Annual WYSC Cup All-Star Tournament
Primary Contact: Oscar Blanco-Alcala via email at
or call 703-963-6113
Saturday, June 27 -Sunday, June 28, 2015
Note: Deadline for team registration is Sunday, June 1, 2015
WYSC Cup All-Star Tournament Rules and Regulations
- Registration Requirement
- Conduct/Disciplinary Actions
- Game Check-In Time
- Rules of Play
- Field and Game Equipment
- Divisions and Division Structure
- GAME FORMATS, DURATION OF GAMES, BALL SIZES, FIELD SIZES, GOAL SIZES, ETC.
- Determination of Flight Winners
- Failure to Show and Forfeits
- Game and Score Reporting
- Inclement Weather
- Cancelation - Refund Policy
- Region 1 Policy Regarding Application To Host A Tournament
Participation is open to Boys and Girls All Star teams formed within house or recreational soccer clubs. WYSC CUP is accepting teams in the division listed in WYSC's APPLICATION To HOST form. All players must be registered with a VYSA or US Youth Soccer State Association sanction club. All division teams are allowed the number of guest as indicated in WYSC's APPLICATION To HOST form. Guest players MUST provide a recreational player card issued by a VYSA or US Youth Soccer State Association sanction club. No travel teams or carded players are allowed. Girls are allowed to play in boys’ divisions. Players may play up at their club’s discretion. A player may only play with one All Star team during tournament play.
2. Registration Requirements
All teams must provide a roster on which all team players, player numbers and team officials are listed. All teams must also possess and show current U.S. Youth Soccer recreational player passes which they obtain from their sponsoring club. Player passes must be signed by an authorized club representative. Recreational player passes no longer have to be signed by the players. Birth certificates and/or passports will not be accepted. All teams must have approved Medical Release forms for each player signed by a parent or legal guardian.
WYSC Cup will offer online registration. Teams who have not or cannot provide the required documentation by the online registration deadline MUST register in person at the site coordinator’s tent at the field of play on Saturday morning at least one hour prior to their first game. Online registration deadline will be 10:00pm Friday, June 19th. Player passes, team rosters, and medical release forms will be checked and verified at registration. Two copies of the team roster will be provided to the Tournament Committee at registration. Until teams provide each of the above documents they may not participate in the Tournament.
The team representative shall provide a cell phone number for at least one contact for the team that can be reached at any time should the necessity arise. If you are from out of the area and staying at a local hotel, please provide the name of the hotel.
Coaches (or designated team representative) must have an official team roster, player passes and Medical Release form in their possession at each game.
3. Conduct/Disciplinary Actions
Any player or coach who is sent-off from any tournament game is prohibited from participating in the next immediately following tournament game played by their team. A player or coach may receive more than a one-game suspension.
Any player or coach who receives a red card will be sent-off from that game and not be eligible to participate in the team’s next game.
Any player or coach who receives one yellow card will be cautioned of the offense and allowed to continue to play.
A second yellow card issued to a player or coach during any one game will count as a red card and the player or coach will be sent-off from the current game and be suspended from the team’s next game.
ACCULUMATED YELLOW CARDS
Three yellow cards issued during the tournament, will result in the sending-off of the player or coach from the current game and the player or coach will be required to sit out the team’s next game. The player sent-off for an accumulated yellow card offense CAN be substituted for in the current game.
If a player or coach is sent-off based on the accumulated yellow card criteria, calculating subsequent yellow cards will start from zero, as if the player had not received any prior yellow cards.
Both teams, including players, coaches, supporters and spectators will take, side by side positions, on the same side of the pitch. The home team may select which ½ of the pitch is designated to the home team.
No coaches, players, or spectators are authorized within 18 yards of the end of the field and no one is permitted behind the end line. All spectators must remain behind the spectator’s lines.
It is the responsibility of the team’s coach or the person acting in the coach’s behalf to control the conduct of the parents and other spectators. Failure to do so may result in a warning by the referee to the coach or the person acting in the coach’s behalf. INAPPROPRIATE OR UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND MAY RESULT IN THE EJECTION OF THE COACH AND/OR SPECTATORS. If a coach is ejected from a game, it will be treated as a red card offense and that coach must leave the field area for the remainder of that game and may not be present at the following scheduled game. In the event that the ejected coach is coaching more than one team, that coach will be barred from all tournament sites until the team he/she was coaching, at the time of the ejection, has completed its next scheduled game. Spectators causing the coach to be ejected will be subject to the same penalties as the coach. If a coach has been ejected and there is no assistant coach, team manager or other team official, as listed on the roster to represent the team, the game will be ruled a forfeit and will stop at that time. All ejections will be reported in writing to the team’s Club, League, and State Association.
NOISE MAKING DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, ILLEGAL DRUGS, AND WEAPONS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TOURNAMENT SITE. ANY PLAYER, COACH, OR SPECTATOR FOUND IN POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL, ILLEGAL DRUGS, OR WEAPONS WILL BE BANNED FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND APPROPRIATE NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE MADE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES. SMOKING AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IS PROHIBITED FROM THE GAME FIELD INCLUDING THE SIDELINES AND SPECTATOR AREAS.
HARASSMENT OF REFEREES AND/OR ASSISTANT REFEREES OR ANY VIOLENT OR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR, OR FOUL LANGUAGE DIRECTED AT ANYONE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. PERSONS ENGAGING IN SUCH BEHAVIOR ARE LIABLE TO BE BANNED FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND ALL TOURNAMENT SITES BY TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS. TEAMS JUDGED GUILTY OF BEHAVIOR DETRIMENTAL TO THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE BARRED FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR. A WRITTEN REPORT WILL BE FILED WITH THE VIRGINIA STATE ASSOCIATION AS WELL AS THE TEAM’S STATE ASSOCIATION, CLUB, AND LEAGUE.
The Tournament Director is the final arbiter of all disputes, arguments, and misunderstandings. His interpretations and decisions are in all cases final.
4. Game Check-In
Teams should arrive at their fields 30 minutes prior to the scheduled kick-off and check in with the Site Coordinator to make their presence known. Site Coordinator will be identified by means informed at the registration table during initial team check-in.
5. Rules of Play
Except as modified herein, the FIFA "Laws of the Game" will apply to all games. The number of players for each age group is set forth in Section 9. Rules for U8 may be different since the division is played without goalie. This document reflects the exception to the rule applicable to this division.
When requested by the referee, each team must provide a referee assistant.
6. Field and Game Equipment
Soccer shoes with metal cleats are prohibited.
Players must have a uniform jersey with a distinct number on the back matching their number on the team’s official tournament roster.
When uniform colors are similar, the home team will change colors. The team listed first on the game schedule is the home team. All teams are required to have a second set of jerseys of different color to change to in case of a conflict with the opposing team. Such jerseys do not have to have the same numbers on them as the original jerseys. The use of practice vests (i.e., “pennies”) will be permitted.
All players must wear shin guards completely covered by uniform socks in accordance with FIFA laws.
The designated home team must provide a game ball. Balls may be supplied by the tournament, at the discretion of the tournament committee. If the tournament game ball is lost, the designated home team is responsible for supplying a comparable game ball to the referee.
Substitutions will be unlimited and may be made, with the consent of the referee, at the following times:
- Prior to throw-in, by the team in possession
- Prior to a goal kick, by either team
- After a goal by either team
- In the event of an injury, when the referee stops play (one-for-one for the injured player(s))
- At half time or the beginning of an overtime period
- For a player sent-off for an accumulated yellow card offense (three yellow cards in the tournament)
Under no circumstances may substitutions be made (1) on corner kicks or (2) after the game has ended in a tie and FIFA penalty kicks will be required to determine a winner.
8. Divisions and Division Structure
Each age group will be divided into divisions, subdivisions and flights best suited for the number of teams registered at the sole discretion of the tournament Committee.
Anticipated Division Structure (for U9 and above)
Wherever possible, age groups will consist of eight-team divisions with two flights of four teams.
1. Divisions of 8 Teams (two flights of four teams)
- Each team will play 3 preliminary round games; a round robin within each flight.
- After the conclusion of preliminary games, teams will be ranked in their respective groups to determine placement for the final. (winner Flight A vs winner Flight B)
2. Divisions of 6 Teams (two flights of three teams)
- Each team will play 2 preliminary round games; a round robin within each flight.
- After completion of preliminary games, the 3rd place team in each flight will play a consolation game. The 1st place teams in each flight will play the 2nd place teams in the opposite flight
- The winners will advance to the final.
3. Divisions of 10 Teams (one flight of 4 teams and two flights of three teams)
- Each team in the 4-team flight “A” will play 3 preliminary round games, a round robin within their flight
- Each team in the 3-team flights “B” and “C” will play 2 preliminary round games, a round robin within their flight
- After the conclusion of preliminary games, teams will be ranked in their respective groups to determine placement for the final.
- After completion of preliminary games, the 2nd and 3rd place teams in the 3-team flights “B” and C” will play a consolation game. The 1st place teams in the 3-team flights will play a semi-final game. The winner will advance to play the top ranked team in the “A” bracket.
4. Divisions of other than 8, 10 or 6 teams will have an appropriate structure determined by the Tournament Director with a minimum of three games per team.
Anticipated Division Structure for U8 Divisions
It is anticipated that U8 teams will be grouped into Divisions consisting of two flights of 5 teams each. Each team will play the other four teams in their flight once. Each team is guaranteed four games. There will be no final. All players will receive a participation medal.
9. Game Formats, Duration of Games, Ball Sizes, Field Sizes, Goal Sizes, etc.
||5 v 5
||10 minute quarters
||6 v 6
||25 minute halves
||6.2' x 12'
||7 v 7
||25 minute halves
||6' x 18'
||8 v 8
||25 minute halves
||7' x 21'
||11 v 11
||30 minute halves
||8' x 24'
* Combining of age groups may be necessary at the Tournament Committee’s discretion.
All games will be played with a running clock. The referee may only stop the clock for serious injuries or other incidents. The referee is the official timekeeper and therefore all decisions regarding game duration are solely at the referee’s discretion and shall not be protested.
All preliminary games will be played and decided in regulation time. No overtime periods or penalty kicks will be used to break a tie in preliminary round games. Half time shall be 5 minutes for all preliminary games.
Over time periods, 10 minute each, will be played only in the event of a tie at the end of regulation play in Semi-Final and Final Games. If the tied persists after overtime, the winner will be decided in PKs. For U8 division, since there is no goalie, there would be up to two over time periods, 5 minutes each. If after the two over times, the tie continues, the winner would be determined by flipping a coin.
Where necessary to maintain the schedule, the appointed site coordinator can adjust the length of preliminary and/or overtime periods equally. Semi Finals and Finals ending in ties after the completion of two Overtime Periods will be decided with penalty kicks in accordance with FIFA laws.
10. Determination of Flight Winners
Generally speaking, the team with the most points in each flight will proceed to the championship game within the Division.
Points will be awarded as follows:
- three (3) points for a win.
- one (1) point for a tie
- no (0) points for a loss.
In the event of a tie within a bracket after preliminary rounds, the following tie-breaker system shall be used to determine group winners:
- Winner of Head-to-Head Competition
- Most Wins
- Least Goals Allowed (lowest average for all preliminary games).
- Goal Differential
- FIFA Penalty Kicks
In the event of a three-way tie within a group, tie-breaker (1) will not be used.
If FIFA penalty kicks are taken for a three way tie, there will be a draw by the Site Coordinator. The first team drawn will receive a bye; the next team drawn will be the home team against the remaining team in the first contest. The winner of the first contest will then compete against the bye team to determine the group winner. In this contest the bye team will be the home team.
11. Failure to Show and Forfeits
A team shall be allowed a ten (10) minute grace period after the scheduled kick-off time before the match is considered a forfeit. Waiting time will be deducted from total game time. The minimum of players constitutes a team and if such number is present, the game will not be delayed.
A forfeit in the preliminary rounds shall be awarded as three (3) points for the win.The score of a forfeited game will be recorded as 3-0
Forfeits of a semi-final or championship game shall be recorded as 1-0. Any team forfeiting a semi-final or championship game will not be entitled to individual trophies or team awards.
Failure to produce either duly authorized Player Passes or an Official Tournament Approved Team Roster if requested prior to, during or immediately after the game, or failure of the home team to be able to change to different color jerseys in the event of a color conflict with the opposing team are grounds for a forfeit. Playing a suspended player (a player receiving either a red card, two yellow cards in one game or three yellow cards in the tournament) in the game following the receipt of a red card is also grounds for a forfeit.
12. Game and Score Reporting
Prior to each game, the team coach will need to get a game card from the Site Coordinator. The winning team coach is responsible for the completion of the game card. Game card MUST include final score, coaches and referee signature. The Site Coordinator will ensure that the official tournament game cards are properly completed, signatures obtained, and the scores recorded at the end of each game.
THE WINING TEAM COACH IS RESPONSIBLE TO REPORT THE FINAL SCORE OF THE GAME TO THE SITE COORDINATOR. FAILURE TO REPORT THE FINAL GAME SCORE WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF THE END OF THE GAME, OR IMPROPERLY COMPLETED GAME CARDS WILL RESULT IN A 0-0 SCORE with each team receiving 1 point for the game.
THERE WILL BE NO PROTESTS. The decision of Tournament Director, Site Coordinators and/or Tournament Committee are FINAL.
14. Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament Director or official representative(s) will have the authority to:
- Relocate or reschedule any game(s);
- Change the duration of any game(s);
- Cancel any preliminary game(s);
- Consider any game terminated by game or Tournament Officials after one half of play as official as of the time of termination and the score stands at time of termination; and determine the format for advancement.
If the tournament or any game(s) are canceled/terminated in whole or part, the Tournament Committee, WYSC, or VYSA will NOT be responsible for any expenses or refunds (including the Tournament entry fee) incurred by any team.
The tournament will do its best to schedule three games for each team. However, at the Tournament Director’s discretion, the number of games is reduced, the tournament is not liable for any expenses and no refunds for the tournament application fees will be given.
Under no circumstances whatsoever will the Virginia Youth Soccer Association, Inc., the Warrenton Youth Sports Club, the Warrenton Cub Tournament Committee, or any of their official representatives be responsible for any expenses (including the Tournament entry fee) incurred by any team. This includes a situation whereby the Tournament or any game(s) is canceled in whole or part. It is solely up to the Tournament Committee, to decide if any refunds will be returned, due to partial or full cancellation of the tournament.
No items, may be sold at, headquarters, playing fields, or surrounding areas for the duration of the tournament unless specifically sanctioned by the Warrenton Cup Tournament Committee.
17. Region 1 Policy Regarding Application To Host A Tournament
Region 1 has established the following policy concerning permission to travel when attending US Youth Soccer sanctioned tournaments in Region I. The purpose of this policy is to make it as simple as possible for the US Youth Soccer Region I teams to travel to tournaments within Region 1. The new policy states that any US Youth Soccer State Association teams within Region I that is accepted into a tournament in Region I do not need permission to travel papers. Permission to Travel is not required in friendly games within Region 1. Note is to be taken on the two (2) states that have an exception to this policy (Connecticut & New Jersey).
National State Associations in Region I:
- Connecticut Jr Soccer Assn - Must provide Permission to Travel
- Delaware Youth Soccer Assn
- Eastern New York Youth Soccer Assn
- Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Assn
- Soccer Maine
- Maryland Youth Soccer Assn
- Massachusetts Youth Soccer Assn
- New Hampshire Soccer Assn
- New Jersey Youth Soccer Assn - Must provide Permission to Travel
- New York State West Youth Soccer Assn
- Pennsylvania West State Soccer Assn
- Soccer Rhode Island
- Vermont Soccer Assn
- Virginia Youth Soccer Assn
- West Virginia Soccer Assn