ADOPTED FEBRUARY 7, 1995
UPDATED February 27, 2017 Table of contents:
|Season||Age Groups||Minimum Age||Game Day||Start Time|
|April-August||Over-30||30||Tuesdays||Anytime After 6:30 PM|
|April-August||Over-40||40||Thursdays||Anytime After 6:30 PM|
|April-August||Over-48||48||Tuesdays||Anytime After 6:30 PM|
A. Divisions: When the number of teams in an Age Group warrants it, a division is composed of groups of teams split by competition level. The league is set up to carry a maximum of 10 teams per division. At the end of the season transfers between groups for the next season are based on a team's performance. The worst teams move down and the best teams moves up a division.
B. Start Time: All games start promptly at the start time above. Both teams have a 15 minute grace period. Once 7 player per team are available the Referee may start the game. If a team can not field 7 players by the end of the grace time, the team forfeits the game by a score of 2-0. The team that forfeits must pay the Referee. In the event that the Referee is not paid at the field, the league will pay the ref. The forfeiting team must reimburse the league before they can play their next game. If a team forfeits more than one consecutive game, they will be suspended from the league until a formal hearing at the next available meeting.
C. Age Limit: [New in 2014] A player's age for the season is determined by their age on December 31st of the year, e.g. a player can play Over-30 if they turn 30 anytime during the year. The captain of a team may request permission from the captain of the opposing team to play an underage player prior to that player entering the field. No one under 18 is allowed to play in the TriCounty League. A team captain may challenge the age of an opponent prior to the start of play or at halftime. The referee must require original proof of age (i.e. Drivers License) from that challenged player. The referee has the discretion to challenge the age of a player without a request from the opposition's team captain. If no proof of age is presented, the player will NOT play.
Team managers/coaches must find out the age of any player they allow to play on the team. If an underage player is discovered playing prior to the opponent team being notified, the game will be forfeited by the guilty team and they will have to pay the referee fee.
Goalkeepers may be up to 5 years younger than the age limit for the team. An underage goalkeeper may only play as a goalkeeper. He may not play as a field player.
The home team must pay the referee.
If the referee does not show up the game may still be played provided:
If both conditions (1) and (2) are met and the game is played, the results are final. If the conditions cannot be met the game can be rescheduled. If the game is not played and a team refuses to reschedule it, that team will forfeit the game with a 2-0 loss.
A. Any player red carded as a result of two yellow cards(2Y) is suspended for 1 (one) additional game.
B. Any player red carded for Serious Foul Play(SFP) or for Denying an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity (DOGSO) will also be suspended for the next game.
C. Any player red carded for Violent Conduct(VC) is suspended for 3 consecutive additional games. In addition the team is assessed a fine of $50 by the league.
D. Any player red carded for assault or attempt to assault a referee, either verbal or physical, will be suspended from the league. Reinstatement of any suspended player mentioned in this article needs a unanimous decision from all the participant teams on the first meeting of each seasonal year, providing that the player has been suspended for a minimum of one full season.
It is the obligation of the person in charge of a team to comply with all suspension rules. In cases C or D, the head coach should report this incident to the League President within 24 hours with the full name, address and phone numbers of the offending player(s).
If an assault on a player or a referee occurrs and the offending team does not produce the legal name, address and phone number of the player(s) involved, the offending team will be suspended from further participation in the league. The length of the suspension will be determined by the league President.
If a team has to cancel a game for any reason other than inclement weather conditions, it must notify the opposing team and the Referee Assignor at least 24 hours before kick off time. The opposing team MUST AGREE to a reschedule else the team cancelling must show up to play or they will forfeit the game.
The cut off time to cancel a game due to inclement weather is 3:00PM on game day. Only the home team can cancel the game due to weather conditions. If a game is not canceled by 3:00PM only the Referee has the authority to cancel the game.
If the Referee cancels the game due to unplayable or dangerous field conditions other than weather, the HOME team must still pay the official. If a game gets canceled in the first half due to severe inclement conditions and after a 30 minute waiting period the game will be rescheduled. A game is considered official after one half is played and the home team must by the referee.
A forfeit is considered a 2/0 loss.
If a team fails to show at the appointed time and date, or shows up with less than 7 players, the team forfeits the game and is considered a No Show.
The HOME Team is responsible for the referee's fee since the ref must be paid. The home team will be reimbursed by the NO SHOW team if visiting is the NO Show.
The team present pays the referee and requests to be reimbursed by the No Show team representative.
If the No Show team does not reimburse the fee within 2 weeks or by the next league meeting, the money will be taken from the funds of the league, and the team shall be suspended from the league the following year.
When a game is cancelled and is not considered a forfeit, that game must be made up if it effects the standings for 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place. The home team will come up with 2 dates for the makeup game. If the visiting teams does not respond to one of these dates they will forfeit the game. If the home team can not provide a field, the visiting team can schedule 2 dates for the game. If the home team does not respond to one of the dates, they will forfeit.
If a visiting team
the visiting team is obliged to change the uniform.
As of July 7, 1992 shin-guards are mandatory since its part of the uniform as stipulated in the July 1, 1990 FIFA LAW.
The league does not provide MEDICAL INSURANCE. All players on every team must have medical insurance.
Each player on all teams participating in this league must sign a participant waiver. Team captains should have the waiver properly signed.
A. Tie Breakers: To determine teams for the playoffs, if two teams have the same number of points the following tie breaking rules are used:
Roster may be updated until July 15th at which time rosters will be frozen. Only players listed on frozen roster may compete in the playoffs. Roster form will be available on the league website.