FALL 2020 League Details:
Payment must be received in full by the deadline to secure a spot in the league/program of your choice!
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1. Pre-Game – Spirit Points, Equipment, Game Time, Defaults, Fields & Foul Weather
Play that is competitive, overly aggressive, rough and/or unsportsmanlike such as pushing, shoving, elbowing, shouldering, tripping, hacking, slashing, sliding, tackling, ball blasting, chirping, name calling, threats and intimidation, is prohibited and will not be tolerated by FCSSC. FCSSC IS FIRST-AND-FOREMOST-FOR-FUN. ANY ROUGH OR PHYSICAL PLAY WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE GAME, THE LEAGUE, THE CLUB AND/OR ALL OF THE ABOVE. All players should go out of their way to avoid contact with other players and/or eliminate actions or behaviours that could jeopardize player safety. If accidental contact occurs it is expected that players will apologize for that contact, ensure everyone is alright and stop the game to seek appropriate help as required. This rule supersedes all others!
Spirit Points: An integral part of all the sports that the Forest City Sport & Social Club offers. It is based on the primary focus of the FCSSC, which is sportsmanship and to have FUN...NOT on competitive and aggressive sport.
Equipment/Set-Up: FCSSC Game Coordinators will provide soccer balls for each game. Teams are welcome to bring their own balls for warm-up and practice. In addition, FCSSC’s Game Coordinator will pace out the field so it is approximately 35 paces wide and 45 to 50 paces long (if space permits, we will set up larger fields). Nets are set up using the goal flags, measuring 3 full flag lengths apart. Game Coordinators will keep score when possible (ie. Only one game in the gym at a time). If the FCSSC Game Coordinator is unable to keep score, we ask that each team select a player to assist in keeping score. Each team should bring both light and dark coloured shirts to each and every game.
Foul Weather: In the event of severe weather (thunder and lightning storms) games should immediately be stopped and players should take cover away from open spaces. Wait 15 minutes; if the severe weather passes, continue play. If it does not and the game was in the first half, the game must be re-played. If it was in the 2nd half, then the score at that time of when the game is stopped will count as the final score.
2. In Game – General Rules, Off-Sides, Goalies, Slide Tackling, Scoring, Disputes & Playoffs
In general, standard soccer rules apply to all FCSSC games. Notable exceptions are listed below:
Off-sides: There are NO off-sides in FCSSC soccer. However, a strategy of consistently "cherry-picking" is considered to be unsportsmanlike. No cherry-picking at any point during the game! Planting players in front of the net as a planned play is not allowed. If players are caught cherry picking, the ball will be turned over to the opposing team. There is no off-side in FCSSC soccer as the league is self-officiated and it would present too many challenges when making the call. Do not purposely stand off-side as this is not in the spirit of the league.
Goalies: Goalies can use their hands ONLY when they are within a "reasonable" distance from their goal (approx 10 foot semi-circle around the net). Due to the format of the field, there will not likely be a lined goal crease - please use your best judgment.
Slide Tackling: Even if contact is made with the ball first, slide tackling is not allowed under any circumstances (even if an opponent is not in the vicinity). No players (with the exception of the goalie) can slide to block a shot or pass at any time.
Scoring: To score a goal, the entire ball must pass through the flag posts at a height lower than the top of the flag. If the ball hits any part of the flag post and goes in, it is NOT A GOAL. This includes going off the goalie first then hitting a flag post. The flag posts include the entire length of the post AND the flag portion on the top of the post. (even if the ball only touches the flag portion and goes in, it is NOT A GOAL).
NOTE: If a team is up by 5 or more points after the first half, the losing team has the option to end the game with the current score and play for fun without counting goals made during the second half of the game.
3. Post-Game – Score Reporting, Spirit Points, Departure
Score Reporting: Captains from each team are responsible for reporting or confirming game scores within 48 hours of the completion of the game. Scores can be reported or confirmed via our website at www.fcssc.ca.
Spirit Points: Captains are also responsible for submitting a “Spirit” score for the opposing team each week. This is done when the score is reported or confirmed on the FCSSC website. Spirit points allow you to score your opponent based one your experience playing against them. You can score them based on how fun they were to play against, did they show good sportsmanship, did they follow and know the rules, did they arrive on time etc. All teams should shoot for PERFECT Spirit Points!
Departure: Each week after your game, it is important to leave the field in a timely manner. Teams could be playing after you and will need to get their game started on time. It is also possible that the facility could be closing upon the completion of your game and all staff and members will need to depart the building at that time.
Click here for a pdf version of the rules.
This BRAND NEW state-of-the-art outdoor facility, is the training home of London TFC academy and FC London and offers FCSSC members a fantastic play experience under the lights. The location (3800 Colonel Talbot Rd) is near a bus route and has ample parking.