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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
 
 
  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 a team or tournament cancellation, a $25.00 fee will be assessed for administrative cost.
 
  1. Game Formats
  • U8 – 6 v 6 and 4 x 10 minute quarters
  • U10 – 8 v 8 and 2 x 20 minute halves
  • U12 – 8 v 8 and 2 x 25 minute halves
  • U14 – U19 11v11 2 x 30 minute halves
  • Substitutions:
    • Substitutions are unlimited
    • 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)
  • Ball Sizes
    • U8 – Size 3
    • U10 – Size 4
    • U12 – Size 4
    • U14-U19 – Size 5
  • 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.