Monmouth Ocean Soccer Association
1. The Players and the Spirit of the Game
M.O.S.A. provides a vehicle for both boys and girls to play this wonderful game of soccer. Divisions are set up for youth from the age of Under 8 to Under 19 years of age. Under 9 teams must compose a minimum of 50% of eligible under 9 players, under 8 teams must compose of a minimum of 51% of eligible under 8 players.
Everyone involved with any M.O.S.A. sponsored activity should realize that the game is for the players and they should experience a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and accomplishment. Coaches should strive to make their involement one that is enjoyable and something that they will want to return to practice & games.
2 The M.O.S.A. Traveling League
The Monmouth Ocean Soccer Association (M.O.S.A.) is affiliated with the New Jersey Youth Soccer Association, the United States Youth Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.
M.O.S.A. is made up of various Youth Soccer Clubs, all of which have voting rights at General and Special Membership Meetings. Each member club has a M.O.S.A. Representative who acts as a liaison to M.O.S.A. All questions, comments and inquiries are addressed to M.O.S.A. through each clubs rep. It is not possible for the Officers of M.O.S.A. to answer questions and field inquiries from the thousands of coaches, players and parents.
The Start of the Season (Fall and Spring)
M.O.S.A. from time to time may conduct
mandatory Coaches Meetings for all coaches.
Coaches are responsible for making sure that his/her team and each player is properly registered prior to the start of the season. To inform each player and parent of the rules of play and the necessity to abide by them. Complete M.O.S.A. Rules and Policies may be downloaded and/or printed from the web at www.mosa.net. In addition each coach should have a copy of this handbook and the FIFA Laws of the Game.
4 During the Season Activities
At the start of each season, a review of your individual game schedule should be completed and any conflicts should be resolved with your club and the opposing team immediately. Any conflicts that you may have a problem resolving should then be brought to the M.O.S.A. Games Commissioner for assistance.
5 Protest and Forfeits
Protest will only be considered, if the it involves a violation of the Laws of the Game. Protest concerning the officials judgment will not be entertained for review.
All valid protest must be submitted in writing, citing the law violated by regular mail, postmarked within 48 hours of the scheduled game. Protest will only be considered if signed by the Club President or
M.O.S.A. Representative and must be mailed to the league secretary with a copy going to the other team or club involved.
Forfeits are only awarded by the M.O.S.A. board of directors, No game official has the authority to award a forfeit, the officials responsibility is to terminate the match and present a written report to M.O.S.A. First Vice President or any other officer designated by the league.
Complaints about game officials should be addressed to the league secretary, stating the date and time of the game, teams involved, age and playing division of the teams and names of the official(s). Anonymous correspondence will not carry any weight and may not even be read by the board.
SEE CLUBS & COACHES INFORMATION ON THE WEB I, H PROTEST
6 After the Season has been completed
At the end of each season, a review of your individual team standings should be done by reviewing the
M.O.S.a. website and if you find any errors, you should immediately notify the M.O.S.A. Games Commissioner. The Games Commissioner shall investigate and make any adjustments to the standings that may be necessary.
7 Specific M.O.S.A. playing rules
Division I will play 2 - 45 minute halves with a number 5 ball.
Division II will play 2 - 40 minute halves with a number 5 ball.
Division III will play 2 - 35 minute halves with a number 5 ball
Division IV will play 2 - 30 minute halves with a number 4 ball.
Division V will play 2 - 25 minute halves with a number 4 ball.
Division VI will play 2 - 25 minute halves with a number 4 ball.
All players must have a current seasonal year pass that has been validated by their NJYS District Commissioner. Teams participating in M.O.S.A. must have all their player passes presented prior to the start of each game. The passes must all be for players rostered and registered on the team designated in said game. NO guest or secondary passes will be permitted. NO PASS, NO PLAY is the rule.
SEE CLUBS & COACHES INFORMATION ON THE WEB I, B, 1, 2
Teams are expected to arrive at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the start time of their schedule game.
Under 8, 9 and Under 10 teams are required to have both teams/parents/spectators on the same side of the field, the home team has the choice of the side their team and parents/spectators will take. The other team/parents/spectators will take the other side
Under 11 through Under 19 teams shall occupy the same side of the field with their parents/spectators on the opposite side of the field.
SEE CLUBS & COACHES INFORMATION ON THE WEB I, I
Game cancellations are only authorized by the game official just prior to the start of the game due to severe weather and/or field conditions. All other changes in the game schedule must be approved by the Games Commissioner at least one (1) month prior to the scheduled game date.
State Cup matches are the only games that take presidents over M.O.S.A. games scheduled on the same day. Reschedules, tournaments, etc. are not valid reason to cancel a M.O.S.A. game.
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SEE CLUBS & COACHES INFORMATION ON THE WEB I, E, 1-6
8. Player Transfers
Any player transferring from one M.O.S.A. team to another M.O.S.A. team during the seasonal year (September 1st to August 31st) will be required to sit out five (5) M.O.S.A. games prior to further play in
M.O.S.A. This does not apply to players transferring to a team within the same club that he/she is carded to.
Players, coaches, parents, and spectators are expected to act in a sportsmanlike manner at all times. M.O.
S.A. will enforce strict rules of conduct on all who participate in M.O.S.A. Zero Tolerance is the rule to play and watch by.
SEE CLUBS & COACHES INFORMATION ON THE WEB II, A thru J.
10. CLUBS & COACHES INFORMATION
Click on League Policy and By-Laws on the website to get detailed information on all of M.O.S.A. rules and policies.
All contact information is on the website along with email addresses and phone numbers for M.O.S.A. member clubs, coaches, district commissioners, referee assigners, and league officers.