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Coerver Cup Series Rules

For more information please contact Briant Estrella at [email protected] or (847) 899-9413

Guiding principle for the Tournament is to keep it fast, fun and fair!

8 player roster - 6 minimum
Rosters are frozen after checkin
5 players on the field with 1 designated as GK in a GK uniform.

Field Size: 
36 x 48, U9 - U12
36 x 48, U13 - U18
Goal Size.
16ft x 6ft (U8 – U 11)
3/4 size goals (U12 – U 18)

Field Layout:

2 point for goals scored inside the shooting line.
1 points for goals scored from outside shooting line.
Kick in for ball out of play where ball went out
Yellow card = 2 minute penalty. Return to full squad if opponents score.
Red card = Player out of Game. 5 minute penalty. Team must play short for full 5 minutes. 
Double yellow cards miss next game.
Double red card expelled from tournament.
Free substitution from half line
Restart kick-ins from goal area 

24 minute games, 2 minute half time
3/6 game guarantee depending on Tournament

Tournament Format 
TBD at Each Location.

Teams play round robin in qualifying pool
4 Brackets per age group, 4 teams per bracket recommended
3 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss
Top 2 teams from each bracket advance to knockout stage, but seeded
ALL teams advance to crossover consolation brackets
ALL teams will have a final ranking
In case of tie, winner decided by head to head record
If still tied, decided by best goal differential
If still tied, team with most goals
If still tied, penalty kick shootout to decide
If knockout stage game is tied after regulation, 5 minutes golden goal
If stll tied, penalty kick shootout to decide 

Penalty Kick Shootout: 
Kicker starts at the half line, Goalkeeper on the goal line 
Referee signals start with a blow of the whistle
Kicker has 5 seconds to shoot the ball, no rebounds
Goal is awarded if ball passes the goal line, shot must have occured before the 5 second rule 
5 shooters followed by 1, 1, 1
Team leading after 5 kicks wins
If tied after 5, go to golden goal thereafter
If tied after 8 kicks, return to shooter #1

FIFA rules apply

No Off-Sides

Are indirect kick-ins

Corner Kick: 
Are direct

Goal Kicks: 
Are indirect

Fouls outside shooting line are direct, fouls inside shooting line are indirect

Defensive Walls: 
8 yards from spot of ball

Pass backs cannot be picked up by the GK

Violent or dangerous play or foul and abusive language is carded

Cannot be changed after check in.  Teams violating this policy will forfeit game(s) in question in group stage and automatically sent to consolation bracket if in knockout stage.

May enter the game at will from the half line, exiting player must be within 1 yard of the half line 

Late Team Rule: 
The team late within the first 5 minutes, receives 1 goal against them. Teams more than 8 minutes late forfeits the game with a default score of 2-0 to the opposing team. If both teams late more than 8 minutes, the game will be recorded as a 2-0 loss for both teams

Any ties after regulation time will be settled by 5 minutes of sudden death

All decisions on the field will be made by the referee. All protests should be directed to the tournament director within 30 minutes of end of game.

The Tournament Director: 
Has the final decision in any dispute or conflict

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