3/1/2024 5:05 PM

Adopted Rule Changes for Spring 2022

Modified:  ByLaw 10.3 - Organization of Play 

10.3. The South Shore Soccer League President shall appoint a Rules Committee, which shall submit proposed changes to the South Shore Soccer League Rules of Play for the upcoming season. The proposed changes will be presented and discussed at the May and/or June meetings. The Associations will vote formally on the proposed changes during the August or September meeting. Approval shall be by a majority of the voting delegates present and voting. Additionally, the South Shore League Executive Board may propose changes before the start of the spring season by sending a notice to the membership. The membership will discuss and formally vote on the changes at the SSSL general meeting in March. Changes passed by vote will become effective immediately. Rules cannot be changed after the start of the season until the next rule change for the following year.


Modified: Rul4 4.4 - Scheduling of Official Games



Rule 4.4. . . The Scheduler shall try to adhere to the following days and times for the playing of these games and attempt to honor towns requesting their home games on a certain day of the week Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Friday ALL: after 6:00 

Saturday Gr4: Div.A,B,C,D,E 12:00 1:30 3:00 4:30 6:00 Gr6: Div. 1,2,3 12:00 1:30 3:00 4:30 6:00 Gr8: Div. 1,2,3 12:00 1:30 3:00 4:30 Gr11: Div. 1,2 10:00 12:00 Gr PG: Div. 1,2 8:00 10:00 

Sunday Gr4: Div.F,G,H 3:00 4:30 Gr6: Div. 4 1:30 3:00 Gr8: Div. 4 8:00 9:30 

Modified: Rule 5.2 - Rescheduling of Official Games


Rule 5.2 . . . the proper reschedule form is sent to the Game Scheduler and Referee Assignor along with the appropriate fees payable to the S.S.S.L. The fee is determined based on when the form is received. These fees are $10.00 if rescheduled between February 1 and March 20th, else the fee is $50.00. There are no fees for rescheduling a S.S.S.L. Memorial weekend game or a game whose graduating participants are involved in a High School graduation. If the original game date is less than 10 days away. The reschedule form must have the date, time and location of the rescheduled game. Game times on Saturday or Sunday must conform to rule 4.4 Any reschedule forms not completed in their entirety (no TBDs or TBAs) will be rejected.

Modified: Rule 9.4 (b) - Player Pass


b) Cross gender movement is allowed with a Player pass in a boys division. 


Documents & Links

Printable Bylaws and Rules

Title   Posted By Last Updated
Bylaws (PDF) SSSL Admin 9/09/2022
Rules of Play (11v11) SSSL Admin 02/10/2022
Administrative Policies Randy Ellis 09/21/2019
U12 Rule Modifications Randy Ellis 10/19/2016
U10 Rule Modifications Randy Ellis 10/25/2017
SSSL Zero Tolerance Policy .  Randy Ellis 03/05/2018
Heat Advisory SSSL Admin 5/18/2022


US Soccer Mandated Change Eliminates Heading for 11 and younger 

In order to implement this mandate the SSSL is implementing the following change for all u12 and younger games starting this spring: 

"It shall be considered a dangerous play when a player deliberately heads or attempts to head the ball.  Any violation of this rule shall result in an indirect free kick for the opponent.  Simultaneous violations by both teams will result in a dropped ball."

Click here for additional information from Mass Youth Soccer Assoc.

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 MYSA Multiple Rostering Policy
 MYSA Player Priority Guidelines
 MYSA Under 8 Playing Policy
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