EOSL District Game Reschedule Policy
The EODSL has scheduled a league-wide 2-week break over the last week of July through the first week of August. During the two-week break, if two teams agree, they may request that a rescheduled game be played during the break. Teams must also have their Club’s approval to do this.
U18 schedules will end by August 20th
Teams may also request two additional black-out periods; 1 of 1 day, and 1 of 4 days maximum. This date must be submitted using the provided method, and before April 20th. Late requests will not be considered. Permissible reasons to use a black out request:
All other games will be played as scheduled except:
a) At the discretion of the referee, postponement is necessary due to bad weather or field conditions. The Ontario Soccer Adverse Weather Guidelines must be followed.
b) A weather warning is broadcast for the area in which the game is scheduled to be played, and the travel time for the away team exceeds 60 minutes one way, and the away team brings this to the attention of the league by no later than 14:00 for a weekday game.
c) A game is postponed at the discretion of the League. This includes discretion to reschedule games between teams over 120 kms away from each other (using Club office addresses).
d) The Referee does not appear within 20 minutes of the scheduled kick-off time and no other Ontario Soccer registered, certified and eligible Referee, agreed to by both Teams’ Officials is available to replace them.
e) A field is closed by a Municipality or venue owner. Note: this is not for Clubs to cancel games but the owners of the facilities, typically the City or Municipality.
Process for Setting the Rescheduled Game Date/Time
The rescheduled game shall be rescheduled within 14 days of the approval of the request to reschedule and must be played before the division end-of-season date. If the request for reschedule is for either of a team’s last regularly scheduled game, the rescheduled game must be played before the originally scheduled game date
The League Administrator will notify the club and team contacts of any re-scheduled game.
The home team is then responsible to initiate the reschedule process by:
If the teams cannot agree on a date within 14 days of the approval of the request to reschedule, the team responsible for initiating the reschedule process shall report the problem by email to the EODSL and include emails documenting their attempts to reschedule. The EODSL will determine if the teams have made reasonable attempts to reschedule and the following action will be taken:
a) In the opinion of the EODSL, both teams made reasonable attempts - the EODSL will request three dates from the Home Team and request the Away Team to select one of the three
b) In the opinion of the EODSL, only the Home Team made reasonable attempts - the EODSL will request one date from the Home Team and schedule the game
c) In the opinion of the EODSL, only the Away Team made reasonable attempts - the EODSL will request one date from the Away Team at their home field and schedule the game
d) In the opinion of the EODSL, neither team made reasonable attempts - the game will not be played, neither team will be awarded points, and each Club will be charged a $50 administrative fee
Note: The EODSL will judge “reasonable attempts” at its sole discretion.
After August 20th , and if the game has no impact on relegation and promotion, the EODSL may record the game as not played with no points awarded to either team. The standings will show that each team has played one less game than all other teams.
|Date||Version Number||Created By||Reason|
|March 2023||2.0||DLMC||Approve Draft|