Rules for the 2017 Elite Soccer Invitational
Posey-Hartman Soccer Complex
1438 Route 42
Lebanon OH 45036
Contact Person: Joe Wuest(513) 379-6770
The Elite Soccer Invitational
Tournament is open to teams that are registered to and
affiliated with their state or national organizations which, in turn, are
affiliated with FIFA.
Applications are invited from teams that are duly registered with their State,
or National Associations. All teams and players accepted will have their
players verified by their State, Provincial, or National Associations. Only
players with player passes shall be allowed to play. The number of players on
team shall be consistent with the maximum number allowed for that team's age
Falsification of player registration forms, team rosters, player passes or
used in the tournament shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and
disbarment for the individual(s) involved and disqualification of the teams
teams will determine the age of their players as of the most recently completed
August 1st . Teams from outside of the United States must also conform to these
OUT OF TOWN TEAMS MUST STAY AT A TOURNAMENT-APPROVED HOTEL
player must be legally registered to his team in accordance with his national
registration requirements with a current and valid player pass that verifies
his team and
date of birth, including current player photo ID. Player passes will be presented
referee or tournament official before each game. All player passes will be
checked by the
credentials committee prior to the tournament. Any guest players must have
player passes to participate in the tournament. Players may play on only one
during the Tournament. No switching of teams will be allowed.
will be utilizing a mail-in or email registration
Be sure to confirm your
method of registration (US Club Soccer or US Youth Soccer) and follow the
team registration below. Please be sure that you include all the
necessary forms which can be
found at the bottom of this page.
The preferred method would be electronically however if you would like to send
via U.S. postal
mail please give enough time for it to arrive prior to due date. We
cannot accept FEDEX or UPS.
Do not require a signature for you packet or it will be returned.
For our preferred method which is electronically please submit ONE (1) PDF file
with all necessary
documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
All items must be received NO LATER THAN Friday, April 7, 2017. We
will NOT accept forms via
fax and incomplete packets will not be accepted. Packets mailed
with a signature guarantee for
delivery will be returned.
Mail information to:
Cincinnati United Elite Invitational
ATTN: REGISTRATION COMMITTEE
8266 Beckett Station Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
Failure to register your team could result in removal from the tournament and
forfeit of your application fee.
should include the following official team information for registration:
A. TEAMS FROM THE UNITED STATES - For teams from the United
The Players must present picture identification cards issued by the team's
Member (USYS, AYSO, other)
Teams must provide proof of approval of the team's participation from the
Organization Member. Copy of Roster (validated by your state association)
Teams from outside the State Association where the tournament is located must
proof of permission to travel. Teams must be in good standing with their
Guest player form (if you have a guest player)
Medical Release Forms completed and signed. (every player)
Tournament Liability Form completed and signed. (signed by every parent on
Hotel Information Form ***Remember you must stay at one of the approved hotels
this hotel form
B. INTERNATIONAL TEAMS - For a team coming from a CONCACAF nation:
1. Teams are required to have and present player picture identification cards.
2. Teams must have a completed form from its Provincial or National Association
approving the team's participation in the tournament. Copy of Roster (validated
3. Guest player form (if you have guest players)
4. Medical Release Forms completed and signed. (every player)
5. Tournament Liability Form completed and signed. (signed by every parent on
6. Hotel Information Form ***Remember you must stay at one of the approved
present this hotel form
OUT OF TOWN TEAMS MUST STAY AT A TOURNAMENT-APPROVED HOTEL
to the start of each match, the Field Marshall shall check that each team has
following: current player and coaches passes, Medical Release Forms, and
guest roster (if applicable). The referee or tournament official will verify
the identity of the
players versus the team roster and/or player passes. The player's equipment
checked by the referee or assistant referee. The home team will change their
the case of color conflict. The home team is listed first on the schedule. In
no event will a
player be allowed to participate if said player is not on the tournament
approved roster. A
player who arrives at the playing field after the pre-game procedure may not
game until after being checked by the referee or assistant referee for player
matches of the Elite Soccer Invitational shall be played according to FIFA
"Laws of the
Game" with the following modifications:
5 minute periods
5 minute periods
5 minute periods
* Final games only. No golden goal rule. If the games are still tied at the
end of the second overtime period, they will be decided by penalty kicks
FIFA Laws of the Game.
The game clock will not be stopped because of injury to any player, except if
necessary by the referee. Due to the time allowed for the completion of all
clock should run continuously.
At the end of each game, the Referees and each coach will sign the official
that the score shown on the card is correct, and turn it in to Field Marshall.
the score becomes official. Once the card is received at the headquarters tent,
failure of a coach to sign a card shall constitute a waiver of any error
therein and the
shall be deemed official.
OF TOWN TEAMS MUST STAY AT A TOURNAMENT-APPROVED HOTEL
1. Shin guards are mandatory and must be covered by a sock.
2. Shirts/jerseys will be tucked into the player's shorts at all times.
3. In the event of a color conflict, the home team (first team listed on
Scoring summaries can be obtained at the headquarters tent of each site and on
internet at: www.cutournaments.com
Bracket standings, leading to
will be determined on the following "accumulation
of points" basis.
FORFEITS - Any team that fails to
complete a match or leaves the field during play
scored as having forfeited that match. No team that has forfeited a match
declared a wild card or group winner. The team winning the forfeit will be
average number of goals per match that they have scored in their other
rounded DOWN to the nearest whole number. The opponent's score shall be
score shall be the official score, in case goal differential is necessary to
group winner. The Tournament Officials reserve the right to decide all other
concerning a forfeit.
POINTS - Winners of division play will
be selected on the basis of the most total points
play is complete. Scoring will be on a 3-1-0 system. Each team will be
(3) points for a win, one (1) for a tie and zero (0) points for a loss.
In the event of ties in the group standing, the following will determine the
1. Team with the most wins (if tied go to step 2)
2. Winner of the game played between the tied teams. (If three or more teams
are tied for
lead, Step 2 is by passed, go to Step 3)
3. Highest number of total NET goals (goal differential). The maximum goal
per match. Example: for a score of 4-1, goal differential is +3 for the winner
and -3 for
the loser. For a score of 5-1, goal
differential is also +3 and -3 as above).
4. Fewest total goals allowed (gross)
5. Most shutouts
6. Penalty kicks (according to FIFA laws of the game) - when the results would
advance to a semi-final, or championship match.
7. Coin toss
Tie Breakers Finals Matches - Two complete five-minute
If the game is still tied after the second overtime period, penalty
kicks will prevail.
PENALTY KICK ELIMINATION
players on the field at the end of the second overtime period are eligible for
kicks. Coin flip will determine who will go first
(visiting team calls the coin toss, winner of
coin toss has the decision to shoot first or second). Five penalty kickers per
first round of 5 kicks, the team will continue to alternate shooters until
there is 1 unmatched
between opposing players. After all eligible players on the field of play have
will start with their first kickers again and in the same order.
and individual trophies for 1st and 2nd place in all divisions.
will not be allowed.
the Site Director determines that the fields should be cleared, 3 long blasts
on an air horn will
that everyone should go to their cars. A signal of 3 short blasts will indicate
that you may
to the fields. Games will be considered completed if the first half has
concluded and play
stopped by either the Field Referee or the Tournament Directors. The score at
stoppage of play
be the final game score. If the first half has not been completed and the game
every effort will be made to complete the game, or play to complete
at least the first half and record
the score as final. If the game is cancelled
before it starts efforts will be made to reschedule the
game. It is the
responsibility of the coach to check the Tournament Headquarters for reschedule
rescheduling is not possible, and game cancellation creates a situation where
within the division are unable to play equal number of qualifying games,
the group winner will be
determined on the basis of awarding the average
tournament points earned in the other games, to
the teams unable to complete an
official game, followed by the tie breaking procedure if necessary.
team with the highest average points will be declared the winner of the group.
IF there is a tie
cannot be resolved by point averaging, the advancing team will be determined by
a coin toss,
kicks, per FIFA as directed by the Tournament Directors. If the tournament is
due to events
beyond the control of the Committee, the tournament will not be required to
any financial renumeration.
CODE OF CONDUCT
- Be respectful of the hotels and motels,
keeping noise in the hallways to a minimum, refrain
from kicking soccer balls inside any
buildings and be respectful of others property. Should
it come to the attention
of the Directors that a person or
persons has failed to follow these
guidelines, the Director reserves the right
to take immediate action. Said action, depending
on the circumstances, may
range from a warning, to a reduction in points in standing, to
banning that team
and/or team in its club from future participation.
- All coaches will remain within 20 yards of the centerline on their own half
of the field.
- Spectators may be ejected from the park for improper conduct at the
discretion of the tournament officials.
- NO ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS ARE ALLOWED (INCLUDING AIR HORNS).
- NO PETS AND NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED
final interpreter of the foregoing rules and regulations and also any matters
not provided for
in these rules will be the Tournament Directors, whose
decision shall be final.