​​​​Team Availability.
Do you have at least one officially rostered Coach available to coach?

  • If not, find a Guest Coach (any coach in either SFYS league with a current season who appears on a Game Day Photo Roster. Rec & Upper House coaches - show your printed Game Day Photo Roster to the referee to coach the game. If you are a Guest Coach, you can show the GDPR from your team.
  • If you are using Guest Players, are they assigned correctly?
  • Can your team field minimum number of players required? Check the minimum numbers here.
    Forfeiture fee is $100.
    Can't play? NOTIFY THE OFFICE and click here to pay Forfeiture Fee.


Check the Location, check the Weather.
Some location links for you: SFYS Fields and Locations | RPD Field Maps

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.




Be Prepared.

Highlights of Game Day responsibilities include:

  • All Teams - Have printed Game Day Photo Roster. It will print for both teams.
    • Remember: If your coach or (guest) player isn't on the roster, with a photo - NO PARTICIPATION
    • No paper coach or player passes will be accepted for play or for coaching.
  • Home team provide the game balls. 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? There are subbing times for 2nd and 3rd Grade.
  • KICK OFF TIME - There is no flexibility on kick off time. Teams that are not ready 5 minutes after kick off time will result in a forfeit. 



​Know the Rules.
Review General SFYS Leagues Rules & Guidelines, including NO WEARING JEWELRY.
Print a Key League Rules Reference Sheet for your referee: 
Key Rules are right here

  • Reminder: Scores impact Standings. Standings influence Playoff seeding for 4th-8th and Upper House.




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Score Reporting. 

After each game, each coach will File a Game Report : via Affinity
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 competitiveness of 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. SFYS Good Sports


​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 submitting a Fair Play Report with pertinent details and follow-up contact information.
Click for more information about the league Fair Play Committee.

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