League Cup Play
- Written by Jackie Larson Jackie Larson
- Published: 17 October 2017 17 October 2017
- Created: 17 October 2017 17 October 2017
The BCCSL League Cup Game schedule for the weekend of October 20, 21 & 22 is now posted on the league website.
All U15-U18 league cup games must be provided with Assistant Referees.
Scores must be reported by not later than 9pm Monday night by the Club Score Recorders. Failure to do so may result in a $50.00 game fine.
All procedures related to AR’s, field preparation, team lists, player substitution and length of game are the same as for regular League play.
If a winner has not been determined by the end of regulation time, then kicks from the penalty mark will be taken to determine the winner of the match.
Called League Cup Games (Abandoned due to Field & Weather Conditions
League Cup games that are called due to deteriorating field and weather conditions or because of limited time constraints on turf fields, for example lights, will be considered incomplete.
The Cup game will be rescheduled to restart from the minute that the game was called whether it was in regulation, extra time or during the penalty shots and will be restarted with the same line-up of players both on and off the field and where possible the same game officials will be present.
In order not to cancel more League games to replay Cup games cancelled for any reason, the cancelled Cup games will be rescheduled on an off-League game day. Teams with League games scheduled for a Saturday will play their cancelled Cup game on a Sunday and vice versa. Teams with a League game scheduled for a Friday night will play their cancelled Cup game on the Sunday.
Kicks from the Penalty Mark
There are two coin tosses to determine the winner. The first toss is to determine which side/net the penalty kicks will be taken. The second is to determine which team will shoot first.
With the exception of a substitute for an injured goalkeeper, only players who were on the field of play or are temporarily off the field of play (injury, adjusting equipment, etc) at the end of the match are eligible to take kicks.
Each team is responsible for selecting from the eligible players the order in which they will take the kicks. The referee is not informed of the order.
If at the end of the match and before he kicks one team has a greater number of layers than its opponents, it must reduce its number to the same number as its opponents and the referee must be informed of the name and number of each player excluded. Any excluded player is not eligible to take part in the kicks (except as indicated above.) Only eligible players and match officials are permitted to remain on the field of play. All eligible players, except the player taking the kick and the two goalkeepers, must remain within the center circle. The referee keeps a record of the kicks. The kicks are taken alternately by the teams.
If, before both teams have taken five kicks, one has scored more goals than the other, even if it were to complete its five kicks, no more kicks are taken. If, after both teams have taken five kicks, the scores are level kicks continue until one team has scored a goal more than the other from the same number of kicks.
Each kick is taken by a different player and all eligible players must take a kick before any player can take a second kick.
The above principle continues for any subsequent sequence of kicks but a team may change the orders of kickers.
Please note that failure to play the kicks from the penalty mark format is cause for a protest.