MODE AND RULES
The preliminaries are played in groups, all play all. There is no extra time in the preliminaries. Points are awarded as follows:
| Loss, no show||0 points|
Depending on numbers, the preliminaries are followed by playoffs with the 1st of the group playing against the 2nd, the 3rd against the 4th and so on...
PENALTY SHOOTOUT (Playoff)
Penalties follow the FIFA rules:
First, 5 players are nominated for the playoff. If this leads to no decision, the winner is determined in a game of sudden death.
Ever team must hand in a squad list, including all players taking part in the tournament. Every player who meets the age regulations and is listed in the squad list of their respective club is authorised to play in the respective league.
Verification of age and authorisation
Clubs are permitted to enter a player in more than one team (provided they meet the age regulations), but not in the same league. A player is only authorised to play for a team, if he or she is listed in the squad list. If a club enters more than one team in one league, players may only play for the team they were originally registered for.
Within the squad list, substitutions may be made at will. Re-exchanges are also permitted. Every substitution must be announced to the referee.
Uniforms must provide clearly visible squad numbers. Every team must bring at least 2 sets of differently coloured uniforms to the tournament.
Meatl studs are not permitted!
|U13 (girls and boys):||size 4|
|U15 (girls and boys):||size 5|
|U17 (girls and boys):||size 5|
Penalties and disqualifications
Severe fouls will be penalised with a straight red card. This entails an automatic suspension for the next game. The tournament committee can extend the suspension according to the severity of the foul.
Special regulations for U13 girls
The tournament will be played according to following exception regulations:
- 6 + 1 players
- Half field
- No offside rule
- Penalties are played at 8 metres from the goal
- No back-pass rule
Due to varying cut-off dates among national Soccer associations, there are certain exceptions. Applications for exceptions must be directed to the tournament committee in writing. Players must be less than 6 months too old; there are only two exceptions per team.
General tournament rules
Next to the official rules, the general tournament rules apply to football/soccer too. You can read up on them here.