RULES OF PLAY

Techaide Soccer Tournament

Schedule

8:15 am — Welcome of the teams

8:30 am — Presentation of the match schedule

8:40 am — Presentation of the rules of play

9:00 am — Morning Games – all groups

12:00 pm — Lunch break

1:00 pm — Afternoon Games – all groups

4:00 pm — Semi-final & Finals

5:00 pm — Award Ceremony and 5@7

 


The Techaide soccer tournament is divided into two categories:

  • 8 competitive teams
  • 28 recreative teams

All teams will play a minimum of 4 games (2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon) followed by a series of semis and finals. The Competitive teams will also play in a quarter section.

On the day of the tournament, teams will be divided into 5 groups :

  • 1 competitive group
  • 4 recreational groups

Match

The games are played outside at the Claude Robillard Sports Complex (CCB) on a half-sized soccer field (Soccer a 7). There are two large soccer fields that are located right beside each other at the CCB. One is natural and one is synthetic.

  • The competitive group will play all its games on the north end of the natural surface (grass).
  • The recreational groups will play both the south end of the natural surface and on the two synthetic fields.

All games will be played using a running time format. The matches will be 16 minutes with a 4-minute break between matches.

For all games, points will be awarded as follows:

  • Win = 3 points
  • Tied = 2 points
  • Lost = 1 point
  • Forfeit = 0 points

Note: We will not use the final scores to calculate results/positioning. All ties will go to a coin flip at the end of the day. We do not want teams running up the scores as this is a FundRaising tournament.

Start of the game

  • After the coin toss, the kick-off is taken with the ball in the center by the team who won the coin toss.
  • Opponents must be outside the center circle to commence the game.
  • Play may start by kicking the ball towards the defensive end of the field (backwards).
  • The player may not shoot on goal directly at the goal.

Mixed team

  • Each team must have at least 1 female/male on the field at all times

Security

  • It is forbidden to:
    • Engage in slide tackling or tackling. No player may play the ball while on the ground
    • Clinging to bands and netting
    • Wear metal spiked soccer shoes (screwed or molded)
  • Charges are prohibited
  • The goalkeeper is allowed to play on the ground but he is not allowed to come out feet first.
  • There’s no offside.
  • After each goal, the ball is returned to the center and the ball is given to the team that was just scored upon.A goal may be scored from any part of the field, except by the goalkeeper.

Major faults

  • If the goalkeeper or a player of the attacking team last touches the ball, the goalkeeper retrieves the ball and throws the ball from his own penalty area.
  • If it is a player of the defending team who last touched the ball, ground ball engagement along the strip in the center of the field (at the halfway line) by the opposing team (no corner played in the corners of the field)

Simple faults resulting in an indirect free kick

  • Unintentional dangerous play
  • Involuntary hand
  • Playing on the ground
  • Obstruction in play
  • Push in the back
  • Challenge to the arbitrator
  • Spit

Serious faults resulting in a penalty and possibly a yellow or red card (at the discretion of the referee)

  • Voluntary dangerous play
  • Tackles (Sliding or otherwise)
  • Provocation – verbal or physical
  • Obstructing a free-kick
  • Voluntary loss of time
  • Voluntary hand
  • Unsportsmanlike behaviour
  • Violent behaviour
  • Provocation (verbal or physical) Insulting an opponent, a referee or any other person present or around the pitch
  • Contact, charging or over-engaging the opposing goalkeeper
  • Gross misconduct involving the physical integrity of the opponent

Free-kick

  • Indirect free-kick at the place of fowl.
  • Compulsory pass to a partner (it is forbidden to shoot directly at the goal)
  • If requested by the referee, the wall must be 2 meters from the ball

Penalty

  • A penalty shall be imposed for serious misconduct anywhere on the pitch or in the penalty area.
  • After 4 single faults, the penalty and the quota of the offending team restart at 0. Any current quota remains in effect after the break in a league or tournament match (no return to 0).
  • Strikes with a single stride
  • Interruption of play if the ball is kicked back (no penalty kick on the second ball) and throw-in by the goalkeeper if the attempt is unsuccessful or in midfield if the attempt is successful

Goalkeeper

  • The goalkeeper may clear the ball directly into the opponent’s camp.
  • Not allowed to leave its surface, even when playing footwork. If necessary:
  • Simple fault and indirect free kick if judged to be unintentional (disregard of the rule, tolerated the first time in a match)
  • Not allowed to take the ball by hand in his area on a pass from a teammate, even if the ball has touched a strip.
  • The penalty is given to the opposing team, if applicable.
  • A clearance in hand or foot (but only on the ground in the latter case, no half-volley clearance).
    Ground play is permitted, but no foot clearance is allowed

Goalie area

  • Every outfield player has the right to enter the area.
  • The attacking team may shoot on goal directly from the opponent’s penalty area.
  • Contact, charging or over-committing the goalkeeper is strictly forbidden (No duel with the goalkeepers!).
  • A foul committed within the goalie area by the defending team will result in a penalty.

Changes

  • Changes are permitted at any time. Only the change of goalkeeper must be done on a stoppage of play.
  • The incoming player must wait for his team-mate to leave the pitch before boarding the pitch. All changes must come through the center.

Exclusion

  • Yellow card: 2-minute time out (or until a goal is conceded) without substitution
  • If a temporary suspension gives a penalty and the penalty is scored, the offending team can go back to full strength immediately afterwards by entering a new player (according to the conceded goal rule). The offending player must stay out for the full 2 minutes.
  • Red card: Permanent exclusion without replacement

Cards

  • Red card: 1 to several games suspension, depending on the severity of the foul. The Disciplinary Committee made up of the referee and the league organizers will decide on a case-by-case basis.
  • Yellow card: 3 yellow cards = 1 automatic suspension game

FAQ

The event says that the team must be mixed. What is the M-F ratio?

A team must have a minimum of one (1) female and one (1) male to be eligible for the tournament. Each team must have at least 1 female/male on the field at all times.

Number of players per team?

There are 7 players on the field with a max of 5 replacements for a total of 12 players.

Duration of the games?

The matches will be 16 minutes with a 4-minute break between matches.

What kind of footwear should we wear?

Outdoor: Regular soccer cleats

ATTENTION: No metal spikes or aluminum cleats will be tolerated. Ideally, this surface calls for mini-cleats.

What is the goal size?

The goals are 11’ x 6’5”. They are a bit larger than handball goals.

Will there be a locker room on-site to change?

Yes! There will be two locker rooms on site. However, padlocks are the responsibility of the players.

Are supporters allowed to attend?

There are no stands, but players can be accompanied by fellow colleagues and family as fans.

Where is the meeting place?

Complex Sportif Claude Robillard
1000 Émile-Journault Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H2M 2E7
Meeting between the two outdoor soccer fields

The Crémazie metro station is less than 12 minutes away.

Three free parking lots are available all day: P1, P2 and P3

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