The ODSL Mandatory Preseason Meeting with team representatives will be held Sunday August 28, 2016 at Stonewall Jackson High School, 8820 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, Virginia 20109. All teams must send a representative who must sign-in and receive the team's fall packet. A meeting on Operating Procedures for new team managers will begin at 7 pm (check-in begins at 6:30 pm). The general meeting for all teams will begin at 8 pm (7:30 pm check-in). The meeting will adjourn by 9 pm.
ODSL Announces Winners of Spring 2016 Randy Rawls Sportsmanshiop Awards
Fee Structure for Fall 2016 U9 $515 League fee - Plus VYSA fee of $228
U10 $585 League fee - Plus VYSA fee of $228
U11-12 $775 League fee - Plus VYSA fee of $266
U13 $775 League fee - Plus VYSA fee of $342
U14-19 $785 League fee - Plus VYSA fee of $420
Teams based in MD or WV do not need to pay the VYSA fees.
All teams must pay their fees to their sponsoring club that will cut one check to ODSL for all their teams. New for 2016: Clubs will be invoiced for the teams that they have submitted as of July 8th, 2016. Sponsoring Clubs must mail the check to ODSL, PO Box 825, Gainesville, VA 20156, postmarked by July 14th, 2016.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.