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The "Everything Guide": MAYSA's Consolidated Policies & Procedures

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(The following excerpted from MAYSA's Consolidated Policies & Procedures:)

At the Game

What the Ref Needs to see

  • A WYSA approved roster with jersey numbers (which team staff write in). Classic rosters are provided by MAYSA pre-season, and Rec rosters are provided by the soccer club pre-season. Copies always available by request to club or MAYSA.
  • Player passcards for all participants of a competitive league game.
  • Both teams located on the same side of the field, and spectators located on the opposite side. Team staff and players shall be restricted to the "technical area." The Technical area essentially covers an area from either edge of the center circle to 20 yds towards the goal line of the side of the field on which they are located.
  • All coaches on the team side of the field must have WYSA issued coach passes.
  • All managers on the team side of the field must have MAYSA manager passes. Rec teams can request from MAYSA.
  • Teams are permitted to have up to 3 team staff present on the team side of the field during games.

Equipment, Uniforms, Rules & Restrictions

  • ALL players are required to wear matching, numbered, jerseys. Classic teams are required to wear matching socks and shorts.
  • The home team must provide alternative jerseys with numbers if a color conflict arises. MAYSA recommends the use of t-shirts (white for example) Numbers on these alternate shirts is not required for recreational teams.
  • Soft molded cleats are recommended. Cleats should have no sharp edge.
  • Jewelry (including pierced earrings) may NOT be worn.
  • Splints and or any kind of casts are NOT allowed, unless approved by the MAYSA Referee Assignor. If approval is given a hard copy form will be provided for the player/team to present to officials at the match. Players/teams should not assume that wrapping a cast or applying padding will necessarily result in approval to play. The safety of all players on the field must be taken into consideration.
  • Home team provides:
    1. Six field markers : Four corner flags and one cone (or flag) marker for each side of the field at midfield (one yard off the sideline)
    2. Nets for goals if they are to be used (strongly encouraged)
    3. A properly inflated ball, in good condition
      • U-6 through U-8: Size 3
      • U-9 through U-12: Size 4
      • U-13 and older: Size 5

Player Safety

Soccer is a relatively safe sport. However, as with any activity, the chance for injury does exist. If a player should become injured during a game, the following procedures should be used for game management purposes:

  1. The referee is charged with the responsibility of stopping play. They are to use their best judgment in evaluating the severity of the injury and game situation that exists. For example, if a player twists his or her ankle and an opponent has a breakaway attempt, the referee may, in his or her opinion, allow play to continue until there is opportunity for a logical stoppage (i.e. Team with injured player has possession, ball goes out of play, etc). Conversely, if the injury appears to be severe, the referee may immediately stop play.
  2. The coach of the injured player is the only team personnel allowed on the field. Furthermore, that coach must wait for the referee to beckon him or her on to the field.
  3. All players presently on the field must remain on the field while the injured player(s) is (are) being attended to. There is no requirement that the players sit down, etc. only that the players remain on the field.
  4. The clock does not stop in USSF sanctioned play. The referee may however, at his or her discretion, add an appropriate amount of time to the game.

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