This 3v3 tournament will be held at the Brookfield Indoor Sports Complex. This tournament is designed to give teams a fun opportunity to play 3v3 soccer and teams are expected to play fairly and respect their opponents. All teams are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules and regulations. Teams will be responsible for keeping scores on the score table/game sheets located next to each field. Teams should turn in their scores/game cards after each game to the Field Manager. Referees will be provided for playoff games only.

FIELD MANAGERS: Will be running the game clocks for all games. Field Managers may engage with teams about any rule disputes/infractions and will be watching games as they occur to help officiate when needed.

PLAYER REGISTRATION: All players must be registered on their team DaySmart roster before the tournament begins. Any team or player determined by the event director to have falsified age or skill level will be dismissed from the tournament.

ROSTERS: All rosters are frozen at check-in.

PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTIONS: 8 is the maximum number of players on a team. Three field players at one time. Teams playing more than 8 players during the tournament will be disqualified. There are no goalkeepers in 3v3 soccer. Substitutions may occur during any dead ball. Players must leave the field before a substitute enters the pitch. Players must already be at the half-field mark when the deadball situation first occurs.

GENDER: No males are allowed to participate in any female divisions, except the co-ed division. Females are allowed to play in any male division. The co-ed division must have at least one female on the field at all times.

EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play. Teams are responsible for providing game balls. If age divisions are combined, the teams should use the older division’s ball size.

Preferred Ball Size:

#3 Ball – 2018s | 2017s | 2016s

#4 Ball – 2015s | 2014s | 2013s | 2012s

#5 Ball – 2011’s and up

GOAL BOX: The goal box is directly in front of the goal. Players are allowed to move through the goal box; however, no player may touch the ball within the goal box. Any part of the ball or player’s body on the line is considered in the goal box; the player is an extension of the box. If the offensive team touches the ball in the goal box, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. If the defensive team touches the ball in the goal box, a penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team. If the ball comes to a complete stop within the goal box, regardless of which team touched it last, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.

GAME DURATION: The game shall consist of two 10-minute halves separated by a two-minute halftime, OR the game ends when a team reaches a 10-goal lead. Each half ends when time has expired (a shot that has not crossed the goal line before the time expires will not count). Pool games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Playoff games cannot end in a tie.

PLAYOFF OVERTIME: Teams will have a 3-minute “Golden Goal” period. If the score is still tied at the end, there will be a shootout with the 3 players on the field at the end of the golden goal period. A coin toss will decide who goes first. Kicks in the shootout should be taken from the kick-off spot at the half line.

GOAL SCORING: A goal may only be scored from a touch (offensive or defensive) within the team’s offensive half on the field. The ball must be completely on the offensive half of the field and cannot be touching the mid-line (Example: kick-off). If a player in their defensive half kicks the ball across the midline and the ball hits another player (offensive or defensive) in their offensive half, and the ball goes in the goal, a goal will be awarded. If a ball is kicked from the defensive half and is not touched before the ball rests in the goal, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.

SCORING (IN POOL PLAY): 3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.

FORFEITS: A forfeit is recorded as 5-0.

TIEBREAKERS: In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken by:

1) Head-to-head results between tied teams (2 teams only)

2) fewest goal allowed

3) goal differential

OFFSIDES: There is no offsides rule.

SLIDE TACKLING: Not allowed.

HEADING: Not allowed. When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

FIVE-YARD RULE: In all deadball situations, defending players must stand five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal area is closer than five yards, the ball is placed five yards from the goal area in line with the place of the penalty.

KICK-INS: The ball shall be kicked in to play from the sideline instead of thrown in.

INDIRECT KICKS: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect except corner and penalty kicks.

GOAL KICKS: May be taken from any point on the end line, and not in the goal box area.

KICK OFF: May be taken in any direction. You cannot score directly from a kickoff.

PENALTY KICKS: Shall be awarded if, in the field manager’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from the kickoff spot at the midfield line with all other players behind the midfield line. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick. Penalty kicks are not live balls.

PLAYER/BENCH PERSONNEL: All youth teams (U9-Highschool) are mandated to have an adult 21+ with them on the sideline at their bench. All bench personnel must remain on their half of the field at all times.

EJECTION (YELLOW/RED CARD): Referees (Field Managers) have the right to dismiss players OR bench personnel from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending off.

RED CARD = Rest of game suspension PLUS next game.

The Tournament Director has the authority to remove the player or bench personnel for the rest of the tournament if they see fit.

Teams still play with 3 on the field.

A team official guilty of misconduct will be shown a YC (caution) or RC (sending off).

If the offender cannot be identified, the adult who is in the technical area at the time will receive the YC/RC.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to act with good sportsmanship at all times. Referees (field managers) have the authority to remove personnel from the premises and/or disqualify a team from the event.

SITUATIONS THAT THESE RULES DO NOT ADDRESS ARE THE DECISION OF THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.

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