1. This tournament will comply with the National Tournament
Handbook and Section 9
Tournament Rules and Regulations.
Player’s uniforms shall include the traditional AYSO logo on the jersey and shall adhere fully to the National
Rules and Regulations (current version). The AYSO logo must be affixed to their
uniform by an iron-on patch, screen print, or sew-on patch (No Stick-on patches will be accepted). Non-AYSO teams do not have this requirement.
TEAM SIZE: Maximum numbers of players allowed per team in each division are as follows:
NUMBER OF PLAYERS
10 players maximum (7 V 7)
7 on the field
15 players maximum (11 V 11)
11 on the field
15 players maximum (11 V 11)
18 players maximum (11 V 11) max of 6 U-19
players and min of 3 girls on the field
3. Proof of age: Only a copy of a STATE issued birth certificate will be accepted as proof of age and must be available
upon request at each game.
4. RED CARDS: Any coach or
player red carded by the referee will forfeit the right to play or coach the next scheduled game. Any team who has had a player red carded will play short for the rest of that game. 2 points will be deducted from the team score the each red card issued and number of red cards issued in
all games will be used to calculate total team scores in case of a tie in the standings.
5. HOME TEAM: Home team shall
furnish the game ball and will have choice of field sides. Spectators are asked
to stay on their respective sides. The home team is the first team listed on
the schedule and is required to change shirts in case of color conflicts. PLEASE
BRING AN EXTRA CHANGE OF SHIRT with the AYSO logo. (This could be a regional
6. BALL SIZE: Division U-16/19
and U-14 will use a standard size 5 ball. Division U-12 and U-10 will use a standard
size 4 ball.
DURATION: Div. U-16/19: 35 minute halves with free subs
30 minute halves with quarter subs
30 minute halves with quarter subs
25 minute halves with quarter subs
clock running for quarter subs.
REFEREES: Each Division must provide a "qualified" center referee or two linesmen to officiate one game for each game played. All center referees MUST BE intermediate certified and have experience as a center referee or USSF Grade
8 Certification. Linesmen must be
REGIONAL AYSO certified but intermediate is prefered and be knowledgeable of the offside rule.
It is the responsibility of each coach to verify that their referee assignments were covered by their designated referee. All referees must have a referee card signed by the Regional Commissioner or Regional
Please treat our referees with respect. They are providing a valuable service. All
decisions by the referee WILL BE FINAL. NO PROTEST WILL BE ENTERTAINED.
referee must check in 30 minutes prior to the game at the field where the game is to be played. A referee
card should be picked up at this time. This same card must be signed by both
referees and turned back in immediately following the game. Each referee will
receive a complimentary fountain drink for each game refereed. All referee assignments
must be filled in order to receive a refund. Referee deposits will be mailed
to you within two weeks of the tournament.
10. GAMES MUST START ON TIME. Referees must observe scheduled "start" and "stop" times for games.
Game delays, for any reason, will be taken from the total time of the current game
11. In the event that play must stop due to
inclement weather, one half of a played game will determine the final
score. In the event that ½ of a game has not yet been played, the score at the
time the game was stopped will be final.
12. FORFEIT: Any team that is not ready to
play within 10 minutes of scheduled game time will forfeit. A tournament official
or field director and the referee shall make the determination of forfeited game. A
forfeit game will result in a total game score of 6-0 win.
13. CHECK-IN: Coaches must check in at Field
Headquarters, which in at Eden Park on the first day of tournament play
at least 30 MINUTES prior to game start. Prepare to show current AYSO
registration with ID#, roster and player photo I.D. cards. Any roster changes must be made at this time. Coaches must
also have in their possession birth certificates for each player. Roster changes
cannot be made after check-in, so register all players even though they may not be playing every game. Alternates may be included on roster but must be identified as "alternate" for the tournament. Alternates may be played ONLY IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR INJURY to roster player. All coaches must be
Intermediate certified and carry a signed coach card with certification and signature.
14. All teams will play three games for the
standings. Divisions having an odd number of teams will require the host region's
team of that division to play four games. The last of the four games played
by the host region's team will not count for the standings.
15. TIE GAME: There will be no tie games. If a tie exists at the end of the game, a three- (3) minute rest period will
be allowed and then a five- (5) minute overtime period will be played, with each team maintaining their respective sides of
the field. Kick-off will be determined by a toss of a coin. If a tie still
exists after the overtime period, a 5 vs. 5 player vs. goalie shootout will decide the match.
Each team will provide 5 different shooters from the players who were on the field
at the end of the overtime play. Teams will alternate shots. Team winning the coin toss for shootout must shoot first. If
the score is still tied at the end of the first five shooters, five different players who were on the field will be chosen. If the score remains tied, a "sudden death" shootout with any five shooters alternating
shots will continue until one team gains the advantage. That team will then be
declared the winner of the game.
ball will be placed at the center point of the field, 50 yards from the goal
goalie will start on the goal line.
offender will be placed with the ball at the 50-yard line.
e. At the
sound of the referee's whistle the offender has 10 seconds to keep the ball in
bounds and score the shot.
1. The ball must cross completely
over the goal line before the 10 seconds expire to be counted as a goal.
2. If the ball goes out of bounds, there is no score.
the 10-second period, the ball will be played according to standard AYSO rules.
1. Foul charged against offender will result in no
2. Foul charged against the
defender will be treated as a penalty (yellow or red cards will be issued if necessary) and the shot will be replayed.
g. The teams will take alternate
turns until each team has had five shots on goal or gained advantage.
h. Shootout goals determine
the winner of the game. The winning team will have one point added to the game
score so there are no ties.
16. STANDINGS: Qualifying for the championship
round will be determined by the following point system:
WIN: 6 points
LOSS: 0 points
GOALS: I point per goal, 3 maximum
RED CARD: 1-point deduction & player will not be allowed to play the following game
In the event of ties in the standings, they will be broken as follows:
scored (maximum of 3 per game)
Least goals scored against.
to head record.
LEAST RED CARDS
Points still tied will result in a shootout held one-half hour prior to championship
teams playing on Saturday will receive an award at the field played on.
(See enclosed schedule.)
17. SUBSTITUTIONS: Per
the AYSO National Tournament Manual, substitutions will be allowed at quarters. Referees
will be responsible for stopping the game at the quarter time to accommodate substitutions.
Div. U-16/19 will use free substitutions. Coaches are encouraged to be
prepared to make substitutions within 30 seconds. All substitutions will enter
and leave the field of play at the halfway line. The "EVERYONE PLAYS" philosophy
applies. Each player must play at least half of a game.
Free substitutions will be used in U19/U16 only.
Free subs may be made at the following times
1. Prior to a throw
in: your team’s advantage.
2. Prior to a goal
kick: either team.
3. Prior to a kick
off: either team.
4. After an injury
time out: either team.
5. Player receiving
a yellow card: at normal stoppage of play- referee’s discretion.
U14, U12 & U10 will sub at quarters only.
Referees of these games will be authorized to call a water/rest break at the half of each quarter that will last 1-2
minutes. Players must remain on the field during this time out. This is authorized to take place in case of extreme heat and
is not intended as a time for additional coaching of the team. A member from
the board will be at each field to monitor all the substitutions.
18. BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN PROCEDURE:
The following procedure will be followed to minimize the risk of infection by blood-borne diseases:
a. Any player or official
who is bleeding must leave the field of play to receive medical treatment, and may not return until the situation is corrected
(the bleeding is stopped and the wound is covered).
If there is blood on the uniform, the individual may not return until that portion
of the uniform is replaced or the blood has been neutralized in accordance with local Emergency Medical Services procedures
or other acceptable medical procedures.