Rules of Play

Scoring

  • 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss, 1 bonus point for a shutout

  • 1 point for each goal scored in a match up to 3 goals

 

Seeding

  • Will depend on number of teams and number of pools.

  • Breaking ties in final seeding

    • Total points

    • Head to head result (if each team in a pool finishes 1-1-0 or 0-0-3 this step will be skipped)

    • Goal differential

    • Goals against

    • Goals for

    • Penalty kick shoot-out (best of 3 spot kicks, then 1 to 1 until winner)

      • If by chance three teams remained tied all the way to this phase the three team names will be placed in a hat and the first two teams pulled out will have a shoot-out with the loser being declared the 3rd seed of the pool.  Then the winner of that shoot-out will have another shootout with the other team to determine the first and second seed.

 

Rosters

  • Set your rosters in a manner that best benefits your program.

  • We will provide 15 championship t-shirts to the winner of each division, however you do not have to limit your rosters to 15.  

  • 6 field players and 1 goalkeeper should be on the field

  • You may dual roster your keepers if needed.  

 

Rules of Play

  • Games will be 20 minutes in length with a running clock

  • We will have 6-8 referees rotating through the games so each game will have 2 officials

  • Team listed first on schedule will kick off

  • Standard HS rules with the following exceptions

    • Keepers may distribute with throws or from ground like a field player, no punting

    • Goal kicks must touch a player or the pitch on same side of the field that kick is taken from

      • Penalty will be an indirect free kick for the other team from midfield spot

    • Goal kicks may be taken anywhere in the goal box, we ideally want quick restarts

    • No offsides

    • 5 yards will be awarded on free kicks to the attacking team 

    • If a player receives a red card the player must sit the rest of that game and the next game.  The team may still play 7 players.  If a player receives a second red card in the tournament they are finished for the tournament.  Please help your players keep perspective during the tournament.

  • In case of a tie in the knockout stages, teams will play a single five minute “Golden Goal” period followed by a best of 3 shootout.  If still tied after three shots it will be one for one until each player on the roster has shot.