Year end tournament

The regular season is now over, and all of the stats have been updated.  Go onto the league website to see the end standings.

The only thing left is the year end tournament which runs this weekend.  The tournament schedule now shows the teams in their final placements, so make sure you familiarize yourselves with when and where your team plays.  Pay close attention to the minoring schedule as well so that you don’t miss out on those scheduled duties.

A few tournament particulars:

  • All matches are being played at the SaskTel Soccer Centre on Nelson Road, on the 3 Family Focus courts (on the left of the main indoor soccer pitch).
  • We will have professional referees at each match.  Proper respect towards the referees is expected of all teams.
  • All matches will be best 2 out of 3.
    • Saturday: first 2 games capped at 27; third game to 15, must win by 2 points, no cap.
    • Sunday: no cap on any games (first 2 to 25, must win by 2 – no cap; third game to 15, must win by 2 – no cap)
  • Match times are scheduled for 50 minutes.
  • All teams are expected to only have players who have played with their team at least twice during the regular season.  Teams should not be borrowing players from higher divisions.  Teams caught doing this risk having to forfeit.  This is difficult (and not fun) to police, so just don’t do it. 

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Best of luck to all teams this weekend!

Minor Officiating reminder

Some complaints have been received about teams not always showing proper respect for referees and the rest of the minor officials, so I wanted to take the time to issue a reminder to all teams:  please remember that this is a recreational league where we pride ourselves on providing a fun, competitive environment.  We do not pay for officials (outside of the year end tournament) and as such we are able to keep our league costs very reasonable.  There should always be respect shown to the referees and minor officials.  In turn, refs should also always treat players respectfully.

Complaints have also been raised about teams not always fielding the proper positions for minor officiating.  As a reminder, the minor officiating teams should have:

  • Top referee – In charge of the overall play.
  • Down referee – watching under the net; lower net touches; downed balls on pancakes; and backing up the ref on two hits and carries when they may be blocked by another player, etc.
  • Two linesmen – watch for touches on blocks; ball touching the antenna; balls landing in or out.
  • Score keeper
Keep in mind that not all of the responsibility lands on the top referee.  With all of officiating members making calls together the match should be called fairly and properly.  Players can also help out by being honest and call themselves when they’ve touched the net or touched the ball on a block.  And if calls get missed, life goes on.
We should all be proud of our league’s competitiveness.  A big part of this is mutual respect being shown to all members.

A/B/C/D Division Schedules Now Available

The schedule for the second half of the season is now posted. We will be posting images and PDFs (similar to the first half) once we get those together but in the mean time you can head over to the schedule page and follow the link to view our spreadsheet.