tournament shall be played under F.I.F.A. rules, as modified by the Srikers Cup
Committee, for youth competition. All games will adhere to the rules set forth
with the following additions/clarifications:
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.
will play in age brackets for 2012-2013 season. Teams must be affiliated with
FIFA and/or USSF and players and coaches must have laminated cards.
players will be permitted with a maximum roster size U9 & U10 (14 Players )
and U11-U14 (18 players).
will register at the field of their 1st game one hour before the game’s
scheduled kickoff time.
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.
registration, a complete and signed Team Roster must be submitted by Coach or
Manager who must certify that all players are FIFA and/or USSF 2012/2013
player cards with photo and the player's signature (for States or Countries that
require signatures, photos and/or laminated cards for identification) and
medical release forms will be required at registration.
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 Coach or Team
following rules of conduct apply:
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 tournament at discretion of
Tournament Director. Two YELLOW cards during match 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.
player may compete in the Tournament on more than one team.
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 U14.
round game times may be varied by Field Marshall to maintain game start
schedules. These games may end in a tie. All preliminary games will be held on
Saturday or Sunday. Teams will be grouped into divisions according to age and
gender and will play all their games within their assigned divisions.
will compete based on 2012/2013 age groups.
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
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:
U11 - U14
U9 - U10
All championship games will consist of the following periods with a ten (10)
minute half time:
games ending in a tie, after regulation time, will have two five (5) minute
overtime periods with Golden Goal victory (the first team to score, in overtime,
wins the match). 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:
- Be shortened
to F.I.F.A. kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner
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 Jr 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
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
verifies incorrect score was recorded, Field Marshal (with Tournaments
Director’s approval) may correct score and other records accordingly.
incorrectly posted on Website shall be investigated by Field Marshall by
checking original match record and corrected accordingly.
Referee verifies incorrect player was recorded as receiving Red Card (includes
double Yellow), Field Marshal (with Tournament Director’s approval) may correct
BREAKERS and WILDCARDS
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)
shall be allowed at the following times: Pursuant to current FIFA
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
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
refunds for cancelled or suspended games will be considered by the Tournament
Committee to determine the extent of a refund but said refund will not exceed
$100 per game. No refund will be allowed due to forfeit of any game by any team
accepted to tournament.
Any team that
withdraws from the Tournament after the team has been accepted will not receive
a refund of any kind.
the STRIKERS Jr CUP 2012 does not mean automatic acceptance into the STRIKERS Jr CUP
2012. Each team accepted will be sent an email notifying the team of its'
acceptance into the STRIKERS Jr CUP.