The Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) was created in 2011.

SSBRA League Point of Contact – Michael Hinz

Southern California Developmental Soccer League: This is the main SCDSL site where you can find information on player/coach discipline (Cautions and Send Offs), team standings, field locations, et cetera.  The SCDSL Rules & Regulations may be found at this link

Game Fees

All officials are expected to know the rules of the league in regards to the substitution policy, when substitutions can be made, lengths of games, half-time, time in between games, and where parents and teams are to sit.

Game reports/player rosters and player/coaches cards are given back to the coaches at the end of the match except for Violent Conduct or Referee Abuse when the player or coaches cards are retained by the referee so they can be sent to SCDSL along with the USSF Match report. 

Note: A USSF Match Report is to be generated for all Red cards and sent to Chris Nevil, Member-at-Large, at for review and archival.  A USSF Match Reports for Violent Conduct or Referee Abuse or any Spectator send offs must be submitted to SCDSL along with the applicable player/coach card after they are reviewed and approved by SSBRA.   If you have any questions about whether or not to submit a supplemental USSF Match Report to SSBRA, email the SSBRA Member At Large, Chris Nevil. Chris will work with you, SCDSL, and SSBRA Board members to ensure all correspondence is properly documented and submitted appropriately. In the case of a violent conduct, your report will let SCDSL take immediate action and prevent further incidents involving the same individual or individuals.

2016 Cal South In-Service Sept: Heading the Ball

2016-2017 Update:

To highlight a few of the rules as they are all new to everyone:

  1. There is no deliberate heading in the 7 v 7 or 9 v 9 games.  Restart is an INDIRECT FREE KICK for the other team.
  2. If a defending player deliberately heads the ball inside the penalty box, an INDIRECT FREE KICK is awarded to the attacking team perpendicular to the spot of the infraction just OUTSIDE THE PENALTY AREA. NOT inside the penalty area. This mean no indirect free kicks inside the penalty box due to the defending player deliberately heading the ball.
  3. If an attacking player deliberately heads the ball inside the penalty box, an INDIRECT FREE KICK is awarded to the defending team from the spot of the infraction.
  4. Non-deliberate heading results in  a Drop-Ball.
  5. All 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 games will be played with the build out line.
  6. The GoalKeeper may NOT punt the ball. This includes drop ball punts where the GK bounces the ball on the ground and “punts” it.

9/15/16 REVISED Rules & Regulations for 2008(b), 2008, 2007 and 2006 games:

All 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 games will have the build out line. It is up to the HOME TEAM to mark the build out lines whether by using cones (that can be seen by the players and the officials), corner flags, hash marks or a full line painted across the field. This line is required in all 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 games.

OFF-SIDE UPDATE: The prior rule regarding being off-side between the build out line and penalty box will be changed to: NORMAL OFF-SIDE RULES APPLY AND ARE NOT TIED TO THE BUILD OUT LINE.

SUBSTITUTION RULES: Changing from being able to substitute a player on any dead ball BACK to match the rules of all other age groups as follows:

Substitutions may only take place during:

  • Own throw-in
  • Own player has an injury
  • Any goal kick
  • Any kick-off
  • Yellow cards optional for player receiving yellow card only.
  • If opposing team substitutes, you may substitute.


  • Free kick (direct or indirect)
  • Corner kick
  • Penalty kick

BUILD OUT LINE: Players can cross the build out line:

  1. When the ball leaves the penalty box   OR
  2. When it’s touched by any attacking player other than the GoalKeeper