The Affordable Summer Classic Rules!
Check In: 45 minutes prior to game time. Subsequent games referee check in on field 15 minutes prior to game start. Player passes will be presented to the referees who will retain them until the game is complete.
Mandatory items for check in:
(1)Signed 1601s (2)laminated player passes (3)Goldenrod (4) bring 4 roster stickers
NON-CYSA TEAMS: Player credentials must be uniform per league. E.g. a NORCAL team must have players and guest players with NORCAL credentials.
CYSA max roster rule & Guest Players
IF TOTAL NUMBER OF PLAYERS ON ROSTER & GUEST PLAYER FORMS IS MORE THAN 18, TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR MUST RETAIN THE PLAYER PASSES FOR THOSE PLAYERS WHO ARE NOT PARTICIPATING UNTIL THE TEAM HOLDS NO MORE THAN 18 PLAYER PASSES. GUEST PLAYERS ARE USED ONLY TO SUPPLEMENT A ROSTER TO A MAXIMUM OF 18 PLAYERS (OR 22 PLAYERS ON U16 – U19 DIVISION 1 AND DIVISION 3 ROSTERS). A TEAM MAY NEVER USE MORE GUEST PLAYERS THAN THE TOURNAMENT RULES PERMIT, NEVER TO EXCEED SEVEN (7) GUEST PLAYERS. SEE BACK OF FORM FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE USE OF GUEST PLAYER CREDENTIALS.
CHECK ROSTER FOR PLAYERS’ ELIGIBLE DATE FOR PARTICIPATION FOR EACH ADDED AND TRANSFERRED PLAYER. RETAIN PLAYER PASS FOR ANY PLAYER NOT ELIGIBLE BY TOURNAMENT START DATE. RETURN THE PASS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TOURNAMENT.
If you are a non-CYSA team, insure all players have consistent credentials from your league
12. Length of Games and Half Time period (list each age group):
Game Durations: Preliminary Games, Consolation and Championship Games have the same duration!
U-10 20 minutes halves/ 5 minute half time period
U-11 and U-12 25 minutes halves/ 5 minute half time period
U-13 and U-14 30 minutes halves/ 5 minute half time period
In preliminary games ties will stand---WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CROSSOVER PRELIM "PLAYOFF" GAMES. If a cross over playoff ,championship , or consolation game is tied at the end of regulation play, two 5 minute
overtime periods will be played. If still tied at the completion of the overtime periods, the game will be decided by penalty kicks
as per FIFA laws of the game. At the discretion of the Tournament Committee, overtime periods may be shortened or
eliminated if the game has been significantly delayed at the start. The length of any game may be shortened to shorter but
equal halves if the Tournament Committee deems it necessary due to field conditions, weather or darkness
13. Mandatory Rest Periods
Teams and players must be given a minimum rest period of two hours between games. The rest period will commence when a
team’s or player’s match ends and will end when the team’s or player’s subsequent match begins.
Unlimited substitutions are allowed with referee approval in the following situations:
Prior to a throw in for one’s own team
Prior to a goal kick by either team
Prior to the restart of the game following a goal being scored by either team
Prior to the restart of the game for the second half
Prior to the beginning of an overtime period
Prior to the restart of the game following an injured player being removed from the field (either team may sub)
Prior to the restart of the game following a player being cautioned, the referee will give the coach the choice of substituting the
cautioned player. (The player could re-enter at his/her team’s next substitution opportunity.)
Any player, coach assistant coach or registered team official who is sent off will automatically be suspended from their next
game. The send off report will be forwarded to the Tournament Director and Tournament Disciplinary Committee. Section 4:08
of the CYSA Bylaws will be used to assess the minimum mandatory penalties. Additional penalties may be imposed. Send-off
reports and member passes, which must retained if the penalty has not been served in its entirety, will be forwarded to the
team’s District Commissioner. Any additional disciplinary action over and above that assessed by the Tournament Committee
will be at the discretion of the member’s District or CYSA disciplinary committees.
16. Scoring System:
Maximum number of points allowable per game:
6 Points for a win:
3 Points for a tie:
1 Bonus points for shutout win
1 Points per goal (up to 3)
2 Points deducted for red cards
2 Points deducted for excessive goal differential---(7 goals)
(Forfeited games will be scored as 8 to 0 points in favor of the team that did not forfeit. In the case a team withdrawing at
the last minute or not showing, all preliminary games for that team will be scored as a forfeit.
17. Tie Breaking Procedure:
In case of a tie in tournament points following the completion of preliminary games, the advancing team will be determined
based on the following criteria in the order specified:
A. Head to Head competition – team that won the head to head competition between the teams that are tied will advance
(should there be a tie in tournament points between three or more teams, the tie-breaking procedure begins with #B
B. When and if only two teams remain tied at any point while using this procedure, the order of tie breaking will recommence
at #A above
C. Team with the fewest losses advances
D. Team with the highest goal differential advances (goals scored by a team minus goals allowed by a team, not to exceed a
differential of 4 goals in any one match)
E. Team with fewest goals allowed advances
F. Team with most goals scored advances (not to exceed 4 goals counted for any one match)
G. Team with fewest send-offs advances
H. Kicks from the penalty spot as per FIFA rules. The team with the most successful kicks advances
ALL GAME RESULTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FINAL AND NO PROTEST OF THEIR OUTCOME IS ALLOWED
ALL UNDER 10 AND UNDER 11 GAMES WILL BE PLAYED IN THE 8 V 8 FORMAT
3 Minimum number of games for each team in tournament (forfeited games will count in game minimum.)
19. Preliminary play (check all that apply):
_____ Each team in the flight will play the all other teams in their flight
_____ Each team will play all teams in the opposing flight
(X) Each team will play teams from within their own flight as well as cross-over games into opposing flight
Type of Awards: trophies (X) medals (X) other (specify type of award)--
Awards will be given in these categories 1st : Trophy 2nd Medal 3rd Medal 4th medal
Participation pins will be given to: (check all applicable): each player (X) coaches (2 per team) _____
21. Start Times and Forfeitures:
Teams must be at the field 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of their game in order to be checked in by referees
or appointed tournament officials. Games will be started within 10 minutes of the designated start time. If a team has not
taken the field with a minimum of seven (7) players within the 10 minute grace period, the game will be forfeited to the team
that has taken the field with at least seven (7) players. If neither team takes the field within the 10minute grace period, no
points will be awarded to either team and the game will be declared a double forfeit.
The referee and/or Tournament Committee may terminate a game and award a forfeit if a team leaves the field during the
game without the approval of the referee, the referee abandons a match due to excessive violent conduct and/or misconduct
by the players, coaches or fans, or a team is deemed to be in gross violation of US Youth Soccer, CYSA, or rules of this
22. Home Team:
The team listed first on the game schedule is the home team and shall have their choice of the side of the field. Conflicts in
jersey color will be resolved by the home team being required to change jerseys. The referee will determine if there is a conflict
in jersey colors or keeper jersey colors. The home team will be responsible for providing the game card and the game ball.
23. Sportsmanship and Conduct:
Good sportsmanship is expected of all teams, officials and fans. Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players, staff,
parents and affiliated spectators.
24. Injuries and Medical Assistance:
Any injuries must be reported to a tournament official so that an accident report form can be completed. A tournament official
will call 911 for an injury at the coach’s or parent’s request.