4-6 Tournament Rules
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4th to 6th Grade Tournament Rules
Alexander Soccer Club
An end-of-season tournament occurs generally when there are more than three teams in the 4th/ 5th/ 6th grade division. These rules are notional and will be tailored to match the number of teams in the division.
- Teams will play 6v6 (5 and a goalie) or 7v7 depending on number of kids and coaches that season.
- Example if game is 6v6. If a team’s roster is 5, the game will be played 6v5.
- If both teams’ rosters are 5, the game can be played 5v5.
- If either team’s roster is 4 or fewer players, the game will be considered a 3-0 forfeit by the team with 4 or less players. If neither team has more than 4 players, the game is recorded as “no contest”, and no game points are awarded to either team.
- If one team cannot field a full team of 6 and the goal difference reaches 3, the game can be called and points awarded for the win (3) and a goal differential of +3.
- Both teams’ coaches must agree on calling the game.
- If the game is not called, and the score becomes a 5 goal difference, the game is automatically called.
- If a game is called, the coaches can mix players from both teams and finish the game in whatever format the coaches agree upon. Example: If you were playing 6v5, you could combine teams and play 6v6 or play 5v5.
- Same game and general rules apply. There are no 2nd chances on throw-ins.
- Tournament games are designated on the schedule.
- Tourney format
- Can change based on the number of teams in the season.
- A round-robin format will be used. Each team will play each other once for the tournament.
- Tournament games can end in a tie.
- Points will be awarded for each game in accordance with the following schedule:
- Three points for a WIN
- One point for a TIE
- Zero points for a LOSS
- In the event of a tie in the final standings (based on the scoring listed above), the following will be used to determine the final standings for tied teams.
- Head to head results
- Goal differential (maximum of +/- 3 goal difference per game)
- Most goals scored (maximum of 3 goals per game)
- Least goals allowed (total for 3 games in tournament with no limit)
- Penalty kicks