MLUSC League Rules

FIRST GAME

  • Saturday February 17th
  • Schedule will be distributed by Satrurday Feb 10th
  • Game times will be either 10:00am or 11:00am Start​

A few items to keep in mind:
There will be a 15 Minutes Grace Period.
After 15 Minutes, if your team has not arrived; the points will be given to the opposing team.
You will also need to pay the Full Referee Fees for the games that was missed of $40.00

 

Divisions (Boys & Girls)
Orange: Competitive teams (2nd /3rd Division Teams)
White: Developmental / Recreational teams


League Format
U8-U10 teams will play 7v7, maximum roster size is 12 players.

minimum of 5 players to get the game started


U11-U12 teams will play 9v9, maximum roster size is 16 players.

minimum of 7 players to get the game started.

 

Number of Games

All teams will play at least 7 games.  Weather permitting;
 

Fields
PSN - Norman & Jean Reach Park
7901 nw 176th Street, miami Fl 33015

 

Length of Games

Games will be two halves of 20 mins (with Water Break in between each Half)

Overtime Periods
There will be no overtime periods. Points are awarded for a tie (see below).

Awards
First and Second placed teams will receive a Medal

Scores and Standings
Points will be awarded as follows:

  • Win = 3 points
  • Tie = 2 points
  • Loss = 1 point

This leagues points system allows the league to be very competitive right up to the last game.
example: you can lose or tie a few games - win a few games and still be in with a good chance of winning the league. 

·         In the event of a point tie, the tie-breaking criteria are as follows:

1.    Most points.

2.    Head to head result 

3.    Goal differential—Subtract total goals allowed from total goals scored.
(NOTE: The maximum recorded “goal differential” in any one game shall be four).

4.    Least number of goals allowed.

5.    Penalty Kicks

Within 15 minutes after the final score of each game is reported by the referee, game results will be posted at Tournament headquarters.  Scores will be posted along with points awarded.  

Medical Authorization Forms
Signed Medical authorization forms are required for all players. Each club’s medical forms are acceptable versions. 

Rules
Will be played according to the FIFA Laws of the Game as modified by MLUSC.

Referees
Certified referees will be used.
 The League will use 2 referee for U8-U12. 

Rosters
Each team must file a valid roster, which must be the  Official Game Report roster (rosters used in regular league play).  Rosters will be frozen at registration.  No player may be rostered on more than one team.

Game Procedures

1.    The team listed on the left side of the schedule is the home team.

2.    Teams will line up on opposite sides of the field as parents.

3.    The home team must have an alternate jersey and be prepared to change, if in the opinion of the referee there is a color conflict.

4.    The home team is responsible for providing a game ball.
        U8 (size 3 ball) /U9-U12 (size 4 ball) 

5.    On-field warm up will be limited. Teams should warm up on an adjoining area.

6.    Each team is expected to be ready to play at the designated game time. Please allow ample travel time.

Red/Yellow Cards & Game Suspensions
A player will be suspended for ONE GAME if he/she is sent off by the referee and shown a red card for any of the following:

1.    Receiving a second caution in the same match.

2.    Denies an opponent a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball. This does not apply to a goalkeeper within his/her own penalty area.

3.    Denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving toward the player’s goal by an offense punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick.

A player will be suspended for TWO GAMES if he/she is sent off by the referee and shown a red card for any of the following:

1.    Is guilty of serious foul play.

2.    Is guilty of violent conduct.

3.    Spits at an opponent or any other person.

4.    Uses offensive, insulting, or abusive language

5.    If a coach is out of control, a referee may request the coach to leave before a game continues
 

Protests
No protests will be heard on any judgment calls by the referee. Protests will be allowed on player eligibility or other technical matters. Express concerns regarding violations prior to the start of the game or at the time the incident occurs if the game has started. All decisions by the referee will be final. Protests may be verbal or in writing, but they must be communicated only to the Miami Lakes United Soccer Club Soccer League Director or Club President.

Weather Provisions
In the event that game slots are lost due to weather-related suspension of play, the Miami Lakes United Soccer Club Soccer League director will make every effort to adjust the schedule so that the tournament can be completed and medals awarded. Fairness and equity will be the primary goal.

 

1.    The League headquarters will be in contact with the National Weather Service throughout the weekend. Any weather termination/suspension decisions will be made by the tournament director.

2.    If weather conditions or the state of fields make it impossible to carry out the league to its full extent, it is within the authority of the league director to make the necessary decisions concerning the rearrangement or cancellation of games for any reason. In the event of weather delays, the league director reserves the right to reduce the length of the rescheduled games, move games to new locations, or to otherwise modify the tournament rules and schedules so that the league may be played to conclusion. In the case of severe weather disruption, coaches need to understand that it may be impossible to reschedule all the games in the league.

3.    Fees are non-refundable if games are cancelled, shortened or otherwise modified in any way.  If the entire league is canceled, all fees will be refunded.

4.    If one-half or more of the game has been played before termination for weather conditions or league committee decision, the game stands as a completed match.

Inappropriate Activity

1.    Any player, coach, league staff or spectator, found possessing or using any tobacco, alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be expelled from the league.

2.    Any player, coach, league staff or spectator who destroys or steals property will be expelled from the league.

3.    League officials reserve the right to expel from the league any coach, player, bystander, or team for gross misconduct on or off the playing field.  Any person found to be exhibiting inappropriate behavior as outlined above, will be asked to leave the premises and may be expelled from the tournament.

4.    All players, coaches, and fans are expected to display the highest standards of sportsmanship and respect for other players, referees, fans, and tournament volunteers and staff.

Medical Attention

Every player participates at his/her own risk.  It is the responsibility of each team to provide their own medical supplies, including bandages, ice, and water.

 All participating coaches and referees are required to take concussion training. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a free, online course entitled Concussion Training for Coaches (and referees), accessible by the following link:www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html


Registration Deadlines and Criteria for Acceptance

The registration deadline is Friday February 9th 2018.  Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

A minimum of eight teams will be accepted in each age group, for each gender.

League Contact Information

2018 League Director/Registration and Rules

Alvaro Franco

info@miamilakesunitedsoccerclub.com