Region Shield Rules and Regulations
The Rules and Regulations of the ERSL District
Competitive League will apply for the ER Shield with the following exceptions:
- The East
Region Shield (ER Shield) is a single game elimination competition played
throughout the season for teams playing in the ERSL District Competitive
League, U13 to U18 divisions.
shall be no entry fee for the ER Shield.
- All District
Competitive teams are automatically entered into the ER Shield. However a team
may withdraw from the competition by sending an email stating that fact to
the ERSL at GM@ersl.ca. The email must be received by 18:00 on the second Friday
in May of each year.
- Competitive 1 (C1) teams may opt to participate in the ER Cup instead of the ER Shield. Entry into the ER Cup must be
indicated by e-mail no later than 18:00 on the second Friday in May of
- A C1 team may only
participate in one of either the ER Cup or ER Shield Competitions.
must be a minimum of 8 teams entered in an age group. Should less than 8
teams enter the Shield, then those teams will be entitled to play up an age group, or can decline to participate in the ER Shield.
teams who enter the ER Shield do so at the 1st round. If required, 1st
round byes will be determined in a draw conducted by the ERSL. No teams
shall receive byes in subsequent rounds.
- ER Shield
participants will schedule ER Shield games in accordance with the
following document: East Region Cup & Shield Scheduling Procedure.
- A player
shall play for only one (1) team in either the ER Cup or Shield competition.
Once a player has played for a team, they are tied to that team for the
remainder of both competitions for that year. (If a player participates with a team in the Shield competitions they cannot participate with any other team in either the Cup or the Shield, and vice versa)
- Subject to
the restrictions of Article 8, play up permits are allowed, but are restricted
players from a lower tier of District Competitive in the same age
division, from a competition level equal to or lower at a younger age
group, or a Club's house league. For the purpose of play-ups the team’s
age division and level is the division and level of the ER Shield
permits are not permitted in the ER Shield.
Eligibility Permits are not permitted in the ER Shield.
- Any team
found to be playing an ineligible player in a Shield game will be
eliminated from the competition, the team and coach may also face further
discipline action. The game in which the ineligible player(s) played will
be forfeit. Previous game results
will not be affected by this decision.
- The length of
games is as follows:
13 – Two 40 minute halves
14 to Under 18 – Two 45 minute halves
- If the
game is tied at the end of regular time then the game shall be decided by
penalty kicks according to the Laws of the Game. In accordance with the
Laws of the Game, games that are a tied at the end of regular time shall
be reported as a draw when completing the game report. The ERSL will use
the Referee report to determine which team advances.
appointed assistant referees will be used for all ER Shield games.
- Plaques will be awarded to the champions of each Shield Division. The plaques
remain the property of the ERSL, and shall be returned to the ERSL no
later than May 31st of the following year.
will be awarded to each player registered with the winning team of each Shield Division.
- The U13 to
U16 ER Shield Finals will be hosted by a member Club selected by the ERSL
Management Board through the Application to Host process. The U17/18 ER Shield Finals will be hosted by the ERSL.
- The ERSL
is seeking a sustaining sponsorship and/or dedicated funding source for the ER
Cup Competition which may restrict your team and/or Club’s ability to display
sponsorship material at the ER Cup Competition Final events.