Tournament Entry Info:
Tournament entry deadline is March 8th and entries received after the deadline will be accepted on a space available basis. Tournament entry fees are as follows: U9/U10 (8v8)-$325; U11/U12 (8V8)-$ 375; U12/U15 (11V11)-$450; U16/U18 2 GAMES-$300 & 3 GAMES - $400. Teams are not considered accepted until payment has been received. Entry fee will be refunded to any team not accepted for competition. Teams will be notified of acceptance no later than March 11th, 2013. Refunds will not be given after a team has been accepted.
Classification and Age Divisions:
The tournament is sanctioned by the South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) and is open to boys & girls teams from U-09 through U-19. There are two levels of competition for U11-U19: Gold (Div. 1) and Silver (Super 2, Div. 2 & 3). There are two levels of competition for U9-U10: Gold (Academy and competitive) and Silver (Recreational teams). Single age brackets and levels will be formed if applications support the groupings.
Team Registration and Check-in:
The Space City Spring Fling College Showcase registration must be completed through the e7 online system. All players (except guest players) must be registered to the team (application deadline of March 8, 2013). All teams must provide an official roster (with player uniform numbers) signed by the coach of record and their local association or club registrar. Teams from outside STYSA must submit an approved USYSA travel permit along with an official roster. All teams must have approved USYSA ID cards for each of the players including up to six (6) guest players. Teams or players will not be allowed to participate without approved paperwork. Coaches may bring the approved paperwork to the check-in meeting for validation. Validated rosters will be required prior to participating in any match.
On-line check-in will begin on Wednesday the 6th of March and go through next Wednesday the 13th of March. You will need to include a scanned copy of your signed official roster with uniform numbers, a copy of your travel permit (if you are traveling from outside of STYSA), a copy of each player card (both sides) and a copy of each player's medical release. All of these items need to be emailed to email@example.com by Wednesday the 13th of March. Once your info has been checked, you will receive a confirmation email.
Team check-in will be on Friday the 15th of March from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Spring Hill Suites Houston Nasa/Webster, 1101 Magnolia Ave, Webster, TX 77598. Team representatives are REQUIRED to check-in their team at the hotel during the listed times -- there will be NO Saturday morning check-in unless prior arrangements are made with the Tournament Director. We will offer the opportunity for teams to register online, details will be sent to registered teams. We will distribute any schedule changes, validate rosters, and answer questions. You must have a representative present to provide a copy of your team's roster to the volunteers at check-in.
Team and Player Credential Check:
Each team must be able to present its validated roster and player cards to either a Tournament Official or the Referee team before the start of each match, if requested. A player may play for only one team in the tournament and must be listed on the approved roster. If a player plays in a game and is not properly registered, then the team will automatically forfeit that game and may face further penalties as determined by the Tournament Director and/or Home Association.
All teams will be guaranteed to play at least three games. In round robin play, ties at the end of regulation time will stand. For championship games, ties at the end of regulation time will be broken by a Golden Goal format followed by FIFA penalty kicks.
4v4 and 6v6 Golden goal format:
To settle a tie at the end of regulation in a championship game, teams will play up to two ten minute halves. The first team to score wins the game. Age groups playing 8v8 will play 4v4 full field during the Golden Goal period. Age groups playing 11v11 will play 6v6 full field during the Golden Goal period. Regular substitutions apply during the overtime. Halftime will be a one minute break to change sides of the field. If the game remains tied at the end of two ten minute halves, the tie will be settled by FIFA penalty kicks with all players on the roster eligible to take a kick.
As a convenience to both teams, it is recommended that the home team wears their "colored" uniform and the visitors wear white. Should there be a conflict in uniform colors; the home team will be required to change uniforms.
Team standings will be based on the 3 point scoring system.
First and second place teams in each tournament format age group and competition level will receive a team trophy and individual medals. Awards will be presented immediately after the final game in the group.
Team and Spectator Discipline:
An ejected player is ineligible for their next scheduled game. An ejected coach or trainer is ineligible for the next scheduled game, regardless of team. A second red card to the same individual results in that person being expelled from the tournament. Any ejected player, coach or trainer must report to the site coordinator at the complex tent immediately. Violation could result in further game suspensions.
In the event of a total rainout prior to the first game of the tournament, partial refund equal to the team’s entry fee less a $50 allowance for administrative cost. Refunds will not be given once tournament begins.
Matters Not Provided For:
Tournament Director reserves the authority to revise these rules prior to team check-in on March 15th, 2013. The wearing of hard casts, whether padded or not, will not be permitted at any time.