While trying to maintain an affordable team fee with ever increasing costs, we are no longer offering team practices. Many teams did not use this benefit and teams can still directly book with the Saskatoon Soccer Centre if they so choose. (306-975-3423)
Competitive Teams - Just like Rec
We are no longer offering two officials for each game, and games will only be played at the boarded centre - as opposed to being played at both centres.
We are also not offering the additional prize this year.
Due to the limited number of teams in our Masters Recreational divisions, we will only hold a Masters Competitive Men’s and Masters Competitive Women’s divisions this indoor. Any teams previously registered in Masters Recreational can register in the Men’s or Women’s leagues. Or… there’s a new option:
We have created a Legends boarded league for those participants that prefer boarded or already playing Legends Turf. (We continue to offer the Legends turf league as well.)
There has been an increase in fees - as there always must be. This year, though, a significant portion is due to the change in where PST is implemented. We are now required to collect PST on everything. (Team fees were paid prior to October 1 last year, so the change only affected Player Registrations, reschedules etc, last indoor season.)
Updated rules for the upcoming 2023-2024 indoor season:
1. Teams will be removed from the league without a refund if they surpass more than 25% of their schedule with forfeits.
2. Players must compete in at least 20% of the league games to participate in playoffs and meet the registration deadline.
3. Good standing is defined as being on good terms with our association and the other Member Organizations within Saskatchewan Soccer and Canada Soccer. Those terms include financial and disciplinary. A player can be in good standing while serving a minor suspension. Minor suspensions include all suspensions except violent conduct and being blacklisted.
4. Team Personnel may not permit to other teams within our league. They can register to the team as Team Personnel (or player) to be on the bench.
5. Recreational Men/Women/Masters Men/Women teams may have a 20% maximum of Competitive division players or Premier players on their roster. One (1) of every five (5) players on the roster can be Competitive or Premier players. Note: the 20% is rounded down to the nearest whole number.
i) A Recreational roster of 25 players may have 5 players in Competitive.
ii) Recreational roster of 20 - 24 players may have 4 players in Competitive.
iii) Recreational roster of 15 - 19 players may have 3 players in Competitive.
iv) A Recreational roster of 12 - 14 players may have 2 players in Competitive.
6. Free Agents have twenty-five (25) permits with up to five (5) games with any one team. If any suspensions are incurred, the total number of games given as a suspension will be deducted from the remaining games left to play and the Free Agent cannot participate in any games for seven (7) days. If there aren’t enough games left as a Free Agent, they will be applied to the games when the player registers to a team.
i) 2 Yellow Cards, Foul & Abusive Language (not at Official) - seven (7) days
ii) Foul & Abusive Language (at Official), Serious Foul Play - fourteen (14) days
iii) Violent Conduct - twenty-eight (28) days
7. The SAS reserves the right to overturn games at any time for playing ineligible players. If an ineligible player is discovered after multiple games have been played, only the latest game will be overturned and applied as a suspension. Ex: first notification to team and player is a game suspension and one game overturned.
8. Affected Party: Participant(s) that experienced some level of impact, or consequence due to a particular action by the Subject.
9. Discipline Hearings
The Affected Party will be given the opportunity to speak and/or provide a statement.
10. Yellow Cards - Cautions
Any Participant receiving their 3rd, 5th, 7th or 8th etc. Yellow Card in a season is automatically suspended for a minimum of one game. The player should sit their next game with that team. The SAS Office will attempt to email the Participant and their Team Contact(s) within 4 full Working Days of receipt of game sheet, depending on the availability of reliable contact information. The suspension will also be posted on the SASI website under Suspensions. It is the suspended player’s responsibility to contact the office, their Team Contact(s), and/or check the SASI website in order to obtain the details of their
11. Suspensions from a SAS sanctioned Tournament (i.e. Barnstone, World Cup, January Chills, Just For Kicks, etc.) will carry over to SAS League, if not completely served during the Tournament.
12. Anytime a suspended participant cannot be identified by either the match official or the SAS office, the responsibility then falls on the Team Contact to identify said player. Failing to do so, may result in a 200$ financial penalty to the team.
13. Livebarn footage will not be reviewed unless it is deemed Violent Conduct and brought to our attention within 5 days of the incident, along with the review fee of $100, with details including date, time, and incident specifics. If the committee finds in favor of your protest, the review fee will be returned. If the committee finds against your team, the protest fee will be kept. See Schedule A for the criteria of Violent Conduct.
14. Schedule A includes Respect in Sport for all Violent Conduct suspensions, additional Foul & Abusive language levels, and boarding (attempt to play ball).
*REMINDER ABOUT OURBOARDING RULE - TO BE STRICTLY ENFORCED*
Boarding is identified when a player(s) makes contact with the boards as a result of the actions of the opposing player(s). Even the slightest contact will result in a call.
All Boarding incidents are considered fouls and will result in a direct free kick.
Any Boarding incident that is deemed to be reckless will be cautioned.
A player who uses excessive force in a boarding incident will be issued a red card.
We want to keep our players safe and the referees are instructed to call this very tightly. Please respect their calls and your opponents.
*REMINDER OF PREVIOUS RULE CHANGES*
Players may permit to other leagues if they are registered with SAS. Some exceptions apply. See Permitting rules for full details.
Permits are unlimited but there is a maximum of 5 to any one team; 10 for goal keepers.
We introduced another league: Competitive for Men/Women, Masters Men/Women, Coed, and Coed Masters. Players may register in Competitive AND Recreational. Some exceptions apply. See Team Alignment & League Division rules for full details.
Competitive Masters Men/Women can have 20% of their roster as players 2 years below the age minimum. Again, see Team Alignment & League Division rules for full details.
Team Fees can be paid in three instalments instead of two. Of course, you can still pay it before the deadline!
We no longer accept payment via cheque. Our payment options include credit card online through RAMP, e-transfers and cash.
We will NOT reintroduce debit and credit to the office with the multiple other ways to make payment.
Team Personnel (Coach/Staff) must register as such. You cannot be on the bench unless you are registered as Team Personnel or a player on that team.
If you are already a player on the team, you do not have to register as Team Personnel. However, if you are a player on one team and coach another, you must register as a Team Personnel for the other team.
Team Personnel can receive cards as per IFAB/FIFA rules. The teams will not play short if the Team Personnel receive a card (in all leagues: outdoor, indoor turf or indoor boarded).
Team Personnel will need to supply Photo ID to be on the bench.
Teams that have their games overturned for ineligible players or wrong doing, will also have their goal stats removed. In contrast, the non-offending team will still keep their goal statistics.
Offsides will not be called in the turf leagues.
12. The Schedule A(Suspensions Schedule) has been updated.
Saskatoon Adult Soccer (SAS) is the official FIFA/CSA/SSA sanctioned adult soccer league in Saskatoon, SK. We are a not-for-profit governed by an operational board of directors. Those directors make key decisions that are then implemented by our three staff members.
Saskatoon Sports Centre 150 Nelson Road Saskatoon, SK S7S 1P5