Home Game Change Procedures


Here is some important info about SSC home game times & home game changes. Please read carefully and email Matthew Barczys if you have questions.
  • First - mandatory RDYSL Coaches Meeting:

    This Sun March 6 from 2:00-4:00pm, on Zoom. If your team is not represented there (head coach, assistant coach, or manager), RDYSL will fine your team $100. You may have already gotten a reminder from your RDYSL Division Coordinator with the Zoom info.

    In the past, there has also been an optional referees meeting along with the RDYSL coaches meeting. It was of interest to some coaches since rule changes for the upcoming season were discussed. We have not heard whether or not that is occurring this year, but will pass along info if we receive it.

    Next - game schedule and changes:

    Some information will be presented at the RDYSL coaches meeting, and here is some more SSC-specific info about home game times & home game changes. Please read carefully and ask me if you have questions.

    The preliminary RDYSL game schedule will be released on the web on Sun March 6 (or possibly a day before that), and will be available here: https://www.rdysl.com/season-current.htm
    The day after the coaches meeting - Mon March 7 - the (no-fine) game change period begins. Game date/time changes made after the RDYSL no-fine period outlined below can cost your team up to $75, if the change is not due to a weather or field closure.
    • Home game changes
      • All home game changes must be approved by the Field Coordinator to ensure field availability, before the change is submitted to RDYSL.
      • Email the request to   with “RDYSL Game Change - Game #####” in the subject.
        • No verbal or text message requests for game changes
        • Inside the email, include the Game # (again), original date/time and proposed new date/time
          • Select an appropriate start time from the list below, or in attached file
          • Please let me know if more than one start time will work
      • Wait for approval before finalizing the change with the visiting team or submitting the RDYSL Game Change form on the web.
      • You must submit the RDYSL Game Change form after getting approval from Field Coordinator.
      • Dates to avoid for home games:
        • Mon May 30 - Memorial Day, no RDYSL games allowed
        • Thurs June 9 - Spencerport Firemens Parade
        • July 4 - Independence Day, no RDYSL games allowed
        • July 25-28 - SSC Tryouts
          • Girls on Mon & Wed, Boys on Tues & Thurs
          • Rain dates: July 29-30
      • The deadline for emailing me home game change requests is Thurs Mar 31,
        • This is about one week prior to the official RDYSL game change deadline.
      • Ranger Stadium for U13-U19 teams
        • We hope to have each team play one home game in Ranger Stadium in July, as was done before COVID.
        • In the second half of the game change period, I will let you know which games will be played there, and that may require a start time adjustment for those games, since games can run after sunset in the stadium.
      • I will likely not be able to approve home game change requests until about Mon Mar 14, after an initial home field schedule has been created.
        • I receive the preliminary RDYSL schedule at the same time you do, and it takes about a week to digest it and make an initial field schedule.
        • After Mar 14, I should be able to approve home game change requests within a day or two.
    • Home game times
      • Home games will be played as double headers (same field or same location) when possible again this summer.
        • This is to help with the ongoing referee shortage, and to be efficient with use of available fields.
        • Here, double headers means consecutive games on the same field or at the same location, so that the same referee(s) can move from one game to another.
      • Therefore, there are standard start times for games both on weeknights and weekends, by age group: (also listed in the attached file)
        • U08-U10:
          • Weeknights: 6:00pm, 7:30pm
          • ​​Weekends: 9:00am, 10:40am, 12:20pm, 2:00pm, 3:40pm, 5:20pm, 7:00pm
        • U11-U12:
          • Weeknights: 5:45pm, 7:15pm (May 16 - May 27), 7:30pm (May 30 - July 22)
          • Weekends: 9:00am, 10:40am, 12:20pm, 2:00pm, 3:40pm, 5:20pm, 7:00pm
        • U13-U19:
          • Weeknights:
            • U13-U14: 5:30pm, 7:00pm (May 16 - June 10), 7:20pm (June 13 - July 22)
            • U15-U16: 5:30pm, 7:00pm (May 16 - June 10, July 10 - July 22), 7:20pm (June 13 - July 8)
            • U17-U19: 5:30pm, 7:00pm
          • Weekends: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm
      • The start times are selected so that all games finish before sunset (which is required by RDYSL, unless a lighted field), allow double headers when possible, allow for practices before/after games on the same field, and eliminate start times before 5:30pm.
      • The start time for many home games will need to change, compared to what will be on the preliminary game schedule.
        • For home games that you change the date, select a new time from the list above.
        • For home games that don’t need a date change, you will receive time change requests from me, midway through the game change period.
    • Away game changes
      • Feel free to change away games as your team’s schedule dictates, I do not need to be involved in approving the change.
      • But do avoid the SSC tryout dates for away games.
      • If your team makes changes to away games AFTER Apr 6, please let me know so that I can update your team’s schedule on the website.
        • I will automatically get info about all away game changes made before April 6.
        • But after April 6, the only way I know about away game changes is if you notify me.
    • SSC Tryouts
      • Again, reschedule all games (including away games) during the week of July 25-30, since this will be the week of SSC Tryouts.
        • Girls on Mon July 25 & Wed July 27
        • Boys on Tues July 26 & Thurs July 28
        • Rain dates: July 29-30
    • Opening of outdoor fields
      • DO NOT use any outdoor fields until (at least) these dates:
        • TSE outdoor fields: Mon May 2
        • School fields: Mon May 2 (may not be fully setup or lined until Fri May 13)
        • Pineway Ponds fields: mid-June
      • Even after these dates, field opening will depend on weather and field conditions.
      • You must be scheduled on any outdoor field to use it for a practice.
    • Outdoor practice plans
      • As was done for the past few years, I will be scheduling your practices to a particular date, time and field.
        • Practices must be scheduled as required by our agreements with the school, TSE, and Ogden.
        • There are no “open” fields for practice.
      • As you are planning your team’s game schedule for May, June, and July, please also think about the practice schedule for your team.
      • Send your requested dates and times for practices by Fri Apr 15 (sooner is OK, too)
        • I will email a Google form to use for requested practice dates & times before the start of April.

    Summary of dates:

    • Sun Mar 6 - RDYSL coaches meeting
    • Mon Mar 7 - RDYSL no-fee game change period begins
    • Thurs Mar 31 - all home game change requests due to Field Coordinator via email
    • Wed Apr 6, 11:00pm - game change forms due on RDYSL website
    • Fri Apr 15 - practice date/time requests due to Field Coordinator (Google form to be provided separately)
    • Mon May 2 - first possible date for outdoor practices (pending weather and field conditions)
    • Mon May 16 - first allowed date for RDYSL games
    • Mon May 30 - Memorial Day, no RDYSL games allowed
      Thurs June 9 - Spencerport Firemen’s Parade (no SSC games recommended)
    • Mon July 4 - Independence Day, no RDYSL games allowed
    • July 25-30 - no games due to SSC tryouts
    • Sat Aug 6 - last allowed date for any RDYSL games (games discouraged after tryouts, though)

    Please let me know if you have questions, especially if this your first year as a coach/manager in the club.

    Matthew Barczys

    VP Logistics/Field Coordinator
    Spencerport Soccer Club