Expiration Date: 11/17/2019
 Title: GOAL DIFFERENTIAL RULE (MERCY RULE)
Description:
Dear Club Administrators - please remind your applicable teams/coaches of the following Goal Differential Rule instituted in CPYSL during the Fall 2018 season.This information is provided on Page 1 of CPYSL's Coach Guidelines posted in the Downloads section on the league's website.



GOAL DIFFERENTIAL RULE

DIVISIONS 2 & BELOW IN AGE GROUPS U12 & BELOW



In an effort to avoid an excessive goal differential in the final score of a game, CPYSL is implemented a Goal Differential Rule beginning with the Fall 2018 season for divisions 2 & below in age groups U12 & below.If team A is ahead by 5 or more goals, team A will remove a player from the field.If the goal differential becomes less than 5 goals, team A may add a player back to the field.The coach of team B can decide if they do not want team A to remove a player.



U09 & U10 7 v 7 Example: If team A is ahead by 5 or more goals, team A will remove a player from the field, resulting in a 6 v 7 player count.If the goal differential becomes less than 5 goals, team A may add a player to the field, resulting in a 7 v 7 player count.



U11 & U12 9 v 9 Example: If team A is ahead by 5 or more goals, team A will remove a player from the field, resulting in an 8 v 9 player count.If the goal differential becomes less than 5 goals, team A may add a player to the field, resulting in a 9 v 9 player count.