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GAME RULES

11 vs 11

1. Number of Players: 10 field players plus the goalkeeper.

2. Rosters: A maximum of 22 players per team.
-In the Men's Over-30 Division, all players must be over 30 years older. No exceptions.
-In the Women's Over-40 Division, all players must be over 40 years older. No exceptions.

3. Substitutions: Unlimited at any time as long as it doesn't interfere with play.  Must occur at the half field line and the referee must be notified.

4. Ball: Size 5

5. Equipment: Players must wear soccer cleats(metal studs are prohibited) or turf shoes(not recommended on Veteran's Memorial Park) and shinguards. Teams are required to have dark color jerseys and alternative light color jerseys.

6. Duration of Play: Two- 25 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime break.

7. Play Regulations:

- Full size goals
- Slide tackling is prohibited, except by the goalkeeper(must be inside the box).
- Throw-ins and corner kicks are as usual.
- Goal kicks are allowed from anywhere on the small box.
- Offside rule apply.
- Time won't be stopped on injuries or on any other situations.
- Fouls and handballs will be called. In a serious foul, the aggressor player will receive a yellow card and will be sent out for 5 minutes. In a second serious foul, the player will receive a second yellow card followed by a red card and will be sent out for the rest of the game. Also, player will have to serve one game suspension. Referee can show a red card whenever referee consider it appropriate on aggressive fouls.

8. Zero Tolerancy Policy: Any player engaged in fighting will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.  A second incident of fighting from any player on a team, will result in the ejection of the team from the tournament without any refund and may warrant exclusion from future tournaments.

9. Playoffs- Tie Breakers:

a. Head to Head
b. Least goals against
c. Most scored goals
d. Goal differential

10. Point System:

- WIn= 3 points
- Tie= 1 point
- Loss= 0 points

11. Check in and Release of Liability Agreement: All team managers must submit their rosters within a week before the tournament date. All players must check in before their first game. Any type of ID with photo will be required,

12. Referees: One/Two referees on each game depending on availability.

*Players can participate in multiple teams, but npot in the same division.






7 vs 7

1. Number of Players: 6 field players plus the goalkeeper.

2. Rosters: A maximum of 14 players per team.

3. Substitutions: Unlimited at any time as long as it doesn't interfere with play.  Must occur at the half field line and the referee must be notified.

4. Ball: Size 5

5. Equipment: Players must wear soccer cleats(metal studs are prohibited) or turf shoes(not recommended on Veteran's Memorial Park fields) and shinguards. Teams are required to have dark color jerseys and alternative light color jerseys.

6. Duration of Play: Two-25 minute halves with a five minute break.

7. Play Regulations:

- Small goals(10'x5')
- Slide tackling is prohibited, except by the goalkeeper(must be inside the box).
- Throw-ins: Ball is put in to play with a kick from the sideline. Corner kicks are as usual.
- Goal kicks are allowed from anywhere on the goal line.
- No offsides.
- Goals scored from behind midfield line(scorer team side) won't count.
- Time won't be stopped on injuries or on any other situations.
- All kicks are indirect kicks. This means you can't kick the ball directly to the goal from a stopped ball. You cannot score directly from the kickoff.
- In a serious foul, the aggressor player will be sent out for 5 minutes. In a second serious foul, the player will be sent out for the rest of the game.

8. Zero Tolerancy Policy: Any player engaged in fighting will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.  A second incident of fighting from any player on a team, will result in the ejection of the team from the tournament without any refund and may warrant exclusion from future tournaments.

9. Playoffs- Tie Breakers:

a. Head to Head
b. Least goals against
c. Most scored goals
d. Goal differential

10. Point System:

- WIn= 3 points
- Tie= 1 point
- Loss= 0 points

11. Check in and Release of Liability Agreement: All team managers must submit their rosters within a week before the tournament date. All players must check in before their first game.

12. Referees: One referee on each game.

*Players can participate in multiple teams, but in different divisions. Players can't play for another team in the same division.


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