Do you have a team ready to join SASL?
For those of you with a team that is ready to go, here is some information about joining and playing with SASL. In a soccer year, we typically play two 10 game seasons (one Fall season & one Winter/Spring season) all games are played on Sundays. The SASL currently has two age brackets 35 & over and 50 & over. The bracket structure is set by the members, Please check our website at www.saslsoccer.org periodically for information. The web sites list schedules, field locations, procedures and tips for new managers.
Since the SASL is affiliated with the California Soccer Association North (CSAN) all returning and new teams are required to pay an annual $100 team registration fee. The fee is for the SASL soccer year which runs August 1 to July 31. We, the SASL, collect the Annual Team Registration Form and fees as an indicator of commitment to allow us to determine the required number of fields. The payment is then sent to CSAN. The annual team fee runs August to July and stays at $100, no matter when you join. The Annual Team Registration Form and fees must be paid before a team will be able use the on-line registration website. Note: The Annual Form and fees must be mailed to SASL (do not send directly to (CSAN). Finally, the Assumption and Acknowledgement of Risks and Release of Liability Agreement form will need to be mailed to CSAN before player passes will be issued. See the Team Managers page for additional information regarding team registration.
The league fee for one ten game season is currently (January 2022) $1,250 per team if you pay early (Pays for refs, fields, equipment, and league operations). The fee increases to $1,300 if you miss the early payment discount.
In addition, there is a player registration/player pass form that needs to be submitted to CSAN. Currently (Fall 2021) the cost is $26 per player; ($15.50 player registration and $10.50 secondary player insurance). The pass is valid for the SASL soccer year which runs September 1 to August 31. The payment and registration are done through CSAN and can be done online. See the Team Managers page for additional information regarding player registration.
A player must have a valid registration pass in order to play. Allow two weeks to register a player if using the paper form, about just over one week if registering online. There is a training video for managers to learn the on-line registration process. The video provides a lot of help and it shouldn't be too difficult after doing a few registrations.
Teams are required to provide their own numbered, matching jerseys and have a back-up set in case of color conflict. The home team must change uniforms in the case of same or similar color uniforms. Numbered matching generic uniforms are perfectly acceptable. Matching colors on shorts and socks are also required. The SASL requires that players wear shin guards and slide tackling is not allowed in the 35 & over and 50 & over age brackets, The home team must also supply the game ball for a match. The first home team also sets up the nets and lines the field. The final visiting teams takes down the nets and returns the equipment.
In the below 50 age brackets teams can suit up 18 players on any given Sunday. The 50 & over bracket can suit up 20 players on game day. All age brackets are allowed to have up to 25 players on the team's roster. Most of younger teams register 18 to 20 players, older teams register more.
If you have any questions or are interested in having your team join SASL, please contact the League Registrar or league officer.