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NLGAMES 2020 Bay Roberts

Technical Packages for the NLGames are developed by the Provincial Sport Organization governing each respective sport. Questions should be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1 below, or to the SportNL Games Coordinator Stephanie Fowler by email or phone 709-576-3397.


Judi Kelloway

2.        CONVENER

Chris Bartlett


Athletes must be registered and in good standing with the NLSA. All participants should be aware that the NL Summer Games falls under the Training to Train Stage of the Canada Soccer Long Term Player Development. Athletes trying out for a NL Games Regional team must be registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association.


Under 13. Born in 2007 or 2008. (Minimum age 11 years).


5.1        ATHLETES

Female Team

16 athletes.

Minimum team size = 14 athletes.

Male Team

16 athletes.

Minimum team size = 14 athletes.


Female Team

3 team staff, one of whom has to be Soccer For Life trained and 2 of whom have to be female.

Male Team

3 team staff, one of whom has to be Soccer For Life trained and 2 of whom have to be male.


All staff must be at least 19 years of age as of June 30, 2020. One coach must have completed the Soccer For Life course and all team staff must be CPIC cleared, including Vulnerable Sector Screening, and have completed  Respect In Sport (available online on the NLSA website


Regional all-star teams will be competing at the NL Games. Coaching staff is being named for each region and open try-outs in each region will be scheduled in the Spring 2020.







Chris Bartlett

St. John’s

Bernie Manning 

Mt. Pearl

John McCarthy


Paul North


Marc Pittman


Terry Goulding


Douglas Sweetapple


  Ronnie Elson


Each regional team must be registered with the Host by July 31 2020 through an online registration system that will be provided by the Host.


One coach or staff representative from each region and each sport is required to attend the following

meetings in the Host region at the commencement of the NLGames:

  1. Coach / Manager General Meeting - date, time and location to be confirmed

Chaired by SportNL and including brief presentations from the Host Committee - will cover logistical information on transportation, accommodations, food services, entertainment, venues, etc.

  1. Sport Technical Meeting - date, time and location to be confirmed

Chaired by the Technical Chair of your sport - will cover sport-specific technical information for your competition.

11.        SANCTION

This competition is sanctioned by the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association. The rules for this competition will be governed the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

12.        SCHEDULE

Final schedules will be posted on in early August after regional teams are selected and registration is completed.

Female Competition (1st Half): August 15-18, 2020

Male Competition (2nd Half): August 19-23, 2020

13.        VENUE

Bay Roberts Field

14.        MEDALS

Will be presented to each regional team member of the first, second and third place finishers male and female.


15.1  Competition Format

The format for the NL Summer Games will be set by the NLSA once the number of teams has been confirmed. This format will follow the NLSA guidelines for tournaments and the CSA Long term Player Development Plan.

The rules for this tournament will follow the NLSA Rules and Regulations for Youth A and Youth Provincial League tournaments with the exception of the length of the game, the Fair Play Rule and the number of substitutions.







except as specified in 15.1.8




The following criteria shall be used to determine the final standings:

(a)         Most points in all group matches.

(b)         It two (2) teams are tied in points in all group matches:

(i) Greater number of points in matches between the teams concerned (head to head competition).

(ii) Results for all group matches.

  1. Greater goal difference in all group matches.
  2. Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.

(iii)  Kicks from the penalty mark as per FIFA Laws of the Game, at a time and

place decided by the NLSA Rep.

Suspended players cannot participate in the tie-breaking procedure (penalty kicks) and the tie-breaking procedure does not count as time served for a suspension.

(c)         The following must be used to completion if three (3) teams are tied in points in

                        all group matches:

                        (i) Greater goal difference in matches between the teams concerned.

                        (ii) Greater number of goals scored in matches between the teams


                        (iii) Greater goal difference in all group matches.

                        (iv) Greater number of goals scored in all group matches.

                        (v) Drawing of lots to determine ranking at a time and place decided

                        by the NLSA Rep.


When the colours of the competing teams are similar, home teams (the team

listed first on the schedule) shall use alternate colours.


Goalkeepers must wear colours that plainly distinguish them from all other

players and game officials.


All jerseys must be clearly numbered as per FIFA Rules. The number of the

player’s jersey must correspond to the number listed with the player’s name on

the game sheet.


Players are not permitted to wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or other players. NO jewellery: that includes rings, bracelets (except medical alert bracelets that must be either made of Velcro or similar soft material or covered with a sweatband), earrings, necklaces, other visible body piercing, etc. The practice of taping jewellery is not acceptable. Undershorts (slide pants or spandex) or tights are to be the same main color of the shorts or the lowest part of the shorts.. Long-sleeved shirts worn under jerseys must be the same color as the main color of the sleeve of the jersey.  Players not complying will not be allowed to enter the field until the match officials are satisfied that the equipment conforms to the Laws of the Game.

Socks: if tape or similar material is applied externally it must be the same colour as the part of the sock it is applied to. Clear tape may be used.


The wearing of shin guards is mandatory for all players in all competitions governed by the NLSA.


Appropriate soccer socks, which completely cover the shin guards, must be worn.


All shirts must have sleeves.


No player registered Youth will be permitted to play while wearing a cast of any kind – hard or soft.


At all provincial tournaments, all splints, braces, etc. must be checked by the Referee-in-Chief. CSA Guidelines will be used in determining the acceptance or rejection of the equipment. It is the responsibility of the coach to ensure that all equipment is presented for inspection.

DISCIPLINE (per NLSA Discipline Policy – excerpts below):

1.2.11 Any player ejected from a game (red card) will automatically be suspended for at least the next game. The appropriate Discipline Committee of the league, tournament, region or NLSA may meet and rule if an additional suspension is in order.

1.2.12 Any team that is found guilty of fielding an ineligible player for whatever reason (non-compliance with the age limit, omission from the credential sheet provided to the provincial association, omission from the game sheet, etc.) shall forfeit the game. Victory and the resulting points will be awarded to the opposing team as well as the score of 3-0 or greater, depending on the score of the game at the time of forfeit. The NLSA may take further action as deemed appropriate.


Suspension guidelines for specific offences are set out in the attached appendices. Regions and leagues shall use these guidelines in setting punishments. Any suspension for a number of games shall be consistent with the intent of those listed in the appendices of the NLSA Discipline Policy.


CONFLICT: In the event of a conflict between the above noted competition rules and the official NLSA Policies and Procedures Manual, the latter shall take preference.  The full NLSA Manual is posted on the NLSA web site


Sport policies are under review and will be available at when complete.

Soccer Technical Package 2020 Bay Roberts