***** EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ******
A new substitution rule has been put in place for the following types of games:
This rule is "with the notification and approval of the referee".
1) Connecticut Cup
2) Southwest District League
3) Southwest District Friendlies
The new rule is as follows:
Either team may substitute at any stoppage of play with the notification and approval of the referee.
Please be aware that if a team has been fouled and wants to take a quick restart, the referee does not have to allow the substitution if in the referees opinion, the game has already “re-started”.
Also, referees are the sole judge to determine the amount of additional time to add if they feel that time was wasted in a game – including but not limited to, excess substitutions or slow substitutions as caused by this rule change.