OFFICIAL RULES – SUMMER 2019
(FIFA RULES APPLY IF NOT MODIFIED WITHIN)
3V3 SUMER SOCCER TOURNAMENT accepts male and female teams and uses calendar year age divisions. Teams should register based upon the birth year of their oldest player. High School division should be chosen for any player’s currently enrolled or entering High School in the fall of 2019. Co-ed teams are accepted but may have to play in the all-male age division.
Example: if the oldest player on your team was born on 9/1/2008, the team would register for the "2008" division.
All players must be registered on their teams' roster form before the tournament begins (roster to be given at registration). Any team or player determined by the event director to have falsified age or skill level will be dismissed from the tournament. All players must carry proof of age, ie: player pass, driver’s license or birth certificate.
All rosters are final upon completion of the team's first game.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS
SIX is the maximum number of players on a team; three field players at one time. There are no goalkeepers in 3v3 soccer. Substitutes may occur at any dead ball situation, but players must be called onto the field by the referee and enter and exit at the half-field mark only. Players must already be at the half-field mark when dead ball situation first occurs to be called on.
No males will be allowed to participate in any female divisions, except co-ed division. Females CAN play in male divisions. Co-ed division must have at least one female on the field at all times.
All players must wear shin guards. Home teams (listed first on schedule) are responsible for providing game balls. Preferred ball size for 2013, 2012, and 2011 is size 3; 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 is size 4; and 2006 and up is size 5. In the event that age divisions are combined, the teams should use the older division’s ball size.
Length: 35- 40 yards, Width: 25-30 yards (2011’s, 2012's, and 2013’s age groups play on a 20 by 30 yard field)
The goal box, ten feet wide by eight feet deep, is directly in front of the goal. No player may touch the ball within the goal box, however any player may move through 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. An INFRACTION occurs if a defender touches the ball in the goal box, a penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball within the goal box, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. Habitual touches in the goal box MAY result with a Yellow Card given to offending party. If the ball comes to a complete stop in the goal box, regardless of which team touched it last, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. The goals are approximately 4 feet high by 8 feet wide.
The game shall consist of one 25 minute period OR the game ends when a team reaches a 10 goal lead. Pool games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Playoff games cannot end tied.
TEAMS WILL HAVE A 3 MINUTE “GOLDEN GOAL” OVERTIME PERIOD. If the score is still tied, the winner is decided by shootout with the 3 players on the field at end of golden goal period.
A goal may be scored from a touch on the offensive half on the playing field.
SCORING (IN POOL PLAY)
3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. FORFEITS: A forfeit is scored as 3-0
In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken by; 1) head to head results between tied teams; 2) goal difference in pool play; 3) fewest goals against in pool play; 4) goals scored; 5) team shootout with entire rosters.
NO OFFSIDES IN 3V3 SOCCER AND NO SLIDE TACKLING OR HEADING IN 3V3 SOCCER
When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.
FIVE YARD RULE
In all dead ball 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.
The ball shall be kicked in to play from the sideline instead of thrown in.
All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect except corner and penalty kicks.
May be taken from any point on the end line, and not in the goal box area.
May be taken in any direction.
Shall be awarded if, in the referee's opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from the top of the center circle (15ft. line) on the offensive side of 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 EJECTION (YELLOW / RED CARD)
Referees have the right to dismiss a player OR bench personnel from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending off. RED CARD suspension = Rest of game PLUS next game. Tournament Director may dismiss player or bench personnel for rest of tournament. (Teams still play with 3 on the field)
Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the event.
SITUATIONS THAT THESE RULES DO NOT ADDRESS ARE THE DECISION OF THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.
Open to any and all entrants. The cost of any awards are included in the cost of attendance.
This camp is owned and operated by Jeremy Groves Soccer Camps, LLC. Central Michigan University does not directly operate this camp and is not responsible for any expenses related to your participation in the camp or costs incurred in the event of cancellation of all or any portion of the camp.
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