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Malibu AYSO




Post Office Box 6616- Malibu, CA 90264





  1. General Information-Calendar, Ages, Board Members

  2. Policies

  3. Registration Fees and Refunds

  4. Uniforms & Equipment

  5. Team Assignments

  6. Attendance & Participation

  7. Facilities & Maintenance

  8. Conduct

  9. Practices

  10. Game Schedules

  11. Short Sided Divisions and Game Rules


L. All Star Teams and Tournaments M. Tournament teams
N. Request of Coaches
O. Malibu City Tournament

P. Extra Program Guidelines.























































*Please note Girls U7 and U8 are combined into one single division. Thus, girls born between 8/1/04 and 7/31/06are U8’s. Boys are divided between U7’s (born between 8/1/05 to 7/31/06) and U8’s (born between 8/1/04 and 7/31/05).

Parent’s Pledge

I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game and/or practice.

I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of any personal desire to win.

I will remember that the game is for the children and not the adults. I will do my best to make soccer fun for my child.

I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect.

Conflict Resolution – Ad Hominen Attacks

Malibu AYSO has a NO TOLERANCE POLICY regarding ad hominen attacks directed against any of its volunteers. Parties engaged in a dispute are expected to negotiate with mutual respect and civility, remaining on topic, with the sole objective of resolving the issue at hand. Under no


circumstances is it permissible for an individual to resort to defamation, personal insult or any type of threat, either verbal or written. Violation of this rule must be reported immediately to the Division Director and the Regional Commissioner and may lead to an individual’s discipline or suspension at the sole discretion of a Committee comprised of the RC, RCA and RRA.

Malibu AYSO Board of Directors

The Malibu AYSO Board of Directors includes the following positions. Contact information for all current Directors is available on the Malibu AYSO website:

Regional Commissioner
Assistant Regional Commissioner Upper Divisions Assistant Regional Commissioner Lower Divisions Assistant Regional Commissioner Post Season Regional Area Manager
Regional Coach Admin- Tom Sore
Regional Ref Admin
Photo Day Coord
Regional Ref Assessor
Child Volunteer Protection Advocate
Publicity Director


U5 Coed U6 Girls U6 Boys U7 Boys U8 Girls U8 Boys U10 Girls U10 Boys U12 Girls U12 Boys U14 Girls U14 Boys


B. Structure & Policies

1) AYSO MISSION STATEMENT-To develop and deliver quality youth soccer programs which promote a fun, family environment based upon our philosophies:

Everyone Plays Balanced Teams Open Registration Positive Coaching Good Sportsmanship Player Development

Individuals responsible for running the program are unpaid Volunteers. This includes members of the Board of Directors, Commissioners, Area Directors, Section Directors, Referees, and Coaches. AYSO was founded in 1964 in Hawthorne California. The National AYSO Organization is subdivided into three categories: Region: This is the local level of play within a small geographic area. Regions are the backbone of the entire AYSO organization since the majority of the program is administered at this level. Malibu is Region 759.(

Area: The Area consists of several Regions. Region 759 is one of six regions that belong to Area E which also include Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, and Agoura-Westlake. Malibu is in Area E ( The Section consists of several Areas. Southern California is divided into Sections 1, 10 and 11. Region 759 of Area E (Malibu) is part of Section 10.

2) General Policies. All players, parents, coaches, etc. are expected to abide by the policies setforth herein. It is the policy of Region 759 to maintain a good relationship with Malibu Parks and Recreation Department, local schools, and other organizations that provide or assist in providing playing fields for AYSO to function. For example, we must keep all the fields and facilities we use clean and trash free. We must also abide by the rules at Malibu High School, which include not bringing dogs onto the fields. We are also reliant on other regions within Area E because Malibu has historically suffered from a shortage of referees and field space. Please be gracious guests when visiting our sister regions for inter-regional play. Practice and games will only be held at fields in Malibu for which AYSO holds permits. If you have a question about the permit status of any field, please contact your Division Director. If a coach or a team wishes to practice elsewhere, the coach must contact the governing authority, get a permit, and supply the completed permit along with the days and times to the Regional Commissioner. Practicing at any other locations without proper permits and notification will not be allowed.

3) Age Divisions. Each age division (U5, U6, U7, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19) is based upon the age of the child on July 31 of that playing year.


C. Registration Fees and Refunds

1) The registration fee policy for Region 759 is fixed annually by the Regional Board. The fee provides for every child team pictures, trophies, and uniforms. This fee

provides for maintenance of all our fields and equipment. Referee and Coaches uniforms and training are also paid out from the registration fees. A portion of the registration fee is paid to our Area, a portion to Section, and a portion
to the National office for administration of AYSO. The fee for 2009 is $200.00 for all divisions and a late fee ($25.00) is applied after the last registration day.

  1. 2)  All requests for refunds must be done in writing. Letters must be mailed to MALIBU AYSO PO BOX 6616 MALIBU CA 90264 with an explanation for the refund.

  2. 3)  A request for a refund delivered to the Registrar by the end of business on July 31, 2011 will allow for 100% of fees refunded.

  3. 4)  No refund can be applied subsequent to the July 31, 2011 deadline.

D. Uniforms and Equipment

1) Region 759 will supply a uniform for the regular season consisting of a pair of socks,

a jersey and a pair of shorts. Each referee will also be provided with a uniform and

any accessories needed to officiate games except for a timepiece. All players and referees are expected to provide any equipment not provided by the Region. Each team will be provided balls, a first aid kit and cones.

Shin guards are to be worn at every game and practice. This part of the uniform is mandatory and any player without shin guards will not participate.

2) Game Uniform.

  1. a)  To participate in a game, a player must be dressed in a complete uniform, have

    shin guards on UNDERNEATH their socks, and be wearing regulation soccer shoes or tennis shoes. Players not dressed in proper uniform will not be allowed to play until properly dressed. Players cannot wear baseball cleats.

  2. b)  In cold weather a player may wear a long sleeved shirts under his/her jersey. The long sleeve undershirts should be the same color as the uniform, if

c) Goalkeepers may wear soft knee or elbow pads, padded shorts or pants and

d) Soft, non-billed, skull caps may be worn on cold days.

  1. 3)  A player is not permitted to practice or to participate in a game with ANY type of cast or splint and may not wear bracelets, wristwatches, earrings, barrettes, hair beads, rings or anything else deemed to be unsafe to the player or other players by the referee or one of the coaches. Special knee braces are permitted. The Referee is empowered to make a decision about soft type casts for games.

  2. 4)  Bicycle Shorts. Bicycle shorts are optional for each player on a team. If a player chooses to wear them, they must be worn underneath the uniform shorts and

conform to the following conditions: 1) the color can be either white, black or the dominant color of the uniform, 2) they cannot extend to the knee, and 3) preferably, all players wearing them on a given team must wear the same color. Teams may choose which color they wish to use.

E. Team Assignments & Balancing.

The RC shall appoint a committee of no less than three (3) impartial Executive Board members (the Balancing Committee) to form team assignments in each fall league competitive division (U10 and up). The following procedures will be utilized to insure the best possible balancing and to avoid any actual or perceived conflicts of interest.

1. The Division Director and qualified division Coaches (current or prior season) with support from the Executive Board and Balancing Committee will develop a rating for all players registered in each age/gender competitive division. For new players to the region this will require an evaluation session to assess relative skills.

2. The RC and RCA will approve Coach selections for each division, in the case of multiple qualified coaches the RC and RCA will assign an Assistant Coach to teams based on balancing needs (see item 4 below).

3. The Balancing Committee will assign teams based on an impartial quantitative method utilizing the available rating information that accounts for age, skill and rating. Requests to play for a specific Coach or with a specific player shall not be heard. Player ratings will be provided on the Malibu AYSO player rating form (sample attached).

4. In the case of multiple qualified Coaches an Assistant Coach may be assigned to a team to further balancing needs, such as: if two players have a similar rating but one has a parent-Coach-volunteer, that player may be assigned to a team with a less- seasoned Head Coach

  1. Once formed-up the RC and RCA must approve each team.

  2. The first game of the season will be a practice/observation game with all

observations by Coaches, Referees, Division Directors and other observers provided to the Balancing Committee for consideration.

7. Once teams are formed, the RC, RCA and/or Balancing Committee shall replace players who withdraw from the program and fill any other roster opening in such a manner as to maintain or enhance team balance.

8. Guidelines above will also apply to the formation of Topanga teams formed to practice in Topanga.

F. Attendance and Participation

1) Release Forms. All coaches MUST have his/her player forms with them at all games and practices. A parent or legal guardian of the child must sign each form.

Photocopies will be accepted with only a new red or blue signature. The team

cannot play or practice if the coach does not have the forms present.

  1. 2)  Game Participation.

    1. a)  All players must play 3⁄4 of each game before any player plays a whole game. Goalkeepers playing time will depend upon the division rules. Each player should be moved around during the course of the season, in the U 12 and below leagues, to ensure that he/she will be exposed to every soccer playing position. Coaches will relay the team policies at their meetings regarding substitutions, playing positions, missed games and practices.

    2. b)  Each player is strongly urged to attend each practice. Irregular attendance may lead to restricted play in games, however, each player is to play at least one half in aggregate (cumulative) of every game he/she is eligible to play.

  2. 3)  Discipline. Unacceptable behavior will lead to non-participation in games and in some circumstances, removal from a team, subject to the approval of the Division Director and Regional Commissioner.

  3. 4)  PracticeRequirements.

    1. a)  Only REGISTERED AYSO players and volunteers may participate in team

      practice sessions.

    2. b)  It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their child is dropped off

      and picked up at the appointed times. The coach is not a baby-sitting service. He or she will also want to get back to their families as soon as practice is over.

  4. 5)  Scrimmages. Scrimmages are considered to be a practice and may be arranged with other AYSO teams. Coaches must bring the white forms to every scrimmage.

G. Facilities and Field Maintenance.

  1. 1)  Setting up the Field. It is the responsibility of the first teams assigned to a field each game day to prepare 1/2 of the field before the scheduled starting time for the game. Each team is responsible for putting up on net and/or a goal if necessary, 2 corner flags and lining 1⁄2 of the field. The nets, flags, and paint machines will be in front of the storage sheds at the Bluffs and the High School at least 30 minutes prior to game time. The paint machines are to be returned to the shed when the field is finished being painted. Failure to set up the field by the scheduled starting time will result in the length of that game being shortened by the amount of time taken to complete the setup from the scheduled starting time. The fields will be marked and the nets hung several days prior to Opening Day. Coaches will be expected to set up fields for all other games. Malibu Parks and Recreation has requested that all fields be moved for practices. This will prevent grass erosion around the goals.

  2. 2)  All goals will need to be spiked down prior to playing a game or practice. Spikes must be driven securely into the ground with no part of the metal sticking out. Hammers will be provided for putting in the spikes and removing the spikes. All spikes must be returned to the shed with the corners flags. During practices, move the goals into different areas, from game day positions, so the grass will not die.

  1. 3)  Maintaining the Field. It is the responsibility of each team that plays on a field during the day to pick up all trash on the field and the sidelines. TRASH REMOVAL IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CONTINUING SUCCESS OF MALIBU AYSO. Please clean up after your team. Please use the recycle cans for all water bottles and cans. Use the other cans for trash only.

  2. 4)  Taking Down the Field. It is the responsibility of the final two teams assigned to a field each game to take down the nets and goal posts if necessary and return the corner flags to the shed at the end of the cul-de-sac. A Board Member will come by later and place the items in the shed.

H. Conduct

  1. 1)  Sportsmanship.

    1. a)  The highest standards of respect for others and good sportsmanship are to be

      maintained by every participant in Region 759 at all times. Physical violence, threats, intimidating behavior and foul or abusive language is forbidden and may subject the individual(s) involved to be removed from the region. We are all a part of the KID ZONE and must do our best to provide a safe environment.

    2. b)  There is no justification in AYSO for a team to “run-up” a score. Each coachis responsible for adjusting his/her lineup on the field so as to prevent his/her team from running up the score during games. When the score reaches 3 – 0, the Coach should make every adjustment possible, including moving attacking players back, having players only shoot with their non-dominant foot, having players complete 5 or more passes before advancing the ball, etc.

  2. 2)  TheReferee.

    1. a)  The referee is the sole authority on the field of play in accordance with the

      Laws of the Game. The referee has the power and authority to remove spectators, players, or coaches from the playing area if their conduct violates the Laws of the Game, AYSO Guidelines (Region, Area, Section or National), or reasonable standards of behavior, or otherwise interferes with the course of play. This includes complaining about the Referee’s calls, dissent or any act that challenges the authority of a Referee. We have a Zero Tolerance policy with respect to dissent toward the Referee or Assistant Referee.

    2. b)  In the younger divisions, we often employ volunteer youth referees. Each of these players has taken and passed the same Regional Referee class and test as the adult referees. These player/referees perform a great service to the AYSO organization, our community, and the younger children that they referee. They are excellent examples to us all of commitment, volunteerism and involvement in a worthwhile endeavor. At no time will it be tolerated for a coach, spectator, or player to challenge or intimidate a youth referee.

  3. 3)  TheCoach.

a) The function of the coach is to provide encouragement, instruction, and


positive direction. Excessive, negative or mean-spirited coaching is not

permitted. Remember to read about SEE, SHOW, and SAY in your coaching


  1. b)  The coach and the assistant coach are required to sit/stand in a limited are as

    defined by the Laws of the Game. This “technical area” extends ten yards on either side of the halfway line along the sideline to which the team has been assigned. We strongly suggest that the Coach remain quiet while players have the ball at their feet, and for most other times as well.

  2. c)  The coach or assistant coach may only enter the field of play with the consent of the referee. This also applies to parents....

  3. d)  Coaches are expected to set the best example of sportsmanship for their players and to control the behavior of their players, spectators, and assistant coaches.

  4. e)  The Coach, one assistant coach and any substituting team members are the only individuals permitted inside the technical area.

  1. 4)  Spectators.

    1. a)  Spectators are forbidden from sideline coaching. Spectators are not to be with

      the penalty box area and must sit 3 yards from the touchline. This will allowthe assistant referees viewing down the sideline. Spectators’ vocal efforts arelimited to positive cheering and compliments to the players.

    2. b)  No one is allowed behind the goal lines in any division.

    3. c)  Derogatory remarks to the players, coaches or referees are not permitted under

      any circumstances. Such behavior will be grounds for removal from the field by the referee, field monitors, division directors, or the RC. Repeated violation may lead to being barred from attending any AYSO functions.

  2. 5)  Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted at any AYSO game or practice, nor allowed on the parks or school property.

  3. 6)  Cautions and Ejections.

    1. a)  All cautions and ejections must be noted on the game card by the referee and a

      written report filed with the Referee Administrator with 24 hours of the end of the game.

    2. b)  A player, coach or spectator committing a cautionable offense may receive an official caution from the referee during the game. The occurrence of two cautionable offenses may result in the offending player, coach or spectator being ejected from the game. Serious infractions may result in immediate ejection without the benefit of an official caution. If a player, coach or spectator is ejected from a game by the referee or removed from the game by the Regional Commissioner, the violator must immediately leave the field and surrounding area. A player may retire to the sidelines if he/she does not have a parent present. The violator will also be suspended from participation in the next game for which they are scheduled to participate. In the event that the individual does not leave the field or area immediately surrounding the field immediately following his/her ejection, the game may be terminated by the referee or Regional Commissioner. Further, if the ejected person attempts to play in the next scheduled game, the referee or Regional Commissioner may also terminate that game.


7) PrematureTermination
a) A referee, the Regional Commissioner or any Division Director may terminate

a game that, if continued, he/she believes may result in a provocative or dangerous situation.

I. Practices

  1. 1)  Practice Schedules. The day, times, and location of practices is determined by the Division Directors who will consult with each coach concerning his/her schedule. All practice scheduling is subject to field availability. Move the goals to different locations during practice so the grass will continue to grow in the regular goal locations.

  2. 2)  Practice Locations. Malibu AYSO has secured permits from the Parks and Recreation office for the fields used for games and practices. Permits for any locations other than the coach must secure those already permitted with the permit provided to AYSO for insurance purposes.

  3. 3)  Shared Use of Fields. Each team practicing at game locations will practice on his/her own field and will be allowed one fourth of the field for practice. No team shall practice in the goal or penalty areas with the goals. The goal posts and nets may be used only if moved to a location away from the goal line, goal area and penalty area so as to diminish the amount of wear and tear on those field areas in front of the goal.

J. Game Schedules.

  1. 1)  Length of the Season. The regular season runs from the first Saturday after Labor Day (September 10, 2011) to the (November 21, 2009). Additional tournament games may occur in Area and Section play-offs.

  2. 2)  Game Times. Game schedules will be distributed to the coaches at the Coaches Meeting along with the uniforms. The number of teams, the availability of fields, and a rotating schedule of times determine the schedule for each division.

  3. 3)  Game Cancellation. Games are played every Saturday unless canceled by the Regional Commissioner, the Regional Coach Administrator or the Regional Referee Administrator. Those cancellations may be due to Malibu Parks and Recreation Department closing the fields due to inclement weather, fire, floods, etc. The AYSO Hot Line (310) 317-2020 will be updated as soon as the Regional Commissioner is notified of field closures. Do Not Call the Parks and Recreation Department to inquire about field conditions. Each team should set up a system (phone tree, etc.) for having the Hot Line checked and parents of players called on days where the fields might be threatened by inclement weather.

  4. 4)  The coaches, substitutes, and spectators of the two teams watch the match from the opposite side of the field of play unless the referee give permission for them to

be on the same side, in which case they will remain on spate ends of the field. Teams and spectators will only be allowed in areas approved by the referee.

5) For standings in League Play, points shall be awarded as follows:

Win 3 Points Draw 1 Point Loss 0 Points

Tie breakers for standing at the conclusion of league play shall be as follows:

  1. a)  Head to Head play (outcome of the game involving the tied teams)

  2. b)  Team with the lowest number of goals scored against

  3. c)  Goal Differential: goals scored, less goals allowed, maximum of three

    goals per game.

  4. d)  Team with highest number of goals scored, maximum of three (3) goals

    per game (counting no more than three goals more than their opponent in

    any game)

  5. e)  Least recorded misconducts and send offs.

  6. f)  Coin Toss

6) Sportsmanship deduction
One point will be deducted from a team’s standings points for each player orcoach sent off (red card) during the season. This shall include red cards given during practice matches in the early part of the season.
One point will be deducted from each team’s standings point for each player or coach who receives 3 cautions (yellow card) in the season. If a player receives three more cautions, an additional point shall be deducted. This is in addition to any deductions for send offs.
In keeping with the AYSO Guidance for “Referees, Coaches, Other Volunteers and Parents”, there are no sportsmanship point deductions for “blowouts”. Coaches are requested, however, when their team leads by a largeamount, to take advantage of the opportunity to rest the better players and/or move players to different positions to provide a learning opportunity without penalizing a team for doing what it is supposed to do (score goals).

K. Short Sided Games and General Considerations. The Good Stuff!

In accordance with AYSO National Guidelines as modified and adopted by the Board of Directors, Region 759 plays short sided games in divisions U5, U6, U7, U8, U10 and U12. Virtually every youth soccer organization in the world has adopted some version of these short-sided games. The intent and purpose of the short-sided games is to introduce the skills and Laws of the Game to the players in an age-appropriate format. The following several pages are division-specific descriptions of the rules that will be applied this season. If you should have any questions, please contact the Division Director, Regional Commissioner or Referee Administrator for details.


Number of Teams:
Optimum number of Players/Team:Game Player Format:
Minimum # Required to Avoid Forfeit:Size of Game Balls:
Length of Game:
Substitutions opportunities:

Approximate Field Dimensions: Approximate Goal Dimensions: Goal Keeper Rotation:

5 or 6
3 versus 3

Share teams when short players #3

Four-7 minute quarters with a 5 minute

In case of injury anytime, at the first quarter, at the half and at the end of the third quarter

15yds x 30yds
4’x 6’
No Goalkeepers in


Offside Rule Enforced:
Restarts: The only restarts in U6 are throw-ins and direct kicks. Start the game with a direct kick at midfield (after a coin toss). When the ball goes over the goal line restart the game with a direct kick from where the ball went out. Make sure the appropriate team is taking the kick.
Parental Refs: There is no score in U6. The parental ref will keep time and bring the ball in for a proper restart (direct kick or throw-in). Each team will have a parent from their team ref 1⁄2 of the game.
Score Keeping Methodology: No Score KeptWhich Games Count for League Standings Absolutely NO!U6 Games/Practice: The U6 Experience will occur at Webster Elementary on every Saturday for 1 hour. The teams will show up at their scheduled times. The coaches will practice the team for 20 to 25 minutes, and then play a 33-minute game (this includes half time). We will not have any U6 practices during the week out at the Bluffs. The older divisions will use these fields. We will be sponsoring some Clinics with Andrew Pearce during the season, during the weekdays, and all U6 boys and girls are invited to participate in the clinic. YOU HAVE ONE HOUR ON THE FIELD!
Comments: In U6 this year the coaches will be teaching 3 basic skills; Dribbling, In-step Kick and Throw-Ins. Nationally, AYSO is simplifying the game for the youngest participants. This will help the children learn some good basic skills for the future and acquaint many parents with soccer for the first time. Play in this age groupis meant to give a “Taste” of an athletic experience (quoting the coaching manual).Have fun. Don’t keep score and cheer when any child scores, even if it is in the wronggoal. They have years to get it right.

No Never



Number of Teams:
Optimum number of Players/Team: Game Player Format:
10) )
Minimum # Required to Avoid Forfeit:Size of Game Balls:
Length of Game:
Substitutions opportunities:

Approximate Field Dimensions: Approximate Goal Dimensions:

8 but some teams have 9 or 10
6 V 6 ( or 7 V 7 when each team has

If short players then mix up teams
Four 10 minute quarters.
In case of injury anytime, at the first quarter, at the half and at the end of the third quarter

25yds x 50yds6’x8’


Goal Keeper Rotation: Goalkeepers may play max. of ONE quarter per gameGoal Keeper 6 Second Rule: Not enforced, encourage GK to act, if he is not.Offside Rule Enforced: No

Restarts: All restarts apply including Kick off, Throw ins, Corner Kick, Goal Kick and dropped ball by ref. Direct free kicks for all fouls, with opponents being sixyards away. Free kicks awarded the attacking team inside the defending team’s goalarea
should be taken from the nearest point on the goal area line in front of the goal. No penalty kicks.
If Ref Doesn’t Show Up: Adult from each side ref’s for half of a game.


Score Keeping Methodology:
Which Games Count for League Standings: U8.

No Score Kept
None, no score/standings kept in



Where/When to Practice: This year we will allow practice on the Pony/Major baseball area at Bluffs Park. At times we will have some more space on the little league field, but that needs to be determined. Work with your divisional director for your assigned practice times. On Mondays and Fridays practices may be open at certain elementary schools.

Comments: Have FUN with your team. Give them a taste for the game and team experience. No player may play a full game until every player has played 3⁄4 of a game. Move the kids around in all positions teaching them how to play forward, fullback, halfback and goalkeeper. Encourage the defenders to “push-up” on the fieldand not to remain frozen in a piece of the field (this will be a useful tool in U10.)There is NO scoring kept and no offside. Don’t teach the kids to camp out by the goalfor a score. This will only hurt them as they move up to U10.


Number of Teams:
Optimum Number of Players/Team: Game Player Format:
Minimum # Required to Avoid Forfeit: Size of Game Balls:
Length of Game:
Substitutions Opportunities:

9 to 10
7 V7
5 on a side. #4

Four 12 1⁄2 minute quarters.
In case of injury anytime, at the first quarter, at the half and at the end of the third quarter
Girls= 30yds x 60yds Boys=35X75

7x 21


Approximate Field Dimensions:
Approximate Goal Dimensions:
Goal Keeper Rotation: Goalkeepers may play max. of 2 non-consecutivequarters,


and must play at least 1 quarter in the field.Goal Keeper 6 Second Rule: Enforced.

Offside Rule Enforced: Yes
Restarts: Now the game starts to get real. Restarts are as described in Laws of the Game. Indirect, direct, penalty kicks, goal kicks, corner kicks, etc. all exist and the Laws (rules) associated with them are enforced.
If Ref Doesn’t Show Up: Same as U6 and U8. Coaches are advised to take a ref clinic to understand the offside rule.
Score Keeping Methodology: Standard per Laws of the Game.Which Games Count for League Standings: Coaches check with divisiondirectors on the division’s standings and tournament rules.
Shootouts: Never-only in tournamentsWhere/When to Practice: U10 practices are to be held at the High School startingat 3:30 PM. The Girls field is on the outfield of the softball field and the Boy’s field isthe upper most field. Point Dume and Juan Cabrillo may be available for practice times. Check with the Division Director.
All-star Team Selection: At the end of the season, coaches will rate the players and the All Star committee will pick an All-star team by positions. The Divisional Director, Coach Administrator, and RC will have to approve the selections. Area play-off teams to be determined by the top two teams in the regular season and next top two teams finishing in the season play offs, for the four available positions.Comments: The position of goalkeeper and the Law of “Offside” will beintroduced in U10. Goalkeepers may play 1⁄2 of game but not consecutive quarters. All players must play 3⁄4 of the game before any player plays the whole game. Strongly encourage defenders to “push up” so they don’t stagnate back by their owngoal. Please rotate players, especially defenders/goal keepers during a game and among positions during a season. Violation of 3⁄4 rule or goalkeeper rules may result in points being deducted from league standing/playoff computations. All refs’ cardswill be checked to see that the kids play the required amount of time. Be sure to teach the kids the Offside rule. Children will be warned the first three games about fouls on the throw-ins. After the 3rd game, a bad throw in will result in the ball being turned over.



Number of Teams:
Optimum Number of Players/Team: Game Player Format:
Minimum # Required to Avoid Forfeit:Size of Game Balls:
Length of Game:
Substitutions Opportunities:

Approximate Field Dimensions:
Approximate Goal Dimensions:
Goalkeeper Rotation: Goalkeepers may play up to a cumulative half, MAX.

Consecutive quarters OK, but must play at least one quarter on the field.

12 to 13
9 V9
6 on a side
Four 15 minute quarters.
of injury anytime, at the first


In case
quarter, at the half and at the end of the third quarter


45 yds x 90 yds8’ X 24’


GoalKeeper 6 Second Rule: Enforced
Offside Rule Enforced: Yes
Restarts: Restarts are as described in Laws of the Game. Indirect, direct, penalty kicks, goal kicks, corner kicks, etc. all exist and the Laws (rules) associated with them are enforced.
If Ref Doesn’t Show Up:


Same as U6, U8 and U10


Score Keeping Methodology:
Which Games Count for League Standings:
last eight (8) count towards standings with win=3 points, tie= 1point. If teams end up with different numbers of games played that count, points will be adjusted accordingly. If there is a tie in the standings, tie-breakers are, 1) head-to-head record, 2) least amount of goals scored against 3) most amount of goals scored (maximum of 3 count for any one game, so there is no reason to run up score after 3 goals scored!) then 4) coin toss will determine league champion. Area play offs to be determined by the top finisher of the regular season and top finisher of the play off tournament.Shootouts: Never only in tournamentsWhere/When to Practice: U12 will be able to practice on the auxiliary field at the High School (located next to tennis courts). Teams may be allowed to practice on the baseball outfield; check with the Division Director for days and times.
All-star Team Selection: At the end of the season, coaches will rate the players and pick an All-star team by positions. The Divisional Director, Coach Administrator, and RC will have to approve the selections. See the U 10 process description for further clarification.
Comments: All players must play 3⁄4 of the game before any player plays the wholegame. Strongly encourage defenders to “push up” so they don’t stagnate back bytheir own goal. Please rotate players, especially defenders/goal keepers during a game and among positions during a season. Have FUN! The coaches’ role is to be apositive and encouraging role model for the players. The parents are restricted to positive cheering only, no coaching! ! Violation of 3⁄4 rule or goalkeeper rules may result in points being deducted from league standing/playoff computations. When playing Moorpark, play by home field rules and Moorpark will follow ours when in Malibu.

Standard per Laws of the Game. First 3 weeks are practice, the



Number of Teams:
Optimum Number of Players/Team:Game Player Format:
Minimum # Required to Avoid Forfeit:Size of Game Balls:
Length of Game:
Substitutions Opportunities:

11 V 11
7 on a side
Four 17 1⁄2 minute quarters. of injury anytime, at the first


Approximate Field Dimensions: Approximate Goal Dimensions:Goal Keeper Rotation:

rule, but 1⁄2 limit would be appreciated and should be encouraged.
Goal Keeper 6 Second Rule: Enforced.
Offside Rule Enforced: Yes
Restarts: Restarts are as described in Laws of the Game. Indirect, direct, penalty kicks, goal kicks, corner kicks, etc. all exist.
If Ref doesn’t show up: Same as U6, U8, U10 and U12Score Keeping Methodology: Standard per Laws of the Game.Which Games Count for League Standings: First 2 games are practice, all remaining games count towards standings with win=3 points, tie= 1point. If teams end up with different numbers of games played that count, points will be adjusted accordingly. If there is a tie in the standings, tie-breakers are, 1) head-to-head record, 2) least amount of goals scored against 3) most amount of goals scored (maximum of 3 count for any one game, so there is no reason to run up score after 3 goals scored!) then 4) coin toss will determine league champion. A team will lose one point in the standings for every parent or coach asked to leave the field by a ref during any regularseason game. Coaches are responsible for their team’s behavior. A tournament maybe structured by the division director to determine additional representatives for the Area playoffs.
Where/When to Practice:
after 4 PM on weekdays.
All-star Team Selection:
and the All-star team will be selected by positions by the All Star Coaches. The Divisional Director, Coach Administrator, and RC will have to approve the selections. Area play off representatives will be the top team from the regular season.Comments: All players must play 3⁄4 of the game before any player plays the wholegame. Strongly encourage defenders to “push up” so they don’t stagnate back bytheir own goal. Please rotate players, especially defenders/goal keepers during agame and among positions during a season. Have FUN! The coaches’ role is to be apositive and encouraging role model for the players. The parents are restricted to positive cheering only, no coaching!

In case
quarter, at the half and at the end of the third quarter


65yds x 105yds

8’x24’ (Regulation)Goalkeepers may play any portion of a game by


Never only in tournaments Bluffs Park, Main Field is the ONLY field for U14,


At the end of the season, coaches will rate the players


Violation of 3⁄4 rule or goalkeeper rules may result in points being deducted from league standing/playoff computations, or failure to meet the Referee commitments, may result in points being deducted from the league standings/playoff computations when determining the representatives from 759 for Area Playoffs for the U 10, U 12 and U 14 Divisions.

Anything not specifically covered by these rules will be determined by the RC, RCA and RRA.

Each U 10, U 12 and U 14 Team must meet the referee points requirement in order to qualify for the league tournament and post-season play. The points system is clarified in a separate sub-section.

L. All Star Teams and Tournaments

An All Star team is a team comprised of the best players from Region 759 to play in Area E All Star competition. There are no All Star teams in Divisions U6, U7 and U8as they are instructional divisions only. U16’s All Star schedule is determined inlarge part by the Area and Section.

All Star team announcements will be made around the final week of the season, or just after the season is completed, so families can decide if they want to continue practicing and playing soccer or move on to another sport. Each member of the All Star team of a specific division is expected to participate fully in the All Star season and follow the rules and regulations as set forth by AYSO. A player is being honored when picked for the All-Star team, but the player must commit to the full All-Star tournament plus rain dates.

1) Player Selection. A Player may be considered to play on an All Star team if the player meets the following criteria:

a) Plays in at least half of the regular fall season games
b) Displays good sportsmanship and is cooperative at practices and games
c) Is nominated by the coaches of the division with the final approval of the All Star coaches, the Division Director, the Coach Administrator, and the Regional Commissioner. (An All Star selection may be appointed by the RC and ARC.) d) Players will be picked based upon how well they handle a given position. The team will be comprised of players who do their best in specific positions, i.e. goalie, fullback, sweeper, forward, etc.
e) Players must sign and abide by the Tournament Code of Conduct and agrees to pay expenses associated with All Star season play and travel.

  1. 1)  The All Star selection process in to be handled in a confidential manner.

  2. 2)  The All Star selection committee will nominate and approve coaches. The

    committee consists of the division directors, the RC, the RRA, and the RCA,

    as well include a few at large board members selected by the RC.

  3. 3)  All –Star Coaches must have proper certification in the age division.

  4. 4)  The All Star Coach and team must be available to compete the Area

    tournament in January through.

  5. 5)  A separate fee is charged to each player on the All-Star team. The fall

    registration fee paid does not include All Star fees.

  6. 6)  The All Star selection may include alternates who can practice and play with

    any of the teams in the age bracket in case of injury, illness, absence failure to keep the commitment to the team.

7) All Star and Tournament teams are responsible for fielding a referee squad for post-season play. In many of the tournaments, it is a requirement that the team provide a qualified Referee squad as a qualification to enter the tournament. For this reason, it is strongly suggested that preference be given, in the player selection process, to players who have parents, siblings or relatives that will commit to serving as a member of the referee squad for the team.


The following is addressed to coaches and administrators of All Star and tournament teams:

Although common sense should be your guide in dealing with All Star and Tournament teams, which collectively will be referred to as "select teams", it has become clear that some rules need to be put into place so that we can avoid problems and maximize the enjoyment of all the participants - players, families, coaches and other AYSO volunteers:

1. Team Status

All post-season teams are TOURNAMENT TEAMS except for those that participate in the Area 10e All-Star Tournament (All-Star selection and procedures are covered elsewhere in this guide). It is important to note that post-season play may not in any way interfere with the regular season.

2. Team Organization

It is recommended for each team to appoint a team administrator. The team administrator will need to:

Collect three medical release forms per player. Make sure the forms are completely filled out, are dated and have a wet signature, keep one set and give the other two sets to coaches.

Arrange to have AYSO approved ID cards printed and laminated for each member of the team as well as the Coaches.

Arrange with the Region Registrar for a Tournament Roster to be formed in the eAYSO system. Arrange for parents to pay uniform and tournament fees (tba by Tournament Director) using our

Malibu Region Post-Season payment system (new).
Provide a list of referees that are planning to support the team during the post season to the Referee

Administrator at [email protected] Team Expectations

At the first team meeting the following needs to discussed with the parents and players:

Notify parents that they are required to volunteer to support the team through various functions (referee, assistant coach, team logistics, photography, etc.).

Stress the fact there is a long-term commitment; most teams will play well into the spring or until the summer.

Discuss the team's expectations in regards to practices.
Discuss that parents are expected to pay for tournament/travel/field fees/training.
Encourage parents to become referees. Tournament teams will directly benefit from bringing a


referee team to a tournament. Many tournaments prefer complete referee teams to come along

(3 referees completing 3 games each), rather than banking the referee deposits. Many tournaments are now rejecting applications if a team does not provide certified referees. Other tournaments may not accept teams that come from regions that did not supply referees in the past; this is not always explicitly stated. It is important for each team to do its utmost to bring referees to each tournament. There is higher likelihood of admission to a tournament if a team brings a complete set of referees.

4. Fees

There is a one time uniform fee for each tournament team player, which is $_____ for 2011/2012 as well as a $____ administration fee. All teams are responsible for all tournament fees and referee deposits for all tournaments Tournament application fees are typically $300-$500, and the referee deposits are about $150-250.

5. Uniforms

Uniforms must be ordered through the Region. The primary uniforms for all teams will be the same pattern, each shirt having a unique number. This will facilitate players moving between teams. There will be extra uniforms available to each team in case of new players or other changes later on in the season. Contact the Post-Season Director.

Uniform numbers will be allocated to players by coaches according to the following procedures:

First, different sized uniforms will be allocated by the coach or team administrator as needed according to the sizes of the players.

Second, if two players on the same team request a jersey with the same uniform number, and jersey size is not a consideration in the particular case (in which case the jersey will be allocated to the player for whom it was more size appropriate, the coach will seek to resolve the conflicting requests amicably. If agreement cannot be reached, the jersey will be assigned to the player with seniority, that is with the greater number of years playing in the division, irrespective of whether they have previously played in a tournament team in that or any other division. If two or more players with equal seniority request a jersey with the same uniform number, the jersey will be assigned by coin toss (if two players) or by random drawing (if three or more players), in either case conducted by a coach or team administrator with each player either present or represented by a parent. Once a uniform is assigned to a player in accordance with these procedures (size/seniority/coin toss or random drawing), that player may not switch it with another player except with the coach's consent and, if three players have requested the same jersey, by repeating the procedure without the participation of the player who wishes to switch. A player may not have a request for more than one jersey number resolved by a coin toss or random drawing

The coach retains final discretion over the allocation of uniform numbers

It is optional for a team to order bags, jackets and other team items. Each team orders these individually. The region's color scheme (blue/blue/blue w optional white home jersey) and logo need to be adhered to.

6. Tournament Applications.

Every tournament team must follow these procedures:

a. You may not enter a team in a tournament without first notifying our Post-Season ARC. E-mail to [email protected]

b. All rosters must be printed out from the eAYSO online system and signed by the RC or, if the RC is unavailable, the ARC for Post-Season. Most tournaments require that players be listed in order of uniform number. It is recommended to have a few rosters signed at the same time. However any roster changes (other than an absent player) need to be signed by the RC or ARC.

c. All tournaments must be paid for by a Region check, to be issued by our Treasurer, and the funds for payment must be remitted to the region before the check is issued.

d. Please follow this procedure when applying to tournaments: Call or e-mail the Director of the tournament you are interested in directly, asking to reserve a spot for your team. Contact the ARC that a regional check is needed with all relevant information. A Regional check will be cut and you will be notified how it can be picked up, then complete the application for the tournament, get the team roster, check and all forms signed by the RC or ARC (see above).

e. If any player is unable to afford the cost of participation in a tournament, please let us know. Unfortunately, we are prohibited from using general Region funds to subsidize players on post-season teams however fundraising activities, such as car washes, etc. have provided for specific needs and are organized by the teams themselves.

f. Teams need to identify and apply to tournaments of interest on an individual basis. Information about tournaments can be found on the National website, for EXTRA teams the CalSouth website also has as schedule and links to competitive tournaments open to highly-competitive AYSO teams. The Post- Season Director will also notify the teams of additional tournaments as they become available.

7. Referees

For all tournaments, teams are responsible for providing their own referees and they must provide this information at the time of application to a tournament; if they do not have any referees, they might lose their referee deposit. The Referee Administrator will make a complete list available to teams with the names of referees in the region who will be available for post-season tournaments. We suggest that teams contact referees on this list as soon as they apply to a tournament. Whenever a tournament team is accepted into a tournament, the team must finalize the referees by contacting the referee(s) and notifying our Referee Administrator by e-mail at [email protected]

8. Referee Deposits

Tournaments will refund the referee deposit when referees have been supplied. The region will receive a check and will credit each team for referees that have been submitted directly by the team.


9. Conduct

We expect coaches, assistant coaches, parents and players to remember that they represent our Region and to conduct themselves appropriately. In particular, everyone is required to cooperate with tournament officials and referees and to make sideline comments that are positive, instructional (in the case of coaches only) and encouraging.

10. Practice Fields and Scrimmage Games

Teams may contact the Field Allocation Director for practice time field space availability. After the city permits decrease, the region will try to secure other field space, however there may be a cost to the teams. In addition it is recommended for teams to find or rent space at the surrounding parks on an individual basis. Scrimmage games can be arranged with the surrounding regions by contacting the region (e.g.: Santa Monica, Camarillo, Pacific Palisades, West LA, Woodland Hills, etc.). It is nice to“get out of Area” for friendly scrimmages to expand the experience for the players and volunteers. Contact the Post-Season Director for information and hints.

11. Player Transactions

Please refer to the Regional Guidelines for information about player transactions between teams which is also applicable to tournament teams, we encourage coaches to work together to provide a positive experience for all.

PLEASE NOTE that failure to adhere to any of above mentioned rules may result in your being terminated as a coach or even disbanding of the team.

N. Requests of Coaches from Your Regional Board:

  1. 1)  All coaches must be certified to coach a team in League and All-Star Tournaments.

  2. 2)  Game Cards should be filled out the night before the game. Do not waste time of the players and the refs by filling it out minutes before the game. List all players numerically by jersey number, and put the LAST NAME first. Have your game plan ready the night before and modify it in the morning.

  3. 3)  Always make sure the area is clean of trash before your team departs the field. Remind parents to take all of their belongings, including the appropriate children.

  1. 4)  If your team is the first one scheduled to play on a particular Saturday, arrive early enough to re-mark the fields (necessary) and stake the goals into the ground. Also, place the corner flags on the field. The last teams of the day will return the flags and the stakes to the sheds.

  2. 5)  All coaches, assistants, refs and team parents must be Safe Haven certified, and also must fill out a volunteer form. This is for the safety and protection of the children. Safe Haven can now be taken online.

  3. 6)  NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE FIELDS-please remind the parents.

  4. 7)  Remember that you are coaching children and they are not “mini-me’s.” They areyoung and are looking up to you as a role model. Demonstrate control during trying times. There will always be bad calls, but that is the nature of the game.

  5. 8)  During the course of the season, be as consistent as possible when scheduling practice times. Honor the guidelines for practice locations if at all possible. Share the fields with other teams.

  6. 9)  Coaches must have the white forms with them at ALL games and practices. Ifyou can’t make a specific practice, forward the white forms to someone who willbe there. Assistants should have a copy of the white form with an original signature by the parent.

  7. 10)  Do not allow neighborhood kids, brothers, sisters, cousins, pets, etc. to practice or play with your team. Players must be registered to play, practice, etc. No exceptions.

11) The refs rule the field during the game. No coach will approach a referee on the field during or after the game, without the express permission of the Referee. Discussions should take place calmly at the end of the game and away from the Children. The referee call stands no matter what a coach thinks.

12) The wearing of earrings will not be allowed. No earrings, no exceptions, please. Note: a Band-Aid worn over an earring (even front and back) still constitutes a hazard and is not an acceptable substitute for taking the earring out. Also, no hard casts allowed either.

13) We can practice on the outfield of the varsity baseball field at Malibu High, but are limited to specific days and times. This field is where the U12’s play. TheU12 teams will have to move the goals on and off the field every Saturday through the month of September.

14) We’re going to leave the nets up this year between games, if possible. If the last

two teams would move the goal posts (with nets attached) away from the marked goal lines (the ones you just used in the game), it may reduce the wear and tear on the fields space in front of the goals. Please move the goals off of the goal lines at the end of each game day and do not practice with the goals in their game position.

15) Bring extra shin guards, goalie gloves, goalie shirts, team shirts, socks and water to games and practices. Someone always forgets something during the season.

16) OCTOBER ______10th______ is Picture Day.

  1. 17)  All coaches should remember to turn in the TROPHY NAME LISTS ON TIME as well as the RATING CARDS. Keep notes on other teams and players, this will help in picking the ALL-STAR teams and in balancing next year.

  2. 18)  Coaches in U5, U6, U7, U8 and U10 should follow the rules found in the coaching manual. The laws of the game and structure are different from the older divisions.

  3. 19)  U10 coaches should be well acquainted with the manual “Laws of the game for Coaches.” Ask for one if you have not read it.

  4. 20)  Be a positive coach and use positive reinforcement during practices and games. Do not let the parents coach from the sideline. Parents can cheer but they should not yell instructions to the players. When the player has the ball at their feet, let them learn to make the appropriate decision by keeping quiet and not yelling out instructions.


O. Region 759 – Malibu Tournament

The Malibu Tournament allows for the various competitive divisions (U10 and up) to play league championship soccer in a competitive-friendly environment exclusive to the Malibu regular season fall league teams.

The Malibu Tournament:
Allows Coaches, Parents and Players a friendly tournament experience in order to prepare them for the Area 10e League Playoffs and any Tournaments beyond that.
Provides late blooming teams a chance to qualify to represent Region 759 in the Area 10e League Playoffs.
Provides more training opportunities for newly certified Referee’s.Assists the RC, RCA and DD in determining which teams will represent Region 759 in the Area 10e League Playoffs.


All playoffs are single elimination and all playoff matches must end with a winner.
Semi-final and Championship matches (finals) tied at the end of regulation time will be followed by overtime. If the match is still tied after overtime, it will be decided by a shootout.

All preliminary and quarter-final games, generally Saturday games, will proceed directly to the shootout should the game be tied at the end of


regulation play

Region 759 Rules and Guidance
All the rules governing game play for Region 759 as described in the Regional Guidelines and Redbook are applicable in Tournament Play including those that govern rosters, substitutions and use of goalkeepers, . The following rules are specific to the Region 759 Malibu Tournament.



Check-in will be off the field of play.
Field schedules do not allow for warm-up on the field of play prior to a game start.

1. Games will consist of from 20 to 30 minute halves depending on the age division (see chart below) with a five-minute halftime. There will be a running clock during the match including substitutions. There will be no time added on for injuries or time wasted in qualifying rounds. Games will be expected to end on time, and may be shortened if they started late.

U10 Preliminary games and Quarter-finals


2 x 20 minute periods
5-minute halftime break
A tie proceeds to a shootout (see below)

U10 Semi-final and Championship

2 x 24 minute periods
5-minute halftime break
A tie proceeds to the overtime rules described below.

U12 Preliminary games and Quarter-finals

2 x 25 minute periods
5 minute half-time break
A tie proceeds to a shootout (see below)

U12 Semi-final and Championship

2 x 30 minute periods
5-minute halftime break
A tie proceeds to the overtime rules described below.

U14 Semi-final and Championship

2 x 30 minute periods
5-minute halftime break
A tie proceeds to the overtime rules described below.

Overtime Rules (Semi-final & Championship Matches Only)


Overtime consists of two complete periods of equal time. No sudden victory.


All Divisions play two 5 minute periods.
There will be a five-minute break before the start of the first overtime period. The winner of a coin toss decides which side of the field to start on or to kick off.
Coaches may only substitute players between the overtime periods, or for injury (no free substitutions).
There are no minimum playing time requirements in overtime periods, except that players who have not played at least three quarters during regulation time must play at least one overtime period.
After the end of the first overtime period, the teams will switch ends, and the team that did not kick off to start the first overtime period will kick off.
There is no break between overtime periods except the time needed for substitutions.

Shootout Procedures (Kicks from the Penalty Mark)

The referee chooses the goal at which the kicks will be taken.
The referee tosses a coin and the team whose captain wins the toss decides whether to take the first or the second kick.
The referee keeps a record of the kicks being taken.
Subject to the conditions explained below, both teams take five kicks.
The kicks are taken alternately by the teams.
If, before both teams have taken five kicks, one has scored more goals than the other could score, even if it were to complete its five kicks, no more kicks are taken.
If, after both teams have taken five kicks, both have scored the same number of goals, or have not scored any goals, kicks continue to be taken in the same order until one team has scored a goal more than the other from the same number of kicks.
A goalkeeper who is injured while kicks are being taken from the penalty mark and is unable to continue as goalkeeper may be replaced by a named substitute provided his team has not used the maximum number of substitutes permitted under the competition rules.
With the exception of the foregoing case, only players who are on the field of play at the end of the match, which includes extra time where appropriate, are allowed to take kicks from the penalty mark.
Each kick is taken by a different player and all eligible players must take a kick before any player can take a second kick An eligible player may change places with the goalkeeper at any time when kicks from the penalty mark are being taken.
Only the eligible players and match officials are permitted to remain on the field of play when kicks from the penalty mark are being taken. Up to 2 coaches are also allowed in the center circle.
All players, except the player taking the kick and the two goalkeepers, must remain within the center circle.
The goalkeeper who is the team-mate of the kicker must remain on the field of play, outside the penalty area in which the kicks are being taken, on the goal line where it meets the penalty area boundary line.
Unless otherwise stated, the relevant Laws of the Game and International F.A.


Board Decisions apply when kicks from the penalty mark are being taken. When a team finishes the match with a greater number of players than their opponents, they shall reduce their numbers to equate with that of their opponents and inform the referee of the name and number of each player excluded. The team captain has this responsibility.

Before the start of kicks from the penalty mark the referee shall ensure that only an equal number of players from each team remain within the center circle and they shall take the kicks.

Questions & Answers Concerning Shootouts

1. The goalkeeper advances before the kick is taken. What action does the referee take?
· If the kick is successful, the goal is allowed.
· If the kick is not successful, it is retaken

2. A player takes the kick before the referee has signaled. What action is taken?
· The kick is retaken. [ AYSO strongly recommends that the referee signal with a whistle]

3. A player taking a kick feints before kicking the ball. Is this allowed? · Yes, but the kick must be taken in a reasonably continuous manner.

4. May an injured player be excused from taking part in kicks from the penalty mark? · Yes, but he cannot be replaced by another player.

5. May a player be cautioned or sent off during the taking of kicks from the penalty mark?
· Yes.

6. During the taking of kicks from the penalty mark, a team has fewer than the minimum number required for a match. Should the referee abandon the kicks from the penalty mark?
· No.

7. During the taking of kicks from the penalty mark, one or several players are injured or sent off. Must the referee ensure that an equal number of players from each team shall take the kicks?
· No. The equal numbers in each team applies only to the start of taking kicks from the penalty mark.

8. Do teams have to report the order of their kickers to the referee before the start of kicks from the penalty mark?
· No. Referees do not have the authority to require a list before the start of kicks from the penalty mark.
· Players must present themselves to the referee when it is their turn to kick. The referee verifies that
the player is eligible to kick and records the player’s number and the result of theirkick. The referee
then uses that list to verify the score and to assure that the original kicking order is


maintained if
players are required to kick more than once.

9. What are the appropriate referee responsibilities and mechanics?

Center Referee:

The center referee has sole authority to conduct the shootout in accordance with the Laws and these Rules & Procedures, and his decisions on matters of fact are final.

Determines how strictly the law concerning the goalkeeper coming off the line will be applied and conveys that decision to his assistants before the start of the shootout.
Chooses which goal to use and determines where the penalty mark is on the field. (midway between the goal posts and the goal area and penalty area lines) Assures that an eligible kicker is taking each kick and records the players’number

Assures that the ball is appropriate and is properly placed on the penalty mark by the kicker
Assures that both the kicker and goalkeeper are ready and that there is no outside interference

Signals with a whistle for the kick to be taken
Decides whether or not the kick was taken in accordance with the rules and was successful. Must seriously consider the advice of his assistant, but is not required to accept it.
Records the results of each kick and signals when a winner has been determined

Assistant Referee:

Assistant referees are assigned duties at the discretion of the center referee.

Positioned on goal line: Assist the center referee in determining whether or not the ball entirely crosses the line and whether or not the goalkeeper came offhis line before the ball was kicked. Duplicate the center referees’ recording ofthe results for backup.

Positioned at center circle: Help maintain order at the center circle, assist in getting players to the penalty mark in a timely manner, assist the coaches innot sending up ineligible players, and duplicate the center referees’ recordingof the results for backup.


  1. Coaches will be expected to set a positive example for the team, and will be held responsible for the actions of their team including spectators. All spectators must remain behind the control line and between the 18-yard lines. Two coaches maximum per team, and they must remain in the marked coaching area (within ten yards either way from midfield).

  2. At the conclusion of each match, the referees will indicate on the reverse of the game cards any instances of poor sportsmanship. Referees will be required to


complete a game misconduct report for all misconducts during the game, as well as any incidents of interference by spectators.

C. Any coach or spectator ejected must immediately leave the vicinity of the playing field (out of sight and sound) and will be prohibited from attending the next scheduled game. Any player sent off (red carded) must immediately leave the vicinity of the game (under supervision of their parent or Safe Haven-certified adult), and may not return to the field of play during the current game, including for the post-game handshake, and may not be substituted for, and is suspended from participation in the next game.

  1. Any violent conduct red card or ejection will result in that player/coach/spectator being barred from the remainder of the tournament.

  2. If it is determined that an ineligible player has participated in a game, the team will forfeit all games in which that player participated illegally. Furthermore, if it is determined that the coach knowingly played a player illegally, that coach will be barred from further participation in the tournament.

  3. Any situation not covered under the Regional Guidelines, Tournament Rules or Laws of the Game, will be directed to the RC and RCA for determination and ruling; if the situation involves a Referee, the RRA shall be included in the decision. Any such ruling shall be binding upon all involved parties.


P. Team Referee Requirements

U10 and U12 Divisions

Each U10 and U12 team must provide at least three volunteer referees with a minimum of Basic Referee or Assistant Referee certification. These three referees must each meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Have a current volunteer number on eAYSO.

  2. Be a registered AYSO volunteer for the current year.

  3. Be a certified AYSO referee or Assistant Referee (at least one of the three

    must be a certified Basic Referee or above).

  4. Be Safe Haven certified.

  5. Complete a minimum of two matches (U-10 or above) as either a referee or

    assistant referee.

6. Accept an appointment from the Regional Referee Administrator as an ARRA

responsible for referee coordination and scheduling for the division.

If a referee is serving on behalf of two or more teams, he/she must meet Requirement 5 separately for each team (i.e. referee two matches for each of the teams they referee for). Volunteers will be given at least two opportunities to attend the Basic Regional Referee training course in Malibu before the season or early in the season. Other opportunities as well as opportunities to attend an Assistant Referee course may exist in nearby regions. The U-8 Official course does NOT meet the requirement for team referees for U10 or U12 teams. Once a referee meets requirements 1-4, they will be given access to the referee scheduling system and will be expected to schedule themselves for matches throughout the season.

Any team that does not have three referees meeting the requirements by the end of the season shall not be eligible for Area tournament play.
U-7 and U-8 Divisions
Each U-7 and U-8 team must provide at least one certified referee (U-8 Official or above). This person must not be the coach or the assistant coach. Each team will be responsible for providing the referee for one game approximately every second week (approximately 5 times per season). There will be at least one opportunity to attend a U-8 Official course in Malibu. Other opportunities may exist in nearby regions.

The Division Director and/or Division Referee Coordinator will assign games to berefereed by each team’s referee(s).


Q. . Referee Points

Please note the word ‘Referee’ applies equally to the Center Referee and AssistantReferee. Any referee may request Assistant Referee assignments until he/she feels ready to take the center referee position. Points will be awarded to the team selected by the referee on the Referee scheduling site. Any changes must be requested by email to [email protected] prior to midnight following the game

Guidelines for points:

The provisions of these standards apply only to U-10 and U-12 divisions. Referee points will be used, in addition to win/loss points, sportsmanship (score run-up) points and deductions to determine standings and seeding for the regional post-season tournament. In order to qualify for the area post-season playoff tournament, a team must have at least 16 Referee Points and must meet the referee requirements of Section P.
Referee points will be awarded as follows:

  1. 2 points per game for U-10 or above Referee and 1 point per game for U-7 or U-8 Referee and 1 point per game for Assistant Referee at any level, with a maximum of 20 points per season. Points can be accumulated for all U-10 through U-14 games played in Malibu, including practice games.

  2. A team can receive 2 Referee Points for a new referee who successfully completes the regional referee clinic and passes the exam and referees at least 4 games. Returning referees can earn 2 Referee Points if they re-attend the full instructional clinic, refresher clinic, if offered or upgrade clinic and referee at least 4 games. These points are included in the maximum total of 20 Referee Points.

  3. If a referee signs up for a game and does not complete the game due to injury, the referee points will still be awarded to the team. However, if the referee cancels out on a game or does not show up for a game the points will not be awarded to his or her team.

  4. Qualified experienced Referees who mentor other Referees can receive 1 point Per mentoring. Mentoring procedures, as set forth by the Regional Referee Administrator or the Director of Assessment, must be followed to receive points. This procedure will include a written report to be filed.

  5. [to be deleted---it is redundant, repeating text from the opening section of“Guidelines for Points”]

If a volunteer so wishes, he or she may referee for multiple teams. Referee points received under items 2 or 4 of this section will be divided evenly between those teams. Referee points received under item 1 of this section will be awarded to the team specified on the referee scheduling system or on the back of the game card. Once awarded the points cannot be reassigned to a different team. EXCEPTION: if aplayer changes teams in the first three weeks of the season, his/her parent’s pointsmay be reassigned to his/her new team.


R. Extra Program and Guidelines.

AYSO EXTRA Program and

Gaming Circuit for Section 10

Guidelines for a competitive youth soccer program within AYSO Section 10


February 28, 2011

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Extra Program Guidelines Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and Purpose

  2. Application of AYSO Philosophies

  3. GuidelinesandProcedures

  4. Organization

  5. Finances

  6. Player Eligibility

  7. ProgramStructure

  8. TeamFormation

  9. Player Selection Procedures

10. Rosters and ID Cards
11. Vacancy Policy
12. Coaches and Referees
13. Regional Support
14. Scheduling & Standings
15. Officiating
16. Fields
17. Paid Trainers
18. Misconduct, Discipline and Dispute Resolution19. Relationship of Extra to All-Star and Secondary Play 20. Uniforms
21. Player Substitution

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AYSO EXTRA Program and Gaming Circuit for Section 10Guidelines for a competitive youth soccer program within AYSO Section

10 Beginning in Fall 2011 (Second Year)1) Introduction and Purpose

The purpose of this program is to provide AYSO players who desire participation in a competitive soccer experience with a solution that will satisfy their needs and will provide the following benefits to the players:

  1. a)  A competitive fall league program for more advanced players who do not want to participate in a fall recreational program

  2. b)  Three quarter play or equal play mandate

  3. c)  Positivecoaching

  4. d)  Accommodative to both soccer only and multi-sport athletes

  5. e)  A competitive soccer experience at a cost that is substantially less than a Cal

    South sanctioned club program

Additionally, this program will afford participating regions an opportunity to retain volunteers frequently lost to club programs.

2) Application of AYSO Philosophies

The AYSO Extra Program must comply with the Six Philosophies of AYSO as follows:

• EVERYONE PLAYS – Our programs’ goal is for kids to play soccer – so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least a least three quarters of every game or if team size does not permit 3 quarter play, an equal play mandate with a 2 quarter minimum play requirement.

• BALANCED TEAMS – Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible – because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play. In Section 10, the Extra program teams will achieve balancing through the bracketing of teams into competitive brackets within their respective division. See item 7 – Program Structure.

• OPEN REGISTRATION – Our program is open to all children who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. In Section 10 the Extra Program requires that any registered player is eligible to apply for an age appropriate team. Players not selected are guaranteed placement on a team in the standard primary core program.

• POSITIVE COACHING – Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better- motivate players.

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• GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP – We strive to create a positive based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in all facets of AYSO. All players, parents, coaches and other AYSO volunteers in the Extra program are expected to adhere to a high standard of conduct and sportsmanship.

• PLAYER DEVELOPMENT – We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.

3) Guidelines and Procedures

This program will comply with AYSO Rules & Regulations, Bylaws and National Policies or AYSO Extra Guidelines except as noted herein; namely, bracketing of teams as a competitive team balancing methodology. (See section 7)

Each participating Area Director in a Section is responsible for overseeing/verifying that the Extra program requirements are met as they pertain to player eligibility, coach eligibility, team formation, field support and Referee support by those Regions within their Area that elect to participate in the Extra program.

4) Organization

In Section 10 the Extra Program will operate in a “Side-by-side” mode so as not to overwhelm players and parents with multiple team practice and game commitments. Players participating in the Extra program will not participate in the core primary fall program and thus will not be eligible for participation in fall league all-star play.

While the intent of the Extra Program in Section 10 is for participating Regions and Areas to operate in a side by side mode, with the consent of their Area Director, aRegion may request permission from the Section Director to operate in “Concurrent”mode. Section Director approval to operate in concurrent mode may be granted inthose situations where in the judgment of the Section Director a region’s primary coreprogram might be harmed by the side by side structure. When approving a Region to operate in concurrent mode, the Section Director may bar Extra players from that Region from participating in Area and Section All-star play if in the judgment of the Section Director that such participation is not in the best interest of the program. Players are always eligible for participation on approved tournament teams.

The Extra Program will be operated and administered by Section 10 and the Areas and Regions participating in the Program. The Program will have its own gaming circuit.

The Extra Program season will be split into two halves; Fall and Spring. In the Fall season, teams will compete in brackets of 8 to 12 teams with a 10 to 14 game schedule. The teams will compete for a bracket championship based on their record in that

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bracket during the season with a culminating “League Cup” competition consistingof competition between all teams from all brackets in that division.

A separate Spring “tournament” season will take place whereby teams may compete intournaments approved by their Regional Commissioner (RC) or by their RC and Area Director (AD) as per national rules. The purpose of the Spring season is to allow those players who choose to compete in other sports to do so while those players who desire a year-round soccer experience may continue to play at a competitive level. Tournament teams that are short players for the Spring tournament season due to multi- sport players dropping out may recruit players for their Spring season who participated in either Extra program or the primary core fall program.

It is the stated intent of this program to begin operations on a smaller scale the first year; only one or two brackets in a division (TBD) and to expand participation in future seasons.

Program Management
Areas within Section 10 shall determine the management structure of the program within their area; either at the Region or the Area level or something similar to the U16/U19 Program.

Each Region may determine the management positions of their Extra program as they feel necessary to manage the program. Some suggested management positions might include the following under the direction of the RC:



Assistant Commissioner – Extra Program (board position) Extra Program Director (board position)
Coach Development Coordinator (Coach Commission member) Player Development Coordinator (Coach Commission member) Referee Coordinator (Referee Commission member)


Extra programs are primary programs, and therefore, Region funds may be used to support Extra activities, but only to the extent that they are consistent with the funds expended for the standard primary program. Any additional costs needed to run the Extra program must be borne solely by the Extra players, and approved by the Regional Commissioner and Regional Board and in accordance with AYSO’s Rules &Regulations, Bylaws and National Policies. Extra funds must be placed in the Area orRegion’s operating account segregated by separate NAP accounting codes from thestandard primary program funds.

Financial reports, including budgets and other reports to be determined will be provided to the next higher executive member above the sponsoring entity. For example, reports for an Area-run program shall be provided to the Section Director. During the pilot phase reporting requirements will be set by the NBOD.

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6) Player Eligibility

Each Regional Commissioner of a Region electing to participate in the Extra program is responsible for his/her Region’s compliance with established player eligibilityrequirements. Player eligibility, as pertains to age requirements to participate in a specific gender/age bracket, is defined in the AYSO National Rules & Regulations.

Eligible players must have registered with AYSO and have participated in a scheduled Regional team player selection format that has been approved. The AYSO National Support & Training Center player database shall be the source of determining allplayers’ current registration status, the creation of team rosters and ID cards. There is no requirement that Extra players have previously played or registered as AYSO players. Players trying out for Extra program teams being formed for the next Fall season who are registered with AYSO in the current year, including Spring Select Programs, are eligible to play on tournament teams in the current tournament season.

Gender/age bracket placement of players shall be based on their age as of July 31 of the current registration year.

7) Program Structure

The AYSO Extra Program in Section 10 will be organized around single year divisions starting from U10 though U17 followed by a U19 division, as follows:


2. 3. 4. 5.

First Year

i. ii. iii. iv. v.

U10 U11 U12 U13 U14

Second Year – Add U15 Third year – Add U16 Fourth year – Add U17 Fifth year – Add U19

In order to accommodate Regions that might not be able to field teams in each division,RC’s may approve players playing up one year; i.e. U11 players playing on a U12 team.Otherwise, on an exception basis, a Regional Commissioner with the consent of the Area Director may approve a player to play up one year. A player may not play up two years. Also, with consent of the AD and the SD, smaller regions may be permitted to combine players to create teams if such combinations create opportunities for players to play and fosters competition.

Extra Program teams in Section 10 will be balanced through the bracketing of teams into competitive brackets within their respective division in those years where this level of balancing is needed. For example, A teams will be slotted in A brackets and B teams will be slotted in B brackets. As the program expands, team bracketing may be

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expanded to three or more levels of brackets as needed, again only in those years when needed.

Bracketing will be determined by a Section 10 competition committee appointed by the Section Director based on input from the Area Directors following the regular Fall season and prior to the start of the spring tournament season.

Otherwise, same as AYSO Extra guidelines and suggested best practices.

8) Team Formation

Extra Program teams in Section 10 will be balanced through the bracketing of teams into competitive brackets within their respective division. For example, A teams will be slotted in A brackets and B teams will be slotted in B brackets. As the program expands team bracketing may be expanded to three or more levels of brackets as needed.

Game formats will be small sided games for youngers as follows: U10 – 7v7 with maximum roster of 10 players U11 – 9v9 with maximum roster of 12 players U12 – 9v9 with maximum roster of 12 players

U13 – 11v11 with a maximum roster of 15 players U14 – 11v11 with a maximum roster of 15 players

U15 and above will be in an 11v11 format with maximum roster of 16 players.

The U14 and U15 programs will conclude in time to comply with California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) rules.

Guest players are not allowed in the Extra program.

At no time is inter-Regional recruitment of players allowed without the prior approval of each of the Regional Commissioners and Area Director concerned. Recruitment without prior approval may result in sanctions by the Area Director, who shall convene as a disciplinary board in such instances.

9) Player Selection Procedures

For each Extra division, a player selection committee will be formed by each Region consisting of three impartial evaluators. Extra team coaches will be allowed to observe evaluations and may act in an advisory capacity to the selection committee, but evaluators need to be totally impartial.

Tryouts for teams will occur in the Spring and should generally occur over a 2 to 4 week period with no more than two practices per week scheduled to accommodate multi-sport athletes as best as possible. Consideration should be given to one of the two practices being a weekend practice.


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At the time of player selection, a player selection committee, with the advice and consent of the coach, may identify and designate up to a maximum of 3 alternate players in case the team loses players due to a season ending injury or players leaving the program altogether. These alternate players may only become members of the team and participate in the Extra fall league or league cup tournament if all of the following conditions are met:


  1. a)  At the time of player selection the identity of the alternate players mustbe disclosed in writing to the Region’s Extra Program Director, RegionalCommissioner, the Area Extra Program Director and the Area Director

  2. b)  The alternate players must be otherwise registered and participating inthe Region’s primary core program

  3. c)  The team roster has dropped to the point where the team has only one substitute player. Alternate players may be added to bring the substitute player number up to two players.

  4. d)  An alternate player added to the roster must fulfill his/her commitment to attend all primary core team practices and games Failure to do so will result in the player being dropped from the Extra team roster.

Rosters and ID Cards

Team rosters for teams participating in the Extra program must be received by the Extra Area Program Director and the Area Director no later than July 1st and shall include:

Region and Division identification

The Coach and Assistant Coach names, address, home and cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Team member AYSO ID numbers

Player information: AYSO ID number, jersey number, name, address, phone number and birth date.

Team number, uniform colors and team name (if available).

Signature of the Regional Commissioner verifying players and coaches and confirming appropriate player registration and coach volunteer status, training and certification.

Revisions to rosters may occur when a player drops from a team. At that point, the team will be allowed to add one (1) player. This player cannot be drafted from another AYSO team whose season is still in progress except as provided in section 9. The additional player must be approved by the Regional Commissioner and the Area Director.

Revised rosters must be submitted to the Regional Commissioner and the Area Director appropriate authority prior to the new team member participating in a game.

Coaches shall prepare ID cards for each participating Extra player and for a maximum of two coaches per team from the eAYSO database. The ID cards shall bear the name,


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recent photo of the respective player or coach and the signature of the Regional Commissioner. ID cards must be laminated.

Properly completed and laminated ID cards for all players and a maximum of two coaches and a team lineup card shall be presented to the Referee by each team prior to the start of each Extra program game.

Coaches must wear ID cards visibly on their person during all games. Cards may be clipped on jackets or shirts, or worn on neck lanyards.

For each Extra program team, the coaches must have a team roster, ID cards and copies of AYSO Player Registration Forms (medical release forms) for each participating player as well as their own ID cards. These must be at all events (games, practices, scrimmages, parties etc.) in which the team participates

11) Vacancy Policy

No Extra player may be transferred from one Extra team to another once the seasonhas started, without the consent of the player, the player’s parents, both coachesinvolved and the Regional Commissioner and Area Director. Parental consent is not required if the player is of legal age (majority).

12) Coaches and Referees

Coaches participating in Extra should be of the excellent quality. At a minimum, Extra coaches (head and assistant) must:

Have a current Volunteer Application on file at the National Support & Training Center;

Be an AYSO trained coach as specified in these Guidelines;
Be Safe Haven certified
Be an active participant in the Region’s standard primary program as an

instructor, coach or Referee mentor, or other volunteer service the Region determines adequate to fulfill this requirement;

Be in good standing with the Region, Area and/or Section and AYSO; Be approved by the Region board; and
Be evaluated and renewed each membership year.

Coaches desiring to coach at the age levels must have completed the following minimum or recommended training levels below:

U10 – U-12 Coach required
U11 – U-12 Coach required or Intermediate Coach strongly recommended U12 – U-12 Coach required or Intermediate Coach strongly recommended U13 – Intermediate Coach required or Advanced Coach strongly



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U14 – Intermediate Coach required or Advanced Coach strongly recommended

U15 – Advanced Coach U16 – Advanced Coach U17 – Advanced Coach U19 – Advanced Coach

It is strongly recommended that Extra program coaches be certified at least one level above the level he/she is intending to coach (except as set forth above, U-10 coachesmust be certified at the U-12 level). It is also strongly recommended that coaches have continuing education each year as designed by the Region.

Those wanting to coach must fill in an application and submit it for approval. The Region and/or Area Extra Coach Coordinator will conduct a mandatory Extra coach meeting prior to the start of the Extra season which each coach assigned to an Extra team must attend.

13) Regional Support

Generally, the same as AYSO Extra guidelines and suggested best practices, the parents of participating players must contribute volunteer time back to the Region in volunteer positions as best to assist the operation of the Region. This requirement shall be determined by regions as they see necessary to fulfill their needs.

14) Scheduling & Standings

The game schedule and standings for the Extra program shall be posted on the Region and Area Web sites and Regions should have a link to the Area Web site.

All games shall be played as scheduled (date, time and venue).

In cases of games cancelled by adverse weather conditions (rain, poor air quality or act of God), the Region or Area will reschedule the game to be played either prior to the end of the pool play season or as soon after the end of pool play as can be arranged.

The applicable Regional Commissioners will sign off on the use of fields and referees for these make up games. All game scores will be reported to the Regional Extra Program Coordinator, who in turn, will report them to the Area Extra Program Administrator for stat compilation and posting.

To allow flexibility in rescheduling games, the final standings will not be determined until after one week after the last regularly scheduled games have been completed. This will allow for an additional week and weekend as an opportunity to make up games previously cancelled. The final standings will take into consideration the number of games played


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No team will be allowed to secure a place in positions 1 – 4 in the season standings as a result of not playing a scheduled game due the conditions described above. In such case(s), the Area Director will reschedule the match.

If either of the teams is not ready to play at the scheduled kick-off time, the Referee may allow a grace period of up to ten (10) minutes before canceling the game. A team not ready to play at that time shall forfeit that game. If a team does not show for a scheduled game, their opponent will be awarded a 1- 0 victory by forfeit. The Area Extra Program Administrator may impose other sanctions if the forfeiting team gains an advantage by the forfeit.

The coaches, substitutes and spectators of the two teams watch the match from opposite sides of the field of play unless the Referee gives permission for them to be on the same side, in which case they will remain on separate ends of the field. Home teams shall have the choice as to side of field. Teams and spectators will only be allowed in areas approved by the Referee.

Coaches from both teams are responsible for reporting game scores to the Section Extra Program Scorekeeper within 12 hours of completing a match. Scorekeeper contact information is available on the program website. The Referee is responsible for reporting all misconduct, including the cautions or send-off of players, coaches, or spectators or any other area of concern including unsafe conditions etc. to the Misconduct Reporting email address within twenty-four (24) hours of the game. The Misconduct Reporting System will make appropriate distribution of the Misconduct Report.

If the Referee terminates a game before completion because of actions by players, coaches and/ or spectators, the outcome of the game will be determined by the administration of the program.

If the game termination is due to actions by both teams, or if it is undetermined, the game shall be deemed a forfeit by both teams, and no points shall be recorded in the standings.

If a game is suspended prior to completion due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances, the game score will stand as recorded by the Referee, provided one half or more of the regulation game time had been played at the time of suspension.

If less than one-half of the regulation game time had been played at the time of the game suspension, the game will be rescheduled and played in its entirety at a later date and time. If the game is not rescheduled for any reason, the game shall stand as a NOT–PLAYED game, irrespective of the score at the time of game suspension.

The format of play and determination of standings shall be based on the number of teams participating in a specific gender/age bracket and may include average points per game as a method of determining standings for brackets with an uneven number of teams and/or games played.

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For standings in bracket play, points shall be awarded as follows:


Win Tie Loss

3 points
1 point

0 points


Tie breakers for standings at the conclusion of pool play shall be as follows:

  1. a)  Head to Head play (outcome of the game involving the tied teams).

  2. b)  Team with the lowest number of goals against.

  3. c)  Goal Differential: goals scored, less goals allowed, maximum

differential of three (3) goals per game.
d) Team with highest number of goals scored, maximum of three (3) goals per game (counting no more than three goals more than their opponents in any game)

  1. e)  Lowest point deductions for misconducts and send-offs.

  2. f)  Coin toss.

Awards will be presented to each of the 2 top teams in each bracket and to the 2 topteams in each division’s league cup.

15) Officiating

Regions must provide an adequate number of Referees who are capable of supporting the various age/gender brackets of teams participating in this program. The hosting Regions are responsible for providing Referee coverage for Extra program games. Regional Commissioners are to attest to compliance with the Area staff’s concurrence.

All Extra program games shall be officiated using the Diagonal System of Control, i.e. one Referee and two assistant Referees.

The use of “club linesmen” is encouraged when an insufficient number of assistantReferees are available. Club linesman shall only call the ball in and out of play. The Dual (two-man) System of Control is not allowed.

Regional Referee Administrators shall assign “neutral” Referees of appropriate skill andability to all Extra program games assigned to their Region. Referees shall be a minimum of two years older than the oldest players in the division to which they have been assigned.

16) Fields

Regions must provide an adequate number of fields to support the program. Fields/equipment needs to be age appropriate. Participating Regions are responsible for properly preparing all fields used. Field set-up and take down is the responsibility of the hosting Region.


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17) Paid Trainers

Paid coaches are not permitted under AYSO National Rules; however, paid trainers will be permitted consistent with the existing National AYSO Policy Statement.

18) Misconduct, Discipline and Dispute Resolution

It is the responsibility of the Referee in Extra program games to submit a written Misconduct Report to the Area Extra Program Administrator within 24 hours after the conclusion of the game at which the offence occurred.

There is no mandatory “cooling off” period for cautioned players. It is recommended that, at the coach’s request and with the Referee’s permission, a cautioned player, orany player having difficulty controlling his emotions, may be substituted at the earliest opportunity.

The Referee must also report any behavior by coaches and/or spectators on or off the field that seriously interferes with the game and/or proper standards of conduct.

The penalty for a player, coach and/or spectator sent-off (Red Card) from the field for any reason in an Extra program game shall be a minimum one (1) game suspension. Such suspension shall be served in the first game (not scrimmage) that is played following the game of the incident. The suspension for violent conduct or serious foul play shall be a minimum of two (2) games and the length of any suspension may be increased and other disciplinary measures applied if deemed warranted by the Area Director in conjunction with the Area Extra Program Administrator.

If the player sent off is a minor (under 18 years of age), he/she must leave the field in the company of his/her parent(s) or guardian(s). Otherwise, the player may remain in the proximity of the field, under adult supervision by a Safe Haven certified adult.

Should violators of the penalties set forth in this section refuse to immediately leave the field when requested to do so by the Referee, the game shall be suspended until the situation has been resolved. If it is not resolved, in what the Referee considers a reasonable amount of time, the game shall be terminated and the incident reported to the Area Extra Program Administrator.

A player serving a suspension and not in uniform may attend the team’s next scheduledgame as a spectator, but may not participate in any manner.

An adult serving a suspension may not be present at the game (including pre and post game activities) or participate in any manner.

In the event a suspended player or coach participates in a match for which he/she has been suspended, the game shall be recorded as a forfeit in favor of the opposing team. For each such event, the original suspension must be served at the next game played


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by the team, an additional one game suspension must be served at the following game, and the coach of such team must serve a one game suspension.

Send-Off’s (Red Cards) and/or Cautions (Yellow Cards) given in Extra games are notsubject to appeal.

The Area Extra Program Administrator, the Area Director, with the assistance of the Area Referee Administrator(s) and the Area Coaching Administrator(s), together with the respective Regional Commissioners, shall review all inter-Regional disciplinary issues not resolved at the Regional level. Any disciplinary action taken must be communicated within 96 hrs of the game in which the incident occurred. Disciplinary hearings may be called if deemed necessary by the Area Director, or if requested in writing.

The Area Extra Program Administrator will publish a weekly Misconduct Report Summary – distribution to the Area Director, Area/Regional Referee Administrators, Regional Extra Program Coordinators and Regional Commissioners. This report will list all cautions, send offs and information on other reports submitted by Referees and shall also list those suspensions that are to be served (by age division, player name, coach name, date and location).

These guidelines shall serve as the governing document for the Extra Program conducted in this Region/Area

19) Relationship of Extra to All-Star and Secondary Play

Players and teams participating in the Extra Program in Section 10 will participate in a post season playoff experience such as a league cup. Extra Program players in Section 10 (except as previously approved by the Section Director, see Section 4) will not participate in the primary core program and will not be eligible for participation in all-star play, but may participate in other post season tournament opportunities as approved by the RC or the RC with the consent of the AD.

20) Uniforms

All uniforms and equipment will be in accordance with AYSO National Rules and Regulations.

Extra program teams shall be provided with uniforms similar to those provided to other primary program teams. Regional funds are not be expended for any additional player uniforms, warm-ups, backpacks, additional field usage needs, etc.

The Home team in a match is responsible for wearing uniform jerseys (or scrimmage vests) that clearly distinguish them from the other team. In case of color conflicts, the Home team is required to change uniform colors. The Referee is the final authority onthe safety of any player’s uniform and equipment.

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21) Practice/Training

Teams are NOT permitted to begin practice or engage in any training activity prior to August 1st for the Fall program. Once formed, only players on the official roster are permitted to participate in team training.

Training will cease at the end of the Spring season at the end or June.

22) Player Substitution

U10 – U14 games shall have a substitution opportunity midway through each half, at half time and in the event of injury. The half time break will be five (5) minutes. U-15 and U-19 age divisions may conduct monitored substitution provided that the prescribed reporting mechanism of a monitoring sheet is used to record such substitutions in order to ensure that all players play at a minimum three quarters of the game or if team size does not permit 3 quarter play, an equal play mandate with a 2 quarter minimum play requirement.

In accordance with AYSO’s Standard Regional Guidelines Article 7, Paragraph 5(b), a coach with the consent of the Region’s Extra Program Director may limita player’s playing time to one half of a game of a game due to the playerregularly missing practice.


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