Coach Information


Coach Information on Tournament Procedure


Pre-Tournament:  Check the Tournament Score Sheet to determine if your RC has submitted signed rosters to the Tournament Director.  Failure to receive the signed rosters at least 48 hours in advance of the Tournament start may disqualify your team from the Tournament. 


Tournament Check In:  Coaches must bring 5 completed game cards for check-in.  Game cards must match the approved tournament roster from the RC.  Coach must have the player's AYSO form with medical release, or the player cannot be checked in.  Check in 30 minutes in advance of your first game, at the Tournament Table.


Team Check In:  Teams must assemble for the Field Marshal at least 20 minutes prior to their first game. Bring your entire team, to perform a roster and safety check.


Late Check-In:  If a player comes late, the Coach or a designated parent must bring the player and subsequent game cards to the Field Marshal to get the additional player checked in.  Such a player may not join a game already in progress.


Warm Up:  Each team must assemble 15 minutes prior to their game in an area near the game field and warm up for the game, and may enter the field as soon as the prior game ends.  Be sure everyone is on the the field to start their game right at the game start time.  Clear off the field and away from the touch lines as soon as your game is over to make way for the next game.  This includes congratulations and cheers.


Substitutions and Participation:  Every player must play at least 50% of the game.  If your region has a 3/4 rule, you should abide by that rule.  Substitution at mid-point of the half, for 30 seconds.  Substitutes must be ready at the midpoint of the touchline 5 minutes before substitution break.

Games:  Pool play games may end in a tie, championship round games must play to completion of a winner.  Two 5 minute overtimes followed by PK elimination.  One team from each pool advances to the championship round.


Team Rankings from Pool Play

Points are awarded according to the following schedule:

  • 6 points for a win
  • 3 points for a tie
  • 1 point for each goal (3 maximum per game)
  • 1 point for a shutout (0-0 score is not a shutout)
  • -1 point for each red card (player or coach sendoff)
  • a forfeit is scored as 1-0
If there are two teams tied in points and it is necessary to decide rank, the following rules will apply in the listed order until one team is ranked higher:
  1. If the teams competed and one won, that team ranks higher
  2. else, the team with the fewest goals-against ranks higher
  3. else, the team with the most goals scored ranks higher
  4. else, fewest red cards
  5. else, a coin is tossed by the Tournament Director (or whatever other means the Tournament Director determines)
Championship Round on Sunday
The Championship Round is a single elimination ladder played on Sunday.  The winner of Pool1 plays the winner of Pool2, Pool3 vs Pool4 in semi-final matches.  The winner of each semifinal will play for the 1st place, the losers will play for 3rd place.  Tie games will go into overtime of two 5-minute halves.  If still tied, then PKs until tie is broken.

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