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UMYA Tournament Rules and Formats

 

 

  1. Eligible Players

 

  • This is a recreational/rec select tournament only– no travel players are permitted to play
  • Player may only be on the roster of one team during this tournament
  • Guest players are permitted but must be listed as such on the roster form. Clubs may also enter rec select teams into tournamanet
  • No player may play for multiple teams during the course of the entire tournament.  The player MAY BE ROSTERED on more than one team but cannot PLAY for more than one team.

 

 

  1. Payment/Refund Policy
  • All team payments must be received one week prior to tournament.
  • If team withdrawls from tournament 2 weeks prior to the tournament start date – a full refund of the team registration fee will granted. If a team withdrawl occurs after the tournament start date or within 48 hours of the start date no refund will be given to the team. \
  • In the event of tournament cancellation due to weather conditions or any other event, all registrations fees paid will be returned to each team/club.

 

  1. Game Formats
  2. U7 - 4 v 4 and 4 x 8 minute quarters
  3. U8 – 4 v 4 and 4 10 minute quarters
  4. U10 – 7 v 7 and 2 x 25 minute halves
  5. U12 –  9 v 9 and 2 x 30 minute halves
  6. U14 -  11 v 11 and 2 x 35 minute halves
  7. U7/U8 Divisions all penalty kicks are considered ‘indirect’ and there are no penalty kicks
  8. Substitutions:
    • Substitutions are unlimited in all age groups
    • Substitutions on possession of the ball only (ball throw in, goal kick, after goal scored, or at halftime – in between quarters, not on corner kicks, penalty kicks)
  9. Ball Sizes
    • U7/U8 – Size 3
    • U10 – Size 4
    • U12 – Size 4
    • U14 – Size 5
    • U16 – Size 5
  10. Game officials (referees) are Godly and his or her decisions are final….period.

 

 

 

 

5. Game Conduct and Play

  • No foul language will be tolerated
  • No slide tackles will be permitted! (Players will be red-carded for any slide tackle and will sit out for the remainder of the game plus the next game.)
  • Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players and sideline spectators.
  • Referees do have the authority to dismiss coaches, players, and spectators for conduct that they determine is inappropriate. (Players that are red-carded must sit out the remainder of that game plus the next game)
  • Please use good judgment and remember that this is a fun tournament for all!


6. Scoring System:

  • Win = 6 Points
  • Loss = 0 Points
  • Tie = 3 Points
  • 1 Point for each goal (3 points maximum)
  • 1 Point for a shut out
  • Maximum of 10 points per game
  • Top two teams in each division play in championship game. Team with third most points wins third place.
  • The tie breaking procedures are the following, in order:
  •  Most wins
  • Result of a head to head competition
  • Goal differential (Number of goals scored minus the number of goals given)
  • Total goals scored
  • Total goals scored against
  • A coin toss conducted by the tournament director
  • In the event of a forfeit, the forfeiting team will be assumed to have lost 0 to 3, and the winning team will be credited with the points accordingly.

 

  • Only in a Championship game if a tie occurs, there will be 2-5 minute overtime periods, followed by a shootout if needed.