OverviewWe wish for our players and parents to have lots of fun at the Tournament. It is a time for competitiveness, but amongst our AYSO friends. We have a great reputation for fun competition. It is a legacy we want to build on and promote. The Tournament Director will manage the day's activities, keep track of points earned during the day, and resolve any issues. The Tournament Directors decision is final on all matters.
Game and Field Assignments
The game times and field assignments are viewable in the Score Sheet. It will be updated throughout the day. There may be delays in posting results as we await reports from referees or resolve issues.
Check-InCheck-in by each team is done by the Field Marshal at the check-in station, including the safety check. The Field Marshal shall be wearing an easily identifiable pinnie. For check-in, the coach must present 4 game cards to the Field Marshal at least half an hour before the first game. All players must be assembled at least 20 minutes prior to their game for check-in by the Field Marshal.
The Tournament is two days with sixteen teams from Area 2A participating. Reference the Area 2A web site for the rankings.
The Tournament will consist of pool play on Saturday leading to a championship round on Sunday. The teams will be divided into four pools and the teams distributed according to the season rankings. The top finisher in each pool will advance to the Championship Round, semi-final. The top finishers of the semi-finals will compete for 1st place, and the 2nd finishers from the semi-finals will compete for 3rd place. All four championship teams will receive Tournament Medals.
Saturday Pool Play Game Format
The first game starts at 8 am. Each game is two 25 minute halves with a 5 minute break between halves and fits into a slot of 75 minutes. Each game must start promptly on time and end on time, and the team needs to clear off the field quickly to make way for the next game. Each team will play 3 games, leading up to the final championship round.
Substitutions may be made half way through each period, for 30 seconds. Players not being substituted stay on the field to resume play promptly. Keeper substitutions may take slightly longer, but please do it as quickly as possible. Coaches need to have their substitutions ready to go and not dally.
A game may not go over its allotted time period. The games are coordinated between many different fields, and must be kept to the same schedule. Lost time due to slow restarts, injuries, slow substitutions, are simply, lost time. The clock does not stop. Referees will stop the game and clear the field at the end of the slot, regardless.
Policies of AYSO apply to the games, including the requirement that every player must play at least one half of each game. Some regions require their teams to observe the 3/4 rule of play. Such teams should comply with their region's stipulation.
One team from each division, including the G14 division advances to the Section Tournament. Sometimes, 2 advance, depending on Section lottery.
Full Details of Area Rules are Here !