Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Effective August 2017, ICYSL will implement the small-sided games rules (new: goal sizes, field sizes, roster sizes, play time) mandated by the U.S. Soccer. Below is a chart summary of the changes necessary for your club/town to be ready in time for the Fall 2017 season. You can read more about the changes here.

End of season standings and scores

This is a friendly reminder that playoff scheduling will start WEDNESDAY May 31st. All game scores must be entered BEFORE 9pm that day or a score of 0-0 will be entered. We are hoping to have the playoff games pairing ready by Wednesday midnight so games can be scheduled Thursday and played the following weekend.


Format Changes effective Fall 2017

Spring 2017 Updates

The Spring 2017 Playing Rules and Referee Reference Sheet have been updated to reflect the changes discussed at the meeting 3/29/17. Please advise all members of your town/club. You might want to suggest that they clear their cache to insure access to this information.

Thank you.



Important Spring 2017 Dates

Important Dates: Spring 2017 season.


Key Dates:

March 04 – Preliminary team counts/strengths due

March 11 – Final team counts/strengths due - Flighting begins

March 18 – Flighting finalized – scheduling begins

March 29 – Coaches league meeting (KIP awards available for pick up)

April 01 – Opening weekend

June 03 - First playoff weekend

June 17 – Finals Fest (Rain date 6/18)



We will be playing 7 game season plus playoffs for U12 - U17,

U10 & U19 will play a 9 game season.


3/29 Wed. -- Mandatory TR / Coaches Meeting at Deutscher Club, Clark, NJ 

TR's meet at 7:30pm and coaches meet at 8:00pm


4/01 –- Week A - Season starts

4/08 -- Week B

4/15 -- Week C (Easter Weekend – No Games)

4/22 -- Week D

4/29 -- Week E

5/06 -- Week F

5/13 -- Week G (Mother’s Day Weekend)

5/20 -- Week H

5/27 -- Week I – Memorial Day weekend (Make up games)

6/03 –- Week J - First Round Playoffs

6/10 –- Week K - Second Round Playoffs

6/17 – Week L - Finals Fest at SPF



U.S Soccer Federation’s Safety Campaign

ICYSL has adopted the US Soccer Federation Safety Campaign beginning March 3rd 2016.

The policy is described below for both Matches and Practices for team’s U12 & U10.




When a player deliberately strikes the ball using the head in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) will be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense for a Dangerous Play.


If a defending player deliberately strikes the ball with the head in the defending team’s own goal area an indirect free kick will be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.


If an attacking player deliberately strikes the ball with the head in the opponents goal area an indirect free kick will be awarded and may be taken from anywhere inside the goal area.

If contact with the head is not deliberate there is no violation and play should continue.



Practices/ Training/ Scrimmages:

The use of the head to strike the ball for these age groups is prohibited.

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Week J - First Round Playoffs
Week K - Second Round Playoffs
Week L - Finals Fest at SPF
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