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.
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 the game card to the Field Marshal. The Field Marshal will match the roster to the players, inspect the players and return the Game Card to the coach for presentation to the game referee. All players must be assembled at least 20 minutes prior to their game for checkin by the Field Marshal.
The Tournament is two days with sixteen teams from Area 2A participating. These teams are ranked using the points system from the Team Rankings Calculation, to the lower right on this page. Each Region nominates a team to the Area Tournament, and the balance of the teams are selected using the points. The teams selected and their position in the tournament will be posted online once the regular season games are completed.
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 to give the widest variety of team match-ups inter-regionally, and to balance the strength of the competition 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.
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 60 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.
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.
Full Details of Area Rules are Here !
Detailed Coach and Referee Information
Read the General Information to the left, first.
Referee Field Assignments
Throughout the day, the game results will be posted online at Area 2A Tournament Score Sheet. Self assign to game slots at this page. Click "Referee Booking" tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet, and write your name into the beige or yellow referee slots.
Referee Check-In & Game Cards
Referees check in at least 15 minutes prior to their first game assignment by phoning. For each game, the coach will supply a game card initialed by the Field Marshal, confirming the team has already been safety checked and the roster confirmed. At the end of each game, the referee calls the phone number, +1(650) 735-1493 and report the game results. Leave a message, stating your name, field, game time, the two teams competing, the score, and any cautions or send-offs. Any game remarks requiring tournament official follow-up should also be noted.
Coach and Team Check-In
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 will disqualify your team from the Tournament.
Teams must assemble for the Field Marshal at least 20 minutes prior to their first game. Coaches must bring their game cards for 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.
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.
Team Rankings from Pool Play
Points are awarded according to the following schedule:
Championship Round on Sunday
The Championship Round is a single elimination ladder played on Sunday. The winner of each pool will play a semi-final against the winner of one other pool. 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.