Tournament Rules

Registration

Teams must check-in at the mandatory registration one hour prior to their first game, and 30 minutes prior to each following game. Failure to check-in may result in a forfeit.

Current laminated USYSA player cards will be required of all CYSA-S players and must be available for inspection at the initial check-in and at the start of each game. All teams traveling from outside CYSA-S must meet the proper travel guidelines and be approved by the Tournament Committee as per the sanctioning of the tournament. All proper player loan forms must be filled in, signed, and presented at the initial mandatory check-in. Medical Release forms will be required at each check-in and must be kept on hand at all times by the team administrator.

A copy of the TVSA Hawks USYS Application to Host a Tournament is available upon request for players from teams outside CYSA-S needing travel authorization.

The tournament Director has final say in regards to safety conditions and equipment. All players must wear shin guards.

Further instruction and clarification may be communicated by email in a timely manner.

Refunds

There will be no refunds given after the stated application deadline. Prior to the application deadline, refunds will be given minus a $100.00 administrative fee. If any or all of the tournament is canceled due to inclement weather, teams will be issued partial refunds as determined by the tournament committee.

Rosters

2007-2009 may roster up to 12 players with unlimited loan players
2006 may roster up to 14 players with unlimited loan players
2003-2005 may roster up to 18 players with unlimited loan players

Rules of Play

All games will be played under FIFA rules with USYSA and CYSA-S adjustments for youth competition. The following additions and clarifications apply:

Game Format:

2006-2009:  Two 25 minute periods with a 5 minute halftime.
2003-2005:  Two 30 minute periods with a 5 minute halftime
 
2005-2009 will use a size 4 ball
2003-2004 will use a size 5 ball

Please note that we will not be using the build out line during our tournament for any age group.  Also all age groups the goalie will be allowed to punt the ball.  NO HEADING WILL BE ALLOWED FOR AGE GROUPS 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.  This is per Cal South and US Soccer guidelines.  Age groups will have the following number of players on the field:
 
2009, 2008 and 2007 will play 7 v 7
2006 will play 9 v 9
2005, 2004 and 2003 will play 11 v 11

Substitutions

Substitutions are unlimited but require the Referee’s permission.

Home Team

The Home Team is required to submit a game ball if the tournament fails to do so. The Home Team is required to switch jersey colors in the event of a conflict as determined by the Referee. No spectators may sit on the same side of the field as the teams. The spectators should sit directly across the field from their team. Home team may decide which half of the field to sit on. No spectators may interfere with the Referee crew, Coaches, or Players from the sideline or behind the goal. Coaches are responsible for their sidelines and spectators.

Cautions and Ejections

CYSA-S rules apply to all cautions and ejections. Any assault on a Referee by a player, coach, or spectator will result in a minimum of being expelled from the tournament and it’s locations during operations of the tournament.

Protests and Disputes

No protests are allowed.

Determining Winners

Teams will be awarded points for games in the preliminary round:

3 points for a win

1 point for a tie

0 points for a loss

Ties in points in the preliminary rounds shall use the following tiebreaker rules in order:

  1. The winner in head-to-head competition

  2. Goal differential (goals scored minus goals allowed to a maximum differential of 4 per game)

  3. Least goals allowed

  4. Most goals scored

  5. Shut-out wins (forfeits not counting)

  6. FIFA kicks from the penalty mark

  7. If there is a tie between three or more teams for advancement after steps 1-5 have been followed, then step 6. will be decided by the Tournament Committee.

  8. If Semi-Final and Championship games are tied at the end of the regulation time, the game will be decided by FIFA kicks from the penalty mark.

  9. Results from a second day weather disruption will be decided by Tournament Committee.