Adopted Rule Changes for Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

New rule added:  9.4  Player Pass 

A town is allowed to use a Player pass to temporarily promote up to 5 players from up to two teams (“providing team”) in a lower division or the next (immediately younger) age group to fill rosters spots on a team (“receiving team”) that would otherwise not have a full roster for a particular game.  The players using the Player pass must all be part of the same providing team and receive permission from the providing team coach.  Players may not miss any part of a Providing Team game to use Player Pass with a Receiving Team.  During the team check in, the receiving team coach must have and provide 2 color copies of both the receiving team’s regular photo roster and the photo roster for the providing team(s) that the Player pass players appear on. 

a)     Player pass players may not be added to a match after the match has begun. 

b)     Cross gender movement is not allowed with a Player pass unless the receiving team is already a co-ed team playing in a boys division.

c)      Any player rostered on a team in an MTOC eligible division is not allowed to use a Player pass to play on a non-MTOC eligible team. 

d)     Player pass use is not allowed in the playoffs or MTOC.

e)     Player pass players who are red carded are automatically suspended from playing in any SSSL game for 8 days.  This may be appealed if the player’s primary team is scheduled to play multiple games within the week.

f)       A player pass player cannot be used to replace a suspended player roster slot on the game day roster.

Documents & Links

Printable Bylaws and Rules

Title Posted By Last Updated
Bylaws (PDF) Randy Ellis 02/14/2019
Rules of Play (11v11) Randy Ellis 02/14/2019
Administrative Policies Randy Ellis 04/12/2016
U12 Rule Modifications Randy Ellis 10/19/2016
U10 Rule Modifications Randy Ellis 10/25/2017
SSSL Zero Tolerance Policy Randy Ellis 03/05/2018

US Soccer Mandated Change Eliminates Heading for 11 and younger 

In order to implement this mandate the SSSL is implementing the following change for all u12 and younger games starting this spring: 

"It shall be considered a dangerous play when a player deliberately heads or attempts to head the ball.  Any violation of this rule shall result in an indirect free kick for the opponent.  Simultaneous violations by both teams will result in a dropped ball."

Click here for additional information from Mass Youth Soccer Assoc.


Other Policies and Rules

 Laws of the Game
 MYSA Appeals Process
 MYSA Coaches Code of Conduct
 MYSA Multiple Rostering Policy
 MYSA Player Priority Guidelines
 MYSA Under 8 Playing Policy