TRSA U10 Tournament

Jun 16 to Jun 18, 2017

Tournament Rules

2016 ANNUAL U10 SUMMER SOLSTICE SOCCER TOURNAMENT

June 17,18 & 19

TOURNAMENT RULES

1. TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS / GAME SHEETS: Schedule updates will be posted online but will also be available at the Tournament HQ. ASA registered referees scheduled by TRSA will be recording game results and submitting to Tournament HQ. Game sheets are to be printed out and brought to the game by each team and handed to the referee.

2. TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE: The tournament will be structured so that teams of similar skill level will be able to compete with each other. Each team will play a minimum of 3 games. The goal of the tournament is for all players and families to have a fun weekend of soccer. Round robin format with crossover will be used where possible. Special requests for scheduling should be made when registering the team (i.e. request no game Friday etc.).

3. TEAM ELIGIBILITY: Tournament is open to any U10 team within the province of Alberta. All TRSA teams are automatically entered. U10 Community based teams (EMSA, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, etc.) and U10 Developmental teams including EMSA Premier and EIYSA U10 Developmental and any other developmental or community programs within the province of Alberta or beyond are most welcome to participate.

4. ROSTERS: Maximum Roster size is 16 players. Team Rosters are required to be entered onto the online registration site, please follow the instructions . Teams are allowed a maximum of four(4) guest players. Guest players must have a signed letter of consent from their team coach. Guest players must be from same tier or lower or a lower age group.These are to be submitted to Tournament HQ or e‐mailed prior to the first game of the tournament for each team. No player will be allowed to play on more than one team. Proper identification and proof of age must be provided upon request.

5. RAIN‐OUT POLICY: Scheduled games will proceed rain or shine. In the event of unsafe conditions (extreme weather, lightning; refer to SWEMSA lightning policy www.swemsa.com), standing water, or any other unsafe conditions as determined by the tournament chair or officials; the games may be canceled and the result recorded as a 3‐3 tie. It is the responsibility of the team to determine if a game is proceeding or has been cancelled. In the event of a default by one team, the defaulted team will be awarded a 3‐0 loss, and the team that attended the match will be awarded a 3‐0 win. Games will not be postponed or rescheduled.

6. MERCY RULE: There will be a five(5) goal mercy rule. No score will be recorded with a goal differential of greater than five(5) goals. Games to be played to conclusion regardless of score.

7. POINT CALCULATIONS: Three(3) points for a win, one(1) point for a tie. All round robin segment standings shall be determined by the following tie‐breaker rules:

2 Way Tie‐Breaking Procedure

3 Way Tie‐Breaking Procedure

Previous Match Result

Goal Difference

Goal Difference

Least Goals Against

Most Goals, still tied coin toss

Draw

8. PENALTY KICKS: Will be used to decide games that require a result after the round robin games are complete. In a game which requires a result FIFA rules for penalty shootout will be used but instead of five(5) initial shooters from each team there will be three(3) players to take penalties. Referee will initiate a coin flip with the coaches to determine which team will shoot first. Teams alternate shots on the same net until all three(3) players on both teams have shot (unless a winner has been determined prior to all 3 players shooting). In the event that teams remain tied, coaches will select one(1) new player from each team (that has not kicked before) to take the next penalty. This process continues until one team scores and the other does not. The penalty spot is to be located seven(7) yards in front of the goal, this differs from FIFA rules but will be necessary for the mini soccer children involved. The referee will measure this distance.

9. REFEREES: All referees are ASA certified and are assigned by the tournament. Their decisions on the interpretation of the Laws of the Game are final.

10. U10 GAME STRUCTURE AND RULES: The EMSA SW Zone Rules for City wide U10 (see below) will be followed. They are attached to this document. The only deviations are: (a) the game duration will be 2 x 25 minute halves (not 30 minutes) and (b) see Retreat Line for goal kick rule below.

11. PROTESTS: The tournament will handle any protests or concerns and decisions will be final.

12. For U10 the retreat line is the halfway line, and comes into play during three scenarios:


For goal kicks and free kicks within the goal area, all attacking players must be behind the retreat line until the ball has been touched by a 2nd player. If the attacking players rush in and touch the ball before a second player touches the ball, the kick is retaken. In U10 the ball cannot be played long on these kicks (ie defender/keeper can't kick the ball over the retreat line). If this happens, it is a free kick where the ball crossed the retreat line.


As well, when the goalie drop-kicks a ball (note that attackers don't need to be behind retreat line), it cannot go over the retreat line without touching another player, if it does, there is an indirect free kick for the other team where it crossed the retreat line (i.e. the center line).


Please note that all free kicks in U10 should be indirect, there are no cards, and there is no offside.


2017-U10-EMSA-Rules-V3-060617 2.pdf