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Rules for the 2019 TCYO FIRE 3v3 Tournament

Rules for the TCYO FIRE 3v3 Tournmenat

TOURNAMENT DATES: The tournament will be held July 27 & 28, 2018. Games will be played rain or shine. In the event of thunder and /or lightning, games may be delayed, postponed or canceled.

REFUND POLICY: There will be no refunds for the event unless there aren't enough teams in your age group.

TOURNAMENT DIVISIONS: Below is a list of the tournament divisions. However, we may have to combine age divisions if there aren't enough teams registered in every age division.

*U8 - U14
*High School: All teams will play in one division (boys, girls & co-ed) unless we have enough teams to separate them.
*Adult: There will be a competitive division and recreational division.

TEAM CHECK IN: Teams must check in at tournament headquarters at least 1 hour prior to their first game. They must turn in the completed roster and liability waiver form. All rosters are final once the team checks in.

PLAYER REGISTRATION: All players must be registered on their teams' registration form before the tournament begins. All participants must be able to supply proof of age if asked by tournament personnel.

GENDER: No males will be allowed to participate in any female divisions, except co-ed division. Females CAN play in male divisions. Co-ed division must have at least one female on the field at all times.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: Six (6) is the maximum number of players on a team; three field players at one time. Players may only play on one team in the tournament. There are no goalkeepers in 3v3 soccer. Substitutes may occur at any dead ball situation, but players must get referees attention and enter and exit at the half-field mark only.

COACHES: All youth teams must have a coach present on the players sideline during the entire game.

EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play. Teams are responsible for providing game balls. Preferred Ball Size for U8-U12 = #4; U13 and up = #5. In the event that age divisions are combined, the teams should use the older division’s ball size. Each team will provide their own uniform which can be "like color" shirts or jerseys. Numbers are not required.

FIELD DIMENSIONS: Length - 40 yards, Width - 30 yards.

GOAL BOX: The goal box, ten feet wide by eight feet deep, is directly in front of the goal. No player may touch the ball within the goal box, however any player may move through the goal box. Any part of the ball or player's body on the line is considered in the goal box; the player is an extension of the box. If a defender touches the ball in the goal box, a penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball within the goal box, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. If the ball comes to a complete stop in the goal box, regardless of which team touched it last, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.

GAME DURATION: The game shall consist of two 12 minute halves separated by a 2 minute halftime period, OR the game shall end when a team reaches a 10 goal lead. The game can continue after the 10 goal lead if both coaches agree. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Except Championship game, there will be a 5 minute golden goal period followed by a shootout.

GOAL SCORING: A goal may be scored from a touch on the offensive half on the playing field.

SCORING (IN POOL PLAY): Games will be scored according to the following: 3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.

TIEBREAKERS: In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken by; 1) head to head results between tied teams; 2) goal difference with a Maximum of 5 goals per game; 3) Fewest goals against; 4) playoff team shootout with entire rosters.

PLAYOFF OVERTIME: TEAMS WILL HAVE A 5 MINUTE “GOLDEN GOAL” OVERTIME PERIOD. If the score is still tied, the winner shall be decided by shootout with the 3 players on the field at end of golden goal period.

FINALS: There will be a finals match for each division and both the winner and runner up team will receive medals.


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 place of the penalty.

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, kick-offs) are indirect with exception to corner and penalty kicks.

GOAL KICKS: May be taken from any point on the end line, and not in the goal box area.

KICK OFF: May be taken in any direction.

PENALTY KICKS: Shall be awarded if, in the referee's opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from the midfield line with all other players behind the midfield line. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick. Penalty kicks are not live balls.

PLAYER EJECTION (YELLOW/RED CARD): Referees 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. RED CARD suspension = Rest of game PLUS next game. Tournament Director may eject player for rest of tournament. Teams still play with 3 on the field.

FORFEITS: A forfeit shall be scored as 5-0. Clock will start at scheduled game time and team has 5 minutes to take the field or forfeit.

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.




TCYO FIRE 3v3 Tournament
Genie Koch, Tournament Director
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