GAME RULES

TOURNAMENT RULES

Lets go through game ruling before we start.

GAME STRUCTURE

  • Games are either Straight 30 minute sets or 2 (20mins Halves), check with your Captain/Coach for details as each tournament location will be different.
  • There will be no added time given, and clock runs the entire play period except for the 5mins break
  • Tie games are valid during the round-robin games
  • Quarter Final & Semi Final Games will have no tie game finishes, all tie games at the end of 45mins will result in both teams headed towards penalty shootouts
  • Only 5 + 1 Goalie for each team will be permitted on the field during the game
  • Substitutions will be on the fly
  • Your team coach MUST be present at each game otherwise your team forfeits their game
  • You cannot under any circumstance bring in any players on your roster that has not signed up with your team. Score Keepers will have all team players sign their names for attendance before start of each game, so please be on the field 15mins prior to start time.
  • GOALIES CANNOT DROP KICK OR PUNT THE BALL.
  • NO SLIDE TACKLING ALLOWED
  • MINIMUM OF 3 PLAYERS PLUS A GOALIE WILL ALLOW A TEAM TO START TO AVOID FORFEITURE
  • OUT OF BOUNCE PLAYS WILL BEGIN WITH KICK INS NOT THROW IN
  • 3 YARD SPACING WILL BE GIVEN TO PLAYER TAKING FREE KICKS

POINT RULING

  • Winning teams will earn 3pts, Losing team will earn 0pts, and a tie will earn 1pt
  • If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the
    following criteria are applied, in the order given; to determine the rankings:

    • Higher number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question;
    • Superior goal difference in the matches among the teams in question (if more
      than two teams finish equal on points);
    • Higher number of goals scored in the matches among the teams in question (if
      more than two teams finish equal on points);

SPECTATORS & FOOD

  • ABSOLUTELY NO SPECTATORS ARE ALLOWED ON THE PLAYER BENCHES. Only players/team officials listed on the game sheet are able to sit on the bench. Spectators may sit on the bleachers, but cannot be on the pitch or be a distraction to the players at any time. If there are any issues with spectators the team is responsible.
  • NO FOOD OR DRINK IS ALLOWED ON THE FIELD, WATER & GATORADE IS THE ONLY PERMITTED DRINK.
  • THE CHEWING OF GUM IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THE FIELD.

REFEREES

  • Referees will enforce all FIFA rules during play time.
    a. A PLAYER THAT RECEIVES 1 YELLOW CARD MUST SIT OFF – A 2MIN (MAN DOWN) PENALTY IS EXERCISED
    b. A PLAYER THAT RECEIVES 2 – 2 MINUTE PENALTIES (YELLOW CARDS) WILL BE DISMISSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE GAME. MISSES THE NEXT MATCH, AND A 2MIN (MAN DOWN) PENALTY IS EXERCISED.
    c. A PLAYER THAT RECEIVES A RED CARD IS AUTOMATICALLY DISMISSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE GAME AND WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR THE NEXT GAME AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO FURTHER DISCIPLINE. A 5MIN MAN DOWN PENALTY IS EXERCISED.
    d. FIGHTING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ANY INDIVIDUAL FIGHTING WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE EXPELLED FROM THE TOURNAMENT
  • ALL PLAYERS MUST BE UNIFORMLY ATTIRED WITH NUMBERED/NAMED JERSEYS THAT MATCH THE GAME SHEET. SHIN GUARDS ARE MANDATORY, NO JEWELRY IS ALLOWED. IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER ISSUES IT IS UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE REFEREE – THIS DECISION IS FINAL.
  • GAME SHEETS MUST BE FILLED IN AND GIVEN TO THE REFEREE PRIOR TO START TIME, OTHERWISE YOUR TEAM FORFEITS.
  • Games will start on the scheduled time, if your team is not present, a 5mins grace period will be given, if after 5mins, your team is not there, it will result in forfeiture for your team.
  • If a player for any reason is injured during play time, the Ref is allowed to stop the game and the player can receive assistance, or be helped off the field, and a substitution can be made, but the clock continues to run.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

 

  • PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A CHARITY TOURNAMENT. WE EXPECT NOTHING BUT YOUR BEST BEHAVIOR.
  • FIGHTING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED WHATSOEVER
    • IN THE EVENT OF A DISCREPANCY, FIGHTING OR PHYSICAL OUTBURSTS DURING YOUR MATCHES, THE REFEREE WILL IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFY YOU FROM THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT. SHOULD THE MATTER CONTINUE AFTERWARDS, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY, SHOULD YOU CONTINUE TO CAUSE PROBLEMS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES WILL BE CONTACTED.
  • KICKIT2WINIT INC, ITS AFFILIATES, STAFF OR MEMBERS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LOST OR STOLEN VALUABLES.