ODSL Mandatory Preseason Meeting
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Battlefield High School, Haymarket, VA
The ODSL Mandatory Preseason Meeting with team representatives will be on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Battlefield HS, 15000 Graduation Dr., Haymarket VA 20169. All teams playing in the Fall 2017 season must send a representative who must sign-in and pick up the seasonal packet for the team. Packets will not be mailed. A meeting on operating procedures for new team managers, or managers new to a team, will begin at 6:45 pm. The general meeting for all teams will begin at 8 pm and adjourn no later than 9 pm.
Official Team Numbers for Teams New to ODSL
Teams new to ODSL for 2017 have been assigned an Official ODSL Team Number. You will need this number when registering your team with VYSA or your state organization. To find your assigned number
Spring 2017 Randy Rawls Sportsmanship Award Winners Announced
To see the complete list of winners...
Changes to U11 - U12 Game format and Roster Size
Beginning in the Fall of 2017 U11 and U12 teams will play a 9v9 format and roster sizes will increase to a maximum of 16 players.
Application Process for the Fall 2017 is Closed
If Your Team is Returning from a Previous Season and Missed the Deadline, Please Contact Your Club Rep
Fee Structure for Fall 2017
To view the fee structure
Club Pass Player Rules and Form
ODSL Has Made Significant Changes to the Club Pass Rule for Spring 2017
To download the Rules and the Club Pass Player Game Day Form CLICK HERE
New "No Heading" Rules and Guidelines
No Heading rule for U11 Age Groups and Younger / Heading Guidelines for Older Groups
VYSA has adopted heading rules to protect young players.
New Policy on Concussions
All Teams Must comply
Please click below for a copy of the ODSL Concussion Management Policy.
New US Youth Soccer Mandates on Age Groups
Also...ODSL Waves 40% Rule for Roster Age Make-up
Beginning in the Fall 2016 season, ODSL will follow US Youth Soccer mandates and switch to organizing teams by birthdates according to the calendar year. For existing teams that want to stay together, ODSL will wave its rule that 40% of the players on a team must be true to the age group in which the team is rostered.
Instruction on Team Packet Items
For further instructions on the items contained in the packets mailed to all teams
Home Team Responsibilities for Rain-Outs
If your club closes its fields for weather you must
ODSL Policy on Weather Delays
Properly Anchored Goals
It is the responsibilty of every team official, referee, and even spectators to insure that goals are properly anchored during any match, practice, or scrimmage. If a goal is unable to be properly anchored, the activity on that field should be abandoned immediately. US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Guidelines for Movable Soccer Goal Safety
Reporting Match Scores
All match scores are to be reported online by the Home team.
Rules and Discipline Committee and Appeals Committee
Issues concerning the misapplication of rules or conduct on the part of any ODSL team, player,coach, personnel, or official should be directed to your CLUB REPRESENTATIVE who can in turn contact the Chair of the Rules and Discipline Committee, Tom Lewis, email@example.com
Protests for misapplication of the rules, or appeal of an R&D ruling should be directed to the Chair of the Appeals Committee Doug Martz, firstname.lastname@example.org through your CLUB REPRESENTATIVE. Please review the Procedures for filing outlined in the Operating Procedures
Disagreement with the judgement of an official is not grounds for a protest.
The Old Dominion Soccer League has certain expectations of exemplary sportsmanship on the part of the teams, players, coaches, volunteers, and parents participating in the league. The soccer skills that we teach our players will serve many of them well into adulthood. In addition, all our players will benefit through-out their lives by what we teach them about sportsmanship, respect for their opponent, respect for the officials, and dignity.
FAQs for the Online VYSA Registration System
Two Ways to Print Roster Labels for Your Game Report Cards
As covered at the preseason meeting, ODSL no longer has the referees use the 10 point system to rate the teams for sportsmanship. Now the referees are asked to rate separately the players, coaches, and spectators for sportsmanship on a scale from 0 to 4. 4 being excellent, 3 good, 2 average, 1 poor, and 0 being unacceptable. The referees submit this information in their online match report. You can see a team’s averages on these points by passing your cursor over the figures in the SP_AVG column on the standings page. These ratings help the league reinforce the ODSL Codes of Conduct. They are also used as a tie breaker in the Randy Rawls Sportsmanship Award voting. The League will apply additional scrutiny to any teams that consistently run a negative average.
Total cautions (yellow cards) and total ejections (red cards) are tracked separately under the TC and TE columns. These also figure into the Randy Rawls Awards.