NYC Soccer Collective



LEAGUE RULES * 11v11
 
The purpose of the NYC Soccer Collective’s Soccer League is to provide women and men, ranging in skill levels from beginning to advanced, with an opportunity to play competitive soccer in a safe, friendly, environment. All participating teams and players are expected to emphasize good sportsmanship and teamwork. Un-sportsmanlike conduct, verbal and physical assault, rough or dangerous play will not be tolerated and should be reported.
 
THE RULES –
 
*THE RULES for NYC Soccer Collective
 
All players are responsible for reading, learning, 
comprehending and abiding by all league rules and policies.
 
#1 - All players and teams must pay their fees in full
in order to be fully registered in the league.
 
Roster maximum is 20 for 11v11 divisions. 
  

11v11 COED PARTICULARS
  • Teams may have a MAXIMUM of 7 men on the field as field players. 
    ("field players" excludes the goalkeeper).

    You may not play with more than 7 men on the field as field players under any circumstances. 

     
  • Generally you’ll have 3 women on the field * however there is no maximum of women allowed.
     
  • You may play with more than 3 women. You may also play with less than 3 women but you may not have more than 7 men on the field as field players under any circumstances * so if you play with less than 3 women your team will play down players.
     
  • Keeper may be male or female and does not count toward MAXIMUM or MINIMUM gender restrictions. 
    (ie: if the keeper is female, teams still may not have more than 7 men playing on the field as field players)

THE BASICS

*TEAM ROSTERS ARE DUE BY THE SECOND LEAGUE GAME OF THE SEASON

Rosters must be posted by 6pm on the day of your second league game. 

Rosters are frozen 24 hours prior to your final league game.

(your team’s last game of regular league play before any playoffs, semi-finals, finals)
 
Rosters minimum is 13 and maximum is 20.  You may not have more than 20 players in a game.
 
Teams who have not posted rosters are not eligible for Playoff/Finals. 
 
CAPTAINS should read the Captain/Co-Captain page for instructions (link lower right menu of home page) 
 
FULL FIELD 11v11 DIVISIONS
NYCSC will observe full FIFA rules in the 11v11 Coed and Mens Divisions. 
 
v    UNLIMITED SUBSTITUTIONS (on stoppage of play)
 
v    TEAMS must have minimum 7 ROSTER PLAYERS at 5 minutes past scheduled kickoff time for game to be official.
 
v    JERSEY RULE.   11v11 Division teams are required to provide their own team jerseys with numbers to league standards.  

TEAMS
may provide their own jerseys or may order a set from the league use this link to order: http://nycsoccercollective.leagueapps.com/pages/LeagueShirts

TEAMS should bring extra shirts if they have subs filling in for the team.

Players who are not in the exact color/shade as the main jersey color of a team will not be eligible to play, UNLESS the team will be short players.
If there are ANY players on the field who are not wearing the proper color/shade then the team is limited to 11 players in the game.

 
IN cases where a team is wearing an alternate color due to a color conflict they will not be subject to this rule.
 
In the instance of a color conflict the AWAY team (listed with an A on the schedule) is responsible for bringing alternates (alternates do not need to have #s and it is OK to have plain t-shirts.  If they have writing on them please turn them inside out) 
 
v   DURING THE FINALS or PLAYOFFS: If there are any players who are not on the official roster playing in the game:
COED Teams are then limited to 13 maximum players in the finals to allow 1 MALE sub and 1 FEMALE sub
(you can not have 2 male subs or 2 female subs)
 
MENS Teams are then limited to 12 maximum players in the finals to allow 1 sub
 
NYCSC 11v11 DIVISIONS observe FIFA rules.
 
v    UNLIMITED SUBSTITUTIONS (on stoppage of play)
 
v    PLEASE WEAR SHIN GUARDS.  (not required but highly advised)
 

FIFA RULE REMINDERS

v    It is not legal for the goalkeeper to pick up or touch with his/her hands a ball intentionally kicked or passed to him by a teammate. This means that any ball intentionally directed by a teammate’s foot to a place where the goalkeeper can play it, may not be touched by the keeper’s hands. Keeper may play it with any other part of his body, but not with his/her hands. If the teammate plays the ball with some other part of the body, other than the feet (e.g. headers, etc.), then the goalkeeper is allowed to pick up the ball. In addition, if the ball comes to the goalkeeper, having been last played unintentionally or is a deflection by a teammate’s foot, the goalkeeper may pick the ball up.
 
v   The goalkeeper may not pick up or touch with his/her hands any ball that is thrown to him via a throw in. The goalie may use his/her feet, but may not pick the ball up with his/her hands.       
 
v   "Possession", in terms of a goalie having control and possession of the ball is defined as the goalie having a single finger on the ball. If the goalie is touching the ball it is out of play, and you should not challenge for it.
 

 
DISCIPLINE
Two Yellow Cards in one game = Red Card, Ejection from game
Foul and Abusive Language Against Opponent or Referee = Red Card, Ejection from game
 
Serious Foul or Dangerous Play = Red Card, Ejection from game and field area
 
v      Violent Conduct (Directed at Anyone) =
Red Card, Ejection from game and field area + One (1) Game suspension.
v      Three (3) YELLOW cards by an individual player over a full season = One (1) Game suspension
v      Two (2) RED cards in a season = suspension for the balance of the season
If a RED carded player does not sit out their One (1) Game of play, the red carded player will receive a second red card AND will be suspended for the remainder of the season.
v      Any team which causes a game to be abandoned will forfeit the game.
v      If a referee abandons a game due to extreme misconduct on the part of one team or fans clearly associated with one team, that team will forfeit the game.
 
FIGHTS: Fighting is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by NYC Soccer Collective. Any players involved in a fight will be immediately red-carded and will be suspended from the league at minimum Two (2) Seasons – and possibly for longer and/or life at the discretion of the league. If more than two players are involved in a fight, the game will be ended, both teams will record a loss, and any/all players involved will receive a red card and suspension.
 
FAIR PLAY: Players and spectators are expected to behave in a sportsmanlike manner. Unsportsmanlike behavior on or off the field by players, fans, or coaches can result in red cards for the offending player or the captain of the associated team.
 
RED CARD: Any individual receiving a red card must leave the game immediately after being issued the red card.
If the red card is issued due to violence the player must leave the field area / courtyard immediately. The team may not replace the red-carded player in the game and must play short for the remainder of the game.
 
Yes, this league has highly competitive games each week - but please play clean with your opponents - being the champions feels oh so good -  but it certainly isn’t worth potential injuries to players which may result in a lifetime of knee problems - or a player appearing at work with a broken arm or black eye (…or what have you).
 
 
THE INTERNATIONAL GODDESS OF SOCCER LOVE INTONES:
“Pushing and tripping are not skills.”
 

FORFEITS

Forfeits are 5-0 to the winner.  

DO NOT FORFEIT.  Forfeits are not fair to your opponent.  
 
Teams must do everything possible to field a team.  
Alert the league by 3:30pm on game day if you’re short players for a game and we will try to help you.  
We advise showing up if you have any # of players available. 

If a team does not have 7 (for 11v11) roster players in a game it is considered a scrimmage and a forfeit win to the opponent. 
(Showing up with a few players and scrimmaging is preferable to cancelling!)

Teams must alert the league of a forfeit by 3:30pm or minimum or 4 hours before kickoff (whichever is greater).
(IE: If your game is scheduled at 6pm you must alert the league by 2pm.  
If your game is scheduled at 10pm you must alert the league by 3:30pm)

Teams who forfeit prior to the deadline will be fined $50 per forfeit, which may be paid within 48 hours, or may be dropped from the current season (with no refund).

Teams who forfeit less than 3 hours before kickoff will be fined $100 per forfeit, which may be paid within 48 hours, or may be dropped from the current season (with no refund).
 
Teams who do not alert the league and are "no shows" will be fined $100 and will lose 2 points in the standings. 
The fine must be paid within 48 hours, or may be dropped from the current season (with no refund).

Teams with excessive forfeits may be dropped from the current season and will not be allowed to register for future seasons.

Teams who forfeit the first game of the season may be dropped and replaced with a team from the waiting list.
 
Teams who forfeit their last regular league game of the season are not eligible for playoff/finals.
 

 RINGERS
Ooooh this is the sticky one…
 
ringers vs. subs
 
RINGER - any player who is not on your official roster who comes in to 
play for your team when you are going to be short of players.
 
SUBSTITUTE - any player (roster or ringer) who is not in the field of play but
waiting on the sidelines to go in for another player when they come off the field.
 
REGARDING RINGERS 
We prefer that you bring in ringers that you know from other leagues and teams or who are friends of players on your team.
 
Often players picked up last minute at the fields do not know or understand the rules and nature of COED soccer and play too aggressively.  If you do pick up an a player at the field that you do not know, please be sure to brief them on the basic rules. (no offsides, no sliding, no dangerous play etc.)
 
TEAMS are responsible for making sure any/all ringers have signed a waiver and are completely aware of all rules and policies of the league.
 
NYC Soccer Collective has the right to refuse play to any ringer, brought in by any team, that is not registered in the league.
 
11v11 DIVISION Ringer Rule 
 
*YOU MAY bring in RINGERS (outside players) when your team is going to be short.
 
BUT you may only use enough ringers to enable your team to play with a full squad of 11 + 1 male and 1 female substitute and no more.
 
This means you may not have more than 13 players involved/playing in a game if you have any ringers (players who are not on your official roster) involved.
 
For one thing, it simply is not fair for paying/registered players to be sitting out, for any time at all if they don’t wish to,  if there are ringers playing on the fields.
 
EXAMPLE
 
If you have 7 of your registered players available for a game * you may bring 6 ringers in. 
 
If you have 8 of your registered players available for a game * you may bring 5 ringers in. 
 
If you have 9 of your registered players available * you may bring 4 ringers in. 
 
If you have 10 registered players available * you may bring 3 ringers in.
 
If you have 13+ registered players available * sorry, NO ringers may play. 

Get it?
 
v    DURING THE FINALS or PLAYOFFS: If there are any players who are not on the official roster playing:
     
COED
 Teams are then limited to 13 maximum players in the finals to allow 1 MALE sub and 1 FEMALE sub
(you can not have 2 male subs or 2 female subs)
 
      MENS Teams are then limited to 12 maximum players in the finals to allow 1 sub
 
If you know you’re going to be short players and need a ringer - or lose a player. Let us know.
 
We often have a list of players who couldn’t fit on teams who would be happy to sub in for games.

IF ANY RINGER / MAXIMUM PLAYER RULES ARE BROKEN THE TEAM WILL HAVE GOALS TAKEN AWAY FROM THE SCORE for each extra player OR the team will lose by forfeit, decision is at the discretion of the league and/or referee.

ADD/DROP

If someone on your team has paid and drops out completely (meaning they will not play again in the season) – someone may permanently take their place on the roster for the remainder of the season.  A player who has been dropped from the roster may not be added back to the roster in the same season.

For any ADD / DROPS - fill out this form http://goo.gl/forms/rMllMbSCkr .

YOUR roster is frozen 24 hours prior to your final league game of the season 
(your team’s last game of regular league play before any playoffs, semi-finals, finals)


COLORS/SHIRTS

11v11 Divisions are required to provide their own jerseys, with numbers, to league standards.
If a player doesn’t have their official team shirt
they may wear a shirt or pinnie that is the EXACT/CORRECT color and shade for the team.  

(ie: if a team is NAVY, players wearing Royal or Light blue or not in the correct color)
 
If the color is off  - you will have to get a CORRECT color shirt – or the player must leave the field.

The only exception to this rule is if the team will play short.
If there are ANY players on the field who are not wearing the proper color/shade then the team is limited to 11 players in the game.
 
IN cases where a team is wearing an alternate color due to a color conflict they will not be subject to this rule.

In the instance of a color conflict the AWAY team (listed with an A on the schedule) is responsible for bringing alternates (alternates do not need to have #s and it is OK to have plain t-shirts, if they have writing on them please turn them inside out) 
 
Be sure to check the schedule in advance. 
If there is a team with a jersey color that is close to your team’s color you should plan to bring alternate shirts for that game date.  
If you’re not aware of which teams have colors close to your own, write and ask. 
 
Ø Many teams colors are posted on their teampages.  Click on the team name in the schedule or standings.
 
Many players are very good at taking in the whole field at once and spotting teammates or opposition out of the corner of their field of vision by uniform color.  This is part of the skill of the game.  
 
You are taking an advantage and making it more difficult for the other team if your team is not in uniform colors.

It is also difficult for referees to make calls when teams are not fully UNIFORM.
 
Teams may purchase LEAGUE T-SHIRTS or CUSTOM JERSEYS (performance style jerseys, not t-shirts) with their team name, logo, corporate logo etc... for an additional fee, and can use them for subsequent seasons and receive a "shirt recycling" discount.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
 

BALLS

Please do not remove balls from the ball bag. These are game balls and not for warming up. 
Teams must bring their own balls for warm up purposes.  
We lose too many balls each season to let balls out before the games. 
 

PLAYOFF / FINALS

Championship Final for 11v11 divisions will be played between the 1st and 2nd place teams. 
If there are only 8 teams in the division there will be a semi-final between top 4 teams and a consolation cup between bottom 4 teams.

When there are 2 groups in a division, the top teams in each group will play each other in the final.
 
YOUR roster is frozen the 24 hours prior to your final league game of the season 
(your team’s last game of regular league play before any playoffs, semi-finals, finals)
 
Players will not be approved if added after the deadline stated above.

Teams who have not posted rosters at all are not eligible for Playoff/Finals. 
 
Teams who FORFEIT their final game of the season are not eligible to participate in Playoff/Finals.   
IF your team is short for your final league game we strongly suggest contacting the league to help you pick up additional players. 
 
DURING THE FINALS: If there are any players who are not on the official roster playing in the game:
Teams are then limited to 13 maximum players in the finals to allow 1 MALE sub and 1 FEMALE sub
(you can not have 2 male subs or 2 female subs)

 

 CAPTAINS and Co-Captains

v  Captains and Co-Captains are responsible for making sure the players on their team

    understand and are familiar with the rules. 
 

v  On the first night they are responsible for getting all players to sign the team waiver/release form.
 

Finding out in advance if all your players are available for games and if you will require ringers to have a full squad.

 

v   Making sure your roster is up to date and filling out an ADD / DROP form any time a player is added or dropped to/from the roster.
 

v   Checking the schedule and informing your team of the opponent, Time/Date, and field locations of your games.
 

v    Making sure that your team sets up next to the field you are scheduled to play on.
 

v    Making sure your team is ready for kickoff at game time.
 

v    Distributing shirts and making sure all teammates and ringers are wearing the correct color.
 

v   If your team is scheduled to play a team of a similar color making sure teammates bring white shirts to play in. 
 

v   Making sure any ringers who are not registered in the league sign waiver forms and are aware of, understand and participate by all league rules and regulations. 

 


REMINDERS for all teams and players
 
Games must start promptly as scheduled & we can not wait for late or missing players!
We are always on a tight schedule & games must run as scheduled!
 
Please walk around the fields to get to the other side. DO NOT walk through the fields across the lines.
As you know, as soccer players, the ball is not out until it has fully crossed the line, which means that if you’re walking on the line you’re in the field of play for both sides. 

   
PLEASE stay on the sidelines and do not enter the field space until the referees tell you to do so unless it’s unquestionably clear that there is space on the pitches not being occupied by permit holders.

The leagues who hold the permits before our games have complained about players entering the field before their games/practices are finished.
Especially the Baseball coaches who are concerned for your safety due to renegade balls played by little leaguers!
 

ALL TEAMS – please check the schedule, know which pitch you are playing on and set up your camp/deposit your stuff near the pitch you will be playing on. We are losing a good amount of time waiting for teams to relocate their belongings to the appropriate pitches.

PLEASE NOTE on the schedule any nights you are playing a team wearing a color similar to your own.

Teams should plan on bringing white or black shirts (or another alternative color) on a night when you are playing a team wearing a color close to your own.

   
Muchas Gracias!
ALL TEAMS AND PLAYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR READING, UNDERSTANDING AND ABIDING BY 
ALL RULES AND LEAGUE POLICIES.
 

 

PARTICIPANT WAIVER AND RELEASE: Each team member and/or participant (hereafter referred to as “Participant”) listed on the team rosters, added to a team roster at a later date, or invited to play with a team in any capacity, hereby certifies that he/she is physically fit and in normal health and has not been otherwise informed by a physician that he/she is incapable of participation in any sport league/clinic/tournaments, including those organized by NYC Soccer Collective (hereafter referred to as NYCSC.) Each participant agrees to familiarize themselves and abide by all NYCSC rules. Each participant acknowledges that he/she is aware of the risks inherent in participation in sports (including but not limited to training, practice and competition); that sports are physical and can require considerable running, starting stopping, and physical exertion, in heat and humidity and could potentially lead to injuries including, but not limited to, overheating, dehydration, limb injuries, and possible permanent disability and death. Each participant agrees to assume any risks and to waive any and all rights to claim for injuries, loss or damages arising out of his/her participation in NYCSC. Each participant is responsible for conducting himself/herself safely and at a level consistent with his/her skill. Each participant further certifies that he/she maintains adequate health insurance to cover any injuries occurring as a result of participation in NYCSC. 
 
Each participant who registers and/or plays in any capacity in this league, 
acknowledges understanding and reading of this waiver in full.

 

ALL TEAMS AND PLAYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR READING, UNDERSTANDING AND ABIDING BY 
ALL RULES AND LEAGUE POLICIES.
 


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LEAGUE T-SHIRTS -   
You can purchase league T-shirts for your team if you wish.   T-shirts are $7-$15 per shirt depending on the style you choose.

TEAM / CORPORATE JERSEYS -   

$38 per jersey You can purchase fully sublimated performance style jerseys which can include CORPORATE SPONSOR and/or TEAM NAME / LOGOs sublimated into the fabric.  
 
(Performance jerseys require 5 weeks from time of payment and design approval)
 
    
  • Tech-Mesh fabric jersey
  • Moisture management fabric
  • Sublimated Garment       

 

 
 These are performance style jerseys * NOT T-shirts.