|Rules of play: U-8 to U-10, playing 7v7 on short-sided fields: 14 player maximum roster
U-11 and U12, playing 9v9 on small sided sized fields: 16 player maximum roster
U-13 and U14, playing 11v11 on full sized fields: 18 player maximum rosterPlayers may be manually added to and deleted from a team’s rosters at check-in provided their paperwork is in order; however, to speed up the process we ask that managers update their rosters in GotSoccer at least three days prior to the start of the tournament.Check-in Check-in will be at the field one hour prior to the scheduled start of a team’s first game of the tournament. The team manager or coach will have to sign an affirmation stating they have everything that they need for the event. Player identification cards for the Current Season only will be accepted for team check-in.Player identification cards must be available for spot inspection in case of challenge.Where to sit?
Both team’s benches will be on the same side of the field, on opposite sides of the midfield line. Canopies and benches will be provided on all fields.
U8-U10 teams must have a minimum of five players to start a game.
U11 and older must have a minimum of seven players to start a game. A team will forfeit if it does not have these numbers at game time (either the scheduled game time or ten minutes after the conclusion of the prior game on the field, whichever is later). The home team will provide three balls that are acceptable to the referee.
Game duration, by halves, and ball sizes are as follows:
Age Group Group Stage Elimination Games Ball #
U-14 30 minutes 30 5
Halftimes are 5 minutes.
Substitutions: each team is allowed unlimited substitutions at any stoppage in play, with the approval of the referee.
All teams will be scheduled for a minimum of 3 games.
Teams shall be awarded points based on a 10 point system:
In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined as follows:
Wild Cards: For brackets with wild cards, wild cards will be selected from the second place teams who have accumulated the most points. Ties on points will be broken in accordance with the rules listed above.
Tournament staff may rearrange playoff games so a wildcard team does not play a rematch against its group winner.
A preliminary game can end in a tie.
Quarterfinals & Semi-Final Games ending in a tie will go directly to FIFA Kicks from the Mark to determine a winner.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, if tied after regulation, U11-U14 will play two (2) 10-minute overtime halves or U8-U10 will play two (5) minute overtime halves for U8-U10
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, if tied after overtime, will proceed immediately to FIFA Kicks from the Mark procedure to determine the winner. In the event of an injury, time may be added on at the option of tournament officials.
Three Way Tie Scenario:
A team that receives an unfair advantage from a forfeit may have their final group stage bracket standing adjusted by the Tournament Director or their designee at their sole discretion. There is no financial consideration for either team involved in a forfeited game.
• At the end of five kicks the game will be scored as a 1-0 win for
• If regular games have been played in the bracket and the
In any shortened elimination game (play-in, quarter, semi, or final) that goes to penalty kicks, standard FIFA rules (minimum of five rounds) will apply unless the referee, Tournament Director, or Venue Manager decide that it is unsafe to proceed. Every attempt should be made to provide teams an equal number of penalty kicks.
There will be no refunds or reimbursements of tournament application fee for shortened, cancelled, or forfeited games.