Sting Cup Rules

STING CUP 2017 TOURNAMENT RULES

STING CUP TOURNAMENT RULES - 2017

TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS

Tournament Headquarters will be located at Plantation Central Park, 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, Florida 33324. Russ Morgan Tournament Director (954) 444-7355

REGISTRATION AND TEAM ELIGIBILITY

The Sting Cup shall be open to all teams comprised of properly registered youth players (as defined by the rules of the affiliated organization) in all age groups listed in the “Tournament Rules”, provided such team is in good standing with its youth association.

Tournament officials shall conduct all credentials checks:

• At initial check-in.

            Rick Case Kia14500 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, FL, 33323, May 18, 2017, Time 3:00-9:00 PM

           Echeck-in by 5/15/2017 (Not available to Foreign Teams)

• At the field before each game. Teams should be available for check-in with the referee or field marshal 30 minutes prior to the scheduled game time.

• There will be no roster changes and/or additions once a team’s first tournament game has started.

Documentation required at initial check-in:

Arrange player passes/books/passports/Waiver Forms in alphabetical order to match roster. Teams from The United States:

• Teams must provide a certified/approved tournament roster from the team’s Federation Organization plus 5 copies of the certified/approved form (6 copies total).

• Teams from a US Youth Soccer National State Association outside of Florida must provide proof of permission to travel.

• Teams not from USYSA or US Club must provide proof of insurance.

• Teams must provide a completed Waiver Form for every roster player up to the age group maximum and bench personnel (Coaches/Trainer/Manager, maximum 3 per team).

Foreign Teams:

• Players must present passports at registration or, if from a nation that the United States does not require a passport, proof of entry into the United States that is required by the United States.

• Teams are required to have and present player picture identification cards.

• Teams must have a completed form from its Provincial, National Association or school approving the team’s participation in the tournament.

• Teams must provide a tournament roster plus 5 copies of the certified/approved form (6 copies total).

• Teams must provide a completed Waiver Form for every roster player up to the age group maximum and bench personnel (Coaches/Trainer/Manager, maximum 3 per team).

•Teams must provide proof of medical insurance.

Documentation required for pre-game check-in:

All Teams

• Teams are required to have and present player and bench personnel picture identification cards

• Identification cards will be checked against the tournament generated game reports.

• Teams must have on hand a certified/approved tournament roster from the team’s Federation Organization in case of any discrepancies with the tournament generated game reports.

• U14 – U19. The game roster shall have a maximum of 18 players. Players not on the game roster are allowed to sit on the bench in the team’s opposite uniform or in street clothes.

• Each team is limited to three (3) registered coaches on the bench. In no case will a team be allowed to participate without a properly registered coach unless approved by a tournament official.

• The jersey number of each player must be the same as the player’s jersey number on the tournament roster. If not the referee is not to allow the player to take part in the match until the numbers are the same (jersey or roster changed). Souvenir patches, flags, crests, etc. may be exchanged and group team pictures may be taken at this pre-game procedure or during the handshake after the game. A player who arrives late at the playing field after the pre-game procedure may enter the game once the game’s official(s) verify the player is eligible and with the permission of the center referee. Only at the pre-game procedure may a player be challenged by an opposing manager/coach. Challenged player(s) will be noted by the Referee on the game report and will be allowed to participate in the game (if said player has been certified as eligible by the Sting Cup Credentials Committee). A late arriving player may be challenged at the time he/she is allowed to participate by the Referee.

ANY TEAM USING AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER WILL FORFEIT ALL TOURNAMENT MATCHES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.

A report will be filed with the offending teams National Organization or National State Association. If you are not sure of a player’s eligibility, ask, in writing, the Tournament Director.

MANDATORY:

All teams, except as noted below, are subject to book lodging through the Sting Cup designated travel provider as a condition to compete at the event.

• Teams that are located within a 75 mile driving distance of Plantation Central Park are not required to book.

• Teams that are located within a 90 mile driving distance of Plantation Central Park and have a drive time of 90 minutes or less are not required to book.

• All teams over 90 miles are expected to book with the designated travel provider as a condition to compete- no exceptions

• Addresses used for the determination of the distance/time will be the address of Plantation Central Park and the Club’s physical address or the physical address of the Club’s home fields whichever is closer.

• Google Maps TM or other approved online mapping services will be used to determine driving distance and time.

MANDATORY:

For each game, all teams must present to the head referee a copy of the Sting Cup approved roster and player identification cards (in same order as listed on the roster) at the pre-game check-in. Teams failing to present this information are subject to game forfeiture.

PLAYER AGE AND ELIGIBILITY

In no event will a player be allowed to participate who has not been certified by the Sting Cup Credentials Committee.

AGE DETERMINATION: the player’s playing age is determined by the following USYSA guidelines for 2016/2017.

Age Division Birth Year Range Maximum Roster* Guest Player Limit**

Under 19 Girls and Boys Division Born in 1998 22 6

Under 18 Girls and Boys Division Born in 1999 22 6

Under 17 Girls and Boys Division Born in 2000 22 6

Under 16 Girls and Boys Division Born in 2001 22 6

Under 15 Girls and Boys Division Born in 2002 22 6

Under 14 Girls and Boys Division Born in 2003 22 6

Under 13 Girls and Boys Division Born in 2004 22 6

Under 12 Girls and Boys Division Born in 2005 16 5

Under 11 Girls and Boys Division Born in 2006 16 5

Under 10 Girls and Boys Division Born in 2007 12 4

Under 09 Girls and Boys Division Born in 2008 12 4

**Each team will be allowed to have guest players, who are properly registered through their National and State Association, Federation or any other USSF affiliated organization. FYSA teams and players must follow FYSA

Rule 208 "Guest Playing" and will not be allowed to guest play with or have guest players from a non USYS affiliate organization. Crossover between USSF affiliates and FIFA Federations will be allowed except as stated in FYSA Rule

208. Guest players must have permission to participate/travel from their National and State Association, Federation, School or any other USSF affiliated organization. Players may not play for more than one team in the tournament.

CONCUSSIONS:

Pursuant to Florida Statutes (FS 943.0438) Florida in 2012 enacted a very stringent Head injury and Concussion Law. If the referee (or assistant referee) believes that, in his/her opinion, a player has suffered a head injury or possible concussion, the match must be stopped IMMEDIATELY.

The injured player if able to leave the field on their own must be escorted to their coach and the coach must be told that the player cannot return for the duration of the match. If a trainer is brought onto the field because the player is incapacitated, the referee must still notify the coach that the player cannot return to the game. It is the responsibility of the coach and the player’s parent(s) or legal guardians to seek medical attention. The player may not resume participation until he/she has been cleared by a medical doctor. The Referee HAS NO FURTHER responsibility beyond removing the player from the match in which the player was injured. The referee crew must ensure, that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES or due to the appeal from any coaching staff that the player is allowed to return to the game.

LAWS OF THE GAME

All matches must be played in accordance with the FIFA Laws of the Game, except as specifically modified as follows in the tournament rules.

LAW 1: Field of Play

U13– U19 No change per FIFA “Laws of the Game”

U11 & U12 (9v9) & U9/U10 (7v7) must play in accordance with the USSF new player development initiatives.

LAW 2: The Ball

The tournament will provide a game ball to each team at check-in. This ball is to be presented to the referee at the start of each match. The ball is the team’s responsibility and will NOT be replaced if lost or stolen.

U13 and older Size #5

U12 and younger Size #4

LAW 3: Number of Players

U13 and Older Maximum Eleven (11) – Minimum Seven (7) per side per FIFA

U11 and U12 Maximum Nine (9) – Minimum Six (6) per side

U09 and U10 Maximum Seven (7) – Minimum Five (5) per side

U13 and Older Game roster shall have a maximum of 18 players. Players not on the game roster are allowed to sit on the bench in the team’s opposite uniform or in street clothes.

SUBSTITUTION TIME

• Substitutions shall be unlimited at any stoppage approved by the referee. Substitutions may be made only upon proper notification of the referee through the linesmen.

• The substitute shall not enter the field of play until the player he/she is replacing has left, and then, only after receiving a signal from the referee.

• When an injured player (inclusive of the goalkeeper) is attended to on the field of play, the player must leave the field of play for treatment and evaluation. A substitution may be made for the injured player.

SUBSTITUTION AGE LIMITS

For age groups U16 and younger, substitutions may be made at any stoppage only with the permission of the referee.

For age groups U17 years and older, free substitution as detailed above is allowed providing the tournament is not an

official competition (but a friendly club tournament) and the age category does not include matches between national

teams of FIFA member countries. If it does include national teams, then up to seven substitutions are allowed. These

substitutions may be made only upon proper notification of the referee through the linesmen, with the referee’s

permission, at any stoppage of play.

LAW 4: Players’ Equipment

Player equipment must conform to FIFA rules. All players will wear shin-guards (under the socks).

Orthopedic casts are not permitted; however, soft braces can be worn with written approval from a doctor, and

judgment as to safety is at the discretion of the referee, the ultimate authority is the referee.

It is the policy of FYSA that no player be allowed to wear ANY jewelry while participating in any FYSA sanctioned

match. The only exception that may be allowed is a medical alert bracelet or necklace when taped to the body. The referee

shall make the decision as to the safety of the player and the referee’s decision is final.

Teams will wear uniforms of matching design and color with a minimum of six (6) inch numbers affixed to the back of the

uniform shirt. In case of similar team colors, the designated home team per the tournament schedule will be required to

change to a color accepted by the referee. In cases where the schedule does not designate a home team the first team listed

on the game report will be considered the home team.

The uniform of the goalkeeper must be distinctly different in color from the basic colors of the competing teams and the

referee.

LAW 5: The Referee

The center referee for all matches must be certified by the Federation. Visiting international referees must be approved by

the Federation.

Referees are required to submit a completed official USSF or a tournament specific game report to the Site Director

containing game scores and any information relating to any game incidents involving players/coach, spectator misconduct,

or injuries.

In the event, the assigned referees fail to appear and the assignor and/or Site Director fails to provide a replacement, the

senior assigned assistant referee shall assume the duties and shall find an alternate assistant. The game will be played as

scheduled and will be deemed official.

LAW 6: The Assistant Referee

Two (2) assistant referees will be used in matches 9v9 and above. A single center referee with no assistant referees will be

used for 7v7 matches. In the event, the assigned assistant(s) fail to appear; the referee must find suitable replacements. The

game will be played as scheduled and be deemed official.

LAW 7: The Duration of the Match

The duration of the game will be:

Age Group Pool Play (min) Semis & Finals (min) Overtime (min)

U13 - U19 2 x 35 = 70 2 x 35 = 70 2 x 5= 10

U11 & 12 2 x 30 = 60 2 x 30 = 60 2 x 5= 10

U09 & 10 2 x 25 = 50 2 x 25 = 50 No overtime - “Kicks from the Penalty Mark”

Law 8 –10

No change per FIFA “Laws of the Game”

Law 11: Offside

U9 - U19: No change per FIFA “Laws of the Game”.

Law 12: Fouls and Misconduct

No change per FIFA “Laws of the Game” with the following exceptions:

• U11/U12 (9v9) matches an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team at the center spot on the halfway line if a

goalkeeper punts or drop-kicks the ball in the air from his/her penalty area into the opponents penalty area.

• U9/U10 (7v7) matches an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team at the center spot on the halfway line if a

goalkeeper punts or drop-kicks the ball. The goalkeeper may pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate located within the

build out line.

•U9/U10 (7v7) field will have a build out line 14 yards from the end line. All opposing players must move behind the

build out line once the ball is in possession of the Goalkeeper or there is to be a Goal kick.

FYSA has eliminated heading in matches for player’s age 10 –years-old and younger (U11-2006 and younger), per the

new calendar year registration guidelines. Heading will not be permitted in U11 and younger age groups.

Law 13 –17

No change per FIFA “Laws of the Game”

TOURNAMENT AND MATCH SCHEDULES

The Sting Cup is designed as follows for the stated age groups and gender:

• During the preliminary stage of the tournament teams will play in a World Cup pool play format. Ties shall remain.

• Minimum number of teams at any age/flight is 4; maximum is 32.

• The tournament reserves the right to have multiple flights within an age group.

• All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 3 scheduled games.

• Maximum number of games is 6.

• Teams can play up to 2 games in one day

• A minimum of two time slots for rest purposes will be scheduled between games.

• Groups of 6 teams or less will go directly to finals or may play a round robin with no finals. Champion determined by

points

• Groups of 7 teams or more will have consolation or semi-finals and finals

• The Wildcard or best 2 nd will always be considered the lowest seed. If the teams have the same number of points, the

criteria in the “Determination of Group Winners” will be used to break the tie. Playoff pairings will be as shown on the

tournament schedule. If the Wildcard is scheduled to play a team they have already played the schedule may be revised for

the Wildcard to play the highest seed group winner available. This will only be done if the schedule can be arranged so all

playoff matches have teams that have not already played. If this cannot be done then matches will revert back to the

original schedule.

POST GAME PROCEDURES

As a mutual courtesy, both teams will meet at the center circle and congratulate each other for a game well played.

Manager/coach of both teams will insure their respective sideline areas are clean and that all trash is in containers.

At the end of each game, a team representative must sign/initial the game report prior to collecting the player cards, with

the exception of any players or coaches sent off, from the referee or field marshal. The ultimate responsibility of

collecting the passes from the referee lies with the coach/manager of the teams participating.

A completed game report will be submitted to the tournament director complete with scores and a supplemental report for

send offs, injuries or special circumstances that need explanation.

CONTROL OF SIDELINE CONDUCT

Players, reserve players, managers, coaches, and fans are expected to conduct themselves within the letter and spirit of

“The Laws of the Game.” The Site Director has the authority and the responsibility to remove any person(s) from the

tournament for abuses of conduct, in addition to any specific disciplinary action brought about by any other authority.

In addition to good manners, the following rules will apply to the Sting Cup:

The Site Director will designate one sideline to be for the sole use of the players listed on the game roster and a maximum

total of three (3) managers/coaches/trainers from each team, with one team occupying one side of the mid field and one

team, the other.

While the game is in progress the manager/coach/trainer and the reserve players must remain on their respective benches

and may not roam the sidelines. The Site Director will designate the opposite sideline for the spectators. No one will be

allowed behind either end line.

The manager/coach will be responsible for the behavior of their fans and the referee will have the authority to warn and

ultimately send off, any manager/coach whose fans behave in an abusive or disruptive manner.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT GAME

SITES.

ARTIFICIAL NOISE- MAKING DEVISES ARE PROHIBITED

CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

It shall be solely the team's responsibility to determine the status of its players. Any suspension from a tournament, local

league, etc. is the responsibility of the team to notify the Tournament Director of this suspension at the time of the player's

check in.

Per Florida Youth Soccer Association Rule504.1-Red Card suspension or send off suspensions can only be served with the

team with which the suspension was earned in games played by their team. Players may not serve suspensions as “guest

players.”

The Sting Cup will have a Discipline Committee of no less than three (3) members. The Discipline Committee will review

and rule on all reports of unacceptable conduct by players, manager, coaches, referees, spectators, etc. using the Florida

Youth Soccer Association standards as set by Rule Section 502. The committee’s decision is final and not appealable.

All players and managers/coaches shall be subject to Florida Youth Soccer Association Section 502 -Discipline and

Sanctions.

A player, manager, or coach ejected will have an automatic minimum one (1) game suspension regardless of the cause of

the ejection. Duration of suspension is cumulative based on further misconduct after receiving the initial dismissal.

The referee(s) are in jurisdiction of the match while in the vicinity of the game. Players and bench personnel may be issued

a Red Card/Send Off either before or after a game.

A coach or spectator who is ejected must leave the field of play area a minimum of 100 yards immediately. Failure to

comply will result in suspension from the entire event and jeopardize inclusion into future Sting Cup tourney’s.

Suspended Coaches may be located on the spectator side of the field but may not coach or communicate with the team in

any manner; players may sit with the team but may not be in uniform.

Depending on the severity of the unacceptable conduct, the Discipline Committee may recommend the suspension of up to

the duration of the tournament with further disciplinary action by the appropriate National and State Association,

Federation or any other USSF affiliated organization. The Discipline Committee recommendations will be available to the

affected parties no later than before their next scheduled game.

At the conclusion of the Sting Cup, it is the responsibility of the team’s coach or manager to pick up the passes from the

tournament office (even if suspension has not been completed). A complete report will be sent to the Florida Youth Soccer

Association Review & Discipline Committee within seventy-two (72) hours of the conclusion of the tournament for

possible further discipline and/or forwarding to the appropriate State and National Association.

DETERMINATION OF GROUP WINNERS

In group play, there will be no overtime games. Standings in a group will be determined by:

Game Points: 3 points for a Win 1 point for a Tie 0 points for a Loss.

If Two Teams Tie:

Starts with tie breaker number 1and proceed through each level, as needed to determine a winner.

1. Head to head result

2. Net goal differential, maximum of four (4) goals per game

3. Most goals scored, maximum of four (4) goals per game

4. Least goals allowed, no maximum

5. Minus 1 Game Point for each Red Card/Send-off

6. Penalty kicks* in accordance with FIFA “Taking of Kicks from the Penalty Mark.”

*If both teams are to advance to the playoff rounds the team that applied first will receive the higher seed in lieu of penalty kicks.

If Penalty kicks* in accordance with FIFA “Taking of Kicks from the Penalty Mark.” is required to determine the winner

for advancement after steps 1-5 still result in a tie, penalty kicks will be taken thirty (30) Minutes before the scheduled

start of the elimination game or earlier if a mutually convenient time can be agreed upon with representatives of both

teams and the Tournament Director.

If more than two teams are involved in a tie, tie breaker number 2 (except in the case of example 3) will be used first to

rank the teams. If teams are still tied, tie breaker number 3 will be used to rank the teams, and so on until a tie is broken.

Once a team has been ranked higher or lower, the tie breaking procedure begins for the remaining tied teams with number

1. If more than two teams are still tied after tie breaker number 5 the team that applied first will sit out. The other two

teams will then take kicks from the mark to establish a winner. The winner of this will then play the team sitting out,

(kicks from the mark) the winner will advance. When all teams advance to the playoff rounds the teams will be seeded

based on date of application, from earliest to latest, in lieu of kicks from the mark.

Example 1: (4 Team Bracket) Three teams have 6 points and have all defeated each other. Team 1 has a goal differential

of +6, team 2 is +4 and team 3 is +2. Team 1 is 1st, team 2 is 2nd, and team 3 is 3rd.

Example 2: (4 Team Bracket) Three teams have 6 points and have all defeated each other. Team 1 has a goal differential

of +4 team, team 2 is +4 and team 3 is +2. Team 3 is 3rd, Team 2 defeated Team 1 therefore team 2 is 1 st and team 1 is 2nd.

Example 3: (6 Team Bracket) Three teams have 6 points and Team 1 has defeated the other two. Team 1 will be the group

winner. The tie breaking procedure begins for the remaining tied teams with number 1.

The team whose official tournament name, as written in the schedule, is first alphabetically will call the coin toss.

In the semi-final and final game, if a clear winner is not decided after regulation time, overtime will be played. Overtime

will be two periods of equal length, per Law 7. If a clear winner is not decided after the overtime periods, penalty kicks

will be taken in accordance with FIFA “Taking of Kicks from the Penalty Mark.” In quarter-final matches if a clear winner

is not decided after regulation time, penalty kicks will be taken in accordance with FIFA “Taking of Kicks from the

Penalty Mark.”

The tournament reserves the right to adjust pairings of the first elimination round so teams will not play teams already

played.

FORFEITS

Games should start at the given start time. In case the team does not have the minimum number of players there will be up

to a fifteen (15) minutes grace period. At that time the Tournament Director may extend the wait time based on unforeseen

circumstances or make the decision to declare a forfeit and award the victory to the other team. A forfeit will be scored 4-

0.

The tournament discipline committee will review the circumstances of the forfeit and may add additional penalties such

as:

• Not allowing the team to be declared a division winner or wild card team

• Forfeit one you forfeit all. The forfeiting team may play all remaining Group Play matches (using referees) as official

exhibitions.

• The decision of the committee will be final

PERFORMANCE BOND

A $1,000.00 performance bond may be required of all foreign teams to guarantee participation. The Sting Cup will return

any non-forfeited bonds immediately after the team’s final game.

PROTEST AND DISPUTES

There will be NO PROTESTS. Decisions by referees may not be appealed. All disputes will be resolved immediately by

the Site Director. These decisions will be final.

EXTERNAL CONDITIONS, WEATHER, ETC.

Regardless of weather conditions, players and coaches must be on the field at the scheduled time, ready to play.

In case of inclement weather or field conditions, games may:

• Be shortened - The Tournament Director may reduce the length of matches due to weather conditions before the start of

a match; all such matches will be considered official.

• Be shortened – The Tournament Director may reduce the length of halves due to weather conditions before the restart of

a match once delayed due to weather; all such matches will be considered official.

• Be reschedule (time and location determined by Tournament Director)

• Go to “Taking of Kicks from the Penalty Mark.” (time and location determined by Tournament Director)

• Be canceled - the tournament committee has the right to cancel any match that has no bearing on the scoring and

progression of tournament play.

If the Tournament Director rules that during the preliminary round “Taking of Kicks from the Penalty Mark.” will be done

due to inclement weather or field conditions, the following rule will apply:

• Each team will take a maximum of five (5) penalty kicks.

• At the end of five (5) kicks the game will be scored as a 1-0 win for the team that has scored more penalty kicks, or a 0-0

tie if both teams are tied in penalty kicks at the end of five (5) kicks

• In the overall standings, 3 points will be given for the win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss

• The 1-0 win in penalty kicks will not be counted for or against to determine the tie breaker for advancement

• If regular games have been played in the bracket and the Tournament Director has determined that other games go to

penalty kicks due to inclement weather or field conditions, the regular games score will revert back to a 1-0 win or a 0-0

tie.

Only referees or duty manager can suspend a match already started due to weather conditions. Duration of any suspension

will be determined by the Tournament Director.

In case of extreme weather (heat/humidity), a break will be given at the midpoint of each half of regulation time and at the

end of each overtime period (if played) for player hydration. This break will be given at a normal stoppage of play and it is

mandatory for any FYSA sanctioned match during which the air temperature is or is expected to reach eighty -five (85)

degrees. This break will be a maximum of one (1) to two (2) minutes of time. (FYSA Bylaw 402.4)

TERMINATED GAMES

Pool play matches

In the event a referee terminates a match (different from temporarily suspending), before half time, it will be up to the

Tournament Committee whether to record the score at the time of the termination or finish the game at a rescheduled time

and location.

In the event a referee terminates, or abandons a match (different from suspending) after half time the score will be

recorded, as it was when the game was stopped and declared official.

Play-off matches

In the event a referee terminates, or abandons a match (different from suspending) the score will be recorded as it was

when the game was stopped. In the event, a match, other than the final, ends in a tie, the team that earned the most points

during group play will be declared the winner. If the teams have the same number of points, the criteria in the DIVISION

RANKING CRITERIA will be used to break the tie.

Final Matches

In the event, a referee terminates, or abandons a final match (different from suspending) while e the teams are tied, co-

champions will be declared. Both teams shall receive Championship trophies.

Games terminated, or abandoned for other than inclement weather, i.e. violent or uncontrollable situations will not

be replayed.

The decision as to the score of such games and whether teams advance will be made by the Tournament Discipline

Committee after receiving reports from game officials. The decision of the Committee will be final and is binding on all

parties. Further disciplinary actions may be taken.

The Tournament Discipline Committee will make the final decision on all disputes regarding the suspension, termination

and resumption of play in the best interest of the tournament and all participants.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL CEREMONY

Following the completion of each championship game, the two competing teams will present themselves to the

Tournament Director for awards.

TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE RETURNS/REFUNDS AS FOLLOWS:

• Within five (5) days after notification that the team is not accepted by their application.

• Within five (5) days upon cancellation of the tournament.

• Within ten (10) days of withdrawal request of the application by a team prior to acceptance of that application by the

tournament.

FYSA Rules 902.10 Any team that will not be permitted to play in the contracted age group shall have the option to

withdraw and receive a full refund of all entry fees. All tournaments shall notify any participant not less than fifteen days

prior to the beginning of the tournament if any age group advertised will not be offered.

GENERAL

The Sting Cup, Sunrise Soccer Club, the Tournament Committee, Florida Youth Soccer Association and/or the host

affiliate will not be responsible for any expense incurred by any team due to the cancellation in part or whole of this

tournament.

The tournament committee’s interpretation of the foregoing rules and regulation shall be final and reserves the right to

decide on all tournament matters.

The tournament committee has the responsibility to uphold any previous suspension imposed by Florida Youth Soccer

Association, US Youth Soccer and/or affiliates of USSF; Sting Cup or Sunrise Soccer Club is not responsible for the

behavior of players, coaches, and spectators off the field, or damages resulting from such behavior. Coaches and players

committing breaches of the law may be ejected from the tournament at the discretion of the tournament committee.

PLEASE REMEMBER

• NO ORTHOPEDIC CASTS ARE ALLOWED - NO EXCEPTIONS

• AT THE END OF EACH GAME, A TEAM REPRESENTATIVE MUST SIGN/INITIAL THE GAME REPORT TO

GET YOUR PLAYER CARDS BACK FROM THE REFEREE AT THE END OF EACH GAME.

• RED CARDS MUST BE RETRIEVED FROM TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS.

• PLEASE ENSURE YOUR TEAM REMOVES ALL TRASH FROM THE SIDELINE AFTER EACH GAME.

• IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY THERE ARE CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS OR EMTs ON

SITE.

• COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR SPECTATORS.

• ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT GAME SITES.