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Match Forfeiture Policy

In Policies, Rules by Steve Jarriel

One of the primary drags on teams and players who honor their league obligations to show up each week, on-time, ready to play…..are teams and players who do not. In addition to being disrespectful to the Game, players, and league, match cancellations and delayed starts also douse our ability to recruit quality referees, as they also are negatively impacted. Correcting …

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Grey Division: Goalie Safety

In League News, Policies by Steve Jarriel

At the request of a manager, we’ve been asked to post on goalie safety in the non-competitive Grey Division, which is primarily for over-30 players. Per manager approval at the annual Sportsmanship Summit, the goalie can be anyone over 18; however, there are still a lot of teams that have goalies that are over 30, severalĀ  are 40+ years old. …

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Game Cancellations and Referee Payment Policy

In Policies, Rules by Steve Jarriel

All teams in NOVA-CL are required to schedule match referees through league approved referee assignors.  This is a reminder of the policy of the referee assignors for match cancellations. In the Grey Division, the host team is always responsible for obtaining the referee and paying their fees and the fees of their schedulers. Payment is due in full before the …

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Policy on Weather Related Cancellations

In Policies, Rules by Steve Jarriel

During summer’s high potential for several weather, this is a reminder of the policy of the referee assignors for weather related match cancellations that we’ve reviewed at the annual Sportsmanship Summits.  (Policy for non-weather related cancellations can be seen here). If you cancel more than 4 hours before the match, you will not be charged. If you cancel less than …