|Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is supposed to notify the NCSL office when our team has a state cup game on the same day as an NCSL game?
All teams participating in State Cup competition must keep their club reps informed of their state cup schedules. Club reps must notify the NCSL office of any cup games which conflict with NCSL games.
- Why aren’t the U9, U10 and U11 scores posted on the NCSL web site?
The NCSL Board of Directors has chosen to limit the publishing of scores and standings for U9, U10 and U11.
- Players on my team have a baseball game at the same day and time as my NCSL game. The coach of the team I am scheduled to play has agreed to reschedule the game to another day. Will the league reschedule this game for us?
The size and complexity of the NCSL/WAGS schedules does not allow for scheduling around other sports. Games are rescheduled only if they conflict with State Cup or official High School soccer matches. NCSL provides a "Scheduling Request Form" for each club rep to complete and submit for each team prior to each season. This form allows teams to submit conflict requests for Saturday games. While a request cannot always be honored due to limitations on field availability, the NCSL Administrator does her very best to provide assistance whenever possible.
- The directions to the field we are scheduled to play on are not posted on the website. How can we get directions to the field?
If the directions to a field are not posted on the website, the hosting club did not provide these directions to the league. In this situation, visitors should contact their opponent directly to obtain the directions to the field.
- What are the only reasons NCSL will allow us to reschedule a game?
The NCSL Administrator can only reschedule an NCSL match for state cup and official high school game conflicts.
- Why is it so important for all teams to print the game numbers on the blue game card? Oh by the way, what is a game number?
The NCSL game number is the 1 to 4 digit number that precedes each game on the NCSL Division Schedule. This number must be printed on all game cards to facilitate the Rules and Discipline Committee, the league administrator and the referee assignors. Teams who do not include this number on all game cards may not be given credit for having played the game.
- How will I know for sure what cards were issued during the game to players and coaches on my team?
The best method of obtaining what cards were issued during a game is to request this information from the referee at the conclusion of the game.
If you fail to obtain the information from the referee, contact your club representative. On a limited basis, the club representative can contact R&D to verify the cards issued during a game.
- What if I believe that a recording error was made and a card(s) issued during the game was assigned to the wrong player?
Contact your club representative who will work with R&D to resolve these problems.
- A player on my team forgot his jersey and I carry a spare jersey in my coach’s bag. What do I have to do so that this player can play?
Issue the spare jersey to the player and record the new jersey number on the blue game card. The jersey number for each player on game day must match the jersey numbers on the game card.
- What if I want to file a complaint about the referee for my game and I didn’t get his name before the match?
It is best not to ask the referee after the match for his name. A report can still be filed with all the game information and the R&D Chairman will get the name of the referee and take appropriate action.
- How often is the NCSL R&D sit out list updated on the web site?
R&D sit out list is updated approximately 3 times during the season; 1) at the beginning of the season a list is posted with carryover sit outs from the previous 2 seasons, 2) a mid season report is posted that lists unserved red sit outs and players and coaches with 15 or more disciplinary points, and 3) at the of the season to show which players and coaches have delinquent or carryover sit outs.
- Why can’t the league post cards received during a game on a regular weekly basis on the web site?
This is a very labor intensive task for any volunteer. Further, logistically this is not an easy task to complete on a short time table; the blue game cards are mailed into the NCSL office, there they have to be copied in order that we keep accurate records to pay our referees, then the cards have to be mailed to R&D were they are read and entered into the database; this process normally takes a minimum of 7 days, many factors can make this 7 days even longer.
The NCSL card system is an honor system and each team is responsible for tracking its own cards and serving sit outs for red cards and accumulated points according to league rules. R&D WORKS FOR COMPLIANCE, AND NOT ENFORCEMENT OF NCSL RULES AND REGULATIONS.