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Welcome to the 2017 Dearborn Jaguars Fall Invitational

Rules for the 2017 Dearborn Jaguars Fall Invitational

2016 Dearborn Jaguar Invitational Tournament

THERE WILL BE MAIL IN REGISTRATION to 24404 Catherine Industrial Suite 310, Novi, MI 48375 and email option preferred sent to ppa.soccer.mgt@gmail.com. The email must include Gender, age and Team ID number in Subject. Teams are required to have one copy of their official roster, pass card for each player, medical release forms, liability form, risk management cards for coaches and managers and if applicable, guest player rosters and pass card and permission to travel for out-of-state and foreign teams as well as concussion certificates for coaches and parent and athlete concussion information sheet for each player attending tournament.

Concussion Policy
MSYSA coaches must be able to provide their CDC Heads Up Concussion Certification. All non MSYSA coach must be able to provide the CDC HeadsUp Concussion certificate or the NFHS Concussion in Sports certificate. Teams must be able to provide the Michigan Department of Community Health/CDC Parent and Athlete Concussion Information Sheet for each player attending the tournament.

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association has eliminated heading for players U11 and younger. This directive is to protect players 10 years old and younger regardless of what age group they are playing in. A purposeful header by these players shall result in an indirect free kick awarded to the opponent at the spot of the infraction. *NOTE* Club passcard players MUST fill out guest player roster.

All teams must be in possession of the following items at all tournament games for all players, including guest players.

A. Current 2017 passcards
B. Official Roster
C. Signed medical release forms
D. Guest Player Roster (if applicable)
E. Valid Risk Management Cards (Non-MSYSA Teams need to bring your organization’s equivalent)
F. Approved Permission to Travel Form for Out-of-state teams
G. Players and coaches must provide proper concussion documentation

Tournament uses a 2016 USSF certified assignor from Michigan and that all referee assigning is done through Game Officials. Furthermore, out-of-area referee will need to show photo proof to verify identity

Any roster changes or guest player additions must be made prior to registration. All changes are subject to the approval of the tournament director. Changes will NOT be allowed during the tournament.

Under 7-Born in 2011
Under 8-Born in 2010
Under 9-Born in 2009
Under 10-Born in 2008
Under 11-Born in 2007
Under 12-Born in 2006
Under 13-Born in 2005
Under 14 – Born in 2004
Under 15 – Born in 2003
Under 16 – Born in 2002
Under 17 – Born in 2001
Under 18 – Born in 2000
Under 19- Born in 1999

ROSTERS: A roster must be on file with tournament headquarters prior to competition and it must be a team roster for the Fall of 2016. A player can only be rostered on one team. The maximum roster size per age group is as follows: NO DOUBLE ROSTERING IS ALLOWED . PLAYERS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO PLAY FOR ONE TEAM IN THE TOURNAMENT. NO PLAYER WILL BE ALLOWED TOPLAY FOR MORE THAN ONE TEAM REGARDLESS OF AGE GROUP, GENDER OR TEAM. TEAMS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THIS RULE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED

4v4 (U7 and U8) -8 maximum players
7v7-14 players maximum (U9-10) U8 team wishing to play 7v7 will need to play in U9Y division and conform to the 7v7 format and rules
9v9 -18 players maximum (U10, U11 and U12 teams playing 9v9) U12 players wishing to play 11v11 will need to play in the U13Y division and conform to the 11v11 format and rules
11 v 11-22 players maximum (U 13 -U 19 teams)
Tournament uses a 2016 USSF certified assignor and that all referee assigning is done through Game Officials. Furthermore, out-of-area referee will need to show photo proof to verify identity

*Teams U-13 through U-19 may have 22 players registered for the Dearborn Jaguars Fall Invitational, however teams may only dress 18 of the 22 players registered for any one game.

A maximum of 5 guest players is permitted

A maximum of 5 guest players (from outside a team’s club) are allowed per team at MSYSA sanctioned tournaments. Additionally, an unlimited number of club passcard players are allowed per team provided that at least 50% of the players appearing on a tournament roster also appear on a team’s league roster. “Club” means an organization providing soccer to youth players that is either a direct member of MSYSA or that registers players with MSYSA through an affiliated member. At no time shall an affiliated member who functions as a “scheduling league” also be considered a “club”. In the case where a club sets up one or more satellite clubs in the state, those satellite clubs may only be considered part of the main club for the purposes of the Dearborn Jaguar Fal Invitational tournament if all the following criteria are met: 1. The main club and satellite club have the same Board of Directors 2. The main club and satellite club have the same Tax ID number 3. The main club and satellite club are in the same MSYSA District as determined by the MSYSA Board of Directors.

U7 4 8 minute quarters- 32 minutes total
U8 3 15 minute -45 minutes total
U9 and U10 2 - 25 minute halves
U11 and U12 2 - 30 minute
U13 and above 2 - 35 minute halves


SUBSTITUTIONS: Substitutions may be made with referee’s approval only.
The number of substitutions is unlimited. Substitution requests may be given at these times:

A. a player may be substituted at a stoppage of play with the permission of the referee (NOTE: Tournament regulations may limit when substitutions may be made by specifying specific stoppages in play when substitutions can be made (ex: at goal kicks and corner kicks, on your team’s throw-ins, when a player is cautioned); otherwise substitutions may be made at any stoppage only with the permission of the referee, and 2) if the age group is 15 & under, free substitution is allowed. For age groups 16 years and older, free substitution is allowed providing the tournament is not an official competition (but a friendly club tournament) and the age category does not include matches between national teams of CONCACAF member countries.

Both teams will have their bench on the same side.
Spectators will be on the opposite side. The half way line will divide the teams and the spectators. Coaches are responsible for their spectators’ behavior. Dissent will not be tolerated. Only registered team officials (with a current risk management card) will be allowed on the side with the players.

Player Equipment
1. Shin guards are mandatory and must be covered by socks.
2. Shirt/jerseys will be tucked into players shorts at all times.
3. Hard cast and Soft cast will only be allowed upon approval of referee and/or tournament committee.
4. The home team will be responsible for using alternate color uniform if necessary.
Under 8 through Under 12 will use a size 4 ball. Under 13 and above will use a size 5 ball.
HOME TEAM The home team is the FIRST team listed. In the case of similar color uniforms, the home team will change to their alternate jersey.

Game Ball-To be provided by the team listed as HOME. U7 and U8 size 3 ball U9 through U12 will use a size 4 ball. U13 and above will use a size 5 ball.

A team that fails to field the minimum number of required players (7 for 11v11, 6 for 7v7 & 9v9, and 3 for 4v4) 5 minutes after the scheduled kick off will forfeit the game. The score will be 4-0.

Any use of illegal players will result in a forfeiture of the game and may include termination of participation for the rest of the tournament.

7v7: Provisions
Offside - The build out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the two build out lines on the field. Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line.
Placement of the Build out Line - The build out line shall be placed equal distant between the top of the penalty line (not the top of the arc that is attached to penalty line) and the halfway line of the field.
Build Out Line The build out line promotes playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting. When the goalkeeper has the ball in hand in the run of play (from opponent) or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line. The retreated team can resume normal play once the ball crosses the penalty area line.
Free Kicks - Both Direct and Indirect kicks per FIFA Laws of the game.
Goal Kick - Restarts are started with the ball on the ground placed inside the 6 yard box. (no more GK picking up the ball and restarting with ball in hand).
No punting or drop kicks from goalie

•Shin guards are required
•Substitutions are unlimited and can occur at any time
•4 quarters
•No more than 10 minute quarters

•Kick offs, free kicks, throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks are used to start or restart play
•Kick-ins and/or dribble-ins are also acceptable -
•Goal kicks and corner kicks should be taken in the general vicinity of the respective goal or corner
•If used, all free kicks are indirect
•Opponents should be 10 feet away from the ball on all restarts
•No penalty kicks
•No offside

5 team brackets, Round robin type of play will be scheduled. Championship games will be played for all ages. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to create separate or adjust age divisions to facilitate tournament bracketing.

DIVISION STANDINGS: Win = 3 pts. Tie = 1 pt. Loss = 0 pt.

1. Head to Head (skip if more than two teams are tied)
a. If three way tie, then head to head is thrown out completely
b. In a three way tie, once a team is advanced it will not revert back to head to head.
2. Net score- Goals scored less goals allowed (max. 4 per game)
3. Least goals against
4. Most goals scored (max. 4 per game)
5. Penalty kicks. 5 per team, alternating. If tied after 5 each, 1 per team will be selected until the tie is broken. (The penalty shooters can be anyone who is dressed to play and rostered, only applies to tie breaker).
6. All Division winners are set, and then the wildcard process takes place.
OVERTIME – FIFA’s rules specify that if overtime periods are used, overtime periods must be played to completion. “Golden goal” and “Silver goal” are no longer allowed.

The Selection of a Wild Card Team, if required, shall be determined by:
1. Non-group winner with the most total points.
2. Non group winner with the most wins.
3. Winner of the game, if applicable, played between the tied teams.
4. Goal differential –max 4 per game
5. Fewer total goals allowed.
6. Penalty kicks. If both teams advance, the tournament committee will decide the opponents at the next level of play.
7. Wildcard teams may be changed if the two teams played each other in preliminary rounds.

TIES DURING CHAMPIONSHIP OR PLAYOFF GAMES are settled by 2 x 5 minute overtime periods. Both periods will be played in duration. If a tie still exists, penalty kicks will take place.

Penalty kick elimination: When semi-final and final matches are still tied after overtime the FIFA laws of the game for Penalty Kicks apply. Only players on the field at the end of the second overtime period are eligible for penalty kicks. Coin flip will determine who will go first (visiting team calls). Five penalty kickers per team. The most goals scored after five kicks for each team wins the game. If the score remains tied, teams will alternate shooters until there is an unmatched goal between the teams. After all eligible players on the field of play have taken kicks; teams will start with their first kickers again and in the same order.

*The Tournament Committee reserves the right to shorten or eliminate overtime periods in order to keep games on time.

Awards: U7 thru U19 teams playing in finals will receive awards for 1st and 2nd place.

Weather issues and final games: If weather does not permit the final game from being played and there are no other options to move game to a playable location that is agreed upon by both teams then Co-champions will be awarded.


INCLEMENT WEATHER: The Referees, Field Coordinators, and/or the Tournament Director have the right to stop games due to weather. Unless tournament play has been suspended due to severe weather conditions, coaches and their teams must report to the field ready to play as scheduled. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the game. Only referees, field coordinators, and/or the Tournament Director can cancel or postpone a game. We reserve the right to shorten the length of games to complete the tournament.
In the event of tournament cancellation due to circumstances or conditions beyond our control, the tournament will not be responsible for any refunds.

Games interrupted in the first half:
a. will continue if time permits
b. If time does not permit, a 0-0 tie will be awarded.

Games interrupted after the completion of the first half:
1. will continue if time permits
2. If time does not permit, the score of the game will stand.

EJECTIONS: Any player, coach, assistant coach or manager receiving a red card will not be permitted to participate in the remainder of the game and the following game. Suspension from additional games will be contingent upon a review of the violation after receipt of the referee report. A 2nd red card results in suspension from the remainder of the tournament. Any MSYSA registered player, coach, assistant coach or team manager who has received a red card during the tournament and did not sit out the related number of game(s) during the tournament must sit out the required number of game(s) starting with his/her next league game.

Parks rules must be followed at all times. Violators will be asked to leave the tournament venue.

RISK MANAGEMENT: Risk Management policies can be found at the MSYSA website (www.michiganyouthsoccer.org), MEMBERSHIP SERVICES, RISK MANAGEMENT.
Only team representatives who have supplied valid Risk Management cards at registration will be allowed on the sidelines with the team. (Maximum 3 per team)

ELIGIBILITY: All USSF Affiliated teams are eligible to participate in the Dearborn Jaguar Fall Invitational Soccer Tournament.

DISPUTES: Any disagreement which cannot be resolved by the listed rules will be settled by the Tournament Director, Tournament Committee and / or the Field Coordinator. All decisions are FINAL.
Score disputes: In situations where there is a disagreement about the score between teams/coaches/managers etc, the tournament committee will determine outcome by referring to the original signed game card from the game. Please make sure that the score is correct prior to signing the game sheet


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