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Weekend of Champions Tournament General Information



GENERAL INFO:

The Weekend of Champions 2021 (“WOC”) will be playing the weekend of November 13-14, 2020. Games will be played at Mueller for all teams, U9-U18.  Teams will play single elimination style. 

The top four teams in U9 – U18 from each division will play. Please note that even in the standings if your team is not in the top 4, you may have a possibility to play in the tournament if one of the top 4 teams cannot participate. The office will contact you if you are the next eligible team to play in the tournament. Please let your team know that they may have an opportunity so they are prepared for the change. 

TO QUALIFY FOR THE WOC:

-Top four teams in each age/color bracket (blue, green, orange, red, or yellow)

-Teams with an infraction of illegal players will not play

-Teams with players that acquired a red card in regular league play;  that player is not eligible to participate in the tournament

-Teams with an infraction of a "No Show" for any regular season game will not play


Tiebreakers

-Points

-Head-to-Head
-Goal Differenial (Up to 5 per game)

-Fewest goals against
-Most goals scored (Up to 5 per game)
-Penalty shootout

If you have any questions you may contact your Commissioner or the office:

BOYS: Cody McCalliser                 cmcallister@sccysa.org

GIRLS: Ron Edele                          [email protected]



SCHEDULES:
-Schedules can be found by going to the Calendar listed under TEAM CENTRAL and selecting your division.
-Schedules per bracket can also be found under the "League Info" tab for WOC.  These schedules are separated by Boys and Girls as well.



AWARDS:
All teams participating will receive a gift from the league for qualifying, but only 1st and 2nd place teams will receive medals.  1st and 2nd place players and coaches will also receive tickets to the St. Louis Ambush Home Opener on November 26, 2021 where players will receive their medals during a ceremony before the game.

 

RULES:

U8-U10 will play 2 x 25 minute halves. 
U11-U12 will play 2 x 30 minute halves.
U13-U18 will play 2 x 35 minute halves.

·No Guest Players are allowed in the tournament

·Co-Ed Teams will play in the Boys Division

·New players will NOT be added to rosters solely for the tournament. All players (including dual roster players) must be on the roster prior to November 1st.

·Dual roster players that have conflicting scheduled times must play with one team; schedule changes will NOT be made to accommodate dual roster players

·It is the responsibility of the Head or Assistant Coach to verify their rosters in Affinity in their Team Accounts to make sure they are accurate. If a player is not listed on their roster, they will NOT be able to play in WOC.

·Scheduled times of the games are FINAL.  Changes will NOT be made to days and/or times at any point the week of or day of the event.

·Regardless of weather conditions, coaches and their teams must appear on the field, ready to play as scheduled at least 15 minutes prior to game time. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the game. Only the Tournament Judicial Committee can postpone or cancel a game.

·In the event inclement weather forces cancellation of a game after at least 20 minutes have been played, the game shall be considered official and the score at the point of cancellation shall be the final score.

·If any teams do not arrive at past the 5 minute mark of the start of the game time, this will be considered a FORFEIT, and teams will not advance

·All players must be present at the time of roster check, players will NOT be allowed to enter the game once it has started.

·All game scores are FINAL! No protests are accepted and the decision on the field will stand.  Coaches must contact a field marshal with questions or issues before signing the game card.

·Players receiving a red card or a total of two yellow cards during the tournament will be ineligible for their team's next game. The Tournament Judicial Committee reserves the right to suspend or expel any player, coach, or spectator from the tournament at any time for unruly conduct

·The referee of each game will forward to the appropriate field marshal his/her official written game report, including the final score, the name and number of each coach, player, or person cautioned or ordered from the field, and reason for any such disciplinary action. The coach of each team must sign the game report at the end of each game.

·Coaches are held strictly accountable for the conduct of their teams, parents, and supporters. Abusive behavior toward the referee, opponents or tournament staff will NOT be tolerated. Such misconduct and breaches of sportsmanship shall be turned over to the Tournament Judicial Committee for possible suspension or forfeit of the game


TIED GAMES (Regular Division Games)

At the end of time regulation, precede straight to penalty kicks. The away/visitors team will call the coin toss.  If they get the coin toss correct, they get to choose who shoots first or second.  If they lose the coin toss, the home team gets to select.  3 shooters from each team will alternate shooting. If still tied after 3 shooters, it goes to sudden death penalty kicks (1 shooter per team) keeping the same order, alternating team shooter. All the players on the field will take a shot including goalies (no bench players) before the first shooter can shoot again.

TIED GAMES (Championship Games)

At the end of time regulation, precede straight to penalty kicks. The away/visitors team will call the coin toss.  If they get the coin toss correct, they get to choose who shoots first or second.  If they lose the coin toss, the home team gets to select.  5 shooters from each team will alternate shooting. If still tied after 5 shooters, it goes to sudden death penalty kicks (1 shooter per team) keeping the same order, alternating team shooter. All the players on the field will take a shot including goalies (no bench players) before the first shooter can shoot again.

WEATHER POLICY:

If Saturday is rained out, games will be moved to Sunday with the same field but times may vary; the structure will have to change to a 1 game playoff structure. If Saturday plays but Sunday rains out, winners will be determined as best they can be and the decision will be made by the Board of Directors.

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