Maui No Ka 'Oi Soccer Tournament
MAUI NO KA OI
SOCCER TOURNAMENT 2018
The tournament is open to all USYSA, SAY, MYSL and AYSO teams, as well as all
international FIFA-affiliated teams. The tournament is conducted by the youth soccer. The
tournament is supported by its registration fees and by private contributions.
LAWS OF THE GAME
All games are conducted under the rules set out in the latest version of the USSF Laws of the
Game with the following change: Charging of the goalkeeper is not permitted. The Laws of
the Game must be read together with the following specific tournament rules and regulations:
TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. ELIGIBILITY OF PLAYERS
A. All United States players must be registered either with USYSA, MYSL, SAY,
or AYSO. All international players must be registered with their national
association. Other teams will be admitted upon special application.
B. Age Divisions:
Division 1 Under 19 years of age
Division 2 Under 16 years of age
Division 3 Under 14 years of age
Division 4 Under 12 years of age
Division 5 Under 10 years of age
C. All players will required to present player passes and appropriate travel form at
the tournament check in on June 12, 2018, and prior to every game. All players
must also be prepared to present adequate proof of birth at the time of registration,
if required. USYSA, MYSO, SAY, and AYSO players must use the player passes
issued by their respective national organizations. All players on the team must
have player passes from the same national organization, i.e. USYSA only, MYSL
only, SAY only, or AYSO only. Tournament Director has the right to make
exceptions (ie., AYSO roster may be used instead of passes.)
2. FIELD OF PLAY
The tournament will be responsible for all field arrangements, including preparation of
the field, supply of goal nets and comer flags, and cleanup of the fields.
A. The maximum number of players on a team roster shall be 22, in the U14-19
age group shall be limited to 12 players. Under 10 teams shall play seven-aside games on smaller size field. Under 12 teams shall roster no more than 15
players and will play 9 v 9. A player can double roster, maximum of 5 doublerostered players on the team, and maximum of 7 guest players on the team.
B. A minimum of 7 players must be on the field at all times during a game, except for
the Under-10 division which will be six (6) players.
C. The first team listed on the schedule shall change jerseys when there is a color
conflict in uniforms. Teams are encouraged to bring a spare set of uniforms, i.e.
tank tops or vests, with a contrasting jersey color. All uniforms must have an
appropriate jersey number, except the goal keeper.
D. Teams shall remain on same side of the field of play. Parents and spectators shall
remain on the opposite side of the field from the players.
E. Only four (4) coaches are allowed on the touchlines. They shall remain on their
own side of the field and are restricted to an area ten (10) yards from either side
of the halfway line and two (2) yards away from the touchline.
F. Only players and coaches are allowed on the field. All others must sit in the
bleachers, where available, and away from the field of play. At other fields,
spectators shall remain at least three (3) yards away from the touchlines and ten
(10) yards away from the area behind the goal lines.
G. Each player on the team shall wear a shirt with a different number and may not
exchange it with another player for the duration of the tournament.
A. Coaches shall at all times encourage clean competition and good sportsmanship.
Coaches shall participate in positive coaching that instructs and encourages
players during games. Negative comments and complaints about the referees,
players, opposing coaches, or team support will not be permitted.
B. Coaches must have a small first-aid kit with them at all times. The kit
should contain small bandages, cold packs and disposable gloves.
C. Coaches shall have an adequate supply of water or other liquid refreshments
with them at all times.
5. REFEREES AND ASSISTANT REFEREES
A. All referees shall wear a complete USSF/FIFA approved uniform during all
B. Referees shall at all times impose and comply with the FIFA Laws of the Game.
C. If at all possible, No referee or assistant referee may be assigned to a game being
played by any team with which the referee or linesmen have an affiliation or
D. The referee must forward properly complete and signed line-up cards to the
Referee Assignor at the completion of each match.
E. Referees must file a formal written report for abusive language used by coaches,
players or spectators toward them, and of any behavior, which interfered with
the conduct of the game. The Maui No Ka Oi Tournament requires good
sportsmanship from every player, coach, parent and spectator. No Negative
Comments will be made to referees or opposing teams' players at any time
during the tournament. Referees Are Mandated to order any player or coach to
leave the field immediately if he or she harasses or allows the harassment of a
referee or opposing player. Coaches are expected to keep their parents and
spectators from getting out of control. If the offending player, coach, parent or
other spectator refuses to leave immediately, the match will be suspended until
the person/s leaves. Teams who offend multiple times may be ejected from the
tournament, subject to review by the Tournament Committee. Referees'
decisions are final and fully supported by the Tournament Committee.
F. See Section 10 for reporting requirements on cautions, ejections and coaches'
A. All games will be played on fields designated by the Tournament Director.
B. Size of balls:
Div 1 (U-19); Div 2 (U-16); Div 3(U-14) Size 5
Div 4 (U-12); Div 5 (U-10) Size 4
C. The referee's acceptance of the game ball is final and may not be questioned.
D. Duration of games:
Div 1 (U-19) Two (2) 45-minute halves*
Div 2 (U-16) Two (2) 40-minute halves*
Div 3(U-14) Two (2) 35-minute halves*
Div 4 (U-12) Two (2) 30-minute halves*
Div 5 (U-10) Two (2) 25-minute halves*
*The Tournament Director may shorten the time of any game.
E. Games shall be played as scheduled (there is NO valid excuse for late or nonappearance). Only the referee in charge of the game, with the concurrence of the
Tournament Director, has the authority to cancel any game. The game referee
will allow a grace period of five (5) minutes maximum from the scheduled kick
off time before canceling any game. When games previously in progress are
running later than 5 minutes from the scheduled kick off time, no grace period
will be allowed.
F. In the event games are postponed because of weather conditions or other
unforeseen circumstances, the Tournament Director shall reschedule the games
at the earliest possible date and time.
G. Failure of a team to be ready at kick off time shall constitute forfeiture and that
team shall lose by a score of 1-0.
H. Substitutions will be allowed on goal kicks by team, injury on either team, goal
on either team, halftime, throw-in on either team's possession, free kicks, and
corner kicks by either team.
7. FAIR PLAY PROGRAM
A. In order to promote good sportsmanship, this tournament has adopted a
Sportsmanship Rating Standard. Individual awards will be given for the team in
each age division achieving the highest sportsmanship rating and the rating will
also be used as one of the criteria to determine tiebreakers.
B. At the conclusion of each game the referee will make the sportsmanship rating.
The Sportsmanship Rating Standards are found in the last section of these
rules/regulations. All games count for the Sportsmanship Rating. In the event of
forfeiture, the winning team shall receive the maximum number of sportsmanship
points and the losing team shall receive no points.
* Teams are encouraged to provide refreshments and snacks to the referee and
assistant referees at half time and at the conclusion of the game.
C. Teams are encouraged to bring pins, patches and other souvenirs to trade with
and/or to give as gifts to other teams and the referees.
8. TOURNAMENT FORMAT
A. The format differs depending upon the number of teams in each age division. A
"pool play" format where the winners of each of the pools advance to a single
elimination play off to determine the tournament champion for each age division or
a preliminary round with the top four (4) teams in the division advancing to
championship play are most likely to be used.
B. If in the opinion of the tournament Director there are an insufficient number of teams
registered in either Division 1 or 2, then games may be scheduled between teams in
those age divisions. Standings will be kept by age division.
C. Points are awarded for all games as follows:
6 POINTS FOR A WIN
3 POINT FOR A TIE
0 POINTS FOR A LOSS
1 POINT FOR SHUT OUT
1 POINT FOR A GOAL (Max 3 points/3 goals)
D. Ties at the end of regulation play will be recorded as such except in the
E. If there is a tie in points at the end of pool play or among the teams qualifying for
the championship round in non-pool play, then the tie will be decided by using the
following tie breakers in the order in which they are listed:
1st TIE BREAKER:
HEAD TO HEAD PLAY
The team that wins when the two (2) teams meet will advance.
If still tied or if the teams did not meet, then
2nd TIE BREAKER:
Total goals scored less total goals allowed with a maximum
differential of three (3) per game. If still tied, then
3rd TIE BREAKER:
Total amount of goals scored against team throughout the
tournament. If still tied, then
4th TIE BREAKER:
FAIR PLAY RATING
The team that achieved the highest average sportsmanship rating.
If still tied, then
5th TIE BREAKER:
Tournament Director to toss coin.
9. GAMES ENDING IN A TIE AFTER REGULATION TIME (CHAMPIONSHIP
A. In case of a tie at the end of regulation time, two (2) OVERTIME periods shall
be played. If a team is playing short because of ejections, that team will continue
to play short during the overtime periods.
B. During the overtime, substitution is allowed during any stoppage in play. Players
must be recognized by the referee before entering the playing field.
C. Length of overtime periods:
Div 1 (U-19); Div 2 (U-16) Two 15-minute periods
Div 3(U-14); Div 4 (U-12) Two 10-minute periods
Div 5 (U-10) Two 8-minute periods
D. In the case of a tie following the two (2) OVERTIME periods, the winner shall
be determined by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with
FIFA Laws of the Game. Only players on the field at the end of the overtime
10. CAUTIONS, EJECTIONS AND MISCONDUCT
A. All cautions and ejections must be reported to the Referee Assignor immediately
after the game by the game referee.
B. The minimum penalty for a player or a coach who is ejected from a game shall
be a one (1) game suspension for the next following games. The Tournament
Disciplinary Committee shall review each such ejection and may impose other
penalties in its absolute discretion, including suspension from the tournament.
C. Any player or coach receiving three (3) cautions during the course of the
tournament shall receive a one (1) game suspension from the next game. This
includes the championship round.
Protests are allowed to the Protest committee. All protests must be made within one (1)
hour of the incident/ruling being protested or appealed. In addition, the Protest
Committee will require a deposit of two hundred dollars ($200).
The Tournament director, the Referee Assignor, or their designated representatives shall
be permanent members of the Protest Committee.
A. If a team uses a player deemed to be ineligible, that team shall forfeit all games
in which that player participated.
B. The Tournament Director may disqualify any team at any point in the tournament
if that team refuses to abide by the Tournament Rules and Regulations.
There will be two (2) First Response Fire Fighters on duty for duration of the tournament.
Any injury to a participant, or damage caused by a participant, must be reported to the
Tournament Director. All injuries are treated at local medical facilities at the sole cost
of the injured player or coach of their health plan insurer.
14. REFUND POLICY
A full refund will be issued if the tournament is canceled and cannot be rescheduled. If
a team withdraws from the tournament 30 days prior to the tournament, a full refund
is given. If withdrawal is less than 30 days, no refund required unless a replacement
team is found. If the tournament is cancelled a full refund to all teams less expenses
for trophies, pins or T-shirts etc. will be distributed to the teams.
15. OTHER SITUATIONS
The Tournament Director will decide upon any situation or subject not covered by the
FIRST PLACE AWARDS
The Coach will receive a 1st place award. Players will receive medals.
SECOND PLACE AWARDS
The Coach will receive a 2nd place award. Players will receive medals.
FAIR PLAY AWARD
The team in each age group, which compiles the highest number of sportsmanship points,
will receive a Sportsmanship cup, medal or plaque.
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FAIR PLAY RATING STANDARDS
1. The referee shall evaluate the conduct of the teams, players, coaches and supporters
for each and every game. These evaluations will be made on the game card. The
Tournament Staff will tabulate the evaluations.
2. The game referee shall rate the following criteria in the spaces provided on the reverse
of each game card:
Cooperation of players 1-3 Points
Cooperation of coaches 1-3 Points
Cooperation of spectators 1-3 Points
Overall game conduct 1-3 Points
Uniform Appearance 1-3 Points
Courtesy Toward Referees 1-3 Points
Maximum points per game 18 Points
3. The average rating and starting point for every category is two (2) points. Referees
must add or deduct points from a category if the team deviates from the normal
standards of sportsmanship for the category. Referees shall use the following
sportsmanship guidelines as indicated below:
Excellent (3 Points)
Nothing negative from players, coaches and/or supporters. Many positive expressions
and displays of good sportsmanship-the applauding of good play by both sides, positive
support of team mates, many friendly gestures, concern for injured team mates and
opponents, positive cheering by coaches and supporters. Appreciation expressed to
play, great team work, players giving 100% effort. Uniforms clean, jerseys, shorts and
uniform, all shirts tucked in. Players and coaches show respect for referees during the
game, offer drinks to officials at half time and after game, express thanks after the
Average (2 Points)
No more than minor concerns about conduct and attitudes. Some negative comments
are noticeable. Players sometimes criticize teammates. Some uniforms dirty. Shirts
not tucked in. Some disrespect toward referees by players, coaches and or supporters.
Poor (1 Point)
Serious concerns about team's conduct and attitude. Excessive negatives from players,
supporters, coaches, excessive fouls, verbal harassment of opponents. Negative
comments are evident, dissent, complaints and baiting of opponents, dissent among
teammates. Uniforms unclean and with non-uniform markings, shirts altered, jerseys,
shorts and or socks not uniform, sliding pants showing, shirts not tucked in. Players
and coaches challenge referee's authority.
Very Poor (0 Points)
Any Red Card or two (2) Yellow Cards in a game will result in no sportsmanship
points for the team for that game.
4. A team that wins a game by forfeit shall be awarded the average number of pints
received for all games played during the tournament. If a portion of a game is played
before it is abandoned the referee may complete an evaluation report for the
participating teams if the referee feels that enough of the game was played to permit a
5. If the referee fails to submit the evaluation reports, each team shall be awarded the
average number of points received for all games played during the tournament.
The game referee must complete and sign the rating form and return the game card to
the Referee Assignor and Tournament Director.