The preliminaries are played in 2x groups of 4 teams - round robin. The preliminaries are followed by playoffs with the 1st of the group playing against the 4th, the 2nd against the 3rd. After the preliminaries the tournament is followed by cross games and the finals.
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.
Verification of age and authorisation
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.
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.
Metal studs are not permitted!
|U11 & U13:||Size 4|
|U15 & U17:||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.
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 Soccer too. You can read up on them HERE.