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EDP U20/23 RULES & REGULATIONS

Rules should be printed and kept available for reference at all EDP Games and Events.

 

1. GAME SCHEDULING

a) The Default Day for EDP games is Sunday.

b) By mutual consent, teams can move a game from one day of the week to another; in the absence of mutual consent, the posted date must be honored.

c) By mutual consent, teams can move a game from one week of the season to another; in the absence of such consent, the posted date must be honored.

d) The only permissible reasons to require that a posted game be re-scheduled:

i) The posted game falls on the same day as a league-accepted priority competition for conflict purposes. Such competitions will be acknowledged prior to the start of the season.

ii) The host site has unplayable fields due to weather conditions. If the host team’s fields are unplayable or unavailable for any reason other than the immediate weather conditions, and the listed visiting team has fields available for the game date, teams must switch sites for the posted game. 

e) Upon receiving the posted schedules, teams are expected to promptly make arrangements for their scheduled games. A list of team Contacts will be posted on the sent out specific to their bracket.

i) Teams should contact opponents promptly if there will be a request to change the game day or game week. If there is mutual consent, the EDP Coordinator should be then informed by email with copies to both teams promptly. Disputed requests should be similarly submitted to the EDP Coordinator as soon as it is clear that the issue will need assistance to be resolved, but an absolute minimum of ten days prior to the scheduled game.

ii) Host teams should confirm the date of the game, provide the time and place of the game and any travel directions as soon as possible, but at least ten days prior to the scheduled game.

iii) Both scheduled teams have an obligation to be proactive in the scheduling process. If a host team is not contacting the visiting team within a reasonable time with game details, or either team is not responding to attempts to contact the team, the EDP Coordinator should be advised promptly.

iv) Games at central sites without a Host Team will be handled by the EDP Coordinator.

 

2. GAME LENGTHS

a) All games will be 90 minutes long, consisting of two 45 minutes with stoppage time if the ref deems it necessary.     


3. EDP GAMES

a) Games are sanctioned by USASA.

b) Only players currently and validly rostered on their official, stamped USASA Rosters with USASA cards may participate.

i) Teams are allowed to use picture ID’s to participate in the first two weeks of games, if cards have not been delivered back from the EDP office. Players will need to be on the approved USASA roster in order to use a photo ID at the field.

ii) If a player is on an approved USASA roster from the same club on a different age group they will be permitted to play as long as the coach can provide a copy of that roster to the ref and the player has their USASA pass.   

iii) In the case of an over aged player we will allow three over aged per season that still must complete the USASA carding process.

iv) U23 teams will be allowed five over aged players that must be under the age of 26.

v) U20 teams will be allowed five over aged players that must be under the age of 24.


4. USASA ROSTERS AND PLAYER PASSES

a) There is no roster cap size on the amount of players for USASA roster.

b) A maximum of 18 players can be utilized in any one game.

i) Improper use of Players and Rosters may result in forfeits, fines, declarations of “not in good standing”, vacating of remaining scheduled games, and other sanctions. (Note that there are liability and insurance ramifications to many of these carding issues, in addition to competitive ramifications; hence there will be little to no tolerance of attempts to circumvent the Regulations.)


5. REFEREE ASSIGNMENTS AND FEES

a) EDP Flights will have a Head Referee Assignor. The Head Referee Assignor and contact information will be listed on the EDP Website Homepage.

b) Game Referee assignments will be conducted through the Head Referee Assignor Scott Ashcroft at scotta@edpsoccer.com. Some EDP games will be assigned directly through the Head Assignor; others will be assigned through Sub-Assignors approved by the Head Referee Assignor. 

c) Information (teams, date, time, location, directions and contact information for both teams) for upcoming games must be provided to the Head Assignor or the designated Sub-Assignor at least eight days before each game by the Host Team.

d) Any changes to the scheduled game must be reported to the designated Assignor (and to the opponent) by no later than 7:00 PM of the Monday before the game in question. Failure to do so may result in the imposition of referee costs and/or failure to properly assign referees for the scheduled game. Communication should be by both email and by phone message, if confirmation of the change by all concerned has not occurred before the Monday before the game.

e) Games at central sites without a Host Team will be handled by the EDP Coordinator.

f) Ref fees will be $95 per team per game.

g) Three-man system will be implemented for all games.

h) Teams must accept that not all Referees possess the same skill set and experience, and that occasionally teams may differ with Referee rulings and the conduct of a game. All EDP participants (and their supporters) are expected to treat all Referees with respect and decorum, and recognize that player development on either sideline is not abetted by continually pursuing distracting hostilities with game officials.

 

6. REFEREE QUICK NOTES

a) Game card should be presented and we prefer the electronic version – but does allow for added write-ins or attaching of rosters when necessary.

b) Let the player play if there is any question and the league will address after the game.

c) Enforce the 18 dressed. This is being abused by teams across the board. It is a referee's responsibility and many are not addressing it.


7. GAMECARDS

a) Procedures for printing online Gamecards will be posted shortly.     


8. REPORTING SCORES

a) At this time, all scores should be reported by the home team within 24 hours of the conclusion of the EDP match. 

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b) Note that a Forfeited match will be reported as a 2-0 score. 


9. DISCIPLINE

a) While EDP U20/23 games will adhere to normal standards of sanctions and discipline, it is stressed that we expect teams to be self-disciplined and self-policing as much as possible.  The Program stresses that the primary concern should always be about player development, and not solely wins and losses. Teams are expected to monitor their own coaches, players and supporters as much as reasonably possible, and continual poor behavior, inappropriate language, harassment of officials, disrespect to opponents or attempts to circumvent rules and regulations are grounds for sanctions and even immediate removal from the balance of the league schedule. 

b) A Red Card sanction in a game will normally result in a one game suspension of the player (or coach). 

i) Such sanction will be served in the next following EDP match-up with a regular season opponent.

ii) In reporting their scores, Team Managers are obligated to advise Andrewcriticos@edpsoccer.com (and copy their next opponent) of the Red Card received by their team, identifying both the player’s full name and uniform number. 

iii) In return for self-policing the sit-out of the player or coach, teams will be allowed to have their Player Passes returned to Team Managers at the conclusion of their match.

c) EDP teams commit a great deal of time, effort and resources to secure regularly-scheduled quality matches. Consequently, to deprive an opponent of an expected match is a highly-sanctionable event in EDP.

i) Once a match is set on the schedule the game must be played.

 

10. CARDING

a) Log into your team account.

  1. Click on Roster at the top of the page.
  2. Click on Register New Player.
  3. Complete:
    1. Player Identification.
    2. Contact Information.
    3. Photo Identification
    4. Additional Information (does not need to be completed).
    5. Player ID Number:
      1. First 2 letters of First Name.
      2. First 2 letters of Last Name.
      3. Two digits for birth month. 
      4. Two digits for birth year.

 

Example

    I.D.                             First             Last        Birth Date

BRKA0492                  Brian            Kahn                 4/19/92


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