NIPISSING DISTRICT ADULT SOCCER CLUB
I – A TEAM APPLICATIONS (Club Members)
for the inaugural 2007 season of The Club, team applications for
membership in the outdoor season, accompanied by all necessary forms and
the application fee, shall be made by April 15th of each year. Team
membership application for the Indoor Season shall be made by September
15th of each year.
Team application fees are non-refundable.
Team applications must include a completed roster form with a minimum of sixteen (16) players.
acceptance of team applications shall be at the discretion of The Board
which may also impose performance bonds based on previous season
division sizes make such application unfeasible, The Board shall hold
discussions with the teams concerned and then make binding decisions on
team must have a minimum of two individuals designated as official team
contacts, one of which must be designated as a coach, in order to be
accepted into the league. Completed forms designating team officials
must be submitted at time of application to the league.
The Club recommends that coaches be encouraged to attend clinics to obtain appropriate levels of certification.
B. TEAM APPLICATIONS (New Teams or ‘Guest’ Teams)
who wish to register and apply to enter a new team into a league
governed by the Club shall make application by April 1st of each year
for the outdoor league and by September 15th for the indoor league.
The application shall state the following:
The full name of the team
The team colours, “subject to Club approval”
The proper completion of the official Club/OSA form, registering the coach and manager
The payment of the league team entry fee
the team is not accepted into the league, the team entry fee shall be
returned and the coach and manager will not be registered with the OSA
new team accepted into the league shall be on probation for “a minimum”
of two calendar years and “may” be confirmed into full membership by a
vote of acceptance by the teams who are full members of the Club at the
time of the appropriate AGM.
performance bond of $ 250.00 may be applied in the second year of play
if the team’s lack of discipline during games in the first year of play
is an issue.
II – MAKE UP OF DIVISIONS
The Board may divide The League into divisions if and how it sees fit.
– RECOGNIZED COMPETITIONS
wishing to take part in competitions which conflict with league
scheduled games must request permission from The Board to do so.
Notice to attend tournaments must be received a minimum of thirty (30) days before the date of the event.
IV – REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS
players participating in Club sanctioned competitions shall be
registered through the Nipissing District Adult Soccer Club on forms
provided by The League.
completed registration forms accompanied with a completed waiver form
and full payment of fees must be received a minimum of forty-eight (48)
hours prior to the player being eligible to participate in any league
All players registered by The Club must have a properly validated OSA Player Book.
A player must appear on a minimum of five (5) game sheets before being eligible to participate in playoff games for that team.
Team roster sizes for individual divisions shall be set by The Board.
youth players under the age of 18 at the time of registration shall
have an indemnity form signed by a parent or guardian that will absolve
the League, its governing bodies and any of its coaches or organizers
from responsibility in case of accidents causing injury. Responsibility
for ensuring that indemnity releases are obtained shall rest solely with
the teams for which the players are registered. The forms shall be
valid for one playing season.
IV – REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS (cont’d)
team playing any unregistered player or one not registered with the
team, or one who is ineligible to compete at the level of the team, or a
player who is under suspension shall forfeit all games in which such
team playing such an ineligible player will also be subject to a fine
or forfeiture of the game plus point reduction in league standings.
player must be registered a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours prior to
game time with notification to the League Registrar, or in his absence
the League Chairman, along with the league approved registration forms
and payment of the individual player registration fee.
it comes to the attention of The League that one or more ineligible
player(s) has/have allegedly participated in a game, The League may
investigate and take appropriate corrective action.
V – YOUTH PLAYERS
person 18 years of age or over on January 1st of each year shall be
eligible to register as a member of the Nipissing District Adult Soccer
Club. When competitions are available, players under the age of eighteen
(18) must register and play with their respective Youth Clubs.
Select teams may apply for membership as ‘Guest Teams’ through an
Affiliation Agreement between their respective Youth Club and the NDASC.
permission, with the approval of the respective Youth Club, may also be
granted for individual youth aged players under the age of 18 to
register and participate in Adult League play.
A maximum of three (3) youth aged players shall be allowed to register on an adult team.
approval from their respective Youth Club, youth players may be called
up for play on adult teams on trial permits as approved by the Board and
as per OSA Affiliation Agreements between Youth and Adult Clubs.
youth player may play a maximum of five (5) regular season games if
playing for the same adult team. A maximum of three (3) adult games will
be allowed if called up for more than one adult team.
approved by the Youth Club coach, any youth player missing a youth team
activity to take part in Adult League play will immediately be
restricted from any further Adult League participation.
Youth Clubs with membership in-good-standing with the Soccer
NorthEastern District Soccer Association will be considered for
Affiliation Agreements with The Club.
VI – TRANSFERS
player shall be entitled to a transfer from the team for which he/she
is registered to another team of his/her choice with approval of the The
Transfer requests must be in writing with a copy of the request forwarded to the team transferring from.
team shall be permitted to transfer a player from its team to another. A
maximum of two (2) transfers per team will be allowed in a season. The
request date of such transfer(s) shall be the postmark date or the date
it is given to the League Registrar. The transferred player may play for
his/her new team in either league or cup play on the day following the
date his/her transfer is approved by the Registrar.
No player may play for more than one team during any playoff or cup competition.
Each player is permitted a maximum of one (1) transfer per playing season.
No transfers shall be accepted after June 30th of any Outdoor Season or January 31st of any Indoor Season.
VII – STANDINGS
all league games, three (3) points shall be awarded for a win and one
(1) point for a tie. The team with the most points at the end of the
regular season shall be declared the League Champion. The victorious
team at the completion of the playoffs shall be declared the Playoff
two or more teams are tied in points at the end of the regular league
schedule, the higher place in the standings will be awarded to:
the game(s) between the tied teams shall be considered
the team that has the better goal difference
the team having scored the most goals
If a tie still exists, the League Chairman shall toss a coin to establish the placement.
team forfeiting a game shall lose the game by a score of 2:0 in
addition to suffering any other penalties prescribed by The Board.
Playoff games shall be played as decided annually by The Board.
which fail to pay monies owing to The League, or to appeal such debts
within twenty-one (21) days of being due, shall forfeit games until such
time as the account has been paid.
VIII – DEFUNCT TEAMS
team withdrawing from The League, a team failing to fulfill 2
consecutive or a total of 3 fixtures, or a team under disciplinary
action that results in their failing to fulfill 2 consecutive or a total
of 3 fixtures, shall be asked to withdraw from the League if they have
not already done so. The entire record for the season for that team
shall be expunged from the standings. The remaining players will have
the opportunity to transfer to the remaining registered teams through a
draft process and subject to Board approval.
IX – RESPONSIBILITIES OF TEAM OFFICIALS
every game, an individual shall be designated by the team as team
coach. The coach is responsible for the conduct of his team.
The coach’s name shall be entered on the game sheet and he/she shall identify himself to the referee.
No coach may enter the field of play, except where he/she is a player, unless requested to do so by the referee.
conduct by a coach may result in the coach being cautioned, ejected
and/or reported by the referee to The League and may be subject to
further disciplinary action.
officials are responsible for the conduct of their players, officials
and spectators at and in the vicinity of games in which they
for losses or damages against The League arising from misconduct may be
assessed by The Board against the player(s), official(s) or team deemed
to be responsible.
X – EQUIPMENT
players on the same team (except the goalkeeper) shall wear identical
shirts of the same colour. The goalkeeper shall wear a shirt of a
different colour from those of his team or the opposition.
teams shall register their colours with The League prior to playing
their first league game. If possible, they should state their colours
when applying for membership in The League.
Teams wishing to change uniform colours must receive Board approval.
there is a similarity of colours and both teams have used the same
registered colour for an equal duration, the home team shall change
providing the visiting team’s colours are listed with The League. Where
one team has worn a registered colour longer than the other, the team
that was second to choose the colour shall change. It is the
responsibility of the coach/manager of the team that is required to
change to have alternate shirts ready.
all games, all shirts shall be properly numbered on the back, including
the goalies. No two players on the same team may wear the same number.
player’s number shall be indicated on the game report beside his/her
name and no player shall change their number during the course of the
game without the permission of the referee.
Each home team shall provide a properly dressed and marked field, including corner flags and goal nets.
The home team shall provide a properly inflated size 5 ball.
XI – GAME REPORTS
game sheet shall be provided to the referee prior to the game,
containing a list of players, including substitutes, complete with OSA
registration numbers and jersey numbers.
who arrive late may participate in the game after being added to the
game sheet, customarily at half time or other stoppage in play at the
referee’s discretion. A player may not play in the game unless listed on
the official game sheet.
report, when complete shall show the final score, scorers, and full
details of any incident that resulted in a caution or ejection of a
player or team official. The referee may record the information on
either the game report or a separate sheet, but he shall sign all
to supply the required equipment, including a game sheet, shall be
noted on the referee’s game report and the team(s) will be subject to
referee is responsible for transmitting the game report to the league
office but it is the responsibility of the home team coach/manager to
phone the score to the league office upon completion of the game.
XII – POSTPONEMENT OF GAMES
game can only be postponed by The Board who will notify both teams and
the Referee Coordinator. The Chairman of the League Management Board
shall be responsible for assigning the time and location of the
rescheduled game. Teams shall be given at least forty-eight (48) hours
notice of the time and location of the rescheduled game.
of postponement shall be made at least twenty-four (24) hours before
the game, except in the case of an unfit field where there may be no
The referee shall have the final decision as to whether a field is unfit for a game due to inclement weather or safety issues.
XIII – UNPLAYABLE AND ABANDONED GAMES
team failing to field a team as defined in Article XVI within ten (10)
minutes of the schedule kick-off time shall be considered to have failed
to appear and they shall default the game. They shall be fined in the
amount laid down by the board that shall include the amount of referee
fees for that game. The score will be recorded as 2:0 for their
team forfeiting more than one (1) game in a season shall have their
performance bond retained by the League. The performance bond must be
replaced by the team after a second forfeit if the team wishes to
continue play in the League.
both teams fail to appear, there shall be no points and no score for
the game, but each team will have one loss added to its record.
The Board may order a defaulted game rescheduled where
the defaulting team benefits from having defaulted
a team other than the defaulting team is adversely affected by the default
Any team that refuses or is unable to replay the game may have its record deleted from the league standings
a game is abandoned by the referee for reasons of weather or field
conditions before the completion of two-thirds (sixty minutes) of the
normal playing time, it shall be rescheduled. The Board will rule on the
status of those games abandoned in the final one-third (thirty minutes)
of playing time.
the absence of a referee, the home team coach may, after consultation
with the away team coach, at the field and at the scheduled game time,
declare a field unplayable.
weather is not, by itself, sufficient grounds for cancellation but a
game shall be abandoned, at least until danger passes, if an electrical
a game is abandoned by a referee for reasons other than weather or
field conditions before two equal halves have been played, The Board
shall rule on the status of the game.
Referees and coaches are subject to any supplemental rules set by field owners such as school boards, cities, etc.
XIV – RESCHEDULING
shall be given at least forty-eight (48) hours notice of the time and
location of a rescheduled game. Notice shall be by telephone.
team not requesting postponement may refuse to play in a rescheduled
game unless it receives five (5) days notice of the rescheduled game.
shall be deemed to have taken place when the required information has
been communicated to an adult person or answering machine answering the
telephone at the number listed for the team contact. The League shall
not assume any further responsibility with respect to delivery of a
Rescheduled games may also be posted on a designated website.
XV – REFEREES
Referees shall be appointed to all games by the League from the League approved list supplied by the District Association.
Referees shall receive fees for their services in an amount set by the League. Remuneration shall be made monthly.
an officially appointed referee fails to appear, the teams concerned
shall endeavour to agree on a person to act in his stead. Once so
appointed, such an individual shall have any and all powers of an
referee shall be responsible for the conduct of the game in accordance
with the FIFA laws and the rules and regulations of the League.
to such rules laid down by the authority responsible for permitting use
of a facility, the referee shall have the power to decide on the
fitness of the grounds in all matches and his decision shall be final.
the conclusion of the game, the referee shall ensure that all sections
of the game report are completed and shall forward it together with any
supplementary sheets to the League immediately after each assignment.
Games shall be played in accordance with FIFA laws except as noted in the League By-Laws.
XVI – DURATION OF THE GAME
games shall consist of two equal halves of forty-five (45) minutes
duration during regular season play. In playoff games, overtime will
consist of two halves of fifteen (15) minutes each.
team shall name a home venue for the season. In the event of a sudden
death playoff game, the game shall be played at the home field of the
team which placed higher in regular season standings, unless the higher
placed team requests a change of venue.
Duration of indoor games shall be specified by the League.
XVII – NUMBER OF PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
A minimum of 7 and a maximum of 18 players from the accepted team associated roster names shall constitute a team.
substitutions shall be allowed on the signal of the referee at
half-time, goal kicks, after a goal is scored or to replace an injured
XVIII – DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
Board shall appoint a Discipline Committee to deal with infractions
occurring at games under the jurisdiction of The League.
shall be administered by either the D.B.R. (Discipline by Review) or
D.B.H. (Discipline by Hearing) systems as per OSA Policies and
Discipline Committee shall be comprised of at least three (3) persons
plus a chairman. Any persons on the Committee shall not have affiliation
with the person or team affected by a hearing.
Discipline Committee shall be empowered to suspend or deal with in any
other way it shall deem fit, teams, players or officials whom it shall
find guilty of misconduct, unless prohibited or limited by the
Constitution or By-Laws of any higher body.
A discipline hearing must be held at least one day prior to the next game of the player(s) in question.
XIX – SUPPLEMENTARY DISCIPLINE
member will be disciplined for the non-payment of fees and/or for the
non-completion of the necessary form(s) by the set deadline.
team registration, there shall be a fine of $ 100.00 for any late
registration within five (5) days after the deadline (excluding
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays). After that period of time, the team
shall not be accepted into membership for the playing season involved.
There shall also be a deduction of one (1) point from the team’s point
total in league standings.
red card issued to a player during a game shall result in a mandatory
minimum one (1) game suspension without appeal. Further suspension may
result upon review by the Discipline Committee through either the D.B.R.
or D.B.H. system.
Deduction of points in league standings
A team shall have ONE (1) point deducted from its total in league standings for each of the following:
For the non-payment of fees and/or the non-completion of team registration forms as outlined under fees in the constitution
each accumulation of five (5) infractions resulting in yellow cards
issued to players or warnings issued to team officials during a playing
each accumulation of two (2) infractions resulting in red cards issued
to players or dismissals of team officials during a playing season
resulting from red cards issued to players or dismissals of team
officials during playoffs will be carried forward to the next playing
season (indoor to indoor, outdoor to outdoor)
Cancellation of a Playoff/Cup game due to non or partial appearance of a team to play the game
listed coach and manager/team official of a team which fails to
complete a playoff/cup schedule shall be suspended from all games for
one calendar year
The Discipline Committee shall hear all protests arising out of any league game.
The fee for such protest shall be $ 50.00 payable by ‘Certified’ Cheque, Money Order or cash.
protest shall be sent in writing to the Secretary, together with the
fee, within forty-eight (48) hours of the game to which it refers.
postmark shall be considered to be the date sent and no responsibility
shall be assumed by The Board for protests not received unless they are
sent by registered mail. In all cases of protest, a copy of such protest
must also be delivered to the protesting team’s opponent or official
within the time stipulated. Hand delivery of a protest within the
specified time is permitted, but proof of delivery in the form of a
receipt must be available.
protests relating to the grounds, goal posts, crossbars, colours or
other appurtenances of the game shall not be entertained unless notice
of complaint was lodged with the referee prior to the game or at the
time it was discovered during the game. The referee shall require the
team responsible to rectify the cause of the objection if this can be
accomplished without unduly delaying the game. The referee may abandon
the game if rectification is not possible and to continue would, in
his/her opinion, be dangerous or otherwise unfeasible.
decision by The Discipline Committee on a protest may only be
overturned by appeal to SNE or higher body in accordance with that
XXI – ADDITIONAL RULES
Board may declare additional rules and regulations pertaining to any or
all divisions of the league provided they are sent to the teams
concerned before the start of the season during which they are to have
The Board may make emergency rulings on matters explicitly covered at any time.
regulations and rulings under this section (XXI) shall have effect for
one season only and may be subject to ratification at the next Annual