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Scripps Ranch Recreational All Star Tournament

2012 Rules

 (Tournament Rules May Be Modified Without Notice)


A. Tournament rules shall be governed by:

1. "Laws of the Game" as published by FIFA.

2. Modifications as approved by CYSA -South.

3. Special tournament rules as adopted by Scripps Ranch Soccer Club.

          a. No offsides will be enforced for division 6-U8 (If in the referee's opinion teams deliberately abuse this rule, the referee has the discretion to call offsides)

          b. No slide tackling for all divisions

4. In case of conflict, these special rules shall prevail.

B. Games

1. Games will consist of "2 halves" as specified below.

2. Referees will comply with FIFA rules and substitutions. Substitutions may be made at any stoppage (dead ball) only with the permission of the referee.

3. Final games will be the regulation length for each age group.

4. Semi-Final games that are tied at the end of regulation play will go directly to FIFA penalty kicks.

5. If the final game is tied at the end of regulation play will go to 5 minutes overtime halves. If the game is tied at the end of second overtime, play will go directly to FIFA penalty kicks (no golden goal).

6. Running clock for all games.



Pool play





6 - U8


25 MIN/Half

25 MIN/Half




5 - U10


25 MIN/Half

25 MIN/Half




4 - U12


25 MIN/Half

25 MIN/Half


10 MIN


3 - U14


25 MIN/Half

25 MIN/Half


10 MIN



C. Players 

1. Only Recreational players shall be eligible to play in the Tournament.

2. CYSA or AYSO laminated player passes with the player's signature and photo will be required of all players to be submitted at the start of the tournament. {AYSO teams are also required to complete these forms in addition to tournament application; 1). Travel application 2). AYSO team roster}.

3. Medical release forms will be required for all players at initial check-in.

4. One hour prior to the first game of the first day, the Coach shall present his player registration forms to the Field Marshal with a 2012 CYSA or AYSO laminated player card for each player. Only players listed on the Team Roster submitted at check in shall participate in the Tournament games. If any non-listed player is used in any game, that team shall be disqualified from the Tournament.

5. All players are required to wear shin guards at all times.

6. Referee will make a decision if a Player with casts is ineligible or will be allowed to play in the Tournament.

7. Divisions 5 & 6 teams shall have a maximum of 14 players on the roster with 8 on the field. Divisions 3 & 4 shall have a maximum of 18 players on the roster with 11 on the field.

8. The minimum number of players required to start a game will be five (5) for Divisions 5 & 6 and seven (7) for Divisions 3 & 4.

9. No player may compete in the tournament on more than one team, even if that team is eliminated.

D. Coaches

1. Coaches must have a current 2012 Administrator/Coach card.

2. An approved team administrator must be present for a game to continue if the coach is ejected from the game. If no administrator is with the team, the game shall be declared as a forfeit with a score of 1-0 for the opponent.

E. General Requirements

1. Coaches (including assistant coaches giving instructions) and substitute players shall remain within the area ten yards each side of the half line during the game. All other spectators will remain outside this area.

2. The home team is the team listed first on the schedule. The home team shall have choice of side and the visiting team shall have the kickoff. Teams shall be on opposite sides of the field. The home team shall provide a suitable game ball.

3. The home team shall be responsible for changing to an alternate color jersey in the event of a conflict.

4. Ball sizes shall be: Size 3 for Division 6 (Under 8); Size 4 for Divisions 5 & 4 (Under 10, Under 12); and Size 5 for Division 3 (Under 14).

5. Please help us to keep our fields clean by asking your team to pick up any trash after your game. 

F.   Scoring

1. Team Standings from Pool Play will be determined by a 10-point system:

    a. 6 points/win

    b. 3 points/tie

    c. 1 point/shut-out, including 0-0 ties

    d. 1 point/goal (maximum 3 goals/game)

    e. 0 points/loss

    f. Minus 1 point/red card issued to player or coach

   g. Forfeit = 1 - 0

2. Ties in Standings from Pool Play will be resolved as follows:

    a. Winner of head-to-head competition

    b. Goals against

    c. Goals scored

    d. FIFA penalty kicks, time and location determined by Tournament Director

G.   Conduct and Disciplinary Actions

1. Coaches shall be responsible for the conduct of their players, parents and fans on their sidelines. Players, coaches, parents and fans shall conduct themselves in a proper and respectful manner. Anyone smoking, using alcohol or drugs, yelling profanities or conducting themselves in a manner which the referee or the Field Marshal deems inappropriate or an interference with the players shall be asked to leave. The Field Marshals and referees shall have the final authority for the enforcement of this rule. Refusal to comply or repeated infractions may result in disqualification of the team.

2. A coach who is ejected due to misconduct will be asked to leave the field immediately and will be required to sit out the next scheduled game and the team will receive a 1 point deduction. If there is no other team administrator to continue the game, the game will be recorded as a forfeit with the score of 1-0 awarded to the opponent.

3.  If a player receives a red card (ejected) during a game, he or she will have to sit out the next scheduled game and will receive a 1-point deduction. In case of violent conduct or serious foul play, The Tournament Committee will determine the severity of the suspension.  

H.   Protests

1. No protests will be accepted. The referee's decision is final.

2. The referee's judgment with regard to laws of the game, field condition, and players' equipment can not be challenged and his/her decision is final.

I. Unexpected circumstances

The Tournament Director will resolve any issues not covered under the above rules. His decision is final.  

J. Refunds & Cancellations


In the case of cancellation of the tournament before it starts due to nature (rain, field closer by authorities or other events) the tournament will refund 2/3 of the entry fee paid back to each team. Once the first scheduled game has been started this policy does not apply and no refunds of any kind will be awarded.

If any team submits cancellation of entry from the tournament the following policy applies:

Cancellation in writing 1 week after deadline 80% of tournament fee will be refunded.

Cancellation in writing 2 weeks after deadline 50% of tournament fee will be refunded. Cancellation after 2 weeks, no refunds!


Rain or other weather conditions during the Tournament shall not delay play unless the referee deems the field unsafe. In the event of inclement weather or unsuitable field conditions, games may: be shortened, go to FIFA penalty kicks, or be canceled. There will be no refunds or reimbursements of tournament application fee for cancellation or forfeiture of any game.