POLICIES & Procedures
By participating in Soccer Dome leagues, players, Coaches and Parents are accepting that they may experience human error.
It is the responsibility of each player and/or coach to be aware of the total status of infractions. Awareness of rules & policies will empower a team to play the game to the maximum level.
TERMINATION OF PARTICIPATION:
Soccer Dome management reserves the right to terminate an individual's participation at the facility for violation of any policy. Participation maybe terminated during a game, at which time the player will be ejected.
Referees have complete authority and discretion to make calls on points of fact connected with the game; these calls are final, however, if you have a different opinion please wait until the end of the half or the end of the game and calmly bring your concern to the ref and/or desk staff.
Protests regarding the incorrect application of the laws of the game must be submitted via email to or referee coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABANDONMENT OF GAME BY REFEREE:
A game shall be abandoned if members of one or both teams leave the bench to engage in misconduct.
LEVELS OF COMPETITION:
Desk staff, referees and management reserve the right to make necessary changes within league divisions to ensure a fair level of ability and competition. Teams are typically judged by their strongest listed lineup.
ROUND-ROBIN LEAGUES: If 2 teams are tied in points at the end of the round-robin league/tournament, tiebreaker goes to (1) goal-differential (2) “head-to-head" matchup (3) goals for, then (4) goals allowed.
TIE-BREAKERS: If a playoff game is tied at the end of regulation, a 5-minute “sudden-death” overtime period will be added; if still tied after “sudden-death” period, penalty kicks will follow. During penalties, choose 3 players to take kicks (for CO-ED leagues - 2 males and 1 female).
LEAGUE REGISTRATION: Teams are registered on a first-come, first-serve basis for ALL leagues. For ADULT LEAGUES, current teams have priority first. For YOUTH LEAGUES teams in winter I must register for winter II (you will NOT be rolled over.)
DEPOSITS: Every league requires a deposit towards the league fee – this fee will be communicated to you upon registration. Soccerdome attempts to be as flexible as possible but if you wait last minute to drop out, your deposit may not be refunded. It is your responsibility to educate yourself on the time frames of games, practices etc. If you present us with a conflict last minute, your team must assume responsibility. Your deposit will be refunded if you do not receive a spot in our league.
FEES: There are no ref fees or taxes applied to our fees. What you see is what you pay. Soccer Dome attempts to be as flexible as possible but we expect proper communication from teams.
LEAGUE FEE: For ADULT LEAGUES the balance of the team is due by the third game. For YOUTH LEAGUES the balance of the team is due before your first game. NO EXCEPTIONS
CREDITS: No teams will receive credit for a forfeited game. If a team experiences more than 1 forfeit in a single session, it is the discretion of the staff to determine if the team will receive a $70 credit (adult leagues only).
ADULT League Schedules: Once the first (7) games are completed, the top (4) teams will play semi-finals. The remaining teams in the group will begin consolation games. 8th game is added once the 7th game is completed; final game is added once the 8th game is complete. Teams must make note of any schedule requests on the online registration form.
YOUTH League Schedules: Please do not distribute your schedules while they are in draft phase. **YOUTH GAME SCHEDULE STATUS WILL BE NOTED ON SOCCERDOME.COM HOMEPAGE** Final schedules are released about one week prior to the start of session.
The contact for each team will receive an email when schedules are FINAL along with proper postage on our website homepage.
Teams must make note of any schedule requests on the online registration form.
RESCHEDULING GAMES: Schedule requests must be made upon registration on the online registration form.
ROSTER/WAIVER FORM: – No individual is allowed to play until necessary information and signatures are properly completed. Failure to comply may result in forfeiture of all the games played.
TEAM ROSTERS & INDIVIDUAL PLAYER PARTICIPATION:
Team rosters must be signed, completed and turned in prior to the FIRST league game.
For ADULT leagues players may be added to the roster at anytime during the regular season (first 7 games).
For YOUTH leagues players may be added to the roster up until the 3rd game.
YOUTH Leagues: Players may only be on one team/roster in the same age group.
A player is officially a member of the team that he/she first signed for. In order to switch teams (after already playing one game with original team) you must add yourself to the new roster as well as sit out for one game in between transition of teams. You may only switch rosters up until the third game.
General Snow/Inclement Weather Policy:
Soccer Dome will attempt to stay open and plowed so that teams who choose to play, are able to. FOLLOW the FACILITY STATUS on the front homepage of the website. Should Soccer Dome facilities CLOSE, a message will be posted on the front homepage. If you choose not to play your game, please notify us so we can quickly let the opposing team know. An attempt will be made to reschedule postponed games due to inclement weather, however, a make-up is not guaranteed. If the facility closes before the leagues start then all games will be pushed back one week.