|Rules of play:
U-9 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 roster
Players 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.
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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 U9-U10 will play two (5) minute overtime halves for U9-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:
Example 1: Three way tie:
Example 2: Three way tie:
In this above example Team C is Eliminated. Since Team A and Team B are tied, those two teams will then be compared beginning with criterion 1 (Head to Head) to determine ultimate placement. In this case, Team B beat Team A 1-0 in pool play. Therefore, Team B is first place, Team A is second place and Team C is third place.
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.
USSDA Groups and Outside competition standards from the federation
Please be sure to follow the following rules for USSDA outside competition standards, Teams must have a printed USSDA Roster and only players on that roster can play. (No guest players allowed)
U12 – 2x20min
U13 – 2x25min
U14 – 2x25min
U12 – Unlimited Subs with re-entry
U13 – Unlimited number of subs across 3 moments with Re-entry (Half Time does not count as a moment.
U14 – Unlimited number of subs across 3 moments with Re-entry (Half Time does not count as a moment.
U12 – Max roster size 16 players, Only 13 players are permitted to be rostered per game
U13 – Max roster size 23 players, Only 18 players are permitted to be rostered per game
U14 – Max roster size 23 players, Only 18 players are permitted to be rostered per game
Format, We will have competition inside of these brackets, Winners and finalist will be awarded trophies and medal.
Boys U12 – 3 Group games – 4th Game A1st v B1st, A 2nd v B 2nd, A 3rd v B 3rd, A 4th v B 4th
Boys U13 – 4 Group games – Bracket of 5
Boys U14 – 3 Group games cross over – Wild Card 1v2, 3v4, 5v6
Girls U14 – 3 Group games cross over – Wild Card 1v2, 3v4, 5v6