PRE-SEASON

Ensure enough player participation for upcoming session.

Register Team following the instructions found under Team Registration.

Monitor Player Registration and encourage players to register as soon as it opens. Player Registration typically opens four weeks prior to the first game of the KMSL Season.

  • Team Reps are eligible for a discount code after completing one season, please see additional instructions below;
  • Players must be registered by the cutoff date (announced when registration opens) in order to be eligible to play the first game of the KMSL season;
  • Players may be added after the cutoff date, but must be added to the official Photo Roster prior to being eligible to play; and,
  • Player Registration closes on April 1, July 1 and November 1 for each respective season.

Check Team Net Bag to ensure all equipment is present and in good condition

  • Goal Net with 11 Velcro straps (5 Across Top, 3 on either side),
  • 5 Tent Stakes to secure net to ground,
  • 2 Corner Flags, and
  • Net Bag itself.

If your Team Net Bag is missing equipment:

  • Email knoxsoccer@hotmail.com with a list of missing items;
  • Make notification as early as possible so that more items can be ordered if needed and can be made ready prior to roster pickup.

Collect the Official Photo Team Roster from the KMSL Registrar when notification received saying they are ready.

  • Make physical/paper copies of the Official Photo Team Roster to give to your assistant(s) in case of original is lost/late arriving to game. Please note:
    • Digital pictures of your team's official picture roster are acceptable, provided they show the board's signature.
    • Website printouts (from your Team's page, Affinity or other) are not acceptable.

Ensure Team has acceptable Game Ball. Teams that attend AGM are issued with a new Game Ball each August.

Ensure Team has acceptable game apparel (defined in the KMSL General Rules):

  • Each team is required to have matching jerseys with printed numbers on them.
  • The home team is responsible for changing jersey if referee decides the team colors clash.
MID-SEASON

Keep your team’s players informed of games, and any possible changes.

Delegate responsibilities as appropriate if unable to attend games.

Ensure any players that received a Red Card, serve their suspension as defined by League (minimum 1 game). For questions about player suspensions, please send an email to knoxsoccer@hotmail.com or directly email the KMSL Vice President.

Take all of your Team’s Equipment to every game:

  • Net Bag
  • Game Ball
  • Official Photo Team Roster

If Players Registered after the cutoff for the first game of the KMSL Season, they must be added to the official photo roster prior to playing:

  1. Spring/Fall Seasons
    1. Players must register by Wednesday to play the following Sunday.
    2. Players must register by Sunday to play the following Wednesday.
  2. Summer Season
    1. Players must register a minimum of 4 days prior to the first game in which they wish to participate.
    2. Team Rep for the team wishing to add players must email the Registrar to request an updated roster.

If using Guest Players:

  • Ensure use of guest players is permitted in your division by referencing the appropriate Division Specific Rule Modifications.
  • Seek agreement from opposing team representative/captain and inform the game official of the decision.
  • Present the appropriate documents for the guest player during player check-in
    • An official KMSL Photo Team Roster from their Primary Team for the current season.
      • Digital pictures of the primary team's official picture roster are acceptable, provided they show the board's signature.
      • Website printouts (from the primary Team's page, Affinity or other) are not acceptable.
  • Ensure the guest player is outfitted with a matching jersey with a printed number.

Ensure any Injuries are reported to referee before they depart, so they can include on game report in the event of a possible insurance claim.

Collect your Official Photo Team Roster from Referee at end of game.

Update the game score on TeamSnap.

POST-SEASON

If your team is playing the next season:

  • Keep your team’s Net Bag and Game Ball.
  • Prepare for the next Season! There is not much down time between the Spring/Summer and Summer/Fall seasons.

If your team is not playing the next session:

  • Please return team Net Bag
  • Please encourage individual players who wish to play the following season, but that do not have a team to sign up as a Free Agent or to reach out directly to knoxsoccer@hotmail.com for assistance in finding a new team.
GAME RESCHEDULING

Once the league has set the game schedule for the season, (usually at least 14 days before the start date), it is considered “locked” and will only be amended by the league due to advance knowledge of possible field closure or field issues.

If a game is cancelled due to inclement weather, field closure or similar, the league will reschedule the game. The new date will be sometime before the end of the current session. Unfortunately, due to limited asset availability, team special requests submitted at the beginning of the season (particularly in regards to field assignment and multi-team coordination) are not guaranteed to be honored.

If one of the participating teams is unable to fulfil a schedule game, here are the procedures for requesting a reschedule;

  1. Contact the team representative of your opponents, advising of the need to reschedule.
  2. Give 2-3 alternate dates for the game to be rescheduled (if midweek, Wednesdays are easiest night to obtain fields, due to youth teams practicing on the other nights).
  3. Once a “new date” is agreed, send e-mail communication to league game scheduler, advising details of game cancellation and new date (if known at this time).
  4. Communication must be received by the league at least 24 Hours prior to originally scheduled game to enable us to cancel referees with 24 hour notice (or we will be charged, so no reschedule is possible).
  5. Any game that needs to be cancelled within the 24 hour timeframe, will need to be a forfeit by the offending team, as we are unable to cancel referees and not pay them if not giving 24 hour notice (unless offending team agrees to pay for the referees for the reschedule – currently $195 per game).
TEAM COLORS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TEAM REP RESOURCES (GOOGLE SHEETS)

Fall 2021

If you have trouble accessing the above link, but are a Team Representative for the current season, please request access.

TEAM REP DISCOUNT CODE

An email is sent out to all Team Representatives at the beginning of the season containing a discount code for player registration. This discount is intended for use:

  • After completion of the season as a Team Representative (registration for the following season).
  • One time per season (cannot be used twice for dual registration unless you represented two teams the previous season).
  • By the Team Representative only (non-transferable).

KMSL Mailing Address:

11405 Rock Springs Drive
Knoxville, TN 37932

KMSL General Email:

knoxsoccer@hotmail.com