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BARMAK/BRYSON MEMORIAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
September 2 & 3, 2017

 All tournament games will be played in accordance with the laws of the game as issued by F.I.F.A., unless otherwise amended by the following supplemental rules. These supplemental rules are intended to express the intent of the Tournament Committee and are designed as guides for all participants.

 

1. ELIGIBILITY

Only players possessing a U.S.S.F. Youth Player Registration Form or appropriate Player Pass (U11 and up) duly authorized by the player’s respective Association will be allowed to play. All players must have been born on or after January 1st of their age group classification. Teams must be properly registered and in good standing with State or National Soccer Association. No player will be allowed to be registered with more than one team or allowed to transfer from one team to another during the Tournament.

 

2. REGISTRATION

Each team must be fully registered prior to the start of their first match. Registration will be held the Friday evening prior to the Tournament at the time and place designated in the Team Acceptance Packet. At Registration, each team must present an Official, Certified Team Roster (from their State Association), Player and Coach Passes (U11 and up) (from their State Association), and a Medical Release Form (included within the Acceptance Packet), for each player participating at the time of registration.

 

3. ROSTERS

Each team will be limited to the players listed on the team’s official Certified Roster. Coaches will have an official certified roster and player passes available for inspection at each of their matches. In the event any player is added to the team after registration, then that team will automatically forfeit all games in which the player participated, by a score of 3-0.

 

4. NUMBER OF PLAYERS

Teams may be composed of no more than 18 (eighteen) players in the U13 and older age groups (11v11). Rosters of 16 (sixteen) players in the U9, U10, U11, & U12 Divisions (8v8). Academy rosters will be accepted for U9 and U10 age groups, however awards will be limited to 16 per team.  A game may not be started with fewer than 5 (five) players for age groups U9, U10, U11, & U12 and 7 (seven) players for all other age groups, on each team. Should a team not be able to field the appropriate number of players, or is reduced below the minimum number required after the commencement of the game, it shall forfeit the game by a score of 3-0.

In the event a team cannot field the required amount of players, a 5 (five) minute delay from scheduled starting time will be granted, before a forfeit shall be declared. Start of game delays shall not be granted for other considerations.

 

5. PLAYER’S UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT

All player equipment shall conform to F.I.F.A., specifications and is subject to the approval of the referee. All players must be properly uniformed and wear individually numbered jerseys. In the event of a color conflict with uniform, the home team (listed first on the schedule of each match) will be required to change to an alternative color. Shin guards are mandatory for all players and no jewelry is to be worn during matches.

 

6. SUBSTITUTIONS

Substitutions shall be at any stoppage of play, subject to referee’s consent and the following conditions and restrictions:

     1-There shall be no substitutions allowed for an ejected player.

     2- ALL SUBSTITUTIONS MUST BE MADE FROM MID-FIELD. IF A PLAYER IS NOT STANDING AT MID-FIELD
         WHEN A SUBSTITUTION IS CALLED, THAT PLAYER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME ON THE FIELD.

 

7. EJECTIONS

In the event a player is ejected (one red card or two yellow cards during the course of a match) from a game by the referee, that player will be suspended from the rest of the tournament.

 

8. BALL SIZE AND GAME DURATION

All games consist of 2 (two) 25 (twenty-five) minute halves with a five (5) minute halftime break. In order to keep the Tournament on schedule, the Site Coordinator has the authority to shorten the halves or the break period (or both) when considered necessary. U9, U10, U11 & U12 will use a size four (4) ball, all other age groups shall use a size five (5) ball.

 

9. POSITIONS OF SPECTATORS, PLAYERS AND COACHES

Both teams shall take up sideline position on the same side of the field, within 10 (ten) yards of the midfield line. All spectators shall occupy the opposite sideline and remain outside the spectator lines. No coaches or spectators should occupy the areas behind or adjacent to the Goals. THE USE OF TOBACCO IS PROHIBITED AT ALL TOURNAMENT SITES. NO PETS ALLOWED ON THE FIELDS OR NEAR PLAYERS OR SPECTATORS.

 

10. DIVISION STANDING AND TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

Each age group shall consist of at least four and no more than seven team divisions, unless otherwise directed by the tournament committee. To determine a divisions standing three points will be awarded for each victory, one point for a tie, and no points for a loss. After three games, the two teams with the most points in each division shall be declared the participants in the division championship game. Individual trophies shall be awarded for each of the players on the championship team. The u-9 and u-10 age groups will play 4 games, and will have individual participation awards distributed for all players.

In the event of ties in determining division standings the following tie breaking procedure will be applied in this order:
      a)
Head to head competition
      b)
Team with fewest goals allowed
      c)
Highest net goal differential (goals scored minus goals allowed) with a maximum of four per game net
      d)
Team with most shut-out victories 
      e)
Shoot out conforming to F.I.F.A. rules.

In the event of multiple teams tying for division standing, the above tie-breaking procedure will be applied; when one team is eliminated the tie-breaking procedure will move back to the top of the list to break any remaining ties. 

 

11. END OF GAME PROCEDURES

Each coach must verify and sign the official game report provided by the Field Marshall.

 

12. WEATHER

Regardless of weather conditions, coaches and their players must appear at their scheduled field of play, unless directed by the tournament committee.  Failure to appear shall result in a forfeiture of the match. In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament Committee has the authority to change the format of the tournament including, but not limited to:
      a)
Relocation or rescheduling of any game
      b)
Modify the duration of any game

Should any match in progress be terminated due to the weather (as determined by the referee or tournament official) after minimum of 25 (twenty five) minutes of play, the game shall be considered complete and final. The score at time of termination shall stand. Any game not completed to at least 25 (twenty five) minutes shall be considered a 0-0 tie.

The tournament committee will not be responsible for loss of any funds due to the cancellation of all, or any part, of this Tournament.

 

13. PROTESTS

The tournament committee reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the Tournament. The Committee’s judgment/decisions shall be final. There shall be no protests of committee decisions permitted. Referee decisions are final.

 

14. CONDUCT

The Kevin Barmak – Scott Bryson Memorial Soccer tournament is organized to promote healthy competition between players in the game of soccer. Coaches, Team Officials, Players, and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the spirit as well as the letter of law. Coaches are responsible for the behavior of all associated to their team. The tournament Committee reserves the right to disqualify any team from the Tournament for misconduct on the part of that team’s players, coaches, officials, or spectators.

Display of temper, derogatory comments, or any kind of dissent by word or action against the opposing team or the referees may be cause for ejection from the game and Tournament. Should a referee find it necessary to terminate a match due to inappropriate behavior, the Tournament Committee shall have the final say in the outcome (score end result) of the game. Consumption of Alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the Tournament Grounds.

 

15. FORFEITS

Any team forfeiting a game is not eligible for trophy consideration.

 

16. MISCELLANEOUS RULES

Teams and coaches must report to the Field Marshall at there assigned field 15 (fifteen) minutes prior to there starting time for each match. The Enfield Soccer Club, the Tournament Committee, and the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (C.J.S.A) or the Town of Enfield shall not beheld responsible for any expenses incurred by any club, team or individual should the Tournament be cancelled or rescheduled in the whole or in part. Any refund of tournament fees will be at the Tournament committee’s discretion.

Any questions which may arise, which are not covered within these rules shall be subject to a review by the Tournament Committee (or a portion thereof) and it’s decision shall be final and binding.

Full acceptance and agreement of all these rules shall be considered confirmed by all teams upon a team’s registering for the Tournament.