ERSL Game Scheduling

All teams in divisions eligible for promotion or relegation will play a balanced game schedule, meaning they will play each opponent the same number of times.

This does not necessarily mean that you will an even number of home and away games against a particular opponent.  The ERSL will do its best to balance a team’s overall number of home and away games.  The number of games per season is dependent on the number of teams in the division.  The ERSL will do its best to provide a minimum of 12 games for all teams where possible.  Teams that are not in divisions eligible for promotion or relegation will play a balanced schedule where possible.

 

All games between teams from different Districts at the Regional level will be scheduled on Sundays up until the end of June.

All games between EODSA and SOSA Regional level teams will be scheduled on Sunday up until the end of June.  By default the games will be scheduled for 16:00.  If they are both in agreement the teams may arrange a change to the game date or time but the game must be played before the end of June.

Information regarding changes to game times must be provided to the ERSL using the process below:

Once the new game time is agreed upon:

I.        The Home team must send an email to the Away team that shall include the following details:

·         game number;

·         new game date;

·         home team;

·         away team;

·         field;

·         kick-off time.

 

II.      The Away team must forward the Home team’s email to the league at GM@ersl.ca  (cc the Home team) indicating their agreement. The ERSL now has confirmation from both teams that the date is acceptable.

Note: If this process is not followed the game will not be scheduled/rescheduled.

 

In the event that the overall number of games for a team does not fit within the start and end dates of the season, overflow games will be placed on December 31st.

The Home team is to treat these games as reschedules and offer dates to the Away team for scheduling the game as per the ERSL Game Reschedule Policy.

 

Clubs are not permitted to assign more than 2 teams to the same home field on the same game night at the same kick-off time; where there are conflicts fields will be listed as TBD and Clubs must assign an alternate field.

The ERSL scheduling system will create a schedule without conflicts in home field assignments as much as possible.  In the event that there is a home field conflict the home field will be listed at To be Determined.  The home Club can input an alternate home field for that game if one is available, using the “To be Determined Fields” tool on the Club section of the website.  If an alternate field is not available the Club is encourage to secure another field permit for that game date.  Otherwise, they must notify the ERSL and the game will be moved to December 31st to be rescheduled.

 

Game kick-off times must adhere to the ERSL Game Kick-off Time Policy.

The system is set to automatically adjust game times beginning on August 15th, and again beginning September 1st as required by the kick-off time policy.  It is the responsibility of each team to manage their schedule and ensure that these adjustments are reflected in all of their scheduled games.

 

Games will only be rescheduled for reasons outlined in the ERSL Game Reschedule Policy.

No exceptions to this policy will be made.  It is the responsibility of each team and their officials to ensure that they understand this policy and the outlined deadlines for each article of the policy.  Requests to reschedule games outside of this policy will not be heard or considered by the ERSL.

 

No games may be played after the end of season date.

The only exceptions to this are in the event that a reschedule occurs within the last week of the season or if a playoff game must be played to determine standings in a division with promotion/relegation.

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