Protocol For Forfeiting a Match

In a busy summer, there may come a time when your team cannot field enough players to commit to an upcoming match (an Outdoor soccer match cannot take place if a team has less than 7 players). If you must forfeit for any reason, it is imperative that you follow the “Protocol For Forfeiting a Match”.

Protocol For Forfeiting a Match

BAS requires that you provide at least 48 hours notice via email. This is done as a courtesy to your opponents, the convenor, and the game official(s) as no one wants to show up to a field for no reason or find out 2 hours before a match that it has been forfeited. Failure to provide 48 hours notice will result in a $100 fine levied to your team as per our published rules.

Published BAS Rules

There may be good reasons for the fine not being imposed, but they are very rare. Life events like weddings, birthday parties, and cottage long weekends are always known well in advance so there is no reason why the 48 hour notice rule cannot be adhered to.

When the 48 hour notice is given, the opponent’s team reps of the forfeiting team will be notified, they will be granted a 1-0 victory, and may still use the field (for a practice or scrimmage) although no referee or convenor will be present.

You can find ALL the rules for BAS here:
Women’s Rules
Men’s Rules