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NOVA-CL Adopts New FIFA Rules

In Rules by Steve Jarriel

FIFA rolled out big changes to the Laws of the Game in 2019, and now that most soccer psychos like us are aware of the new rules, NOVA-CL soccer will now follow them for all matches effective with the start of the 2020 season. The summaries below are drawn from an excellent, detailed post on the rule changes published on …

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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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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 …

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Grey Division Rules Published

In League News, Rules by Steve Jarriel

Grey Division Managers:  With a major assist from Tony Stirk, who took meticulous notes at the 2011 Sportsmanship Summit (where you reviewed and approved updated rules), I have now published rules for the Grey division matches.  These are for players, referees and spectators. They can be found at the following link: Grey Division Rules The rules can also be found …