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Equipment and Uniforms. - Update June 2017

1. All players are required to have proper uniforms including permanent numbers on the back of their jerseys that correspond to the number on the team’s official roster. Players without numbers on their jersey will not be allowed on the playing field. Goalkeepers must have a number on their goalkeeper jersey. Failure to follow these procedures may result in monetary fines in addition to other sanctions as determined by the A&D Committee. A team with less than seven (7) players in numbered uniforms will forfeit the game.

2. Each team must have alternate colored jerseys available at each game for use if necessary. The alternate jerseys must have permanent numbers on the back of their jerseys that correspond to the numbers on the team's official roster (same as on their regular jerseys). The home team (team listed first on the schedule) MUST wear White Jerseys and the visiting team must wear Jerseys that are Dark and Contrasting. The jersey of each goalkeeper may not be the same color as either team's jerseys; it may not be the same color as the jersey being worn by the referees. If two goalkeepers’ jerseys are the same color and neither has another jersey, the referee allows the game to play.

3. Each team will wear different color matching socks. In the event of a color conflict, the Away Team Shall Change.

4. Players cannot wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or the other players and no jewelry is allowed. Proper shin guards are required for all players. Braces and other medically required support apparatuses must have no dangerous metal or hard plastic exposed, unless covered with a soft protective covering. The referee shall make the final decision whether or not the player can play.


 

VERY IMPORTANT 
2016/2017 NEW & MODIFIED RULES

U.S. Soccer Federation announces a ban on heading for players 
AGE 10 AND YOUNGER.


PLAYERS IN U11 PROGRAMS AND YOUNGER SHALL NOT ENGAGE IN HEADING, EITHER IN PRACTICES OR IN GAMES

Per U.S. Soccer Referee Program
How the rule should be implemented

“When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.”

 


CLASSIC LEAGUE RULE BOOK

N.   SUBSTITUTIONS (Current Rule)
1.    Number of Substitutions and Re-entry
 (b)  U15-U19 Division I. The Classic League limits the number of substitutions in all Classic League Challenge and League games to seven (7) per half, with no re-entry for field players during the half in which they were substituted. Goalkeepers are allowed one (1) re-entry in each half of play, provided the substitution is within the limit of seven (7) total substitutions for that half; and, the goalkeeper re-enters in the goalkeeper position.

MODIFIED SUBSTITUTION RULE:
U15 - U19 Division I Teams Only
Any player suspected of suffering a head injury may be substituted for evaluation without the substitution counting against the team’s total number of allowed substitutions during the game.


NEW RETURNING U19 BYE TEAM QUALIFYING RULE:
EFFECTIVE 2014/2015 SOCCER SEASON
THIS RULE CAN NOT BE APPLIED THIS YEAR (2016/2017)

V. INVITATION TO CLASSIC LEAGUE AND LEAGUE STRUCTURE

A. Eligibility.

3. Returning Player Rule. To be eligible to participate in the Classic League, all returning U19 Bye teams must satisfy the Returning Player

​Rule (see below).

 B.
Returning Player Rule (Returning U19 Bye Teams Only).  The elements of the returning player Rules are as follows:

1. League Play. If any returning U19 Bye team has qualified for the Classic League as a Bye Team, in order to retain such Bye in the Classic League, such team must thereafter and continuing until its first fall game have returning players on its current roster at least equal in number to (1) more than half of the number of players on its actual roster as of April 15 (rounded up for any half players). The team must let the Classic League know of its intent to return by October 1



TEAM NAME CHANGE RULE:
EFFECTIVE 2014/2015 SOCCER SEASON

Team Name Change Rule. Teams may not have a name change until after October 1, of the soccer year. At that time, 100% of the roster must sign and agree to the name change for Classic League to accept it.


CLARIFICATION:
APRIL 1, vs APRIL 15, DATES

April 1, is a North Texas Rule:
Players may not be released from their competitive team after April 1, as no recreational player pool is available. (this includes transfers, a player is required to get a release before a transfer can be granted)

*All Releases must be signed & processed by North Texas.

April 15, is a Classic League Rule:
1. This is the roster freeze date that the Classic League uses for Teams
invoking the 75% exception rule and requesting the Bye invitation be given to team’s new club (including a 1 team club)


2. This is the Roster Freeze Date for all teams playing in the Boys Classic League Challenge Tournament.