SOCCER (Boys and Girls)
Procedures and Regulations
- All contests shall be governed by High School Federation Rules where applicable and/or as amended by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and the Central Connecticut Conference.
- The length of conference contests shall be as follows
- Varsity – two, forty-minute periods. When the score is tied at the end of regulation there will be two 5-minute overtime periods. If the score is still tied at the end of these periods the game is recorded as a tie. (updated 9/2/10)
- Junior Varsity – two, forty-minute periods – no overtime.
- Freshman – two, forty-minute periods – no overtime.
- A top grade ball shall be used for all contests. Three balls of the same design shall be available for play in all contests.
- The host school shall be responsible for all game arrangements.
- An adult timer must be used for all varsity contests or the time will be kept on the field by the head official.
- Games will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays except there will be not more than two weeks during the season when three games are needed. Those games will be scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Adjustments will be made when Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur fall on a Tuesday or a Friday.
- Starting time will be no later than 3:45 p.m. (after daylight saving time, no later than 3:00 p.m.) unless mutually agreed upon by the schools involved.
- 16 game schedule – Pilot for 2016 – Teams will be scheduled one contest with each school in their region for ten league games in the North & South Regions and nine in the Central Region. The records of these games will be used to determine the divisional champions. Each school will then pick up four additional games through crossovers – 4 games, two from each of the other regions. These games will be based on strength of competitiveness. (Central Region would be picking up a 5th game which is really a second game with one of their opponents in their region, either north or south. This second game would not count in the divisional standings. ) Scheduling of the 15th game will be versus the school’s natural rival (or league appointed rival if one does not exist). Scheduling of the 16th game will be done by ranking the entire conference – 1 through 32 (one plays two, three play four, five plays six, etc. except in the case when this would create a third game between common opponents. In that case teams would be flipped to resolve this issue.(The second game between rivalry opponents is the one that counts in the standings.) (Updated 12/12/15)
- Selection of 17 (in 6 school divisions) and 14 (in 5 school divisions) all-conference players must be based on merit and a total season’s effort.Format for selecting all conference: Adopted 10/1/15
- Coaches would submit nominees to each divisional coach advisor
- Nominations form will be created and provided to coaches
- Coaches will have an opportunity to discuss players
- A numbered ballot will be provided to coaches for voting (1-17 in 6 school divisions, 1-14 for the same sports in 5 school divisions)
- Coaches cannot vote for their own players
- Each coach will vote for their top athletes (#1 being top choice and so on)
- The top player gets 17 points (6 school division), 14 points (5 school division)
- The top 17 or 14 (depending on division) will be named all-conference
(Revisions: All language for Boys and Girls Soccer were determined to be correct 7/08/09 JT).
Reviewed: 10/12/09 BS 11/5/15