SWSFC Family Day Cup

Feb 16 to Feb 18, 2019

Rules of Competition

This is an INDOOR BOARDED tournament and will follow the ASA Rules of Indoor Soccer (except where modified for U9 and U11 games - see below)

The SWSFC Family Day Cup Tournament shall abide by ASA Governance Documents, including the By-Laws, Governance Policies and Rules & Regulations.

For FIFA Laws of the Game:

FIFA Laws of the Game

For ASA Rules of Indoor Soccer (ROIS):

Rules of Competition

Players and team officials are expected to obey the Laws of the Game and respect all game Officials, tournament organizers and volunteers.

Home Team will be required to change jerseys should both teams wear like colours. It is the responsibility of the home team to carry alternate jerseys or numbered pinnies.

Teams are responsible for the behaviour of their players, team officials and their spectators. Zero tolerance for any unsportsmanlike behaviour from players, parents, team officials and their spectators.

Any situation occurring in tournament play, that is not covered by these Rules & Regulations, shall be assessed by The Family Day Cup organizers on an individual basis using the EMSA Rules and Regulations, ASA Rules and Regulations and CSA Rules and Regulations as a guide. Any decision or ruling made will be considered official.

U9 Rule Modifications

Are the same as the ROIS except the following:

  • All restarts are indirect
  • Size 4 ball
  • 7 players (5 minimum to start)
  • Goal kicks can be taken from anywhere in the penalty area
  • No cards (blue/yellow/red) are to be given to any player but a player can be returned to their bench for boarding or playing too aggressively and take no further part in the match.
  • There are no penalty kicks. All free kicks for offences by the defending team within their own penalty area will be taken at the top of the penalty arc.
  • Goalkeepers can be changed on any stoppage but not on the fly. The new goalkeeper must be ready.
  • Retreat Line Rules apply (see below)

U11 Rule Modifications

Are the same as the ROIS except the following:

  • Size 4 ball
  • 7 players (5 minimum to start)
  • No team will play short on any time penalty given
  • The player serving the time penalty must be released on the next stoppage after serving their time penalty
  • For an ejection (red card) the offending player must serve the relevant time penalty and after returning to their bench cannot take any further part in the match
  • For a goal kick or free kick for the defending team from within their own penalty area the Retreat Line Rule will be in effect (see below)

Retreat Line Rule (for U9 and U11 games)

The Retreat Line Rule comes into effect in the following 2 situations:

  • A goal kick, and
  • A free kick to the defending team from within their own penalty area

On both of these restarts, the opposing team is required to move behind the Retreat Line (the closest Defensive Zone Line). The opposing team cannot attempt to play the ball until is in play (leaves the penalty arc). If the opposing team tries to play the ball AND interferes with the play the restart will be retaken.

Refund Policy

There will be no fee refunds (either partial or full) to any team once entry into the tournament has been confirmed.

Team Registration

Registrations are to be done online via the tournament website www.swsfcfamilydaycup.com

Registrations are not complete until payment has been received through the online payment system or your cheques has been received by the tournament treasurer.

Registration with FULL payment closes February 1, 2019.

Scheduling requests can be communicated by posting notes on your registration page. We will do our best to accommodate scheduling requests. Please note that this is not always possible.

After registration completion, you must enter your roster online, and email a copy of your official roster as well as any guest player forms and out of town/out of province paperwork to director@swsfcfamilydaycup.com

Player Registration and Team Rosters

All players, including guest players, must be currently registered with their district/zone.

Proof of player registrations must be with the team at all times.

Prior to February 12, 2019, all rosters must be inputted into the tournament registration site.

The maximum number of players on the team's tournament roster is dictated by the number of registered players on their official team roster with a tournament maximum of 20 players per team (including goalkeepers).

Guest players must not increase the team's roster above the original number of registered players. A guest player is only allowed to replace a registered player on the team.

No player shall be allowed to play for more than one team in a division.

There will be no changes to team rosters once that team's first game has started.

Any changes to the roster after a team's first game will be at the discretion of the tournament organizers.

Teams playing ineligible player(s) will forfeit any game in which the ineligible player participated.

Trialists / Guest players

Each team may have a maximum of 3 guest players on their tournament roster.

Guest players must be from a lower tier, a lower age group or a lower division. All guest players are required to be properly registered in the same district association as the tournament team for the current season.

Guest players must not increase the team's roster above the original number of registered players. A guest player is only allowed to replace a registered player on the team.

All guest players must be correctly indicated on the online registration and each game sheet.

No player shall be allowed to play for more than one team in a division.

Players currently serving suspensions are not allowed to play in the tournament until their suspension time has been served within their league play. Any team playing a suspended player will default that game.

A Guest Player Consent form must be completed for each guest player. This form must be completed and sent to tournament officials at director@swsfcfamilydaycup.com prior to February 12, 2019.

Teams must carry a copy of the guest player form for each guest player.

The tournament team must acquire written permission from the team from where the guest player (s) will be drawn.

Out of Town Team Information

Prior to February 12, 2019, all teams must submit the following to via email to director@familydaycup.com. Please include your team name and manager contact information.

Out of Town Teams:

-A copy of the official team roster from their provincial association (ASA form or equivalent).

-Guest player permission forms for each guest player, where applicable.

-Club or association travel permit, where applicable.

Out of town teams must carry an official, signed copy of their roster and player cards. They should be available should an official request to see them.

Schedules

Schedules will be posted by February 10, 2019. Once posted, schedules will not be changed for any reason other than scheduling error. It is your team official's responsibility to check our website for any scheduling changes.

Locations

The tournament location and all matches will be played at:

1) Edmonton Soccer Centre South (6520 Roper Road) - Fields # 9-12

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/6520+Roper+Rd+NW,...

2) Edmonton Soccer Centre West (17415 - 106A Avenue) - Fields # 1-4

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/17415+106a+Ave+NW...

3) Edmonton Soccer Centre East (12720 Victoria Trail) - Fields # 5-8

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/12720+Victoria+Tr...

Parking

Parking is free and available at each of the soccer centres.

***WHEN COMMUNICATING BY EMAIL, STATE TEAM NAME, AGE DIVISION, & GENDER (EXAMPLE: U15 GIRLS MESSI)

Game Format

Each game shall consist of two 25 minute halves with a 5-minute break at halftime.

Tournament officials have the right to shorten game times for scheduling purposes. Every effort will be made to retain official game lengths.

Forfeits/Game Cancellations

Failure to show up or arriving more than 15 minutes after start time will result in a forfeiture of that game. The win will be awarded to the opposing team.

Referees have the power to call or cancel a game for reasons. Reasons may include but are not limited to:

  • Abusive behaviour by players, team officials and/or spectators
  • Dangerous levels of play, etc. Cancellations of this nature must be communicated immediately to Tournament Headquarters. The results of the game in question will be decided by the Tournament Committee and that decision will be final.

Pool Formats & Tie Breaking Procedures

POOL FORMATS

Pool formats will depend on the number of teams grouped into each pool:

3 Team Knockout

Each team will play two round robin games against the other teams in the pool. A playoff between 2nd and 3rd Place will take place. The winner of that game shall play the 1st place team to claim Gold or Silver medals. No bronze shall be awarded for this type of Pooling.

4 Team Round Robin

Every team plays 3 matches. Medals are determined from standings after all matches have been played.

Teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.

4 Team Round Robin with Medal Games

Every team plays 3 matches. Placements are determined from standings after all matches have been played.

Teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.

After the regular round robin matches have been played, 1st and 2nd place will play for Gold/Silver and 3rd and 4th Place will play for Bronze/4th.

5 Team Round Robin

Each team plays a match against the other teams in the group (4 games).

Medals are determined from standings after all matches have been played.

Teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.

6 Team Crossover

Each team will play two round robin games against the other teams in their group.

Placements are determined from standings after regular matches have been played. Then 1st place of group A will play 1st place of group B in Gold-Silver match, 2nd place of group A will play 2nd place of group B for a Bronze-Fourth place match, and 3rd place from group A will play 3rd place from group B in a consolation match.

8 Team Crossover

Each team will play three round robin games against the other teams in their group.

Placements are determined from standings after regular matches have been played. Then 1st place of group A will play 1st place of group B in Gold-Silver match, 2nd place of group A will play 2nd place of group B for a Bronze-Fourth place match. There will be no consolation matches for 3rd and 4th placements.

TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

Two-Way Tie Breaking Procedures

1-Head to Head

2-Goals Differential

3-Goals Against

4-Penalty Kicks

Three-Way Tie Breaking Procedures

1-Goals Differential

2-Goals Against

3-Penalty Kicks

Round Robin games may end in a tie. Refer to tie-breaking procedures to determine the winner.

The Mercy Rule will be in effect for all games and goal for goal differentials are calculated after implementation of the mercy rule.

All medal games require a result. Medal games that are tied at the end of regulation time will proceed directly to a Shoot Out (Penalty Kicks) to determine the winner.

***Game times, location and opponents subject to change***

Scores are posted as soon as available, but subject to change in the event of a review. WE REALLY HOPE NOT TO HAVE TO MAKE CHANGES, BUT SOMETIMES TEAMS DROP OUT AT LAST MINUTE AND WE NEED TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS

Shootouts (Penalty Kicks)

Kicks from the Penalty Mark will be used to determine the winner when required (example: a gold medal game that is tied at the end of regulation time).

The procedure for Kicks from the Penalty Mark (shootouts/penalty kicks) will follow the ASA Rules of Indoor Soccer (except where modified for U9 and U11 games in which we will follow the EMSA Rules of Indoor Soccer as applicable).

Protests

Protests regarding decisions by Game Officials or related to the Rules of Indoor Soccer will not be accepted.

A $100 fee will be charged for each protest. If the protest is upheld $50 will be refunded.

Teams protesting a player's ineligibility have up to 60 minutes following the game to lodge their protest in writing.

Teams must complete the game in question in its entirety. Teams having played an ineligible player will forfeit all games that player participated in.

All protest decisions will be made and are final as determined by the Referee in Chief.

Conduct on and off the Field (includes the common foyer, change rooms, washrooms and parking lot)

Any person or player on any of the Indoor Soccer Centres will be expected to behave is a respectful manner conducive to a family event.

The Family Day Cup tournament has zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour or poor sportsmanship by or towards officials, coaches, players, spectators, parents, volunteers and staff. Any person or player behaving inappropriately will be required to leave the premises immediately, and cannot return to the Indoor Soccer Centres. In extreme circumstances teams may be expelled from the tournament as determined by the Tournament Officials and Referee in Chief.

Teams and/or individuals will be held financially responsible for any damage done to any of the facilities or grounds associated with the tournament.

Referee

Referee in Chief: Paull Cameron

All tournament referees are ASA registered referees.

All games will have 2 officials.

Team/ Spectator Placement

Technical areas for each team will be on either side of the referee's box and spectator’s areas will be on the upstairs viewing area.

Coaches and team officials must stay within the technical area and spectators are not allowed in the technical area or viewing from the hallways by the dressing rooms.

Game Sheets

Game sheets will be printed by tournament staff and available for editing 15 minutes prior to game time. Please have a team official ensure the sheet is correct and any players not in attendance are crossed off.

Copies of guest player forms for each guest player must be presented to the tournament official to accompany the game sheet.

Officials will submit the completed game sheets directly to Tournament Headquarters. Results will be on the website shortly after game sheet submission.

Award Presentations (Medals)

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be presented to the winning teams directly after the final games have been played and results have been confirmed by tournament organizers.

Teams and individual players will then have the opportunity to take photographs with the Family Day Cup Trophy.

Medal Presentation Locations

All medal presentations will be at the indoor soccer centre where the final match is played.

FAQs

The Family Day Cup is sanctioned by the Alberta Soccer Association, the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association and the Southwest Minor Soccer Association.

The tournament is for U7-U19 Boys and Girls teams both Premier and Community leagues.

The coaches will automatically be entered in to draws for great prizes.

On Site Amenities & Activities

First Aid is available at each of the Indoor Soccer Centres.

Concessions will be available at each of the indoor soccer centres.

Each team that wins gold will be honoured with their team name on the Family Day Cup Trophy.

There will be an ATM machine on site.

Onsite free parking (but as with any tournament, carpooling is suggested if possible).

A no smoking policy is in effect at all the indoor soccer centres.

This will be a great weekend of soccer!

Hotel Information

Hotels in the area have offered special rates to teams and their families attending the Family Day Cup Tournament. The list of hotels and their booking instructions can be found here: http://www.swsfcfamilydaycup.com/hotels/