Tournament Rules

  • U8’s is a 5 v 5 tournament with a maximum squad of 8 players.
  • U9’s-U15’is a 6 v 6 tournament with a maximum squad of 9 players.
  • The Tournament is run on the 2018/2019 age groups
  • The Tournament is open to all clubs affiliated with their own County FA subject to available places
  • All players must be registered to the club they are representing
  • No player may play for more than one team during this tournament
  • A list of all players’ names and date of birth are to be issued to the admin tent at least 20 minutes before kick-off of the first game.
  • A player sent from the field of play will take no further part in the tournament
  • Teams will be asked to withdraw from the tournament if:
    1. Serious misconduct by players, managers or supporters
    2. Failure to comply with these rules
  • Any matters not in the rules will be decided by the organising committee and their decision will be final.
  • Any protests shall be made in writing to the organisers within 10 minutes of the end of a match and shall be accompanied with a £20 fee which shall be forfeited should the protest not be sustained. All matters in a dispute shall be referred to an appeals committee whose decision shall be final
  • Second named teams will need to change playing colours in the event of a colour clash
  • Redhill Rangers will supply all match balls
  • With the exception of the U8’s, each age group will be split into 2 leagues with the top 2 teams from each progressing to the semi-finals. (U8’s will be a non-competitive round robin format)
  • There will be 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw
  • Each league will be decided by;
    1. League Points
    2. Goal Difference
    3. Greater number of goals scored
    4. Penalty Shoot Out (3 Penalties per side followed by sudden death if necessary)
  • Usual Mini-Soccer rules apply including:
    1. No Offside
    2. Goalkeepers can’t pick up a ‘back pass’
    3. Goalkeepers are allowed out of their penalty area
    4. Goal kicks can be taken anywhere within the penalty area e) Standard throw-in’s apply
    5. All Free Kicks are Direct
    6. Goals cannot be scored direct from kick off
    7. Players must retreat 5 yards when defending a free-kick, corner or goal kick
  • Roll on Roll off subs are permitted during a stoppage in play with consent from the referee
  • All group games will be 10 minutes long straight through (no half time)
  • The Semi Final and Final’s will be 12 minutes long, (6 minutes each way)
    1. In the event of a draw, a straight 4 minutes extra time will be played without changing A coin toss will decide who gets to choose ends.
    2. In the event of a draw after extra time, there will be a Penalty Shoot Out (3 Penalties per side followed by sudden death if necessary)
  • Referee’s decision is final