Archive for January, 2018

Updated League Rules, Policies, and Procedures

The Spindletop Youth Soccer Association Rules, Policies, and Procedures have been updated as of January 8, 2018. You may obtain a copy of this document below:

The main changes to the prior set of rules are:

  • SYSA may include teams from non-SYSA clubs in our league competitions provided those teams are registered under another US Youth Soccer member association.
  • SYSA now has specific, objective criteria to follow when determining whether a team will be required to play at a higher competitive level than the one for which they initially registered.
  • The preseason timeline and procedures for bracketing and scheduling have been updated and clarified.
  • The conditions and procedures for including the results of league exhibition matches in the final standings (in place of unplayed matches) have been clarified.
  • SYSA has added the option to use the virtual (online) GotSoccer roster in lieu of physical player ID cards for pre-game check-in provided certain conditions have been met.
  • SYSA has re-affirmed that U15 and older D3 (rec) teams will play using a small-sided (7v7) format going forward. ┬áNote that U15 and older D2 (select) teams will continue to play full-sided (11v11) games.
  • The rules now contain modified provisions for coed matches at the U15 and older age groups.
  • The requirements for non-competitive matches have been changed. ┬áThese games will no longer be truncated, but will now require the dominant team to remove one or more players for as long as the game remains non-competitive.