Tournament_RulesTeams applying will play in their 2017-2018 age group and will be playing by birth year.

Teams will play accordingly:

U8 (20010), U9 (2009), U10 (2008) – Playing 7 v 7

U11 (2007) , U12 (2006) –  Playing 9 v 9

U13 (2005), U14 (2004), U15 (2003) ,U16 (2002), U17 (2001) ,U18/19 (1999-2000) –  Playing 11 v 11

4-For-All -4v4 Tournament       San Diego, CA            April 30, 2017
Memorial Day Super Cup       San Diego, CA           May 27-28, 2017
San Diego Charity Cup             San Diego, CA            June 10-11, 2017
Hotspurs USA Cup                 San Diego, CA           July 15-16, 2017
FC Golden State Cup              Pomona/Chino, CA    July 22-23, 2017
Elite Cup                                  Temecula, CA            July 22-23, 2017
Tournament of Champions       San Diego, CA            Aug 5-6, 2017
Atlante FC Cup                        San Diego, CA           Aug 12-13, 2017
Hotspurs Labor Day              San Diego, CA           Sept. 2-3, 2017
San Diego Labor Day             San Diego, CA           Sept. 2-3, 2017
San Diego Thanksgiving        San Diego, CA           Nov 24-25, 2017

All applications will need to have payment with them to be considered. This alone does not automatically
enter your team.
** NOTE: ANY TEAM THAT SIGNS UP FOR THE WRONG AGE GROUP WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED A SPOT IN THE
TOURNAMENT UNLESS THERE IS ROOM IN THE APPROPRIATE AGE GROUP. IF THERE IS NO ROOM IN THE PROPER
AGE GROUP THE TEAM WILL NOT BE REFUNDED UNLESS THE TOURNAMENT FILLS THEIR SPOT IN THE
TOURNAMENT..

Teams traveling in from outside of the tournaments county will be automatically acceptance UNLESS they
receive a notication prior to the deadline in which it species your team has not been accepted. No notice prior to
the deadline means your team has been accepted.

Team Check-In is Mandatory. Please review the tournaments “ Team Check In” button on the main tournament page.

-Team Acceptance

Teams from out of town that apply prior to the entry deadline will be automatically accepted into the tournament. Local teams will receive a  rejection notice no later than 3 weeks prior to the event date. If your team Does NOT receive a rejection notification, Your team will be accepted by default into the tournament.

**1st Flight = Gold, Premier, Upper Silver Elite
**2nd Flight = Silver Elite, Silver, AAA, Upper AA-A 
**3rd Flight = Bronze, AA-B, AA-C, Recreational/AYSO All-Star 

Teams traveling in from outside Southern California will need travel papers, unless they are with US Club Soccer

All traveling teams will need to stay at one of the approved STS Hotels in order to be accepted. This
tournament is a “Stay and Play” event.

Weather. In the event of inclement weather forcing play to be halted and preventing the match from completing
during the scheduled time, the score shall stand if at least one-half of the match has been completed. Applicant
expressly recognizes and agrees that inclement weather situations are beyond the control of the tournament, and
no credits or refunds will be given in the event that inclement weather interferes with, alters, or results in the
cancellation of scheduled matches.

Coaches that have multiple teams and need help with tournament coverage need to have in writing to the
tournament the teams they are coaching by application deadline in order for the tournament to assist with
schedules. STS will do its very best to accommodate all coaches conicts, but there are
no guarantees.

Team Awards will be given to the rst and second place team members. Champions will receive team trophy,
medals, and champions t-shirt. Finalist will receive medals. 

Credit Card payments have an automated credit card processing fee that is handled by a third party. This fee
will be non refundable.

Team Refunds –  Once your team has been accepted and paid their entry fee, refunds will not be given. Teams can
petition for a refund via email to info@stspecialists.com. The Tournament Directors will consider if adequate
notice was given to find another team and determine if any administrative expenses have been incurred. An
administrative fee will apply for all full or partial refunds in the amount of– $25. For assistance, please contact anthony@stspecialists.com.

 I. THE BELOW TOURNAMENTS Rules APPLY TO

Memorial Super Cup
SD Charity Cup
Golden State Cup
USA Cup
Hotspurs Labor Day
SD Labor Day
Tournament Of Champions
Elite Cup

II. TOURNAMENT Contact

STS/ 6000 Cala Lily Street, Santee, CA, 92071
619-250-7962 , Anthony Farace

III. REGISTRATION AND TEAM ELIGIBILITY

1. Team Check-in – Dates Locations Below:

Memorial Day Super Cup

When: May 27, 2017. 45 minutes prior to your rst scheduled Game
Where: At your rst scheduled game eld location(see game schedule). Location: at Field Marshal Tent.
Requirements: 2016/17 or 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

San Diego Charity Cup
When: Friday Night , 6:pm-8:30pm June 10, 2017
Where: TBA . Location: TBA
Requirements: 2016/17 or 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

Hotspurs USA Cup
When: July 15, 2017, 45 minutes prior to your rst scheduled Game
Where: At your rst scheduled game eld location(see game schedule). Location: at Field Marshal Tent.
Requirements: 2016/17 or 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

FC Golden State Cup
When: Friday Night , 6:pm-8:30pm July 21, 2017
Where: TBA . Location: TBA
Requirements: 2016/17 or 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

Elite Cup
When: July 22, 2017. 45 minutes prior to your rst scheduled Game
Where: At your rst scheduled game eld location(see game schedule). Location: at Field Marshal Tent.
Requirements: 2016/17 or 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

Coronado Crown City
When: 45-60 minutes prior to your rst scheduled Game – July 28 (boys) & Aug 4, 2017 (Girls)
Where: At your rst scheduled game eld location(see game schedule). Location: at Field Marshal Tent. Requirements: 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

Tournament of Champions
When: Friday Night , 6:pm-8:30pm – Aug 4, 2017
Where: TBA . Location: TBA
Requirements: 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

Atlante FC Cup
When: August 12, 2017. 45 minutes prior to your rst scheduled Game
Where: At your rst scheduled game eld location(see game schedule). Location: at Field Marshal Tent.
Requirements: 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

Hotspurs Labor Day
When: Friday Night , 6:pm-8:30pm – Sept 1, 2017
Where: TBA . Location: TBA
Requirements: 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

San Diego Labor Day
When: Sept. 2, 2017. 45 minutes prior to your rst scheduled Game
Where: At your rst scheduled game eld location(see game schedule). Location: at Field Marshal Tent.
Requirements: 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

San Diego Thanksgiving
When: Nov 24, 2017. 45 minutes prior to your rst scheduled Game
Where: At your rst scheduled game eld location(see game schedule). Location: at Field Marshal Tent.
Requirements: 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

Coronado Holiday Cup
When: December 9, 2017. 45-60 minutes prior to your rst scheduled Game
Where: At your rst scheduled game eld location(see game schedule). Location: at Field Marshal Tent. Requirements: 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

Storm Winter Cup
When: January 6, 2018. 45-60 minutes prior to your rst scheduled Game
Where: At your rst scheduled game eld location(see game schedule). Location: at Field Marshal Tent. Requirements: 2017/18 Laminated Player Cards, Medical Release Forms/League Registration Form.

A. TEAMS FROM THE UNITED STATES

1. The Players must present picture identification cards issued by the team’s Federation Organization Member (USYS, AYSO, other)

2. Teams must provide proof of approval of the team’s participation from the team’s Federation Organization Member.

3. Teams from outside the State Association where the tournament is located must provide proof of permission to travel.

B. FOREIGN TEAMS – For teams coming from a CONCACAF nation:

1. Players must present passports at registration or, if from a nation that the United States does not require a passport, proof of entry into the United States that is required by the United States.

2. Teams are required to have and present player picture identification cards.

3. Team must have a completed form from its Provincial or National Association approving the team’s participation in the tournament.

PLAYER AGE AND ELIGIBILITY

1. Boys & Girls,
AGE GROUPS 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 – 2010
Roster Size 14, Players Ages: 2008, 2009 – 2010
Roster Size 22, Players Ages: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

2. Unlimited Guest Players are allowed.

Home & Away TEAMS

1. Home team will be the first listed team on the schedule/game card. Home team will select which side of the field it prefers. If the Side of the field is pre determined by the tournament or referee, than the Home team will have first choice on the color of uniform it prefers to wear. The away teams will be select its choice following the homr teams selection.

2. Uniform color conflicts. Both teams must bring two sets of uniforms to each game, however if the referee determines there is a conflict, the home team will be required to change.

3. Tournament director will designate which side of the field will be for the teams and which side will be for the spectators. No persons are permitted behind the goals.

PLAYER CREDENTIALS AND UNIFORMS

1. Player picture identification cards are to be present and available at all matches.

2. Identification cards are required to be checked by the referee prior to each match

3. The shirt number of each player must be the same as the player’s shirt number on the daily match report or roster. If the numbers are not the same, the referee is not to allow the player to take part in the match until the numbers are the same.

LAWS OF THE GAME

1. All matches must be played in accordance with FIFA Laws of the Game, except as specifically modified as follows in the tournament rules:

Modifications – Notes on the Laws of the Game”

A. Match Age Divisions – Teams applying will play in their 2017-2018 age group and will be playing by birth year.

Playing 7 v 7 , U8 (20010) – U9 (2009) – U10 (2008) –
Playing 9 v 9 , U11,U12 (2006-2007)
Playing 11 v 11 , U13 (2005) U14 (2004) – U15 (2003) – U16 (2002) – U17 (2001) – U18 (2000) 19 (1999)

B. Match Length/Time-

age prelims

Half-time will be 3-5 minutes. If Game are are delayed/behind schedule, the tournament holds the right to cut the time for half time.

1). SUBSTITUTION TIME

A player may be substituted on at a stoppage of play with the permission of the referee.
NOTE: Tournament regulations may limit when substitutions maybe made by specifying specific stoppages in play when substitutions can be made (Example – At goal kicks and corner kicks, on your team’s throw-ins, when a player is cautioned); otherwise substitutions may be made at any stoppage only with the permission of the referee.

2). SUBSTITUTION AGE LIMITS

If the age group is 15 & under, free substitution is allowed. For age groups 16 years and older, free substitution is allowed providing the tournament is not an official competition (but a friendly club tournament) and the age category does not include matches between national teams of CONCACAF member countries. If it does include national teams, then up to six substitutions are allowed.

A. Player Equipment

1. Shin guards – Required for all players (no exceptions).
2. Casts (No hard casts are permitted. Soft casts are permitted with the permission of the referee.
NOTE: You may require approval by a Tournament doctor as well but the ultimate authority is the referee.

VIII. TOURNAMENT AND MATCH SCHEDULES:

A. Tournament Format –
1. First round/group play is a round robin.
If a total team count within a age group/level is:
4 teams total – 1st & 2nd place nishers play in the finals.
6 teams total – 1st & 2nd place in each group will play in Semi-Finals, winners in semi-finals play in Finals
-3rd place in each group play in a consolation game

8 teams total -1st place nishers in each group play in the Finals.
12 teams total – 1st place in Group will play in Semi-Finals, along with one wild card team. Winners in semi-final games will play in the Finals.

B. Match Schedules

1. The minimum number of matches a team will play total is 3 games.
2. Minumum Number of matches being played on each day is 1 games. Maxiumum 3 games.
3. Procedures for Determining a Winner –
The procedures for deciding ties at the end of reguation play is seminals if tied is FIFA Penalty kicks. Finals will have two, 5 minute overtime periods. if still tied, game will go directly in to FIFA penalty kicks.
4. Match Delays, Suspensions, Cancellations, Forfeits
All winners by Forfeit, or Suspentions will receive a 1-0 result. Losing team 0-1.
All match cancellations due to weather will result in a 0-0 draw.
ALL decisions are made nal by the director of the tournament.
5. Refund Policy – Weather game cancellations
-Team that have played 2 games out of 3 games garuanteed, receive 15% of entry fee paid.
-Team that have played 1 games out of 3 games garuanteed, receive 40% of entry fee paid.
-Team that have played 0 games out of 3 games garuanteed, receive 70% of entry fee paid.
6. Refund Policy – Suspended or Forfeit game cancellations
(teams that forfeit or get suspended do NOT qualify for any refund)
-Team that have played 2 games out of 3 games garuanteed, receive 25% of entry fee paid.
-Team that have played 1 games out of 3 games garuanteed, receive 50% of entry fee paid.
-Team that have played 0 games out of 3 games garuanteed, receive 80% of entry fee paid.
7. Refund PolicyTeam Refunds – Once your team has been accepted and paid their entry fee, refunds will not be given. Teams can petition for a refund via email to info@stspecialists.com. The Tournament Directors will consider if adequate notice was given to nd another team and determine if any administrative expenses have been incurred. An administrative fee will apply for all full or partial refunds in the amount of– $25. Credit Card payments have an automated credit card processing fee that is handled by a third party. This fee will be non refundable.

APPLICATIONS/ TEAM ACCEPTANCE

1. Applications

Applications will need to have payment with them to be considered. Applying online without payment does NOT automatically complete your teams application.

** NOTE: ANY TEAM THAT SIGNS UP FOR THE WRONG AGE GROUP WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED A SPOT IN THE TOURNAMENT UNLESS THERE IS ROOM IN THE APPROPRIATE AGE GROUP. IF THERE IS NO ROOM IN THE PROPER AGE GROUP THE TEAM WILL NOT BE REFUNDED, UNLESS THE TOURNAMENT FILLS THEIR SPOT IN THE TOURNAMENT.

2. Team Acceptance – Traveling Teams

-Teams traveling in from outside of the tournaments county will be automatically acceptance once their application and payment has been received PRIOR to the entry Deadline. UNLESS they receive a notifcation prior to the deadline in which it specifies your team has not been accepted.

-Traveling teams traveling in from outside Southern California will need travel papers, unless they are with US Club Soccer

-All traveling teams will need to stay at one of the approved STS Hotels in order to be accepted. This tournament is a “Stay and Play” event.

3. Team Acceptance- Local teams

-Local teams will receive a rejection notice no later than 3 weeks prior to the event date. If your team does NOT receive a rejection notification, Your team will be accepted by default into the tournament.

4. Application Play Level Scale

**Academy = Academy

**1st Flight = Gold, Premier, Upper Silver Elite)

**2nd Flight= Silver Elite, Silver, AAA, Upper AA-A )

**3rd Flight = Bronze, AA-B, AA-C, Recreational/AYSO All-Star

5. Coaches that have multiple teams and need help with tournament coverage need to have in writing to the tournament the teams they are coaching by application deadline in order for the tournament to assist with schedules. STS will do its very best to accommodate all coaches con􀀀icts, but there are no guarantees.

TEAM AWARDS

1. Awards will be given to the First and second place team members.
Champions will receive team trophy and medals for each participant & coach.
Finalist will receive medals for each participant & coach.

CONDUCT:

1. All coaches have total responsibility for the conduct of their players, bench, friends and spectators at all time. Coaching from the sidelines (giving direction to one’s own team) is permitted provided: No mechanical devices are used; The tone of voice is instructive and not derogatory; Each coach or substitute remains within 10 yards of either side of the halfway line No coach, substitute of spectator makes derogatory remarks or gestures to the referees, other coaches, players, substitutes or spectators; No coach, substitute of spectator uses profanity or incites, in any manner, disruptive behavior. Any parental behavior on the sideline such as profanity, coaching, 􀀀ghting or other behavior that is not sportsman like is not accepted. Teams can be removed from the tournament per the Tournament Committee if they feel team sideline is out of control.

TOURNAMENT POINT SYSTEM:
3 Points For each Win
1 Point For each Tie
O Point For each Loss

A. Score Reporting
Scores after each game will need to be reported by the team managers to field marshal. Referees will not be responsible for this.

B. Tie Breakers:
In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined as follows:
1. The winner of head to head competition
2. Fewest goals against
3. Most goals for (Maximum of 4 goals per game)
4. Most total wins
5. Most shut outs
6. If a tie still exists after steps 1 through 4, FIFA Kicks from the Mark will be taken 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the Semi-Final game. If a 3-way tie exists within a bracket after steps 1-5, a three-way coin Flip will be conducted. The teams that tie in the coin ip will compete in FIFA Kicks from the mark to eliminate one team prior to proceeding to FIFA Kicks from the mark with the third team. The coin Flip and time of the FIFA Kicks from the mark will be determined at the field.

FORFEITS:
1. A team not arriving to its scheduled game no later than 15 minutes after the scheduled game time.
2. The minimum number of players required to start play 9 players (11v11) 7 players (9v9), 5 players (7v7).
3. A team that forfeits may proceed in the tournament to the playo rounds.
4. The result for a forfeited match is scored 1-0.

PROTESTS/ DISPUTES
1. Protests –NO protests are permitted.
2. Disputes –Player eligibility issues or disputes are made directly to the tournament director over any tournament rules. The initial contact will be made to eld marshal if its a game day dispute.
3. All referee disputes/protests will be made to anthony@stspecialists.com. All referee disputes/protests will be sent to the referee association hired to handlie the game.
4. The procedures and entity involved in a protest or dispute must provide quick due process.
5. Decisions by referees may not be appealed, and decisions by the director deciding a protest or dispute are final and may not be appealed.

CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE:

1. A code of conduct will be enforced for spectators and coaches. Action will be taken for any misconduct, by either the director or referee at the time of misconduct. Director and/or referee will have the right to cancel/forfeit the game in which will result in a 1-0 result or the result at the time of game cancellation.
2. Animals, smoking, verbal abuse of anyone, & alcoholic are NOT allowed in and around the eld.
3. Ejections – A player or coach sent o during a match is not allowed to play or coach in the next match, unless the otherwise approved by the director. The tournament director may take additional disciplinary action against a team or individual for serious oenses, including suspension from the remainder of the tournament and non-eligibility for future tournaments of that tournament committee. Passes for the player or coach are to be held by the tournament director until the suspensions are served. Coaches may not be located on the spectators side or coach or communicate with the team in any manner; players may sit with the team but may not be in uniform.
4. No accumulation of Yellow Cards will be applied to rule.

GAME BALLS – Home team will be supplying the game balls.

Build Out Line 7v7
Standards of Play –

Crown City Classic & Coronado Holiday Cup Tournament Rule ONLY.
The “Build out Line” rule does not apply to any other STS tournament.

-The build out line promotes playing the ball out of the back in a less pressured setting.

-When the goalkeeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play.

-Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball into play (punts and drop kicks are not allowed). If this happens, the play re-starts again with the Goal Keeper.

-After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal. The opposing team must also move behind the build out line during a goal kick until the ball is put into play.

-If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

-If the punt or drop kick occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.

-The build out line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called.

-Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build out line.

-Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line.