INNER CITY SOCCER -  Tournament Rules - Updated Dec-2019

PLAYER REGISTRATION: All players must be registered on their teams' registration form before the tournament begins. Any team or player determined by the event director to have falsified age or skill level will be dismissed from the tournament. All youth players must carry proof of age, ie: player pass, driver’s license or birth certificate.  All adult players must carry proof of ID: such as driver's license or a passport (must have a picture on it.

ROSTERS: All rosters are final once the final has began.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: The maximum number of players on a team will be determined in the tournament's official website. 

GENDER: No males will be allowed to participate in any female divisions, except co-ed division. Females MAY play in male divisions. Co-ed division must have at least two females on the field at all times in games that are 5v5, at least 4 females in 8v8 games and at least 5 females in 11v11 games.

EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play. Teams are responsible for providing game balls. Preferred Ball Size for Under-8 and younger= #3; Under-09 to Under-12= #4; Under-13 and up = #5. In the event that age divisions are combined, the teams should use the older division’s ball size.

FIELD DIMENSIONS: They will be specify by STYSA regulations, except in 5v5 and 4v4 divisions, which is stipulated in the short game rules section.

GAME DURATION: This will be determined in the tournament's official website. Pool games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Playoff games cannot end tied.

OFFSIDE:  There are no offside in 5v5 or 4v4 games,  There are offside for the rest of the games.

HEADING:  It will be allowed in all games.

PLAYOFF OVERTIME: There will no be additional time in games where a winner must be determined.  The game will go directly into penalty kicks if there is tie at end of regular time.  In games of 4v4,5v5, 7v7, 8v8 and 9v9 the winner will be determined by 3 penalty kicks.   In 11v11 games, the game will go 5 penalty kicks.

SCORING (IN POOL PLAY): 3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. FORFEITS: A forfeit is scored as 3-0

TIEBREAKERS: In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken by; 1)  points;2)goal difference in pool play; 3) most goals scored for in pool play; 4) head to head results between tied teams; 5) coin flip.

Wristbands.  At registration, each team will be given a wristband for each player it has registered.   No player may play without wearing this wristband.

PLAYER EJECTION (YELLOW/RED CARD): Referees have the right to eject a player from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending the player off. RED CARD suspension = Rest of game PLUS next game. Tournament Director may eject player for rest of tournament.

FORFEITS: A forfeit shall be scored as 3-0.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the event.