Small-Sided Games. The tournament will adhere to the modified rules for small-sided games as described in US Soccer’s Player Development Initiatives of September 2016. For more information please read our Rules for Play for each format (7v7, 9v9, and 11v11).
A. U8-U10 – 7v7, roster limit of 14
B. U11-U12 – 9v9, roster limit of 16
C. U13-U19 – 11v11, roster limit of 22
Tiered brackets will be created where numbers allow. The brackets, from most to least competitive, will be Navy, Volt, Magenta, Anthracite.
A. The schedule is final as published. No changes will be allowed.
B. We make every effort to account for coach conflicts in the schedules, but cannot always achieve that. You must properly identify your coach in Event Connect for this to work.
C. Teams will play 3-4 round robin games within brackets by flight on Saturday and Sunday morning. Championship games will be played on Sunday afternoon. Five team brackets will not have a championship game.
A. Teams will occupy one side of the field with their spectators directly opposite them on the other side of the field. Only properly identified team officials (up to 4) may be on the team sideline.
B. Playing Time:
A. All players must be registered on the team making the application and have the proper USSF Player Pass (i.e. ID card) for 2019-2020. A proper ID card has the player’s picture attached and is laminated.
B. A player roster is required. Teams registered through USYSA (STYSA and its affiliates) must provide a roster signed by the Club Registrar. Teams registered through US Club or SAY Soccer must provide proper rosters from their associations. A maximum of 4 guest players are allowed per team for U8-U12. Guest players must be entered into Event Connect and must be listed on the roster (handwritten is okay). Guest players must also have proper player passes.
A. To register, submit the tournament application form full payment prior to the entry deadline.
B. No team will be considered registered until full payment is received.
A. 7v7 and 9v9 games will be officiated by a single referee. 11v11 games will be officiated by a 3-referee crew.
B. All referee decisions are final. No protests are permitted.
A. A team playing an illegal player will be disqualified and not permitted to continue tournament play. All prior and future tournament games involving the team will be scored as forfeits.
B. An illegal player is defined as one not listed on the final roster provided at check-in prior to tournament play, one who is of an age group older than the age group the team is playing in, or one who has otherwise been represented in a manner that differs from facts.
A. Any ejected player or team official (coach, assistant coach, manager or trainer) may not participate in the next scheduled game, even if said game is a Championship Game. A player or team official who receives an ejection for violent conduct or referee assault will be suspended for a minimum of 2 games. All suspensions are minimums and may be extended by tournament staff.
B. Any player or team official (coach, assistant coach, manager or trainer) receiving two (2) Red Cards/Send-Offs will be suspended from further participation in the tournament.
C. Any adult (parent or team official) sent off must leave the field area within two (2) minutes of receiving the Red Card/Send-Off or the game will be abandoned by the Referee and will be scored as a forfeit. Players may stay with the team bench but must change their uniform and the team officials will be responsible for their behavior. If an ejected player continues to disrupt the game it will be abandoned and scored a forfeit.
Game time is the scheduled start time. If a team is not ready to play at the scheduled time, the team will forfeit that game. If both teams are not ready, then both teams will forfeit the game and receive (0) zero team points.
A. Prior to a throw in by either team.
B. Prior to a goal kick by either team.
C. After a goal by either team.
D. After an injury by either team when the Referee stops play.
E. At half-time.
F. When the Referee stops play to caution a player, the cautioned player only may be substituted.
A. In the event of a uniform color conflict, the team designated as the home team should change jerseys. Home team should wear their darker colored jerseys, and the visiting team should wear their white or lighter jerseys.
B. Hard casts must be padded. Referee has final discretion on whether padding is adequate.
C. No jewelry of any kind (i.e. earrings, rings, watches, bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories.)
A. The winning coach (or team representative) is responsible for turning in the game scorecard to the site headquarters (or site field marshal if there is no site headquarters).
B. In the event of a tie, the home team coach is responsible for turning in the score card.
C. The score card must be turned in within thirty (30) minutes of completion of the game. If a score card has not been received by this time, the game may be scored as a forfeit for the team which failed to turn in the score card.
The first and second place teams in each age group will receive awards.
A. USSF certified referees will be scheduled for each game.
B. The scheduled game time, if possible, should not be delayed for any reasons.
C. A one (1) referee system will be used for 9v9 games. A three (3) referee system will be used for all 11v11 games.
A. The Tournament Director will have jurisdiction over field playability, cancellations and rescheduling. Every effort will be made to play as many games as possible.
B. In the event of a total rain-out, a make-up date will be considered. A partial refund will be given in the event of a total rain-out.
C. In the event of a partial rain-out, matches will be rescheduled or shortened at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
D. If at least half of a game has been completed and conditions prohibit continuation, that game will be considered complete and the score at the time of the stoppage will be the final score.
E. The tournament will use RainedOut to notify all participants of any schedule changes, cancellations, or weather alerts. It is the responsibility of each team to subscribe to the RainedOut service to receive updates. You can find the link at https://risesc.org/tournaments/warm-up-cup/.
F. No refunds will be given once the tournament games begin.
A. There will be no refunds for teams withdrawing from the tournament after the entry deadline.
B. A nonrefundable fee of 25% will apply for teams withdrawing prior to the entry deadline.
C. Should a team fail to be bracketed a full refund will be issued.
A. Coaches or a team representative are required to check-in their teams by electronic checkin: All required documentation must be scanned in and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday August 19, 2019. You are not officially checked in until you receive a reply from the tournament officials stating that all appropriate documentation has been received. Please be patient as this process can take up to 48 hours.
B. Required team documentation includes: (Note that this list is not complete, please refer to the Check-in Document available on the website at risesc.org/programs/tournaments/voltclassic/.)
A. Any team traveling from a distance of greater than 80 miles is considered a travel team.
B. Travel teams must book lodging through our hotel partner, EventConnect. More information on the booking process can be found on the tournament web page and registration system.
Teams that are not affiliated with US Soccer through an officially recognized youth partner (USYSA, US Club, SAY Soccer, AYSO) must provide a certificate of insurance. Please contact the tournament director for details. Game times and rules are subject to change and should be verified by the coaches at check-in.
Tournament Director, Rise SC