Each team will play 3 guaranteed games during group play. The top two (2) teams from each group will then advance to the playoff semi-final round. Winners of each semi-final game will advance to play in the final.
Number of Players: Fifteen (15) is the maximum number of players allowed on any given team. A player may only register for one team. Games will be played with a total of eight (8) players on the field per side at least two (2) of which must be female at all times. Youth players 16 and older are permitted to play with a waiver signed by their parent/guardian with a limit of four (4) per team. All players must sign a release and waiver form before playing. Forms will be available at the fields beforehand as well HERE (Download Waiver and Release Form) .
TEAM UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
Teams will wear uniforms/tshirts of matching colors. Teams will be responsible for providing their own uniforms. All players must wear shinguards. Game balls will be provided by the Tournament Directors.
Field Dimensions: Two (2) turf fields will be lined from one (1) regulation sized field. Each field of play will be marked.
Game Duration: Each game will be twenty (20) minutes in duration without a halftime. There will be five (5) minutes between each game. The referee will keep time. Games tied after regulation will end in a tie except in the playoff rounds. Golden goal will be used to decide contests in the semi-final and final games. Any team delaying the start of a game by more than five (5) minutes will forfeit by a score of 3-0.
GROUP PLAYING AND SCORING
Each win will be worth three (3) points. A tie is worth one (1) point. Losses are awarded zero (0) points. Head-to-head results will be considered first, followed by goal differential, to decide any group bracket ties.
The Referee: There will be one referee per field for all games. Substitutions may be made on the fly.
Field Rules: Direct, indirect, and penalty kicks will be awarded at the referee's discretion. Throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks will be used to restart play. There will be no offsides in effect.
Players are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated.