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Rules

Fees:
$400 per team (U10-U11) - 8 v 8 format

$550 per team (U12 and above) - 11 v 11 format


Check should be made payable to:  CVYSL     (Make sure to place your team name and age group on the check)                                
Register using Gotsoccer.  Pay by credit card or check.  Send checks to CVYSL,
P.O. Box 321149, Los Gatos, CA  95032.  If payment by check; check must be received within two weeks of registration and no later than four weeks before date of event.

 

 

Guest Player Policy:
7 Guest players will be allowed in accordance with CYSA Guest Player Policies: If a team has 18 players on the official team roster, no guest players will be allowed.  If a team has 17 players on the official team roster, 1 guest player will be allowed.  If a team has 16 players on the official team roster, up to 2 guest players will be allowed.  If a team has 15 or fewer players on the official team roster, up to 3 guest players will be allowed. CYSA guest players must be a member of a team from the same district as the team with which they are participating.  Guest players must participate with a team in the same or higher classification as is indicated on his or her member pass. When participating at a higher classification, a player may jeopardize their eligibility for Cup play.

Application Information and Deadline:
Tournament application deadline:  June 10th, 2011     
Teams applying after the deadline may be considered only if there are any existing vacancies and if no timely applicants are rejected in order to accommodate a late application. 

 

In the instance that the tournament fills all brackets prior to the application deadline, the tournament reserves the right to declare that it is full and closed to applications.

Notification of team acceptance or rejection will be sent to every timely applicant by __June 17th, 2011
A refund of the team’s entry fee will be included in notices sent to rejected teams

 


Refund Policy:

No refunds after team has been formally accepted and within four weeks prior to the event date.

 

 

Withdrawal policy:
Any team withdrawing from the tournament must do so by a written notice sent certified mail, return receipt requested and postmarked no later than 14 days prior to the tournament start date.  Failure to do so may result in a forfeiture of tournament entry fees. 

 

Locations:

Morgan Hill Soccer Complex.  11 Fields

 


Credentials Requirements:
The following credentials must be presented at the mandatory team credentials check-in:
A. An official team roster, including any applicable player add forms, player release forms, player transfer forms, adult add forms, and guest player forms stamped and signed by the appropriate league, district and/or state registrar or officials.

B. US Youth Soccer member passes from the same seasonal year for each player (including guest players) properly signed and stamped and approved by all required league, district and/or state registrar or officials.  All US Club soccer teams sahll utilize their US Club soccer passcards.

C. A US Youth Soccer membership form with the medical release and hold harmless declarations signed in original ink by the parent or guardian (or by the player in the instance where the player is 18 years of age) for each player and guest player.

D. Each team must have at least one properly credentialed adult present on the sidelines of each match. 

E. In addition to being checked at the pre-tournament credentials check-in, all members passes will be checked prior to the beginning of each match.

 

F. U10 & U11 teams may register a maximum of 14 players.  U12 thru U18 teams may register a maximum of 18 players.

 

G.  All teams chall allow players registered to the same soccer club to play up in age without restriction.

 

Mandatory Credentials Check-In
Each team is required to have their team credentials checked in at a mandatory pre-tournament check in. 
Check in will be held at:
Location:           The Ramada Inn, 16115 Condit Road, Morgan Hill, CA                   
Date:      July 29, 2011            Time:        6:00 pm - 9:30 pm      
Teams failing to attend the mandatory check-in without prior approval of the tournament director will forfeit their games.


Length of Games (list each age group):

Age Group Preliminary Games Consolation & Championship Games
U10 40 Minutes 50 Minutes
U11 & U12 50 Minutes 60 Minutes
U13 & U14 60 Minutes 70 Minutes
U15 & U16
60 Minutes 70Minutes
U17 & U18 70 Minutes 80 Minutes

 

 

In preliminary games ties will stand.  If a championship or consolation game is tied at the end of regulation play, two _5_ minute overtime periods will be played. If still tied at the completion of the overtime periods, the game will be decided by penalty kicks as per FIFA laws of the game.  At the discretion of the Tournament Committee, overtime periods may be shortened or eliminated if the game has been significantly delayed at the start.  The length of any game may be shortened to shorter but equal halves if the Tournament Committee deems it necessary due to field conditions, weather or darkness

 

Mandatory Rest Periods
Teams must be given a minimum rest period of two hours between games.  The rest period will commence when a team’s match ends and will end when the team’s subsequent match begins.

 

Substitutions:
Unlimited substitutions are allowed with referee approval in the following situations:
    Prior to a throw in for one’s own team
    Prior to a goal kick by either team
    Prior to the restart of the game following a goal being scored by either team
    Prior to the restart of the game for the second half
    Prior to the beginning of an overtime period
    Prior to the restart of the game following an injured player being removed from the field (either team may sub)

    Prior to the restart of the game following a player being cautioned, the referee will give the coach the choice of         substituting the cautioned player.  (The player could re-enter at his/her team’s next substitution opportunity.)

 

Ejections:

Any player, coach assistant coach or registered team official who is sent off will automatically be suspended from their next game.  The send off report will be forwarded to the Tournament Director and Tournament Disciplinary Committee.
Section 4:08 of the CYSA Bylaws will be used to assess the minimum mandatory penalties.  Additional penalties may be imposed. Send-off reports and member passes, which must retained if the penalty has not been served in its entirety, will be forwarded to the team’s District Commissioner.  Any additional disciplinary action over and above that assessed by the Tournament Committee will be at the discretion of the member’s District or CYSA disciplinary committees.

 

Scoring System:
Maximum number of points allowable per game:       10
__6__  Points for a win:   
__3__  Points for a tie:   
__1__  Bonus points for shutout win   
__0__  Bonus points for 0-0 ties       
__1__  Points per goal   
__1__  Points deducted for red cards   
__0__  Points deducted for excessive goal differential
            (deducted when winning team scores more goals than their opponent  in any one match)

Forfeited games will be scored as  1 to 0 ( 8 points) in favor of the team that did not forfeit.  In the case a team withdrawing at the last minute or not showing, all preliminary games for that team will be scored as a forfeit.

 

Tie Breaking Procedure:
In case of a tie in tournament points following the completion of preliminary games, the advancing team will be determined based on the following criteria in the order specified:

A. Head to Head competition – team that won the head to head competition between the teams that are tied will advance (should there be a tie in tournament points between three or more teams, the tie-breaking procedure begins with #B below.) 

B. When and if only two teams remain tied at any point while using this procedure, the order of tie breaking will recommence at #A above

C. Team with the fewest losses advances

D. Team with the highest goal differential advances (goals scored by a team minus goals allowed by a team, not to exceed a differential of 4 goals in any one match)

E. Team with fewest goals allowed advances

F. Team with most goals scored advances (not to exceed 4 goals counted for any one match)

G. Team with fewest send-offs advances

H. Kicks from the penalty spot as per FIFA rules.  The team with the most successful kicks advances\

 

ALL GAME RESULTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FINAL AND NO PROTEST OF THEIR OUTCOME IS ALLOWED

 

Format:

3 Minimum games for each team in tournament (forfeited games will count in game minimum.)

 

8 Teams per Division, 4 teams per flight; 6 Teams per Division, 3 teams per flight.

 

Preliminary play:
Each team in the flight will play all other teams in their flight

 

Awards:
Type of Awards:     trophies x      medals  x               
Awards will be given in these categories              1st __X_     2nd _X__      3rd __x_      4th ____      5th ____     6th ____
Participation pins will be given to: (check all applicable):    each player _X*__           coaches (2 per team) __X*__

Start Times and Forfeitures:
Teams must be at the field _30__ minutes prior to the scheduled start time of their game in order to be checked in by referees or appointed tournament officials.  Games will be started within _10__ minutes of the designated start time.  If a team has not taken the field with a minimum of seven (7) players within the _10__ minute grace period, the game will be forfeited to the team that has taken the field with at least seven (7) players.  If neither team takes the field within the _10__ minute grace period, no points will be awarded to either team and the game will be declared a double forfeit.

The referee and/or Tournament Committee may terminate a game and award a forfeit if a team leaves the field during the game without the approval of the referee, the referee abandons a match due to excessive violent conduct and/or misconduct by the players, coaches or fans, or a team is deemed to be in gross violation of US Youth Soccer, USClub, CYSA, or rules of this tournament.

 

Home Team:


The team listed first on the game schedule is the home team and shall have their choice of the side of the field.  Conflicts in jersey color will be resolved by the home team being required to change jerseys.  The referee will determine if there is a conflict in jersey colors or keeper jersey colors.  The home team will be responsible for providing the game card and the game ball.

Sportsmanship and Conduct:

Good sportsmanship is expected of all teams, officials and fans.  Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players, staff, parents and affiliated spectators.  The tournament committee will not tolerate mis-conduct by players, coaches or spectators.   Person or persons accused of mis-conduct are subject to expulsion from the tournament event.


Injuries and Medical Assistance:

Any injuries must be reported to a tournament official so that an accident report form can be completed.  A tournament official will call 911 for an injury at the coach’s or parent’s request. An on site certified medical technician will be on-site during the tournament event.



Weather Conditions:

If deemed necessary by the Tournament Committee, games may be shortened or cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.



Tournament Cancellation

If the tournament must be cancelled due to inclement weather, acts of civil disobedience, war, destruction of facilities or other circumstances deemed by the Tournament Committee to be beyond the control of the hosting league, the tournament may retain up to 30% of the entry fee once the tournament’s expenses are verified.  Refunds of no less than 70% of the team’s entry fee will be postmarked and mailed to the teams within 45 days of the approved tournament date.



Housing and Hotel Information:

Housing for visiting teams will not be provided.  Individual teams must arrange hotel accommodations.  A list of local hotels will be provided to accepted teams upon request and will be listed in the tournament web site.



Prohibitions:

Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances is expressly prohibited at any of the sport fields or complexes. Any team (including players, coaches, parents and affiliated spectators) found violating these rules will automatically forfeit all games played, face possible expulsion from the tournament and will not be invited to any future tournaments hosted by this league.

 Dogs are prohibited at this tournament. 

 Use of tobacco products is prohibited at this tournament.  Use of tobacco products on the grounds of any public school facility is a violation of California State Law.

 Referees will be instructed to abandon a game if, after being asked to do so, any person affiliated with the team refuses to remove a dog from the area of the soccer field, or if after being asked to do so, any person affiliated with the team refuses to cease the use of tobacco products in the area of the soccer field.

 All Portable Shelters (EZ ups, tents, etc.) must be secured with either stakes or sandbags.



Tournament Committee:

The tournament committee shall consist of the Tournament Director and any other pre-designated Tournament Officials.



THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ESTABLISH POLICY AS DEEMED NECESSARY IN REGARD TO PROBLEMS AND CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY COVERED.  THE DECISIONS OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE ARE NOT SUBJECT TO APPEAL.


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