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20th Annual NEWINGTON WRAP-UP TOURNAMENT RULES
• All games will be played using FIFA rules as adopted by the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association except for changes stated in these tournament rules.
• Substitutions are unlimited with the Referee's permission according to CJSA and USYSA rules.
• Games will consist of two 25 minute halves with a 2 minute halftime. There will be no stoppage time.
• Scoring of tournament points will be three points for a win and one point for a tie.
• If a tie should exist the following tie-breakers will be used:
1. Head to Head Results. (Head-to-head does not apply if three or more teams are tied)
2. Goals Against. (maximum 3 per game)
3. Goals For. (maximum 3 per game)
4. Shut Outs.
5. Kicks from the Mark. FIFA rules apply and will be conducted by the Referee Coordinator and certified referees.
Teams should be at the playing field 30 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff of your game to be checked in by a field marshall. Five (5) minute grace period will be allowed from the scheduled kickoff time for a team to field six (6) players for a U-9, U-10 & U11 teams and nine (9) players for U-12 - U-15. The game will be declared a forfeit and a 1-0 win for the team that was present will be recorded. If neither team fields the minimum number of players by the scheduled kickoff, it will be declared a double forfeit and no tournament points will be awarded to either team.
Any player who receives a red card will not be allowed to play in the teams' next scheduled game. If any person associated with the team, (coach, asst, coach, manager) is sent from the field of play, they also will not be allowed to participate in the teams' next scheduled game. Any player receiving two yellow cards in in the tournament will not be allowed to participate in their teams' next scheduled game. Any player receiving two red cards during the tournament will be banned from further tournament play.
Games halted due to bad weather, by the Tournament Director(s), will be official after 1 half of play. In the case of severe weather the Tournament Director(s) may reduce the length of the halves or cancel the game. Unofficial or non rescheduled games are recorded as a 1-1 tie.
Team rosters are limited to (U-9-U-10 = 18 players, U-11-U-15 = 20 players), which may include up to three (3) guest players. Guest players may not compete with or be listed on more that one team roster. Once the Tournament has started, no changes to the roster will be permitted. Only players listed on a team roster will be permitted to play for that team. If an ineligible player is used, that team shall automatically forfeit all games in which the player has played and the team is subject to disqualification from the Tournament. Any team not ready to play at the scheduled time or which forfeits a game shall not be eligible for any awards.
Any Region 1 team that is accepted into a tournament in Region 1 (other than in New Jersey) does not need Permission to Travel papers. There is a downloadable "E-Form" provided by some state associations that is appropriate "permission form".
All teams will bring alternate jerseys or pinnies. At the discretion of the referee the home team will change. Goalkeepers will wear a jersey that is different in color from the rest of the team.
The team listed first on the schedule is the home team. The home team will have the choice of bench and the visitor will have the choice of field. Each team is asked to supply a game ball to the referee's. U-13 and older will use a size 5 ball all other age brackets will use a size 4.
Any issue not addressed by the Tournament Rules, will be resolved by the Tournament Director(s) and will be binding. All decisions by the referees or the Tournament Director(s) are final. NO PROTESTES WILL BE ACCEPTED
U-9 and U-10 players will receive Participation Awards. 1st and 2nd Place medals will be awarded to all other divisions.
Teams of all age groups are encouraged to exchange patches after the completion of each game.
Newington Wrap Up
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