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2023 Castro Valley Spring Classic


Dates: February 25-26, 2023
Age Groups: Boys & Girls U8– U12
Teams: Premier / Gold / Silver / Bronze 
Cost: U8-U10 $500 (7v7), U11-U12 $600 (9v9)
Application Deadline: February 6th
 
Registration Link: Gotsport.com
Schedules: TBD
 
Features:
  • Affordable! Today most tournaments in the Bay Area cost $700-$900
  • 3 games guaranteed
  • Trophies for 1st place teams, medals for all 1st and 2nd place teams
  • Top quality fields (All 9v9 matches will be on turf fields at Alden Oliver Sports Park; top-flight 7v7 matches will be on turf fields at Stonebrae Elementary; all other 7v7 matches will be on high quality grass at the recently renovated Creekside Middle School Fields) 
  • No-hassle online tournament check-in
  • Extremely responsive to team scheduling needs based on travel & coaching conflicts 
 
Teams will be notified by February 2nd if they have been accepted, but acceptances will be given on a rolling basis whenever possible.  
 
Locations:
 
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Stonebrae Elementary

Alden Oliver Sports Park

Alden E. Oliver Sports Park

Creekside Middle School

Creekside Middle School

 
 

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TOURNAMENT RULES

RULES

All games shall be played according to the rules set by FIFA/USSF as modified herein.

MANAGER CHECKLIST

1)      Players’ Cards—Valid, laminated player cards with a photograph for the 2022-2023 season. All passes must be from the same association (USClub, CYSA, etc.) including any guest players (limit of 5 guest players per team).

2)      Team Roster—At the field, the GotSport roster will be used to check-in players.

SPECTATOR EXPECTATIONS

1)      Parking is FREE.

2)      Good Sportsmanship is expected and encouraged from all persons on and off the field.  A failure to exhibit good sportsmanship may result in expulsion from the tournament.

4)      NO DOGS, ALCOHOL or TOBACCO ALLOWED AT ANY OF OUR FIELD LOCATIONS. Tents and Easy Ups must be secured. Any questions regarding an individual's behavior during the course of our tournament should be reported to the field marshals.

TEAM CHECK-IN

Team check-in will be conducted online and should be done one week before the tournament start date. 

PLAYER CHECK-IN

All players, for player pass and equipment check, must check in at the designated tournament check-in tents.  Teams should check-in, no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled start of each match. The referee has the responsibility for starting the game on time. Any team failing to be on the field with at least the minimum number of required players or leaving the field once the match has started will forfeit the game. 

The team not forfeiting will be awarded the win with a score of 3-0 and issued  three points. If neither team takes the field by scheduled time, no points will be awarded.

Players wearing orthopedic casts, air-splints or metal splints shall not be eligible to participate. Players may not wear jewelry, hair clips or bobby pins. No taped jewelry is permitted either.

The Tournament Director reserves the right to amend brackets if a team pulls out of the tournament at the last minute or is a no-show. The Tournament Director will ensure the remaining teams are provided with the best possible competition for the good of the game. All game results are final and no PROTESTS will be allowed.

TEAM CONDUCT

All coaches have total responsibility for the conduct of their players, substitutes, and spectators AT ALL TIMES. All persons on or off the field are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship. Coaches will be held accountable for their behavior as well as that of their players and spectators.

SUSPENDED/FORFEITED GAMES

If, in the opinion of the game officials, a game must be terminated for misconduct of players, bench or spectators and/or unsportsmanlike conduct, the offending team(s) could be suspended from further play, forfeiting that game and all remaining games. Other sanctions may be determined by the tournament director as needed for a suspended/terminated game. Additionally, USClub and/or USSF reporting will be completed.

YELLOW AND RED CARDS

A player receiving two yellow cards in a single game is considered the same as receiving a RED CARD. A player given two yellow or one red card in a game shall be expelled from that game, shall not be replaced in that game and shall not be permitted to play in the next game, at a minimum. A coach ejected from the game shall not be allowed to participate in the next game, at a minimum. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to modify penalties assessed on a player or coach for violent play or more serious conduct violations. For purposes of this tournament, a coach can be carded for his/her actions or those of spectators or friends of the team. Please make sure you have at least 2 adults with proper coaching credentials.

GAMES

The home team is listed first and will change jersey colors if necessary to avoid conflicts. Please communicate with your opponent on the field to resolve any uniform conflicts. Coaching will be allowed from one's own bench area only. This will be enforced by field marshals & referees.

The home team will provide three game balls. If the ball is not acceptable to the referee, he may request another ball from either team.

Game cards will be provided by the tournament and will include the roster provided in GOTSPORT.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Substitutions:  There will be unlimited substitutions. However, teams may substitute only with the referee’s permission. Referees will be instructed not to allow substitutions that are deemed ‘excessive’ or of a ‘time-wasting’ nature. Substitutes must wait on the sideline (off the field of play) until the field player has left the field of play and/or the referee has indicated the substitute may enter the field of play.  Substitutions may occur during any stoppage of play.

**A substitute must notify the referee(s)and wait for the referee’s signal before entering the field at midfield.

GAME LENGTHS

The Tournament Director holds the right to shorten game times if there is a delay in the schedule.

U8-U10: 25-minute halves with a 5-minute half-time

U11-U12 30-minute halves with a 5-minute half-time

Semi-final and Championship games will be at the same time as preliminary games. If a semi-final or championship match is tied after regulation, games will determine a winner going straight to kicks from the mark according to USSF rules.

Referees have been instructed not to add time for injury or otherwise except under very critical circumstances or due to obvious time wasting.

POINTS

Three (3) points for each win, one (1) point for each tie and zero (0) points for a loss.  

No points will be awarded if neither team shows up for a game.

Game won by forfeit will be scored 3-0.

Official standings will be kept at the tournament headquarters.

TIE BREAKERS

If a tie exists in a flight after preliminary play, the following tiebreakers will be used, in the order presented, to determine which teams advance:

1)      Head-to-Head winner

2)      Overall goal differential (goals scored minus goals allowed to a max differential of 5 in each game)

3)      Most goals scored (maximum of 5 goal for counted per game)

4)      Fewest goals allowed (maximum of 5 goal against counted per game)

5)      Most shutouts

6)      Fewest red cards

7)      If a tie still exists, we will flip a coin and the winner will advance

AWARDS

Individual medals will be awarded for the Champion and Second Place of each flight. 15 medals will be awarded to 9 v 9 teams, 13 medals will be awarded to 7 v 7 teams..

RULES NOT COVERED

The Tournament Committee will review any issues or problems that arise which are not specifically covered in this rules document. The committee reserves the right to establish policy as deemed necessary to deal with such matters. The decisions of the committee are final and there will be no appeals.

The Tournament Director has the right to update rules at any time. Rules that are posted on this website shall be the official rules of the tournament.

REFUND POLICY

Once teams are accepted into the tournament their account will be charged to Credit Card on file through GotSoccer. If they do not have a credit card on file the team is responsible to mail payment to Castro Valley Soccer Club by February 15th. If no payment is received, it is at the tournament’s discretion to withdraw the team from the event.

In event of tournament cancellation, partial refunds will be issued. Northern California is susceptible to several factors which may cause cancellation mid-event including, but not limited to, fire, smoke, rain and heat. If the event is canceled before a game is ever played a full refund will be issued. In the event the game is canceled after the first day (two games completed), a refund of 33% of entry fee will be refunded to the team. If the tournament is canceled after teams have played their allotted three guaranteed games but not a final, teams will receive no refund but will be rewarded medals based on group standings.

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