Tournament Rules

Rules for the Fiesta Tournament Will be as Follows

FIESTA WOMENS & COED TOURNAMENT RULES 

 
Games will be 30-minute halves (5 minute halftime). Finals will be 45 min. halves (10 minute halftime), 
unless both team captains agree to play 30-minute halves. Bring to check in: 6 copies of your roster, 
player cards and/or driver license, waiver form, and travel permit if not affiliated with TSSAS. A player 
not registered with an affiliated association, may pay $10.00 for a tournament pass. Show driver license.

PLAYING RULES:
  • Players may play with 1 women team, 1 O30 team, if there is an O30 division & 1 co-ed team only.
  • Each team may carry 5 guest players. In certain cases, the tournament director may allow more than 5 guest players.
  • No jewelry is allowed.
  • Shirts must have a #. Except the goalie.
  • If a team does not have alternate jerseys, pennies are allowed, but the shirt underneath must have a #.
  • A player must wear the appropriate soccer attire.
  • Shin guards are mandatory.
  • A red carded coach or player must sit out the following game of the tournament and pay a $20.00 fine.
  • Winning team or team that ties must turn in game card to person posting scores. Make sure the referee writes the correct score on game card.
  • There is a 10-minute grace period before a game is a forfeit.
  • A team must have 7 players at game time.
  • If a final game ends in a tie, it will go straight to kicks from the mark.
  • First team listed is the home team and must change in case of a color conflict.
  • In an O30 division, a team may carry 3 players who are under 30 years of age. The players may be 27, 28, and/or 29 years old.
CO-ED
  • To start a game there must be 7 players including the goalie. A team can start game with 1 female, 5 males, and a goalie (male or female). A team may never have more than 5 males on the field, but there can be more than 5 females on the field.
  • If a male or female player gets red carded, the team must play 1 female or 1 male short. No player red carded may be replaced.
  • No slide tackles are allowed. However, the goalie may slide to get the ball.
  • Drop ball will be taken by 2 females.
  • Offensive goals: Men=1 point   Women=2 points.
  • Maximum number of goals scored by any one male player is 2, for a total of 2 points.
  • No limit on goals scored by a female.
  • Penalty kicks may be taken by a female or male player. A female score counts as 2 points. A male score counts as 1 point.
  • Penalty kicks on overtime: female or male goal is 1 point.
  • There must be a minimum of 2 females of the 5 taking penalty kicks.
  • In case of a deflection: the last offensive player will determine the number of points, but if a player scores a goal on his/her own team, the goal will count as 1 point.
POINT SYSTEM FOR ALL DIVISIONS:
  • Win…………………….6 points
  • Tie………………………3 points (score 0 to 0 is 3 points & no shut out points are awarded)
  • Shut out………………1 point
  • Goals scored………..1 point (maximum 3 goals)
  • Maximum points obtained per game is 10.
  • Forfeit win……………2 – 0 (6 points for a win, 1 point for shutout, 1 point for each goal)=9 points.
  • If a game is terminated at halftime, score at that time will stand.
TIE BREAKER:
  • Head to head
  • Goals scored minus goals against (maximum 3 goals)
  • Teams with fewest goals against advances (maximum 3 goals).
  • Coin toss
 
  • IN CASE OF RAINOUT:
    • Tournament may be delayed, cancelled, due to inclement weather. Team reps will receive check in mail for registration fees minus tournament expenses.
  • DECISIONS:
    • WSA Board will have the final word in all disputes and decisions.
    • NO PROTESTS WILL BE ALLOWED ON ANY GROUND OR BASIS.