8.1 Game Rules
a) Laws of the Game
All games are to be played in accordance with Federation International de Football (IFAB) Laws of the Game.
Teams in all divisions of the PCSL are permitted five (5) player substitutions during games plus unlimited substitutions at half-time. If a player who has been substituted for earlier in the game returns to the game, then he/she is counted as a change unless that player returns at half time. Each team may dress and include on the team list up to eighteen (25) players for games.
c) Duration of Play
The duration of each game shall be two halves of forty-five (45) minutes each.
a) All players in the Pacific Coast Soccer League shall be registered on Canadian Soccer Forms, to be obtained from the British Columbia Soccer Association Registrar, Washington State Soccer Association, or Oregon State Soccer Association.
b) Player registration forms must be filed with and registered by the Pacific Coast Soccer League Registrar, who in turn will forward same to the B.C.S.A. Registrar.
c) Players shall be eligible to take part in any League game, the day of the date of registration with the League. However, for Cup Competition, a period of seven (7) days must elapse following registration with the League, before the player is eligible to play.
d) Clubs must declare not more than twenty-five (25) players for League play and have a minimum of 16 signed players.
e) Completed transfer forms and the required transfer fees must be filed with and recorded by the League Registrar, who in turn, will forward same to the B.C.S.A. Registrar, not later than four (4) days after receipt of same.
f) Transferred players shall be eligible to take part in any League game the day of the date of registration with the League. For Cup Competitions, a period of seven (7) days must elapse from the transfer date, before the player is eligible to play.
g) No lump sum, bonus or inducement to transfer, shall be offered to any player.
h) An active player shall not be eligible for appointment to the Board of Directors of the Pacific Coast Soccer League.
i) Reserve Division Teams (Men and Women)
Each Reserve team may dress up to three (3) players from their parent club Premier team for any one game. Teams must note Premier players on their game day team list.
j) Youth Permits Youth to Adult Permit
Provided the youth player has the consent of the affiliated youth club and the approval of the Youth District and PCSL has received the completed Permit and Parental Liability Form prior to the match. A copy of the authorized permit must be presented with the team list at the match.
k) All players must be registered with their Provincial or State Associations.
No roster changes may be made less than seven (7) days prior to the Challenge Cup tournament.10. Initial League Entry and Team Entry Fees
a) Each new applicant club must pay a one-time non-refundable League Entry Fee to join the PCSL but this at the discretion of the board.
b) At the discretion of the board, new clubs may have to pay a one-time non-refundable Team Entry Fee for each team entered in the League.
c) At the discretion of the board, member clubs in good standing in the League who enter additional teams may be required to pay a one-time non-refundable Team Entry Fee for each additional team entered.11. League Fees
a)League fees for the PCSL shall be determined annually by the Board of Directors. Clubs will be notified of any fee changes prior to the PCSL AGM.
b)Returning member clubs must pay 50% of the Annual Team Registration Fees and where applicable, 50% of new Team Entry Fees per Clause 10 c., at or before the AGM, with the balance payable by a date set by the Board of Directors at the AGM.
c)New clubs will be required to pay in full, the PCSL League Entry Fee, Team Entry Fees and Annual Team Registration Fees at or before the AGM.
League Fees are non-refundable.
d) Clubs that do not enter one or more teams in consecutive seasons will be deemed to have forfeited PCSL membership.12. Grounds
a)Club grounds must conform to the PCSL Minimum Standards and Clubs must be fully conversant with the Home Club’s responsibilities.
b) Teams must ensure that no alcoholic beverages are brought into the dressing rooms or onto the parks or stadiums, at any PCSL game.13. League Ranking Discipline
During the League season the ranking of teams/clubs shall be determined as follows:
a) greater number of points obtained in all matches
b) goal difference in all matches
c) greater number of goals scored in all matches If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their place shall be determined as follows
d) greater number of points obtained in the matches between the teams concerned
e) goal difference resulting from the matches between the teams concerned
f) greater number of goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned
g) a play-off on neutral ground14. Annual General Meeting
At least one representative from each club is expected to attend the AGM. Clubs unable to attend are required to notify the League prior to the AGM.
PCSL Rules of Operation, effective January 2016.NOTESPROVINCIAL CUP
Only resident B.C. Teams are eligible to play in this competitionJ. F. KENNEDY CUP (Men)KEVIN McADAMS MEMORIAL CUP (Women)
Non-resident B.C. Teams must check through, i.e. Washington & Oregon State Soccer Associations, to determine how they may qualify for this competition.PCSL SPECIFIC CUPS
PCSL member teams in good standing may compete for PCSL League and Challenge Cups.