Based on updated recommendations from the U.S. Soccer Federation, U.S. Youth Soccer and the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association, NWRGSL is continually revising its small-sided playing rules. The small-sided playing rules are liable to change between seasons, so coaches should always check here at the beginning of each season for the rules that are currently in effect.
Please click here for the current small-sided playing rules.
Following is a summary of the most recent rule changes at each age group and when the rule went into effect:
All NWRGSL coaches are required to take the CDC's Online Concussion Training Course. Once the course has been completed you will receive a Concussion Certificate that is valid for 5 years. This certificate must to be sent to your league/club registrar or to the NMYSA office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Coaches are further required to be familiar with and follow the NMYSA concussion protocol which is summarized on the Concussion Initiative page.
All coaches must also obtain the appropriate Youth Module Certificate or USSF License and ensure that their team has a USSF Certified Referee by the end of their first year of coaching. Youth Module Clinics are offered periodically throughout the year by the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association (NMYSA). For more information about coaching clinics, including schedules, contact your club administrator, or visit the coaching resource page at the the NMYSA website. Some clubs may reimburse approved coaching and referee certification fees.
The following table provides a brief overview of the coach education courses currently offered by NMYSA, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
|Age Group||NMYSA Courses||NSCAA Courses||National Courses (USSF)|
|U6-U8||Youth Module 1 (Online)||National Youth License|
|U10-U12||Youth Module 2
USSF E License
GK Level 1
|Level 3 Diploma
Level 4 Diploma
Level 5 Diploma
Level 6 Diploma
|U12-U15||USSF D License
GK Level 2
Advanced National Diplomna
EFFECTIVE SPRING 2017
Match cancellations must be received by the league no later than 11:59 PM on the Monday before the scheduled match. Late cancellations will result in a $25 fine for the first offense and a $50 fine for each subsequent offense.
If you need to cancel a scheduled match (conflicting schedules, playing in a tournament, etc.), please follow this process at least 5 days in advance:
Teams are responsible for arranging their own referee for rescheduled games. If the League is not notified at least 5 days in advance, the coach(es) will be responsible for paying the referee for any rescheduled game.
Contacting the League Office and League Referee Scheduler is not necessary for cancellations due to inclement weather.