Waza Spooktacular Rules
- RULES AND REGULATIONS for the 2012 WAZA SPOOKTACULAR
> Registration will be held at Splash Universe. THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION OUT AT THE FIELDS.
> Teams are required to have two (2) copies of their stamped roster, pass card for each player, medical release forms (notarized), liability form, risk management cards for coaches and managers and if applicable, guest player rosters, and
pass card and permission to travel for foreign teams.
2. AGE BRACKETS:
Under 8 - Born on 8/1/05 or after
Under 9 - Born on 8/1/04 or after
Under 10 - Born on 8/1/03 or after
Under 11 - Born on 8/1/02 or after
Under 12 - Born on 8/1/01 or after
Under 13 - Born on 8/1/00 or after
Under 14 - Born on 8/1/99 or after
Under 15 - Born on 8/1/98 or after
Under 16 - Born on 8/1/97 or after
Under 17 - Born on 8/1/96 or after
Under 18 - Born on 8/1/95 or after
Under 19 - Born on 8/1/94 or after
> A roster must be on file with tournament headquarters prior to competition and it must be a team roster for the Fall
> A player can only be rostered on one team.
> The maximum roster size per age group is as follows:
6 v 6: 11 players maximum (U8-U10)
8 v 8: 14 players maximum ( U10, U11 and U12 teams playing 8v8)
11 v 11: 18 players maximum (U12 - U15 teams playing 11v11)
11 v 11: 22 players maximum (U16 - U19)
A maximum of 3 guest players is permitted U12 and under. A maximum of 5 guest players is permitted U13 and above.
4. LENGTH OF GAME:
> 6 v 6: 2 x 25 minute halves (prelim, semi & finals)
> 8 v 8: 2 x 30 minute halves (prelim, semi & finals)
> 11 v 11: 2 x 35 minute halves (prelim, semi & finals)
5. FIFA RULES APPLY, UNLESS LISTED DIFFERENTLY IN TOURNAMENT RULES.
> Substitutions may be made with referee's approval only.
> Substitution requests may be given at these times:
a. Before a goal kick
b. Before a throw-in for your team
c. After a goal
d. At halftime
e. After an injury (one for one)
f. After a yellow card has been issued (one for one)
> Both teams will have their bench on the same side. Spectators will be on the opposite side.
>The half-way line will divide the teams and the spectators.
> Coaches are responsible for the spectators' behavior. Dissent will not be tolerated.
8. HOME TEAM:
> The home team is the FIRST team listed.
> In the case of similar color uniforms, the home team will change to their alternate jersey..
9. GAME BALL:
> To be provided by the team listed as HOME TEAM.
> Under 8 through Under 12 will use a size 4 ball.
> Under 13 and above will use a size 5 ball.
10. PLAYER EQUIPMENT:
> Shin guards are mandatory and must be covered by socks.
> Shirt/jerseys will be tucked into players shorts at all times.
> Hard casts are not permitted. Soft cast will only be allowed upon approval of referee.
> The home team will be responsible for using alternate-color uniform if necessary.
11. DIVISION STANDINGS:
Win = 3 pts. Tie = 1 pt. Loss = 0 pt.
1. Head to Head (skip if more than two teams are tied).
2. Net score - Goals scored less goals allowed (max. 4 per game).
3. Least goals against.
4. Most goals scored (max. 4 per game).
5. Penalty kicks. 5 per team, alternating. If tied after 5 each, 1 per team will be selected until the tie is broken.
(The penalty shooters can be anyone who is dressed to play and rostered, only applies to tie-breaker).
6. All Division winners are set, and then the wildcard process takes place.
> The Selection of a Wild Card Team, if required, shall be determined by:
a. Non-group winner with the most total points.
b. Non group winner with the most wins.
c. Winner of the game, if applicable, played between the tied teams.
d. Goal differential.
e. Fewer total goals allowed.
f. Penalty kicks. If both teams advance, the tournament committee will decide the opponents at the next level of play.
g. Wildcard teams may be changed if the two teams played each other in preliminary rounds.
h. PLACEMENT OF THE WILD CARD TEAMS IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE.
There is no actual seeding of wildcards.
13. TIES DURING CHAMPIONSHIP OR PLAYOFF GAMES:
> Are settled by two x 5 minute overtime periods.
> Both periods will be played in duration. If a tie still exists, penalty kicks will take place, Rule #12.5 will not apply.
> Players taking penalty kicks must be players that were on the field when the whistle blew to end overtime.
> Penalty kick elimination:
a. When semi-final and final matches are still tied after overtime the FIFA Laws of the game for Penalty Kicks apply.
b. Only players on the field at the end of the second overtime period are eligible for penalty kicks.
c. Coin flip will determine who will go first (visiting team calls). Five penalty kickers per team.
d. The most goals scored after five kicks for each team wins the game.
e. If the score remains tied, teams will alternate shooters until there is an unmatched goal between the teams.
f. After all eligible players on the field of play have taken kicks; teams will start with their first kickers again and in the
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to shorten or eliminate overtime periods in order to keep games on time.
> A team that fails to field 7 players (5 for 6v6 games, 6 for 8v8 games) 5 minutes after the scheduled kick off, will forfeit.
> The score will be 4-0. Any team who forfeits a game will not advance from their bracket.
> Any use of illegal players will result in a forfeiture of all games.
15. REFEREES' DECISIONS ARE FINAL - NO PROTESTS, NO APPEALS.
> The tournament committee and/or director have the right to stop games due to weather.
> Games interrupted in the first half:
a. Will continue if time permits
b. If time does not permit, a 0-0 tie will be awarded.
> Games interrupted after the completion of the first half:
a. Will continue if time permits
b. If time does not permit, the score of the game will stand.
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES OR CONDITIONS BEYOND CONTROL, THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY REFUNDS.
> Any player, coach, assistant coach or manager receiving a red card will not be permitted to participate in the remainder
of the game and the following game.
> Suspension from additional games will be contingent upon a review of the violation after receipt of the referee report.
> A 2nd red card results in suspension from the remainder of the tournament.
> Any MSYSA registered player, coach, assistant coach or team manager who has received a red card during the
tournament and did not sit out the related number of game(s) during the tournament must sit out the required number of
game(s) starting with his/her next league game.
18. All Park rules must be obeyed while on premises. VIOLATORS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
19. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20. RISK MANAGEMENT:
> Waza FC and The Waza Spooktacular adhere to all MSYSA risk management policies. And all coaches and team officials must be risk-management certified and be able to present their card to the Tournament Director at any time. Team officials from other State Associations must provide their respective State Association's risk management documentation.
> Application for risk management cards can be made online at www.michiganyouthsoccer.org. Click on “Forms & Policies” icon, then click on “Risk Management” and follow instructions.
21. MEDICAL RELEASE FORMS
> Each team must have a medical release form for each player rostered, including guest players, at registration.
22. TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS
> Tournament headquarters will be located at:
2770 North Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48162
> Key contact is Leif Larsen, Tournament Director at 734-765-3480.
> All state associations, foreign teams-Canadian teams are eligible to participate in the 2012 Waza Spooktacular.
> Any disagreement which cannot be resolved by the listed rules will be settled by the Tournament Committee.
25. 6v6 PROVISIONS:
> Offsides will NOT be called.
> On passback to Goal Keeper, keeper may play ball at feet, but not handle.
> When ball is out of sideline, play will be restarted with a throw-in.
> There will be no Goal Keeper distribution when play needs to be restarted for ball going over end line.
> The Goal Keeper can throw, punt, or play to their feet and there will be no penalty for ball crossing half line.
> All kicks are indirect.
> State Rule requires that participation awards will be to divisions under U12.
> Team awards will be given to the first and second place teams in all divisions.