New England State Cup Tournament Rules

PRE-GAME CHECK IN

  • Pre-game check in procedures will begin 20 minutes prior to the first match.

  • The team must present:

    • TWO (2) Team Rosters

    • SIGNED ‘Waiver and Release of Liability’ document for each player listed on team roster

  • Players not certified by the tournament staff will not be allowed to participate.

 

PRELIMINARY GAMES

  • Duration: Two (2) Twenty Minute Halves with Running Clock

  • One Time Out Per Team Per Half. Each Time Out Duration is One Minute

  • No Time Out on the Last Two (2) Minutes of the Game

  • Fouls will be counted

  • Each team is allowed Five (5) fouls per half.

  • After the Fifth (5th) Foul Second Penalty Kick will be allowed to the opposing team.

  • Only Referee Has the Official Time and can Stop the Game as deemed necessary.

 

FINAL – CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

  • Duration: Two (2) Twenty Minute Halves with Running Clock

  • One Time Out Per Team Per Half. Each Time Out Duration is One Minute

  • Stop Clock will be used on the Last TWO (2) Minutes of the Game

  • Fouls will be counted

  • Each team is allowed Five (5) fouls per half.

  • After the Fifth (5th) Foul Second Penalty Kick will be allowed to the opposing team.

  • In case of a Tie During Regulation Time, there will be a one Five (5) Minute Overtime Period.

  • No Golden Goal! Running Clock! No Time Outs During the Five (5) Minute Extra Period Allowed and Fouls will be carried over.

  • Stop Clock Will be used in overtime during the last One (1) minute of the game.

  • If Game is still Tied, Penalty Kicks will be taken according to FIFA Rules.

  • FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME WILL BE APPLIED

 

HEADING

  • In Compliance with U.S. Soccer, No Player Under 12 and Below are allowed to head the ball.

  • In the event that a Under 12 and Below Player Heads the ball an automatic indirect kick will be given to the opposing team.

  • If said heading took place inside the penalty box, the indirect kick will take place on the line of the penalty box closer to where the heading took place.

STANDINGS RULES

1- Points

2- Head to Head

3- Goal Differential

4- Goal Favor

5- Draw of Lots

 

DIVISION WITH 6 TEAMS (APPLIES ONLY TO U14 BOYS AND U16 BOYS

Divisions with 6 teams - 2 pools of 3 teams - Each team plays the teams within their pool. After each team has played their two pool games, points are calculated, and temporary standings are generated within each pool. The temporary standings are used to determine the order of play for the cross-over pool games.

 

  • THE FIRST PLACE OF POOL A AND THE FIRST PLACE OF POOL B WILL GET A BYE THE NEXT ROUND ( QUARTER FINAL ROUND ).

 

  • QUARTER FINAL:

    • SECOND PLACE FROM POOL A X THIRD PLACE OF POOL B ( QUARTER FINAL 1)

    • SECOND PLACE OF POOL B X THIRD PLACE OF POOL A ( QUARTER FINAL 2 )

 

  • SEMI FINAL :

    • FIRST PLACE OF POOL A X WINNER OF QUARTER FINAL 1 OR WINNER OF QUARTER FINAL 2 ( SEMI-FINAL 1 )

    • FIRST PLACE OF POOL B X WINNER OF QUARTER FINAL 1 OR QUARTER FINAL 2 ( SEMI-FINAL 2)

 

  • FINAL:

    • WINNER OF SEMI FINAL 1 X WINNER OF SEMI FINAL 2.

 

 

FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME WILL BE APPLIED

SPORTSMANSHIP AND FAIR PLAY ARE EXPECTED BY COACHES, PLAYERS, AND SPECTATORS AT ALL TIMES!

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