YVYSO SPARTANS CUP
TOURNAMENT DATES & DEADLINES
BOYS TOURNAMENT WEEKEND: JUNE 13-14, 2020
GIRLS TOURNAMENT WEEKEND: JUNE 20-21, 2020
BOYS weekend teams MUST be REGISTERED and PAID no later than MAY 30, 2020.
GIRLS weekend teams MUST be REGISTERED and PAID no later than JUNE 6, 2020.
All venues will have a Field Marshall tent and will be reporting directly to the tournament director.
Cal South as well as our soccer venues do not allow pets on the fields or within 50 feet from the field entrances. Please let all parents and players know so no one is inconvenienced.
There are parking fees at most of the venues. Parking is either $10/day or $15 for both tournament days. Each team will receive 1 complimentary parking pass per weekend for the teams coach. They will NOT carry over from Girls to Boys weekends. You must present your parking ticket upon each entrance as it is your verification that you have already paid. We are not responsible for lost or stolen parking tickets. We do not assume liability to and/or damage, theft or otherwise to your person and/or property.
PICTURES & APPROVED PHOTOGRAPHERS
By being at this event, you are aware and consent that your child and/or yourself may be photographed and pictures MAY be posted on YVYSO and/or Spartans FC website(s). Should you feel uncomfortable about anyone taking pictures, please bring it to the attention of the Field Marshal or Tournament Director.
Team check-in will take place ONE HOUR BEFORE your FIRST MATCH at the Field Marshal Tent located at your specified field venue.
CAL SOUTH / USYS player passes for said team from the current or upcoming season. Any other USSF Affiliate Laminated ID cards are also accepted.
Copies of signed Medical Releases for each player.
Boys and Girls 2003 through 2013 are eligible to participate in our tournaments, based on 2019/20 age groups.
Roster is frozen after a team has checked in before their first game. NO PLAYER MAY COMPETE IN THE YVYSO SPARTANS CUP IN TWO AGE GROUPS/TEAMS IN THE SAME WEEKEND.
Coaches and Managers will pick up their game card prior to each game and bring them to the referee. They will need to sign the card after each game to verify the result. The score indicated on the game card cannot be disputed after it is turned over to the Field Marshal.
All players are required to use shin guards at all times. No shin guards - No play! No jewelry may be worn.
Players are not allowed to play in a hard cast. Players will be allowed to play in a soft cast at the discretion of the Tournament Director/Referee.
Each individual team must have matching uniforms with corresponding numbers. The Home Team is the first team listed on each playing schedule. The home team will change the color of their uniform, or wear pennies, if there is a color conflict.
HOME/VISITOR START OF PLAY CRITERIA
The HOME team will be listed first on the game schedule. The HOME team will change jerseys in case of a color conflict. The HOME team will choose the bench side of field. Teams will be on opposing sides.VISITING team will choose side of field they wish to defend first. HOME teams start with possession. HOME team is responsible for three (3) game balls of appropriate size. Spectators will be on the left side of the half line with the players and coaches on the right side of the half line. Spectators should be at least 10 yards from the coaches and players.
The YVYSO-Spartans Cup follows the “Running Clock” aspect. Every effort will be made to keep the game on schedule. The referee has the discretion to begin the running clock at the onset of the game, as well as after halftime, should either team NOT be ready to begin play when requested by the referee.
NO SHOWS/MINIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS
All games will begin on time. A forfeit will be declared if a team cannot field a minimum of nine (9) players for the 11v11 age groups, seven (7) players for the 9v9 age groups, or (5) players for the 7v7 age groups by the scheduled start time of the game.
DURATION OF GAMES
7v7 25 minute halves
9v9 30 minute halves
11v11 35 minute halves
Championship games will have an added 5 minutes to each half (except games played 7v7). If a game ends in a tie, we will have 10-minute overtime (No Golden Goal) with teams switching sides after 5 minutes. If still tied at the end of overtime, F.I.F.A. penalty kicks will be used to determine the winner.
In case of inclement weather or adverse field conditions, games may:
Go to F.I.F.A. penalty kicks
GAMES STOPPED FOR WEATHER
If games are not played or stopped before half time, games will be scored 0-0 regardless of the score when the game is called.
If game is stopped after half time, score will stand.
If the Tournament Director rules that during the preliminary rounds penalty kicks will be taken due to inclement weather or field conditions, the following rain rule will apply:
Each team will take a maximum of five (5) penalty kicks.
At the end of five (5) kicks the game will be scored as a 1-0 win for the team that has scored more penalty kicks, or a 0-0 tie if both teams are tied in penalty kicks at the end of five (5) kicks
In the overall standings, 3 points will be given for the win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss
The 1-0 win in penalty kicks will not be counted for or against to determine the tiebreaker for advancement
If regular games have been played in the bracket and the Tournament Director has determined that other games go to penalty kicks due to inclement weather or field conditions, the regular games score will revert back to a 1-0 win or a 0-0 tie.
RAIN OUT BEFORE BEGINNING OF TOURNAMENT
In the event of cancellation due to weather, the Tournament Director reserves the right to reschedule games. It is at the tournaments discretion whether any refunds will be given. Rainout dates for the tournament is June 27th and 28th, 2020.
UNUSUAL EVENTS LEADING TO LOSS OF GAME TIME
In the event of an unusual event that results in a significant loss of game time, the lost game time may be rescheduled at the discretion of the Tournament Directors. The rescheduling of the lost game time is subject to field availability. An example of an unusual event would be a major injury to a player, which prevented the use of the playing field. The Tournament defines a significant loss of game time as more than half of the game. An accumulation of time delays due to minor/moderate injuries to several players would not constitute an unusual event nor will these delays be considered lost game time. An accumulation of time delays resulting from the normal course of a game will not be considered lost game time.
RULES OF CONDUCT
The following rules of conduct apply:
All coaches have complete responsibility for the conduct of their players, bench, friends and spectators at all times. If, in the opinion of game officials, a game must be terminated for misconduct of players, bench or spectators, the offending team can be suspended from further play and forfeit that game and all remaining games. In this event, all previous points earned remain as played.
CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE – RED AND YELLOW CARDS
A player OR coach given a red card in a game shall be expelled from that game, and shall not be replaced in that game and are not permitted to play/coach in the next game, as a minimum. The Tournament Directors may give a further suspension for violent conduct. When a red card is given, the player/coach should leave the immediate playing area. The coach must not participate in coaching a game that he/she has been suspended for, he/she must not sit on the bench or coach from the sideline at all. A player may sit on the bench during the suspended game, but not in uniform. Player cards must not be kept by the Referee but be given back to the team at the end of the game. Two yellow cards in the same game are equal to a Red.
The Tournament reserves the right to alter the game formats to enhance competition and to improve the overall quality of the Tournament. Home teams are listed first, Visiting Teams, second.
The following point system will be used to determine 1st in each Group:
Six (6) points for each win | One (1) point for each goal (up to three goal max) | One (1) point for a shutout (in a win only)| 3 points for a tie Zero (0) points for a loss and a team forfeit is considered a 1-0 win.
A forfeit will be scored as a 1-0 game. The 1-0 will not be counted as goals for or against to determine tie breaker for advancement.
For divisions with wildcard teams, HEAD TO HEAD mentioned below in tiebreakers does not apply.
The wildcard teams will be the teams that do not win their bracket, with the highest point totals.
TIE BREAKING RULES
In the event of a tie on point totals, the below tie breaking system will apply.
Head to Head (where applicable)
Fewest goals allowed
Most goals scored
If required to determine the winner for advancement after steps 1, 2, & 3 still result in a tie, penalty kicks will be taken at least thirty (30) Minutes before the scheduled start of the quarterfinal or semifinal game. If more than two teams are tied at the end of the preliminary round, the tie breaker rules listed above will be used until one team is eliminated (starting at step 2).The remaining two teams will be compared beginning again with Step 1 of the Tie Breaker Rules (Head to Head) until 1 team is determined the winner.
FIFA substitution rules apply. A player may be substituted on at a stoppage of the play with the permission of the referee. Please note that per U.S. Soccer’s Rules, in accordance with FIFA. Substitutions shall be unlimited except where specified otherwise in the rules and regulations for a competition.
AMENDMENT OF BRACKETING
The Tournament Director / Director of Scheduling reserves the right to amend brackets in the event that a team pulls out of the tournament last minute or is a no-show. The Tournament Director will ensure the remaining teams are provided with the best possible tournament competition play for the good of the game.
DISPUTES & PROTESTS
NO PROTESTS ARE ALLOWED. All problems will be resolved on the spot by the most senior Referee. The senior Referee or Field Marshall may suspend a game for safety reasons, health reasons, or any other situation that cannot be resolved
There will be no refunds or reimbursements of tournament fees for cancellation or forfeiture of games after play has begun. After registration closes, there is no refunds if a team withdraws from the tournament.