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Game Day: Field Volunteer Requirements

Home team is responsible for:

  • Supporting field set-up (first game) and field teardown (last game.)
    • Please arrive 1 hour prior to your game to support field set-up
  • Providing a Scorekeeper and Field Commissioner
  • Email Completed Score Sheet to:
    1. your head coach
    2. the Division Director for your age group:
  • U11 – U11@socallaxassoc.com | U13 - U13@socallaxassoc.com | U15 - U15@socallaxassoc.com | Girls ES - GE@socallaxassoc.com |  Girls MS - GM@socallaxassoc.com

 

Visiting team is responsible for:

  • Providing a Timekeeper and a Field Commissioner

 

IMPORTANT! All volunteers must refrain from excessive cheering and/or sideline coaching. This behavior can result in a Game Conduct penalty.

 

See below for details regarding each volunteer’s responsibilities:

 

Field Commissioner Responsibilities (2019)

Each team must provide a Field Commissioner

    • Ensure home team provides a scorekeeper (not the Field Commissioner) and 9 balls (4 on each baseline and 1 for faceoff). In addition at least 6 balls should be 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 3 SCLA Certified coaches are in the Coaches Box for all divisions except Boys U9. No more than 2 for Boys U9.
    • 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.
    • Remind parents to remain positive; report any inappropriate behavior to the Division Director.
    • Ensure a Game Referee signs the official Score Sheet.
    • Ensure the Score Keeper takes a picture of the final Score Sheet and emails it to their coach and Division Director.
    • Ensure coaches remind their players to pick up all trash prior to leaving the sidelines after the game.

Scorekeeper Responsibilities (2019)

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
  • Complete an official Game Score Sheet
    • Blank Score Sheets will be at the scoring table
    • Prior to the game, fill in Team Names, Jersey Numbers, Time, Conference (Stars/Stripes) Division (age-group) and referee names.
    • 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 signature on the completed Score Sheet.

 

  • Email Completed Score Sheet to:
  1. your head coach
  2. the Division Director for your age group:
    • U11 – U11@socallaxassoc.com | U13 - U13@socallaxassoc.com | U15 - U15@socallaxassoc.com | Girls ES - GE@socallaxassoc.com |  Girls MS - GM@socallaxassoc.com

Timekeeping Responsibilities (2019)

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

 

  • Boys games:
    • Responsibility
      • Boys U9: The Referee’s will keep game time. No parent timekeeping volunteers are needed.
      • 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 out (1 for each half)
      • 5 minute half time
      • Running clock stops for Injury time outs and if a Coach time out is called during the last 2 minutes of each half
      • Referees 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 Injury time outs and if a Coach time out is called during the last 2 minutes of each half
      • Overtime
        • U11
          • 2 minute break
          • 1 four (4) minute overtime period (1st goal wins)
        • U13 & U15
          • 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)