Bob Asklof Michael Massa John Murphy Ric Olivas

Cal North Office Staff Executive Director Programs Coordinator Programs Coordinator Executive Assistant Director of Marketing Cal North Competitive Director of Coaching Cal North Recreational Director of Coaching

Name

Paul Sapsford

State Committee Chairpersons Association Cup Coaching Cal North â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cal Soccer League Field Development (Co-Chair) Field Development (Co-Chair) Foundersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup Olympic Development Program Recreation Referees (SYRA) Registration (Co-Chair) Registration (Co-Chair Risk Management Rules & Revisions State Cup & Presidents Cup Soccer Start (Co-Chairs) TOPSoccer Tournaments Assistant Commissioners District I District II District III District IV District V District VI District VI District VII District VIII District IX

3248 Seminole Circle, Fairfield, CA 94534 1738 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 4531 Avondale Circle, Fairfield, CA 94533 PO Box 990872, Redding, CA 96099 4620 N Glenn Avenue Apt B, Fresno, CA 93704 820 West Angus Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066 46 Leo Circle, South San Francisco, CA 94080 12238 Via Arline Road, Los Altos, CA 94022 PO Box 1492, Pleasanton, CA 94566 PO Box 2701, Castro Valley, CA 94546 1387 Cass Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 8807 Crusheen Way, Sacramento, CA 95828 4285 North 1st Street, Fresno, CA 93726 PO Box 1688, Lodi, CA 95241 PO Box 381, Los Molinos, CA 96055 5700 Cabot Drive, Oakland, CA 94611 1348 Silver Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134 E-Mail Address

Gurdev Mann Joyce Bordley Kathi Killion Debbie Alvarez Dan McCann Carlos Menjivar

E-Mail Address

gmann@calnorth.org jbordley@calnorth.org kkillion@calnorth.org dalvarez@calnorth.org dmccann@calnorth.org cmenjivar@calnorth.org 707.319.9142 psapsford@calnorth.org 925.895.7502

Contact Phone

Chairman@calnorth.org 1stViceChair@calnorth.org 2ndViceChair@calnorth.org 3rdViceChair@calnorth.org Secretary@calnorth.org CFO@calnorth.org District1Commissioner@calnorth.org District2Commissioner@calnorth.org District3Commissioner@calnorth.org District4Commissioner@calnorth.org District5Commissioner@calnorth.org District6Commissioner@calnorth.org District7Commissioner@calnorth.org District8Commissioner@calnorth.org District9Commissioner@calnorth.org PastChairman@calnorth.org CSA-NPresident@calnorth.org

707.421.2480 415.981.0400 707.322.1285 530.941.4130 559.307.9535 650.871.8166 415.637.5640 415.265.6062 925.838.9272 510.731.7527 707.527.0171 916.606.1998 559.924.5064 209.401.3113 530.624.4996 510.339.1496 415.467.1881

CYSA Office Staff

Name

E-Mail Address

Accounting Manager Accounting Clerk Administrative Asst./Registration Administrative Assistant ODP Technical Director Cal North-Cal Soccer League Director of Operations Warehouse Operations

Ning Xiao Colleen Lamb Emanuel Lusca Kristina Evans Philippe Blin Bruce Sillars Robert Riordan

nxiao@calnorth.org clamb@calnorth.org elusca@calnorth.org kevans@calnorth.org pblin@calnorth.org CCSLDirector@calnorth.org 530.316.4761 rriordan@calnorth.org Contact Phone

Name

Address

E-Mail Address

Barry Comerford Hervi Rualo Vacant Rich McClure Tony Oliveira Gloria Dorris Jonathan Petty Leo Bredemann Tom Starr Marc Pinnell Melinda Rainville Vacant Shirley Thompson See 3rd Vice Chair Pat & Paul Hodges Stuart & Carolynn Rafferty Kathi Killion

9550 Ashley Drive, Windsor, CA 95492 1214 Nelson Ave., Modesto, CA 95350 Vacant 206 San Carlos Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611 24476 Fairfax Avenue, Lemoore, CA 93245 5712 East Sussex Way, Fresno, CA 93727 2252 East Shea Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720 225 Shadowrun Ct., Redding, CA 96003 6227 Plymouth Rock Lane, Citrus Heights, CA 95621 PO Box 992950, Redding, CA 96099 1363 Mansion Court, San Jose, CA 95120 Vacant 1239 Adam Street, Tracy, CA 95376

AssociationCupChair@calnorth.org Vacant Vacant FieldDevelopmentChair@calnorth.org FieldDevelopmentChair@calnorth.org FoundersCupChair@calnorth.org ODPChair@calnorth.org RecreationChair@calnorth.org SYRA@calnorth.org stateregistrar@calnorth.org stateregistrar@calnorth.org Vacant RulesandRevisionsChair@calnorth.org

707-838-6004 209.596.6940 Vacant 510.654.4633 559.924.4393 760.529.3423 559.903.3103 530.209.7080 916.725.0886 530.941.4706 408.268.7044 Vacant 209.835.8204

3808 Aqua Vista Court, Hayward, CA 94542 2168 Ashley Lane, Tracy, CA 95377

SoccerStartChair@calnorth.org TOPSoccerChair@calnorth.org

510.889.1313 209.830.7247

121 San Miguel Place, San Ramon. CA 94583

TournamentsChair@calnorth.org

925.876.9181

Name Cary Jones Bob Joyce Tony Stepper Ray Suey Kurt Barthel Danny Marquez Lou Gagne III Linda SoRelle Sue Gonzales Craig Sannebeck

Address 36 Dunsmuir Street, San Francisco, CA 94134 554 Los Olivos Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95050 230 Burleigh Place, Danville, CA 94526 16845 Hallmark Court, Castro Valley, CA 94552 PO Box 628, Loleta, CA, 95551 9363 Snowbird Way, Sacramento, CA 95826 93 Rancho Del Sol, Camino, CA 95709 4285 North 1st Street, Fresno, CA 93726 1006 Hatchcover Place, Manteca, CA 95337 2270 Balls Ferry Rd., Anderson, CA 96007

E-Mail Address AsstDistrict1Commissioner@calnorth.org AsstDistrict2Commissioner@calnorth.org AsstDistrict3Commissioner@calnorth.org AsstDistrict4Commissioner@calnorth.org AsstDistrict5Commissioner@calnorth.org AsstDistrict6Commissioner@calnorth.org AsstDistrict6Commissioner@calnorth.org AsstDistrict7Commissioner@calnorth.org AsstDistrict8Commissioner@calnorth.org AsstDistrict9Commissioner@calnorth.org

Contact Phone 415.337.6630 408.554.6554 925.820.3049 510.889.0313 707.733.5081 916.205.6545 530.647.2740 559.222.9938 209.824.2472 530.378.5083

The information contained on this page is intended only for the personal and confidential use of the recipient(s). If the reader of this information is not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this document in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. Use of this information by any person other than the intended recipient or for any purpose other than its intended purpose is prohibited and may subject those so using it to significant legal consequences. Revised 9/25/2012

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District Position Association Cup

District I See District Commissioner

District II See District Commissioner

District III See District Commissioner

District IV Ron Perrault 21988 Idena Ave. Castro Valley, CA 94546 510.301.2668

Coaching

José DeAraujo 430 17th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121 415.387.1984

Tim Nixon 16 Tioga Way Belmont, CA 94002 650.591.4223

See District Commissioner

D1Coaching@calnorth.org

D2Coaching@calnorth.org

Charlie Ringgenberg 2650 Cottonwood Drive San Bruno, CA 94066 650.636.3243

Nancy Ditz 650.888.4833

Dave Sandusky 148 Blackstone Dr Danville, CA 94506 925.209.9492

D1CCSL@calnorth.org

D2CCSL@calnorth.org

D3CCSL@calnorth.org

Siena Perez PO Box 590855 San Francisco, CA 94159 415.995.4984

Carlos Rubio 226 Astor Way Salinas, CA 93906 831.449.8008

See District Commissioner

D1FoundersCup@calnorth.org

D2FoundersCup@calnorth.org

Jamie Frias – Boys D1ODP@cysanorth.org Libby Rappolt – Girls

Jill Baldwinson 1812 Frobisher Way San Jose, CA 95124 408.264.9497

Kamal Della 2388 Goldcrest Circle Pleasanton, CA 94566 925.413.4656

Andy Hulbert 4041 China Court Hayward, CA 94542 510.861.3917

D1ODP@calnorth.org

D2ODP@calnorth.org

D3ODP@calnorth.org

D4ODP@calnorth.org

Siena Perez PO Box 590855 San Francisco, CA 94159 415.995.4984

See District Commissioner

See District Commissioner

Ray Suey 16845 Hallmark Ct. Castro Valley, CA 94552 510.889.0313

Kenyatta Scott 1383 34th Ave San Francisco, CA 94122 415.515.5780

Ken Geisler 305 Clarke Lane Morgan Hill, CA 95037 408.644.1795

Simon Yeo 1421 Allanmere Drive San Ramon, CA 94582 925.360.8774

Mike Silverman 27150 Greenhaven Road Hayward, CA 94542 510.589.6858

D1CNRA@calnorth.org

D2CNRA@calnorth.org

D3CNRA@calnorth.org

D4CNRA@calnorth.org

Rich Fern 1037 Brunswick Street Daly City, CA 94014 415.587.6299

Tom Dunlap 15941 Linda Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95032 408.358.3601

Jeff Smith 113 Plaza Circle Danville, CA 94526 925.413.0406

Mike Silverman 27150 Greenhaven Road Hayward, CA 94542 510.589.6858

D1Referee@calnorth.org

D2Referee@calnorth.org

D3Referee@calnorth.org

D4Referee@calnorth.org

Mary K. Miller 109 Beaumont Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118 415.751.4550

Melinda Rainville 1363 Mansion Court San Jose, CA 95120 408.268.7044

Diane Scott 1739 Peru Court Pleasanton, CA 94566 925.462-2357

Pat Hodges 3808 Aqua Vista Court Hayward, CA 94542 510.889.1313

D1Registrar@calnorth.org

D2Registrar@calnorth.org

D3Registrar@calnorth.org

D4Registrar@calnorth.org

Cary Jones 36 Dunsmuir Street San Francisco, CA 94134 415.337.6630

See District Commissioner

See District Commissioner

Ray Suey 16845 Hallmark Ct. Castro Valley, CA 94552 510.889.0313

Cary Jones 36 Dunsmuir Street San Francisco, CA 94134 415.337.6630

Jill Baldwinson 1812 Frobisher Way San Jose, CA 95124 408.234.4082

Kathi Killion 121 San Miguel Place San Ramon, CA 94583 925.876.9181

D1Secretary@calnorth.org

D2Secretary@calnorth.org

D3Secretary@calnorth.org

Carlos Mejia 128 Cora Street San Francisco, CA 94134 415.990.5399

See District Commissioner

Carolyn Thomas 446 Firenza Court Livermore, CA 94551 925.443.6250

D4AssociationCup@calnorth.org

Cal North – Cal Soccer League

Founders’ Cup

Olympic Development Program

Recreation

D4Coaching@calnorth.org

Referee Administrator (Youth)

Registration

Rules & Revisions

State Cup & Presidents Cup

D4RandR@calnorth.org

D1StateCup@calnorth.org

TOPSoccer

Tournaments

Treasurer

Ray Suey 16845 Hallmark Ct. Castro Valley, CA 94552 510.889.0313

D4Recreation@calnorth.org

D1RandR@calnorth.org

Secretary

See District Commissioner

D4FoundersCup@calnorth.org

D1Recreation@calnorth.org

Referee Administrator (CNRA)

Steve Shott 936 Rose Drive Benicia, CA 94510 707.747.5529

See District Commissioner

See District Commissioner

D3StateCup@calnorth.org

Siena Perez PO Box 590855 San Francisco, CA 94159 415.995.4984 D1TOPSoccer@calnorth.org Ernie Brockmeyer 1515 Terra Nova Blvd Pacifica, CA 94044 650.738.8715

Tricia Biocini 660 Marshall Court Santa Clara, CA 95051 408.296.2860

See District Commissioner

See District Commissioner

Rosemary Alvarez 7234 Via Bella San Jose, CA 95139 408.578.5447

Rod Moore 2060 Mercury Road Livermore, CA 94550 925.455.4610

Paul & Pat Hodges 3808 Aqua Vista Court Hayward, CA 94542 510.889.1313

D1Tournaments@calnorth.org

D2Tournaments@calnorth.org

D3Tournaments@calnorth.org

D4Tournaments@calnorth.org

Sandy Morini 3181 Geoffrey Drive San Bruno, CA 94066 650.355.4492 D1Treasurer@calnorth.org

Michael Rainville 1363 Mansion Court San Jose, CA 95120 408.268.7044 D2Treasurer@calnorth.org

Mita Hartland 3738 Ferncroft Court Dublin, CA 94568 925.577.7733 D3Treasurer@calnorth.org

Bill Paxton 3585 Deer Park Court Hayward, CA 94542 510.582.4444 D4Treasurer@calnorth.org

D2TOPSoccer@calnorth.org

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District Positions

Association Cup

Coaching

CYSA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cal Soccer League

Foundersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup

Olympic Development Program Recreation

Referee Administrator (CNRA) Referee Administrator (Youth) Registration

Rules & Revisions

Secretary

State Cup & Presidents Cup

TOPSoccer

Tournaments

Treasurer

District V Luigi Cervone 38 Avalon Court Napa, CA 94558 707.226.1019

District VI Sue Lankford 6109 Everest Way Sacramento, CA 95842 916.344.9513

District VII Richard & Emily Hernandez 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.237.8001

District VIII Darlene Wilharm 96 West 4th Street Tracy, CA 95376 209.832.7821

District IX Mike Darlington 1745 Yuba Street Redding, CA 96001 530.244.2600

D5AssociationCup@calnorth.org

D6AssociationCup@calnorth.org

D7AssociationCup@calnorth.org

D8AssociationCup@calnorth.org

D9AssociationCup@calnorth.org

Kevin McDonnell 311 Howard Street Petaluma, CA 94952 707.763.6747 D5Coaching@calnorth.org John Quinn 1270 Madelyne Place Santa Rosa, CA 95409 707.538.1125 D5CCSL@calnorth.org Luigi Cervone 38 Avalon Court Napa, CA 94558 707.226.1019

Linda Padilla 682 Larson Way Folsom, CA 95630 916.342.0381 D6Coaching@calnorth.org Kristy Galet 2934 Princess Helen Ct. El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 916.765.9857 D6CCSL@calnorth.org Danny Marquez 9363 Snowbird Way Sacramento, CA 95826 916-205-6545

Sal Blanco 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.907.4357 D7Coaching@calnorth.org Clay Ice 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.348.1119 D7CCSL@calnorth.org Brad Mahoney 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.269.9801

Brendan Moore 13701 Montfort Ave. Herald, CA 95638 209-642-0124 D8Coaching@calnorth.org Sue Gonzales 1006 Hatchcover Place Manteca, CA 95337 209.824.2472 D8CCSL@calnorth.org Jack Smith PO Box 702 Manteca, CA 95336 209.858.8062

Keith Stewart PO Box 990010 Redding CA 96099 530.244.8464 D9Coaching@calnorth.org Beve Mills 13352 Padani Drive Redding, CA 96003 530.524.0363 D9CCSL@calnorth.org Leo Bredemann 225 Shadowrun Court Redding, CA 96003 530.209.7080

D5FoundersCup@calnorth.org

D6FoundersCup@calnorth.org

D7FoundersCup@calnorth.org

D8FoundersCup@calnorth.org

D9FoundersCup@calnorth.org

Raul Ramos 495 Ford St Ukiah, CA 95482 707.367.6209 D5ODP@calnorth.org Kim Brown PO Box 3217 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 707.479.7750 D5Recreation@calnorth.org Steve Larsen PO Box 988 Sebastopol, CA 95473 707.823.9542 D5CNRA@calnorth.org Owen Edwards PO Box 69 Caspar, CA 95420 707.964.0636 D5Referee@calnorth.org Steve Pinner 307 Burt Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404 707.566.8602 D5Registrar@calnorth.org Luigi Cervone 38 Avalon Court Napa, CA 94558 707.226.1019 D5RandR@calnorth.org Pamela Wiley 15701 Sonoma Highway Sonoma, CA 95476 707.996.9583 D5Secretary@calnorth.org Kurt Barthel PO Box 628 Loleta, CA 95551 707.733.5081 D5StateCup@calnorth.org Frank Bonardi 1387 Cass Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407 707.527.0171 D5TOPSoccer@calnorth.org Ken Stelling 6 Barona Court Santa Rosa, CA 95405 707.525.8496

Lorin Sabin 2208 Thurton Drive Roseville, CA 95747 916.780.9429 D6ODP@calnorth.org Dave Groves 9643 Foremast Ct Elk Grove 916.595.2233 D6Recreation@calnorth.org Mark Bailey 2227 Northrop Ave Apt 21 Sacramento, CA 95825 916.837.5983 D6CNRA@calnorth.org Larry Svetich 4518 Wellesly Way Sacramento CA 95841 916.761.7248 D6Referee@calnorth.org Mary Miles 2054 Venus Drive Sacramento, CA 95864 916.481.5794 D6Registrar@calnorth.org Lou Gagne III 93 Rancho Del Sol Camino, CA 95709 530.647.2740 D6RandR@calnorth.org Deborah Finneran 2502 Knollwood Drive Cameron Park, CA 95682 530.409.0302 D6Secretary@calnorth.org Liz Fong 6201 Mahala Drive Carmichael, CA 95608 916.483.5102 D6StateCup@calnorth.org Sue Gagne 93 Rancho Del Sol Camino, CA 95709 530.647.2740

Clay Ice 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.348.1119 D7ODP@calnorth.org Gary Waltz 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.307.9535

Eric Mogensen 16337 Plateau Circle Redding, CA 96001 530.515.5105 D9ODP@calnorth.org Ron Davis PO Box 494486 Redding, CA 96049 530.226.5338

D6TOPSoccer@calnorth.org

D7TOPSoccer@calnorth.org

Patsy Cosenza 10324 Marlaw Way Elk Grove, CA 95757 916.505.2507

See District Commissioner

Sue Gonzales 1006 Hatchcover Place Manteca, CA 95337 209.824.2472 D8ODP@calnorth.org Jack Smith PO Box 702 Manteca, CA 95336 209.858.8062 D8Recreation@calnorth.org Joaquin Ortiz 3120 Fairbury Lane Stockton, CA 95206 209.992.6421 D8CNRA@calnorth.org Lou Toste 1612 Myrtlewood Drive Ceres, CA 95307.1643 209.537.1245 D8Referee@calnorth.org Shirley Thompson 1239 Adam Street Tracy, CA 95376 209.835.8204 D8Registrar@calnorth.org Darlene Wilharm 96 West 4th Street Tracy, CA 95376 209.832.7821 D8RandR@calnorth.org Darlene Ribeiro 3951 Davis Avenue Modesto, CA 95357 209.869.4941 D8Secretary@calnorth.org Darlene Wilharm 96 West 4th Street Tracy, CA 95376 209.832.7821 D8StateCup@calnorth.org Carolynn Rafferty 2168 Ashley Lane Tracy, CA 95377 209.830.7247 D8TOPSoccer@calnorth.org Darlene Wilharm 96 West 4th Street Tracy, CA 95376 209.832.7821

D5Tournaments@calnorth.org

D6Tournaments@calnorth.org

D8Tournaments@calnorth.org

D9Tournaments@calnorth.org

Carol Jaskela 1387 Cass Rd Santa Rosa, CA 95407 707.527.0171 D5Treasurer@calnorth.org

Patsy Cosenza 10324 Marlaw Way Elk Grove, CA 95757 916.505.2507 D6Treasurer@calnorth.org

Nancy Evans 705 Rimby Avenue Lodi, CA 95240 209.334.3365 D8Treasurer@calnorth.org

Sharon Wickenheiser PO. Box 381 Los Molinos, CA 96055 530.527.0730 D9Treasurer@calnorth.org

D7Recreation@calnorth.org

Clayton "Mick" Walker 6685 N Meridian Fresno, CA 93710 559.299.5411 D7CNRA@calnorth.org Danny Compos Jr. 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.916.1118 D7Referee@calnorth.org Catherine Weston 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.298.7627 D7Registrar@calnorth.org Linda SoRelle 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.222.9938 D7RandR@calnorth.org Gladys Olsen 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.229.5798 D7Secretary@calnorth.org Bill SoRelle 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.222.9938 D7StateCup@calnorth.org Gary Waltz 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.307.9535

Gladys Olsen 4285 North 1st Street Fresno, CA 93726 559.229.5798 D7Treasurer@calnorth.org

D9Recreation@calnorth.org

Ken Corbelli PO Box 494671 Redding, CA 96049 530.953.9020 D9CNRA@calnorth.org Ken Corbelli PO Box 494671 Redding, CA 96049 530.953.9020 D9Referee@calnorth.org Marc Pinnell PO Box 990872 Redding, CA 96099 530.941.4706 D9Registrar@calnorth.org Walt Zinko 478-255 Alta Dr Susanville, CA 96130 530.257.9358 D9RandR@calnorth.org See District Commissioner

Eric Keating PO Box 481 Douglas City, CA 96024 530-221-1885 D9StateCup@calnorth.org See District Commissioner

Carol Harter 2909 Rockabye Lane Redding, CA 96002 530.722.7289

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Cal North Calendar of Events September 2012 M T W T

F

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

S

M 1 8 15 22 29

October 2012 T W T 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 31

F 5 12 19 26

S 6 13 20 27

S

7 14 21 28

5 12 19 26

S

M

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

November 2012 T W T F 1 2 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 27 28 29 30

S

M

December 2012 T W T

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

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4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

F 7 14 21 28

S 3 10 17 24

S 1 8 15 22 29

September 2012 1 75% League Registration money due to Cal North Office 1 ODP Player names due for State Try-Outs 4-6 Tournament Weekend 9 BOD Meeting 9 ODP-GIRLS ONLY 16 ODP- BOYS ONLY 29-30 Tournament Weekend October 2012 1 Begin Accepting Coach of the Year Nominations. 1 Hall of Fame Nominations due to Cal North Office 7 BOD Meeting 14 ODP-GIRLS ONLY 21 ODP- BOYS ONLY 27-28 Tournament Weekend 26-28 Region IV Planning Workshop, Lake Tahoe November 2012 1 U9-U11 State Cup Application Deadline 1 U9-14 Association Cup Application Deadline 1 U10-U14 Founders' Cup Application Deadline 24-25 Tournament Weekend

December 2012 1 DC Meeting 2 BOD Meeting 1-2 Tournament Weekend 8-9 Tournament Weekend 8-9 U9-U11 Junior Cup Festival Preliminary Round Games 8-9 U12-U14 Founders' Cup Preliminary Round Games 15-16 U9-U11 Junior Cup Festival Single Elimination Round Games 15-16 U12-U14 Founders' Cup Single Elimination Round Games 15-16 Tournament Weekend 22-23 Tournament Weekend 23 Rule Change Proposals due to Cal North office 29-30 Tournament Weekend


S

M

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

January 2013 T W T 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30 31

S

M

February 2013 T W T

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

S

M

March 2013 T W T

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

7 14 21 28

F 4 11 18 25

F 1 8 15 22

F 1 8 15 22 29

S 5 12 19 26

S 2 9 16 23

S 2 9 16 23 30

January 2013 2 U12-U18 State Cup Application Deadline 2 U12-U18 Presidents Cup Application Deadline 2 U15-U19 Association Cup Application Deadline 2 U16-U19 Founders Cup Application Deadline 5-6 U12-U14 Association Cup Preliminary Round Games 5-6 Tournament Weekend 6 BOD Meeting 12-13 Tournament Weekend 12-13 U12-U14 Association Cup Single Elimination Round Games 15 Coach of the Year Nominations due to Cal North Office 16-19 NSCAA - Indianapolis, IN 17-20 US Youth Soccer Convention, Indianapolis, IN 19-20 U12-U14 Association Cup Single Elimination Round Games February 2013 15 League Affiliation Agreements due to District Commissioners 16-18 Tournament Weekend 23-24 Tournament Weekend 23-24 U16-U19 Founders' Cup Preliminary Round Games

March 2013 1 League Affiliations due to Cal North Office 2-3 U16-U19 Founders' Cup Qtrs, Semis, Championships 2-3 U12-U13 State Cup Preliminary Round Games 2-3 U12-U13 Presidents Cup Preliminary Round Games 3 BOD Meeting 9-10 Tournament Weekend 9-10 U12-U13 State Cup Single Elimination Round Games 9-10 U12-U13 Presidents Cup Single Elimination Round Games 16-17 Tournament Weekend 16-17 U12-U13 State Cup Championships 16-17 U12-U13 Presidents Cup Championships 16-17 U15-U19 Association Cup Preliminary Round Games 23-24 U15-U19 Association Cup Single Elimination Round Games

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S 7 14 21 28

M 1 8 15 22 29

April T W T 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30

F 5 12 19 26

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M

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

May 2013 T W T 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

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June 2013 T W T

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3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

7 14 21 28

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5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

F 3 10 17 24 31

S 6 13 20 27

S 4 11 18 25

S 1 8 15 22 29

April 2013 1 U19 State Cup Applicantion Deadline 4-6 Region IV TOPSoccer Symposium - WA 6-7 U15-U19 Association Cup Championships 6-7 U14-U18 State Cup Preliminary Round Games 6-7 U14-U18 Presidents Cup Preliminary Round Games 12-14 Cal North Soccer Expo, Presidents Workshop, AGM, 12-14 Tournament Directors Workshop, Lake Tahoe 20-21 U14-U18 State Cup Single Elimination Round Games 20-21

U14-U18 Presidents Cup Single Elimination Round Games

27-28

U14-U18 State Cup Single Elimination Round Games

27-28 27-28

U14-U18 Presidents Cup Single Elimination Round Games Tournament Weekend

May 2013 4-5 4-5 18-19 25-26 25-27

U14-U18 State Cup Championships U14-U18 Presidents Cup Championships U19 State Cup Preliminary Round Games U19 State Cup Single Elimination Round Games/Championships Tournament Weekend

June 2013 1-2 1-2 2 8-9 12-16 15-16 17-23 22-23 29-30 TBA

Tournament Weekend US Soccer AGM, Washington DC BOD Meeting Tournament Weekend US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup - Boise, ID Tournament Weekend Far West Regional Championships, Honolulu, HI Tournament Weekend Tournament Weekend Girls/Boys Region IV ODP Camp


S 7 14 21 28

M 1 8 15 22 29

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M

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

July 2013 T W T 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 31 August 2013 T W T 1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28 29

July 2013

F 5 12 19 26

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 6 13 20 27

S 3 10 17 24 31

6-7 10-14 13-14 20-21 22-28 27 27-28

Tournament Weekend US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Championships, Kirkwood, DE Tournament Weekend Tournament Weekend US Youth Soccer National Championships, Overland Park, KS US Youth Soccer AGM , Overland Park, KS Tournament Weekend

August 2013 3-4 Tournament Weekend 4 BOD Meeting 10-11 Tournament Weekend 17-18 Tournament Weekend 24-25 Tournament Weekend 31- 9/2 Tournament Weekend

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to watch for our monthly Enewsletters. Back issues can be located in the Cal North newsstand at calnorth.org or clicking on the images.

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Save The Date! April 12 - 14, 2013 Cal North Soccer Expo 2013 Soccer Expo 2013 to be held in conjunction with the Nevada Youth Soccer Association at the Harrah's & Harvey's Convention Center. Check the Cal North Website for exciting news regarding the expanded twoday show to be announced soon!

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Cal North Hall of Fame HALL OF FAME POLICIES AND PROCEDURES I. PURPOSE To honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to youth soccer as a player, coach, referee, administrator or other youth soccer-related activities by worthy participants. II. COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION A. The Chairman of Cal North shall appoint a Committee and name the Committee Chairman of the Committee. The Committee term is two (2) years. B. The Committee shall be composed of no less than three (3) and no more than seven (7) members, including the Chairman. The Committee members must have a thorough knowledge of the Cal North history and the game at all levels. III. SELECTION PROCESS FOR NOMINATIONS A. Nominee’s selection shall be initiated by individual leagues or a member of the Cal North Board of Directors. B. Candidates may be nominated three (3) times. If not selected after three (3) nominations, they will not be given any further consideration unless recommended by the Hall of Fame Committee. C. Anyone nominated before this organization may be re-nominated by the Hall of Fame Committee. D. The nominee’s resume shall be concise and reflect the chronology of major contributions and achievements. E. All resumes shall be typed on the Cal North Hall of Fame Nomination Form F. Completed nomination forms shall be sent to the Cal North office by October 1st. The nomination form shall be recorded at the office and copies shall be sent to the Hall of Fame Committee for review. G. The Committee will only accept resumes received by the Cal North office. H. The Committee shall make a decision on all nominees by November 1st. I. The Cal North Board of Directors shall make the final decisions on the nominee’s recommended by the Committee. J. Installation of newly elected Hall of Fame members shall take place at the Soccer Expo weekend. IV. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION The Cal North Hall of Fame nominee should reflect all contributions with the emphasis on Cal-North contribution. A. Cal North Hall of Fame Nominee 1. Eligibility: To become eligible for nomination to the Cal North Hall of Fame, a minimum of fifteen (15) years in service to youth soccer, of which ten (10) years must be under the auspices of Cal North. A nominee currently serving on the Cal North Board of Directors is not eligible. 2. Selection: The Hall of Fame Committee may select a maximum of two (2) individuals each year to the Hall of Fame, or it may choose to select none, if it is felt that the nominees proposed do not meet the qualifications. B. Cal North Hall of Fame Player Award 1. Eligibility: All players nominated shall have distinguished themselves with a high standard of play under the guidance and auspices of Cal North, US Youth Soccer or USSF. This includes competition at the State Association level as a member of a team representing Cal North, US

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Youth Soccer of the USSF. Players shall be eligible for nomination five (5) years after completing their eligibility to play in youth soccer. 2. Selection: The Hall of Fame Committee may select a maximum of two (2) players each year to the Hall of Fame, or it may choose to select none, if it is felt that the nominees proposed do not meet the qualifications. C. Cal North Meritorious Service Award 1. Eligibility: Nominations for this Award are for individuals involved in soccer in non-playing capacities at Team, League, State, Regional, National or International Levels. 2. Selection: Nominations may be made at any time. D. Cal North Special Commendation Award 1. Eligibility: Same as above 2. Selection: Same as above V. AWARDS A. Cal North Hall of Fame Nominee: Each individual inducted into the Hall of Fame shall receive a suitable award and certificate. B. Cal North Hall of Fame Player: Same as above C. Cal North Meritorious Service: Plaque and certificate D. Cal North Special Commendation: patch, pin or certificate

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Hall Of Fame Inductees Don Greer 1993 Jack Salvemini Harold Young 1995 Erwin Panusch John Whittock 1995 Johnny Moore Ken Mullen 1996 Geneva McAlavey Matthew Boxer 1997 Colin McDonald Umberto Abronzino 1998 Woodard "Woody" Niethammer Joseph Belluzo 1998 John Doyle Marino Mangiola 1999 Walter Zinko Ernie Feibusch 1999 Brandi Chastain Douglas & Norrine Fields 2000 Harry & Georgianne Miller George Sundquist 2001 Claudine Desimone Clay Berling 2001 John Diest Addie Hamm 2002 Charles "Chuck" Power Oscar Litz 2003 Peter Jebens Mike Greer 2003 Tisha Venturini-Hoch Lucien Maccario 2004 Andrea Salvemini James L. Kline 2004 Troy Dayak Katherine Moore 2006 Tiffany Roberts-Sahaydak Gary Patton 2007 Linda SoRelle Robert Nessler 2008 Tom Metry Judy Bricker 2009 Gladys Olsen Judy Bricker 2010 Michelle Steiner Lawrence Boldrini 2010 Jan Bull Egil Oftedal 2011 Brian & Joyce Leonard Leroy Hord


Cal North Insurance Coverage Summary ACCIDENT MEDICAL EXPENSE BENEFITS & ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT BENEFITS Explanation of Coverage Term of Insurance: September 1, 2012 to September 1, 2013

Insured Persons All registered team members, coaches, managers, referees, officials, and volunteers of the teams, leagues or of the association. Covered Activities Insured persons are covered for injuries (or death) resulting directly and independently of all other causes from accidents occurring while participating in the following covered activities: ď&#x201A;ˇ Scheduled games, team practice sessions or sponsored activities provided they are under the direct supervision of a team official; or sanctioned local or national tournaments as a member of a contestant team. ď&#x201A;ˇ Organized and supervised group travel as authorized by the Policyholder directly to and from a covered event. What Is Not Covered The plan does not provide coverage for: (1) intentionally self-inflicted injury; (2) air travel except as a fare-paying passenger on a regularly scheduled airline on a scheduled flight; (3) injuries resulting from other than Covered Activities; (4) loss resulting from sickness or disease, except bacterial infection which occurs through an accidental wound. Accident Medical Expense Benefits For reasonable necessary medical expenses, our Youth Soccer Medical Expense Insurance pays up to $300,000 for injuries sustained in a Covered Accident. Dental injuries are treated like any other injury. Payment will not be made for any expenses incurred after 156 weeks of the accident date. An Expense is considered incurred on the date the Medical Care is rendered. A $500 Deductible applies to each covered accident. Physical Therapy/Chiropractic benefit limit of $50 per visit / $2,000 maximum per injury. "Injury" means bodily injury of an Insured Person resulting directly and independently of all other causes from an accident which occurs while he or she is participating in a Covered Activity. Sickness or disease (except pus forming infections which occur through an accidental cut or wound) of any kind will not be considered as bodily injury. Reasonable Expenses means usual and customary charges. Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefits The plan pays:

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$10,000 for loss of life or loss of two or more members, which results from injuries sustained in an accident which occurred while participating in a Covered Activity. $5,000 for loss of one member (hand, foot or eye), which results from injuries sustained in an accident which occurred while participating in a Covered Activity. Such payment shall be in addition to any other indemnity payable to the date of loss, but only one amount, the larger amount applicable shall be payable for all such losses resulting from any one accident. "LOSS" shall mean, with respect to hands and feet, physical separation through or above the wrist or ankle joint; with respect to the eyes, entire and irrecoverable loss of sight.

Excess Coverage Accident Medical Expense insurance is provided on an "excess" basis. This means that after the insured player or coach has been reimbursed for medical expenses by other insurance programs, and after the deductible has been satisfied, the Youth Soccer Accident Medical Expense plan will pay up to the maximum Medical Expense benefit for remaining treatment, service and supply expenses. These other programs include group, blanket or franchise health insurance coverage, group hospital or medical service plans, and prepayment coverage; any coverage under labor-management trustee plans, union welfare plans, employer organization plans, and coverage under any governmental programs, coverage required or provided by any statute, and automobile reparations insurance (no-fault) coverage. Claim Procedures For AD&D and Accident Medical Expense Claims, claim forms are available through your State Association, League or Club Offices. Detailed Accident Medical Expense claim instructions can be found on each claim form. In the event of injury requiring medical treatment, you should: • Fully complete a claim form verified by a witness and submit it to your State Soccer Association for verification. • Notice of claims must be filed within 30 days from the date of injury or as soon thereafter as is reasonably possible. Youth Soccer Accident Medical coverage is provided on an "excess" basis. Therefore, charges must first be submitted to any other medical insurance carrier available to the participant.

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SECTION 2: CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS, GENERAL PROCEDURES, SPECIFIC RULES AND PIMS

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Constitution 1:01 NAME 1:01:01 This Association shall be known as the California Youth Soccer Association, Incorporated, also referred to as "CYSA". This Association is a tax-exempt organization under the laws of the United States, and shall maintain its tax-exempt status. 1:02 PURPOSE 1:02:01 The purpose of this Association shall be to develop, promote and administer the games of outdoor and indoor soccer, among youth (boys and girls under nineteen years of age) within the northern California territory for the benefit and development of all youth as young men and women as the higher and greater purpose of youth soccer and not just as players. 1:02:02 The purpose of all Association members shall be to offer, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin and/or ability, a soccer program to all youth (boys and girls under nineteen years of age) within their geographical area. 1:03 AFFILIATION 1:03:01 This Association shall be an affiliated branch of and comply with the authority of the US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). To the extent permissible under applicable law, this constitution and bylaws shall be consistent with USSF, and USYS articles of incorporation and bylaws. To the extent permissible under applicable law, this Association and its members shall abide by USSF's and USYS's articles of incorporation and bylaws. CYSA will annually register with USSF and USYS players, team officials, and administrators who are registered with CYSA. 1:04 BOUNDARIES AND TERRITORIES 1:04:01 The territory of this Association shall be that area of the state of California, south from the Oregon state line, to a line across the state, formed by the southern boundary line of the following counties: Monterey, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo. 1:04:02 The governing authority of this Association may create geographical sub-divisions, within the territory, which shall be known as "Districts". 1:04:03 The governing authority of this Association shall sanction or create, geographical sub-divisions, within the districts, which shall be known as "Leagues". At no time will there be more than one (1) league within the same geographical area, unless they are distinctly designated as outdoor and indoor leagues, except as provided in Article 1:05:02. 1:04:04 District boundaries shall be fixed and/or modified, by the governing authority of this Association, before, but no later than, the first of February of the preceding seasonal year. 1:05 MEMBERSHIP 1:05:01 Membership in this Association shall be by affiliated leagues consisting of sufficient registered players to form a minimum of four (4) teams in three (3) age groups for play within their own league. No indoor team can be counted as an outdoor team and no outdoor team can be counted as an indoor team. No team may apply for membership directly to this Association. Team registration must come through an affiliated league. The recognized administrative bodies, within this Association, are those of designated League Administrations. Participation in the activities of this Association and its affiliated leagues shall be open to any soccer player, coach, trainer, manager, administrator and official, provided such person is not barred from participation by CYSA, affiliated leagues, USSF, or USYS. Please refer to PIMs 78-1 and 93-1 for additional information.

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1:05:02 Special membership may be granted to a "District League." Such membership may be granted only under the following special provisions. A. Lack of players and/or teams exist within, or in part of, a district to individual leagues and a district league would serve to provide a temporary vehicle of organized play until development allows the establishment of independent leagues. B. Affiliated leagues within a district wish to form a district playing league for inter-league team competition to compliment their own league activities and responsibilities. 1:05:03 All member leagues, their teams and players, shall abide by the Constitution and Bylaws of the California Youth Soccer Association, the United States Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation; all General Procedures and Specific Rules as set forth by the Board of Directors and all applicable rules and regulations of the United States Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation. 1:05:04 Any applicant for membership in this Association, shall submit yearly, with the appropriate fee(s): A. A properly completed League Affiliation form. In the case of an established league, this affiliation form shall be submitted by the first (1st) of March of the preceding season. B. Properly completed CYSA Membership Form and a Team Roster, prepared in accordance with the current registration instructions and procedures. Please refer to PIMs 93-1 and 10-1 for additional information. 1:05:05 Annual fees for players are due and payable, unless otherwise provided for by the Board of Directors, at the time of, but no later than, such player's first team or league practice and/or game. Teams are not considered registered until all of that team's player fees are paid. 1:05:06 All bank checks, drafts and/or money orders submitted to this Association, shall be made payable to the California Youth Soccer Association or to "CYSA." 1:05:07 All member leagues shall be responsible for governing those persons and their actions associated with their operations. Teams shall abide by the league rules under which they are registered and in which they are playing. 1:05:08 Falsification of records shall be grounds for disbarment from future participation and/or membership in this Association. Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information. 1:05:09 A plea of ignorance to the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and Policy Interpretation Memoranda of this Association, the United States Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation is not sufficient and violators may expect appropriate action by the Board of Directors of this Association. 1:05:10 Any person found guilty of violating the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and Policy Interpretation Memoranda of this Association, the United States Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation may be asked to appear before the Board of Directors of this Association in order to explain his/her action. Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information. 1:05:11 All non-member teams or leagues who are not part of an organization recognized by the United States Soccer Federation, within the territorial jurisdiction of this Association, shall be deemed as an

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"Unaffiliated Organization." Any registered team or affiliated league playing games or "doing business" with an unaffiliated organization, without written consent of the Board of Directors, shall face disciplinary action and/or suspension by the Board of Directors. Teams and individuals not formed under a league affiliated with CYSA may be allowed to participate in CYSA events upon complying with CYSA Board of Director requirements. 1:05:12 Players, near the territorial limits of this Association, may be given permission to affiliate with other recognized Associations as outlined in USSF Rules. 1:06 AUTHORITIES 1:06:01 This Association shall be governed by its Constitution and Bylaws; any Specific Rules and Procedures adopted by the Board of Directors, and the Rules established by the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). A. This Association shall provide annually to the USSF Secretary General: (1) copies of its constitution, bylaws, and governing documents; (2) any changes to its constitution, bylaws, and governing documents within 90 days of their adoption; (3) a report on its activities; and (4) its most currently completed financial statement no later than 90 days of USSF's seasonal year. B. Copies of this Association's constitution, bylaws, and governing documents shall, upon reasonable request, be made, available to members. C. This Association will allow USSF, upon reasonable request, to review its basic documents and procedures as may reasonably be required to determine compliance with USSF Constitution and bylaws. 1:06:02 The governing authority of this Association whose powers shall be designated in the Bylaws, shall be vested with the Board of Directors of this Association. 1:06:03 The governing board, hereinafter to be known as the "Board of Directors," shall be comprised of the District Commissioners plus the Chairman, 1st Vice Chairman, 2nd Vice Chairman, 3rd Vice Chairman, Past Chairman, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer, and other Members-at-Large; but in no case will the Board of Directors exceed twenty-one (21) members. 1:07 ANNUAL MEETING 1:07:01 The CYSA Chairman shall call an Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members to be held during the month of January, February, March, April or May and, not less than thirty (30) nor more than ninety (90) days before the meeting, shall give written notice of the date, time, place and purpose of the meeting to each affiliated league and each member of the Board of Directors. 1:07:02 The order of Business, at the Annual General Meeting, shall be as follows: A. Call to Order B. Roll Call C. Credentials Report D. Introduction of Guests E. Acceptance of Minutes of the previous AGM F. Reports: 1. Chairman

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a) Chief Financial Officer b) Independent Auditors Report

3. Secretary 4. Executive Director 5. District Commissioners 6. Committees G. Unfinished Business H. Proposals for change to Constitution, Bylaws, and/or General Procedures and Specific Rules I. New Business J. Good of the Game K. Adjournment 1:07:03 The Board of Directors will annually recommend to the membership, the procedures, rules and fees required for affiliated leagues, registered teams and/or registered players, for ratification at the Annual General Meeting. Any changes in existing procedures, rules and/or fees, being recommended by the Board of Directors, shall be forwarded, in writing, to all member leagues, at least sixty (60) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. 1:07:04 Each affiliated league shall be entitled to one (1) one vote for every 500 players or fraction thereof that are, on the 60th calendar day before the date of the Annual Meeting, properly registered, including the payment of registration fees, and in good standing with the affiliated league and with CYSA. Voting by proxy shall not be allowed. The Chairman of this Association shall cast a vote only in case of a tie. 1:07:05 A quorum shall consist of any number of members present at the Annual General Meeting. 1:07:06 In the event there are two or more rule change proposals, or resolutions that are to be voted on at the Annual General Meeting of the California Youth Soccer Association that conflict with each other: the rule change proposal that receives the greatest number of "yes" votes shall prevail providing that it receives a two thirds majority of those voting, in the case of resolutions that conflict, the resolution that receives the greatest number of "yes" votes shall prevail, providing that it receives a majority of those voting. 1:08 CHANGES 1:08:01 Any affiliated league, the Board of Directors and any member of the Board of Directors may submit proposed changes to the existing Constitution and Bylaws; Specific Rules and Procedures adopted by the Board of Directors. Proposed changes shall be submitted to the CYSA Office no less than 120 days prior to the AGM. 1:08:02 Amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Procedures of this Association shall be made at the Annual General Meeting of the membership, except in such cases as specified in the Bylaws of the Association, the United States Youth Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation. 1:08:03 An amendment shall be deemed adopted by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members attending and voting at the Annual General Meeting.

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1:08:04 Any and all amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, and Specific Rules of this Association, adopted at the Annual General Meeting, shall become effective at the beginning of the seasonal year immediately following the Annual General Meeting. A. Teams shall be governed by the rules of the seasonal year for which they are registering. B. Events (games, tournaments, etc.) shall be governed by the rules of the seasonal year for which their participants are registered. 1:09 SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 1:09:01 The Board of Directors may by a two-thirds vote call a special meeting of the members to be held not less than 60 days nor more than 120 days from the date of the call by the Board of Directors. Not less than thirty (30) days nor more than ninety (90) days before the meeting, each affiliated league, each of its registered teams, and each member of the Board of Directors shall be given written notice of the date, time, place and purpose of the meeting. The purpose of the meeting may include proposed changes to the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, and Specific Rules of this Association approved for proposal by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. 1:09:02 Voting at a Special Membership Meeting shall be as specified in section 1:07:04 and a quorum shall be as specified in section 1:07:05. 1:09:03 Proposed changes to the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, and Specific Rules of this Association shall be deemed adopted at a Special Membership Meeting by an affirmative vote of twothirds of those eligible to vote attending and voting at the Special Membership Meeting. 1:09:04 Changes to the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, and Specific Rules of this Association and any other matter adopted at a Special Membership Meeting shall become effective immediately unless an effective date is specified in the proposal adopted. 1:10 RULES OF ORDER 1:10:01 The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order shall govern this Association in all cases in which they do not conflict with the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures and Specific Rules of this Association, the United States Youth Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation. 1:11 COLORS 1:11:01 The representative colors of this Association shall be blue and gold. 1:12 DISSOLUTION 1:12:01 Should this Association be dissolved, all assets remaining after payment of all debts shall be turned over to the United States Youth Soccer Association for the express purpose of the development of youth soccer.

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Bylaws 2:01 BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Association shall have a Board of Directors elected through an open and democratic process as described in this Article 2. 2:01:01 The District Commissioners of this Association shall elect an Executive Committee, composed of the CYSA Chairman, 1st Vice Chairman, 2nd Vice Chairman, 3rd Vice Chairman, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, who shall serve for a period of two (2) years. The Executive Committee shall be elected to staggered terms of office. The Chairman, 2nd Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer shall be elected to take office on the 1st of January of even numbered years. The 1st Vice Chairman, 3rd Vice Chairman and Secretary shall be elected to take office on the 1st of January of odd numbered years. The District Commissioners shall also elect annually among themselves, a District Commissioner Representative, who shall serve on the Executive Committee. The immediate Past Chairman shall hold the position of Chairman until the new Chairman is elected. A. Chairman – The Chairman shall conduct all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall cast a vote only in the case of a tie. The Chairman shall appoint at the beginning of each season, as appropriate and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, the Standing Committees and/or the Committee Chairmen, who do not fall under the jurisdiction of the 1st Vice Chairman, 2nd Vice Chairman or 3rd Vice Chairman. Committee Chairmen may be removed for cause before the end of their term by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The Chairman shall also appoint Members-at-Large, as appropriate and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, for a one-year period. The Chairman shall also be responsible for such other duties as directed by the Board of Directors. The Chairman shall be deemed the "Lead Chairman" with respect to the Long-Range Planning Committee. B. 1st Vice Chairman – Vice Chairman for Administration and Internal Review - In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman for Administration and Internal Review shall preside at meetings of the Board of Directors. The Vice Chairman for Administration and Internal Review shall be responsible for the Protest and Appeals Committee, Registration Committee, Rules and Revisions Committee and the Internal Review Committee. The Vice Chairman for Administration and Internal Review shall appoint, as appropriate and subject to approval of the Board of Directors, those Committee Chairmen under his/her jurisdiction. The Committee Chairman’s term shall be 2 years and run concurrently with the Vice Chairman’s. Committee Chairmen may be removed for cause before the end of their term by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The Vice Chairman for Administration and Internal Review shall also be responsible for such other duties as directed by the Board of Directors. C. 2nd Vice Chairman – Vice Chairman for Coach and Player Development. In the absence of the Chairman and the 1st Vice Chairman, The Vice Chairman for Coach and Player Development shall preside at meetings of the Board of Directors. The Vice Chairman for Coach and Player Development shall be responsible for the Coaching Committee, Olympic Development Committee, Recreation Committee and the Referee Committee. The Vice Chairman for Coach and Player Development shall appoint as appropriate and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors those Committee Chairmen under his/her jurisdiction. The Committee Chairman’s term shall be 2 years and run concurrently with the Vice Chairman’s. Committee Chairmen may be removed for cause before the end of their term by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The Vice Chairman for Coach and Player Development shall also be responsible for such other duties as directed by the Board of Directors. D. 3rd Vice Chairman – Vice Chairman for Competition Programs. In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman for Administration and Internal Review, and the Vice Chairman for Coach and Player Development, the Vice Chairman for Competition Programs shall preside at meetings of the Board of Directors. The Vice Chairman for Competition Programs shall be responsible for the Association Cup

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Committee, the Premier Program Committee, the State Cup Committee and the Tournament Committee. The Vice Chairman for Competition Programs shall appoint as appropriate and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors those Committee Chairmen under his/her jurisdiction. The Committee Chairman’s term shall be 2 years and run concurrently with the Vice Chairman’s. Committee Chairmen may be removed for cause before the end of their term by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The Vice Chairman for Competition Programs shall also be responsible for such other duties as directed by the Board of Directors. E. Secretary – The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of all meetings. The Secretary shall be responsible also for the preparation of the annual report. The Secretary shall also be responsible for such other duties as directed by the Board of Directors. F. Chief Financial Officer – The Chief Financial Officer shall give a receipt for all moneys which shall be deposited in a recognized bank in the name of this Association. All accounts shall be paid by check and shall bear two (2) signatures: The Chief Financial Officer and/or the Chairman, 1st Vice Chairman, 2nd Vice Chairman, 3rd Vice Chairman, Secretary, or Executive Director. The receipt book and vouchers shall be produced when required by the Board of Directors, properly balanced according to the bank book or statement, whichever is up-to-date. The Chief Financial Officer shall be responsible also for the preparing of any and all papers pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation and Tax Exemption status of the Association. The Chief Financial Officer shall be bonded by a reputable bonding agency. In the event the Chief Financial Officer becomes unavailable for fifteen (15) days, the Chairman and one of the other authorized signatures will be required. At no time shall any related parties be the two (2) signatures on a check, regardless of to whom the check is payable. The Chief Financial Officer shall also be responsible for such other duties as directed by the Board of Directors. G. The District Commissioner Representative shall represent all other District Commissioners whenever and wherever called upon. The District Commissioner Representative shall also be responsible for such other duties as directed by the Board of Directors.

2:01:02 The Board of Directors shall be responsible for and have sole authority for the following: A. Enforcing and interpreting the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures and Specific Rules of this Association, the US Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation. B. Approving registered teams and affiliated leagues. C. Approving all international youth games with member teams and/or Olympic Development teams. D. Approving any interstate play. E. Approving the formation and operation of all youth cup games. F. Shall, from time to time, make temporary rules or regulations for specific cases or occasions not provided for in the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, or Specific Rules, but which are deemed necessary, by the Board of Directors, to carry out the objectives of this Association or to comply with the rules and regulations of the US Youth Soccer and/or the United States Soccer Federation. G. To review and approve League Constitution and Bylaws and ensure consistency with the CYSA Constitution, Bylaws and General Procedures and Specific Rules.

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2:01:03 The Board of Directors shall have the right and authority to suspend, bar completely or otherwise discipline any player, coach, manager, team assistant, league officer or referee from any member team, league or organization with the proper hearing. Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information. 2:01:04 During his/her term of office, a member of the Board of Directors may not hold a position on the board of directors of any affiliated league. Upon accepting the position as a member of the Board of Directors, a league officer shall surrender his/her league office within a period of thirty (30) days. 2:01:05 Any member of the Board of Directors may resign effective upon the date and time specified in a written notice given to the CYSA Chairman. In the event the resignation creates a vacancy on the Executive Committee, the CYSA Chairman shall immediately give written notice to the District Commissioners of the vacancy and of the date, time and place of a meeting of the District Commissioners to be held, not less than thirty (30) nor more than sixty (60) days after the effective date of the resignation, for the purpose of filling the unexpired term of the vacated office. 2:01:06 The Board of Directors shall have by two thirds vote of those members present the authority to remove, with cause, any member of the Board of Directors with the proper hearing. Notice of said hearing shall be given, in writing, at least 14 days prior to the hearing. Cause shall be deemed as not performing one’s duties as set forth by the Constitution and Bylaws or being found guilty of conduct that is detrimental to the purpose of this Association. When a position is declared vacant, the Board of Directors shall call for an election of a new member of the Board of Directors within a period of sixty (60) days of said declaration. 2:02 MEETINGS Please refer to PIM 91-2 for additional information. 2:02:01 Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at least six (6) times per year by the call of the Chairman with consent of a majority of the Board of Directors. The agenda for regular meetings shall be as follows: A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N.

Call to Order Roll Call Introduction of CYSA Staff and Guests Minutes Correspondence Chairman’s Report Executive Committee Report Chief Financial Officer’s Report Office Status Report District Commissioner Representative Report Old Business New Business Good of the Game Adjournment

2:02:02 The Board of Directors shall meet whenever the Chairman deems it necessary, or if he/she is instructed to do so by four (4) or more members of the Board of Directors. 2:02:03 The members of this association will be sent an agenda and minutes of all regular meetings of the Board of Directors of this Association. Agendas and minutes may be either mailed or posted on the official CYSA Web Site in a timely manner.

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2:02:04 All regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to the general membership and reasonable seating shall be provided, in a reasonable space, for every member in attendance. The Agenda for each regular meeting shall be posted on the CYSA website not later than seven (7) days prior to each meeting date. Ratified meeting minutes must be posted no later than 48 hours after ratification. The meeting shall only go into a "Closed Session" under the following circumstances: A.

The confidentiality of a minor is at issue

B.

The confidentiality of a member during a disciplinary or protest/appeals hearing is at issue (unless said member waives his/her right to confidentiality)

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Issues surrounding pending civil or criminal litigation that prohibits a public discussion of the subject.

2:03 QUORUM 2:03:01 At all meetings of the Board of Directors, fifty percent (50%) of the Board of Directors membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 2:04 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2:04:01 The Executive Committee of this Association shall be composed of the CYSA Chairman, 1st Vice Chairman, Second Vice Chairman, 3rd Vice Chairman, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer, and District Commissioner Representative. 2:04:02 The Executive Committee shall serve between Board of Directors meetings for either emergencies or to dispose of duties bestowed upon the Executive Committee by the Board of Directors. All actions by the Executive Committee must be ratified by the Board of Directors at their next scheduled meeting after such Executive Committee meeting(s). 2:05 STANDING COMMITTEE 2:05:01 The following Standing Committees are hereby established and the Chairman of each committee shall be appointed for a two year term and that terms shall coincide with the appropriate lead Chairman: 1. Budget Committee 2. Coaching Committee 3. Long Range Planning Committee 4. Olympic Development Committee 5. Protest and Appeals Committee 6. Recreation Committee 7. Referee Committee 8. Registration and Credentials Committee 9. Rules and Revisions Committee 10. State Cup Committee 11. Tournament Committee 12. Association Cup Committee 13. CYSA Cal Soccer League Committee 14. Presidents Cup Committee 15. TOPSoccer Committee

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2:06 DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS 2:06:01 A District Commissioner shall be elected to administer each district and his/her election shall automatically confer upon him/her, a seat upon the Board of Directors. A District Commissioner shall be elected by a majority of the eligible voting members of each district, for a period of two (2) years, to represent his/her district on the Board of Directors of this Association. 2:06:02 A league is entitled to vote for a District Commissioner based on its status as an affiliated league for the current seasonal year. 2:06:03 Each affiliated league shall have one vote for every five hundred (500) duly registered players or fraction thereof, for voting powers for the purpose of the election or removal of their own District Commissioner. Please refer to PIM 08-2 for additional information. 2:06:04 The District Commissioner shall be elected in alternate years, so that there shall be, at no time, a completely newly elected Board of Directors: even numbered districts (e.g., Districts 2,4,6,8 and 10) shall elect their District Commissioner to take office in even-numbered years and odd-numbered districts (e.g., Districts 1,3,5,7 and 9) shall elect their District Commissioners to take office in oddnumbered years. 2:06:05 Elections of District Commissioners shall be held at least sixty (60) days prior to the end of the calendar year. For extenuating circumstances, this period may be reduced to 30 days by the Board of Directors. The term of office shall commence upon the official resignation of the previous District Commissioner but no later than January 1 of the next calendar year. 2:06:06 The District Commissioner shall represent his/her district to CYSA and he/she shall have direct authority over his/her district as prescribed by the Bylaws of this Association: A. Within any district, the District Commissioner may designate assistants to aid him/her in the performance of his/her duties. B. A District Commissioner shall designate a representative from his/her district to represent him/her at all meetings of the Board of Directors of this Association in the event of the District Commissioner not being able to attend the meeting. It shall be the duty of the Commissioner to prepare the individual taking his/her place at the meeting with all information pertaining to the meeting that has been sent to the Commissioner in advance of the meeting. C. The District Commissioner shall submit a list of his/her assistants, to the office of this Association, for inclusion in the association directory. 2:06:07 The duties of the District Commissioners shall include the following: A. He/she shall be thoroughly familiar with the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures and Specific Rules of CYSA and the insurance programs for youth soccer, so as to be in a position to interpret same. Where there is doubt in his/her mind, a ruling should be obtained from the Chairman of this Association. B. Report in writing to the Chairman concerning progress, etc., in his/her area prior to the Annual General Meeting. C. Be present at all meetings of this Association, unless otherwise excused.

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D. Be present at the Annual General Meeting of all leagues within his/her area, to advise, when requested, on the procedures for the election of league officers and the proper procedures for the administration of league business. E. Keep a record of leagues within his/her district to see that all teams and players will and are able to be properly registered within such leagues or any neighboring league and/or district (under Section 3:07:02) if special circumstances should so warrant. F. When requested, attend league meetings in his/her area for the purpose of advising proper league procedures and the interpretations of the CYSA Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures and Specific Rules. G. Keep a record of youth registration forms within his/her district to see that all players are properly registered on CYSA Youth Registration forms and check proof of players birth dates by birth certificates, if needed. H. Supervise and appoint persons to handle cup games, Olympic Development games and interdistrict competitions in his/her area. Attend, or appoint a representative to attend games and see that the requirements are being fully met. I.

Supervise public relations in his/her area.

J.

Promote adult interest in the youth soccer program and recruit desirable persons to assist in the development of the game.

Please refer to PIMs 79-2, 79-3, and 89-1 for additional information. 2:06:08 Twenty-five (25) percent of the affiliated leagues within a district may request a hearing for the removal of their District Commissioner. A District Commissioner may be removed for cause by a majority vote of the eligible voting members of the district present. Notice of said hearing shall be given in writing at least 14 days prior to the hearing. Cause shall be deemed as not performing oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s duties as set forth by the Constitution and Bylaws. 2:06:09 When a District Commissionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position is declared vacant, the Board of Directors shall call for an election of a new District Commissioner within a period of sixty (60) days of said declaration. If such election is not held, the Executive Committee of this Association, with confirmation by the Board of Directors, shall appoint a District Commissioner for said vacancy. The newly elected or appointed District Commissioner shall serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of office of the District Commissioner who has left office.

2:07 FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 2:07:01 This Association shall not assume, nor be liable for, the debts and/or the financial responsibilities, either implied or incurred, of any player, coach, manager, team assistant, league official, or referee from any member team, league, or organization. 2:07:02 The Audit Committee will be established during the new business session of the Annual General Meeting. This committee is to be comprised of two members from within the ranks of District Commissioners and two members from two separate duly affiliated leagues. No member of the audit committee can serve more than two consecutive years. The Audit Committee is to meet no less than four (4) times per year. The committee shall be directed by the Board of Directors of this Association to review the finances of the various state run programs (State Cup, Association Cup, Premier, etc.). The

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committee shall review the revenues and expenses of the designated program(s) watching for mismanagement, more fiscally sound ways of doing business and overall feasibility of the program. 2:08 SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE 2:08:01 This Association opposes sexual and physical abuse. To the extent permissible under applicable law, the Board of Directors and members shall adopt procedures consistent with this policy consistent with criteria established by USSF. 2:09 LIABILITY PROTECTION 2:09:01 All officers of this Association and officials of member teams and leagues shall be covered against personal liability claims by the California Youth Soccer Association for performing acts and duties directly related to the work of this Association. 2:10 SEASONAL YEAR 2:10:01 The seasonal year shall be from September 1 through August 31. Insurance coverage shall be for the same period of time.

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General Procedures 3:01 AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 3:01:01 The rules contained herein shall govern members of this Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws of this Association, the US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). All competition shall be governed by the rules stated herein unless the rules of a specific competition determine otherwise. Rules of play, except as provided by US Youth Soccer (USYS) and its affiliates, the FIFA "Laws of the Game" shall apply to any and all competitions sponsored by the Association. 3:01:02 Districts and Leagues may deem fit to include rules and regulations more stringent than those included herein, but in no case may rules and regulations be less stringent. Districts and Leagues must submit their rules and regulations for review and approval by the Board of Directors of this Association. 3:01:03 Each team shall be responsible for the conduct of its players, coach, manager, team assistants and parents and it is the responsibility of each team to ensure that its actions, on or off the field, do not bring disrespect upon this Association. Each league shall be responsible for the conduct of those persons associated with its operations and it is the responsibility of each league to ensure that its actions do not bring disrespect upon this Association. 3:02 REGISTRATION PROCEDURES Please refer to PIM 10-1 for additional information. 3:02:01 All players, team officials, and administrators shall annually register with CYSA and timely pay all dues and fees. 3:02:02 Any player may register with any affiliated League in any District within this Association without restriction by the CYSA Board of Directors, its members, its program administrators, its Districts, or its affiliated leagues. This section does not change the right and authority of leagues to, among other things, establish the rules governing the players, team officials, and teams registered with the league, including the right and authority of leagues not to accept any person as a team official or any player the league chooses not to accept. 3:02:03 The rostering of a player to a CYSA team binds the player to that team for the seasonal year unless the player is granted a transfer or a release. 3:02:04 Each member league shall be responsible for ensuring proper registration of the players, team officials (i.e.: coach, assistant coach, team manager, and team official, etc.) and teams, proper accounting of fiscal transactions and accurate reporting to the District Commissioner and/or his/her appointed District Assistant within the time frames that have been set by CYSA. 3:02:05 This Association shall have first call on all players registered with the Association. 3:02:06 Each team official (i.e., coach, assistant coach, team manager and team official) shall be registered with this Association and have a proper US Youth Soccer Membership Pass. All team officials (i.e., coach, assistant coach, team manager, team official and trainers shall have completed the proper and current CYSA Team Official Registration and Risk Management Disclosure Form. Please refer to PIM 10-1 for additional information.

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3:03 LIMIT DEFINITION 3:03:01 The term "youth" as applied to the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures and Specific Rules of this Association, the US Youth Soccer (USYS), and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), shall mean a youth player who has not reached the age of nineteen (19) years prior to August 1st immediately preceding the start of any seasonal year in which they apply for registration. 3:03:02 All leagues, unless otherwise sanctioned by the Board of Directors of this Association, shall divide play among teams of equal age groupings: Leagues may set up their teams in age groups that are beneficial for their own program (single age groups, multi-age groups, etc.) The teams when registered will be registered by the proper grouping determined by the birthdate of the oldest player on the team. Teams will enter competition, playing in their proper age group as registered or higher. Please refer to PIM 10-1 for additional information. 3:04 SENIOR TRIAL GAMES 3:04:01A youth player will be permitted to play an unlimited number of senior games without losing his/her youth eligibility. The youth player must obtain permission from his/her youth coach or other authorized team official. The coach or authorized team official shall, in writing or by form, request eligibility clearance from this Association. The youth coach or other authorized team official must, in writing, or by form, request permission from the California Soccer Association-North (senior board). When the above clearance and permissions have been granted, the California Soccer Association-North 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. Please refer to PIM 78-4 and PIM 90-1 for additional information. 3:04:02 Any youth playing for a senior club without the approval of the Board of Directors of this Association shall be declared ineligible for youth games. Any youth team using such ineligible player shall forfeit all games in which that player took part by a score of 1-0. 3:05 PLAYING WITH PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS 3:05:01 Any player signing a "Letter of Intent," a professional contract or playing with a professional team, without the permission of the Board of Directors of this Association, shall be declared a professional player and shall lose all privileges of youth amateur status. 3:05:02 The Board of Directors of this Association may grant youth amateur player permission to play in benefit or exhibition games only, where professional players are involved. Permission must be requested in writing. 3:05:03 A player who has signed a "Letter of Intent," a contract, or played in any game where professional players are involved without prior permission of the Board of Directors of the Association, will not be permitted to be reinstated to youth amateur status 3:06 PROTEST AND APPEALS PROCEDURE 3:06:01 In the matter of protests and appeals, no person(s) associated with the operations of this Association at any level (team, league, district, or state) may invoke the aid of the courts of any state or of the United States without first exhausting all available remedies within CYSA/USYS/USSF, including a final appeal to the USSF Council at the Annual General Meeting.

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3:06:02 For violation of 3:06:01, the offending party(ies) shall be subject to the sanctions of suspension and fines, and shall be liable to CYSA/USYS/USSF for all expenses incurred by CYSA/USYS/USSF in defending each court action, including but not limited to the following: 1. Court costs 2. Attorney fees 3. Reasonable compensation for time spent by CYSA/USYS/USSF officers and employees in responding to and defending against allegations in the action, including responses to discovery and court appearances. 4. Expenses 5. Expenses for holding special CYSA/USYS/USSF meetings necessitated by the court action. 3:06:03 Only violations of the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures and Specific Rules of this Association, the US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), including the right of individuals to participate and compete, misapplication of the "Laws of the Game" for outdoor soccer and the "Official Indoor Soccer Rules" for indoor soccer, or violations of league rules and regulations, provided the latter are within the framework of the constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, and Specific Rules of this Association, the US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), shall be proper subjects to be considered for action. 3:06:04 In all league matters, the league management within each district shall provide procedures for protests and the hearing of an appeal. Within those procedures all parties to the appeal shall be given written notification at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing and not until that procedure has been completed and an adverse decision rendered on the matter in question, will it be forwarded to the Protest and Appeals Committee of this Association. Upon rendering a decision the league shall forward a copy of its evidence, findings and decision to the office of this Association for future reference. All pertinent data must be forwarded within fourteen (14) days of the league decision. 3:06:05 Should any person, team, or league desire to appeal any adverse decision; communication shall be from the league to the District Commissioner; from the District Commissioner to the CYSA Protest and Appeals Committee; from the CYSA Protest and Appeals Committee to the next higher level. 3:06:06 Should any hearing body choose not to hear a protest or appeal, that body may, if they desire, refer the matter directly to the next higher authority. 3:06:07 Upon receipt of any adverse decision, appeal may be made to the next higher authority including an appeal to a validly constituted Appeals Panel of USSF that has jurisdiction to approve, modify or reverse the matter. Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information. 3:06:08 1. Protest and appeals are to be in writing and describe in detail the grounds for the appeal. Protests and appeals will be sent to the appropriate league/District Commissioner/CYSA, depending on the level the appeal is being directed, and shall be postmarked within seventy-two (72) hours (Sundays and holidays excluded) following receipt of league/district disciplinary decision being protested or appealed. The proper fee must be enclosed. 2. The protest or appeal sent to CYSA shall include all supporting documentation. Documentation must include the CYSA Notice of Appeal and copies of all previous decisions in the matter. The

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appealing party will follow the instructions for appeal/protest submission outlined on the CYSA Notice of Appeal. 3. The protest or appeal fee shall be established at two hundred dollars ($200.00) for items arising before the Protest and Appeals Committee. 4. The protest or appeal fee shall be returned if the protest or appeal is upheld. This fee shall be retained if the protest or appeal is denied, unless the Protest and Appeals Committee is overruled by a higher authority. 3:06:09 The Chairman of the Protest and Appeals Committee shall set a date for the hearing of the appeal. Such a date shall be within thirty (30) days of receipt of said appeal. All parties to the appeal shall be given written notification at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. 3:06:10 The Protest and Appeals Committee of this Association shall consider all pertinent information arising out of an appeal of a league or district disciplinary action. The parties involved shall have the opportunity to present their case. The decision of the Protest and Appeals Committee of this Association shall be conveyed, in writing, to the party initiating the appeal within seven (7) days of the decision. This decision may be appealed as outlined in USSF Bylaw 705 for appeals beyond the state level. A copy of the decision along with all pertinent information and findings, shall be filed with this Association and the involved league. 3:06:11 Decisions rendered by protest and appeals committees shall stand, and be complied with, until such a time as they are overturned by a higher authority. Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information. 3:07 INSURANCE 3:07:01 All injuries, to be claimed against the medical insurance program, shall be completely reported on the proper insurance claim form. This form shall be obtainable through the CYSA office. 3:07:02 All completed reports on injuries shall be submitted to this Association's office within thirty (30) days of the injury. 3:07:03 The Association shall, upon written request, provide member leagues with a copy of the liability and medical insurance policies covering players, coaches, managers, and league board members. 3:07:04 Insurance coverage will be in effect for a newly registered player upon the payment of registration fees to the league. A player that has been registered the previous year has insurance coverage in effect until September 1 of the following year. All players must be properly registered with their respective leagues before insurance coverage is valid for any type of tryouts. 3:07:05 All team coaches, managers and assistant coaches are automatically covered with liability insurance and medical insurance. It is necessary that these persons submit the proper registration forms to the CYSA Registrar for entry to the computer listing. The medical coverage is valid only when these persons are acting in the capacity of a team coach, manager or assistant coach.

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Specific Rules 4:01 AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Please refer to PIMs 76-1, 77-5, 78-3, 89-1, 94-1, 95-1, 98-1, 08-3, 09-3, AND 10-1 for additional information. 4:01:01 In addition to the General Procedures, the following Specific Rules shall apply to Cup games, tournament games, inter-district competition, Olympic Development and international games. Additionally, these rules shall apply to playing leagues involving teams from more than one league. 4:01:02 The authority for approval and/or operational control, including dates and times of games which are to be played for these competitions, when played or sponsored by registered teams or affiliated leagues, shall be vested with the Board of Directors of this Association. Approved games of this type shall take precedence over all league games. 4:01:03 The entrance fees and procedures for these competitions shall be established and/or approved by the Board of Directors of this Association. 4:01:04 These competitions will be open to all youth teams registered with this Association. A team entering these competitions shall have played in the current seasonal year as a team and be a member of a recognized league of this Association. 4:02 CUP COMPETITION PROCEDURES 4:02:01 In Cup competition, specific rules and regulations will be adopted by the Board of Directors of this Association. In those cases, the specific cup rules shall be published along with the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs. Please refer to PIM 98-1 for additional information. 4:03 OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM PROCEDURES 4:03:01 The formation of District and/or State Olympic Development teams shall be vested with the Board of Directors of this Association; the Board of Directors may delegate this authority at its discretion. 4:04 PLAYER TRANSFER, RELEASE AND ROSTER LIMIT Please refer to PIM 10-1for additional information. 4:04:01 Players must register according to procedures in 3:02. Once a player is listed on a CYSA Team Registration form, that player is bound to that team for the entire seasonal year, except as modified by the following sub-paragraphs: A. A team shall be limited to the number of transfers allowed by the CYSA Board of Directors for each seasonal year. A transfer means the movement of a currently - or previously rostered US Youth Soccer player onto another roster, or a player who returns to the same roster within the current seasonal year. The movement of a currently rostered player off of a roster shall not be a transfer. Neither this section nor any other provision of the Constitution and Bylaws, Procedures, Rules and Policy Interpretation Memoranda shall be interpreted or otherwise construed to make the movement of a currently rostered player off a team a transfer. B. A player may be released from a team by the coach only if the player is unable to play for one of the following reasons: i. The player has violated US Youth Soccer CYSA or League rules. ii. The player has moved beyond a reasonable distance.

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The player is injured in such a manner that the player will not be able to participate for the remainder of the seasonal year. iv. Dissolution of teams. A dissolved team can be defined as a team which has been registered and has been playing but ceases to exist before less than one-half (1/2) of their league season has been played. Please refer to PIM 10-1 for additional information. C. A player may voluntarily request to be released from a team. D. A player, upon reaching their eighteenth birthday will not require a parent/guardian approval for transfer or release. To effect the release, the coach must complete and sign a CYSA Player Release form. 4:04:02 All requests for transfer shall be submitted to the District Commissioner, in writing, with the appropriate fees, on the proper forms, stating the reason for the request and subject to the following conditions: A. Signature of both coaches of the involved teams B. Signature of parent or guardian if player is under eighteen (18) years of age. or the signature of the player if eighteen (18) years of age or older. 4:04:03 Any team which, through its responsible officials, officers, or representatives, attempts to induce a registered player of any team under the jurisdiction of this Association to leave his/her team before the end of the current seasonal year shall be deemed to have committed an offense for poaching and shall be dealt with by the Board of Directors of this Association. 4:04:04 Any team entering State Cup competition that leads to Regional/National Youth Challenge Cup play must abide by US Youth Soccer Team Eligibility and Player Eligibility rules. 4:05 DISCIPLINARY RULINGS Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information. 4:05:01 The Disciplinary Committee shall act on all disciplinary matters and shall have discretionary powers in determining disciplinary action applied to team personnel and players. Game suspensions listed below are to be regarded as minimums for the charged offenses, depending on the findings of the Disciplinary Committee. Penalties may be increased according to the gravity of the infringements, and the reasons for such increases in penalties shall be documented on the Send-Off Report or on an accompanying document by the Disciplinary Committee. Only penalties above the recommended CYSA minimums may be appealed. 4:05:02 When sent off the field of play and shown the red card for infringement of the "Laws of the Game", players and substitutes shall be disciplined by further games suspension as follows: A. Serious Foul Play 1. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, intentionally impeding an opponent denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity; denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by handling the ball. All age groups- Suspend for a minimum of one (1) game. 2. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, tripping, holding, unlawfully charging or pushing an opponent denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity; intentionally tripping, holding, pushing; unlawfully charging or tackling an opponent from behind or charging in a dangerous and violent manner. All age groups- Suspend for a minimum of two (2) games.

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B. Foul and abusive language: 1. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, words uttered in frustration and, in the referee's opinion, loud enough to be heard outside the field of play. All age groups- Suspend for a minimum of one (1) game. 2. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, words or actions directed towards any person. All age groups- Suspend for a minimum of two (2) games. C. Second cautionable offense after having received a caution: All age groups- Suspend for a minimum of one (1) game. D. Violent conduct: 1. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to, spitting, or other unseemly act, on or at another person; striking or attempting to strike another player, team official or spectator; unlawfully entering the field of play during an altercation. All age groups- Suspend for a minimum of two (2) games. 2. Pushing in an act of aggression, striking or attempting to strike a referee, linesperson [assistant referee] or fourth official. All age groups- Suspend for a minimum of one (1) year and review by the Board of Directors regarding further disciplinary action. Please refer to PIM 08-3 and 10-4 for additional information. 4:05:03 Any player, substitute or team official who refuse the referee's request for their name, or gives a false name, while the referee is gathering data to report an infringement of the "Laws of the Game" involving them, shall have one game added to the suspension that would normally be levied by the Disciplinary Committee. 4:05:04 Disciplinary actions listed above are to be regarded as minimum game suspensions, depending on the findings of the Disciplinary Committee. The Disciplinary Committee has discretionary powers to increase penalties befitting the infractions. 4:05:05 In specific situations, the Disciplinary Committee may place an individual on probation, in addition to the suspension, for a period of time not to exceed the length of the suspension. The probationary period is to be served immediately following the suspension period and is intended to monitor an individual's degree of reformation. Should an individual on probation be sent off the field of play and shown the red card during the probationary period, the original suspension and probation shall be re-applied and no appeal will be heard. 4:05:06 Coaches and assistant coaches sent off the field of play for infringement of the "Laws of the Game" shall have two (2) games added to the suspension that would normally be levied against a player for a similar infringement. 4:05:07 Any player ejected (sent off) from a game shall remain on the sidelines with his or her team and not leave the area without the permission of a team official. Any team official ejected (sent off) from a game shall leave the vicinity of the field of play and the area in which the game is being played. In the event that a team official is ejected (sent off) and there is no other team official properly registered to that team present, the game shall be terminated. Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information.

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4:06 PROTESTS AND APPEALS 4:06:01 The Protest and Appeals Committee, or this Association, shall deal with all protests or appeals arising out of any Olympic Development, and/or International Youth game. 4:06:02 Any protest or appeal arising out of any Cup, Tournament, or Inter-District game shall first be determined by the Protest and Appeals Committee as prescribed by that competition's rules. In the event of an adverse decision, that party may then file their protest or appeal with the Protest and Appeals Committee of this Association per 4:06:03. 4:06:03 The protest or appeal shall be in writing (typed or printed) and mailed to the CYSA office (unless specified otherwise in competition directives) and shall be accompanied with the fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00). Such protest and appeals shall be postmarked within seventy-two (72) hours of competition being protested (excluding Sundays and holidays). 4:06:04 The decision of the Protest and Appeals Committee of this Association, concerning any protest or appeal, will be mailed to the person or persons initiating said protest or appeal as outlined in Section 3:06 of the CYSA General Procedure. 4:07 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PROHIBITION 4:07:01 The use and/or consumption of any alcoholic beverages or controlled substances, immediately before, during or immediately after the playing of any youth soccer game, is expressly prohibited. 4:07:02 Any player, team official, league official, or any other member of this Association, who violates this prohibition, shall be subject to disciplinary action and/or suspension by the Board of Directors of this Association. Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information.

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Policy Interpretation Memoranda PIM 12-1 (Modified 01-2012) PLAYER EQUIPMENT All players, parents, coaches, and referees are required to act as a reasonable person concerning player safety, including protecting players from wearing any equipment or device that is dangerous to the player wearing the equipment or device or to any other player. The referee has ultimate authority for deciding if equipment or device is safe. Attempt to Injure or Intimidate: Any player who uses any equipment with the intent to intimidate or injure an opponent shall be cautioned or sent off immediately. Headwear: Soft protective headgear and headbands are allowed if deemed safe by referee. The headgear must not cover the neck. Jewelry: All jewelry must be removed, including necklaces, rings, earrings, friendship bracelets and any visible body piercing with an earring-like device; this prohibition includes religious jewelry. The only exception is medical identification ("medic alert") jewelry, which must be taped securely and completely to the wrist or neck. Shin Guards: All players must wear shin guards in any CYSA sanctioned event. Referees will not allow players to participate if the shin guards to not meet these criteria: 1. Shin guards shall be worn properly in order to provide adequate and reasonable protection to the shin. 2. Shin guards shall be professionally manufactured, age/size appropriate and unaltered. Orthopedic supports:  A medical release for any player wearing an orthopedic support, signed by a licensed medical physician, shall be at the game site.  Knee Braces: Unaltered braces with all metal hinges or parts adequately padded and covered are permitted (i.e. Donjoy)  Ankle Braces: unaltered soft braces are permitted to be worn outside the sock. Unaltered braces with metal or hard plastic, including "air casts" must be worn inside the sock.  Hard Splint: Unaltered leather, rubber, plastic or fiberglass splints that protect and are fitted to a portion of the arm or wrist MAY be allowed if the split does not present a danger to the player or any other player.  Soft Casts: a soft cast MAY be permitted if the cast does not present a danger to the wearer or any other player.  Hard Casts: Casts or splints made of a hard substance covering the entire circumference of the arm or wrist are NOT permitted (even if covered with padding). Medical Device: Players shall be permitted to wear and/or use medical devices that are prescribed to address a medically recognized disability such as glasses with corrective lenses, insulin pumps, hearing aids and cochlear implants. Prosthetic Device: A player with a prosthetic device or insulin pump infusion device will be permitted to participate in any CYSA sanctioned activity provided a doctor has provided written authorization that participation with such device does not pose a risk to the player wearing the device as well as any other player.

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PIM 12-2 Guest Player/Team Official Policy (Replacing PIM 9-3) A. DEFINITION OF A GUEST PLAYER a. A guest player is defined as a player with an approved CYSA member pass who is not listed as a rostered player for the CYSA team with which the player is participating in a particular event. b. A player who is suspended cannot participate as a guest player. c. Based on a year that is August 1st through July 31st, the soccer age of a player is defined by the player's birthday, not the age of the team on which the player is rostered. The soccer age of a guest player must be the same age or younger than the age group of the team on which the player will be guesting. For example, a player with a soccer age of U11, who is rostered on a U12 team, may guest play on a U11 or older team. d. Competitive players may not guest play on a Recreational team. e. The credentials for the guest player must be from the same season as those being used by the team on which the player will be guesting. B. DEFINITION OF A GUEST TEAM OFFICIAL a. A guest team official is defined as a team official with an approved CYSA member pass who is not listed as a rostered team official for the CYSA team with which the team official is participating in a particular event. b. A team official who is suspended cannot participate as a guest team official. C. FOR TEAMS USING GUEST PLAYERS: a. The maximum number of guest players allowed is seven (7) per game. b. The official team roster may never exceed the maximum number of player as approved by the CYSA Board of Directors. c. On game day, the list of players designated on the official game card may never exceed eighteen (18) players. d. The coach of the borrowing team must have in his/her possession the player's approved member pass and the current CYSA Membership Form (Form 1601) for the guest player with the medical release and the hold harmless section signed in original ink by the parent or guardian or by the guest player if the player has reached eighteen (18) years of age. D. FOR TEAMS PARTICIPATING IN CYSA PLAYING LEAGUES: a. Guest players / team officials may be utilized by teams participating in any sanctioned nontournament CYSA sanctioned games. b. The decision to allow guest players / guest team officials is solely at the discretion of the playing league. c. The Guest player / team official must be rostered on a team within the same league as the team on which the player / team official will be guesting.  Team IDs are formatted as DD-LL-CC-TTTTTT where:  DD is the District number  LL is the League number  CC is the Club number  TTTTTT is the Team number  The DD-LL numbers must be the same on the guest player CYSA member pass as those on the CYSA member pass for the team on which the player is guesting. d. The playing league will determine further guest player / guest team official requirements for the playing league. E. FOR CYSA TOURNAMENTS: a. The decision to include teams with guest players and/or guest team officials in a CYSA tournament is solely at the discretion of the tournament.

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b. A guest player can be rostered on any CYSA team. c. A guest team official must have the approval of the borrowing teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s League President or League Director of Coaching. d. Each CYSA tournament has the responsibility of establishing a policy regarding the participation of teams with guest players and/or guest team officials in their tournament. This policy must be stated in the tournament Information/Rules Document for each CYSA tournament calendar year. e. The coach must have in his possession for each guest player a CYSA Guest Player Form (Form 1611) signed by the appropriate persons. f. Out of State or International teams playing in an unrestricted CYSA tournament must provide the following for each guest player: i. The appropriate approval documentation from their state association or federation. ii. A release/consent for Medical Treatment. iii. A valid US Youth Soccer member pass or a valid member pass authorized by the appropriate foreign federation if the guest player is not from the United States. F. FOR OUT OF STATE/OUT OF COUNTRY TOURNAMENTS: a. For Out of State/Out of United States play, the maximum number of guest players allowed will be determined by the official rules or policies of the tournament. At no time may the number of guest players on the CYSA Official Travel Roster exceed seven (7) players. b. Teams travelling outside of CYSA's jurisdiction to play in an out-of-state, US Youth Soccersanctioned tournament may add guest players to their CYSA Official Travel Roster. The CYSA Official Travel Roster, which limits teams to a maximum of eighteen (18) players, must be completed to indicate which players are guest players. (PIM 81-2) PIM 11-1 (Rev. 09/2011) TEAM TRAVEL TRAVEL OUT OF DISTRICT Teams that travel out of their District to play "friendly" games with CYSA teams in another District must notify their District Commissioner of their intent. The District Commissioner will coordinate with the District Commissioner of the other team. Notification of the planned travel is necessary for the event to be considered sanctioned and for insurance to be in effect. TRAVEL TO GAMES IN US YOUTH SOCCER REGION IV STATE ASSOCIATIONS CYSA teams may travel to games that have been sanctioned by a US Youth Soccer Region IV State Association. Sanctioned games include sanctioned tournament games, sanctioned league play and friendly matches that have been approved by the hosting State Association. CYSA teams traveling to such sanctioned competitions may do so by completing and submitting CYSA Form 2650, "Notification of a CYSA Team Traveling to Game(s) Sanctioned by a Region IV State Association". Instructions for filing the notification form will be included on the form. Such permission will be in effect provided that every team member and guest player associated with the team traveling is in good standing with CYSA and that the team participates in the sanctioned competition with team and player credentials for each player, guest player and registered team official as required by CYSA and approved by the respective CYSA District Registrar. To comply with the CYSA notification protocol a CYSA team traveling to game sanctioned by a US Youth Soccer Region IV State Association must notify CYSA of its intention to travel at least one business day prior to the beginning date of the travel to the sanctioned game.

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A team’s failure to properly notify CYSA at least one business day prior to traveling, in accordance with the established protocol, could delay and/or invalidate payment on any insurance claims for the player and/or team arising from participation in the tournament games to which the team traveled. TRAVEL TO GAMES IN US YOUTH SOCCER STATE ASSOCIATIONS OUTSIDE OF REGION IV CYSA teams may travel to games that have been sanctioned by a US Youth Soccer State Association. Sanctioned games include sanctioned tournament games, sanctioned league play and friendly matches that have been approved by the hosting State Association. CYSA teams traveling to such sanctioned competitions may do so by completing and submitting properly completed travel paperwork (including the US Youth Soccer "Application for Travel" form and form 201 "CYSA Official Travel Roster" form) to the CYSA office for timely processing. Instructions for filing the travel paperwork will be included on the CYSA Travel Roster. Such approval will be in effect provided that every team member and guest player associated with the team traveling is in good standing with CYSA and that the team participates in the sanctioned competition with team and player credentials for each player, guest player and registered team official as required by CYSA and approved by the respective CYSA District Registrar. A team’s failure to obtain travel approval from CYSA prior to traveling, in accordance with the established protocol, could delay and/or invalidate payment on any insurance claims for the player and/or team arising from participation in the tournament games to which the team traveled. TRAVEL TO GAMES SANCTIONED BY OTHER US SOCCER FEDERATION AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS CYSA teams may travel to tournaments, jamborees and festivals that have been sanctioned by a US Soccer Federation affiliated Member Organization (other than a US Youth Soccer State Association). Sanctioned games include sanctioned tournament, jamboree and festival games that have been approved by the hosting US Soccer Federation Organization. CYSA teams traveling to such sanctioned competitions may do so by completing and submitting CYSA Form 2651, "Notification of a CYSA Team Traveling to a Non US Youth Soccer Tournament". Instructions for filing the notification form will be included on the form. Such permission will be in effect provided that every team member and guest player associated with the team traveling is in good standing with CYSA and that the team participates in the sanctioned competition with US Youth Soccer/CYSA team and player credentials for each player, guest player and registered team official as required by CYSA and approved by the respective CYSA District Registrar. To comply with the CYSA notification protocol a CYSA team traveling to game sanctioned by a US Soccer Federation affiliated Member Organization must notify CYSA of its intention to travel at least five business days prior to the beginning date of the travel to the sanctioned game. A team’s failure to properly notify CYSA at least five business days prior to traveling, in accordance with the established protocol, could delay and/or invalidate payment on any insurance claims for the player and/or team arising from participation in the tournament games to which the team traveled. TRAVEL TO GAMES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES CYSA teams may travel to games outside of the United States if approved by US Soccer Federation for foreign travel. CYSA teams traveling to such foreign competitions may do so by completing and submitting properly completed travel paperwork (including the required fees payable to US Soccer Federation, the United States Soccer Federation Application for Foreign Travel, the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act Agreement Form, US Youth Soccer "Application for Travel" form and form 201

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"CYSA Official Travel Roster" form) to the CYSA office for processing no later than 60 days prior to the team travel. Instructions for filing the travel paperwork will be included on the CYSA Travel Roster. Such approval will be in effect provided that every team member and guest player associated with the team traveling is in good standing with CYSA and that the team participates in the sanctioned competition with team and player credentials for each player, guest player and registered team official as required by CYSA and approved by the respective CYSA District Registrar. A teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to obtain travel approval from US Soccer Federation and CYSA prior to traveling, in accordance with the established protocol, could delay and/or invalidate payment on any insurance claims for the player and/or team arising from participation in the tournament games to which the team traveled. PIM 10-1 REGISTRATION 1. MEMBER REGISTRATION a. All players registering for membership in CYSA must annually submit a completed CYSA Membership Form (Form 1601). The Release of Liability and the Medical Consent sections of the form must be signed by the parent/legal guardian, or the player if the player is age eighteen (18) or older. Players for outdoor and indoor soccer must submit separate membership forms for outdoor and indoor soccer respectively. b. The signed CYSA Membership Form (Form 1601) with the ORIGINAL WET INK SIGNATURE must be carried by a team official at all team functions (practices, games, tournaments)for each player on the roster. c. Players attaining the limiting age for any age group on or after August 1 immediately preceding the start of the seasonal year, will be eligible to play for the remainder of the seasonal year. d. A player's age, for registration purposes, shall be his/her age on the July 31st immediately preceding the start of the seasonal year. e. PROOF OF AGE i. Proof of age must be presented at time of registration if the birth certificate of the player has not previously been verified in the CYSA approved registration system. ii. Proof of age shall consist of a birth certificate; a Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 1173) issued by the uniformed services of the United States, a birth registration issued by an appropriate government agency; board of health records; a passport; an alien registration card issued by the United States Government; a certificate issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service attesting to age; a current driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, an unexpired federal, state, or local government identification card, or a certification of a United States citizen born abroad issued by the appropriate government agency. Hospital, baptismal, or religious certificates, or immunization records will not be accepted. iii. Proof of age in foreign languages must have a Foreign Document Translation form attached to the original document. Translations shall be provided by anyone recognized as a translator by the US Youth Soccer's National State Association (CYSA) governing that player. No parent or other family member can translate for any member of their son's or daughter's team unless they are certified and/or accredited to teach the specific language, i.e. high school teacher, professor of languages at a university or college, court translator, or anyone recognized as an official translator by the respective District Commissioner. All translations will be dated and include the signature, address and telephone number of the translator.

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2. REGISTRATION DATA a. Throughout CYSA, all registration is subject to the approval of the District Commissioner or District Registrar and the dates used for registration shall be consistent. b. All registration data entered into the CYSA approved registration system is the sole property of CYSA and is not to be used for any other purpose without the express written consent of CYSA. c. Each seasonal year, all player registration shall be entered into the CYSA approved registration system before the player begins competition for that season. d. Additionally, all teams shall be formed and approved in the CYSA approved registration system by no later than one week past the beginning of local league play. 3. MEMBER PASS Please refer to PIM 08-3 for further information. a. All registered players and team officials shall be issued a US Youth Soccer MEMBER PASS with the following information: Member's name, Birthdate (player's only), Team name, Team number, Age Group, Seasonal Year, CYSA I.D. number, State Association name, Member title i.e. Player, Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager or Team Assistant, current photo (approximately 1" by 1-1/2" in designated location). b. All member passes used for inter-league play, tournaments or Cup play must have the official CYSA unique identifier and must be completely laminated in plastic with no open ends or sides. c. All players shall present their US Youth Soccer Member passes to the referee before the start of the game. All passes are to be returned to a team official at the end of the conclusion of the game, unless a player has been ejected for misconduct. d. A player who does not present a US Youth Soccer Member pass to the referee prior to entering a game may not participate in that game. If it is determined that a player participated in a game without a US Youth Soccer Member pass, the team will forfeit the game. e. A league may elect to not require the use of member passes when each of the following requirements is met: i. The player is playing on a U10 or younger team ii. The player is properly registered iii. All of the games and competitions of the team that the player is registered on are played in the league with which the team is registered and against teams registered with that league. A. Provided however, that such players and teams may participate in jamborees within their District without player member passes if the District allows. iv. Before each game the referee is shown an official roster of the team (goldenrod) approved by the League Registrar v. Each child participating in the game or competition is listed on the official roster of the team (goldenrod) f. If a player plays in a game and is not properly registered, his/her team shall automatically forfeit that game and may face further disciplinary action by the League and/or the Board of Directors of this Association, depending upon the nature of the violation. 4. PLAYER MOVEMENT a. New Registration (ADD) i. A player shall be deemed "registered" effective the date the completed CYSA Membership Form (Form 1601) and fees are received by the League Registrar or

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designee. If the form and fee are mailed, then the "date of registration" shall be the postmark shown on the envelope. ii. A player is eligible to play on the date of roster approval by the District Registrar. iii. If a player release is required to add a player to a team, and the release is received AFTER the add request, then the effective date for the add shall be the effective date of the release. b. Player Release i. When a player decides to leave a team, the player movement is considered to be a "release". Once a player has been released from a team, the player is no longer eligible to play soccer for the remainder of the seasonal year. ii. Any player who is released from a team and subsequently decides to play soccer again within the same seasonal year must be transferred back on to the team from which the player was originally released. iii. If the player wishes to play for a different team and the original team roster is not full, the player must first transfer back on to the team from which the player was originally released before being transferred to the new team. iv. If the original team roster is full or the player wishes to transfer to another team, the player may transfer to a new team with the approval of the District Commissioner or District Registrar. v. A player shall be deemed "released" effective the date the completed paperwork with valid reason for release and membership pass are received by the District Commissioner/Registrar. If the paperwork and pass are mailed, then the effective "date of release" shall be the postmark shown on the envelope. c. Team to Team Transfer I. A transfer means the movement of a currently or previously rostered US Youth Soccer player onto another roster, or a player who returns to the same roster, within the same seasonal year. II. "Previously rostered player" means a player whose team has finished the season or whose team has been disbanded. III. A player shall be deemed "transferred" effective the date the completed paperwork, member pass and appropriate fees are received by the District Commissioner/Registrar. For teams playing in games involving more than one league (State/District playing leagues, tournaments, Cups, Olympic Development and international competition), the player is eligible to play on the day after final approval by the Accepting District Commissioner/Registrar. (Rev. 07/2011) IV. A player may transfer to any team that is in the playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age group as determined by the playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth date. Example: An U-16 player initially was registered to an U-19 team. The player could transfer to an U-16 team, if a spot is open. The movement of a registered player from one team to another is considered a transfer. V.

Teams may have up to five (5) inter-league transferred players. Each movement of a player from one team to another is considered a transfer and shall be counted against the team receiving the player. Example: Team 1 is rostered in League A and Team 2 is rostered in League B. Team 2 may only transfer 5 players from Team 1.

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VI.

VII.

VIII.

Teams may have an unlimited number of intra-league transferred players. Example: Team 1 and Team 2 are both rostered in League A. Team 2 may transfer an unlimited number of players from Team 1. Teams must maintain a core of nine (9) players from their league roster to their cup roster. After the conclusion of the appropriate cup games for their age group, teams may have an unlimited number of inter-league transfers onto the team. Rev. 12/2011 If the releasing coach fails to sign the transfer request, the designated league official or the District Commissioner/Registrar may sign in the coach's place. If the releasing league fails to sign the transfer request, the District Commissioner/Registrar may sign in the league's place. A player that is registered in one district and wishes to play in another district may do so upon the approval of the Transfer by the releasing and accepting leagues and the releasing and accepting District Commissioners/Registrars. The only processing fees to be charged are: a. The accepting and releasing districts may charge a reasonable fee for an inter-district transfer with a maximum of $30.00. b. Districts may charge up to a $15.00 fee for transfer from league to league and from team to team within a district.

5. TEAMS a. HEAD COACH AGE REQUIREMENT i. All head coaches shall be a minimum of 18 years or older, unless they have an assistant coach or team manager of 18 years or older, who is properly credentialed and who will be present at all team functions (games, practices, etc.) b. TEAM ROSTER SIZE i. Maximum roster: For U13 and younger teams, the team roster may not have more than eighteen (18) registered players on the team roster at any given time during the seasonal year. ForU14 and older teams, the roster may have up to twenty-two (22) registered players on the team roster at any given time during the seasonal year ii. Minimum roster: No team shall be allowed to have less than (7) registered players at any given time. iii. The State Association may permit variances on team roster sizes in the best interest of development of the sport within the State. Rev. 12/2011 iv. Game rosters shall have a maximum of eighteen (18) players and a minimum of seven (7) players. c. Any team playing with a player who is over-age shall forfeit the game(s) in which that player takes part. d. Team names incorporating the same name (e.g.: the club name) must be uniquely identified. The same team name shall not be used for more than one team in the same age division. e. TEAM PLAYING IN A HIGHER AGE GROUP i. A team may play in any age group higher than the one of registration. A team may NOT play in an age group lower than the one of registration. ii. When necessity of the local program warrants a team to play above its age group for league play, the team may enter State Competitions in the age group of registration vs. the age group of league play. Example: A registered U-14 teams plays in the U-16 age group in league play. The U-14 team may enter state competition in the U-14 level or higher if the team wishes.

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TEAM RECLASSIFICATION i. If a player is released or transferred, changing the highest birth date of the team (lowering the age group), the team may change the age group of registration. Example: A team has 15 player s in the U-16 age group and one player in the U-19 age group. The team must register as an U-19 team. Later the player with the U-19 birth date moves from the locale. The team may release the player from the roster and change the team age group registration to the appropriate grouping, U-16. g. DISBANDED TEAM i. A disbanded team is one which has competed during a playing season established by its league and through its responsible officials, i.e. league/coach, has declared in writing that the team is no longer playing and is therefore no longer eligible for CYSA sanctioned play. Any player from a disbanded team is eligible for a transfer. Any player from a team that is disbanded PRIOR to its season of play and has NOT competed in any competitions, shall be considered to be an ADD on a new team. h. MIXED TEAMS i. Affiliated leagues may combine boys and girls on the same team roster. A coed team shall follow the rules designated for boys teams and will be allowed to enter all competitions except those that are designated for girls teams only. i. TEAM BINDERS i. The paperwork ("team binder") carried by teams within CYSA must contain the following: (1) member passes; (2) CYSA form 1601 for each rostered player with original wet ink signature; and (3) approved roster. ii. In the interest of protecting all players and coaches and as part of risk management, the team binder shall not contain any other identifying documents, including, but not limited to, the CYSA form 1628 (Team Official Registration & Risk Management Disclosure Form) or any player birth documents. iii. Inappropriate documents shall be removed by the team official. vi.

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REGISTRATION FEES a. All leagues shall submit directly to the CYSA State Office, no later than the 1st of September of each seasonal year at least 75% of their expected registration fees for the coming year. The District Commissioner must be contacted by the league prior to September 1st to request an extension of the invoice due date because of the league play starting later than September or other extenuating circumstances. b. The CYSA State office will invoice each league on June 1. The amount owed shall be based on 75% of the registration count of players as of May 31 times the per player registration fee. Adjustments to the 75% invoice calculation must be requested prior to September 1st and are subject to District Commissioner approval. Leagues with outstanding balances will receive monthly statements as of July 1, August 1 and September 1 indicating the amount paid and the amount outstanding. c. All invoices and statements shall be mailed to the Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s address of record. Electronic copies will be sent upon request. d. Additionally, beginning on August 1 of each year, the CYSA website shall present a list of all leagues and their payment status. e. Failure to comply with the September 1 payment requirement may result in a fine of $40 per day for each calendar day after September 1 that the outstanding balance, plus fines, has not been paid.


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Failure to bring the balance due current by October 1 may result in the league being placed into Bad Standing. g. All subsequent invoices/statements based on the actual number of players registered are due upon receipt. PIM 10-2 GAME TIMES AND BALL SPECIFICATIONS (OUTDOOR ONLY) Length of games, overtime periods, and ball specifications, except as provided by US Youth Soccer and its affiliates, the length of games, ball size, ball weight, ball dimensions, and tie-breaking rules for each age group shall be as follows:

Div.

Game Length Halves

O.T. Period Halves

Ball Size

Circum.

Weight

U-19

2—45 min.

2—15 min.

#5

27"—28"

14—16 oz.

U-16

2—40 min.

2—15 min.

#5

27"—28"

14—16 oz.

U-14

2—35 min.

2—10 min.

#5

27"—28"

14—16 oz.

U-12

2—30 min.

2—10 min.

#4

25"—26"

11—13 oz.

U-10

As modified rules specify

No tie breaker

#4

25"—26"

11—13 oz.

U-8

As modified rules specify

No tie breaker

#3

23"—24"

11—12 oz.

U-6

As modified rules specify

No tie breaker

#3

23"—24"

11—12 oz.

PIM 10-3 RULES OF PLAY A. Charging the goalkeepers shall not be permitted at any time, when he/she is within his/her own penalty area. B. Coaching from the sidelines, giving direction to one's own team on points of strategy and position, is permitted provided: i. No mechanical devices are used. ii. The tone of voice is informative and not a harangue. iii. No coach, substitute, player, or spectator is to be anywhere but at his/her bench area during the game. A team's bench area shall be that area one (1) yard from the touchline and extending to ten (10) yards, one way, from the half-line only. iv. No coach, substitute, player or spectator is to make derogatory remarks or gestures to the referees, other players, substitutes, or spectators. v. No coach, substitute, or player is to use profanity. vi. No coach, substitute, player, or spectator is to incite, in any manner, disruptive behavior of any kind. The penalty for the above shall be ejection from the game and disciplinary action will be taken by the Board of Directors of this Association. Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information.

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C. Where colors of uniforms are similar, the home team must effect a change to colors which are distinct from those of the opponent. D. The home team will be responsible for the condition of the grounds, the proper field markings and proper equipment. Nets and corner flags are required. It will be the responsibility of both teams to have a game ball and see that their fans behave in a proper and respectful manner. E. Players may be substituted at the following times: i. Prior to a throw-in, in your favor. ii. Prior to a goal kick, by either team. iii. After a goal, by either team. iv. After an injury, when the referee stops play, by either team. v. At half time. vi. When the referee stops play to caution a player, only the cautioned player may be substituted, prior to the restart of the game. The number of substitutes shall be unlimited, unless a competition superseding the jurisdiction of this Association determines otherwise. In any case, a substitute shall not enter the field of play until he/she has been given a signal to do so by the referee. F. The referee shall require that both teams enter all the appropriate information on a CYSA Referee Report form prior to the start of the game. i. The referee shall verify the identity of the player with his/her player pass. He shall collect the passes of those players who are to participate in the game. The referee must allow no player into the game for whom he/she has no pass or whose name does not appear on the Referee Report form. The referee shall also require that the coach or manager of each team sign the Referee Report form verifying that the information entered on the form is correct. Please refer to PIM 10-1, Section 3 for additional information. ii.

iii.

iv. v.

Upon completion of the game, the referee shall send his/her report to the proper authority within forty-eight (48) hours, holidays excluded, along with the member pass of any ejected player and, in such cases of ejection, he/she shall also mail a supplementary 24 Hour Ejection Report. Prior to the game, the referee shall make sure that each player's equipment is in proper order. Please refer to PIM 88-3 for additional information.

A Referee Report form must be filed for every game played. In the event of a forfeited game, the winning team must submit a Referee Report form made out listing the players of their team; it must be noted on the card "forfeit" and submitted to the proper authority within the stipulated time (see "B" above). A postmark dated within the stipulated time will be deemed as proper compliance with this regulation G. The winning team is responsible for calling the proper authority in charge of the competition, immediately following the game (or within a reasonable time) to notify him/her of the outcome. H. Any team delaying the start of a scheduled game more than fifteen (15) minutes without the sanction of the proper authority shall forfeit the game to the opponent by a score of 1-0. I. In the event both teams do not show up for a scheduled game, and the referee rules the ground playable, then both teams shall be assessed a loss. J. Referees responsible for the late start of a game may be disciplined by the proper authority. Referees may, at any time, be called upon by the proper authority to explain their reports. Please refer to PIM 08-3 for additional information. K. The referee's judgment with regard to the physical condition of the field and its acceptance for play, to the actual happenings and occurrences related to the conduct of the game and those

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prerogatives granted to him/her, by the "Laws of the Game" for outdoor soccer and the "Official Indoor Soccer Rules" for indoor soccer, shall not be challenged. PIM 10-4 SEND OFF PROCEDURE If a player is sent off for misconduct, then the referee shall mail the member's pass to the League (in case of League games), or to the proper authority, along with his/her game report. That player is ineligible until the player pass is returned to the player, upon completion of suspension. Please refer to Specific Rules 4:05:07 and PIM 08-3 for additional information. Game reports and "Referee Send-Off Report" for Olympic Development or International Games during which players or team officials are expelled (Red Card) shall be sent to the Board of Directors at the Association's corporate office. Individuals shall be informed of the disciplinary action via their District Commissioner. All reports must be mailed no later than forty-eight (48) hours from the event's conclusion by its governing authority. Players and team officials who are sent off (red card) during Cup or tournament play, and have not served the required suspension at the conclusion of the event, shall have their membership passes mailed directly to their respective District Commissioners, along with the "REFEREE SEND-OFF REPORT" and copies of the game report. Should suspensions be served during the event, the membership passes must be returned to the team official but copies of the "REFEREE SEND-OFF REPORT" and game reports must be mailed to the respective District Commissioner(s). All reports shall be mailed no later than forty-eight (48) hours from the event's conclusion by its governing authority. PIM 09-2 TEAM CLASSIFICATION AND MODIFICATION Team Classifications A. Competitive 1. A top or intermediate level team formed by a selection process in order to compete in Competitive or State level league/division play, Competitive tournament play administered by CYSA, and tournament play administered by other State and National Youth Associations. Age groupings (U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19) of these teams are determined by the age level of the oldest player on the team, regardless of the age of other team members. 2. A Competitive team may participate in Recreational league/division, tournament, or cup play only with prior approval of the District Commissioner. B. Recreational 1. A team formed within a home league on a equal (in) strength basis to compete in a recreational league/division. The use of tryouts, invitations, or recruiting in order to roster players on a team according to player talent is forbidden. 2. In accordance with the Modifications and Special Provisions section of this PIM, a Recreational team that participates in a Competitive league/division, Competitive CYSA tournament, or a tournament for competitive teams administered by other State and National Youth Associations may be reclassified by the team's District Commissioner or the CYSA Board of Directors as a Competitive team for the remainder of the seasonal year. C. TOPSoccer TOPSoccer is a community based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of players with physical and/or mental disabilities. The Program is geared toward player development rather than to competition. Athletes are placed on teams according to ability NOT by age.

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Modification and Special Provisions A. The CYSA Board of Directors, District Commissioner or District Commissioner designee may review and change the classification of any team to a higher classification registered in the District. The basis of such review may be: 1. according to the team's relative strength in its playing league. 2. upon written request of the team's playing league. 3. upon written request of the director of a tournament in which the team participated. 4. upon written request of the team. B. A team will not lose their normal classification on the basis of participating in a tournament as an official "fill-in" team. C. No team will be qualified for CYSA Cup play, other than State Cup, if they have participated in a play at a higher classification than the classification of the Cup they are entering, unless the Board of Directors has granted prior approval for a team to participate at a higher classification in a district playing league based on the determination that such approval is necessary to establish or maintain a viable playing league in the district. D. Players that originally start to play on a team but must transfer to a team of a lower classification due to bona fide reasons may still be eligible to participate in CYSA Cup play with their new team only with the approvals of the player's league and District Commissioner. E. Teams from newly formed leagues (as distinguished from newly affiliated leagues) may all be classified as Recreational during their first seasonal year and may annually apply, upon recommendation of their District Commissioner, for further dispensation. PIM 09-4 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CYSA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS 1. An individual must register with a CYSA affiliated league for a specific seasonal year using form 1601. 2. The CYSA membership fees for the registered individual for the specified seasonal year must be paid by the affiliated league to CYSA in accordance with CYSA procedures. 3. The individual must be rostered on a CYSA team for the specified seasonal year and participating with a CYSA team on a regular basis during that seasonal year. 4. The CYSA team on which individual is rostered must play in a recognized CYSA league for the specified seasonal year. 5. Placement of an individual on a CYSA roster solely for the purpose of establishing the individual's eligibility for CYSA benefits and programs is prohibited. 6. The creation by an affiliated league of a playing league or other form or type of league solely for the purpose of establishing a team's or individual's eligibility for CYSA benefits and programs is prohibited and participation in such a league will not confer on or be considered in determining eligibility for any program, cup, or event. 7. Failure to fulfill the requirements of CYSA membership will result in the immediate revocation of CYSA membership benefits and the team's and/or individual's eligibility to participate in CYSA programs. PIM 08-1 (Rev. 04/2011) CYSA PROGRAMS PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS In order to be able to play in any CYSA Cup or any CYSA sanctioned tournament, a team participating using CYSA credentials must play in a CYSA affiliated league established and operated for purposes other than creating or establishing eligibility solely for cup or tournament play.

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PIM 08-2 DATE FOR DISTRICT COMMISSIONER VOTING REGISTRATION For purposes of electing District Commissioners pursuant to section 2:06:03 of the Constitution and Bylaws, the number of votes each affiliated league in the district is entitled to cast shall be determined based on the number of players properly registered with CYSA, in good standing with the affiliated league and CYSA, 30 calendar days before the first date set for the election of the District Commissioner. PIM 08-3 PROTESTS, APPEALS AND DISCIPLINE ASSOCIATION INITIATED DISCIPLINE The Protest and Appeals Committee may initiate disciplinary proceedings against any player, coach, manager, team assistant, league officer, referee or spectator from any member team, league or organization. The proceedings may be initiated based on information brought to the attention of the Board of Directors or the Protest and Appeal Committee through complaints, reports of incidents, information obtained during the course of protest and/or appeal hearings, and otherwise. The disciplinary proceedings shall be initiated by notice to the appropriate party containing a brief statement of the reasons for the initiation of the proceedings. Parties against whom such proceedings have been brought may, with a proper hearing, be suspended, barred completely, or otherwise disciplined. The Executive Committee of this Association may suspend any person, team or League prior to the commencement of disciplinary proceedings if, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, there is sufficient evidence to believe that any individual(s) in this association may present a non-acceptable risk to the association and its members. Parties suspended under this paragraph will be afforded, if application, a hearing in accordance with the procedures outlined in the CYSA Constitution and Bylaws. PLAYER/TEAM OFFICIAL DISCIPLINE (SUSPENSION) For Coaches: A suspended team official must serve the suspension with the team for which the suspension was incurred. Unless specifically stated otherwise at the time a suspension is imposed, the suspension applies to any CYSA sanctioned game in which this team participates during the period of suspension. If for any reason, the suspended team official cannot serve all of the suspension with the team with which the suspension was incurred, the part of the suspension not served must be served with another CYSA team on which the suspended person is a registered team official. Suspension carry over from seasonal year to seasonal year. All of the suspension must be served. Example 1: X is a team official of both the red team and the blue team. X received a 3 game suspension for a send-off in a red team game. X must serve the suspension of 3 games with the red team. Example 2: X is a team official of the red team, the blue team and the green team. X receives a 3 game suspension for a send-off in a red team game. After X has served 1 game of the suspension, the red team disbands. X must serve all of the remaining 2 game suspension with either the blue team or the green team, but not both. Example 3: X is a team official of the red team. X receive a 3 game suspension for a send off in the red teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last game of the season. The next season, X is a team official with the green team. X is suspended for the first 2 green team games. For DOCs Upon receiving a send-off a DOC shall surrender the DOC pass to the head referee. The terms of the DOC suspension shall be determined by the competition in which the suspension was received.

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PERSON, TEAM OR LEAGUE DISCIPLINE ("BAD STANDING") Any person, team or league associated with the operation of this Association may be declared "in bad standing" by the appropriate administrative body. The term "bad standing" may only be applied due to a very severe detrimental action or after a probation has been violated and may mean either total suspension (expulsion) from CYSA or a limited suspension (partial benefits). Any person, team or League declared to be "not in good standing" must be so notified in writing and advised of the right and procedure to appeal. 1. Person, Team or League placed in bad standing a. May only play teams from within home League b. No Inter-League/District play. c. No tournament play. d. No State Competitions (Association Cup, CYSA-Cal Soccer League, Founders' Cup, Presidents Cup, State Cup). e. No Travel outside of CYSA-North. f. No participation in the CYSA Olympic Development Program. g. No voting power at District or State level as per CYSA rule 1:07:04 h. If the player registration and fees are not received by January 1st, the League may be denied League affiliation for the following seasonal year. REFEREE ABUSE/REFEREE ASSAULT Misconduct against referees may occur before, during and after a match, including travel to and from the match. Misconduct may also occur at later times when directly related to the duties of a game official as a referee. Misconduct will be classified as referee abuse or referee assault. 1. a. Referee abuse is a verbal statement or physical act not resulting in bodily contact which implies or threatens physical harm to a referee or the referee's property or equipment. b. Abuse includes, but is not limited to the following acts committed upon a referee: using foul or abusive language toward a referee; spewing any beverage on a referee's personal property; spitting at (but not on) the referee; or verbally threatening a referee. Verbal threats are remarks that carry the implied or direct threat of physical harm. 2. a. Referee assault is an intentional act of physical violence at or upon a referee. b. Assault includes, but is not limited to the following acts committed upon a referee: hitting, kicking, punching, choking, spitting on, grabbing or bodily running into a referee; head butting; the act of kicking or throwing any object at a referee that could inflict injury; damaging the referee's uniform or personal property, i.e. car, equipment, etc. ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES The use, consumption, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances immediately before, during, or after the play of any game, practice, or athletic event is prohibited. Any player, team official, league official, parent or spectator, or any member of this Association subject to the jurisdiction of this Association, its Districts, or its affiliated member Leagues shall be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension, by the League, District, or this Association. INAPPROPRIATE PLAYER INTERACTION. All coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and team officials are required to abide by the policies outlined in the CYSA risk management program. Inappropriate physical contact with players is strictly prohibited. Social interactions with players less than 18 years of age (such as dating, parties without parental

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involvement and private one on one situations) are prohibited. Violation of these rules may result in immediate suspension from all CYSA and affiliated activities and initiation of disciplinary proceedings as outlined in PIM 08-3. PIM 05-1 CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE The CYSA Board of Directors shall have the authority to suspend the applicable certificate(s) of insurance and/or cancel any CYSA function if the hosting league or any sub-group of the hosting league operates an event that is not sanctioned by CYSA on the same dates using the same volunteer pool, facilities and/or fields. PIM 04-1 (Rev. 07/2011) PLAYER EQUIPMENT A player with a prosthetic device will be permitted to participate in any CYSA sanctioned activity provided a doctor has provided written authorization that participation with such device does not pose a risk to the player wearing the device as well as any other player. PIM 03-2 REQUIRED SOCCER PROGRAMS TO BE OFFERED BY EACH LEAGUE All Leagues must offer a Recreational program and may offer a Competitive program if there are enough interested players and other resources. In order to have a Competitive team, or teams, there must be at least one team of the same age and gender in the Recreational Group. Exceptions can be made with CYSA Board approval. Leagues may have as many Recreational teams as they can manage without a corresponding number of Competitive teams. Since CYSA is predominately Recreational based, it is expected that every league will in good faith develop Recreational programs. Leagues found not to be in compliance, will have three years in which to meet these requirements. If not in compliance, the League's continued affiliation will be reviewed and could be revoked. PIM 02-1 (Rev. 3/2011) PARTICIPATION IN CYSA SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS Except for tournaments approved by the CYSA Board of Directors for international or Unrestricted status, no team shall be eligible to participate in any CYSA sanctioned tournament or event unless every player, coach, and administrator or team official of the team is registered with a state association affiliated with US Youth Soccer or if not so registered first registers with CYSA and complies with all of the regular registration requirements and applicable rules of CYSA. PIM 02-2 (Rev. 05/2003) UNAUTHORIZED USE OF CYSA AND AFFILIATES PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND PROPERTY A. Unauthorized Use of CYSA and Affiliate Rights and Property 1. Every person has the legal right to travel for any legal purpose they want and to participate in any legal activity they choose, including attending events of other soccer organizations that are not sanctioned or approved by CYSA. No person, group, or entity, however, has any right to: 2. a. without authorization of the owner to take for that person, group, or entity's own use the rights and property of others, including those of CYSA and its affiliates, for any purpose at all, including attending events not sanctioned or approved by CYSA or b. misrepresent or fail to disclose information so that others are misled. 3. Participation of any kind including travel to and from events and participation in events not sanctioned by CYSA without the prior approval of CYSA is entirely the responsibility of those electing to so participate, and not that of CYSA. Any recourse or remedies persons or groups electing to so participate may claim or seek must be sought from the organizations, groups, or

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persons sanctioning, authorizing, or sponsoring the events and participation, and not from CYSA. 4. No league official, team official, coach or others shall by affirmative misrepresentation or by the failure to disclose material facts to parents and players mislead them into believing that travel to or participation in events not sanctioned by CYSA is authorized or approved by CYSA or that they have any of the protections afforded by association or affiliation with CYSA. 5. No coach, players, team official, administrator, or team shall use without CYSA's authorization any CYSA logo, trade mark, trade name, or other propriety or property right of CYSA, or any resources or funds or the proceeds, financial or in kind, including insurance, or funds obtained as a result of affiliation with CYSA for any purpose not authorized by CYSA, including travel to or participation in events not sanctioned or approved by CYSA. 6. Any violation of this PIM will subject the person, group, or entity violating it to disciplinary action and any other action CYSA deems necessary and appropriate to safeguard the proprietary and other rights of CYSA and its affiliates. B. Attempts to Circumvent or Abuse CYSA Rules, Procedures, or Benefits: 1. No affiliated league, coach, team official, or administrator shall directly or indirectly do any of the following or attempt to do any of the following or permit any coach, team official, or administrator to: a. Use any league resources of any kind (including clubs within leagues) acquired or obtained as a result of affiliation or association with CYSA in any respect in connection with participation in any organization or event not sanctioned by CYSA without, before such use, full disclosure to the league and to each of the parents of players involved that the organization or event is not sanctioned by CYSA. b. Use any facility or field of any kind for which CYSA or its insurer has issued a Certificate of Insurance for any purpose not sanctioned by CYSA without full disclosure to the owner or other person or entity granting the right to use such facility or field that the use is not sanctioned by CYSA or that CYSA insurance and other protections are not in effect for such use. c. Use or display without CYSA's prior authorization any CYSA logo, trade mark, trade name, or otherwise infringe any other proprietary right of CYSA. d. Allow any person or entity to believe or be led to believe either through affirmative misrepresentation or by failure to disclose material facts that the league, team, player, coach, team official, and/or administrator's participation in any kind, including but not limited to tournaments, practices, and games, not sanctioned by CYSA is in any way connected, associated, or affiliated with CYSA. 1. Each coach, team official, administrator, and league involved in the participation of any CYSA registered player, group of players, or team in any event not sanctioned by CYSA has an affirmative duty and obligation to fully disclose to the players and the league that such participation not sanctioned by CYSA and that none of the benefits of affiliation with CYSA, including by not limited to insurance coverage, are available or applicable. e. Use or employ any CYSA process or procedures to mislead, deceive or defraud any person into believing any action, activity, or event not sanctioned, authorized, or approved by CYSA is sanctioned, authorized or approved by CYSA. 2. Any violation of this PIM will, in addition to all other rights and remedies available at law, subject the person, group, or entity violating it to disciplinary action and to any other action

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CYSA deems necessary and appropriate to safeguard the proprietary and other rights of CYSA and its affiliates. PIM 01-1 (Rev. 02/2006) OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM COACHES, TRAINERS, AND STATE ADMINISTRATORS Any coach, assistant coach or trainer who is assigned to coach, train or is affiliated with the District, State, Regional or National Olympic Development Program (ODP), may not coach, assistant coach, or train at the team level any player that they work or worked with on an ODP team unless that player would have played for that team by virtue of the player's residence. Further, an approved ODP coach, assistant coach, or trainer may not coach or train any District or State ODP team of the same gender that the coach, assistant coach, or trainer may coach or train on the Club or League level. Any exception must be approved by the State Director of Coaching. PIM 98-1 (Rev. 06/2010) UNIFORM/EQUIPMENT POLICY FOR STATE EVENTS The equipment for teams and players, including teams banners, flags, uniforms, warm-ups, and team and player equipment bags, in all State Cup, Association Cup, Foundersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup, Presidents Cup and CYSA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cal Soccer League games shall only have those markings that are consistent with the purpose of this Association. Logos, trademarks, emblems, or any other insignia expressing, promoting, or otherwise symbolizing alcohol, tobacco, or controlled substances (drugs) are specifically prohibited. It is recommended that the leagues adopt this policy for all other play. PIM 95-1 FILL-IN TEAMS "Fill-In" teams may be used in CYSA sanctioned tournaments to complete a bracket if a tournament is short of proper entrants. 1. A "Fill-In" team is comprised of at least one properly credentialed coach and up to 18 properly registered players from within any single CYSA District. 2. "Fill-In" teams are only used as a last resort and must be qualified to play in the age group and gender classification of the tournament. To fill a vacancy, officially rejected teams must be given first right of refusal before a fill-in team is used. 3. "Fill-In" teams are charged no tournament fee and play for no scores or standings and therefore their members do not lose their eligibility for future tournament, League or Cup play. 4. "Fill-In" teams must notify their District Commissioner prior to their participation in the tournament. PIM 93-1 LEAGUE AFFILIATIONS All League Affiliations and appropriate fees must be in the CYSA office by March 1 deadline. Penalties for failure to meet the deadline as stated are as follows: Not in by March 1: $50.00 fine Not in by April 1: $100.00 fine League to be put on probation for the following year. PIM 91-1 SUBMISSION OF COMMITTEE REPORTS The CYSA Committee Reports will be made in writing, within thirty (30) days of scheduled committee meetings. Report will include alternative ideas of respective members. These reports will be disseminated to the Board of Directors and Committee members.

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PIM 91-2 NOTIFICATION OF ALL MEETINGS OF THIS ASSOCIATION Notification of all meetings of this Association, with the exception of emergency business, will have a minimum of fourteen (14) days notice of scheduled meeting. PIM 90-1 (Rev. 11/2006) YOUTH PLAYING SENIOR In order to maintain his or her eligibility, a youth player must have a properly completed form 1612 (Youth to Provisional Senior Player) approved and on file with CYSA prior to registering with the adult amateur organization and/or senior team. A separate form is required for each adult organization with which the youth player registers. A form must be completed for each season of registration. PIM 90-3 DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION Team Manuals - CYSA Team Manuals are paid for by the membership and are therefore the property of the teams. No one has the right to withhold these kits from properly registered teams. These must be dispensed immediately upon the receipt of a CYSA team registration form. League Bulletin - Contents of the League Bulletins MUST be reiterated to the membership. The information within these bulletins is meant for League Boards, not just the recipient. General - Any information or publication disseminated from CYSA to the general membership must be passed on in a timely manner. It is the League's responsibility to disseminate all information to the membership. Failure to do so may place your League in violation of the CYSA Constitution. PIM 89-1 (Rev. 11/1989) DISTRICT LEAGUE ADMINISTRATION Purpose of a District Playing League - To develop, promote and administer a method of providing interleague competition for boys and girls teams, U19 and below. Definition of a District Playing League - A District Playing League is a League formed within a District for the purpose of providing a playing season for teams representing different affiliated Leagues from within the District. District Playing Leagues normally provide competition for Competitive teams but, when demographic considerations warrant, may be used to provide competition for Recreational teams from various Leagues within the District. Affiliated teams representing Leagues from another District may participate in a District Playing League if approved by the Commissioners from both Districts. Leagues of residence are responsible for the proper registration of the players on the teams that represent them. Formation Authority - The Commissioner of the District, in which the District Playing League is formed, is responsible for the management of the Playing League. The District Commissioner may create a committee to assist in managing the District Playing League with the individual heading the committee chosen in accordance with rules governing appointments in the District. Each League supplying teams from the Playing League will be represented on the committee that governs the District Playing League. PIM 83-2 HOST LEAGUES Whenever two or more leagues enter teams in a combined schedule of play, one of these leagues shall be designated as the Host League, and shall be responsible for rules, schedules, protests, appeals and

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discipline, etc. The League may designate a separate committee, which may include members of the participating League(s), to administer the combined League. PIM 79-2 (Rev. 09/1990) SUB-DISTRICT WITHIN A DISTRICT A district Commissioner may, with Board approval, sub-district his/her District and appoint a subcommissioner. This appointment should be to improve communications between existing leagues and CYSA programs and to facilitate affiliation of new areas into CYSA. The assistant will work under and be directly responsible to the District Commissioner. Any financial support would be subsidized by the district if needed. The assistant would not be a CYSA Board member but would be a District Board member. The job would include being the communication link between the District Commissioner and the sub-area, going into and developing new areas for affiliation, attending sub-area league meetings upon request for the purpose of explaining CYSA and District rules, procedures and programs. PIM 79-3 (Rev. 04/1996) DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BOARD Formation Authority - A District Commissioner may create a representative panel comprised of league representatives and appointed District staff personnel to assist in the administration of the assigned district area under his/her leadership. Purpose - To streamline administration and improve communication between the State and the Leagues through an avenue that expedites the dissemination of all information in a timely manner. To assist in the development of soccer in established areas. To provide a direct and local communication avenue for the Leagues to the state on matters of their interest and concern and to share information and problems. Responsibility - May create programs for the benefit of the District. Has jurisdiction over programs that are instituted within the District by the District Administrative Board) premier Leagues, special events, ODP) to coordinate CYSA related programs. Determine the use of the District's budget for District's use. May act as an arbitrator on matters involving two or more Leagues within the District. Assist in the development of new areas and create programs for a total soccer concept within the District boundaries for those that wish to participate in the programs developed. Who Makes Up The District Administration Board - The District Commissioner; the assistant(s) along with staff appointed by the District Commissioner for registration purposes, (District Registrar); coaching and referee programs (District Referee and Coaching Coordinators); league designated representatives and other staff as needed All Leagues within the District are entitled to have a League representative in attendance at all meetings of the administration and should be encouraged to do so for growth and communication purposes. It also helps in the development of an understanding of the various problems within the District and Leagues. PIM 78-1 (Rev. 10/2011) DEFINITION OF TERMS Team: A group of seven (7) or more players properly registered with a CYSA affiliated league and under the guidance of one or more coaches, so organized for the purpose of playing soccer in a CYSA affiliated league U15 and younger teams may not exceed 18 players. U16 and older teams may not exceed 22 players. Any exceptions must be approved by the CYSA Board of Directors.

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Club: A structured organization whose purpose it is to sponsor one or more teams to play soccer in a CYSA affiliated league or leagues. A club must be under the direct control of a league affiliated with CYSA. CYSA does not affiliate clubs, only leagues. League: A structured organization operating within a specified community or otherwise defined geographical area within a given CYSA District, whose purpose it is to offer competition to the teams registered with it. Its teams shall be divided into CYSA approved age groups (or modification thereof, if need be), and play soccer amongst themselves according to an established schedule of play in a seasonal year. Binding of a Player / Dual Rostering: Players are bound to a single team at any one time (Section 3:02:03), and may not be rostered to another team (Dual Rostering) unless they complete the necessary transfer paperwork and requirements. Upon completion of the transfer paperwork, the player is then bound to the new team. Secondary/Paper Team A secondary (paper) team is a team formed of newly registered and/or previously registered and rostered players from more than one previously registered team for a specific purpose at the end of the regular league season. The team roster is submitted to the league registrar and/or to other designated officials as needed for the specific purpose as designated by the league. Secondary (paper) teams may only participate within their own District in those events for which they were formed, unless permission is granted in writing from the CYSA Board of Directors. They may not participate in any State or National events or Cup Competitions, unless so designated by the State or National bodies. Under no circumstances may a secondary (paper) team be allowed to participate in any CYSA sanctioned tournament. PIM 78-3 TEAMS PLAYING LEAGUE PLAY OUT OF THEIR DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE Teams that wish to play in a league that is not in the district for any reason must obtain permission from their natural (normal) home league of residence. The request should be in writing with the reasons so stated. If the league approves the request, it would then be forwarded to the out of District league for an answer. Upon approval the District Commissioner must be notified to clear the request between Districts and/or District Commissioners. PIM 78-4 (Rev. 11/2006) PRACTICE BETWEEN YOUTH TEAMS AND SENIOR TEAMS Practice games between CYSA youth teams and any adult (senior) team including teams registered with the California Soccer Association North, Women's Premier Soccer League, National Premier Soccer League, Premier Development League, United Soccer League Super 20s or any other affiliated adult Organization may not be sanctioned by the District Commissioner. The term "adult" is interchangeable with the term "senior" and includes ANY college teams or unregistered adult teams. If a CYSA youth team does play against an adult (senior) team, the league/coach and/or manager are assuming full responsibility, including legal liability, for any injuries or other ramifications that may occur through the playing of the game.

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PIM 77-5 (Rev. 04/1996) DISTRICT REGISTRARS The signature of a District Registrar will be accepted in the place of the District Commissioner on those registration materials delegated by that District Commissioner. These signed documents will be considered legal for all state competition. This policy is based on the grounds that the District Registrar is an extension of the District Commissioner in the area of registration. PIM 76-1 (Rev. 09/1990) TEAMS PLAYING IN MORE THAN ONE LEAGUE A team is registered with only one league but may play in more than one league at the same time or different times during the season. It is necessary, however, that the home league concurs with the team's request to play in more than the home league. Permission must be obtained from the league of registration in order for the team to play in another league. The non-home league should check with the league of registration for concurrence. The non-home league may charge an administration fee to the outside teams if they feel it is needed. Inter-District league play may be held with written agreement of both District Commissioners involved.

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Cal North Modified Laws This section presents the Cal North Coaching Committee and Recreation Committee's guidelines and recommendations for developing young players.

Why These Modifications are Necessary  Players have more actual playing time. 

Players are required to make more decisions.

Players have increased contact with the ball.

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Size of the Ball  Lighter. 

Less intimidating.

Less stress on joints (injuries).

Easier to imitate adult performance.

Players have more practical space to play in. Size of the Field  Conducive to their physical size. Players experience recurring situations  More efficient use of space. frequently.

The work rate and involvement of a player stays consistent.

Total running distance is basically the same for large or small fields.

Players have energetic workouts due to playing both offense and defense.

While learning both offense and defense, a player will become more complete and will have a better understanding of the roles of teammates.

Two games can be played simultaneously across a regulation field.

Bringing goals closer to the action means more goals and that's fun!

Size of the Goal  Reinforces preferable shooting habits. 

Gives goalkeepers realistic responsibilities.


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U10 Field of Play

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1. The Field of Play A. DIMENSIONS: The U-6 field of play shall be rectangular, its length being not more than 50 yards nor less than 30 yards and its breadth not more than 40 yards nor less than 20 yards. The length in all cases exceeds the breadth. The U-8 field of play shall be rectangular, its length being not more than 70 yards nor less than 40 yards and its breadth not more than 50 yards nor less than 35 yards. The length in all cases exceeds the breadth. The U-10 field of play shall be rectangular, its length being not more than 90 yards nor less than 50 yards and its breadth not more than 60 yards nor less than 35 yards. The length in all cases exceeds the breadth. B. MARKINGS: o

Distinctive LINES at least 2-5 inches wide.

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A HALFWAY LINE shall be marked out across the field.

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A CENTER CIRCLE with a six (6) yard radius.

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Four CORNER ARCS with a one (1) yard radius.

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GOAL AREA - Six (6) yards from each goal post and six (6) yards into the field of play then joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line.

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PLAYER/COACHES AREA - Twenty (20) yards long. Beginning at the halfway line go ten (10) yards down the touch line into each half of the field.

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SPECTATOR VIEWING LINE - Will be marked out five to ten (5-10) yards from the touchlines and behind the player/Coaches Area.

C. GOALS: U-6 and U-8: Six (6) feet high and six (6) yards wide. U-10: Seven (7) feet high and seven (7) yards wide. Minimum - Size of a hockey goal. 2. The Ball U-6 - U-8: Size three (#3) U-10: Size four (#4)

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3. The Number of Players U-6: Maximum players on roster is seven (7). Maximum on the field at any one time is five (5). Minimum on the field at any one time is three (3). Goalkeepers is optional - but not recommended! U-8: Maximum players on roster is eleven (11). Maximum on the field at any one time is seven (7). Minimum on the field at any one time is four (4). U-10: Maximum players on roster is thirteen (13). Maximum on the field at any one time is nine (9). Minimum on the field at any one time is five (5). To conform with US Youth Soccer rules, U-10's must play 8 vs. 8, whenever the play is interleague. SUBSTITUTION: Unlimited - with Referee's permission. PLAYING TIME: Each player must play 50% of the game. GENDER: Co-educational teams are highly recommended. Cal North Board of Directors Resolution (4/21/1996): "Although CYSA will comply with US Youth Soccer's 8 vs. 8 rule, while actively working to repeal this US Youth Soccer rule, the CYSA Board of Directors recommends and supports the 5-7-9-11 Player Development Progression for the league's experimentation and consideration." The above resolution is also supported by the Cal North Recreation and Coaching Committees. 4. Player's Equipment  Jersey or shirt - with number, shorts, socks, footwear, shin guards are Mandatory. 

A player shall not wear anything which is dangerous to another player or themselves, including any kind of jewelry.

5. Referees  Official referees can be used, if available. Older age group players are highly recommended.

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Are encouraged to explain the infraction called on the offending player.

Their decisions on points of fact connected with the game shall be final!


6. Assistant Referees  Anyone who can tell the ball has gone totally over the touch or goal lines. 7. Duration of Game U-6: The game is to be divided into two (2) equal halves of sixteen (16) minutes each. U-8: The game is to be divided into two (2) equal halves of twenty (20) minutes each. U-10: The game is to be divided into tow (2) equal halves of twenty-five (25) minutes each. 

A "substitution break" shall be whistled mid-way in each half.

Substitutions can be made at any other time with Referees permission

Half time break of five (5) minutes.

8. Start of Play  Opponent must be six (6) yards from the center mark when place kick (kick-off) is in progress. 9. Ball In and Out of Play  Conform to FIFA Laws of the Game. "The ball is out of play only when it has wholly crossed the goal or touch lines." 

The ball is out of play only when it has wholly crossed the goal or touch lines.

10. Method of Scoring  The whole of the ball must cross the goal line between the goal posts and under the cross bar. 

The ball can not be thrown, carried or intentionally propelled by hand or arm over the goal line.

11. Offside  No offside is to be called! 12. Fouls and Misconducts  All fouls will result in and INDIRECT FREE KICK with opponent six (6) yards away from the ball. 

The referee must explain ALL infractions to the offending player.

13. Free Kicks U-6 & U-8: Shall be classified under only one heading "INDIRECT" 

U-10: Conform to FIFA Laws of the Game

A goal may not be scored until the ball has been played or touched by a second player - of either team.

14. Penalty Kick  No penalty kicks are to be taken during these games. 

Tie games stand!

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15. Throw-In  Conform to FIFA Laws of the Game. 

One re-throw must be allowed if foul throw occurs.

Referee shall explain proper method before allowing player to re-throw.

16. Goal Kick  Conform to FIFA Laws of the Game. 

Goal kick may be taken from any point inside the goal area - six (6) yard area.

Opponent must be six (6) yards from the ball.

17. Corner Kick  Conform to FIFA Laws of the Game. 

May be taken from any point inside corner arcs.

Opponent must be six (6) yards from the ball.

18. Common Sense  No League standing are to be kept. 

Publicity of game and results are discouraged.

Team Officials and Players are encouraged to shake hands with opponent before and after the game.

For the Complete FIFA Laws of the Game Please Visit www.USSoccer.com or Click Here.

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Risk Management Program INTRODUCTION FROM THE CAL NORTH BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thank you for your participation. The CAL NORTH Board of Directors appreciates your efforts, whether you are coaching, referring, registering, or doing any other task. One of the benefits from the CAL NORTH programs is the growth that kids will experience under your guidance. This section of the team manual is provided to assist you in providing a safe and productive environment for the kids. Our goal is to give you support that will help maintain a healthful and playful situation for the kids. The purpose of this section is to provide information to assist California Youth Soccer Association affiliates and all participants to address issues relating to risk management. It does not provide professional legal advice and may not be relied upon for that purpose. Consult an attorney for legal advice or information. We look forward to working with you for many years of creating a challenging, fun and growth oriented soccer program. Please remember that the actions of your Board are oriented to providing a positive environment for the kids. Participation is a match between the kids and an adult. The Board of Directors and Leagues reserve the right to decide whether a person is suitable to work with the kids or in other positions within CAL NORTH or with any of its affiliates PHYSICAL CONTACT Physical contact should be limited to that necessary and appropriate to teach a skill, treat an injury, console or congratulate a player. In the instance of teaching a skill, minimal contact should be involved and none which places the adult in a position of power or intimidation. A participant (other than a parent or legal guardian) being alone in a one-on-one situation with a player is inappropriate. If an adult is alone with a player then the adult should do so in a visibly public site. There are those participants who are expressive by using their hands to give a pat on the back, a rub of the head, or other acts of touching to show appreciation or indicate a job well done. In a public setting those acts, when not done in an overly familiar manner, are understood. There should never be such touching in a one on one situation. Even the hint of inappropriate contact with a player may be enough to create the impression of inappropriate contact with children. Participants should act in a defensive mode so that there is no air of impropriety. During an out-of-town tournament a non-parent/custodian adult shall not share any sleeping arrangement with a player or players. Adults must respect the privacy of players. Adults must provide privacy to players in changing rooms, showers, and bathrooms. Suspicious behavior by an adult or claims of a sexual nature shall be reported to the District Commissioner. CAL NORTH will, when warranted, investigate claims and report the findings to the Board of Directors along with a recommendation to the Board Chairman and/or counsel. Molestation can be real, or the allegation can be a tool of revenge. Molesters can be registered at the

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local police department or they can exist for years without detection. Checking through records may or may not reveal a molester. Therefore, it is everyone's concern to deal with this issue. It is CAL NORTH's and US Youth Soccer Association's goal to exclude participation by those who have committed violent crimes or crimes that may bring an unnecessary risk to the health and wellbeing of the participants. CAL NORTH will not knowingly allow the participation of anyone that has a history of molestation or other criminal activity wherein the health of kids may be jeopardized. On the other hand, CAL NORTH will preserve individual rights and not allow for unjustified pursuit of rumor based claims on a person's character. The same standards will also apply to those criminal records which may reflect on an inability to work with other individuals or kids. Keeping the quality of participants with the best interest of the kids at heart is everyone's business. Everyone who participates on behalf of CAL NORTH has certain responsibilities in this regard. Your responsibilities include:  Adhere to the guidelines  Report any alleged improprieties about other participants to a league representative, who in turn will pass the information onto CAL NORTH.  If there are rumors about your conduct then please consult with a league official.  Complete the Employee/Volunteer/Contractor/Participant Disclosure form and return it to the local registrar before participating in CAL NORTH sponsored activities. CAL NORTH Official responsibilities are:  Investigate charges of molestation or of a convicted molester or criminal though records, interviews and officials, as well as consultation with counsel.  Determine whether participation would or would not be in the best interest of CAL NORTH objectives for the kids.  Provide a right of appeal consistent with PIM 08-3. Coaches, referees, and other participants are in a unique position to help kids challenge themselves physically and mentally. Unfortunately, some adults may consider participating for other reasons. It is CAL NORTH's intention that this does not occur. If a participant has retained counsel then there shall not be any communication with the participant. Communications on these issues shall remain confidential. Any questions from parents or the media shall be referred to CAL NORTH. PROTOCOL FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HANDLING If there is a perception that a participant has failed to comply with these guidelines, has misrepresented his or her history or background, or is engaged in activity which may be inappropriate for working with kids, then the following course of action shall be taken. 1. The league president shall be informed of pertinent facts, information location, or source information. 2. The information shall be related to the District Commissioner, who shall assist the league president in determining if facts warrant a suspension.

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3. If suspension is warranted and the participant has a pass, the participant's pass shall be obtained as soon as possible. 4. Promptly following the suspension the District Commissioner shall inform the CAL NORTH Chairman and First Vice Chairman. 5. Until a final determination is made, responses to inquiries as to the status of the volunteer shall be limited to noting the suspension is in effect until an investigation is completed. Parties requesting information and providing information do so at their own risk unless such information is authorized for release by the Chairman 6. The chairman may involve counsel to:  Investigate authenticity of allegations and identification.  Provide direction to CAL NORTH, the Board of Directors, and the league involved. 7. When appropriate, PIM 08-3 proceedings may be initiated HEALTH AND WELL BEING The risk of injury in any sport is always present. Parents know this when they sign up their kids to play. However, sometimes parents will blame others for uncontrollable events or for actions perceived to be harmful to their kids. This section is intended to give you some guidelines for keeping injuries or exposures to a minimum. A participant who responds to an incident or injury should do so in a knowledgeable manner, or defer any action to a party who has expertise in such matters. The following first aid guidelines should help you with the more common first aid techniques used with soccer related injuries. Whether to call for an ambulance is a judgment call that carries with it anxiety if the degree of injury is unclear. If possible defer the question to the child's parent, or a nurse or doctor on the field. Cell phones can be used to contact parents, advice nurses, or ambulances. Follow first aid procedures and make the judgment based on sound criteria. But when in doubt pass the decision to someone with more expertise, such as an ambulance crew. Each child is required to provide you with a medical consent form. The consent form is required at every CAL NORTH sponsored event. There are situations wherein a kid is injured and there is no health care provider or the policy limits are inadequate. For those cases, CAL NORTH maintains an excess accident insurance policy which provides coverage of medical bills up to $300,000 per injury. A copy of CAL NORTH’S summary of accident insurance coverage is in this manual or you may obtain one from the CAL NORTH’S State Office at (925) 426-KIDS (see sections 3:07:01 and 3:07:02 of the CAL NORTH’s Constitution and Bylaws). Common judgment issues and guidelines for these issues are:  Head injuries resulting in disorientation, vomiting, or the repeating of words, must result in a player remaining out of the game and medical attention must be sought.  Injuries that result in a rapid swelling usually indicate some type of injury beyond the sprain/strain stage.  Appropriate action should be based on advice from someone with medical credentials.  Coaches and referees shall treat all blood and bodily fluids as potentially infectious. Players who have an open and bloody wound cannot play until bleeding has stopped (in the case of a nose bleed) or the bleeding has stopped and is fully covered to protect against possible contact with

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SAFE PLAY CONCERNS Goal Safety The perception of injury in youth soccer is limited to the kids playing on the field. But injuries can come from many sources. Each year kids and others are injured from falling soccer goal posts. Accordingly, please take the Guidelines contained here in and U.S. Products Safety Commission Guidelines seriously. There are approximately 225,000 to 500,000 soccer goals in the United States. Many of these soccer goals are unsafe because they are unstable and are either unanchored or not properly anchored or counter-balanced. These movable soccer goals pose an unnecessary risk of tip-over to children who climb on goals (or nets) or hang from the crossbar. The Consumer Products Safety Commission knows of four deaths in 1990 alone and at least 21 deaths during the past 16 years associated with movable soccer goals. In addition, an estimated 120 injuries involving falling goals were treated each year in U.S. hospital emergency rooms during the period 1989 through 1993. Many of the serious incidents occurred when the soccer goals tipped over onto the victim. The majority of movable soccer goals are constructed of metal, typically weighing 150-500 pounds. The serious injuries and deaths are a result of blunt force trauma to the head, neck, chest, and limbs of the victims. In most cases this occurred when the goal tipped or was accidentally tipped onto the victim. In one case an 8-year-old child was fatally injured when the movable soccer goal he was climbing tipped over and struck him on the head. In another case, a 20-year-old male died from a massive head trauma when he pulled a goal down on himself while attempting to do chin-ups. In a third case, while attempting to tighten a net to its goal post, the victim's father lifted the back base of the goal causing it to tip over striking his 3-year-old child on the head, causing a fatal injury. High winds can also cause movable soccer goals to fall over. For example, a 9-year-old was fatally injured when a goal was tipped over by a gust of wind. In another incident, a 19-year-old goalie suffered stress fractures to both legs when the soccer goal was blown on top of her. ALL SOCCER GOALS MUST UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES BE ANCHORED. Anchoring/Securing/Counterweighting Guidelines A properly anchored/counterweighted movable soccer goal is much less likely to tip over. Remember to secure the goal to the ground (at the rear of the goal), making sure the anchors are flush with the ground and clearly visible. It is IMPERATIVE that ALL soccer goals are always anchored properly. There are several different ways to secure a soccer goal. The number and type of anchors to be used will depend on a number of factors, such as soil type, soil moisture content, and total goal weight. If you need technical assistance/directions on anchoring, please call the CAL NORTH office or the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (USCPSC) guidelines. Goals may only be moved by program administrators (coaches, referees, etc.) or those appointed by an administrator. Players or children under 16 should not be involved in moving goals. Goals should not be moved with any children under 14 within 20 feet of the goal. Goals that are fractured or customized shall not be used. Goals shall be anchored as per the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines for anchoring/securing/counterweighting. All goals that are not in continuous use shall be locked together or

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to a fence as per the U.S. Product Safety Commission guidelines for storage Guidelines for Goal Storage or Securing When Goal is Not in Use Many incidents investigated by CPSC occurred when the goals were unattended. Therefore, it is imperative that all goals are stored properly when not being used. When goals are not being used always: a. Remove the net, b. Take appropriate steps to secure goals such as: 1. Place the goal frames face to face and secure them at each goal post with a lock and chain, 2. Lock and chain to a suitable fixed structure such as a permanent fence. 3. Lock unused goals in a secure storage room after each use, 4. If applicable, fully disassemble the goals for seasonal storage, or 5. If applicable, fold the face of the goal down and lock it to its base. Goal Safety Tips  Securely anchor or counterweight movable soccer goals at ALL times.  Anchor or chain one goal to another, to itself in a folded down position, or to nearby fence posts, dugouts, or any other similar sturdy fixture when not in use. If this is not practical, store movable soccer goals in a place where children cannot have access to them.  Remove nets when goals are not in use.  Check for structural integrity and proper connecting hardware before every use. Replace damaged or missing parts or fasteners immediately.  NEVER allow anyone to climb on the net or goal framework.  Ensure safety/warning labels are clearly visible (placed under the crossbar and on the sides of the down- posts at eye level).  Fully disassemble goals for seasonal storage.  Always exercise extreme caution when moving goals and allow adequate manpower to move goals of varied sizes and weights. Movable soccer goals should only be moved by authorized and trained personnel.  Always instruct players on the safe handling of and potential dangers associated with movable soccer goals.  Movable soccer goals should only be used on LEVEL (flat) fields. Goals that have not been anchored should be reported to the field maintenance supervisor. (This is advisable to do personally and in writing). It is particularly important that goals are not used as climbing structures. Most deaths related to goals are either from climbing or other inappropriate use of the structures. It is suggested that players be advised at an initial team meeting that climbing, chin ups, or other such uses of the goal are not allowed. FIELD INCIDENTS AND UPKEEP Field conditions are another exposure that is controllable. While some leagues play on pristine fields, others are not as fortunate. The legal criteria for liability in field conditions is “known or should have known.” Therefore, it is in the interest of both the field owner and the League to inspect the field. Look for depressions, holes, sprinkler heads, and foreign objects on the field. If there are areas that are muddy

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or have potholes repairs to make the field appropriate should be performed before any play. Furthermore, the appropriate League contact should converse with the field owner and document conversations with the responsible party. Notifying the field owner does not relieve a league of a legal liability. Once a safety concern is identified it then becomes the owner of the field as well as the user's responsibility to mitigate injury. On the one hand we want to be responsive to the safety concern of the kids. On the other hand, we do not want to assume the responsibility of field maintenance. Safety concerns should be promptly reported to the league person responsible for contacting the field maintenance staff. â&#x20AC;˘

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Photographs of an accident scene on the field (or any area for which CAL NORTH may have some legal duty) should be taken as soon as possible if there is serious injury.

DRIVING Drivers must have adequate insurance. Only those who meet this requirement are allowed to drive with kids. CAL NORTH does not provide automobile insurance for personally owned or rented vehicles. No coverage is provided to parents or coaches while going to and from including when transporting youth players to games or practices or other events. Adults transporting players must model safe driving techniques and enforce seat belt use with players and other vehicle occupants.

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Drivers shall conform to all requirements of the vehicle code. Parents who wish to drive players (other than their own children) to practices, scrimmages, games, and tournaments shall sign the Driver Certification and Authorization form and provide the form to the appropriate league official. PERSONAL LIABILITY Decisions made by program administrators, regardless of whether they are CAL NORTH or league sanctioned activities, may unknowingly obligate the league or CAL NORTH to implied legal obligation. Accordingly, administrators are requested to check with the appropriate officials. CAL NORTH insures its Directors, Officers, and volunteers with liability insurance, as per section 2:09:01 of the Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules, PIMs section of the Team Manual. It is possible for an individual to be named as a separate defendant in a suit arising out of a CAL NORTH sanctioned event. Should this happen CAL NORTH will provide a defense and cover the liability on your behalf, subject to the coverage and exclusions of CAL NORTH's general liability policy. In the course of providing liability coverage for fields within a public or private facility, (usually the City, County, or developer), a request will be made for CAL NORTH liability coverage in the form of the entity being named as an additional insured. It is CAL NORTH's intent to cover the owner for that portion of property occupied by their members and only when their members are using the property and only when participation is solely in a CAL NORTH sanctioned event. It is not CAL NORTH's intent to cover the nearby playground, swimming pool, baseball backstop or any other aspect of the property not specifically related to the practice and play of youth soccer. Normally, our insurance broker will add the facility owner as an additional insured to protect them in the event of a loss during a CAL NORTH sponsored activity. (This is done through notification to the CAL NORTH office of the requirement and sending the office a copy of the proposed contract and insurance requirements). The problem is that the owner is likely to require some sort of â&#x20AC;&#x153;use-of-premises agreementâ&#x20AC;?. This could be a permit, a lease or some other contract stipulating the terms of the use of the premises. Such contracts are usually very favorable to the lessor. They likely contain an insurance requirement clause as well as a hold harmless clause. These should be reviewed carefully to determine the extent of liability to CAL NORTH. The contract should specify when and what you will be responsible for. Ideally, you will be responsible for the field or the facility when it is being used for CAL NORTH purposes. If you are required to cover the premises on a 24 hour basis then additional liability insurance must be requested. Any contract which does not limit responsibility to specific use for CAL NORTH activities broadens your responsibilities and must be reviewed by the CAL NORTH office. CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS All draft contracts shall be sent to the CAL NORTH for review of indemnification, hold harmless and contractual obligations that may effect the liabilities of CAL NORTH. LANGUAGE Offensive and vulgar language is always unacceptable. Administrators should model good communications skills. Language that is denigrating in nature, content or tone or refers to one's gender, race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or religion is unacceptable.

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Inappropriate language, including language targeting officials, opponents, players, or spectators may be grounds for player penalties or removal of adults from the game and/or premises. SPECIAL NEEDS Leagues can use “special circumstances” for assigning players to allow participation of players with special needs. Accommodations may be made if the league is provided with a written consent from: •

Parents or guardians

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Some children may be HIV positive or have other potentially infectious diseases. Coaches should treat any acknowledged condition in the confidential manner with which the information is related by the parent or guardian. Other than voluntary admission from the parent or guardian, other discussion about a child's medical condition should be considered as rumors and dealt with as such. Coaches who disclose confidential information may open themselves to civil and criminal court action. Therefore, any public disclosure may not be made without permission from the parent. VIOLATIONS Violations of these guidelines by program administrators or players will subject them to disciplinary actions including but not limited to warnings, sanctions, suspensions, or release.

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Concussion Awareness Cal North recognizes the need for increased awareness about concussions, head injuries and brain trauma. In order to assist our many administrators, coaches, referees, parents and players, we are making a number of resources available. The information provided by the Center for Disease Controlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" initiative gives facts about concussions, signs and symptoms, suggestions for prevention and treatment. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the information found on the Cal North Website, www.calnorth.org Heads Up Online training Video Coaches Information Facts Sheet Parents Information Facts Sheet Players Information Facts Sheet Concussion Clipboard Baseline Testing Information As part of strategic partnership with US Youth Soccer and Axon Sports, affiliated members and players receive a 15 percent discount on Baseline tests. Today, the Axon Sports Computerized Cognitive Assessment Tool (CCAT) is available to help safeguard Athletes as young as age 10.

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Coaching Programs How To Enroll In A Course "Coaching Education" Cal North provides a list of coaching courses that is posted on the Cal North website under Coaching, called the Coaching Calendar. The calendar is posted in a file that you can download to your computer and print. Coaching courses are hosted by our membership leagues, if you do not see any courses scheduled, please continue to check the website often, or you can contact your league DOC to see if they can host. Choose a course that is near your home, or a date that suits your schedule. Contact the course organizer (refer to the calendar, as each organizer defines how they register a participant) either by email, phone or online sign up. The course fee is set up the course organizer, generally based on if you are a member of the league or there may be a non-member fee. A league may choose to only permit members of their league to attend. Signups are generally based on first come, first served. There are a limited number of coaches permitted in each course, so sign up early if you can. The National D Course is run by either a District or the State, and has pre-requisites. Please refer to the course description and application process to enroll in this course on the Cal North website. This course only taught a couple times a year. The National Youth License is run only by the State, and has pre-requisites. Please refer to the course description and application process to enroll in this course on the Cal North website. This course is generally taught only once a year. For additional information, please contact your District Coaching Coordinator or the Cal North Office. How To Host A Coaching Course Coaching Course Application Process a. Only Cal North affiliated leagues may host a Cal North coaching Course. b. Obtain Course Application from your District Coaching Coordinator (DCC) or the Cal North Document and Forms Center. c. Fill out application (Please use a physical address, as we cannot ship to PO Boxes) and send with course fee back to your District Coaching Coordinator a minimum of 30 days before the date you wish your coaching course to take place. (30-45 Days for the "E" course) d. Your District Coaching Coordinator immediately sends the application on the Cal North Office for the course to be processed. e. Course Applications received less than 30 days before the first day of the course, to the Cal North office, may not be approved. f. Your Course will be posted online in the Coaching Course Calendar. g. You will receive a copy of your course application as confirmation from Cal North along with the course materials. h. You and your District Coaching Coordinator will be notified by email with detailed instructions and the Instructor that has been assigned to your course. Getting Ready for your Coaching Course a. Publicize your course to coaches and get them signed up for your course. b. "E" Course candidates will need course supplies prior to the course to complete pre-course assignments. c. Those hosting a USSF E or USSF D course will need a projector for the power point

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presentations. If your league or Instructor does not have one, Cal North will provide you with one. If you need one, please contact the Cal North office. If needed, it will be shipped UPS to you a few days prior to your course and will include a pre-paid return sticker. We ask that you return the projector in its original packing immediately following the course so it can be used for others. If you are holding a National D course (Districts ONLY), you will need to verify if the coach has the prerequisites (Cal North/USSF E license with a 1 yr. with period, for USSF National D). Communicate with the Instructor. Be at the location of the course to meet instructor/open rooms and deliver course materials. Please check the course materials as soon as they are delivered. Each kit has a specific amount packed related to your course enrollment size. An "Instructor Packet" is in a sealed envelope in your kit; please make sure the Instructor receives this on the first night of the course.

After the Coaching Course a. The instructor turns in the Blue/Green sheets to the Cal North State Office with their pay sheet. b. Cal North will invoice the league for any additional supplies (at a rate of $10.00 per person) c. Cal North enters Blue/Green Sheets into the Coaches Database. d. Ship the projector back to Cal North office, if you borrowed one. Coach of the Year

2011

2010 Boys

State Coach of the Year

Jeff Hoffman

District I

Po Bronson

Girls Barry Comerford

Boys Ralf Cebrian

Girls Scott Schoenthal

Marcus

Juan Ferriera

Medina

District II District III

Ralf Cebrian Woody Russell

Cynthia Jackson &

Kevin Cole

Tony Stepper

District IV

John Paterson

Scott Schoenthal

Willy Valera

Scott Bartlebaugh

District V

Raul Ramos

Barry Comerford

AJ Meyer-

Mike Long

Zlokovich

District VI District VII District VIII

Robert Imrisek

Stephen Cosenza

Chuck Holt

Tisha Shaffer

Danny Amparano

David Arias

Jeff Hoffman &

Jeff Hoffman

Rob Micheletti

Ozzie Orneals

Dan Gazzigli

Dominic Minh Bui

District IX TopSoccer

Brian Crane

Michael Darlington

Tom Cahill

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Coaching Courses CYSA "PRE F" Introductory Course This course will cover the fundamentals of organizing the team, working with parents, establishing a practice regimen, selecting a coaching methodology. This course is free or at a minimal cost and is hosted by the Districts. The course is a must for new coaches, full of useful practical information for coaching a youth team. Parents and/or Coaches wishing to take this course should contact their local league coaching coordinator. Course objectives:  To provide the new individual joining the coaching ranks of CYSA with the most modern soccer coaching methodology available.  To develop an awareness of the need for a soccer education and promote an active participation in the future CYSA workshops and coaching courses.  To make you aware if local CYSA resources that can help you in this exciting venture.  To provide you with general coaching requirements that will make this an enjoyable experience for you and your players. 

For more info please visit www.calnorth.org or click here. CYSA "F" License Course The CYSA "F" Course is offered to provide a coaching methodology for newer coaches. Coverage extends to teaching the skills for the First Attacker and First Defender. This is a 9 hour course that combines field and classroom instruction. All hours must be attended for course completion. Coaches wishing to take this course should log on to the CYSA Coaching Course Calendar and follow the instructions to sign-up. Topics:   

The 9-Step Practice Routine Attacking Defending

For more info please visit www.calnorth.org or click here. CYSA Goal Keeper The CYSA "GK" Course is designed to give you an understanding of Goalkeeping psychology (you and your goalkeeper). This course includes methods of teaching and coaching the goalkeeper, goalkeeper’s responsibilities and The Laws of the Game with respect to the goalkeeping position. Coaches wishing to take this course should log on to the CYSA Coaching Course Calendar and follow the instructions to signup. Topics:   

Introduction/you and your goalkeeper Methods of Coaching/Teaching Basic Goalkeeping skills The Game (Goalkeeper responsibilities) and age appropriate training

For more info please visit www.calnorth.org or click here. State Youth Module I This State Youth Course is to provide the most current and advanced information on growth and

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development if the youth soccer player. The youth soccer player is defined as any child from pre-school through adolescence. The course takes the approach that the GAME WITHIN EACH CHILD is at the center of all belief, decisions and actions taken by the child, coach and organization. It is the ultimate goal of the youth soccer development within the United States to unlock the game within children to their full soccer potential. The State Youth Module I is geared toward the U6 to U8 age group coach. Topics:      

Philosophy of Coaching & Characteristics of U6 and U8 soccer players Soccer Injuries Team Administration Risk Managements Modified laws of the Game Age appropriate field sessions

Prerequisites:  Minimum Age: 14 years of age For more info please visit www.calnorth.org or click here. State Youth Module II This State Youth Course is to provide the most current and advanced information on growth and development if the youth soccer player. The youth soccer player is defined as any child from pre-school through adolescence. The course takes the approach that the GAME WITHIN EACH CHILD is at the center of all belief, decisions and actions taken by the child, coach and organization. It is the ultimate goal of the youth soccer development within the United States to unlock the game within children to their full soccer potential. The State Youth Module II is geared toward the U10 to U12 age group coach. Topics:      

Philosophy of Coaching & Characteristics of U10 and U12 soccer players Soccer Injuries Team Administration Risk Managements Modified laws of the Game Age appropriate field sessions

For more info please visit www.calnorth.org or click here. USSF E License Course The National "E" is an 18-hour course, which covers the elementary principles of coaching and prepare interested coaches for the 36-hour "D" license course. The National "E" course is only administered and instructed by State Soccer Associations. Coaches wishing to take this course should log on to the CYSA Coaching Course Calendar and follow the instructions to sign-up. What is the "E" License?  Develop the core coaching competencies necessary to effectively teach the 9-12 year old athlete and team  Understand the characteristics and needs of an athlete in the Basic Stage of our Long Term

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Athlete Development Model Establish a foundation of knowledge and experience in order to proceed through the sequence of coaching development courses

What are the specific target outcomes of the course?  Understand and effectively apply the principles of Long Term Athlete Development  Demonstrate competency in planning an age-appropriate training session  Demonstrate the essential competencies to execute a team training session that is focused on a technical function of the game  Understand concepts and recognize the principles of attacking and defending in a small-sided game environment (3v3 to 9 v 9 adaptable to local competition structure) For more info please visit www.calnorth.org or click here. USSF D License Course The "D" License course designed for the experienced coach who has already received training at the "E" level or who has several years of coaching and/or playing experience. The focus of this course is to improve individual’s and team’s ability. The "D" is a licensing course offered under the auspices of the U.S. Soccer Federation through affiliated members at the state level. In order to maintain consistency in the delivery and execution of the course the following objectives, expectations and grading policies for the "D" License course have been established. Successful completion of the "D "course certifies coaches with either a State or National "D" License. Both licenses are non-expiring and are awarded following the completion of both theoretical and practical testing. Coaches wishing to take this course should log on to the CYSA Coaching Course Calendar and follow the instructions to sign-up. Objectives for the "D" License  To prepare coaches by expanding their knowledge and understanding of the technical and tactical demands of the game and the developmental process necessary for players.  To provide an understanding of practical coaching methodology and the framework necessary to prepare players and a team for competition.  To prepare coaches for whom this represents their final coaching course as well as those who plan to pursue an advanced U.S. Soccer Federation National Coaching License. Expectations of Candidates  Participate in all activities (field, lecture and discussion groups).  Demonstrate coaching ability and basic soccer knowledge. For more info please visit www.calnorth.org or click here.

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National Youth License The National Youth License, a U.S. Soccer course, focuses upon the nature of children and the adjustments adults must make to coach them. The course curriculum covers the ages of 4-12 years old. Each day of the course, the focus is upon one of the traditional soccer age groups of U6, U8, U10 or U12. Children of the appropriate age group are brought to the course site and are placed in a model training environment with the coaches in attendance. The candidates are videotaped while coaching the players and the video is reviewed with each candidate to aid in the education of the coach. The course combines both classroom (theory) and field (practical) sessions. The course concludes with written, oral and practical examinations. The National Youth License course is five days in length. It is ideal for anyone hoping to become a better and more effective coach. It is also a great opportunity for "A" Licensed coaches to receive 8 CEUs upon successful completion of the course. Course Topics:  Combines Classroom (Theory) and Field (practical) sessions for the U6-U12 player  Ethics  Laws of the Game  Prevention and Care of Injuries  Risk Management  Team Management Prerequisites:  Minimum Age: 18 yrs. old  The Candidate must possess the D license or receive a waiver from the state technical director. For more info please visit www.calnorth.org or click here. Coaching Clinics Cal North member benefits include club/coach access to clinics provided by our DOC's (at no expense to participants). Clinics are geared towards adult education and are available for the Recreational Coach or Competitive Coach. The objective of these free coaching clinics is to provide youth coaches with activities and advice that might enhance their practices. A Q&A period will conclude each session and the total duration of the clinic is typically 1.5 - 2 hours. There is no exam, there are no license requirements and there is no license received for attending. To view scheduled events and clinics please visit the Cal North Event Registration page. In order to request a clinic please contact the appropriate Director of Coaching:

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Coaching Clinic Themes

Director of Coaching - Competitive

Director of Coaching - Recreational

Competitive tactical topics: Recreational and Elite Program Field Session Themes:  Individual, group, and team defending-pressing  Motivational Activities for Passing and Receiving  Tactical-technical functional training for central  Shooting midfielders  Individual and Group Defending  System of play: 1-3-5-2  Crossing and Finishing  System of play: 1-4-3-3  Dribbling  Moves to Beat an Opponent and Turns Technical-Tactical Topics:  Combination Play  When to shoot  When to dribble In addition, feel free to request a classroom presentation on select topics indicated below:  When to pass  Misconceptions on self-esteem  How coaches feedback influences players  How a psychologist would respond to players and parents' questions about playing time  Coach and player attributions and how they affect future performance  Should the coach or athlete focus on winning  Conditioning exercises with the ball  Distances covered by players and how this effects conditioning programs  Games to enhance on-field decision making skills  How coaches build confidence  Team Chemistry advice for coaches and athletes  Psychological skills for penalty kicks  Communication advice for coaches  Leadership training for players (and team captain's responsibilities)  How to develop your coaching philosophy  Team rules and coach expectations  Pre-game and half-time advice for coaches

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SECTION 5: CUP COMPETITION

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Cal North Founders’ Cup Directives, Rules & Regulations These rules govern California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) Founders’ Cup Competitions and supersede any other Cal North rules to the extent that other Cal North rules may be inconsistent with these rules. RULES FOR UNDER 10 FOUNDERS’ CUP CAN BE LOCATED IN THE CAL NORTH JUNIOR CUP FESTIVAL DIRECTIVES, RULES & REGULATIONS DOCUMENT I.

CAL NORTH FOUNDERS’ CUP COMPETITIONS A. The Cal North Founders’ Cup is a statewide event held in winter and spring. Participating teams may be subject to travel over long distances and rescheduling of games due to adverse weather conditions. Teams that do not care to travel, or that lack the flexibility to play rescheduled games, should not apply. B.

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The purpose of the Cal North Founders’ Cup is the selection of Cal North State Champions in each of the gender and age groups offered. Separate competitions will be held in both boys and girls U12, U14, U16 and U19 divisions.

II.

JURISDICTION A. The entire Cal North Founders’ Cup competition shall be under the jurisdiction of the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee as authorized by the Cal North Board of Directors. The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to any final decision with regard to any and all games played in these competitions.

III.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS A. Cal North Founders’ Cup competitions are open to any Recreational Under-12 through Under-19 Cal North registered team so long as such team meets Cal North Founders’ Cup entrance and eligibility requirements, is in good standing at the time of entry and remains in good standing throughout the competition. B.

No player may participate in the Cal North Founders’ Cup if rostered on a team that participated in a Cal North sanctioned playing league for Competitive teams in the current seasonal year. EXCEPTION: A player who was originally rostered on a team that participated in a playing league for Competitive teams during the current seasonal year, who must transfer off that team due to bona fide reasons may still be eligible to participate in Cal North Founders’ Cup competition. Approval may ONLY be granted by a request from the team’s League President and written approval by the team’s District Commissioner.

C.

All teams participating in the Cal North Founders’ Cup must have played solely in Recreational competition. EXCEPTION: Recreational teams approved by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of their District Commissioner to compete in a playing league for Competitive teams in order to have a viable playing league may still be eligible to participate in Cal North Founders’ Cup.

D.

A team or player may play in only one (1) Cal North Cup competition within the same current seasonal year. (i.e. team or player may not play in Cal North Founders’ Cup and Cal North State Cup, Cal North Presidents Cup or Cal North Association Cup)


E.

Any player on a frozen cup roster is considered to have participated in cup play.

F.

Players must be properly registered with a Cal North affiliated league and their credentials approved by the District Commissioner/Registrar for the current seasonal year, in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer Rules. All roster changes will be transacted in compliance with Cal North player eligibility rules and roster add, transfer and release requirements. 1.

At the time a team’s roster is frozen for Cal North Founders’ Cup, the team may not have more than five rostered players who were previously rostered during the current seasonal year with a league other than the league of which the team is a member. The rostering of such players with such league shall be made in compliance with the registration rules of Cal North.

2.

U12 teams may have up to 18 registered players on their roster. U14-U19 teams may have up to 22 registered players on the roster (only 18 are allowed to be game active for each match and the 18 players can change from match to match. Players who are on the roster but not active for the match can sit on the bench but cannot be in uniform)

G.

All rostering of individuals on Cal North Founders’ Cup teams, including transfers, adds and releases will be processed in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer registration requirements.

H.

On the Tuesday prior to the scheduled start of cup play for the team’s age group and gender the team’s cup rosters will freeze in regard to any player movement on or off the roster. In order to be included on the frozen cup roster all roster changes involving players must be processed by the District Registrar not later than midnight on the Monday prior to cup. Transactions involving player movement on or off the team roster (adds, transfers and/or releases) must be submitted to the District Registrar no later than the Friday prior to the roster freeze deadline. Beginning on the roster freeze deadline, roster changes involving players will not be permitted throughout the duration of the state-level cup competition. Only players rostered in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer Cup and registration rules will be eligible to participate in Cal North Founders’ Cup Competitions

I.

Registered team officials may be added to or removed from a team roster at any time prior to the Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition beginning or after the competition has begun.

IV. A.

TEAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS In order for a team to be eligible for Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition, it must submit: 1.

The Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Entry Form filled out completely and including the signature or electronic acknowledgement of a registered team official.

2.

Cal North Founders’ Cup Team Entry Fee in the amount of $450.00 by credit card, check, or money order payable to Cal North

3.

A legible copy of the team’s official roster (goldenrod) that has been approved by the team’s district registrar.

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B.

Completed applications submitted by teams from a fully affiliated Cal North league, consisting of the three items in Section IV, item A above, must be received at the Cal North office (1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA 94566) no later than 5 PM, November 1, 2012 for U12-U14 teams and January 2, 2013 for U16-U19 teams.

C.

Late receipt of entry through delay by the U.S. Mail, other carriers, or delivery by person cannot and will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS! Entries on anything but a Cal North Founders’ Cup Entry form will not be accepted. Non acceptance of entries for failure to meet entry deadlines is not protestable.

D.

In order to be eligible to participate in Cal North Founders’ Cup, a team must be registered with an affiliated Cal North league. A team must have played in a recognized, sanctioned Cal North playing league with at least three (3) other teams and have played three (3) different teams at least once BEFORE a team participates in Cal North Founders’ Cup. Participation in a league for paper or secondary teams does not fulfill the league play eligibility requirement for Cal North Founders’ Cup. In a district where a team’s league does not begin play until Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition has already begun, or a team has not been able to play the required number of league games because of inclement weather, the team’s District Commissioner shall notify the Cal North Founders’ Cup Chairman in writing of the team’s conflict with this rule and explain why there is a conflict AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE FOUNDERS’ CUP DRAW FOR THAT TEAM’S AGE/GENDER GROUP. If the team is accepted for play in Cal North Founders’ Cup it shall be the responsibility of the team’s District Commissioner to make sure that the team meets the requirements of this paragraph BEFORE the end of the seasonal playing year of that specific year’s Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition. The District Commissioner shall notify the Cal North Founders’ Cup Chairman in writing when a team that has received a temporary exemption from this rule has met the requirements as called for in this paragraph. Any team that participates in Cal North Founders’ Cup and fails to fulfill their commitment to play in the qualifying playing league shall be subject to severe penalties as indicated in section XXIV of these rules. Under no circumstances, and notwithstanding the foregoing, will any team be eligible to participate in Cal North Founders’ Cup unless it participated as a Cal North team in an approved Cal North league. A team cannot establish eligibility by participating in league or other play only for the purpose of creating or establishing eligibility to participate in Cal North Founders’ Cup.

E.

Any team that enters Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition agrees to play WHEREVER it is assigned to play within the Cal North geographical boundaries without complaint to Cal North.

F.

Cal North considers each team that enters Cal North Founders’ Cup to be in receipt of the Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs through the publication and posting of the annual issue of Cal North Team Manual and/or as a requirement of the completion of the online Cal North Founders’ Cup application process. Claims of not having read same before submitting a team entry are not admissible.

G.

Each team representative’s signature or electronic acknowledgement on the Cal North Founders’ Cup Entry Form is confirmation that the team has complied with the above requirements.


V. A.

RESERVE POOL REQUIREMENTS Any team that enters Cal North Founders’ Cup after the November 1, 2012 deadline for U12U14 or the January 2, 2013 deadline for U16-U19 and meets all other entrance requirements will be placed into the Reserve Pool and are not guaranteed the opportunity to play.

B.

Teams entering the Reserve Pool for Cal North Founders’ Cup are subject to all Cal North Founders’ Cup eligibility requirements.

C.

Teams must meet entry form and roster submission requirements as cited in the Cal North Founders’ Cup Team Entrance Requirements.

D.

Teams’ Reserve Pool entry fees of $450.00 must be paid by certified check, money order, bank cashier’s check, or credit card.

E.

Prior to the Cal North Founders’ Cup draw the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee or designees may, by means of a blind draw, select additional teams from the Reserve Pool for teams in a particular age group in order to make that division divisible by four (4)

F.

The Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee or designees cannot draw any additional teams from the Reserve Pool other than to attain a division of play that is divisible by four (4) for the Cal North Founders’ Cup in the specific age/gender above the number of teams that have entered Cal North Founders’ Cup at the time of the entry deadline. The selection will be made through a blind draw from the teams that have entered Cal North Founders’ Cup Reserve Pool in the specific age/gender at the time of the Cal North Founders’ Cup Reserve Pool entry deadline.

G.

The deadline to adjust and add teams to flights divisible by four (4) shall be 5:00 PM on the Monday preceding the draw for each age/gender division of play.

H.

After the Cal North Founders’ Cup draw has taken place, whenever a team is needed to fill a flight in Cal North Founders’ Cup Play, a team in the Reserve Pool in the proper age/gender group shall be blind drawn from the Reserve Pool.

I.

The Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee or designees may draw from the Reserve Pool if a team drops from Cal North Founders’ Cup play in the team’s proper age/gender division.

J.

Any team not blind drawn from the Reserve Pool when play commences shall have $450.00 of its entry fee returned to the team within thirty (30) days from the first day of play in the team’s age/gender division.

VI. A.

CREDENTIALS Prior to participating in any round of Cal North Founders’ Cup competition, proper credentials that have been approved by the appropriate District or State Registrar for each participating team, player and registered team official shall be presented. Credentials must be properly approved beginning with the first preliminary round game.

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B.

An original Cal North Team roster (goldenrod) must be authorized by the team’s District Registrar prior to the team participating in any round/game of Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Play.

C.

Properly approved team, player, and registered team official credentials that meet Cal North Founders’ Cup requirements will be required at each and every game in order to participate in Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition

D.

Any improper player’s or registered team official’s member pass shall be retained by the Cal North Founders’ Cup staff which will result in the individual being ineligible to participate until proper credentials are cleared with either their District Commissioner or District Registrar and presented to the Cal North Founders’ Cup Credentials Committee for clearance.

E.

A US Youth Soccer member pass with original wet ink signature of the player’s parent or guardian in the completed Consent for Medical Treatment section must be present for each player. Players who are 18 years or older at the time of competition MUST sign their own forms.

F.

Any exception to the requirement for presenting properly approved credentials for a team, player and/or registered team official prior to the start of a game can only be approved after a review of the facts by the Third Vice Chairman and the on-site cup staff, as well as confirmation by the team’s District Registrar and/or the Cal North Registration Committee Chair that the team, player(s) and/or registered team official(s) are properly registered and approved for participation in Cal North competition. In the absence of the Third Vice Chairman the Chairman of the Board or the 1st Vice Chairman may be consulted.

G.

The credential(s) for which an exception is allowed must be presented to on-site cup staff before the conclusion of the weekend on which the game in which the exception was granted takes place.

H.

If it is later deemed that the team, player(s) or registered team official(s) for which an exception was granted is not properly approved and credentialed or is not eligible to participate in Cal North competition, the individual(s) will be subject to any and all Cal North disciplinary policies, including but not limited to Cal North Founders’ Cup forfeiture and fine policies.

I.

An ineligible player, participating in a Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Game shall cause his/her team to forfeit any game that the player has participated in and may result in further disciplinary action, against the team’s coach, registered team official or player by the Cal North Board of Directors.

VII. A.

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TEAM FORMATION The team must demonstrate continuity of the team’s league roster and the Cal North Founders’ Cup roster by maintaining a minimum of nine (9) players common to the rosters of both competitions.


B. VIII. A.

Player releases are allowed only in certain circumstances as specified in Cal North and US Youth Soccer registration rules. BRACKETING All properly received Cal North Founders’ Cup entries will be entered into preliminary rounds by a modified blind-draw.

B.

Teams will be bracketed for the preliminary rounds by means of a blind draw conducted by the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee or designees. During the blind draw, no two (2) teams from the same district will be placed in the same bracket unless there are more teams from a given district than there are brackets.

C.

If a team drops after the draw, no adjustment of brackets will be made if the replacement team is from the same district as another team already assigned to that bracket.

D.

The Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee reserves the right to restructure/eliminate brackets due to teams dropping to try to ensure as many brackets as possible have 4 teams in them.

E.

The winners of each bracket will advance to single elimination round competition. If necessary for the formation of the next round of single elimination competition, the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee reserves the right to advance runner-up teams from brackets pre designated by random selection prior to the draw taking place.

F.

The bracket winners and runners-up will be determined by the scoring point system outlined in Section XV of the Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations.

G.

The Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee reserves the right to combine brackets with less than three (3) teams in the brackets after the draw has taken place. (This would take place after a team has dropped from the competition and there are not any teams available in the Reserve Pool to take the place of the team/teams that have withdrawn from competition in the specific bracket or brackets). The combining of these brackets must take place no later than 6:00 PM on the Tuesday prior to the first weekend of play in the particular age/gender division that is being adjusted.

H.

If the draw has taken place and due to an administrative error a team must be added to a Cal North Founders’ Cup age/gender group, that team will be placed into the competition as follows: The brackets of three (3) in the specific age/gender group will be put into a hat, one of the brackets will be drawn from the hat and the team will be the fourth (4th) team in that flight.

I.

If in the opinion of the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee Chairman and his/her Committee, an uncorrectable error is made in the draw of a division of teams, and it is discovered after the draw has taken place, the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee Chairman and his/her Committee shall determine the best and most expeditious manner in which to redraw the particular division/divisions if they determine that a partial or complete redraw is necessary. The implementation of this shall be done as quickly as possible with the approval of the Cal North 3rd Vice Chairman.

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J.

If, due to the withdrawal of teams, half or more of the preliminary brackets contain three or fewer teams, the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee may schedule a redraw of that age group. In addition, the Cal North Founders' Cup Committee may redraw any age group if withdrawals reduce the total number of teams in that age group competition to a level, which would eliminate the need for an extra round of competition.

K.

Cal North reserves the right to cancel an age/group gender division that does not have a minimum of eight qualified applicants at the time of the application deadline. If the determination is made to cancel any age/group gender division the team will be offered a refund in full or the opportunity to migrate to any other Cal North cup age/group gender division for which they are qualified. When migrating to a different Cal North cup any applicable refund or additional application fees will be applied.

IX. A.

SCHEDULING Requests for scheduling accommodations or adjustments on behalf of any specific team will not be taken into consideration when creating the schedules.

B.

A complete schedule of games, playing dates, and opponents will be published and sent to all teams as soon as possible prior to the preliminary round games beginning.

C.

THERE WILL BE NO RESCHEDULING OF GAMES TO ACCOMMODATE OUT-OF-STATE TOURNAMENTS, LEAGUE GAMES, SOCIAL EVENTS, SCHOOL AND/OR COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS.

D.

It is the responsibility of each team to be aware of all potential conflicts which may affect its ability and the ability of its players to participate in Cal North Founders’ Cup competition on any and all dates for which play is scheduled (both primary dates for play and alternate dates for play) for its age group.

E.

A game upon which a protest/appeal is upheld will be replayed as called for by the Cal North Protest and Appeals Committee. It shall be the responsibility of the Cal North Founders’ Cup Chairman to reschedule the game and set a time and place for the game that will allow all Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition play to continue with the least amount of delay.

F.

The team listed first on the Cal North-issued schedule of games shall be the HOME TEAM in all cases and will provide a game ball.

X. A.

COMPETITION PROCEDURES All games will be governed by the FIFA Laws of the Game and those rules included in the US Youth Soccer Rules, Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs unless the rules of this competition determine otherwise.

B.

For this competition Cal North unlimited substitution rules as indicated in PIM 10-3 item E will be in effect.

C.

For preliminary round games, the host district is responsible for supplying referee and game fields (and/or alternative fields).


D.

It is recommended that field marshals be available for crowd control, etc.

E.

In single elimination games, both teams’ bench areas will be on the same side of the field, and coaching from the sideline will not be permitted except as in accordance with FIFA directives.

F.

Spectator areas will be established on the opposite side of the field at single elimination games. No individual is allowed on the team side of the field in these games unless they are credentialed members of one of the teams participating in the game.

G.

No more than four (4) registered team officials from each team, including coaches, shall be on the same side of the field as the teams during second round, round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal and finals play.

XI. A.

UNIFORMS The appearance of players is a vital extension of the game. A player’s team uniform confirms the identity of the club or organization that the player represents. It should be worn with pride.

B.

Stockings/socks must be of the same color, (a player must wear stockings/socks of a matching color), should be correctly worn in the pulled-up position covering shin pads or guards.

C.

Shirts/ jerseys shall be neatly tucked into their shorts.

D.

The wearing of tracksuit trousers or long tights in a color that coordinates with the team’s colors is permissible in adverse weather.

E.

Cyclists’ pants, tights, etc., may be worn under a player’s shorts if they are the same color as the shorts.

F.

The wearing of long sleeve base-layer under garments beneath the players’ uniform jerseys is permitted in the following instances: 1) if the base-layer under garment is the same color as the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey; 2) if a black base-layer under garment is worn by the team when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a dark color; 3) if a white base-layer under garment is worn when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a light color. Any player who wears a base-layer under garment must wear a base-layer garment that matches those worn by the other members of his/her team.

G.

All Cal North Founders’ Cup referees will be instructed to enforce this uniform rule in all games.

H.

Home teams will change jerseys in the event of a conflict in jersey color. When changing jerseys, teams must adhere to the rule regarding the base-layer under garments.

I.

The referee will have final determination as to whether or not a team must change their jersey or base layer under-garment due to conflicting colors.

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XII. A.

FIELDS Fields should be properly marked and ready by game time, with corner flags and nets in good condition.

B.

The recommended minimum dimensions for game fields are: 100 yards long x 60 yards wide for U12; 100 yards long x 70 yards wide for U14 through U19.

C.

The Cal North Founders’ Cup Chairman may place games on different sized fields if the use of such fields is necessary for the timely play of Cal North Founders’ Cup games.

D.

The referee’s decision, as to whether any field is playable or not, is not protestable.

XIII. A.

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GAME LENGTH Length of games, overtime periods, and ball specifications shall be as follows: Age Group

Preliminary

U19 U16 U14 U12

two - 40 min. two - 35 min. two - 30 min. two - 25 min.

Single Elimination two - 45 min. two - 40 min. two - 35 min. two - 30 min.

O.T. Period

Ball Size

Circumference

Weight

two - 15 min. two - 15 min. two - 10 min. two - 10 min.

#5 #5 #5 #4

27"-28" 27"-28" 27"-28" 25"-26"

14-16 oz's. 14-16 oz's. 14-16 oz's. 11-13 oz's.

B.

The length of games played in the opening round and any subsequent Round-Robin round of Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition will be reduced by five (5) minutes per half.

C.

Single elimination games shall be regulation length.

D.

All ties in the opening round shall stand and no extra time shall be played SUBJECT TO LAW 7 OF THE LAWS OF THE GAME.

E.

In single-elimination games, the Golden Goal rule will be in place.

F.

If the teams remain tied at the end of overtime play, then the winner shall be determined by kicks from the penalty spot per FIFA.

XIV. A.

GAME REPORT Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Game and Referee Report (game cards), supplied by Cal North, shall be presented to the referee and will be used for all Cal North Founders’ Cup games. Such game cards, properly filled out, will be submitted by the hosting venue to the Cal North office at the conclusion of each weekend of play.

XV. A.

SCORING In the preliminary rounds, the following point system will be used to determine which teams advance. 3 points for a WIN 1 point for a TIE 0 points for a LOSS


B.

If teams are tied in points at the conclusion of the preliminary round, the following tiebreaking procedure will be employed to determine which teams advance to the next round: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Results of head-to-head competition between teams that are tied. Goal differential (goals scored minus goals allowed to a maximum differential of 4 per game). Least goals allowed. Most goals scored to a maximum of 4 per game. Kicks taken from the penalty spot per FIFA

C.

In three team groups, if FIFA kicks involve a team that had completed play on a previous day and is unavailable to take the kicks, an alternative time and site for the kicks shall be scheduled by the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee Chairman.

D.

To determine the advancing team(s) when more than two teams in a bracket are tied at the end of the preliminary round matches, the tie breaker criteria listed in section XV, items B and C will be applied in the order listed to determine the placement of each team in the bracket, beginning at tie breaker #2. One or more teams’ order of finish in the bracket can be determined at any step of the tie breaking process. Until the order of finish of each of the tied teams in the bracket can be determined, the tie breaking steps will be applied in the order shown without reverting to a previous step at any time during the tie breaking determination.

E.

Should three or more teams be tied at the end of the preliminary round after completing the above list of tie-breakers, a Round Robin Shoot-out will then be utilized as follows: Ten (10) shots will be taken per team, five (5) each against opposing keepers. Total from two (2) shoot-outs, i.e. Team A scores 3 versus Team B keeper, then scores 2 versus Team C keeper, Team A’s total is 5. Team with most goals advances. If teams remain tied after two (2) rounds, re-shoot. Coach will designate ten (10) shooters of which ANY ROSTERED PLAYER may shoot.

XVI. A.

Round 1 Team A Team B Team C

5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team B Keeper 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team C Keeper 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team A Keeper

Round 2 Team A Team B Team C

5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team C Keeper 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team A Keeper 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team B Keeper

CANCELLATIONS In the event of inclement weather, the host district is responsible for informing the Cal North Office, the Cal North Third Vice Chair, the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee Chairman, and the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee members as soon as possible before games if fields are unplayable. Only the Cal North Cup Committee Chairman may reschedule a game for different dates. If inclement weather should necessitate field and/ or playing date change, it is the prerogative of the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee Chairman to schedule such

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changes. District Cal North Founders’ Cup Coordinators may, if necessitated by inclement weather, make last minute changes to different playing sites. B.

The Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee Chairman may schedule makeup games necessitated by inclement weather or reentry games due to a Protest and Appeals decision on consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday) or between scheduled dates (weekdays). The Cal North Cup Committee Chairman’s decisions are not protestable.

XVII. A.

ABANDONED/TERMINATED GAMES Should a scheduled game be terminated or abandoned before its completion and the situation is not covered by Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Rules, or National Cup Rules, the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest & Appeals (P&A) Committee.

B.

The terms abandon and terminate are interchangeable and mean the same thing for purposes of Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition play.

C.

A game can be abandoned or terminated by the referee when one of the following situations occur: 1. The referee is unable to control the players on the field. 2. The referee is unable to control the actions of individuals that are not playing in the game. (coaches / registered team officials / spectators, etc.) 3. The field has become unsafe to play on for any reason (weather related, objects being thrown onto the field, or any other circumstance that makes the field unsafe for play. 4. The referee has been instructed by a Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Administrator to abandon/terminate for a specific purpose related to Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Rules. 5. The referee and his/her assistants have been threatened by a players, coaches, registered team official, and/or spectator and feel that it is in the best interest of the referees/assistant referees to abandon/terminate the game and leave the site. 6. Any reasons that are consistent with the risk of continuing to play being outweighed by the possibility of someone being seriously injured if the game continues. 7. The team does not have present at least one registered team official of the appropriate age with the required Cal North credentials at any time ONCE the game has begun. If this situation occurs the game will be deemed an abandoned/terminated game.

D.

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A game can be deemed abandoned/terminated ONLY after the game has begun OR just prior to the game IF the field is determined to be unsafe for play or the weather is such that in the opinion of the referee OR a Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Administrator the game cannot be played for reasons of safety or potential field damage. Any game that is abandoned / terminated prior to the game beginning shall be played at a later time UNLESS the game will not have any bearing on which team wins the bracket that the two (2) teams are in.


E.

Once a game has BEGUN and the game is abandoned/terminated the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee regardless of at what point during the game it was abandoned/terminated. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and disciplinary committee shall render a decision as to the status of the game within seventy-two (72) hours of the written information reaching the Cal North First Vice Chairman, which shall allow the competition to continue pending a decision by the Cal North PAD Committee. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may determine that game that was abandoned / terminated must be played over again in its entirety.

F.

The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may also take separate action regarding teams, or individuals behavior that are related to the abandonment/termination of any game as a result of information that has been brought to their attention during the review of the abandoned/terminated game or games.

XVIII. A.

FORFEITURES In the event that a team forfeits and/or withdraws during the preliminary round competition, all games involving that team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. If a team forfeits one game, all games that team is scheduled to play are forfeit.

B.

A game is forfeit when: 1.

A team does not show up to play at the time and field at which they are scheduled to play as per the Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Schedule. It is the team’s responsibility to know when and where they are assigned to play ANY Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Game in which they are scheduled to participate. It is the team’s responsibility to be aware of any schedule changes that take place in Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition play that affects their team.

2.

A team is not ready to play within fifteen (15) minutes of the scheduled start time of a Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Game in which the team has been scheduled to participate with AT LEAST seven (7) players who have proper credentials as specified in the Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Rules and who are dressed in uniforms that meet the Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Guidelines. The team must also have a registered team official of the appropriate age and with proper Cal North credentials as called for in the Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Rules at the beginning of and throughout the game.

3.

A team allows a player, registered team official, or coach to participate in a Cal North Founders’ Cup game and it is found out before, during, or after the game that the player, coach OR registered team official was not properly credentialed, was not in good standing or was otherwise ineligible to participate in the game/games.

C.

Once a game has begun, the game cannot be a forfeit UNLESS one of the teams has at least one individual that is not eligible to participate in Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Play AND the individual participates in the game as described in Section B, Item 3 above.

D.

If due to a sendoff during the game there is no adult who is a registered team official available to take charge of the team, the game shall immediately be terminated and the

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opposing team shall be declared the winner of the game. If the score of the game exceeds 1 - 0 in favor of the opposing team at the time of the game being terminated that score shall stand as the final score of the game. If the score is 1 - 1 or the score favors the team that is causing the game to be terminated the score shall be recorded as a 1 - 0 score in favor of the opposing team. XIX. A.

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AWARDS A commemorative team trophy will be presented to the winning team’s coach.

B.

Participation pins will be given to all teams up to a maximum of twenty (20) medals per team for U12 teams and up to twenty-four (24) medals per team for U14 - U19 teams.

C.

Individual championship game medals will be presented as follows: A maximum of twenty (20) medals per team for U12 teams and up to twenty-four (24) medals per team for U14 U19 teams.

XX. A.

ADVANCEMENT The age group champions from Cal North Founders’ Cup do not advance to US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition.

XXI. A.

SEND OFFS / EXPULSIONS / SUSPENSIONS Any team accumulating three (3) send offs and/or expulsions throughout this competition shall be immediately placed on probationary status. Upon receipt of a fourth (4th) player/registered team official sendoff /expulsion for any team, the team shall immediately be eliminated from this competition for the remainder of the current Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition. The game shall be terminated by the referee upon the issuance of the fourth send off or expulsion. The preliminary round games involving that team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. In single elimination games, the opposing team automatically advances.

B.

Each District hosting games shall have, on site, a Protest, Appeals, Disciplinary (PAD) Committee to determine penalties for red card sendoffs and expulsions. PAD Committee decisions shall be communicated to applicable players, coaches or team officials.

C.

Any player or registered team official who is sent off or expelled from the field before, during or after a Cal North Cup Competition game shall automatically receive the recommended minimum penalty prescribed by Cal North for the applicable age group and offense per Cal North Specific Rule 4:05 Disciplinary Rulings including the mandatory two additional game suspension required for any registered team official. Additional games may be added by the Disciplinary Committee if the circumstances of the offense warrant it.

D.

Sendoffs shall be administered in accordance with Cal North PIM 10-4. If a player or registered team official is sent off or expelled and has not served his/her suspension, the governing authority for that competition shall mail the member pass, game report and SendOff Report to the individual’s District Commissioner, with the exception of send offs for referee assault which will be sent to the Board of Directors of this Association.

E.

The suspended individual shall be ineligible for further Cal North Cup Competition Play until


the player pass is returned, upon completion of suspension. All Cal North Cup Competition suspensions must be served during Cal North Cup Competition and Regional Cup/National Cup competition if applicable. If the individual does not complete their suspension in the current year of Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition the suspension shall carry over to the following year’s Cal North Cup Competition/ Regional Cup/ US Youth Soccer National Cup Competition until the suspension is completely served. F.

When a coach or registered team official is serving a suspension earned in a previous season of Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition, he/she shall serve the suspension with the team with which he/she earned the suspension as long as the coach or registered team official is still associated with that team.

G.

When a suspension is carried over from a previous season Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer Regional or Nation Cup competition, if the coach or registered team official is no longer with the team with which he or she earned the suspension, the coach or registered team official will serve the suspension with the team that he/she is currently registered with that is competing in Cal North or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition.

H.

Coaches or registered team officials who are listed on multiple rosters and who are suspended during Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer National Championship Series games will serve their suspension during the next scheduled Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition games involving the team with which they were participating as a registered team official at the time of their suspension. If that team is eliminated from Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition prior to the suspension being served in its entirety the individual will continue to serve his/her suspension in the following season with the next team to which he/she is registered and which participates in the Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition

I.

Any individual that is sent-off or expelled during a Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition game and the suspension exceeds the minimum suspension for the conduct that caused the send-off shall have recorded in the Cal North Referees Send Off Report the reason for the additional suspended games, or an attachment to the Cal North Referees Send Off Report that gives the reason for the additional suspension. The lack of such backup may be grounds for reduction of suspension. The minimum suspensions are located in Section 4:05 of Cal North Specific Rules.

J.

Coaches or registered team officials affiliated with two or more teams may not participate with any team while serving a suspension.

K.

Suspension penalties that cannot be served in the current season will carry over to the next seasonal years.

L.

All instances of Referee Assault shall be reported within 48 hours to the Cal North First Vice Chairman. Individuals, accused of Referee Assault, shall be immediately suspended pending a review by the Cal North Protest, Appeals & Discipline (PAD) Committee. Reports of Referee Assault should be sent to the Cal North State Office in Pleasanton.

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XXII. A.

PROTEST, APPEALS AND DISCIPLINE The Cal North Cup Suspension Status Report form will be used to record all decisions regarding send-offs and expulsions. Directives regarding send-offs and expulsions are located in section 4:05 of the Cal North Specific Rules.

B.

With cause, the Board of Directors may remove from Cal North Founders’ Cup competition any team, which violates section 3:01:03 of the General Procedures of the Cal North Constitution.

C.

Send offs and/or expulsions are not subject to Protest or Appeal.

D.

Referees will retain member passes, for those individuals who have been sent off or expelled, and along with the Cal North Referee’s Sendoff Report and the game report will turn them in to the on-site Protest, Appeals and Discipline (PAD) Committee for disciplinary action. The member passes along with a copy of the Game and Referee Report card and a copy of the Cal North Referee’s Send Off Report will be sent within forty eight (48) hours to the sent off or expelled individual’s District Commissioner for further action if necessary.

E.

Referees’ judgment calls and send-offs may not be protested or appealed. Only protests or appeals of a misapplication of the Laws of the Game will be considered.

F.

Disciplinary action that exceeds Cal North’s recommended minimum penalty for an offense for an age group may be appealed.

G.

In order for a protest of a competition to be valid, the referee must be notified that the game is under protest prior to leaving the field of play. The referee should record protests on game cards, inform the opposing coach and notify the Cal North Founders’ Cup PAD Committee.

H.

The protest must be in writing and received by Cal North headquarters within 72 hours after the game being protested. A $200.00 fee must accompany the protest or appeal. Cal North headquarters: 1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA. 94566.

I.

The decision of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee shall be forwarded to the coach within 48 hours of the Protest & Appeals Committee’s decision.

J.

Game results and Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee decisions will stand, and scheduled Cal North Cup Competition games will continue.

K.

There will be no make-up games against teams that have lost during the time of any protest or appeal procedure not filed by or against them.

L.

All appeals and protests shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within five (5) days after the game has been played that is being appealed or protested. No further protest or appeal shall be allowed beyond the hearing of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee


M.

Any appeal or protest filed that pertains to any Cal North Cup Competition activity including but not limited to team entry status, player eligibility, team eligibility, or any other area pertaining to Cal North Cup Competition Play except a specific game/games shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within seven (7) days of filing of the protest and appeal.

N.

The Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee also reserves the right to make decisions regarding appeals and protests by conference phone call or other electronic communications amongst the members of the Committee relying solely on the written testimony that is submitted by the parties to the appeal or protest.

O.

BY ENTERING A CAL NORTH FOUNDERS’ CUP COMPETITION TOURNAMENT A TEAM AGREES TO WAIVE ANY APPEAL RIGHTS OTHER THAN TO THE CAL NORTH PROTEST & APPEALS COMMITTEE.

XXIII. A.

WITHDRAWALS In order to withdraw from Cal North Founders’ Cup play, a team must submit a notice in writing to the Cal North office during business hours (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday) and must receive written confirmation from the Cal North office that the notice has been received.

B.

Any team that withdraws from the Cal North Founders’ Cup AFTER their application has been received by Cal North, but prior to the draw, will lose their entry fee.

XXIV. A.

FINES Any team that withdraws from Cal North Founders’ Cup play AFTER the draw, but at least one week prior to the start of scheduled play, will lose their entry fee and be fined $300.00.

B.

Any team that withdraws from Cal North Founders’ Cup less than one week prior to the start of scheduled play, but before 5:00 p.m. the Friday before scheduled play will lose their entry fee and be fined $500.00.

C.

Any team that does not withdraw prior to 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the start of play, forfeits a game after the start of the preliminary round, or is eliminated from the competition per Section XVIII and/or Section XXI of the Cal North Founders’ Cup Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations will lose their entry fee and be fined $750.00.

D.

Any team that participates in Cal North Founders’ Cup and fails to fulfill their commitment to participate in a qualifying Playing League as indicated in section IV-D of these rules will be fined $2000.00, and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.

E.

Any team found to have participated in Cal North Founders’ Cup when not eligible to do so will be fined $2000.00 and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.

F.

For teams that play only one game in the preliminary round due to forfeit/forfeits these penalty fees may be used to defray their expenses.

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G.

It is the responsibility of each League to ensure that all Cal North Founders’ Cup fees and fines are paid to Cal North. Leagues with outstanding fees and fines will be ineligible for Cal North Cup play until they pay their fees and fines.

XXV. A.

AUTHORITY The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to change any rule prior to the competition, and such changes will take effect five (5) days after written notification has been made to all teams entered/remaining in that competition.

B.

During the competition, questions regarding interpretation of these rules and matters not addressed herein shall be resolved by the Cal North Founders’ Cup Coordinator on site or the Cal North Founders’ Cup Committee Chairman.


Cal North Association Cup Directives, Rules & Regulations These rules govern California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) Association Cup Competitions and supersede any other Cal North rules to the extent that other Cal North rules may be inconsistent with these rules. RULES FOR UNDER 9, UNDER 10 AND UNDER 11 ASSOCIATION CUP CAN BE LOCATED IN THE CAL NORTH JUNIOR CUP FESTIVAL DIRECTIVES, RULES & REGULATIONS DOCUMENT I.

CAL NORTH ASSOCIATION CUP COMPETITIONS A. The Cal North Association Cup is a statewide event held in winter and spring. Participating teams may be subject to travel over long distances and rescheduling of games due to adverse weather conditions. Teams that do not care to travel, or that lack the flexibility to play rescheduled games, should not apply. B.

The purpose of the Cal North Association Cup is the selection of Cal North State Champions in each of the gender and age groups offered. Separate competitions will be held in both boys and girls U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 and U19 divisions.

II.

JURISDICTION A. The entire Cal North Association Cup competition shall be under the jurisdiction of the Cal North Association Cup Committee as authorized by the Cal North Board of Directors. The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to any final decision with regard to any and all games played in these competitions.

III.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS A. Cal North Association Cup competitions are open to any Under 12 through Under-19 Cal North registered team so long as such team meets Cal North Association Cup entrance and eligibility requirements, is in good standing at the time of entry, and remains in good standing throughout the competition. B.

No player may participate in the Cal North Association Cup if rostered on a team that participated in a sanctioned playing league for Premier or Gold teams in the current seasonal year. EXCEPTION: A player who was originally rostered on a team that participated in a sanctioned playing league for Premier or Gold teams during the current seasonal year, who must transfer off that team due to bona fide reasons may still be eligible to participate in Cal North Association Cup competition. Approval may ONLY be granted by a request from the team’s League President and written approval by the team’s District Commissioner.

C.

All teams playing in the CYSA Association Cup must have competed at the Silver Elite or lower level. EXCEPTION: Teams that competed at a level higher than Silver Elite when approved by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of their District Commissioner or by the placement of their CYSA playing league representative to complete in a Gold or Premier level division in their CYSA playing league in order to have a viable playing league may still be eligible to participate in CYSA Association Cup.

D.

A team or player may play in only one (1) Cal North Cup competition within the same current seasonal year. (i.e. team or player may not play in Cal North Association Cup and in the Cal North State Cup, Cal North Presidents Cup or Cal North Founders’ Cup)

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E.

Any player on a frozen cup roster is considered to have participated in cup play.

F.

Players must be properly registered with a Cal North affiliated league and their credentials approved by the District Commissioner/Registrar for the current seasonal year, in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer Rules. All roster changes will be transacted in compliance with Cal North player eligibility rules and roster add, transfer and release requirements. 1.

At the time a team’s roster is frozen for Cal North Association Cup, the team may not have more than five rostered players who were previously rostered during the current seasonal year with a league other than the league of which the team is a member. The rostering of such players with such league shall be made in compliance with the registration rules of Cal North.

2.

U12 and U13 teams may have up to 18 registered players on their roster. U14 - U19 teams may have up to 22 registered players on the roster (only 18 rostered players are allowed to be game active for each match and the 18 players listed on the game card can change from match to match. Players who are on the roster but not active for the match can sit on the bench but cannot be in uniform)

G.

All rostering of individuals on Cal North Association Cup teams, including transfers, adds and releases will be processed in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer registration requirements.

H.

On the Tuesday prior to the scheduled start of cup play for the team’s age group and gender the team’s cup rosters will freeze in regard to any player movement on or off the roster. In order to be included on the frozen cup roster all roster changes involving players must be processed by the District Registrar not later than midnight on the Monday prior to cup. Transactions involving player movement on or off the team roster (adds, transfers and/or releases) must be submitted to the District Registrar no later than the Friday prior to the roster freeze deadline. Beginning on the roster freeze deadline, roster changes involving players will not be permitted throughout the duration of the state-level cup competition. Only players rostered in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer Cup and registration rules will be eligible to participate in Cal North Association Cup Competitions

I.

Registered team officials may be added to or removed from a team roster at any time prior to the Cal North Association Cup competition beginning or after the Cal North Association Cup Competition has begun.

TEAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS A. In order for a team to be eligible for Cal North Association Cup Competition, it must submit: 1.

The Cal North Association Cup Competition Entry Form filled out completely and including the signature or electronic acknowledgement of a registered team official.

2.

Cal North Association Cup Team Entry Fees in the amount of $550.00 by credit card, check, or money order payable to California Youth Soccer Association


3.

A legible copy of the team’s official roster (goldenrod) that has been authorized by the team’s district registrar.

B. Completed applications submitted by teams from a fully affiliated Cal North league, consisting of the three items in Section IV, item A above, must be received at the Cal North office (1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA 94566) no later than 5 PM, November 1, 2012 for U12-U14 teams and no later than 5 PM January 2, 2013 for U15-U19 teams. C. Late receipt of entry through delay by the U.S. Mail, other carriers, or delivery by person cannot and will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS! Entries on anything but a Cal North Association Cup Entry form will not be accepted. Non acceptance of entries for failure to meet entry deadlines is not protestable. D. In order to be eligible to play in Cal North Association Cup, a team must be registered with an affiliated Cal North league. A team must have played in a recognized, sanctioned Cal North playing league, including Cal North Cal Soccer League (CCSL) with at least three (3) other teams and have played three (3) different teams at least once BEFORE a team participates in Cal North Association Cup. Participation in a league for “paper teams” does not fulfill the league play eligibility requirement for Cal North Association Cup. In a district where a team’s league does not begin play until Cal North Association Cup Competition has already begun, or a team has not been able to play the required number of league games because of inclement weather, the team’s District Commissioner shall notify the Cal North Association Cup Chairman in writing of the team’s conflict with this rule and explain why there is a conflict AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ASSOCIATION CUP DRAW FOR THAT TEAM’S AGE/GENDER GROUP. If the team is accepted for play in Cal North Association Cup it shall be the responsibility of the team’s District Commissioner to make sure that the team meets the requirements of this paragraph BEFORE the end of the seasonal playing year of that specific year’s Cal North Association Cup Competition. The District Commissioner shall notify the Cal North Association Cup Chairman in writing when a team that has received a temporary exemption from this rule has met the requirements as called for in this paragraph. Participation in Cal North Cal Soccer League (CCSL) Spring Session will qualify as a team’s playing league requirements if the team registers and fulfills all other Cal North Association Cup eligibility and application requirements. Any team that participates in Cal North Association Cup and fails to fulfill their commitment to play in the qualifying playing league shall be subject to severe penalties as indicated in section XXIV of these rules. Under no circumstances, and notwithstanding the foregoing, will any team be eligible to participate in Cal North Association Cup unless it participated as a Cal North team in an approved Cal North league. A team cannot establish eligibility by participating in league or other play only for the purpose of creating or establishing eligibility to participate in Cal North Association Cup. E. Any team that enters Cal North Association Cup Competition agrees to play WHEREVER it is assigned to play within the Cal North geographical boundaries without complaint to Cal North. F. Cal North considers each team that enters Cal North Association Cup to be in receipt of the Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs through the publication and posting of the annual issue of Cal North Team Manual and/or as a requirement of the completion of the online Cal North Association Cup application process. Claims of not having read same before submitting a team entry are not admissible. Each team

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representative’s signature or electronic acknowledgement on the Cal North Association Cup Entry Form is confirmation that the team has complied with the above requirements. V.

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RESERVE POOL REQUIREMENTS A. Any team that enters Cal North Association Cup after the November 1, 2012 U12-U14 application deadline or the January 2, 2012 U16-U19 application deadline and which meets all other entrance requirements will be placed into the Reserve Pool and is not guaranteed the opportunity to play. B.

Teams entering the Reserve Pool for Cal North Association Cup are subject to all Cal North Association Cup eligibility requirements.

C.

Teams must meet entry form and roster submission requirements as cited in the Cal North Association Cup Team Entrance Requirements.

D.

Any team that applies to Cal North Association Cup as a Reserve Pool team will be assessed an additional fee of $100.00 above the regular Cal North Association Cup entry fee.

E.

Teams’ Reserve Pool entry fees of $650.00 must be paid by certified check, money order, bank cashier’s check, or credit card.

F.

Prior to the Cal North Association Cup draw the Cal North Association Cup Committee or designees may, by means of a blind draw, select additional teams from the Reserve Pool for teams in a particular age group in order to make that division divisible by four (4)

G.

The Cal North Association Cup Committee or designees cannot draw any additional teams from the Reserve Pool other than to attain a division of play that is divisible by four (4) for the Cal North Association Cup in the specific age/gender above the number of teams that have entered Cal North Association Cup at the time of the entry deadline. The selection will be made through a blind draw from the teams that have entered Cal North Association Cup Reserve Pool in the specific age/gender at the time of the Association Cup Reserve Pool entry deadline.

H.

The deadline to adjust and add teams to flights divisible by four (4) shall be 5:00 PM on the Monday preceding the draw for each age/gender division of play.

I.

The Cal North Association Cup Committee or designees may draw from the Reserve Pool if a team drops from Cal North Association Cup play in the team’s proper age/gender division.

J.

After the Cal North Association Cup draw has taken place, whenever a team is needed to fill a vacancy in a bracket in Cal North Association Cup Play, a team in the Reserve Pool in the proper age/gender group shall be blind drawn from the Reserve Pool.

K.

Any team not blind drawn from the Reserve Pool when play commences shall have $550.00 of its entry fee returned to the team within thirty (30) days from the first day of play in the team’s age/gender division. The $100.00 that will be retained by Cal North is an administrative late fee.


VI.

CREDENTIALS A. Prior to participating in any round of Cal North Association Cup competition, proper credentials that have been approved by the appropriate District or State Registrar for each participating team, player and registered team official shall be presented. Credentials must be properly approved beginning with the first preliminary round game. B.

An original Cal North Team roster (goldenrod) must be authorized by the team’s District Registrar prior to the team participating in any round/game of Cal North Association Cup Competition Play.

C.

Properly approved team, player, and registered team official credentials that meet Cal North Association Cup requirements will be required at each and every game in order to participate in Cal North Association Cup Competition

D. Any improper player’s or registered team official’s member pass shall be retained by the Cal

North Association Cup staff which will result in the individual being ineligible to participate until proper credentials are cleared with either their District Commissioner or District Registrar and presented to the Cal North Association Cup Credentials Committee for clearance. E.

A US Youth Soccer member pass with original wet ink signature of the player’s parent or guardian in the completed Consent for Medical Treatment section must be presented for each player. Players who are 18 years or older at the time of competition MUST sign their own forms.

F.

Any exception to the requirement for presenting properly approved credentials for a team, player and/or registered team official prior to the start of a game can only be approved after a review of the facts by the Third Vice Chairman and the on-site cup staff, as well as confirmation by the team’s District Registrar and/or the Cal North Registration Committee Chair that the team, player(s) and/or registered team official(s) are properly registered and approved for participation in Cal North competition. In the absence of the Third Vice Chairman the Chairman of the Board or the 1st Vice Chairman may be consulted.

G.

The credential(s) for which an exception is allowed must be presented to on-site cup staff before the conclusion of the weekend on which the game in which the exception was granted takes place.

H.

If it is later deemed that the team, player(s) or registered team official(s) for which an exception was granted is not properly approved and credentialed or is not eligible to participate in Cal North competition, the individual(s) will be subject to any and all Cal North disciplinary policies, including but not limited to Cal North Association Cup forfeiture and fine policies.

I.

An ineligible player, participating in a Cal North Association Cup Competition Game shall cause his/her team to forfeit any game that the player has participated in and may result in further disciplinary action, against the team’s coach, registered team official or the player by the Cal North Board of Directors.

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VII.

VIII.

TEAM FORMATION A. Any team entering Cal North Association Cup may not release a player or players in order to qualify for a lower age group division. B.

A team is required to play in Cal North Association Cup at the oldest age group at which it was ever rostered during the seasonal year

C.

Player releases are allowed only in certain circumstances as specified in Cal North and US Youth Soccer registration rules.

D.

The team must demonstrate continuity between the team’s league roster and the team’s Cal North Association Cup roster by maintaining a minimum of nine (9) players common to the rosters of both competitions.

BRACKETING A. All properly received Cal North Association Cup entries will be entered into preliminary rounds by a modified blind-draw B. Teams will be bracketed for the preliminary rounds by means of a blind draw conducted by the

Cal North Association Cup Committee or designees. During the blind draw, no two (2) teams from the same district will be placed in the same bracket unless there are more teams from a given district than there are brackets. C.

If a team drops after the draw, no adjustment of brackets will be made if the replacement team is from the same district as another team already assigned to that bracket.

D. The Cal North Association Cup Committee reserves the right to restructure/eliminate brackets

due to teams dropping to try to ensure as many brackets as possible have 4 teams in them. E.

The winners of each bracket will advance to single elimination round competition. If necessary for the formation of the next round of single elimination competition, the Cal North Association Cup Committee reserves the right to advance runner-up teams from brackets pre-designated by random selection prior to the draw taking place

F.

The bracket winners and runners-up will be determined by the scoring point system outlined in Section XV of the Cal North Association Cup Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations.

G. The Cal North Association Cup Committee reserves the right to combine brackets with less than

three (3) teams in the brackets after the draw has taken place. (This would take place after a team has dropped from the competition and there are not any teams available in the “Reserve Pool” to take the place of the team/teams that have withdrawn from competition in the specific bracket or brackets). The combining of these brackets must take place no later than 6:00 PM on the Tuesday prior to the first weekend of play in the particular age/gender division that is being adjusted. H. If the draw has taken place and due to an administrative error a team must be added to a Cal

North Association Cup age/gender group, that team will be placed into the competition as follows: The brackets of three (3) in the specific age/gender group will be put into a hat, one of

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the brackets will be drawn from the hat and the team will be inserted as the fourth (4th) team in that bracket. I.

If in the opinion of the Cal North Association Cup Committee Chairman and his/her Committee, an uncorrectable error is made in the draw of a division of teams, and it is discovered after the draw has taken place, the Cal North Association Cup Committee Chairman and his/her Committee shall determine the best and most expeditious manner in which to redraw the particular division/divisions if they determine that a partial or complete redraw is necessary. The implementation of this shall be done as quickly as possible with the approval of the Cal North 3rd Vice Chairman.

J.

If, due to the withdrawal of teams, half or more of the preliminary brackets contain three or fewer teams, the Cal North Association Cup Committee may schedule a redraw of that age group. In addition, the Cal North Association Cup Committee or designees may redraw any age group if withdrawals reduce the total number of teams in that age group competition to a level, which would eliminate the need for an extra round of competition.

K. Cal North reserves the right to cancel an age/group gender division that does not have a

minimum of eight qualified applicants at the time of the application deadline. If the determination is made to cancel any age/group gender division the team will be offered a refund in full or the opportunity to migrate to any other Cal North cup age/group gender division for which they are qualified. When migrating to a different Cal North cup any applicable refund or additional application fees will be applied. IX.

SCHEDULING A. Requests for scheduling accommodations or adjustments on behalf of any specific team will not be taken into consideration when creating the schedules.

B.

A complete schedule of games, playing dates, and opponents will be mailed to all teams as soon as possible prior to the preliminary round games beginning.

C.

THERE WILL BE NO RESCHEDULING OF GAMES TO ACCOMMODATE OUT-OF-STATE TOURNAMENTS, LEAGUE GAMES, SOCIAL EVENTS, SCHOOL AND/OR COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS.

D.

It is the responsibility of each team to be aware of all potential conflicts which may affect its ability and the ability of its players to participate in Cal North Association Cup competition on any and all dates for which play is scheduled (both primary dates for play and alternate dates for play) for its age group.

E.

A game upon which a protest/appeal is upheld will be replayed as called for by the Cal North Protest and Appeals Committee. It shall be the responsibility of the Cal North Association Cup Chairman to reschedule the game and set a time and place for the game that will allow all Cal North Association Cup Competition play to continue with the least amount of delay.

F.

The team listed first on the Cal North-issued schedule of games shall be the HOME TEAM in all cases and will provide a game ball.

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X. A.

B.

For this competition Cal North unlimited substitution rules as indicated in PIM 10-3 item E will be in effect.

C.

For preliminary round games, the host district is responsible for supplying referee and game fields (and/or alternative fields).

D.

It is recommended that field marshals be available for crowd control, etc.

E.

In single elimination games, both teams’ bench areas will be on the same side of the field, and coaching from the sideline will not be permitted except as in accordance with FIFA directives.

F.

Spectator areas will be established on the opposite side of the field at single elimination games. No individual is allowed on the team side of the field in these games unless they are credentialed members of one of the teams participating in the game.

G.

No more than four (4) registered team officials from each team, including coaches, shall be on the same side of the field as the teams during second round, round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal and finals play.

XI. A.

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COMPETITION PROCEDURES All games will be governed by the FIFA Laws of the Game and those rules included in the US Youth Soccer Rules, Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs unless the rules of this competition determine otherwise.

UNIFORMS The appearance of players is a vital extension of the game. A player’s team uniform confirms the identity of the club or organization that the player represents. It should be worn with pride.

B.

Stockings/socks must be of the same color, (a player must wear stockings/socks of a matching color), should be correctly worn in the pulled-up position covering shin pads or guards.

C.

Shirts/ jerseys shall be neatly tucked into their shorts.

D.

The wearing of tracksuit trousers or long tights in a color that coordinates with the team’s colors is permissible in adverse weather.

E.

Cyclists’ pants, tights, etc., may be worn under a player’s shorts if they are the same color as the shorts.

F.

The wearing of long sleeve base-layer under garments beneath the players’ uniform jerseys is permitted in the following instances: 1) if the base-layer under garment is the same color as the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey; 2) if a black base-layer under garment is worn by the team when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a dark color; 3) if a white base-layer under garment is worn when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a light color. Any player who wears a base-layer under garment must wear a base-layer garment that matches those worn by the other members of his/her team.

G.

All Cal North Association Cup referees will be instructed to enforce this uniform rule in all games.


H.

Home teams will change jerseys in the event of a conflict in jersey color. When changing jerseys, teams must adhere to the rule regarding the base-layer under garments.

I.

The referee will have final determination as to whether or not a team must change their jersey or base layer under-garment due to conflicting colors.

XII.

FIELDS Fields should be properly marked and ready by game time, with corner flags and nets in good condition.

A.

B.

The recommended minimum dimensions for game fields are: 100 yards long x 60 yards wide for U12 and U13; 100 yards long x 70 yards wide for U14 through U19.

C.

The Cal North Association Cup Chairman may place games on different sized fields if the use of such fields is necessary for the timely play of Cal North Association Cup games.

D.

The referee’s decision, as to whether any field is playable or not, is not protestable.

XIII.

GAME LENGTH A. Length of games, overtime periods, and ball specifications shall be as follows: Age Group U19 U15, U16 U13, U14 U12

Preliminary two - 40 min. two - 35 min. two - 30 min. two - 25 min.

Single Elimination two - 45 min. two - 40 min. two - 35 min. two - 30 min.

O.T. Period two - 15 min. two - 15 min. two - 10 min. two - 10 min.

Ball Size #5 #5 #5 #4

Circumference 27"-28" 27"-28" 27"-28" 25"-26"

Weight 14-16 oz's. 14-16 oz's. 14-16 oz's. 11-13 oz's.

B.

The length of games played in the opening round and any subsequent Round-Robin round of Cal North Cup Competition will be reduced by five (5) minutes per half.

C.

Single elimination games shall be regulation length.

D.

All ties in the opening round shall stand and no extra time shall be played SUBJECT TO LAW 7 OF THE LAWS OF THE GAME.

E.

In single-elimination games, the “Golden Goal” rule will be in place.

F.

If the teams remain tied at the end of overtime play, then the winner shall be determined by kicks from the penalty spot per FIFA.

XIV. GAME REPORT A. Cal North Association Cup Competition Game and Referee Report (game cards), supplied by Cal North, shall be presented to the referee and will be used for all Cal North Association Cup games. Such game cards, properly filled out, will be submitted by the hosting venue to the Cal North office at the conclusion of each weekend of play.

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XV. SCORING A. In the preliminary rounds, the following point system will be used to determine which teams advance. 3 points for a WIN 1 point for a TIE 0 points for a LOSS B. If teams are tied in points at the conclusion of the preliminary round, the following tie-breaking procedure will be employed to determine which teams advance to the next round: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Results of head-to-head competition between teams that are tied. Goal differential (goals scored minus goals allowed to a maximum differential of 4 per game). Least goals allowed. Most goals scored to a maximum of 4 per game. Kicks taken from the penalty spot per FIFA

C. In three team groups, if FIFA kicks involve a team that had completed play on a previous day and is unavailable to take the kicks, an alternative time and site for the kicks shall be scheduled by the Cal North Association Cup Committee Chairman. D. To determine the advancing team(s) when more than two teams in a bracket are tied at the end of the preliminary round matches, the tie breaker criteria listed in section XVI, items B and C will be applied in the order listed to determine the placement of each team in the bracket, beginning at tie breaker #2. One or more teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; order of finish in the bracket can be determined at any step of the tie breaking process. Until the order of finish of each of the tied teams in the bracket can be determined, the tie breaking steps will be applied in the order shown without reverting to a previous step at any time during the tie breaking determination. E. Should three or more teams be tied at the end of the preliminary round after completing the above list of tie-breakers, a Round Robin Shoot-out will then be utilized as follows: Ten (10) shots will be taken per team, five (5) each against opposing keepers. Total from two (2) shootouts, i.e. Team A scores 3 versus Team B keeper, then scores 2 versus Team C keeper, Team Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total is 5. Team with most goals advances. If teams remain tied after two (2) rounds, re-shoot. Coach will designate ten (10) shooters of which ANY ROSTERED PLAYER may shoot.

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Round 1 Team A Team B Team C

5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team B Keeper 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team C Keeper 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team A Keeper

Round 2 Team A Team B Team C

5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team C Keeper 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team A Keeper 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team B Keeper


XVI. CANCELLATIONS A. In the event of inclement weather, the host district is responsible for informing the Cal North Office, the Cal North Third Vice Chair, the Cal North Association Cup Committee Chairman, and the Cal North Association Cup Committee members as soon as possible before games if fields are unplayable. Only the Cal North Cup Committee Chairman may reschedule a game for different dates. If inclement weather should necessitate field and/ or playing date change, it is the prerogative of the Cal North Association Cup Committee Chairman to schedule such changes. District Cal North Association Cup Coordinators may, if necessitated by inclement weather, make last minute changes to different playing sites. B. The Cal North Association Cup Committee Chairman may schedule makeup games necessitated by inclement weather or reentry games due to a Protest and Appeals decision on consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday) or between scheduled dates (weekdays). The Cal North Cup Committee Chairman’s decisions are not protestable. XVII.

ABANDONED/TERMINATED GAMES A. Should a scheduled game be terminated or abandoned before its completion and the situation is not covered by Cal North Association Cup Competition Rules, or National Cup Rules, the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest & Appeals (P&A) Committee. B. The terms abandon and terminate are interchangeable and mean the same thing for purposes of Cal North Association Cup Competition play. C. A game can be abandoned or terminated by the referee when one of the following situations occur: 1.

The referee is unable to control the players on the field.

2.

The referee is unable to control the actions of individuals that are not playing in the game (coaches / registered team officials / spectators, etc.)

3.

The field has become unsafe to play on for any reason (weather related, objects being thrown onto the field, or any other circumstance that makes the field “unsafe” for play.

4.

The referee has been instructed by a Cal North Association Cup Competition Administrator to abandon/terminate for a specific purpose related to Cal North Association Cup Competition Rules.

5.

The referee and his/her assistants have been threatened by a player, coach, registered team official, and/or spectator and feel that it is in the best interest of the referees/assistant referees to abandon/terminate the game and leave the site.

6.

Any reasons that are consistent with the risk of continuing to play being outweighed by the possibility of someone being seriously injured if the game continues.

7.

The team does not have present at least one registered team official of the appropriate age with the required Cal North credentials at any time ONCE the game has begun. If this situation occurs the game will be deemed an abandoned/terminated game.

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D.

A game can be deemed abandoned/terminated ONLY after the game has begun OR just prior to the game IF the field is determined to be unsafe for play or the weather is such that in the opinion of the referee OR a Cal North Association Cup Competition Administrator the game cannot be played for reasons of safety or potential field damage. Any game that is abandoned / terminated prior to the game beginning shall be played at a later time UNLESS the game will not have any bearing on which team wins the bracket that the two (2) teams are in.

E. Once a game has BEGUN and the game is abandoned/terminated the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee regardless of at what point during the game it was abandoned/terminated. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and disciplinary committee shall render a decision as to the status of the game within seventy-two (72) hours of the written information reaching the Cal North First Vice Chairman, which shall allow the competition to continue pending a decision by the Cal North PAD Committee. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may determine that the game that was abandoned / terminated must be played over again in its entirety. F. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may also take separate action regarding team’s or individual’s behavior that is related to the abandonment/termination of any game as a result of information that has been brought to their attention during the review of the abandoned/terminated game or games. XVIII.

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FORFEITURES A. In the event that a team forfeits and/or withdraws during the preliminary round competition, all games involving that team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. If a team forfeits one game, all games that team is scheduled to play are forfeit. A game is forfeit when: 1.

A team does not show up to play at the time and field at which they are scheduled to play as per the Cal North Association Cup Competition Schedule. It is the team’s responsibility to know when and where they are assigned to play ANY Cal North Association Cup Competition Game in which they are scheduled to participate. It is the team’s responsibility to be aware of any schedule changes that take place in Cal North Association Cup Competition play that affects their team.

2.

A team is not ready to play within fifteen (15) minutes of the scheduled start time of a Cal North Association Cup Competition Game in which the team has been scheduled to participate with AT LEAST seven (7) players who have proper credentials as specified in the Cal North Association Cup Competition Rules and who are dressed in uniforms that meet the Cal North Association Cup Competition Guidelines. The team must also have a registered team official of the appropriate age and with proper Cal North credentials as called for in the Cal North Association Cup Competition Rules at the beginning of and throughout the game. A team allows a player, registered team official, or coach to participate in a Cal North Association Cup game and it is found out before, during, or after the game that the player, coach OR registered team official was not properly credentialed, was not in good standing or was otherwise ineligible to participate in the game/games.


B.

Once a game has begun, the game cannot be a forfeit UNLESS one of the teams has at least one individual that is not eligible to participate in Cal North Association Cup Competition Play AND the individual participates in the game as described in Section B, Item 3 above.

C.

If due to a sendoff during the game there is no adult who is a registered team official available to take charge of the team, the game shall immediately be terminated and the opposing team shall be declared the winner of the game. If the score of the game exceeds 1 - 0 in favor of the opposing team at the time of the game being terminated that score shall stand as the final score of the game. If the score is 1 - 1 or the score favors the team that is causing the game to be terminated the score shall be recorded as a 1 - 0 score in favor of the opposing team.

XIX.

AWARDS A. A commemorative team trophy will be presented to the winning teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coach. B.

Participation pins will be given to all teams up to a maximum of twenty (20) medals per team for U12 - U13 teams and up to twenty-four (24) medals per team for U14 - U19 teams.

C.

Individual championship game medals will be presented as follows: A maximum of twenty (20) medals per team for U12 - U13 teams and up to twenty-four (24) medals per team for U14 - U19 teams.

XX.

ADVANCEMENT A. The age group champions from Cal North Association Cup do not advance to US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition.

XXI.

SEND OFFS / EXPULSIONS / SUSPENSIONS A. Any team accumulating three (3) send offs and/or expulsions throughout this competition shall be immediately placed on probationary status. Upon receipt of a fourth (4th) player or registered team official send off or expulsion for any team, the team shall immediately be eliminated from the competition for the remainder of the current Cal North Association Cup Competition. The game shall be terminated by the referee upon the issuance of the fourth send off or expulsion. The preliminary round games involving that team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. In single elimination games, the opposing team automatically advances. B.

Each District hosting games shall have, on site, a Protest, Appeals, Disciplinary (PAD) Committee to determine penalties for red card sendoffs and expulsions. PAD Committee decisions shall be communicated to applicable players, coaches or team officials.

C.

Any player or registered team official who is sent off or expelled from the field before, during or after a Cal North Cup Competition game shall automatically receive the recommended minimum penalty prescribed by Cal North for the applicable age group and offense per Cal North Specific Rule 4:05 Disciplinary Rulings including the mandatory two additional game suspension required for any registered team official. Additional games may be added by the Disciplinary Committee if the circumstances of the offense warrant it.

D.

Sendoffs shall be administered in accordance with Cal North PIM 10-4. If a player or registered team official is sent off or expelled and has not served his/her suspension, the

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governing authority for that competition shall mail the member pass, game report and SendOff Report to the individual’s District Commissioner, with the exception of send offs for referee assault which will be sent to the Board of Directors of this Association. E.

The suspended individual shall be ineligible for further Cal North Cup Competition Play until the player pass is returned, upon completion of suspension. All Cal North Cup Competition suspensions must be served during Cal North Cup Competition and Regional Cup/National Cup competition if applicable. If the individual does not complete their suspension in the current season of Cal North Association Cup Competition the suspension shall carry over to the following season’s Cal North Cup Competition/ Regional Cup/ US Youth Soccer National Cup Competition until the suspension is completely served.

F.

When a coach or registered team official is serving a suspension earned in a previous season of Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition, he/she shall serve the suspension with the team with which he/she earned the suspension as long as the coach or registered team official is still associated with that team.

G.

When a suspension is carried over from a previous season Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition, if the coach or registered team official is no longer with the team with which he or she earned the suspension, the coach or registered team official will serve the suspension with the team that he/she is currently registered with that is competing in Cal North or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition.

H.

Coaches or registered team officials who are listed on multiple rosters and who are suspended during Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer National Championship Series games will serve their suspension during the next scheduled Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition games involving the team with which they were participating as a registered team official at the time of their suspension. If that team is eliminated from Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition prior to the suspension being served in its entirety the individual will continue to serve his/her suspension in the following season with the next team to which he/she is registered and which participates in the Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition

I.

Any individual who is sent-off or expelled during a Cal North Association Cup Competition game and the suspension exceeds the minimum suspension for the conduct that caused the send-off or expulsion shall have recorded in the Cal North Referee’s Send Off Report the reason for the additional suspended games, or an attachment to the Cal North Referees Send Off Report that indicates the reason for the additional suspension. The lack of such backup may be grounds for reduction of suspension. The minimum suspensions are located in Section 4:05 of Cal North Specific Rules. Coaches or registered team officials affiliated with two or more teams may not participate with any team while serving a suspension.

J.

K.

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Suspension penalties that cannot be served in the current season will carry over to the next seasonal year.


L.

XXII.

All instances of Referee Assault shall be reported within 48 hours to the Cal North First Vice Chairman. Individuals, accused of Referee Assault, shall be immediately suspended pending a review by the Cal North Protest, Appeals & Discipline (PAD) Committee. Reports of Referee Assault should be sent to the Cal North State Office in Pleasanton.

PROTEST, APPEALS AND DISCIPLINE A. The Cal North Cup Suspension Status Report form will be used to record all decisions regarding send-offs and expulsions. Directives regarding send-offs and expulsions are located in section 4:05 of the Cal North Specific Rules. B.

With cause, the Board of Directors may remove from Cal North Association Cup competition any team, which violates section 3:01:03 of the General Procedures of the Cal North Constitution.

C.

Send offs and/or expulsions are not subject to Protest or Appeal.

D.

Referees will retain member passes, for those individuals who have been sent off or expelled, and along with the Cal North Referee Send Off Report and the game report will turn them in to the on-site Protest, Appeals and Discipline (PAD) Committee for disciplinary action. The member passes along with a copy of the Game and Referee Report card and a copy of the Cal North Referee’s Send Off Report will be sent within forty eight (48) hours to the sent off or expelled individual’s District Commissioner for further action if necessary.

E.

Referees’ judgment calls and send-offs may not be protested or appealed. Only protests or appeals of a misapplication of the Laws of the Game will be considered.

F.

Disciplinary action that exceeds Cal North’s recommended minimum penalty for an offense for an age group may be appealed.

G.

In order for a protest of a competition to be valid, the referee must be notified that the game is under protest prior to leaving the field of play. The referee should record protests on game cards, inform the opposing coach and notify the Cal North Association Cup PAD Committee.

H.

The protest must be in writing and received by Cal North headquarters within 72 hours after the game being protested. A $200.00 fee must accompany the protest or appeal. Cal North headquarters: 1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA. 94566.

I.

The decision of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee shall be forwarded to the coach within 48 hours of the P & A Committee’s decision.

J.

Game results and Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee decisions will stand, and scheduled Cal North Cup Competition games will continue. There will be no make-up games against teams that have lost during the time of any protest or appeal procedure not filed by or against them.

K.

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XXIII.

L.

All appeals and protests shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within five (5) days after the game has been played that is being appealed or protested. No further protest or appeal shall be allowed beyond the hearing of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee.

M.

Any appeal or protest filed that pertains to any Cal North Cup Competition activity including but not limited to team entry status, player eligibility, team eligibility, or any other area pertaining to Cal North Association Cup Competition Play except a specific game/games shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within seven (7) days of filing of the protest and appeal.

N.

The Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee also reserves the right to make decisions regarding appeals and protests by conference phone call or other electronic communications amongst the members of the Committee relying solely on the written testimony that is submitted by the parties to the appeal or protest.

O.

BY ENTERING A CAL NORTH ASSOCIATION CUP COMPETITION TOURNAMENT A TEAM AGREES TO WAIVE ANY APPEAL RIGHTS OTHER THAN TO THE CAL NORTH PROTEST & APPEALS COMMITTEE.

WITHDRAWALS A. In order to withdraw from Cal North Association Cup play, a team must submit a notice in writing to the Cal North office during business hours (8:00 AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 PM Monday through Friday) and must receive written confirmation from the Cal North office that the notice has been received. B.

XXIV.

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Any team that withdraws from the Cal North Association Cup AFTER their application has been received by Cal North, but prior to the draw, will forfeit their entry fee.

FINES A. Any team that withdraws from Cal North Association Cup play AFTER the draw, but at least one week prior to the start of scheduled play, will forfeit their entry fee and be fined $300.00. B.

Any team that withdraws from Cal North Association Cup less than one week prior to the start of scheduled play, but before 5:00 p.m. the Friday before scheduled play will forfeit their entry fee and be fined $500.00.

C.

Any team that does not withdraw prior to 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the start of play, forfeits a game after the start of the preliminary round, or is eliminated from the competition per Section XVIII and/or Section XXI of the Cal North Association Cup Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations will forfeit their entry fee and be fined $750.00.

D.

Any team that participates in Cal North Association Cup and fails to fulfill their commitment to participate in a qualifying Playing League as indicated in section IV-D of these rules will be fined $2000.00, and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.


XXV.

E.

Any team found to have participated in Cal North Association Cup when not eligible to do so will be fined $2000.00 and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.

F.

For teams that play only one game in the preliminary round due to forfeit/forfeits these penalty fees may be used to defray their expenses.

G.

It is the responsibility of each League to ensure that all Cal North Association Cup fees and fines are paid to Cal North. Leagues with outstanding fees and fines will be ineligible for Cal North Cup play until they pay their fees and fines.

AUTHORITY A. The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to change any rule prior to the competition, and such changes will take effect five (5) days after written notification has been made to all teams entered/remaining in that competition. B.

During the competition, questions regarding interpretation of these rules and matters not addressed herein shall be resolved by the Cal North Association Cup Coordinator on site or the Cal North Association Cup Committee Chairman.

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Cal North Presidents Cup Directives, Rules & Regulations These rules govern California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) Presidents Cup Competitions and supersede any other Cal North rules to the extent that other Cal North rules may be inconsistent with these rules. I.

II.

III.

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CAL NORTH PRESIDENTS CUP COMPETITIONS A. The Cal North Presidents Cup is a statewide event held in winter and spring. Participating teams may be subject to travel over long distances and rescheduling of games due to adverse weather conditions. Teams that do not care to travel or that lack the flexibility to play rescheduled games should not apply. B.

The purpose of the Cal North Presidents Cup competitions is the selection of Cal North State Champions in each of the age and gender groups offered. Separate competitions will be held in both boys and girls U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18 divisions.

C.

Winners of the U13, U14, U15, U16 and U17 division competitions will be eligible to represent California Youth Soccer Association in the annual US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup Competition. Should US Youth Soccer Region IV and/or US Youth Soccer rules change to include age groups not now included in Regional or National Presidents Cup competitions, Cal North will consider including those age groups to advance in accordance with the US Youth Soccer and Region IV rules.

JURISDICTION A. The entire Cal North Presidents Cup competitions shall be under the jurisdiction of the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee as authorized by the Cal North Board of Directors. The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to any final decision with regard to any and all games played in these competitions.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS A.

Cal North Presidents Cup competitions are open to any Under-12 through Under-18 Cal North registered team so long as such team meets Cal North Presidents Cup entrance and eligibility requirements, was not a Cal North State Cup quarter-finalist in the U11-U18 age group the previous season and which has 50% of the rostered players returning to the team in the current season, is in good standing at the time of entry and remains in good standing throughout the competition.

B.

A team or player may play in only one (1) Cal North Cup competition within the same current seasonal year. (i.e. a team or player may not play in Cal North Presidents Cup and in the Cal North State Cup, Cal North Association Cup or Cal North Foundersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup)

C.

Any player on a frozen cup roster is considered to have participated in cup play.

D.

Players must be properly registered with a Cal North affiliated league and their credentials approved by the District Commissioner/Registrar for the current seasonal year, in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer Rules. All roster changes will be transacted in compliance with Cal North player eligibility rules and roster add, transfer and release requirements.


1. At the time a team’s roster is frozen for Cal North Presidents Cup, the team may not have more than five rostered players who were previously rostered during the current seasonal year with a league other than the league of which the team is a member. The rostering of such players with such league shall be made in compliance with the registration rules of Cal North. 2.

IV.

U12 and U13 teams may have up to 18 registered players on their roster. U14 - U18 teams may have up to 22 registered players on the roster (only 18 rostered players are allowed to be game active for each match and the 18 players listed on the game card can change from match to match. Players who are on the roster but not active for the match can sit on the bench but cannot be in uniform)

E.

All rostering of individuals on Cal North Presidents Cup teams, including transfers, adds and releases will be processed in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer registration requirements.

F.

On the Tuesday prior to the scheduled start of cup play for the team’s age group and gender the team’s cup rosters will freeze in regard to any player movement on or off the roster. In order to be included on the frozen cup roster all roster changes involving players must be processed by the District Registrar not later than midnight on the Monday prior to cup. Transactions involving player movement on or off the team roster (adds, transfers and/or releases) must be submitted to the District Registrar no later than the Friday prior to the roster freeze deadline. Beginning on the roster freeze deadline, roster changes involving players will not be permitted throughout the duration of the state-level cup competition. Only players rostered in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer Cup and registration rules will be eligible to participate in Cal North Presidents Cup Competitions

G.

Registered team officials may be added to or removed from a team roster at any time prior to the Cal North Presidents Cup competition beginning or after the Cal North Presidents Cup Competition has begun.

H.

Cal North teams advancing to the US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup and/or the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Nationals will be eligible to make additional roster changes following the conclusion of Cal North Presidents Cup and again following the conclusion of Region IV Presidents Cup. Rosters for Region IV Presidents Cup must include 65% + 1 players from the frozen cup roster that qualified in Cal North Presidents Cup and rosters for US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Nationals must include 65% + 1 players of the frozen cup roster that qualified in Region IV Presidents Cup. Players who were on a frozen Cal North State Cup roster may not transfer to the roster of a team participating in Presidents Cup at any level. All roster changes will be in compliance with Cal North player eligibility rules and roster add, transfer and release requirements and must be submitted to the Cal North State Registrar not later than 14 days prior to the start of the competition for which the roster is being frozen.

TEAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS A. In order for a team to be eligible for Cal North Presidents Cup Competition, it must submit: 1.

The Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Entry Form filled-out completely and including the signature or electronic acknowledgement of a registered team official.

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2.

Cal North Presidents Cup Entry Fees in the amount of $625.00 by credit card, check, or money order payable to California Youth Soccer Association.

3.

A legible copy of the team’s official roster (goldenrod) that has been approved by the team’s district registrar.

B.

Completed applications submitted by teams from a fully affiliated Cal North league, consisting of the three items in Section IV, item A, above, must be received at the Cal North office (1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA 94566) no later than 5 PM on January 2, 2013 for U12-U18 teams.

C.

Late receipt of entry through delay by the U.S. Mail, other carriers, or delivery by person cannot and will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS! Entries on anything but a Cal North Presidents Cup Entry form will not be accepted. Non-acceptance of entries for failure to meet entry deadlines is not protestable.

D.

In order to be eligible to play in Cal North Presidents Cup, a team must be registered with an affiliated Cal North league. A team must have played in a recognized, sanctioned Cal North playing league, including Cal North Cal Soccer League (CCSL) or in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League. Qualifying league play must consist of playing in a division with at least three (3) other teams and have played three (3) different teams at least once BEFORE a team participates in Cal North Presidents Cup. Participation in a league for paper teams does not fulfill the league play eligibility requirement for Cal North Presidents Cup. In a district where a team’s league does not begin play until Cal North Presidents Cup Competition has already begun, or a team has not been able to play the required number of league games because of inclement weather, the team’s District Commissioner shall notify the Cal North Presidents Cup Chairman in writing of the team’s conflict with this rule and explain why there is a conflict AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PRESIDENTS CUP DRAW FOR THAT TEAM’S AGE/GENDER GROUP. If the team is accepted for play in Cal North Presidents Cup it shall be the responsibility of the team’s District Commissioner to make sure that the team meets the requirements of this paragraph BEFORE the end of the seasonal playing year of that specific year’s Cal North Presidents Cup Competition. The District Commissioner shall notify the Cal North Presidents Cup Chairman in writing when a team that has received a temporary exemption from this rule has met the requirements as called for in this paragraph. Participation in Cal North Cal Soccer League (CCSL) Spring Session will qualify as a team’s playing league requirements if the team registers and fulfills all other Cal North Presidents Cup eligibility and application requirements. Any team that participates in Cal North Presidents Cup and fails to fulfill their commitment to play in the qualifying playing league shall be subject to severe penalties as indicated in section XXIV of these rules. Under no circumstances, and notwithstanding the foregoing, will any team be eligible to participate in Cal North Presidents Cup unless it participated as a Cal North team in a regular Cal North league or the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League. A team cannot establish eligibility by participating in league or other play only for the purpose of creating or establishing eligibility to participate in Cal North Presidents Cup.

E.

Any team that enters Cal North Presidents Cup Competition agrees to play WHEREVER it is assigned to play within the Cal North geographical boundaries without complaint to Cal North.


F.

V.

Cal North considers each team that enters Cal North Presidents Cup to be in receipt of the Cal North Presidents Cup rules as well as the Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs through the publication and posting of the annual issue of Cal North Team Manual and/or as a requirement of the completion of the online Cal North Presidents Cup application process. Claims of not having read same before submitting a team entry are not admissible. Each team representative’s signature or electronic acknowledgement on the Cal North Presidents Cup Entry Form is confirmation that the team has complied with the above requirements.

RESERVE POOL REQUIREMENTS A. Any team that enters Cal North Presidents Cup after the January 2, 2013 U12-U18 application deadline and which meets all other entrance requirements will be placed into the Reserve Pool and is not guaranteed the opportunity to play. B.

Teams entering the Reserve Pool for Cal North Presidents Cup are subject to all Cal North Presidents Cup eligibility requirements.

C.

Teams must meet the entry form and roster submission requirements as cited in the Cal North Presidents Cup Team Entrance Requirements.

D.

Any team that applies to Cal North Presidents Cup as a Reserve Pool team will be assessed an additional fee of $100.00 above the regular Cal North Presidents Cup entry fee.

E.

Teams’ Reserve Pool entry fees of $725.00 must be paid by credit card, certified check, money order, or bank cashier’s check.

F.

Prior to the Presidents Cup draw the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee or designees may, by means of a blind draw, select additional teams from the Reserve Pool for teams in a particular age group in order to make that division divisible by four (4) .

G.

The Cal North Presidents Cup Committee or designees cannot draw any additional teams from the Reserve Pool other than to attain a division of play that is divisible by four (4) for the Cal North Presidents Cup in the specific age/gender above the number of teams that have entered Cal North Presidents Cup at the time of the entry deadline. The selection will be made through a blind draw from the teams that have entered Cal North Presidents Cup Reserve Pool in the specific age group/gender at the time of the Presidents Cup Reserve Pool entry deadline.

H.

The deadline to adjust and add teams to create brackets divisible by four (4) for the Cal North Presidents Cup draw shall be at 5:00 PM on the Monday preceding the draw for each age/gender division of play.

I.

The Cal North Presidents Cup Committee or designees may draw from the Reserve Pool if a team drops from Cal North Presidents Cup play in the team’s proper age/gender division.

J.

After the Cal North Presidents Cup draw has taken place, whenever a team is needed to fill a vacancy that occurs in a bracket, a team in the Reserve Pool in the proper age/gender group shall be blind drawn from the Reserve Pool.

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K.

VI.

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Any team not blind drawn from the Reserve Pool when play commences shall have $625.00 of its entry fee returned to the team within thirty (30) days from the first day of play in the team’s age/gender division. The $100.00 that will be retained by Cal North is an administrative late fee.

CREDENTIALS A. Prior to participating in any round of Cal North Presidents Cup competition, credentials that have been approved by the appropriate District or State Registrar for each participating team, player and registered team official shall be presented. Credentials must be properly approved beginning with the first preliminary round game. B.

An original Cal North Team roster (goldenrod) must be authorized by the team’s District Registrar prior to the team participating in any round/game of Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Play.

C.

Properly approved team, player, and registered team official credentials that meet Cal North Presidents Cup requirements will be required at each and every game in order to participate in Cal North Presidents Cup Competition.

D.

Any improper player’s or registered team official’s member pass shall be retained by the Cal North Presidents Cup staff which will result in the individual being ineligible to participate until proper credentials are cleared with either their District Commissioner or District Registrar and presented to the Cal North Presidents Cup Credentials Committee for clearance.

E.

A US Youth Soccer member pass with original wet ink signature of the player’s parent or guardian in the completed Consent for Medical Treatment section must be presented for each player. Players who are 18 years or older at the time of competition MUST sign their own forms.

F.

Any exception to the requirement for presenting properly approved credentials for a team, player and/or registered team official prior to the start of a game can only be approved after a review of the facts by the Third Vice Chairman and the on-site cup staff, as well as confirmation by the team’s District Registrar and/or the Cal North Registration Committee Chair that the team, player(s) and/or registered team official(s) are properly registered and approved for participation in Cal North competition. In the absence of the Third Vice Chairman the Chairman of the Board or the 1st Vice Chairman may be consulted.

G.

The credential(s) for which an exception is allowed must be presented to on-site cup staff before the conclusion of the weekend on which the game in which the exception was granted takes place.

H.

If it is later deemed that the team, player(s) or registered team official(s) for which an exception was granted is not properly approved and credentialed or is not eligible to participate in Cal North competition, the individual(s) will be subject to any and all Cal North disciplinary policies, including but not limited to Cal North Presidents Cup forfeiture and fine policies.


I.

VII.

An ineligible player, participating in a Cal North Presidents Cup Competition shall cause his/her team to forfeit any game that the player has participated in and may result in further disciplinary action, against the team’s coach, registered team official, or player by the Cal North Board of Directors.

TEAM FORMATION A. Any team entering Cal North Presidents Cup may not release a player or players in order to qualify for a lower age group division. B.

A team is required to play in Cal North Presidents Cup at the oldest age group at which it was ever rostered during the seasonal year.

C.

Player releases are allowed only in certain circumstances as specified in Cal North and US Youth Soccer registration rules.

D. The team must demonstrate continuity between the team’s league roster and the team’s Cal North Presidents Cup roster by maintaining a minimum of nine (9) players common to the rosters of both competitions. VIII.

BRACKETING A. All properly received Cal North Presidents Cup entries will be entered into preliminary rounds by a modified blind-draw. B.

Teams will be bracketed for the preliminary rounds by means of a blind draw conducted by the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee or designees.

C.

The Cal North Presidents Cup Committee reserves the right to restructure/eliminate brackets due to teams dropping to try to ensure as many brackets as possible have 4 teams in them.

D.

The winners of each bracket will advance to single elimination round competition. If necessary for the formation of the next round of single elimination competition, the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee reserves the right to advance runner-up teams from brackets pre-designated by random selection prior to the draw taking place

E.

The bracket winners and runners-up will be determined by the scoring point system outlined in Section XV of the Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations.

F.

The Cal North Presidents Cup Committee reserves the right to combine brackets with less than three (3) teams in the brackets after the draw has taken place. (This would take place after a team has dropped from the competition and there are not any teams available in the Reserve Pool to take the place of the team/teams that have withdrawn from competition in the specific bracket or brackets.) The combining of these brackets must take place no later than 6:00 PM on the Tuesday prior to the first weekend of play in the particular age/gender division that is being adjusted.

G.

If the draw has taken place and due to an administrative error a team must be added to a Cal North Presidents Cup age/gender group, that team will be placed into the competition as

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follows: All brackets of three (3) in the specific age/gender group will be put into a hat, one of the brackets will be drawn from the hat and the team will be inserted as the fourth (4th) team in that bracket.

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H.

If in the opinion of the Cal North Presidents Cup Chairman and his/her Committee an uncorrectable error is made in the draw of a division of teams and it is discovered after the draw had taken place, the Cal North Presidents Cup Chairman and Cal North Presidents Cup Committee shall determine the best and most expeditious manner in which to redraw the particular division/divisions if they determine that a partial or complete redraw is necessary. The implementation of this shall be done as quickly as possible with the approval of the Cal North 3rd Vice Chairman.

I.

If, due to the withdrawal of teams, half or more of the preliminary brackets contain three or fewer teams, the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee may schedule a redraw of that age group. In addition, the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee may redraw any age group if withdrawals reduce the total number of teams in that age group competition to a level, which would eliminate the need for an extra round of competition.

J.

Cal North reserves the right to cancel an age/group gender division that does not have a minimum of eight qualified applicants at the time of the application deadline. If the determination is made to cancel any age/group gender division the team will be offered a refund in full or the opportunity to migrate to any other Cal North cup age/group gender division for which they are qualified. When migrating to a different Cal North cup any applicable refund or additional application fees will be applied.

SCHEDULING A. Requests for scheduling accommodations or adjustments on behalf of any specific team will not be taken into consideration when creating the schedules. B.

A complete schedule of games, playing dates, and opponents will be published and distributed to all teams as soon as possible after the draw takes place prior to the preliminary round games beginning.

C.

THERE WILL BE NO RESCHEDULING OF GAMES TO ACCOMMODATE OUT-OF-STATE TOURNAMENTS, LEAGUE GAMES, SOCIAL EVENTS, SCHOOL AND/OR COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS.

D.

It is the responsibility of each team to be aware of all potential conflicts which may affect its ability and the ability of its players to participate in Cal North Presidents Cup competition on any and all dates for which play is scheduled for its age group (both primary dates for play and alternate dates for play).

E.

A game upon which a protest/appeal is upheld will be replayed as called for by the Cal North Protest and Appeals Committee. It shall be the responsibility of the Cal North Presidents Cup Chairman to reschedule the game and set a time and place for the game that will allow all Cal North Presidents Cup Competition play to continue with the least amount of delay.

F.

The team listed first on the Cal North-issued schedule of games shall be the HOME TEAM in all cases and will provide a game ball.


X.

XI.

COMPETITION PROCEDURES A. All games will be governed by the FIFA Laws of the Game and those rules included in the US Youth Soccer Rules and Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs unless the rules of this competition specify otherwise. B.

For this competition Cal North unlimited substitution rules as indicated in PIM 10-3 item E will be in effect.

C.

Each district is expected to provide one field for every four teams which enter Cal North Presidents Cup in the U14 to U18 age groups and one field for every six teams that enter in the U9 to U13 age groups. For every two (2) fields that a Hosting District provides, at least one (1) of its teams will be scheduled at home during the Preliminary Rounds.

D.

For preliminary round games, the host district is responsible for supplying referees and game fields (and/or alternative fields).

E.

It is recommended that field marshals be available for crowd control, etc.

F.

In single elimination games, both teams’ bench areas will be on the same side of the field, and coaching from the sideline will not be permitted except as in accordance with FIFA directives.

G.

Spectator areas will be established on the opposite side of the field at single elimination games. No individual is allowed on the team side of the field in these games unless they are credentialed members of one of the teams participating in the game.

H.

No more than four (4) registered team officials from each team, including coaches, shall be on the same side of the field as the teams during second round, round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal and finals play.

UNIFORMS A. The appearance of players is a vital extension of the game. A player’s team uniform confirms the identity of the club or organization that the player represents. It should be worn with pride. B.

Stockings/socks must be of the same color (a player must wear stockings/socks of a matching color) and should be correctly worn in the pulled-up position covering shin pads or guards.

C.

Shirts/ jerseys shall be neatly tucked into their shorts.

D.

The wearing of tracksuit trousers or long tights in a color that coordinates with the team’s colors is permissible in adverse weather.

E.

Cyclists’ pants, tights, etc., may be worn under a player’s shorts if they are the same color as the shorts.

F.

The wearing of long sleeve base-layer under garments beneath the players’ uniform jerseys is permitted in the following instances: 1) if the base-layer under garment is the same color as

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the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey; 2) if a black base-layer under garment is worn by the team when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a dark color; 3) if a white base-layer under garment is worn when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a light color. Any player who wears a base-layer under garment must wear a base-layer garment that matches those worn by the other members of his/her team.

XII.

G.

All Cal North Presidents Cup referees will be instructed to enforce this uniform rule in all games.

H.

Home teams will change jerseys in the event of a conflict in jersey color. When changing jerseys, teams must adhere to the rule regarding the base-layer undergarments.

I.

The referee will have final determination as to whether or not a team must change their jersey or base layer under-garment due to conflicting colors. FIELDS

A. Fields should be properly marked and ready by game time, with corner flags and nets in good

condition. B. The recommended minimum dimensions for game fields are: 100 yards long x 60 yards wide

for U12 and U13; 100 yards long x 70 yards wide for U14 through U18. C.

The Cal North Presidents Cup Chairman may place games on different sized fields if the use of such fields is necessary for the timely play of Cal North Presidents Cup games.

D. The referee’s decision, as to whether any field is playable or not, is not protestable.

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GAME LENGTH A. Length of games, overtime periods, and ball specifications shall be as follows: Age Group

Preliminary

U17, U18 U15, U16 U13, U14 U12

two - 40 min. two - 35 min. two - 30 min. two - 25 min.

Single Elimination two - 45 min. two - 40 min. two - 35 min. two - 30 min.

O.T. Period

Ball Size

Circumference

Weight

two - 15 min. two - 15 min. two - 10 min. two - 10 min.

#5 #5 #5 #4

27"-28" 27"-28" 27"-28" 25"-26"

14-16 oz's. 14-16 oz's. 14-16 oz's. 11-13 oz's.

B.

The length of games played in the opening round and any subsequent Round-Robin round of Cal North Cup Competition will be reduced by five (5) minutes per half.

C.

Single elimination games shall be regulation length.

D.

All ties in the opening round shall stand and no extra time shall be played SUBJECT TO LAW 7 OF THE LAWS OF THE GAME.

E.

In single-elimination games, the “Golden Goal” rule will be in place.

F.

If the teams remain tied at the end of overtime play, then the winner shall be determined by kicks from the penalty spot per FIFA.


XIV.

GAME REPORT A. Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Game and Referee Report (game cards), supplied by Cal North, shall be presented to the referee and will be used for all Cal North Presidents Cup games. Such game cards, properly filled out, will be submitted by the hosting venue to the Cal North office at the conclusion of each weekend of play.

XV.

SCORING A. In the preliminary rounds, the following point system will be used to determine which teams advance. 3 points for a WIN 1 point for a TIE 0 points for a LOSS B.

If teams are tied in points at the conclusion of the preliminary round, the following tiebreaking procedure will be employed to determine which teams advance to the next round: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Results of head-to-head competition between teams that are tied. Goal differential (goals scored minus goals allowed to a maximum differential of 4 per game). Least goals allowed. Most goals scored to a maximum of 4 per game. Kicks taken from the penalty spot per FIFA

C.

In three team groups, if FIFA kicks involve a team that had completed play on a previous day and is unavailable to take the kicks, an alternative time and site for the kicks shall be scheduled by the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee Chairman.

D.

To determine the advancing team(s) when more than two teams in a bracket are tied at the end of the preliminary round matches, the tie breaker criteria listed in section XVI, items B and C will be applied in the order listed to determine the placement of each team in the bracket, beginning at tie breaker #2. One or more teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; order of finish in the bracket can be determined at any step of the tie breaking process. Until the order of finish of each of the tied teams in the bracket can be determined, the tie breaking steps will be applied in the order shown without reverting to a previous step at any time during the tie breaking determination.

E.

Should three or more teams be tied at the end of the preliminary round after completing the above list of tie-breakers, a Round Robin Shoot-out will then be utilized as follows: Ten (10) shots will be taken per team, five (5) each against opposing keepers. Total from two (2) shoot-outs, i.e. Team A scores 3 versus Team B keeper, then scores 2 versus Team C keeper, Team Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total is 5. Team with most goals advances. If teams remain tied after two (2) rounds, re-shoot. Coach will designate ten (10) shooters of which ANY ROSTERED PLAYER may shoot. Round 1 Team A Team B Team C

5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team B Keeper 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team C Keeper 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team A Keeper

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Round 2 Team A Team B Team C XVI.

CANCELLATIONS A. In the event of inclement weather, the host district is responsible for informing the Cal North Office, the Cal North Third Vice Chair, the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee Chairman, and the Presidents Cup Committee members as soon as possible before games if fields are unplayable. Only the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee Chairman may reschedule a game for different dates. If inclement weather should necessitate field and/ or playing date change, it is the prerogative of the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee Chairman to schedule such changes. District Cal North Presidents Cup Coordinators may, if necessitated by inclement weather, make last minute changes to different playing sites. B.

XVII.

5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team C Keeper 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team A Keeper 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team B Keeper

Makeup games necessitated by cancellations due to inclement weather or games replayed due to a Protest and Appeals decision may be scheduled by the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee Chairman on consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday) or between scheduled dates (weekdays). The Cal North Presidents Cup Committee Chairman’s decisions are not protestable.

ABANDONED/TERMINATED GAMES A. Should a scheduled game be terminated or abandoned before its completion and the situation is not covered by Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Rules, or National Cup Rules, the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest & Appeals (P&A) Committee. B.

The terms “abandon” and “terminate” are interchangeable and mean the same thing for purposes of Cal North Presidents Cup Competition play.

C.

A game can be abandoned or terminated by the referee when one of the following situations occur: 1. The referee is unable to control the players on the field. 2. The referee is unable to control the actions of individuals who are not playing in the game (coaches / registered team officials / spectators, etc.) 3. The field has become unsafe to play on for any reason (weather related, objects being thrown onto the field, or any other circumstance that makes the field unsafe for play. 4. The referee has been instructed by a Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Administrator to abandon/terminate for a specific purpose related to Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Rules. 5. The referee and his/her assistants have been threatened by a players, coaches, registered team official, and/or spectator and feel that it is in the best interest of the referees/assistant referees to abandon/terminate the game and leave the site.

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6. Any reasons that are consistent with the risk of continuing to play being outweighed by the possibility of someone being seriously injured if the game continues. 7. The team does not have present at least one registered team official of the appropriate age with the required Cal North credentials at any time ONCE the game has begun. If this situation occurs the game will be deemed an abandoned/terminated game.

XVIII.

D.

A game can be deemed abandoned/terminated ONLY after the game has begun OR just prior to the game IF the field is determined to be unsafe for play or the weather is such that in the opinion of the referee OR a Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Administrator the game cannot be played for reasons of safety or potential field damage. Any game that is abandoned / terminated prior to the game beginning shall be played at a later time UNLESS the game will not have any bearing on which team wins the bracket that the two (2) teams are in.

E.

Once a game has BEGUN and the game is abandoned/terminated the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee regardless of at what point during the game it was abandoned/terminated. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and disciplinary committee shall render a decision as to the status of the game within seventy-two (72) hours of the written information reaching the Cal North First Vice Chairman, which shall allow the competition to continue pending a decision by the Cal North PAD Committee. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may determine that the game that was abandoned / terminated must be played over again in its entirety.

F.

The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may also take separate action regarding team’s or individual’s behavior that is related to the abandonment/termination of any game as a result of information that has been brought to their attention during the review of the abandoned/terminated game or games.

FORFEITURES A. In the event that a team forfeits and/or withdraws during the preliminary round competition, all games involving that team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. If a team forfeits one game, all games that team is scheduled to play are forfeit. B.

A game is forfeit when: 1. A team does not show up to play at the time and field at which they are scheduled to play as per the Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Schedule. It is the team’s responsibility to know when and where they are assigned to play ANY Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Game in which they are scheduled to participate. It is the team’s responsibility to be aware of any schedule changes that take place in Cal North Presidents Cup Competition play that affects their team. 2. A team is not ready to play within fifteen (15) minutes of the scheduled start time of a Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Game in which the team has been scheduled to participate with AT LEAST seven (7) players who have proper credentials as specified in the Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Rules and who are dressed in uniforms that

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meet the Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Guidelines. The team must also have a registered team official of the appropriate age and with proper Cal North credentials as called for in the Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Rules at the beginning of and throughout the game. 3. A team allows a player, registered team official, or coach to participate in a Cal North Presidents Cup game and it is found out before, during, or after the game that the player, coach OR registered team official was not properly credentialed, was not in good standing or was otherwise ineligible to participate in the game/games. C.

Once a game has begun, the game cannot be a forfeit UNLESS one of the teams has at least one individual that is not eligible to participate in Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Play AND the individual participates in the game as described in Section B, Item 3 above.

D.

If due to a sendoff during the game there is no adult who is a registered team official available to take charge of the team, the game shall immediately be terminated and the opposing team shall be declared the winner of the game. If the score of the game exceeds 1 - 0 in favor of the opposing team at the time of the game being terminated that score shall stand as the final score of the game. If the score is 1 - 1 or the score favors the team that is causing the game to be terminated the score shall be recorded as a 1 - 0 score in favor of the opposing team.

XIX.

XX.

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AWARDS A. A commemorative team trophy will be presented to the winning teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coach. B.

Participation pins will be given to all teams up to a maximum of twenty (20) medals per team for U12 - U13 teams and up to twenty-four (24) medals per team for U14 - U18 teams.

C.

Individual championship game medals will be presented as follows: A maximum of twenty (20) medals per team for U12 - U13 teams and up to twenty-four (24) medals per team for U14 - U18 teams.

ADVANCEMENT A. Age group champions of the U13, U14, U15, U16 and U17 division competitions will be eligible to represent California Youth Soccer Association at the US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup Championships. B.

Age group finalists of the U13, U14, U15, U16, and U17 division competitions may have the opportunity to attend the US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup Championships should Cal North be selected to send a Wild Card team in their age group/gender. Wild Card slots are selected by blind draw at the US Youth Soccer Region IV Council meeting at the annual US Youth Soccer Workshops and Convention.

B.

Champions in the U14, U15, U16, and U17 division competitions at US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup Championships are eligible to represent Region IV at the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup National Championship competition.


C.

XXI.

Should US Youth Soccer Region IV and/or US Youth Soccer rules change to include age groups not now included in Regional or National Presidents Cup competitions, Cal North will consider including those age groups to advance in accordance with the US Youth Soccer and Region IV rules.

SEND OFFS / EXPULSIONS / SUSPENSIONS A. Any team accumulating three (3) send offs and or expulsions throughout this competition shall be immediately placed on probationary status. Upon receipt of a fourth (4th) player or registered team official send off or expulsion for any team, the team shall immediately be eliminated from the competition for the remainder of the current Cal North Presidents Cup Competition. The game shall be terminated by the referee upon the issuance of the fourth send off or expulsion. The preliminary round games involving the eliminated team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. In single elimination games the opposing team automatically advances. B.

Each District hosting games shall have, on site, a Protest, Appeals, Disciplinary (PAD) Committee to determine penalties for red card sendoffs and expulsions. PAD Committee decisions shall be communicated to applicable players, coaches or team officials.

C.

Any player or registered team official who is sent off or expelled from the field before, during or after a Cal North Cup Competition game shall automatically receive the recommended minimum penalty prescribed by Cal North for the applicable age group and offense per Cal North Specific Rule 4:05, Disciplinary Rulings including the mandatory two additional game suspension required for any registered team official. Additional games may be added by the Disciplinary Committee if the circumstances of the offense warrant it.

D.

Sendoffs and expulsions shall be administered in accordance with Cal North PIM 10-4. If a player or registered team official is sent off or expelled and has not served his/her suspension, the governing authority for that competition shall mail the member pass, game report and Send-Off Report to the individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s District Commissioner, with the exception of send offs / expulsions for referee assault which will be sent to the Board of Directors of this Association.

E.

The suspended individual shall be ineligible for further Cal North Cup Competition Play until the player pass is returned, upon completion of suspension. All Cal North Presidents Cup Competition suspensions must be served during Cal North Cup Competition and Regional Cup/National Cup Competition if applicable. If the individual does not complete their suspension in the current season of Cal North Presidents Cup Competition/ Regional Cup/ US Youth Soccer National Cup Competition the suspension shall carry over to the following seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cal North Cup Competition/ Regional Cup/ US Youth Soccer National Cup Competition until the suspension is completely served.

F.

When a coach or registered team official is serving a suspension earned in a previous season of Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition, he/she shall serve the suspension with the team with which he/she earned the suspension as long as the coach or registered team official is still associated with that team.

G.

When a suspension is carried over from a previous season Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer

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Regional or Nation Cup competition, if the coach or registered team official is no longer registered with the team with which he or she earned the suspension, the coach or registered team official will serve the suspension with the team that he/she is currently registered with that is competing in Cal North or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition.

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H.

Coaches or registered team officials who are listed on multiple rosters and who are suspended during Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition games will serve their suspension during the next scheduled Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition games involving the team with which they were participating as a registered team official at the time of their suspension. If that team is eliminated from Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition prior to the suspension being served in its entirety the individual will continue to serve his/her suspension in the following season with the next team to which he/she is registered and which participates in the Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition.

I.

Any individual who is sent-off or expelled during a Cal North Presidents Cup Competition game and whose suspension exceeds the minimum suspension for the conduct that caused the send-off or expulsion shall have recorded on the Cal North Refereeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Send-Off Report the reason for the additional suspended games, or an attachment to the Cal North Refereeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Send-Off Report that indicates the reason for the additional suspension. The lack of such backup may be grounds for reduction of suspension. The minimum suspensions are located in Section 4:05 of Cal North Specific Rules.

J.

Coaches or registered team officials registered or affiliated with two or more teams may not participate with any team while serving a suspension.

K.

Suspension penalties that cannot be served in the current season will carry over to the next seasonal year.

L.

All instances of Referee Assault shall be reported within 48 hours to the Cal North First Vice Chairman. Individuals accused of Referee Assault shall be immediately suspended pending a review by the Cal North Protest, Appeals & Discipline (PAD) Committee. Reports of Referee Assault should be sent to the Cal North State Office in Pleasanton.

PROTEST, APPEALS AND DISCIPLINE A. The Cal North Cup Suspension Status form will be used to record all decisions regarding send-offs and/or expulsions. Directives regarding send offs and expulsions are located in section 4:05 of the Cal North Specific Rules. B.

With cause, the Board of Directors may remove from cup competition any team, which violates section 3:01:03 of the general procedures of the Cal North Constitution.

C.

Send offs and/or expulsions are not subject to Protest or Appeal.

D.

In instances where Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Rules and US Youth Soccer Cup Competition Rules conflict, the US Youth Soccer Cup Competition Rules prevail.


E.

Referees will retain member passes for those individuals who have been sent off or expelled and along with the Cal North Referee’s Send Off Report and the game report will turn them in to the on-site Protest, Appeals and Discipline (PAD) Committee for disciplinary action. The member pass along with a copy of the Game and Referee Report card and a copy of the Cal North Referee’s Send Off Report must be sent within forty eight (48) hours to the sent off or expelled individual’s District Commissioner for further action if necessary.

F.

Referees’ judgment calls and send-offs may not be protested or appealed. Only protests or appeals of a misapplication of the Laws of the Game will be considered.

G.

Only disciplinary action that exceeds Cal North’s recommended minimum penalty for an offense for an as per section 4:05 of Cal North Rules may be appealed.

H.

In order for a protest of a competition to be valid, the referee must be notified that the game is under protest prior to leaving the field of play. The referee should record protests on game cards, inform the opposing coach and notify the Cal North Presidents Cup PAD Committee.

I.

The protest must be in writing and received by the Cal North Office within 72 hours after the game being protested. A $200.00 fee must accompany the protest or appeal and be mailed to the Cal North Office at 1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA. 94566.

J.

The decision of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee shall be forwarded to the coach within 48 hours of the Protest & Appeal Committee’s decision.

K.

Game results and Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee decisions will stand, and scheduled Cal North Presidents Cup Competition games will continue.

L.

There will be no make-up games against teams that have lost during the time of any protest or appeal procedure not filed by or against them.

M. All appeals and protests shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within five (5) days after the game has been played that is being appealed or protested. No further protest or appeal shall be allowed beyond the hearing of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee. N.

Any appeal or protest filed that pertains to any Cal North Presidents Cup Competition activity including but not limited to team entry status, player eligibility, team eligibility, or any other area pertaining to Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Play except a specific game/games shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within seven (7) days of filing of the protest and appeal.

O.

The Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee also reserves the right to make decisions regarding appeals and protests by conference phone call or other electronic communications amongst the members of the Committee relying solely on the written testimony that is submitted by the parties to the appeal or protest.

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P.

XXIII.

WITHDRAWALS A. In order to withdraw from Cal North Presidents Cup play, a team must submit a notice in writing to the Cal North office during business hours (8:00 AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 PM Monday through Friday) and must receive written confirmation from the Cal North office that the notice has been received. B.

XXIV.

XXV.

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BY ENTERING A CAL NORTH PRESIDENTS CUP COMPETITION TOURNAMENT A TEAM AGREES TO WAIVE ANY APPEAL RIGHTS OTHER THAN TO THE CAL NORTH PROTEST & APPEALS COMMITTEE.

Any team that withdraws from the Cal North Presidents Cup AFTER their application has been received by Cal North, but prior to the draw, will lose their entry fee and based on the proximity of their withdrawal date to the start of preliminary round in the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age group/gender, the team may be subject to additional fines as noted in section XXV of the Cal North Presidents Cup rules.

FINES A. Any team that withdraws from Cal North Presidents Cup play AFTER the draw, but at least one week prior to the start of scheduled play, will forfeit their entry fee and be fined $300.00. B.

Any team that withdraws from Cal North Presidents Cup less than one week prior to the start of scheduled play, but before 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before scheduled play will forfeit their entry fee and be fined $500.00.

C.

Any team that does not withdraw prior to 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the start of play, forfeits a game after the start of the preliminary round, or is eliminated from the competition per Section XVIII and/or Section XXI of the Cal North Presidents Cup Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations will forfeit their entry fee and be fined $750.00.

D.

For teams that play only one game in the preliminary round due to forfeit/forfeits these penalty fees may be used to defray their expenses.

E.

Any team that participates in Cal North Presidents Cup and fails to fulfill their commitment to participate in a qualifying Playing League as indicated in section IV-D of these rules will be fined $2000.00, and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.

F.

Any team found to have participated in Cal North Presidents Cup when not eligible to do so will be fined $2000.00 and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.

G.

It is the responsibility of each League to ensure that all Cal North Presidents Cup fees and fines are paid to Cal North. Leagues with outstanding fees and fines will be ineligible for Cal North Cup play until they pay their fees and fines.

AUTHORITY A. The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to change any rule prior to or during the


competition, and such changes will take effect five (5) days after written notification has been made to all teams entered/remaining in that competition. B.

During the competition, questions regarding interpretation of these rules and matters not addressed herein shall be resolved by the Cal North Presidents Cup Coordinator on site or by the Cal North Presidents Cup Committee Chairman.

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Cal North State Cup Directives, Rules & Regulations These rules govern Cal North State Cup Competitions and supersede any other Cal North rules to the extent that other Cal North rules may be inconsistent with these rules. RULES FOR UNDER 9, UNDER 10 AND UNDER 11 STATE CUP CAN BE LOCATED IN THE CAL NORTH JUNIOR CUP FESTIVAL DIRECTIVES, RULES & REGULATIONS DOCUMENT I.

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CAL NORTH STATE CUP COMPETITIONS A. The Cal North State Cup is a statewide event held in winter and spring. Participating teams may be subject to travel over long distances and rescheduling of games due to adverse weather conditions. Teams that do not care to travel or that lack the flexibility to play rescheduled games should not apply. B.

The purpose of the Cal North State Cup competitions is the selection of Cal North State Champions in each of the age and gender groups offered. Separate competitions will be held in both boys and girls U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19 divisions.

C.

Winners of the U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19 division competitions will be eligible to represent California Youth Soccer Association in the annual US Youth Soccer Region IV Cup Competition.

II.

JURISDICTION A. The entire Cal North State Cup competition shall be under the jurisdiction of the Cal North State Cup Committee as authorized by the Cal North Board of Directors. The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to any final decision with regard to any and all games played in these competitions.

III.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS A. Cal North State Cup competitions are open to any Under-12 through Under-19 Cal North registered team so long as such team meets Cal North State Cup entrance and eligibility requirements, is in good standing at the time of entry, and remains in good standing throughout the competition. B.

Any team that participates in an Under-11 or younger playing league may not enter the Cal North State Cup.

C.

A team or player may play in only one (1) Cal North Cup competition within the same current seasonal year. (i.e. a team or player may not play in Cal North State Cup and Cal North Presidents Cup, Cal North Association Cup or Cal North Foundersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup)

D.

Any player on a frozen cup roster is considered to have participated in cup play.

E.

Players must be properly registered with a Cal North affiliated league and their credentials approved by the District Commissioner/Registrar for the current seasonal year, in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer Rules. All roster changes will be transacted in compliance with player eligibility rules and roster add, transfer and release requirements.


F.

1.

At the time a team’s roster is frozen for Cal North Presidents Cup, the team may not have more than five rostered players who were previously rostered during the current seasonal year with a league other than the league of which the team is a member. The rostering of such players with such league shall be made in compliance with the registration rules of Cal North.

2.

U12 and U13 teams may have up to 18 registered players on their roster. U14 - U18 teams may have up to 22 registered players on the roster (only 18 rostered players are allowed to be game active for each match and the 18 players listed on the game card can change from match to match. Players who are on the roster but not active for the match can sit on the bench but cannot be in uniform)

All rostering of individuals on Cal North State Cup teams, including transfers, adds and releases will be processed in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer registration requirements. 1. A “club pass” is a player pass issued by a Cal North affiliated member league to a registered player of that league. The pass shall be issued in compliance with the rules and requirements of Cal North. 2. At the time a team’s roster is frozen for Cal North State Cup, the team may not have more than five rostered players who were previously rostered during the current seasonal year with a league other than the league of which the team is a member. The rostering of such players with such league shall be made in compliance with the registration rules of Cal North.

G.

On the Tuesday prior to the scheduled start of cup play for the team’s age group and gender the team’s cup rosters will freeze in regard to any player movement on or off the roster. In order to be included on the frozen cup roster all roster changes involving players must be processed by the District Registrar not later than midnight on the Monday prior to cup. Transactions involving player movement on or off the team roster (adds, transfers and/or releases) must be submitted to the District Registrar no later than the Friday prior to the roster freeze deadline. Beginning on the roster freeze deadline, roster changes involving players will not be permitted throughout the duration of the state-level cup competition. Only players rostered in accordance with Cal North and US Youth Soccer Cup and registration rules will be eligible to participate in Cal North Presidents Cup Competitions

H.

Registered team officials may be added to or removed from a team roster at any time prior to the Cal North State Cup competition beginning or after the Cal North State Cup Competition has begun.

I.

Cal North Teams advancing to the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships and/or the US Youth Soccer National Championships will be eligible to make additional limited roster changes following the conclusion of Cal North State Cup and again following the conclusion of US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships provided the changes are in compliance with the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series rules. All roster changes will be in compliance with Cal North player eligibility rules and roster add, transfer and release requirements and must be submitted to the Cal North State Registrar not later than 14 days

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prior to the start of competition for which the roster is being frozen a. With the exception of U19 teams, teams participating in State Cup, Region IV Championships and/or National Championship must demonstrate a continuity of rosters between the league and every level of the NCS competition by maintaining a minimum of 9 players from the league roster common to the roster of the team at every level of the competitions. For U19 teams because there is no requirement for league play for National Championship Series, the continuity of roster must be demonstrated from the frozen State Cup roster to the roster for Region IV and National Championships. The 9 core players can be a different 9 players at the Regional and National levels. b. So long as a team is in compliance with the requirement for continuity of 9 players between the levels of cup as noted previously, the team may transfer or add players to the team roster if and only if the player being added or transferred to the roster was registered in the team’s league prior to the team’s roster being frozen for state cup play. c. US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Rule 221 Section 2 states “A club may issue a club pass to any youth player who is a registered youth player of the club before the team to which the youth player is to be rostered for the State Association level of the National Championships competitions submits it National Championships roster for its first competition at the State Association level.” In Cal North Leagues, not Clubs, are the organizations that affiliate with the State Association and therefore in this rule use of the word “league” is appropriate in place of “club”. d. For complete information regarding rosters and player eligibility for the National Championships Series please refer to Part I, Section 1, item (5), Section 2, items (1) through (3); Part II, Rule 221 and Rule 224 of the Policy on US Youth Soccer National Championships IV.

TEAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS A. In order for a team to be eligible for Cal North State Cup Competition, it must submit: 1. The Cal North State Cup Competition Entry Form filled-out completely and including the signature or electronic acknowledgement of a registered team official. 2. Cal North State Cup Entry Fees in the amount of $625.00 by credit card, check or money order payable to California Youth Soccer Association. 3. A legible copy of the team’s official roster (goldenrod) that has been approved by the team’s district registrar.

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B.

Completed applications submitted by teams from a fully affiliated Cal North league, consisting of the three items in Section IV, item A, above, must be received at the Cal North office (1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA 94566) no later than 5 PM, January 2, 2013 for U12 – U18 teams and no later than 5 PM April 1, 2013 for U19 teams.

C.

Late receipt of entry through delay by the U.S. Mail, other carriers, or delivery by person cannot and will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS! Entries on anything but a Cal North State


Cup Entry form will not be accepted. Non-acceptance of entries for failure to meet entry deadlines is not protestable. D.

In order to be eligible to play in Cal North State Cup, a team must be registered with an affiliated Cal North league. With the exception of U19 teams, a team must have played in a recognized, sanctioned Cal North playing league, including Cal North Cal Soccer League (CCSL), or in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League. Qualifying league play must consist of playing in a division with at least three (3) other teams and have played three (3) different teams at least once BEFORE a team is eligible to participate in Cal North State Cup. Participation in a league for paper teams does not fulfill the league play eligibility requirement for Cal North State Cup. In a district where a team’s league does not begin play until Cal North State Cup Competition has already begun, or a team has not been able to play the required number of league games because of inclement weather, the team’s District Commissioner shall notify the Cal North State Cup Chairman in writing of the team’s conflict with this rule and explain why there is a conflict AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE STATE CUP DRAW FOR THAT TEAM’S AGE/GENDER GROUP. If the team is accepted for play in Cal North State Cup it shall be the responsibility of the team’s District Commissioner to make sure that the team meets the requirements of this paragraph BEFORE the end of the seasonal playing year of that specific year’s Cal North State Cup Competition. The District Commissioner shall notify the Cal North State Cup Chairman in writing when a team that has received a temporary exemption from this rule has met the requirements as called for in this paragraph. Participation in Cal North Cal Soccer League (CCSL) Spring Session will qualify as a team’s playing league requirement if the team registers and fulfills all other Cal North State Cup eligibility and application requirements. Any team that participates in Cal North State Cup and fails to fulfill their commitment to play in the qualifying Playing League shall be subject to severe penalties as indicated in section XXIV of these rules. Under no circumstances, and notwithstanding the foregoing, with the exception of U19 teams, will any team be eligible to participate in Cal North State Cup unless it participated as a Cal North team in a regular Cal North league or the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League. A team cannot establish eligibility by participating in league or other play only for the purpose of creating or establishing eligibility to participate in Cal North State Cup.

E.

Any team that enters Cal North State Cup Competition agrees to play WHEREVER it is assigned to play within the Cal North geographical boundaries without complaint to Cal North.

F.

Cal North considers each team that enters Cal North State Cup to be in receipt of the Cal North State Cup rules as well as the Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs through the publication and posting of the annual issue of Cal North Team Manual and/or as a requirement of the completion of the online Cal North State Cup application process. Claims of not having read same before submitting a team entry are not admissible. Each team representative’s signature or electronic acknowledgement on the Cal North State Cup Entry Form is confirmation that the team has complied with the above requirements.

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V.

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RESERVE POOL REQUIREMENTS A. Any team that enters Cal North State Cup after the January 2, 2013 deadline for U12-U18 teams or the April 1, 2013 deadline for U19 teams and meets all other entrance requirements will be placed into the Reserve Pool and is not guaranteed the opportunity to play. B.

Teams entering the Reserve Pool for Cal North State Cup are subject to all Cal North State Cup eligibility requirements.

C.

Teams must meet the entry form and roster submission requirements as cited in the Cal North State Cup Team Entrance Requirements.

D.

Any team that applies to Cal North State Cup as a Reserve Pool team will be assessed an additional fee of $100.00 above the regular Cal North State Cup entry fee.

E.

Teams’ Reserve Pool entry fees of $725.00 must be paid by credit card, certified check, money order, or bank cashier’s check.

F.

Prior to the State Cup draw the Cal North State Cup Committee or designees may, by means of a blind draw, select additional teams from the Reserve Pool for teams in a particular age group in order to make that division divisible by four (4)

G.

The Cal North State Cup Committee or designees cannot draw any additional teams from the Reserve Pool other than to attain a division of play that is divisible by four (4)for the Cal North State Cup in the specific age/gender above the number of teams that have entered Cal North State Cup at the time of the Cal North State Cup entry deadline. The selection will be made through a blind draw from the teams that have entered Cal North State Cup Reserve Pool in the specific age group/gender at the time of the State Cup Reserve Pool deadline.

H.

The deadline to adjust and add teams to create brackets divisible by four (4) for the Cal North State Cup draw shall be at 5:00 PM on the Monday preceding the draw for each age/gender division of play.

I.

The Cal North State Cup Committee or designees may draw from the Reserve Pool if a team drops from Cal North State Cup play in the team’s proper age/gender division.

J.

After the Cal North State Cup draw has taken place, whenever a team is needed to fill a vacancy that occurs in a bracket, a team in the Reserve Pool in the proper age/gender group shall be blind drawn from the Reserve Pool.

K.

Any team not blind drawn from the Reserve Pool when play commences shall have $625.00 of its entry fee returned to the team within thirty (30) days from the first day of play in the team’s age/gender division. The $100.00 that will be retained by Cal North is an administrative late fee.


VI.

CREDENTIALS A. Prior to participating in any round of Cal North State Cup competition, credentials that have been approved by the appropriate District or State Registrar for each participating team, player and registered team official shall be presented. Credentials must be properly approved beginning with the first preliminary round game. B.

An original Cal North Team roster (goldenrod) must be authorized by the team’s District Registrar prior to the team participating in any round/game of Cal North State Cup Competition Play.

C.

Properly approved team, player, and registered team official credentials that meet Cal North State Cup requirements will be required at each and every game in order to participate in Cal North State Cup Competition.

D.

Any improper player’s or registered team official’s member pass shall be retained by the Cal North State Cup staff which will result in the individual being ineligible to participate until proper credentials are cleared with either their District Commissioner or District Registrar and presented to the Cal North State Cup Credentials Committee for clearance.

E.

A US Youth Soccer member pass with original wet ink signature of the player’s parent or guardian in the completed Consent for Medical Treatment section must be presented for each player. Players who are 18 years or older at the time of competition MUST sign their own forms.

F.

Any exception to the requirement for presenting properly approved credentials for a team, player and/or registered team official prior to the start of a game can only be approved after a review of the facts by the Third Vice Chairman and the on-site cup staff, as well as confirmation by the team’s District Registrar and/or Cal North Registration Committee Chair that the team, player(s) and/or registered team official(s) are properly registered and approved for participation in Cal North competition. In the absence of the Third Vice Chairman the Chairman of the Board or the 1st Vice Chairman may be consulted.

G.

The credential(s) for which an exception is allowed must be presented to on-site cup staff before the conclusion of the weekend on which the game in which the exception was granted takes place.

H.

If it is later deemed that the team, player(s) or registered team official(s) for which an exception was granted is not properly approved and credentialed or is not eligible to participate in Cal North competition, the individual(s) will be subject to any and all Cal North disciplinary policies, including but not limited to Cal North State Cup forfeiture and fine policies.

I.

An ineligible player, participating in a Cal North State Cup Competition shall cause his/her team to forfeit any game that the player has participated in and may result in further disciplinary action, against the team’s coach, registered team official, or player by the Cal North Board of Directors.

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VII.

TEAM FORMATION A. Any team entering Cal North State Cup may not release a player or players in order to qualify for a lower age group division. B. A team is required to play in Cal North State Cup at the oldest age group at which it was ever rostered during the seasonal year. C. Player releases are allowed only in certain circumstances as specified in Cal North and US Youth Soccer registration rules. D. The team must demonstrate continuity of rosters between league play and Cal North State Cup competition by maintaining a minimum of nine (9) players common to the rosters of both competitions.(Under 19 teams are exempt from this requirement as they are not subject to the league play requirement.)

VIII.

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SEEDING A. There will be seeding of eight (8) teams in the Under 12 through Under 19 age divisions. In order to have eight (8) teams seeded, the age group must have the minimum number of teams necessary to create no fewer than 8 brackets; otherwise only four will be seeded. B.

The eight (8) teams that will be seeded for the current season’s Cal North State Cup Tournament in the above referenced age divisions will be last season’s Cal North State Cup Winner, Runner Up, and the six remaining quarter-finalists that have moved up one age group division for the current season’s Cal North State Cup Competition. In the event that a team played up an age group in the previous season’s Cal North State Cup Competition and they are a seeded team based on the team being a finalist in the previous season’s Cal North State Cup Competition they will take precedent in the seeding of teams in their age/gender division over any team that is moving up an age group from the previous season’s Cal North State Cup Competition. The previous season’s Cal North State Cup Champion will be seeded #1, the previous season’s Cal North State Cup Runner Up will be seeded #2, the determining factor as to the order of the remaining quarter-finalist teams shall be determined by the results of the semi-final or quarter-final games in which the teams participated in during the previous season’s Cal North State Cup Competition. The #3 and #4 seeds will be the nonadvancing semi-finalist teams and will be seeded third and fourth based on the following tie breakers: 1) Goal differential, goals scored versus goals allowed, (if one team lost 0-4 (-4 goal differential) and the other team lost 1-3 (-2 goal differential), the team with the 1-3 loss would be the #3 seed). 2) Least goals allowed. 3) Most goals scored. 4) Coin toss. Tie breaking procedures will begin with (1) and continue in numerical sequence to (4). When one of the tiebreakers shows a differential between the teams, the prevailing team shall become the #3 seed immediately without continuing to any other tiebreakers. Seeds # 5, # 6, #7, and #8 will be the non-advancing quarter-finalist teams and will be seeded in order based on the tie breaking system used for determining the third and fourth seeds.

C.

For purposes of seeding, if a game between the previous season’s quarter finalists remained tied at the end of the regulation and overtime periods, resulting in kicks from the mark to determine the winner, the score as it stood at the conclusion of the overtime periods will be used in the determination of seeding (for example, if one team lost 1-2 and the other team tied 2-2, the team with the 2-2 tie would receive the higher seed.)


D.

In the event that a team does not meet the eligibility requirements to be a seeded team even though the team was a finalist from the preceding season’s Cal North State Cup Competition, or the team is not entered in the current Cal North State Cup Competition, all teams seeded below that team will be moved up in the seeding and no new teams will be seeded to fill the vacant seeding position created by the move up of the other teams.

E.

In order to qualify for a seeded position in Cal North State Cup Play, a team must essentially be the same team that played in Cal North State Cup the previous season. The criteria for determining if a team is to be considered a returning team is as follows: 1. At least fifty percent (50%) of the team’s players return from the previous year’s Cal North State Cup Team Roster. 2. The team is rostered and the players are registered with the same league and district, as they were the previous season. 3. The team is in good standing with their league and district. 4. Any team that does not meet these criteria shall go into the blind-draw pool with all the other teams in its respective age division; and, that age division shall have less than four (4) seeded teams. 5. The Cal North State Cup Chairman shall send a response form to the Cal North State Registrar with the names of all teams that were either finalists, semifinalists or quarterfinalists in the previous year’s Cal North State Cup competition. The State Registrar will then be asked to verify whether these teams meet the criteria listed in 1-3 above.

IX.

BRACKETING A. All properly received Cal North State Cup entries will be entered into preliminary rounds by a modified blind-draw B.

Teams will be bracketed for the preliminary rounds by means of a blind draw conducted by the Cal North State Cup Committee or designees

C.

The Cal North State Cup Committee reserves the right to restructure/eliminate brackets due to teams dropping to try to ensure as many brackets as possible have 4 teams in them.

D.

The winners of each bracket will advance to single elimination round competition. The Cal North State Cup Committee reserves the right when necessary to bring two (2) teams forward to the next round from certain predetermined brackets in the preliminary round of play to ensure that all age divisions will have complete quarter-final play in the competition.

E.

The bracket winners and runners-up will be determined by the scoring point system outlined in Section XVI of the Cal North State Cup Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations.

F.

The Cal North State Cup Committee reserves the right to combine brackets with less than

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three (3) teams in the brackets after the draw has taken place. (This would take place after a team has dropped from the competition and there are not any teams available in the Reserve Pool to take the place of the team/teams that have withdrawn from competition in the specific bracket or brackets.) The combining of these brackets must take place no later than 6:00 PM on the Tuesday prior to the first weekend of play in the particular age/gender division that is being adjusted.

X.

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G.

If the draw has taken place and due to an administrative error a team must be added to a Cal North State Cup age/gender group, that team will be placed into the competition as follows: All brackets of three (3) in the specific age/gender group will be put into a hat, one of the brackets will be drawn from the hat and the team will be inserted as the fourth (4th) team in that bracket.

H.

If in the opinion of the Cal North State Cup Chairman and his/her Committee an uncorrectable error is made in the draw of a division of teams and it is discovered after the draw had taken place, the Cal North State Cup Chairman and Cal North State Cup Committee shall determine the best and most expeditious manner in which to redraw the particular division/divisions if they determine that a partial or complete redraw is necessary. The implementation of this shall be done as quickly as possible with the approval of the Cal North 3rd Vice Chairman.

I.

If, due to the withdrawal of teams, half or more of the preliminary brackets contain three or fewer teams, the Cal North State Cup Committee may schedule a redraw of that age group. In addition, the Cal North State Cup Committee may redraw any age group if withdrawals reduce the total number of teams in that age group competition to a level, which would eliminate the need for an extra round of competition.

J.

Cal North reserves the right to cancel an age/group gender division that does not have a minimum of eight qualified applicants at the time of the application deadline. If the determination is made to cancel any age/group gender division the team will be offered a refund in full or the opportunity to migrate to any other Cal North cup age/group gender division for which they are qualified. When migrating to a different Cal North cup any applicable refund or additional application fees will be applied.

SCHEDULING A. Requests for scheduling accommodations or adjustments on behalf of any specific team will not be taken into consideration when creating schedules. B.

A complete schedule of games, playing dates, and opponents will be published and distributed to all teams as soon as possible after the draw takes place prior to the preliminary round games beginning.

C.

THERE WILL BE NO RESCHEDULING OF GAMES TO ACCOMMODATE OUT-OF-STATE TOURNAMENTS, LEAGUE GAMES, SOCIAL EVENTS, SCHOOL AND/OR COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS.


XI.

XII.

D.

It is the responsibility of each team to be aware of all potential conflicts which may affect its ability and the ability of its players to participate in Cal North State Cup competition on any and all dates for which play is scheduled for its age group (both primary dates for play and alternate dates for play).

E.

A game upon which a protest/appeal is upheld will be replayed as called for by the Cal North Protest and Appeals Committee. It shall be the responsibility of the Cal North State Cup Chairman to reschedule the game and set a time and place for the game that will allow all Cal North State Cup Competition play to continue with the least amount of delay.

F.

The team listed first on the Cal North-issued schedule of games shall be the HOME TEAM in all cases and will provide a game ball.

COMPETITION PROCEDURES A. All games will be governed by the FIFA Laws of the Game and those rules included in the US Youth Soccer Rules and Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs unless the rules of this competition specify otherwise. B.

For this competition Cal North unlimited substitution rules as indicated in PIM 10-3 item E will be in effect.

C.

Each district is expected to provide one field for every four teams which enter Cal North State Cup in the U14 to U19 age groups and one field for every six teams that enter in the U12 to U13 age groups. For every two (2) fields that a Hosting District provides, at least one (1) of its teams will be scheduled at home during the Preliminary Rounds.

D.

For preliminary round games, the host district is responsible for supplying referees and game fields (and/or alternative fields).

E.

It is recommended that field marshals be available for crowd control, etc.

F.

In single elimination games, both teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bench areas will be on the same side of the field, and coaching from the sideline will not be permitted except as in accordance with FIFA directives.

G.

Spectator areas will be established on the opposite side of the field at single elimination games. No individual is allowed on the team side of the field in these games unless they are credentialed members of one of the teams participating in the game.

H.

No more than four (4) registered team officials from each team including coaches shall be on the same side of the field as the teams during second round, round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal and finals play.

UNIFORMS A. The appearance of players is a vital extension of the game. A playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team uniform confirms the identity of the club or organization that the player represents. It should be worn with pride.

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XIII.

B.

Stockings/socks must be of the same color (a player must wear stockings/socks of a matching color) and should be correctly worn in the pulled-up position covering shin pads or guards.

C.

Shirts/ jerseys shall be neatly tucked into their shorts.

D.

The wearing of tracksuit trousers or long tights in a color that coordinates with the team’s colors is permissible in adverse weather.

E.

Cyclists’ pants, tights, etc., may be worn under a player’s shorts if they are the same color as the shorts.

F.

The wearing of long sleeve base-layer under garments beneath the players’ uniform jerseys is permitted in the following instances: 1) if the base-layer under garment is the same color as the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey; 2) if a black base-layer under garment is worn by the team when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a dark color; 3) if a white base-layer under garment is worn when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a light color. Any player who wears a base-layer under garment must wear a base-layer garment that matches those worn by the other members of his/her team.

G.

All Cal North State Cup referees will be instructed to enforce this uniform rule in all games.

H.

Home teams will change jerseys in the event of a conflict in jersey color. When changing jerseys, teams must adhere to the rule regarding the base-layer undergarments.

I.

The referee will have final determination as to whether or not a team must change their jersey or base layer under-garment due to conflicting colors.

FIELDS A. Fields should be properly marked and ready by game time, with corner flags and nets in good condition. B. The recommended minimum dimensions for game fields are: 100 yards long x 60 yards wide for U12 and U13; 100 yards long x 70 yards wide for U14 - U19. C. The Cal North State Cup Chairman may place games on different sized fields if the use of such fields is necessary for the timely play of Cal North State Cup games. D. The referee’s decision, as to whether any field is playable or not, is not protestable.

XIV.

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GAME LENGTH A. Length of games, overtime periods, and ball specifications shall be as follows: Age Group

Preliminary

U17,U18,U19 U15, U16 U13, U14 U12

two - 40 min. two - 35 min. two - 30 min. two - 25 min.

Single Elimination two - 45 min. two - 40 min. two - 35 min. two - 30 min.

O.T. Period

Ball Size

Circumference

Weight

two - 15 min. two - 15 min. two - 10 min. two - 10 min.

#5 #5 #5 #4

27"-28" 27"-28" 27"-28" 25"-26"

14-16 oz's. 14-16 oz's. 14-16 oz's. 11-13 oz's.


B.

The length of games played in the opening round and any subsequent Round-Robin round of Cal North Cup Competition will be reduced by five (5) minutes per half.

C.

Single elimination games shall be regulation length.

D.

All ties in the opening round shall stand and no extra time shall be played SUBJECT TO LAW 7 OF THE LAWS OF THE GAME.

E.

In single-elimination games, the Golden Goal rule will be in place.

F.

If the teams remain tied at the end of overtime play, then the winner shall be determined by kicks from the penalty spot per FIFA.

XV.

GAME REPORT A. Cal North State Cup Competition Game and Referee Report (game cards), supplied by Cal North, shall be presented to the referee and will be used for all Cal North State Cup games. Such game cards, properly filled out, will be submitted by the hosting venue to the Cal North office at the conclusion of each weekend of play.

XVI.

SCORING A. In the preliminary rounds, the following point system will be used to determine which teams advance. 3 points for a WIN 1 point for a TIE 0 points for a LOSS B.

If teams are tied in points at the conclusion of the preliminary round, the following tiebreaking procedure will be employed to determine which teams advance to the next round: 1. Results of head-to-head competition between teams that are tied. 2. Goal differential (goals scored minus goals allowed to a maximum differential of 4 per game). 3. Least goals allowed. 4. Most goals scored to a maximum of 4 per game. 5. Kicks taken from the penalty spot per FIFA

C.

In three team groups, if FIFA kicks involve a team that had completed play on a previous day and is unavailable to take the kicks, an alternative time and site for the kicks shall be scheduled by the Cal North State Cup Committee Chairman.

D.

To determine the advancing team(s) when more than two teams in a bracket are tied at the end of the preliminary round matches, the tie breaker criteria listed in section XVI, items B and C will be applied in the order listed to determine the placement of each team in the bracket, beginning at tie breaker #2. One or more teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; order of finish in the bracket can be determined at any step of the tie breaking process. Until the order of finish of each of the tied teams in the bracket can be determined, the tie breaking steps will be applied in the

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order shown without reverting to a previous step at any time during the tie breaking determination. E.

Should three or more teams be tied at the end of the preliminary round after completing the above list of tie-breakers, a Round Robin Shoot-out will then be utilized as follows: Ten (10) shots will be taken per team, five (5) each against opposing keepers. Total from two (2) shoot-outs, i.e. Team A scores 3 versus Team B keeper, then scores 2 versus Team C keeper, Team A’s total is 5. Team with most goals advances. If teams remain tied after two (2) rounds, re-shoot. Coach will designate ten (10) shooters of which ANY ROSTERED PLAYER may shoot. Round 1 Team A 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team B Keeper Team B 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team C Keeper Team C 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team A Keeper Round 2 Team A 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team C Keeper Team B 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team A Keeper Team C 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team B Keeper

XVII.

CANCELLATIONS A. In the event of inclement weather, the host district is responsible for informing the Cal North Office, the Cal North Third Vice Chair, the Cal North State Cup Committee Chairman, and the State Cup Committee members as soon as possible before games if fields are unplayable. Only the Cal North State Cup Committee Chairman may reschedule a game for different dates. If inclement weather should necessitate field and/ or playing date change, it is the prerogative of the Cal North State Cup Committee Chairman to schedule such changes. District Cal North State Cup Coordinators may, if necessitated by inclement weather, make last minute changes to different playing sites. B.

XVIII.

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Makeup games necessitated by cancellations due to inclement weather or games replayed due to a Protest and Appeals decision may be scheduled by the Cal North State Cup Committee Chairman on consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday) or between scheduled dates (weekdays). The Cal North State Cup Committee Chairman’s decisions are not protestable.

ABANDONED/TERMINATED GAMES A. Should a scheduled game be terminated or abandoned before its completion and the situation is not covered by Cal North State Cup Competition Rules, or National Cup Rules, the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest & Appeals (P&A) Committee. B.

The terms “abandon” and “terminate” are interchangeable and mean the same thing for purposes of Cal North State Cup Competition play.

C.

A game can be abandoned or terminated by the referee when one of the following situations occur:


1. The referee is unable to control the players on the field. 2. The referee is unable to control the actions of individuals that are not playing in the game (coaches / registered team officials / spectators, etc.) 3. The field has become unsafe to play on for any reason (weather related, objects being thrown onto the field, or any other circumstance that makes the field unsafe for play. 4. The referee has been instructed by a Cal North State Cup Competition Administrator to abandon/terminate for a specific purpose related to Cal North State Cup Competition Rules. 5. The referee and his/her assistants have been threatened by a player, coach, registered team official, and/or spectator and feel that it is in the best interest of the referees/assistant referees to abandon/terminate the game and leave the site. 6. Any reasons that are consistent with the risk of continuing to play being outweighed by the possibility of someone being seriously injured if the game continues. 7. The team does not have present at least one registered team official of the appropriate age with the required Cal North credentials at any time ONCE the game has begun. If this situation occurs the game will be deemed an abandoned/terminated game. D.

A game can be deemed abandoned/terminated ONLY after the game has begun OR just prior to the game IF the field is determined to be unsafe for play or the weather is such that in the opinion of the referee OR a Cal North State Cup Competition Administrator the game cannot be played for reasons of safety or potential field damage. Any game that is abandoned / terminated prior to the game beginning shall be played at a later time UNLESS the game will not have any bearing on which team wins the bracket that the two (2) teams are in.

E.

Once a game has BEGUN and the game is abandoned/terminated the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee regardless of at what point during the game it was abandoned/terminated. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and disciplinary committee shall render a decision as to the status of the game within seventy-two (72) hours of the written information reaching the Cal North First Vice Chairman, which shall allow the competition to continue pending a decision by the Cal North PAD Committee. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may determine that game that was abandoned / terminated must be played over again in its entirety.

F.

The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may also take separate action regarding teams, or individuals behavior that are related to the abandonment/termination of any game as a result of information that has been brought to their attention during the review of the abandoned/terminated game or games.

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XIX.

FORFEITURES A. In the event that a team forfeits and/or withdraws during the preliminary round competition, all games involving that team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. If a team forfeits one game, all games that team is scheduled to play are forfeit. B.

A game is forfeit when: 1. A team does not show up to play at the time and field at which they are scheduled to play as per the Cal North State Cup Competition Schedule. It is the team’s responsibility to know when and where they are assigned to play ANY Cal North State Cup Competition Game in which they are scheduled to participate. It is the team’s responsibility to be aware of any schedule changes that take place in Cal North State Cup Competition play that affects their team. 2. A team is not ready to play within fifteen (15) minutes of the scheduled start time of a Cal North State Cup Competition Game in which the team has been scheduled to participate with AT LEAST seven (7) players who have proper credentials as specified in the Cal North State Cup Competition Rules and who are dressed in uniforms that meet the Cal North State Cup Competition Guidelines. The team must also have a registered team official of the appropriate age and with proper Cal North credentials as called for in the Cal North State Cup Competition Rules at the beginning of and throughout the game. 3. A team allows a player, registered team official, or coach to participate in a Cal North State Cup game and it is found out before, during, or after the game that the player, coach OR registered team official was not properly credentialed, was not in good standing or was otherwise ineligible to participate in the game/games.

XX.

C.

Once a game has begun, the game cannot be a forfeit UNLESS one of the teams has at least one individual that is not eligible to participate in Cal North State Cup Competition Play AND the individual participates in the game as described in Section B, Item 3 above.

D.

If due to a sendoff during the game there is no adult who is a registered team official available to take charge of the team, the game shall immediately be terminated and the opposing team shall be declared the winner of the game. If the score of the game exceeds 1 - 0 in favor of the opposing team at the time of the game being terminated that score shall stand as the final score of the game. If the score is 1 - 1 or the score favors the team that is causing the game to be terminated the score shall be recorded as a 1 - 0 score in favor of the opposing team.

AWARDS A. A commemorative team trophy will be presented to the winning team’s coach. B.

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Participation pins will be given to all teams up to a maximum of twenty (20) per team for U12-U13 teams and twenty-four (24) per team for U14 - U19 teams.


C.

XXI.

XXII.

Individual championship game medals will be presented as follows: A maximum of twenty (20) medals per team for U12-U13 teams and twenty-four (24) medals per team for U14 U19 teams.

ADVANCEMENT IN THE US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES A. Age group champions of the U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19 division competitions will be eligible to represent California Youth Soccer Association at the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships (Far West Regionals.) B.

Age group finalists of the U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19 division competitions may have the opportunity to attend the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships should Cal North be selected to send a Wild Card team in their age group/gender. Wild Card slots are selected by blind draw at the US Youth Soccer Region IV Council meeting at the annual US Youth Soccer Workshops and Convention.

C.

Champions in the U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19 division competitions at Far West Regionals are eligible to represent Region IV at the US Youth Soccer National Championship competition.

D.

Teams advancing to the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships (Far West Regionals) and/or the US Youth Soccer Nationals Championships will be subject to all current rules as designated in the US Youth Soccer Region IV Far West Regional Championships Operations Manual and the Policy on US Youth Soccer National Championships.

E.

Should US Youth Soccer Region IV and/or US Youth Soccer rules change to include age groups not now included in National Championships Cal North will consider including the age groups to advance in accordance with the US Youth Soccer and Region IV Rules.

SEND OFFS / EXPULSIONS / SUSPENSIONS A. Any team accumulating three (3) send offs and or expulsions throughout this competition shall be immediately placed on probationary status. Upon receipt of a fourth (4th) player/registered team official sendoff / expulsion for any team, the team shall immediately be eliminated from this competition for the remainder of the current Cal North State Cup Competition. The game shall be terminated by the referee upon the issuance of the fourth send off or expulsion. The preliminary round games involving the eliminated team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. In single elimination games the opposing team automatically advances. B.

Each District hosting games shall have, on site, a Protest, Appeals, Disciplinary (PAD) Committee to determine penalties for red card sendoffs and expulsions. PAD Committee decisions shall be communicated to applicable players, coaches or team officials.

C.

Any player or registered team official who is sent off or expelled from the field before, during or after a Cal North Cup Competition game shall automatically receive the recommended minimum penalty prescribed by Cal North for the applicable age group and offense per Cal North Specific Rule 4:05, Disciplinary Rulings including the mandatory two additional game suspension required for any registered team official. Additional games may be added by the Disciplinary Committee if the circumstances of the offense warrant it.

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D.

Sendoffs and expulsions shall be administered in accordance with Cal North PIM 10-4. If a player or registered team official is sent off or expelled and has not served his/her suspension, the governing authority for that competition shall mail the member pass, game report and Send-Off Report to the individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s District Commissioner, with the exception of send offs / expulsions for referee assault which will be sent to the Board of Directors of this Association.

E.

The suspended individual shall be ineligible for further Cal North Cup Competition Play until the player pass is returned, upon completion of suspension. All Cal North State Cup Competition suspensions must be served during Cal North Cup Competition and Regional Cup/National Cup Competition if applicable. If the individual does not complete their suspension in the current season of Cal North State Cup Competition/ Regional Cup/ US Youth Soccer National Cup Competition the suspension shall carry over to the following yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cal North Cup Competition/ Regional Cup/ US Youth Soccer National Cup Competition until the suspension is completely served.

F.

When a coach or registered team official is serving a suspension earned in a previous season of Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition, he/she shall serve the suspension with the team with which he/she earned the suspension as long as the coach or registered team official is still associated with that team.

G.

When a suspension is carried over from a previous season Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition, if the coach or registered team official is no longer registered with the team with which he or she earned the suspension, the coach or registered team official will serve the suspension with the team that he/she is currently registered with that is competing in Cal North or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition.

H.

Coaches or registered team officials who are listed on multiple rosters and who are suspended during Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition games will serve their suspension during the next scheduled Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition games involving the team with which they were participating as a registered team official at the time of their suspension. If that team is eliminated from Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition prior to the suspension being served in its entirety the individual will continue to serve his/her suspension in the following season with the next team to which he/she is registered and which participates in the Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition.

I.

Coaches or registered team officials registered or affiliated with two or more teams may not participate with any team while serving a suspension.

J.

Suspension penalties that cannot be served in the current season will carry over to the next seasonal year.

K.

Any individual that is sent-off or expelled during a Cal North State Cup Competition game and the suspension exceeds the minimum suspension for the conduct that caused the send-


off or expulsion shall have recorded on the Cal North Referee’s Send-Off Report the reason for the additional suspended games, or an attachment to the Cal North Referee’s Send-Off Report that gives the reason for the additional suspension. The lack of such backup may be grounds for reduction of suspension. The minimum suspensions are located in Section 4:05 of Cal North Specific Rules. L.

XXIII.

All instances of Referee Assault shall be reported within 48 hours to the Cal North First Vice Chairman. Individuals accused of Referee Assault shall be immediately suspended pending a review by the Cal North Protest, Appeals & Discipline (PAD) Committee. Reports of Referee Assault should be sent to the Cal North State Office in Pleasanton.

PROTEST, APPEALS AND DISCIPLINE A. The Cal North Cup Suspension Status form will be used to record all decisions regarding send-offs and/or expulsions. Directives regarding send offs and expulsions are located in section 4:05 of the Cal North Specific Rules. B.

With cause, the Board of Directors may remove from cup competition any team, which violates section 3:01:03 of the general procedures of the Cal North Constitution.

C.

Send offs and/or expulsions are not subject to Protest or Appeal.

D.

In instances where Cal North State Cup Competition Rules and US Youth Soccer Championship Series Rules conflict, the US Youth Soccer Cup Competition Rules prevail.

E.

Referees will retain member passes for those individuals who have been sent off or expelled and along with the Cal North Referee Send Off Report and the game report will turn them in to the on-site Protest, Appeals and Discipline (PAD) Committee for disciplinary action. The member pass along with a copy of the Game and Referee Report card and a copy of the Cal North Referee’s Send Off Report must be sent within forty eight (48) hours to the sent off or expelled individual’s District Commissioner for further action if necessary.

F.

Referees’ judgment calls and send-offs may not be protested or appealed. Only protests or appeals of a misapplication of the Laws of the Game will be considered.

G.

Only disciplinary action that exceeds Cal North’s recommended minimum penalty for an offense for an as per section 4:05 of Cal North Rules may be appealed.

H.

In order for a protest of a competition to be valid, the referee must be notified that the game is under protest prior to leaving the field of play. The referee should record protests on game cards, inform the opposing coach.

I.

The protest must be in writing and received by the Cal North Office within 72 hours after the game being protested. A $200.00 fee must accompany the protest or appeal and be mailed to the Cal North Office at 1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA. 94566.

J.

The decision of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee shall be forwarded to the coach within 48 hours of the P & A Committee’s decision.

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K.

Game results and Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee decisions will stand, and scheduled Cal North State Cup Competition games will continue.

L.

There will be no make-up games against teams that have lost during the time of any protest or appeal procedure not filed by or against them.

M. All appeals and protests shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within five (5) days after the game has been played that is being appealed or protested. No further protest or appeal shall be allowed beyond the hearing of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee.

XXIV.

N.

Any appeal or protest filed that pertains to any Cal North State Cup Competition Activity including but not limited to team entry status, player eligibility, team eligibility, or any other area pertaining to Cal North State Cup Competition Play except a specific game/games shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within seven (7) days of filing of the protest and appeal.

O.

The Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee also reserves the right to make decisions regarding appeals and protests by conference phone call or other electronic communications amongst the members of the Committee relying solely on the written testimony that is submitted by the parties to the appeal or protest.

P.

BY ENTERING A CAL NORTH STATE CUP COMPETITION TOURNAMENT A TEAM AGREES TO WAIVE ANY APPEAL RIGHTS OTHER THAN TO THE CAL NORTH PROTEST & APPEALS COMMITTEE.

WITHDRAWALS A. In order to withdraw from Cal North State Cup play, a team must submit a notice in writing to the Cal North office during business hours (8:00 AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 PM Monday through Friday) and must receive written confirmation from the Cal North office that the notice has been received. B.

XXV.

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Any team that withdraws from the Cal North State Cup AFTER their application has been received by Cal North, but prior to the draw, will lose their entry fee and based on the proximity of their withdrawal date to the start of preliminary round in the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age group/gender, the team may be subject to additional fines as noted in section XXV of the Cal North State Cup rules.

FINES A. Any team that withdraws from Cal North State Cup play AFTER the draw, but at least one week prior to the start of scheduled play, will lose their entry fee and be fined $300.00. B.

Any team that withdraws from Cal North State Cup less than one week prior to the start of scheduled play, but before 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before scheduled play will lose their entry fee and be fined $500.00.

C.

Any team that does not withdraw prior to 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the start of play, forfeits a game after the start of the preliminary round, or is eliminated from the competition


per Section XVIII and/or Section XXI of the Cal North State Cup Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations will lose their entry fee and be fined $750.00.

XXVI.

D.

For teams that play only one game in the preliminary round due to forfeit/forfeits these penalty fees may be used to defray their expenses.

E.

Any team that participates in Cal North State Cup and fails to fulfill their commitment to participate in a qualifying Playing League as indicated in section IV-D of these rules will be fined $2000.00, and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.

F.

Any team found to have participated in Cal North State Cup when not eligible to do so will be fined $2000.00 and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.

G.

It is the responsibility of each League to ensure that all Cal North State Cup fees and fines are paid to Cal North. Leagues with outstanding fees and fines will be ineligible for Cal North Cup play until they pay their fees and fines.

AUTHORITY A. The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to change any rule prior to or during the competition, and such changes will take effect five (5) days after written notification has been made to all teams entered/remaining in that competition. B. During the competition, questions regarding interpretation of these rules and matters not addressed herein shall be resolved by the Cal North State Cup Coordinator on site or by the Cal North State Cup Committee Chairman.

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Cal North Junior Cup Directives, Rules & Regulations These rules govern California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) Junior Cup Festival Competitions including the Under 10 Cal North Founders’ Cup, the Under 9 – Under 11 Cal North Association Cup and the Under 9 – Under 11 Cal North State Cup. These rules supersede any other Cal North rules to the extent that other Cal North rules may be inconsistent with these rules. I. A.

B.

II. A.

CAL NORTH JUNIOR CUP FESTIVAL COMPETITIONS The Cal North Junior Cup Festival is a statewide event that includes the small sided cup competition for U10 Founders’ Cup, U9-U11 Association Cup and U9-U11 State Cup. The games are held in fall and winter. Participating teams may be subject to travel over long distances and rescheduling of games due to adverse weather conditions. Teams that do not care to travel, or that lack the flexibility to play rescheduled games, should not apply. The purpose of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival is the selection of Cal North State Champions in each of the cups, gender and age group offered. Separate competitions will be held in both boys and girls U10 divisions of Founders’ Cup, boys and girls U9-U11 divisions of Association Cup and boys and girls U9-U11 divisions of State Cup. JURISDICTION The entire Cal North Junior Cup Festival competition shall be under the jurisdiction of the Cal North Founders’ Cup, Association Cup and State Cup Committees as authorized by the Cal North Board of Directors. The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to any final decision with regard to any and all games played in these competitions.

III. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS A. Cal North Junior Cup Festival competitions are open to any Under-9 through Under-11 team that is properly registered and credentialed with a US Soccer affiliated organization so long as such team meets Cal North Junior Cup Festival entrance and eligibility requirements, is in good standing at the time of entry, and remains in good standing throughout the competition.

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B.

Any team that participates in an Under-8 or younger playing league may not enter the Cal North Junior Cup Festival.

C.

A team or player may play in only one (1) Cal North Cup competition within the same current seasonal year. (i.e. team or player may not play in Cal North Junior Cup Festival in more than one cup nor can the player or team participate in Cal North Junior Cup Festival and then go on to participate in Cal North State Cup, Cal North Presidents Cup, Cal North Association Cup or Cal North Founders’ Cup)

D.

Players must be properly registered with US Soccer affiliated organization and their credentials approved in accordance with the requirements of their governing organization for the current seasonal year.

E.

All rostering of individuals on Cal North Junior Cup Festival teams, including transfers, adds and releases will be processed in accordance with the rules and requirements of their governing organization.


IV.

TEAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS A. In order for a team to be eligible for Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition, it must submit: 1. The Cal North Junior Cup Festival Founders’ Cup, Association Cup or State Cup Competition Entry Form filled out completely and including the signature or electronic acknowledgement of a registered team official. 2.

Cal North Junior Cup Festival Team Entry Fees on in the form of a credit card, check or money order payable to California Youth Soccer Association. a.

For Cal North member teams the entry fee is $450.00 for Founders’ Cup, $550.00 for Association Cup and $625.00 for State Cup.

b.

For teams registered with other US Soccer affiliated organizations the team entry fee is $500.00 for Founders’ Cup, $600.00 for Association Cup and $675.00 for State Cup.

3. A legible copy of the team’s official roster that has been authorized by the team’s district registrar for Cal North teams or by the team’s governing organization for teams that are members of other US Soccer affiliated organizations. B.

Completed applications submitted by teams consisting of the three items in Section IV, item A above, must be received at the Cal North office (1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA 94566) no later than 5 PM, November 1, 2012.

C.

Late receipt of entry through delay by the U.S. Mail, other carriers, or delivery by person cannot and will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS! Entries on anything but a Cal North Junior Cup Festival Founders’ Cup, Association Cup or State Cup Entry form will not be accepted. Non acceptance of entries for failure to meet entry deadlines is not protestable.

D.

In order to be eligible to play in Cal North Junior Cup Festival a team must be registered with either California Youth Soccer Association or an organization that is affiliated with US Soccer. A team must have played in a recognized, sanctioned playing league with at least three (3) other teams and have played three (3) different teams at least once BEFORE a team is eligible to participate in Cal North Junior Cup Festival. Participation in a league for “paper teams” does not fulfill the league play eligibility requirement for Cal North Junior Cup Festival. Any team that participates in Cal North Junior Cup Festival and fails to fulfill their commitment to play in the qualifying playing league shall be subject to severe penalties as indicated in section XXV of these rules. Any team that enters Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition agrees to play WHEREVER it is assigned to play within the Cal North geographical boundaries without complaint to Cal North.

E.

Cal North considers each team that enters Cal North Junior Cup Festival to be in receipt of the Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs through the publication and posting of the annual issue of Cal North Team Manual and/or as a requirement of the completion of the online Cal North Junior Cup Festival application process. Claims of not having read same before submitting a team entry are not admissible. Each team representative’s signature or electronic acknowledgement on the Cal North Junior Cup

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Festival Entry Form is confirmation that the team has complied with the above requirements. V.

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RESERVE POOL REQUIREMENTS A. Any team that enters Cal North Junior Cup Festival after the November 1, 2012 deadline and which meets all other entrance requirements will be placed into the “Reserve Pool” and is not guaranteed the opportunity to play. B.

Teams entering the Reserve Pool for Cal North Junior Cup Festival are subject to all Cal North Junior Cup Festival eligibility requirements.

C.

Team must meet entry form and roster submission requirements as cited in the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Team Entrance Requirements.

D.

Any team that applies to Cal North Junior Cup Festival as a “Reserve Pool” team will be assessed an additional fee of $100.00 above the regular Cal North Junior Cup Festival entry fee, with the exception of Cal North teams applying for Founders’ Cup.

E.

Teams’ Reserve Pool entry fees of $450.00 for Founders’ Cup, $650.00 for Association Cup and $725.00 for State Cup for Cal North registered teams or $500.00 for Founders’ Cup, $700.00 for Association Cup and $775.00 for State Cup for teams registered with other US Soccer affiliated organizations must be paid by certified check, money order, bank cashier’s check, or credit card.

F.

Prior to the draw for the specific Cal North Junior Cup Festival cups and brackets the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committees or designees may, by means of a blind draw, select additional teams from the “Reserve Pool” for teams in a particular cup/age group/gender in order to make that division divisible by four (4)

G.

The Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committees or designees will only draw enough teams to attain a number of teams that is divisible by four (4) above the number of teams that have entered each cup that is part of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival in the specific cup/age/gender at the time of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival entry deadline.

H.

The deadline to adjust and add teams to flights divisible by four (4) shall be 5:00 PM on the Monday preceding the draw for each age/gender division of play.

I.

The Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committee or designees may select a team from the Reserve Pool if a team drops from Cal North Junior Cup Festival play in the team’s proper age/gender division.

J.

After the Cal North Junior Cup Festival draw has taken place, whenever a team is needed to “fill” a bracket in Cal North Junior Cup Festival Play, a team in the “Reserve Pool” in the proper age/gender group shall be blind drawn from the “Pool”.

K.

Any team not blind drawn from the “Reserve Pool” when play commences shall have all but $100.00 of its entry fee returned to the team within thirty (30) days from the first day of play in the team’s age/gender division. The $100.00 that will be retained by Cal North is an administrative services fee.


VI.

CREDENTIALS A. Prior to participating in any round of Cal North Junior Cup Festival competition, proper credentials that have been approved by the appropriate registrar for each participating team, player and registered team official shall be presented. Credentials must be properly approved beginning with the first preliminary round game. B.

An original team roster must be authorized by a Cal North team’s District Registrar or by the organization authority for the teams affiliated with other US Soccer affiliated organizations prior to the team participating in any round/game of Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Play.

C.

Properly approved team, player, and registered team official credentials that meet Cal North Junior Cup Festival requirements will be required at each and every game in order to participate in Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition

D.

Any improper player’s or registered team official’s member pass shall be retained by the Cal North Junior Cup Festival staff which will result in the individual being ineligible to participate until proper credentials are cleared with either their District Commissioner or District Registrar or by the proper organizational authority for other US Soccer affiliated organizations and presented to the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Credentials Committee for clearance.

E.

For Cal North teams a US Youth Soccer member pass with original “wet ink” signature of the player’s parent or legal guardian in the completed Consent for Medical Treatment section must be presented for each player. For teams registered with other US Soccer affiliated organizations a required Consent for Medical Treatment and Hold Harmless form with an original ink signature must be presented for each participating player.

F.

Any exception to the requirement for presenting properly approved credentials for a team, player and/or registered team official prior to the start of a game can only be approved after a review of the facts by the Third Vice Chairman and the on-site cup staff as well as confirmation by the team’s District Registrar and/or the Cal North Registration Committee Chair for Cal North teams and by the team’s organization authority for teams affiliated with other US Soccer affiliated organizations, that the team, player(s) and/or registered team officials(s) are properly registered and approved for participation in Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition. In the absence of the Third Vice Chairman

G.

The credentials for which an exception is allowed must be presented to on-site cup staff before the conclusion of the weekend on which the game in which the exception was granted takes place.

H.

If it is later deemed that the team, player(s) or registered team official(s) for which an exception was granted is not properly approved and credentialed or is not eligible to participate in Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition, the individual(s) will be subject to any and all Cal North and US Soccer disciplinary policies, including but not limited to Cal North Junior Cup Festival forfeiture and fine policy.

I.

An ineligible player, participating in a Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Game shall cause his/her team to forfeit any game that the player has participated in and may result in

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further disciplinary action, against the team’s coach, registered team official or player by the Cal North Board of Directors including a request for disciplinary action by US Soccer. VII. TEAM FORMATION A. Any team entering Cal North Junior Cup Festival may not release a player or players in order to qualify for a lower age group division. B. VIII.

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A team is required to play in Cal North Junior Cup Festival at the oldest age group at which it was ever rostered during the seasonal year

BRACKETING A. Cal North registered teams will be placed in brackets separate from the teams from teams registered with other US Soccer affiliated organizations. B.

All properly received Cal North Junior Cup Festival entries will be entered into cup/age/gender specific preliminary rounds by a modified blind-draw.

C.

Teams will be bracketed for the preliminary rounds by means of a blind draw conducted by the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committees or designees. During the blind draw, no two (2) teams from the same district will be placed in the same bracket unless there are more teams from a given district than there are brackets.

D.

If a team drops after the draw, no adjustment of brackets will be made if the replacement team is from the same district as another team already assigned to that bracket.

E.

The Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committees reserve the right to restructure/eliminate brackets due to teams dropping to try to ensure as many brackets as possible have 4 teams in them.

F.

The winners of each bracket will advance to single elimination round competition. If necessary for the formation of the next round of single elimination competition, the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committees reserve the right to advance runner-up teams from brackets predesignated by random selection prior to the draw taking place

G.

The bracket winners and runners-up will be determined by the scoring point system outlined in Section XVI of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations.

H.

The Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committees reserve the right to combine brackets with less than three (3) teams in the brackets after the draw has taken place. (This would take place after a team has dropped from the competition and there are not any teams available in the “Reserve Pool” to take the place of the team/teams that have withdrawn from competition in the specific bracket or brackets). The combining of these brackets must take place no later than 6:00 PM on the Tuesday prior to the first weekend of play in the particular age/gender division that is being adjusted.

I.

If the draw has taken place and due to an administrative error a team must be added to a Cal North Junior Cup Festival age/gender group, that team will be placed into the competition as follows: The brackets of three (3) in the specific age/gender group will be put into a hat, one


of the brackets will be drawn from the hat and the team will be inserted as the fourth (4th) team in that bracket.

IX.

J.

If in the opinion of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committee Chairman and his/her Committee, an uncorrectable error is made in the draw of a division of teams, and it is discovered after the draw has taken place, the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committee Chairman and his/her Committee shall determine the best and most expeditious manner in which to redraw the particular division/divisions if they determine that a partial or complete redraw is necessary. The implementation of this shall be done as quickly as possible with the approval of the Cal North 3rd Vice Chairman.

K.

If due to the withdrawal of teams, half or more of the preliminary brackets contain three or fewer teams, the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committees may schedule a redraw of that age group. In addition, the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committees or designees may redraw any age group if withdrawals reduce the total number of teams in that age group competition to a level which would eliminate the need for an extra round of competition.

SCHEDULING A. Requests for scheduling accommodations or adjustments on behalf of any specific team will not be taken into consideration when creating the schedules. B.

A complete schedule of games, playing dates, and opponents will be mailed to all teams as soon as possible prior to the preliminary round games beginning.

C.

THERE WILL BE NO RESCHEDULING OF GAMES TO ACCOMMODATE OUT-OF-STATE TOURNAMENTS, LEAGUE GAMES, SOCIAL EVENTS, SCHOOL AND/OR COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS.

D.

It is the responsibility of each team to be aware of all potential conflicts which may affect its ability and the ability of its players to participate in Cal North Junior Cup Festival competition on any and all dates for which play is scheduled (both primary dates for play and alternate dates for play) for its age group.

E.

A game upon which a protest/appeal is upheld will be replayed as called for by the Cal North Protest and Appeals Committee. It shall be the responsibility of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Chairmen to reschedule the game and set a time and place for the game that will allow all Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition play to continue with the least amount of delay.

F.

The team listed first on the Cal North-issued schedule of games shall be the HOME TEAM in all cases and will provide a game ball.

X. A.

B.

COMPETITION PROCEDURES All games will be governed by the FIFA Laws of the Game and those rules included in the US Youth Soccer Rules, Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, Specific Rules and PIMs unless the rules of this competition determine otherwise. For this competition Cal North unlimited substitution rules as indicated in PIM 10-3 item E will be in effect.

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C.

For preliminary round games, the host district is responsible for supplying referee and game fields (and/or alternative fields).

D.

It is recommended that field marshals be available for crowd control, etc.

E.

In single elimination games, both teams’ bench areas will be on the same side of the field, and coaching from the sideline will not be permitted except as in accordance with FIFA directives.

F.

Spectator areas will be established on the opposite side of the field at single elimination games. No individual is allowed on the team side of the field in these games unless they are credentialed members of one of the teams participating in the game.

G.

No more than four (4) registered team officials from each team, including coaches, shall be on the same side of the field as the teams during second round, round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal and finals play.

UNIFORMS A. The appearance of players is a vital extension of the game. A player’s team uniform confirms the identity of the club or organization that the player represents. It should be worn with pride. B.

Stockings/socks must be of the same color, (a player must wear stockings/socks of a matching color), should be correctly worn in the pulled-up position covering shin pads or guards.

C.

Shirts/ jerseys shall be neatly tucked into their shorts.

D.

The wearing of tracksuit trousers or long tights in a color that coordinates with the team’s colors is permissible in adverse weather.

E.

Cyclists’ pants, tights, etc., may be worn under a player’s shorts if they are the same color as the shorts.

F.

The wearing of long sleeve base-layer under garments beneath the players’ uniform jerseys is permitted in the following instances: 1) if the base-layer under garment is the same color as the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey; 2) if a black base-layer under garment is worn by the team when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a dark color; 3) if a white base-layer under garment is worn when the primary color of the team’s uniform jersey is a light color. Any player who wears a base-layer under garment must wear a base-layer garment that matches those worn by the other members of his/her team.

G.

All Cal North Junior Cup Festival referees will be instructed to enforce this uniform rule in all games.

H.

Home teams will change jerseys in the event of a conflict in jersey color. When changing jerseys, teams must adhere to the rule regarding the base-layer under garments.

I.

The referee will have final determination as to whether or not a team must change their jersey or base layer under-garment due to conflicting colors.


XII.

XIII.

FIELDS A. Fields should be properly marked and ready by game time, with corner flags and nets in good condition. B.

The recommended minimum dimensions for game fields are 70-90 yards long x 50-60 yards wide for U9 through U11 matches.

C.

The Cal North Junior Cup Festival Chairman may place games on different sized fields if the use of such fields is necessary for the timely play of Cal North Junior Cup Festival games.

D.

The referee’s decision, as to whether any field is playable or not, is not protestable.

GAME LENGTH A. Length of games, overtime periods, and ball specifications shall be as follows:

Age Group

Preliminary

U11 U9, U10

two - 25 min. two - 25 min.

Single Elimination two - 30 min. two - 25 min.

O.T. Period

Ball Size

Circumference

Weight

two - 10 min. two - 10 min.

#4 #4

25"-26 25"-26

11-13 oz’s. 11-13 oz’s.

.

B. The length of games played in the opening round and any subsequent Round-Robin round of Cal North Cup Competition will be reduced by five (5) minutes per half. C. Single elimination games shall be regulation length. D. All ties in the opening round shall stand and no extra time shall be played SUBJECT TO LAW 7 OF THE LAWS OF THE GAME. E. In single-elimination games, the “Golden Goal” rule will be in place. F. If the teams remain tied at the end of overtime play, then the winner shall be determined by kicks from the penalty spot per FIFA. XIV.

MODIFIED RULES FOR UNDER 9, UNDER-10 AND UNDER-11 AGE GROUPS A. All Cal North Junior Cup Festival games for the Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11 age groups shall be played according to Cal North Cup rules and directives with the following modifications: 1.

Field of Play a. The field of play will be rectangular in shape with the length of the field exceeding the width. b. The field will be no more than 90 yards and no less than 70 yards in length. c. The field will be no more than 60 yards and no less than 50 yards in width. d. The center circle will be marked with a 6 yard radius e. The goal area is defined at each end of the field as the area within 2 lines drawn at right angles to the goal line 6 yards from the inside of each goalpost and extending into the field of play for a distance of 6 yards and joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line. f. The penalty area is defined at each end of the field as the area within 2 lines drawn at

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right angles to the goal line 14 yards from the inside of each goalpost and extending into the field of play for a distance of 14 yards and joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line. g. Within each penalty area the penalty mark will be 10 yards from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them. h. An arc 6 yards from the penalty mark will be drawn outside the penalty box at the intersection of the arc with the line of the penalty box 2.

Goals a. The goals will be a minimum of 6 feet and a maximum of 7 feet high and 6-7 yards wide.

3.

Ball a. The ball will be a size 4 ball

4.

Number of Players a. Teams will play a maximum of 8 players per team on the field (one of whom is a goal keeper). b. Teams will play a minimum of 5 players per team on the field.

5.

Duration of Game a. Regulation length game halves will be two 25 minute halves for the Under 9 and Under10 age groups and two 30 minute halves for the Under-11 age group with a 5 minute half time. b. Preliminary round game halves will be shortened by 5 minutes c. Single Elimination round games will be regulation length game halves as noted in â&#x20AC;&#x153;aâ&#x20AC;? above. d. Overtime will consist of two 10 minute periods with the golden goal rule in effect

6.

Fouls and Misconduct a. All other FIFA and Cal North rules, Cup Directives, Rules and Regulations will be in effect for Under-10 and Under-11 teams.

7.

Restart of Game a. Opponents must be at least 6 yards from the ball when the game is restarted by a kick. b. Opponents must be at least 6 yards from the corner arc on a corner kick

Please refer to the Cal North Modified Laws of the Game Cal North Team Manual and website to view a diagram of Under 9, Under-10 and Under-11 small sided field dimensions & markings.

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XV.

GAME REPORT A. Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Game and Referee Report (game cards), supplied by Cal North, shall be presented to the referee and will be used for all Cal North Junior Cup Festival games. Such game cards, properly filled out, will be submitted by the hosting venue to the Cal North office at the conclusion of each weekend of play.

XVI.

SCORING A. In the preliminary rounds, the following point system will be used to determine which teams advance.


3 points for a WIN 1 point for a TIE 0 points for a LOSS B.

If teams are tied in points at the conclusion of the preliminary round, the following tiebreaking procedure will be employed to determine which teams advance to the next round: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Results of head-to-head competition between teams that are tied. Goal differential (goals scored minus goals allowed to a maximum differential of 4 per game). Least goals allowed. Most goals scored to a maximum of 4 per game. Kicks taken from the penalty spot per FIFA

C.

In three team groups, if FIFA kicks involve a team that had completed play on a previous day and is unavailable to take the kicks, an alternative time and site for the kicks shall be scheduled by the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committee Chairman.

D.

To determine the advancing team(s) when more than two teams in a bracket are tied at the end of the preliminary round matches, the tie breaker criteria listed in section XVI, items B and C will be applied in the order listed to determine the placement of each team in the bracket, beginning at tie breaker #2. One or more teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; order of finish in the bracket can be determined at any step of the tie breaking process. Until the order of finish of each of the tied teams in the bracket can be determined, the tie breaking steps will be applied in the order shown without reverting to a previous step at any time during the tie breaking determination.

E.

Should three or more teams be tied at the end of the preliminary round after completing the above list of tie-breakers, a Round Robin Shoot-out will then be utilized as follows: Ten (10) shots will be taken per team, five (5) each against opposing keepers. Total from two (2) shootouts, i.e. Team A scores 3 versus Team B keeper, then scores 2 versus Team C keeper, Team Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total is 5. Team with most goals advances. If teams remain tied after two (2) rounds, re-shoot. Coach will designate ten (10) shooters of which ANY ROSTERED PLAYER may shoot. Round 1 Team A 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team B Keeper Team B 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team C Keeper Team C 5 Players (1 - 5) versus Team A Keeper Round 2 Team A 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team C Keeper Team B 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team A Keeper Team C 5 Players (6 - 10) versus Team B Keeper

XVII.

CANCELLATIONS A. In the event of inclement weather, the host district is responsible for informing the Cal North Office, the Cal North Third Vice Chair, the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committee Chairmen, and the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committee members as soon as possible before games if fields are unplayable. Only the Cal North Cup Committee Chairmen may

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reschedule a game for different dates. If inclement weather should necessitate field and/ or playing date change, it is the prerogative of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committee Chairmen to schedule such changes. District Cal North Junior Cup Festival Coordinators may, if necessitated by inclement weather, make last minute changes to different playing sites. B.

XVIII.

The Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committee Chairmen may schedule makeup games necessitated by inclement weather or reentry games due to a Protest and Appeals decision on consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday) or between scheduled dates (weekdays). The Cal North Cup Committee Chairmen’s decisions are not protestable.

ABANDONED/TERMINATED GAMES A. Should a scheduled game be terminated or abandoned before its completion and the situation is not covered by Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Rules, or National Cup Rules, the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest & Appeals (P&A) Committee. B.

The terms “abandon” and “terminate” are interchangeable and mean the same thing for purposes of Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition play.

C.

A game can be abandoned or terminated by the referee when one of the following situations occur: 1. The referee is unable to control the players on the field. 2. The referee is unable to control the actions of individuals that are not playing in the game (coaches / registered team officials / spectators, etc.) 3. The field has become unsafe to play on for any reason (weather related, objects being thrown onto the field, or any other circumstance that makes the field “unsafe” for play. 4. The referee has been instructed by a Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Administrator to abandon/terminate for a specific purpose related to Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Rules. 5. The referee and his/her assistants have been threatened by a player, coach, registered team official, and/or spectator and feel that it is in the best interest of the referees/assistant referees to abandon/terminate the game and leave the site. 6. Any reasons that are consistent with the risk of continuing to play being outweighed by the possibility of someone being seriously injured if the game continues. 7. The team does not have present at least one registered team official of the appropriate age with the required Cal North credentials at any time ONCE the game has begun. If this situation occurs the game will be deemed an abandoned/terminated game.

D.

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A game can be deemed abandoned/terminated ONLY after the game has begun OR just prior to the game IF the field is determined to be unsafe for play or the weather is such that in the opinion of the referee OR a Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Administrator the


game cannot be played for reasons of safety or potential field damage. Any game that is abandoned / terminated prior to the game beginning shall be played at a later time UNLESS the game will not have any bearing on which team wins the bracket that the two (2) teams are in.

XIX.

E.

Once a game has BEGUN and the game is abandoned/terminated the status of the game shall be determined by the Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee regardless of at what point during the game it was abandoned/terminated. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and disciplinary committee shall render a decision as to the status of the game within seventy-two (72) hours of the written information reaching the Cal North First Vice Chairman, which shall allow the competition to continue pending a decision by the Cal North PAD Committee. The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may determine that the game that was abandoned / terminated must be played over again in its entirety.

F.

The Cal North Protest, Appeal and Disciplinary Committee may also take separate action regarding team’s or individual’s behavior that is related to the abandonment/termination of any game as a result of information that has been brought to their attention during the review of the abandoned/terminated game or games.

FORFEITURES A. In the event that a team forfeits and/or withdraws during the preliminary round competition, all games involving that team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. If a team forfeits one game, all games that team is scheduled to play are forfeit. B.

A game is forfeit when: 1. A team does not show up to play at the time and field at which they are scheduled to play as per the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Schedule. It is the team’s responsibility to know when and where they are assigned to play ANY Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Game in which they are scheduled to participate. It is the team’s responsibility to be aware of any schedule changes that take place in Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition play that affects their team. 2. A team is not ready to play within fifteen (15) minutes of the scheduled start time of a Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Game in which the team has been scheduled to participate with AT LEAST seven (7) players who have proper credentials as specified in the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Rules and who are dressed in uniforms that meet the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Guidelines. The team must also have a registered team official of the appropriate age and with proper Cal North credentials as called for in the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Rules at the beginning of and throughout the game. 3. A team allows a player, registered team official, or coach to participate in a Cal North Junior Cup Festival game and it is found out before, during, or after the game that the player, coach OR registered team official was not properly credentialed, was not in good standing or was otherwise ineligible to participate in the game/games.

C.

Once a game has begun, the game cannot be a forfeit UNLESS one of the teams has at least

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one individual that is not eligible to participate in Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Play AND the individual participates in the game as described in Section B, Item 3 above. D.

XX.

XXI.

AWARDS A. A commemorative team trophy will be presented to the winning teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coach. B.

Participation pins will be given to all teams up to a maximum of twenty (20) medals per team for U9 - U11 teams.

C.

Individual championship game medals will be presented as follows: A maximum of twenty (20) medals per team for U9 - U11 teams.

ADVANCEMENT TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND A. The winner of Cal North division of play in each cup/age group/gender will play for the championship against the division winner of the bracket for teams from other US Soccer affiliated organizations. B.

XXII.

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If due to a sendoff during the game there is no adult who is a registered team official available to take charge of the team, the game shall immediately be terminated and the opposing team shall be declared the winner of the game. If the score of the game exceeds 1 - 0 in favor of the opposing team at the time of the game being terminated that score shall stand as the final score of the game. If the score is 1 - 1 or the score favors the team that is causing the game to be terminated the score shall be recorded as a 1 - 0 score in favor of the opposing team.

The champions of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival do not advance to US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition.

SEND OFFS / EXPULSIONS / SUSPENSIONS A. Any team accumulating three (3) send offs and/or expulsions throughout this competition shall be immediately placed on probationary status. Upon receipt of a fourth (4th) player or registered team official send off or expulsion for any team, the team shall immediately be eliminated from the competition for the remainder of the current Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition. The game shall be terminated by the referee upon the issuance of the fourth send off or expulsion. The preliminary round games involving that team shall not be considered in determining the team that advances. In single elimination games, the opposing team automatically advances. B.

Each District hosting games shall have, on site, a Protest, Appeals, Disciplinary (PAD) Committee to determine penalties for red card sendoffs and expulsions. PAD Committee decisions shall be communicated to applicable players, coaches or team officials.

C.

Any player or registered team official who is sent off or expelled from the field before, during or after a Cal North Cup Competition game shall automatically receive the recommended minimum penalty prescribed by Cal North for the applicable age group and offense per Cal North Specific Rule 4:05 Disciplinary Rulings including the mandatory two additional game suspension required for any registered team official. Additional games may be added by the Disciplinary Committee if the circumstances of the offense warrant it.


D.

Sendoffs shall be administered in accordance with Cal North PIM 10-4. If a player or registered team official is sent off or expelled and has not served his/her suspension, the governing authority for that competition shall mail the member pass, game report and SendOff Report to the individual’s District Commissioner, with the exception of send offs for referee assault which will be sent to the Board of Directors of this Association.

E.

The suspended individual shall be ineligible for further Cal North Cup Competition Play until the player pass is returned, upon completion of suspension. All Cal North Cup Competition suspensions must be served during Cal North Cup Competition and Regional Cup/National Cup competition if applicable. If the individual does not complete their suspension in the current season of Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition the suspension shall carry over to the following season’s Cal North Cup Competition/ Regional Cup/ US Youth Soccer National Cup Competition until the suspension is completely served.

F.

When a coach or registered team official is serving a suspension earned in a previous season of Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition, he/she shall serve the suspension with the team with which he/she earned the suspension as long as the coach or registered team official is still associated with that team.

G.

When a suspension is carried over from a previous season Cal North Cup or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition, if the coach or registered team official is no longer with the team with which he or she earned the suspension, the coach or registered team official will serve the suspension with the team that he/she is currently registered with that is competing in Cal North or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup Competition.

H.

Coaches or registered team officials who are listed on multiple rosters and who are suspended during Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer National Championship Series games will serve their suspension during the next scheduled Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition games involving the team with which they were participating as a registered team official at the time of their suspension. If that team is eliminated from Cal North Cup and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition prior to the suspension being served in its entirety the individual will continue to serve his/her suspension in the following season with the next team to which he/she is registered and which participates in the Cal North Cup competition and/or US Youth Soccer Regional or National Cup competition

I.

Any individual who is sent-off or expelled during a Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition game and the suspension exceeds the minimum suspension for the conduct that caused the send-off or expulsion shall have recorded in the Cal North Referee’s Send Off Report the reason for the additional suspended games, or an attachment to the Cal North Referees Send Off Report that indicates the reason for the additional suspension. The lack of such backup may be grounds for reduction of suspension. The minimum suspensions are located in Section 4:05 of Cal North Specific Rules.

J.

Coaches or registered team officials affiliated with two or more teams may not participate with any team while serving a suspension.

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K.

Suspension penalties that cannot be served in the current season will carry over to the next seasonal year.

L.

All instances of Referee Assault shall be reported within 48 hours to the Cal North First Vice Chairman. Individuals, accused of Referee Assault, shall be immediately suspended pending a review by the Cal North Protest, Appeals & Discipline (PAD) Committee. Reports of Referee Assault should be sent to the Cal North State Office in Pleasanton.

PROTEST, APPEALS AND DISCIPLINE A. The Cal North Cup Suspension Status Report form will be used to record all decisions regarding send-offs and expulsions. Directives regarding send-offs and expulsions are located in section 4:05 of the Cal North Specific Rules. B.

With cause, the Board of Directors may remove from Cal North Junior Cup Festival competition any team, which violates section 3:01:03 of the General Procedures of the Cal North Constitution.

C.

Send offs and/or expulsions are not subject to Protest or Appeal.

D.

Referees will retain member passes, for those individuals who have been sent off or expelled, and along with the Cal North Referee Send Off Report and the game report will turn them in to the on-site Protest, Appeals and Discipline (PAD) Committee for disciplinary action. The member passes along with a copy of the Game and Referee Report card and a copy of the Cal North Referee’s Send Off Report will be sent within forty eight (48) hours to the sent off or expelled individual’s District Commissioner for further action if necessary.

E.

Referees’ judgment calls and send-offs may not be protested or appealed. Only protests or appeals of a misapplication of the Laws of the Game will be considered.

F.

Disciplinary action that exceeds Cal North’s recommended minimum penalty for an offense for an age group may be appealed.

G.

In order for a protest of a competition to be valid, the referee must be notified that the game is under protest prior to leaving the field of play. The referee should record protests on game cards, inform the opposing coach and notify the Cal North Junior Cup Festival PAD Committee.

H.

The protest must be in writing and received by Cal North headquarters within 72 hours after the game being protested. A $200.00 fee must accompany the protest or appeal. Cal North headquarters: 1040 Serpentine Lane, Suite 201, Pleasanton, CA. 94566.

I.

The decision of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee shall be forwarded to the coach within 48 hours of the P & A Committee’s decision.

J.

Game results and Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee decisions will stand, and scheduled Cal North Cup Competition games will continue.


K.

There will be no make-up games against teams that have lost during the time of any protest or appeal procedure not filed by or against them.

L.

All appeals and protests shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within five (5) days after the game has been played that is being appealed or protested. No further protest or appeal shall be allowed beyond the hearing of the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee.

M. Any appeal or protest filed that pertains to any Cal North Cup Competition activity including but not limited to team entry status, player eligibility, team eligibility, or any other area pertaining to Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Play except a specific game/games shall be heard by the Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee within seven (7) days of filing of the protest and appeal.

XXIV.

N.

The Cal North Protest & Appeals Committee also reserves the right to make decisions regarding appeals and protests by conference phone call or other electronic communications amongst the members of the Committee relying solely on the written testimony that is submitted by the parties to the appeal or protest.

O.

BY ENTERING A CAL NORTH JUNIOR CUP FESTIVAL COMPETITION A TEAM AGREES TO WAIVE ANY APPEAL RIGHTS OTHER THAN TO THE CAL NORTH PROTEST & APPEALS COMMITTEE.

WITHDRAWALS A. In order to withdraw from Cal North Junior Cup Festival play, a team must submit a notice in writing to the Cal North office during business hours (8:00 AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 PM Monday through Friday) and must receive written confirmation from the Cal North office that the notice has been received. B.

XXV.

Any team that withdraws from the Cal North Junior Cup Festival AFTER their application has been received by Cal North, but prior to the draw, will forfeit their entry fee.

FINES A. Any team that withdraws from Cal North Junior Cup Festival play AFTER the draw, but at least one week prior to the start of scheduled play, will forfeit their entry fee and be fined $300.00. B.

Any team that withdraws from Cal North Junior Cup Festival less than one week prior to the start of scheduled play, but before 5:00 PM the Friday before scheduled play will forfeit their entry fee and be fined $500.00.

C.

Any team that does not withdraw prior to 5:00 PM the Friday before the start of play, forfeits a game after the start of the preliminary round, or is eliminated from the competition per Section XIX and/or XXII of the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Competition Directives, Rules & Regulations will forfeit their entry fee and be fined $750.00.

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XXVI.

D.

Any team that participates in Cal North Junior Cup Festival and fails to fulfill their commitment to participate in a qualifying Playing League as indicated in section IV-D of these rules will be fined $2000.00, and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.

E.

Any team found to have participated in Cal North Junior Cup Festival when not eligible to do so will be fined $2000.00 and may be subject to further sanctions and disciplinary action by the Cal North Board of Directors.

F.

For teams that play only one game in the preliminary round due to forfeit/forfeits these penalty fees may be used to defray their expenses.

G.

It is the responsibility of each League to ensure that all Cal North Junior Cup Festival fees and fines are paid to Cal North. Leagues with outstanding fees and fines will be ineligible for Cal North Cup play until they pay their fees and fines.

AUTHORITY A. The Cal North Board of Directors reserves the right to change any rule prior to the competition, and such changes will take effect five (5) days after written notification has been made to all teams entered/remaining in that competition. B.

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During the competition, questions regarding interpretation of these rules and matters not addressed herein shall be resolved by the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Coordinator on site or the Cal North Junior Cup Festival Committee Chairman.


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