This tournament shall be played under F.I.F.A. rules, as modified by the Strikers Cup Committee, for youth competition. All games will adhere to the rules set forth with the following additions/clarifications:
Decisions relating to the interpretation of the Tournament Rules can only be made by the Tournament Director. Tournament Director may delegate authority to Site Manager or Field Marshall if the Tournament Director is not present at game site. Disputes relating to the interpretation of these rules will be resolved with the administrators/coaches that are registered with the involved team(s). Individuals may not represent a team if not registered as an administrator/coach with the involved team(s). All decisions, judgments, and calls of tournament referees and Tournament Director or designated Field Marshall are final. No protests will be allowed.
Teams will play in age brackets for 2013-2014 season. Teams must be affiliated with FIFA and/or USSF and players and coaches must have laminated cards.
Unlimited loan players will be permitted with a maximum roster size U9 & U10 (14 Players ) and U11-U19 (18 players).
Teams will register at the field of their 1st game one hour before the game’s scheduled kickoff time.
There will be no additions to the team roster after the team checks in. Player cards or medical releases may be accepted later by Field Marshall but only if player is listed on the official team roster at time of the team’s first check-in.
At registration, a completed and signed Team Roster must be submitted by the Coach or Manager who must certify that all players are FIFA and/or USSF 2013/2014 registered players.
With the exception of the team’s 1st check-in, all teams will check-in one hour prior to game time at game site. Referees will collect the player passes prior to the game and will return them to the team manager. It is the responsibility of the team manager to make sure the player passes are returned. The Coach or Team Administrator will hold Medical Release forms. The Field Marshall will collect the match cards, which must be signed by the Coach or Team Administrator.
The following rules of conduct apply:
All coaches have complete responsibility for the conduct of their players, bench, friends, and spectators at all times. If in the opinion of game officials, a game must be terminated for misconduct of players, bench or spectators, the offending team can be suspended from further play and forfeit that game and all remaining games. In this event, all previous points earned remain as played. Any player or coach ordered from the field of play (RED CARD) will not be allowed to participate in the next match as a minimum and if violent conduct occurs the player or coach may be ejected for remainder of the tournament at discretion of Tournament Director. If two YELLOW cards are issued during a match, player shall be ejected for remainder of the match and may serve a one game suspension at the discretion of the Tournament Director. A one point deduction will be given to the offending team for each red card (double yellow included). Disciplinary measures imposed by this tournament organization for inappropriate behavior shall be limited to placing restrictions upon an individual player, coach, and spectator or team's participation in the tournament. Such disciplinary action will be as determined by and at the discretion of the Tournament Director or designated Field Marshall and can include exclusion from further tournament participation Any cards issued will be reported to US Club and USYS in a tournament report and thereby to the home club/league of the player, coach, team or supporters involved except that all matters involving a referee assault shall, in accordance with USSF Rule II08, be referred immediately to USYS and US Club Soccer. The home state association and the home club/league of the player, coach, team or supporters shall, except in the case of referee assault, have the responsibility for imposing, should the circumstances warrant, additional sanctions within their respective jurisdictions with regard to matters arising from the tournament.
All players are required to use shin guards at all times. No shin guards - No play! - No casts of any kind will be allowed.
No player may compete in the Tournament on more than one team.
Home teams are listed first and will choose sides in case of a conflict. The home team will change jerseys in case of a color conflict.
All games will begin on time. A forfeit will be declared if a team
cannot field a minimum of seven (7) players for U11 thru U19.
Teams/players will compete based on 2013/2014 age groups.
All teams will be scheduled to play a minimum of 3 games unless the scheduled games are shortened or canceled due to rain, unforeseen circumstances such as critical injury or acts of God
The Tournament reserves the right to alter the game formats to enhance competition and to improve the overall quality of the Tournament. Quarterfinal and semifinal games (if any) ending in a tie, after regulation time, will go immediately to F.I.F.A. kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner (special goal at site may be used for PKs). All games with the exception of Finals will consist of the following periods with a five (5) minute half time:
U9-U10 25 minute halves
U11-U13 25 minute halves
U14-U19 30 minute halves
U9-U10 25 minute halves
U11-U13 30 minute halves
U14-U19 35 minute halves
Championship games ending in a tie, after regulation time, will have two five (5) minute overtime periods. If still tied, teams will go to F.I.F.A. kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner (special goal at site may be used for PKs).
In case of inclement weather or field conditions, games may:
All Games involving U14 - U19 will be played with an official size #5 ball.
The following point system will be used to determine 1st in each group and the wildcard selection during preliminary rounds: Six (6) points for each win Three (3) points for each tie One (1) point for each defensive shut out (to include 0-0 ties). Zero (0) points for each loss 1 One point for each goal scored up to a maximum of 3 goals A forfeit is a 1-0 win One (-1) point deduction for each ejection (red card or double yellow on a coach or a player). At the end of each game, the Coach or Team Administrator must carefully review and sign the score card. Coach or Team Administrator should review the Strikers Cup website to verify scores properly recorded and contact Field Marshal and/or Tournament Director immediately of any possible errors. The score card is official match record and may not be changed except under the following circumstances:
If Coaches/Team Administrators of both teams, meet with Field Marshal and agree to a score correction, the Field Marshal will correct the score and other records accordingly.
Referee verifies incorrect score was recorded, Field Marshal (with
Tournaments Director’s approval) may correct score and other records
Red Card corrections:
If Referee verifies incorrect player was recorded as receiving Red Card (includes double Yellow), Field Marshal (with Tournament Director’s approval) may correct records accordingly.
TIE BREAKERS and WILDCARDS:
In the event of a tie on point totals for Wildcard (or within any Bracket), the following tie breaking system will apply.
Head to Head (where applicable). Goal Differential, total all goals counting for (maximum 4 in any individual game) minus total all goals counting against (maximum 4 in any individual game) Goals Scored.
F.I.F.A. kicks from the penalty mark will be (unless otherwise mutually agreed by both Coaches or Team Administrators) scheduled 30 minutes prior to next match at match site—special goal may be used)
Substitution shall be allowed at the following times: Pursuant to current FIFA Rules.
FIFA’s rules specify that the following substitution rules must be included: 1) a player may be substituted on at a stoppage of play with the permission of the referee; otherwise substitutions may be made at any stoppage only with the permission of the referee, and 2) if the age group is 15 & under, free substitution is allowed. For age groups 16 years and older, free substitution is allowed providing the tournament is not an official competition (but a friendly club tournament) and the age category does not include matches between national teams of CONCACAF member countries.
In the event of an unusual event that results in a significant loss of game time, the lost game time may be rescheduled at the discretion of the Tournament Co-Directors. The rescheduling of the lost game time is subject to field availability. An example of an unusual event would be a major injury to a player, which prevented the use of the playing field. The Tournament defines a significant loss of game time as more than half of the game. An accumulation of time delays due to minor/moderate injuries to several players would not constitute an unusual event nor will these delays be considered lost game time. An accumulation of time delays resulting from the normal course of a game will not be considered lost game time. Tournament Directory/Site Manager may shorten games as necessary to make sure all matches scheduled on a given field are played. For example, a field running behind schedule due to an injury may have all remaining games shortened by few minutes each game so that each game gets played.
Director or referee may suspend any match or tournament in
consideration of safety to players or damage to fields in event of
inclement whether under any circumstances.
AUGUST 24th and 25th, 2013
HB Sports Complex
AUGUST 10th , 2013
1HR BEFORE GAME AT FIELDS