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ISL Rules

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Limited Substitutions

11U & 12U will have unlimited substitutions.

13U and older age divisions will have unlimited player substitutions at any stoppage at the discretion of the referee, with a limit of four (4) times per half.  In the case of an injured player, you may provide a sub only this player (this will not count against your (4) subbing opportunities.  (Updated:  December, 2016)

Scheduled Match Policy
After schedules are finalized at the start of each season, no match may be canceled or rescheduled for any reason other than weather related field closures. Once a match has started, the referee has the responsibility to stop a match if conditions become unplayable or dangerous to continue.
Substituting Player Policy
The ISL does not have a roster requirement, although we do require all teams to play their scheduled matches. That is the team that was placed in the division and scheduled. You can play any player from your club in a scheduled match as long as you do not substantially change the level of competition. It is the ISL policy, that as a courtesy to the opposition, if you need to add players from another team, call the opposing coach and inform them of your situation. Otherwise you risk the match declared a forfeit if the substituted players create a mismatch.
Match Rules
There are no roster requirements in the ISL. Players may play up or down in age divisions.
Teams are limited to 16 on the sideline for U11/12 matches. 18 for U13 and above.
All players and coaches must present to the referee, prior to the start of the match, a current ISA membership pass, with picture, laminated both sides, from the club they represent. This may be the traditional USYSA pass or the ISA Club Pass. Players may only play for one club in the IPSL. Only coaches and players who have presented passes may be on the team sidelines. Spectators are required to take the opposite side of the field.
** Signatures are no longer required.
Guest players are allowed if they are not from another ISL Club. Referees must inform both coaches of guest players. A player or coach who arrives to a match late must present a current pass to the sideline official at the time of arrival.
There are no exceptions to this rule. If the referee cannot verify everyone on the field is registered, the match will be abandoned and logged as not played.
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