Chicago Public League

2018 – Boys’ Soccer

Terms and Conditions

Coordinating Regional Athletic Director:

Name  Juliana Zavala                

Email         jzavala25@cpd.edu
Phone 773-553-6750                                                        

Calendar

Event

Day/Date

Time

Location

Release of the Schedule

December 4, 2017

Pre-Season Meeting

Monday, June 4

5:30pm-6:30pm

CPS Garfield Office
(2651 W. Washington Blvd)

1st Practice

Wednesday, August 8

Electronic CORS Check

Thursday, August 16

CORS Hard Copy Due

Wednesday, August 29

1st Contest Allowed

Monday, August 20

Conference Start Dates

Monday, August 27

Lower Level Start Dates

Sophomore Coaches Meeting on Wednesday, August 22

Sophomores- Saturday, September 15-October 20

5:30pm-6:30pm

CPS Garfield Office

Mandatory Make-up Dates

Friday, September 14

Formal End of the Conference Season

Wednesday, October 3

Playoff Seed Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 19

5:30pm-7:00pm

Curie High School

Playoff Rosters Due

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Start of Playoffs

Friday, September 28

Semifinals

Tuesday, October 2

Championships

Thursday, October 4

IHSA Regionals 1A

October 5-6 &
October 9-10

IHSA Sectionals 1A

October 16-17

IHSA Finals 1A

October 26-27

IHSA Regionals
2 A & 3 A

October 12-13 &
October  16-17

IHSA Sectionals
2A & 3A

October 30

IHSA Finals 2A & 3A

November 2-3

Season End

November 3

  1. Playing Regulations

Varsity

JV

Soph/Frosh

Contest Limitations

25

25

25

Minimum Contests for Team Approval

7

7

6

Length/Time of Contests

Two-40 minute halves with 10 minute intermission

Two-35 minute halves with 5 minute intermission

Two-30 minute halves with 5 minute intermission

Maximum Students on the Roster

25

25

25

Minimum Students on Roster

15

15

15

Minimum Students Needed on Game Day

11

11

11

Uniform Considerations

IHSA Approved

Special Considerations

Teams in the Premier Division MUST have BOTH a Varsity and Junior Varsity team in order to remain in the Premier Division.  Schools in the Premier not having a Junior Varsity team by their first conference game will automatically be relegated to the First Division, irrespective of their final record for the next season.  The referees assigned to the Premier Division games will notify the Coordinator immediately after the first conference game.

  1. Division Play

Official Start Time of Contests

4:30pm start for Varsity & JV games, 5:00pm start for only Varsity games.

Balls and Equipment

IHSA Approved

Rescheduling Protocol

All games are to be played as scheduled.  Games may not be cancelled or changed without impunity for any reason without the authorization of the Department of Sports Administration.

  1. The Coordinating RAD of Soccer must approve all rescheduled games.
  2. Varsity and JV games can be scheduled to be played on the same day at an earlier time.  Initial arrangements should be reported to the Coordinating RAD of Soccer and included with the formal release of the final schedule.  Changes in the order of games played on a given day must be reported to the RAD at least 24 hours prior to the matches.

Home Team/Site Requirements

  1. Each team within a conference will play home and away matches.

  1. For Chicago Public League contests, it is the responsibility of the school that is designated to be the home team to procure the playing facility/field.  A legitimate option if the school does not have a home field is to schedule the game at the opponent’s home site.

  1. In the case where a school is playing at their home site, the home school must provide the following equipment in good condition:  A set of two official size (8ft high by 24ft wide)  anchored soccer goals with nets, a set of four soccer corner flags/cones, and three (3) official game balls.  Field markings should be specified as in the National Federation of High School Association Soccer 2018-19 Rule Book.

  1. The home school should provide two (2) ball retrievers.

  1. Schools that do not have the specified regulation equipment will not be allowed to host home games and must travel until equipment is repaired or replaced and deemed safe.

Coach Expectations and Requirements

  1. Complete IHSA and CPS certification requirements before coaching student-athletes.
  2. Organize and prepare athletes through consistent practice/workouts specifically designed to enhance their performance in soccer matches.
  3. A computer generated Official Eligibility Certificate must be exchanged before each match indicating the players that will participate in the game (team A’s coach shall receive team B’s eligibility roster and team B’s coach shall receive team A’s eligibility roster).  After each match the exchanged sheet (opponents) must be completed and signed by the coach, athletic director, and principal. Give the eligibility sheet to Athletic Director.  
  4. Official’s rating by coaches, score, and comments must be completed and are to be reported on the MaxPreps site on the first school day following the match.
  5. In addition to reporting the score and schedule (Conference and Non-conference Games) on MaxPreps, the Head Coach is responsible for including the names of all yellow/red carded players on MaxPreps. This procedure should be done within 24 hours of the game.
  6. As a member of a Chicago Public League soccer team, a student may not represent any other program as a soccer player during the IHSA competitive season. This would include all extraneous public/private competitive soccer programs. Last contact day with club/program is August 14, 2018.

Varsity, JV, and Sophomore Eligibility

  1. Varsity teams shall consist of boys in the first, second, third, or fourth year of attendance who will not reach their 20th birthday at any time during the sports season.
  2. A Junior Varsity team (Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors) shall consist of boys eligible to play on the Varsity team.  There shall be free movement of players between Varsity and Junior Varsity levels leading up to the City and IHSA Championship tournaments.
  3. Varsity and Junior Varsity players will have separate eligibility sheets. Players may NOT appear on both a Varsity eligibility roster and a Junior Varsity eligibility roster on the same day.  
  4. Players may not play on Varsity one day and Junior Varsity the next against the same team. When Junior Varsity and Varsity levels are to be contested on the same day, the coach must highlight the JV players moving up to play the Varsity match; make two copies of the JV eligibility rosters.
  5. Regardless of whether a player participates in the Varsity contest or not, if that player appeared on the Varsity eligibility roster (that is if that player was not crossed off the Varsity eligibility roster) then that player  is NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in the Junior Varsity contest, and therefore must be crossed off the Junior Varsity eligibility roster.
  6. Only Sophomore and Freshman students in good academic standing are eligible to participate in the Sophomore Soccer League.  When an athlete is moved up from the Sophomore team to either the Junior Varsity or Varsity teams, that athlete may NOT participate back with the Sophomore team for the remaining of the athlete’s  high school athletic eligibility.
  7. Lower level teams will not be recognized unless the minimum number of participants appears on the varsity roster.  An official recognized team shall have a minimum of fifteen (15) players.  

Forfeitures and failure to play

  1. A school forfeiting two or more conference games will lose team recognition.  A letter to the principal, athletic director and coach shall notify the school of the impending action, which will include forfeiture of the coaching stipend.  Any school NOT participating in the City Championship Playoffs having qualified will be fined $250.00 to be deducted from the coaching stipend and the school will be on probation the following season .
  2. If a team and faculty representative is not ready to play within thirty minutes of the scheduled time of the contest, the host school must contact Sports Administration for a determination of the status of the game.

  1. Officials and Fees

Level

Varsity

Varsity Playoff

       JV

       JV Playoff

Frosh

Number of Officials

2

           3

2

2

2

Fees

$55.00 each

$60.00 each for Semi and Final

$45.00 Each

$50.00 Each for Semi and Final

$35.00 Each

Additional Contest Limitation information

JV and Varsity games/tournaments are to be counted  separately.  All tournaments must be approved prior to the season and JV level teams cannot represent Member Schools in Varsity level tournaments during the season.

All CPS member Schools MUST participate in scheduled Chicago Public Soccer League post-season contests.

Member Schools exceeding these limitations shall be disciplined with a fine of $250.00 to be deducted from the coaching stipend.

The contract of all non-conference games must be submitted and filled at the school prior to the start of the sport season.

Selection of Officials

  1. The Soccer Coordinator shall assign all referees for all Chicago Public League conference games.  Coaches will assign their referees for all non-conference games, from a list of approved referees, provided by the Soccer Coordinator.
  2. No official is permitted to work a match in which one of the teams is from the school which he or she is employed, coached in the past, or officiate any of the Varsity playoffs.
  3. The coach shall rate and evaluate each official on the official eligibility certificate and on-line to the IHSA (www.ihsa.org – see Athletic Director for assistance) after each match.  
  4. The officials for the City Championship series (group play matches quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship game) will be assigned by the Soccer Coordinator and Referee Assignor. Only those officials who have officiated in the league matches of the season are eligible to officiate.

What if Officials do not Show?

 

  1. If neither official arrives, both coaches should officiate or mutually agree on an official (Assistant coach, JV coach).
  2. The home team is responsible for paying both officials for regular season matches PRIOR to the start of the contest.  If there is only one official, the game must be played and the official is to be paid an additional $10.00 for each match officiated.  If the game is canceled on the field or less than two hours before game time, the assigned officials shall be paid.  The payment for the officials assigned to the rescheduled game will be reimbursed during the playoff adjustments reimbursement.
  3. Two (2) officials shall be assigned to all Chicago Public League games.
  4. In the event of a game day forfeit, the scheduled officials should be paid as if they officiated the game.  

  1. Division Standings

League Format and Schedule

  1. The league schedule will begin the week of  Monday, August 27, 2018, and completed by Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Any adjustments to the final schedule can be made, but administrative responsibility will not fall on the Office of Sports Administration.  The home team of the games in question must procure the alternative site, confirm the new date with the opposing team, and hire the officials.  The official date for the release of the 2018 schedule is December 4, 2017.
  2. The playing format for all conferences shall be a single round robin format.  The Third and Fourth Division teams are not eligible for the City Championship Playoffs.  
  3. In the event a scheduled game is not played, the game will be recorded as “no-contest” and neither team will be awarded any points.  Rescheduled games shall be played only on the assigned “make-up dates”, or otherwise approved by the Coordinating RAD of Soccer .  The formal make-up date for games is September 14, 2018.

League Alignments

(Attached)

Standings (i.e. How standings are determined)

MaxPreps Results

Mechanism for Reporting Scores/Results

The Head Coach should reports all final scores and game schedule on MaxPreps.

Score of a Forfeit

3-0

Tie breaker Breaker rules Rules (2 or more teams)

  1. In case of a tie in Division standings, the higher place shall be determined by:

  1. Head-to-head competition results.
  2. Number of regulation time wins.
  3. Goal differential, with a maximum of four (4) goals per game.
  4. Most goals scored in favor, with a maximum of four (4) goals per game.
  5. Greater number of shut-outs.
  6. Least number of goals scored against, up to four (4) per game
  7. Team with least number of cards.
    A. Red Cards
    B. Yellow Cards
  8. Coin toss

Promotion and Relegation

  1. The seventh and eighth place teams from the Premier Division will be directly demoted to the First Division and the First and Second Place teams in the First Division will be directly promoted to the Premier North/South Division.  
  2. The first team in the Second Divisions North and South will be directly promoted to the First Division and the eighth place team in the First Division will be directly demoted to the Second Division, North and/or South according to reasonable geography.  
  3. The First place teams in the Third Divisions North and South will be directly promoted to the Second Divisions North and South.
  4. There is no guarantee that an Fourth Division team will be promoted to the 3rd Division.  The decision will be based on the committee members and Coordinating Regional Athletic Director in regards to the regulation.   

  1. League Games

Qualification Criteria

  1. The Chicago Public League Varsity Championship Playoff Tournament will be played with the thirty-two (32) teams that meet the qualification criteria.  The Tournament will be modeled after the FIFA World Cup Tournament.
  2. The League Seeding meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (5:30 P.M) at Curie High School (4959 S. Archer Avenue).
  3. In case of a forfeit during the League games, the coach will be fined and the team will face further disciplinary action.  Including probation for the next following season.

 

Tournament Structure

32 Teams will be selected in a draw and put into 8 groups of four.  

4 teams will be placed in each of the eight Pots, depending on the division standings.

“A”        “B”        “C”        “D”        “E”        “F”     “G”  “H”

  1          1           1           1           1           1         1      1

  2           2           2           2           2           2         2      2

  3           3           3           3           3           3         3      3

  4           4           4           4           4           4         4      4

Distribution and Explanation of Seeds

  1. Seeding for the Championship Tournament will be based on Conference record.  The 32 teams entering the City Playoffs are:  All The 16 Premier North/South Division Teams,  the top 14 First Division teams (7 Teams from the First North and 7 Teams from the First South), the top team from the Second Division North and the top team from the Second Division South.
  2. League PLAY - League play shall be played at four sites chosen by the Coordinating Regional Athletic Director and the committee members with regard to home teams and facilities.
  1. The Coordinating Regional Athletic Director and the committee members shall assign a site for each group.
  2. Throughout the playoffs the home team is responsible for paying the officials.
  3. The winning coach has the responsibility of calling the game scores to the newspaper, and submitting the results to Max Preps.

In case teams are tied at the end of League Play, the group winner shall be determined by:

  1. Goal differential up to a maximum of 6 goals per game.
  2. Least number of goals scored against
  3. Greatest number of shutouts.
  4. Most number of goals scored to a maximum of 6 goals per game.
  5. Head to Head actual game played
  6. Least number of Red and Yellow Cards (players and  coaches)
  7. Drawing by lots by the Soccer Coordinator        

       in the presence of Soccer Committee

       Members          

  1. CPL Championship: After the League Games, the first place and second place teams from each group will advance to the CPL Tournament.  Referee assignor will assign officials. All sites for the matches will be arranged by the Soccer Coordinator.
  2. Windy City Cup: After the League Games, The third place and fourth place teams from each group will advance to the Windy City Cup.  Referee assignor will assign officials. All sites for the matches will be arranged by the Soccer Coordinator.

  1. AWARDS - Varsity and JV Level
  1. The customary City Championship shield will be awarded to the team winning the CPL Championship for Varsity and JV. The customary runner-up shield will be awarded to the team finishing second.
  2. The top (2) teams in the City Championship (Varsity) round will receive medallions for each team member and coaches listed on the eligibility roster. The total number of medallions shall not exceed twenty (25).
  3. The Windy City Cup will receive a traveling trophy.

Special Rules

  1. The Playoff Roster MUST be exchanged at every playoff game.  

  1. If a team does not have their playoff roster, the game will be played under protest.  The offending team MUST create a hand-written roster in front of their opponent and the referees.  Each athlete will print and sign their name and write their date of birth and School ID number.  This hand-written roster must be emailed to Sports Administration jzavala25@cps.edu for comparison with the filed School team’s Playoff Roster.  If names on both rosters do not match, the offending team will lose the game by forfeit.

  1. Special Sport Rules and Regulations
  1. A Central Office Record Sheet must be submitted to the Department of Sports Administration before the first formal practice.  The names of varsity, and sophomore players should be listed on separate computer generated Central Office Record Sheets and submitted after player record cards and medicals are on file.  Age and grade eligibility is established according to the rules of the Chicago Public High Schools Athletic Association See Article III –Section 3 for grade eligibility and Article III –Section 4 for age rule of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Chicago Public High Schools Athletic Association.  Any contests played without a Central Office Record Sheet on file will be forfeited as well as coaches may be suspended.
  2. CENTRAL OFFICE RECORD SHEETS ARE DUE BY Wednesday, August 29, 2018 FOR JV AND Varsity.  Teams are not eligible to play/practice without a Central Office Record Sheet on file.  The date for Sophomore CORS will be Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

  1. A school forfeiting two or more conference games will lose team recognition.  A letter to the principal, athletic director and coach shall notify the school of the impending action, which will include forfeiture of the coaching stipend.  Any school NOT participating in the City Championship Playoffs but qualified will be fined $250.00 to be deducted from the coaching stipend.

  1. Sport Committee Members

                   Juarez-Daniel Michmerhuizen
                Instituto-Macro Rodriguez

Acero-Soto-Matt Ribbens
        MLA- Vincent Tipre
                 Amundsen-Alex Perez

        Von Steuben-Verdad Sarancic
            Lincoln Park-Geoffrey Ruttenberg
            Washington- Alvaro Perez

             Taft- Jeff Lucco


Chicago Public League Athletics

General Rules and Regulations

  1. General Information

  1. The official rules of the National Federation of High Schools Association shall govern all Public League competitions. Any exceptions to these rules are listed in the Terms and Conditions of the specific sport.

  1. The Chicago Public League is under the umbrella of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and the IHSA Handbook will govern all Public League interscholastic sports unless the Chicago Public Schools Athletics Constitution and By-laws demand a stricter implementation of a rule or policy.

  1. The Chicago Public Schools Athletics Constitution and By-laws will govern local Chicago Public League activities and protocols.  

  1. Coach Expectations

  1. All coaches are especially required to abide by Article III – Specific Responsibilities of Coaches which outlines coach certification criteria, comportment and sportsmanship, and other instances of compliance.  

In order to satisfy the coaching certification requirements and individual must:

Violations of any Section of this Article could lead to disciplinary action taken against the coach and/or the school.

  1. The criteria for a coach to receive the stipend from the Office of Sports Administration is listed in the Terms and Conditions for that sport and must be fulfilled in order for a coach to be remunerated.

        

Prior to the start of each school year, the Office of Sports Administration will prepare an inventory of approved sports/levels for each school.  An approved team will either be designated full or developmental.  

An approved team (full) carries the following distinction:

The team will be included in the Public League schedule for that sport.

Coaches’ stipends will be paid by the Office of Sports Administration if the criteria for receiving the stipend (as determined by the rules and regulations of the sport) are met by the coaches at the end of the season.

Officials’ fees for Public League contests/varsity playoffs will be reimbursed to the schools.

        An approved developmental team carries the following distinction:

50% of the coaches’ stipends will be paid by the Office of Sports Administration if the criteria for receiving the stipend (as determined by the rules and regulations of the sport) are met by the coaches at the end of the season.

        A team that is not approved will not be forced to cease operation, but:

                Non Approved teams will not be included in the Public League schedule.

Coaches of non-approved teams will not be remunerated by the Office of Sports Administration.  If a non approved team is allowed by school personnel to practice and participate in interscholastic competitions, the school assumes the responsibility of remunerating the coaches of that team or staffing those coaches as formal volunteers with the school.

Officials’ fees for unrecognized teams will not be reimbursed to the school.

  1. Head coaches are expected to assist the school athletic director in generating Central Office Record Sheets and Eligibility Rosters.  All coaches are expected to assist the school athletic director in the monitoring of weekly eligibility (active/inactive students) and likewise enforce the academic eligibility rules within the Chicago Public League program.

  1. Coaches are expected to prepare teams for competition through consistent and appropriate practice sessions.

  1. Coaches must ensure that details pertaining to contests are properly arranged and ensure that provisions are made to start contests according to the scheduled start time.

  1. Coaches are responsible for submitting league and non-league contest results to the reporting mechanism established by each sport.  Scores/results must be reported within 24 hours of the contest.

  1. Roster Management

  1. Student eligibility is governed by Articles V – Records of High School Eligibility and VI – Eligibility of the Chicago Public Schools Athletics By-laws as well as the Scholastic Eligibility Policy, Board Report 12-0822-PO2. The policy is outlined in the Athletic Director Hand Guide available to all school athletic directors and principals.

  1. All participants that represent Chicago Public League member schools for interscholastic competition must be listed as eligible on a Central Office Record Sheet (generated by IMPACT for traditional schools, computer generated for charter schools) and certified to be medically as well as academically eligible for the contest.

There are four potential teams/levels where a school principal/athletic director would have to submit a requisite Central Office Record Sheet (CORS) for the sport.  

Team

Participants

Age Requirement

Priority/Purpose

Level

Varsity

Fr., Soph., Jr., Sr.

19

Competition

3

Junior Varsity

Fr., Soph., Jr., Sr.

19

Participation

2

Sophomore

1st or 2nd year enrolled in HS

17

Development

2

Freshman

1st year enrolled in HS

16

Introduction

1

  1. Each individual team must have a corresponding CORS, and an individual student-athlete may only be listed on one (1) CORS at a time.  

Once a freshman or sophomore student-athlete is listed on the varsity CORS for a sport, that

student is not eligible to participate on lower team/levels.  Once a freshman is listed on the sophomore level CORS, that student is not eligible for the frosh team/level.

Likewise, once a freshman or sophomore player is moved up to the varsity level (e.g. during the middle of the season) and listed on the varsity CORS, that student is no longer eligible to participate on the freshmen or sophomore team/level.  Once a freshman is moved up to the sophomore level and listed on the sophomore level CORS, that student is no longer eligible for the frosh team/level.

  1. Depending on the sport, students are allowed to participate on higher level teams for particular contests.  This concept is called Vertical Movement.  Vertical movement allows coaches the flexibility to allow lower level students to gain varsity level experience while maintaining eligibility on the lower level.

Vertical Movement is only allowed between the sophomore and varsity levels and the junior varsity and varsity levels, (when there is a Sports Administration approved JV level) for sophomore or JV level students, during the regular season.

However, once a frosh or soph. is listed on the varsity CORS for a sport, that student is not eligible to participate on the frosh or soph. team/levels.  Once a frosh is listed the soph. level, that student is not eligible for the frosh team/level.

Likewise, once a frosh or soph. is moved up to the varsity level (perhaps during the middle of the season) that student is no longer eligible to participate on the frosh or soph. team/level. Once a frosh is moved up to the soph. level, that student is no longer eligible for the frosh team/level.

The Terms and Conditions of the various sports will stipulate the management and allowable participation for students engaging in vertical movement.

E.        Prior to the Office of Sports Administration-sponsored post-season playoffs and for eligibility

purposes for those playoffs, vertical movement must cease and CORS/Eligibility Certificates for all teams must be locked.   Each participating team must submit locked Eligibility Certificates to the Regional Athletic Director in charge of the sport.  (Eligibility Certificates must also be traded with opponents prior to the semi-final round.)

For the Public League playoffs, team maximums are established and the number of students listed on the Eligibility Certificate, as well as those participating in contests, must not exceed this number listed in the following table per sport.  Additionally, the maximum number of students that can be promoted from lower levels for the playoffs is likewise listed:

Sport

Playoff Roster Max

Max Student movement

Baseball

27

None

Basketball

15

3

Soccer

25

5

Softball (Fast Pitch)

27

None

Volleyball

15

3

Lower level students that were not listed on the varsity playoff eligibility certificate are ineligible during the playoffs and students participating in lower level playoff tournaments are ineligible to move up to the varsity team while the lower level team is alive in their tournament.

During Public League post-season competitions, if the lower level team is eliminated from the tournament and their season has been completed, students can be moved up to the varsity team only if the playoff maximum indicated on the original playoff eligibility certificate has not been reached. Examples:

 

If a team involved in a Public League playoff tournament faces forfeiture due to the lack of players because of ineligible students (medically, academically, or injured), that team will be allowed to supplement their roster with lower level students.

  1. The school athletic director must prepare IMPACT generated eligibility certificates signed by the principal, head coach and athletic director which certify the eligibility of students for each interscholastic contest with other Public League opponents.  These certificates must be submitted to their coach to trade with the opposing coach. Student-athletes listed on the eligibility sheet are considered to have participated in the contest, unless they are indicated as otherwise prior to the start of the contest.

The following instructions must be followed for the Game Day Eligibility Trade Process from athletic directors to coaches:

  1. Athletic Directors must inform the coach that whereas an eligibility sheet was generated for him/her, the coach should deliver an eligibility sheet back to the Athletic Director.

  1. Coaches must bring a copy of the IMPACT generated eligibility sheet (computer generated sheet for charter schools) signed by the coach, Athletic Director, and Principal to the game to exchange with your opponent.

  1. Only students that are printed on the sheet through IMPACT are eligible to participate in the contest.

Charter schools must trade a simulation sheet with all of the appropriate signatures.

  1. In sports where there is not a scorebook or other means of registration where a jersey number or event entry can help verify the identity of a student, a numerical roster should be submitted in addition to the eligibility sheet to allow the opposing coach the ability to identify a student by jersey number, in the event of a protest.

3.        After the game, the coach must submit the eligibility sheet collected from the

opponent to his/her Athletic Director.  The sheet now becomes the Record of Contest and should contain the score of the game, the names of the officials that worked the game, and any comments that you have about the game.

4.        The Athletic Director is responsible for filing the traded document at the school to be

retrieved later, if necessary. Eligibility certificates should be maintained at the school for 5 years.  Certificates can be stored in a folder or electronically by season or sport, but must be made available if needed by any agent of the District.

5.        If a team does not trade:

  1. The game is automatically played under protest.
  2. The coach of the team that has an eligibility certificate prepared should write on top of

their certificate, “the opponent did not trade” and return this certificate to his/her Athletic Director.

  1. If there is no scorebook, an alternative roster should be created by the team that

did not trade to indicate the participating players and to create a record to be compared with the actual eligibility certificate, and traded with the opponent.

  1. The team that was not prepared and did not trade a formal eligibility certificate

must submit the actual eligibility certificate to the opponent, on the next school day after the contest.  If the team does not comply, the team with the prepared eligibility sheet can contact the Office of Sports Administration in order to have the contest declared a forfeit.

Once the prepared team receives the eligibility certificate, then they should send their eligibility certificate to the opposing team.

  1. Both athletic directors should then file the collected eligibility sheets which now

serve as the records of contest. If there is a conflict in the sheet and/or the scorebook detected by the athletic director or coach, that certificate should be submitted immediately for further review. If there is an infraction, or if the school does not comply, the game will be forfeit.

6.        If neither team trades:

  1. The game is automatically played under protest.
  2. Teams should submit the eligibility certificate to the opposing team, as well as the

Office of Sports Administration on the day following the contest.

Both Athletic Directors should then file the collected eligibility certificates which now serve as the records of contest. If there is a conflict in the sheet and/or the score book detected by the athletic director or coach, that sheet should be submitted immediately for further review.  If there is an infraction, or if a school does not comply, the game will be forfeit.  If neither school complies, the game could be determined to be a double forfeit.

7.        The ability to submit eligibility certificates the following day is a concession and should not be the rule.  Programs/coaches whose use of this concession resulting in multiple occasions where certificates were not traded are subject to probation or suspension due to non-compliance.

Note: At the end of the season, each school should have a file copy of the number of eligibility certificates equal to the number of Public League contests conducted. Failure to maintain post-game eligibility certificates can lead to probation and sanctions to coaches and/or schools.

  1. League Regulations

  1. If a team does not show for a contest, the Regional Athletic Director (RAD) in charge of the sport has the exclusive authority to determine whether the contest shall be recorded as a forfeit or must be rescheduled.

  1. Two forfeits resulting from the failure to show for contests (with the appropriate number of athletes) will result in the loss of approval/recognition for that team.  Article X – Cancellations and Forfeitures of Contests of the Chicago Public Schools Athletics Bylaws addresses cancellations and forfeitures of contests.

  1. Contest results can be protested according to Article XI – Infractions and Protests of the Chicago Public Schools Athletics Bylaws if there is some irregularity or infraction occurring during the contest.

  1. The maximum admission price that individual schools can establish for a Chicago Public League regular season or playoff contest hosted at the school is $5.00.

  1. Scores must be reported by the home team to the mechanism of collection within 24 hours of the contest.

5.        Summer Participation

  1. The summer season is designated as the first Monday in June through the last Friday in July.  Coaches are allowed to organize and have “skill of the sport” contact with team members 25 days during this period.

  1. All students participating in school sponsored “skill of the sport” activities must have an updated sports physical within 395 days of participation.  This includes all summer league tournaments.

  1. Incoming Freshmen must also have a sports physical prior to participation.