League Rules, Regulations and Policies

Revised 11/10/14

1. PHILOSOPHY

The league philosophy is to promote indoor soccer play through good sportsmanship. If any individual or team does not follow this philosophy they will be subject to action by the discipline committee.

 

2. DISCIPLINE

A. Any player, manager or coach, ejected from a league game must leave the soccer arena and retire to the locker room or clubhouse, or face further disciplinary action. Any normal ejection shall result in a one week suspension and a minimum of one game missed. If a longer suspension is warranted, the team rep. will be notified by mail or phone. Suspensions carry over to all leagues and tournaments played at Oakwood.

B. Any player receiving a second red card may be suspended for the remainder of the league session with no refund of fees.

C. Any “major suspension”, 8 weeks or more, will require the suspended player to provide a copy of his/her drivers license for on-file purposes. Failure to do so will jeopardize reinstatement.

 

3. FORFEITS & RESCHEDULING OF MATCHES

A. There is a five (5) minute grace period, teams must show up on time as scheduled.

B. Any team which fails to show for a scheduled game forfeits the match. Forfeits will be recorded as an 8:0 result.

C. Any team forfeiting a second league game will be subjected to termination from the league with no refund of fees.

D. If it is impossible to make a scheduled match, please notify Oakwood at least 1 week prior. Only if mutually agreed by both teams, makeup games will be booked during open hours, at the discretion of the league office. Confirmation from both managers will be needed by the league office.

Inclement weather rescheduled matches are assigned solely by the league office.

 

4. PROTESTS

All protests must be written and made within 24 hours of the match to the discipline committee.

 

5. LEAGUE STANDINGS

A. Standings for the purposes of assigning position week matches will be determined by points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, no points for a loss.

 

A two-way tie in points will be determined by:

1) head to head results

2) points versus common opponents

3) goal differential* versus common opponents

4) goals against versus common opponents

5) goal difference all games*. *Maximum goal difference per game is 8.

 

A three-way or more tie in points will be determined as follows:

1) goal differential (all games, max. GD +8 per game)

2) points versus common opponents

3) goal differential* versus common opponents

4) goals against versus common opponents

5) goal differential* all games.

 

B. Last Matches (8th game) are worth 3.5 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss.  The league champion can only come from the 1 vs 2 game (8th game).

C. Position Week match-ups will be webposted a minimum of 72 hours before game date.  Players and coaches should frequent the schedule/standings page on the website.

D. Each league will have a playoff structure determined by the league directors.

E. Teams tied in points after completing their 8 game schedule will be declared co-champions.

 

6. PLAYERS REGISTRATIONS

A. A player can register with only one team in a division. This means Mens B/C Sunday players cannot participate on 2 teams that night.

B. Maximum number of players per roster is 19 for youth, 14 for adult. No players may be added or dropped from a roster once the maximum number of players is on the roster.

C. Adult division players must be 16 years or older to compete. Any youth player under 21 must have the waiver/roster signed by their guardian.

D. *Youth league only, same team: 2 way team splits (ex Blue & White):
Youth players on these teams are allowed to play on either team with office approval prior to league start.

E. Line up cards must be handed in to the referee prior to each match.

F. The use of an unregistered player may result in a forfeiture. The team and player will be subject to action by the discipline committee.

G. Proof of age for all youth players may be requested in the form of birth certificate, driver’s license, or player pass. It is each club’s responsibility to proof each player’s date of birth prior to competition.

H. No transfers of players are allowed within a division until the current league ends.

I. Rosters are frozen after game #7 of current league.

 

7. REFEREES

There will be one referee at all games. If the scheduled referee does not appear, both coaches may mutually agree on replacement if a substitute referee is unavailable and play the match as a scheduled but not to delay the following matches by more than 15 minutes. If not, the game will be replayed at the discretion of the league director.

 

8. LAWS OF THE GAME

Click here for Laws of the Game, but also available on request at Oakwood.

 

9. LOCKER ROOMS & WARM UP AREAS

A. The club locker rooms are open to Adult soccer players and youth players under adult supervision. It is the manager’s responsibility to ensure all team members follow the club rules.

B. ALL WARM-UP AREAS ARE CLEARLY DESIGNATED FOR THIS PURPOSE. NO SHOOTING IN WARM-UP AREAS. SPECIFIC RULES ARE POSTED AT EACH FIELD.

C.  Ball playing is prohibited outside those areas.

 

10. INCLEMENT WEATHER

Managers or Captains only should call the Oakwood office. The Oakwood inclement makeup policy is available upon request.

 

11. TEAM MEETINGS & BENCH AREAS

Team meetings may only be held in the arena warm-up areas.

NO meetings may be held on the viewing decks without special permission.

No parents or spectators are allowed in the bench areas. Team personnel only.

 

12. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

A. NO alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the soccer arena.

B. NO SMOKING or GUM CHEWING on the playing arenas!

C. Any player under the influence of a controlled substance will be expelled by the referee. Players are not allowed to drink alcohol before playng.

D. NO minors may enter the bar area without an adult.

 

13. PARKING

Additional parking is currently available at the Hartford Hospital Medical building parking area that connects with Oakwood. Overflow parking is also available at the Glastonbury CorporateCenter across the street. Parking on the street (Oakwood Drive) is illegal.

 

14. SUPERVISION

All children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult at all times on the premises. All youth teams must have an adult coach or manager present at all matches or are subject to disciplinary action. All clubhouse rules are prominently posted. Ensuring proper spectator behavior is the responsibility of each participating team.

Team will be held responsible for the actions of their spectators.

 

15. INFORMATION

Call the Oakwood office during the hours of 10:00AM – 3:00PM regarding soccer questions or email Glastonbury@oakwoodsoccer.com.

Indoor Facility -
Oakwood Sports Center

40 Oakwood Drive

Glastonbury CT 06033

(860) 633-3689

Outdoor Facility-
Sports Medicine &
Orthopedic Surgery, PC Park

521 Glastonbury Turnpike

Portland CT 06480

 

Fall & Spring Academy games are played here.

 

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