FCUSA Tournament Rules

 

THE MARYLAND SPORTS ARENA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES, REGARDLESS OF HOW SUSTAINED WHICH A PLAYER RECEIVES.THE MARYLAND SPORTS ARENA ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT OF ANY PLAYER OR FOR PAYMENT OF MEDICAL BILLS.

FCUSATournament Rules 2018

Each team must submit a liability waiver form for each player prior to first game.This will be your roster.Teams may carry a maximum of eighteen players.Players may be not be added after the tournament has started. Players may not play on more than one team in the same age tournament.Players must play at least 1 game in the qualification round to be eligible to play in the playoff round.†† Ages are based on 2018/19 US Soccer Age Chart†† http://marylandsportsarena.com/agecutoff.htm†† .†† Teams U12 and younger play with 7 players and use a size 4 ball.Teams U13 and older play with 6 players and use a size 5 ball.No slide tackling is allowed in U12 and younger tournaments..Teams may have a maximum of 2 coaches on the playerís bench.Players not dressed to play are not allowed on the bench.†† U17/18/19 teams must have an adult coach (ie a parent or someone of similar age) on their bench during all games.

 

All rules are those of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) unless amended by the Maryland Sports Arena.Gum chewing or chewing of other similar type of products will result in a 2 minute penalty.Spitting on the field is a two minute penalty.Games will be played in two halves, 12 minutes running time per half.No overtime periods.One minute halftime.One time out per game, per team.Timeouts may only be called during a team's possession.Game time is forfeit time.Youth teams must have 6 players to start and finish game,Ball may be played back on kickoff.

 

Substitutions are unlimited.Maximum 15 seconds allowed for guaranteed substitutions (ceiling, side or rear netting out of bounds.)Fouls are not guaranteed substitutions.Teams may substitute "on the fly" for fouls.Ball must be played within five seconds on foul situations.Two whistles for out of bounds, one whistle for fouls.No guaranteed substitutions will be allowed during the last 2 minutes of each half.

Goalkeepers may not handle balls which are intentionally played to them by a teammate with the exception of head balls or other balls played above the knee.No punting or drop kicking is allowed by the goalkeeper except for u8, u9 and u10 tournaments.†††† For youth tournaments, ages u14 and younger with the exception of the age groupspreviously mentioned, if the goalkeeper has possession, the ball may only be distributed by throwing. For ages u15 and up, the goalkeeper may also roll the ball to his/her feet as an alternative to throwing, however, once the keeper places the ball on the ground, it is no his/her possession and may be challenged by an opposing player.Again, no drop kicking or punting will be allowed except for u8, u9 and u10tournaments.. Opposing player must be 10 feet from the ball in dead ball situations.Outstretched legs into the 10 feet area longer are considered encroachment and may result in a two minute penalty.

 

Dissent towards officials will not be tolerated.Dissent will result in a two minute penalty.Continued dissent may result in expulsion.Teams are responsible for the behavior of their fans.Penalties are served on the player's benches. If both teams receive a penalty for the same time duration, the penalty is irreleasable if any goals are scored.†† Any player ejected before, during or after a game will be automatically suspended from the tournament play for a minimum of two games.Any teams, players and coaches who threaten officials will be banned from the facility.

 

A referee's decision cannot be protested.Teams wishing to protest ineligible players must notify officials prior to the end of the game regarding the player being protested.A $50 protest bond must be paid to the Maryland Sports Arena after the game. The $50 protest bond will be returned if the player is found ineligible.A player wearing a plaster cast will not be allowed to play.Players may use flat soled soccer or tennis type shoe, or turf shoes on the field.No cleats are allowed on the playing surface.Shin guards are mandatory for all youth players.Home team is responsible for uniform change in case of conflict.

 

For 4, 6 & 8 team tournaments, 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie.†† In case of a tie for tournament advancement the following tie breaker will apply: 1.head to head competition, 2. goal differential head to head, 3. total goal differential (maximum allowed is 6 goals per game), 4th, least amount of goals allowed.If still tied, a best of 3 alternating 5 second shootout.If tied after 3, alternating 1 v1 until a winner is declared.For must win games, best of 3 alternating shootout.If still tied 1v1 until there is a winner.Please note, do not run up the score on weaker teams.It does not affect your final standing. A maximum of 6 goals is allowed in the goal differential and most goals scored calculation.If playoff game is tied, a best of 3 shootout will determine who wins the match.

 

Unless, thereís a major snowstorm, the tournament will be played.For inclement weather, coaches please visit our website, game cancellations will be posted.You may also call 410.538.7300 or visit your schedule @ http://marylandsportsarena.com.

House Rules

No commercially prepared food or drink may be brought into the facility.No food or drink is allowed on the playing field.Sports drinks or water may be consumed on the playersí benches only.Plastic bottles only inside facility.No gum, chewing tobacco or sunflower seeds.†† Please do not spit on the field. ††† OVER FLOW PARKING IS AVAILABLE BEHIND THE WEST SHORE OFFICE BUILDING.DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING.YOUR CAR WILL BE TOWED.†† OUR LOT AND THE OVERFLOW PARKING IN THE REAR OF THE WEST SHORE BUILDING ARE APPROVED PARKING.IF YOU PARK IN OTHERíS LOTS YOU MAY BE TOWED.

No ball playing off the field.All balls must be held or bagged.Please do not bounce balls off the field. Children must be supervised by their parents.

To be courteous to others, please do not stand in front of the bleachers.Please remain seated while on the bleachers.For your safety, please do not stand on the bleacherís top level.No climbing is allowed on any building structures.Do not bang on the glass dasher boards. No smoking.No foul or abusive language.Anyone fighting on the Arena's premises will be banned.

Have fun and enjoy the facility but enter and play at your own risk.




 

Wednesday

 

December 26th

 

 

 

 

U11/12B Boys

Time

 

Home

 

Visitor

 

 

Teams

Noon

 

FCUSA (Pritchard)

 

Santas Boyz

 

 

FCUSA (Pritchard)

12:30 PM

 

FCUSA (Moore)

 

Baltimore Union

 

 

Santas Boyz

1:00 PM

 

FCUSA (Pritchard)

 

FCUSA (Moore)

 

 

FCUSA (Moore)

1:30 PM

 

Santas Boyz

 

Baltimore Union

 

 

Baltimore Union

2:00 PM

 

Baltimore Union

 

FCUSA (Pritchard)

 

 

 

2:30 PM

 

FCUSA (Moore)

 

Santas Boyz

 

 

 

3:00 PM

 

2nd place

 

1st place

 

 

Championship Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

December 26th

 

 

 

 

U14 Boys

Time

 

Home

 

Visitor

 

 

Teams

4:00 PM

 

FCUSA (Parker)

 

Santas Boyz

 

 

FCUSA (Parker)

4:30 PM

 

Baltimore Celtic

 

Christos Jrs.

 

 

Santas Boyz

5:00 PM

 

FCUSA (Parker)

 

Baltimore Celtic

 

 

Baltimore Celtic

5:30 PM

 

Santas Boyz

 

Christos Jrs.

 

 

Christos Jrs.

6:00 PM

 

Christos Jrs.

 

FCUSA (Parker)

 

 

 

6:30 PM

 

Baltimore Celtic

 

Santas Boyz

 

 

 

7:00 PM

 

2nd place

 

1st place

 

 

Championship Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

December 28th

 

 

 

 

U9/10 Girls

Time

 

Home

 

Visitor

 

 

Teams

8:00 AM

 

Baltimore Union

 

Pipeline Black SC

 

 

Baltimore Union

8:30 AM

 

Harford Atletico

 

Old Line FC

 

 

Pipeline Black SC

9:00 AM

 

FCUSA

 

Baltimore Union

 

 

Harford Atletico

9:30 AM

 

Pipeline Black SC

 

Harford Atletico

 

 

Old Line FC

10:00 AM

 

Old Line FC

 

FCUSA

 

 

FCUSA

10:30 AM

 

5th place

 

4th place

 

 

 

11:00 AM

 

3rd place

 

2nd place

 

 

 

11:30 AM

 

Winner 5v4

 

1st place

 

 

 

Noon

 

Winner 11AM

 

Winner 11:30AM

 

 

Championship Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

December 28th

 

 

 

 

U12 Girls

Time

 

Home

 

Visitor

 

 

Teams

12:30 PM

 

Baltimore Union (Montana)

 

Old Line FC 1

 

 

Baltimore Union (Montana)

1:00 PM

 

Old Line FC 2

 

Union (Rudolf)

 

 

Old Line FC 1

1:30 PM

 

FCUSA

 

Baltimore Union (Montana)

 

 

Old Line FC 2

2:00 PM

 

Old Line FC 1

 

Old Line FC 2

 

 

Union (Rudolf)

2:30 PM

 

Union (Rudolf)

 

FCUSA

 

 

FCUSA

3:00 PM

 

5th place

 

4th place

 

 

 

3:30 PM

 

3rd place

 

2nd place

 

 

 

4:00 PM

 

winner 5v4

 

1st place

 

 

 

4:30 PM

 

Winner 3:30 game

 

Winner 4:00 game

 

 

Championship Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

December 28th

 

 

 

 

Under 15 Girls

Time

 

Home

 

Visitor

 

 

Teams

5:00 PM

 

Baltimore Bays Azzuri

 

Cecil Force

 

 

Baltimore Bays Azzuri

5:30 PM

 

Skywalkers

 

Goal Diggers

 

 

Cecil Force

6:00 PM

 

Baltimore Bays Azzuri

 

Skywalkers

 

 

Skywalkers

6:30 PM

 

Cecil Force

 

Goal Diggers

 

 

Goal Diggers

7:00 PM

 

Goal Diggers

 

Baltimore Bays Azzuri

 

 

 

7:30 PM

 

Skywalkers

 

Cecil Force

 

 

 

8:00 PM

 

2nd place

 

1st place

 

 

Championship Game