Matches will be played in accordance with FIFA Laws of the Game, except as modified.
If the tournament is cancelled for any reason before the event begins and before any matches are played, teams are guaranteed a refund of an amount to be determined by the host organization(s) once all invoices are paid and final budgets are approved.
All Entry Fees must be postmarked by the registration deadline to guarantee consideration. All late applications will be put on a wait list for review. Upon acceptance, the fee is non-refundable. If your team is accepted and later withdraws, the entry fee is non- refundable. Registration fees not received or postmarked by the registration deadline will incur a $50 late fee.
Credit Card Payments
All Credit Cards entries will be charged upon acceptance and refunded immediately upon non-acceptance. Email confirmation of entry will follow completed application.
Check or Money Order Payments
All check or Money Order entries must be postmarked by the registration deadline and should be made payable to the host organization. All entry fees received through check or money order are deposited immediately and refunded within two weeks of non-acceptance. Teams must include a copy of e-mail entry confirmation with their payment.
ONLINE TEAM CHECK-IN REQUIREMENTS AND ROSTER INFORMATION
For USYSA Registered Teams: Teams must have the proper USYSA state rosters, plus two copies for the tournament, permission to travel forms, player pass cards and medical release forms for each player at registration.
Region 1 Policy Regarding Application To Host A Tournament
Region I established the following policy concerning permission to travel when attending USYS sanctioned tournaments in Region I. The purpose of this policy is to make it as simple as possible for the US Youth Soccer Region I teams to travel to tournaments within Region I. The new policy states that any USYS State Association teams within Region I that is accepted into a tournament in Region I do not need permission to travel papers. The list of invited National States Associations in Region I are the following:
MODIFIED TOURNAMENT RULES
The event will be played in accordance with FIFA Laws of the Game and/or as modified below.
7v7 Build Out Rules
All officiating and administrative decisions are final, and no protests will be considered.
Ball Size (Home Team provides a game ball)
Match Duration (not stoppage time)
Unlimited/Free substitutions with permission of referee:
Team listed first is the designated Home Team and must change jerseys when the referee determines a conflict to exist.
Teams not at the field ready to play with a minimum of 7 eligible players at the scheduled game time will forfeit the match at the discretion of the tournament director. Forfeited scores will be counted 5 – 0. Teams forfeiting games will not be able to advance to the playoff rounds.
The Tournament Rules Committee reserves the right to make the following changes in the event of inclement weather:
In the event of inclement weather forcing play to be halted and preventing the match from completing during the scheduled time, the score shall stand if at least one-half of the match has been completed. The tournament director will have the final decision on field closure.
All players must wear shin-guards. No Jewelry of any kind will be allowed. Casts, splints or body braces made of a hard substance in its final form such as leather, rubber, plastic, plaster or fiberglass must be covered on all exterior surfaces with no less than 1⁄2 inch thick, high density polyurethane, or an alternate material of the same thickness and similar physical properties to protect the injury.
A medical release for the injured player signed by a licensed physician must be available at the game site. Players may not play with these casts without the approval of the Referee.
Rules for Advancement
Teams will be awarded points on the following basis:
In the event of a tie in points at the end of bracket play; the winner for advancement to Semi- Final or Finals will be determined as follows:
If two teams are tied, the criteria is as follows using rules 1 through 6.
If multiple teams (3 or more) are tied then start at Rule #2 and proceed with rules 2 through 6 until only one team remains. If 3 teams are still tied after applying rules 2 through 5, the criteria to get down to one team will be determined by the Tournament Director.
All tie breaking Shoot-Outs will be Sunday morning at a field location and time determined by the Tournament Director.
Resolving Ties in Semi-Final and Final Matches
If the semi-final or final match is tied at the end of regulation time:
Both teams will sit on the same side of the field. Only coaches and trainers may stay on the player’s sideline. Spectators are only allowed on the opposite side of the field from the coaches and players and are limited to being in the designated area from penalty box to penalty box. No spectators are allowed behind the goal areas. Harassment of the officials from coaches, spectators or players will not be tolerated.
Suspensions and Discipline
If a player receives a red card or two yellow cards during a match, that player will sit out the rest of that match and their next tournament match. Players serving red card suspensions are allowed to sit on the bench during their teams next game but are not allowed to be in uniform. Any coach or other authorized bench personnel sent off during a match must leave the field immediately upon being sent off and must remain away from the field during the team’s next match.
NO alcoholic beverages are allowed at the event or the parking lot of any of the game sites. If found with alcohol, the team of the offending person will be subject to forfeiting 1 game and the offender will be banned from returning to any tournament site for the remainder of the event. The Tournament Director will have final say on all aspects related to this policy.
Game balls will be used at the discretion of the referees. All game balls will be inspected by match officials prior to use, and only balls that have been approved by the referees will be permitted for use. The tournament will supply game balls when available.
Heading Rule at U11 and younger Age Groups
Whenever the ball strikes a player in the head, play is to be stopped. The proper restart depends upon whether the player deliberately played the ball with his or her head. If deliberate, the proper restart is an indirect free kick to the opposing team. If this occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If the play by the head is deemed in advertent, then the proper restart is a dropped ball.
All Entry Fees must be postmarked by the registration deadline to guarantee consideration. All late applications will be put on a wait list for review. Upon acceptance, the fee is non-refundable. If your team is accepted and later withdraws, the entry fee is non-refundable, and sanctions will be placed against your team/club for future participation in events sponsored by the host organization(s).