Halloween Classic 3 v 3 Soccer Tournament Rules

Every team has to submit a roster during registration online. U6-U12 will play in the AM and divisions may be combined based on overall sign up. Your team coach/captain would be notified in this event. U13-Over 40 plays in the PM. The breakdown of divisions is as follows:
U6 Coed
U7 Coed
U8 Male & Female Divisions
U9 Male & Female Divisions
U10 Male & Female Divisions
U11 Male & Female Divisions
U12 Male & Female Divisions
U13 Male & Female Divisions
U14 Male & Female Divisions
U15 Male & Female Divisions
U16 Male & Female Divisions
U17 Male & Female Divisions
U18 Male & Female Divisions
19 & older Open Cup (coed, teams must have a female on the court at all times)
Over 40 Open Cup (coed, teams must have a female on the court at all times)
*Note: Participant ages are based on their age as of October 29th, 2017. Exceptions will be made if the participant’s birth day falls within the week of October 29th.


DIVISION GUIDELINES: Age divisions are determined by the age of the oldest player on October 29th, 2017.


TEAM REGISTRATION: Six is the maximum number of players on a team; three field players and three substitutes (A team must have a minimum of 2 field players). No player may play on more than one team in the same age group for the entire tournament. You may play in different age groups as long as it is an older division. There are no goal keepers in 3-v-3. Roster changes, substitutions and additions, must be made before the beginning of a team’s first game. Any team or player determined by the event director to have falsified age or skill level will be dismissed from the tournament. Check-in is MANDATORY on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at the Miller Center, one hour before game time at the registration table. All coaches must have on their presence at registration, and during the tournament either a copy of a player card, photo ID with birth date, or copy of a birth certificate for age identification of all players on roster at any time requested by a tournament official.


TEAM ACCEPTANCE INTO TOURNAMENT: We will accommodate as many teams as we can handle. Teams are accepted immediately on a conditional basis when registered online. Team acceptance will not be guaranteed until the registration fee is received. All entries must be received by October 27th, 2017 at which time we will determine the level of participation and develop schedules accordingly. In the event that your team is accepted into the tournament, but then not able to be scheduled due to insufficient teams in your age group, your registration fee will be refunded in whole to the team contact.


TEAM WITHDRAWAL / REFUNDS: A team withdrawing from the tournament after its acceptance shall forfeit the entry fee. Teams providing incorrect information or changing information on the entry form after acceptance may be subject to removal from the tournament and forfeiture of the entry fee. Every effort will be made to schedule around inclement weather however, no refunds will be made due to weather related occurrences that may shorten or cause cancellation of the event.


TEAM UNIFORMS: All players must wear jerseys/shirts during play and each team must bring both a light and a dark colored jersey/shirt with numbers or pinnies. If both teams are wearing the same color the first team listed in pool play will determine the team to change uniforms. In playoffs the higher seed will have the choice.


TOURNAMENT EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play. Ball sizes are all regulation futsal balls. You must have indoor shoes from this event.


FIELD DIMENSIONS: The playing field is approx. 20 yard long by 20 yard wide.


GOAL and GOAL ARC: There is no ball contact allowed within the goal arc/box, however any player may pass through the goal arc. No player may stand within, defend from, or be stationary within the arc/box. If the ball comes to rest in the goal arc, a goal kick is awarded regardless of who touched the ball last. Any part of the ball or player’s body on the line is considered in the goal arc and is an extension of such. If a defender touches the ball in goal arc, a goal is awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball within the goal arc, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.


GAME START AND DURATION: The game shall consist of two 12 minute halves separated by a two minute halftime period OR the first team to reach 12 goals, whichever comes first. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie except in playoffs. Teams shall report to assigned fields a minimum of 10 minutes prior to assigned start time. In the event that a team is not readily available at game start time, the game shall begin by starting the time clock and one (1) goal will be awarded to the opposing team for each minute that team is late. The team may report and the game will commence and finish based on timekeepers clock. In the event any team is more than 5 minutes late for the start of their game, that game will be forfeited. Teams are responsible for waiting until their eligibility for playoffs has been determined. There are no time outs in 3-v-3 soccer.


SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitutions may be made at any dead-ball situation, regardless of who has possession. Teams must get the referee’s attention and players are to enter and exit at mid-field. There are no substitutions on the fly.


PLAYOFF OVERTIME: Shall consist of sudden death overtime period, maximum length of three minutes, with a coin toss to decide kick-off direction. The first team to score in overtime is the winner. If no team has scored in the three minute-overtime period, the winner shall be decided by shootout. The ball will be placed at the center of midfield. A coin flip will decide which team starts the penalty kick round. The three players from each team remaining on the field at the end of the overtime period, will enter a rotation of penalty kicks alternating teams with each kick, with the higher scoring team winning after the first round. If the score remains tied after the first round of penalty kicks the same 3 players will rotate in a sudden death penalty kick format until one team scores unanswered. If one team has received a red card during the game and is finished with 2 players on the field, a remaining roster player (other than the red carded player) may be chosen to kick in the rotation of penalty kicks. If the red carded player is the last remaining roster player, one of the two field players may kick twice.


POOL PLAY/DIVISION STANDINGS: All division standings shall be determined by the following point system: (i) win=3 points, (ii) tie=1 points, (iii) loss=0 points. A game forfeited will be scored 3-0 for the winning team 0-3 for the losing team. Points will be tallied to determine a winner in each division. In the event of a tie in division/pool play, the group winner will be determined in the following order of applicability:
1. Winner in head-to-head competition. (2 way ties only 3 way ties will drop to tie-breaking criteria 2)
2. The difference between goals scored minus goals allowed. (Maximum of 4 per game).
3. Most goals scored for (maximum of 4 per game).
4. Lowest total goals scored against.
5. Shootouts with 3 players.


THERE ARE NO OFFSIDES or SLIDE TACKLING IN 3-V-3 SOCCER/ FIVE YARD RULE: In all dead ball situations, including kickoffs, 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 place of the penalty.


KICK-INS: The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of throw in. You cannot score directly from a kick in on the side line.


INDIRECT KICKS: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect with the exception of corner kicks and penalty kicks.


GOAL KICKS: May be taken from any point on the end line, and not in the goal arc area or arch. KICK OFF: Is an indirect kick and may be taken in any direction. A goal cannot be awarded from a kick off.


PENALTY KICKS: Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction (the infraction does not automatically result in a red card). It is a direct kick taken from the center of the mid-field line with all players behind the mid-field line and the player taking the kick. This is a “dead-ball kick. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick.


FORFEITS: Any team forfeiting two consecutive games in pool play will be removed from the tournament. Any team forfeiting a game in playoffs will be removed from the tournament. Registration fee is nonrefundable.


PROTESTS: THERE ARE NO PROTESTS. All problems will be resolved by the Field Marshall or Tournament Director.


SPORTSMANSHIP: Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the event. The Tournament committee has the authority to terminate, change, or cancel any game due to interference in the orderly flow of play because of actions of players, coaches, or spectators. Referees may also terminate the game for improper behavior by a player, coach, or spectator. Warnings, yellow and red cards are encouraged as a preliminary means of maintaining control.