AYSO REGION 69
SUPPLEMENTAL RULES OF PLAY
During all games of the regular season, including the Regional Playoff Tournament, all players shall play a minimum of three quarters of each game. Exceptions to this rule are:
For players who are persistently late, absent, or disruptive at practice, and only with the WRITTEN approval of the Division Commissioner prior to game.
For players who arrive at a game already in progress.
If the team has 15 (10 in DIV U10) or more players present at the game. In this case, no player shall sit out two quarters for more than one game during the regular season until ALL players have had their turn sitting out two quarters. The rotation of players sitting out two quarters begins again with the Regional Playoff Tournament.
Under the above exceptions, affected players must play a minimum of one-half of every game, unless otherwise specified by AYSO.
VIOLATION OF RULE “A” WILL RESULT IN A FORFEIT OF A WIN OR A TIE, “BELOW” IN SPORTSMANSHIP, and possible exclusion from Playoffs.
During all regular season games, including the Regional Playoff Tournament, goalkeepers in Div. U10 and U12 MUST play at least one quarter in a field position.
In Division U14, there are no restrictions on maximum goalkeeper playing time.
ELIGIBLE TEAMS Divisions U10, U12, and U14 will participate in a Regional Playoff Tournament to determine which team will represent the Region in Area P. U10, U12 and U14 may advance to Section I post season play.
To be eligible to participate in the Regional Playoffs, each team must be in good standing and must provide coverage for at least 18 referee assignment during the regular season by TRAINED and CERTIFIED referees. League record ** will be used to determine seeding. These teams MUST be approve by the Regional Commissioner. Any team in poor sportsmanship standing (consistently below average), or any team on probation, will be ineligible for this,or any other tournament.
Sportsmanship will be recorded as Above, Average, or Below. Based on those markings, the Division Commissioner will determine winning teams to be invited to the Region Sportsmanship Party at the end of the season.
**In the event of a tie between eligible teams,
The first tie-breaker will be HEAD-TO-HEAD COMPETITION.
The second tie-breaker will be GOAL DIFFERENTIAL - "goals for" minus "goals against" with a maximum of "plus three" differential per game.
The third tie-breaker will be a coin Toss.