Tournament Rules

Player Registration – All coaches or team captains must check in their team at the registration table 30 minutes prior to their first game.  A team captain must attend team briefing 30 minutes prior to first kick off.

Rosters – No changes or substitutions to rosters after the start of a team’s first game. All rosters are final at the start of the first game for each team.

Numbers of Players – SIX (6) IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS ALLOWED ON ANY GIVEN TEAM. There are THREE (3) field players allowed on the field at a time. There are no Goalkeepers in 3 vs 3 soccer. Players may only play on only one team in this tournament.  Subs at anytime.

Team Uniforms and Equipment – All players must wear jerseys/shirts during play. Team shirts should be of like color. In the event of two teams wearing the same colors, vests will be provided. All players must wear shin guards.

Field Dimensions –  Dimensions will 45 feet x 60 feet.  Field dimensions will be clearly marked off with lines or tape.

Goals and Goal Box – There is a goal box on the field in front of each goal. No player may touch the ball within that box, however; any player may move through the box. Any part of the player’s body on the line is considered in the goal box. If a defender touches the ball within the box, a goal is awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball within the box a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. If the ball comes to a complete stop within the goal box regardless of who touches it last, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.

Game Duration – The game shall consist of one 16-minute period. Games tied after regulation shall end in a tie except in the finals. In the final one 5 minute full overtime period will be played to determine a winner.  If needed a second sudden death overtime will be played where the first goal will determine the winner.   All games will be started and stopped by single blast of an air horn.

Goal Scoring – Goals can be scored from anywhere on the offensive half of the field of play. The ball must be last touched (either by offense or defense) within the team’s offensive half of the field.

Scoring in Qualifying Play – Games will be scored according to the following: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss.

Tiebreakers – Ties in standings between two teams will be broken by: 1) head to head results between tied teams, 2) goal difference in qualifying play, 3) goals scored in qualifying play, 4) least goals allowed, 5) shootout. Ties between three or more teams will be broken by 1) goal difference in qualifying play, 2) goals scored in qualifying play, 3) least goals allowed, 4) shootout with 1 team receiving a first round draw by random draw. A forfeit will count as a score of 6-0.. Shoot out is shot from half line.

No offsides and no slide tackling in 3 vs 3 Soccer.

Five-Yard Rule – In all dead ball situations, defending players must stand at least five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal area is closer than five yards, the ball shall be placed five yards from the goal area in line with the foul.

Kick-ins – The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of a throw in.

Indirect Kicks – All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kickoffs) are indirect with the exception of corner and penalty kicks.

Goal Kicks – May be taken from any point on the end line, but not in the goal box area.

Kickoff – May be taken in any direction.

Penalty Kicks – Shall be awarded if, in the Field Marshal’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from the middle of the half line with all players behind the half field line. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick. Penalty kicks are not live balls.

Red Cards – Field Managers have the right to eject a player from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending the player off. Teams can substitute for the ejected player if there are eligible rostered players on the sideline.

Forfeits – Any team forfeiting two consecutive games will be removed from the tournament.

Protests – There will be no protests.

Sportsmanship – Players, coaches and fans are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the Field Marshals will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the tournament.

Finals – Top 4 teams in single division advance to semi-final round.  Top 2 in Group A/Group B advance to semi-final round. Trophies to the top two teams and t-shirts for the winners.

Field Marshal - each field will have a field marshal.  Players will call own out of bounds.  Determination of goals, penalties or decisions on disputes will be up to the field marshal.  Official scoring will be kept by the field marshal.

RefundsIf the tournament is cancelled for any reason a full refund will be given to each team.  Please note that there is a re-schedule date which is not considered a cancellation.