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Rules and Information Boys Tournament

RULES OF PLAY
FIFA

Laws of the Game shall apply as modified by USYSA and USYSNV as described herein. FIFA Rule Modifications

ELIGIBILITY

All properly registered teams in good standing and which comply with the Rules and By-law’s of the USYSA, USSSA, NYSA and US Club Soccer are eligible to compete in the 2017 Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase Tournament. Teams must be registered to an under 11 boys or girls team through under 19 boys or girl’s team. Eligible players are those players whose names appear on the team’s official roster.

CREDENTIALS CHECK
Local Teams- will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club office located at 900 South Valley View Blvd. Suite #175 , (MAP) This choice is also an option for traveling teams.
Traveling Teams-will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Elks Lodge, 4100 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102. (MAP) Follow the signs for parking and entrance.

PLEASE NOTE: Because there is a cash bar available in the vicinity of the credentials check, no one under 21 is allowed.  Please DO NOT bring children to the credentials check.

Tournament Headquarters
Boys Teams will be at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex located at 7353 Eugene Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89128 ,(MAP)

It is mandatory that a representative from each team attend the Credentials Check. All teams will provide the following at registration. (Failure to provide the proper paperwork for each player could prevent players from participating in the tournament.)

U.S. Teams:

* Tournament roster must be submitted via the Gotsoccer.com web site during tournament registration. Tournament Rosters will freeze at 11:59pm on the Tuesday before the tournament begins. No additions will be allowed after the rosters freeze. NO EXCEPTIONS!! (Roster Instructions)

* Travel Papers for US Youth Soccer. Region IV and US Club Soccer teams are exempt

* Guest Player Forms (up to [5] per team)

* Laminated current year State Player/Coach Passes or US Club Soccer, US Youth Soccer, USSSA, AYSO, SAY. Passes must be all from the same organization. No mixing of association cards will be accepted. Teams submitting mixed association cards will have to designate the association. Any players that are not carded with that specific association will not be allowed to play.

* Medical Releases (Current year US Youth Soccer or US Club Soccer registration form)

(Failure to provide the needed paperwork for each player could prevent players from participating in the tournament.) NO CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED AT CREDENTIALS CHECK

 Foreign Teams:

*Foreign Teams: Player Passes from appropriate FIFA affiliate. If your association does not issue Player Passes, you will be required to present Passports or proof of entry and/ or photo I.D.

* Medical Releases (download here) Medical Release Form . (This release does NOT need to be notarized.)

SCHEDULE

All teams are guaranteed at least four (4) matches (weather permitting). Championship finalists will be determined by Tournament Scoring of first (2-3) matches. All matches will be played at the locations listed in the FIELDS section of these rules. Tournament Committee may flip some teams between select consolation games, to avoid match-ups between teams from same geographic area.

FIELDS
 (Boys Fields)

Bettye Wilson Fields #1-10 Grass
Kellogg/Zaher Fields #1-7 Artificial Turf, fields #8-11 Grass
Ed Fountain Fields #1-2, 6-7 Artificial Turf, fields #3-5 Grass
Centennial Hills #1-2 Grass
Las Vegas Sports 1 Artificial Turf
Teton Trail Fields #1-2 Artificial Turf
Thunderbird Park #1-2 Artificial Turf
Heritage Park (9v9)

ROSTER

Teams accepted to the Las Vegas Mayors Cup must have their complete rosters filled in at Gotsoccer.com prior to the midnight Tuesday before the start of the tournament.  Instructions on viewing your team’s official Mayor’s Cup roster, are available by clicking this link.

The maximum roster size for:
U11 – U12 is sixteen (16)
U13-U14 teams is eighteen (18)
U15-U19 the maximum roster size is twenty-two (22) players, with only eighteen (18) selected to play in a single match.

EQUIPMENT

All players are required to wear shin guards! No jewelry may be worn in competition. Players shall wear approved cleats. All players must wear numbered uniforms with no duplicated numbers on a team. Players not in compliance will be CAUTIONED (yellow carded) and sent off the field until the requirement is met. Casts-No hard casts are permitted; soft casts may be permitted with approval of Referee.

HOME AND VISITING TEAM

The home team is listed first on the schedule and must change jerseys in the event of a color conflict. Coaches and Players from both teams will sit on the same sideline. All Parents and fans will sit on opposite sideline. All subs will wait in it to be brought onto the field. at centerline. Home team is listed first. No alcoholic beverages, pets, illegal drugs or glass containers will be allowed on or near the tournament fields. Home team will provide match ball.

COACHING

All Head coaches have total responsibility for the conduct of their other coaches, team officials, players, and spectators at all times.

Head coach is responsible for picking up players passes after each match from the Field Marshals, and signing game card.

DURATION OF MATCHES:

GROUP PLAY:

Periods of Play – U11-U19 two (2) thirty (30) minute periods

Half Time Interval – No more than five (5) minutes

 

QUARTER-FINAL & SEMI-FINAL GAMES:

Periods of Play – U11-U19 two (2) thirty (30) minute periods on Sunday

Periods of Play – U11-U19 two (2) thirty (35) minute periods on Monday

Half Time Interval – No more than five (5) minutes

Tiebreaker – FIFA Penalty Kicks

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Periods of Play – U11-U19 two (2) thirty (35) minute periods on Monday

Half Time Interval – No more than five (5) minutes

Tiebreaker – Two (2) five (5) minute extra time periods followed by FIFA Penalty Kicks if game outcome remains tied

Allowance for time lost: Referees will not add time to a match except under the most extenuating circumstances. All preliminary matches will be terminated not less than five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next match on that field.

Championships played on Monday will consist of (2) 35 minute halves. If tied, (2) five minute overtime periods, if still tied FIFA penalty kicks will determine the Champion.

TOURNAMENT SCORING

Teams shall be awarded points for match results as follows:

A. (3) points for each win. (0) points for each loss.

(1) points for each tie.

B. For a forfeited match, the winner will be credited with a 1-0 win and awarded (3) points.  A team abandoned by another team during a match will be awarded (3) points regardless of the score at the time of the abandonment. No points for team abandoning the match.

C. No points will be awarded if neither team shows up.

D. Any team leaving the field prior to determination of a winner shall forfeit the match.

E. A match is considered official upon completion of one half of play regardless of the circumstances of termination during the second half with final results based on the score at termination.

F. Final standings for the pool will be determined by the total number of points accumulated during pool play.
WILD CARDS

Wild Card may be used in group standing to determine additional elimination round participants. Wild cards are determined by taking all second place teams and ranking them based on the scoring and tie breaking methods described in these rules. A third place team will not be considered for a wild card regardless of the number of points they received during group play.

SCORE REPORTING

Tournament Director and or Tournament committee are responsible for reporting scores and posting them on the scoreboards. Referees turn in game cards to field marshals and marshals turn in cards to committee at Bettye Wilson. Official score is kept at headquarters (Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex) An official team representative shall sign and approve game cards after each match.

TIE BREAKING WITHIN A POOL

Ties in pool standings will be broken by employing a tie breaker. If more than two teams are involved in the tie, the first team to move ahead of the remaining teams will be awarded the highest place, and the tiebreakers continued until all ties are broken.
A. Head to head (if all teams played each other).

B. Goal Differential

C. Least Goals Against

D. Most Goals For

E. Least amount of Red Cards

F. Kicks from the Penalty Spot in accordance with the procedure outlined in the FIFA Laws of the Game (site and time at the discretion of Tournament Director or held (1/2) hour prior to and at the site of the team’s next potential  match. (11) players from a team must be ready to participate within (5) minutes of appointed time or else that team will forfeit its opportunity to prevail in the tie breaker.)

G. If three or more teams cannot be separated through tie breakers A-D, penalty kicks shall determine 1st, 2nd & 3rd.  A coin toss will determine which team receives a bye from initial PK shootout. 2 remaining teams will participate in initial shootout. Loser of initial shootout will become 3rd place team. winner of initial shootout will participate in additional shootout against team receiving bye in secondary shootout. Winner of secondary shootout will become 1st in pool. Loser of secondary shootout shall become 2nd in pool.

TIE BREAKING IN KNOCK-OUT MATCHES

If the score is still tied at the conclusion of play in any quarter final or semi-final match, Kicks from the Penalty Spots in accordance with the procedure outlined in the FIFA Laws of the Game will be taken until a winner is determined. No quarter final or semi-final match shall end in a tie. Only the players on the field at the conclusion of regulation play may participate. (Center Referee will gather all the players on the field at the end of regulation play and not allow them to go to their respective sidelines. They are the players who will shoot the PK’s.) (Note: could be less than 11 players due to injury or ejection)

If the score is still tied at the conclusion of play in any Championship Match, two 5 minute extra time period shall be played.  If after the extra time periods the game is still tied. Kicks from the Penalty Spots in accordance with the procedure outlined in the FIFA Laws of the Game will be taken until a winner is determined. No quarter final or semi-final match shall end in a tie. Only the players on the field at the conclusion of regulation play may participate. (Center Referee will gather all the players on the field at the end of regulation play and not allow them to go to their respective sidelines. They are the players who will shoot the PK’s.) (Note: could be less than 11 players due to injury or ejection).

 

PRE-MATCH CHECK IN

Teams must check-in with the Field Marshal at the Field Marshal tent (30) minutes prior to the time their match is scheduled to begin. At this time, player equipment will be inspected, player passes turned over to the Field Marshal, match cards checked and any other necessary instructions given.
The Field Marshals are at the matches to assist you with anything you might need and to handle the administrative concerns of the matches. They do not have any authority over any decision normally made by a referee. The Field Marshals will hold the player passes for both teams in their possession during the match; no exceptions.

PLAYER PASSES
If a team fails to pick up their player passes after a match, the passes will remain at the same complex which they were left. It is the team’s responsibility to retrieve them.

FORFEITURES

Teams failing to check in (15) minutes prior to their scheduled kick off time or failing to report ready to play within (5) minutes of scheduled kick-off time will forfeit their match. All teams must have a minimum of (7) players present to start the match. Teams that forfeit during pool play may continue on in pool play but not in semi or final matches.

SUBSTITUTIONS 

Unlimited substitution will be allowed in all age groups, with the Center Referee’s permission, and only at the following times: (Players will check in with the Sideline Referee, who will raise a flag, and then stand/kneel at the mid field line [in sub box, if painted] until Center Referee signals them to enter the field and only after the player they are to replace has left the field.
* Prior to throw-in by the team in possession.
* Prior to a goal kick by either team.
* At half time.
* After an injury on either team when Center Referee stops play.
• After a goal is scored by either team.

INJURY

Referees will be instructed not to add time to a match except under the most extenuating circumstances. However, all preliminary matches will be terminated not less then (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next match.

EJECTIONS/DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS 

USYSNV rules prohibit any coach, team official or player ejected from a match, or suspended by the proper authority, to be within sight or hearing distance of the field of play during his/her suspension. A coach, team official or player receiving two cautions (yellow cards) in a single match is considered to have been given an ejection (red card) for the purposes of deducting points for the tournament competition. A player who has been ejected (sent off), shall not be replaced.

A coach, team official or player who has been ejected for VIOLENT CONDUCT shall not be allowed to participate in the next TWO scheduled matches (subject to review by the tournament committee). Any coach, team official or player who assaults a referee will be expelled from the tournament. FIGHTING will not be tolerated for any reason. Coaches, team officials, players or spectators sent off for fighting (striking or attempting to strike another coach, team official, player or spectator) will not be allowed to participate in any further tournament matches. Coaches, team officials, players or spectators who enter the field of play for any reason, in the event of a fight, will be ejected from the tournament. If the coaches, team officials, players or spectators cannot be identified, the entire team will be removed from the tournament. No refunds will be made to any team that is removed from the tournament for fighting.

The coach/team official shall forfeit the carded coach’s, team official’s or player’s pass to the Center Referee who will give the pass and the match report to the Field Marshal. The coach, team official or player in question shall be ineligible until the pass is returned to said coach, team official or player by the Tournament Committee.
Any coach or team official that is coaching more than one team in the tournament and is suspended on one team, is automatically suspended from any other team or teams until the suspension has been served.
If, in the opinion of the Center Referee, a match must be terminated for misconduct, the offending team forfeits that match and will be suspended from further play in all remaining matches which would be forfeits. Previous points earned and any right to a refund, awards or other consideration will be forfeited. In addition, the home league and State Association will be contacted.

Any verbal abuse directed at committee members, referees or other volunteers will also result in suspension and ejection.
Referees have complete authority during all matches and will not allow abusive or profane language, threats of any kind or any style of play that detracts from the Game of Soccer.

ALTERNATE MATCH SCHEDULING

The Tournament Committee has the authority to alter the schedule, move matches to the next day or move match sites for the good of the tournament.   The committee may switch teams in consolation matches, in order to avoid match ups of teams from same locale.

INCLEMENT WEATHER OR UNEXPECTED TERMINATION OF PLAY

Matches will be played in all weather conditions, unless the Center Referee or Tournament Director determines the conditions are dangerous and/or life threatening as per FIFA/USYSA/USYSNV regulations. The Tournament Committee will do every thing in their control to make sure all matches are played, but if it is out of their control, the standings at that time will be final. No refunds will be given!

Contingency Plan:

Plan A: All matches will be played as scheduled.

Plan B: Shorten all first round matches to (15) halves.

Plan C: Plan B plus shorten all second round matches the same.
Plan D: Plan C plus shorten all third round matches the same.
Plan E: In the event the fields become totally unplayable or the weather becomes a hazardous condition, it may be necessary to decide some matches with FIFA penalty kicks.

DISPUTES

The Tournament Committee shall settle all disputes and their decision shall be final. NO protests will be allowed.  Red Cards can not be rescinded.

AWARDS

Each player participating in the Las Vegas Mayors Cup will receive a tournament program and a pin.
At the conclusion of the final matches in each age group, first (1st) and Second (2nd) place teams will receive individual player/coach awards. First place team in each age group will receive a Mayor’s Cup Trophy.
Awards will NOT be mailed to teams failing to stay for presentations. Awards for Boys Teams will be handed out at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, and for Girls Teams at Heritage Park. at the  completion of each  championship match.

The Tournament Committee is the final authority in ALL matters!

Revised 3/23/16
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