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Rule Change- Checking player passes

The Board of Directors passed the following rules change on Thursday, August 28, 2008:

Each team must have a current Official State Roster and USYS Player Passes at every match. Prior to the start of every match, the Center Referee, Assistant Referee or Emergency Step in Referee will be required to check player passes against each player. The USYS Player Passes and the Official State Roster must remain at the field until the successful completion of the match.

This requirement is not optional and the assigned Center Referee, Assistant Referee or Emergency Step in Referee must comply with this policy. Refusal of this requirement must be reported to the League’s R&D Chairperson following the match.

Teams will be given a 15 minute grace period from the scheduled "kick off" time to produce the USYS Player Passes and the Official State Roster.  After the 15 minute grace period, the match will be declared a forfeit and the score will be recorded as a 0-3 loss for the forfeiting team.