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Tournament Rules

LAWS OF THE GAME

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

CHECK IN PROCEDURES

Tournament medical releases and tournament rosters are required for all U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, and U-18 teams. All players that will participate in the tournament, up to a maximum of 10, must be listed in the roster that will be turned in at check in.

What you will need for check in:

  1. Tournament Roster
  2. Tournament Waivers for everyone on your tournament roster
  3. All players must be present for check in and must carry the team stamp throughout the tournament
  4. Players must participate in at minimum 2 games in pool play to be eligible for knock out round play
  5. The home team is the first team listed and will be required to use their alternate jersey if there is a color conflict

LAW 1 FIELD OF PLAY

LAW 2 THE BALL

The game ball shall be a size 4 for U-12 and under and size 5 for U-14 and above.

LAW 3 NUMBERS OF PLAYERS

LAW 4 PLAYERS' EQUIPMENT

LAW 5 REFEREE

Each match is controlled by a referee who has the full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match, as have been modified.

LAW 6 ASSISTANT REFEREE

There will be no assistant referees, unless required by tournament committee.

LAW 7 DURATION OF THE MATCH

LAW 8 STARTS AND RESTART OF PLAY

LAW 9 BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY

The ball is in play unless it has wholly crossed the goal line or the touch line or the referee has stopped play.

LAW 10 METHOD OF SCORING

LAW 11 OFFSIDE

There is no offside offense.

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT

LAW 13 FREE KICKS

LAW 14 PENALTY KICK

A penalty kick will be awarded when the infringement takes place in the penalty area and will be taken from penalty mark. Infringements will include:

LAW 15 KICK-IN (THROW IN)

LAW 16 GOAL CLEARANCES (GOAL KICK)

LAW 17 CORNER KICK

LAW 18 GOALKEEPERS (IN THE RUN OF PLAY)

LAW 19 HEADING

No heading in the U8-U12 divisions per US soccer rules.

LAW 20 Time wasting

Obvious time wasting at the end of a game will be penalized with a yellow card given to the offending player and a team warning. A second offense by the same team will result in a penalty kick for the opposing team.

FIFA RULES

All FIFA rules are in effect except where noted above. All decisions by the referee are final. There are no protests.

MOST IMPORTANT

Have Fun. Play Fair.

Concussion Procedure and Protocol for Wyoming Soccer Association Events

Concussion: a traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain function. Medically, a concussion is a complex, pathophysiological event to the brain that is induced by trauma, which may or may not involve a loss of consciousness (LOC). Concussion results in a constellation of physical, cognitive, emotional, and sleep-related symptoms. Signs or symptoms may last from several minutes to days, weeks, months or even longer.

CONCUSSION SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, AND MANAGEMENT

Step 1: Did a concussion occur?

Evaluate the player and note if any of the following signs and/or symptoms are present:

  1. Dazed look or confusion about what happened.
  2. Memory difficulties.
  3. Neck pain, headaches, nausea, vomiting, double vision, blurriness, ringing noise or sensitive to sounds.
  4. Short attention span. Can’t keep focused.
  5. Slow reaction time, slurred speech, bodily movements are lagging, fatigue, and slowly answers questions or has difficulty answering questions.
  6. Abnormal physical and/or mental behavior.
  7. Coordination skills are behind, ex: balancing, dizziness, clumsiness, reaction time.

Step 2: Is emergency treatment needed?

This would include the following scenarios:

  1. Spine or neck injury or pain.
  2. Behavior patterns change, unable to recognize people/places, less responsive than usual.
  3. Loss of consciousness.
  4. Headaches that worsen
  5. Seizures
  6. Very drowsy, can't be awakened (7) Repeated vomiting
  7. Increasing confusion or irritability
  8. Weakness, numbness in arms and legs

Step 3: If a possible concussion occurred, but no emergency treatment is needed, what should be done now?

Focus on these areas every 5-10 min for the next 1-2 hours, without returning to any activities:

  1. Balance, movement.
  2. Speech.
  3. Memory, instructions, and responses.
  4. Attention on topics, details, confusion, ability to concentrate. (5) State of consciousness
  5. Mood, behavior, and personality
  6. Headache or “pressure” in head
  7. Nausea or vomiting
  8. Sensitivity to light and noise

Step 4: A player diagnosed with a possible concussion may return to Wyoming Soccer play only after release from a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy specializing in concussion treatment and management.

Step 5: If there is a possibility of a concussion, do the following:

  1. The Concussion Notification Form is to be filled out in duplicate and signed by a team official of the player’s team
  2. If the player is able to do so, have the player sign and date the Form. If the player is not able to sign, note on the player’s signature line “unavailable”.
  3. If a parent/legal guardian of the player is present, have the parent/legal guardian sign and date the Form, and give the parent/legal guardian one of the copies of the completed Form. If the parent/legal guardian is not present, then the team official is responsible for notifying the parent/legal guardian ASAP by phone or email and then submitting the Form to the parent/legal guardian by email or mail. When the parent/legal guardian is not present, the team official must make a record of how and when the parent/legal guardian was notified. The notification will include a request for the parent/legal guardian to provide confirmation and completion of the Concussion Notification Form whether in writing or electronically.
  4. The team official must also get the player’s pass and attach it to the copy of the form retained by the team.
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