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Spring 2018 Recreation registration opens 12/9/17

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Adult Soccer League

Stafford Soccer Co-Ed & Men's  8v8 Adult League

Registration for Free Agents begins January 12, 2018

Returning Teams - Rosters Due by January 8!

STAFFORD SOCCER ADULT PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO OFFER ADULTS IN AND AROUND THE COUNTY AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE AND ENJOY THE GAME OF SOCCER IN A COMPETITIVE FUN ENVIRONMENT MUCH LIKE THE YOUTH PLAYERS RECEIVE.
WITH THE LEAGUE FORMAT BEING 8V8, IT WILL GIVE PLAYERS MORE TOUCHES ON THE BALL AND TO PRODUCE A FAST-PACED EXCITING GAME WITH SEEMINGLY ENDLESS ACTION. 

Stafford Soccer Adult League is a MDCVSA State member organization. Read more about what benefits you have as a player by visiting their web page at www.mdcvsasoccer.org

Format

-Age: U20 and over (birth dates July 31,1998 and earlier)
-8v8 (7 fieldplayers and a goalkeeper)
-Two divisions (CO-ED & MENS)
-16 teams per division 
-Team captains
-Season will consist of 8 regular season games. Top 4 teams in each division go to Semi finals, top two in each division to Finals. 
-Games will be played on 70x50 yard fields
-Games will be played on Monday and Wednesday evenings between 8pm and 10pm at Embrey Mill fields 7 and 8.


Registration

- Free Agent registration opens January 12, 2018
- Returning players - contact your team lead from Fall 2017
-Deadline for returning teams, January 8. Registration for free agents ends on February 11. 
-Individual Fee levels
  • Jan 8 - Jan 22  = $85
  • Jan 23 - Feb 11 = $95
-Players have the ability to sign up for a team or to sign up as a free agent.

-House Teams (individually registered players organized by Stafford Soccer into a team) may be formed at the discretion of the league.                                                    

Roster Limits

-Minimum size of 10 and a maximum size of 14
-Coed Division - requires 2 female players to be on the field at all times during play.
-If teams are unable to field two females then they shall play short, meaning if only one female player is present, they will play with one less player, and if no female players are present, they will play with two less players.
-+50 Males DO NOT substitute as female players.

Rules of Play

  • 25 minute halves = 50 minute games
  • All play will be governed by FIFA Laws of the Game with the following modifications due to 8v8 format.
  • Teams must have at least 5 players to begin the match.  The clock begins when the referee signals the start of the match; teams with fewer than five players have a 10-minute grace period before the match is forfeited.
  • No slide-tackling (prevents risk of injury).
  • Goalkeeper Distribution: Goalkeepers may not punt or drop-kick the ball over mid-field. Infractions of this rule will result in a direct free kick to the point where the ball crossed mid-field. Goal Kick or distributed by a Goal Keeper’s hands (thrown) will both be allowed to travel across the midfield line in the air. 
  • Offside:  Offsides will be enforced in the area between the opposing team’s goal line to the top of the 18 yard box; this includes the area outside of the 18 yard box near sideline. Players in between the opposing team’s penalty area and mid-field cannot be in an offside position.
  • 10  Minute Grace period – Each game will begin exactly as it is on Schedule – Meaning ref’s will start the Game clock right on time. If a team does not have the required number of players (5) a Grace Period of 10 minutes is provided to allow for more players to arrive. Game Clock continues to run. Once the team has at least 5 players (4 field players + keeper) the game immediately begins. The time spent during Grace-Period IS NOT added to the end, the game is just shortened by however long it takes.
  • Substitutions are allowed at any natural stoppage of play.

Tie Breaker Sequence – Play-offs


If there are teams that are tied at the end of Regular season, the following tie-breakers will be put into play to determine what team will secure a play-off spot. This will also be used if there are two teams that have both secured a spot in play-offs to determine which team will obtain the higher seed.
1
.)    Goal Differential (Goals FOR minus Goals AGAINST = Goal DIFFERENTIAL) IF GD is tied – Proceed to TIE BREAKER 2

2.)    Head to Head (Which team won during their regular season meeting)  IF Teams TIED in Regular season – Proceed to TIE BREAKER 3

3.)    Goals Against (Fewest goals against would go through)  IF Goals against are same then proceed to TIE BREAKER 4

4.)    Goals For (Team with more goals scored)  IF Goals FOR are the same then proceed to final TIE BREAKER

5.)    Flip a Coin

Tie Break RULE – Finals

1.     5 minutes of overtime with Golden Goal

2.     3 PK's (Coed teams must have one of three PK's by a female player)


Register HERE for Adult Soccer League!

2018 Spring Adult League

The Adult League is designed to offer adults in and around Stafford County an opportunity to experience and enjoy the game of soccer in a competitive, fun environment much like the youth players receive. The league format is 8v8, giving the players more touches on the ball with a fast-paced exciting game with endless action!

Coed Adult League

Registration Dates: 12/29/2017 to 02/11/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/21/2018 to 05/02/2018

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$85.00

Mens Adult League

Registration Dates: 12/29/2017 to 02/11/2018
Start and End Dates: 02/21/2018 to 05/02/2018

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$85.00
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