These Playing Rules supersede all playing rules:
The Marin Interleague Soccer Alliance (MISA) shall operate under a point system. The point system shall award (3) points for a win, (1) point for a tie and (0) points for a loss.
In case of a tie in the standings within a group:
Standard Playing Rules:
MISA shall play under the standard FIFA laws of the game. The MISA Board of Directors reserves the right to amend rules as necessary to maintain a fair and safe playing experience for all players.
Game Time, Field Sizes:
Fifth/Sixth Grade (U12) play two 30 minute halves | 10-min. halftime | Size 4 ball | Numbers of players - 9v9
Seventh/Eight Grade (U14), play two 35 minute halves| 10-min. halftime | size 5 ball | Number of players 11v11
Ninth/Tenth (U16), play two 40 minute halves| 10-min. halftime | size 5 ball | Number of players 11v11
Eleventh/Twelfth (U19) play two 40 minute halves | 10-min. halftime | size 5 ball | Number of players 11v11
Golden Goal overtime periods. In the event that there is no winner at the end of the of the Golden Goal period, the game shall be determined by kicks from the Penalty mark.
Roster Cards are Required at All games
A roster card, including the names and pictures of all players, signed by the registrar of the club, and laminated is required to be presented to the referee before each game. All players names and pictures must be on the roster in order to play. Teams without roster cards will be reported to the MISA administrator and board, for their review and corrective action; and could result in possible forfeiture of game.
Players may be substituted at the following times:
Number of Players:
Based on the FIFA laws of the game, each team shall play with no less than seven, and nor more than 11. Teams need not play with fewer than 11 (play numbers down) ( 9 in 5th/6th grade) as it will unfairly penalize the team with the correct number of players.
Three game balls shall be furnished by the Home Team.
Heading Not Allowed (FIFTH/SIXTH GRADE LEVEL ONLY):
Heading will not be permitted in the Fifth/Sixth Grade (Under 12) level.
When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.
If the field does not have a goal area marked (for example in a small sided game) then the kick is taken from the edge of the penalty area parallel to the goal line.
In all cases, the center referee should notify the player that heading is not permitted in the Fifth/Sixth (Under 12) grade age level. The referee shall not take additional action such as a yellow or red card, however the referee at his/her discretion may elect to warn the coach, asking that coach to remove the player from the field if the heading offenses continue.
Player’s Responsibility Relating to:
A Players First Yellow Card:
A cautioned (receiving first yellow card) player shall leave the field and may be replaced. Should the team with the cautioned player elect to play shorthanded, the cautioned player may not re-enter nor be replaced until the next legal substitution opportunity. For clarification, the cautioned player must leave the field, and may return at the next legal substitution.
A Players Second Yellow Card (Red Card), Red Card:
A player who receives a second Yellow card in the game, or a Red card must leave the field. The team with the Red carded player may not substitute for the ejected. The player must leave the technical area, and field of play if a parent or guardian is present.
Coaches/Staff Responsibility Relating To:
At the referee’s discretion, a Yellow Card or Red Card may be issued to a coach or staff member. Additionally, a referee may warn a coach, or send off (eject/disqualify) a coach using the traditional verbal method.
A coach or staff member may be cautioned or disqualified either for team misconduct or for bench misconduct that cannot be attributed to a specific individual, or his own misconduct. At the referee’s discretion, a Yellow or Red Card may be issued to
A coach who is disqualified must leave the vicinity of the playing area immediately and is prohibited from any contact, direct or indirect, with the team during the remainder of the game. Failure to comply shall result in termination of the game.
Red Card (ejection/disqualification):
The referee will report all red card infractions to the MISA Administrator for Board review and corrective action. A red card infraction carries a minimum of a one game suspension, but depending on the severity of the infraction, the MISA Board has the discretion of increasing the number of games the player or coach is suspended.
Fans Responsibility Relating To:
At the referee’s discretion, unruly fans can be asked to leave the vicinity of the playing area immediately and are prohibited from any contact, direct or indirect, with the team during the remainder of the game. The game will be suspended until the fan leaves; and if the fan refuses, the referee has the authority to terminate the game and file a report to the MISA Board for corrective action and the status/outcome of the game.
July 20, 2016
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This entity shall be known as Marin Interleague Soccer Alliance- MISA.
PURPOSE AND BOUNDARIES
The purpose of the Alliance shall be to develop, promote and administer the game of soccer among youths (from under-twelve through under-nineteen years of age), within Marin County, California. In pursuit of these purposes, the Alliance will provide facilities for game play, supply referees and organize end of season play-offs and/or tournaments.
The governing authority of this Alliance may create geographical sub-divisions within the territory, which shall be known as ‘areas’ (elementary school districts, or territories as defined by the Board of Directors).
This Alliance shall adhere to the mutually agreed upon By-Laws, Playing Rules and Protocol except when these are superseded by the US CLUB, NorCal, CYSA or USSF.
Membership in the MISA is open to recreational soccer clubs in Marin County, but not exclusive to, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Ross Valley Recreational, San Anselmo Recreational, West Marin, San Rafael Youth Soccer Club, Dixie Youth Soccer Association and Novato Youth Soccer Club. Each club has one vote per club, regardless of amount of players in each club.
At least 50% of the representatives to the Alliance shall have children currently playing or having played within the previous two seasons in the MISA or one of the 8 member clubs.
All members shall abide by the By-Laws of this Alliance, all Protocol and Player Rules as set forth by the Alliance and all applicable rules and regulations of the Associations with which MISA is affiliated.
Each club will act as the CHAIR for one calendar year.
Regular meetings of the Alliance Board will be held as necessary on a mutually agreed upon day (e.g. on the first Tuesday of each month), or by call of the Interleague Coordinator.
When a monthly meeting is not timely, an interim meeting may be called with 72 hours advance notice. Should a representative not be able to attend, a Club Board Member may send a proxy to vote.
At all meetings of the Alliance Board, five members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Majority rules the vote. (Interleague Coordinator and Members at Large are not voting members)
MISA/ By Laws/ Amended March 7th 2013/ Page 1 of 6
The Seasonal year shall be from August first (1st) through July thirty-first (31st). Insurance coverage shall be for the same period of time or as established by US CLUB and the carrier.
PROTEST AND APPEALS
MISA Board has the final decision for any disputes or appeals by individual clubs, teams, coaches or players. If a Red card is issued during a game, the penalty is removal of ONE subsequent game, pending further MISA decision.
All member teams shall be responsible for governing those persons associated with their own organization.
Payment to MISA Coordinator is the responsibility of each individual club. Payment schedule shall be 50% on August 1st, with submission of total number of teams. Second payment of 50% is due by October 31st of the same year, or before the Tournament Weekends begin. In addition, each club is responsible for their % portion of trophies and awards. Payment is considered delinquent when more than 10 days overdue.
Falsification of records shall be grounds for disbarment from future participation and/or membership in the Alliance.
A plea of ignorance to the By-Laws, Rules and Protocols of this Alliance is not sufficient and violators may expect appropriate action by the Alliance Board.
This Alliance shall not assume, nor be liable for the debts nor the financial responsibilities, either implied or incurred, of any of its clubs, members, team coaches, managers or teams.
All officers of this Alliance and officials of member teams shall be covered against personal liability claims by their individual Clubs for performing acts and duties directly related to the work of this Alliance.
Marin Interleague Soccer Alliance
Playing Rules 2013
The Marin Interleague Soccer Association (MISA) shall operate under a point system. The point system shall award (3) points for a win, (1) point for a tie and (0) points for a loss. In case of a tie in the standings within a group:
1) “Goals Against” The number of goals a team allows
2) “Goals For” The number of goals scored by a team
3) “Coin Flip” In the event that two teams are still tied entering the playoffs, a division winner shall be determined by a coin flip. The time and place of the coin flip shall be determined by the MISA, and shall be conducted by the MISA Chairperson.
Standard Playing Rules
MISA shall play under the standard FIFA laws of the game. MISA reserves the right to amend rules as necessary to maintain a fair and safe playing experience for all players.
Game Time, Ball Size, Player Count
U12 play two 30 minute halves | 10-min. halftime | size 4 ball | Numbers of players - 11v11
U14, play two 35 minute halves| 10-min. halftime | size 5 ball | Number of players -11v11
HS play two 40 minute halves | 10-min. halftime | size 5 ball | Number of players - 11v11
All Substitutions shall be made at the referee’s discretion and approval at any stoppage of play, excluding a corner kick. Player(s) coming off the field will be removed before substitute(s) enter the field. Substituted player(s) will be at the mid line ready to enter the field.
The team in possession of the ball may substitute an unlimited number of players on throw-ins. A team may substitute on the opponent's throw in, if substitutions are being made AND at the discretion of the referee.
Number of Players
Based on the FIFA laws of the game, each team shall play with no less than seven, and nor more than 11. Teams need not play with fewer than 11 (play numbers down) as it will unfairly penalize the team with the correct number of players.
The game balls shall be furnished by the Home Team.