Rules

 

 

RULES OF THE GAME

TOURNAMENT DATES: August 20-21, 2016

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: August 4, 2016

TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS: A Tournament Headquarters tent will be located at both Burroughs Park and Lindsay/Lyons Park.

TOURNAMENT WEBSITE: www.challengesoccer.com

TEAMS
The 23rd Annual Texas Warm-up Cup is a US Club Soccer sanctioned event. Sanctioning is for play during the tournament weekend only.

  1. Each 9v9 team must have a minimum of 7 eligible players to start and each 11v11 team must have a minimum of 8 eligible players to start.
  2. Both teams must sit on the same sideline opposite parents and spectators.
  3. Home team must wear their dark jerseys to avoid color conflicts.
  4. Visitor team must wear their white/light opposing color of Home Team to avoid color conflicts.
  5. The game ball will be provided by the Tournament.
  6. Only rostered players, coaches and team managers are allowed on the sideline bench area.

PLAYERS
1. Must wear shin guards and completely covered by socks.
2. East team must wear matching uniforms with clearly visible permanent numbers on the back of the jersey.
3. The goalkeeper jersey will be distinct from both teams and the referee.
4. No metal-rimmed glasses or jewelry of any kind is allowed
5. No hard casts allowed – No exceptions!

GAME CARDS
The Tournament Director will provide pre-printed game cards to the Referee Assignor. Coaches from both teams will be asked to verify and sign the cards at the end of each game. The Referee Assignor will be responsible for returning cards to the Tournament Director.

GAME DURATION
U10-U14     2 x 30 minute halves (5 minute half time)
U15-U18     2 x 35 minute halves (5 minute half time)

BALL SIZE
U10-U12     Size 4
U13-U18     Size 5

ROSTER SIZE
U10             7v7 Teams         14 Players
U11-U13     9v9 Teams         16 Players
U13-U15     11v11 Teams     18 Players
U16-U18     11v11 Teams     22 Players

Unlimited guest players are permitted with the appropriate paperwork.

GAME FORMAT
Games will be played in a friendly format; no advancement.

U11 RULES OF PLAY
Click HERE for specific rules regarding U11 9v9 games

SUBSTITUTIONS
The number of substitutions is unlimited with permission of the referee at the following stoppages of play:

  1. Prior to a throw-in in either teams favor
  2. Prior to a goal kick by either team
  3. After a goal by either team
  4. Injury (any number of players from both teams may be substituted whenever an injury has occurred).
  5. At halftime

INCLEMENT WEATHER
In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament Director will determine if games are to be suspended. If games are suspended teams and spectators should go to the parking lot and stay in their cars. Do not leave the complex until a final decision is made. The Tournament Director reserves the right to adjust the game length and schedules due to weather or field conditions.

PROTESTS
There will be no protests. All officiating decisions are final.

MISCONDUCT
“ZERO TOLERANCE” POLICY FOR SIDELINE MISCONDUCT WILL BE ENFORECED. THIS INCLUDES INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE, RACIAL SLURS, OR VERBAL ABUSE TOWARD REFEREES, PLAYERS & GAME OFFICIALS BOTH ON AND OFF THE PLAYING FIELD. Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their team and supporters.

YELLOW CARDS
A player or coach receiving two yellow cards during a match is suspended from that match and shall be suspended from the next match.

RED CARDS/EJECTIONS
A player or coach receiving a red card/ejection is suspended from the match and shall be suspended from the next match. Players or coaches receiving a red card/ejections must leave the match immediately and report to the Tournament Headquarters tent. Player may sit on the bench during their suspension however they shall not be in uniform. Coaches must not return to the tournament site during the match for which they are serving the one game suspension.

FIELDS
The tournament will use two complexes for the event – Burroughs Park and Lindsay/Lyons Park.

REFUNDS
Once play has begun, absolutely no refunds will be given. A refund, less administrative expenses will be issued in the event the tournament is cancelled before the start of the first games.