differential is wrong in the standings!
The goal differential has a bound of ±3. The easiest way to
explain this is with two examples.
Team A scores 3 goals against Team B that scores 1 goal
|Team A goal
||(3 - 1 = 2)
|Team B goal differential:
||(1 - 3 = -2)
Team Y scores 6 goals against Team Z that scores 1 goal
|Team Y goal
||(6 - 1 = 5)
bound to a max of 3
|Team Z goal differential:
||(1 - 6 = -5) bound to a
max of -3
For more information refer to Rule
412 in the Rules and Regulations.
||My points are
wrong on the standings!
What are team penalty points?
The points for standings are calculated as 3 points for each
win plus 1 point for each tie plus 0 points for each loss
minus any team penalty points.
Team penalty points are caused by players receiving red and
yellow cards. Each LOPC red card is 2 team penalty points and non-LOPC
red card is 0 penalty points. The first
10 yellow cards (U11-17) or 8 yellow cards (U19) a team receives is 1 penalty point. After the
threshold of 10 (or 8) yellow cards is reached every multiple of 5
yellow cards is 1 penalty point.
For more information refer to Rule 501 in the Rules and
||Why do some
scores appear quickly on the website while other game scores
take much longer? Why does it take so long for my score to get
posted to the website?
are required to enter an online game report within 48 hours of the
game. The score will be posted immediately from that
report. The accuracy of the information is verified later by
the Division Coordinator. Should the referee not file their
report the score will be delayed.
||I am a U9 or
U10 coach. How come there are no scores for games in my age
Our parent organizations US Youth Soccer and New York
State West Youth Soccer Association have identified
these age groups as non-competitive. They prohibit the posting
of scores or standings for non-competitive ages.
||I am a coach or
parent of a player on a U9 or U10 team. The referee is not
calling slide tackles in the game.
Slide tackles are allowed in all age groups as per FIFA rules.
For more information refer to Rule 400 in the Rules and
||I am a coach or
president of a club. Why does my club get charged for field
changes? What about changes due to weather?
The League passes on the charges from the referee unit. The
amounts vary depending upon when (in time) and the type of
change. For further information refer to Rule 417 and refer to
the Referee's Contract.
The league absorbs the referee charges due to weather
(rain-outs, field closed due to rain, etc).
||I keep hearing
about filling out the Game Feedback form. Where do I find the
Game Feedback form?
Click on your game number in the division. This will bring up
the Feedback form.
||What is a Team
Where did the Team ID come from?
I lost my Team ID. Who can tell me what it was?
When your team was electronically registered at the beginning
of the season a Team ID was generated and returned on the
confirmation page. The ID is necessary on other forms. If you
have lost it there is a link next to the input box on forms
that use the Team ID. Complete the information and your Team
ID will be emailed to the Coach and Alternate Contact
associated with the team.
||How much should I pay
fees can be found in multiple places.
- Referee Information web page.
- Game Day Roster.
- The Referee Service Agreement .
||Why did nobody respond
to my comment on the Game Feedback form?
Feedback forms are sent to the Referee Liaison. If you
need an immediate response or corrective action contact the
appropriate member of the RDYSL board that can be found on the
Board Member website page.
||What is the
organization of soccer in the Rochester, New York area?
Soccer is big in the Rochester/Monroe County area. We have both a
profressional men's and woman's soccer team that play their home
matches at Sahlens Stadium in downtown Rochester. The men's team,
the Rochester Rhinos information may be found at www.rhinossoccer.com.
The woman's team, the Western NY Flash information can be found at
www.wnyflash.com and the
roster includes players from the US Woman's National team.
Soccer is also played at most of our high schools and colleges.
The foundation of
soccer in our community are the multiple levels of youth and
adult soccer (www.rdsl.org) leagues. If you are looking for a
place for your child to play soccer, you need to determine
what level of soccer best suits your son or daughter as
well as take into account their age.
Tiered Organization Structure
basic organization of youth soccer in Rochester consists of
three tiers; "house recreation leagues",
"travel soccer" and "premier soccer".
- House recreation leagues are
played mainly within your community or town with virtually every
town having recreation programs. Recreation
programs typically have a limited number of practices with with
practices held and games played over the summer on community's fields.
leagues generally serve our youth between the ages of 5 through
16. You may generally find out more information about these
programs by contacting your town's recreation department.
- Travel soccer involves games
between clubs from various local communities. The travel organizations
serve players from age 8 through 19. Games are played from
mid-May through very early August. (Player age is determined by
the age of the player as of July 31 of the season.) Travel
soccer requires a greater
commitment in both time and money. For RDYSL there are about 35 travel soccer clubs from
Hilton to Wayne and
Irondequoit to Geneseo. A complete list may be found at the RDYSL
Club List web page. Training may occur over many months or
the entire year including indoor playing time. A player is expected to
travel from one community to another to play their matches. Many travel teams
also play in indoor leagues and soccer
tournaments in addition to the RDYSL summer outdoor
season. Most clubs will hold tryouts to see if a player is
suited to play on their team. Tryouts
are usually held in the July to September timeframe for the next
year's season. Generally a player is not
required to live in that club's community to play on the
travel soccer. There are also a few travel
programs that consider themselves "premier." These
clubs usually serve the same age groups as the travel level
listed above. A few of the clubs who are members of RDYSL field
"premiere" teams. Premiere clubs require more frequent
training, greater travel and higher expense than the two levels
described above. To find information about these clubs search
"premiere soccer clubs Rochester NY" on your web
browser and contact the organizations directly.
||How do I
register my child to the RDYSL?
Many parents inquire about how to register their child to
soccer team. The RDYSL does not assign players to teams as
done in baseball's little league. An athlete wanting to play
travel soccer needs to find a club to join, often by tryout,
and the club will assign the player to a team and register the
player with the league. A list of the RDYSL clubs is on our
web page under "Club Presidents." If interested in
playing travel soccer, contact the club presidents to inquire
about potential openings.
||When does a
player try out for travel soccer?
Each club and age group is different, but generally the cycle
starts at the end of the summer or early fall. Most of the
clubs have websites where you can check for tryout dates and
other information. If you miss the tryouts, contact the club
president as a club may still have openings after tryouts.
||How can my child
play indoor soccer?
The RDYSL does not have an indoor season. Many travel clubs
sign up teams to play in an indoor league. Questions about
indoor soccer should be directed to the facilities such as
Total Sports Experience (www.totalsports-experience.com),
Rochester Sports Garden (www.rocsportsgarden.com) and Webster
Soccer Association (www.webstersoccer.com).
||How can a young
child start learning to play soccer?
Although the RDYSL does not allow players to register to our
travel league before they are 8 years old (on or before July
31 of the season year), there are many opportunities for young
children to start learning to play soccer. Many local YMCA
offer a program from younger children. Also some of our clubs
have training academies for the youngest soccer players.
Contact the club president to see what is offered by that