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Modesto Youth Soccer Association - AJAX

MYSA FALL RECREATION TOURNAMENT

RULES AND REGULATIONS



Tournament Information:
*  All games will be played at the Mary Grogan Community Park.
*  Our MYSA Staff and Referee base will be located between fields 2, 5, and 6.
*  Tournament Director and Referee Assignor:  Carlos Zavala


Player/Coach Check In:
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Coaches and players will be checked in at the field 10 minutes prior to game time.
*  Coaches must have players passes and official team roster.  Non-carded members will not be allowed on the players' sideline.
*  One coach and one assistant coaches with passes will be allowed to be on the sideline.



Hard Cast/Braces/Jewelry:
*  Hard Casts are not allowed.
*  Soft Casts/Braces will have to be approved by the Tournament Director prior to each game.  Decisions will be made based on player safety.
* Jewelry of any type is NOT allowed.  No exceptions.
*  All decisions will be made based on player safety.


Home Team:
*  The team listed first on the game schedule is the home team. Both teams will be seated in the designated areas opposite of spectators.
*  The home team will be responsible for providing game balls.


Games Length:

U10 = 20 minute halves (5-minute halftime)
U12 = 25 minute halves (5-minute halftime)
U14  = 25 minute halves (5-minute halftime)
U16 = 30 minute halves (5-minute halftime)
U19 = 25 minute halves (5-minute halftime)
Consolation and Finals = there must be a winner.  In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by kicks from the mark - no overtime.


Substitutions:

*  Unlimited substitutions are allowed at the discretion of the referee during any natural stoppage.


Ejections:
*  Players and/or coaches who receive a red-card will automatically be suspended for the following game.
*  Red cards will result in a 2 point reduction in their team's standings.
*  Detrimental parent or sideline behavior will result in a 2 point reduction in their team's standings.


Standings:
*  All standings will be updated online as soon as the game cards are submitted to the Referee Assignor.
*  Winner of each bracket plays in final.
*  There will be a consolation game for 3rd and 4th place.


10-Point System:
Win = 6 points per win, plus 1 bonus point awarded for each goal, up to a maximum of 3 goals per game.
Tie =  1 point per tie, plus, 1 bonus point awarded for each goal, up to a maximum of 3 goals per game.
Loss = 0 points.  No extra points for goals, per game.
Shutout = 1 point


Points Deductions:
*  Player's red card = 2 points
*  Coach Send off = 2 points
*  Detrimental Parent or sideline behavior = 2 points
(example: 2 red cards = 4 points, 3 red cards = 6 points, and so on...)
*  If a team's margin of victory is greater than 8 goals
9 goal margin of victory - 1 point deduction
10 goal margin of victory - 2 point deduction
11 goal margin of victory - 3 points; and so on...

Forfeit:
*  If a team does not show up
*  U10 - 5 players minimum on the field
*  U12 - 6 players minimum  on the field
*  U14 - 7 players minimum  on the field
*  U16 - 7 players minimum  on the field
*  U19 - 5 players minimum  on the field
*  No coach or if the team does not have the minimum number of players at any time.
*  Forfeits will count as a 3-0 win, unless the game had already started and the score is greater than +3 (example: 10 points for a forfeit).  Zero points will be given if both teams forfeit.
*  A bye will be considered a forfeit.  Teams with a bye will be awarded 10 points.

Tie Breakers: 
*  In the event of a tie in points after bracket play, the following tie breakers apply:
1. Goal differential.
2. Points earned for head-to-head competition.
3. Kicks from the Mark. 5 players per team. If still tied after the 5 kicks then single elimination.


Awards:  
*  Awards will be provided to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. 

Protests and Disputes:
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All games will be considered final.  No protests will be allowed.  Please verify game card and sign at the end of each game.

Conduct and Discipline:
*  Failure to abide by these guidelines by individuals and teams may result in sanctions including expulsion from the tournament at the discretion of the tournament director.


IN ADDITION TO THE RULES ABOVE, ALL MYSA FALL RECREATION RULES WILL APPLY TO THIS TOURNAMENT