Safety of all players is critical. Please review the following information.
Players with plaster casts or hard splints, even if padded, will not be allowed to play--even with the permission of a parent and/or medical approval.
Players with orthopedic braces that have exposed or uncapped metal parts will not be allowed to play.
No hats or headgear may be worn on the playing field during a game. Prescription eyeglasses will be allowed with a doctor’s note.
No hair clips, barrettes or other devices to hold hair with protruding parts will be allowed on the playing field during a game—only rubber bands or coated bands.
No jewelry except for medical alert bracelets or necklaces. These must be taped down.
The Referee will inspect all
players for dangerous items prior to each game. The Referee will not allow anything to be worn that does not conform to the above rules. The Referee’s judgment will be final and coaches are expected to support the Referees to enforce the safety of all participants.
FIFA Laws will apply with the following exceptions and additions:
1-Registration: All teams must register online prior to the tournament. Check-in will be held at the time and place posted on the tournament website (barnstableyouthsoccer.org/ harvestcup ). At check-in each team must present an approved team roster, pass cards and/or birth certificates, medical release forms and for out of state teams, the approved permission to travel form.
2 – Player eligibility/rosters/ejections
3 – Start of match procedures
4- Ball size and game playing times (including championship play)
Game Length: Fifty minutes consisting of 25 minute halves with 5 minutes half-time rest. Referees are responsible for keeping time and may add additional time in consideration of injuries at their sole discretion. In no case may a game continue if it interferes with the next scheduled game start time.
Championship Playing Time will be as follows:
If the Coach comes onto the field to tend to an injury the player injured has to go off the field.
6 – End of match procedures
At the end of each match, each coach shall verify and sign the referee’s official game report. The tournament field marshal may facilitate this process, but each team’s coach has the responsibility to meet the referee following each match and sign the official game report. Failure to do so will negate any grounds by a coach or team representative to protest for incorrectly posted scores.
9 - Suspended and terminated games
10 - Conduct
11 - Protests
Each participating U10 team will play a minimum of 3 games in a round robin format. Participation awards will be given to all players on U10 teams.
will receive individual trophies, in age groups U12, U14 and U16.