FEBRUARY 2008 RULE CHANGE RESULTS FROM THE STYSA GBM
Rule Change #1 – FAILED FOR LACK OF A MOTION
Proposed a change to the STYSA Constitution to change term of office for President to three years with no more than two consecutive terms
Rule Change #2 – FAILED
Proposed the creation of a new position on the STYSA Executive Committee, Vice-President Program Development, whose primary responsibility would be to administer and develop new programs, primarily recreational soccer.
Rule Change #3 – WITHDRAWN
Identified the term of office for the new position on the STYSA Executive Committee, if approved
Rule Change #4 – FAILED FOR LACK OF A MOTION
Proposed change would remove “manager” from the definition of coach / assistant coach; require all adults wishing to act in the capacity of coach, assistant coach, manager or trainer to register if they wished to be allowed on the team sideline; and only require adults who “coach or train” a team to successfully complete a coaching certification course.
Rule Change #5 – FAILED
Proposed change would require individuals who maintain coaching status from year to year to attain next higher level license available every third year.
Rule Change #6 – FAILED
Proposed change would require licensing for only those individuals who are paid for coaching or training a team.
Rule Change #7 – PASSED
Each Member Association / Club shall determine whether their Under-11 and Under-12 teams will play with no more than eleven (11) or eight (8) players on the field at a time, including a goalkeeper.
Coaches must play each registered player that is present one-half of the game unless unable to do so due to player’s illness or injury or for disciplinary reasons.
The maximum number of player per team shall be eighteen (18) if playing 11-a-side or twelve (12) if playing 8-a-side.
Rule Change #8 – PASSED
This rule removes the Under-11 and Under-12 age groups from sections in the General Rules of Play addressing Law 1 – The Field of Play, Law 2 – The Ball, Law VII – Duration of the Game.
Rule Change #9 – PASSED
This rule relocates the Under-11 and Under-12 age groups to the Small Sided Games section of the Registration Rules.
Rule Change #10 – PASSED
This is a housekeeping change to correct the reference to FIFA Rules to FIFA Laws of the Game and use the term age group rather than age division.
Rule Change #11 – PASSED
This change removes the reference to excessive penalty points being one of the reasons for which an automatic suspension is allowed. With the change to the Progressive Discipline System, there is no longer a need for this reference.
Rule Change #12 – PASSED
A caution is the showing of a yellow card to a player or a verbal warning to a coach, assistant coach, trainer or any other individual during a game. An ejection is the showing of a red card to a player or asking any adult to leave the game area. All cautions and ejections should be recorded on the game card which is the official game report.
Rule Change #13 – PASSED
With the changes to the Progressive Discipline System, there is no longer a need for the instructions regarding the suspension of a player or adult for exceeding the allowable penalty points. STYSA Rule 4.9.2 will now read:
Coaches are responsible for maintaining their penalty points and the individual penalty points of their players. Players are also responsible for maintaining their individual penalty points.
Rule Change #14 – FAILED FOR LACK OF A MOTION
Proposed change to use of the term “Team Official” rather than Coach, Assistant Coach, or Trainer in the Progressive Discipline System