Teams will play four games during the showcase. Points will be awarded for each game played. There is no championship or consolation game in this “showcase” format. All participants will receive a College Showcase gift. No awards will be given.
Teams must check in ONLINE
Failure to check-in will result in automatic disqualification from the Showcase (with no refund). Games not played will be considered “forfeits”.
Check-in Deadline: Must be completed before 12 noon on TBA
ROSTERS & GUEST PLAYERS:
Teams may register a maximum of twenty-two (22) players with a maximum of eighteen (18) players eligible for each game. A team may use up to seven (7) guest players. No player may compete in the Showcase in two age groups or two different teams in the same weekend. Guest players must have completed guest player approval documentation to be eligible to play.
U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19 girls teams
All matches will use referees certified by the soccer federation.
RULES OF THE GAME
All games will adhere to the rules set forth by FIFA with the following additions/clarifications:
Each team is to report to the Field Marshal at their assigned playing field for safety and credential check no later than thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of each scheduled game. Any player not providing the proper player pass will not be allowed to participate in the game. Player jersey number must match the jersey number on the game card. If the numbers don’t match, the referee is not to allow the player to take part in the match until this issue is resolved. The Field Marshal will report the results of the inspection to the referee. All games will begin on time. A team who fails to report by the scheduled kick-off will forfeit the game.
GAME CARDS AND PLAYER PASSES:
Game cards will be provided at the field by the Field Marshal. The Field Marshal will hold the game card and the player passes during the game. Player passes will be released to the team at the conclusion of the game when authorized to do so by the referee in charge and after both coaches have signed the card. HOME TEAM: The Home Team is the first team listed on the game schedule and will change jerseys in case of a color conflict. If a Showcase ball is not available, the Home Team will provide a suitable match ball. The game ball will be subject to referee approval.
LENGTH OF GAMES:
All games will be two 30 minute halves
FIFA substitution rules apply, with the exception that unlimited substitutions may be made at the discretion of the referee. Substitution can be made at any dead ball situation, by either team, Unlimited.
A team who fails to report ready to play by the scheduled kick-off time or who cannot field a minimum of seven (7) players at start time will forfeit. Teams failing to check in at the Mandatory Check-in or for taking actions which cause a game to be terminated will forfeit. All teams who forfeit will have the game(s) scored a 0-1 loss. The winner will be awarded seven points (six for the win and one for a goal).
FINAL GAME SCORE:
All games when concluded will be considered final as determined by the game referee. The score indicated on the game card cannot be disputed after it is turned over to the Field Marshal. Field Marshals will report match results to the tournament headquarters. Referees will report ejections to tournament headquarters.
Teams will be awarded points on the following basis: Six (6) points for each Win Three (3) points for each Tie Zero (0) points for each Loss One (1) point for each goal scored (maximum three per game) One (1) point for each shutout. Minus 1 (-1) point for each red card per game (players & coaches) No points will be awarded if neither team shows for a game. Official standings will be kept on the showcase website.