No offside will be called in U-8. Though it is not called, if a player consistently is in an offside position, the referee may approach the coach at a stoppage of play for correction
In Girls' Only League - Girls may cross their arms over their chests to protect themselves as long as they do not propel the ball in a way to gain advantage for themselves or teammates.
NO Slide tackles are permitted in the CVYSL recreational league.
A goalkeeper may not be charged, interfered with, or impeded in any manner while in possession of the ball.
U-8 any offense warranting a card in older age groups will result in the player sitting out the remainder of that half. At the referee and coaches discretion. No cards should be shown at this age level.
U-10 and UP referees are asked to use their best discretion before issuing any cards.
Any incident requiring a card to be issued, will require the referee to file an incident report within 48 hours of the completion of the game.
Any player receiving a red card will automatically be suspended for one game. Any player receiving more than 5 yellow cards in a season will sit out their next game.
Coaches can be carded, spectators can not be carded. However, if in the referees determination, their actions are not appropriate for the level of play, the coach or spectator may be asked to leave the field until the conclusion of the match.
Again, if this choice is undertaken by the referee then an incident report must be filled out.
There is NO appeal on referee decisions.
Any spectator asked to leave the field during a game may be required to observe a one-game suspension based upon board decision.
No penalty kicks will be taken in U8. Instead an indirect free kick from the point of the infraction, unless in the goal area, where the ball is moved out to goal line closest to the point of the infraction.
U-8 will get two attempts to make a correct throw-in.
U-10 and above will not be granted a second attempt and will lose possession if throw in is not completed correctly.