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  May 25, 2016
Why? Virginia Soccer League

Why? Virginia Soccer League

The Virginia Soccer League has 359 teams in fall and 180-200 in the spring. The number of teams provides more evenly matched  competitive games for the development of the player.  Every club participates in the forming of the divisions in the seasonal meeting.  

Local Travel
Virginia Soccer League is locally based.  Over 85% of our team's games are located within 30 minutes of their home club; excluding those clubs located outside of 30 minutes of the majority of the league's clubs. In almost all cases only the leagues top divisions travel outside of the home club area.  Every club participates in the formation of divisions every season.    

Club Wide  Passes 
Virginia Soccer League is member of Virginia Youth Soccer Assn,(VYSA) US Youth Soccer, and US Soccer.
VYSA was one of the first states to approve the club pass. Virginia Soccer League is one of the first leagues to allow the use of the club pass. The club pass term as "guest players" is valuable tool for the club in the area of player development.

Team Registration Age Group
All US Soccer member national and state associations follow the same age groupings.  Players may play up, but not down in any national or state association member leagues.  

League Club Support and Fees
Virginia Soccer League fees are less than other travel leagues in the state. VYSA/US Youth Soccers registration fees (carding fees) are lower than other national associations and do not charge for team officials and team aides.    Virginia Soccer League in support of our clubs has distributed over $140,000 in the areas of education and equipment.  $90,000 for goals and $50,000 in licensing, clinics, and convention fees for members. To serve and assist the member, Virginia Soccer League has both a Technical Director and League Administrator.

State Cup, President's Cup and Regional Competitions
US Youth Soccer National Championship Series (state cup) & President's Cup is open to all member teams. US Youth Soccer President's Cup is the "state cup" for "Division 2" level teams.  VYSA and the Region 1 Director were instrumental in establishing the President's Cup nationally.  Virginia Soccer League supports and encourages our teams to participate in President's Cup. Virginia Soccer League teams have won and advanced to regional and national finals. 

Olympic Development Program (ODP)
All Olympic Development Programs are sanctioned by US Soccer and United States Olympic Committee. All US Soccer designated ODP programs  are required to be open to all who want to tryout. Virginia Soccer League supports our players and our teams participating in ODP and adjust team schedules for when teams are affected by players attending an ODP event.  

All clubs have a vote in matters of by-laws and election of board members. All VSLI members are eligible to be a board member if elected by the member clubs.   Changes or additions to league rules may be proposed by clubs and are discussed with the club reps in the league seasonal meetings prior to being submitted to the board for a vote. Virginia Soccer League's process of input from clubs before submission to the board ensures "grass roots" participation by all clubs in the league. 
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April 16, 2016

 Scores may be called into the Gotsoccer system or use the web link below.
The event ID, pin number, and game number are required. 
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March 18, 2016
VSLI League Rule Heading

VSLI league rule on heading effective 3/21/2016:

At age group divisions U11 and younger-

Whenever the ball strikes a player in the head, play is stopped.  The proper restart depends upon whether the player deliberately played the ball with his or her head.  If deliberate, the proper restart is an indirect free kick to the opposing team.  If this occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.  If the play by the head is deemed in advertent, then the proper restart is a dropped ball.

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March 18, 2016

Virginia Youth Soccer Assn. adopts US Soccer Guidelines for Heading U13 & younger and new law of the game modification for all VYSA member organizations effective March 21, 2016.

VYSA Policy and Announcement Document

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December 10, 2015
Updated Age Group Chart for Fall 2015 Released by US Soccer & US Youth Soccer

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May 24, 2015
Fall 2015 Rules Update

Fall 2015 Rules Update
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July 2, 2014

VSLI announces rule changes beginning Fall 2014  
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June 1, 2014

VSL  RAIN HOTLINE  757-886-5092 .  Upon receipt of field cancellations from clubs the rain hotline will be updated. 

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