GENERAL RULES & GUIDELIINES

Winter 2019

1. Participation in DDYSC's Futsal program is done so at each participants own risk. The YMCA, it's employees, officers, directors, contractors & volunteers assume no liability for any injuries or accidents which may occur. Please reference the Liability / Injury Waiver section on your registration form.

2. Conduct should always be in the spirit of good sportsmanship. 

3. Should you find or lose any items please report this immediately to the Site Supervising staff. DDYSC does not assume responsibility for any items lost.

4. NO alcohol, smoking, glass containers, or gum allowed in the gym areas.

5. NO food, drinks (other than water), spitting, or abusive language allowed in any Futsal facility.

Objectives: We wish to encourage friendly competition between all participants.

It is our sincere hope that all players and spectators enjoy our Futsal program. The program is here for your enjoyment, if there is anything we can do to improve it, please let managment know. Your comments and suggestions are encouraged and appreciated.

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS/ COMMENTS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US: 

DDYSC Soccer Office
ddysports@ymcaatlanta.org
404-371-3316

* Information contained herein is subject to change. DDYSC reserves the right to make changes without notification.

U10 & U12 PLAYING RULES

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14U, 16U & 19U PLAYING RULES

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LEAGUE & PLAYER EXPECTATIONS

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COACH/MANAGER/PLAYER RESPONSIBILITY
It is the coaches/team managers responsibility to be aware of the guidelines, policies, and rules of DDYSC Futsal, and to keep his/her team informed. It is the responsibility of each player and the player’s team manager to be aware of the total status of their players’ infractions. Failure to comply may result in further disciplinary measures which may include suspension of the player/manager and forfeiture of games sanctioned player played in. (This includes use of illegal players – those not registered properly on the team roster.)

14U, 16U & 19U TEAM ROSTERS 
Player rosters must be turned in prior to the First League Game. Changes will be permitted prior to the THIRD (3rd) GAME. All players must play in at least one of the first three games to be eligible for the season. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of all games played with illegal player(s). A player may only be added later if a player is injured and removed from the roster for the remainder of the season. Proof of injury must be provided. Acceptable proof shall be a doctor’s note. No players may be added after the 5th week of the season.

At the discretion of management, a team may add one player for a fee of $25.00.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER DIVISIONAL PARTICIPATION 
Players may only be on one roster in a given division and league. Players must be able to provide proof of identification on request. DDYSC reserves the right to move the individuals from the team roster to another at any point during the season. This is done in the spirit of maintaining parity in a given division.

RED CARD POLICY 
A player or coach sent off in (or after) a game by a referee (red carded) will automatically be suspended from the next game-day in the season. If a player is ejected in the last game of a season (he/she) will be prohibited from playing in the first game after he/she registers for another season.

  • A player or coach red carded for the offense of “foul and abusive language” will be suspended as outlined above.
  • A player red carded for the offense of “persistent infraction of the rules after receiving a 2nd caution (yellow card) will be suspended as outlined above.
  • A player or coach red carded for the offense of “violent conduct” (including, but not limited to: spitting, threatening, continued rough play, etc.) will be suspended as outlined above and, in addition, will be suspended for one additional game and subject to further disciplinary action as decided by the program management.
  • A player accumulating a second red card in one season will be suspended for the remainder of the season and will forfeit their registration fee.
  • Any player receiving a red card must have their photo taken for the record by the Site Supervising staff. Any player refusing to have their photo taken will be subject to additional suspension.
  • A players suspension does not start until after their photo has been taken.
  • A player or coach red carded for “assaulting an official” will be suspended from any further activities at with DDYSC and may be subject to punishment within Georgia Soccer, United States Youth Soccer, and criminal courts.
    • An “Assault on an Official” shall be defined as an attempt to commit a battery upon an official; and an act which is close to accomplishment shall be sufficient to constitute an assault upon an official. Local authorities will be notified.
  • Any player or coach who accumulates three cautions (yellow cards) during league matches per session will be suspended as outlined above.
  • Should a coach of a team be unable to control a player’s actions after a red card is issued, the coach will also be suspended as outlined above.
  • “Bench Clearing” – If any player enters the field to break up or participate in a fight, the Team will forfeit their next match. Team will then be put on a probationary status.
    • Team Probation – Any incident for remainder of the season, major or minor, will be grounds for dismissal from play. No refund.
  • If for any reason an official asks that a person leave the facility, the person must leave.

YELLOW CARD POLICY 
A player receiving a yellow card must sit out for 2 minutes. The team must play short a player for those 2 minutes. (Giving the other team a “power play” advantage) If the team is scored upon, then they may add a player and play full strength. However, the player receiving the yellow card must remain out for the full 2 minutes.

FIGHTING: “ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY" 
Anyone fighting will be ejected and suspended for a minimum of 2 games and up to permanently. Anyone threatening or stalking another player, coach, staff, official or spectator will also be ejected, and reported to the local authorities.

14U, 16U & 19U AGE GROUP LEAGUE STANDINGS POINT SYSTEM

  • Win = 5 points
  • Tie = 2 points
  • Loss = 0 points
  • Tiebreakers:
    • Shutout = 1 point
    • Goals = 1 point per goal up to a max of 4 points
  • League games that end in a tie score after regulation play shall remain a tie game.
  • Playoff games ending in a tie will go directly to Fast-Break Shootouts. (See Fast-Break Shootouts in 14U, 16U & 19U Age group rules).

14U, 16U & 19U AGE GROUP LEAGUE DIVISIONS TIES
Any league divisions ending in a tie at the end of the league season shall be governed by the following tie breaking system order:

  1. Winner of head to head competition during season.
  2. Comparison of most “goals for” during the season.
  3. Comparison of least “goals against” during the season.
  4. Coin toss.

GAME DAYS 
Primary game days are assigned to age group divisions. Divisions may be assigned to play on alternate game days depending upon; the length of the session, the number of teams participating, and recognized holidays over the course of a session (Super Bowl Sundays included). Divisions may be assigned to play on any other day(s).

GAME SCHEDULE & MAKE-UP GAMES 
The team requesting to re-schedule a match must request a re-schedule in writing a minimum of 8 days prior to subject game. Failure to do so will result in the game being forfeited. If a team is unable to play a scheduled game the opposing team may choose to accept a 4-0 forfeit. If both teams agree to a make-up, they will be offered possible times from the YMCA Sports Director. It will be the Coach/Team Manager's or representatives’ responsibility to coordinate and select one of the available times (See FORFEITURES). There will be no re-schedules of an already re-scheduled game. PlayerSpace schedules are to be used as a reference. Changes may occur from time to time. 

TERMINATION OF PARTICIPATION 
DDYSC reserves the right to terminate an individual’s and team’s participation at the facility for violation of the program policies.

FORFEITURES 
Forfeiture will be incurred if a team has failed to field the minimum number of players within ten (10) minutes into the game, or with 14:59 minutes remaining in the first half. If a team can field 4 players within the time grace period, then the game will continue at the current time on the game clock.

– If both teams forfeit, then no points will be awarded.

PROTEST 
Intention to file a protest must be noted in writing immediately following the game. A formal written protest must be submitted within 48 hours after the end of the game. ONLY A VIOLATION OF THE LAWS OF THE GAME, RULES OR GUIDELINES OF THE PROGRAM AS PUBLISHED ARE MATTERS FOR PROTEST. Protestations regarding fielding of illegal players must be brought to the attention of the game officials prior to the suspected player(s) leaving the field of play.

FIRST AID 
DDYSC's Futsal sites have limited first-aid kits. 

GUIDELINES & POLICIES

Winter 2019

INDIVIDUAL AND/OR TEAM REGISTRATION
No individual will be allowed to participate in any training/games, until registration is completed with payment in full and a liability/injury waiver form has been properly completed and signed.

14U, 16U & 19U TEAM REGISTRATION & FEES
14U, 16U & 19U teams are allowed and highly encouraged to create teams, register & enter the league as a team. A non-refundable deposit of $200 will secure a teams position in the league. Teams withdrawing from the league within 10 days of the first game will forfeit their deposit. Registration must be paid in full before the first game is played. A $50 fine will be assessed to team who have not paid in full before their first game. Teams dropping out of, or disqualified from a league will forfeit their registration fees. Existing teams may be given priority registration for the next scheduled season. Approximately 1 month before the next season, registration will be open to all new teams. Teams are registered on a first-come, first served basis. Teams with outstanding fees shall not be allowed to re-register until fees have been paid. 

EQUIPMENT 
Indoor flat soled soccer shoes are required (NO CLEATS). Teams MUST be dressed in matching colored jerseys (shirts). TEAMS THAT REGISTER BEFORE THANKSGIVING WEEK WILL RECEIVE FREE TEAM JERSEYS. Shin guards are required. Socks must cover shin guards at all times. Goalkeepers must have a different distinctive jersey.

SPORTSMANSHIP 
Individuals are expected to play under control and within the rules of the game, and to the best of their ability while avoiding causing injury to themselves and other persons.

REFEREE STAFF 
DDYSC would like to reaffirm that referees appointed to officiate each game have complete authority, and that his/her decisions on points of fact connected with the game are final. Officials are independent contractors and are not employees of the YMCA. Officiating will be monitored and assessed periodically to provide quality officiating. Constructive comments regarding officiating are welcomed and encouraged. Please submit any such comments in writing. Complaints regarding officials should be submitted in writing and contain points of fact. Do not discuss officiating or the officials with the Site Supervising staff during or immediately after your game.

LEVELS OF COMPETITION 
DDYSC reserves the right to make the necessary changes within league divisions to ensure an equal level of ability and competition. This includes the YMCA Sports Director forming teams to help create parity in the league, as well as adding players on to teams that have entered into the League as a team thru team registration, should there be any openings on any of those teams.