2020 Charlotte Independence Soccer Club 3v3 Challenge
(NCYSA RULES APPLY IF NOT MODIFIED WITHIN)
PLAYER ELIGIBILTY/REGISTRATION: All players must be registered and approved by the CISC Tournament Committee. Any team or player determined by the event director to have falsified age or skill level will be dismissed from the tournament. Proof of age may be requested by the tournament director at any time.
PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTIONS: SIX is the maximum number of players on a team; three field players at one time. Players may only play on one team per division. There are no goalkeepers in 3v3 soccer. Substitutes may occur at any dead ball situation, but players must be called onto the field by the referee and enter and exit at the half-field mark only. Players must already be at the half-field mark when dead ball situation first occurs to be called on.
EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play. Game balls will be provided by the HOME team listed on the tournament schedule.
FIELD DIMENSIONS: Width: 25-30 yards, Length: 35- 40 yards.
GOAL BOX: The goal box, ten feet wide by eight feet deep, is directly in front of the goal. No player may touch the ball within the goal box, however any player may move through the goal box. Any part of the ball or player’s body on the line is considered in the goal box; the player is an extension of the box. An INFRACTION occurs if a defender touches the ball in the goal box, a penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball within the goal box, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. Habitual touches in the goal box MAY result with a Yellow Card given to offending party. If the ball comes to a complete stop in the goal box, regardless of which team touched it last, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. The goals are approximately 3 feet high by 6 feet wide.
GAMES/GAME DURATION: Each team will be guaranteed 5 games. The game shall consist of two 15 minute halves separated by a two minute halftime.
PLAYOFF OVERTIME: TEAMS WILL HAVE A 3 MINUTE “GOLDEN GOAL” OVERTIME PERIOD. If the score is still tied, the winner is decided by shootout with the 3 players on the field at end of golden goal period.
GOAL SCORING: A goal may be scored from a touch on the offensive half on the playing field.
SCORING (IN POOL PLAY): 3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.
TIEBREAKERS: In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken by; 1) head to head results between tied teams (2 teams only); 2) goal difference in pool play; 3) fewest goals against in pool play; 4) goals scored. If teams are still tied after all tiebreakers the system will automatically break the tie by system generated coin flip.
NO OFFSIDES IN 3V3 SOCCER AND NO SLIDE TACKLING
HEADING: Per NCYSA Rules, heading is not allowed at U12 and below. Heading will result in an indirect free kick.
FIVE YARD RULE: In all dead ball situations, defending players must stand five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal area is closer than five yards, the ball is placed five yards from the goal area in line with the place of the penalty.
KICK-INS: The ball shall be kicked in to play from the sideline instead of thrown in.
INDIRECT KICKS: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect except corner and penalty kicks.
GOAL KICKS: May be taken from any point on the end line, and not in the goal box area.
PENALTY KICKS: Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from the top of the center circle (15ft. line) on the offensive side of the midfield line with all other players behind the midfield line. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick. Penalty kicks are not live balls.
INCLEMENT WEATHER AND UNCONTROLLABLE CIRCUMSTANCES: Regardless of weather conditions teams are expected to arrive for their scheduled match, failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of the match. Only the Tournament Committee can postpone the match. In the case of extreme weather the Tournament Committee may cancel any or all matches. If severe weather were to occur after the beginning of play the center referee or Tournament Committee, may reduce the length of the match or cancel the match altogether. Additionally, the Tournament Committee may reduce the length of the match by as much as 50% because of weather or field conditions. Should a match in progress be terminated due to weather or field conditions, the match will be considered official if at least the first half of competition has been completed. The score at that time will stand. For other matches, rescheduling attempts will be made as fairly as possible, considering referee and field availability and normal progress of the competition. As a final solution, it may be necessary to employ other means to determine the outcome of the match in which case the match will be scored 1-0. In cases of extreme heat, the Tournament committee shall mandate a water break for all teams. If this ‘water break’ order is issued, all referees will be informed that this is an across the board break for all teams participating.
FINAL INTERPRETATIONS and RULES: The Tournament Committee will make final interpretations of any and all tournament rules and/or tie breaking decisions.
DISCLAIMER: Neither the Tournament Committee nor Lake Norman Soccer Club (including tournament sponsors) are responsible for any expense incurred by any team in the event the tournament is cancelled, postponed, or suspended in whole or in part or in the event the matches are discontinued or cancelled due to reasons beyond our control NOR WILL ANY REFUNDS BE ISSUED.
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to combine age groups and/or levels of play in order to complete brackets if necessary.