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SECTION III

CASA RULES

010 DEFINITIONS

Season/Current Year of the Capital Area Soccer Association shall begin on August 1st and end on July 31st of the current year. The By-Laws and Regulations are in effect during the 12 months of the seasonal year.

020 RULES OF PLAY

A. General – The rules of play shall be the LAWS OF THE GAME as published by FIFA except those modified for the benefit of youth soccer by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), USYSA, the South Dakota Soccer Association and/or as modified herein.

B. Season Start Dates – Recreational games for the spring season will start no later than the first weekend in April and Recreational games for the fall season will start no later than two days after Labor Day. (to be reviewed annually by BOD in July)

030 DURATION OF GAMES

All regularly scheduled games shall be played in two equal periods.

U6 Division: (4-5 age group) 2 halves of 20 minutes each, substitution will be every 5 minutes, play on modified sized field, use size 3 ball. No record of win/losses shall be maintained.

U8 Division: (6-7 age group) 2 halves of 20 minutes each, substitutions will be every 5 minutes, play on modified sized field, use size 3 ball. No record of win/losses shall be maintained.

U10 Division: (8-9 age group) 2 halves of 25 minutes; play on modified field; use size 4 ball. No record of win/losses shall be maintained.

U12 Division: (10-11 age group) 2 halves of 30 minutes; play on 3/4 to full size field; use size 4 ball. No record of win/losses shall be maintained.

U14 Division: (12-13 age group) 2 halves of 35 minutes; play on full size field, use size 5 ball. Players may be elevated to this level with BOD approval. No record of win/losses shall be maintained.

U16 Division: (14-15 age group) 2 halves of 40 minutes; play on full size field, use size 5 ball. Players may be elevated to this level with BOD approval. No record of win/losses shall be maintained.

U19 Division: (16-18 age group) 2 halves of 45 minutes; play on full size field, use size 5 ball, Players may be elevated to this level with BOD approval. No record of win/losses shall be maintained.

All age groups will have half-time breaks of at least five minutes, but not more than ten minutes. The referee has the final decision on shortening half-time break.

In case where it appears likely prior to the start of a game that a regulation length game will not be played (due to threatening weather, late start, approaching darkness. etc.) the referee may implement shortened halves which will modify game time as follows:

U8 – 10 minute halves UI0 – 15 minute halves U12 – 20 minute halves U14 – 25 minute halves U16 – 30 minute halves U19 – 35 minute halves

031 NUMBER OF PLAYERS FOR PLAY

In the U6 age division, the number of players that will be fielded will be at the discretion of both coaches involved in that contest. Coaches shall make this decision keeping in mind that the goal of this age division is to provide a positive soccer learning experience.

In the U8, U10, U11 and U14 age divisions, each team must field equal number of players at the beginning of the game if possible. The coach with the higher number of present players may opt to play down in number. In the U16 and U19 division, when one team fields less players, the opposing team will field no more than the same number of players.
040 STARTING TIME AND GAME STOPPAGE

The referee shall start each scheduled game as close to the scheduled time as possible. The referee shall grant each team fifteen (15) minute grace period, as necessary, in reporting to the field of play. A team, for the purpose of this regulation, shall be defined as a minimum of: U12 and older, seven (7) uniformed players. U10 minimum is defined as six (6) uniformed players. U8 minimum is defined as five (5) uniformed players. In U6, the minimum is defined as four (4) uniformed players.

In the event a team is tardy by more than the grace period, the game shall be played if the scheduling permits. However, the team on the field shall have the privilege, after player checkin with the referee of requesting the referee to call off the game for reason of excessive delay or prior commitment. The Trial Board may order the game re-scheduled or one or both teams declared in forfeit after consideration of the circumstances.

050 GAME PROCEDURES-DUTIES OF THE TEAM

The teams, in uniform, shall report to the referee when requested by the referee. Each player shall, in turn present himself/herself for inspection by the referee.

Each team must have available for presentation, upon request by the referee or opposing, coach/manager, a completed and valid team roster to be utilized as confirmation of player eligibility.

Irregularities of player eligibility and any other potential cause for protest, shall be brought to the attention of the opponent and the referee and, if resolved prior to the start of the game, shall not be cause for protest. Teams are encouraged to recognize difficulties and to resolve them prior to the game in order that unburdened play is accomplished. The game shall be played, and a team shall indicate, in the event of an unresolved matter to the referee and to the opponent, that the game is being played under protest, signifying intent to file a formal protest.

Referees will fill out a game report, prior to leaving the field.

The home team shall provide the game ball, subject to acceptance by the opponent and the referee.

Fields and equipment: Both teams shall be responsible for the general condition of the field of play, the proper field markings and corner flags. Nets are mandatory. It shall be the responsibility of each team to have a game ball.

The last 2 teams playing on the field on a given day are responsible for securing corner flags, nets, etc.

Game Uniform Color Conflict: When the uniforms of two competing teams are similar the home team shall effect a change to colors which are distinct from those of the opponent. In case of league sanctioned reversible jerseys green is considered home team color, white is considered visitor.

Player Safety: Coaches and parents are responsible for insuring that no player shall be allowed to play in any regularly scheduled game with an injury which can be aggravated by playing or which constitutes a danger to other players.

Players shall not wear rings, watches, earrings, or dangerous ornaments. Artificial limbs, devices, casts will be properly padded and approved by the referee. This approval is only granted for CASA.

Spectator Conduct: It shall be the responsibility of each coach to maintain proper spectator conduct. Spectators must remain three feet off the touch line.

060 GAME PROCEDURES-DUTIES OF THE REFEREE

The referee will be in complete charge of the players, team officials, and playing area from the time he/she enters the field of play until he/she leaves the field of play. He/she shall determine the fitness of the field and in consultation with the coach/manager of the home team shall satisfy himself/herself that the rules of use of the playing surface set forth by the field owner are not violated.

The referee is required to summon each team, in turn, to him/her to inspect each player. If a game is being played under protest, the referee shall so indicate on the Referee’s Report Card signifying his/her inspection of player’s person.

Prior to the start of a U8 division game the referee shall decide whether to utilize volunteer lines-persons and if he decides to do so, shall instruct the lines-persons on their duties. Prior to the start of U10 and older division games the referee shall instruct the lines-persons on their duties.

The referee shall complete each Referee’s Report Card, to report the outcome of the game and any other reportable specifics. Instances of misconduct or other incident may require a separate letter as an addendum to the Referees Report. All instances of player caution (yellow card) and ejection (red card) shall be noted on the Referee’s Report Card.

Report and circumstances reported immediately following the game to the respective Division Coordinator/designated league official.

Spectator Conduct: During any game sanctioned by or regularly scheduled by this league a referee may stop the game. If the offender is guilty of violent conduct, serious foul play, or the use of foul or abusive language, or if the conduct is deemed to be interference by the offender as defined in subdivision (d) of Law V-Referee – FIFA Laws of the Game, the referee may terminate the game.

Player Caution-Yellow Card: Player accumulation of three (3) cautions within one season will be suspended for the next scheduled game.

Player ejection – Red Card: Players receiving a red card (ejected from the game) shall automatically receive a one game suspension. The suspension shall be in effect during, the next regularly scheduled game (regular season, play-off, or championship games are included in this definition).

070 PLAYING TIME

Players U6, U8, U0 and U12 Divisions, have the opportunity to play no less than one half of each game.

Player U14 and older divisions, should play based on fairness, game conditions, injuries, etc.

080 100% AFFILIATION AND UNAFFILIATED PLAY

No team shall participate in game or tournaments against teams unaffiliated with USYSA.

No team shall have unregistered players. Every player on every team shall be a member of this association.

090 SPECIAL RULES FOR DIVISION PLAY

The Division Coordinator may modify rules of play each season by presenting a list of such modifications to the BOD for approval prior to each season beginning and as required. These rules should be in effect for that seasonal year only and must be renewed each season.

Institution of modified soccer rules in U6, U8, U10 and U12 Age Divisions.

CASA will implement a developmental player program utilizing modified playing rules in the U6, U8, U10 and U12 age groups. This program will emphasize basic skills development, self confidence building, and pure recreation by employing the following rule modifications:

U6 Age Group 1. Field size will be agreed upon by the coaches of the age division but shall not exceed 50 yds x 40 yds. 2. Team rosters will contain no more than 8 players unless amended by the division coordinator, coaches and board per season. 3. Maximum number of players fielded will be 3 v 3. 4. All team members will have the opportunity to play all positions. 5. The coaches shall be the referees. 6. No scores for standings will be kept. 7. Other rule modifications as required to “scale down” the game to this age group.

U8 Age Group 1. Field size will be a maximum of 70 yards x 50 yards. 2. Team rosters will contain no more than 10 players unless amended by the division coordinator, coaches and board per season. 3. Maximum number of players fielded will be 4 v4. 4. All team members will have the opportunity to play all positions. 5. Referee will be used when available. Games will provide training for entry level referees. 6. No scores for standings will be kept. 7. Other rule modifications as required to “scale down” the game to this age group.

U10 Age Group 1. Field size will be a maximum of 80 yds. x 50 yds. 2. Team rosters will contain no more than 12 players unless amended by the division coordinator, coaches and board per season. 3. Maximum number of players fielded will be 6 v 6. 4. All team members will have the opportunity to play all positions, including goalkeeper. 5. Referees (certified) will be used. Games will provide training for entry level referees. 6. Other rule modifications as required to “scale down” the game to this age group.

U12 Age Group 1. Field size will be a maximum of XX x XX. 2. Team rosters will contain no more than 14 players unless amended by the division coordinator, coaches and board per season. 3. Maximum number of players fielded will be 8 v 8. 4. All team members will have the opportunity to play all positions, including goalkeeper. 5. Referees (certified) will be used. Games will provide training for entry level referees. 6. Other rule modifications as required to “scale down” the game to this age group.

Except where specifically altered by the CASA Board, USYSA modified playing rules (1986) will be employed.

100 SPORTSMANSHIP

Activities of the CASA shall be in accordance with the USYSA Codes of Conduct and CASA Code of Conduct.

110 AGE LIMIT/DIVISIONS

“Youth” shall mean an amateur player who has not reached the age of nineteen (19) before August 1st of the current seasonal year. All players, unless otherwise approved by the CASA shall play in the following age groups:

U6 – (Ages 4 & 5) Player has not reached their 6th birthday before August 1 of the seasonal year (August 1 – July 31, to include fall and spring seasons). Reference CASA By-Laws.

U8 – (Ages 6 & 7) Player has not reached their 8th birthday before August 1 of the seasonal year (August July 31, to include fall and Spring Seasons). Reference CASA By-Laws.

U10 – (Ages 8 & 9) Player has not reached their 10th birthday before August 1 of the seasonal year (August 1 – July 31, to include fall and Spring Seasons). Reference CASA By-Laws.

U12 – (Ages 10 & 11) Player has not reached their 10th birthday before August 1 of the seasonal year (August 1 – July 31, to include fall and Spring Seasons). Reference CASA ByLaws.

U14 – (Ages 12 & 13) Players has not reached their 14th birthday before August 1 of the seasonal year (August 1 – July 31, to include fall and Spring seasons). Reference CASA ByLaws.

Under 16 – (Ages 14 & 15) Player has not reached their 16th birthday before August I of the seasonal year (August 1 – July 31, to include fall and Spring Seasons). Reference CASA ByLaws.

Under 19 – (Ages 16, 17, 1 8) Player has not reached their 19th birthday before August I of the seasonal year (August 1 – July 31, to include fall and Spring Seasons). Reference CASA ByLaws.

Competition shall be within the above stated divisions where practical.

Team shall be boys teams, girls teams, or mixed teams (boys and girls) only if the exception to the By-law of separation of the sexes is met. Mixed teams shall be considered as boys teams for purpose of entering tournaments and other competitions.

A player cannot be older than the maximum age for the division in which he is playing except on a board approved play down.

Any team playing an unauthorized player who is over age shall forfeit the game in which that player participates.

Teams of mixed age players shall be considered to be the age group of the oldest players.

120 PLAY UP/ PLAY DOWN

Play up requests form submitted will be considered for the fall/spring seasons for players assigned to U12 & U13+ age groups according to age cut-off dates. It is noted that the team continuation requirements of CASA By-Laws must be met. Play up requests will be considered only when submitted on approved CASA forms and submitted with registration and will require a release of liability for the association and its members properly executed by both parents and/or legal guardians.

Play up requests for players assigned to the U6, U8 and U10 age groups according to age cutoff dates will be considered only as justified by the brother/sister option or coach/child option.

Play ups requests must be submitted annually to the Board.

Any player wishing to play down must be accepted by the receiving coach and will not be granted without documentation by Health Care Professionals of mental, physical or developmental handicaps. Play downs should be reviewed each fall. Parents of players playing down will be informed that the player is not eligible to play in any sanctioned tournaments.

130 TEAMS – NUMBER OF PLAYERS.

Reference Rules: 31 and 40 and 90.

The maximum number of players allowed per team shall be determined by the division coordinator, coaches and board, taking into account the specific circumstances. The maximum number of players shall be controlled by the state rules for that contest.

140 PLAYER RELEASE AND TRANSFER [form]

A player may request release or transfer in writing from his present team.

Any player registered to a team is bound to that team for the entire seasonal year unless he requests a transfer. All requests for transfer shall be submitted to the CASA in writing, stating the reason for the request for transfer.

Release and transfer of players will be permitted only when a case of player hardship can be shown to exist. A release and transfer must be approved by the BOD. This rule is intended to inhibit the formation of select teams. This can only be executed before the third game of each season, exceptions being move of residence in excess of 20 miles. A player cannot request transfer to a specific team. He can only request general placement.

150 TEAM UNIFORMS

Each CASA team shall wear approved uniforms. Goalkeepers shall wear a shirt of contrasting color. Uniforms shall be clean at the start of the game. It is the home team’s responsibility to provide colors which contrast with those of the visiting team.

160 TEAM COACHES

Coaches/Assistant Coaches of each team shall be responsible for the training and play of his/her team.

Any team having a coach under the age of 18 shall be required to have an adult designated who is responsible for the safety of the players.

All coaches are encouraged to participate in formal training by the end of the first season of play when practical.

170 COACH SELECTION

The Division Coordinators are responsible for enlisting a head coach and assistant coach for each team in their division. All coaches are to be approved by the BOD each season. The Division Coordinator shall present a list to the board as soon as possible and before selection night begins. If more than one person is requesting to coach available teams, the Division Board shall conduct interviews and select the best-qualified coach.

Coaches of each team shall be responsible for the training and play of his/her team.

Any team having a coach under the age of 18 shall be required to have an adult designated who is responsible for the safety of the players.

All coaches are encouraged to participate in formal training by the end of the first season of play when practical.

All coaches are required to finalize the on-line disclosure form prior to the first practice.

180 COACHES TRAINING

Coaches in U12, U14, U16 and U19 divisions must have an “E” license. New coaches are permitted one year to acquire an “E” license. Wavers may be granted by the BOD on the time requirement on an individual basis.

190 TEAM PARENT VOLUNTEERS

The coaches shall ask for a team parent to assist with any team duties agreed to by all.

200 STANDINGS FOR STATE TOURNAMENT

The association champion and runner-up in each age group in each division shall be the teams who have, at the end of the regularly scheduled play, accumulated the lowest and second lowest total of points in accord with rule of two (2) to the loosing, team and one (1) point each in the case of a tie. The regular play association standings shall determine the association representatives to the State Tournament. In the event the two top teams are unable to attend representatives shall be the next highest standing teams.

Team standings within each division shall be determined, at any time, by their place in the listings of accumulated points.

Games played against other teams shall not count for standings, unless SDSSA specifies otherwise.

No official standings shall be kept in the Under 8 and Under 6 Age Divisions.

210 PLAYER PICKUP PROCEDURES FOR STATE TOURNAMENT

Coaches are prohibited from contacting any prospective guest players prior to implementing division pickup procedures.

Division pickup procedures are as follows:

1. Prior to guest player draft, each coach shall poll their own team for which players will have a conflict and will be unavailable to participate in the State Tournament. A list of unavailable players on each team is to be compiled by each Division Coordinator. The list shall be updated within 24 hours of the last team in Division to qualify for State Tournament.

2. As each team qualities for a berth in the State Tournament, the coach shall provide in writing to the Division Coordinator a list of players whom they wish to contact for the purpose of joining their team for State Tournament.

3. This list shall consist of all eligible slavers in good standing with CASA.

4. Upon receipt of the list from each qualifying team the Division Coordinator shall compare the lists to establish any conflicts.

5. The Division Coordinator shall arrange within 72 hours of the latest team qualification, a meeting of all Division Coaches for the purpose of completing the selection of which teams will contact which players.

6. No player(s) may be contacted by other that their own coach as to their own or their families interest or availability for state tournament prior to this player selection meeting.

7. Violation of this no contact requirement will result in the automatic suspension of the coaches of the team involved for the remainder of the seasonal year ending August 31 plus the following fall season. If the team without the coaches, continues in the State Tournament competition, it will be last in the players selection sequence.

8. Coaches must carefully consider player friendship when selecting whom they wish to contact.

9. The first team drafts first followed by the second place team, in rotating order until teams are filed. If an eligible player declines a request for a draft he/she is not eligible for further consideration.

220 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP TIE-BREAKER CRITERIA

It two teams are tied for the season championship by points the tie may be required to be broken for the purpose of placement in state tournament playing brackets. The following criteria are to be used, in order listed, until ties are broken:

1. Record of head-to-head competition between tied teams.

2. Teams with lowest number of goals scored against it during regular competition between tied teams.

3. Play-off game or kicks from penalty mark as per FIFA rules.

221 PLAY OFF GAMES

In case of a tie in tournament play, a play-off game will determine the winner. If a tie exists after regulation time, there shall follow two overtime periods with a five minute intermission. A toss of a coin shall determine the position of the teams on the field for the first period which shall be reserved for the second period. The duration of each period shall be as follows:

Division Duration of each overtime period

Under 19 15 Minutes Under 16 15 Minutes Under 14 10 Minutes Under 12 10 Minutes Under 10 10 Minutes

In the event of a tie at the end of overtime play, the winner will be determined by penalty kicks. (See FIFA RULE BOOK) Taking of kicks from the penalty mark (knock out competition, obtaining a result).

230 REGISTRATION (approved at May 5, 2011 board meeting)

Registration dates are set by the board for each season and well advertised before and during those dates. These dates help the different areas of the organization to organize for that coming season.

Registration is required for each different season. Within the registration process is confirmation of proof of age (birth certificate), parent/player/official/coach code of conduct acknowledgement, medical permissions and parent/guardian consent. Registration is not complete until all areas have been processed.

Fall Registration dates typically start in June; Indoor Registrations dates are typically in November; Spring Registration dates typically start in February.

Registration is done thru an on-line process; for those without access to internet, a phone call should be made to the registrar.

Fall Coaches will assist the Registrar with Spring Registration by contacting all fall players to see if they will be returning in the spring with a reminder to register.

Coordinators will assist the Registrar with Spring Registration by contacting all fall coaches/asst. coaches to see if they will be returning in the spring with a reminder to register.

250 PROOF OF AGE

The league is responsible to maintain a record verification of each player’s age on his/her registration form. Once, when the player firsts starts to play. In the event that record is lost or in doubt, the board may request such proof in writing a-again.

260 MASTER ROSTER

The Registrar shall be required to maintain a “Master Roster”. This roster shall serve as the official record of players participating for all matters that may require such verifications.

It shall be the Coaches’ responsibility to see that the players on his/her team are on the master roster.

280 TEAM PLACEMENT [updated August 2000]

All children qualifying for all age groups will be placed in the player pool for the purpose Of team formation and placed according to the approved team placement process.

290 REGISTRAR AND PLACEMENT COMMITTEE [updated August 2000]

The League Registrar shall direct the placement of players on teams by the age division coordinators in accordance with the CASA By-Laws and rules. The actual placement shall be by a division placement committee, headed by the divisional coordinators with approval and direction of the League Registrar, and all head coaches of the age division. If a head coach has not been designated at the time of the team selection meeting, a member of the board of directors or their designee shall represent the team(s).

310 RETURNING PLAYERS

When a player has been placed on a team he/she shall continue with that team through the seasonal year unless he/she quits, transfer off, fails to register on time or the team is disbanded.

320 RELATIVES

The head coach (coach appearing on certified roster) has a right to waive his/her children on the team he/she coaches, if player qualities for the age division.

Child is defined as: Natural, stepchild, adopted, or ward.

Brother and sister have the right to be on the same team within an age division.

Brother and sister are defined as: Natural, step, half, foster, ward or adopted.

330 PLAYER POOL [updated August 2000]

The player pool is defined as the group of players registering each seasonal year, which commences August 1. Team selections are made from players in that age division.

335 LEAGUE SELECTION COMMITTEE [updated August 2000]

The league selection committee composed of three persons as appointed by the CASA [email protected] of Directors shall be formed before player selection for the fall season. The committee shall guide the team selection process and rule on team selection disputes.

340 TEAM SELECTION/PLAYER PLACEMENT PROCEDURE [form]

The placement procedure for placing Players on teams is as follows:

1. All players who have played in the CASA program, prior to the start of any seasonal year shall be confidentially rated by their prior coaches, according to the ability. Once rated, these players will be divided into three pools according to their rating,: Pool 1 – strongest players, Pool 2 – intermediate players and Pool 3 – weakest players.

2. All players coming into the program without being rated shall be placed in a separate player pool.

3. The placement committee shall randomly select the team using the team sheet as a guideline and keeping in mind the prior years; team record, etc. The goal of the divisional registrar and coaches is to match the teams as evenly as possible by placing the players according to abilities. Coaches will attempt to assign the children by the most talented individuals first, beginning with Pool 1 and continuing through Pool 3 until all players have been divided equally. Once all teams have been constructed, the coaches will randomly draw for their team. s. If a coach does not draw a team in which his/her child is a member, the child will automatically be traded from the team roster in which his/’her name appears for a corresponding athlete on the coaches’ roster. For example: if the coach’s child was placed third on the team roster, the 3rd place athlete of the assigned team will be transferred to the “child’s team”.

4. For spring, teams, if necessary, the coaches shall draw players at random from the spring, registration pool, under he super-vision of the placement committee.

5. If the spring teams are full as determined by the division registrar, the placement committee may construct a team from the spring player pool if it can be determined to be competitive by the placement committee.

370 RECRUITING

Teams may recruit players to their team provided:

1. The player has not played organized soccer in Pierre in the last 3 seasons. 2. There is a space available based on desirable team sizes as defined in Section 130. 3. The approval of the registrar. 4. The player must be put on the official roster by the League Registrar or the team plays illegally.

420 TRADING

Coaches may request a trade of players. The trade will be subject to approval by the league registrar, the mini-board registrar and the mini-board coordinator unanimously approve said trade.

All trades must be completed prior to one week before the season begins.

All trades will be for the duration of the season.

430 FEES/REFUNDS [form]

A schedule of fees will be determined and approved by, the BOD for each season of play.

No refunds shall be made after the first scheduled games of the season. Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the CASA Treasurer within 10 days of the second game and paid within two weeks of the request.

440 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES [form]

Any individual requesting scholarship assistance must be addressed to the BOD in writing.

Financial assistance provided to teams that travel will be limited to entry for State Tournament.

450 FINANCIAL DISCLAIMER

The CASA specifically disclaims financial responsibility for, and shall not assume nor be held liable for, the debts or financial obligations, either expressed or implied, of any member team, coach, manager, or other team official that has not been authorized by the BOD.

460 REFEREES

Referees shall: 1. Meet the certification criteria of the USSF when practical. 2. Be at least 12 years of age at the start of the season during which they officiate. 3. Be required to dress according to the specifications of the USSF for referees. 4. Provide, for themselves, uniforms and equipment as required by the USSF and the CASA. 5. Be evaluated by an assessor prior to any change in their status or authority to officiate. 6. Officiate in the age division for which they are assigned. 7. Officiate using the rules and methods approved by the USSF and the CASA BOD.

Because of liability issues, no games in the Under 8 and above age divisions shall proceed unless it is refereed by a licensed referee.

A substitute referee may be chosen upon the agreement of both coaches, and his/her decision shall be final. In any case, the home team coach will notify the Division Coordinator that no referee announced himself/herself to the game on that date. It is recommended that each team have at least one licensed referee affiliated to it.

In the event a referee cannot be chosen to the agreement of both coaches, the coaches shall each name one referee as their choice to officiate the game. Then a toss of the coin shall determine which referee shall officiate the game.

470 TRAINING

The CASA shall ensure that training is provided in: 1. The application of the FIFA Laws of the Game. 2. The use of the diagonal system of control. 3. The application of the CASA Rules of Play and any appropriate local customs. 4. The proper use of applicable CASA forms. 5. Continuing education in the form of training meetings during the playing, season. The format can be set by the instructors. A recommended format is to begin with a short lesson and then have an extended discussion period open to any subject the attending referee desire. (Note: These can be incorporated with the pay sessions and attendance should be required for the referee to receive payment. It is also recommended that attendance be required at a minimum number of these sessions during each season.) 6. Field training that is designed to simulate normal game conditions. 7. Whenever possible, training shall be provided by certified referee trainers.

480 COMPENSATION

1. To receive compensation, officials shall be a State Certified Referee.

2. Compensation shall be assessed and established at the beginning of each seasonal year.

3. League linesmen shall be State Certified Referee’s receive compensation for their services.

4. Referees or linesmen who fall to appear for a scheduled same shall forfeit the intended compensation for that came and shall be required to officiate one additional game of equal value, in an equal capacity, without compensation.

5. Referees or linesmen who appear for a regularly scheduled game and for reasons beyond their control, the game cannot be played will be compensated the usual amount for that game were it played.

490 GAMES/SCHEDULING

All games shall be played as scheduled.

Games shall be scheduled by the Division Scheduler and approved by the League Scheduler before schedules are distributed.

Revised schedules shall be approved by the League Scheduler prior to their being distributed.

Games will be scheduled according to the following Guidelines:

1. No team may play more than two league games within a calendar week, except as required by tournaments or the rescheduling of canceled games; however, if more than two games are necessary in a calendar week, the coaches and the division scheduler must give their consent prior to the scheduling of any extra game

2. Weekday games are limited to two per day per field on a field that cannot be artificially lighted, except as may be otherwise provided by the appropriate divisional scheduler in special circumstances. Weekday games should not be scheduled to begin prior to 5:00 PM.

3. Fridays, during regular season play, are whenever possible, reserved for rescheduling canceled games.

4. Each team shall play, during the regular season, a minimum of one round of play per season in its division or flight, and if a division or flight contains 15 or more teams, it shall be subdivided in a manner so that each subdivision has less than 15 teams. Additional whole rounds of play may be rescheduled provided there is no violation of rule #1 of these guidelines. A minimum of 8 games and a maximum of 14 games is recommended for each team.

500 FORFEITURE

As determined by trial board on case by case basis.

510 GAME CANCELATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS

Cancellation or postponement of scheduled games will be determined by the president, vicepresident and referee coordinator and will be considered due to any of the following criteria:

1. Any weather condition that may threaten the players’ health, safety or be hazardous to the preservation of the playing field.

2. In the event that a majority of teams are unable to field a team due to other area activities for that date and time frame.

The notification process for canceled or postponed games will as such:

1. President and Referee Coordinator a. Mass Email b. Website c. Radio 2. Division Coordinators 3. Coaches/Asst Coaches 4. Parents

Canceled games WILL NOT be rescheduled for a later time.

Postponed games of two individual teams unable to meet at assigned date and time per not being able to field a team, may work with the division coordinator for possible rescheduling of that match up. Division Coordinator MUST relay information of any rescheduled games to president, referee coordinator and treasurer.

Coaches ARE NOT allowed to re-schedule any game without division coordinator approval.

530 FIELD ASSIGNMENTS

The league scheduler makes Field assignments for league play.

540 CLUB TEAM FORMATION

Club teams may be created using the following procedure and conditions:

1, All club team players shall be officially registered, assigned, and participate on a regular association recreational team. 2 All club coaches shall be licensed and sign the Code of Conduct before coaching 3. Coaches may apply to create a select team any time after team selection has taken place for the seasonal year (fall season) and before April 1 of the seasonal year. A new application must be submitted each seasonal year. 4. The application shall be in the form of a letter to the president of CASA and include: a) The age level(s) of competition (U10,U12,etc.) b) The annual tryout process to be used, which must be open to all registered CASA players in the age group. c) The date(s) of tryouts.

5 Club team may schedule and use fields (and goals, nets, corner flags, etc) for practice and games in the same manner as other teams. Club team games may not be scheduled in conflict with recreational team ones. 6 The association shall not provide equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, referees or similar supplies or funding for select teams without official action of the CASA board. 7 Club team fund-raising shall not compete with CASA fund-raising except at the discretion of the CASA Board. Club teams will notify the CASA president the type of activity, beginning date and approximate duration of any fund raising activity at least two weeks in advance. 8 The CASA Board of Directors shall determine other team rules, as it deems appropriate.

550 INDOOR (WINTER) SEASON

The indoor soccer season falls under CASA providing the opportunity for everyone who registers to play in an indoor, fast moving environment to improve ball skills and team work with the following guidelines:

1. The Indoor Season Starts on November 1st and Ends March 31st; (pending the first & last indoor tournaments and facility availability.) 2. Indoor season will be open for on-line registration September 1st – September 30th. 3. Indoor Players will pay a registration fee of $20 for the season. 4. Indoor families will be asked to participate 100% in one fundraiser per this season to help with indoor season funding. 5. The Indoor Committee (of CASA board and Division Coaches) will meet during the registration period to determine number of players signed up, number of coaches needed per player numbers, facility space and tournament schedules. Coaches are to be approved by the CASA Board prior to the first practice. 6. CASA will secure facility locations and times with community entities, for practices during the season. Coaches will determine those during the Indoor Coaches meeting. 7. Any coaches using facilities outside of the facilities designated by CASA, will do so on their own liability. 8. Teams will be determined as follows:
a. If an age division consists of more than 10 players, total players will be divided into 2 or more teams per coaches’ discretion. b. If an age division has more than 10 players, but cannot field a second team, all players will be accepted to first team and tournament rosters will be created according to player availability. c. There will be two or more coaches per team. d. Total players per division will be assessed for team placement by the division Coaches and Indoor Committee with the following criteria: i. Availability per tournament schedule. ii. Players will be assessed based on previous experience, goalie knowledge, and ball skills. iii. Attitude (practice/game), teamwork and season improvement will also determine team placement per tournament. e. Age division teams can practice and scrimmage together or as separate teams, pending facility availability and coaching preference. f. Co-Ed teams must be approved by the Indoor Committee prior to tournament registration. 9. All jersey designs must be approved by the CASA board prior to printing and must have PIERRE SOCCER on them or CASA jerseys can be used. 10. All teams will be assigned at least ONE practice session per week. More than one practice session per week will be determined by facility access and the possibility of combined practices. 11. Tournament fees are determined by the number of players attending a specific tournament. Families will be given a specific date to commit to each tournament. Payment must be received prior to tournament deadline. Payments not received prior to tournament deadline will result in that player not playing per that team/tournament. No refunds will be given if player is unable to attend that specific tournament after payment has been made. 12. Traveling indoor soccer team families will be responsible for their own travel, sleeping accommodations, food, registration fees and equipment.

With the knowledge of the financial commitment per family during indoor season, each age division coaching staff will to the best of their knowledge develop team rosters that give each team the best chance for good soccer competition and team improvement during indoor tournaments.

560 OPEN GYM

Summer – Day after State Track Meet until July 31st. Head Boys Varsity Coach will supervise girls open gym session and Head Girls Varsity Coach will supervise boys open gym sessions.

A variety of clinics and camps will also be available during the summer season.

Fall – No Indoor Open Gym or Open Field … all players will practice with assigned rec team up to the end of rec season

Winter – TBD

Spring – No Indoor Open Gym or Open Field….all players will practice with assigned rec team up to the end of rec season into summer club season.

Contact

Capital Area Soccer Association
PO Box 704 
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Email: [email protected]
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