WILMINGTON NC TURKEY TOURNAMENT
|Dates||DECEMBER 3rd - 5th|
Boys and Girls U8 - U18
Discount for 5 or more teams. Email email@example.com
U8-U12 $425- 1 US Soccer referee
U13 - U18 $475 - 2 US Soccer referees
Adult $525 - 2 US Soccer referees
# of Games
3 games minimum
|REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15TH|
|In addition to Tournament Fees, U8 - U18 players must register with United States Youth Futsal $13.50 per player|
Wilmington NC Futsal is the only US Soccer sanctioned futsal league in Wilmington. We use only US Soccer futsal - certified officials to call our games, assuring the game is played the way it should. In addition, Wilmington NC is the only Wilmington league that uses 2 experienced officials for U13 and older age groups.
Boys & Girls U8 - U18 & Adult. Wilmington NC Futsal reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.
Additionally, United States Youth Futsal has adopted a new Inclusion Policy to be consistent with the language in the US Soccer Bylaws. Please copy and paste this information into your USYF league, tournament, affiliate, academy, or sanctioned event rules and/or policies that you have posted and remove any language that is contrary to what is below.
US Youth Futsal Inclusion Policy
(A) Membership of US Youth Futsal is open to all futsal and soccer organizations and all futsal and soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators and officials without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or national origin.
(B) For the purposes of registration on gender-based teams, a player may register with the gender team with which the player identifies, and confirmation sufficient for guaranteeing access shall be satisfied by documentation or evidence that shows the stated gender is sincerely held, and part of a person’s core identity. Documentation satisfying the herein stated standard includes, but is not limited to, government-issued documentation or documentation prepared by a health care provider, counselor, or other qualified professional not related to the player.
(C) US Youth Futsal recognizes 2 team gender classifications:
(1) Teams with females only are considered girls teams.
(2) All other teams are considered boys teams.
Open September 1st
Teams will be scheduled to play a minimum of 3 games
IMPORTANT COACH INFORMATION
There is no coaching license to coach a team. Any adult who is registered with the team as a coach or manager can sit the bench as long as they have completed Safe Sport and USYF Background Checks. This is a great option for teams with outdoor coaches who want to take a break, but still want their teams to have fun and play. There is no cost to register a coach.
Coaches with multiple teams
Wilmington NC Futsal will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by scheduling them with back-to-back games at the same facility as much as possible. So we encourage you to split your outdoor teams into two futsal teams.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MULTIPLE TEAM COACHES - To maintain integrity of the tournament and avoid potential "game fixing", age groups will play at the same time. In other words, all the teams in an age group or pool will have the same game time. Also, since it is unknown which teams will make semi - finals and final, we cannot commit to avoiding multiple team conflicts, so it is recommended that a team list more than one coach on its roster.
VERY IMPORTANT - Due to the scheduling constraints already existing, you can not request an entire day to not play. Teams must be able to play two games on Saturday and one on Sunday. Local Teams may be scheduled for one Friday game. All Finals will be played on Sunday, December 5th
Before each game, a pre-printed game card will be available from the referees. The cards will be populated with player names and numbers. Please check the cards for accuracy and then hand them back to the referees before the game begins. At the end of each game, the referee will hand the bench coaches the completed game cards. The coaches are to sign the cards and in doing so, verify the score. The scores on the signed cards are official and will be entered into the standings.
Competition Format & Rules
Official futsal FIFA Rules and Regulations as stated under the Laws of The Game will be enforced. Exceptions are noted below under House Rules. You may print up a copy of the Laws of the Game at the Wilmington NC Futsal website.
House Rules to the Laws of the Game
Important Changes to House Rules from previous years
The goalie pass back rule will be played at all age groups. Once the keeper touches the ball, they can not play the ball again until ball is touched by an opponent.
Tournament Fees - see above for early registration and payment discount
U12 and Younger $425 with 1 referee
U13 - U18 $ 475 with 2 referees. We feel that at these age groups, two experienced referees are necessary to assure the game is competitive, but officiated as the game was designed.
Adult $525 with 2 referees.
Player Registration Fee - All U8 - U18 players must be registered with USYF and releases signed by player/parent/guardian (P/P/G). The fee is $13.50 per player and is completed online only. When the team manager inputs a player into the roster, an e-mail is sent to P/P/G with instructions as to how to complete player registration. There is no fee for managers, coaches, or assistant coaches, unless they are also players. However, all coaches and managers must complete the USYF Background check and Safe Sport certifications.
Wilmington NC Futsal will institute the issuance of player cards. To be eligible to play, each player must have a card. Player cards are issued only after full payment of fees, signed Medical / Media Release forms have been received and all players have been registered online. Players do not need to be present. Check-in time and place will be announced.
Player cards and rosters may be checked before games. This is to assure that all players are registered and the league remains sanctioned by US Soccer. Team managers are to carry the game cards with them for inspection before games.
Game Balls will be provided.
Do not bring outdoor balls into the facilities. They are not allowed for warm-up. Only futsal balls are allowed. Home team is responsible for providing a game quality ball.
The wearing of shin pads will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled soccer shoes also must be worn.
Time Outs / Home Team Colors
Each team can call one minute time out per half
Home team is to wear dark colors. If Home team complies and there is a conflict, the visiting team must change jerseys. If home team does not wear dark colors and there is a conflict, home team must change jerseys. Visiting teams centers off first and should be wearing white colors.
If a team fails to show for a scheduled match, the referee shall allow a 5 minute grace period. After the 5 minutes, if the team has not yet arrived or does not have enough players to field a team (4), the game will be forfeited. The game will be tallied as a 3 to 0 loss for the forfeiting team and a 3 to 0 win for their opponent.
If the referee terminates a match for reasons other than an act of God or field conditions, the Wilmington NC Futsal Competition Committee will decide the result of the match after hearing the official reason from the referee, and both coaches.
Teams forfeiting a match will not receive a refund on their registration fee.
Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss.
Wilmington NC Futsal Point System and Tiebreakers
The determination within the group standings is as follows:
3 points for a win
1 point for a tie
0 points for a loss
Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss
1. Total Points
2. Goal Difference (max 7 per game)
3. Goals For
Ejections - Red Cards
If a player is ejected from a match, the player’s pass together with a referee’s report of the incident shall be turned over to the Wilmingotn NC Futsal administrator by the referee.
The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the player shall not be permitted to play in the immediate next match.
The maximum penalty, after review by the Wilmingotn NC Futsal Competition Committee, may result in the individual players or teams’ expulsion from the competition.
If a player is ejected from a match the referee will hold onto the player pass, document red card on the back of the score sheet and present it to the Wilmington NC Futsal League administrator. The player will have his/her pass returned after a one game suspension.
If a coach is ejected from any match, a referee’s report of the incident shall be turned over to the Wilmingotn NC Futsal administrator by the referee.
The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the coach shall not be permitted to coach or remain on the player’s bench in the immediate next match.
The maximum penalty, after review by Wilmingotn NC Futsal Competition Committee, may result in the individual coach or team’s expulsion from the Tournament.
Games Cancelled by opponents
If an opponent cancels a game or does not show for the game, the other team may use the scheduled game time for their use. There are no refunds for games cancelled by opponents. If a team must cancel, call Wilmington NC Futsal as soon as possible so we can notify the referees and give the other team a chance to plan accordingly. Cancelling a game not only short-changes your team, but your scheduled opponent. Games cancelled by teams will not be rescheduled.
Games cancelled by Facilities / Wilmington NC Futsal
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. Wilmingotn NC Futsal plays games in all weather and only cancels games if the facility cancels. Cancellations are very rare events, so teams should plan on playing. If there are games cancelled, reschedules are not guaranteed and refunds for cancelled games will not be provided.
If you have an interest in joining the Wilmington NC Futsal referee pool, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be eligible for consideration, you must be licensed with US Soccer as an outdoor referee and be at least 17 years old..
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