Ben Brewster Tournament
Tournament roster, copy of your state roster, and medical release forms for each player must be
presented at registration. We do not need pass cards. Registration will take place 45 minutes before
your first scheduled game. Teams may have no more than 18 players. Four guest players per team
will be permitted as long as they are currently USYSA registered.
- Game Duration
25 minute halves for all 11v11 games. Each game will have a five-minute
Unlimited substitutions with the permission of referee:
- After a goal
- At half-time
- On goal kicks
- Throw-ins upon possession only.
- Injury (one player from both teams may be substituted
whenever an injury has occurred after being beckoned onto the pitch
by the referee.)
- Cautioned player (cautioned player only)
- Start of an overtime period.
No forfeit will be allowed without the permission of the tournament
director. The score will be counted 3 - 0.
- Inclement Weather
The Tournament Director reserves the right to make the following changes
in the event of inclement 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. The tournament director will have the final decision on field
closure. Should the tournament be cancelled due to weather, the director
may pro-rate fees toward 2003.
- Relocate and/or reschedule a match
- Change a division structure
- Reduce scheduled duration of a match
- Cancel a match
- Player's Equipment
All players must wear shin guards and cleats. No jewelry is to be worn.
No one will be allowed to play if they are wearing a cast that has Not
been properly wrapped.
- Rules for Advancement
Teams will play within their respective division. Game points - 3 points
for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. If teams are tied
in the standings, the following criteria will be used to determine the
team's order of finish and/or placement in any subsequent playoffs.
- Goal differential
- Most goals scored (max 4 per game)
- Fewest goals allowed
- Head to Head Competition (used only if 2 teams
- Coin toss
- Resolving Ties
- Up to (2) five-minute sudden death overtime periods.
- 5 penalty kicks, followed by sudden death penalty
kicks if still a tie. Teams may use only the players remaining on
the field at the end of overtime.
There will be not protests. All officiating decisions are final.
- Sideline Behavior
Both teams will sit on the same side of the field. Only coaches and
managers may stay on the player's sideline. Harassment of the officials
from coaches, spectators or players will not be tolerated.
If a player receives a red card during a match, that player will sit
out the rest of that match and also the next match. A coach or other
authorized bench personnel sent off during a match must leave the field
immediately upon being sent off, and must remain away from the field
during the team's next match.
- FIFA Laws
The tournament will be played n accordance with FIFA Laws of the game
except as modified by these rules.