Entry Fees: Cost: $595 per team. Payment: Make check payable to Folsom Soccer Club.
Maximum roster size of 18 will be allowed
Guest Player Policy:
A maximum of 3 guest players will be accepted in this tournament.
Guest players will be allowed in accordance with Cal North Guest Player Policies. Teams other than Cal North teams must abide by the Cal North guest player policies. Guest players attending a Cal North Tournament with another State Association, US Soccer Affiliate or foreign teams must have a valid member pass, consent for medical treatment form, and be listed on the appropriate travel forms. Guest players must use credentials from the same season as those being used by the team with which they are playing
Cal North Application Policies/Procedures:
Teams may apply to only one tournament per weekend unless they have received a rejection notification from a tournament OR they properly withdraw from a tournament. Teams that inappropriately apply to more than one tournament on a given weekend face financial and disciplinary sanctions by the District and/or Cal North. Teams may play in only one age group/gender classification in any given tournament on one weekend. The tournament has the right to close any and all age groups that are completely full prior to the application deadline. The tournament may eliminate a division if a lack of sufficient number of applicants for that division is received. Teams will be notified of a division closing within seven days following the application deadline.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2019.
Notification of team acceptance or rejection will be sent to every timely applicant by October 3, 2019.
Rejected teams entry fees must be refunded on the date the rejection notice is sent to the team.
Selection Process: First come first in and by competitive balance.
Refund Policy: When the tournament has properly notified a team of their acceptance the tournament is entitled to retain all of the entry fee for a team requesting withdrawal from their tournament
Cal North Withdrawal Policies/Procedures:
A team wishing to withdraw from a tournament must send a written notification to the tournament director (this may include email) of their decision to withdraw not later than 14 days prior to the start of the tournament. Failure to do so may result in a minimum $300 team penalty assessed by the tournament as well as forfeiture of tournament entry fees) Teams that have submitted a timely application and that have not received notification from a tournament director of the acceptance or rejection six weeks prior to the tournament may withdraw without penalty and apply to another tournament and the team’s entry fee will be refunded in full. The tournament director will provide written acknowledgement of the withdrawal to the team which will include directions regarding any financial consequences and/or penalties associated with the team’s withdrawal.
Locations: Various parks in the City of Folsom. Exact locations TBD.
Credentials from the 2019/20 season will be accepted in this tournament.
Teams will be grouped based on the age group matrix, (Birth year), for the 2019-2020 season.
Each team must declare at the time they apply which Affiliate or State Organization has sanctioned their participation in the tournament and which credentials they will use in the tournament. The team must use the credentials issued by the organization that has sanctioned their participation in the tournament as declared on their application.
The following credentials must be presented at the mandatory team credentials check-in:
- A properly approved official team roster issued by the team’s governing organization.
- Properly approved member passes from the same seasonal year for each player. All member passes for the team and the must be issued by the same governing organization.
- A properly completed medical release and hold harmless declaration signed in original ink by the parent or guardian (or by the player in the instance where the player is 18 years of age) for each player.
- Each team must have at least one properly credentialed adult present on the sidelines of each match.
- In addition to being checked at the pre-tournament credentials check-in, all members’ passes will be checked prior to the beginning of each match.
Check In Documents:
Tournament Check in Agreement
Player Loan Form
Mandatory Credentials Check-In
Each team is required to have their team credentials checked On-line by emailing team credentials to email@example.com
Length of Games and Half Time period (list each age group):
||Age Group Preliminary Games
||Consolation and championship Games
||25 minutes halves/ 5 minute half time period
||25 minutes halves/ 5 minute half time period
||25 minutes halves/ 5 minute half time period
||30 minutes halves/ 5 minute half time period
||30 minutes halves/ 5 minute half time period
||35 minutes halves/ 5 minute half time period
In preliminary games ties will stand. If a championship or consolation game is tied at the end of regulation play, two 5 minute overtime periods will be played. If still tied at the completion of the overtime periods, the game will be decided by penalty kicks as per FIFA laws of the game. At the discretion of the Tournament Committee, overtime periods may be shortened or eliminated if the game has been significantly delayed at the start. The length of any game may be shortened to shorter but equal halves if the Tournament Committee deems it necessary due to field conditions, weather or darkness.
Mandatory Rest Periods
Teams and players must be given a minimum rest period of two hours between games. The rest period will commence when a team’s or player’s match ends and will end when the team’s or player’s subsequent match begins.
Except as provided by USYSA or its State Associations, substitutions shall be unlimited except where specified otherwise in the rules and regulations for a special competition. Substitutions may be made, with the consent of the referee, at any stoppage in play including::
- Prior to a throw in by either team
- Prior to a goal kick by either team
- Prior to the restart of the game following a goal being scored by either team
- Prior to the restart of the game for the second half
- Prior to the beginning of an overtime period
- Prior to the restart of the game following an injured player being removed from the field (either team may sub)
- Prior to the restart of the game following a player being cautioned, the referee will give the coach the choice of substituting the cautioned player. (The player could re-enter at his/her team’s next substitution opportunity.)
Any player, coach assistant coach or registered team official who is sent off will automatically be suspended from their next game. The sendoff report will be forwarded to the Tournament Director and Tournament Disciplinary Committee. Section 4:05 of the California Youth Soccer Association Bylaws will be used to assess the minimum mandatory penalties. Additional penalties may be imposed. Send-off reports and member passes, which must retained if the penalty has not been served in its entirety, will be forwarded to the team’s District Commissioner. Any additional disciplinary action over and above that assessed by the Tournament Committee will be at the discretion of the member’s District or Cal North disciplinary committees. All PAD Committee decisions will be final with no appeal process.
Maximum number of points allowable per game: 10
- Points for a win: 6
- Points for a tie: 3
- Bonus points for shutout win: 1
- Bonus points for 0-0 ties: 1
- Points per goal up to a maximum of three per game: 1
- Points deducted for red cards: 0
- Points deducted for excessive goal differential: 1 points for every goal over a 6 goal margin. (deducted when winning team scores more goals than their opponent in any one match)
For forfeited games, a score of 2 to 0 will be awarded in favor of the team that did not forfeit.
Tie Breaking Procedure:
In the event two teams are tied in points at the end of bracket play, the teams to advance will be determined as follows:
- Head to head competition – The team that won the head to head competition between the teams that are tied will advance.
- Team with the most wins advances.
- Team with the best Goal Differential (up to 4 goals/game) advances.
- Team with the most goals scored advances (not to exceed 4 goals per any one match).
- Team with the fewest goals allowed advances.
- Kicks from the penalty spot as per FIFA rules.
- Coin toss.
ALL GAME RESULTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FINAL AND NO PROTEST OF THEIR OUTCOME IS ALLOWED
Each team in the tournament is guaranteed a minimum of 3 games (forfeited games will count in game minimum.)
Preliminary play (check all that apply):
__x__ Round Robin Bracket play (each team in the flight will play the all other teams in their flight)
__x__ Total Cross Bracket play (each team will play all teams in a designated opposing flight)
__x__ Partial Cross Bracket play, (6 team flights), each team will play one cross-over game into opposing flight. 10 team flights the two highest scoring division winners will play in the Championship, and the lowest scoring division winner will play the highest scoring non-division winner.
Type of Awards: trophies __x__ medals __x__ other (specify type of award)
Team trophies are awarded for this tournament, and medals are awarded to all players 1st thorugh 4th place for U9 to U12, and 1st through 3rd for U13 through U19.
Awards will be given in these categories 1st __x__ 2nd _x___ 3rd __x__ 4th __x__
Participation pins will be given to: (check all applicable): each player _x_ coaches (2 per team) __x___
E-Programs will be emailed prior to tournament.
Start Times and Forfeitures:
Teams must be at the field 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of their game in order to be checked in by referees or appointed tournament officials. Games will be started within 10 minutes of the designated start time. If a team has not taken the field with a minimum of seven (7) players within the 10 minute grace period, the game will be forfeited to the team that has taken the field with at least seven (7) players. If neither team takes the field within the 10 minute grace period, no points will be awarded to either team and the game will be declared a double forfeit.
The referee and/or Tournament Committee may terminate a game and award a forfeit if a team leaves the field during the game without the approval of the referee, the referee abandons a match due to excessive violent conduct and/or misconduct by the players, coaches or fans, or a team is deemed to be in gross violation of US Youth Soccer rules, California Youth Soccer Association rules, or rules of this tournament.
The team listed first on the game schedule is the home team. Conflicts in jersey / costume color will be resolved by the home team being required to change jerseys. The referee will determine if there is a conflict in jersey colors or keeper jersey colors. The home team will be responsible for providing the game ball.
Sportsmanship and Conduct:
Good sportsmanship is expected of all teams, officials and fans. Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players, staff, parents and affiliated spectators.
Injuries and Medical Assistance:
Any injuries must be reported to a tournament official so that an accident report form can be completed. A tournament official will call 911 for an injury at the coach’s or parent’s request.
If deemed necessary by the Tournament Committee, games may be shortened or cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.
If the tournament must be cancelled due to inclement weather, acts of civil disobedience, war, destruction of facilities or other circumstances deemed by the Cal North State Tournament Committee to be beyond the control of the hosting league, the tournament may retain up to 30% of the entry fee once the tournament’s expenses are verified and approved by the Cal North Tournament Committee Chairman. Refunds of no less than 70% of the team’s entry fee will be postmarked and mailed to the teams within 45 days of the approved tournament date.
Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances is expressly prohibited at any of the sport fields or complexes. Any team (including players, coaches, parents and affiliated spectators) found violating these rules will automatically forfeit all games played, face possible expulsion from the tournament and will not be invited to any future tournaments hosted by this league. Use of tobacco products is prohibited at this tournament. Use of tobacco products on the grounds of any public school facility is a violation of California State Law. For risk management reasons pets are prohibited. Referees will be instructed to abandon a game if, after being asked to do so, any person affiliated with the team refuses to remove a pet from the area of the soccer field, or if after being asked to do so, any person affiliated with the team refuses to cease the use of tobacco products in the area of the soccer field.
Infractions apply to offenses committed by teams that have been officially accepted to tournaments. A team is considered formally accepted into a tournament when it receives a timely acceptance notice. At the tournaments discretion an Infraction Report may be filed and penalties and fines may be levied against the offending team. Teams may be penalized for an infraction when the following criteria is met:
- LATE WITHDRAWAL
- GAME FORFEITURE
- SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS TO MULTIPLE TOURNAMENTS ON ONE WEEKEND
- USE OF FALSIFIED CREDENTIALS
- ALLOWING AN INELIGIBLE, UNCREDENTIALED OR IMPROPERLY CREDENTIALED PLAYER TO PARTICIPATE
When the tournament chooses to file an Infraction Report with Cal North, the team will forfeit its entry fee and be fined $300 for a first violation. Subsequent violations may result in a team being placed in bad standing or other sanctions.
The tournament committee shall consist of the Tournament Director and any other pre-designated Tournament Officials. All game results are final.