Rules (4thJuly)

LSSL - 4th JULY TOURNAMENT -
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RULES & REGULATIONS
O38 & O45 (11 vs 11)

1. TIME & LOCATION:
a. Tournament opening Date/Time: 
SAT/SUN, July 2-3, 2022
SAT: 9am - 3pm
SUN: 3pm - 9pm
c. The match will be held according to the schedule announced by the Tournament Organizing Committee (aka BTC) 
d. Teams may not stop or postpone the match for any reason. If there is a problem with the field or the weather, the BTC will review and notify the teams.

2. ELIGIBILITIES:
a. Over 38 Division: Player age 38 years or older (born in 1984 or earlier)
b. Over 45 Division: Player age 45 years or older (born in 1977 or earlier). May allow up to Three (3) O43 players (born in 1979 or earlier)    
c. Upon request from the BTC, the player must prove his age with the original documents: USA Real ID, or USA Driver License.

3. REGISTRATION:
a. Tournament Fees: $400 per team (non-refundable after registration deadline)
b. Deadline to register: TUESDAY, May 31, 2022

*** Please contact BTC: Tiến VT (714) 722-2059 or Bien (714) 813-0057 to register. Or email: littlesaigonsoccer2017@gmail.com ***

4. TEAM ROSTER:
aEach team can register up to 25 players (including a maximum of 3 foreign non-asian players)
b. A player may play on more than one team as long as it is a different Division
c. Deadline to submit the team roster: MONDAY, June 28, 2022 (no adds or changes to roster after deadline)

5. CHECK-IN:
a. ALL PLAYERS MUST CHECK IN BEFORE THEIR FIRST GAME and SIGN the Release of Liability Agreement/Waiver
b. Wristbands will be issued at check in. !!! NO WRISTBANDS NO PLAY !!!

6. COMPETITION FORM:
a. Minimum 3 games. Two games on Saturday and 1 or 2 games on Sunday
b. 30 minute halve, 5 minute half time 
c. Unlimited player substitution per referee discretion
d. NO SLIDE TACKLE
e. Point Systems: 
  • WIN - 6 PTS, TIE - 3 PTS, LOSS - 0 PTS, SHUT OUT 1 PT, and 1 PT PER GOAL UP TO 3 GOALS (MAXIMUM)
  • Forfeit is counted as 3-0 win for non-forfeiting team
  • Tie breakers are calculated in order as follows:
i) Head to head competition
ii) Highest goal differential
iii) Fewest goals against
iv) Most goals for
v) Coin Toss

7. DISCIPLINES:
    A.  Player :
a. A player is SUSPENDED from the Tournament (both O38 & O45), and possibly other future LSSL tournaments, if violates the followings:
i) Assault, insult, attack the referee or BTC member (Violation Code: AL, SB)
ii) Red card due to fighting (confirmed by referee or field marshall) (Violation Code: VC)
iii) The player does not participate in the competition but participates in a fight (confirmed by referee or field marshall)
iv) Deliberately playing for 2 teams in the same Division
b. A player who is red carded will be suspended from playing for the next 1 match (Violation Code: SFP, 2CT, DGF, DGH)
c. A player who participates in a match while serving a penalty will be disqualified from the Tournament

AL = Offensive Insulting Or Abusive Language; SB = Spitting at or Biting an Opponent or Other Person; VC = Violent Conduct; SFP = Serious Foul Play; 2CT = Receives A Second Caution in Match; DGF = Denies Scoring By An Offense; DGH = Denies Goal By Handling The Ball ]

    B. Team:
a. Team showing up for a match more than 10 minutes late, or with less than 7 players is considered forfeited and lose 0-3
b. Team that is forfeited or disqualified in the match (according to the referee's report) will be recorded a 0-3 loss (the score will be maintained if it loses by more than 3 goals)
c. Team with ineligible players will be automatically recorded as a 0-3 loss, and disqualified from the tournament (if repeated)
d. Team that deliberately forfeits (without the consent of the BTC), no show, or leaves the match (according to the referee's reports) will be disqualified from the tournament.

8. APPEAL & PROTEST:
a. No appeal against the referee's decisions
b. All games are considered FINAL, and NO PROTEST will be allowed

9. AWARDS: 
a. First place: Cup + Medals + $
b. Second place: Cup + $
c. Third place: Cup + $
+ Golden Boot
+ Golden Glove

    
The FIFA 2021/2022 rules will be applied to this Tournament. We hope that the teams will support and respect the rules and regulations to make our soccer tournament successful in the spirit of Fun, Health, and Friendly.