GSC TOURNAMENT POLICIES & RULES

LAW 1 - FIELD OF PLAY

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LAW 2 - THE BALL

LAW 3 - NUMBER OF PLAYERS

goalkeeper (overtime may drop down to two (2) players)

leave at the center line. Goalkeeper substitutions only made when ball is out of play and with

referee’s consent. There is to be no advantage gained during simultaneous substitution.

Improper substitution shall result in an indirect free kick (IFK) from spot of improper

substitution.

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championship round play.

LAW 4 - PLAYERS’ EQUIPMENT

guards and court shoes.

field.

jersey. The visitor will wear a light-colored jersey.

LAW 5 - REFEREE

enforce the Laws of the Game.

game.

LAW 6 - ASSISTANT REFEREE

meet the needs of the tournament.

TIME KEEPER

LAW 7 - DURATION OF THE MATCH

only be extended for a penalty kick or an accumulated foul penalty kick.

LAW 8 - START AND RESTART OF PLAY

directly from a kick-off.

second half.

from a restart, except for penalty kicks and corner kicks, which are direct and a goal may be

scored.

ready to play.

LAW 9 - BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY

The ball is out of play

above the floor, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team on the

touchline closest to point of contact.

LAW 10 - METHOD OF SCORING

under the crossbar provided that no infringement of the Laws of the Game has been

committed

goals results in a draw

GSC TOURNAMENT POLICY

for a loss.

area is ejected (including the coach), the team will be penalized one (1) point for each

infraction.

following:

1. Head to head competition. *

2. Goal differential up to 3 (three) goals per game, (for example: if a team wins 3 to 1, their

goal differential would be +2 for that game.)

3. Fewest goals scored against.

4. Goals scored (maximum of 6/game).

5. If a tie still remains, a coin toss will determine the game.

a. *If more than two teams are tied, the above sequence is followed beginning with the

2nd tie-breaker unless 1 team holds the head-head tiebreaker over all tied teams, then that team wins 1st tiebreaker, if a second place must be decided amongst tied teams, tie-breakers are restarted excluding the winner of the first tie-breaker.

Golden Goal Overtime

with a full team minus 1 (one) player. Unless a red card has been issued, teams would

start 4 v 4.  If a red card had been issued during play, OT begins 3v4

player (3 v. 3).

2).

Penalty Kick Shootout

must be given to the referee.

on a sudden death basis.

LAW 11 - OFFSIDE

LAW 12 - FOULS AND MISCONDUCT

infringement occurs in the penalty area then a direct free kick (penalty kick) will be awarded.

These infringements will also count towards accumulated fouls:

count as accumulated fouls:

teammate

his hands and before it touches another player

following conditions:

being substituted has entirely left the pitch while the ball is in play.

Players shall be sent off the field (shown a red card) and punishable by an IFK from point of

infringement, unless in goal area and then direct kick from penalty spot after the following

conditions:

Rules of expulsion

in the bench area

LAW 13 - FREE KICKS

kicks.

immediately until ball is in play.

ready to play. Failure to do so may result in a yellow card. The restart will remain the same

as before the four (4) second violation.

Accumulated Fouls

continuing with all subsequent fouls in that same half period, a direct free kick

(penalty kick) will be awarded from the penalty spot.

space immediately until ball is in play.

Accumulated Foul Free Kick Procedure

behind an imaginary line that is in line with the ball and parallel to the goal line

ball (penalty spot)

rebounded from the goal post or crossbar.

LAW 14 - PENALTY KICK

details, see Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct

yards from the penalty spot

LAW 15 - KICK-IN (THROW IN)

a kick-in)

ready to play

LAW 16 - GOAL CLEARANCE (GOAL KICK)

throwing the ball.

determined ready to play.

the field before passing over the half line. Violation will result in an IFK from the spot crossing

the half line.

floor or a player outside of the opponent’s penalty area. If the ball enters the opposing teams

penalty area without touching the floor or a player, an IFK will be awarded to the opposing team.

be touched again by the goalkeeper unless it is touched by another player. This would be a

“double touch”.  This however is allowed in the run of play—a keeper may play to their own feet, just not from a goal clearance.

Build Out Line

At the U8-U10 age groups, a “build out” line will be used. This line will be used to

promote building out of the back in an unpressured setting.

goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line.

releases the ball prior to their opponents reaching the buildout line, play will resume.

LAW 17 - CORNER KICK

kick (goal can be scored directly from the corner kick).

ready to play.

GOALKEEPER (IN THE RUN OF PLAY)

keeper from the foot of a teammate.

on goal keeper side of the field before being played over the half. Violation will result in an

IFK from the spot crossing the half line.

floor or a player outside of the opponent’s penalty area. If the ball enters the opposing teams

penalty area without touching the floor or a player, an IFK will be awarded to the opposing team.

goalkeeper may throw the ball out using their hands or place the ball on the ground and use

his/her feet to distribute the ball into play. Once the ball is placed on the ground, it is

considered a “live” ball.

FIFA FUTSAL RULES

Miscellaneous

HEADING

CONCUSSION PROTOCOL

match, if a player suffers a significant blow to the head and/or there are any

concussion symptoms exhibited by a player, the game will be stopped, and the

player must be removed from the field. The player cannot return to the game unless

cleared by a health care professional. If no health care professional is present at the

game, the player may not re-enter the game. If any coach or parent tried to permit

such player to return to play without proper evaluation, the game will be stopped

immediately, and the player will be asked to leave the field and be substituted.

PROTESTS

accepted regarding referee decisions. Should a team wish to protest over eligibility,

the protest must be made no later than one hour after the completion of the game in

question.

Should a team have a reasonable problem with a referee, it should be reported to the

Tournament Director, in writing, along with witness statements or videos for review.

The outcome of the review will not affect final game standings.

GSC REFUND POLICY

we cannot guarantee a team will not drop from the tournament or forfeit a game. No credit or

partial refund will be given in this situation.

administrative fee) if the team cancels prior to the registration deadline. After the registration

deadline, a 50% refund will only be issued if the schedule has not been posted – or – if the

tournament director is able to find a replacement team. If the tournament director is unable to

find a replacement after the schedule is posted, a refund will not be issued. Once the

tournament begins, no refunds will be issued.

GSC INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if the tournament director is notified prior to the

start of the tournament. If a team has checked in but elects to leave early, no refund will be

given. If the tournament is cancelled prior to the start of the tournament due to poor weather

conditions, the tournament committee will refund a percentage of the registration based on

expenses. After the tournament begins, no refunds will be issued if the tournament is

cancelled.

GSC CANCELLATION POLICY

conditions and/ or other acts of nature and circumstances beyond the control of the

tournament or soccer club. In the event of total cancellation prior to the start of the first

scheduled game, the tournament will refund a percentage of the application fee based on the

tournament expenses.