Game Change Rules

There will be a "free change period" of 10 - 14 days, after the preliminary schedule is posted to the YSSL membership. During this time period teams are able to 'tweek' their schedule, by submitting a game change form from their team page on the YSSL website.  We all make mistakes and prior to the begining of the season during this free change period is the time to correct them.

Once the free change period is over, each team is allowed two free game changes per season. There are exceptions to this rule.

1)   Field only changes will be exempt.
2)   Weather postponements and closed fields due to weather will be exempt, but your club MUST use the Rainout button.

How to Rainout a Game Link

Game changes must be submitted 5 days prior to the game date or reschedule date, whichever is sooner.

1)   If you find your team needs more than two game changes, there is a $75 charge which must be paid through PayPal before the change is processed.
2)   If your team submits a game change that is less than the 5 day required time period, there is a $75 charge which must be paid through PayPal before the change is processed.
3) Note: If you are being assessed a fee for a game change and you believe the change should not incur a fee please click the link to request the fee be waived. Include your reason as to why the change should not have a fee. If the fee is not valid the League will approve the waiver and allow the change to go through without a fee. If it is determined to be valid then the League will deny the Waiver Request and advise the charge is valid and you will need to pay the fee to put through the change.


IMPORTANT:   The league does not allow game changes that are less than 24 hours to the game date. (Ex. Today is Friday at 3pm, your team has a game scheduled for Saturday at 10am and you cannot field a team.) Below is what you MUST do. This is ONLY for games less than 24 hours to the game date.

                -   Call and email the opposing Head Coach & Team Contact. Provide them the game # advise the game will not be played and the reason you are unable to play the game as scheduled.

                -   If you are the Home team contact your assignor (phone, email, or text). Provide them the game # and which team is unable to play the game as scheduled and why. If you are the away team remind the Home team to contact their assignor when you call & email them you cannot make the game.

                -   The assignor will cancel the referee and alert the league the game is cancelled and will be entered by the league as a forfeit. The game will not be rescheduled.


***The theme here is to have a schedule that is not changing at the last minute.  A last minute change does not only affect the coaches, the players, the assignor, the referee, etc.  There is a ripple affect, with everyone's busy schedule, affecting the families as well.

1)   Any changes to the published YSSL schedule must be completed via the game change form on your team's home page. Do not email your assignor or the league office to complete these game changes. The YSSL website MUST be accurate at all times for the convenience of our members.

2)   The team needing the change should be the one to submit the game change online (it is not automatically the Home team). Prior to submitting any request, the requesting team MUST speak with the opposing team and have agreement on the reschedule date/time/location prior to submitting the change.

3)   All game change requests must be submitted online before the end of Week 6 (Fall season) or Week 5 (Spring season). You are able to change games for weeks 5 or 6 through the end of the season, however these changes must be made online prior to the end deadline. All games changes that may come up after the last game change date, will incur a $75 fee paid through PayPal prior to the game change being processed. 

4)   The game change request must include the date the rescheduled game will be played. Requests will not be accepted that indicate TBD (To Be Determined) in lieu of a specific make up date.

5)   All rescheduled games must be played by the LAST DAY OF THE SEASON or they will remain a game not played and no points awarded to either team.

6) Important:  If you are having difficulties agreeing on a date or receiving a response from the opposing team, contact the League Mediator immediately. Do not wait until the last minute to have the League Mediator involved because the fee for a late game change will not be waived.

League Mediator Link

 last updated: 03/20/24 01:26pm