The YEG Futsal Cup tournament will follow the ALBERTA FUTSAL RULES AND REGULATIONS https://albertasoccer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Futsal-Rules-and-Regulations.pdf
· All elements of the team, including parents, coaches and players are expected to maintain themselves in accordance with the highest standards of good conduct. Instances of unsportsmanlike conduct will be investigated and addressed without delay.
· Coaches are responsible for reminding team supporters that good sportsmanship rewards exceptional play regardless of who makes the play. Good sportsmanship does not detract from the game but rather makes it more enjoyable for all. While it’s understood that competition is a healthy part of the game, supporters should never lose sight of respect for the game or their competitors.
· Individuals displaying unacceptable behavior will be requested to leave the facility. Facility staff can hold the coach responsible for the actions of their team and supporters and they reserve the right to deny entry to any person or entire teams at their discretion.
· The organizing committee reserves the right to adjust groups as needed to provide balanced pools or ensure teams are competitively balanced.
· These rules are intended to be as inclusive as possible; however, in the event of unforeseen circumstances the tournament committee reserves the right to make binding decisions upon all participants.
Section 1. PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING THE COMPETITION
1.1 Application to enter the YEG Futsal Cup must be made Online at YEG Futsal CUP website https://yegfutsalcup.regtour.site/
1.2 Teams must register online for the 2022 YEG Futsal Cup by no later than September 8, 2022 and must include full team identification (players and team officials, guest players)
1.3 The Early Bird Price is $450.00 if PAYMENT is done by September 4, 2022, after this date the price of the tournament will be full price $500.00. The entry fee may be paid online using a credit card at the time of Entry submission. Be sure to fully complete the registration process, you will be sent an email confirmation that you have registered for the YEG Futsal Cup. Registrations are considered complete only after payment has been received (If you do not receive a confirmation email, then you may not have completed all steps of the registration. The EMSA Main is not responsible for teams that do not properly register their teams through the online system).
1.4 All registration Payment must be received in order for your team to be registered for the tournament prior to September 8th, 2022. There will be not refund after September 8th, 2022.
Section 2. COMPETITION DIVISIONS
2.1 The competition shall be limited to all following divisions for 2022:
2.2 The team shall be register on their age division or to next highest Team Age division.
2.3 The competition will be played in each of the above divisions providing that there is a minimum of four entries in the division.
Section 3. TEAM OFFICIALS AND PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
3.1 All coaching staff and players (including guest players) must be currently registered with a youth soccer association recognized by A.S.A. or C.S.A for the Indoor 2022/2023 Season to participate in this tournament
3.2 Any coaches or players that are currently under any disciplinary action from any ASA or CSA recognized soccer association must advise the tournament committee; who will decide (based on the offence) if the player/coach will be permitted to participate in/ the YEG Futsal Cup Tournament. All suspensions will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
3.3 Player cards, where mandated for regular play, are not required for this tournament, however must be shown upon request by tournament officials.
3.4 Please note: Failure to produce player identification (if requested) may result in the forced forfeit of the game(s) being played by the team. Please refer to ASA rules for other forms of acceptable ID
3.5 A player shall NOT play for more than one team in the competition.
Section 4. GUEST PLAYER/TRIALIST
YEG Futsal CUP GUEST PLAYER/ TRIALIST FORM (Click here)
4.1 Teams are permitted to use up to three (3) guest players (same tier and age group they are competing in or lower). Teams will follow any additional local rules & regulations pertaining to the utilization of trialist players.
4.2. Guest players must be from an Official Signed Provincial Roster registered for the current season and will need to be identified on the team’s tournament roster/game sheets.
4.3. Guest forms must include name/age/tier of the team the player is currently registered on as well as a legible printed name, signature and phone number from their current coach. The guest player form must be completed for each guest player(s) and be signed by the guest player’s current coach as well as a team official from the tentative tournament team.
4.4. Coaches are required to submit and print the trialist form or letters of permission for any guest players (max. 3 guest players allowed) for every game played. The forms will need to accompany all game sheets when handed to the referee at the start of each game that the guest player participates in. Photocopies of the completed forms are acceptable.
4.5. EMSA Players may not play as a guest player on an EIYSA team in accordance with EMSA rules. Any players that is registered in the EIYSA 2022/2023 Indoor league may be permitted to play as a guest player in this tournament provided that an ASA Roster is provided for the EIYSA Player confirming registration on the appropriate EIYSA team.
4.6. EMSA trialists can only come from within the same zone or Club boundary Out of district teams can only use trialists from their own district only.
4.7 Guest and trialist mean the same thing and the wording can be interchanged without changing the meaning.
4.8 No player will be allowed to play on more than one team for the tournament.
4.9 Any team found to have played an ineligible guest player/trialist will forfeit the game.
4.10 If Guest players are listed on the game sheet and they do not participate in the game, their name must be crossed off.
4.11 Guest players must be identified on the team roster/game sheets.
Section 5. TOURNAMENT ROSTER
5.1 All teams are required to register (manually) their completed roster and identify any guest player(s) no later than September 23, 2022. . Guest/Trialist forms must be attached to game sheets and submitted prior to the start of each game. No changes to the team roster can be made once that team’s first tournament game has been played. Any corrections requiring change after the September 23, 2022 deadline must be made at the EMSA Main office or at tournament headquarters.
5.2 No changes to a teams’ roster can be made after that teams’ first tournament game.
5.3 Players not on the team roster prior to the team’s first tournament game are deemed ineligible.
5.4 Players are only permitted to play on ONE team in this tournament.
5.6 The numbers of players and T.O. permitted on a team roster is as follows:
-MAX NUMBER 10 players
-MAX NUMBER OF COACHES: 4 coaching staff members may be on the bench during the time of play. One of the staff members must be the same gender as the players.
5.7 Non EMSA Teams are required to carry a signed copy of their District/ASA Team roster and provide it to any tournament official upon request.
Please note: Absolutely no player registrations will be approved at tournament headquarters, please ensure you have enough players prior to entering the tournament.
SECTION 6: OUT OF PROVINCE TEAMS/NON-EMSA TEAMS
6.1 Travel Documents: All out of province teams must submit travel sanction forms with their roster on or before 4:00pm on September 23, 2022.
6.2 Facility Waivers (Non-EMSA teams) if required: All teams who are not playing in the EMSA league for the 2022/2023 Indoor season must provide EMSA headquarters with facility waivers for each player / coach / manager / bench attendant prior to their first game or confirmation from their home zone that they hold in their possession copies of the team’s waiver forms.
Section 7. GAME SHEETS
7.1. Game sheets will be available, on the YEG Futsal Cup website, under Team’s Member Area The system will automatically populate all players and Team Officials information on it after all team officials , players and guest players are manually entered in the system by the coach.
7.2. Any player listed on the game sheet, but not participating in a particular game will need to be crossed off the game sheet. The game sheet is to correctly represent the players that will participate in the game, this includes all guest players.
7.3. Each team will need to print off their own game sheets for the YEG Futsal Cup. Game sheets are to be handed to the referee prior to the start of each Tournament game along with any trialist forms.
7.4. Ensure all players (including all guest players, labeled as “guest”) are listed on the game sheet. Any player not listed on the game sheet prior to kick off will not be eligible to play.
7.5. Make sure that the jersey number for each player is correct on the game sheet and corresponds with the jersey number the players are wearing during the game.
7.6. Field Marshals will collect the game sheets from the referees following the end of the game. If a field marshal is not present to collect the game sheets the home team, brings the game sheets back to the Tournament Headquarters at your current location.
7.7. Players are not required to have player’s cards for the competition. However, players are required to provide proof of their birthdate upon request.
7.8. Team Officials have to present their Soccer Association ID Card or Government issued photo ID Cards to the referees prior to each games, and upon the request of the referee be able to provide Proof of age for their players.
Section 8. GAME Rules and Regulation
8. 1 The Pitch
8.1.1 Pitch dimensions and run-off measurements may be adapted based on available facilities.
8.1.2 Technical area and bench dimensions may be adapted based on available facilities.
8.1.3 Only accredited, rostered players (up to 10) and team officials (up to 4) may occupy the technical area.
8.2 The Ball
8.2.1 Size 4 approved futsal balls will be used.
8.2.2 Game balls will be provided by the Tournament.
8.3. The Number of Players
8.3.1 Up to a maximum of five (5) substitutes may be nominated in any match, the number of substitutions that may be made during a match is unlimited.
8.4 The Players’ Equipment
8.4.1 Undergarments of any colour may be worn, but effort should be made to match the uniform colours where feasible.
8.5 The Duration of the Match
8.5.1 The match lasts two (2) equal periods of 25 minutes.
8.5.2 Teams will be allotted one (1) 30 second time-out per half.
- The clock will be stopped during time-outs.
- Unused time-outs cannot be carried over into the second half of the match.
8.5.3 The half-time interval will be two (2) minutes.
8.5.4 Abandoned match:
4.1 All games involving a team that does not fulfill all its playing obligations within the round robin portion of the competition will be recorded as a 3-0 win for the opposing team.
4.2 If at the time of kick-off a team does not have enough players to begin the game, the referee may delay for a maximum of ten (10) minutes. At the end of that time, if the team is still unable to field the minimum number of players, they will lose the game by a score of 3-0.
4.3 Where a game must be stopped due to any cause beyond the control of the participating teams, games will be restarted wherever possible.
4.3.1 When a game cannot be restarted and more than seventy percent (70%) of the game has been played, the result at the time of abandonment will be recorded as the final score.
4.3.2 When a game cannot be restarted and more than seventy percent (70%) of the game has been
played, the result at the time of abandonment will be recorded as the final score.
4.3.3 If a game is abandoned and the score is tied but the competition requires a winner, the winner shall be determined by kicks from the penalty mark. If, at the discretion of the operating committee, a kicks from the penalty mark cannot be conducted, a winner shall be determined by the flip of a coin.
4.3.4 When a game cannot be restarted and less than seventy percent (70%) of the game has been played, the following shall occur:
220.127.116.11 The operating committee will attempt to re-schedule the game. Only the remaining time shall be played, and the score at the time of abandonment shall carry forward.
18.104.22.168 If, at the discretion of the operating committee, the game cannot be rescheduled, a winner will be determined through the taking of kicks from the penalty mark.
22.214.171.124 If, at the discretion of the operating committee kicks from the penalty mark cannot be scheduled, a winner will be determined using a coin toss.
8.6 FORMAT POOL
8.6.1 Round Robin play format or knock out game to determinate the gold silver and bronze game (if applicable).
8.7 Fouls and Misconduct
8.7.1 Players, substitutes and team officials may be shown a red or yellow card.
8.7.2 A player or substitute who has been sent off must leave the pitch and remain in the designated spot outside the technical area, under the supervision of team officials.
8.7.3 All participants are expected to adhere to the Alberta Games Code of Conduct and the Alberta Soccer Rules and Regulations on Conduct and Ethics.
8.7.4 Misconduct or disciplinary matter arising throughout the competition will be dealt with according to the Alberta Games Discipline Policy and Procedures.
8.7.5 Three (3) cautions received by an individual during the competition will result in an automatic one (1) game suspension.
8.7.6 Two (2) red cards received by an individual during the competition will result in an automatic suspension from the rest of the competition.
8.7.7 All red cards shown are subject to review by the operating committee. If the situation warrants, the operating committee may call a hearing to suspend the individual for additional games above the following minimums:
- Violent conduct – two (2) games
-Any offence involving a referee – indefinite suspension and referral to Alberta Soccer Discipline Committee
-All other red cards – one (1) game
8.7.8 Players serving a suspension may not be dressed in team kit and must not occupy the technical area. They must sit in the designated supervision area, and remain under the supervision of team officials.
126.96.36.199 Team officials serving a suspension are not permitted in the game venue.
- If the suspended team official is the only same-gender team official, arrangement must be made with the operating committee for a suitable, accredited same-gender individual to accompany the team
188.8.131.52 All suspensions must be served at the next available opportunity.
8.8 Tie-Breaking Procedures
8.8.1 Three (3) points will be awarded for a win, one (1) for a tie and zero (0) for a loss. Standings will be determined by total points earned at the completion of the round robin round.
8.8.2 If two (2) or more teams have the same number of points at the completion of the round robin, the following tie breaking procedure will be carried through in its entirety to determine the final standings:
8.8.3 If three (3) teams are still tied after the first six tie-breakers, the following procedure will be used for kicks from the penalty mark
a)Each team is designated A, B or C as determined by random draw and three mini-games will be played; A vs B, B vs C, C vs A
b)Each mini-game will consist of three (3) penalty kicks at a time and place determined by the operating committee.
c)All three (3) penalty kicks must be taken.
d)Three (3) points will be awarded for a win and one (1) point for a tie. The standings after these three (3) mini-games will be determined per the criteria in 8.8.2.
8.8.4. If four (4) teams are still tied after the first six tie-breakers, the following procedure will be used for kicks from the penalty mark:
a)Each team is designated A, B, C, or D as determined by random draw by the operating committee.
b)Six mini-games will be played; A vs B, C vs D, A vs C, B vs D, D vs A and C vs D.
c)All three (3) penalty kicks must be taken
d)Three (3)points will be awarded for a win, one (1) point for a tie.
e)The standings after these six (6) mini-games will be determined per the criteria in 8.8.2.
8.8.5 In gold medal games which require a result, if the game is tied at the end of regulation time, extra time consisting of two equal periods of 5 minutes extra time will be played.
-If the game is still tied at the end of extra time the winner will be determined through the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with procedures outlined in the FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game
8.8.6 In bronze medal-games which require a result, if the game is tied at the end of regulation time, the winner will be determined through the taking of kicks from the penalty mark.
8.9 On-Field Medical Distress
a) Injuries occurring that require on field medical attention will not result in additional "makeup game time" being allocated.
b) If there is a serious injury that occurs in the first half and results in a stoppage in play for more than 10 minutes the Tournament Committee, in consultation with the Referee in Chief, will determine how the result for that game will be determined.
c) Where game time remains greater than 10 minutes game play will resume with the final score determining the outcome.
d) Should the score be tied and game play can resume with less than 10 minutes remaining on the clock coaches may elect to go to penalty shots to determine a winning team.
e) If less than 5 minutes remains on the clock the Penalty Shoot-out is not an option and game play will resume until time runs out.
f) Should one coach wish to play out the remaining time whereas the other coach desires a penalty shootout a flip of the coin by team captains will resolve the issue.
g) Where resolution requires a coin flip the referee will request tournament officials oversee the coin flip.
Section 9. RULES OF PLAY / DISCIPLINE / PROTESTS
a) If not clear, the team mentioned first on the schedule is deemed the Home team.
b) In the event that both teams wear like colors, the home team will be required to change jerseys or wear pinnies as determined by the referee.
c) Scores and team stats will be posted on the official tournament page.
9.2 Rules of Play
a) The YEG Futsal Cup tournament will follow the ALBERTA FUTSAL RULES AND REGULATIONS https://albertasoccer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Futsal-Rules-and-Regulations.pdf
Please note: Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated. Threats and/or assaults made towards any tournament officials during this tournament will generate an immediate suspension pending the A.S.A. Discipline Committee action in accordance with A.S.A. Rules and Regulations.
Protests of any tournament game results will be reviewed provided that the protest is in writing and accompanied by payment of $100.00. Cheques are to be made payable to EMSA MAIN. The tournament headquarters must receive written submissions within one hour of the protested game’s completion. Protests related to application of the “Rules of Indoor Soccer” by game officials will not be accepted. Successful protests will result in the $100.00 being refunded.
9.2 Playing ineligible players will result in the forfeit of any game the said player participated in. Affected teams will be awarded a 1 to 0 score as well as three points.
SECTION 10: PENALTY SHOTS
10,1 In the event of a tie where a result is needed (medals determination), “Kicks from the Penalty Mark” as per ASA Rules will be the determining method used to break the tie game. Affected teams are provided 1 minute to select 3 players and prepare the goalkeeper for 3 pk.
a) Before the start of kicks from the penalty mark, teams shall be required to equalize the number of players on each team. e.g. if one team has 8 players and the other team has 10 players, the team with 10 players must reduce their team size by 2 players. These 2 players will be in the penalty box during the duration of the penalty kicks.
b)The referee chooses the goal at which the kicks will be taken
d) The referee tosses a coin and the team whose captain wins the toss decides if they will kick first or second
e) The referee and the assistant referee will keep a record of the kicks being taken.
f) Shots from the penalty mark will follow the Futsal ASA 2022/2023 Rules of Indoor Soccer.
Section 10 AWARDS (MEDALS)
10.1 Awards Presentations
a) Gold, Silver and Bronze Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each category. They will be presented to one of the team official at the Headquarters in each Soccer Center following the final game of the schedule in that age category.
A REMINDER TO ALL:
This tournament is for the enjoyment of our youth. Coaches are asked to keep in mind the importance of proper conduct on behalf of themselves, their players, their fellow coaches, their parents and all their spectators. Remember that without the opposing team, there would be no competition. Furthermore, although competition is healthy, we must remind ourselves of the fine line between competition and unsportsmanlike behavior. Let us remember the importance of soccer and the team. Thanks for joining us this year!