CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancel within a month of the tournament you will be receive a 75% refund of your tuition paid.  

Cancel more than 30 days from your event, you will receive a 100% refund minus a $25 service fee.  

If we cancel for any reason prior to the event starting, you will receive a 100% refund.  Once the event has started, no refunds will be given.

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Tournament Rules


Field Layout

Age Divisions:
The 5v5 Showdown Tournaments are 2017 Soccer year competitions:

U9/10 - 2007-2008 birth years
U11/12 -  2005-2006 birth years
U13/14 - 2003-2004 birth years
U15-18 - 1999-2002 birth years 

Scoring:
1 point for goals scored anywhere on field.
Kick in for ball out of play where ball went out
Free substitution from half line
Restart kick-ins from goal area

Games:
24 minute games (2) – 12 min halves) with a  2 minute half time
4 game guaranteeGames:

Tournament Format
4-Game Guarantee with Playoffs in each division..
Teams play round robin in qualifying pool
Teams – Minimum of 6 per team…Maximum of 8 per team
3 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss
For Playoff Seeding:
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 playoff stage game is tied after regulation, Sudden Death

Fouls:
FIFA rules apply

Off-Side:
No Off-Side

Throw-Ins:
Are indirect kick-ins

Corner Kick:
Are direct

Goal Kicks:
Are indirect

Fouls:
Fouls outside arc are direct, fouls inside arc are indirect

Defensive Walls:
8 yards from spot of ball

Goalkeepers:
Pass backs cannot be picked up by the GK.  No punting or dropkicks allowed.  Goalkeepers will have 5 seconds to distribute the ball (throw or pass) or release it from their hands after a save.

Sportsmanship:
Violent or dangerous play or foul and abusive language is carded

Rosters:
Cannot be changed after check in.  Teams violating this policy will forfeit game(s) in question.

Substitutes:
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

Playoffs:
Any ties after regulation time will be settled by sudden death

Protests:
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 Directors:
Have the final decision in any dispute or conflict


Tournament Features

  • Played on beautiful grass fields!
  • Small-Intimate Tournament
  • Age/Skill level appropriate groups
  • Four-game guarantee (ALL games played on same day)
  • 24-minute games (12-minutes halves)
  • Top teams advance to playoffs
  • Field size approx. 36 x 48 yards
  • Four field players and a goalkeeper (roster:  min. 6 players/max 8 players per team)
  • Team awards for champions
  • Vendors on site for food and merchandise

Do you have a team of 12-15 players?  We recommend splitting that team up and registering as 2 separate teams!  That will give each player more playing time and touches on the ball…