Rules & Notes

Rules for the Game

  • 18s and 16s – 25 meters, 7 minute quarters, 30-second shot clock.
  • 14s and 12s – 25 meters/yards, 6-minute quarters, 30-second shot clock.
  • 2 minutes between quarters and 3 minutes for the half-time break.
  • 18s and 16s – 2 – 1-minute time outs which can be taken at any time.
  • 14s and 12s – 1 – 1-minute time out and 1 – 30-second time out which can be taken at any time.
  • Ties go directly to shoot out.
  • Home team wears white caps and starts to the left of the scorer’s table.
  • Score sheets and verified rosters must be completed and brought to the scorer’s table 30 minutes prior to game time.
    (We will send out the electronic score sheet file.)


Brutalities

  • The call will result in a penalty throw and a 4-minute exclusion. Further, if a player is called for a brutality, he will be out for the remainder of that game and five more games. If a player is called for a 2nd brutality in the same season, he will be removed from the league.
  • However, either team can appeal the call with video evidence. Video can be submitted to the FWPL committee. The committee can determine if A) the act of brutality was not called correctly by the official and the punishment can be removed or lessened; B) the act of brutality was so violent that the punishment will be upped with the possibility of being removed from the league at the player’s first offense; or C) the 5-game suspension is appropriate for the act of brutality committed.

Club Transfers

  • Any player wishing to transfer clubs, whether from an existing FWPL team, or an outside team, must sit out for 30 days.Please submit transfer request immediately to futureswpl@gmail.com.

Final Tournament

  • The seeding for the Final Tournament will be based on results from the six tournaments. Teams will be awarded points as follows: Regulation Win – 4 points / Shootout Win – 3 points / Shootout Loss – 2 points / Regulation Loss – 1 point / Forfeit – 0 points
  • Tie Breaker System to Determine League Seeding – All Situations: If two teams are tied in points, the head-tohead competition will be used to determine ranking. Note, in the event that a team forfeited a game during the regular season, that team is eliminated from the tie-breaker consideration and is seeded lowest among the tied teams.
  • Tie Breaker System – Two Teams: If the point totals of two teams are the same, head-to-head competition will be used to determine the higher seed. If these teams are tied in head-to-head competition, the goal differential in their games is used to break the tie. If the goal differential in their contests against one another is the same, then fewest goals allowed between their contests with each other will be used. If still tied, we will use goals scored and if still tied, the team that won most recently will be seeded higher.
  • Tie Breaker System – Three or More Teams: If more than two teams are tied in points, goal differential amongst the teams tied serves as the tiebreaker to determine the best team within the group until only two teams remain. The final two teams use their head-to-head results to break the tie. If the top two teams based on goal differentials are tied, the tie is broken with the results of their head-to-head competition. If the goal differential among all teams tied is the same, the fewest goals allowed in the games amongst the tied serves as the tiebreaker to determine the best team within the group until only two teams remain. The final two teams use their head-to-head results to break the tie. If that is also tied, we will flip a coin to determine the highest seed of the three and the remaining two teams will use the tie-breaker system explained above.
  • Perpetual trophy awarded to the top team in each division. Individual awards for each division may include:
    MVP, Best Defense, Best Goalie & Best Coach.


Housekeeping

  • All teams must appoint a responsible team coordinator who will be responsible for reporting scores and stats. All host teams must also supply competent desk workers who are able to keep the book, run the clock and keep track of the exclusion records.
  • It is the responsibility of the HOST TEAM  to report the scores. Scores must be reported via e-mail to futureswpl@gmail.com within one week.

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