Rules and Information

Rules

General Rules and Information

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 Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase and Tournament. Eligible players are those players whose names appear on the team’s official roster.

CREDENTIALS CHECK
CREDENTIALS CHECK IN ONLINE [CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION]It is mandatory that upload your team documents in the online Credentials Check.  Player Cards are still required for each game.

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

It is mandatory that upload your team documents in the online Credentials Check. Player Cards are still required for each game.

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 Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase and Tournament. Eligible players are those players whose names appear on the team’s official roster.

USA Teams

* Tournament roster must be submitted via the Gotsoccer.com website during tournament registration. Any player added after the credentials check deadline, must contact gotsoccer.com at dominic@gotsoccer.com  The rosters will freeze the Tuesday before the event.   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 association cards will have to designate the association of the team. 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) must be brought to each game but are not uploaded as part of the credentials check

(Failure to provide the needed paperwork for each player could prevent players from participating in the tournament.)

 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

Championship finalists will be determined by Tournament Scoring of the groups stage matches. All matches will be played at the locations listed in the EVENT DETAILS section below. Tournament Director may flip some teams between select consolation games, to avoid match-ups between teams from the same geographic area.

 

ROSTER

Teams accepted to the Las Vegas Mayor’s 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. Maximum roster size is described in the EVENT DETAILS section below.

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.

HOME AND VISITING TEAM

The home team is listed first on the schedule and must change jerseys in the event of a color conflict. By tradition, the home team wears lighter colored jerseys. Information regarding player benches and spectator areas is described below in the EVENT DETAILS.   No alcoholic beverages, pets, illegal drugs, or glass containers will be allowed on or near the tournament fields. The home team will provide a match ball.

COACHING

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

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

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Periods of Play – U8-10 will play two (2) twenty (20) minute periods.  U11-U14 two (2) thirty (30) minute periods on Monday, U15-U20 two (2) thirty-five (35) minute periods on Monday

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

Tiebreaker –No added extra time, direct to FIFA Penalty Kicks

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.

 TOURNAMENT SCORING

  1. Tournament scoring is described in the EVENT DETAILS section.
  2. 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.
  3. No points will be awarded if neither team shows up.
  4. Any team leaving the field prior to the determination of a winner shall forfeit the match.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 a 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 is responsible for reporting scores and posting them on the tournament schedule and results page on gotsoccer.com. Referees turn in game cards to field marshals and marshals turn in cards to the tournament 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 tiebreaker. 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.

  1. Head to head (if all teams played each other).
  2. Goal Differential
  3. Most Goals For
  4. Least Goals Against
  5. Least amount of Red Cards
  6. 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 (U13-U14) or (9) players (U11-U12) or (7) players (U8-U10)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 tiebreaker.)
  7. If three or more teams cannot be separated by tiebreakers 1-5, 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 an initial shootout. The loser of the initial shootout will become 3rd place team. winner of the initial shootout will participate in an additional shootout against the team receiving a bye in the secondary shootout. Winner of the secondary shootout will become 1st in the pool. The 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 knock-out game, semi-final, or final, there will be no added extra time. 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 knock-out 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 (9 in U11-U12, 7 in U8-U10) 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 at any stoppage with the discretion of the referee.

 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 than (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 Director). 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 Director.

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 Director 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 matchups of teams from the 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 Director will do everything 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) minute 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 Director shall settle all disputes and their decision shall be final. NO protests will be allowed.  Red Cards cannot be rescinded.

AWARDS

At the conclusion of the final matches in each age group, first (1st) and Second (2nd), place teams will receive individual player/coach awards. The 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.

NEVADA LAW:
The Nevada Legislature passed Law AB 474 in 2005 to protect sports officials, including referees and assistant referees. State law makes it a crime to threaten a sports official, verbally or physically, resulting in fines up to $2,000 and one (1) year in prison. If the victim suffers severe bodily harm, the punishment may be up to a $10,000 fine and fifteen (15) years in prison. (NRS 200.471 and 200.481)

The Tournament Director is the final authority in ALL matters!

Revised 3/26/20

Age Group Formats

Birth Year Age Group Format Ball Length Heading Restrictions Field Modifications Roster Size
2013 U08 7v7 4 20 Minutes x2 Yes Yes 12
2012 U09 7v7 4 20 Minutes x2 Yes Yes 12
2011 U10 7v7 4 20 Minutes x2 Yes Yes 12
2010 U11 9 v 9 4 30 Minutes x2 No Yes 16
2009 U12 9 v 9 4 30 Minutes x2 No Yes 16
2008 U13 11 v 11 5 30 Minutes x2 No No 22 (18 per game)
2007 U14 11 v 11 5 30 Minutes x2 No No 22 (18 per game)
2006 U15 11 v 11 5 30 Minutes x2 No No 22 (18 per game)
2005 U16 11 v 11 5 30 Minutes x2 No No 22 (18 per game)
2004 U17 11 v 11 5 30 Minutes x2 No No 22 (18 per game)
2003 U18 11 v 11 5 30 Minutes x2 No No 22 (18 per game)
2002/2001 U19/U20 11 v 11 5 30 Minutes x2 No No 22 (18 per game)

Event Details

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible teams are Boys and Girls U8 – U20

CREDENTIALS CHECK AND ROSTER 

The deadline to complete your Credentials Check is Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Any player added after November 25, 2020, must contact gotsoccer.com at dominic@gotsoccer.com  The rosters will freeze on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  No additions will be allowed after the rosters freeze. NO EXCEPTIONS!! (Roster Instructions)

All teams are guaranteed at least Three (3) matches (weather permitting).

BENCHES

Home team will occupy the North or West side of the field.  The Visiting team will occupy the South or East side of the field. Team benches are provided at Bettye Wilson, Kellogg/Zaher fields 9-11, James Regional Sports Park.

FIELDS

There will be fifty-three (53) fields used for competition, as follows:

  • All-American Park Fields #1-5 Artificial Turf, Fields #6 & 7 Grass
  • Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex (Tournament HQ) Fields #1-12 Grass
  • James Regional Sports Park Fields #1-6, 11, 12, 13 Grass
  • Centennial Hills Park Fields #1-2 Grass
  • Ed Fountain Park Fields #1 – #2  Artificial Turf, Fields #3 Grass #4 & 5 Grass
  • Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex (KZ) Fields #1-7 Artificial Turf, Fields #8-11 Grass

Field information can be found here

ROSTER

Teams accepted to the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup must have their complete rosters filled in at Gotsoccer.com prior to 11:59pm on  December 1, 2020.  Instructions on viewing your team’s official Mayor’s Cup roster, are available by clicking this link. Maximum roster size is described in the AGE GROUP FORMAT section.

SCHEDULE

Championship finalists will be determined by Tournament Scoring of the groups stage matches. All matches will be played at the locations listed in the EVENT FIELDS section below. Tournament Director may flip some teams between select consolation games, to avoid match-ups between teams from the same geographic area.

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.

TOURNAMENT SCORING

Win (including forfeit) six (6) points

Tie three (3) points

Loss zero (0) points

Goals scored one (1) point per goal to a maximum of three (3) points

No goals conceded one (1) point

Red Card one (1) point deduction

 

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible teams are Boys U8 – U20. U8 will play with U9 rules. 7v7.

CREDENTIALS CHECK AND ROSTER 

The deadline to complete your Credentials Check is Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Any player added after February 3, 2021, must contact gotsoccer.com at dominic@gotsoccer.com  The rosters will freeze on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.  No additions will be allowed after the rosters freeze. NO EXCEPTIONS!! (Roster Instructions)

All teams are guaranteed at least four (4) matches (weather permitting).

BENCHES

The home team is listed first on the schedule and must change jerseys in the event of a color conflict. Traditionally, the home team wears a lighter color jersey.  Coaches and Players from both teams will sit on the same sideline. All Parents and spectators will sit on the opposite sideline. All subs will wait for it to be brought onto the field. at centerline.  No alcoholic beverages, pets, illegal drugs or glass containers will be allowed on or near the tournament fields. The home team will provide match ball. Team benches are provided at Bettye Wilson, Kellogg/Zaher fields 9-11, James Regional Sports Park.

FIELDS

  • Bettye Wilson Fields #1-10 Grass
  • Kellogg/Zaher Fields #1-7 Artificial Turf, fields #8-11 Grass
  • Ed Fountain Fields #1-2, Artificial Turf, fields #3-5 Grass
  • Heritage Park (9v9) & (11v11)
  • James Regional Sports Park #1-16 Grass

Field information can be found here

ROSTER

Teams accepted to the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup must have their complete rosters filled in at Gotsoccer.com prior to 11:59pm on  February 9, 2021.  Instructions on viewing your team’s official Mayor’s Cup roster, are available by clicking this link. Maximum roster size is described in the AGE GROUP FORMAT section.

SCHEDULE

Championship finalists will be determined by Tournament Scoring of the group stage matches. All matches will be played at the locations listed in the FIELDS section. Tournament Director may flip some teams between select consolation games, to avoid match-ups between teams from the same geographic area.

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.

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 the 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.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible teams are Girls U8 – U20. U8 will play U9 Rules, 7v7.

CREDENTIALS CHECK AND ROSTER 

The deadline to complete your Credentials Check is Wednesday, February 10, 2021, Any player added after February 10, 2021, must contact gotsoccer.com at dominic@gotsoccer.com  The rosters will freeze on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  No additions will be allowed after the rosters freeze. NO EXCEPTIONS!! (Roster Instructions)

All teams U15 – U19 are guaranteed at least four (4) matches (weather permitting).

All teams U11 – U14 are guaranteed at least three (3) matches (weather permitting).

BENCHES

The home team is listed first on the schedule and must change jerseys in the event of a color conflict. Traditionally, the home team wears a lighter color jersey.  Coaches and Players from both teams will sit on the same sideline. All Parents and spectators will sit on the opposite sideline. All subs will wait for it to be brought onto the field. at centerline.  No alcoholic beverages, pets, illegal drugs or glass containers will be allowed on or near the tournament fields. The home team will provide a match ball. Team benches are provided at Bettye Wilson, Kellogg/Zaher fields 9-11, James Regional Sports Park.

FIELDS

  • All American (9v9)
  • Bettye Wilson Fields #1-10 Grass
  • Kellogg/Zaher Fields #1-7 Artificial Turf, fields #8-11 Grass
  • Ed Fountain Fields #1-2, Artificial Turf, fields #3-5 Grass

Field information can be found here

ROSTER

Teams accepted to the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup must have their complete rosters filled in at Gotsoccer.com prior to 11:59pm EST on  February 16, 2021.  Instructions on viewing your team’s official Mayor’s Cup roster, are available by clicking this link. The maximum roster size is described in the AGE GROUP FORMAT section.

SCHEDULE

Knock-out round participants will be determined by Tournament Scoring of the group stage matches. All matches will be played at the locations listed in the  FIELDS section. Tournament Director may flip some teams between select consolation games, to avoid match-ups between teams from the same geographic area.

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.

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 the 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.

FIFA Law Modifications

FIFA Law Modifications

U8 Teams will play U9 Rules and Format.

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Tournament will adhere to current FIFA Laws of the Game published 2015/2016 for U8 through U16 teams, with the following amendments in accordance with US Youth Soccer (USYS) and Nevada Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) policies, including USYS Player Development Initiatives – Small Sided Standards published July 2015:

FIFA Law 1 – Field of Play

Field Markings: Some fields may contain alternative markings for other sports. Such markings will be in a different color than the soccer markings.

For U8/U9/U10, fields will be marked as shown below:

7v7 Field Markings

Build Out Lines on the U8/U9/U10 fields will be employed in accordance with USYS Player Development Initiatives – Small Sided Standards published July 2015, as follows:

  • When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build outline.
  • Once the opposing team is behind the build outline, the goalkeeper may pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate. Punting the ball is not permitted.
  • After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team may then cross the build outline and play may resume as normal.
    *Deliberate heading is not allowed. In case of a deliberate heading infraction, an indirect free kick will be awarded.
  • The build-out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build-out line Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line
    For U11/U12 games, fields will be marked as shown below:

9v9 Field Markings

Dimensions: For U9 through U13 games, the field dimensions will be marked as follows:

  • U9/U10: 65 yards long by 45 yards wide, maximum
  • U11/U12: 80 yards long by 55 yards wide, maximum
  • U13: 112 yards long by 75 yards wide, maximum

Flagposts: There will be no corner flags on artificial turf fields.

Goals: For U9 through U12 games, the tournament will use reduced size goals.

FIFA Law 2 – The Ball

The ball will be Size 4 for U8 through U12 games.

FIFA Law 3 – The Number of Players

Number of Players: For U8 through U12 games, each team will consist of the following number of players, one of whom is the goalkeeper:

  • U8/U9/U10: seven (7)
  • U11/U12: nine (9)
  • Number of Substitutions: Unlimited substitutions will be permitted in all age groups. Substituted players may return to the field of play.

Substitution Procedure: Substitutions may only be made with the referee’s permission at the following stoppages in play. The referee will have the discretion to discipline coaches who in the referee’s judgment, utilize this substitution procedure as a means of wasting time.

FIFA Law 4 – The Player’s Equipment

The player’s footwear cannot have metal cleats (studs).

All players must wear numbered uniforms with no duplicated numbers on a team.

The home team must change jerseys in the event of a color conflict.

FIFA Law 7 – The Duration of the Match

Periods of Play:

U9/U10: Two twenty (20)-minute periods
U11/U16: Two-thirty (30)-minute periods
Half-time Interval:  No more than five (5) minutes

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.

Procedures to Determine the Winner of a elimination match:

No extra time will be played on any elimination match.

FIFA Penalty Kicks will be used to determine a winner.

Technical Area

The technical area is considered to be from the half-way line to the extent of the center circle in a team’s own half of the field.

The Fourth Official

A fourth official will not be provided.

Law 11: The Offside

In 7v7  games players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line when build out lines are used.

U8 Teams will play U9 Rules and Format.

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase will adhere to current FIFA Laws of the Game published 2015/2016 for U8 through U20 teams, with the following amendments in accordance with US Youth Soccer (USYS) and Nevada Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) policies, including USYS Player Development Initiatives – Small Sided Standards published July 2015:

FIFA Law 1 – Field of Play

Field Markings: Some fields may contain alternative markings for other sports. Such markings will be in a different color than the soccer markings.

For U8/U9/U10, fields will be marked as shown below:

7v7 Field Markings

Build Out Lines on the U8/U9/U10 fields will be employed in accordance with USYS Player Development Initiatives – Small Sided Standards published July 2015, as follows:

  • When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build outline.
  • Once the opposing team is behind the build outline, the goalkeeper may pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate. Punting the ball is not permitted.
  • After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team may then cross the build outline and play may resume as normal.
    *Deliberate heading is not allowed. In case of a deliberate heading infraction, an indirect free kick will be awarded.
  • The build-out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build-out line Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line
    For U11/U12 games, fields will be marked as shown below:

9v9 Field Markings

Dimensions: For U11 through U12 games, the field dimensions will be marked as follows:

U11/U12: 75 yards long by 47 yards wide, maximum

Flagposts: There will be no corner flags on artificial turf fields.

Goals: For U11 through U12 games, goal dimensions will use reduced size goals.

FIFA Law 2 – The Ball

The ball will be Size 4 for U8 through U12 games.

FIFA Law 3 – The Number of Players

Number of Players: For U8 through U12 games, each team will consist of the following number of players, one of whom is the goalkeeper:

  • U8/U9/U10: seven (7)
  • U11/U12: nine (9)
  • Number of Substitutions: Unlimited substitutions will be permitted in all age groups. Substituted players may return to the field of play.

Substitution Procedure: Substitutions may only be made with the referee’s permission at the stoppage of play. The referee will have the discretion to discipline coaches who in the referee’s judgment, utilize this substitution procedure as a means of wasting time.

FIFA Law 4 – The Player’s Equipment

The player’s footwear cannot have metal cleats (studs).

All players must wear numbered uniforms with no duplicated numbers on a team.

No hard casts are permitted. Soft casts will be permitted on a case by case basis as per each individual referee.

The home team must change jerseys in the event of a color conflict.

FIFA Law 7 – The Duration of the Match

Group Play:

Periods of Play:

U8/U10: Two twenty (20)-minute periods
U11/U20: Two-thirty (30)-minute periods
Half-time Interval:  No more than five (5) minutes

Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals

Periods of Play:

U8/U10: Two twenty (20)-minute periods

U11-U19: Two thirty (30)-minute periods
Half-time Interval: No more than five (5) minutes.

Tiebreaker: FIFA Penalty Kicks

Finals

 

U8/U10: Two twenty (20)-minute periods

U11-U14: Two thirty (30)-minute periods
Half-time Interval: No more than five (5) minutes.
Tiebreaker: FIFA Penalty Kicks

U15-U19: Two thirty-five (35)-minute periods
Half-time Interval: No more than five (5) minutes
Tiebreaker: FIFA Penalty Kicks

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.

Technical Area

The technical area is considered to be from the half-way line to the extent of the center circle in a team’s own half of the field.

The Fourth Official

A fourth official will not be provided.

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U8 Teams will play U9 Rules and Format.

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase will adhere to current FIFA Laws of the Game published 2015/2016 for U8 through U20 teams, with the following amendments in accordance with US Youth Soccer (USYS) and Nevada Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) policies, including USYS Player Development Initiatives – Small Sided Standards published July 2015:

FIFA Law 1 – Field of Play

Field Markings: Some fields may contain alternative markings for other sports. Such markings will be in a different color than the soccer markings.

For U8/U9/U10, fields will be marked as shown below:

7v7 Field Markings

Build Out Lines on the U8/U9/U10 fields will be employed in accordance with USYS Player Development Initiatives – Small Sided Standards published July 2015, as follows:

  • When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build outline.
  • Once the opposing team is behind the build outline, the goalkeeper may pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate. Punting the ball is not permitted.
  • After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team may then cross the build outline and play may resume as normal.
    *Deliberate heading is not allowed. In case of a deliberate heading infraction, an indirect free kick will be awarded.
  • The build-out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build-out line Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line
    For U11/U12 games, fields will be marked as shown below:

9v9 Field Markings

Dimensions: For U11 through U12 games, the field dimensions will be marked as follows:

U11/U12: 75 yards long by 47 yards wide, maximum

Flagposts: There will be no corner flags on artificial turf fields.

Goals: For U11 through U12 games, goal dimensions will use reduced size goals.

FIFA Law 2 – The Ball

The ball will be Size 4 for U8 through U12 games.

FIFA Law 3 – The Number of Players

Number of Players: For U8 through U12 games, each team will consist of the following number of players, one of whom is the goalkeeper:

  • U8/U9/U10: seven (7)
  • U11/U12: nine (9)
  • Number of Substitutions: Unlimited substitutions will be permitted in all age groups. Substituted players may return to the field of play.

Substitution Procedure: Substitutions may only be made with the referee’s permission at the stoppage of play. The referee will have the discretion to discipline coaches who in the referee’s judgment, utilize this substitution procedure as a means of wasting time.

FIFA Law 4 – The Player’s Equipment

The player’s footwear cannot have metal cleats (studs).

All players must wear numbered uniforms with no duplicated numbers on a team.

No hard casts are permitted. Soft casts will be permitted on a case by case basis as per each individual referee.

The home team must change jerseys in the event of a color conflict.

FIFA Law 7 – The Duration of the Match

Group Play:

Periods of Play:

U8/U10: Two twenty (20)-minute periods
U11/U20: Two-thirty (30)-minute periods
Half-time Interval:  No more than five (5) minutes

Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals

Periods of Play:

U8/U10: Two twenty (20)-minute periods

U11-U19: Two thirty (30)-minute periods
Half-time Interval: No more than five (5) minutes.

Tiebreaker: FIFA Penalty Kicks

Finals

 

U8/U10: Two twenty (20)-minute periods

U11-U14: Two thirty (30)-minute periods
Half-time Interval: No more than five (5) minutes.
Tiebreaker: FIFA Penalty Kicks

U15-U19: Two thirty-five (35)-minute periods
Half-time Interval: No more than five (5) minutes
Tiebreaker: FIFA Penalty Kicks

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.

Technical Area

The technical area is considered to be from the half-way line to the extent of the center circle in a team’s own half of the field.

The Fourth Official

A fourth official will not be provided.

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