Town Of Wallkill Soccer Club
Memorial Day Shootout
May 25TH And 26TH 2019
In accordance with FIFA policy, there shall be no dissent between players and/or coaches, and the referee. Questioning a referee's call is considered dissent. Coaches are responsible for the actions of their fans, and are expected to demand their support in monitoring and enforcing this policy. A player or coach who receives a red card is automatically ejected from the tournament. A player or coach who receives two yellow cards in a game is out of the game and the following game. A player or coach who receives three yellow cards during the tournament is ejected from the entire tournament. For gross misconduct, the Tournament Director will suspend a player or a coach for the entire tournament. Any coach that receives a suspension will not be permitted to participate as a coach or an assistant for any other age group or team.
NO protests shall be allowed.
AGE & ELIGIBILITY:
Maximum roster size for U11 through U15 is 18, U8 through U10 is 14.. Teams must be affiliated with the USYA and/or USSF. Teams playing in East Hudson and WYSL will be placed accordingly. Teams playing in NYCSL, EDP or NPL will play up. Team rosters, medical release forms and player passes will be required at the team sign in on the day of the tournament. A maximum of three guest players will be permitted. Players may compete for only one team in a division.
LAWS OF THE GAME:
Tournament games will be played under FIFA rules with the following exceptions:
A. Unlimited substitutions at all stoppages with the consent of the referee. All substitutions to be made at the mid-line.
B. Match duration as described below.
C. No hard casts will allowed to be worn by players. All other casts will be up to the discretion of the referee and the Competition Director.
FIFA rules apply. Shin guards are mandatory and must be completely covered by a sock worn over the shin guard. Jerseys will be tucked into the players’ shorts at all times.
A team must be on the field with a minimum of seven dressed players at the scheduled start of play or forfeit the game.
Exception is U8 through U11, which may start with a five player minimum.
DURATION OF PLAY:
All U8-10 games will be 25 minutes in length. All u11-u15 games will be 40 minutes in length. There is no half time and teams will switch goals midway through the match. There will be 5 minutes between games.
These rules are subject to change as directed by the Tournament Director.
The home team will be listed first on the schedule. The home team will kick off. The visiting team will choose the goal to defend. Each team will bring an alternate jersey. In case of conflict of colors, the home team will change jerseys.
In the event that a playoff system is used, and there is a tie after regulation time, the winner will be determined by 3 penalty kicks per team.
Player passes will be checked at Registration and held at the Registration tent until completion of the bracket. However, any coach has the right to challenge any player on any opposing team. The referee must be notified of the challenge prior to the completion of the game and the player and his/her pass will be examined after the game. Any team using an illegal player or one without a valid pass shall receive no points for all previous games. Their opponent(s) shall receive three (3) points for a win. The offending team’s league and state association will be notified.
Each team will be awarded three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie and zero (0) points for a loss. Teams winning a game by forfeit shall be credited with a 4-0 win. Teams will be ranked according to total points earned. In the case of ranking ties, the following criteria will be used to break the tie in the order they are listed:
1. Head to Head
2. Goal differential - Maximum goal differential per match is four (4), e.g. if a score is 4-1, the goal differential is 3 for the winner and -3 for the loser. For a score of 7-2, the goal differential is 4 for the winner and -4 for the loser.
3. Fewest goals allowed
4. Most wins
5. Most goals scored
6. Most shutouts
7. Penalty kicks- 1v1
In the event of lightning, one long blast of an air horn will indicate that teams should leave the playing field and seek shelter. Play will be stopped for up to 30 minutes following the last visible signs of lightning. Two short blasts of an air horn will indicate players should return to the field. Three short blasts of an air horn will indicate that play will begin. The current game or subsequent games may be shortened to accommodate weather conditions
If your team is accepted to play in the tournament and later withdraws, the registration fee is non-refundable.
If the tournament is canceled after your scheduled bracket has started, no refunds will be given.
If the tournament is canceled prior to the start of your scheduled bracket, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.
The tournament director reserves the right to modify the schedule and all matters relating to this tournament. The tournament director's judgment shall be final and binding.
TOWSC will not be responsible for any losses, expenses or other liabilities of any type incurred by any team, club or individual if the tournament is canceled in the whole or part for any reason whatsoever.
1. Coaches are required to bring medical release forms to every game.
2. Unless field conditions make it impossible, the coaches, players and parents of each
team will be located on opposite side of the field during the game.
3. If a game is temporarily suspended due to weather, field conditions, or other situations, each team must check with tournament headquarters for further instructions.
4. The Tournament Director’s interpretation of the foregoing rules and regulations shall be final.
5. The Tournament Director reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the Memorial Day Tournament.No pets are permitted on school property except service animals.
Anyone found in violation of these rules will be asked to leave the property.
The Town of Wallkill Soccer Club and the Town of Wallkill assume no responsibility for any injury resulting from participation in this tournament. By accepting these rules and procedures, all participating clubs and players indicated that they carry their own insurance and will hold harmless the Town of Wallkill Soccer Club and the Town of Wallkill.