Divisional Soccer U14-18

2023 Schedules will be posted at the start of the season (mid April).

Please note that Penticton is now part of COYSA and as such, travel may be required for some games.


Field information is under the Information tab along the top of the main page of the website and then Field Information.  The actual address of a field and a map for it is under the same tab but then Field Locations/Maps.

RULES - are on the BC Soccer website: https://www.bcsoccer.net/bylaws

STANDINGS are determined:
        Firstly at points (determined by the Win/Loss/Tie record).
        If there's a tie, then it goes to the result of the head-to-head game.
        If still tied, then it goes to goal differential (max 3 goals per game) updated May 12/2022.
        If still tied, then it goes to goals for.

FORFEITS - in the event of a forfeit, the score will be recorded as a 3-0 win for the other team.

REFEREES - We have a Zero Tolerance of abuse of officials and this includes NO talking to a referee before, during or after a game. If you are unhappy, note the ref’s name (on the game sheet), game number, date, time, field and send an email to our Referee-in-Chief, Al, at kelownaref@gmail.com with your concerns. We have a Ref Mentoring program and use constructive criticism to work with officials. Please note that Coaches are responsible for the behaviour of the parents on their team so please pass along the Zero Tolerance message.

SCORE REPORTING - Both coaches (win or lose) need to email all game results within 24 hours (please put game number in the subject line) to scores@shaw.ca. The referee submits the original game sheet and the website standings are then updated.

GAME SHEETS - To be provided by first team listed on the schedule for all games. Please complete in full including game number, date, field, player first and last names, your name etc. Please give it to the opposition with enough time to complete and present to referee before kick-off. Game sheets must be completed by hand: the use of stickers is prohibited. Remember to SIGN the game sheet at the end of the game to verify the recorded score and any misconducts. Your Club will provide the game sheets.

ID CARDS - Required for all players and coaches as of May 1st. The rule is no card, no play, no exceptions. Cards must be fully completed, including photo, and be presented to the referee before the start of the game along with the game sheet. It is the team’s responsibility to ensure they get their ID cards back from the referee.

ABSENT OR MISSING REF - Due to shortages of fields and officials, games will not be rescheduled due to the absence of a referee. If no referee shows up for a game, the coaches of the teams must agree to appoint someone to officiate that game. ALL GAMES MUST START ON TIME.

PLAYER PICK UP - If a team is short players for a game (minimum required to play is 7), players may be brought up from within your Club from one age group below (with coach permission) to make a maximum of 12 players (including pickups). If you have more than that show up, the ‘picked-up’ player may not play. Players brought up must not miss their own game to play for another team. If a team is still short players, then coaches are asked to mix the players up and have a scrimmage to allow those that are able to attend to have a game. Players may NOT be brought up for the Kelowna Cup.  A player may only be picked up by your team a maximum of three times during the season.

RESCHEDULING - Games will not be rescheduled unless the game is called by a Referee due to hazardous conditions. Coaches may not arrange a reschedule amongst themselves.

SPECTATORS - where practical, spectators are to be on the opposite side of field than the teams (and not behind the goals) for all U9 & up games.  It is the responsibility of the coaching staff to ensure this happens.

TOURNAMENTS - COYSA supports you taking your team to tournaments as long as it doesn’t interfere with league play (cannot miss league play to attend a tournament). The rules and guidelines for tournaments are on the COYSA website.

THE BASIC COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT of a player is mandated by FIFA Law#4 and comprises the following separate items:  A jersey, shorts, soccer socks, shin guards and cleats.


Jewellery is NOT permitted (even if covered with tape). This includes piercings.

This ruling comes down from the governing body of all soccer: FIFA. The specific rule is noted below.

 Law 4 - The Players' Equipment

1.     Safety

A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous.

All items of jewellery (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands, etc.) are forbidden and must be removed. Using tape to cover jewellery is not permitted.

The players must be inspected before the start of the match and substitutes before they enter the field of play. If a player is wearing or using unauthorised/ dangerous equipment or jewellery the referee must order the player to:

·        remove the item

·        leave the field of play at the next stoppage if the player is unable or unwilling to comply

A player who refuses to comply or wears the item again must be cautioned.

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