Austin Fall Cup Tournament Rules

FIFA Rules of Play will apply with the following exceptions:

DURATION OF GAME

All group play and semi-final games will have 30 minute halves. Semi-finals will go directly to penalty kicks if tied at the end of regulation time. The Final matches will play 45-minute halves. Group play games may end in a tie. Should any FINAL match end in a tie after regulation time, there will be played two 10-minute halves with a 5-minute break between halves. No golden goal rule shall be in effect.

SUBSTITUTIONS

At all throw-ins, half time, goal kicks, after a goal has been scored, injury and at the discretion of the referee. Any substituted player may re-enter the game at the discretion of the referee.

TEAM AND PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

  • All participating players, captains and managers must be currently registered with a soccer league or other soccer association that is an affiliated member of the US Soccer Federation (USSF).
  • Managers must provide roster forms and 2017-18 USSF player ID cards.
  • All teams will be allowed unlimited guest players, provided that all guest players are USSF registered and have a photo ID card.
  • Each team may have 25 players (including guest players) on the roster.
  • Players are eligible to play ONLY ON ONE TEAM PER DIVISION during the course of the tournament.
  • Players must be 18 years of age or older to play in the 2017 Austin Fall Cup.

AGE VERIFICATION FOR AGE-RESTRICTED DIVISIONS

All players must present a valid, government issued ID to verify eligibility for all age-restricted divisions.
AGE ELIGIBILITY: Player must turn the minimum age by July 31, 2018 to be eligible to play in an age-restricted division.

FAILURE TO SHOW/FORFEIT GAMES

All teams scheduled to play must report to their assigned field at the assigned time ready to play or face forfeit. There will be NO GRACE PERIOD from scheduled kick-off time. In the event a referee is late, the Tournament Director or Field Commissioner shall decide on a referee, and his decision shall be final. Forfeits may occur when: 1) a team does not have at least seven (7) players on the field at start time and ready to play, 2) a referee abandons the game because of the actions of a team, or 3) a team abandons a game after it has been started.  All games must be played to qualify for the semi’s and finals.  Teams many not agree to cancel or shorten a game if they are already secured a place in the semi’s or finals

PLAYER UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

Appropriate attire is required. Shin guards are required. Goalkeepers must be distinguishable from team players. All jerseys must have permanent 8″ numbers.  Should there be a conflict in uniform colors, the HOME TEAM (the team listed first on the official tournament schedule) is responsible for changing. Please use good sportsmanship if the Home Team does not have the required second strip. HOME TEAM provides the game ball.

REPORTING GAME RESULTS AND DISCIPLINE

Team Captains and referees will report the scores of the games to the score table. The Tournament Director has the authority to rule on any situation not covered herein. Each player receiving a red card will sit out the next game. Any player red carded for fighting will be ejected from tournament. See Point System with regards to the affects red cards will have.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

The Onion Creek Soccer Complex (OCSC) is located in a flood plain and the fields need to be used for play all year. AMSA is at the mercy of the Field Commissioner on weather decisions. In the event of bad weather, the Tournament Director has the authority to make the following changes prior to the start of any game:
a. Relocate and/or reschedule any game(s).
b. Reduce by up to 50% of the scheduled duration of any game.
c. Cancel any games in the group play rounds.
Notices will be posted at www.austinmenssoccer.com and on the OCSC Rain-out Information Line 512.404.2332.
Once your Team Application has been accepted, no refunds will be given for any reason.

GROUP PLAY AND POINTS SYSTEM

All divisions will operate under the standard 10-point system:
Points: 6 – Win
3 – Draw
0 – Loss
• Additional one (1) point for every goal scored – Maximum 3 goals
• Additional one (1) point for a shutout
• Two (2) point deduction for Violent Conduct Red Card or for referee abuse
• Forfeit games are scored as a 1 – 0 Win, 8 Points

Tournament Director has the authority to impose additional point deductions for extreme fouls or misbehavior.

Tie Breakers – 1) Head to Head, 2) Goal Difference, 3) Total Goals Scored, 4) Penalty Kicks

All group play and semi-final games will have 30 minute halves. Semi-finals will go directly to penalty kicks if tied at the end of regulation time. The Final matches will play 45-minute halves. Should any FINAL match end in a tie after regulation time, there will be played two 10-minute halves with a 5-minute break between halves. No golden goal rule shall be in effect.

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