INLAND NORTHWEST (INW) 5-A-Side
Soccer Tournament Rules
Location of tournament is Spokane Sounders/Shadow Soccer Complex Polo Fileds.
Check-in: Check in is on Saturday 30 minutes prior to the first game at the Polo fields. Check-in is with the tournament director or tournament administrator. The following is required at check-in:
Foreign Teams – For a team coming from a CONCACAF nation:
Tournament is open to teams from U-9/10Dev. (U9) to U19, Boys and girls. Maximum roster for all teams is 9 players. Guest Players are unlimited as long as they are registered with a US Soccer affiliated organization and all players on roster are from the same organization.
Tournament is open to teams from U-9 to U19, Boys and girls. Each team is
allowed a maximum of 9 players.
U9 (January 1, 2012 – and younger)
U10 (January 1, 2011 - and younger)
U11 (January 1, 2010 - and younger)
U12 (January 1, 2009 - and younger)
U13 (January 1, 2008 - and younger)
U14 (January 1, 2007 – and younger)
U15 (January 1, 2006 – and younger)
U16 (January 1, 2005 – and younger)
U17 (January 1, 2004 – and younger)
U18 (January 1, 2003 – and younger)
U19 (January 1, 2002 – and younger)
Players may only play for one team in the same age group.
The games will be played in conformity with the rules of FIFA and USSF, unless
otherwise stated herein. A player may be substituted at a stoppage of play.
Substitution is on the ‘fly.’ Substitution throughout the game must be from the
There are four field players and goalkeeper on the field of play.
There is NO offside.
GAME LENGTHS (DURATION):
All age groups match consist of two 15 minute halves with a two minute halftime
break. Running Clock no stoppages.
All players must wear approved shin guards covered entirely by socks. No hard
casts are permitted. Soft casts are permitted with the permission of the referee. No
jewelry of any kind may be worn by any player.
First round is round robin where numbers permit. Number of advancing teams is
based upon the numbers in the round robin play. Everyone is guaranteed a
minimum of 3 games.
All matches will have a certified referee certified by the USSF federation. There is
one ref per match.
Match Delays, Suspensions, Cancellations – Any match delay due to the weather
or other situations will be handled by the tournament director based upon the
rescheduling openings or cancellation of play.
Refund Policy – No refund of entry fee due to cancellations. If a team applies to
tournament and cancels before the deadline of registration refund will be granted
minus a $100 administrative fee. If team cancels after the registration deadline no
refund will be given.
Forfeit will happen if a team does not show up 5 minutes after the game is
supposed to start. Minimum number of players to constitute a team is three. Once a
team forfeits a match all further and past games will be forfeited as well. Forfeited
match results in a 0-1 loss for forfeited team.
The following size breakdown is used: Size 4 for U9 – U12 & Size 5 for U13 and UP
A point system is employed to determine the order of finish in-group play, as
1. Six (6) points for a win
2. Three (3) points for a tie
3. Zero (0) point for a loss
4. One (1) point for each goal up to three
5. One (1) point for a shutout
6. A team winning by FORFEIT will be awarded Eight (8) points and ONE goal.
7. If teams are equal in points, the tie-breakers, in order shall be:
• Head to head competition (If teams did not play against each other, move to
next tie- breaker)
• Goal differential, i.e. total team goals for, minus goals against (up to 8 goals
max per game)
• Less goals scored on (up to 8 goals max per game)
• Most goals scored (up to 8 goals max per game)
• FIFA "Kick from the Penalty Mark."
• A point will be deducted from total score for each red card received
throughout the whole tournament.
• In semifinal and championship games, overtime periods will be played. One
overtime periods consisting of 5 minutes. If match still tied, then FIFA “kick
from the penalty mark.
Reporting Game Results: Winning team manager is responsible to call in the result. After the end of each game, two team managers SHALL meet with the referee after the game ends to confirm the result and then the winning team manager will call in the result.
How to call in the result?
Call 904-758-0875, Enter 4-digit pin TBA Event ID #TBA and the game number on the schedule. Then enter the result.
Other Laws of the Game:
Protests are to be brought to the tournament headquarters immediately after the
game. Teams have 60 minutes after the completion of the game to bring protest to
tournament headquarters along with $100 non refundable fee. After 60 minutes no protests will be heard. The
tournament committee and all involved will be heard and a decision will be
rendered after all heard.
Disputes of non-referee decision will be decided by the tournament committee.
Once a decision by the tournament committee is decided it is final.
Any player receiving a red card is automatically suspended for next game. Should
a player receive a second Red Card, that player shall be suspended for the
remainder of the tournament. Same rules apply to a coach. When suspended or red
carded the coach and/or player must leave the playing field. All unserved and
serious disciplinary action will be reported to the State Association and US Club
Soccer for US teams.
Any match delays due to the weather or other situations will be handled by the
tournament director based upon rescheduling or cancellation of play. No refunds
will be allowed due to the weather condition, cancellation or any other unforseen weather conditions due to mother nature.
NO SMOKING, ALCHOLIC BEVERAGES
OR DOGS ARE PERMITTED!!!