All games will be played by FIFA rules except as modified by USYSA and CYSA-S.
All games are considered final. No protest will be allowed.
The Tournament Director will resolve any situation not explicitly covered by the rules.
- HOME TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES
The HOME team is listed first on the game schedule.
The home team may choose on which side of the field they will stand and must provide game balls-see item 4.
In the event of a uniform (jersey) color conflict, the home team will change jersey color.
Home team will have choice of direction.
Visitors will kick-off
- SPECTATOR SEATING
Opposing teams must sit on same side of field, across from their team’s bench and must not move to the other side of the center line after half time.
Where there are adjacent fields and sidelines less than five feet apart, spectators shall stand on opposing sides of the centerline.
In all cases spectator and team seating will allow the referee’s assistants clear run views of all touch lines by staying behind the spectator line (stay clear from the touch line).
- CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
Players or coaches receiving a RED card (2 yellow cards in one game = 1 red card) will be ejected from that game, shall not be replaced, AND shall not be allowed to participate in the NEXT GAME.
For flagrant violations, longer suspensions may be enforced based on mandatory review by the Tournament Director. The Tournament Director may institute harsher penalties for Red Cards, up to and including elimination of a player or team from the tournament.
Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their fans and parents.
Teams that are short a player(s) due to red card ejection will also play any overtime short a player(s).
Player/coach cards for those ejected will be available from the field marshal after the team’s last scheduled game except for an ejection due to a flagrant violation.
Substitutions may be made only with the consent of the referee, at the following times:
Any stoppage in play at the referee’s discretion.
Team failing to report, ready to play, at the scheduled kickoff time, or home team failing to change to an alternate jersey when required, will result in the forfeiture of the game by a 1-0 score.
If both teams fail to appear at the scheduled kickoff time, each team will receive 0 points.
Teams forfeiting their first game will be assumed to forfeit all of their games unless they contact tournament headquarters at least 3 hours prior to their subsequent games.
There will be no grace period.
- LINE UP CARDS
The Field Marshal will be responsible for delivering and collecting all lineup cards to/from the referee team. Team manager will drop off and pick up cards from field marshal tent for all games.
Managers or Coaches will be given and are responsible for transporting their lineup cards and player passes when moving to a second field.
- U-8+/9/10 8v8 Rules:
Maximum number of players on the field at any one time is eight (8) – one of who shall be a goalkeeper.
Ball will be size four (4)
All players are required to use shin guards. No Shin Guards = No Play.
No refunds approved after May 2, 2019 deadline.