​​Team Availability.
Do you have at least one officially rostered Coach (with current season pass) available to coach? If not, find a Guest Coach (any coach in the league with a current season pass). Complete the
Guest Coach Registration form and have your guest coach print and present to the ref along with their coaching pass at your game.

Can the
minimum number of players required to field a legitimate match attend? (see below) 
Forfeiture fee is $100.
Can't play? Click here to pay Forfeiture Fee.


Check the Weather.
Remember - Check for rainout status until the hour before your game. If a field can be opened, it will be. Also, just because a field was open in the morning, does not mean it will continue to be all day. Click for
Field Rainout Status links and hotlines - all divisions, all locations.

​​Be Prepared.
Highlights of Game Day responsibilities include:

  • Home Team: Have Game Cards with your team roster already on
  • Make sure balls are properly inflated.
  • Bring Pinnies. If your team jersey conflicts with the referee's shirt, offer the ref a pinney so that your players don't accidentally pass to the ref! Also helpful if the opposing team is close in color.
  • Rec Teams - Have you considered your substitution strategy?
  • Immediately after the game, get your player passes back from the referee. (Too many teams forget this every week. If you forget, usually the ref mails the cards to our office. If the cards are lost, it is $150 to replace a set of team cards.)

​Know the Rules.
Click for SFYS Leagues Rules, Tips, Tools and more information.
Print a Rules Reference Sheet for your referee: Rec Rules  |  CCSL Prep Rules

​​Score Reporting. 
After each game, each coach will File a Game Report via Digital Player Card link. 
Log In, find your team(s), select your game, and let us know the results as well as any relevant game information (referee, field, other team, quality of play, etc.). 

  • SFYS takes game reports very seriously, for bracketing and playoff seeding. If the scoreline does not reflect the game, make sure to let us know why. 
  • Be sure to highlight whether your opponent or the referee was notably wonderful or terrible. We honor our referees and our top coaches at the end of the season, based on reporting.

​​Fair Play.
Good Sportsmanship is expected and required by all staff and players. Should your team encounter an egregious situation - call the
Game Day Hotline: 415-794-2974, and further alert San Francisco Youth Soccer officials by checking the box "Requires Attention" in your game report and include relevant details. Click for more information about the league Fair Play Committee.

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