CITY SUBURBAN CATHOLIC CONFERENCE SOCCER RULES 2023
1. Varsity - $70 - ($35 per team)
2. JV - $70 - ($35 per team)
1. Varsity - $80.00 ($45 Home Field, $35.00 for visiting team)
2. JV - $80.00 ($45 home field, $35 for visiting team.)
The dates of the Soccer season will be determined each year by the officers of the City Suburban Catholic Conference. No games will be allowed either before the official start date or after the official end date as determined by the conference.
2023 - Games begin on August 21, 2023. Games must conclude by Oct 7, 2023
1. Each game will consist of two (2) 30 minute halves. Varsity
2. Each game will consist of two (2) 25 minute halves. - Junior Varsity
3. No overtime. Ties end as ties and should be reported by both teams.
4. A handshake between the two teams must be performed prior to each contest.
JV minimum playing time: 20 minutes
Varsity minimum playing time: 20 minutes
All players must play in both halves
1. Teams must have at least 10 players to begin each game. Once the contest has started, teams may finish the game with fewer players if necessary due to injuries or ejections.
The referee has the final authority to end a game due to lack of competition.
1. Footwear. Players may wear gym shoes or rubber soccer cleats. NO METAL CLEATS ARE ALLOWED.
2. Players may not wear jewelry of any kind, including but not limited to necklaces, earrings, hard hair clips or rings.
3. Eyeglasses must be secured with a strap. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT PLAYERS WEAR CORRECTIVE EYEWEAR DESIGNED FOR ATHLETIC COMPETITION. Parents must supply an eyeglass waiver upon request by the referee.
4. Soccer goals must be properly secured to the ground to prevent accidental tip overs.
5. VARSITY SOCCER BALL SIZE - Size 5 JV SOCCER BALL SIZE - Size 4
6. Any “stick-um” or illegal substances on keeper gloves is prohibited.
1. The use of the "HEADER" will no longer be allowed on the JV Level. It is now a violation and the opposing team will receive an indirect kick.
1. Standings are calculated on a point system.
a. 2 points for each win
b. 1 point for a tie
c. 0 points for each loss
Note: Points are no longer awarded for shutouts.
Either team can report scores to (Sport Engine). It doesn't matter who won or loss the game. Both teams are responsible for making sure scores are inputted in.
All scores should be recorded immediately following the game or no later than 48 hours after the conclusion of the match.
Scores will be checked every Sunday as an audit to make sure they are up to date. AD’s from both teams will receive a reminder via email and will have 24 hours after the reminder to input the correct score. If it is not inputted after that 24 hours it results in a forfeit for both teams.
Scoring - Teams cannot win more than by 9 goals. The AD and coach will receive a verbal warning. If it happens again it result in a suspension for the coach.
1. The league championship will be determined by a single elimination tournament.
2. The top 8 teams are eligible to compete in the playoffs.
3. Playoff brackets will be created according to a seeding system determined by the regular season results. The team with the highest point total will be seeded first.
In the case of ties, seeding will be determined using the following criteria in the order listed:
Tiebreaker 1 - Head to Head competition
Tiebreaker 2 - Division Record
Tiebreaker 3 - Goals Against
Tiebreaker 4 - Coin flip
2. If teams are tied for the final playoff spot then a play-in game will be played to determine the last spot.
3. The higher seed will be the HOME TEAM in the Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals. The HOME TEAM is responsible for securing the field and referee.
1. Playoff games will consist of two (30) thirty-minute halves.
2. If the game is tied, one (5) five-minute overtime period will be played. Extra periods are not sudden victory and must be played to completion even if a goal is scored. If the game is still tied following the expiration of the overtime period, there will be a shootout.
a) The referee chooses the goal from which all kicks from the penalty line will be taken.
b) The coach may select any five players, including the goalkeeper, on or off the field to take the kicks. The order in which they will kick must be given to the referee.
c) A coin toss will be conducted. The winning team in the coin toss will choose whether to shoot first or second.
d) The teams will alternate kickers. There is no follow-up to the kick.
e) The defending team may change goalkeeper prior to each kick.
f) All five kickers shoot for each team. The team scoring the greatest number of kicks is the winner. The first round of five kicks is not sudden victory.
g) If the score remains tied after each team has had five kicks, each coach must select a different five players to shoot in a sudden victory situation. In this round of kicks, the game will end after any pair of kickers when one scores and the other does not.
h) If the score still remains tied, the coaches may select any five players (including those who have already kicked) for another sudden victory round.
i) If the score still remains tied, the coaches must select five different players than those who kicked in the previous round to continue in a sudden victory situation.
The City-Suburban Catholic Conference has a no cut policy. If a school has enough players who wish to play a team sport, such as soccer, the school athletic board must split the athletes into two equal teams. For soccer, the split is required when there are 24 players.
Soccer is a JV and Varsity level sport. This is a mix of 4/5/6 graders and 7/8 graders on teams together.
Teams need to be divided evenly by grade level and skill of the sport. (each team needs to have the same amount of 4/5/6 graders on the team along with abilities.)
Teams cannot be solely one grade. The exception of this rule is if there is no one from the grade playing.
Rosters will indicate grade levels next to the player's name.
Players must be full time day students attending the school that they represent.
1. 8th Graders - Anyone who has not reached their 15th birthday before September 1st of the current year.
2. 7th Graders - Anyone who has not reached their 14th birthday before September 1st of the current year.
3. 6th Graders - Anyone who has not reached their 13th birthday before September 1st of the current year.
4. 5th Graders - Anyone who has not reached their 12th birthday before September 1st of the current year.
5. 4th Graders - Anyone who has not reached their 11th birthday before September 1st of the current year.
6. Schools of single gender will be allowed to play in the CSCC Coed Soccer Program at the varsity level with a combined 6th, 7th and 8th grade. If there are enough to make two teams they must be divided evenly into 2 equal teams in accordance with the CSCC League Rules.
* Any coach and/or school that violates any of these age rules shall be suspended from the league on that level for the remainder of the season and must forfeit all games.
1. Every school must submit a complete roster of all team members and coaches including name, uniform number, date of birth, grade level and gender.
2. Each team roster must be signed by the school principal and submitted to the respective boys or girls league chairperson 7 days before the opening game for the conference. Failure to supply said rosters will result in forfeiture of all contests played prior to the receipt of the rosters by the league chairperson.
3. Copies of each team's roster shall be made available to any coach upon request.
4. Players may be added, but only in writing and signed by the School principal, up until 30 days prior to the first scheduled playoff date, at which time rosters will be considered frozen.
5. Double Roster- Double rostered players must be included on the roster submitted prior to the season starting.
Double rostered players must be announced to the opposing team coach prior to the start of the game.
Double rostered players cannot play more than a regular rostered player unless injured.
Double rostered players cannot be a permanent player on both JV and varsity to fulfill a team.
You cannot have more than 18 on your sideline if you have double rostered players on your sideline.)
Double rostered players are only there for a reprieve; they cannot play more/same minutes as a regular player.
A student athlete may play up a grade but may not play down. Once a player has played up he/she may not go back down for league competition.
Any coach or player who during a game receives a total of two yellow cards resulting in a red card for any unsportsmanlike act or conduct must leave the field area and will be suspended for the next game. Any coach or player receiving 2 red cards during the course of the season for any unsportsmanlike act or conduct will be suspended for two games. Any coach or player receiving 3 red cards during the course of the season for any unsportsmanlike act or conduct will be suspended for the remainder of the season (including playoffs).
If a coach or parent, in the opinion of the official, is verbally abusive to that official after the game is completed the official may assess the equivalent of a double red card on that person by reporting the incident to the league. This would result in an automatic 2 game suspension that is not subject to review.
If a coach or parent, in the opinion of the official, is verbally abusive to that official beyond the confines of the soccer field then that official may assess a double red card on that person by reporting the incident to the league. This would result in an automatic 2 game suspension that is not subject to review. In addition, the Officers of the Conference Board of Athletic Directors will determine if that person will be dismissed from coaching or if that parent will be allowed to attend any more games.
Note: Existing rules already address conduct during the contest.
Additional Note: Physically abusive behavior is addressed by the State Penal Code. Contest Cancelation and Rescheduling Procedures
The following procedures must be followed for canceling or postponing any given game. Games can be rescheduled under the following circumstances only:
Sickness that ravages a team where 50% or more of the team is missing due to the sickness only. (COVID, Flu, or any respiratory related sickness)
Proper procedure in the event of a reschedule:
1. Contact the opposing team immediately.
2. Contact the Referee Chairman immediately.
3. An effort must be made to reschedule within 48 hours, or it will be constituted as a forfeit by the canceling team. It is the responsibility of the canceling team to ensure the game is rescheduled.
4. It is the responsibility of the canceling team to arrange for referees through the Referee Chairman.
All rules will be governed by the IHSA current rule book. These special rules supersede IHSA rules where applicable: