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Modesto Youth Soccer Association - AJAX

MYSA FALL RECREATION TOURNAMENT

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

Tournament Director:  Rick Leighton
Referee Director: Mark Chase

Tournament Headquarters:  Mary Grogan Soccer Complex between field 5&6

Tournament Check In:  All Coaches and players will be checked in at the field 15-30 minutes prior to game time.  Coaches will be required to have players passes with pictures and team roster.  ONLY coaches and assistant coaches with passes will be allowed to be on the sideline.  If you do not have a team roster, please contact the office NO LATER than 3 pm on the Friday before the tournament.  There is a maximum of three (3) carded coaches allowed on the sidelines.  All others will be asked to move to the spectator sidelines.

 

No orthopedic (hard) casts even if they are covered. Braces are allowed as long as the referee or tournament official decides that the brace will not or cannot hurt the player wearing the brace or any other player. 
 
NO JEWELRY, 
earrings, metal hair clips, etc. unless for medical reason or religious purpose and then it must be taped down. Earrings and/or other piercings cannot be taped and must be removed.

Home Team:
The team listed first on the game schedule is the home team. Both teams will be seat in the designated areas opposite of spectators. Conflicts in jersey color will be resolved by the visiting team wearing “pennies” provided by the tournament. The home team will be responsible for providing 3 game balls.

Game Times:

U10 will play two 20 minute halves with 5 minute halftimes
U12 will play two 25 minute halves with 5 minute halftimes
U14 will play two 25 minute halves with 5 minute halftimes
U16 will play two 30 minute halves with 5 minute halftimes
U19 will play two 30 minute halves with 5 minute halftimes
In preliminary games, tie scores will stand. In the case of a tie score in a consolation and/or championship match, the match will proceed immediately to FIFA kicks from the mark. 

Substitutions:

Unlimited substitutions are allowed with referee approval at the following times:
Prior to a kick-off
A goal kick
A throw in by either team
After the referee stops play for an injury or yellow card
All substitutions shall be made at the mid-field line. All substitutions are at the referees discretion. 

Sportsmanship:
Good sportsmanship will prevail at all times and is expected from all players, coaches, and spectators. Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players, coaches. Parents and spectators must sit on the opposite side of the field from the teams. Only two approved coaches are allowed on the sideline during the game. 

Ejections:
Any player sent off (red card) and/or coach or team official receiving a send off will automatically be suspended from their next tournament game.   Any red card received by player/coach will result in a 1 point deduction.  


Standings:  Points shall be used to determine standings in group play.

Six & Eight Team Divisions:   Points format - After three games played, points are totaled.  The top two OVERALL play in the final.
Eight Team Divisions:Two (2) brackets of four (4) teams. Each team plays the other 3 teams in their bracket. Winner of each bracket plays in final.
Ten Team Divisions: Two (2) brackets of four (4) teams. Each team plays the other 3 teams in their bracket. Winner of each bracket plays in final.


Points shall be awarded as follows:
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 shall be deducted as follows:
Red Card= 1 point 
Coach Send off= 2 points
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

Forfeit:
A forfeit will occur if any of the following take place:
The team fails to provide the appropriate credentials prior to the start of the match.
The team is not prepared to start play 5 minutes after the scheduled start of the match.
The team does not have the required minimum number of players on the field at the start of the match.
The game must be abandoned due to the lack of minimum number of players or coaches.

The minimum number of players at any time is as follows:
U10- 5 players
U12- 6 players
U14-U19- 7 players

A team that forfeits a match shall not be eligible to advance to the final matches.

A forfeit shall be scored as a 3-0 victory for the team receiving the forfeit and the appropriate points shall be awarded.  If both teams forfeit, the game shall be scored 0-0 and no points shall be awarded.

Tie Breakers: 
In the event of point ties after bracket play the following tie breakers apply:

1. Points earned for head-to-head competition
2. Goal Differential (GD). Five (5) goal maximum differential per game (discourages running up scores and playing better defense).
i.e. Team 1 = Win 11-4 (5-4 GD = 1), Tie 2-2 (2-2 GD = 0), Loss 1-2 (1-2 GD = -1) =  Total Goal Differential = 0
      Team 2 = Win 6-2 (5-2 GD = 3), Loss 1-2 (1-2 GD = -1), Tie 2-2 (2-2 GD = 0) =  Total Goal Differential = 2
3. Least goals allowed (up to a max of 6 per game)
4. Kicks from the Mark. 5 players per team. If still tied after the 5 kicks then single elimination.


Awards:  
Each age group is broke up into divisions based on OVERALL standings in the entire age group.  Each division will be awarded 1st & 2nd place trophies.  No trophies will be awarded to 3rd or 4th place teams.

Protests and Disputes:  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 THESE RULES, ALL RECREATION RULES WILL APPLY TO THIS TOURNAMENT