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    TABLEOFCONTENTS

    1. GeneralInformation2. Format3.Promotion&Relegation4. Standings&Awards5. Schedule6. RescheduledMatches7. Entry&Obligations8. Rosters9. PlayerEligibility

    10. PlayerTransfers

    11. PlayerIneligibility12. FailuretoPlay&Abandonment13. FailuretoAppear14. TeamMisconduct15.MatchRegulations16.MatchSuspension&Termination17. Protests18. Sponsorship19. GFAOfficeHours20.MattersNotProvidedFor

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    PHILOSOPHY

    The docomo pacific Soccer Mom League is a soccer league for novices that emphasize fun and recreation. Standings are not kept, Physical contact is discouraged and referees are encouraged to call the game closely.

    1. GeneralInformation

    a.CurrentFIFALawsoftheGameshallapplyexceptasamendedherein.b. Byparticipatinginthiscompetition,allplayers,coaches,teamofficials,parents,

    andspectatorsagreetoabidebytheserulesandanysanctionsforviolatingtheserules.

    c. Theofficialnameofthecompetitionshallbe2017docomo pacific SoccerMomsLeague(hereafterreferredastheSoccerMoms.)d. ThecompetitionshallbeorganizedbytheGFAWomensCommittee.e. ThePOCshallbeGFAWomensAdministratorSimoneWillter,whocanbereachedat

    simwillter@gmail.comor971-0834f. AllmatchesshallbeplayedattheGFANationalTrainingCenterinHarmon,Guam.

    2. Formata. Smallsidedgames:7v7playingon68metersinlengthand42metersinwidthfieldsb. 410minutequarters,3minutebreaksbetweenquartersand110minhalftimec. Nooff-sides,unlimitedsubstitutions,andallotherFIFARulesapplyd. Oneofficialwillbesuppliedforeachgamee. GamesareRECREATIONALinnatureandshouldbekeptlowkeyandgood,fun

    competition.

    3. Promotion&Relegation:Notapplicable.4. Standings&Awards:

    Asthisisarecreationalleague,resultswillnotberecordedandstandingswill notbekept.

    5. Schedule

    a.MatcheswillbeplayedonSundaysforNINEweeks.b. GFAreservestherighttomakechangestotheschedulebasedonavailabilityof

    thefacility.

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    6. RescheduledMatches:Notapplicable.

    7. Entry&Obligations

    a.ClubsmustnotifyGFAWomensAdministratorofintenttoplayinupcomingcompetitionbyprovidinginformationtoincludebutnotlimitedto:officialclubname,teamcolors,namesandcontactinfoforatleasttwoPOCs.

    b. Entryintothecurrentcompetitionforwillcost$440/team.Entryforteamswithascheduledfriendlymatchwillcost$510/team.Teamscovertheentirecostoftheleague.

    c. Deadlinetopaythefeeinfullis5:00p.m.onThursday,September21st,2017,d. Failuretopaythefeeinfullbythedeadlinewillresultinalatefeeof$100.e. Clubsthathaveanyoutstandingfinancialand/ordisciplinaryobligationswillnot

    byallowedentryintothecompetition.f. Ifaclubfailstopaythecompetitionfeeandsubsequentlatefeebeforekickoffofthel

    lastmatchoftheseason,anyteamand/orindividualawardswillbeforfeited.

    8. Rostersa.Rosterlimitof20playersperteam.b. Managersmustworkwiththematchcommissionertoensurerosterisaccuratewith

    regardtoplayerinformation.c. Only20registeredplayersandtwonon-playingofficials(e.g.coachorassistantcoach)

    maybepresentinthetechnicalareainanyonematch.Anyextraplayers,non-playingofficials,orotherpeople(includingchildren)maynotbepresentinthetechnicalareaorpitch.

    9. PlayerEligibility

    a.AplayermayparticipateinthecompetitionifshehasacurrentadultGFARECREATIONALSoccerMomsPlayerIDCardanddoesnothaveanyoutstandingdisciplinarysuspensionsand/orfines.

    b.AllplayersMUSTbeanaturalparentoralegalguardianandmustbeatleast18yearsoldduringthecalendaryearofthecompetitioninwhichtheyintendtoplay.Shemusthaveverylittletonoknowledgeofthegame,outofshape,orhasntplayedinatleast5yearsorverylittleexposuretothegame

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    c. Aplayermayonlyberegisteredtooneteamduringthecompetitionandonecompetitioninaseason.

    d. AplayerinthecompetitivedivisionisprohibitedfromplayingintherecreationalMoms Leaguedivision.

    e. ToprotecttheintegrityoftheLeaguebuttoalsoallowaplayertodeterminetheir capabilitytoparticipate;ASoccerMomsplayerwhomovesupandplaysinthe WomensRecreational7Aside(Intermediate)Leaguewillbeallowedimmediatelyafter theseasontomovebackdowntoSoccerMomsshouldtheyelecttodoso.Thisself- relegationwillbeallowedonlyONCEinafive-yearperiod.

    f. Current and formerGFA National Team Players are not eligible. A National Player is defined as any player who was selected to a traveling team in the last FIVE years. g. ItistheresponsibilityofeachTeamManager/Coachtoknowwhoisnoteligibleon

    his/herteam.h.Anyplayerwhodoesnotmeettheaboverequirementswillbeconsideredineligible.

    Playersabilitiesaredefinedbasedon the following levels:Allplayers in theSoccerMomLeaguemustbelevelD.

    Recreational

    DLevelPlayer-verylittletonoknowledgeofthegame,outofshape,haventplayedinawhileorverylittleexposuretothegame(SoccerMomsLeagueandWomensStartersRecreational5AsideLeague)

    CLevelPlayersomeskills,knowledgeofthegame,couldbeoutofshape,older,justgettingbackinthegameetc.,casualplayer(IntermediateLeague)

    Competitive

    BLevelPlayer-skilled,playedinhighschool,lapsebetweencollegeplaying

    ALevelPlayer-formercollegelevel,veryadvancedskills,nationallevelplayer

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    10. PlayerTransfersa.Aplayermayonlytransferherregistrationtoanotherclubduringtheseasononthe

    conditionthatshehasnotplayedanymatches,inwholeorinpart,forheroriginalclub.Onceaplayerplaysforaclub,shemayNOTregistertoplayforanotherclubinthesamecompetition.

    b.Oncetheplayertransfers,shemustreregisterwithGFA,surrenderhercurrentcardandpurchase($10)anewplayercardwithherNEWteamdisplayedontheplayercard.

    11. PlayerIneligibility(PerArticle55oftheGFADisciplinaryCode-Edition2014)

    a. Ifaplayertakespartinanofficialmatchdespitebeingineligible,herclubwillbesanctionedbyforfeitingthematchandpayingaminimumfineof$50.

    12. FailuretoPlay&Abandonment(PerArticle56oftheGFADisciplinaryCode-Edition2014)

    a.Ifateamrefusestoplayamatchortocontinueplayingonewhichithasbegun,itwillbesanctionedwithaminimumfineandwill,inprinciple,forfeitthematch.

    13. FailuretoAppear

    a.Ifaclubfailstogivepropernoticeandfailstoproducetheminimumoffiveregisteredplayersbythescheduledkickofftime,theywillreceiveaforfeit.

    b.Ifbothteamsfailtomeettheaboverequirement,bothteamswillreceiveaforfeit.c. Anysubsequentoffencesbythesameteamwillincurafineandthepossibilityof

    additionalsanctions.d.Anyfinesmustbepaidpriortotheforfeitingteamsnextscheduledmatch.Failure

    topaywillresultinanadditionalforfeit.

    14.TeamMisconduct(PerArticle52ofGFADisciplinaryCode-Edition2014)Disciplinary measures may be imposed onclubs where a team fails to conductitselfproperly.Inparticular:

    a)afinemaybeimposedwheretherefereesanctionsatleastfivemembersofthe sameteamduringamatch(cautionorexpulsion);b)a finemaybe imposedwhereseveralplayersorofficialsfromthesameteam threatenor harassmatch officials or other persons. Furthersanctions may be imposedinthecaseofseriousoffences.

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    15.MatchRegulationsa. Minimum number of players to play a game is 5. If both the teams agree, a waiting

    periodofNOMOREthan10minuteswillbegiventoallowateamtohave5players.Notimewillbemadeupforthiswaitingperiodandthegameisshortenedbythedelayedtime.

    b. All gamesmust starton time. If teamsarenot readybykickoff time, the timestartsregardless and your game is shortened to ensure it ends on time. It is the teamsresponsibilitytobereadytostartwhentherefereeblowsthewhistle.Halftimecanbeshortened toallow thegame tobeplayed.This is tobemutuallyagreedbetween theTeamrepresentativesandappointedreferees.

    c. Substitutionisonthefly.Entryandexitpointforsubstitutionwillbeatthehalfwayline.Playersmustexitthepitchbeforesubstituteplayercanenter.

    d. MERCYRULETheMercyRulewillapplyonceateamisupby5goals(orhasagoaldifferentialof5).Onceateamisaheadby5goals,theleadingteammustremoveaplayer.Iftheleadingteamscoresagain,theteammustremoveanotherplayerbutnolessthanfiveplayers.Ifthelosingteamscores,theleadingteamcanputbackaplayerandsoon. Onceateamisatfiveplayers,nofurtherplayerswillberemoved.

    e. Chargingthegoalkeeperwillnotbepermitted.

    f. SlidingtacklingaplayertodispossessheroftheballisNOTpermitted.Slidetacklingwillbe called based on the referees discretion. Note: To avoid turf burns, it is highlyrecommendedthatslidetacklingistobeavoided.

    16. LawsoftheGamea. Law3TheNumberofPlayers(Substitutions)

    Anunlimitednumberofsubstitutionsmaybemadeandplayersmayre-enterthematchafterbeingsubstituted.

    b. Law4ThePlayersEquipmenti. Withtheexceptionofthegoalkeeper,allplayersonateammustwearsimilar

    colorjerseys,similarcolorshortsandsimilarcolorsocks.Avariationincolorshadesforshortsandsocksisacceptable.

    ii. Allplayersshouldwearauniquejerseynumberlistedontheofficialroster.Numbersmaybetapedorwrittenontothejersey.

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    iii. Afieldplayersubstitutingagoalkeepermustwearanumberdifferentthanthegoalkeepersheisreplacing.Itmaybeadifferentnumberthanherfieldplayerjerseyaslongasnootherplayerontherosterhasthesamenumber.

    iv. Agoalkeepersubstitutingafieldplayermustwearanumberdifferentthanthefieldplayersheisreplacing.Itmaybeadifferentnumberthanhergoalkeeperjerseyaslongasnootherplayerontherosterhasthesamenumber.

    v. Ifintheopinionoftherefereethereisauniformconflict,thehometeammustuseadifferent-coloredjersey.Auniformsetofbibsmaybeusedasanalternative.

    vi. WiththeexceptionofaMedicalAlertnecklace/bracelet,playersmaynotwearjewelryofanykind.Thisincludeswatches,fashionbracelets,rubberbands,necklaces,etc.

    vii. Playersmaynotparticipateinamatchiftheyarewearingahard,unyieldingcastorsplintevenifpadded.

    viii. Playersmaywearundergarments(e.g.compressionshorts)ofadifferentcolorthanthesleeveorshortsaslongasitisasolidcolor.

    ix. Thematchcommissionerwillbetheauthoritytodeterminewhether1. playersareincompliancewiththeaboverules.Ifnomatch2. commissionerispresent,therefereewillmakethedetermination.

    x. AnyplayerfoundinviolationofSection16bwillbeconsideredanineligibleplayer.

    c. Law12Fouls&Misconducti. CautionAccumulation:Aplayerwhoreceivesacautioninthreeseparate

    matcheswillbesuspendedforthematchthatimmediatelyfollowsthethirdcaution.Aplayersentofffortwocautionsinthesamematchwillnotcountastwocautions(itisaredcard).However,aplayerwhoreceivedacautionandthenastraightredcardinthesamematchwillhavethecautioncountedintheaccumulatedcautiontally.

    ii. Clubsareresponsibleforkeepingacountoftheirowncautions.iii. Aplayerwhoissentoffafterreceivingtwocautionsinthesamematchor

    shownastraightredcardshallnotplayinthenextmatchofthecompetition.

    iv. EjectionTeamofficialsinthetechnicalareawho,atthediscretionofthereferee,areguiltyofcommittingasending-offoffencewillbeaskedtoleavethefieldofplay.

    v. Playerssent-offandteamofficialsejectedmustleaveimmediatelyandmaycomenocloserthan30yardsfromtheperimeterofthefieldofplay.

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    vi. AnyplayerorteamofficialthatissentofforejectedwillbereferredtotheGFADisciplinaryCommitteeandmayreceiveadditionalsanctions.

    17. MatchSuspension&Terminationa. Ifarefereestopsamatchforreasonsof-butnotlimitedto-safety(e.g.badweather),

    seriousinfringementoftheLawsoftheGame(e.g.brokenleg),andinterferencebyspectators,thefollowingproceduresmustbefollowed:

    I. Thematchisstoppedandsuspendedforupto15minutestoallowconditionstoimprove.Ifconditionsdonotimprovesufficientlytorestartthematchafterthe15minutes,therefereeshallterminatethematch.

    II. Ifamatchisterminatedafterthehalftimewhistle,theresultshallbeconsideredfinal.

    III. Ifamatchisterminatedbeforethehalftimewhistle,theGFAWomensCommitteeshalldetermineiftheresultisfinal,ifthematchshouldbereplayed,orifanalternatesolutionisneeded.

    IV. Noappealsmaybemadeagainstdecisionsstatedinthissection.18. Protests

    a. Asthisisarecreationalleague,noprotestsshallbeheard.Constructivecommentsare welcome. Please email Womens Administrator, Grace Martinez, atgrace.martinez@theguamfa.com

    19. Sponsorship:Notapplicable 20. GFAOfficeHours

    a. TheGFAMainOfficeisopenMondaytoFridayfrom10:00am-5:30pm.Saturdays(duringRobbieWebberSeason)from9:004:00.ClosedonSundays.

    21. MatterNotProvidedFor

    a.TheGFAWomensCommitteeshallruleonanymattersnotprovidedforinthisdocument.

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