2021 TWO RIVERS CUP- ONE DAY TOURNAMENT GENERAL INFORMATION & TOURNAMENT RULES Registration Dates January 11, 2021 – March 13, 2021 Registration will be through the gotsoccer.com website Tournament Dates April 3, 2021 Team Registration Fees Currently we are moving forward with the Two Rivers Cup and are now accepting applications via the gotsoccer.com website. Referee fees are included in the registration fee. Ages U7 $300 Ages U8-U10 $450 Ages U11-U12 $500 Ages U13-U18 $550 Competition Tournament is open to both select/travel teams & recreational teams. All players in the tournament will be members of MSYSA or of their host state association. If your club is not affiliated with your state’s association there will be a $6.50 fee for each rostered player, and you must complete additional paperwork. Premier (Most Competitive), Elite (More competitive), and Classic (Less Competitive) Levels Flights YOUR TEAM'S FINAL COMPETITION LEVEL PLACEMENT WILL BE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE. Tournament Cancellation Policy With the health and safety of players, the parents and spectators, and staff being a top priority, we will continue to monitor the guidelines set by the CDC and AA County Rec & Parks to assure everyone’s safety. As we get closer to the tournament dates, if the CDC advises that it is not safe to host the tournament, we will cancel the event, and teams will receive refunds minus any per team expenses already incurred by the tournament host. Our hope is to provide >80% refund if tournament is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refunds will not be issued if tournament is canceled due to inclement weather. Return to play Protocols issued by Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks Department- SUBJECT TO CHANGE: · In accordance with Maryland State Youth Soccer Association policy regarding the use of soccer fields all spectators must comply with park rules as posted at each park. All spectators and participants must comply with Anne Arundel County Rec and Parks COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines. · Participation in Recreation & Parks programs is only allowed if you have had no signs or symptoms of COVID-19, and you have not been exposed to someone who has had signs or symptoms of COVID-19 for a minimum period of 14 days before participation. · If you have had a positive test for COVID-19, you must be cleared from isolation by the Health Department to resume participation in youth sports. · Participation in tournament requires a signed Anne Arundel County COVID Waiver Form · A list of players who attend each game should be kept and will be requested if someone tests positive for COVID-19. · Masks are required in all areas except when on the field of play · Masks are not required for players and officials while on the field of play, but are recommended · Masks are required in all areas by all volunteers and spectators. Coaches will ask a representative from each team to ensure Social Distancing and Return to Play Guidelines are followed during tournament matches · Everyone should have their own hand sanitizer available at all activities · Players equipment will be assigned an area 6 ft apart from others’ equipment on the sideline · No sharing of drink bottles or any personal equipment · No more than two (2) adult spectators per player at events · Participants should refrain from handshakes, huddles, and high fives · Tents are not permitted except for medical tents It is the responsibility of all spectators and participants and volunteers to follow the above recommendations. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in cancellation of your team’s game, disqualification from tournament, and/or removal from County property. Please note that Recreation & Parks has the authority to cancel, suspend or deny all permitted use of Anne Arundel County property if we fail to comply with the guidelines. Age & Eligibility The tournament is open only to members of US Youth Soccer and its State Associations. Each team must be registered with a National State Soccer Association affiliated with USYSA/USSF and must present a valid state or county roster from the Fall 2020 season. Coaches of recreational teams must always have proof of age available in a form that is in accordance with USYSA/USSF Travel and Tournament Policy Manual. Age determination follows FIFA rules. Player credentials will be verified. Tournament Officials have the right to verify eligibility at any time. Any team fielding an ineligible player will be disqualified and that team’s tournament entry fees forfeited. Teams will not be accepted to tournament until Payment is received in full. No player may play for more than one team in the tournament. Teams that field the same player will forfeit all matches. Co-ed teams will play in boys’ divisions. U7 (5v5) – Participation is open to accepted teams. Roster size, 10 players max. U8, U9 and U10 (7v7) - Participation is open to accepted teams. Roster size, 12 players max. U11 and U12 (9v9) - Participation is open to accepted teams. Roster size, 16 players max. U13 thru U18 (11v11) - Participation is open to accepted teams. Roster size, 20 players max. Age Group DOB From DOB To U7 1/1/2014 12/31/2014 U8 1/1/2013 12/31/2013 U9 1/1/2012 12/31/2012 U10 1/1/2011 12/31/2011 U11 1/1/2010 12/31/2010 U12 1/1/2009 12/31/2009 U13 1/1/2008 12/31/2008 U14 1/1/2007 12/31/2007 U15 1/1/2006 12/31/2006 U16 1/1/2005 12/31/2005 U18 1/1/2003 12/31/2004 Depending on the final registration, divisions may be combined into dual age level competition Guest Players Teams may roster up to 3 guest players. Guest players may come from any FIFA or USSF affiliated association/team. Recreational division (Non-carded) team’s guest players must have played in the same league as the registered team for the Fall 2020 season. General Information · Email the completed Team Roster/Waiver form, Team Information form, and AA County COVID-19 Waiver for Athletics to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00 pm, Friday, March 26, 2021. · Registration fees are due by Friday March 26, 2021. · Players, volunteers, and coaches will do self-temperature checks before going to your games for the day. · All teams must report to the field 20 minutes prior to their game time. Each team and coach must be prepared for the referee's equipment inspection, and in some instances, to begin play immediately. · Teams will take opposite sides of the field. Spectators will take the same side of the field as their team. Spectators must always wear a face covering and practice social distancing of 6ft or more. · If a conflict in jersey colors exists, the home team will be expected to change colors. · Both Tournament Roster Waiver Forms and/or processed USSF rosters are acceptable; as well as all USSF picture IDs, school IDs, Birth Certificates and Passports. · All teams will be scheduled for at least three games; however, the tournament is not responsible for forfeits including teams that drop out after the schedules has posted. · No protests will be entertained. · All Tournament Officials or any individuals associated with the Pasadena Soccer Club Classic Tournament will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by any team (including tournament entry fees) in the event the Tournament is canceled in whole or in part. · Mechanical noisemakers are prohibited. · All/Any concessions sales must be approved by the Tournament Director and all forms must be filed with event office. · Harassment of Match Officials, Tournament Staff and/or Tournament Officials by Coaches, players and/or spectators will not be tolerated. Tournament Officials reserve the right to impose sanctions and/or penalties for this kind of conduct, including removal of offending party from the field and/or complex site. These sanctions and/or penalties cannot be appealed. · Displays of temper/dissent, fighting, heckling or other abusive behavior are cause for ejection from the game and surrounding field area. Misconduct may result in a warning, game forfeit, and tournament disqualification as decided by the Tournament Committee. Any player, coach, team official or parent exhibiting or threatening violence to anyone will call for immediate expulsion from the tournament. The local authorities will be called if necessary. Brackets Rules 4 TEAM BRACKETS. Each team will play the other three teams once for a total of 3 matches per team. Champion and Finalist are determined by point standings at the end of round-robin play. Tie-breaker rules apply Division Winners & Tie Breaker Rules Each team will be awarded three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie, and no points for a loss. A match that has been canceled by the Tournament Officials will be awarded a 0-0 tie. At the end of the preliminary rounds, the division winner will be the team with the most points in their division. If a team withdraws from the Tournament prior to a semi-final or championship match, the next place team in that bracket will replace the withdrawn team in the match. If that team is unavailable, the next place team after that will replace them. In the event of a tie within a division, the following criteria will be used to determine the winner: Winner of head-to-head competition Most wins Goal Differential (max 3) Least goals allowed during preliminary matches Most shutouts during preliminary matches Penalty Kick shoot-out (to be scheduled at Lake Shore headquarters, or appropriate location) If three or more teams are tied for first, the first tiebreaker will be Step 2, Most Wins and Step 3 through Step 5 will follow. Once one team is eliminated, the process from Step 2 is repeated until only two teams remain. The remaining two teams revert to Step 1 (head-to-head) and follow Steps 2 through 6 to determine the winner. In the semifinals (if any) and championship matches, FIFA Penalty kicks will decide the outcome of a match that ends in a tie score at the end of regulation play. The penalty shootout will be conducted as follows: 1. Only the players on the field at the end of regulation play are eligible to participate in the penalty kicks. 2. The referee shall decide the goal at which all the kicks shall be taken. 3. The captain of the team winning the coin toss decides whether to take the first or second kick. 4. No player may shoot a second time until all eligible teammates (including the goalkeeper) have taken a kick. 5. Each team takes five (5) shots, alternately. The team scoring the most goals wins. 6. If the score is tied after five (5) shots by each team, the taking of shots continues, alternating, until one team scores and the other team does not. 7. Other than the shooter and the two (2) goalkeepers, all eligible players must remain in the center circle while the shots are in progress. Ball Size, Game Format, Duration U7 size 4 5v5 20-minute halves U8 - U10 size 4 7v7 25-minute halves U11- U12 size 4 9v9 25-minute halves U13- U18 size 5 11v11 25-minute halves Game Balls are provided by Tournament Time is a running clock. No added time for injuries / substitutions. Dimensions of all fields will be in accordance with FIFA rules and procedures for specific age groups. Teams will take opposite sides of the field. Spectators will take the same side of the field as their team. Spectators must always wear a face covering and practice social distancing of 6ft or more. Players, coaches, and spectators on the sideline during the match must remain at least six (6) feet from the touchline. No one will be allowed to stand behind the end lines and may not stand closer to the end line than the 18-yard line. Check in time with assigned Field Marshal is 20 minutes prior to scheduled match. Game time is forfeit time. Teams and spectators must exit fields immediately after games. Additional time will be scheduled between games to discourage athletes and spectators from lingering after games. Game & Score Reporting Both Coaches must sign the Game Card report at the end of each match. Games scores will be reported by Field Marshall to Tournament Headquarters after each game. Scores and standings will be posted on the tournament web site www.gotsoccer.com, and at Tournament Headquarters. Scores are posted as quickly as possible. Delays may occur if verification is needed before scores are posted. Player Uniform/Equipment · All players must wear individually numbered jerseys. Jersey numbers must coincide with the player’s name/number on the team roster. The individual numbers must be different for each player. · The home team must have an alternate jersey (or colored pinnies) and be prepared to change, if in the opinion of the referee, there is a color conflict. The first team listed in the game schedule is the home team. · No metal cleats allowed. · No jewelry except a MEDIC ALERT. · Players are required to wear shin guards in accordance with FIFA Laws of the Game. · Hard casts are not prohibited, but they must receive "explicit" approval from the referee before a player wearing such a cast can play in the game. All casts must have the approval of the Referee. Soft casts are not guaranteed to be approved. · Mouth guards for oral appliances recommended – not required. · Secured eyeglasses or eye protection recommended – not required. Substitutions FIFA Laws of the Game concerning substitutions will be followed with the modifications outlined below and with the referee’s permission: 1. After a goal has been made 2. At a goal kick by either team 3. At the beginning of the second half of play 4. At a throw-in (if the team with possession subs a player, the opposing team may also sub) 5. For an injured player(s) one for one. The player may return after treatment, at the next available substitution time and must check back in with the referee to indicate treatment has been complete. 6. All substitutions must enter and leave the field from the halfway line. 7. Unlimited number of substitutions is allowed during a match. In the Under 18 age group FIFA limited substitution rules apply. 8. Players receiving a second caution (yellow card) during a single match will be sent off and the team will play down a player (no substitution). 9. Players sent off for a Red Card will not be substituted for and the team will play down a player for the rest of the match. Conduct Accumulated Yellow Card Policy – Any player receiving two (2) yellow cards in the Tournament will sit out the next match following receipt of the second yellow card. This rule applies to any play off or championship match as well. Please note this is policy of Maryland State Youth Soccer Association. Players are expected to conduct themselves within the spirit, as well as the letter of the laws. Display of temper or dissent is cause for ejection from the match and surrounding field area. Repeated violations may result in the suspension or expulsion of the team from the Tournament as decided by the Tournament Director. Players, coaches, or team officials ejected from a match (red card) by the referee shall be ineligible for the next two (2) scheduled matches including championship matches. Red cards issued after the end of regulation play or because of physical assault are subject to review by Tournament Officials and more strenuous penalties may be imposed. If a coach receives a red card, Tournament Officials will review the referee report and make a final determination regarding the remaining and future participation in the Pasadena SC Classic. In accordance with the USYSA Tournament Hosting Agreement, all red and yellow cards and other matters involving team conduct will be reported to the home club and State Association of the team involved as well as the US Youth Soccer National Office. Heading Rules Heading the ball is prohibited in U11 games and younger. If deliberate, then the proper restart is an indirect free kick to the opposing team. If this occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If the play by the head is deemed inadvertent, then the proper restart is a dropped ball. *If the U11 and U12 bracket are merged for bracket scheduling purposes, then the entire combined bracket will be prohibited from heading the ball. Inclement Weather Weather related delays will be posted on the tournament web site. Regardless of weather conditions, coaches and their team MUST appear on the field, ready to play, as scheduled, unless otherwise notified by a tournament official. Only the referee or Tournament Committee can cancel or delay a match. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the match. If a match must be stopped before halftime, a Tournament Official will rule on its rescheduling. Such a game may be temporarily halted and resumed, picking up where play stopped. In the event of inclement weather, the referee or Tournament Official will have the authority to change matches as follows: · Relocate or reschedule any match(es). · Change the duration of any match(es). · Cancel any preliminary match(es) that have no bearing on the selection of division winners. · Preliminary matches terminated after one half of play because of weather shall be considered official and the score at the point of cancellation shall be the final score. · Cancel the Tournament in part or whole. Any team disregarding a decision by the referees and/or the Tournament Official to either suspend or cancel tournament play, will be disqualified for the remainder of the Tournament and team entry fees will be forfeited. Additionally, Pasadena Soccer Club will file a written complaint with that team’s National State Association. Forfeits Game time is forfeit time. Teams not ready to play at their scheduled time will forfeit their match. A minimum of seven (7) players for U12 through U17 and five (5) players for U8 through U11 constitutes a team, and if the minimum number of players is present, the match may begin. If during the match a team falls below the minimum number of players, the match will be forfeited to their opponent. Any team that has forfeited a match may not be awarded a division winner or wild card team. If an apparent group winner forfeits, the group team with the next best record will be named the division winner. A forfeit shall be recorded as a 1-0 match. A forfeit in the preliminary rounds shall be awarded as three (3) points for the win. For tie breaking purposes, a one (1) goal differential point will be awarded. No refunds will be issued to a forfeiting team. ***All tournament matches will be played in accordance with FIFA laws, except as specifically modified herein. The following statement of Rules and Regulations supplements the FIFA Laws of the Game.