SOCCER
U14 BOYS

11-13 NOVEMBER 2021

HOST/

American School of The Hague
Rijksstraatweg 200
2241 BX Wassenaar

Tournament Director:
Chris Bishop, Athletic Director
Tel: +31 625087323
Email: cbishop@ash.nl



VENUE/

ASH Sports Fields

RULES AND REGULATIONS/

FORMAT/

Please see the relevant section in the by-laws.

U14 RULES/

1. Every game is divided into 4 x 12.5 minute quarters. The quarter breaks will last only as long as it takes to substitute players. The half-time breaks will last for 5 minutes.

2. By the end of the game, every player MUST have played for one complete quarter from beginning to end. The Tournament Director will disqualify a team, which does not follow the substitution and playing time guidelines. The game will then be scored at 5-0 for the ‘winning’ team and 3 points awarded in the league table.

3. Coaches may use the running substitution rule whereby players may enter and leave the game at the coach’s discretion at any point during the game (but see point 2). The substitution must occur at the halfway line and the incoming player may not enter the field until the outgoing player has left the field. Previously substituted players may re-enter the game.

4. A player who is given a red card in a soccer game will automatically be suspended from playing in the next game. Similarly with a player receiving two yellow cards (equals red card) in the same game. The Grievance Committee has the authority to increase the length of the suspension in cases of violent conduct or verbal abuse after due consideration of the referee’s report and any witness statements.

5. Goals For Minus Goals Against: A maximum of +5 goals per game will count towards a team’s goal difference. This is done to discourage teams from inflicting too heavy a defeat on another team during the initial (league) stages of a tournament.

Age group: U14 boys Size of pitch: full size Size of goal: full size # players on the pitch: 11 Max # squad: 15 Offside: yes Size of ball: 5 Length of game: 4 x 12 1/2 Min. Players Time: Min. one complete quarter TIE-BREAK During the initial league stage 3 points shall be awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.

In the event of a TWO-TEAM tie the following steps will be taken:

a) Results of the mutual game
b) Goal difference: goals for minus goals against from all group games to a maximum of 5 goals per game.
c) Most goals scored from all group games to a maximum of 5 goals per game.
d) Least goals conceded from all group games.
e) 5 penalties per team
f) sudden-death penalties

In the event of a THREE-TEAM tie the following steps will be taken:

a) Points total from the mutual games involving the 3 teams.
b) Goal difference: goals for minus goals against from mutual games to a maximum of 5 goals per game.
c) Most goals scored from mutual games to a maximum of +5 goals per game.
d) Least goals conceded from mutual games.
e) Goal difference: goals for minus goals against from all group games to a maximum of +5 goals per game.
f) Most goals scored from all group games to a maximum of +5 goals per game.
g) Least goals conceded from all group games.
h) Three-way penalty shoot-out with every team taking 5 penalties against the other 2 teams (total 10 penalties per team).

KNOCKOUT PHASE (steps to be followed in order): a) 2 x 7½ minutes extra time (all age groups). b) 5 penalties per team. c) Sudden-death penalties.

AWARDS/

Please see the relevant section in the by-laws.

FOOD AND DRINKS/

Lunches will be provided for players, coaches and officials at the venues.

ACCOMMODATION/

STUDENTS/

Tournament participants and their parents will be informed by their AD as to where they are staying.