The New York Collegiate Club Soccer League (NYCCSL) is entering it's second season this Fall. In 2011, the NYCCSL has 24 men's collegiate club soccer teams competing from all across New York, from Long Island to Syracuse to Buffalo. For any more information about the league, or if you want to join the NYCCSL in future seasons, contact Liam O'Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below you'll find the NYCCSL Constitution for the 2011 season:
New York Collegiate Club Soccer League (NYCCSL)
The Executive Board will consist of one club team president from each of the three conferences. One member will be the chair. The chair is decided on by a majority vote of the three Executive Board members.
Conference representatives will be elected by majority vote of the presidents of their respective conference. For the inaugural 2010 season, the Conference Representatives are as follows:
o Western: Ryan Dobos, Canisius, email@example.com
o Central (Chair): Liam O’Connell, Cortland, firstname.lastname@example.org
o Eastern: Jeff Fonda, New Paltz, email@example.com
The Executive Board will make decisions regarding discrepancies in regards to the bylaws and will field any complaints or issues. It can also vote to make changes.
All decisions by the Executive Board will be decided by a majority vote except any decision to dock points from a team. A decision to dock points must be unanimous.
All game scores shall be reported to the Executive Board. Standings will be compiled by the chair.
Input from every club in the NYCCSL is encouraged and is taken into consideration in future amendments to the league structure and format. Send feedback to your conference representative
$125 per team. League dues cover all expenses for the league, while also providing some contingency funds for unexpected costs that may arise. All fees from each team must be received September 30, 2011 or the club is suspended from play in the NYCCSL (special circumstances may apply).
According to NIRSA (National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association), which is an under the umbrella of the NCCS (National Campus Championship Series), a player is eligible if he is:
o Enrolled student with a minimum of 1/2 full-time enrollment as an undergraduate or minimum of six hours as a classified graduate student of the representing institution, throughout the NCCS event.
o Not listed as a member of a varsity sport (or on “Squad List”) in the same or related activity and gender during same academic year.
§ Exceptions will be granted for players who were listed on a “Squad List” for less than three weeks.
o Never been declared a professional player in the same or related activity.
Each club team in the NYCCSL must be a recognized club at their respective college or university.
There must be an employee of the college (i.e. Head of the Rec. Department, or University Professor who acts as an advisor) that is associated with the club and can ensure the club is held accountable for forfeits, league fees, etc.
Each team will play a 10 game regular season schedule within their conference. Each conference is split into two clusters by geographical location. Each team plays the other three teams in its respective cluster twice (home and away) and the four teams from the other cluster in their conference once.
It is recommended that each regular season game should be a full 90 minutes, split with two 45-minute halves. A single regular season match must be a minimum 80 minutes. For double-headers however, games can be shortened to two 35-minute halves if the teams and officials agree on the change.
All Referees are to be provided and paid for by the home team.
Referees need not be FIFA certified but it is encouraged.
Referees must not have any affiliation with the club team but they may be from the varsity team or from another section of a given school.
Referee complaints should be submitted to Executive Board. If complaints are numerous, then the Executive Board can dock points from a given team by a unanimous vote.
All games must have one field referee and two linesmen – OR – two field referees. Fewer referees are allowed if both teams agree to it.
Referees for the playoffs are provided and paid for by the NYCCSL.
If a club wishes to forfeit an NYCCSL match, they must contact the team they are scheduled to play at least 48 hours before scheduled kickoff. If they fail to do so, or are a complete no‐show, the opposing team will be awarded a 2-0 win.
If they fail to cancel at least 48 hours prior to kickoff, or are a complete no-show, they must then cover the fees for the referee(s) and any facility fees the other team paid for to play the match.
All rescheduled games are the responsibility of the team cancelling. They must make their best intentions to reschedule a game.
All discrepancies will be decided by the Executive Board.
All scores must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the winning team (or the home team if it’s a draw) in the following format:
o Date: Home Team 2 - 2 Visiting Team
Goals: HT – Kevin Renzo, Mike Schepp
VT – Evan Roeser (2)
Teams will receive three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie, and zero (0) points for a loss.
Team with the best regular season record, as determined by the NYCCSL points system.
Tie Breaker 1: Head-to-Head
Tie Breaker 2: Goal Differential (GD +/-)
Tie Breaker 3: Goals For (GF +)
Tie Breaker 4: Goals Against (GA -)
Tie Breaker 5: Playoff Match
Top two (2) teams from each conference Qualify.
Top two (2) teams from separate conferences with best regular season record, as determined by the NYCCSL points system get a bye in the first round of playoffs.
In the Quarterfinals, the Fourth (4th) seed plays the Fifth (5th) seed in the first game, and the Third (3rd) seed plays the Sixth (6th) seed in the second game.In the first Semifinal game, the First (1st) seed plays the winner of the first Quarterfinal game, and the second Semifinal game, the Second (2nd) Seed plays the winner of the second Quarterfinal game.