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WESTERN ONTARIO INTER-DISTRICT SOCCER LEAGUE
RULES & REGULATIONS
1. The Board of Directors will conduct the affairs of
2. Code of
and Team Officials must conduct themselves in such a manner as to set an
example when followed, would enable every player to be a credit to the game.
2. Clubs are
responsible for teams registered in WOISL. Teams, players or officials
contravening rules and regulations will be subject to discipline.
3. The proposed playing schedule will be as follows
if Clubs makes fields available.
exception will be for extreme long distance travel. These games will be
scheduled on the weekends at the discretion of the League. (150 km or more)
3. League Fees
1. The WOISL Board will determine the annual League
2. For League fee structure, see Appendix “A”.
4. Team Registration
1. All team registrations must be received by January
15th. All registrations are due with Entry fees as per Appendix “A”.
2. Each U13 team may register a maximum of 18
3. Each team
must add the respective team officials to the web site and the League will
remove a team official upon request. Each Club must make the appropriate changes
to the Club section of the website.
4. A minimum of eleven (11) players must be
registered by April 15th of each
5. Each team must play in its own age level unless
otherwise approved by the League Board of Directors and it must comply with the
OSA Policies and Procedures.
6. There are no restrictions on the number of times a
District Registered U13 Player can play up in WOISL League games.
7. Each team is allowed a maximum of three non-roster
(guest) players for any one game. This is any player not registered to your
5. Team Regulations
1. All players
registered on a team will be so in accordance with the League Constitution and
Rules and Regulations and any procedures of the District Association with which
they are affiliated.
2. All players on a team must be in possession of a
current valid OSA ID to be eligible to play. The current valid OSA ID must be checked by the opposing team
official(s) fifteen (15) minutes prior to the kick-off. If Player(s) are not in possession of or are unable to present their
current valid OSA ID, the Player is not eligible to play. Where an OSA
ID Booklet or a Player arrives late, the player will be allowed to play upon
presentation of his current valid OSA ID to the opposing team official.
3. Teams who are
participating in the WOISL will abide by OSA Policies and Procedures regarding
players except as noted in WOISL Rules and Regulations.
4. The WOISL team roster must be entered onto the
league web site prior to each team’s first KOC game. Changes to the team roster
must be reported prior to each team’s next League game. No changes to the WOISL
Roster will be permitted after July 31.
5. If no
current valid OSA ID’s are available for entire team, the game will not be
played and the team will lose the game by default and will be fined as per
6. Teams from the same club playing in the same
division may not interchange players.
line: The retreat line is at the 1/3 mark and the other players must
wait until the keeper kicks the ball before they can attack the team
with the ball. This only applies to Goal Kicks and Free Kicks from
within the Defensive Penalty Area
6. Team Officials
official that does not comply with Rules 6.3 to 6.5 will be fined as per
1. All Team Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches must have taken the Soccer for Life Course, Respect in Soccer (RIS), Making Head Way in Soccer (MHW) and Making Ethical Decisions (MED).
2. A maximum of four (4) carded officials shall be
permitted to sit on the bench.
3. All Team Officials must be registered with their
District Association and their current valid OSA ID must be presented to the
opposing coach and referee before the start of the game. If the current
valid OSA ID’s are not available the Official(s) Name will not be entered on
the game sheet and the official(s) will not be allowed to sit on the player bench. A
Team Official arriving late will be allowed to sit on player’s bench upon
presentation of their current valid OSA ID to the opposing coach and referee
and name entered, and signed on game sheet. A team official is deemed to
have attended a game where their name is printed and signed on the game sheet.
4. Team Officials will not be allowed to smoke while
coaching their teams.
Official” shall mean Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager or Assistant Manager who
will be registered and carded by district association.
7. Team Responsibility
Any Team not complying with Rules 7.1 to 7.10 will be
fined as per Appendix “A”
1. Anyone on the
bench entering the field of play without consent of the Referee during an
altercation will be subject to disciplinary action depending on League
Discipline Committee findings.
2. Teams failing
to comply with League Rules and Regulations are subject to fines and/or
disciplinary action. Team and Club Officials will be notified in writing of any
fines levied and/or disciplinary action.
3. Team officials will coach within one meter of
their bench and are not permitted to walk up and down the sideline or obstruct
and/or obscure the view of the assistant referee.
4. A team must field at least seven (7) registered
players for a game and if not, disciplinary action shall be taken.
5. If any team fails to appear at a scheduled League
game or Kick Off Cup game, they
shall be fined as per Appendix “A” and
the team will forfeit the game. Fines must be paid within 21 days of
6. Clubs are
responsible for the conduct of their players, officials, and spectators on and
off the field of play during a game scheduled by the League.
7. A maximum of eighteen (18) registered players may
sit on the bench. All players entered on the game sheet, are deemed to have
played. (Players under suspension shall not be entered on the game sheet and
will not be at Player’s Bench.)
8. Any Coach and/or
team official withdrawing a Team from a game will be subject to disciplinary
team officials must report the game result by 11:59 PM of the day following the
game. If not reported within the period of time stipulated, the club will be fined as per Appendix A.
10. Teams failing to have suspension(s) recorded by
their district in the current valid OSA ID for players or team officials within
seven (7) days will result in an automatic fine as per Appendix “A”.
Player substitution shall be
permitted with the consent of the referee during a stoppage of play for the
Scoring of a goal
Teams’ own throw-in and opposing team’s throw-in if
opposing team makes a substitution
Injury of a player
Start of an Over-Time Period or at half time of an
12. Additional requirements when
substituting a player:
No Substitution Is Allowed For Any Player(s) Ejected
All Substitutions must enter & exit the field at the halfway
All substituted players must leave the field without delay
8. Home Club Responsibility
1. Home clubs will be responsible for the provision
Two properly inflated game balls
Change Rooms (If Available)
Field Lights (When Required)
1. All players shall wear regulation soccer equipment
as outlined by FIFA and OSA Rules.
2. All Teams must play all their WOISL games in their
primary registered team colors.
3. All Players, including goalies, must be identified
by a different number, minimum size 6” on the back of their shirt and such
number will be recorded against the players’ name on the game sheet. All
numbers must be legible
4. The away team shall change to an alternate strip
if team colors conflict.
5. Goalkeepers’ uniforms must not conflict with that
of the game officials or opposing team.
10. Referees and Assistant Referees
1. The home team is responsible for the payment of
game officials in cash, fifteen (15) minutes prior to kick off.
2. All games will be assigned three officials, the
game official and two assistant officials.
3. Game Officials Fee Schedule & Half Game Fee
details; see Appendix “B”.
4. The League or its designate will assign registered
officials to games.
5. All Referees must have
obtained their appropriate grade level and assigned as per the OSA Match
Officials’ Classification and Standards.
complaints will only be acknowledged if received in writing by the
report will be sent within 21 days. For cases of alleged violence, assaults and brawls the WOISL shall
conduct a hearing as per OSA Rules. (Complaints received at the league office
are sent to the district association in which the referee is registered for
review. The league is not authorized to discipline referees.)
7. The game official is responsible for providing the teams with the completed
game sheets within 15 minutes of the end of the game and for mailing
game sheets to the League within forty-eight (48) hours of a game being
completed. All non-compliance will be reported to their district association
for disciplinary action.
discipline reports must be submitted along with the game sheet within forty-eight
(48) hours of game completion to the WOISL office by the Referee or Assistant
9. All game officials must sign all game sheets. All non-compliance will be reported to their
district association for disciplinary action.
11. Game Start Time
1. The referee will endeavor to start each game at
the scheduled time designated by the League. An allowance of not more than
fifteen (15) minutes from the scheduled time shall be made if either team has
less than seven (7) players in attendance.
2. Weekday games must commence no earlier than 6:30 p.m. and no later than 9:00 p.m.
if the field is available. Only the League can assign other times at their
discretion or as required.
3. Weekend games must commence no earlier than 10:00
a.m. and no later than 3:00 p.m. if the field is available. Only the League can
assign other times at their discretion or as required.
4. Games cannot be scheduled or played within the same calendar day.
12. Game Duration
1. The length of
games will be:
U-13: Two (2) forty (40) minute halves
13. Game Sheets
1. Official game sheets must be completed by the
teams in full and given to the Referee fifteen (15) minutes prior to
2. All players and team officials must be identified
on the game sheet. All names and OSA registrant numbers must be legible at all
times. All non-roster players, (guest players and players on permits, any
player not registered to your team) must be clearly indicated on game sheet. Suspended
Player(s) will be automatically listed in the respective area on the game
3. Only players listed on the game sheet are eligible
to play and all are deemed to have played. A team official(s) must sign all
team sheets; the signature shall verify the eligibility of players on his team.
4. Players are not required to sign the game sheet.
game sheets accompanied by any Disciplinary Reports, Trial Registration Permits
or Temporary Eligibility Permits must be mailed to the League office by the
game official within forty-eight (48) hours of the final
whistle. Non-compliance will be reported to their district association for
6. Teams using
players on a Temporary Eligibility Permit or Trial Registration Permit must
submit the authorized signed copy with the game sheet. WOISL and OSA
Policies and Procedures will govern all players playing for teams under Rule
13.6. Subject to fine amounts as per Appendix “A”.
14. Cancellation of Games
1. The game
shall begin and/or continue to be played unless, in the opinion of the referee,
the safety of the players and/or the quality of the field is in jeopardy.
2. The game will
be replayed in full if less than 75% of the game has been played, after which
time the results of the match at the time of the stoppage shall stand. The
referee shall be the sole judge of time elapsed and this must be recorded on
both sets of game sheets.
3. When Fields are closed due to weather
conditions, the league will notify affected teams of any cancellations as soon
as notification has been received in the league office. Rules for rescheduling
will be used when rescheduling games.
15. Rescheduling Of Games
1. The League
Convenors must approve all changes made after the final schedule is completed.
No game will be postponed or rescheduled unless the respective Convenor has
received a Game Change request as submitted through the E2E website.
2. The two
coaches must agree upon a new time, date and location before submitting a Game
Change Request on the web site. The coach who submits the original request must
indicate which team is requesting the change.
The second coach will confirm the new time, date and location on the
web site. Once confirmed, these entries will complete a database for the
appropriate Convenor to review and authorization. Once confirmed by the
Convenor, an email will be processed to both teams advising of the approved
change. This entry will also update the League Schedule.
3. The Game
Change Function is meant for changes to fixtures greater than five days. Any
change required within this time frame must be called into the Division
Convenor for authorization and entry of the game change.
4. ALL authorized game changes made after May 31 will
cost the requesting team as per Appendix “A”.
cancellations as noted in Rule 14. The two coaches must submit entry into the
WOISL score system as a cancellation. The two coaches will then reschedule this
cancelled game using section 15.2 as noted above. The rescheduling of these
games must be submitted within five days of the postponed game. Failure to provide the required information
will result in the game being scheduled by the League with both teams being
charged an administration fee as per Appendix “A”.
6. Weather and
Field related problems will not incur the Game Change Fee as per Appendix “A”.
7. All games
will be scheduled to be completed by the end of August, where possible;
rescheduled games must be completed by the 14th day of September.
8. Unless twenty-four (24)
hours prior notice is given to the visiting team, only the referee can
determine if unplayable conditions exist. Should a private club or City Parks
and Recreation determine that unplayable conditions exist within less than
twenty-four (24) hours notice the postponed game will be rescheduled in
accordance with 15.5.
9. Only the WOISL scheduler and WOISL Convener or their delegates are
authorized to schedule or reschedule games for the League.
10. Any game(s) scheduled or
rescheduled by team officials, clubs or persons not authorized per Rule 15.9
will be declared null and void. Teams participating in a game not authorized by
the League will default all points from the game.
16. League Standings
1. The League
Champion shall be the team that accumulates the greatest number of points,
based on the formula of three (3) points for a win and one (1) point for a tie,
in all games provided for by the WOISL schedule of that age group.
(1 (1) Head to Head
(2) Most Wins
Difference – League Standings
(4) Least goals
against – League Standings
(5) Coin Toss
1. The WOISL is a stand alone League and your
position in the standings does not provide a guarantee of moving into the
Western Region Soccer League in the following season. The intent shall be to
provide your team with capable competition to prepare your players to compete
in the Regional League.
Disciplinary action shall be taken in
accordance with the OSA Published Rules and the WOISL Discipline Procedures.
The following guidelines will apply:
1. In cases where OSA
Published rules provide for Discipline by Review (DBR), the accused player or
Team/Club Official does not have to appear for a hearing. If the accused person
does not request a hearing or does not file an appeal within seventy-two (72) hours
of the game where the offence occurred, not including weekends or statutory
holidays, he/she will be found guilty and the applicable penalties and/or
fines, established by the OSA for the offence for which he/she has been charged
shall apply. Player ID booklets must have the League SPECIFIED SUSPENSION
RECORDED BY THE DISTRICT ASSOCIATION.
2. In the event the suspension is a Carry Over
Suspension from one Outdoor Season to another or from Indoor Season to another,
the OSA ID Booklet must be taken a second time to the appropriate District
Office to have the specified games recorded. These game numbers will be
provided by the league once the appropriate new schedule is posted.
3. Any request for a hearing shall be submitted
on the appropriate form and accompanied by a Hearing Fee as per Appendix “A”. The
hearing fee shall be reimbursed only if the Discipline Panel finds the accused
not guilty. An accused that has requested a hearing and fails to appear for the
hearing shall forfeit the Hearing Fee.
(This form is available on the web site.)
4. Where the OSA Published Rules provide for
Discipline by Hearing (DBH), and where the League Management Committee has
delegated to the WRSL the authority to handle all discipline pertaining to
league activities, except where the offence was directed at a game official,
the WRSL Board of Directors shall appoint a Discipline Committee or Panel to
hold a hearing and deal with the alleged infractions. Calendar Dates will be
posted on the WRSL web site. The WRSL Discipline Panel will handle all WOISL
5. Where disciplinary action results in a
suspension, the suspension shall not commence prior to seven (7) calendar days
from the issue of the notice of discipline. For example, a player issued with a
suspension notice on Friday would serve the suspension for the game(s)
SPECIFIED BY THE LEAGUE on or after the following Friday. This period will be
reduced to one (1) day in August & September in an effort to reduce the
number of carry over suspensions.
suspensions including those from the Kick Off Cup and other Tournaments are not
in effect until officially notified.
7. Failure of an accused
player or Team Official to appear at a Disciplinary Hearing will result in the
immediate suspension of the accused and fines as per APPENDIX A. The suspension
will continue to be in effect until the accused appears before the Disciplinary
8. All youth players attending a Disciplinary
Hearing must be accompanied by an adult who shall act as an advisor, failing
which the hearing will not precede and the player shall be suspended until the
hearing is held.
9. Clubs shall ensure that accused players and
Team/Club Officials appear for their Disciplinary Hearing. If upon being
advised of the failure of the accused to appear for their hearing, the Club
fails in meeting its responsibility within 30 days of the date of the original
hearing, the fine specified in APPENDIX A shall be assessed against the Club.
10. Failure of a Club Representative to appear
at a Disciplinary Hearing will result in a fine as specified in Appendix A.
19. Playing an Ineligible Player
1. Any club
charged with playing an ineligible player in a game sanctioned by the League
will be subject to a disciplinary hearing. Upon being found guilty, the team
will forfeit all points in games in the
league or kick off cup game in which the ineligible player participated
and will be fined as per Appendix “A”.
Player is a Player who:
registered under OSA Policies & Procedures
under a false name
iii) Under Discipline Suspension
iv) Played under a different name (Used card of
played without an OSA Registration book
2. Any team
official(s) charged with playing ineligible players shall attend a discipline
hearing and if found guilty shall be disciplined and fined as per Appendix “A.”
3. Any club charged with an ineligible team
official in a game sanctioned by the league will be subject to a disciplinary
hearing. Upon being found guilty, the team will forfeit all points in games in
the League or Cup game in which the ineligible team official participated and
will be fined as per Appendix “A”.
An Ineligible Team
Official is a Team Official who:
registered under OSA Policies & Procedures
under a false name
iv) Under a different name (Used card of another
in a game without OSA Registration book
20. Game Abandoned
1. Clubs will be
held responsible if a game is abandoned because of the actions of its players,
officials or spectators and will be subject to disciplinary hearing, and will
be fined as per Appendix “A” if found guilty.
based on decisions of the referee’s interpretation of FIFA Law will not be
2. Protests will
be handled as per WOISL Rules and Regulations. The Protest must be submitted in writing to the League Convener and to
the opposing Club/Team within 72 hours of the game being terminated. A fee of
$250.00 in cash or club cheque must be mailed with 7 (seven) days.
only be heard if any rules of the WOISL or OSA have been violated.
3. The WOISL will review protest and send response
within 14 days (including weekends)
i) If protest is ruled out of order – fee will
be returned minus admin fee of $75.00
scheduled, if protest upheld fee will be returned
scheduled, if protest denied fee will be forfeited
Discipline Hearing decisions of the League may be appealed to the OSA League
Management Committee at the following address along with a cheque for $500.00
OSA LEAGUE MANAGEMENT
Ontario Soccer Association
c/o Discipline and
7601 Martin Grove
Vaughan, Ontario L4L
appealing a decision of the League Discipline Committee are subject to the
decision rendered until the appeal has been deposed of.
23. Annual Meetings
Annual General Meeting
1. The WOISL Annual
General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the WRSL Annual General
Meeting (AGM) and will be held the first Sunday of December each year where
2. Each Club is
required to attend the WOISL AGM; non-attendance will result in a fine as per
Appendix A. A person can be the Club Representative for the WOISL & WRSL
teams at the same meeting.
3. All proposed
amendments must be received by the WOISL / WRSL in writing not less than
forty-five days prior to the Annual General Meeting and/or a Special General
The WOISL / WRSL Annual Coaches Meeting will be held
prior to the season. Club Contacts will be sent the details 30 days prior to
meeting and details will be posted on website.
Each Club is required to have a representative attend the meeting. Each
Team is required to have a representative attend the meeting. Each team must
have a separate representative.
will result in a fine as per Appendix “A”.
1. The office
staff is not authorized to interpret League Rules and Regulations or to waive
disciplinary fines for contravention of League Rules and Regulations without
the consent of the Board of Directors. Excuses for non-compliance with League
Rights and Responsibilities, including failure to appear for scheduled
discipline hearings, will not be accepted unless previously authorized in
writing by the Board of Directors.
2. The Executive
of the WOISL at their Executive Meeting may modify, add or delete any Rules or
Regulations for the betterment of the League. The clubs will be notified within
14 days of any changes.
3. Any matter
not covered by the League Constitution and/or Rules and Regulations, shall be
governed by the provisions of the OSA Published Policies.
1. Each club
will post a bond of Three hundred dollars (300.00) at the time League fees are
due. The bond will be returned minus
any outstanding charges when a Club is no longer a member of the League. At the
present time where a Club has teams in the WOISL and the WRSL they will only
require one bond amount.
2. The Board may
request an additional bond from any clubs who have had excessive amounts of
Discipline in the previous season.
reserves the right to hold a hearing, for any Club, Team Officials or Player
who does not abide by the WOISL Rules & Regulations and the OSA Published
APPENDIX “A” - 2017 FEE STRUCTURE
| League Fees:
| Per Team
| Bond per Club
Payable to League on or before January 15th
Late Registration Fee:
|Applicable per team for Regional after Jan 15th will incur a late fee.
| Discipline Fees:
| First Game No Show by Team (Rule 7.5)
| Second Game No Show by Team (Rule 7.5)
Any team missing a second game will be removed from the League and all games played by this team will be null & void.
| Three Cautions
| Team Official Removal
| Game Protest Fee:
| Hearing Fees:
| Request for Discipline by Hearing
| Request for Hearing for No Show *(All)
| * Non Refundable
| Request to Reschedule a Hearing
| Code of Conduct ( Rules & Regulations)
| Home Club Responsibilities (Rule 8)
| Team Responsibility (Rule &. to 7.8 except 7.5)
| Team Regulations (Rule 5.2, 5.5 & 5.6)
| Club/Team filing to comply with League Rules
| Game Abandoned (Rule 20)
| Club playing ineligible player (Rule 19-1)
| Team Official playing ineligible player (Rule 19-2)
| Club Representative no show
| Game Result not reported (Rule 7.9)
| Suspension not recorded by District in OSA ID Player Booklet (Rule 7.10)
| Team Official (Rule 6.3, 6.4 & 6.5 )
| Non-Attendance at Annual or Special General Meeting
| Non-Attendance at Coaches Meeting
| Game Change (15.4 & 15.5)
must be cash, club cheque or money order, payable to the WRSL
handle all financial aspects of the WOISL)
All payable to the League within 21Days:
In the event a team accumulates a total of:
1. Four (4) Dismissals (Red Cards);
2. Eight (8) Cautions (Yellow Cards); Or
3. A Combination of Ten Discipline Reports (Red or
of that team may be required to attend a discipline hearing of the league. If
brought before the League there will be an appearance fee charge payable by the
team, and the team may be subject to further discipline.
In the event a team
withdraws from the League:
registering a team and pulling the team from the league prior to March 1 will
forfeit the League fee.
2. Pulling a
team from March 1 to May 15, such clubs will forfeit its League fee and will be
subject to a fine of $ 300.00
3. After May 16
the club will forfeit the League fee and will be subject to a fine of $1,000.00
All Payments must be cash, club cheque or
money order, payable to the WRSL
handle all financial aspects of the WOISL)
All Fees and
Fines are due within 21 days. Clubs are responsible for all fees and fines.
Clubs not paying fees or fines within the stipulated time will be declared not
in good standing and their District Association and OSA will be notified.
Game Officials Fees:
Age Division Referee
Assistant Referee (x2)
U-13 $50 $30
The home team must pay the game fees to the official
prior to the start of the game.
The home team must provide the referee with a WOISL
APPENDIX “B” - GAME OFFICIALS FEES
for scheduled games where kick-off does not take place.
The referee and
assistant referees shall be paid a half-game fee for games that are not started
due to the following situations:
The field, in
referee’s discretion, is unplayable.
The town’s parks
department closes the field prior to kick-off.
Referee Coordinator or the DRC designate did NOT personally contact the referee
at least one hour prior to scheduled kick-off of the game.
One or both
teams do not show up after the grace period has lapsed.
One or both
teams have less than the minimum number of players required to start the game.
The home team will pay the half fee.
The half-game fee noted above shall be paid only if:
1. The referee collects and completes the game sheet(s) and provides a
short written report explaining why the game did not start.
2. The appointed referee and assistant referees, who were present at
the field, shall include their names, OSA Registrant Number and signature(s) in
the space provided on the game sheet(s).
3. Hand a fully completed and signed copy of the game sheet(s) to the
coach/manager of the team(s) that is/are present.
4. Forward the fully completed and signed original to the WOISL / WRSL
office within 48 hours.