TENTATIVE GAME DATES
- Sat. April 5
- Sun. April 6
- Casper Jam - April 12, 2014
- NEW Cody Shootout - April 26 & 27, 2014
- Snickers Big Horn Cup - May 10 & 11, 2014 (tentative)
Age Groups - Please see the new league rules for age groups
- U9 - U10
- U11 - U12
- U13 - U15a (U15a is a team that has U15 8th graders)
- U15 - U18 11 v 11 (fall only)
WYOMING CUP QUALIFYING - May 31 and June 1, 2014 in Sheridan
Wyoming League consists of two parts; a team must participate in league to qualify for Wyoming Cup by competing in a minimum of 3 events:
- Fall season - 4 games
- Spring season - 4 games
- Selected WYS sanctioned tournaments - currently 6 per year
The 3 events can be a combination of the following:
- Play and finish all scheduled games during the Fall and/or Spring league (includes approved forfeitures)
- Compete in a minimum of 1 WYS sanctioned tournament
At a minimum a team can qualify for Wyoming Cup (the state championship) by playing one league season (4 games) plus 2 tournaments or both league seasons (8 games) and one tournament.
PLAYER AGE EXCEPTIONS - These exceptions ONLY apply to teams that play in Wyoming League:
- Wyoming League, unless otherwise communicated in advance by WYS, shall divide play among participating teams by the age divisions prescribed by US Youth Soccer. (See the Player Age Bracket Chart at the WYS web site.)
- Wyoming League age groups can include U8 – U18 teams, including U15a teams. U15a teams can have as members no more than 3 (three) U15 8th graders; U15 players in high school are not eligible to play on a U15a team.
- A player is eligible to play in a specific age group so long as his/her birth date falls within the dates outlined in the Player Age Bracket Chart.
- With the exception of the rules regarding U15 8th graders, no player may “play down” on a team, except as follows:
- If a club does not have a team for 1 (one) over-age player the club president will submit to the executive board a statement attesting to that fact. Such statement must be submitted in the manner approved and provided by the state office.
- If there are 2 (two) or more over-age players the club can create a team for those older players; i.e. the existing team can “age up”.
Except for U15 - U19 teams, any player that wants to play up 3 (three) years or more requires that the player’s parents/guardians complete and submit to the player’s club and the state office the additional Accident Waiver and Release of Liability before the child can participate.
- Clubs that would like to host Wyoming League games must register to be considered. REGISTER TO HOST
- Complete and accurate home field information is critical to scheduling games. Each club is responsible for maintaining this information and using the system chosen by the state office. The WYS league administrator has the discretion to not schedule games for clubs that do not keep their home field information updated.
- U8 teams playing in the U8 league will play 6v6 with 11 on a game roster
- U10 teams play 8v8 with 14 on a game roster
- U12 teams play 11v11; all 11 v 11 games will use a full size field.
- Offsides is called for U10s & Number of Refs is 3
- Recommendations for Field Sizes All Age Groups
Referee Fees and Game Length:
Age Group Center Referee Assistant Referee Game Length
U10 $20 $12 25 min/half
U11/12 $25 $15 30 min/half
U13/14 $30 $20 35 min/half
U15 - U18 11 v 11 $35 $25 40 min/half
6v6 HS Age Teams $35 1 ref/if 2 refs split the fee 30min/half
Referees are to be paid in full at the BEGINNING of each game. Team listed as HOME TEAM (on schedule) pays referees.
Age Group Team Roster* Game Roster
U10 18 14
U11/12 22 18
U13/14 22 18
u15 - u18 22 18
6v6 14 12
Under limited circumstances the team roster can be expanded; the game roster cannot. Make such requests, including a brief description of why, on the team registration form.
Every team must have an official team roster and can present a different game roster for each Wyoming League game.
Every season the teams that make up each division are very different. Because of this it is impossible to follow specific policies regarding travel, home games and the level of competition within an age group. Wyoming League does consider the following when scheduling games:
attempts to limit travel to no more than 200 miles one way
the availability of referees and fields in a given area
the age of the team
regional alignments, if practical
double header weekends if possible, especially for the younger teams
In addition, special requests regarding siblings on different teams or a coach with multiple teams cannot be considered and home games cannot be guaranteed.