SOUTH COUNTY SHOWCASE RULES
This is a Class I & III tournament and is open to all Boys & Girls U9 –U19 from CYSA
and all teams affiliated with USSF. Qualifying applications will be accepted on a first come
first-serve basis. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept or reject
any application. All decisions, judgments and rulings of the tournament referees and
officials are final.
NO PROTESTS WILL BE ENTERTAINED OR ALLOWED.
We are playing 2021/2022 age groups but will accept 2020/2021 laminated Player ID Cards.
All players must have approved player ID cards and medical release forms.
2012 age will play 7v7
2011-2010 will play 9v9
2009 and older will play 11v11.
Teams must be affiliated with FIFA and/or USSF, players and coaches must have
Unlimited loan players will be permitted with a maximum roster size of 2012-2009
(14 players), 2008 - 2005 (18 players), 2004 and older (22 players, 18 max per game)
with loan papers, if applicable.
No player may compete in the Tournament on more than one team.
AYSO teams with AYSO player cards are accepted.
Players from non-USSF affiliated organization playing as a guest for a Cal South
competitive club team must have a valid Cal South player card to play.
All USYS teams will need proper travel papers.
2012 - 25 min halves
2011-2010 - 30 min halves
2009-2008 - 35 min halves
2007-2003 - 40 min halves
Rosters & Team Check-In
Teams will check-in a minimum of 90 minutes prior to their first game on the first day of
tournament, unless 8am game is scheduled then 60 minutes prior to first game.
At check-in, a completed and signed Team Roster (supplied by field marshal) must be
submitted by the Coach or Manager who must certify that all players are eligible. The
Team Roster can be found under the "Players" section of your team application. Please
make sure you review the player roster and update by Wednesday night before the start
Managers may write in addition players at check-in but after check-in no addition players
may be added.
At check-in the team administrator must present a laminated player card with photo and
signed player registration /medical release form for each player on the roster.
Shin guards are mandatory for all players.
Proper soccer shoes must be worn by all players (those that contain a toe cleat will not
Players must not wear anything that is dangerous to himself/herself or another
player (including jewelry)
No player will be allowed to play with an injury which could be aggravated by
playing or which, in the opinion of the referee, constitutes a danger to themselves or
No player can play with a cast will be allowed to play.
Substitution by a team shall be unlimited but only with the permission of the referee.
Substitutions may be made by both teams, with the consent of the referee, at any time
per FIFA rules.
Substitution shall be made at midfield within (10) yards of the halfway line. The
substitute player shall not enter the field of play until allowed by the referee and the
player substituted has left the field of play.
Each team will be guaranteed 3 games, and each team will play no more than one game a day.
After the completion of all games, a champion will be determined for that age group or brackets if there is more than one bracket for an age group.
The showcase will use the 10-point tally format. For each game, a team can receive the following:
- 6 points for a win
- 3 points for a tie
- 1 additional point for each goal scored up to 3 goals.
- 1 additional point for a shutout
If two or more teams are tied at the completion of games on Sunday,
- the first tie breaker will be Goals Against
- the second tie breaker will be Goals For
- and the last tiebreaker will be a penalty kick if both teams or in the area
- If both teams are not available for a penalty kick shootout, then a coin toss done by the Tournament Director will determine the age group/bracket champion.
Championship t-shirts can be picked up at the Tournament HQ (San Juan Sports Park), or sent via mail to the winning team.
Coaches have complete responsibility for the conduct of their players, bench, friends,
and spectators at all times. 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
If in the opinion of game officials, a game must be terminated for misconduct of players,
bench or spectators, the offending team can be suspended from further play and forfeit
that game and all remaining games. In this event, all previous points earned remain as
Any player or coach ordered from the field of play (RED CARD) will not be allowed to
participate in the next match as a minimum and if violent conduct occurs the player or
coach may be ejected for remainder of tournament at discretion of Tournament Director.
Two YELLOW cards during a match shall be ejected for remainder of the match and will
serve a one game suspension.
Any player or coach who assaults a referee will be expelled from the Tournament
Any cards issued will be reported to USYS in a tournament report and thereby to the
home club/league of the player, coach, team or supporters involved except that all
matters involving a referee assault shall, in accordance with USSF Rule II08, be referred
immediately to USYS. The home state association and the home club/league of the
player, coach, team or supporters shall, except in the case of referee assault, have the
responsibility for imposing, should the circumstances warrant, additional sanctions within
their respective jurisdictions with regard to matters arising from the tournament.
In the event of inclement weather, which the Tournament Committee deems as being
unsafe conditions for the players and/or the fields, and competition cannot continue:
Matches that are at the half time or are in the second half will have the score stand as
Matches that are in the first half of play may be shortened, kicks from the penalty mark,
or other means, as determined by the Tournament Committee, may be used to
If the tournament is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to the start of competition,
teams will be issued partial refunds according to Refund Policy.
Full refunds will be made to all teams not accepted.
Teams must drop in writing prior to the registration deadline to receive a refund.
Requests for (DROPS) withdrawals from the tournament will only be accepted from
Administrators (Contact Person or Coach) listed on the team application for the
Refunds provided to teams that drop prior to the deadline, will be assessed a $50.00
Teams that drop after the above-mentioned dates will forfeit their entire entry fee.
If the tournament is cancelled as a result of weather or acts of God, teams will
receive a full refund less an administrative fee of $150.
At the end of each game, each Coach or Team Administrator must carefully review and
sign the game cards.
Coach or Team Administrators should review posted scores to verify scores are properly
recorded and contact Field Marshal and/or Tournament Director immediately of any
possible errors. The score card is official match record and may not be changed except
under the following circumstances:
If Coaches/Team Administrators of both teams, meet with Field Marshal and agree to a
score correction, the Field Marshal will correct the score and other records accordingly.
If Referee verifies incorrect score was recorded, Field Marshal (with Tournaments
Director’s approval) may correct score and other records accordingly.
Scores incorrectly posted shall be investigated by Field Marshall by checking original
match record and corrected accordingly.
Venue Rules & Restrictions
Smoking is not permitted in the immediate vicinity of any playing site.
No pets shall be permitted in the immediate vicinity of any playing site.
No alcoholic beverages shall be permitted in the immediate vicinity of the playing site.
No person shall be permitted to appear on, or in the vicinity of, the playing site in an
Breaking the law is under the jurisdiction of the local Police / Sheriff’s Department, not
the Tournament management team. Proper authorities will be contacted as deemed
All games will be considered final and no protests will be allowed.