Jun 7 to Jun 9, 2019
1. FIFA Laws of the game, Alberta 8v8 rules and Alberta 7v7 rules apply, except as modified by tournament rules.
2. All teams can consist of a maximum of 20 players, unless
permission is given by the tournament. Should you play an ineligible player,
your team will automatically default.
3a. U9 teams are classified "A", "B" and "C" .
3b. U11 through U19 Teams are classified as "II”, "III” and "IV”
"II” Tier 2 – Teams that challenge for Tier 2 Provincials
"III” Tier 3 – Teams that challenge for Tier 3 Provincials
"IV” Tier 4 – Teams that challenge for Tier 4 Provincials*Teams that wish to play in a higher age group or tier than currently registered must first register in their current age group and tier, and then email tournament organizers to discuss tournament placement – email Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLAYERS: From time to time teams will request and be granted special
permission to include up to 3 overage players on their roster. If your team has
been granted permission for overage players to join your team, you must ALWAYS
abide by the rules of overage players.
6. All teams will be required to submit an official provincial team roster at least 2 weeks prior to the tournament. Out of province teams will also need to submit a copy of their travel permit.
7. Teams will be allowed to play a maximum of four guest players for the tournament. All guest players must come from the same district association unless permission is given by the tournament director. All guest players must be properly registered for the current season.
8. Tournament games will be played on
a round robin format in each group if possible. Points awarded as follows: 3
points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss, and 1 point for a
shutout, no bonus points for a 0-0 tie. The winner of each group will be the
team with the most points. You will be able to find the specific format for
your pool on the website.
9. Each team will play a minimum of 3 games. Each game will consist of two equal halves - U9 games will be two 25 minute halves with a 5 minute half time, all other games will be two 30 minute halves with a 5 minute half-time. In the event of the fields being closed due to weather the games will be decided by penalty kicks or coin flip.
10. In the event that two or more teams have the same number of points at the end of round robin play, the following procedure is used to determine a winner:
2 Way Tie-Breaking Procedures
3 Way Tie-Breaking Procedures
1. Head to Head
1. Fewest Goals Against
2. Fewest Goals Against
2. Most Goals For
3. Most Goals For
3. Penalty Kicks
4. Penalty kicks
Kicks from the mark Procedure (only applies to playoff games): Five shooters first, then if still tied it goes to sudden death. Kicks from the mark are to determine placing only; no points will be awarded in shoot-out. All playoff games need to have a result, if tied at the end of regulation time then it proceeds directly to kicks from the mark. See attached for full procedure.
11. Game sheets will be provided by the coaches at each game. Pre-filled game sheets are available for download in the coach's member area once schedules are live. All game sheets must be filled out with the team names, coaches’ names, date, time and location of the game. The score, any cards given and referees names must also be included on the sheet. Game sheets will be left with the referee at the end of the games.
12. Coaches are not to enter the field of play unless invited by an official. Coaches should only be coaching within their half of the field and within a few a yards of their technical area.
13. Substitutions shall be allowed at a stoppage in the game at the referee’s discretion. Coaches must have substitutes ready at the centerline of the field before requesting a substitution, 3 substitutes only per stoppage for U11 and up, U9 teams are allowed to substitute unlimited players at the referees discretion. Players leaving the field of play should leave at the nearest boundary line. Players must wait to enter the field of play until exiting players have left the field.
14. If there is a conflict in jersey color with the other team the home team is required to change their jersey.
15. If there is a conflict with either of the teams and the referees jersey colors the teams must provide a pinnie or suitable alternate referee jersey.
16. The home team is to provide 2 game ready balls.
17. Each team must provide 1 person to assist the referee as a linesman.
18. All teams must arrive at the field 20 minutes prior to the start of the game and the game clock must start on time. Any team that cannot field 5 players for U9 and U12 and 7 players for U14 and above at 5 minutes in to game time will default the game (score = 3-0). If the game is defaulted players and coaches may use the field for the duration of the time but referees are not to stay on field. Games shall end no later than 5 minutes before the next scheduled game on that field. The tournament organizers reserve the right to shorten game times if needed.
19. There will be no refunds for teams that drop out of the tournament after the tournament deadline. Once schedules are posted, it is the responsibility of the team to watch for edits and updates to the schedules as the schedules are subject to revisions.
20. All referees are ASA certified or equivalent and are assigned by the tournament. Their decisions on their interpretations of the Laws of the Game are final.
21. In the event that a player receives a red card, they will be suspended for the balance of the game and one additional game at minimum. Two Yellow cards to a player in the same game will result in the player being suspended for the following game. Any team receiving three red cards may be suspended from the tournament at the discretion of the Tournament Discipline Committee. All cautions and ejections may be reported to the team’s home association and Alberta Soccer Association.
22. If a team is protesting a player’s eligibility, the game must be played in its entirety first. The team then has thirty minutes after the game to lodge its protest in writing at the tournament trailer at Monklands Fields. No other protests will be accepted. Field Marshals DO NOT HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENTERTAIN PROTESTS. If the protest is upheld, the team will be awarded the game by a 3 to 0 margin.
23. PLEASE NOTE: FOUL OR ABUSIVE LANGUAGE TOWARDS REFEREES, PLAYERS, COACHES AND TOURNAMENT STAFF WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the tournament. The team is responsible for the behavior of its players, coaches and spectators. Any coach receiving a dismissal may be suspended from the tournament at the discretion of the Discipline Committee. All cautions and ejections may be reported to the team’s home association and Alberta Soccer Association.
24. Coaches/managers suspended by ASA/ADSA/EMSA/CMSA and/or any other cooperating associations are not allowed in the tournament as a team official. The team is welcome to participate.
25. Tournament Organizers reserve the right to move teams within pools.
26. There will be a sports photographer at the tournament and any pictures taken may be used as promotional material for the tournament.
Please make sure you have a clear understanding of DETERMINING THE OUTCOME OF A MATCH pg 87 to 90 in the 2017/2018 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
During kicks from the penalty mark
Subject to the conditions explained below, both teams take five kicks
Substitutions and send offs during kicks from the penalty mark