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Coaching FAQ
 How do I get my story to the Coast Reporter?
 Can a coach use players from younger divisions when they are short of players for a game?
 What do I do if no referee shows up for our scheduled game?
 How do I report scores?
 
Coaching FAQ
How do I get my story to the Coast Reporter?
 You may submit a Weekly Report to the Coast Reporter newspaper.

Here are the instructions for submission.

HOW/WHAT TO SUBMIT:
SUBJECT: Weekly Report for League, Age Group & Team Name i.e. "Weekly Report for House U12 Boys A Teal" or "Weekly Report for Rep U14 Boys Scorpions"

BODY:
Highlights of that weekends game (including who you played against) and score (for those that officially keep score - those above U12). If you have a picture (or pictures) you would like to submit, please feel free. We cannot guarantee they will be published in the print version of the paper, but there's a good possibility they will find their way to the Coast Reporter's online version.

DEADLINE:
12PM on the Monday following play. After that ,your report may not make it to the paper in time for publishing.

WHO TO SUBMIT TO:
Please ensure the subject line is written as above (most important is to include "Weekly Report" - more than one report didn't make it to the paper because of this small detail), and your email is sent to


Can a coach use players from younger divisions when they are short of players for a game?
 This policy applies only to house teams above U9, and applies to both regular season play and tournament play. Teams in Divisions U9, U8, and U7 may not borrow players from a more junior Division. At the start of a match, if a team cannot field a full side, it may add a maximum of 3 registered players of the same gender from a more junior house team, provided the number added does not result in more than a full side. In other words, the team cannot gain substitutes as a result of adding junior players. If a player that belongs to the team arrives late (and there is a full team on the pitch), then one of the junior players must be removed at the first stoppage in play, and the late player will replace that junior player on the field. The coach of the team adding junior player(s) must contact the coach of the team from whom the junior players are drawn for permission to use them. The coach of the team adding junior players must also directly advise the coach of the opposing team, prior to the start of the game, that younger players have been added. The names of players added and the team(s) from which they are drawn must be provided to the referee, who will include them in the Game Report. No junior player may be used in this way more than 5 times in a season, not including tournaments. As in other situations where ineligible players participate in games, when a junior player plays for a more senior team other than as provided in this policy, that team will forfeit the game. If they lose the game, the score of the game will stand; otherwise, the score will be recorded as 1-0 in favour of the opposing team.
What do I do if no referee shows up for our scheduled game?
 In cases where the referee does not show up, we suggest that you start by asking if there is any parent or spectator who has referee experience.  If no one is available, the coaches from each team could referee half of the game each.  The league regrets that due to a shortage of referees we sometimes cannot provide referees for every game.  The Referee Scheduler tries to inform the coaches ahead of time whenever possible. Please report any ‘no-shows’ of referees to the league by email.  Go to the ‘Contact Us’ section to send an email.
How do I report scores?
 Referees submit scores and other information for all games If a score is not updated or correct, please let us know ASAP. Make sure you give us the date, division, teams and field - there are about 40 soccer games each weekend so we need all the details. Please send score corrections to coastsoccerscores@gmail.com.