Age and Eligibility: Age groups for teams are as follows:
Under 19- 2000 birth year and younger: 22 player maximum roster
Under 18 - 2001 birth year and younger: 22 player maximum roster
Under 17- 2002 birth year and younger: 22 player maximum roster
Under 16- 2003 birth year and younger: 22 player maximum roster
Under 15- 2004 birth year and younger: 22 player maximum roster
Five guest players allowed. Each guest player must have a current year laminated player pass.
Laws of the Game:All games shall be played in accordance with FIFA Laws, except as specifically modified by these rules. Unlimited substitution will be allowed with referee approval in the following situations: a throw-in by the team in possession or both teams, if team in possession first requests a substitution / prior to goal kick by either team / prior to the restart of the game after a goal scored by either team / at the start of the 2nd half of play / prior to a restart of the game after an injured player is removed from the field (either team may sub 1 for 1; not unlimited substitutes)
Duration of Games:
The duration of tournament showcase games shall be in accordance with the following:
Year Ball Size All Matches Finals
U19 5 80 minutes None
U17 5 80 minutes None
U16 5 70 minutes None
Field and Game Equipment:
A. Players must wear numbers on the back of their uniforms and these numbers shall coincide with those listed on the teams’ official GIT approved roster.
B. If in the opinion of the referee uniform colors are similar, the designated home team will change colors. Home team is listed first on the schedule. and is encouraged to wear light colored jerseys.
E. The designated home team shall provide the game ball, unless tournament ball is available.
THERE WILL BE NO PROTESTS ALLOWED
A. Players, coaches and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the spirit and the letter of the Law. Displays of temper or dissent are cause for ejection from the game and surrounding field area.
B. Players, coaches and team officials ejected from a game by the referee shall be ineligible for the next scheduled game. Any player or players ejected for fighting shall be ineligible for the remainder of the tournament. All ejected players/coach’s cards will be held at soccer central until after suspension is served.
C. All players and coaches will take one side of the field, and supporters will take the other side. No one will be allowed behind either end line.
D. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT GAME SITES
Games will be scored (3) three points for a win, (1) point for a tie and (0) zero points for a loss. There is no team advancement.
The tournament committee reserves the right to cancel or reschedule games or the entire tournament due to inclement weather conditions. If the event is canceled entirely because of weather, we will refund a percentage of your entry fee. Teams will be refunded per game if the event starts and they play only one or two games.