AFC Summit Cup

Jun 7 to Jun 9, 2019

Coach Information

Welcome to the Airdrie FC Summit Cup Tournament

Team Check-in/Coach Packet Pick up

  • We ask that all teams check in their team for the tournament and pick up their coach welcome packet prior to your first game
    • U9 packages can be picked up at Herons Crossing Field
    • U11+ packages can be picked up at Monklands Soccer Field
  • Included in the coach packet are tournament information booklets for the team and some other fun items.

For your convenience we will have food trucks and water located at various tournament locations. The main tournament headquarters is the trailer at the Monklands Soccer Field.

Stats will be posted live on the tournament website – www.afcsummitcup.com.


Proof of player registration must be carried with the teams at all times (provincial registration roster as well as any player cards). The referee will not be checking player cards during the tournament, but you should carry them with you in case of a dispute.

Any team found to have played an ineligible player will forfeit their games. Coaches are responsible to know and follow all tournament rules.

Guest Player Rules - Click Here

Team officials are responsible for the behavior of their players, parents and spectators, any team showing unsportsmanlike behavior will be disciplined and unruly spectators may be asked to leave the field. Any verbal abuse to referees and staff by any team may result in immediate expulsion from the tournament.

Inclement Weather Procedure http://www.afcsummitcup.com/inclement-weather/

Friday and Saturday Game procedures

All Round Robin games CAN end in tie

There is NO overtime for any game in the tournament

SUNDAY Game Procedure

Any Game with:

1st of Group vs. 2nd of Group - Gold/Silver Medal Game

2nd overall vs. Winner of Game - Bronze Medal Game

3rd of Group vs. 4th of Group - Bronze Medal Game

2nd overall vs. 3rd overall - Bronze Medal Game

5th of Group vs. 6th of Group - Consolation Game

4th overall vs. 5th overall - Consolation Game

MUST have a result if the game ends in a tie

All Round Robin games CAN end in a tie as medals will be awarded based on stats.

IF the game ends in a tie follow the shootout procedure;

There is NO OVERTIME – game goes straight to penalty kicks.

Penalty Kicks - The coach picks the first 5 shooters from the players on the field at the end of the game

    Please make sure you have a clear understanding of DETERMINING THE OUTCOME OF A MATCH pg 87 to 90 in the 2018/2019 FIFA Laws of the Game

    Kicks from the penalty mark Kicks from the penalty mark are taken after the match has ended and unless otherwise stated, the relevant Laws of the Game apply.

    Procedure Before kicks from the penalty mark start

    • Unless there are other considerations (e.g. ground conditions, safety etc.), the referee tosses a coin to decide the goal at which the kicks will be taken which may only be changed for safety reasons or if the goal or playing surface becomes unusable
    • The referee tosses a coin again and the team that wins the toss decides whether to take the first or second kick
    • With the exception of a substitute for a goalkeeper who is unable to continue, only players who are on the field of play or are temporarily off the field of play (injury, adjusting equipment etc.) at the end of the match are eligible to take kicks
    • Each team is responsible for selecting from the eligible players the order in which they will take the kicks. The referee is not informed of the order
    • If at the end of the match and before or during the kicks one team has a greater number of players than its opponents, it must reduce its numbers to the same number as its opponents and the referee must be informed of the name and number of each player excluded. Any excluded player is not eligible to take part in the kicks (except as outlined below)
      • A goalkeeper who is unable to continue before or during the kicks may be replaced by a player excluded to equalize the number of players or, if their team has not used its maximum permitted number of substitutes, a named substitute, but the replaced goalkeeper takes no further part and may not take a kick

    During kicks from the penalty mark

    • Only eligible players and match officials are permitted to remain on the field of play
    • All eligible players, except the player taking the kick and the two goalkeepers, must remain within the centre circle
    • The goalkeeper of the kicker must remain on the field of play, outside the penalty area, on the goal line where it meets the penalty area boundary line
    • An eligible player may change places with the goalkeeper
    • The kick is completed when the ball stops moving, goes out of play or the referee stops play for any offence; the kicker may not play the ball a second time
    • The referee keeps a record of the kicks
    • If the goalkeeper commits an offence and, as a result, the kick is retaken, the goalkeeper must be cautioned.
    • If the kicker is penalised for an offence committed after the referee has signalled for the kick to be taken, that kick is recorded as missed and the kicker is cautioned.
    • If both the goalkeeper and kicker commit an offence at the same time:
      • if the kick is missed or saved, the kick is retaken and both players cautioned
      • if the kick is scored, the goal is disallowed, the kick is recorded as missed and the kicker cautioned

    Subject to the conditions explained below, both teams take five kicks

    • The 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 both teams have taken five kicks, the scores are level kicks continue until one team has scored a goal more than the other from the same number of kicks
    • Each kick is taken by a different player and all eligible players must take a kick before any player can take a second kick
    • The above principle continues for any subsequent sequence of kicks but a team may change the order of kickers
    • Kicks from the penalty mark must not be delayed for a player who leaves the field of play. The player’s kick will be forfeited (not scored) if the player does not return in time to take a kick

    Substitutions and send offs during kicks from the penalty mark

    • A player, substitute or substituted player may be cautioned or sent off
    • A goalkeeper who is sent off must be replaced by an eligible player
    • A player other than the goalkeeper who is unable to continue may not be replaced
    • The referee must not abandon the match if a team is reduced to fewer than seven players