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Changes for Spring 2018 Season –
For 8U to 14U, we will be trying a 6-4 scheduling style for the spring 2018 season. The purpose is to provide all teams with challenges and balanced competition in their games. Overall, teams will have 6 games to determine the seeding for playoffs and 4 games will be scheduled to provide a balance of competition. The 4 balanced games will not count towards seeding for playoffs. This is an experiment and the league will evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of this approach. The goal is to have some of the top and developing teams from each division be able to compete with teams outside of their division to balance the level of competition. Any lower division team paying up to the higher level will have to increase the number of players to match their opponent…”play up” rule.
USSF Director of Coaching Education
Coaching Courses and Development
Our next class will be in mid June of 2018 and will use the new module format. Please check back for more information about how this will be implemented.
Overview of Season
Our U8 division will have two pools based on number of teams submitted divided equally. The U10 division will have two flights. Flight A is designed for experienced teams playing at the highest level of competition. Flight B is dedicated to teams with developing players to play at a balanced level of competition. Our U12 and U14 divisions will have 3 flights. Flight A will be for experienced teams. Flight B will be for developing teams and flight C will be for all girls teams (as long as there are at least 4 all girls teams entered. If not, then the C flight will be combined with the B flight). Please see the specifications chart for a summary or some of the FAQs for small-sided games.
Your player’s age group is determined by his/her BIRTH YEAR. To determine what division your players are in, please take the later year of the season and subtract the birth year. For example: for the 2016-17 year, you take the 17 and subtract the birth year. So, a player born in 2004 for the2016-17 season would be 17-4 = 13, which would be a U13 player playing in our U14 division. You may also refer to the US Soccer Birth Year and Season Matrix.
All divisions and flights will be scored to enable the placement of teams for playoffs in each division. Teams will be awarded 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie. Forfeits will be scored as a 4-0 win for the non-forfeiting team. Tiebreakers are determined by first head to head competition then goals for (max of 4/game) and then goals against.
For planning purposes the playoffs for U8 and U10 will consist of a semi-final and final for the top 4 teams in each flight/pool based on the scoring listed above. Semi-finals will be on Saturday and championships will be on Sunday. For U12 and U14 playoffs, 4 teams from flight A and 2 teams from flight B will have a playoff in each division. The #3 seed from flight A will play the #2 seed from flight B and the #4 seed from Flight A will play the #1 seed from flight B. The #1 seed from flight A will play the lowest seed from the earlier game and the #2 seed from flight A will play the higher seed. Flight C will have their own playoffs. For all divisions, if there are two teams in a flight/division then there is no playoff. If there are 3 or 4 teams then there there is only a one game championship. If there are 5 or 6 teams, then the top 4 have a semi-final and championship similar to U8 and U10. If there are 7 or more then we will use the format #3 versus #6, #4 versus #5. The #1 seed will play the lowest seed from the early games and the #2 seed will play the higher seed. All championship games will be played on Sunday.
Coaches on the Technical Side
Only persons having in their possession a valid Risk Management badge issued to them and listed on the printed roster may actively participate with a team during a HYSA sanctioned game or activity. This means that all coaches that will be on the technical side of the field must have completed Risk Management prior to their first game. Be advised it takes a month, if not more, to get your badge.
Maximum Roster Sizes
USSF has given guidelines for the size of rosters based on the small sided game initiative (see Game Specifications Page). These are recommended maximum roster sizes. BIHYSA understands that based on our geography and limited number of clubs and teams in a given area that conforming to these maximums can be challenging, especially at the U8 and U10 age divisions. Please try to conform your team sizes to those prescribed by USSF as best as possible.
Multi-rostering of Players
Multi Rostering will be limited to 3 players for teams with less than 8 players a side, 4 players for teams with 8 to 10 players aside. 5 players with teams playing 11 aside. This limit applies to player’s multi rostered from within the league.
Forfeiting a game
If a team forfeits a game but would still like to engage in a scrimmage, substitute players must have member card present and play in the correct age division. In addition any cards that are issued count towards your season total. There is no fee for forfeiting a game and playing a scrimmage. There is a $25 fee for a forfeit more than 60 hours prior to the start of the game and $50 fee if the forfeit is announced within 60 hours of the start of the game. A $75 fee will be assessed for a “no show” to a game.