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Tournament Rules

Tournament Sanctioning

The CR United Soccer Club is in good standing with the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).  All CR United SC tournaments are fully sanctioned through the MYSA.

 

Tournament Brackets

  • Our desire is to fill all brackets as shown below.  However, CR United SC reserves the right to combine age groups or playing levels as appropriate.  All brackets will contain a minimum of four, and a maximum of sixteen teams.
  • In brackets of eight teams, the brackets will be created with four teams each. The winner of each bracket will play in the championship game.
  • In brackets of 12 or 16 teams, the bracket winners will advance to the championship rounds, seeded accordingly by top tournament points. 
  • In brackets with odd numbers such as 5, 7, and 9 teams, championship teams will be seeded by top points. 
  • In brackets with 6 teams, the brackets will be created with three teams each with cross-over matches.  The winner of each bracket will play in the championship game.
  • Teams that play the extra match, due to an odd number of teams in a bracket, will have their scores averaged.
  • No third-place games will be played for brackets with six or fewer teams.
  • Each team will play a minimum of three games.
  • Championship games will be 35 minutes halves for all 11 v 11 matches.  
  • Teams may apply to play in older age groups or higher playing levels than their USSF Sanctioning by indicating this desire on the application form.
  • Teams may play down to a lower age level in the same classification provided that all players are age eligible.  
  • All player passes will be presented before each game.
  • Any player may play for only ONE team in any given MYSA Sanctioned tournament.
  • U9 and U10 brackets will be non-competitive, as in MYSA league play.  Scores will be posted on the website, however.
  • Teams may not change affiliation once they have registered and been accepted for the tournament.

Anticipated Brackets:

Age Group

Type

Players Per Side

Game Duration

U9

Maroon
Gold

7 v 7

2 x 25 min

U10

Maroon
Gold

7 v 7

2 x 25 min

U11

Classic 1

Classic 2
Classic 3

9 v 9

2 x 30 min

U12

Classic 1
Classic 2

Classic 3

9 v 9

2 x 30 min

U13

Classic 1
Classic 2

Classic 3

11 v 11

2 x 35 min

U14

Premier

Classic 1
Classic 2

Classic 3

11 v 11

2 x 35 min

U15

Premier

Classic 1
Classic 2

Classic 3

11 v 11

2 x 35 min

U16

Premier

Classic 1
Classic 2

Classic 3

11 v 11

2 x 35 min

U17

Premier

Classic 1
Classic 2

Classic 3

11 v 11

2 x 35 min

U18

 

Premier

Classic 1
Classic 2

Classic 3

11 v 11

2 x 35 min

 

 






























































Results

  • All scores must be reported on the form provided by referee coordinator, and turned in to tournament headquarters.
  • Game results, including notification of teams advancing to playoff rounds, will be posted at the Tournament Headquarters and club website, www.crunitedsc.com, and will be updated daily throughout the tournament.


Tournament Headquarters/Directors

  • Tournament Headquarters are located at the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex.
  • The Tournament Director is: Jessica Moore
  • Each playing site will have a Site Coordinator with phone access to the Tournament Director, should questions arise.


Check-In Requirements

 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

 **Player & coach passes (picture IDs) or player roster with photos and medical release forms must be present and available at all games.

  • MYSA teams: 
    • (1) Player Roster with photos 
    • Guest Player form (only if applicable)
  • Non-MYSA teams: 
    • (1) Player Roster
    • Copy of Player & Coach Pass/ID cards 
    • Guest Player form (only if applicable)

Only electronic check-in accepted for these tournaments.  Electronic check-in opens 1 week prior to the tournament start date and closes at noon the day prior to the start date of the tournament.  

 THERE IS NO IN-PERSON CHECK IN.


Out of State Teams
- Travel permission from their own state association is due 15 days prior to start of tournament.  They must be uploaded to your team manager’s account. 

Non-US Youth Soccer Teams must provide proof of insurance at check in.

 

Game Fields

  • Games will be played on quality soccer fields either at the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex or an offsite field if necessary.
  • Teams will be notified of any offsite locations.  All venues are within 10 minutes travel time of each other. 
  • All directions are available at www.crunitedsc.com and at tournament check in.
  • All areas being used are smoke -free, alcohol free, and drug free zones. Smoking or use of alcohol/drugs is strictly prohibited at any of the tournament sites.  
  • No animals are allowed at any tournament site. Service animals are allowed as per city regulations. 

 

Registration and Fees

  • Registration will be accepted in the order received, provided room exists in the bracket being registered for. 
  • Fees are non-refundable if games are cancelled for any reason.
  • Fees
    • May/June tournaments
      • 9U-10U:    $325
      • 11U-12U:  $350
      • 13U-18U:  $400
    • Fall tournament
      • 9U-10U:    $300
      • 11U-15U:  $350
  • Tournament schedules, rules, and field maps along, with general information will be emailed one week prior to the start of the games.
     

Players and Roster

  • U15-U18 teams will be allowed to submit a pool of 22, however only 18 players will be allowed to suit up for each game.
  • U13-U14 teams will be allowed to roster a maximum of 20 players.
  • U11-U12 team will be allowed to roster a maximum of 16 players.
  • U9-U10 team will be allowed to roster a maximum of 14 roster players.
  • A player will only be allowed to play on one team.
  • Guest Players
    • A maximum of five guest players are permitted per team.
    • Guest players must be a registered USSF registered player with their state association who is age eligible.
    • A premier player may not be a guest player except in the U17 to U18 age groups.
    • Each guest player will need a signed MYSA guest player form.
       

Awards

  • Awards will be given to 1st place.
  • Please head to the tournament headquarters after your last game to receive your awards.
  • Participation gifts will be given to all U9/U10 players.   
  • All awards will be presented immediately following each team’s last game.
     

Severe Weather & Field Conditions Policy

  • Tournament officials reserve the right to shorten and/or cancel games as deemed necessary while following MYSA weather policies.  Lightning in the area or weather that could cause risk to participants may result in play being suspended.
  • If a game is suspended, the following procedures will be implemented:
  • Players and Spectators should move to vehicles or shelter upon a weather stoppage, but should not leave the area until games are declared complete, as indicated below.
  • If the Weather delay is shorter than 20 minutes, games will resume from the point of stoppage.
  • If the weather delay is longer than 30 minutes:
  • All games in progress will be declared complete, with the score at the stoppage as the final score.
  • Any games that were scheduled to begin during the weather delay will be delayed.  New game times will be communicated as soon as possible.


Health & Safety

  • Players with plaster casts must be in compliance with MYSA safety guidelines. 
  • In the case of an emergency, the tournament will have emergency resources available.  
  • Tournaments will follow heat index guidelines.
  • It is each team’s responsibility to provide water, ice, and first aid.
  • Each team must provide medical release forms for each player upon check- in.
     

Medical Attention

  • Every player participates at his or her own risk.
  • Each team is responsible for their medical supplies and for the treating of injuries.
  • Paramedics will be called to assist coaches and parents with injury assessment.  They are not the primary care givers of first aid.
  • The field marshals will be in communication with the paramedics.  However, each team should act immediately in cases of emergencies.
  • Directions to hospitals and other clinics will be available.
  • This tournament, held by the CR United SC and sanctioned by the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, requires compliance with Minnesota Statue 121A.37 in accordance with the CR United SC and MYSA Concussion Policies.  All participating coaches and referees are required to take concussion training.  The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a free, online course entitled Concussion Training for Coaches accessible by the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html


Spectators and Field Usage

  • Teams are required to pick up trash at the end of each game.
  • CR United SC will enforce a NO TOLERANCE policy:  Any player, coach, parent, or spectator who, in the opinion of the committee, demonstrates any inappropriate behavior will be immediately removed and banned from the premises. The Tournament Director/ Officials will resolve any incidents covered in the rules. 
  • If a coach is out of control, a referee may request the coach to leave before a game continues. If a coach is asked to leave a game, the referee will retain the member’s pass and will send it to the MYSA office along with the appropriate game report. The coach will serve an automatic mandatory two-game suspension.


Rules of Play

  • FIFA rules as modified by MYSA, and as further modified in this document.
  • Red Cards: Red cards will follow MYSA/USYSA Rules.
  • Referees
    • A three-person referee system will be used for U11 and above. A one- person referee system will be used for U9 and U10.
    • Only USSF certified and currently registered referees will be used for center referees; club lines may be used in some cases.
    • All referee decisions are final.  Interested referees should contact our Referee Assignor, Charles Speckman at [email protected].
  • NO PROTEST WILL BE ENTERTAINED.
  • Games
    • Each team will be scheduled to play a minimum of three games.
    • The Tournament Committee will not be held liable for any “no show” team.  Teams not showing for game will automatically lose the game and be deducted 3 points.  6 points will be awarded to the opposing team.
    • Teams listed first on the schedule are the home team, and are responsible to provide a game ball and resolve any jersey color conflicts.  Uniforms must be identical for all players. Sliders/under shorts must be the same color as the shorts and above the knee.
    • Both teams will occupy the same side of the field and the spectators of both teams will occupy the opposite side of the field. Tournament officials will determine which sides the teams will occupy as well as spectators.
    • Each game will be played under FIFA rules as modified by MYSA, and as further modified within this document.
    • Games may start as early as Friday at 5:00 pm, and as early as 8:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.  Games may be played after dark, as the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex has lights.
    • MYSA teams must reschedule any league games that are in conflict with the tournament schedule. 
    • If games are behind schedule, tournament officials may reduce each half by five minutes to keep the tournament on schedule.
  • Points and Tiebreakers
    • Games ending in ties will remain ties in preliminary rounds.
    • Playoff or championship games in a tie at the end of regulation play will proceed to two 5 minute overtime periods.  If the match is still tied at the end of the two 5 minute over-time periods, it will then be decided by kicks from the penalty mark following FIFA Laws of the Game. 
    • Listed below are the following tie-breakers in determining tournament points
      • Highest number of points
        • Win = 6 
        • Tie = 3
      • Goals scored (maximum of 3 per match)
      • Shutout = 1
      • 0-0 tie equals 4 points
      • Winner of head to head
      • Winner of most games
      • Goal spread (maximum 4 per game)
      • Most goals scored
      • Least goals allowed
      • Kicks from the mark per FIFA Laws of the Game.

Forfeits

  • Teams that forfeit a game may not advance to any award round.
  • A grace period of 20 minutes beyond the schedule kickoff time, or the completion of the preceding game will be allowed before a forfeit is declared.
  • Failure to complete a match, or teams leaving the field during play will result in forfeiture.
  • All forfeits will be reported to MYSA.
     

CANCELATIONS & REFUNDS

Once registration is received, no refunds will be made.  Fees are non-refundable if games are cancelled for any reason.  In the event the tournament is cancelled in full, the Tournament Committee and the CR United SC Board of Directors will have 90 days to make a determination on any refund.



Updated: 09/27/2018


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