2018 Penn FC Youth Coppa Classico
The Tournament will be played in accordance with FIFA rules and adhere to USYS age group and number of players rules, with the following additions and exceptions.
Teams must register electronically by uploading the documents listed below to the team’s gotsoccer profile. Further instructions on this electronic registration process will be provided one month before tournament. Each team must submit the following documents for approval by
to the Tournament Director:
Guest players’ names, dates of birth, and pass numbers should be written on the team’s state approved roster prior to uploading for online registration.
This tournament is open to boys’ and girls’ teams in the U09 (2010) to U15 (2004) age groups.
No player in any age group may be rostered or play on more than one team during the tournament.
The Referee or Field Marshall may request a coach to surrender player passes and coach passes to the Field Marshal or the referee prior to the start of the game. Should the coach fail to comply prior to the start of the game the team will forfeit that game immediately. The passes will be returned after the game.
All players on a team must wear the same colored jerseys and each jersey must be numbered distinctively with no number being repeated.
Teams are requested to bring alternate color jerseys in the event that two teams have primary uniforms of similar color or appearance. Where both teams have the same color jersey, the team listed first in the game schedule will be designated as the home team and the home team will be asked to change their jersey. Goalkeeper jerseys must be distinct from the jerseys of the outfield players on both teams.
All players must wear shin guards when playing in a match. Socks must be worn in the pulled up position covering the shin pads or guards and shirts/jerseys must be tucked into the shorts.
5. GAME DURATION:
Teams are expected to be present and ready to play at the scheduled starting time for each game. If a team has seven (7) players available, play will begin. Any team more than ten (10) minutes late will forfeit the game. The other team will be given six (6) points for the win, plus four (4) bonus points for a win by a 3-0 and a shutout.
6. GAME DELAYS:
Any game which must be stopped due to unplayable field/weather conditions will be resumed as soon as possible at a time and field location designated by the Tournament Committee.
The referee and Tournament Director are the only individuals that can determine if the field is unplayable. If games cannot be played during the time frame defined by the tournament, the games will not be rescheduled and standings will be determined by all other games played.
7. GAME BALL:
Each team should provide a game quality ball to the referee prior to the start of a game.
An accumulation of three (3) cautions or an ejection and a caution to a player or coach will result in an immediate dismissal from the Tournament.
U09 and U10 games will have one center referee. All other games will be, if tournament scheduling allows, officiated under the three (3) referee system (one center referee and two assistant referees).
Note: The Tournament reserves the right to adjust referee coverage for games as needed. For any reasons beyond the Tournament's control, any and all referee assignment(s) may be adjusted -- including the type of referee system.
12. REFUND POLICY:
No refunds will be issued after a team is accepted into the tournament. If a team must withdraw before the acceptance list is posted, a refund equal to the tournament fee minus $50, will be issued to the team as quickly as possible. The tournament reserves the right to issue refunds by check or credit card as it deems appropriate, regardless of the method of payment used to submit the tournament fee. Any refund checks issued will be sent to the team contact listed in the team’s gotsoccer profile. Please be sure this information is up to date.
See “Tournament Cancellation” below for further information regarding refunds.
13. TOURNAMENT CANCELLATION:
In the event of a forecast of severe weather conditions or other events that would require the Tournament Committee to cancel the tournament, team contacts as specified on the Registration Form in Gotsoccer will be notified by email and/or phone of the cancellation prior to the tournament start. If the tournament is cancelled prior to the start a full refund minus $150 (cancellation fee for incurred administrative costs) will be provided. A prorated refund at the discretion of the Tournament Committee will be provided if the tournament is cancelled after it begins.
In the event it in necessary to issue refunds, the refund will be sent to the person listed as the primary team contact in your team’s gotsoccer account. If the tournament is cancelled, a credit to a future Penn FC Youth tournament may be offered.
14. TOURNAMENT FORMAT
Tournament brackets in all age groups will be organized to provide the best competitive environment possible for all teams. Typically, competition is set up in 4, 5, 6 or 8 team divisions with one or two brackets per division depending on the number of teams and the competitive level of those teams.
All teams are guaranteed 3 games unless weather or field conditions or circumstances beyond the control of the Tournament Director dictate cancellation of games. Teams advancing to a final in their age group will typically play 4 games.
The number of points accumulated will determine the order of finish and bracket placements. The calculation of points by GotSoccer will be the final authority on results.
Teams will be awarded points on the following basis:
In the event of a tie in points at the end of bracket play; the winner for advancement to a Semi-Final or Final will be determined as follows:
If a tie still exists after steps (1) through (6), advancement will be determined by penalty kicks. Penalty kicks to determine advancement will be taken fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the Semi-Final game. Teams will select players for the shootout based on the team size for their age group:
Tournament Director may alter the time based on field availability and tournament needs.
16. PLAY-OFF GAMES:
For play-off games and finals, all games that are tied a full time will proceed directly to a penalty shootout to determine the winner. Only the players on the field at full time are eligible to participate in the shootout.
Individual player awards will be provided to the Champion and Finalist team in their Division.
In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the Tournament Director will have the authority to change games as needed using means including, but not limited to:
Preliminary matches terminated after one half of play because of weather shall be considered final.
No protests will be entertained. All penalties will be handled by the Tournament Director of designate, who will have the right to exclude a team, coach, or player(s) not acting in accordance with the Tournament rules. The decision of the Director is final.
20. Venue Rules:
The Coppa Classico uses multiple tournament sites, and it is possible that the specific rules for use of some sites will differ slightly from those of others. All teams, coaches, and parents are expected to respect the rules of their site of competition and other sites they might visit during the event. The following rules apply to the use of ALL tournament sites without exception: