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Juventus Tournament Rules SummaryPrintable

This rules summary is provided to the referees as a service. These are not the official rules of the competition. NO warranty is made that this summary is up to date.

Last Updated 7/20/18


Player and coach passes are required. Acceptable player and coach credentials are current, laminated:

  • US Soccer Club player and coach passes
  • USYSA (CYSA) passes.
  • AYSO passes.

All passes must be from the same issuing organization. All teams must have in their possession for each player a medical release form. An official team roster is required.

Guest Players. Maximum # Dressed Players.

Guest players are permitted.

  • 4v4 -- 3 guest players maximum. 7 players dressed for any game.
  • 7v7 -- 3 guest players maximum. 12 players dressed for any game. Changed July 20, 2018
  • 9v9 -- 5 guest players maximum. 15 players dressed for any game.
  • 11v11 -- 7 guest players maximum. 18 players dressed for any game.

Player names must be printed on the game card. No hand written entries.

Send offs

Referees complete a sendoff report - see the field marshal.

Any player, coach, assistant coach, or registered team official who is dismissed, sent off or receives a red card will automatically be suspended from that team's next game in the tournament. At the discretion of the Tournament Director, violent conduct or extreme abuse, dissent, or disrespect ejections may result in suspension from more than one game, up to the remainder of the tournament.


Teams will lose points for greater than 7 goal differential. Contact Tournament Director if there is an intentional own goal to impact the score differential.

Special Rules


  • No deliberate heading. Award IFK
  • Yes PKs
  • Yes Build out line. (No pressure till ball is in play on GK or Keeper possession.)
  • No GK punting.
  • Goal kicks taken from Goal area
  • No deliberate heading in U11. Award IFK
  • Headiing OK for U12
  • No Build out line restriction
  • GK punting OK
  • Goal kicks taken from Goal area:


Free substitutions at any stoppage with referee approval.

Match Length

Group Play
U09-U10 (7v7) -- 20 minute halves
U11-U12 (9v9) -- 25 minute halves
U13-U19 (11v11) -- 30 minute halves

Half time will be five minutes.

Injury time will NOT be added to the length of the game, except under extreme circumstances and at the sole discretion of the referee. When an injured player cannot be moved from the field and/or requires professional medical attention, time may be added. Preliminary games might not be extended if they affect start time of the next game.

The length of any game may be shortened to shorter but equal halves if the referee or Tournament Director deems it necessary due to field conditions, weather, or darkness.

Matches will start within 5 minutes of scheduled start time.

SemiFinal, Championship and Consolation Matches

If a championship or consolation game is tied at the end of regulation play, two 5-minute overtime periods will be played. Golden Goal rule will apply. If the game is still tied at the completion of the overtime periods, the game will be decided by kicks from the mark. At the discretion of the Tournament Director, overtime periods may be shortened or eliminated if the game has been significantly delayed at the start.

Player Safety

No casts, air splints, metal splints. Braces at the discretion of the referee. Elastic only braces are permitted.

Concussion. When the official observes a player that

  • sustained a significant blow to the head, or
  • sustained a significant blow to the body, or
  • complains about symptoms consistent with having sustained a concussion, or
  • exhibits symptoms consistent with having suffered a concussion, or
  • is otherwise suspected of having sustained a concussion

the player will be removed from the match and not allowed to further participate in the match.

A player can further participate in the match if cleared by a healthcare professional hired by the tournament.

No metal studs on synthetic turf fields.

Home Team

The team listed first on the schedule is the home team. If there is a conflict in team colors, as determined by the referee, the home team shall switch to an alternate jersey or alternate uniform pieces.

Match Balls

7v7 and 9v9 use Size 4
11v11 use Size 5

Home team supplies match balls

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