Gobbler Cup XXIX Information


GOBBLER CUP XXIX

November 2 and 3, 2019
RULES
 
 
Tournament address is 4374 Highway 311, Houma, LA 70360 (Bayou Country Parkway). 
 
Check-in: Check in will begin at 7:00 AM. All teams are required to check-in at least one hour prior to the start of your first scheduled game. The check-in will be done in the office (located in the trailer at the front of the complex). Unpaid registrations & team documents will be accepted at the registration/check-in table. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made payable to Houma Terrebonne Soccer Association (HTSA). At this time, we are unable to accept credit/debit card payments for tournament registration fees. 
 
Concessions:Tickets are required to purchase concessions from our vendors. Tickets will be $1.00 each. 
 
Required Team Documents: 
All 9U-10U teams are required to provide a copy of your official roster and have your medical waivers with you at the time you check in your team. Medical waivers will be compared to rosters. All 11U-14U teams are required to provide a copy of your official roster and present their laminated player passes and medical waivers at the time you check in. Passes and waivers will be compared to rosters. Coaches/managers will keep a duplicate roster, player passes and medical waivers with them at all games. Any personnel on the sideline must have a Kids Safe approved coach or manager badge. No team is allowed more than 3 guest/club pass players. If you have a guest player, you must have the approved guest player form with you at check in. Any team playing an unregistered or otherwise ineligible player will automatically forfeit all games.  Any team from outside Louisiana must furnish a travel authorization form from their state association.
If you take advantage of online check-in, please bring your printed packet to the check-in table. All online check-in's must be completed by Wednesday, October 29th at 5:00 P.M. Medical waivers can be obtained from your soccer club affiliation. 
 
Off-road Vehicles: Due to safety concerns, no off-road vehicles will be allowed unless being driven by Tournament Staff. 
 
Scoring and Team Standings: Team standing will be based on a 3-point system as adopted by the LSA Recreation Committee: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss. Forfeited games will count as a 4-0 win and a 0-4 loss. Bracket winners, runners-up, and wild cards will be selected using the following criteria: 
  1. 1. Point Total
  2. Head to Head Competition
  3. Highest goal difference (goals for minus goals against), 4 goals max per game.  EXAMPLE:  4-1=3 goal difference; 6-3=3 goal difference; 8-3=4 goal difference
  4. Goals Allowed (no maximum)
  5. FIFA shootout.
 
Game Length: 10U: All games will be 2 X 20 minute halves with a halftime of 5 minutes 11U/12U: All games will be 2 X 25 minute halves with a halftime of 5 minutes 13U/14U: All games will be 2 X 30 minute halves with a halftime of 5 minutes 
 
Game Information:  All teams are scheduled to play 3 games total in one of the Division Formats explained below. Over the course of the weekend, you will play 2 games on 1 day (either Saturday or Sunday) and 1 game on the opposing day (Saturday or Sunday).
 
Division Formats:  We will have 4, 5, 6, and 8 team divisions, as needed.
U9 and U10 team divisions will play a 3-game round robin. No finals will be scheduled.
A  4-team divisionwill play each team once. The top two teams advance to the Final.
5-team divisionwill play two games. After two games, the 4thand 5thranked team will play a single elimination match. The winner will play the 1stranked team in a semi-final match. The 2ndand 3rdranked team will play a semi-final match. The winners of the semi-final rounds will advance to the Finals.
6-team divisionwill be divided into 2 brackets of 3 teams (Bracket A and Bracket B).  Each team will play 2 bracket games.  After all bracket games are played, the team with the most points (as defined below) in each bracket will play each other with the winner declared Champion, if applicable.  The teams with the second most points in each bracket will play and the team with the third most points in each bracket will play in their third game.
An 8-team divisionwill be placed into 2 brackets. Each team will play each team in their bracket once. The top ranked team from each bracket will advance to the Finals.
 
U10 Modified Rules:  Defending teams will have to retreat behind the build out line when the opposing team has a goal kick, free kick from inside the penalty area, or the goalkeeper picks up and possesses the ball with his/her hands inside the penalty or goalie areas. The defending team will not be allowed to cross the build out line until the ball is touched by a second offensive player, the goalie drops the ball on the ground and doesn’t immediately pass to a teammate, or the ball crosses the build out line.  Offsides will begin at the half-line.  Goalkeepers can’t punt or drop kick the ball.  If the goalkeeper picks up the ball with his hand, the ball must bounce twice before he can kick it down field.
 
Championship games: Any championship game ending in tie at the end of regulation will be decided by FIFA penalty kicks. 
 
Home Team: The first team listed on the schedule is the Home Team. The home team will furnish the game ball and must wear their alternate jersey in the event of a conflict. 
 
Late Arrivals: Teams not ready to play within 5 minutes of the scheduled starting time of their game will be subject to forfeit based on the discretion of the tournament director. 
 
Sidelines: Both teams will populate the same side of the field of play while all parents and spectators will populate the opposite side. Players, team officials, and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the spirit and the letter of the Laws of the Game. Alcoholic beverages and smoking materials are not permitted at the complex. The coach is responsible for the sportsmanlike behavior of his team, the team’s officials, and the team’s spectators. 
 
Forfeiture: Any team that forfeits a match for any reason is ineligible for bracket advancement. 
 
General: The Tournament Committee and Tournament Director reserve the right to decide all matters pertaining to the Tournament and their judgment is final. Water breaks can be taken at the discretion of the referee. 
 

 

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