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.
GBYSL Intra-Club Guest Player Procedures
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
The traveling team must have a rostered D licensed HEAD coach attending the tournament in order to be approved to travel out of state.
1. Email Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Important Dates to remember for FALL 2016
July 18,2016 – All teams, U10 - U15 teams must be submitted to 2016/2017 NYSA State Registration – Cards/Rosters (8/1/2016) and to the “GBYSL 2016 COMPETITIVE (FALL) LEAGUE”.
September 19, 2016 - U15 through U19 high school teams must be submitted to 2016/2017 NYSA State Registration – Cards/Rosters (8/1/2016) and to the “GBYSL 2017 COMPETITIVE (SPRING) LEAGUE”.
August 2, 2016 - All Fall league teams must block their tournament dates in their team account by this date.
See instructions below for registration procedures.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - Player adds can be submitted for registration. Player adds can not be submitted until all fall teams have been finalized.
Friday, August 19, - Fall games begin.
THERE WILL NOT BE A FALL CHECK IN DATE THIS YEAR.
Blackout dates: Friday through Monday, September 2-5 - LABOR DAY; Sagebrush SC Fall Friendship - October 1 - 2.
End of Season - October 28.
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!
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.
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.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR TEAM TO THE FALL 2016 LEAGUE IS
JULY18, 2016 – U10 TO U15 TEAMS
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - U16 AND OLDER 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 FALL league and all paperwork directly to Vicki LaRovere. She can be contacted at 775-250-8509 or email@example.com.
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 FALL 2016 GBYSL game schedule must be submitted to the “GBYSL 2016 Competitive (FALL) League”. This link can be found through your team account, or at the below link.
The GBYSL FALL 2016 individual team application link is:
Individual Team Application Form Link (PLACE IN YOUR BROWSER)
3. Submit your team paperwork directly to Vicki with the following documents.
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.
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.
Great Basin Youth Soccer League
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.
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
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:
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
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
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.
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
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.