Rules

January 5th-6th 2019

  1. Tournament rules shall be governed by:
    1. “Laws of the Game” as published by FIFA.
    2. Modifications as approved by CYSA-South.
  2. Games
    1. All games will be considered FINAL and NO PROTESTS will be allowed.
    2. No headers will be allowed in Division 4, 5 & 6.
    3. Running clock for all games.
    4. Build out lines will be used in Division 5 & 6.
    5. Division 5 & 6 (U8 & U10) will play (2) 20 minutes halves for preliminary rounds. 5 minute halftime.
      Final game: (2) 25 minute halves. NO OT – PK’s if tied. 5 minute halftime.
    6. Division 4 (U12) will play (2) 25 minute halves for preliminary rounds. 5 minute halftime.
      Final game: (2) 30 minute halves. NO OT – PK’s if tied. 5 minute halftime.
    7. Divisions 3, 2, & 1 (U14-U19) will play (2) 30 minute halves for preliminary rounds. 5 minute halftime.
      Final game: (2) 35 minute halves. NO OT – PK’s if tied. 5 minute halftime.
    8. Semi-Finals games ending in a tie will go directly to PK’s.
      **FIFA PK’s: 5 players, if a tie remains after the first five (5) players, sudden death. If still tied after all players have taken a kick, then the series starts over. Only the players on field when regulation time is over can take penalty kicks.
  3. Players
    1. A maximum of 18 registered players are allowed per team in Division 3.
      A maximum of 16 registered players are allowed per team in Division 4. A maximum of 14 registered players are allowed per team in Division 5 & 6.
    2. A player/coach found guilty of submitting falsified birth information shall be prohibited from competing further in any Recreational Championship in the current and subsequent year.
    3. Only Recreational players are eligible to play in the Tournament.
Div 3 (U14 2004-2005) (11v11) Size 5 ball
Div 4 (U12 2007-2006) (9v9) Size 4 ball
Div 6 & 5 (U8-U10 2011-2008) (7v7) Size 4 ball
  1. General Requirements
    1. All players must have a valid Cal-South or AYSO Fall 2017-18 OR 2017 All-Star player card with a picture. All coaches must have a valid Cal-South or AYSO Fall 2017-18 OR 2017 All-Star coach’s card with picture. All cards need to be laminated and signed by the Club Registrar.
    2. Every player must have a medical release form for the 2017 season, with an ink signature.
    3. A player may play for only one team in the tournament.
    4. Each team must have matching colored uniforms (shirt, shorts and socks), with a jersey number.
    5. Unlimited substitutions may be made upon stoppage of play.  An injured player may be substituted at any time, with the permission of the referee
    6. Home team (listed first on schedule) must change jerseys if there is a color conflict. Home team will provide game balls (3). Home team has choice of sideline; the Visiting team shall sit on the opposite side of the Home team. The Visiting team shall have kickoff.
    7. There will be a 5-minute grace period from the scheduled game time. If a team cannot field enough players required to start the game at the end of grace period, the game will be considered a forfeit.
    8. The minimum number of players required to start a game will be five (5) for birth years 2010, 2009 and 2008, six (6) for birth years 2007 and 2006 and seven (7) for birth years 2005 and 2004.
    9. Any team refusing to play a game will NOT advance to the next round.
  2. Conduct and Disciplinary Actions
    1. No coaching will be allowed beyond 10 yards of either side of the centerline.
    2. A player receiving (2) yellow cards will be suspended for the next game.
    3. A player receiving a red card will be suspended for the next game.
    4. A player receiving a 2nd red card will result in an automatic suspension from the tournament.
    5. Coaches and/or Team Representatives are responsible for the conduct/actions of their players and supporters. Verbal abuse or assault towards the referees or tournament officials will not be tolerated. Refusal to comply or repeated infractions may result in the disqualification of the team.
    6. A Coach who is ejected will be asked to leave the field immediately and will be required to sit out the next scheduled game. The team will also receive a 1 point deduction if a Coach is ejected.
    7. In the case of violent conduct or serious foul play, the Tournament Committee will determine the severity of the suspension.
    8. Any situation not covered by Rules will be resolved by the Tournament Committee.
  3. Scoring
    1. Points will be awarded as follows:
      1. 6 points / Win
      2. 3 points / Tie
      3. 1 point / Win
      4. 0 points / Loss
    2. Each team will receive one (1) point for each goal scored up to a   maximum of three (3) goals. The maximum allowable points per game is ten (10). A 0-0 tie will be counted as four points (3 for the tie &1 for the shut-out).
    3. Forfeited games are scored 1-0 and will count as eight (8) points for the winning team. (6 points for the win, 1 point for the goal and 1 point for shutout).
    4. If there is a tie in points, the following criteria will be used in sequence until a tie no longer exists:
      1. Winner of head to head game. (If not all teams played head to head then this step is skipped)
      2. Goal differential. (maximum goal differential per game is 4)
      3. Least goals allowed
      4. Most goals scored (maximum of 4 per game)
      5. FIFA kicks from the penalty mark.
    5. Refunds & Cancellations
      1. In the case of cancellation of the tournament due to nature (rain or other
event) the tournament will refund 50% of the entry fee paid back to each team to cover the costs accrued for the tournament. Once the first scheduled game has been started this policy does not apply and no refunds of any kind will be awarded.
      2. If any team submits cancellation of entry from the tournament the following refund policy applies:
        Cancellation in writing 1 week after deadline 80% of tournament fee will be refunded.
        Cancellation in writing 2 weeks after deadline 50% of tournament fee will be refunded.
        Cancellation in writing 3 weeks after deadline 25% of tournament fee will be refunded.
        Cancellation after the 3 weeks No Refunds!
    6. Weather
      1. If the Field Marshal and/or the referees determine it is unsafe to play, the completion of the tournament will be decided by the Tournament Committee.