Code of Conduct


JLSOCCER is committed to providing a safe environment for all players, staff and officials. Any players who do not fall in line with these rules will run the risk of being removed from the league. JLSOCCER also fines players $10 for Yellow Cards and $20 for Red Cards. Fines are in place to keep players in line with the rules for each individuals safety. Emotions can run high in soccer, but every player is expected to think before they act.

Please keep in mind that though our referees are certified, sometimes there may be mistakes in a call. This is something that cannot be avoided even at a professional level of soccer. No game in soccer is perfectly officiated in anyones eyes because every player has their own opinion, or may not know the official rules of the game. It is NOT a players job to tell the referee how to run a game. This conduct will not be tolerated. A referee is there to make sure that players fall in line with the rules and to keep the game running on time and as smooth as possible. Time will not be wasted arguing over a call. A referee may choose to change a call or consult with linesmen. Please be patient and calm while an issue like this is sorted out.

During a game, the only person in charge is the referee. JLSOCCER staff will NOT interfere with any referee decisions. If you have any concerns or suggestions please wait until after a match to discuss any issues or contact us by email.

Please try to remember that it is just a game. So, have fun!

Uniforms & Equipment

  • All players MUST wear shin guards or the referee has the right to remove a player from the field.
  • All team members must wear their uniforms, or the same colour, excluding the goalie.
  • Goalies must wear a jersey colour that is different from their own team and the opposing team.
  • A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewellery).

Yellow & Red Cards

  • FIGHTING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED! Any players caught fighting in or outside the field will be immediately removed from the league with NO REFUND. If a team is involved in a fight, the entire team will be removed from the league with NO REFUND. Team captains are in charge of their team and are expected to keep their players in check.
  • Spitting, unneccessary roughness, swearing or touching an offical will result in an automatic ejection of that player.
  • A Red card is grounds for a 1 game suspension.
  • 2 Yellow cards are equivalent to a Red card which results in a 1 game suspension.
  • If a player receives a card, payment must be made the next returning game before the start of the game. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to play. Forgetting, or any other excuse will not be tolerated. If the fine is not paid, you will not play. Period.
  • Refusal to pay will result in permanent suspension until all fines are paid.


Teams are allowed unlimited substitutions, but they inform the referee and wait for their approval. Teams must organize their own substitutions. For players who are apart of a team made up of small groups and individual players, ideally subs should take place every 5-10 minutes. Players who do not co-operate with subbing will be warned and if there is a reoccurance, they will be issued a Yellow card. Please try to be fair to one another.


  • Games will follow FIFA rules.
  • There is absolutely NO SLIDE TACKLING! Players who intentionally slide tackle a player with intent to harm them will receive a RED CARD and a 1 game suspension. If there is a reoccuring issue, JLSOCCER has the right to remove a player from the league.
  • A grace period of 15 minutes is given to a team to field at least 7 players including a goalie for a game to start. Otherwise, the game will count as default and an exhibition game will be played. Default games will count as a 3-0 win.
  • All players are expected to shake hands after a game.
  • A team needs at least 7 players on the pitch to start a match.
  • Games will be 2 45 minute halves with a short break in between.
  • The decisions of a referee regarding facts connected with play, including whether or not a goal is scored and the result of the match, are final. The referee may only change a decision on realising that it is incorrect or, at his discretion, on the advice of an assitant referee or the fourth official, provided that he has not restarted play or terminated the match.
  • The entire ball must be out of bounds to be consider out of play.
Ball Out of Play

Final Note

JLSOCCER does not permit any players who are not on a teams roster to participate in a game. These players have not signed a waiver, may not be aware of the rules and pose as a liability. If a team is caught with a none roster player, the captain will be issued a Yellow Card and the player will be ejected from the game. There are no exceptions to this rule, even if your team is short one player to start a match.

JLSOCCER holds the right to replace players who do not show up to more than 3 games with NO REFUND. This is to ensure that there are enough players for each match.

Teams may not replace any roster players without informing JLSOCCER. All players must have submitted a signed waiver prior to stepping foot on a pitch. Any player caught giving false information or identity to a referee regarding Yellow & Red Cards will serve a 1 game suspension.