Rules of play: (FIFA, USYSA, & CYSA-SOUTH RULES APPLY)
Players Age Groups:
Teams may register/roster a maximum of 22 players for the U16, U17, U18 and U19 age groups with a maximum of 18 players suited up per game; 18 for U12 through U16 age groups, and 14 for U8-U10. A team may use unlimited guest players but any team utilizing guest players is still limited to the stated maximum roster size.
Note: Rosters are frozen once the first game is played and no additional players may be added after the competition has started.
Player’s Credentials and Equipment:
Player picture identification cards are to be present and available at all matches.
Identification cards are required to be checked by the referee prior to each match
The shirt number of each player must be the same as the player’s shirt number on the game card or roster.
Home Team will be listed on the scoreboard and in the program. The home team is responsible for game balls unless provided by tournament and if there is uniform conflict the home team will change uniforms.
Team Check- In & Registration:
Requirements for Check-In & Registration:
At the Mandatory Registration, teams must provide the required credentials. All US teams must provide valid laminated Player ID Cards with photographs and signed medical Release forms. USYSA teams from outside Cal South must also provide travel papers which must include a roster listing all players authorized to travel. Proper Player Loan Forms will be required at Registration along with other required credentials, as required by the team’s State Association. US teams registered through AYSO, USSF, or US Club Soccer must provide the appropriate travel documentation for the organization to which they are affiliated. International teams must provide a certified team roster, League ID Cards, Medical Release Forms, Travel Papers , and Passports. In the event an International teams does not have League ID cards, a photo of each player should be provided in addition to the passport.
Teams From the United States:
Any parental behavior on the sideline such as profanity, coaching, fighting or other behavior that is not sportsmanlike is not accepted. Teams can be removed from the tournament per the Tournament Committee if they feel team sideline is out of control.
Casts are allowed in Cal South if padded and the referee considers them safe.
Mandatory that all players wear shin guards
No alcohol permitted at the tournament
No noise makers
No animals (Dogs)
Cautions & Ejection’s:
Both teams and coaches will be on the same sideline directed by the field marshal or referee unless otherwise notified. All spectators will be on the opposite sideline.
Forfeitures & Byes:
Tournament Committee will handle all disputes that are non-referee decisions and make all final decisions.
Decisions by referees may not be appealed and any decision on a dispute will be final and may not be appealed.
|Bracket||Prelims & Qtr.||Semi Finals||Finals||Overtime for Finals, Qtr. & Semi’s||Ball Size|
|U-17/U18/U19||35 Mins||35 Mins||35 Mins||Straight to PKs||5|
|U-16||35 Mins||35 Mins||35 Mins||Straight to PKs||5|
|U-15||35 Mins||30 Mins||30 Mins||Straight to PKs||5|
|U-14||30 Mins||30 Mins||30 Mins||Straight to PKs||5|
|U-13||30 Mins||30 Mins||30 Mins||Straight to PKs||5|
|U-12||30 Mins||30 Mins||30 Mins||Straight to PKs||4|
|U-11||25 Mins||25 Mins||25 Mins||Straight to PKs||4|
|U-10||25 Mins||25 Mins||25 Mins||Straight to PKs||4|
|U-9/U-8||25 Mins||25 Mins||25 Mins||Straight to PKs||4|
Tournament Points System:
1 Point for each goal scored up to a maximum of 3 per game
1 Point for each shutout
0-0 tie will be scored as 3 points for each team( 2 for tie, 1 for shutout)
Scores after each game will be reported by the referees reporting the scores to the Field Marshall
In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined as follows:
1. The winner of head to head competition
2. Fewest goals against
3. Most goals for (Maximum of 3 goals per game)
4. Most total wins
5. Most Shut outs
6. If a tie still exists after steps 1 through 4, FIFA Kicks from the Mark will be taken 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the Semi-Final game.If a 3-way tie exists within a bracket after steps 1-5, a three-way coin flip will be conducted. The teams that tie in the coin flip will compete in FIFA Kicks from the Mark to eliminate one team prior to proceeding to FIFA Kicks from the Mark with the third team. The coin flip and time of the FIFA Kicks from the Mark will be determined at the fields.
7.If a team advances as a wildcard and is set to play a team from the same group, the tournament most likely will move the wildcard team to play opposite semi final.
Acts of God: