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MARCH 31, 2022

(7) Goal Difference Rule

(7) Goal Difference Rule

GVJFHL

Just a reminder to all coaches of the (7) goal difference ruling.

This league is for development purposes, and that “running up” game scores should not occur. If the final game score difference is (8) goals or more, the winning team will forfeit the game and it will be recorded as a 3-0 loss. Note, both teams are reporting the final game score.

There are a few things you can do to avoid running up a score verses a weaker developing team. The two main points are:

1. Encourage players to play possession game, with distribution of the ball
2. Play defenders on the forward line and forwards on the defense lines.

Finally, a great deal of time and effort was placed at the beginning of the season to ensure parity within the divisions so that teams were assigned to the correct Tiers. We will continue to monitor this throughout the season to ensure all games are as competitive as possible.

Have a great season,
GVJFHL

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