Rainout Line for Onion Creek
Just in case:
Fall ’17 Preliminary Schedule
Our fall season will most likely be on the following Saturdays.
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
Fields to be determined, but will be a mix of Onion Creek Soccer Complex and Northeast Metro Park.
This Summer: The Blue Card
In addition to yellow and red cards, ACSA officials now have the option of issuing blue cards to help control play.
A player who receives a Blue Card must immediately leave the field of play and remain on the sideline for 5 minutes of game time. A player who receives a Blue Card with less than 5 minutes remaining in the first half must complete the remainder of their 5 minute penalty when play begins in the second half.
The player may re-enter the field of play when motioned by the referee
Players receiving a Blue Card from the ref may ONLY reenter the field of play with the official's permission regardless of events occurring on field, e.g., a goal by either team does not negate or shorten the duration of the penalty.
At the end of the 5 minute penalty, a different player may be entered into the game. The returning player does not have to be the one who received the Blue Card.
A Blue Card is not related to Yellow or Red Cards. A Yellow Card is not required to precede a Blue Card and vice versa.
A player may receive multiple Blue Cards per game.
It is ultimately the referee’s discretion as to when a Blue Card is issued, but some types of fouls or incidents that could result in a Blue Card being issued include:
• Dangerous tackling
• Goalkeeper endangerment
• Deliberate handball
• Unsportsmanlike behavior
• Multiple fouls/penalties assessed against a player
• Foul language or spitting on the field
• Other offenses deemed severe or blatant
This policy was approved by the Board of Captains at their last meeting on May 1, 2017. Summer only pending feedback from officials and teams.