Tournament Rules

2018 Seacoast United Spring Showcases

I. Tournament Name

Seacoast United U15-U18 Spring Showcases
Tournament Dates:
Boys' Weekend: March 3-4, 2018
Girls' Weekend:  March 10-11, 2018

II.  Contacts
Tournament Director: Chris Scott
Email:  cscott@seacoastunited.com
Phone:  603-758-7122

Tournament Address:
88 Shirkin Rd, Epping, NH 03042
Phone: 603-926-8444
Fax: 603-926-8555

Referee Assignor: Ryan Faria

Permission to Host  USYSA  US Club

III. Registration and Team Eligibility

Check-In:  All teams must check in prior to their first scheduled game at the scheduled field of play.
Requirements for Check-In:  Teams must present their US Club or USYSA Roster, player cards, and proof of permission to travel.
Eligible Players:  Only those players appearing on the teams travel roster will be eligible to play.  Players may only be rostered on one team participating in the tournament.
Credentials: US Club Soccer or USYSA laminated player passes (properly validated by League and/or Registrar) will be required for all players. The shirt numbers on the shirt must be the same as shown on team roster.
Guest Players:  Five guest/loan players will be permitted per team. Name and DOB must be written on the official roster.
Medical consent forms must be provided for all guest players.  If they do not have one, a completed Seacoast United waiver can be used.

IV. Player Age and Eligibility
The following age groups are permitted to participate in the tournament.

Age Group Roster Size # of Guest Players
U15 18 5
U16 18 5
U17 18 5
U18 22 5
U19 22 5

V. Team Responsibilities
Home Team Responsibilities:  Home team (first team listed on the schedule) will be required to change jerseys in the event of a color conflict. The home team will have the choice of side of field, and will supply the game ball if not supplied by the tournament.  The game ball will be subject to referee approval.

VI.  Laws of the Game
FIFA Laws of the game shall apply to all matches with the following modifications:
1. Length of Games
Listed as below or as determined by the referee.  All teams are guaranteed 3 games.

Age Group Game Length
U15 Two 35-min halves (5 min halftime)
U16 Two 35-min halves (5 min halftime)
U17 Two 35-min halves (5 min halftime)
U18 Two 35-min halves (5 min halftime)
U19 Two 35-min halves (5 min halftime)

2.  Injury Time
Referees will be instructed not to add time to a game except in the most extenuating of circumstances.

3.  Substitutions
Free substitution will be allowed only with the referee's permission and only as follows:
A.  Prior to a throw-in by the team in possession.
B.  Prior to a goal kick by either team.
C.  After a goal is scored by either team.
D.  For injured player if play is stopped.
E.  At half time.
F.  A player receiving a caution (yellow card) MAY be substituted for at that time.

4. Player Equipment
All players must wear shin guards during all matches. Players not in compliance will be CAUTIONED (yellow carded) and sent off the field until the requirement is met. No jewelry may be worn during the competition. Players wearing hard orthopedic casts will not be allowed to play if it determined to be a risk to other players by the referee. Players with cast must obtain game referee’s approval prior to each match to participate. Players shall wear approved cleats.

VII. Tournament Schedules
Tournament Format: All teams are guaranteed 3 games.
Forfeits: A team will be allowed to play with a minimum of 7 players. If the team is not able to field a team after 10 minutes of the start time of the match, it will be considered a forfiet. The game score will be recorded as 1-0 in favor of the team that was present at the game time.
Inclement Weather:  In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to modify all tournament rules in order to safely and fairly end the tournament successfully.
Refund Policy:  Click here for more information on Seacoast United's refund policy.

VIII.  Referees
All matches must use federation certified referees.  Fil Faria shall be the referee assignor for the tournament.

IX.  Score Reporting
Tournament scores shall be posted at the tournament site and on the tournament website.  Referee shall submit the game score to field marshals to report to the tournament director after the conclusion of each game.

X.  Protests & Disputes
Protests will not be allowed. Game conduct is under the jurisdiction of the referee and the tournament will not overrule a referee's decision. The Tournament Director or his designee is the final authority in all matters and reserves the right to alter the format to enhance fair play.

XI.  Conduct and Discipline
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT OR NEAR THE TOURNAMENT FIELDS. There will be no-smoking allowed at the soccer complexes. Verbal abuse of any kind by spectators and participants shall not be allowed at the tournament site. The violators will be reported to authorities and escorted off the field.
Ejection: Any player or team official ejected from a match, or suspended by the proper authority, shall not be within sight or hearing distance of the field of play during his/her suspension. A player or team official receiving two cautions (yellow cards) in a single game is considered to have been given an ejection (red card) for the purposes of awarding points for the tournament competition. A player or coach who has been ejected (sent off), shall not be replaced and will be suspended from the teams next scheduled match. A player or coach who has been ejected for VIOLENT CONDUCT shall not be allowed to participate in the next TWO scheduled games (subject to review by the Tournament Committee). Any player or team official who assaults a referee will be expelled from the tournament. FIGHTING will not be tolerated for any reason. Players sent off for fighting (striking or attempting to strike another player) will not be allowed to participate in any further tournament games. Players, team officials, or spectators who enter the field of play for any reason in the event of a fight will be ejected from the tournament. If the players cannot be identified, the entire team will be removed from the tournament. No refunds will be made to any team that is removed from the tournament. ONE POINT WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM A TEAMS TOTAL POINTS FOR EACH RED CARD RECEIVED BY A PLAYER OR TEAM OFFICIAL.

PLEASE PICK UP TRASH AT THE END OF YOUR GAMES.

GOOD LUCK! HAVE FUN! THANK YOU!