2012 TurkeyShoot Tournament Rules
PLEASE READ ALL RULES CAREFULLY!
WSYSA, District 1, and NCYSA Rules of Competition shall apply, except as amended below. This tournament is sanctioned by Washington State Youth Soccer Association and District 1.
Administration: All teams must check in at the Tournament Headquarters. Failure to do so may cause your team players to be ineligible tournament participants. Teams with ineligible players will not receive any points for games. You will receive your team packets at tournament check-in.
-A team roster with player name and birthdate/player number signed by your Club Registrar or submitted through the BONZI system must be in possession of the Tournament Director at tournament headquarters by 1:00pm on Saturday.
-Each team must have signed medical releases with the coach on the field of each game. The medical releases need to be shown at Tournament Headquarters at the time of check in. Medical Release forms can be obtained from: http://www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org/resources/forms_downloads/. You can also ask you club or association registrar.
-Tournament Headquarters is located at Kasch Park in the Cruise America motor home at the end of field 3. The motor home will be oriented with the door to the sidewalk near the restrooms and the undercover picnic area. Please do not park in the coned-off area around the trailer as it reserved for referees checking in and for tournament administrators.
Schedules: Schedules will be posted on line at www.mysc.org. Coaches are responsible to review their schedule carefully as many locations are used. Check schedules as close to tournament start time as possible in case of a last minute field change.
-Teams not ready to play within 15 minutes of a scheduled start time will forfeit the game. You must have a minimum of seven players (U11 – U15), and a minimum of five players (U08 – U09 – U10) to begin a game.
Communication: Tournament headquarters is open during the tournament only. Phone numbers will be posted on the www.mysc.org website the Friday of the tournament. Phone numbers provided for headquarters are for reporting scores, problems, or emergencies only. Questions about referees, schedules, other teams, can be asked in person by visiting headquarters.
Communication before the tournament can be completed by emailing TurkeyShoot through the “Contact Us” section on the www.mysc.org website or by calling the MYSC hotline, (425) 745-4499.
Divisions: The size and composition of divisions in each age group will be determined by the Tournament Director and Game Scheduler. Age groups may be combined if there are insufficient teams in one age group to form a division. Submitting an application prior to the published deadline does not guarantee acceptance into the tournament.
Coaches: Coaches are responsible for knowing the rules of the tournament. Referees, field marshalls and other tournament volunteers will be available to answer questions, but may not know all the rules. The rules are available on-line at www.mysc.org. The link to the TurkeyShoot page is under the “About Us” section. Coaches need to read the general information, tournament rules, and check the website often for updates.
-Coaches are responsible for communicating tournament rules to their players, parents, and other team members who will be present at the tournament. Coaches are responsible for knowing their game schedule times and locations. Maps, addresses, and directions from major highways are available on the link “Field Locations.”
Teams & Required Paperwork: All teams are required to check in at Tournament Headquarters by 1:00pm on Saturday. Teams that do not check in will not receive points for games. Tournament Headquarters will open at 8:00am on Saturday at Kasch Park.
-Rosters: All teams are required to provide a team roster signed by their club or association Registrar. Official rosters can be submitted prior to the Tournament or a fully verified roster in the Bonzi system. Team rosters must list all players participating in the Turkey Shoot and clearly identify guest players.
-Medical Releases: Teams are required to show their medical release forms for all players at Tournament Headquarters during team check in. Medical release forms require a parent signature for each player on a team. Teams may use the medical release forms from their regular season or they can be downloaded at: http://www.mysc.org/resources/for-parents/ OR http://www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org/resources/forms_downloads/
-Players without signed medical release forms on record will not be allowed to play (all ages).
-U11 and up teams without a valid roster or medical release forms are ineligible to earn points. Mod teams (U10 and under) without a valid roster or medical release forms may be replaced by another team or the child without a signed medical released team will be prohibited from participating in the tournament.
Pets: Pets are not allowed at any tournament facility during tournament time. Tournament rules supercede park rules that may allow pets. Keep the pets at home. They may not be walked between games, outside the field, or in a car or parking area. Teams who bring pets to the game can lose their points for the game in which the pet is present. Pets that are needed for medical assistance i.e., seeing eye dogs, are allowed.
Home Team: The team listed first on the schedule is the home team. The home team has choice of sidelines and responsibility to change jerseys in the event of a color conflict. The home team will provide the game ball.
Players: All players must be eligible for the age bracket in which they are playing and must have been registered on a WSYSA team for the 2012 season. NO, SELECT or PREMIER PLAYERS ARE ALLOWED. Teams formed by a try-out and selection of players based on a try-out may not participate. A roster submitted through the BONZI system on the www.mysc.org website listing player name, birth date, and WSYSA player number must be in possession of the Tournament Director at the tournament headquarters by 1pm on Saturday. Players and guest players may play on one team only during the tournament.
Guest Players - No more than five guest players are allowed per team. All guest players must be clearly marked on team roster.
Guest player requirements include:
- The player is a recreational league player.
- The player was registered on a WSYSA recreational league team for the 2012 season.
- The player must be the same age, or one year younger than the team they plan to guest for during TurkeyShoot.
- The player must not play on more than one team for the tournament.
-Any player not listed on the team roster in possession of the Tournament Director at time of check in is an ineligible player. Ineligible players may cause the team to forfeit their points in any game the ineligible player participated at the discretion of the Director of Judicial. Other discipline sanctions may be applied.
Referees: Our referees will be supplied by the North Chapter Referees Association and assigned by the Referee Assignor for the Mukilteo Youth Soccer Club. Referees will be assigned for many games and may be delayed by travel time when moving from one field to another. If a referee is not available within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time, the coaches are to select a mutually agreed person to referee the game and begin the game. This is a recreational tournament. Please treat all referees with respect. Teams who yell at referees or continually second guess are referee’s call or non-call, or otherwise abuse a referee may lose their points and be ineligible for Awards. Teams that are unable to control their sidelines may be asked to leave the tournament. It is the Coach’s responsibility to communicate this to their sidelines and control their sideline behavior.
Cards: Teams that acquire 4 yellow and/or 4 red cards, or a combination of 4 yellow and red cards need to report to Tournament Headquarters immediately after the game in which they received the 4th card. Teams who have received 4 cards may be ejected from the remainder of the tournament at the discretion of the Judicial Director.
At the conclusion of each match, the referee will give the names and jersey numbers of each player cautioned (yellow card) and/or sent off the field (red card) to the Tournament Director. Players/coaches sent off the field shall (at least) be suspended from the next scheduled game. The circumstances of the red card shall be reviewed by the Judiciary Committee to determine if additional disciplinary action is warranted
U8 & U9: 5-a-side teams, play 2-25 minute halves, 5 minutes between halves.
U10: 6 -a-side teams play 2-25 minute halves and 5 minutes between halves.
U11: 9-a-side teams play 2-30 minute halves, 5 minutes between halves.
U12 and up: 11-a-side teams play 2-30 minute halves, 5 minutes between halves.
-All games must start on time! Referees may adjust game times if there is a late start to maintain the tournament game schedule. Referees will do their best to slightly shorten successive games (if possible) to avoid severely shortening a single game later in the day.
-Game Protests: A formal game protest must be made in person by the coach at tournament headquarters. Game protests can only be filed if the protest pertains to a violation of the FIFA Laws of the Game. Protests involving referee judgement calls cannot be made. Valid formal protests will be considered by the Tournament Director, Referee Assignor, and Judiciary Committee. Consideration of a formal protest may or may not result in a change or correction to the game being protested.
Judiciary: The Judiciary Committee shall adjudicate all protests, disputes, or abandoned games. The Judiciary Committee is empowered to issue appropriate penalties necessary to obtain compliance with the spirit and intent of the tournament, up to, and including, disqualification of any player, coach, spectator, or team from further participation in the tournament. Judiciary’s decision is final. There is no appeal process. No protests involving a judgement call of a referee shall be considered. Questions of player qualification should be directed to the Tournament Director in person at headquarter.
Field Emergencies: In the event a field is ruled unplayable by a referee, tournament marshall, referee assignor, or tournament director, the game will be: A- moved to another location or B- scheduled for a different time and/or location. Tournament officials will do their best to notify coaches and teams as soon as possible. If needed in this situation, each game at any new field location, due to necessity, will be shortened anywhere from 5-15 minutes.
Sportsmanship: Coaches and team members will shake the referee’s hand, and acknowledge their opponents with positive messages such as “good game”, “good luck” at the beginning and/or end of each game. Poor sportsmanship displays made by ANYONE (coaches, players, spectators) on or near the field of play, before, after, or during the game will not be tolerated and could be subject to disciplinary action at the Tournament Director’s discretion.
EACH COACH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF HIS/HER PLAYERS AND SIDELINE.
- In case of emergency on the field, call 911 and then notify a field marshall or call tournament headquarters.
- Spectators shall stay on their designated sideline and allow room for referees to do their job
- The Field Marshal has the authority to ask any person to leave the field that is yelling at a referee or violating a tournament rule.
- No alcohol or smoking is allowed at any facility used as part of this tournament.
- No pets allowed on field except those needed for assistance (such as seeing eye dogs). People with pets will be REQUIRED to leave the game field and may only return without the pet.
- Park in designated parking areas only. Do not block driveway or drive onto the field.
- Each team must police their sideline after each game to check for items left, including garbage.
Mod Teams U8, U9 U10:
The U8, U9 and U10 Boys and Girls will play a jamboree format, which is defined as follows by WSYSA: A jamboree is characterized by emphasis on fun and lively competition, minimizing recognition of “Winners, “Losers” and “Champions”. A jamboree ends with everyone feeling they have had a good day.
¨ Scores are not collected, nor are standings kept.
¨ There are no team awards or individual recognition.
Teams U11 through U15:
The coach for each team or designated adult is required to report their score to tournament headquarters within 30 minutes of the end of the game. Scores can be reported by phone to the numbers listed at the time of the tournament, or reported in person to tournament headquarters. Do NOT leave messages on the tournament phone numbers. If a phone number is busy, call the next number on the list or wait five minutes and try again. Multiple phone numbers will be supplied for reporting scores. Each coach of every game must report scores, so they can be verified.
Phone Numbers for Score Reporting Only:
6 points for a win
3 points for a tie
0 points for a loss
1 point for each goal scored, up to 3 goals per game
1 point for a shut out
8 points for a forfeit, will be recorded as a 1-0
0-0 tie, will be recorded as 4 points
Ties: In the event teams are tied on point after the preliminary round, the tie will be broken by the following factors (in order):
- Winner of head to head competition
- Fewest goals against
- Most goals scored (maximum 3 goals per game plus 1 point per shut out)
- Goal differential (goals for, minus goals against)
- Coin Toss
Ties in the finals will go directly to kicks from the mark.
Championship Games: The point system does not apply to championship games. The 1st and 2nd place teams are determined by head to head competition in the finals. Trophies and individual player awards will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place team for each division. The trophies will be awarded at Tournament Headquarters immediately following the Championship Game. Teams who fail to show up at Headquarters for their award will be responsible for obtaining their team’s awards. If your team has made it to a championship game, please go directly to Headquarters after your championship game to receive your team trophy and individual medals for the players.