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NOVA-CL Spring 2020 Season Remains On Hold

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On April 1, 2020 the league advisory board met and decided to continue the suspension of league play until May 1, 2020. By that time, we will review the latest on the local impact of the coronavirus and make a final decision on whether to cancel the entire Spring season. It doesn’t look promising, but hang in there. In addition …

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Registration Open for NOVA-CL Spring 2020

In registration by Steve Jarriel

Organizing for the Spring 2020 season is underway. It’s always an exciting time as it means we’ll soon be lacing up the cleats, tearing around the fields, and enjoying post-game beverages. Registration of returning teams is already underway. However, if you want to register a new team, great! The first round of drinks is on us! Click here to contact …

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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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Arlington Green – a True Original – Departs NOVA-CL

In League News by Steve Jarriel

Arlington Green, one of the original teams when NOVA-CL Soccer was first organized in 1974, has called it a day. They’ll be missed, as many of the players were original members as well. The team sought fresh legs, often trading players with others teams in the league during it’s Saturday match ups. But with captains Don Gurney and Carl Van …

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Adiós Diablos Rojos! (Tribute)

In League News by Steve Jarriel

In what is truly the end of an era, Diablos Rojos has dropped out of NOVA-CL. The team manager, Matthew Knight, expressed huge thanks to all of you for the memories of playing against your teams, but said Diablos Rojos can no longer meet its league obligations due to low player turnout. This team will be remembered as a special …

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NOVA-CL Team Playing in Finals Of 2015 World Police & Fire Games

In League News by Steve Jarriel

Fairfax United, a NOVA-CL White Division team, will play for “gold” in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. The finals take place on Friday, July 3, 9am, at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA. Click here for Google Map of park location Click here for image of parking and field location Fairfax United, managed by Yousef Ashraf, joined NOVA-CL in …

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Soccer Ball + Golf + Scenic Course = Foot Golf!

In League News by Steve Jarriel

The sport of FootGolf is taking hold in the DC region as two courses are now open in Loudoun county and booking tee-times (or, would that be kick off times?). The sport is played on a golf course with, yes, a soccer ball with the objective of kicking it into a 21-inch diameter hole. Like golf, each hole has a par, …

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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, several  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 …