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RUNNING UP SCORES – 6 GOAL DIFFERENTIAL

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY FOR ALL YOUTH TEAMS IN THE FOLLOWING AGE GROUPS AND DIVISIONS: U11 TO U14 IN DIVISIONS TWO AND LOWER.

·         A WIN BY A MARGIN OF 6 GOALS IS ACCEPTABLE TO GAASA, WITH ONLY A 6-GOAL DIFFERENTIAL BEING RECORDED, OR PUBLISHED. 

·         A WIN BY A MARGIN OF 7 OR 8 GOALS WILL COUNT AS ONLY 1 POINT, RATHER THAN 3 POINTS FOR THE WIN, WITH ONLY A 6-GOAL DIFFERENTIAL BEING RECORDED AND PUBLISHED. 

·        A WIN BY A MARGIN OF 9 GOALS OR GREATER WILL RESULT IN A FORFEIT OF THE MATCH BY A 0 – 4 SCORE, AS WELL AS THE LOSS OF THE CLUB’S BOND. 

·        THE CLUB BOND MUST BE REPLENISHED WITHIN 5 DAYS FROM THE TIME THE CLUB IS NOTIFIED.  FAILURE TO REPLENISH THE CLUB BOND WITHIN THE 5 DAYS WILL RESULT IN ALL SCHEDULED GAMES, OF ALL TEAMS, WITHIN SAID CLUB, BEING RECORDED AS A FORFEIT FROM THE TIME OF NOTIFICATION UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE CLUB BOND IS REPLENISHED.

·        ANY OWN-GOALS SCORED BY EITHER TEAM TO CIRCUMVENT THESE RULES, WILL RESULT IN A FORFEIT. 

·        COACHES ABUSING THE INTENT OF THESE RULES WILL BE SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION.

The following divisions/age groups are exempted from the above policies:

·        U9 & 10-all divisions

·        U11/12/13/14 age groups-first division

·        High school age groups-all divisions

It is expected that all coaches involved in the above age groups/divisions will display good sportsmanship when faced with inequities of competition/skill.  In cases where the score may exceed 6 goals the winning coach should report the correct score although only a maximum of a 6 goals will be recorded/published.