Game Day: Team Responsibilities

Field Comissioner

Each team must provide a Field Commissioner

  • Ensure home team provides a scorekeeper (not the Field Commissioner)
  • Ensure the following regarding game balls:
    • At the beginning of the game and at half time, ensure 4 balls are on each baseline and 1 is provided to the ref’s for the faceoff
    • During the course of the game, replace baseline balls as needed.
    • In addition to the 9 game balls on the field, there should an additional 6 balls available in the equipment box for each game
  • Ensure visiting team provides a timekeeper.

Note: If a team refuses to provide a Scorekeeper or Timekeeper, the game may be forfeited by that team. Both teams may still scrimmage until the start of the next scheduled games.

  • Ensure Scorer’s table / two chairs set up is complete:
  • SCLA Field Notebook
  • Score Flip-Card
  • SCLA Score Sheet (provided by coaches)

Note: When possible assist the Scorekeeper to ensure minimum playing time requirements for both teams requirements are recorded (on the Score Sheet).  

  • Ensure Game start times are adhered to.

If Game start time is delayed, the Field Commissioners should meet with the Referees and Coaches to agree on a plan to get the Game back on schedule. For example, if a game starts 20 minutes late, the length of each half can be reduced by “X” amount of minutes and/or halftime can be shortened so the next game starts on time.

  • Ensure that no more than 4 SCLA Certified coaches are in the Coaches Box.
  • Ensure no parents or unofficial individuals other than players and coaches are in the Coaches box and on the Players sideline. This includes the “team photographer”.
  • For spectator safety, ensure no spectators are standing or sitting on the end-lines.
  • Ensure a Game Referee signs the official Score Sheet.
  • Ensure a photo is taken by coaches and/or Score Table volunteer of the completed scoresheet and the Score Sheet placed is placed in the front pocket of the Field Notebook.
  • Ensure the Game winner and Final Score are accurate and clearly indicated.
  • Ensure coaches remind their players to pick up all trash prior to leaving the sidelines after the game.

 

Scorekeeper

Scorekeeper is provided by the Home team

U9:  No Score Keeping

 

All other divisions:   Game cannot begin until the scorekeeper is in place.  If a team refuses to provide a scorekeeper the game may be forfeited by the home team. Both teams may still scrimmage until the start of the next scheduled game. The scorekeeper has the following responsibilities during the game.

 

  • Ensure the scoreboard (flip-card) reflects the correct score for the referees and parents
  • Bring and Complete the official Game Score Sheet
    • Prior to the game, fill in Rosters (see instructions on the SCLA website http://www.socallaxassoc.com/forms/) for BOTH teams, include the Date, Time, Conference (Stars/Stripes) Division (age-group) and referee names. Rosters must include player last names and jersey numbers for BOTH
    • Each coach needs to confirm accuracy of the roster prior to the game.
    • If a team is “floating” players from another team, place an “F” beside that player’s name.
    • Place an “X” in the Play Time (PT) box when a player enters the game for the first time each half 
    • When a goal is scored fill in player number/name and circle the number of goals for that player.
    • Penalties - Fill in team, player jersey #, penalty type (ref will provide), length of penalty, time and half the penalty occurred.
    • For timeouts, circle the number of the half in which the timeout is called for the appropriate team.
  • At the completion of the game, tally final score and clearly write the final score at the top of the score sheet. Clearly indicate the winner.
  • Get referee to print their name and sign the completed Score Sheet.
  • Take a photo of the score-sheet and e-mail to your team’s Head Coach and the appropriate SCLA Division Director.
  • Girls Division Director
  • Boys Division Director
    • U9 – No score keeping for U9
    • If you have any questions, please call Frank Johnson at 805-338-6397
    • U11 – U11@socallaxassoc.com
    • If you have any questions, please call Mitch Gerth, at (310) 210-1542
    • U13 – U13@socallaxassoc.com
    • If you have any questions, please call Lynn Brennan, at (310) 658-7663
    • U15 – U15@socallaxassoc.com
    • If you have any questions, please call James McGoldrik, at (310) 463-7400

Timekeeping

Timekeeping is provided by the Visiting team

    • Girls games:
      • The Timekeeper will keep track of game time and penalty time.
      • Elementary School:
        • 20 minute running halves, however the clock will stop on whistles during the last 2 minutes of each half and during time outs
        • 2 two minute time outs (1 for each half)
        • 5 minute half time
        • Running clock stops for Ref, Coach and Injury time outs
        • No overtime
        • Penalties
          • Duration to be confirmed by Ref’s
      • Middle School:
        • 25 minute running halves, however the clock will stop on whistles during the last 2 minutes of each half and during time outs
        • 2 two minute time outs (1 for each half)
        • 5 minute half time
        • Running clock stops for Ref, Coach and Injury time outs
        • Overtime
          • 2 minute break
          • 4 minute overtime (1st goal wins)
          • No time outs
        • Penalties
          • Duration to be confirmed by Ref’s
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    • Boys games:
      • Responsibility
        • Boys U9: Parents will keep track of game time
        • Boys U11, U13 and U15: The Referee’s will keep game time, but the Timekeeper will keep track of penalty time.
      • U9:
        • 22 minute running halves
        • 2 one minute time outs (1 for each half)
        • 5 minute half time
        • Running clock stops for Coach and Injury time outs
        • Coaches ref and will stop play for infractions, but players do not serve penalty time
        • No overtime
      • U11, U13 & U15:
        • 24 minute running halves
        • 4 one minute time outs (2 for each half)
        • 5 minute half time
        • Running clock stops for Ref, Coach and Injury time outs
        • Overtime
          • 2 minute break
          • 2 four (4) minute running overtime periods (1st goal wins)
          • 1 minute break after first overtime period (if necessary)
          • 2 time outs (1 for each overtime period)
        • Penalties
          • 45 or 90 seconds (to be confirmed by Ref’s)