It will be at the Referee’s discretion to determine the safety and suitability of player equipment.
All players must wear shin guards under the socks.
Teams will wear uniforms of matching design and color with a minimum of six-inch numbers affixed to the back of the uniform shirt.
The uniform of the goalkeeper must be distinctly different in color from the basic colors of both competing teams.
No two players may have identical uniform numbers while participating in any match.
Players shall wear approved cleats.
No jewelry may be worn in competition.
No hard casts are permitted; soft casts may be permitted with approval of Referee.
U9-U10: Heading is prohibited. There will be NO build out lines and goalkeepers will be allowed to punt at their discretion
U11 and above. Heading is permitted.
The Home Team is listed first on the game schedule and is responsible to supply the game ball.
Home Team is to wear white/light uniforms.
If the referee declares a uniform color conflict, the Home Team will be required to change jerseys.
Home side of the field is the East and South side.
No two teams will play from the same side of the field.
Fans/spectators will occupy the same side of the field as their team, which will be clearly marked; HOME and AWAY
VEGAS CUP DURATION OF GAMES
Age Halves Quarters & Semis Finals Ball Size
U-18/19 30 minutes 30 Minutes 30 minutes* 5
U-17 30 minutes 30 Minutes 30 minutes* 5
U-16 30 minutes 30 Minutes 30 minutes* 5
U-15 30 minutes 30 Minutes 30 minutes* 5
U-14 30 minutes 30 Minutes 30 minutes* 5
U-13 30 minutes 30 Minutes 30 minutes 5
U-12 30 minutes 30 Minutes 30 minutes 4
U-11 30 minutes 30 Minutes 30 minutes 4
U-10 25 minutes 25 Minutes 25 minutes 4
U-9 25 minutes 25 Minutes 25 minutes 4
*U14-U18/19 Finals-If the game is tied at the end of regulation, two(2) five(5) minute overtime periods will be played, NO Golden Goal...If the game is still tied at the end of the over-time periods, the game will go strait to penalty kicks at that time.
Preliminary and Quarter Final Games will be called not less than five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next games regardless of the amount of time played in each half up to that point. A game is “complete” upon completion of one half of play regardless of the circumstances of termination during the second half with final results based on the score at the time the game is called.
Preliminary games can end in a tie.
Quarter-Final & Semi-Final games tied at the end of regulation play will go straight to penalty kicks.
Half Time will be exactly five minutes.
Delays of the game due to injury will result in appropriate time being added to the full game time, based on the judgment of the referee. However, all preliminary games will be terminated not less than five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next game.
Teams may substitute only with the referee’s permission and only at the following times. (including overtimes):
Except as provided by USYSA, substitutions shall be unlimited. Substitutions may be made, with the consent of the referee, at any stoppage play. (USYSA Rule 302)
The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play are final. The referee may only change a decision on realizing that it is incorrect or, at his/her discretion, on advice of an assistant referee, provided that he/she has not restarted play.
All Coaches have total responsibility for the conduct of their players, substitutes, friends and spectators at all times. Coaching from the sidelines (giving direction to one's own team on points of strategy and position) is permitted, provided:
- No mechanical devices are used;
- The tone of the voice is instructive and not derogatory;
- Each coach or substitute remains within 10 yards on either side of the halfway line;
- No coach, substitute, or spectator makes derogatory remarks or gestures to the referees, other coaches, players, substitutes, or spectators;
- No coach, substitute, or spectator uses profanity or incites, in any manner, disruptive behavior.
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
A player receiving two cautions (yellow cards) in a single game is considered to have been given an ejection (red card). A player who has been ejected (sent off), will not be replaced. A player who has been ejected will not return for that game and will not be allowed to participate in the next scheduled game. A player who is ejected for violent conduct or serious foul play will not be allowed to participate in the next TWO scheduled games. Any player or coach who assaults a referee will be expelled from the Tournament. A coach who has been ejected (sent off) will be suspended the same as a player ejection.
During game suspension(s) for coaches, there can be NO contact between the team and the coach during the game and the coach must be out of site and sound of the field. Additionally, the coach must not be involved in unacceptable conduct (defined as coaching his/her players by any means or method, or harassment of opponents/players/referees/staff). Failure to adhere to this rule will result an immediate ejection from the tournament for the coach.
No points will be deducted for an ejection/red card.
SUSPENDED AND TERMINATED GAMES
If in the opinion of the referee a game must be suspended (for reason), the game may be resumed, but is subject to being ended not less than five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next game. If in the opinion of the referee, a game must be terminated for misconduct of players, bench coaches, or spectators; the offending team could be
suspended from further play and will forfeit that game and all remaining games. All previous points earned remain as played. Additionally, the home league and State Association will be contacted as appropriate.