Here are the rules used by COYSA for U6-U12.
KWSL operates under FIFA, CSA and BCSA rules. They also have some bylaws which allow for a few items that do not abide directly with the governing bodies. These items are:
- Sleeveless jerseys are allowed
- Glasses need to be taped at the back or have a strap around the back of the head.
- Players with knee braces to have a neoprene sleeve over it, otherwise all metal and Velcro to be taped.
- Referees must check cards prior to kickoff for each game. No player registration card, no play. In addition, players may not play divisional soccer on a “Masters” registration card. Player may however, play Masters on a “Divisional” registration card.
- Reports for send off offences must be completed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours of game.
- No jewelry can be worn except medical alert items. No exceptions.
- All substitutions to be made at the midfield line.
- Game sheets to be completed fully. Goal scorers, field information and cautions issued are all important to the league.
- some referees do not take Women’s games as seriously as they do Men’s league games.
- some referees are not checking cards before games.
- referees are not enforcing the laws of the game in a consistent fashion. Meaning each referee is different.
To assist the Referees in getting the game reports to KWSL in a timely manner the KWSL has set up a fax # for the Referee’s to fax in game reports.
KWSL Fax # – 1-250-410-0249
Currently it states on the KWSL website that the Referees must hand in the Game Reports within 24 hours. (www.kwsl.ca – Referee Info – Reporting).
It is imperative that this is done promptly in the event of Yellow and/or Red cards being issued, as a number of players play multiple games a week.
We can understand that this can be difficult to do at times, so we are asking that the Referees fax the game reports with any caution and/or ejection reports to the Registrar immediately following the game. Any Player ID cards, if held, must be turned in to Eurosport within 24 hours.
Please understand that the game reports should still be turned in, if possible, within 24 hours. The game reports, properly completed & turned in, are needed to complete the Referee’s payroll.
FIFA Video Slideshow explaining Law 11 changes
Part 1 – Interfering with an opponent:
White 11 in an offside position runs toward the ball preventing the opponent (GK) from playing or being able to play the ball by challenging the opponent for the ball. Offside offense.
White 7 in an offside position runs toward the ball preventing the opponent (Red 15) from playing or being able to play the ball by challenging the opponent for the ball. Offside offense.
Blue 16 in an offside position runs toward the ball but he does not prevent the opponent (white 2) from playing or being able to play the ball. Blue 16 is not challenging an opponent (white 2) for the ball. No offside offense.
Part 2 – Gaining an advantage:
The shot by a teammate (blue 11) rebounds off an opponent (red/white 15) to attacker (blue 9) who is penalized for playing or touching the ball having previously been in an offside position. Offside offense.
Yellow 4 in an offside position is penalized for playing or touching the ball that is played to him from a deliberate save by the goalkeeper having been in an offside position when the ball was last touched or is played by a teammate (yellow 23). Offside offense.
Yellow 12 in an offside position receiving the ball from an opponent (blue 33), who deliberately headed the ball, is not considered having gained an advantage. No offside offense.
The shot by a teammate (blue 18) is deflected by an opponent (red/white 35) to attacker (blue 7) who is penalized for touching or playing the ball having previously been in an offside position. Offside offense.
White 20 in an offside position receiving the ball from an opponent (blue/red 21), who deliberately plays the ball, is not considered to have gained an advantage. No offside offense.
Hierarchy of Assignments
BCSA registered referees are expected to accept the highest level sanctioned game offered. In the Kelowna are the hierarchy is:
BCSPL – It is an honor to be assigned BCSPL. This is an earned position not just a filler and should be considered as such.
COYSA – KWSL
KMSL – Unaffiliated league
Oldtimer League – Unaffiliated league
All officials should be familiar with the rules, regulations and procedures of the BCSPL. You can find the 2014 BCSPL Referee Handbook here
If you were the Centre Referee in a BCSPL match in which you issued discipline (cards or ejections), you need to log that discipline within 24 hours after the match on the BC Soccer discipline system here.
Thu 23/06/2011 3:18 PM
It seems that we have an issue that has come up with a Referee (may be more than one..??) that has given incorrect information to some players on our league. We are asking that if you can put out to the Referees the following information:
– In regards to KWSL dates/deadlines/Bylaws – it would be best for the Referees to direct the players to the website (first choice) or the KWSL Executive. This information is made available to everyone, but there is confusion happening as players are asking Referees for information, who in turn gave incorrect information.
– In regards to any discipline issues – it would be best that the Referees not discuss their opinions of what they think suspensions should be with any of the players. There has been an issue with one referee expressing his opinion which conflicts with the actual sanction applied to the players, and may cause additional tension with the players.
– Please check the ID cards. A reminder that teams cannot pull players ‘across’ from the same Division. They can pull players from the Division immediately below or can pull a `keeper only` player down from the immediateDivision above. There has been an issue in which a player had played for a team in which she was ineligible to play for.