TRSA U11 Summer Solstice Tournament

Jun 21 to Jun 23, 2019

Tournament Rules


June 21, 22 & 23


1. TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS / GAME SHEETS: Schedule updates will be posted online but will also be available at the Tournament HQ. ASA registered referees scheduled by TRSA will be recording game results and submitting to Tournament HQ. Game sheets are to be printed out and brought to the game by each team and handed to the referee.

2. TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE: The tournament will be structured so that teams of similar skill level will be able to compete with each other. Each team will play a minimum of 3 games. The goal of the tournament is for all players and families to have a fun weekend of soccer. Round robin format with crossover will be used where possible. Special requests for scheduling should be made when registering the team (i.e. request no game Friday etc.).

3. TEAM ELIGIBILITY: Tournament is open to any U11 team within the province of Alberta. All TRSA teams are automatically entered. U11 Community based teams (EMSA, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, etc.) and U11 Developmental teams including EMSA Premier and EIYSA U11 Developmental and any other developmental or community programs within the province of Alberta or beyond are most welcome to participate.

4. ROSTERS: Maximum Roster size is 16 players. Team Rosters are required to be entered onto the online registration site, please follow the instructions . Teams are allowed a maximum of four(4) guest players. Guest players must have a signed letter of consent from their team coach. Guest players must be from same tier or lower or a lower age group.These are to be submitted to Tournament HQ or e‐mailed prior to the first game of the tournament for each team. No player will be allowed to play on more than one team. Proper identification and proof of age must be provided upon request.

5. RAIN‐OUT POLICY: Scheduled games will proceed rain or shine. In the event of unsafe conditions (extreme weather, lightning; refer to CSA lightning policy, standing water, or any other unsafe conditions as determined by the tournament chair or officials; the games may be canceled and the result recorded as a 3‐3 tie. It is the responsibility of the team to determine if a game is proceeding or has been cancelled. In the event of a default by one team, the defaulted team will be awarded a 3‐0 loss, and the team that attended the match will be awarded a 3‐0 win. Games will not be postponed or rescheduled.

6. MERCY RULE: There will be a five(5) goal mercy rule. No score will be recorded with a goal differential of greater than five(5) goals. Games to be played to conclusion regardless of score.

7. POINT CALCULATIONS: Three(3) points for a win, one(1) point for a tie. Tie breaker procedure is outlined on each group's specific schedule online at our website.

8. PENALTY KICKS: Will be used to decide games that require a result after the round robin games are complete. In a game which requires a result FIFA rules for penalty shootout will be used.

9. REFEREES: All referees are ASA certified and are assigned by the tournament. Their decisions on the interpretation of the Laws of the Game are final.

10. U11 GAME STRUCTURE AND RULES: The ASA Rules for U-11 (see link below) will be followed. The only deviation is the game duration will be 2 x 25 minute halves.

11. RETREAT LINE: The Retreat Line will come into effect in two situations during the game:

  • Goal Kick
  • Free Kick to the defending team within its own penalty area

At these two restarts, the opposing team is required to move beyond the Retreat Line. The player taking the kick can then pass the ball to one of his team-mates without the pressure of an opposing player nearby. When the ball has left the penalty area, the play will resume as normal and the “opposing” team can move inside the Retreat Line. The Retreat Line in 8-a-side Soccer will be the closest offside line to the restart. If a member of the opposing team comes inside the Retreat Line before the ball has left the penalty area, and interferes with play, the Referee will stop play and the restart will be retaken. Players can choose to play the ball long if they wish.

12. PROTESTS: The tournament will handle any protests or concerns and decisions will be final.