The Broomfield Shootout Soccer Tournament is being conducted in accordance with established tournament procedures and current FIFA Laws of the Game (2012/2013) (and not NFHS rules), except as tailored to suit the unique circumstances of the Broomfield Shootout. The following guidelines and rules may be unique to this particular tournament.
1. ELIGIBILITY: If you discover that you are registered in the wrong age bracket or gender, please send an e-mail to shootoutdirector at broomfieldsoccerclub dot org IMMEDIATELY.
2. MANDATORY TEAM CHECK-IN: A coach or team manager must attend a mandatory check-in on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday evening. See our Check-in page for additional details on what to bring.
All teams will play their first game on Thursday or Friday. Failure to check-in may result in disqualification including forfeiture of fees. Games not played will be classified as "forfeits." In the event an ineligible player has participated in the tournament, the team will forfeit all games.
Teams may include up to 4 guest players. Guest players must be registered by tournament officials at time of check-in. No players may be added after the first game has been played - NO EXCEPTIONS. Players may participate on one team only during the entire tournament.
Developmental U9 and U10 rosters, including guests, may not exceed 14 players.
Competitive U11+ tournament rosters, including guests, may not exceed 18 players for U11 through U16 and 22 players for U17 and U18. For those teams utilizing a 22 player roster, only 18 players may be suited up in game day uniforms to play in any given game.
3. PLAYER PASSES: Each player is required to have a player pass, which must be laminated and include a current picture, name and birth date and have a Broomfield Shootout sticker attached. The ONLY passes allowed are regular CYS, AYSO or other USYSA passes. Under no circumstances will Driver Licenses, Student ID Cards or Military IDs be accepted in the place of a player pass.
4. PLAYER EQUIPMENT: Appropriate and approved soccer clothing and equipment, including shin guards, is required (FIFA Law IV). Casts, splints and knee braces are allowed provided they are (in the opinion of the referee) adequately covered and padded so as to eliminate the possibility of its causing injury to the other players on the field. Players may wear no jewelry.
5. GAME TIME: Each player and coach must be at the assigned playing field 30 minutes prior to the scheduled game time and available to be checked-in by game officials. During this time, players' equipment and picture player passes will be checked and verified.
NO PLAYER PASS, NO PLAY:
Referees are instructed to begin playing time within 5 minutes of the scheduled time. If a team is not on the field, ready to play, within 15 minutes of the scheduled game time, that team will forfeit the match
In the event of weather cancellations, games are considered final if they reach half time.
6. HOME TEAM: The home team: (a) is the FIRST team listed on the schedule; (b) will have their choice of bench area (when field conditions permit, both teams are to be on the same touchline with all parents and supporters on the opposite side of the field, 5 yards from the touch line); (c) get first choice of uniform; and (d) provide the game balls. The away team will change their jersey color in the event of a conflict.
7. GAME DURATION AND BALL SIZE:
* Match Duration may be decreased to accommodate available playing fields, late starts, and weather conditions. In the event of lightning delays, games may be considered final if they have reached half time. The Tournament Director’s decision on all timing matters is final.
During pool play, regardless of game start time, referees have been instructed to limit playing time, so the games finish on time. Half time will be 5 minutes.
8. SUBSTITUTIONS: All substitutes must enter the field of play at the halfway line and must be ready at the halfway line prior to the stoppage. With the referee's permission, a team may substitute or re-substitute any number of players at the following stoppages:
With the referee's permission, a team may substitute for a cautioned player at the time of the caution.
9. COMPETITION: At the end of the pool play matches, teams with the greatest number of points in each flight will be eligible for Semi-Final and/or Championship play. Standings for qualifying will be determined by the following point system:
There will be no extra time periods during any games in the tournament. In the event of ties in the standings after the qualifying matches, the ties will be broken as follows:
10. OVERTIME AND SHOOTOUT: In the event that a semi-final or final game has ended in a tie, the match will be decided by the "taking of kicks from the penalty mark." The PK shootout will follow current FIFA Laws of the Game (2012/2013) (and not NFHS rules) including the requirement that only players who are on the field of play at full time may be designated as one of the eleven players to participate in the PK shootout. There will be no extra time periods during any games in the tournament.
11. MISCONDUCT: The penalty for a player or coach who is "sent off the field of play" will be at least a one-game suspension. Tournament officials will not hesitate to eject from the tournament, any team, player or team representative for gross misconduct. An expulsion may extend to future Broomfield Shootout tournaments. Inappropriate behavior by coaches, parents, and/or team supporters will result in those individuals being required to leave the vicinity of the playing field before play will continue. The Referee tents will be OFF LIMITS to all coaches, players and spectators unless accompanied by the Tournament Director or authorized designee. Anyone entering the referee tent unaccompanied may be banned from their next game.
12. COACHES: Each team must have a non-playing adult (21 years or older) designated as its coach at each game. If the regular coach is not available for a game or has been sent off, another adult must fill the role of coach. ALL coaches and assistant coaches must have a coach's pass. Coaches must conduct themselves in a responsible manner. At all times, they will promote the Laws of the Game, encouraging clean competition and sportsmanship, and abide by the rules of the Broomfield Shootout tournament. Coaches are limited to positive coaching from within the coach's box. Negative comments will not be tolerated! Coaches will be responsible for the behavior of their team's spectators.
13. PROTESTS: Protests regarding games or their outcome will not be entertained. Questions of eligibility must be addressed with the site managers and/or tournament staff.
14. TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS: The tournament committee reserves the right to change tournament rules to accommodate unforeseen circumstances and to benefit the players.
15. BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGEN PROCEDURES: The following procedures will be followed to minimize the risk of infection by blood-borne diseases. Any player or official who is bleeding must leave the field of play immediately to receive medical treatment and may not return until the situation is corrected to the satisfaction of the referee as follows: a) the bleeding is stopped, b) the blood has been removed from the skin surface, c) the contaminated skin has been disinfected and d) the wound is covered. If there is blood on the uniform, it must be washed from the uniform and the uniform disinfected.
16. LIGHTNING SAFETY: In order to provide for the safety of players and spectators please follow these rules.
17. GAME CARDS: It is the responsibility of the referee to collect the game card take it to the Field Marshall at the field.
18. TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE: The tournament entry fee is $600 per team playing U11-U18, $400 for teams playing U9-U10 if postmarked by July 23rd, 2013. Early bird entry fees of $575 (U11-U18) and $390 (U9-U10) due by July 9th. If payment is received after entry deadline of July 23rd, 2013, a late fee of $50 will be charged and acceptance will be on a space-available basis.