1. STATEMENT OF TOURNAMENT PHILOSOPHY The
purpose of this tournament is to enable as many youths as are eligible to
participate in soccer at the highest level of play possible in an atmosphere
conducive to fair play and good sportsmanship.
2. CREDENTIALS USSF approved player
passes will be submitted with the final tournament roster either electronically
(as per instructions found online) OR
in person at registration held Friday evening, August
24, 2018 from 6:00 to 10:00PM at the Roxbury Recreation office at
Horseshoe Lake, on Eyland Ave. in Succasunna, or with prior approval on
Saturday morning, August 25, at Horseshoe Lake from
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. There will be no
changes submitted to the final roster prior to each game. Player passes will be
checked by the field marshal or other designated tournament official prior to
3. ENTRY FEE Entry fee must be paid in
full prior to acceptance using credit card.
If accepted credit card will be charged.
The entry fee is non-refundable
after notification of acceptance if the team withdraws for any reason. Credit
Card will not be charged if not accepted.
If our tournament is cancelled
for any reason before the start of the tournament, pursuant to NJ Youth
Soccer’s Hosting Agreement, we agree to refund a minimum of 70% of a team’s
entry fee. Reasons for cancellation
might include weather, field usage or management decision. Cancellation of the tournament will be at the
sole discretion of the Tournament Committee.
4. AGE AND ELIGIBILITY Competition is
open to accepted teams composed of eighteen or fewer players meeting the age
limit of the listed divisions. Each team must be registered for competition in
a league affiliated with the USSF or national equivalent. Teams from outside the Region 1 may need a
copy of Permission to Travel Form approved and signed by a USSF
representative. Proof of age for all
roster players is required in the form of a current player pass.
5. ROSTER Final and complete roster must
be submitted by registration. No changes will be permitted to this roster, only
players listed on this roster will be permitted to participate in this
tournament. No player will be permitted to play for two teams from the same or
different club during this tournament.
6. INCLEMENT WEATHER In the event of
inclement weather, all teams must report to their fields at their assigned
times. Only the Tournament Committee
will have the authority to change games as follows:
and/or reschedule any game.
duration of any game.
C. Cancel any game.
D. In the
event of Lightning during any game it will up to the discretion of the head
referee to stop the match. Game may be rescheduled or called a tie by the
authority and powers of the tournament executive committee. In the event the
game is a final match and can not be rescheduled, and the first half of the
match has not been completed, then co champions will be declared and first
place awards will be given to both teams.
E. Games concluded
because of weather or interference will be considered official after 30 minutes
played for 13U, 14U and 15U, 25 minutes for 12U and below.
7. FAILURE TO SHOW AND FORFEITS It is
hoped that NO games will be forfeited during this tournament as the expressed
purpose of this tournament is to encourage good sportsmanship and participation
in as much soccer as possible during this weekend. Under no circumstances shall two teams
mutually agree to not play. Such action
will be considered a forfeit by each team.
In the event that a team must forfeit, the following rules shall apply:
A. A team shall be allowed a ten-minute grace period after
the scheduled kick-off time before the game is awarded to their opponent. For division 13U – 15U a minimum of seven (7)
players constitute a team. 11U – 12U will
play with a maximum of 9 and a minimum of seven (7) players. 10u and 9U will play with a maximum of 7 and
a minimum of six (6) players.
B. In no case will a team that has forfeited a game be
declared FLIGHT WINNERS or runner-up.
The flight winner or runner up will be the team having played all
scheduled games and have the next best record.
C. A game forfeited will be declared a 3-0 score.
8. REGISTRATION FOR
EACH GAME All teams MUST report to
the Field Marshal at the field on which they are scheduled to play 30 minutes
prior to the scheduled starting time of the game. The Field Marshal will inspect all players’
identifications and apparel. At the same
time, each team shall designate a team captain(s). The referee will be responsible for the coin
toss at game time. The team that wins the toss decides which goal it will
attack, the other team will kick-off.
Field Marshal will hold the player passes for each game.
9. LAWS OF THE GAME
All games shall be played in accordance with the FIFA Laws except as
specifically modified by the Rules of Competition.
10. MODIFICATIONS TO
THE LAWS OF THE GAME
A. Length of the Game
1. All 9U – 12U games will consist of two 25
minute halves. All 13U – 15U games will
consist of two 30 minute halves. No overtime periods will be played.
2. Final games only, in the event of a tie, there
will be a 5 minute rest period followed by two 5 minute overtime periods.
Before the start of overtime the referee will conduct a coin toss. The team
that wins the toss decides which goal it will attack, the other team kicks off. Both 5 minute periods will be played in their
entirety. Teams will switch sides of the
field between overtime periods. If the game is still tied after both overtime
periods, play moves to penalty kicks.
3. Final games only, penalty kicks will be taken
in the event of a tie after two (2) five minute overtimes are completed.
Players eligible for penalty kicks will be those players on the field at the
expiration of the second 5 minute overtime period. It will be the coaches’
responsibility to see that the players remain on the field (players should not
go to the sideline or mingle with the substitutes who were not field players to
assure accurate participation in the penalty kicks. Five players from each team
will compete in the penalty kicks in alternating fashion as controlled by the
referee(s). Should a tie exist after the first ten players have taken their
kicks, the penalty kicks will commence again but in SUDDEN DEATH fashion with
each team getting an equal number of kicks.
size: The Field Marshal will supply all game balls at each field. 13U – 15U
will play with a #5 ball. 9U – 12U will play with a #4 ball.
C. Corner kicks: All divisions shall play a standard
(long) corner kick.
D. Substitutions: Substitutions without limit may be
made at the following times with the permission of the referee.
1. After a goal
has been scored.
2. At the beginning of the second
half or the first and second overtime periods according to rule 10(A) 2.
3. On a goal
kick by either team.
4. On a
throw-in by the team in possession only.
5. At the
referee's discretion, in case of injury, opposing team shall be permitted an
equal number of substitutions. THERE WILL BE NO SUBSTITUTIONS FOR A PLAYER WHO
IS RED CARDED AND REMOVED FROM THE FIELD OF PLAY.
6. Substitutes will enter the field of play at the halfway
line after receiving a signal from the referee and only after the players they
are replacing have left the field. Coaches should have their substitutions well
organized in advance at the halfway line and should make every effort to make
the substitutions promptly.
12. TOURNAMENT FORMAT
A. Each team will be awarded three
points for a win, one point for a tie and no points for a loss
B. The final two participants in the championship game will
be the two teams with the most total points in their
group. In the event of a tie within the group, the following priority shall be
used to name a group winner:
1.Head to head (In the event of a three-way tie, this
criterion will not be considered).
3.Most bonus points. The winning team will be awarded bonus
points for a goal differential to a maximum of three per game (i.e. a team
winning 3-0, 5-0 or 6-0 would receive three bonus points).
kick shootout will be taken after the last game played in the division.
13. FIELD AND GAME EQUIPMENT The Tournament Committee
will be responsible for field markings, goals and nets, corner flags, game
balls and officials. Each team coach should come prepared with a team first aid
box, medical release forms, and is responsible for any medical care to any
player in need of medical attention. As coach of your team you MUST certify
that all coaches and players on your team have their own medical insurance
either in their names or through their parents or legal guardians.
The Tournament Committee, Roxbury
Soccer Club, Inc., Roxbury Township and the Roxbury Board of Education are
waived, released, absolved and held harmless from any and all claims, contracts,
liabilities and obligations incurred in the transportation or the providing of
any medical treatment to any of the players, coaches and/or spectators on each
team. It is the responsibility of the coach to authorize any medical treatment
or transportation for medical treatment.
14. PLAYER EQUIPMENT
A. All team players must wear acceptable and identical
uniforms consisting of shirt, jersey, T-shirt, shorts, socks, shin guards, and
suitable footwear. All uniforms shall be appropriately numbered and such number
shall coincide with the game roster. Keepers (goalies) must wear a uniform
distinctly different from the other players on both teams. The Field Marshal or
referee will direct removal of any apparel that in his opinion may be dangerous
B. In the event of a uniform color clash, the designated
home team will change colors.
C. All players must wear shin guards, and socks must be
completely pulled up over shin guards.
D. No player is to wear sweats, cut-offs, or any other type
of shorts hanging down from underneath the uniform shorts.
E. No player, including the keeper, will wear helmets, caps,
F. No jewelry or hard hair ornaments may be worn.
G. A player wearing a hard cast will NOT be allowed to
participate in tournament play. Properly padded soft casts are allowed only
with the approval of the Head Tournament Referee, whose decision will be
15. GAME REPORTS Referees
will be responsible for reporting to the Field Marshal the score of the game,
as well as names of individuals receiving yellow or red cards. Report sheets
are to be signed by the coach from each team after the game is completed along
with the referee’s signing the report.
A. Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to conduct
themselves within the spirit of the law as well as the letter of the law.
Displays of offensive language, temper, or dissent are cause for ejection from
the game and field of play. Coaches shall be held responsible for the conduct of
all persons on their team and those supporting their team. The referee has the
right to require a coach to send any unruly spectator away from the field.
Should that spectator refuse to leave the immediate field of play, the referee
may abandon the game. Should the coach be “sent off” (red carded), his/her team
may only continue play if said team has a “carded” assistant coach. Should this
not be the case, the team may not continue play and a loss will be recorded 0-3
for that team and a victory for their opponent.
B. Players, coaches and team officials ejected (red carded)
from a game by the referee shall be automatically suspended for the following
game. Further disciplinary action may be taken depending upon the severity of
the infraction. An exception to this is a red card
for intentionally handling the ball to prevent a goal. The penalty will result
in removal from the current game but not for a subsequent game. A player
ejected from a game for fighting will be suspended from play for the remainder
of the tournament. All yellow and red cards will be reported to the
state association and the home club/league except that all matters involving a
referee assault shall, in accordance with USSF Rule 1108, be referred
immediately to the state association.
C. A player or coach serving a 1-game suspension shall be
restricted to the designated spectator area(s) and prohibited from any
communication or contact, direct or indirect, with the referee, team, coaches
and/or bench personnel from the start of the contest to its completion,
including overtime periods.
D. Referee only may suspend play or abandon the game. If the
referee abandons a game on account of misconduct by players, coaches, or
spectators from one team, a victory will be awarded to the opposing team with
the score being 3-0 regardless of the actual score at the time of abandonment.
If the referee abandons the game due to dissent or misconduct from BOTH teams,
a 0-3 loss will be recorded for each team.
E. Player/Coach passes that have been held as a result of a
red card ejection may be retrieved at the officials' tent at HorseshoeLake,
just prior to the game in which that individual is eligible to participate.
17. PROTESTS There will be NO protests.
18. TOURNAMENT EXECUTIVECOMMITTEE
The Tournament Committee shall consist of the Tournament Directors and the Head
19. GENERAL The Tournament Committee will not be
responsible for any expenses incurred by any team if the tournament is canceled in whole or in part for any
reason. Furthermore, the Tournament Committee’s interpretation of the foregoing
rules and regulations shall be final and the Tournament Committee reserves the
right to rule on all matters pertaining to the tournament. The Tournament
Committee assumes no responsibility and/or liability for the merchandise and/or
services provided or sold by vendors or any other person. Finally, all players,
coaches and team officials must be insured by their own club while
participating in this tournament.
20. GOLF CART POLICY: You must have a valid New Jersey
Drivers License to operate a Golf cart at Tournaments.