US Utah Comp Soccer, LLC: Tournament Rules

US #95
Sunday, February 5
US Utah Comp Soccer, LLC Tournament Rules and Regulations

US Utah Comp, LLC Soccer hostsoutdoor Class 1 Soccer Tournaments. They are open to all US Club,USYS, USSSA and FIFA affiliated teams. This includes all male and femaleathletes (U8-U19) S1, S2, S3, S4, and RT teams.

S1- A team which competes in the highestlevel of play in a state or region. S2- A team which competes as less than thehighest level of play in a state or region. S3- A team which competes in alocal area or state. S4- A team created solely for tournamentplay. RT- A team that is formed in a random nature

RULES OF PLAY
FIFA laws of the game shall apply asmodified and described herein:

ELIGIBLE PLAYERS
Only players appearing on the official certified team roster will beeligible to play. Players may play on multiple teams. Players may play in multiplebrackets within an age if they are on a lower division team for their out-door league and playing in a higher bracket for the tournament as their secondary team. Players will not be permitted to play up more than two years exceptfor the High School bracket, which can contain a combination of upper age groups but no older than U19.

CREDENTIALS
Teams should fill out a Got Soccer tournament roster with all participants pictures added to the roster to be used at check-in. State association rosters may be used for age verification. When using a Got Soccer roster you must bring proof of the participant's age. If you are using your current state association roster this will be considered proof of a players' age as it is understhood that these players' ages have been verified. You must bring proof of age for any added or guest players. Certified Rosters for use at games will be provided at the check-in.
  
 
Thefollowing items are required for players/coaches tournament validation andmust be presented at the team check-in:

A-Guest ornon USYSA, US Club or USSSA players added to the roster should be added to yourGot Soccer roster or State association roster.
B-USUtah Comp Soccer, LLC medical release form (Amateur AthleticWaiver and Medical Release) signed by the legal guardians of allparticipants. This digital form must be filled out and signedonline and can be found on our web site www.usucs.com .click "online waiver". Note: USUtah Comp Soccer, LLC provides its own waiver form andcannot accept any other waiver or medical release unless otherwise stated onthe individual information page of each tournament listed.
C-Proofof participant's age Certified unaltered State roster, birth certificates, andpassports and or drivers licenses will be accepted as proof of a player's age.If you add players to your State roster, bring proof of age for those added players. 

TEAM ROSTER SIZE 
U8-U10(8v8) Maximum of 14 with a minimumof 8 players on a roster
U11-U12 (9v9) Maximum of 16 players with a minimum of 9 players
U13-U15 (11v11) Maximum of 18 with a minimum of11 players on a roster
U16-U19 Age Groups (11v11) Maximum of 22 witha minimum of 11 players on a roster.
 
 

Exceptions: U8-U11 rostersize is based on 8v8 or 9v9 play, teams playing in an 11v11 bracket for theseage groups can carry a roster of 18 with a minimum of 11.


GUEST PLAYERS
U8-U18 Teams will be allowed unlimited guestplayers. Player actions forms ARE needed for all players that are not onyour current outdoor roster. The form must be filled out and signed bythe player’s primary coach. If a player is not registered with anyorganization or team they must register with USSSA to be eligible toparticipate. The fee for this is $15. To register you must mail the name of the team along with the players name, birthday, and guardian's name,address, phone number and email address, we will then send this to USSSA alongwith payment. Please mail this information along with a check  to 12432 S Meadow Spring Ln. Riverton, Utah84065, make checks out to: US Utah Comp Soccer, LLC.

U9-U12 Policies of Play
1-Headers: The Ice Breaker will follow USSF guidelines and policies on headers for the younger age groups. Headers will not be permitted for teams U12 and below.
2-Build-up line: The Ice Breaker will not use the build-up line for any age group during this tournament.
3-Goalies of all age groups may punt or drop kick the ball.
 

SUBSTITUTIONS
Unlimited substitutions will be permitted at theconsent of the referee and all substitutions will be required to enter the field of  play atthe midfield under the following conditions:
1-Either team may substitute if the team in possession is substituting prior tothe throw-in 
2- Prior to a goal kick by either team
3- After a goal is scoredby either team
4- At half time
5- For an injured player (only after the playhas been stopped)
6- After a caution, the player receiving the yellow card maybe substituted at that time.

INJURY TIME
Except for extreme extenuating circumstancesreferees will be instructed not to add injury time. If injury time is added itwill be at the sole discretion of the referee(s). The referee's decisionscannot be protested.

EJECTIONS
Any  team official ejected from amatch or suspended by a proper authority is prohibited from being within sightor hearing distance of the field of play during his or her suspension. A youth player ejected from a match must remain off the field of play. Coaches are responsible for an ejected player's behavior. Referees are not required to show yellow or red cards when giving a warning to coaches or other team representatives and may eject a coach, assistant coach, other team official or spectator without ever showing a red card.

Thefollowing policies will apply for US Utah Comp Soccer,LLC Sanctioned Tournaments. 

1-Any player/participant or team official given twoyellow cards (Referees are not required to show yellow or red cards when giving a warning or ejecting coaches, assistant coaches, other team representative or spectators) in a single game will be considered to have received a red card.
1-One (1) point will be deducted for each player or team official ejected.Ejected spectators who refuse to leave will cause their team to lose in aforfeit.
2-A player who is ejected (sent off) will not be replaced and will besuspended from the teams next scheduled match. Coaches ejected must be replacedby a qualified coach or assistant coach.
3-A player or team official ejectedfor any type of violent conduct will be suspended from participation in theteam's next two scheduled matches. 
4-Anyplayer or team official who assaults an official will be expelled from thetournament. 5-Referees will be instructed to not tolerate any type offighting whatsoever. This includes but is not limited to spitting, striking orattempting to strike another person. Players or team official ejected forfighting will not be permitted to participate in any further tournamentmatches.
6-In the event of a fight any player, team official or spectatorentering the field of play will be ejected from the tournament. If individualsare unable to be identified, the entire team may be removed from the tournamentwithout refund or compensation of any type.
7-Ejections and expulsions will/maybe reviewed by the tournament director or acting body who may make thefinal decision based on the policies as listed.

SUSPENDED GAMES
If a referee has deemed it necessary tosuspend a game for any reason, the game may be resumed but is subject to endno later than five minutes prior to the next scheduled game. Points willbe awarded based on the time played and may not be protested if the game wasnot played to the full allotted time.

COACHES
All coaches accept full responsibility forthe conduct of their players and spectators at all times. 1-Coaches must remain10 yards of either side of the center half mark.
2-Coaches,players and spectators must not use profanity, derogatory remarks or gesturestoward any other referee, player, coach or spectator.
3-Home team/coachesshall be to the right of the center half mark and guest team/coaches shallbe to the left of the center mark. Spectators of the home team shallbe on the opposite side of the field left of the center mark and guest team'sspectators shall be on the opposite side of the field right of the center mark.
4-Home team chooses which side of the field they prefer
5-Home team providesthe game ball and will be subject to the referee's approval
6-Teams must comeequipped with both a "home" and "away" jersey. The hometeam is required to change if there is a conflict in colors. Visitingteams are permitted to request home team to change if they feel colors aresimilar (example: orange/red, dark blue/black). Home teams are obligated toswitch to their alternate jersey. Referees will be instructed that any hometeam unable or unwilling to change will lose in a forfeit or at the refereesdiscretion the referee may permit the home team to wear pinnies if alternatejerseys are not available.
7-Coaches are responsible for any litter or garbageon or off the fields. They must ensure that players and spectators have clearedtheir trash and have put it in the appropriate garbage container.

PLAYER EQUIPMENT
Players are required to wear proper soccerand safety equipment. This includes a numbered jersey, shorts, propercleats, shin guards, and socks. Players should come with appropriate underclothing to wear in cases of cold or inclement weather. Clothing with zippers,buttons, snaps, loose strings and hoods, are not permitted. Metal hair clips,earrings, bracelets, or any type of jewelry in any part of the body is not safeor acceptable during a match. It will be at the referee's discretion todetermine the safety and suitability of the player's equipment including thewearing of casts and hard braces which must be wrapped.

TOURNAMENTCOMPETITION     

GAMES (Each team will be guaranteed a minimumof three games)
U9-U10 8v8  50 min. games
U11-U12 9v9  50 min. games
U13-U14 11v11  50-60 min. games  
U15-U18 11v11  50-60 min. games  
Noovertime in preliminary qualifying games Each team will be guaranteed a minimumof three games. Games will be played in two days (generally Saturday andMonday unless otherwise specified). Teams can expect two qualifying games onSaturday and one qualifying game on Monday with no Sunday play unlessotherwise noted by the tournament. Brackets may or may not have asemi-final game. Generally all final games will be played on Monday.

SCORING, STANDINGS, AND DETERMINING WINNERS
Games will be based on the following pointsystem:
- 6 points for each win
- 2 points for each tie
- 0 points for eachloss
- 1 point will be awarded for each goal scored with a maximum of 3 per game
- 1 point for each shutout
- 3 point for a 0-0 tie (2 for the tie and 1for the shutout)

TIE BREAKERS
Tie breakers to determine which team moves onat the end of bracket play will be based on the following:
1-The winner in head to head competition
2-Fewest goals against (maximum 3 per game) 
3-Most goals for (maximum 3 per game)
4-Most total wins
5-Most shut-outs
6-If a tie still exists: FIFA Penalty Kicks From the Mark will be taken 15minutes prior to the scheduled start of the semi-final game or some other agreed upon time.
7-In the event that there is a three-way tie after steps 1-5 have been taken,the teams will participate in a three-way coin toss. The two teams that tie inthe coin toss will participate in Kicks from the Mark first. The winnerwill then move on to participate in Kicks from the Mark with the 3rd team. Thewinner will advance into the semi-finals. The coin toss and FIFA Penalty Kickswill be determined at the fields.
8-Criteria 2-7 will be used to determine ties with a wild card team

Tie breaking in semi-final and championshipgames: At the end of regulation play the teamswill go into two 5 minute overtime halves.  If no goal has been scoredafter the two 5 minute halves, the winner will be determined by FIFA PenaltyKicks from the Mark. Only the 11 (8 or 9 for U9-12) players on the field at the endof the overtime period will be permitted to participate in the PenaltyKicks. 

FORFEITS AND BYES
1- Teams who fail to check-in at theMandatory Registration (check-in) will forfeit
2- Team which cause a game to be terminatedwill forfeit
3- Teams who fail to report to the fieldready to play within five minutes of the scheduled kick-off time will forfeit at the referees discretion.
4-Home teams unable or unwilling to supply analternate jersey will forfeit at the referees discretion
5-If a team fails to presenta game roster by half time will forfeit.

Teams with a forfeit will be scored as a 1-0loss
Team with a BYE will be scored as a 1-0win

INCLEMENT WEATHER?US Utah Comp Soccer,LLC and Tournament Hosts will make every effort to ensure that teams areable to participate and play in all scheduled games. Games generally will notbe cancelled and coaches, players and spectators should come prepared with warmclothing and or any other items they may need to maintain comfort and safety.If the safety to the players along with the safety or damage to the fieldsis compromised US Utah Comp Soccer, LLC and Tournament Hosts reservethe right to modify all tournaments rules in order to safely and fairly end thetournament.

Contingency Plan: (Note: Coaches and team managers shouldensure that they have provided the tournament with current contact informationpreferably cell phone numbers capable of receiving text messages.Should contingency plans need be taken. Coaches should be prepared to attend atournament/coaches meeting)

1-Shorten scheduled games
2-If conditions permit games may berescheduled for another day or time
3-If the fields are unplayable it may benecessary to decide some or all games with FIFA Penalty Kicks from theMark.

While every effort will be made to complete the tournament, the tournamentcannot offer refunds for any reason should the tournament be cancelled.

GUEST TEAMS US Utah Comp Soccer, LLC and TournamentHosts may accept or invite "Guest Teams" in order to fill a bracketor division. Guest teams will not be permitted to advance out of their bracket.Guest team's outcome will be predetermined at a 1-0 loss thereby awarding theopposing team eight points. US Utah Youth Soccer and Tournament Hosts alsoreserve the right to combine age groups within one year and or gender for the lower age groups (U12 and under) to secure bracketsand divisions.

DISPUTES
Referees have jurisdiction of the gameand conduct therein for which they are assigned; therefore tournament officialswill not overrule a referee's decision.

Any dispute off the field of play willbe settled by the Tournament Director or designated representative, alldecisions will be final.

PROTESTS
Protests will not be permitted in thistournament. US Utah Comp Soccer, LLC and Tournaments host's directorsreserves the right to review any issues pertaining to the said tournamentbut does not guarantee any type of decision or outcome.

Thank You for Participating in US Utah Comp Soccer,LLC Tournaments!
Please address any questions or comments to:
icebreakersoccer@gmail.com  
12432 S. Meadow Spring Ln.
Riverton, Utah 84065

 

 



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