SOCCER OUTDOOR RULES
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Teams: Each team shall consist of a minimum of 9 players and a maximum of 20 players. Each team is permitted one (1) Non-Playing Coach. (See General Sports Rules.) A player or coach may compete on only one team and in only one division.
NOTE: Soccer competitors may compete in both Indoor and Field Soccer, when offered, but if a conflict in games’ schedules occurs due to a competitor entering both sports, the competitor must choose the sport he/she will compete in. The USPFC will not adjust game schedules to accommodate individual competitors/teams. The USPFC will not refund entry fees due to this scheduling conflict.
Confirmation of starting time/date will be forwarded to Team Captain only. A mandatory Team Captain/Coaches’ Meeting will be held the afternoon/evening prior to the beginning of competition. A representative from each Team MUST be present. A final Team Roster must be submitted at this meeting. Details to appear in the Confirmation Letter.
OFFICIALS Sport Coordinator
Assistant Sport Coordinator: Where multiple facilities are used, the Assistant Sport Coordinator will assume Sport Coordinator’s duties at the facility he/she is assigned.
Credentials Official: This person works under the supervision of the Sport Coordinator, and is responsible for verifying that each player in each game is properly credentialed (competitor pass and agency identification). If multiple venues are utilized, one Credentials Official must be assigned to each venue.
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One referee and two linesmen shall be used at each game. All must be licensed referees. A three referee system shall be used in all games.
Discipline Committee: This committee will consist of the Sport Coordinator and two additional Host representatives. The committee will address infractions that occur during the tournament, and will make disciplinary recommendations to the USPFC Director for Soccer.
Check-in table workers: the Host must provide a minimum of one (1) person to work the competitor check-in table located at each venue each day of competition. They work under the direct supervision of the Sport Coordinator and must be familiar with the USPFC rules for competitor check-in procedures.
A physical therapist shall be available at each venue to assist competitors.
The Host must furnish basic medical supplies for competitors, including; ice packs, bandages and elastic wraps.
Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.
Four fields measuring 70-100 yds wide and 110-130 yds long. All fields must be of similar proportions.
Shower and locker facilities should be made available at each venue, if possible.
All facilities should be accessible at least one hour before and after scheduled competitions.
Game score records
Three (3) size five balls for each field (should be new balls) Competitor Check-in Station (table, bench, etc.) Refreshment table (water or other drink)
ROUND ROBIN, (See Bracketing Rules).
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A Round Robin (group system) shall be established. Teams will advance to a single elimination. If the total number of teams in a division is less than eight (8) a single group Round Robin tournament shall be used exclusively to determine the medal winners.
When placing teams into groups, medal winners from the previous year should be separated when possible, with the first place team receiving lower seeded teams in its group when possible. Other placements should be based on the level of the returning seeds.
Placement in Division A and B will be determined by the result of Round Robin group play.
If 16 teams or more entered into divisional play and after Round Robin play, the teams will be divided into two groups depending on their standing. The top half will be placed in Division A and the bottom half will be placed in Division B.
A Single Elimination playoff in each division will follow to determine medal winners.
Schedule for five (5) days of competition.
Duration of Game: All games will be 35 minutes, both the round robin and the single elimination tournament, due to the number of consecutive days of competition. Player safety and well being is of the utmost.
GENERAL SPORTS RULES for Soccer
Each team shall designate an individual to function as the team’s coach/manager during each game.
Group Play points as follows:
Win = 3 points, Tie = 1 point, Loss = 0 points. Tie games in group play stand.
The following procedure will be utilized to determine which two teams from each group advance to the Single Elimination Finals tournament. It will also be utilized in a single group Round Robin to determine medal winners:
Total win/loss points accumulated in group play Head to head games results
Goal differential (for vs. against)
Total goals for
Total goals against Coin Toss
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If group play is used exclusively to determine medals, the coin toss tiebreaker will not be used. Co-winners will be declared for teams still tied after the first three (3) tiebreakers.
In the event of a tie in the Single Elimination Finals tournament, the winner will be determined by Kicks from the Penalty Mark with the exception of the medal rounds. Each team will take 5 penalty kicks in accordance with the laws of the game to determine the winner. (Only the players that are on the field at the conclusion of extra time are allowed to participate in penalty kicks.) If after both teams have taken five kicks, both have scored the same number of goals, kicks continue to be taken in the same order until one team has scored a goal more than the other from the same number of kicks. Each kick is taken by a different player and all eligible players must take a kick before any player can take a second kick.
If at the end of extra time one team has a greater number of players than their opponents, they must reduce their numbers to that of their opponents and the team captain must inform the referee of the name and number of each player to be excluded before the kicks from the penalty mark commence. The excluded player(s) must leave the field of play and return to the team bench area prior to the taking of kicks from the penalty mark.
During the medal rounds extra time will be played to determine the winner. Two further equal periods, each of 10 minutes duration, will be played. The Golden Goal rule will apply during these two periods. If the teams are still tied at the end of the two 10 minute periods they will proceed to Kicks From The Mark (PK’s).
Slide Tackling in the Senior Division is not allowed. Slide “tackling” is the action used by a player when he slides down on the ground against an opponent in order to win the ball. “Sliding” without trying to win the ball from another opponent (i.e. saving the ball from going out of bounce or a scoring situation) is permissible as long as it’s not against his opponent. In other words, sliding to score a goal against the goalkeeper is NOT allowed.
Player Check-in Procedures: Each player must check in at the “Soccer Check-in Table” prior to each game his/her team plays, and show a Participant Pass and Agency Identification. The Team Coach or Captain will assure that all players have properly checked-in. The Host Credentials Official will take possession of the player’s Participant Passes and present them to the referee. The referee shall return the Participant Passes to Check-in following each game, after noting any player misconduct on the official game record. The Participant Passes will be returned to the players by the Host Check-in personnel.
Player Misconduct: If a player is ejected from a game by the referee (red card) he/she will be automatically suspended from playing in the following (one) game. The Soccer Discipline Committee will review the incident and recommend any further discipline to the USPFC. The USPFC will rule on the committee’s recommendation.
Yellow cards will follow FIFA rules with the exception that all yellow cards incurred during Round Robin play will be discarded and begin anew in Single Elimination play.
Whenever in the judgment of any game official the following acts occur, the participant shall be disqualified for the remainder of the tournament and may be subject to further sanctions as deemed appropriate by the USPFC.
a) Physical contact with or threat to any game official or volunteer b) Fighting where in an opponent is injured
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c) Any player (on or off the field of play) who joins in a fight whether or not an injury occurs.
TEAMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THEIR BENCH AND THEIR FANS BEHAVIOR
There is free substitution during the game.
Dress: Dress of players shall be consistent with FIFA and USPFC Rules. (no grid-iron shoes).
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A maximum of 84 sets of medals (1st through 3rd place) will be needed. USPFC will advise you of the number of sets needed based on total entries, plus a reasonable margin.
THE GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.
YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.
PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT
The USPFC Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFC shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFC Director.
The USPFC Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.
PLEASE USE THE USPFC DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.