DISTRICT CUP 2021
Welcome to the District 6 District Cup page
District 6 soccer will be hosting the 2021 District Cup in November 2021. The tournament is open to all U-19 thru U-10 boys and girls’ RECREATIONAL teams that play in a District 6 CalNorth playing league during the 2021 season.
This page will include the rules for the 2021 District Cup the U-19 thru U 10 boys’ and girls’ teams. WE are including an INTENT TO PLAY team applications for all teams, which we are encouraging all teams to complete and submit.
We will post in May the actual link to the District Cup tournament team applications.
This year’s tournament will have first round play for our U-19 & 16 teams on Nov. 6 and 7, 2021, with the finals on Nov. 13 (if necessary). At this time all games are scheduled to be at the Cherry Island Soccer complex. Cost per team will be $375.00 per team (this includes all referee costs).
This year’s tournament will have first round play for our U-14 thru 10 teams on Nov. 13 and 14, 2021, with the finals on Nov. 20. At this time all opening round games are scheduled to be at the Cherry Island Soccer complex. Cost per team will be $260.00 per team (this includes all referee costs).
This tournament will follow any Covid-19 State health guidelines that may be in effect in November 2021.
Any questions please email the administrators below
2021 DISTRICT VI SOCCER
District Cup TOURNAMENT RULES
District Cup is for recreational teams who have played in a recreational league in District VI during the 2021 season.
Dates of play for U-19 & U16 teams will be Nov. 6 & 7th (and 13th if necessary). For U-10 thru U14 teams dates of play will be Nov. 13 & 14, 2021, with finals on Nov. 20th.
Within each age group, each tournament group of six to ten teams has been seeded into two flights of three, four, or five teams for round-robin play on the first weekend. Flight winners in each tournament group will play a Final match. The exception may occur if we have an odd number of teams in age group.
All players of all teams reaching a Final will receive 1st or 2nd place awards. The winner of the Final in the Cup Challenge group for each age group will also gain possession of the perpetual District VI Cup Trophy for the following year. Normal CalNorth rules will apply for all games played, except as modified by any special tournament rules specified herein.
- Number of Players: The maximum and minimum number of players on the field from each team shall be:
U10: maximum 7, minimum 5
U12: maximum 9, minimum 6
U14 – U19: maximum 11, minimum 7
- Game Length: Games shall be of regulation length for the age group playing unless otherwise specified below:
U10: 25-minute halves
U12: 30-minute halves
U14: 35-minute halves
U16 & U19: 40-minute halves
Note: Under 19 teams will play 45-minute halves in the Final for their tournament group. All play on the first weekend is round-robin (unless we have odd number of teams), do NOT play overtimes or take kicks from the mark to resolve ties.
- Round-Robin Scoring: The flight winner/leader is determined by points awarded for wins and ties, as follows:
THREE points for each win (including a forfeit win, to be listed as a 1-0 game)
ONE point for each tie
ZERO points for each loss
- Round-Robin Tie-breaker: If teams are tied after round-robin play, the following sequential tie-breaker steps are to be used to determine a flight winner (from ONLY the teams that are TIED in points).
If any of the tied teams have won by forfeit, IGNORE all scores of ALL games played by the forfeiting team (only ‘real’ goals in an equal number of games are to be counted). A team with a forfeit loss can never win a tie-breaker.
- Goal Differential: Actual goals scored minus actual goals allowed, up to plus or minus 3 goals per game; the flight winner is the team with largest Goal Differential.
- Goals Against: Actual goals allowed up to 3 goals per game; the winner is the team with fewest Goals Against.
- Goals For: Actual goals scored up to 3 goals per game; the flight winner is the team with the most Goals For.
- If only two teams remain tied for first, the team winning in Head-to-Head play wins the flight and advances.
- If two or more teams remain tied after all of the above steps, notify the Tournament Committee immediately.
Note that each tie-breaker step in the above is separate and applies ONLY to teams that remain tied after evaluation of the results of the previous step. A team that loses in a step is no longer in the tied group of teams.
- Tied match in Finals: If a Final match is tied at the end of regulation, FIFA Kicks from the Mark shall be used to determine a winner. (NO overtimes will be played; teams shall immediately begin kicks from the mark.)
- Termination: If the referee terminates a match prior to completion, the tournament committee MAY re-schedule the game to be played again in its entirety, or may consider the match concluded as of the Referee’s termination.
- Withdrawal: Teams who withdraw subsequent to schedule printing (this package) shall forfeit their entry fee.
- Assigned center and AR Referees: The District Cup committee will assign all AR and Center Referees.
- THERE SHALL BE NO PROTESTS HEARD BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE.
- Referee Responsibility: The three Referee system is to be used. District VI will assign AR & Center Referees for all games on the first weekend of play. District VI will provide and pay ALL Referees for Opening round and Finals.
- Home Team: The team listed first on the schedule is the Home team. The Home team shall provide the game ball and change jersey colors if necessary. In Final matches, the winner of the ‘A’ flight shall be the Home Team.
- Game Cards: Game cards shall be collected and retained by the Convener. The Convener shall report the scores of all games to the tournament scorekeepers by 8:00 PM Sunday evening. The Convener shall also retain the passes of any players (or coaches) sent off until receipt of additional instructions from the tournament PAD committee.
- Send-Offs: All player or coach send-off (red card) reports must be submitted with the game card and pass of the person sent off. The Convener must notify the tournament PAD Chairperson by 7:00 PM on the day of the action. Players who are sent off must leave the field and may not return for the remainder of the day. Coaches who are sent off shall not return for the remainder of the tournament. Anyone sent off may not participate in any matches played by his/her team following the send-off until the tournament PAD committee has granted permission. Any violation of this provision WILL result in added disciplinary action for both player and coach, which could include forfeiture of ALL tournament games. At least the minimum penalty (number of games suspended) as shown in the CalNorth Team Manual MUST be automatically applied in all cases involving players or coaches who are sent off.
- Substitution: Substitution by either team shall be unlimited, and may occur at any stoppage of play. Substitute(s) shall enter the field of play only after the player has been given permission to do so by the Referee.
- Heading: Players may not intentionally head the ball in Under 10 thru U14 games. Heading is allowed in U16 and U19 play. The penalty for heading in U10-U14 play is an indirect free kick taken as per the Laws of the Game.
- Team Conduct: Referees will hold coaches responsible for the conduct of their team, assistants, and spectators. The tournament committee expects ALL coaches to encourage Fair Play, and enthusiasm without criticism. Note that an excessive goal differential (greater than 5 goals per game) is NOT in the best interest of Fair Play.
- Failure to Play: All teams MUST attempt to play all games assigned in the schedule. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the offending team being disqualified for play in the District VI Cup Tournament in the following year. This includes ANY and ALL teams of the offending coach.
- Cancellation: If one or both days of round-robin play must be canceled (by the Referee, or loss of permits) due to severe weather, notify the Tournament Committee. Try to complete at least one day’s play over the two days if possible. Games will be scheduled on the following or later weekends, and the Final re-scheduled if necessary.
- Roster: Birth certificates, goldenrod roster, and add forms are NOT required for your team’s participation, just player and coach passes. ONLY those players registered to your team (as indicated by the team’s name or number on the player pass) as of the deadline date for mailed application to the District VI Cup tournament may participate. ‘Guest’ players (players registered to another team) may NOT participate in the District VI Cup tournament.
- VALID CAL NORTH PLAYER AND COACH PASSES ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO PLAY
- Player Participation: As noted in the cover letter, ALL players in attendance are to participate in at least half of each match, unless there are disciplinary or medical reasons why they should not. The Referee is to be notified prior to the start of the game of any player(s) who will not be participating in at least half of the match.
- Delay of Game: Teams not ready for play within 15 minutes of their assigned game time shall forfeit the match.
- Clean-up: Please help keep fields clean and permits available. Dispose of all trash following each of your games.
- Lastly: Have fun, and encourage all parents and spectators to remember that these are children playing a game.