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Game Guidelines For Travel Coaches

Updated Thursday August 31, 2017 by POB Soccer.

WEEK OF THE GAME RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Visiting Coach is responsible for contacting then Home Coach during the prior week to the game to:

    1. Review field directions

    2. Confirm team colors (to avoid conflict)

    3. Review field, park or complex rules & regulations, including but not limited to:

      1. Pet restrictions

      2. Parking issues

      3. Smoking/Alcohol Policies

      4. Bathroom Facilities

         

        GAME CANCELLATIONS

         

        Inclement Weather, In the case of poor weather adversely effecting field conditions, the decision to postpone a game or close a field rests solely with the Home Team/Club (NOT A COACH) up to two (2) hours before the scheduled game time. 

  2. If the Home Team/Club closes the fields, it is the responsibility of the Home Team Coach to inform the following:

    1. Referee
    2. Opposing Team’s Head Coach

    3. Division Supervisor

  3. If a game is NOT officially cancelled prior to two (2) hours before game time, BOTH teams MUST show up at the field and only the Referee may decide to cancel the game upon inspection of the field & weather conditions.In that event, it is the responsibility of the HOME TEAM to notify the Division Supervisor, and in their absence the Division coordinator.

     

    ENYYSA State Cup Games

  4. The only time a team may cancel a game for a State Cup match is if they are playing OFF LONG ISLAND or have a semi-final match that are scheduled on Saturday with a rain date of Sunday.

  5. If you are the HOME TEAM or are playing another team playing in LIJSL the game MUST be scheduled on an “off date”.

  6. The Coaches of the affected teams MUST notify their supervisors immediately, if a league game is being cancelled because of a State Cup Game.

    1. YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR LEAGUE GAME WITHIN 96 HOURS AFTER THE COMPLETION OF YOUR LAST ROUND STATE CUP GAME, IF NOT YOU MAY BE CHARGED WITH A LEAGUE GANME FORFEIT.UNDER NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES MAY, A COACH OR A CLUB CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE A GAME WITHOUT NOTIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF THE GAMES COMMITTEE.

RESCHEDULING LEAGUE GAMES

All cancelled games MUST be rescheduled (not played) within 7 days of the original game date.  The HOME TEAM Coach is responsible for contacting the Opposing Team Coach, offering two (2) Date/Time slots for the game to be played.  Once the two coaches have agreed on a Date/Time slot, it is the responsibility of the HOME TEAM Coach to inform the Division Supervisor, providing them the date, time and field location.  If the two teams cannot agree on the details to reschedule the game, the HOME TEAM Coach MUST notify the Division Supervisor within the same 7-day period.  If the Division Supervisor cannot mediate a resolution between the two coaches, the Games Committee will be responsible for rescheduling the match and if necessary declaring a forfeit. 

Once a game has been rescheduled it CANNOT be changed.  Please make sure you schedule your game immediately before or after an existing game on the field.

GAME CHANGE REQUESTS

The Coach requesting the change MUST send the age group coordinator an email which includes an email from the Opposing Team Coach and your Club President (even if you are the away team requesting the change) agreeing to the requested change 16 days in advance of the game date in order for the change to be approved. 

The game change MUST be finalized and the game number, new date, time and field location given to the Division Supervisor/Coordinator a minimum of 16 days in advance of the original date.

There is NO field “call” – you MUST have a field (i.e. 1, SP5, HL1) not “Stony Brook fields or Massapequa fields.

 

REPORTING THE SCORE

The HOME TERAM Coach is responsible for entering the score online on the game day, whether or not there was a referee in attendance and a referee evaluation.  This MUST be accomplished before 6:00 PM on the game day UNLESS you have an evening game.  Failure to enter the score will subject the CLUB (POBSC) to a Ten Dollar ($10) assessment – which in turn the POBSC Head Coach will be responsible to pay the club or subject to relinquishing their Coaches Pass for NONPAYMENT.

All forfeits MUST be reported to your supervisor.  If you have issues entering scores please contact the league office at 631-648-9020.

 

REFEREES

If the referee fails to appear:

U10 – U12 Age Groups

The game MUST be played, the adult supervisors of each team MUST agree upon a volunteer to substitute for the Referee.  The substitute Referee – need NOT to be a certified Referee.  As with the rules – regulated by both the USSF & FIFA – the substitute referee(s) MUST referee the entire game.  In short……. who starts it, finishes it.

The HOME TEAM must furnish to the League Office a report of the game and the “Game Roster Forms” within forty-eight (48) hours of the completion of the game.  Failure to do so – the HOME TEAM will be assessed twenty-five dollars ($25) for not furnishing the report, which in turn the POBSC Head Coach will be responsible to pay the club or subject to relinquishing their Coaches Pass for NONPAYMENT.

The game MUST be played under penalty of default.  Games officiated by a volunteer cannot be protested.

U13 And Above

If the Referee fails to appear for game in the Under 13 thru 19 age groups, the match must be rescheduled by the teams in accordance with procedures outlined above.

 

Coaches (Referee Performance) Evaluations

Coaches should record the name and number of the Referee, and submit online the referee evaluation form of the referee’s performance located on the website where the scores are entered.  Both home and away coach may enter one referee evaluation per game.  If the Referee fails to appear, please check the box for REFGERTEE ABSENT.