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2010 Fort Wayne Invitational Hosted by FW USA Citadel FC Tournament Rules It is the responsibility of the team representative and coach to be fully familiar with the tournament rules as well as USYSA tournament procedures and requirements. All matches will be played under international rules (FIFA).

Eligibility and Credentials •

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This tournament is open to accept teams composed of no more than eighteen (18) players for ages U-13 through U19, fourteen (14) players for ages U11 and U12, and twelve (12) players for U9 and U10. Five (5) guest players may be added to the original or registered roster provided all players have validated player passes. No player shall be allowed to register / play with more than one team or switch from one team to another once rosters have been frozen at team registration. Officially approved player cards / passes must be presented at registration and before each game to the center referee or field marshal. All teams must have rosters, release forms, player passes, player birth certificates, and travel permits (out of state teams) for approval at team registration. No roster changes will be permitted once rosters have been frozen at team registration. The player pass of any ejected player will be delivered to the Center Referee with a report written on the team’s game card concerning the reason for the ejection. An ejected player may not participate in the team’s next scheduled game. If a player who is not properly registered participates in any game, that game shall be automatically forfeited to the opposing team 3-0.

Age Division Match Detail Division

Year

Prelim/Semi-Finals

Final Game

Ball Size

Under 19

90/91

11 v 11

Two 35 minute halves

Two 40 minute halves

5

Under 18

91/92

11 v 11

Two 35 minute halves

Two 40 minute halves

5

Under 17

92/93

11 v 11

Two 35 minute halves

Two 40 minute halves

5

Under 16

93/94

11 v 11

Two 35 minute halves

Two 40 minute halves

5

Under 15

94/95

11 v 11

Two 35 minute halves

Two 40 minute halves

5

Under 14

95/96

11 v 11

Two 30 minute halves

Two 35 minute halves

5

Under 13

96/97

11 v 11

Two 30 minute halves

Two 35 minute halves

5

Under 12

97/98

8v8

Two 25 minute halves

Two 30 minute halves

4

Under 11

98/99

8v8

Two 25 minute halves

Two 30 minute halves

4

Under 10

99/00

6v6

Two 20 minute halves

None

4

Under 9

00/01

6v6

Two 20 minute halves

None

4


2010 Fort Wayne Invitational Hosted by FW USA Citadel FC Tournament Rules U9 and U10 Games PLAY – 6 v 6 FIELD – Small sized fields will be used GOAL – Under sized goals (6x12) will be used for U9 & U10 OFFSIDE – No off sides will be called for U9 & U10 Goalkeeping regulations for U9 and U10 – throwing, rolling and punting Participation awards will be given to all U9 and U10 players

U11 and U12 Games PLAY – 8 v 8 FIELD – Medium sized fields will be used GOAL – Under sized goals (6x18) will be used for U11 & U12 *Championship and runners up awards will be given for U11 thru U19 teams

U13 - U19 Games PLAY – 11 v 11 FIELD – Full sized fields will be used GOAL – Full sized goals (8X24) will be used *Championship and runners up awards will be given for U11 thru U19 teams

Uniforms and Equipment Home team is listed first. Home team must wear their light uniform. IF CONFLICT – HOME TEAM WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAKE THE CHANGE. Home team provides game ball. Each player must wear shin guards and an official uniform with a number on the back.

Referees U9-U10 games will have a center referee and 2 club linesman. U11-U19 games will have a center referee and 2 assistant referees.

Forfeits Teams are required to arrive at appropriate field twenty (20) minutes prior to scheduled game time. Tournament Field Marshals will conduct check-in process at this time. All players and coach(s) and/or team representative must be present. Teams are required to start games on time. Any team that is ten (10) minutes late for a game will forfeit that game. According to FIFA rules, seven (7) players are needed to start the game. A team’s failure to complete a match or leaving the field during play will result in forfeiture.

Failure to Show – Forfeits The Tournament Director will make the final decision if a forfeit shall be allowed depending upon extenuating circumstances that may have prevented a team from making the game on time. If a forfeit is determined, the winning team will be awarded a score of 1-0 and will receive only 3 points for the win. In the event of a forfeit in a group, all teams in the group will be awarded the same points. No team that has forfeited a game will be declared a group or division winner.


2010 Fort Wayne Invitational Hosted by FW USA Citadel FC Tournament Rules Substitutions Substitutions may be made and will be enforced for all age groups: • Before goal kicks • After a goal is scored • Before a throw-in your favor • At half time • On a yellow card or in case of injury. In the event of a yellow card or an injury, the opposing team will also be allowed to substitute, one (1) for one (1)

Standings and Scoring Each team will be awarded three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie and no points for a loss. The following procedure will determine the group winner. In the event of a tie in the preliminary round stands, the following procedure will be used to determine the winner that will advance to the final round: • Winner of most games. • Winner of the games played between tied teams. These criteria will not be used if more than two teams are tied. • Goal spread (goals scored vs. goals against), maximum three (3) spread per game. • Fewest goals allowed. • Most goals scored (maximum four per game). • Penalty kicks (time & place to be determined with the site coordinator & coaches of tied teams).

Final Round In the event of a tie in the final game, the winner will be determined as follows: • Two (2) five (5) minute periods will be played in conclusion. • Penalty kicks.

Penalty Kicks In the event of penalty kicks you will use the following procedures: • Only players on the field at the end of the second OT period are eligible for PK’s. • A coin flip will determine who will go first (visiting team calls). • Each team will select five (5) players • Teams will alternate kicks • If the score remains tied after five (5) kicks, teams will alternate kicks until there is one (1) unmated goal. • Teams should select five (5) different players before the alternate kicks begin. • All eligible players must kick before an eligible player can repeat. • Goalie may be changed after any shot.

Corner Kicks Full-length corner kicks will be used in all age groups.

Game Clock The game clock will not be stopped because of an injury to any player except at the discretion of the referee. Due to the time allowed for the completion of all games, the clock must be allowed to run continuously.


2010 Fort Wayne Invitational Hosted by FW USA Citadel FC Tournament Rules Score Cards The referee will give the completed game report card to the Field Marshal after the game. At this time each coach must verify the score by signing the card. WHEN THE COACHES HAVE SIGNED THE CARD, THE GAME RESULTS ARE FINAL.

Field Arrangement Both teams will be on the same side of the field with all spectators on the other side. The Field Marshal will determine which side is used. Each time is allowed two (2) coaches and one (1) manager on the same side of the field.

Player and Team Conduct There will be no dissent between players and/or coaches and the referees. All coaches are urged to solicit the support of their fans in monitoring this policy. It makes for a better game and tournament for all. Any player or coach ejected from a game, whether by a red card or two yellow cards, will be ineligible to participate in that team’s next tournament game. For this ejection, the player pass is to be retained by the Field Marshal and returned to the site headquarters. Ejected coaches must remove themselves from sight and sound of the playing field. If infraction occurs in the last game of a division, the ejected coach, if also coaching a team in another division, will be ineligible for the following game in that division. Ejected players are to remain on the sideline under the coach’s supervision or to the headquarters tent. In the event of an ejection, the offending team may not replace the ejected player.

Weather Tournament games will be played rain or shine. If a game is suspended due to an electrical storm, tornado warning or situations beyond control, players, coaches and fans must leave the playing fields. A representative from each team must check in with Tournament Officials Tent for further instructions. Games interrupted in the second half will be recorded as a completed game with the recorded score at the point the game was stopped. Games interrupted in the first half will resume play from the point where the game was stopped or to completion of at least the first half and record the game as complete. The decision of the Tournament Director is FINAL. The tournament committee also reserves the right to supply water breaks with time stopped due to weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy Citadel FC will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by any team in the event games are discontinued or cancelled due to inclement weather or adverse field conditions. No refunds will be made once team has paid application fee and is accepted. If tournament is cancelled due to inclement weather or adverse field conditions, any refunds which may be made will be determined by Tournament Committee. All decisions and/or interpretations made by the Tournament Committee are final.

Tournament Committee The Tournament Committee or its designee reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the Fort Wayne Invitational. The Tournament Committee or its designee’s interpretation of these rules and regulations shall be final.

Protests NO PROTESTS WILL BE ALLOWED.


2010 Fort Wayne Invitational Hosted by FW USA Citadel FC Tournament Rules Security Plan The host site will hire an off duty officer to protect participants, facilities and supplies. Security will be on site at all times while games are being played. Security will begin approximately one-half (1/2) hour prior to the start of games and end approximately one (1) hour after the conclusion of the last game. The officer will have communications with the Tournament Director and HQ Tent personnel via a radio.

Medical Coverage The host site will provide medical coverage in the arrangement of Athletic Trainers to evaluate and treat injuries sustained by the participants. The medical staff on site will only provide basic first aid care and will refer all serious injuries and/or conditions to the nearest medical facility which can handle the emergency unless specified by the parent or acting guardian. The Athletic Training staff will not make return back to play decisions without the consent of the parent. All liabilities are with the parent or coach if he / she does not follow the recommendations provided to them by the Athletic Training Staff. In the unlikely event these rules differ from the rules published in the program, the rules posted at the Headquarters Tent will take precedence.


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