1. General rules: All games within this league shall be conducted under the rules recognized by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association. Cup games under the jurisdiction of the U.S.Y.S.A, as well as representative games, shall take precedence over games of this league.
2. Opening of season:The Executive Board of this league shall fix the official opening day of the season.
3. Playing field:
A. Size: Limitations as to the size of the field, height of corner flags, goal measurements, and the required markings of the field are in accordance with the FIFA rules of the game. (For Small Sided Games specification we follow USYSA Recommended Guidelines)
B. Markings: The home club shall be responsible for visible, correct, and complete markings of the playing field.
C. Maintenance of order: The playing field is to be protected against encroachment by the public. The home club is responsible for any disorders that may arise from insufficient protection and supervision.
4. Notification of games: The Game Chairman will provide the weekly schedule of games and kick-off time to all clubs. It will be posted on the official league web site and changes or updates will be sent by email.
5. Postponements: No scheduled game shall be postponed without the consent of the Games Chairman. All requests for changes must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the original game or it will not be considered.
Please use the Game Change Request Procedure. CLICK HERE.
6. Duration of games:
A. Games cannot be shortened more than ten (10) minutes under any circumstances. At all times they must have two (2) equal halves.
Juniors (U-17; U-18; U-19) 2 X 45 Min.
Intermediates (U-15; U-16) 2 X 40 Min.
Youth (U-13; U-14) 2 X 35 Min.
Boys (U-11; U-12) 2 X 30 Min.
Midget (U-9; U-10) 2 X 25 Min.
Bantam (U-8) 2 X 25 Min.
B. Intermission: The referee shall have the right to shorten the intermission period between the halves, which should not exceed five (5) minutes, if the start of the game has been delayed or other reasons make it advisable. However, he must grant an intermission of at least five (5) minutes, if either of the competing teams requests it.
7. Waiting period: There will be no waiting time for games under the jurisdiction of this league. The waiting period for cup games is comprised within the rules and regulations of the cup competition in question.
8. Minimum of players: A minimum of seven (7) players per team shall be necessary in all league games. A minimum of five (5) players (Small sided 7 vs. 7 Games) per team shall be necessary in all league games.
9. Game Day Rosters/Line-up forms: Official Game Day Rosters/league line-up forms must be submitted to the referee and opposing coach prior to the start of the game (3-copies). Only Game Day Rosters as printed off of the CJSL Management Website are to be used.
10. Player Cards/Coaches Cards: ONLY current year validated CJSL/USYSA issued cards can be used for League Games.
If a coach has no card then any registered coach from within the same club or from any outside club, can fill in for a coach, as long as he or she has a current validated coaches card from CJSL/USYSA.
However IF NO PASSES are physically present- (CAN NOT USE ELECTRONIC version from your CELL PHONE ! (coach or player) then-NO PLAY-NO GAME- NO Exception.
11. Uniforms: Teams shall appear in uniform attire at all games. Players who do not follow this provision may be ordered off the field by the referee. He must order such player off the field if, in his opinion, the dress of the player may lead to errors in judgement. Where the colors of the two (2) competing clubs are the same, the home team must change or provide satisfactory identification marks. The home club shall not be penalized for loss of time when the colors conflict.
12. Procedure in case of inclement weather: Procedure in case of inclement weather conditions :
13. Non-appearance of Referee: If an assigned referee fails to appear, the managers of the competing teams MUST agree upon another referee for the game to be played, if necessary, by toss of a coin, who need not be officially registered as a referee. In such cases, the home club must furnish the Arbiter, within twenty-four (24) hours, a complete report of the player's list and score. A game played under these conditions shall be considered as properly played according to schedule. No scheduled game can be delegated to a friendly game. If both teams do not agree to select a person to officiate the game, BOTH teams shall be fined $50.00 and the game shall be rescheduled, unless it can be proven that one team did not agree to play. If Under16-Under19 can't agree, both teams must reschedule the game on the earliest open date (weekend or weekday).
14. Substitutes: In all games played in this league, substitutes will be allowed as follows:
A. Substitutions can be made at any stoppage of play; irrespective of which team has possession of the ball.
B. Substitutes must report to the referee before being allowed to participate.
C. A player who has been substituted for can return to the same game.
D. A player ordered from the field of play by the referee cannot be substituted for.
15. Reporting of Scores: All scores must be reported to the league, online via CJSL Management System, by Monday 9:00am following the weekend of the game. Failure to do so will result in a fine of $10.00 per occurrence.
16. Protests: All protests, which arise from an infringement of the laws of the game, are subject to a protest fee. Copies of all protests must be made in triplicate forms. The original should he mailed to the arbiter, within three (3) days of the game, plus the fee of fifty dollars ($50.00). One copy should be mailed to the secretary of the league and the third copy mailed to the club or person involved in the protest. Grounds for protest that arise before the start of a game shall immediately be submitted in writing to the referee and the opposing team before the commencement of the game. It must then be followed up as stated above.
Intentional heading for 11 and under players.
CJSL will follow the USSF referee rules that are below.
Limited heading in practice for players in Under-12 and Under-13 programs. More specifically, these players shall be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes of heading training per week, with no more than 15-20 headers per player, per week.
#of Players on Field For U9-U12 and Build out Lines:
As per US Soccer Initiatives- U9 and U10- 7v7, U11 and U12- 9v9
Click Here for Roster Info-Game Day Play info
Build out Lines- for 7v7 play only
Procedure in case of inclement weather conditions :
Weather conditions are the responsibility of the game officials, coaches, and club administrators. All should be aware of the potential dangers posed by different weather conditions and work together to keep the players and other participants as safe as possible.
Conditions in one location may be very different from another, especially the further apart the two locations are. The coaches are responsible for keeping informed of the weather conditions at home and at the game site.
Coaches are also responsible for communications with the opposing coach and CJSL Games Chairman by telephone, text or email, at least 2 hours before game time, (as referees must be given ample notification), in order to ascertain whether the scheduled game can be played before starting the trip to the opponent's field.
For fall play, cold becomes a factor. Players should be allowed to dress in appropriate clothing. Field conditions will be affected by freezing rain, sleet and snow. The ground may become frozen and be unsafe for play. Coaches and Referees are encouraged to monitor the conditions.
The following are recommendations when there is a possibility of dangerous Cold Conditions:
46° and higher
No Change- Game Played as NORMAL
45° and lower
Game Played- Allowable Additional Clothing:
Layered beneath uniform (for example)
Gloves or mittens
Stocking caps without straps
Sweat pants or shirts - In the case of extremely cold weather, may be worn underneath the uniform, provided the entire team uses the same color sweats
Jackets may be worn under the uniform so that referees can see the player's number in the event of a card being issued.
35° and lower
Usually NO Game (U8-U12) but League Will make Final Decision and notify Clubs
Heat is a problem when it prevents the body from cooling itself. The hotter the body gets, the more likely it is to increase fatigue levels, develop cramps and increase the possibility of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The hotter and more humid the weather, the faster these problems can develop. Temperatures as low as 65 degrees, with a relative humidity of 100%, can be serious.
a. Mandatory water breaks
b. Shorten the games if needed
Coaches and Referees are encouraged to monitor the conditions. The following are recommended when there is a possibility of dangerous high heat index:
Up to 84°
85° - 89°
Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with running time.
90° - 99°
Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by five minutes.
Usually NO Game but League Will make Final Decision and notify Clubs
Games Chairman- Ron Restrepo