Quantcast
skip navigation

Welcome

Home of Great Basin Youth Soccer

Logo facebook
Twitter gbysl follow us

Competitive Teams Information

*

TEAMS LOOKING FOR PLAYERS FOR SPRING 2017 ARE POSTED UNDER THE TRYOUT SECTION.

*

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER FOR SPRING 2017

Important Dates to remember for SPRING 2017

January 16, 2017 – All teams,  U10 - U20 teams must  be submitted to 2016/2017 NYSA State Registration – Cards/Rosters (8/1/2016) and to the “GBYSL 2017 COMPETITIVE (SPRING) LEAGUE”.

DATE TO BE DETERMINED @ bracketing meeting - All Spring league teams must block their tournament dates in their team account by this date.

See instructions below for registration procedures.

Monday, March 7, 2017 - Player adds can be submitted for registration.  Player adds can not be submitted until all spring teams have been finalized. This date may change once the teams are registered.

TBD - Spring season  games begin.

THERE WILL NOT BE A SPRING CHECK IN DATE THIS YEAR.

Blackout dates:  Precise dates to be determined at the January Bracketing meeting.  
Memorial Day Weekend - Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, 2017

End of Season - June 3, 2017 through June 10, 2017 - Make up games.

SPRING 2017 REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO CLUBS AND TEAMS

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR TEAM TO THE SPRING 2017 LEAGUE IS

JANUARY 16, 2017 – U10 TO U20 TEAMS
 

If you are the coach or team manager of a Club team, then you need to contact your Club Registrar to register your team.  Your club team may have an earlier date to submit registration.

________________________________________________________________________________________

If you are the coach or team manager of an INDEPENDENT TEAM (No GBYSL Club affiliation), then please read the instructions below.  You will submit your team to the SPRING 2017 league and all paperwork directly to Vicki LaRovere.  She can be contacted at 775-250-8509 or vicki.gbysl@sbcglobal.net.

1.  Go to www.gotsport.com and create a team account if you do not already have a team account in gotsoccer.  If you have an existing team account, please use it to register your team.

2.  All teams that will participate in the SPRING 2017 GBYSL game schedule must be submitted to the “GBYSL 2017 Competitive (SPRING) League”.  This link can be found through your team account or at the below link.

The GBYSL SPRING 2017 individual team application link is: 

Individual Team Application Form Link (PLACE IN YOUR BROWSER)

https://www.gotsport.com/forms/app/?eventid=56019

 

  • All players should be entered into your team account along with current a "facial" photo. If you are a returning Independent team, then the player account will already be in your team account. PLEASE UPDATE PHOTOS!
  • Each coach and team manager must complete a coach or team manager account and do a background check.  Here is the link to complete the coach background check (place in your browser): https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=39372

3.  Submit your team paperwork directly to Vicki with the following documents.

  • US Youth Membership Form for each player complete with all parent signatures.  (see form below)
  • Parent Conduct Form for each player. (see form below)
  • A clear, CLEAN, copy of each player's birth certificate.
  • A fee computation form complete with all fees including the $500 independent team fee. (see form below)

US Youth Soccer Heading Protocol that will take place with Spring 2017 Season

Rule 305. HEADING

Section 1. This rule is mandatory for all US Youth Soccer conducted events, including Regional and National competitions for the National Championship Series, and National Presidents Cup series. This rule is also mandatory for the US Youth Soccer National League, US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, and the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program.

Section 2. Although not mandatory for US Youth Soccer State Associations, State Associations are strongly encouraged to adopt this Rule for state and local play.

Section 3. All Players age 10 years of age and under shall not head the ball directly from the air in any match or competition, nor shall these players practice heading the ball in any organized team setting. If a player age 10 or younger deliberately heads the ball in a match, the referee shall award an indirect free kick to the opposing team at the spot of the infraction. If the heading occurs within the penalty area, the referee shall move the ball outside the penalty area and award an indirect free kick to the opposing team.

Players age 11 and age 12 shall be permitted to head the ball in any match or competition. These players may practice heading the ball in an organized team practice or skill session, but coaches shall monitor this practice so that no single player heads the ball more than 25 times per week, regardless of setting.

Players age 13 and older shall be permitted to head the ball in any match or competition and these players may practice heading the ball in an organized team practice or skill session.

2016 Fall Competitive Game Schedule

Intra Club Guest Player Policy

                                               Article 15
                      GBYSL Intra-Club Guest Player Procedures

 

Qualifications.

  1. Only Club teams (as defined by GBYSL) may use the Intra-Club Guest Player Policy.
  2. A team may request for guest players during the regular season if the team has less than:  9 players at a game for U10, 11 players at a game for U11-U12; 13 players for U13-U14; and 14 players for U15 and up.  
  3. A team may request up to a maximum of 4 guest players for an 11v11 game,  3 guest players for a 9v9 game, or 2 guest players for a 7v7 game.  U15 and up teams may request a maximum of 5 guest players.
  4. The team roster may not exceed (with the approved guest players) 9 for U10, 11 for U10-U12; 13 for U13-U14 and 14 for U15 and up.  
  5. The only exception to the maximum guest player count will be in the event a team’s “one and only goalkeeper” is injured and unable to play.  The team may borrow an age division appropriate goalkeeper from within its own club and add that player to an approved game card to be presented to the Center Referee.  

Ages.  Intra-club guest players may play up one age division from the player’s actual age group.  A player rostered to a team in an older age group may only guest play in their rostered team’s age group regardless of the players actual age group.  Without exception, guest players shall not play down.  

Maximum Games.  A player may play in a maximum of two (2) GYBSL League games per day.  A player may play in a maximum of (1) GBYSL League game per day as an intra-club guest player.  If a player has played in two GBYSL League games with his/her own team in a day, then he or she may not be a guest player.

Red Carded Players.  

  1. A guest player may not be used to cover a “red-carded” player unless the team requiring a guest player would play with less than the full amount of players allowed on the field during a game.
  2. A “red-carded” player must serve his/her game suspension with his/her team on which he/she is registered before he/she may be a guest player for an intra-club team.

Pre-competitive Intra-Club Guest Players.  Pre-competitive players are allowed to play competitive soccer as an intra-club guest player following the game guidelines as set forth in this policy.  The pre-comp player must be registered in the GBYSL pre-comp program and hold a player card issued by the recreational division.

Recreational Guest Players.  Recreational teams are NOT allowed to have guest players.  They must play with their rostered teams only.

Fees.  There is no fee involved in the intra-club guest player policy.

Independent Teams:  Independent teams are not classified as “club teams” per GBYSL policy.

Game Cards. 

  1. At a game in which guest players are being used, the requesting coach must show the official game card from the team’s GBYSL GotSoccer account to the Center Referee as well as all guest player cards.  The requesting coach is responsible for obtaining all player cards and medical release documents from the lending coach.  
  2. A copy of the approved game card will be sent to the opposing team’s coach.
  3. The approved game card supersedes any other game card for the requesting team.  Any player crossed off the game card as a “no show” player will not be allowed to play in the game with the approved intra-club guest players.

Penalty for Violations.  If a team official violates this rule, he/she will be suspended for the rest of the current season, and the Discipline Committee will determine whether any additional penalty shall apply to the following season.

Procedure for Requesting an Intra-Club Guest Player.

  1. Monday-Friday Games.  A team official must send an email to GBYSL at least 24 hours (business days only) before the game day with the subject line to read:  URGENT GUEST PLAYER, date.  Phone calls or texts will not be honored.  No exceptions.  The email must list:
    1. All missing players (first and last names) from the requesting team.   Missing players are considered unavailable for the entire game and may not show up at any point during the game to play the remaining portion of the game.
    2. The reason for each player’s absence
    3. The names of each guest player and their registered team name

 

  1. Saturday Games.  The above procedure must be followed except that the request has to be sent in no later than noon on the Thursday prior to the Saturday game.
  2.  

TRAVEL PROCEDURE and Changes beginning Fall 2016

US Youth Soccer Travel paperwork is no longer required to travel outside of Nevada to any state in Region IV, except Cal South (this may be changing).  Notification of travel out of state is required though.  Please notify Vicki of your intent to travel via email to vicki.gbysl@sbcglobal.net.

The traveling team must have a rostered D licensed HEAD coach attending the tournament in order to be approved to travel out of state.

Procedure:
1.  Email Vicki at vicki.gbysl@sbcglobal.net your intention to travel to an out of state tournament as a USYS team.  Send her the travel roster of players attending the event.

2.  If you add guest players at a later date, send that information as well.  Guest paperwork will be required to be signed by the lending coach.  A state travel signature is no longer required.  

3.  If you are traveling as US Club with US Club cards, no notification is necessary.

4.  If you are traveling on your NYSA State cards to a US Club tournament, US Club insurance is no longer necessary.  You do need to submit the "Travel to US Club document to Vicki, but a signature is no longer required.  The form is below.  

Competitive Play Days - FALL 2016

FINAL PLAY DAYS - FALL 2016
 
Monday - U14 BOYS & U10 BOYS
Tuesday - U11 BOYS & U12 BOYS
Wednesday - U11 GIRLS & U12 GIRLS
Thursday - U13 GIRLS/BOYS & U10 GIRLS
Friday - U13 BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS and U14 BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS at Shadow Mtn lighted field and South Valley fields.
 
Saturday - ALL DIVISIONS & U15 Boys and Girls at Golden Eagle fields under the lights.

ARTICLE 21 -PLAY UP/PLAY DOWN POLICY - COMPETITIVE PLAYERS & TEAMS

                                         Article 21

PLAY UP/DOWN POLICY – Competitive and Academy Players and Teams

 

GBYSL encourages players to play in their appropriate age group.  Playing in an age group higher than their actual age should be reserved for players with exceptional technical and tactical abilities.  There are physical, social and emotional ramifications to playing in higher age groups.  The decision to play up should be given careful consideration by parents, coaches and the club to ensure that it is in the best interest of the player.  This policy provides guidelines for requesting Play up Approval.

U5-U19 – 2 year play up allowed with properly completed and signed paperwork.  Play up Request Form must be filled out completely and signed by the Approved Club Evaluator, Club DOC and Club President.  Parental Waiver must also be signed.  Players must be evaluated and Play up Request Forms must be resubmitted EVERY year to GBYSL

U15-U19 –Players wishing to play up more than two years must complete the Play up Request Form and Parental Waiver.  Requests must be submitted to GBYSL for Executive board approval.  If approval is granted, it is for the seasonal year (July to June).  Requests must be approved EVERY year.

Independent teams can request an evaluator be provided by GBYSL for a $25 fee.

Play down Requests must be approved by the GBYSL Executive Board and will only be considered for one year age difference.  No team may have more than (3) players playing down. Fall 2016 Season ONLY - U15 players not attending high school will be allowed to play U14 to a maximum of 6 per team.  Exceptions may be made for teams from outlying areas.

Requests requiring GBYSL Executive Board approval must be submitted to the GBYSL office at least 7 days prior to the official start date of the competitive season.

Competitive League Appeal procedures – Appeals will be heard at the discretion of the GBYSL Executive Board.

Competitive Team Play Up/Play Down – 

Decisions regarding play up or play down for competitive teams are made by the GBYSL General Board at the seasonal bracketing meeting.

PRACTICE FIELD INSTRUCTIONS FOR FALL 2016

  Practice fields will be available starting Tuesday August 2nd, 2016.  When I receive confirmation of our practice fields, approximately July 25, It will be time to request your field choice.  We are going to do sign ups a little bit different this season.  The practice field list will be posted to www.gbysl.org under the “Competitive Division” menu tab - once we have field confirmation from all parks agencies.    It will be at the top of the page.  You cannot miss it!

As you review the field reservation list, of primary importance is the TERRACE SPORTS COMPLEX fields.  We do not have the Terrace fields for practice until further notice from the City of Reno Parks and Recreation.  We cannot practice on the Terrace fields at all!  The fields will be monitored closely by GBYSL and Reno Youth Sports Association.

    ALTERNATE FIELD CHOICES FOR THE TERRACE FIELDS:

 Bernice Matthews Elementary, 2750 Elementary Dr, Reno, NV
Grace Warner Elementary, 3075 Heights Dr, Reno, NV
 George Westergard Elementary, 1785 Ambassador Dr, Reno, NV
Panther Valley Park, (near The University of Nevada, Reno) North Valley area
Lemmon Valley Park, 325 Patrician Drive, behind Lemmon Valley Elementary 

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGN UP DATE and instructions if you have never done this before this season OR even if you have done this before!  

  •    Field Reservations will be accepted starting 6:00PM FRIDAY, JULY 29th.  Please note the time to start requesting is 6:00PM or later.  Reservations will be accepted BY EMAIL TO vicki.gbysl@sbcglobal.net
  • All teams will reserve their practice field directly with Vicki at GBYSL. 
  • Please submit a first, second, and third choice with field and time slot preference.  Your time slot must match the time slot posted on the field matrix.   For example:
    1. Diedrichson School, Monday and Tuesday, 5pm to 6:30pm

    2.  Lemmon Valley Park, Monday and Wednesday, 6pm to 7:30pm
    3.  Warner Elementary School, Wednesday and Friday, 5pm to 6:30pm

Many of the fields have specific time slots, please pay attention.  This is so we may fit as many teams as possible on the field each night.

  • Please be sure to give me 3 choices.  Some of the fields are highly requested and I may not be able to fill your first choice.  I will move to your second or third request. 
  • Do not submit your request prior to 6:00PM FRIDAY, JULY 29th.  I will have to return it.  I log the requests in by the time and date submitted on the email.  If you send it early, you will have to resubmit to be fair to all the teams.   

Final notes:

Park Rangers and City/County Officials will be looking for your league-issued permits.  I will be sending you a permit written on league letterhead and the actual city and county permit once I receive them.  The GBYSL letter will have your team name, practice field, practice day and time on it.  Please make sure you have it in your possession while practicing.  This will also help you with any non-GBYSL teams on your practice field during your designated practice time.  We have had trouble with non-permitted teams practicing without the proper permits.

UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR FIELD PERMIT, KEEP A COPY OF THE EMAIL CONFIRMATION I SEND TO YOU ONCE I HAVE CONFIRMED YOUR FIELD.

PRACTICE FIELDS WILL BE SCHEDULED STARTING TUESDAY, AUGUST 2ND.

Thank you. 

Vicki

NEW US SOCCER FEDERATION MANDATES - CALENDAR YEAR REGISTRATION AND SMALL SIDED GAMES (Click on this link).

THIS LINK WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION FROM US SOCCER REGARDING ALL THE SOCCER MANDATES WE ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW BEGINNING WITH OUR FALL 2016 SEASON.

FALL 2016 LEAGUE PLAYER REMINDERS

There are several items that have been brought to my attention in reviewing the game reports and hearing from the referees.  I would like to remind you of some procedural requirements so your game does not end in a forfeit or a fine assessment to your team.

1.  The team listed as  HOME on the game schedule has the following requirements - even if it is not your "home" field.

  • HOME team is responsible for printing a "current" game card and providing it to the Center Referee.  It is not the Referee's responsibility to bring the game card. 
  • HOME team is responsible for providing the game ball.
  • HOME team is responsible for placing the corner flags on the field.  The code to the box at South Valley is 5301.
  • HOME team is responsible for returning the corner flags to the equipment box and locking them up.  Failure to return the flags is a $75 fine assessed to the team,.

2.  ALL teams have the responsibility to provide the Center Referee with approved team player cards and coach/team official cards.  There have been cases this season of non-carded team officials on the team sideline.  As of today, the Referees have been reminded that only carded and rostered team coaches and team officials may be on the team sideline.  All other adults must be on the opposite side of the field.  There are no exceptions.

3.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE update your player's jersey number on your team roster.  Once you have done so, please email me so I can refresh your roster and the numbers will show on your game card.  There are numerous teams without player jersey numbers and incorrect jersey numbers on their game card.  The referees need those numbers to be on the game card and if they are not, a delay in the start of the game may occur  while waiting for you to put the correct numbers with the player on the game card.

4.  Intra-Club Guest Player Policy.  Many teams are using the Intra-Club guest player policy this season to avoid forfeiting a game.  Several teams have been trying to use guest players without following the procedure. To do so, will result in a forfeit by your team.  The current version of the guest player policy is posted to the GBYSL website under the "By-laws, Rules & Policy" menu tab on the left side of the website, www.gbysl.org.  There are detailed instructions on the use of the policy and how to get approval for guest players.  Please review the policy so you are aware of proper procedures.

Remember, email me when you update your jersey numbers.  If you have any questions, please email or call me.

Thank you!

Vicki LaRovere
Great Basin Youth Soccer League

REGISTRATION REMINDERS

For registration, an updated policy has been approved regarding the team roster size needed to register a team.  The policy is:

“GBYSL will not register a team to league play unless the team roster has the minimum number of players to field a team according to the team age division.  For example, U10 will play 7v7, U11 and U12 will play 9v9; therefore they must have 7 (U10) and 9 (U11 & U12) players to register the team.  U13 and up teams play 11v11 and must have 11 players to register the team to the game schedule.”

Coaches will need to submit their blackout dates to the game schedule by the date announced by the league game scheduler.  The date will be determined at the bracketing meeting held shortly after the registration deadline.

Each team is required to have at least two certified USSF referees.  The names of their referees are required to be submitted for the game schedule.

Player adds after the game schedule season begins, must be submitted by Tuesday of each week to be returned by Friday. 

AGE DIVISIONS - BIRTH DATE AGE RANGES FOR 2016-2017 SEASONAL YEAR

U10   Birth Year 2007
U11   Birth Year 2006
U12  Birth Year 2005
U13  Birth Year 2004
U14  Birth Year 2003
U15  Birth Year 2002
U16  Birth Year 2001
U17  Birth Year 2000
U18  Birth Year 1999
U19  Birth Year 1998
 

REGISTRATION OF PLAYER ADDS AFTER AUGUST 22, 2016

Player adds after August 22, 2016 will be processed as follows:

Player Add paperwork submitted by Tuesday will be returned by Friday of the same week.
If received after Tuesday, it will be processed the following week. 

To process the player add, Coach or Team Manager must provide:

  1. Completed US Youth Membership form or club approved registration form with medical release portion signed by the parent.
  2. Parent Conduct Form
  3. Copy of Player's birth certificate
  4. Registration fee
  5. All information and facial photo of the player must be in the team account the player will be added.

DIVISION PLAY DAYS

SPRING PLAY DAYS

Spring 2016 Play Days (These dates are FINAL:
Saturday – all teams play
Friday – reschedules

Monday - 10B, 11B, 14G
Tuesday - 10G, 12B, 15/16G, 17/18G
Wednesday – 11G,13G, 15B through 17B
Thursday - 13B, 12G, 14B

GBYSL COMPETITIVE LEAGUE - POINTS SETUP AND TIE BREAKER SETUP

Points Setup                            Tie-Breaker Setup

Points per Win                  3         Tie Breaker 1                     Head to Head
Points per Tie                   1          Tie Breaker 2                     Most Wins
Points per Loss                 0         Tie Breaker 3                     Most Shutouts
Add’l points per goal         0         Tie Breaker 4                     Goals Against
Add’l points per                            Tie Breaker 5                    Goals For
Goal Count Limit               0         Tie Breaker 6                     Goal Differential
Add’l points per Shutout     0        Goals for Limit                       6
Penalty points -Yellow Cd   0        Goals Against Limit               6
Penalty points -Red Cd      1        Goal Differential Limit            6

Guidelines for Casts per League Guidelines

CAST & BRACES: Must have a signed doctor’s release releasing the player to play.  The Center Referee has the final say as to the safety of the player and other players regarding casts.  Casts must be wrapped with ½” foam, bubble wrap or appropriate material. Knee braces must be covered with the manufacturer’s sleeve. No other wraps will be accepted.

GBYSL Referee Assignor Contact Information

COMPETITIVE DIVISION REFEREE ASSIGNOR
Matt Taber, 775-225-4019
assignsoccer@gmail.com
 

RECREATIONAL DIVISION REFEREE ASSIGNOR
Jimmy Huynh, 775-338-4277
recassignor@yahoo.com

SPRING COMPETITIVE LEAGUE GAME DAYS

Spring 2015 Play Days (These dates are FINAL :
Saturday – all teams play
Friday – reschedules

Monday - 10B, 11G, 11B, 14G
Tuesday - 10G, 12B, 15/16G, 17/18G
Wednesday - 13G, 15/16B, 17/18B
Thursday - 13B, 12G, 14B

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES

If you have any questions about the NIAA or Washoe County School District guidleines regarding the no student contact period please see your Athletic Director. We will post the WCSD guidleines to the website.