|+ ||Spring season information 2014|
Welcome to our 14th year of adult recreational soccer. Spring season will begin around 23 February, with registration opening in mid Jan. No rule tweaks are expected, but changes in insurance policy requirements may require new players for this league year to register slightly differently, but we will know more in jan. Fees should remain the same except the second team fee will have to be increased. We will aim for an 8 game season, and hope to get in 9 games as we have for several seasons now. If there are not sufficient teams (6-8 solid teams) interested in playing in 11-a side (division 1) then we will not offer it, and will simply convert those teams to 7-a-side. We plan to offer division 1 and divisions 2-6 as in fall season. Division 5 team ages are now monitored during team formation, and teams without sufficient aged/protected class players will be moved up to division 4. Please note that teams that are too good for division 6 but are too young for division 5 will be moved to division 4. Teams will be promoted/relegated between 2, 3, 4 based on results from last season. Any suggestions for league improvement are welcome from all players.
|+ ||League Division Breakdown:|
11-a-side teams. 90-minute games. Full-field.
Divisions 2, 3, and 4:
7-a-side with a results-based promotion/relegation ladder. One to four teams will be promoted and relegated between seasons to keep divisions roughly equal in size. Intensity and contact should be graded based on division, with higher intensity in D2. All new teams begin in D3. No slide tackling, 60-minute games. Half-field.
RECREATIONAL-ONLY division. Teams are required to have two men over 40 and/or women on the field at all times. 7-a-side. 60-minute games. Half-field.
RECREATIONAL/NOVICE-ONLY division. Men playing in D6 under the age of 30 may not participate on any other team in any other division. 7-a-side. 60-minute games. Half-field.
|+ ||Trash issues|
Action needed to be taken due to the amount of trash left on fields by players and spectators. Referees and officials will note trash remaining after games or game sets, excessive trash will be rewarded with an executive yellow card given to the captains of teams that were involved or played on that field that day. While this is not entirely equitable, it is the only method to curtail the trash residue through involvement of all teams. If this is not curbed, then prices for all have to go up to compensate for the increased cost of trash pickup.
|+ ||Insurance claim information|
Players who are injured in BCSSL games are covered by a secondary insurance. The procedure is 1) Go ahead and get your injury taken care of. 2) In the mean time, in order for a claim to be submitted, the claimant must complete a form which can be found here. 3) Fill out the "Adult Claim Form" found here and email that form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then Bollinger (the insurance company) will walk us through the rest of the procedures.