Sunday is the start of JUSA Cup.
For U16/U19 teams, the entire Cup is played in one day, sometimes one game.
Check your schedules as there have been some forfeits. I emailed you all directly, but just verify fields/times of actual games and note the last game of the day so you can have equipment put away.
See the rules below. Each game is CLEARLY marked with what type of game it is, so play the correct duration and follow the correct procedures for determining a winner.
All the younger games tomorrow (U9-U14) are either 20 or 25 minute halves – see below
JUSA Cup Rules
Minimum Play Time for JUSA Cup games
The most important thing to remember is that, just like in regular season, minimum play time rules are still in effect throughout JUSA Cup play.
ALL PLAYERS U-9 and U-10 MUST PLAY 3/4 OF THE GAME.
ALL PLAYERS U-12 to U-19 MUST PLAY 1/2 OF THE GAME.
If a game goes to extra time, every player must play in at least one of the two extra time periods, provided that both are played.
NOTE: Some U9/U10 teams have 10 players on the roster making it impossible to play everyone 3 quarters. Every player, in this situation, must play at least 2 of the first 4 quarters, and at least one of the overtime periods, if both are played.
Elimination Games (first Sunday) and Quarterfinals
U9/U10 games will have 20 minute halves (with quarter breaks)
U12/U14 games will have 25 minute halves
Semifinals and Finals
U9/U10 games will have 25 minute halves (with quarter breaks)
U12 games will have 30 minute halves
U14 games will have 35 minute halves
U16 games will have 40 minute halves
U19 games will have 45 minute halves
Referee fees remain the same as regular season JUSA Recreational games
Determination of a Winner
Elimination games and Quarterfinals go straight to Kicks from the Mark
Semifinals and Finals have up to two extra time periods with GOLDEN GOAL (first goal scored wins the game). If still tied, then proceed to Kicks from the Mark.
Extra time duration (each period):
U9/U10: 5 minutes
U12: 5 minutes
U14-U19: 10 minutes