§1 GAME RULES
The tournament is played in accordance with the applicable FIFA and KNVB rules.
§2 NUMBER OF (CHANGE) PLAYERS
In all groups that play on a whole field, 5 changes per team can be made. An already exchanged player may re-enter the field at a later substitution, HOWEVER, a team may therefore make a maximum of 5 SUBSTITUTIONS per match. In all other non-team groups, unlimited substitutions are allowed. These changes must be made with the permission of the referee, in accordance with FIFA rules. So not during the game.
In all groups that play on an entire field, the playing time is 1 x 30 minutes. In the matches between the eights and sevens, the playing time is 1 times 20 minutes. At the U7 the playing time is 1 times 10 minutes. The mentioned playing time applies to both the matches in the group phase and the matches in the play-off phases, including the finals.
In matches where a decision has to be made (in the play-offs), in the event of a tie, penalties will immediately be taken and no extra time will be played.
The scoring is in accordance with the three-point system, so;
3 points for a win
1 point for a draw
0 points for loss
When two or more teams finish in a tie in the group stage, the following will be considered;
1. Goal difference
2. The number of goals scored
3. Mutual result
If this is also inconclusive, then;
1. In the event that both teams play (simultaneously) at the same location that day, penalties will be taken.
2. In the event that both teams are playing at a different location that day, so that penalty kicks are not possible, will be decided by drawing lots. The result of this draw will be announced via the website and no correspondence will be entered into about the result of the draw.
§5 PLAYER LISTS
All participating teams are obliged to submit a list (well) before the start of the 1st match, i.e. when registering on arrival, with the names and dates of birth of the participating players. Players are required to identify themselves when required by the organization and will regularly do random checks regarding ages. If a player cannot, or refuses to identify himself, this player can be denied further participation by the organization. If, after any identification, it would appear that a player has illegally participated in the relevant team, all previously played matches of that team will be declared invalid and converted into a statutory 0-1 loss. The relevant player will also be denied further participation and the organization may decide to remove the relevant team from the tournament.
A player may only be registered for 1 team during the tournament. A team (players + reserve players) may enter a maximum of 3 dispensation players and they may be a maximum of 12 months older than the permitted age in his/her class.
All teams must ensure to be on time for the start of their game. Teams that, without good reason, cannot arrive in time to start their match will automatically lose 0-1. Not being able to find the sports park, or not knowing where to play, is not a valid excuse. That is why it is also important to check carefully on Saturday where and at what time one should play on Sunday. If your team is late and if you have a good reason for this, we urge you to contact the (local) organization in good time.
When two teams in the same color shirts compete against each other, the first mentioned team is obliged to either put on other shirts or ask the organization to play with vests, provided these are available locally. It is therefore advisable to bring spare shirts. If no solution is found, the (local) organization will decide on the result.
§8 (ASSISTANT) REFEREES
All matches are played with official referees appointed by the organization. These are verifiable referees for the relevant association in their own country. It is not always possible to appoint a referee from a neutral country, but we are working towards this where possible. In all boys' groups U19 to U14, and girls U17 and U15, all teams are obliged to provide a (capable) assistant referee during their matches. All other groups play without assistants. These assistants have an advisory role and may also flag for offside, but the final decision always rests with the referee. During the final matches for place 1 and 2 on Sunday, the organization will appoint official assistant referees. ALL decisions made by the umpire on the pitch are final and cannot be protested. Complaints about referees will only be handled by the organization in exceptional cases.
§9 YELLOW AND RED CARDS
A player who receives a yellow card during the match must be off the field for 5 minutes. It may not be replaced during that period. The referee MUST indicate this by showing the yellow card. A player who receives a second yellow card must leave the field and is excluded for the remainder of that game. A player who is sent off with a direct red card is excluded from the remainder of the relevant match and the next match of his/her team. In case of serious violations or violent acts, the (local) organization can decide on a longer suspension.
When a match is abandoned, the following is done;
– The referee informs the tournament management of the reason for the strike
– In consultation, a guilty team is designated by the referee and organization
– This team will then lose the match 0-1, and can be removed from the tournament
– When both teams are at fault, both teams will be deducted 1 victory point and can be removed from the tournament
In case of (repeated) misconduct or violent acts, the organization will not hesitate to immediately remove teams from the tournament. We stand for respect and fair play. Also, misconduct along the field by parents or leaders will be dealt with harshly and this too can lead to expulsion of individuals or the entire team. The police will be called in at all times in the event of serious (violent) crimes.
Again, ALL decisions by both Referee and Organization are binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
§10a DIFFERENT RULES (Under 13)
– KICKS OUT / GOAL KICKS: unlike in the Netherlands, goal kicks are kicked from the goal area line from the ground, not from the rim 16.
– CORNER KICKS: unlike the Netherlands, ALL corners are taken from the corner flag, so NO short corners.
– OFFSIDE: Offside is played
– BORDER JUDGES: In the groups Below will be played WITHOUT assistant referees, only during the final neutral assistants will be active.
§10b DIFFERENT RULES (7v7 and 8v8)
– FIELD SIZE: Playing field is half of a large field
– TARGET SIZE: size 5 x 2 meters
– BAL SIZE: size 5 (320 grams)
– KICK OUT / GOAL KICKS: The goalkeeper/player must only bring the ball into play via the ground. In the case of a catch, the goalkeeper may also shoot/throw the ball.
– CORNER KICKS: Corner kicks must be taken immediately. Distance player/corner is 5 meters.
– PENALTY KICK: The penalty kick is taken 8 meters from the goal
– FREE KICK: All free kicks/kick-offs are direct and may therefore be scored out. Distance 5 meters.
– OUT BALL: When a ball goes over the sideline, the ball must be put back into play by means of a throw-in.
– OFFSIDE: no offside is played
– RECOVERY BALL: An intentional back pass must not be picked up in the hands by the goalkeeper
§10c DIFFERENT RULES (4v4)
– FIELD SIZE: Playing field is one eighth of a large field
– TARGET SIZE: 3×1 meter
– BAL SIZE: size 3 (290 grams)
– KEEPER: there is played with 4 field players, so without a goalkeeper
– CORNER KICKS: Corner kicks are taken from the corners of the field of play by dribbling, passing or shooting the ball.
– KICK OUT / GOAL KICKS: The back ball is dribbled in or passed in by a player next to the goal.
– OUTBALL: On an out-ball, play is resumed by dribbling in.
– AFTER A GOAL: After a goal has been scored, a player of the team that conceded a goal dribbles the ball into his own goal. Opposing players start in their own half.
– FREE KICK: This may be taken by dribbling, passing or shooting the ball from the spot where the free ball was awarded. It is allowed to score.
– DISTANCE: The opponent is at least 3 meters away at every restart.
§11 CORRESPONDENCE ON RESULTS / PUBLICATION STANDINGS
With effect from the 2019 edition, the referee will ask both trainers to sign for the result on the match ticket. This is to ensure a correct result. When a trainer refuses, on whatever ground, to sign, he automatically agrees with the result. If you nevertheless find an incorrect result, we request that you report this to the local tournament management. On Saturdays it is possible to correct incorrect results UNTIL 21:00, after that all published results are binding. All results and competition programs will be published on www.tournify.nl.
§12 OTHER PROVISIONS
– Every team is expected to arrive at the accommodation in sportswear. Shower facilities are provided.
– All spectators at the matches must be behind the fence or at least 2 meters from the field. This also applies to teams waiting to play their own match if the previous match has not yet started. The umpires will not start until everyone complies with this request. If this does not happen, the match will not be started and the organization can take measures against the offender(s).
§13 OFFICIAL COMPLAINTS
It is possible to submit oral and/or written complaints against decisions taken. A deposit of 50 euros must be paid for this. If the complaint is upheld, this amount will be refunded. If the complaint is declared unfounded, the objector will lose this amount. We would like to emphasize that protests against decisions taken by referees have no chance in most cases.
§14 TOURNAMENT GUIDE
In ALL cases not provided for in these regulations, the tournament management/organization will decide.