Game Play Rules:


  • Games are 40 minutes in length (20 minute halves) with a 3-minute half time.
  • Games are played with 2 teams, each consisting of not more than 5 players on the field.
  • A minimum of 3 players is needed to start a match in all age groups.
  • One player shall be designated as the goalkeeper from each team.

Yellow Cards and Red Cards

  • If a player receive a yellow card, that player will be ejected immediately and the team will be required to play short-handed for 2 minutes. The same  player can  come back to the field.
  • If a player receives a second yellow card (soft red) in a match, they will be ejected from that game and the team will be required to play short-handed for 5 minutes. A player will not be suspended from the next game for a “soft red” unless they have previously been ejected from a game. If this occurs, the player will be ejected from the tournament.
  • If a player receives a red card (conduct beyond a yellow card offense in the referee’s opinion) that player will be ejected immediately and the team will be required to play short-handed for 5 minutes.  In addition, the player will be suspended for a minimum of one game. If, in the opinion of the tournament director, the conduct warrants an additional suspension, the player may be ejected for more than one game and possibly the tournament. There are no appeals allowed in this decision. A second red card results in an automatic tournament suspension.

Method for Determining Standings

Each team will receive:

  • 3 points for a win
  • 1 point for a tie
  • 0 points for a loss

Tie-breaking System:

1. Most Points
2. Goal Difference (goals for minus goals against)
3. Least goals allowed

The tournament will make every effort to avoid forfeits. A forfeit can only be determined by Tournament Headquarters. Forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score.


In all categories, the top 4 teams will advance to a play-off match.1st vs 4th place,  2nd vs 3rd place.The winner of each game will advance to a final.


All teams will qualify for the playoff's regardless of the number of teams participating

**Groups of 12, will have the top two teams advance to a quarterfinal and semifinal,  quarterfinal and semifinal, 4 top teams after the 2 top teams on the standings table as follow: 3rd  vs 6th place,4th vs 5th place, the winners will advance to the finals as follwow: 1st vs  4th , 2nd vs 3rd. the winner advance to the final seeding is random for the playoffs. If a play-off  game is tied at the end of regulation, the team with a better position on the standing table will pass to the -finals.


If a  championship game is tied at the end of regulation, If neither team scores in overtime, penalty shots will be used to determine the winner. First, a five-player “shoot-out” will be used. If score is still tied there will be a one player “shoot-out” until the winner is determined. Any player that played in the game may participate in the “shoot-out.”

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