South Bay Peninsula Soccer League (SBPSL) is a recreational soccer league with age restrictions for each of their Divisions.

This league is not affiliated with USSF: Wear your SBSRA badge.

South Bay Peninsula Soccer League has a strict policy against both Foul Language and Dissent. SBSRA is committed to help SBPSL improve the quality of their league by enforcing the league’s policies on these two issues.

  1. The use of Foul Language and/or Dissent will result in a Yellow Card and the related 5 minute sit out by the offending player.
  2. SBPSL does not want the use of foul language to impact its ability to get field permits and has requested SBSRA to enforce the foul language policy in a consistent manner.
  3. There cannot be any “first time” passes for foul language.
  4. SBSRA Referees should remind the players and managers during the check-in and the Captains at the coin toss that foul language will result in a yellow card if either the Referee or the Assistant Referees hear foul language.
  5. SBSRA and SBPSL are asking the referees to use their best judgment when it comes to this policy. An expression of foul language that may be heard by people off the field cannot be over looked, but a “private under the breath comment” could be addressed with some type of “I heard you, please control that language.”
  6. Referees are reminded that “any foul language in any language” is unacceptable and needs to be addressed in the same manner.
  7. If the players react positively and immediately to the referees when discussing game events/issues and the referee can manage the situation without a card, then referee may not need to issue the card, but continuing Dissent needs to be addressed with a Yellow Card as noted above.


  • Field locations:
  • Please note the following additional parking information:Peninsula High

    • Use parking lot at the corner of Silver Spur and Hawthorne Blvd. See picture below:

Contact Information:

  • SBPSL rain hotline (424-337-0409) will answer after 4 rings
  • League’s web site:
  • League’s address: South Bay Peninsula Soccer League, P.O. Box 1070, Torrance, CA 90505


  • SBPSL utilizes the latest version of the IFAB LOTG as modified by the SBPSL Operating Rules and this “Rules” section and the “Notes” section listed below.
  • Technical Area: Both team’s benches must be in the technical area at the half way line (approx. 15 yards on either side of halfway line). Managers must stay in the technical area during the match. While the league prefers that the teams sit on opposite sides of the pitch, the referee may allow them to sit on the same side based on the specific situation. Everyone in the technical area must have a SBPSL Player or Manager ID card and must be checked in on the roster. While the referee shall remove any non-carded person from the technical area, the referee should use his/her judgement and utilize this policy to maintain a fun, safe, and fair environment. Kicking a player’s grandmother out of the technical area just because she does not have a card may not be the best for game management.
  • Substitutions: The maximum number of substitutes is limited to the eligible players on the Line-Up Card. With the referee’s permission, either team may substitute at any restart. Substituted players may return to play.
  • Any player receiving a caution (yellow card) shall leave the field and cannot reenter for at least five (5) minutes. The player may be substituted for and can later return at any normal substitution, as deemed appropriate with the referee’s permission after five (5) minutes. This provision shall not apply to goalkeepers.
  • To protect players from serious injury, in Division 48 and 58 slide tackling is not permitted when an opponent is within playing distance. This does not apply to the goalkeeper in his own penalty area. The restart can be an Indirect Free Kick (dangerous play) or a Direct Free Kick and may be accompanied by a Yellow Card or Red Card, depending on the severity of the challenge. Note – a tackle with one knee on the ground is not necessarily a slide tackle and the goalkeeper is like any other player outside the penalty area.
  • Play Off Rules – No overtime.  Kicks From The Mark with only the 11 players on the pitch at end of game being able to participate in the KFTM.


  • Game Fees
  • Suspension List
  • League Documents
  • Pre-Match
    • Suspension List : Check SBPSL website at for player suspensions.
    • Field Arrival: At least 30 minutes before match.
    • Line-Up Cards/Fees: Obtain Line-Up Cards and Referee Fees, in cash, from team managers.
    • Field Conditions: Home team is responsible. Check conditions; note deviations on the home team’s Line-Up Card and have team manager initial. Play despite technical deficiencies.
    • Player and Manager Check-In:
      1. Referees must make sure that each player listed on Line-Up Card has a new SBPSL photo ID card (see this sample) for the team and division. NO ID = NO PLAY– There are No Player Check-in Exceptions No guest players, no substituting drivers licenses for SBPSL ID cards, etc.
      2. Each Player shall present his SBPSL ID card to the Referee and the referee will check off each player one at a time after verifying the player’s ID and jersey number.
      3. All Managers shall present his SBPSL Manager (or Player) ID card to the referee and the referee will check off each manager one at a time after verifying the manager’s ID card. Note: Player-managers will only have a player’s ID card and they can manage and play in the match. Managers with manager’s ID card cannot play, they can only manage.
      4. Retain ID cards and return after match. If you check in a player whose name appears on the suspension list, notify both managers. If the manager claims that the player is eligible, allow play and note on the Line-Up Card.
      5. Equipment – use common sense. 
        • Not all player uniforms will match. Shorts and socks will be different. Shinguards are required.
        • Each player MUST wear a jersey with a unique number. Players cannot switch jerseys on substitutions, i.e., one player/one number for the entire game. Players without unique numbers on their jerseys may not play, no exceptions.
        • As to jewelry etc., the prime criteria is the safety of others – watches, hard bracelets or protruding rings are not okay. These are grown men and each makes decisions about items which are not dangerous e.g., flat necklaces, non-bayonet ear rings and soft bracelets, and thus can be overlooked.
  • The Match
    • Match Length: Two 45 minute halves in a 110 minute window. No overtime.
    • Referee Team: All Divisions: 3 person team whenever possible, if only 2 referees are assigned Dual Referee system is permitted as this is not a USSF sanctioned league.
    • Start Time: As close to scheduled start time as possible. If a match must start more than 15 minutes late, inform both sides and shorten both halves equally.
    • Late Arriving Players: Ensure that AR collects the SBPSL ID cards and notes player numbers. The Referee should  allow immediate entry if team is playing short. Update the Line-Up Card at the end of the half.
    • Cautions: Substitution is allowed, minimum 5 minute sit-out required. Note: The 5 minute sit-out does not apply to the Goalkeeper.
  • Post Match
    • Match Report: Complete the Line-Up Cards with match result, misconduct, and all other information requested there. Make clear the name and jersey number of carded players. Retain the SBPSL ID card of all players and Managers sent off.
    • Return ID Cards: Return the balance of the SBPSL ID cards to team managers.
    • SBSRA procedures for submission of SBPSL game Roster/Score cards and USSF Referee Reports:
    • The following steps must be followed for all matches without any send-offs:
      • A clear picture of the completed SBPSL roster/score card should be sent via e-mail (in pdf format preferably or picture) to John Moody ( with a CC to the Member-At-Large immediately after the game but no later than 6:00PM Sunday. CHECK TO ENSURE THE PICTURE IS LEGIBLE BEFORE SENDING.
      • The subject line must include the Division, Team Names and Date the matches are played.  For example, “D58, PV Alumni 60 vs Fram, 9/25/2022.”
    • The following steps must be followed for all matches with send-offs:
      • A clear picture of the completed SBPSL roster/score card and clear pictures of all retained SBPSL ID cards of the player or manager sent-off should be sent via e-mail (pdf format preferably or picture) to John Moody ( with a CC to the Member-At-Large immediately after the game but no later than 6:00 PM Sunday.
      • A completed USSF Referee Report (from the SBSRA website) should be sent to the Assignor and Member-At-Large via e-mail no later than 8:00 PM Sunday.
      • The subject line must include the Division, Team Names, Date and Referee Report the matches are played.  For example, “D58, PV Alumni 60 vs Fram, 9/25/2022, Referee Report.”
      • After receiving approval from the Member-At-Large or Assignor, the completed USSF Referee Report, SBPSL ID card(s), and the roster/score card should be mailed to the SBPSL mailing address listed on the roster/score card no later than Monday morning by the Referee.
    • Failure to follow these procedures will impact on your assignments. The assignor will forward issues to the board for investigation and action.
  • Forfeit Procedures
    • If the game is a forfeit and the players present with valid SBPSL ID’s they may, with everyone’s consent, mix players to form up teams and play a scrimmage game. This is a sanctioned SBPSL event that SBSRA referees can officiate, after collecting the usual game fees, and with the usual SBSRA insurance in effect. If the game is not a forfeit, but one team is short-handed, the players present with valid SBPSL ID’s can, with everyone’s consent, mix players to form up teams and play the game. This is a sanctioned SBPSL event that SBSRA referees can officiate, after collecting the usual game fees, and with the usual SBSRA insurance in effect. This is based on our receipt of a SBPSL directive that such games, where registered SBPSL players play for a team other than their own in these two limited cases, are sanctioned SBPSL games/events and all rules and coverage should apply. Per this directive from Andy Strasner, players may NOT switch sides once the match has begun. If there is a sendoff of one of the players, be sure to report it to THE TEAM TO WHICH HE IS REGISTERED.