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Ray Heimes Springfield  Invitational

 

 

                                 SOCCER TOURNAMENT RULES

 

               NO PETS ALLOWED AT SOCCER COMPLEX


 

  First team listed in program is home team and should provide a game ball for play. Referees decisions are final. In the event of the whole tournament is

 

canceled, 75% of fees will be refunded, after one game played 25%, after two games 0%. Player/Coach ID's will be checked during the tournament, any

 

team found using illegal players once games started will forfeit that game.

 

 

UNIFORM:

Each player shall wear an official uniform. The goalkeeper is not required to number on his/her jersey. Each number must be different.

 

HOME TEAM:

The home team will be responsible for wearing an alternate color jersey, if necessary, as determined by the referee. The team is listed first in all rounds shall be

the home team.

Teams use the side of the field with team benches and spectators shall use the opposite side of the field, in the case of no benches, the players and coaches will

take the west side or south side of the fields.

 

CASTS:

A player will be allowed to play with any type of hard cast in Nebraska. A hard cast is a cast that cannot be removed. Casts, splints and braces of any type fall under

the determination of the referee if it is safe. If allowing the cast, splint or brace to be padded can make the equipment safe, then the player should be allowed to play.

The referee has the final determination if any equipment is safe to play in or safe to the players on the field.

 

GAME LENGTH:

Age Game Length                Overtime

U7 & 8 Four 12 minute quarters No overtime

U9 & 10 Two 25 minute halves, Two ten minute halves

U11 & 12 Two 30 minute halves, Two 10 minute halves

U13 & 14 Two 35 minute halves Two 10 minute halves


Overtimes will be golden goal, and the first team to score in overtime wins the game, and shoot-outs will be used only as necessary in semi-final and final matches. Overtime will not have a half time. 

 

PLAYING CONDITIONS:

Teams will be expected to play according to the schedule of games regardless of weather. Only the Tournament Director(s) may reschedule games or alter the competitive format because of inclement weather or other just cause. Games shall be considered complete if one half has been completed and play is stopped by the Tournament Director for just cause. When necessitated by playing conditions or just cause, the game format may be altered to include shortening of games, penalty kicks or coin tosses

 

Teams may not use goal areas to warm up.

Violations may result in Forfeiture of match!!!

 

Brackets:

 

4-TEAM BRACKETS (one four-team bracket): Bracket play is round robin games with

each of the other teams in the bracket. The two high point teams advance to the

Championship match. The championship game will be a re-match and a semifinal or

consolation game will not be played. High point team will be the home team for the

Championship.

 

5-TEAM BRACKETS (one five-team bracket): Bracket play is round robin games with

each of the other teams in the bracket (each team gets four games). The two high point

teams advance to the Championship match. The championship game will be a re-match

and a semifinal or consolation game will not be played. High point team will be the home

team for the Championship.

 

6-TEAM BRACKETS (two three-team brackets): Bracket play is round robin games with

each of the other teams in the bracket and one crossover game. The semifinal will match

high point teams in each bracket versus second high team in other bracket. The Format

may result in matches that are a re-match in the Championship. No consolation game

will be played. The 1st and 2nd high point teams will the home teams for the semifinals.

 

 

7-TEAM BRACKETS (one four-team and one three-team bracket): Bracket play is round

robin games with each of the other teams in the bracket (the teams in the three-team

bracket will get two round robin games, but two teams advance to semifinal). The

semifinal will match high point teams in each bracket versus second high team in other

bracket. The Format may result in matches that are a re-match in the Championship. No

consolation game will be played. The 1st and 2nd high point teams will the home teams

for the semifinals.

 

8-TEAM BRACKETS (two four-team brackets): Bracket play is round robin games with

each of the other teams in the bracket. The semifinal will match high point teams in each

bracket versus second high team in other bracket. The Format may result in matches

that are a re-match in the Championship. No consolation game will be played. The 1st

and 2nd high point teams will the home teams for the semifinals.


9-TEAM BRACKETS (three three-team brackets): Bracket play is round robin games with each of the other teams in the bracket, teams will get two games during bracket play. The bracket winners and a wildcard from all the brackets advance to the semi final. The semifinal will match 1st high point team verses wildcard and 2nd high point team verses 3rd high point team. There cannot be a re-match in the semifinal, if that happens, 2nd high point team will play the wildcard.  The Format may result in matches that are a re-match in the Championship. No consolation game will be played. The 1st and 2nd high pointteams will the home teams for the semifinals.


10-TEAM BRACKETS (one four-team and two three-team brackets): Bracket play is round robin games with each of the other teams in the bracket and the teams in the three-team brackets will play one crossover game. The bracket winners and a wildcard from all the brackets advance to the semi final. The semifinal will match 1st high point team verses wildcard and 2nd high point team verses 3rd high pointteam. There cannot be a re-match in the semifinal, if that happens, 2nd high point team will play the wildcard.  The Format may result in matches that are a re-match in the Championship. No consolation game will be played. The 1st and 2nd high point teams will the home teams for the semifinals.

 

LAWS OF PLAY:

Play will be governed by the FIFA Laws of the Game, except where amended by US Youth Soccer Rules of Play, Nebraska State Soccer and/or the Springfield

Soccer Tournament Rules. These rules may be modified before the beginning of tournament play. The final Tournament Rules will be published in the coach's

pamphlet and in the tournament headquarters,

All games will be played under regular FIFA rules except for:

1. No overtime or shoot outs played during tournament except for semi-finals and finals. Ties will stand.

2. Teams will play with the following number of players, U-7 & 8's (5V5), U-9 & 10's (6v6), U-11 & 12's (8v8), U-13 & 14's (11v11)

3. Three guest players are allowed on each team, provided they are from another RECREATIONAL team, not select or premier teams

4. All players in the age group U7-U8 will receive medals

5. All decisions made by TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR ARE FINAL

 

POINT ALLOCATION SYSTEM: Point allocation system will be used to advance to final games. Team points will be awarded as follows:

 

Win 6 Goals 1 (maximum of 3)

Tie 3 Shutout 1 (for winner only)

Loss 0

 

Maximum points per game are 10. Forfeiture game will be scored as 4-0 (i.e. 10 points) for the team showing. Terminated games will be scored with the score at

time of termination.

 

TIEBREAKERS:

If at the conclusion of bracket play, two or more teams having the same point total,

advancement to the finals will be determined using the following tiebreakers in the order listed

until a team is eliminated. Once a team is eliminated, advancement among the remaining teams

shall again be determined by the tiebreakers in the order listed starting with head to head

competition.

 

1. Winner of Head to Head (this criteria not used if more than two teams tied).

2. Winner of most games.

3. Goal spread (goals scored minus goals against) with a maximum of four goals per

game.

4. Fewest goals allowed.

5. Kicks from the penalty mark.

 

SHOOT-OUTS (PENALTY KICKS) will only be used in the Championship Game

Penalty kicks used to determine a winner of tie breakers of final matches will be run in accordance with the FIFA Laws of the Game. The referee

chooses the goal at which the kicks will be taken. The referee tosses a coin and the team who wins the toss will take the first kick. The home team

will call the coin toss. Both teams take five kicks; kicks are taken alternately by the teams. If before both teams have taken five kicks, one has scored

more goals than the other could score, even if it were to complete its five kicks, no more kicks are taken. If after five kicks the score is tied, kicks

continue until one team has scored a goal more than the other (sudden death) from the same number of kicks. Only the players on the field at the

end of the match are allowed to take kicks. A different player must take each kick and all eligible players must take a kick before any player can take

a second kick. On tiebreakers the coach from each team shall declare the players from the field at the end of play, which they will use to take the

kicks..

For all age brackets, with the exception of U7-U8, the top four teams will advance to the semi-championship games in a 8 or more team bracket,and

the top 2 teams will advance to the championship game in a 7 team or fewer bracket. All U7-U8 teams will receive participation medals at the end of

their final game.

 

RED CARDS AND EJECTIONS:

Any player or coach dismissed from a game shall be ineligible to participate in the team's next game. At the discretion of the Tournament Director(s), the

suspension may be increased and could result in ineligibility for more than one game. No substitution shall be permitted for a player who has been sent off during a

particular game. A red carded player and his/her coach must report to tournament headquarters immediately after the game in which the card was given to

determine the player's status for subsequent games. Decisions will be based upon the rules of the Nebraska State Soccer Association.

 

 

GRACE PERIOD:

A minimum of five players for U9-U12 age groups and seven players for U13 and up age groups constitutes a team. A (10) ten-minute grace period shall be

extended beyond the scheduled kick off time if the minimum number of players are not available at the scheduled kick off time. The minimum number of players

must start the game as soon as the players are at the field after the originally scheduled start time. If at the end of the 10-minute grace period the team does not

have the minimum number of players, the referee shall suspend the game and the team failing to show for the game, will forfeit that game.

 

AWARDS:

All U7 and U8 players will receive participation medals.

Team Awards will be given to the first and second place teams in U9-U14.

 

TEAM, PLAYERS AND COACHES CREDENTIALS:

Player and coach passes will be checked prior to each match. Teams must be properly checked in at the team check-in. All teams must have Players and

Coaches Passes with photographs attached, signed must be laminated.

 

TEAM DISCIPLINE:

A coach is responsible for the words and actions of his players and their fans. Verbal abuse of the opponents or referees by players, coaches or spectators will not

be tolerated. Violations may result in forfeiture of the game and/or expulsion from the tournament.

 

PROTESTS: Note!

Any protest must be presented in writing to the Tournament Director(s) or his/her representative within one (1) hour of the completion of the game in protest, and

must be accomplished by the head coach and not a parent. Referees judgment of calls shall not be a basis for protests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Last Updated on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 04:18 pm