rules

 
 
Please note that in the LCSL, the LCSL rules supercede the FIFA rules. The LCSL rules are based on the FIFA rules, but adapted for youth play.
 
Nevertheless, information on what is and what is not off-sides, for example, is universal. The FIFA information is an excellent resource in this regard.
 
 
This document is a quick 1 page reference guide for coaches and referees to use.
 
LCSL Specific Rules by Age Group
 
Regarding Reschedules
ALL reschedules must go through the HOME TEAMS REPRESENTATIVE, The COACHES should NOT be contacting the LCSL Referee Assignor or the LCSL Scheduler, only the LCSL Representatives. 

How Do I Cancel Games Due To Weather? 
After the 8:00 AM (Saturday) or 4:00 PM (weekday) deadline only the referee can cancel a game. (Not the coaches)
If you choose to cancel before the deadline, the home team is responsible for notifying:
  • The LCSL Referee Assigner
  • Coaches for the visiting teams
  • The LCSL Webmaster (so an announcement can be placed on the website)

The only way a game is canceled by weather is if the Fields Rep or LCSL Rep of that community goes to the fields and deems them unplayable by 8 am. Coaches cannot cancel games, and no one except for the referee can cancel a game after 8 AM.
 
Rule Change (Effective Spring 2013)
 
U8 games are now 6v6 with a keeper. The roster size limit is 12. And the field can be played on a u8 or u9/10 Depending on the field availibility of the home team.
 
There is no Silent Saturday.
 
 
 
Rule Change Repealed (Effective Fall 2009)
  • Passbacks to the goalkeeper are not allowed at all ages with goalkeepers.  An indirect free kick shall be awarded at the spot of the foul, per FIFA rules.
  • Note, the passpack itself is legal, the penalty comes into play if the goalkeeper handles the pass with his or her hands.  If the goalkeeper plays the passback with his or her feet, there is no penalty.
 
Rule Change (Effective Fall 2009)
  • When a team has a 5 goal lead, the losing team may add a player.  For full sided games (11 v 11), the winning team should remove players.
  • If the losing team scores a goal to bring the lead down to 4, the removed player may be replaced (or the added player must be removed).
  • When a team has a 7 goal lead, losing team may add a 2nd player (or the winning team must remove a 2nd player)
  • If the losing team scores a goal to bring the lead down to 6, the 2nd added player must be removed (or 1 removed player may be added back).
  • The previous rule (penalizing teams for winning by more than 10 goals) will be deleted from the rules. 

 
Should any of you not be sure of any rules or have questions, please feel free to contact your LCSL Representative.  Referee assignors, please make sure all referees are reminded should they red card a coach, that we will need a written report and their player pass should be taken and forwarded per the game card.