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Mini Soccer

Updated: June 3/2016

 

Date: July 6 & 7
Location: U8 - Park Meadow School ; U10 - Winston Churchill
Start: TBD - Check Soccer Schedule

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Events and Age Groups: All ages as of December 31st of current year

Co-Ed: Under 8 years - Born in 2008 & 2009
Co-Ed: under 10 years - Born in 2006 & 2007

Age Division        Game Time               Half Time       Ball Size        Goal Area
Under 8                2 – 20 min halves       5 min              Size #4          10-12 m. wide x 6-8 m. long
Under 10              2 – 25 min halves       5 min             Size #4          12-15m. wide x 7-8m. long

Field and Goal Frame Size:
U8: The field will be about 55m long, about 25m wide. Goal frame will be 5-6 feet high, 8-12 feet long.
U10: The field will be 60-65 meters long, 40-45 meters wide. Goal frame will be 6-8 feet high, 12-18 feet long.

Regional Representation:
Two teams per region per event

Format:
Guaranteed 3 games.

Rules and Regulations:

1. Each team will require a field Marshall.

2.
60 minutes prior to each teams first game, there will be a brief coaches, referee and SARA board meeting to discuss the Code of Conduct and Rules.

3. Prior to each game, referees will check each players equipment.
 

4.   Rules to be governed by the Alberta Soccer Association unless otherwise stated.

5.   Hard casts and knee braces with any metal are considered to pose a danger to both the wearer and other players and are 
      not permitted to be worn. The practice of padding a hard cast or knee brace with metal does not reduce the element of 
      danger.

6.   All participants must be present at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting time indicated on the schedule. Any team 
      late or not present for their event shall be eliminated by default.

7.   Every athlete must be able to produce appropriate identification at all times.

8.   Referees must write down the start time on the game sheet so as to avoid any discrepancies.

9.   At the referee’s discretion, substitutions may be allowed during a stoppage in play, by either side.

10.   No off-side rule to apply.

11.   A team must register a minimum of 7 players and a maximum of 13 players, as well as a coach and a manager or trainer.

12.   A minimum of 2 boys and 2 girls must be on the playing field at all times.

13. All players must wear shin pads covered with socks. Metal cleats on shoes are not allowed.

14. The games shall be played by two teams, each consisting of 7 players, one of whom is a goalie.

15. Goals can be scored from anywhere on the field but must pass under the height of the crossbar and between the posts.

16. Each team shall provide a linesperson.

17. The goal area for U8 will be an arc and U10 will be a rectangle.

18. A penalty spot will be marked 7 yards from the goal line. Penalty shots will only be taken if needed to determine the 
     outcomes of the game. Penalty shots  will not be awarded during regular play. Indirect kicks will be awarded for infractions. 
     Ball must be placed a minimum of 10 yards from the goal line.

19. All fouls are indirect. This means that the ball must be first passed to another player before a goal can be scored.

20. Goal kicks may be taken by the goal keeper or any other person on the team.

21. When the goal keeper takes possession of the ball inside the goal crease, the keeper may put the ball back in play by 
      kicking or throwing the ball. In the event of a goal kick the ball must be placed on the ground and kicked from inside the 
      goal crease area and can be taken by any player.

22. A) If penalty kicks are needed to break a tie in medal games, the procedure shall be: Penalty kicks shall be taken 
          alternately by 5 different players of each team. Only the players on the field at the end of the game are allowed to take
          the initial penalty kicks, and one of the penalty kicks must be taken by a female.  The goalie may take a penalty kick. A 
          coin toss will determine which team will kick first.

      B) If then the game is undeclared, a sudden death shoot out shall occur. Teams shoot alternatively using different players each round. Cannot repeat shooter until all players on the team have had a turn. Goalies must remain on the goal line until the ball is struck. Only one goal will be awarded to the winning team from the shootout.

23. During medal round games, if the game is tied, teams shall play an additional 10 minutes consisting of 2 five minute 
      halves. If the game is still tied after the extra time has been played, penalty kicks shall be used as outlined in Rule #22 
      above.

24. For expediency, the coach is required to provide a roster of players, including scratches, before each game to the referee. 
      This document is to be signed, dated and timed.

25. 5 goal difference. Only a five goal difference shall be recorded as the official score. For example: final score is 10-1 for Team A over B, the official score will be 6-1 for Team A.

26. The referee has the final decision. Good sportsmanship is expected of all coaches, parents and players. ABUSE OF ANY 
      REFEREE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! One warning from the referee may be given; ejection will result if a second offence 
      occurs.

27. Spectators are to be on the opposite side of the field from the players. No coaches are allowed on the field with the 
      exception of an injured player(s).

28. Coaches are only allowed to midpoint of the field.


29. In the event of a points tie between teams, to determine playoff spots or ranking, points tiebreaker will be decided on the 
      following:


TOURNAMENT DRAW

Points will be awarded for wins/losses and ties and regular games  will be allowed to end in a tie.

Points will be awarded for the following:
Win – 3 points
Tie – 1 point
Loss – 0 points

In the event of a points tie between teams, to determine playoff spots or ranking, points tie breaker will be decided on the following:

TIE BREAKING Procedures

The following tie breaking rules will be used to determine final standing where two or more teams are tied on points taking the whole round-robin into consideration where applicable.

 

(a)   Previous Match Results – the most points gained in the match(es) between the teams concerned shall be used to determine the final standing.

(b)   Goal Difference – for any team still tied, by deducting goals against from goals for, in all games, the highest goal difference shall be used to determine the final standings.

(c)   Fewest Goals Conceded – for any teams still tied, the fewest goals conceded, in all games, shall be used to determine the final standings.

(d)   Highest Goals Scored – for any teams still tied, the total of goals scored in all games shall be used to determine the final standing.

(e)   For any teams still tied, penalty kicks shall be taken to determine which team advances to the next stage of the competition. A.S.A. Penalty kick rules shall apply.

(f)    In any three (3) team round-robin, whether part or whole of the competition, the third game of the competition shall be played to a decision if the team not participating has zero points, has been suspended or has withdrawn. Any third game of a three-team round robin that requires a result will go directly to penalty kicks.


Registration Deadline:

Registration Deadline as designated by your Regional Director

All registrations are done through your Regional Director, who will determine the Regional Deadline. The registration fee must also be submitted to your Regional Director. Signed consent forms must accompany the waivers. No late registrations will be accepted.

Events will be cancelled if there are one or less individuals or teams registered. Should any event be cancelled due to lack of registrations, the athletes being affected by the cancellation will be given an opportunity to re-register in another suitable category provided that event is scheduled to run.



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