RULES AND REGULATIONS
All Tournament games will be played under FIFA rules unlessotherwise indicated in these instructions.
All teams must be affiliated with the USSF and their state organization. A 2011 or 2012 official state roster and valid passes, must be presented at registration. Up to a maximum of 18 rostered players, 14 small sided.
Any team using guest players may have no more than 16 total players (U8 through U10 maximum 12 players) including a maximum of 3 guest players approved by the tournament director no later than the night of registration. Secondary player passes will not be accepted.
U15 August 1, 1997 – July 31, 1998
Any team with mixed age players must play in the oldest applicable agebracket. It is a coach’s responsibility to insure that his / her team is entered in the correct age grouping. Teams found to have an illegal player will be disqualified from the tournament and any games played will be forfeited. Please be careful that you are placed correctly.
U – 8 thru U – 10 25 minute halves with a 5 minute half time
U – 11 thru U – 15 30 minute halves with a 5 minute half time
Division 4 and 5 # 4 Ball
Division 2 and 3 # 5 Ball
Any player / coach accumulating three (3) cautions will be dismissed from the tournament.
Any player / coach ejected from a game will be ineligible to participate in the next scheduled game.
With the permission of the
referee, unlimited substitutions will be permitted at the following times:
prior to a throw-in in your favor,
prior to a goal kick by either team,
after a goal by either team,
after half time.
Unlimited substitutions will
be allowed by either team on stoppage due to injury.
Substitution is required for
a player receiving a YELLOW CARD. The
carded player may re-enter the game at the team’s next allowable substitution.
If play is stopped for of an
injured player who is then attended to by the coach, the player must exit the
field (except the goalkeeper) and may be replaced by a substitute player.
When team A is awarded a
throw-in in their favor, the opposing team B may also substitute at the same
time should the opponent (team A) request a substitution AND players of both
teams are positioned at mid-field ready to enter the field.
If a team does not take advantage of a substitution opportunity in their
favor, the opposing team may not substitute a player(s).
No protests will be allowed unless the infraction involves the use of an ineligible player. The referee’s decisions during the game will be final.
All first place finishers and second place finishers in four team divisions will be awarded trophies. In six team divisions first place trophies will be awarded to each bracket winner and no second place trophies will be awarded.
In accordance with the New Jersey state rules, all U-8, U-9 and U-10 players will receive participation awards.
U-10 & YOUNGER TEAMS
In accordance with New Jersey state rules, our tournament is non-results oriented for U10 and younger teams. As such, these teams may not participate in a shootout and all ties must stand. Further, U10 and younger teams may not play up in our tournament under any circumstances.
All teams will play a minimum of three (3) games. Standings will be determined by using the following point system:
Win - Three (3) points
Tie - One (1) point
Loss - Zero (0) points
Forfeit Win - Two (2) points
Forfeit Loss - Minus Three (-3) points
Bonus points will only be used in tie breaker situations.
Shutout Win - Three (3) bonus points (no bonus pointsfor a 0 – 0 or a forfeit win.
Winning Team / Goal Differential – One (1) bonus point for each goal with a maximum of three (3) points.
Losing Team / Goal Differential – Minus one (-1) bonus point for each goal with a maximum of three (3) points.
If two or more teams are tied at the end of tournament play, the tie will be decided by the following rules:
You must have a valid New Jersey Drivers License to operate a Golf cart.
tournament committee will reserve the right to change times and locations in
the event of inclement weather. Every attempt will be made to complete the
game schedule. Only the referee can stop play once a game has started. Games
that are halted due to weather conditions will be resumed at the first
opportunity. Cancellation of a portion of the tournament may result in
the receipt of a partial refund. Any decision in regard to such
cancellation and/or refund rests with the tournament committee.
If the tournament is postponed or rescheduled to a new date all teams that applied to the original dates will be given the opportunity to withdraw from the revised date of the tournament with a full refund of their entry fees.
If the tournament is canceled for any reason before the start of the tournament, 80% of the team's entry fee will be refunded. Any refunds not included in the above are at the sole discretion of the tournament committee.