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2022/2023 SUMMARY OF RULES:

General Rules

  1.  Follow Covid-19 AYSO Safety Guidelines. Yes we still have Covid-19 conditions.
  2. City Park ordinances must be followed without exception.
  3. AYSO Kids Zone rules are to be observed at all times.
  4. Adhere to 2022-2023 current AYSO National Rules & Regulations
  5. Home team supporters sit at North or West side of field depending on layout.
  6. Spectators NOT sit behind the Assistant Referee. We suggest to use other side of technical area.
  7. Spectators 10 yards form goal line, not behind the goal and not distract goal keepers in any way.
  8. NO pets at, on, around the field while children are present. Keep them on the walk ways and parking lot.
  9. AYSO games and training follow AYSO National Rules and Regulations
  10. We recommend applauding to players and coaches instead of handshake or other contact. 
  11. Games receive priority referee assignments for the teams having supplied team referees.
  12. Priority assignment means up to 3 referees assigned before any other game may be considered.
  13. Scheduled games MUST have referee(s) to count in standings. No referees no standings added.
  14. First time slot: teams hang up nets. There is one bag for two nets.
  15. Last time slot: teams take down both nets and put in designated bag. Leave bag at field.
  16. 6U/8U games have one bag per set of goal + net. Leave both bags at field.

Scheduled Games with referees

  1. Referee volunteers are not paid and to be treated with respect. Help them become better referees.
  2. Referees follow the AYSO guidelines for Officials. See also Flag Borrowing Rules.
  3. Referees apply  Laws of the Game by IFAB 2021/2022 or later and PDI modifications. 
  4. Read the rules for 6U/8U as they are different than IFAB LOTG.
  5. ALUC-s to be handed to referee not later than 5 min before coin-toss
  6. Player safety inspection done by referees and coaches. Observe social distancing.
  7. The referee tosses the coin. Players not touch the coin.
  8. Referee decisions are final. Forward any questions to the Ref Administrator. No debate on the field.
  9. Using NON-Neutral referees requires written approval from RRA staff and coaches on ALUC.
  10. Substituted players (going out) show jersey numbers to referee while standing on touch line.
  11. ALUC-s to be verified for accuracy and signed by Coach at end of game. Cannot write comments.
  12. Coach-Referee NOT coach and referee in same game. Violation of this rule disqualifies the team.
  13. All games MUST end no later than 12 min before end of time slot. Especially first game of day.
  14. For late start reduce play time and adjust to 2 equal periods and inform the coaches.

 Plays without referees (scrimmages)

  1. Games without referees are cancelled. The outcome will not count in standings.
  2. Coaches can play a scrimmage but no standings to be included in season statistics.
  3.  Coach can write comments like injuries, incidents, etc on ALUC for information to regional board.
  4. Coach / Team manager returns completed ALUC showing players' playtime. Outcome is irrelevant.
  5. It is preferred that one coach or Team Manager brings both ALUC-s to Referee station.
  6. All scrimmages MUST end no later than 12 min before end of time slot. Especially first game of day.
  7. The ALUC is proof for coaches they followed AYSO "Every One Plays" tenet.

    Sideline Supporters

  • Parents observe their children when visiting to the rest rooms for proper use of soap and disinfectant
  • Volunteer to help create the best soccer experience for your child and improve our program experience.
  • Spectators do not approach technical area to keep players/substitutes and coach safe.
  • Do not throw or let others throw any object on or off the field while visiting the CITY/ Region-73 soccer facilities.
  • Wear mask as is recommended when talking to officials, coaches or players not in your own family circle.
  • Keep your children safe and not allow them to climb or damage soccer field equipment.
  • Children should be kept away from park structures like fence cables and posts and the concrete soccer balls.
  • Do not sit or climb on the structures as accidents with injury or death may occur.





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AYSO Region 73

POBox 10237 CA 
Bakersfield, California 93389

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 661-556-2931
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