Reading Berks Junior Soccer League

Postponing and Rescheduling Games
Posted Oct 30, 2019

Game postponements

Game postponement requests will be honored for unplayable field conditions/dangerous weather ONLY.

Game postponement requests must be submitted by the home club Field Commissioner ONLY (please, no requests submitted directly by coaches!).

Deadline for postponing games:
- 8:00 AM for Saturday games
- 10:00 AM for Sunday games
- 2 hours before kickoff for weeknight games.
After the deadline has passed, the game is left to the discretion of the assigned referee.  If the referee determines that the field is unplayable, the referee is to be paid 1/2 fee.

Game postponements are submitted via email to Jim Christian , cc Trish Allen  (please DO NOT email the referee assignor directly!).
- For weeknight games, please also send a text message to 484-663-3009.

Postponed games will be updated in the schedule to show an early Friday afternoon start (as a placeholder so that they do not disappear from the team's schedule in StackSports).

Rescheduling games

The home club's Field Commissioner works to complete rescheduling activities within two weeks of the postponement.  It is expected that the reschedule date falls before the end of the league season.

1.  Home team coach works with the visiting team coach to agree on a mutually agreeable date and an approximate time.

2.  Home team coach confirms field availability, then relays the requested reschedule information to the home club's Field Commissioner.

3.  Home club's Field Commissioner works with the RBJSL Games Commissioner to finalize the reschedule date and time, taking referee assignment needs into consideration (assignments are normally made at least 2 weeks in advance):
- Game time may be adjusted to facilitate multiple consecutive games at the location (or at a nearby location).
- Target for finalizing reschedule requests for the upcoming weekend:  Tuesday at 5:00 PM.
- Target for finalizing reschedule requests for the following weekend:  Wednesday at 5:00 PM.

4.  RBJSL Games Commissioner updates the schedule date and time in the StackSports system and notifies the referee assignor.