WCASA Team Procedures
WCASA Team Procedures, Revised March 2011, is a companion
document to the WCASA Laws of the Game.
In addition to WCASA Team Procedures, the companion
document identifies classes of infractions and penalties for the
These two documents together will be used to facilitate and
regulate the playing of WCASA league games.
league games will be played according to current F.I.F.A. laws
with the exceptions or additions as noted in the WCASA Laws of
of any WCASA league game must meet all of the following
at least 18 years old
rostered with the WCASA Administrator at least 48 hours prior to
Hold a current WSSA player card
pregnant woman player will be allowed to play
numbers of players on a roster is 28
be age appropriate for the division that they are playing in.
Managers are to provide the following information to the WCASA
address, phone number, email address and date of birth of all
deletions and additions to a team roster must be in writing -
via email preferred - include name, address, phone number, email
address and date of birth.
A player may
only play on one team within a division/day of play (e.g. winter
coed > 30 Div 1 / Div 2)
changing teams must be deleted from their former team before
they may be added to a new team. The former team's name must be
provided to the administrator.
Responsibility for providing this information to the
administrator lies SOLELY with the team and failure to comply
with any of the above requirements may cause implementations of
A team found
to have played an unregistered, fraudulently registered,
suspended or otherwise ineligible player shall forfeit the game
or games. Said player & team manager
penalized for a period to be determined by the WCASA Board.
manager, team, or player which is found to have willfully and/or
consistently violated the playing rules of WCASA may
be suspended from participation in all WCASA activities
for a period to be determined by the WCASA Board..
In the event
of WCASA receiving a report of a team, coach, or player failing
to comply with the concepts of Sportsmanship and Fair Play, the
WCASA Board of Directors shall investigate. If the allegations
are found to have merit, the board may levy penalties over and
above those penalties that may have been otherwise applicable.
GAMES (LESS THAN 24 HOURS NOTICE GIVEN TO ADMINISTRATOR) MAY BE
SUBJECT TO MONETARY PENALTY.
Teams that are unable to play a match must provide 24 hours notice of a
forfeit by contacting the WCASA Administrator at
firstname.lastname@example.org or are possibly subject to a
fine consisting of the cost of one game per team fee paid (team
fee for season/number of games in season). The fine will be paid
by the team manager prior to the start of the team’s next game.
An appeal of the fine may be made to the WCASA Board at its next
regularly scheduled meeting. If the fine is reversed, the fee
will be returned to the team manager.”
are encouraged to be at the field at least 15 minutes prior to
kick-off to allow for a timely start.
referee with a current preprinted Game Report prior to the game.
Players may not be hand added to the roster. No exceptions.
are to surrender their current WSSA Player Card to the referee
prior to the game.
able to provide a current WSSA Player Card will not be permitted
to play. No exceptions.
comply with ALL the above requirements may cause the
implementation of penalties.
conclusion of the game, the referee will return all WSSA Player
Cards less any retained due to a red card offense. WCASA
Administration will return these cards before the player’s next
scheduled game that he/she can play in.
In the event
of a lopsided game, at the agreement of both teams, at or after
the half time; with the score at that time remaining the
official score, teams can then re-organize and continue as a
Any complaint or comment regarding a referees ability, demeanor,
or appearance shall be addressed to: Referee Assignor, WCASA PO
Box 29716 Bellingham WA 98228 or email
2. A protest can
only be made for a misappropriate rule call, not for judgment.
To protest a match, a team must first notify the referee, so
they can note the protest on the game report. The protest
then must be filed by the team manager, in writing and received
within 72 hours of the game being protested. The protest
should be sent to the Judicial Chairperson, c/o WCASA,
P.O. Box 29716, Bellingham, WA 98228.
The Judicial Chair should also be informed by email
and/or telephone of the
3. For games
with no-show referee, options are to:
a. Play without a referee.
b. Choose not to play at all. Game will be
scored as a 0-0 tie.
choose to play the game, all WCASA league rules apply. Rosters
must be presented to opposing team and cards checked. Game
reports are turned in.
No game will
be rescheduled due to a no-show referee. Referee fees will be
refunded regardless of whether the game is played.
standing purposes, 3 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point
for each team will be awarded for a tie and 0 points will be
awarded for a loss. The team with the most points at the end of
the season will be awarded as division champion. In the event of
a tie, the following criteria will be used.
first place standing may be forfeited by any team that doesn't
field a team or doesn't show up for the last game of the season.
This decision would be made at the discretion of the board.
Head to Head
Least goals against
- Most goals for
- Coin toss at end of final game
Judicial will adjudicate red card and multiple yellow card
offenses in accordance with the following guidelines.
Red Card Infractions
– Class I
Play – Intentional handling a ball to prevent a goal or a goal
play – Impeding a player, through unlawful means, thus denying
the attacking player’s team a goal scoring opportunity.
abusive language – not directed at another player or spectator.
in misconduct – after having received a caution.
– Intentional Class III
play – other than those listed under Class I
abusive language – directed at another player or spectator.
– Intentional Class IV
abusive language directed at a game official
– Intentional Class V
applies anywhere in the soccer facility, including, but not
limited to the parking lot
language is defined as language that would generally not be
considered acceptable in front of children, in a working
environment or in a place of worship. Abusive language is
considered to include the previous examples in addition to
language that may be considered demeaning and disrespectful
and/or presented in a threatening manner, including gestures and
motions. It should be noted that the referee has the final word
on what is considered foul and/or abusive language.
for Red Card Infractions
Removal of player during the reported game and one game.
Removal of player during the reported game and one week.
Removal of player during the reported game and two weeks.
Removal of player during the reported game and three weeks.
of Referee abuse/assault will be forwarded to WSSA for their
adjudication. If determined guilty, WCASA may impose an
additional suspension in addition to any penalties imposed by
Circumstances may result in more severe penalties.
Note and Appeal Process
Judicial Chairperson will use the above as guidelines for
determining penalties for the appropriate class of infraction.
If there are extenuating circumstances and the player feels that
a contest of issuance of a red card, the player may appeal to
the Judicial Committee. All appeals submitted to WCASA must be
in writing and accompanied by a fee of $25 and be postmarked
within 48 hours of notification of said decision.
card will be returned to players after the required suspension
period has been served. The Administrator will make
arrangements to have the suspended player's card returned via
the WCASA clear drop box at the NW Soccer Park or in the referee
box at a satellite soccer facility.
issued at the end of the season for actions listed in the
Physical-Intentional Classes may result in suspension of play in
subsequent seasons, dependant on the seriousness of the
of more than one (1) red card per season per player will result
in the player appearing before a WCASA Judicial committee to
determine the penalty.
If a player
receives three (3) yellow cards in one season then that player
will receive a one-week suspension after receiving the 3rd
violation by a team may result in the team manager being called
before a Judicial Board to determine if expulsion of the team is