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Commissioner's Cup - 8U/10U/12U/14U Divisions

WHAT IS THE COMMISSIONER’S CUP? (8U-14U DIVISIONS ONLY)

The Commissioner’s Cup is our region’s end of the season tournament for the 8U-14U Divisions. The winner of this tournament will be declared the Tournament Champion for their division and earn their Commissioner’s Cup First place medal.


HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE COMMISSIONER'S CUP 

To Qualify for the Commissioner’s Cup you must complete all required Volunteer Points Per Division

Commissioner’s Cup – Pool Play Tournament is for 8U – 14U Divisions only

▪  Commissioner’s Cup participation will be based on completing required number of Volunteer Points.  Once admitted into the tournament via reaching their Volunteer Points requirement, a team’s bracket placement is based on their win/loss record.

▪  If a team does not meet their volunteer points requirement…the team is not entered into the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

COMMISSIONER'S CUP SCHEDULE 
Note: An updated schedule with teams added to the schedule will be posted soon. 


General Guidelines

Guidelines – Placement Tie Breaker

  • First: Win/Loss record determines seeding
  • Second: Total number of volunteer points earned
  • Third: Head to head play (outcome of games involving tied teams)
  • Fourth: Fewest goals against
  • Fifth: Coin Flip

All Divisions – Guidelines – Playoffs – Saturday

  • All Teams must check in at the tent to verify game card and players 30 minutes before their 1st game.
  • Player White Sheets (Red Binder) must be presented at tent for verification of possession during your game(s).
  • Players will be checked for proper uniform, soccer cleats, shin guards and to ensure no jewelry is worn at the tent.
  • No coin toss. The Home team will pick whether they want the ball first or if they want to pick the side they defend first.
  •  Coaches must control their sideline including their players, family of players and themselves. Inappropriate conduct/behavior towards a referee, assistant referee, player and or opposing sideline spectators will result in 1 caution to the head coach. If conduct/inappropriate behavior continues a red card (send-off will be given to the head coach). If there is no assistant coach the team will forfeit the game and opposing team granted the win. If there is an assistant coach and inappropriate behavior/conduct continues from the sideline the game will be stopped and opposing team granted the victory. Please Remember this is an AYSO – Kids Zone Area!
  •  Must provide referee and tent duty coverage to be able to participate. Please use sheets to sign up and list team number.

Championship Sunday Seating Guide

CHANGE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY ONLY! (ALL DIVISIONS)
Critical Change
 - Team parents/fans will sit on the away side on their respective half. The actual teams will sit on the Home side with their Coaches. Home teams will sit on the West Side of the field and Away Teams will sit on the East Side. Only players, Coaches and Officials will be allowed on the Home side.

Championship Game will have an opening ceremony. Introduction of teams to all fans before the game.

Coin Toss will be used to decide possession at the start of the game. The Home Team will call the coin flip.

8U Tournament Guidelines

8U GUIDELINES

Playoff Saturday

  • Playoffs are single elimination games. Winning team proceeds to the next round.
  • Duration of game will be 20 min halves for the single elimination games. (9 mins per qtr., 1 min water break between qtrs., 3 min half time max) 40 Minute Game Time.
  • Players on Field: 6 vs. 6 with a minimum of 4 players/team on the field (no goalkeepers).
  • Substitutions can only be made at quarters and half time. (Unless there is an injury)
  • 1 Center referee will be used for all games.
  • No coin toss. The Home team will pick whether they want the ball first or if they want to pick the side they defend first.
  • Goals must be tracked on game card by whomever scores a goal.
  • In the event of a tie, teams will play a “sudden death” period. The 1st team to score a goal will be the winner. The home team will have possession of the ball 1st and kickoff. Players remain on the side they are currently on. There is no minimum playing requirement for “sudden death” period.
  • Both Team Game Cards must be submitted to tent after the game.

Championship Game - Sunday

  • Game will have an opening ceremony. Introduction of teams to all fans before the game.
  • Duration of game will be 20 min halves for the single elimination games. (9 mins per qtr., 1 min water break between qtrs., 3 min half time max) 40 Minute Game Time.
  • Coin Toss will be used to decide possession at the start of the game. The Home Team will call the coin flip.
  • In the event of a tie, teams will play 1 – OT Period of 8 mins. Home Team will start with possession. There is no minimum playing requirement for OT period.
  • If game is still tied after the OT Period, teams will play a “sudden death” period. Home Team will start with possession. The 1st team to score a goal in the “sudden death” period will be the winner. There is no minimum playing requirement for “sudden death” period.

Note: Must provide referee and tent duty coverage to be able to participate. Please use sheets to sign up and list team number.

Medals for Players/Coaches
First Place Team will receive Commissioner's Cup Gold Medals
Second Place Teams will receive Commissioner's Cup Silver Medals.
All other teams will receive an AYSO 1463 Fall Season Medal.

10U Tournament Guidelines

10U GUIDELINES 

Playoff Saturday:

  • Playoffs are single elimination games. Winning team proceeds to the next round.
  • Duration of game will be 25 min halves (12 mins per qtr., 1 min water break between qtrs.., 3 min half time max) 50 Minute Game Time.
  • Players on Field: 7 vs. 7 with a minimum of 5 players/team on the field (one of which is the Goalkeeper)
  • Substitutions can only be made at quarters and half time. (Unless there is an injury)
  • Goalkeeper is only allowed to play in same keeper position for 2 quarters.
  • There is no goal limit. (Please no blow outs- always remember good sportsmanship)
  • No coin toss. The Home team will pick whether they want the ball first or if they want to pick the side they defend first.
  • In the event of a tie, teams will proceed with Kicks from the Mark (Penalty Shoot-Out). (Penalty Kicks – 5 players from each team designated by the Coach) Only players on field can be chosen for penalty kicks.
  • Both Team Game Cards must be submitted to tent after the game.

Championship Game - Sunday

  • Game will have an opening ceremony. Introduction of teams to all fans before the game.
  • Duration of game will be 25 min halves (12 mins per qtr., 1 min water break between qtrs., 3 min half time max) 50 Minute Game Time.
  • Coin Toss will be used to decide possession at the start of the game. The Home Team will call the coin flip.
  • Goakeeper is only allowed to play in same keeper position for 2 quarters.
  • In the event of a tie, teams will play 2 – OT Period of 8 mins. Home Team will start with possession. In OT Periods, players can play any position including keeper as long as all other players have played at least 75% of original game. You are allowed to play your best keeper in keeper position again. There are no minimum playing requirements for OT periods.
  • If game is still tied after the 2 OT Periods, teams will proceed with Kicks from the Mark (Penalty Shoot-Out). (5 players from each team designated by the Coach) Only players on field can be chosen for penalty kicks.
  • Note: If the game is still tied after the 5 players designated have taken their shots, the remaining players on the field will be asked to take a shot. If all available players on the field have taken a shot and the game remains tied, teams will begin a second round of Kicks from the Mark. The order in which players take their shots during the second round must remain the same from the first round. 

Note: Must provide referee coverage and tent duty coverage to be able to participate. Please use sheets to sign up and list team number.

Medals for Players/Coaches 
First Place Team will receive Commissioner's Cup Gold Medals
Second Place Teams will receive Commissioner's Cup Silver Medals
All other teams will receive an AYSO 1463 Fall Season Medal.

12U Guidelines

12U GUIDELINES 

Playoff Saturday:

  • Playoffs are single elimination games. Winning team proceeds to the next round.
  • Game will be 30 min halves (14 mins per qtr., 1 min water break between qtrs., 3 min half time max) 60 Minute Game Time.
  • Players on Field: 9 vs. 9 with a minimum of 6 players/team on the field (one of which is the Goalkeeper)
  • Substitutions can only be made at quarters and half time. (Unless there is an injury)
  • Goalkeeeper is only allowed to play in same keeper position for 3 quarters.
  • There is no goal limit. (Please no blow outs- always remember good sportsmanship)
  • No coin toss. The Home team will pick whether they want the ball first or if they want to pick the side they defend first.
  • In the event of a tie, teams will proceed with Kicks from the Mark (Penalty Shoot-Out). (Penalty Kicks – 5 players from each team designated by the Coach) Only players on field can be chosen for penalty kicks.
  • Both Team Game Cards must be submitted to tent after the game.

Championship Game - Sunday:

  • Game will have an opening ceremony. Introduction of teams to all fans before the game.
  • Duration of game will be 30 min halves (14 mins per qtr., 1 min water break between qtrs., 3 min half time max) 60 Minute Game Time.
  • Coin Toss will be used to decide possession at the start of the game. The Home Team will call the coin flip.
  • Goalkeeper is only allowed to play in same keeper position for 3 quarters.
  • In the event of a tie, teams will play 2 – OT Period of 8 mins. Home Team will start with possession. In OT Periods, players can play any position including keeper as long as all other players have played at least 75% of original game. You are allowed to play your best keeper in keeper position again. There are no minimum playing requirements for OT periods.
  • If game is still tied after the 2 OT Periods, teams will proceed with Kicks from the Mark (Penalty Shoot-Out). (Penalty Kicks – 5 players from each team designated by the Coach) Only players on field can be chosen for penalty kicks.
  • Note: If the game is still tied after the 5 players designated have taken their shots, the remaining players on the field will be asked to take a shot. If all available players on the field have taken a shot and the game remains tied, teams will begin a second round of Kicks from the Mark. The order in which players take their shots during the second round must remain the same from the first round.

Note: Must provide referee coverage and tent duty coverage to be able to participate. Please use sheets to sign up and list team number.


Medals for Players/Coaches
First Place Team will receive Commissioner's Cup Gold Medals
Second Place Teams will receive Commissioner's Cup Silver Medals
All other teams will receive an AYSO 1463 Fall Season Medal.

14U Guidelines

14U GUIDELINES (SUNDAY ONLY) 

Playoff Sunday:

  • Playoffs are single elimination games. Winning team proceeds to the next round.
  • Game will be 35 min halves (17 mins per qtr., 1 min water break between qtrs., 3 min half time max) 70 Minute Game Time.
  • Players on Field: 11 players per team on the field (11v11) – one of whom is the goalkeeper.
  • Substitutions can only be made at quarters and half time. (Unless there is an injury)
  • Goalkeeper is allowed to play in same keeper position for 4 quarters.
  • There is no goal limit. (Please no blow outs- always remember good sportsmanship)
  • No coin toss. The Home team will pick whether they want the ball first or if they want to pick the side they defend first.
  • In the event of a tie, teams will proceed with Kicks from the Mark (Penalty Shoot-Out). (Penalty Kicks – 5 players from each team designated by the Coach) Only players on field can be chosen for penalty kicks.
  • Both Team Game Cards must be submitted to tent after the game.

Championship Game:

  • Game will have an opening ceremony. Introduction of teams to all fans before the game.
  • Duration of game will be 35 min halves (17 mins per qtr., 1 min water break between qtrs., 3 min half time max) 70 Minute Game Time.
  • Coin Toss will be used to decide possession at the start of the game. The Home Team will call the coin flip.
  • Goalkeeper is allowed to play in same keeper position for 3 quarters.
  • In the event of a tie, teams will play 2 – OT Period of 8 mins. Home Team will start with possession. In OT Periods, players can play any position including keeper as long as all other players have played at least 75% of original game. You are allowed to play your best keeper in keeper position again. There are no minimum playing requirements for OT periods.
  • If game is still tied after the 2 OT Periods, teams will proceed with Kicks from the Mark (Penalty Shoot-Out). (Penalty Kicks – 5 players from each team designated by the Coach) Only players on field can be chosen for penalty kicks.
  • Note: If the game is still tied after the 5 players designated have taken their shots, the remaining players on the field will be asked to take a shot. If all available players on the field have taken a shot and the game remains tied, teams will begin a second round of Kicks from the Mark. The order in which players take their shots during the second round must remain the same from the first round.

Note: Must provide referee coverage and tent duty coverage to be able to participate. Please use sheets to sign up and list team number.


Medals for Players/Coaches
First Place Team will receive Commissioner's Cup Gold Medals
Second Place Teams will receive Commissioner's Cup Silver Medals
All other teams will receive an AYSO 1463 Fall Season Medal.

Kicks from the Mark Checklist

KICK FROM THE MARK CHECKLIST

Click the image above to watch a video which provides an overview



Before the conclusion of regular play

  • Cover in the pregame basic requirements for this procedure
  • In competitions using unlimited substitution rules, remind both coaches at a convenient stoppage (e.g., between the first and second additional periods of play) that:
  • Only players on the field at the end of regular play will be eligible to participate in kicks from the mark
  •  Eligible players must be kept separate from ineligible players when regular play ends

Between the conclusion of regular play and the taking of the first kick

  • The “kicks from the penalty mark” phase of the match begins immediately upon the conclusion of regular play and includes the activities described in this section

  • Determine the number of eligible players for each team
  • Eligible players include any players temporarily off the field with the permission or at the direction of the referee (e.g., receiving treatment, correcting equipment, bleeding, or blood on the uniform who have not been substituted with the permission of the referee)
  • A player temporarily off the field at the end of regular play who is declared unable to return after regular play has ended but before the first kick from the mark is taken may not be substituted for and will reduce the number of eligible players for that team
  • If, based on this determination, the teams are of unequal numbers, the team with more eligible players must "reduce to equate"
  • The captain of the team with the greater number must identify the player(s) to be excluded from participating in kicks from the penalty mark as a means of making equal the number of eligible players on each team
  • The excluded player(s) must join team officials and substitutes in the technical area

  • Allow eligible players to receive water, treatment, equipment repair, or other such assistance on the field near their bench. Team officials may temporarily enter the field but must exit the field when directed by the referee.
  • Decide which end of the field will be used for this procedure
  • The senior assistant referee takes a position at the intersection of the goal line and the goal area line
  •  The other assistant referee will be located in the center circle
  • Conduct a coin toss (winner chooses which team will kick first)
  • At the conclusion of the break time set by the competition authority, ensure that only eligible players remain on the field 
  • Defending goalkeeper properly positioned at the goal
  • Non-defending goalkeeper at the intersection of the goal line and the penalty area line behind the senior assistant referee
  • All others off the field (substitutes and team officials in their respective technical areas)


During kicks from the penalty mark (from the first kick onward)

  • All eligible players (including the goalkeeper) must conform with the uniform and equipment requirements of Law 4
  • All players and substitutes remain under the authority of the referee
  • A foul cannot be committed, but an appropriate card can be shown for misconduct
  • A caution issued during regular play (including any extra time) is counted in causing a send-off if a second caution is given during kicks from the mark
  • Team officials are required to behave in a responsible manner
  • A player who is sent off or is injured and unable to continue will reduce the team's pool of eligible players but the opposing team will not further "reduce to equate"
  • Substitutions are not permitted
  • However, an injured goalkeeper may be substituted if the team has not used all its permitted substitutions
  • If the goalkeeper had kicked before being replaced, the goalkeeper’s substitute from off the field is considered also to have kicked
  • No eligible player will be permitted to kick more than once in the same round of that player’s team
  • The goalkeeper may change places with an eligible teammate at any time provided the requirements of Law 3 are met
  • Except where modified by rules specific to this procedure, kicks from the mark are conducted in accordance with the requirements and procedures in Law 14, the Guide to Procedures, and the officiating team’s pregame discussion
  • However, once the ball is in play, the kicker may not play the ball again in any way (including if the ball rebounds from the goalkeeper, the crossbar, or a goalpost)
  •  A goal is scored by a kick from the mark only if it meets the requirements of Law 10
  • If the kicker violates Law 14 and a goal is scored or if the goalkeeper violates Law 14 and a goal is not scored, the kick must be retaken
  •  If, as a result of a violation, the kick must be repeated, it may be taken by a different eligible player

■         The other eligible player must not have kicked already in the same round

■         The original kicker whose kick is retaken by a different eligible player is not counted as having taken a kick

  • The senior assistant referee assists the referee with determining if a goal has been scored and whether there has been illegal goalkeeper movement which affected the outcome of the kick
  •  The other assistant referee assists in managing the eligible players in the center circle and maintaining an orderly movement of the players out from and back to the center circle, in accordance with the procedures discussed in the pregame.
  • If the end of the field being used for kicks from the mark becomes unplayable (field conditions and/or the condition of the goal), the referee may change to the other end of the field, but it is recommended that, if possible, this not be done until each team has kicked an equal number of times
  • Unless otherwise specified by the rules of competition, the final match report will indicate the tied score at the end of regular play (including any extra time) and will then indicate the final tally of kicks from the mark which allowed one team to advance
  • If, through misconduct, injury, or other cause, the number of players on a team falls below seven, the kicks from the penalty mark will continue so long as the team has at least a single eligible player

Initial group of 5 kicks from the mark

  • Kicks from the mark are conducted in pairs, one from each team, for an initial round of up to five pairs
  • Kicks from the mark are stopped and one team is declared the winner if that team has scored more goals than the other team and the number of kicks remaining for that other team is insufficient to make up the difference (e.g., 3-0 after three rounds -- the team with 0 cannot make up the difference since only two kicks remain)
  • Kicks from the mark proceed past the initial round of five only if, after five kicks by each team, the score is still tied


Initial round of all eligible players

  • Past the initial group of five, kicks from the mark proceed only in single pairs
  • At this point, kicks from the mark are stopped and one team is declared the winner if that team has scored in its pair but the other team has not
  • If kicks from the mark proceed beyond all eligible players into a second or subsequent round, players are not required to kick in the same order as in any previous round

Championship Match - Procession

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH CEREMONIAL PROCESSION

Click the image above to view an example video








Referee Decisions, Conduct & More

REFEFEE RELATED
All referee decisions are final. Dissent will not be tolerated. Coaches and Players are warned in advance by this message of the need for respectful treatment of the referees. Any issues with the referees are to be kept quiet at the field, and these are to be brought after the game to the Referee Station for a written complaint, which will be acted upon as needed. Also to be acted upon with swift measure is any mistreatment of the referees, by anyone, at any time.

Severe measures will be taken, up to and including termination of the team from the tournament.

Participating referees will be instructed to exercise control of the game, maintain safety and good sportsmanship from the players, coaches and spectators. Trifling matters may not be called if it is fair and good sportsmanship is prevalent.

Referees are strongly encouraged to find other ways to handle behavior problems in divisions 10U & below and avoid issuing misconduct cards to the players. 

The referee will be expected to uphold the Laws of the game, as well as to ensure compliance with all tournament rules and guidelines. Above all, it is the referee’s goal to ensure the game is safe, fair and fun for all participants! Please be kind to your AYSO family, as they are volunteers and doing the best they can.

Remember – it is only a game!

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES: All efforts will be made by the Regional Referee Admin and Regional Referee Scheduler to assign neutral parties to referee these games. *Championship games will be full length games.


CONDUCT

Coaches are expected to set a positive example for the team and will be held responsible for the actions of their team including spectators. Spectators must remain on the side of the field designated for their team and should set up chairs leaving enough room for the Assistant Referees, coaches and players making throw-ins.  At the conclusion of each match, the referees will indicate on the reverse of the game cards any comments for poor sportsmanship.

Any coach or spectator ejected must immediately leave the field and additionally will be prohibited from attending the next scheduled game. Any player sent off (red carded) must immediately retire to the team area (under supervision of an adult) and may not play in the next game.

Any violent conduct red card or ejection may result in the player/coach/spectator being expelled from the tournament at the discretion of the Regional Commissioner.

All Serious incidents will be reported to the Area, Section, and AYSO National Office parties and Regional Safety Director.

PROTESTS

Protests will be considered only for the following reasons:

A) An ineligible player has played.

B) One or more registered player(s), present and in uniform, has not played the required three quarters of the game, except for illness or injury as recorded by the game referee.


All protests must be presented in writing to the Competitive Play Coordinator within 1/2 hour of the completion of the game. All protests will be heard by a committee of at least three persons selected by the Regional Commissioner or Competitive Play Coordinator.

Note: Referee judgment calls are final and are not grounds for protest or subject to dispute! All protest decisions are final.

Ultimately, Remember:  It is only a game!  And it is for the KIDS!

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