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*** UPDATE ***

*** Important Updates ***

* 2/15/2024 - 14U pool play match length changed to 25min half
* 2/9/2024 -
Tournament matches have been rescheduled for 3/2 & 3/3

* 1/31/2024 - The city has closed all fields in anticipation of excess rain expected on 2/1-2/5.
* 1/31/2024 - Fall Invitational Tournament is postponed until a later date. Details to follow.

Fall Invitational Tournament



AYSO Section 11

10U-14U FALL INVITATIONAL

TOURNAMENT


February 3-4, 2024


Tournament Schedule

Fall Invitational Tournament

Acceptance into this Tournament is by INVITATION ONLY. A limited number of invitations are awarded to participating Area's. (Teams from the fall season, are reviewed and qualified by their home Region/Area. Regions/Areas may use any selection or qualification criteria which best fits their circumstances.) Participating teams agree to all tournament rules. Participation in events or tournaments, beyond/outside of this tournament, are by invitation of those events/tournaments only.

Tournament Check In

All Coaches must check in at least 60 minutes before their first match. Coaches must present the following items to the onsite Tournament check in tent:

  • A Current Fall Season, Coach Photo ID Card
  • Copies of each players current Fall Medical Release Form
  • Signed copy of team roster (Affinity Sports 'Official Roster')
  • Player ID Cards
Please note: Player Medical Release Forms in electronic or digital format, will NOT be accepted. Hard copies MUST be presented at time of check-in.

SUBSTITUTION REMINDERS

Important substitution reminders for all 10U, 12U, and 14U matches:
  • Substitutions are allowed at halftime and approximately mid-way through each half (at the quarter break).
  • Substitutions will be recorded on the lineup card by the referee.
  • Substitutions may be made for an injured player; however, the injured player may not return until the beginning of the next quarter and will be considered as having played the current quarter (exception: an injured player not replaced may return to play at any time with the referee’s permission).
  • All substitutions must be approved and recognized by the referee.
  • 'Free' substitution is not allowed in 10U, 12U, or 14U matches.

REQUIRED PLAY TIME

EVERYONE PLAYS – 3/4 OF EACH GAME
  • All players (10U, 12U and 14U) MUST play at least 3/4 of each game unless prohibited by max roster size.
  • No player may play 4 quarters until ALL teammates have played at least 3 quarters (including goalkeeper).
  • Substitution rules may not otherwise be changed because of roster size.
Referees: Please report violations to the onsite Tournament Staff at the conclusion of the match.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Age
Group
Max
Roster
Min
Play
Time
Match Min
Players
Ball
Size
HeadingKeeper
Punt
Build
Out
Line
10U 10 75% 7v7 5 4 NONOYES
12U1275%9v964NOAllowedNo
14U 15 75% 11v11 7 5 AllowedAllowedNo

COACH NOTES:
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches MUST have a current Season, Region issued, Coach Photo ID Card.
  • Coach and Assistant Coach ID Cards are REQUIRED for ALL Tournament Matches.
  • Coach and Assistant Coach ID Cards must be worn and remain visible at all times.
  • Player ID cards ARE required.
  • All players must be fully registered with AYSO for the current season.
  • Roster changes (adding/removing players to/from a fall roster) are NOT allowed.
  • Guest players are not allowed.
  • Coaches are required to have in their possession, AT ALL TIMES, copies of each players current season Player Medical Release Form. (Player Medical Release Forms in electronic or digital format, will NOT be accepted. Hard copies are required.)
  • Coaches and Assistant Coaches must be fully registered with AYSO, approved and rostered for the current season.
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches must meet the certification requirements as outlined per the AYSO National Coaching Program Guidelines.
  • If team uniform color conflict, home team (listed first on the schedule) to change uniform color.
  • NO Coin Toss (Visitors kick-off, Home team selects goal to defend).
  • Pre-approved lineup cards to be provided to Tournament Staff by Area/Region.
  • All matches must start and end on time.
  • Pool Play Match Duration:
      • 10U = 2 x 20min halves
      • 12U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 14U = 2 x 30min halves
  • Semi-Final and Final/Championship Match Duration:
      • 10U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 12U = 2 x 30min halves
      • 14U = 2 x 35min halves
  • Halftime break NOT to exceed 5 minutes.
  • NO additional/extra time added for injuries or stoppages.
  • Pool play matches may end in a tie.
  • Semi-Final and Championship matches must have a winner. If tied at the end of the 4th quarter, winner to be determined by KFPM.
  • Players in the tournament will not be allowed to officiate.
  • Youth Referee participation in the Tournament is by invitation only.
  • Lineup cards will be reviewed by onsite Tournament staff.
  • Coaches are responsible for the conduct and behavior of themselves, their players, parents, and spectators on their sideline. Poor sportsmanship, verbal abuse and negative yelling will not be tolerated at any time and may result in being removed from the match, facility, or tournament.
  • Pets (i.e. dogs) are never allowed at AYSO games or practices.

REFEREE NOTES:
  • Referees must check in at the onsite Referee Tent at least 45 minutes prior to their first match and be properly dressed (in full uniform).
      • Yellow jersey, black referee shorts, and black referee socks with 2 or 3 stripes.
      • Appropriate AYSO Referee Badge (i.e. Regional, Intermediate, Advanced, National).
      • Hats are OK, but should be all black baseball style only.
      • Referees are encouraged to bring alternate colored jerseys, in case of color conflict.
      • Improperly dressed Referees may be replaced.
  • All referees must be fully registered with AYSO and approved for the current season.
  • All referees must meet the certification requirements as outlined per the AYSO National Referee Program Guidelines.
  • Referees must perform a player and field safety check before each match.
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches MUST have a current Season, Region issued, Coach Photo ID Card.
  • Coach and Assistant Coach ID Cards are REQUIRED for ALL Tournament Matches.
  • Coach and Assistant Coach ID Cards must be worn and remain visible at all times.
  • Check Coach and Assistant Coach for valid Coach ID Card.
  • Player ID Cards ARE required.
  • NO Coin Toss (Visitors kick-off, Home team selects goal to defend).
  • PRE-PRINTED lineup cards are required (to be provided by Tournament Staff).
      • Coach/Assistant Coach ID Cards must match pre-printed names on lineup card.
      • NO handwritten changes, besides jersey numbers, allowed to lineup card.
      • All changes, must be approved by the onsite Tournament Staff.
  • Lineup cards will be reviewed by onsite Tournament Staff.
  • Return team lineup cards and signed Tournament Game Card to the Tournament Referee Tent, immediately following the game. Tournament Game Card must be signed by each teams Head Coach and entire referee team. Total number of goals scored in each half and final goal total must be recorded prior to coaches signing.
  • Start and end all matches ON TIME.
  • Pool Play Match Duration:
      • 10U = 2 x 20min halves
      • 12U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 14U = 2 x 30min halves
  • Semi-Final and Final/Championship Match Duration:
      • 10U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 12U = 2 x 30min halves
      • 14U = 2 x 35min halves
  • Halftime break NOT to exceed 5 minutes.
  • NO additional/extra time added for injuries or stoppages.
  • Pool play matches may end in a tie.
  • Semi-Final and Championship matches must have a winner. If tied at the end of the 4th quarter, winner to be determined by KFPM.
  • All matches should be officiated by 'neutral' referees. Parents SHOULD NOT sign-up, to referee their own child's match.
  • Players in the tournament will not be allowed to officiate.
  • Youth Referee participation in the Tournament is by invitation only.
  • Each referee may only represent ONE team in the tournament.
  • Coaches and Assistant Coaches, participating in the tournament, MAY NOT referee matches within their respected division, regardless of pool. (i.e. 10UB Coach/Assistant Coach may not Referee 10UB matches - regardless of pool. 10UB Coach/Assistant Coach may referee 10UG Match)
  • Pets (i.e. dogs) are not allowed at AYSO games or practices.
Referees: Please report all player misconducts; player, coach and spectator incidents; injuries; field issues and guideline variations to the onsite Tournament Staff at the conclusion of the match.

COACH REQUIREMENTS

ALL AYSO coaches and assistant coaches must complete the following:
  • Be a registered and an approved volunteer for the current program/season (including background check clearance).
  • Must have completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the AYSO/CDC Concussion Awareness course.
  • Completed the AYSO Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness course.
  • ALL Coaches must complete the AYSO Live Scan (Fingerprinting) process.
  • Safe Sport certification must be current/valid.
  • Be properly trained per the AYSO National Coaching Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the team they wish to coach.
Below are the required coaching certifications for each age level:

Division Required Certification
6U 6U Coach
8U 8U Coach
10U 10U Coach
12U 12U Coach
14U Intermediate Coach
16U/19U Advanced Coach

** Some certifications may be completed online. **

REFEREE REQUIREMENTS

ALL AYSO referees and assistant referees must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a registered and approved volunteer for the current program/season (including background check clearance).
  • Completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the Concussion Awareness course.
  • Completed the AYSO Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness course.
  • Safe Sport certification must be current/valid.
  • Be trained per the AYSO National Referee Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the match they wish to referee.
  • ALL Referees must complete the AYSO Live Scan (Fingerprinting) process.
  • Minimum age requirements:
Below are the general required referee certifications for each age level:

Division Required Certification
10U Regional
12U Regional or Intermediate
14U Intermediate or Advanced
16U/19U Advanced or National

** Some certifications may be completed online **

10U-14U Fall Invitational

Important Dates

  • 10/1 - Rosters Frozen
  • 12/15 - Tournament Roster & Lineup Cards Submissions Due
  • February - Tournament

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contacts:

Tournament Director - [email protected]
Referee Admin. - [email protected]

Tournament Guidelines

POOL PLAY STANDINGS

Standings for pool play games will be determined on the “ten-point system” as follows:
  • WIN = 6 points
  • TIE = 3 point
  • LOSS = 0 points
  • GOAL = 1 point (max 3 points)
  • SHUTOUT = 1 point
  • FORFEIT = 8 points (scored as a 1-0 win)
  • SEND OFF = 3 point deduction for each send off of a player or substitute.
  • EJECTION = 3 point deduction for each ejection of a team official or spectator.

Coaching Area

Each team is allowed up-to two (2) certified and approved Coaches (i.e. Head Coach and Assistant Coach). Both Coaches must stay within the Coaches' Area during the match, REGARDLESS of whether the area is marked on the field. This area is defined as a space 1-1½ yards back from the touch line and extends 10 yards either side of the halfway line.

(Coaches should use the center circle as a guide when the coaching area is not marked.)

SAFETY INFORMATION

Tournament Safety Information
  • Local Medical Facility Listing
AYSO Incident Form Soccer Accident Insurance (SAI) Forms Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) links: COVID-19 Waiver

PET POLICY REMINDER

Please be aware that pets are NOT allowed at School fields - AT ANY TIME. The presence of pets at any school field, will lead to the revoking of our permits.

While some cities do allow leashed pets at city parks, they are NEVER allowed at the field during a practice or game.

For the safety of ALL our players and volunteers - please leave your pets at home.

AYSO is obligated to observe and respect existing regulations and laws regarding the presence of service animals at our fields. Service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as only dogs or miniature horses that have been trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Other animals, whether wild or domestic, do not qualify as service animals.

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