Waiver to rule 4-1-1i1.; goal keeper jersey for the 2012-2014 seasons and a waiver to rule 4-1-1b; home white jerseys for the 2013-2015 seasons. (Jan. 2012)
Boys Overtime Procedure: Regular season games should consist of two 40 minute halves with two 10 minute sudden victory overtimes, if needed, to break the tie. Beginning with Section play and continuing on through the State Tournament, overtimes would consist of two 15 minute sudden victory periods and, if still tied, penalty kicks. The only exception to this would be in the State Championship game where co-champions would be declared after the two sudden victory overtime periods. (May 2008)
State Association Adoptions: (May 2008)
Length of Period: The game will be played in two equal halves of 40 minutes each.
Shorten Periods: By mutual agreement or in any emergency, by agreement of coaches or ordered by the head referee, provided it is determined to shorten the periods before the game or before the second half begins and all remaining periods are the same length.
Suspended Game: If less than one-half of the game has been completed, the game will be restarted from the point of interruption.
Time on Field: Time may be kept on the field by the head referee.
Score on Field: The official score may be kept by the head referee.
Reserve Official: The reserve official may assume the duties of the scorer.
Yellow Card Accumulation Policy: It is the intention of the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Committee to address the issue of the accumulation of Yellow Cards during the soccer season by an individual player or coach. The situations surrounding Red Cards are dealt with directly under the NYSPHSAA Guidelines for Sportsmanship and Misconducts outlined in the State Handbook for all sports. The consequences for the accumulation of excessive Yellow Cards will be as follows:
1. Five Yellow Cards accumulated by a single player or coach in the regular season will result in a one game suspension. Disqualifications due to an accumulation of five yellow cards occurring in the last game of the season will carry over into the next season of participation, if the team does not enter post season play.
2. The continued accumulation of Yellow Cards by the same individual or coach will result in a one game suspension per additional Yellow Card.
3. In the event that the player or coach receives two Yellow Cards in the same game, resulting in a Red Card, the two Yellow Cards will not count toward the season total, since the player or coach will receive a one game suspension as a result of the misconduct and ejection.
4. The accumulation card total is for regular season play only and the process will start over again for post season play. However, any penalties awarded as a result of the last regular season game will carry over into the post season.
5. The post season policy will provide a one game suspension after three Yellow Cards and a one game suspension for each additional card received through the State Final. A one game suspension resulting from a yellow card in a team’s last post season game will carry over into the next season of participation.
6. The coaches of both schools are to report all Yellow Cards to their League and Section by means of Mail, E-mail or Fax for tabulation. The officials should report to their boards concerning games in which cards are given and the reasons for issuance of the card. Board policy will determine the method of notification to the League and Section. A final end of the year report including data on disqualifications shall be sent to the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Coordinator.
7. Refusing to report, or failing to report infractions and allowing players to continue play under these circumstances will result in the forfeiture of all games in which the individual in question participated.
Scrimmages: A soccer scrimmage may not exceed a total of 100 minutes and unlimited substitutions are permitted. The length of time for the periods of play is to be determined by the coaches, not to exceed 40 minutes in any one period: halves, three periods or quarters. Scoreboards may be used for timekeeping only. The clock will begin with the goal keeper in possession of the ball. When a goal is scored, play will be restarted with goalie possession. The goalie can restart play with a goal kick, goalie throw or goalie punt.