BE EARLY, BE EARLY, BE EARLY
Keep games on time. There should be enough time between games – 40 minute games have 60 minute spacing, 50 minute games have 70 minute spacing, etc.
Allow water breaks if necessary or requested – AR’s should have sidelines prepared – make them quick…
Record scores on game card coaches have and return to them. Sample attached.
Tournament Rules are attached. Here’s a rundown:
U9 – 20 minute halves (Final is 25, but only B9 has a final and NOCRA is covering)
U10 – 25 minute halves all games
U11/U12 – 25 minute halves (Final is 30 minutes)
U13 – 30 minute halves (FRYSC/NOCRA covering finals)
U14/U15 – 35 minute halves all games
No overtime in any games – straight to kicks for Semi-finals or Finals (designated on schedule). No kicks needed if a Consolation game ties.
U12 games are 9v9 as they will be this fall. U11 games continue to be 9v9 as they were last year.
BUILD OUT LINE – U9, U10 & U11 ( ** NOT U12 ** )
Using 10-second rule from last fall’s Signature League and JUSA Spring League. Use your words if the team is close to 10 seconds – should be able to avoid the indirect free kick for violating 10 seconds.
No modification of offside for build-out line
HEADING – no heading U9/U10/U11. U12 heading is okay as it’s a single-year division
Indirect Free Kick – move to top of penalty area if by defense in their own area.
Coin toss for side/kick-off
Quick equipment check – no need to check cards/medical releases