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Week at the Creek

Weekly updates by the Region 9 Coach Administrator will be posted here starting in late August or early September.

Week 2 at the Creek, Friday, 9/23/2022

From Regional Referee Administrator Sean Donohoe:


Please remind the coaches:
  • Stay in the Technical Area, which is the width of the Center Circle (NOT THE BUILD-OUT LINE!) AND a yard off the touchline. (Page 36 of the Coaches Manual.)
  • Prevent coaching by spectators. If it cannot be handled, ask a Board Member to help for the next week. (Page 36 of the Coaches Manual.)
  • Keep spectators on their own touchline between the edges of the Penalty Areas. (Page 36 of the Coaches Manual.)
  • Keep spectators and coaches physically OFF the touchline, so they do not affect play AND so they do not block the view of the Assistant Referee. (Page 36 of the Coaches Manual.)
  • If spectators want to record the action or retrieve off-field balls from behind the goal, NO CHEERING.
  • When a Referee Staff member or Board member asks during a match to do any of these things, they should comply, and they should not respond that “The Referee hasn’t said anything so it must be OK.”

From Permits and Field Team:

We are in jeopardy of losing access to the goals - there are goals left unlocked and unsecured everyday on the fields.
  • Please email [email protected] if you see goals left out when you arrive at their sessions, or if you see coaches leaving goals out at the conclusion of their training sessions.
  • We really want to allow everyone to continue to use the goals, but we are not going to have CRPD complain that we are not upholding our end of the bargain. If necessary we will recode the locks and not give the combos to the coaches that we have identified as the problems.
  • Since at this point we really can’t narrow down who is/are the problem (other than it’s not the United/Extra coaches), all core coaches are in danger of losing access to goals for practice.

Late Arriving Players:

Region 9 follows AYSO National guidelines for late arriving players to games.

Late arriving team members shall be substituted as follows:
  • If the team member arrives during the first “quarter”, the team member must play a minimum of two of the remaining three “quarters”.
  • If the team member arrives during the second or third “quarter”, the team member must play a minimum of one “quarter”.
  • And once the 4th quarter starts, there’ll be no playtime at all for any late arriving players at that time.
Please make sure to ask the referees to note “late-arriving” on the game card as the reason for such players not being able to play the regular minimum playtime.


Goalkeeper Rotation Rules for 8U, 10U and 12U:

Game time at the goalkeeper position for 12U and under divisions is restricted as follows, in order to allow out-field skill development for all younger players:
  • 8U: 1 quarter only;
  • 10U: up to 2 quarters (consecutive or alternate);
  • 12U: up to 3 quarters (consecutive or alternate).
Frequent infringements on the rule will lead to game forfeits or point deductions in Standings for competitive teams.


Fillable and Printable AYSO Official Game Card:
  • For those who want to save time by not having to manually enter the player names and their jersey numbers each time we fill out a game card, please find the attached fillable and printable official AYSO Lineup Card in PDF format.
  • Please make sure that you print out the completed form on CARD STOCK (Legal Size 11x14 inches is ideal), and with the matching BACK side.  Plain paper and/or no-back-side game cards will not be accepted.
  • You can always get a blank game card from the Info Booth to fill out if you forget to bring your own; please do not go to your game without a game card.
  • Again, please fill out the game cards with FULL (first, last) player names, in JERSEY # order, BUT DO NOT FILL OUT THE SUBS on the card.  The Coaching Staff will be contacting the coaches individually if they continue not to follow these basic game card rules.

Have a great Picture Day and Game Day tomorrow!

 

2022 Region 9 Play Format:


2022 Number of Players on the field / on the team /
referees / keeper by Division

Division

Players on
the Field

Players on
the Team

Referees

Keeper?

6U Boys

 

6U Girls

7 v 7

 

6 v 6

9

 

8

none

no

7U Boys

8 v 8

10

1

no

7U Girls

8 v 8

10

1

no

8U Boys

7 v 7

9

1

yes

8U Girls

7 v 7

9

1

yes

10U Boys

8 v 8

10

3

yes

10U Girls

8 v 8

10

3

yes

12U Boys

9 v 9

12

3

yes

12U Girls

9 v 9

12

3

yes

14U Boys

11 v 11

15

3

yes

14U Girls

11 v 11

15

3

yes



Short-sided Play:

Short-sided play is always preferred to forfeits/no play.
In the spirit of Everyone Plays, please do not cancel your game if you are short of players; you can just show up with whomever you have and let them have as much fun as they can.
In non-competitive divisions (8U and under), there are no minimum # of players required for short-sided play, and the opposing coach must agree to lending players or reducing the # of players on the field.
In competitive divisions (10U and up), the regular-sided coach is encouraged, but not required, to lend players or to reduce the # of players on the field - due to impact on Standings/Area Playoffs eligibility and/or compliance with the 3-quarter-minimum-playtime rule.

There’s also a minimum # of players requirement as noted below for short-sided play in the competitive divisions:

  • 10U: 5 players - the non-shorted side MUST reduce to 7 on-field players or lend a player to the short-sided team in order to play 8;
  • 12U: 6 players;
  • 14U and up: 7 players.


From the Regional Referee Administrator Sean Donohoe:

The following game card mistakes found in last Saturday's opening games will need to be corrected:

 

  • Game cards with first name only, and written hastily - First and Last Names must be entered legibly.
  • Team roster not in numerical order - Player list must be in order of Jersey #s. 
  • Substitutions pre-filled out - substitutes must be verified and marked by the Referee before each quarter is played.

Please remind coaches of these pre-game duties that can be done anytime during the week and not five minutes before game time.

 

 

Also, please remind the coaches and their attendees that the HOME team is on North side or West side touchlines. The map states it.

 

 

  • No, the first team to arrive does not get to choose.
  • No, the Home team doesn’t get to choose.
  • This is also true for both Extra Sections.
  • It's luck of the draw if the sun is in the eyes or the wind is in the face. 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Permits and Field Teams:

 

As usual, CRPD Middle School Soccer Tournament will impact our practice space.

 

Below are this year's Middle School Tourney dates and field locations:

 

  • Tuesday, 10/4/2022: Fields 8-13, from 4-7pm.
  • Thursday, 10/20/2022: Fields 1&2, from 4-7pm.
  • Thursday, 10/27/2022: Fields 8-13, from 4-7pm.
  • Thursday, 11/3/2022: Fields 1&2, from 4-7pm.

 

Teams assigned to practice on neighboring Fields 16, 17 & 20 during these times will need to make space for the displaced teams.  Basically everyone needs to play nice and MUST share field space on those nights.

Also, CPPD will be closing the entire Conejo Creek South Park for required maintenance, Tuesday, 10/11/2022, through Thursday, 10/13/2022.

Teams that still choose to practice in that week will all need to do it on Monday, 10/10/2022, and/or on Friday, 10/14/2022; thus no fields are reserved by specific teams on those 2 days (except for Fields 1&2 which are reserved for United teams), as we all need to share the space for practice.

 

Happy Footballing and Best Luck for Game Day 2 tomorrow!

- Region 9 Coaching Staff

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