Frequently Asked Questions

Make sure to read the Arizona Sports League FAQ section and then the sport you wish to play. The ASL section covers general questions regarding the league and all the leagues, while the sport specific section is focused on the one sport.

01

Arizona Sports League

Does the league provide insurance?

No, the league does not have insurance for the players. We only have liability insurance for the municipalities that we play in. If you need insurance then we can recommend some providers that have reasonable short term coverage.

What are the age restrictions for the league?

We are primarily an adult league, but we do have a few youth activities as well.

How do I become a free agent?

The first step is to register with the league and indicate what sports you are interested in playing during registration. We will send out notifications for upcoming leagues to those that register, but it’s also beneficial to indicate you are wanting to become a free agent for a particular league by emailing the league coordinator in charge. Don’t worry, if you send it to the wrong person it will get routed correctly.

If I want to form a team will the league help in recruiting free agents?

Yes, if you have a core group of players then we’ll help augment your team with free agents. Just touch base with the league first and let us know how many players you might need.

Would I be able to start an event or league?

Yes! We gladly partner with or help enthusiastic, outgoing, individuals with running leagues.

How does the league determine what fields they will play at?

The league works with the city to try and find the fields that are convenient for the players, in good condition, and available. At times the city only allocates certain fields so we have to take what they give us.

02

Men & Coed Soccer

How many players per side?

We run with standard 11 players on each side. We do not limit substitutions and the roster size can be up to 25 players.

In the co-ed leagues, how many girls are needed to play?

In our co-ed leagues we require five girls playing at all times. One girl can be in the goal and four on the field or all five in the field. If you do not have five girls then you will need to play short. There are no minimum requirements for boys, you can field a team of all girls if you want.

Are the games full length?

Yes, we try to make each half 45 minutes long, or 90 minutes per game. At times the halves get truncated due to time constraints. (Lack of lights for night games)

How do I become a soccer free agent?

We have a post on how to join the league, give it a quick look over and complete the form on the bottom.

Is slide tackling allowed?

In some of our leagues we allow for slide tackling, but not all. Generally speaking the Friday coed, Saturday O35 do  not allow it and the Saturday Open and Sunday leagues do.  Please check with the league coordinator.

How many referees are used?

We run with a full referee crew, two assistance referees and the head referee.

What is the ratio between boys and girls on the field?

Our co-ed leagues require five girls on the field at all times. One of the girls can play as a goalie requiring only four on the field. At no time will there be a total of six boys playing. If a team only has four girls then the team will have to play short a player. There is a three girl requirement to play. There is no minimum number of boys to play, you can play with an entire girl team.

How many referees are used?

Generally speaking our night games have dual referees and the day league uses a full crew. At times we do have a full crew for the night time games.

I received a red card, do I need to pay a fine?

At times we will implement a fine for red cards. Check with your league coordinator.

03

Tri-Sport Tournament

What is the Tri-Sport Tournament?

The Tri-Sport Tournament is a way that teams can compete in multiple sports to determine who is the best overall squad.

Is the tournament co-ed?

The tournament is co-ed. Although teams are competing against each other we try to keep a friendly atmosphere.

04

Kickball

What do I need to do to get a team together?

First read and understand all the rules of AZ Sports League Kickball. They’re included on this site. Then you need to fill your roster with as few as 10 players or as many as 18 players. Remember that at least 4 players must be female. You must see that each member of your team signs the waivers which will be provided by the league. Read the List of Captain’s Duties included in the rules packet.

Do we need rosters?

Yes, rosters are required by the first week. You can have up to 18 players per roster. The rosters can be changed until a predetermined time during the season when we lock them down. Players cannot play for 2 different teams in the same division, if found doing so you will be subject to public humiliation, and forfeiting the game…. But seriously you’ll forfeit the game so don’t try it! Players are welcome to dual roster for teams in seperate divisions but the captain must have them on their roster at time of submission.

When will the final team schedules be out?

The final schedule will be out after the deadline for team registration has passed.

I want to play but do not have a team, can I still join the league?

Yes, you can! We are a very social group of people who are always looking for new members. The best thing to do if you are looking for a team to join is show up at one of our open practices or at the games and introduce yourself. Contact me directly, I know firsthand teams that are needing players.

Who can play?

Anyone who has signed a waiver is invited to play. We ask that most of our members be over 21 since drinking does take place. Players under 21 are required to be at least 18 and will be the “ward’ of their team captain.

What are the dues for?

The money goes towards balls, fields, trophies, website, merchandise, printer ink, awards, publicity and most importantly, our huge, end of season party!!!

Who can I contact directly with questions?

Contact adam@azsportsleague.com at any time with questions.

Does the league provide medical coverage?

The league does not provide coverage for the players. You need to have your own coverage. The league is not responsible for injuries. We need each player to complete a waiver before playing.

Free Agents:

If you’re a team that needs free agents or a single player looking to play then let us know. We have a list of free agents.

05

6 vs 6 Soccer

How big are the fields?

100ft in width and 140ft in length.

How many players are on the field at a time?

6 players are on the field at a time including the goalie. So 5 outfileld and 1 keeper.

How many females need to be on the field for a co-ed game?

A minimum of 2 females are required on the field for a co-ed game.

How long do games last?

Games are 45 minutes in length total.

How long does the season last for?

The season runs for 8 weeks and every team is guaranteed 8 games. Sometimes teams do get more games due to playoffs/more teams in divisions but a minimum of 8 games. In the event we have more teams in a division most teams will play a double header week where they play 2 games in one night.

What nights of the week is the 6v6 League played on?

We are currently running a Wednesday night session in Tempe/Chandler and a Friday night session in Scottsdale.

What times are games played?

Games can be played anywhere between 6pm-10pm. We are finished by 10pm each evening.

Where are games generally played?

The Wednesday night league plays in Tempe and Chandler with occasional games at Pecos Park. The Scottsdale 6v6 in played in Scottsdale at Scottsdale Sports Complex or Copper Ridge Park (North Scottsdale).

Is this indoor or outdoor soccer?

Both Wednesday and Fridays are played outdoors.

What kind of footwear shall I wear?

You can wear cleats or turf shoes as we play outdoor on grass.

What are the different skill levels available?

We offer a division for all skill levels for men and women. We have 4 divisions for the men’s league’s and 2 divisions of co-ed so no matter what your experience or skill level we can find a spot for you and your team.

What do I need to do to get a team together?

Quite simply find a group of friends that love playing soccer. A squad of around 9-10 players is suggested this way if anyone is injured or away you have ample cover. Most teams average 9-10 players but you can have up to 12 on your roster. If you need Free Agents also we have them available if you need to boost your squad numbers.

How do I enter my team?

E-Mail adam@azsportsleague.com with your information and we will get you setup. It is advised to do so with about 4 week to go before a new season starts as spots fill up fast. If you know anyone else that would be interested in participating for each team referred the player referring will receive a discount for that season.

I’m a Free Agent and don’t have a team, can I still play?

Yes! We can find a team for any free agents looking to play as an individual or if you have a friend that wants to play we can usually get you on the same team. Everyone is welcome!

Do you use referees?

Yes. We use certified official referees for all our games.

What do teams get for winning their Division?

A trophy and generally we have t-shirts/prizes and various goodies from sponsors to give to the team. And of course a photo to show off to your friends. Also teams at the top of the division will be promoted to the next league up. But that also goes for teams at the bottom of the division. They will be relegated to the division below.

 

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