- All decisions regarding league matters, including player eligibility, will be made by a board composed of one representative from each team and the referee.
- Each team representative is responsible for insuring that all members of his team are aware of the league rules and regulations and that they agree to abide by them.
Fees & Fines:
Entry fee due by the third(3rd) week of current season. Failure to meet either of the above payment deadlines will result in a forfeit and eventual ejection from the league. No payment for referees will be collected. Referee is paid from the team league entry fee.
If a team forfeits a game during the season, they will be fined and will have to pay the fine at their next scheduled match. If they do not pay, they are not able to play!
If league holds a team meeting and you or your representative does not show up. Too many times, a league meeting is requested but some of the managers but they do not show up or call before the meeting that they will not make it. (Adopted September 4th, 2014)
$10.00 per each red card.
$25.00 each player who is not present and your team forfeits the last game of the regular season.
- The score of a forfeited game shell be 2-0. All normal statistics are nullified.
- If a game is played but forfeited for some reason, any cards given out will be recorded and counted toward the player.
- Attendance for players showing up for the game are recorded to credit them in the three game rule of play.
- Forfeit times: Game 1: 6:40 PM, Game 2: 7:35 PM, Game 3 : 8:35 PM. If games start at a different time, then the grace period is five(5) minutes after game start time.
- A minimum of five(5) players are needed by forfeit time to prevent a forfeit.
- If you plan to forfeit a match, you must call your opponent's captain before 4:00 pm and advise them that you
are forfeiting the match.
- If a team forfeits a match during the season, they must pay a $50.00 fine by their next match!
- If a team forfeits the last game of the regular season, all players on the forfeiting team who have not reported to the referee before forfeit time
will be suspended from the league. To rescind the suspension, the player must pay a $25 fine before the next season league meeting or playoff match.
- The team that is not forfeiting the game, will have to be fully dressed and on the field with a minimum of five(5) players before the referee blows his whistle for
a forfeit to earn the win.(Adopted August 31st, 2016)
- Games will have to start on time. Now that we have a digital clock, no more questions about the length of each game. If the first game is delayed due to some outside activity, all games will be shorten to fit the time schedule. Forfeit times will be the same since your team should be ready if your game is delayed or not. 60 seconds before the game will begin, the digital timer will count down this time to indicate to the players the amount of time they have to enter the field before the game begins. 60 seconds should be enough time. After 60 seconds, the clock will count down time left in the first half. Once the first half is over the clock counts down the half time break followed by the second half. The digital clock is set up to time all the breaks and halves of an entire game. The referee should blow the whistle before the clock runs down. One minute should be enough time for the players to position themselves on the field to play. If one or both teams are not ready yet, the referee will blow the whistle one minute before the official forfeit time. A this point, the team(s) have just one minute to get onto the field before the referee blows the whistle again at the 5 minute mark to indicate a forfeit. Remember, your players must be on the playing field before the forfeit time whistle is blown or you will forfeit the match. No more waiting by saying the player(s) are in the parking lot or on the side line getting ready. Your team MUST have the minimum of 5 players on the playing field by forfeit time or you will forfeit the match, no exceptions even if they are just seconds late!
|Official Match Time:||The official time will be kept by the referee or other official of the league, which is taken from the cell phone. The digital timer will count down one minute before the game is scheduled to start. The
digital timer is set to automatically time an entire game from start to finish. No adjusts to the game length can be made. The referee has the responsibility to keep the game flow moving
with the digital timer.
|Duration:||Two 25-minute halves with 5 minute break for half time. If time does not permit the playing of a full length game for all of the teams, then all games will be shorten to fit within the time slot that the East End Men's Soccer League is allocated. The league has the field from 6:30pm to 9:30pm each play night.|
This rule has to do with goalies.
Since finding a goalie is difficult, it is suggested that after the roster is closed and if a team's goalie has to leave the league due to sickness, or some other reason, a team be permitted to replace this goalie.
The items below would be the conditions on this goalie.(Adopted October 15th, 2008)
- You can only replace a goalie once(1) after the roster is closed.
- This new player would only play as a goalie and never enter the field as a field player.
- For your new goalie to play in the playoffs, he would have to play at least one(1) game during the regular season.(Adopted August 12th, 2021)
- If for some reason, your old goalie returns, your new goalie would not be permitted to play as a field player.
Golden Boot Award:
Each season, the East End Men’s Soccer League gives out the "Golden Boot" award. This award is given to the player who scores the most goals during regular season. Only one winner will be given this award. The winner will receive a trophy along with a prize that will change season to season.
In case a tie exists between players the following procedure will be used to determine the single winner. Only statistics from the regular season will be used, no playoff statistics will be used to determine the winner.
- Most Assists.(FIFA Rule)
- Fewest games played(FIFA Rule), must play at least three(3) games.(EEMSL Rule)
- Difficulty of scoring a goal(goals are given a weighting depending on the defensive goal average of the team in the regular season). So if two players are tied, then the player who scored more goals against a better defensive team wins(See Below).
|2.13||2.400||24||10||Hampton FC - Bill Miller|
|1.00||5.100||51||10||Sag Harbor United|
*NOTE: Statistics taken from spring 2016 season.
The WEIGHT column is calculated as follows: Divide the goal average of each team into the team with the worst goal average, in the above example it would be Sag Harbor.
Golden Glove Award:
Each season, the East End Men’s Soccer League gives out the "Golden Glove" award.
This award is given to the goalie who has the highest Fantasy Point average. Your goalie has to play at least three(3) games to be considered for the award. Only one(1) award will be given out.
In case of a tie, the player who played the most games will win.
Only statistics from the regular season will be used, no playoff statistics will be used to determine the winner.
Your goalie(s) have to registered as a goalie to be considered for the award.
|+1||For playing in a game.|
|+5||For Goalkeeper conceding 0 goals|
|+5||For every penalty kick saved by a Goalkeeper|
|-1||For every 2 goals conceded by your Goalkeeper|
|-1||For a yellow card|
|-3||For a red card, if a player receives a yellow card first and then a red card, only the red card will count toward the points total|
- Games starting late will be shortened accordingly so the next game will begin on time.
- If teams are short players and official time to start the game has passed, then
game will start when both teams have at least 5 players.
- If one of the teams can not provide the 5 players before the respective forfeit time, they forfeit the game.
We follow the basic FIFA rules with the following modifications:
- Our playing field is about 75 yards long and 40 yards wide with smaller goals.
- Each team is permitted to have a total of seven(7) players on the field.
- You need a minimum of five(5) players on the field or you forfeit the game.
- If during the game, if your player count on the field goes permanently below five(5) men, you will forfeit the game. If the player count
goes below five(5) men temporarily, i.e., yellows cards, injury, etc, and later you are able to field five(5) men, the game will play on.
- The team captain will be given an arm band and will be the only one talk with the referee. Any one else, will be given a yellow or red card.(Adopted April 5th, 2018)
- If we catch you on video committing a serious foul that the referee does not call, the league might give out a yellow or red card.(Adopted April 5th, 2018)
- No off side rules.
- Goalie can not pick ball up if teammate passes ball back to the goalie (FIFA rules).
- Due to small width of field, corner kicks will be throw ins.
- Due to small length of field, goal kicks, goalie throws, goalie drop kicks and goalie punts taken within the goalie box can not pass mid field line in the air unless a team mate touches the ball before the mid field line first.
Note: If the goalie is outside the goalie box and has the ball, he becomes a field player and is permitted to kick the ball without limits.
In case of an infraction, the ball will be given to the opposing team on the half field line at the place the ball crossed the line in mid air and taken as an indirect kick.(Adopted August 12th, 2021)
- On a goal kick, the opposite team has to be outside the goalie box. On the goal kick, the ball has to be kicked beyond the goalie box before a team mate can touch the ball.
If not, the goalie kick is retaken. The goalie kick ball can not cross the half field line
without first touching a player or the ground. If the ball from the goal kick does not touch a player or ground before the half field line, the ball is given to the opposite team at the
point were it crosses the half field line as an indirect kick. On a goalie kick, you can not kick it to a team mate next to you so he then kick it up the field.
- If the ball is passed back to the goalie and the goalie plans to kick it, the goalie can kick the ball past the half field line without it touching another player
- Our penalty box is a half circle with a radius of 15 yards.
- Penalty kicks are taken 10 yards from the goal.
- A Mercy rule that will call the match over when one of the teams scores 15 goals.(Adopted September 2nd, 2015)
- Due to time constraints, no injury time will be permitted.
- On direct or indirect kicks, the opponents wall shell be ten(10) steps(yards) from the ball.(Adopted August 12th, 2021)
Games will have to start on time. The referee will blow the whistle once at match start time to begin play
or give a warning to the teams that they should be on the field and it is past official match start time.
If one or both teams are not ready yet, the referee will blow the whistle one minute before the official forfeit time.
A this point, the team(s) have just one minute to get onto the field before the referee blows the whistle again at the
5 minute mark to indicate a forfeit. Remember, your players must be on the playing field before the forfeit time whistle is blown or you
will forfeit the match. No more waiting by saying the player(s) are in the parking lot or on the side line getting ready.
Your team MUST have the minimum of 5 players on the playing field by forfeit time or you will forfeit the match, no exceptions even if they are
just seconds late!
- Players from the teams are not permitted to stand behind the goals to talk or taunt the goalies of the teams
that are playing. You can stand on the sidelines only. Failure to abide by this rule could mean a yellow or red card.
- To be eligible to play in the playoffs, your team must have paid any past due fines/balances before the last game of the regular season has concluded. If team(s) have not paid, then
the 5th or 6th place teams will replace them.(Adopted April 13th, 2011)
- The semi-final match will consists of two halves of 30 minutes each.
- If the semi-final match ends in a draw, penalty kick round will follow.(Adopted September 4th, 2014)
- The championship match will consists of two halves of 35 minutes each.(Adopted April 20th, 2019)
- If the championship match ends in a draw, penalty kick round will follow.(Adopted April 20th, 2019)
- The team who scores the most penalty kicks wins the game but in the records, game will be scored as a tie with winner by penalty kicks.
- If after each team has taken the 5 penalty kicks and it is still tied, more penalty kicks will be taken until there is a winner.
- No player on a team can take more then one-penalty kick unless everyone on the team has already taken one.
- The league secretary will call team captains on match day after 5:00 pm if there is a cancellation.
- Follow the schedule, as written, the week after a rain out.
Make up games will be played at the end of the season if necessary.
- Maximum number of players on a team is 15 after roster deadline.
- Players must be 18 years or older to participate in league play.
If an ineligible player is found, you will forfeit
all the games that the player has played in.
- Due to insurance regulations, all players must sign a liability release waiver before
they are allowed to play in the league. If an ineligible player is found, you will forfeit
all the games that the player has played in.
- Final roster and league fee are due on your 3rd game of the current season.
- Before the 3rd week of play, you can add and remove any number of players but at all times your roster has to have no more then 15 players. After the 3rd week no player changes can be made on your roster except a goalkeeper.
- Remember, if you have a player that will be able to play later in the season, you can put him on your roster and when he shows up at the first game he is able to play,
he can sign the liability release waiver and have his photo taken for the ID card. This might happen if you have a college student that might start to play in late May(college ends) but
our season starts in April.
- League will take a player photo if one does not exist of the player at registration time.
- Each player will have a league ID card which will have a photo along with player's name on it.
- The league will hold the player's liability release waiver so they do not have to sign one every season. On game day, the players on your roster
will be checked to see if they signed a release waiver. If not, they will have to sign one before they can enter the field of play. At this point in time,
any new player that joins the league in all likelihood has never played before and would need to be formally registered.
- The referee, or league secretary will hold all electronic roster ID cards. ID cards will be in a PDF file, one file per team.
- A player can switch between teams before the roster is closed.
- A player must play at least three (3) games to be eligible to play in the playoffs.
Check league web site for up to date attendance record of your roster.
- All players must wear shin guards.
Standing Regular Season:
|Definition of Terms|
|Gf :||Overall league goals your team scored|
|Ga :||Overall league goals your team has given up|
|+/- :||Difference between the overall goals you scored(Gf) and goals given up(Ga)|
|HH:pt :||Head to Head points or your play results against the other teams with points equal to your team|
|HH:+/- :||Head to Head goal difference record against the other teams with points equal to your team|
NOTE: Before the Spring 2002 season, each win would earn you 2 points and for each tie 1 point.
- You receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, no points if you lost.
- Standing based on number of points your team has: ranked from (most to least).
- If two or more teams have the same number of points. The following procedure is used to break the tie.
- Use head to head point "HH:pt" outcomes between tied teams.
Example: During the season team A beat team B and team C, team B beat only team C, so team A has HH:pt of +6, won all games, Team B has a HH:pt of +3, it won a game and lost one. Team C has a HH:pt of +0, it lost both games. So then Team A is ranked highest followed by team B and team C.
- If still tied, use HH:+/- between teams.
Example: During the season team B beat team A by (3-2) but later team A beat team B by (4-2). Team A has a HH:+/- of +1 but team B has a HH:+/- of -1, so team A is ranked higher.
- If still tied, then rank teams by best overall league +/-.
Example: Team A has a league +/- of +10 but team B has a league +/- of +7, so team A is ranked higher.
- If still tied, then use league Gf. Ranking by highest to lowest.
Example: Team A has scored 30 league goals, now Team B has scored 25 league goals. In this case, Team A would be ranked higher.
Standings Post Season:
- Post Season Standings: This will show just the final statistics of each team to the championship round.
- All efforts will be make to post the game data statistics(i.e, photos, goals, analysis), before the weekend of the week played. Please check for correctness and inform the league of any errors. If after an investigation, an error is found it will be corrected. You have until the following week's games to correct the previous week's statistics. After that date, no changes will be made. The only corrections that will be made, if the correct data was entered incorrectly, or some kind of computer error that needs to be corrected. or you have photographic or video evidence to prove your case.
- What it all means is that you have a week to report any incorrect data and after that,it will stand as is. So do not inform the league that several weeks ago that you did not score but it was someone else who did. This has happened several times already. Do not expect any changes to be made. You had a week to check for correctness.
- Player substitutions can only occur only during the break in action,(throw-in, corners, goals, injury, indirect & in-direct kicks).(Adopted April 2nd, 2015)
- The player that wants to enter the field must 1) do it from the mid field line, 2) must inform the referee and get permission from the referee to enter, 3) has to wait until the substituted player leaves the field first.(Adopted April 12th, 2017)
- If the above procedure is not followed, and the player enters the field without waiting until the other player leaves the field, the referee will give the player a yellow card and team will play a man down.
- A suspended game is a temporary action(because of elements or other causes). If the conditions leading to the
suspended game persist and the game is not resumed the same night, the game shell be considered a "no contest" if it has not
progressed into half time.
- Once a game is called a "no contest" it will be replayed if possible.
- A "no contest" does not count, and all normal statistics are nullified.
- Your attendance will still be recorded.