Yak Attack 2018
Posted May 12, 2017

 

YAK ATTACK 5v5 SOCCER TOURNAMENT 2018 RULES:

 

Tournament Headquarters: 1000 Ahtanum Union Gap, WA. 98903 • 509-452-1392

Tournament Director:Ron Sabari

yakattack@yysa.org

RULES:

  1. The Yak Attack guarantees at least four (4) matches per team. Number of games can increase depending on bracket and advancement during Survivor Sunday. It is possible to play up to eight (8) games. We are not responsible if teams decide to be a no-show. If on tournament day, a team does not show, it will be considered a forfeit and forfeit points

will be awarded. We will not rearrange the schedule to ensure that all teams “play” four

games.

 

U-09 are to play in a Jamboree format as outlined by WSYSA rules. These age brackets will play the required four games. Jamboree format means that no standings or awards are presented for play in the tournament. Although games will be played on Sunday, the teams in these age brackets will not be seeded in the Survivor Sunday format.

 

FORFEITS: A forfeit will be “played out”. This means that the team that showed up will take the ball from the beginning

and score the point. Be sure not to miss! The ball will stay in the opposing net until the end of the game or until the opposing team shows up and gets the ball out of their own net to begin play. This also means that teams can be late and still play. They will of course be behind by a goal. The forfeit will be official at the end of the game.

 

  1. The duration of each match is 26 minutes - two halves of 12 minutes each. Halftime will consist of 2 minutes. Teams

will normally play 3 games on Saturday. Points/seeding will be issued based on 3 games. If an odd number of teams are in a bracket, one team will have to play four games. The team that plays the fourth game will automatically drop the lowest point game and points will be based on the three highest games.

 

  1. The referee will hand the game card to the winning coach. It is the responsibility of the winning coach to place the game card in the score box at the registration table. If no sheet is turned in, we have no choice but to award a 0-0 tie to both teams. { PLEASE NOTE: IT WILL NOT BE OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TRACK YOUR MISSING GAME

SHEET. WE WILL GO WITH THE INFORMATION WE HAVE AT THE TIME WE HAVE IT AND BASE THE SEEDINGS WITH THIS INFORMATION. WE WILL NOT HOLD UP THE POSTING OF SEEDINGS WHILE WE

TRY TO TRACK YOU DOWN. PLEASE ACCEPT YOUR RESPONSIBILTY AND TURN IN THE GAME SHEET

WITH THE RIGHT SCORE. GET IT RIGHT BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE FIELD.}

 

  1. TEAM MAKEUP: Teams will be composed of five players (which includes a goalie who can use their hands) and up to five substitutes. A match will not begin if either team has fewer than 4 players. See application for age bracket breakdown. All teams must have an alternate color of uniform, t-shirts or pennies as an alternate jersey. A distinct

number must be present on the back of the uniform which has to be at least 5 inches high. If a coach has 2 or more teams in one age group each team are required to have different uniforms.

The team listed first on the schedule is the “home” team and must change if a color conflict arises.

ADULT COED TEAM MAKEUP: Teams must have at least 2 field players be women. The Goalie can be either sex.

All players will wear colored tear-proof bracelets on their right wrist. Each team will be issued different colors. The wrist band is worn to prevent teams from switching rosters in the middle of the tournament. If a player is found not wearing a wristband, the player cannot play. If a wristband is torn, the player is to report to the tournament headquarter

tent and have it replaced. All wristbands will be placed on the wrist by Yak Attack personnel. In no circumstance will wristbands be issued to coaches. Teams can come to the soccer complex on Friday evening to pre- register between

5:00 – 7:30PM or on Saturday before your schedules game. Recommendations are that you get there at least 1 hour before your first game.

4B: Coach is to bring a signed tournament Yak Attack roster from your club or association register. It is required that teams must check in at the registration tent located in the middle of the soccer park. It is recommended that the Coach and all players must be present at the registration tent to get a wrist band. If some players are going to be late then register what you have and a player can register later on their own without the coach. A player can register on Sunday as long as that player was on the roster. Roster is frozen at check in. Replacements cannot be found for later in the tournament. The recommendation is for the team to check in at least 1 hour before game time to ensure that teams get where their supposed to be on time.

  1. REFUNDS AND LATE FEES: It is the policy of this tournament that we will refund all entry fee if cancellations occurs before February 2. After February 2nd no refunds will be given for cancellations.

 

SURVIVOR SUNDAY AND BRACKET PLAY FOR TEAMS U-10 AND ABOVE

  1. Teams shall be awarded points for Saturday’s matches results as follows:

WIN= 6 points, TIE= 3 points, LOSS= 0 points , minus -1 point for a red card

In addition, bonus points will be awarded for goals scored in a match, not to exceed a maximum of three goals per

match. An additional bonus point shall be awarded to the winning team for achieving a shut-out. In the event of forfeit,

the score will be 1-0 and 8 points will be scored for the winning team. Teams shall be awarded points for goals scored

without regard to the outcome of the match. That is, the losing team will receive points (up to three) for goals scored.

If a tie score of 0-0 happens, then both teams will be awarded 4 points.

  1. Points will be tallied throughout the day on Saturday. At the end of the day on Saturday, points will be totaled and then get assigned a seed number for play on Sunday. All teams regardless of play on Saturday will be seeded which means that EVERY team will be playing on Sunday for a chance at the Championship. Bracket selection will be similar

to the NCAA basketball selection where the number 1 seed will play the last seed and so on. Bracket play selection will be based on Saturday’s points.

REGARDING SEEDINGS: ONCE THE SEEDINGS ARE POSTED ON THE WEB. ITS POSTED! THIS MEANS WE WILL NOT CHANGE SEEDING BASED ON NEW INFORMATION OR INFORMATION THAT WAS NOT

CORRECT. THIS INCLUDES ERRORS ON OUR PART AS WELL. WE SIMPLY CANNOT CALL COACHES/TEAMS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT FOR CHANGES. 99% OF ALL COACHES GET THIS, BUT THERE ARE 1%

THAT DOESN”T AND FEELS THAT HE/SHE GOT ROBBED. WE WILL NOT LET WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR HAPPEN THIS YEAR WITH 1 COACH DELAYING THIS PROCESS. REMEMBER: THE NCAA SEEDING PROCESS IS DONE BY THE DIRECTOR AND SCHEUDLER.TEAMS DEAL WITH WHAT THEY ARE SEEDED

 

  1. In the event that two or more teams are tied in points at the end of Saturday, the following tie breakers shall be used in order to determine seed number. A: Results of a head to head competition. B: Coin Toss - done by Yak Attack director.

Coaches need not to be present.

 

  1. In the event that two teams from the same parent team are aligned to play each other in the first round on Sunday, the lowest seeded team of the two will drop another notch to prevent the teams from knocking each other out on the first round. Rounds two or more are fair game therefore no concessions will be made. A parent team is defined as a regular

full sided team that is split into two teams participating in this event.

 

  1. If a tie occurs during Survivor Sunday after regulation, both teams will be report to Tribal Council area near the registration booth. Both teams will participate in a shootout skill competition using a goal and a straw like substance.

It is very important for the teams involved to report to the shootout area very quickly as chances are the winner will proceed to the next round which could start after the shootout.

 

  1. Once the Sunday bracket is made, game on! It is too late to readjust brackets because you noticed something at 7:50

in the morning. Sunday bracket schedule will be made near the end of Saturdays play. All interested coaches should stick around and verify on Saturday. Don’t wait for Sunday morning. Seeding announcements will be posted to the web

site around 8:00PM. Once its posted, No changes.

 

  1. Bracket play is a single elimination. On brackets of 8 or more, we try to have a consolation game for 3rd and 4th

place depending on space availability.

  1. START OF THE GAME: At the start of each game, the theme song from CBS’s SURVIVOR will play. The song is exactly 1 minute long and will give you a heads up that the game will start. The referee will drop the ball once the horn sounds.

 

  1. Survivor Sunday can be very brutal physically. We try to schedule games for your bracket every other half hour. This means you will play a game, have a half hour break, and play again till Championship time. Keep in mind that during the half hour break, you might be involved in a tie breaker. Point is, keep the kids and parents hydrated.

 

  1. MATCH TIMES: Match times and fields are listed in the tournament program and are posted on the tournament

flow charts placed in an area that is easily accessible. The official guide that the tournament uses is the one published in the program. If changes occur during the tournament, we will make every effort to notify you. We also publish on the Web site, a schedule. PLEASE CHECK FREQUENTLY AS CHANGES ALWAYS OCCUR! We try not to make

changes but because of the tight scheduling requirements, mistakes do occur and we try to catch as many as possible before tourney time. Please bear with us. We really try. It is the responsibility of the coach to look and see if points are correct. Mistakes do occur, the sooner you help us catch them, the less likelihood there will be for delays and confusion.

 

  1. AGE BRACKETS: We will try to have as many distinct age brackets as possible. If however, we fall short in a certain age bracket, the tournament will combine age groups to offer enough competition. Coaches will be contacted prior to the start of the tournament if this action has been taken. Coaches can elect to opt out of the tournament at the time of notification and receive a full refund.

 

SOCCER RULES AT THE YAK ATTACK

 

  1. Regular soccer rules will prevail with the following EXCEPTIONS:
  2. There is NO off-side law.

 

  1. Each half of the match will be started with a drop ball at the center of the field. The referee will not wait for the teams to get ready. Once the horn blows the referee will drop the ball no matter who is on the field. Be ready!

 

  1. After a goal has been scored or a restart on a goal kick, the scored upon team will restart the match with a goal kick from anywhere within their goal area. No opposing players are allowed within the goal box on a restart. Once the ball leaves the goal area: Game On! Violation of this rule will be considered a yellow card offense. A Clarification: On a

goal kick, all opposing players must be outside the “goal box”. Once the ball crosses the line, game on. If a player or keeper wants room to kick, then the goal kick needs to move back toward the end line. If a player places the ball on the goal line, there will be no space at all. If you want the maximum of space, the ball can be placed on the end line.

 

  1. D. No slide tackling. No slide tackling! We all want to go home in one piece. This will be cited as a yellow card unless fragrant, in which case it will be cited as a red card. A slide tackle, according to this tournament, is where a player slides one or two feet on the ground in an attempt to get ball AND alters the steps on the opposing player. A player who slides to save a ball from going out of bounds with no opponent is not considered a slide tackle.

 

  1. No Goalie drop kicks or punts. Goalie must distribute the ball by throwing or rolling the ball. If a violation iscalled by the referee, an indirect kick outside the goal area will be awarded to the other team. Goalies cannot bounce the ball on the ground and then punt the ball.

 

F SUBSTITIONS: Substitutions are done on the fly. However, the player leaving the match must do so at the half way area and be off the field of play before the new player enters. Players entering the match must also enter at the halfway area as well. Violation of this rule shall result in a verbal warning to the team and an indirect free kick from

where the ball was when the referee stopped the match to issue the warning. The second warning will be a straight yellow card to the player coming onto the field. Substitutions must occur between the two red flags.

 

G No deliberately heading at U11 and Younger. If deliberately heads the ball in game, and indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team at the point of offense.

 

  1. PROTEST & DISPUTES: All decisions by referees may not be appealed. Clerical errors can occur and may be brought up to the referee table located in the tournament square. Disputed scores will be verified by the official game sheet. The Yak Attack committee will determine and correct any errors that might occur

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  1. CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE: Please keep in mind that the purpose of this tourney is to have fun for all parties. We expect that the behavior of all players and spectators be respectful to each other and to the referees. If we find that a behavior line has been crossed, we will ask you to leave. Any player ejected from a match for red card offenses, will not be allowed to play the next game. A one point deduction in the final Saturday standings will occur if a red card is issued. The goal here is keep players safe. We do not appreciate over aggressive behavior. [PLEASE NOTE: Over aggressive behavior is a subjective matter. Over aggressive behavior is controlled and disciplined by the acting referee.

The tournament cannot watch every game and notice every foul or investigate every act of aggressive behavior. We notify the referee association of our desires before the tournament starts and they act accordingly. We will not get into the business of second guessing referees. The team will play short for the remainder of the match. If the red card offense

occurs on Sunday, the player will be removed for the rest of the tournament. Teams will play short for the remainder of the game. Teams will go back to regular strength in the following game but will be without the services of the carded

player. Removed players must report to the tournament headquarters. Failure to report to the tournament headquarters would put the team at risk of forfeiting their next match. This is a coaching responsibility, please take it seriously. The tournament staff will investigate all red cards and if we see a player playing or a coach coaching that shouldn’t be, we

will forfeit the game.

 

  1. INJURIES: If a delay of a match in excess of 10 (or so) minutes happens due to injury, AND if it prevents the completion of the match in regulation time, the match will be continued on another field designated by the tournament

director at the earliest possible time. Not the most convenient time but the earliest possible time. If the injury occurred on Sunday, no additional time is awarded.

 

  1. GOAL AND FIELD SIZES:
  2. U9-10 Field: about 30 x 40 yards Goal: 5 x 10 feet
  3. U11-19 Field: about 38 x 60 yards Goal: 6 x 12 feet
  4. Adults: about 38 x 60 yards. Goal: 6 x 12 feet

 

  1. GAME BALLS: Home teams will be responsible for regulation game balls. Goalie can keep an extra ball by net for quick play. Tournament does not provide game balls

 

  1. PLAYER EQUIPMENT: WSYSA Guidelines states Protective orthopedic devices, prosthetic devices and any equipment, gear, appliance or apparatus that is protective for a known medical condition may be worn during a regularly

scheduled game provided that the referee determines that the device conforms to Law 4 of the Laws of the Game.

 

  1. SUBSTITIONS: Substitutions are done on the fly. However, the player leaving the match must do so at the half way area and be off the field of play before the new player enters. Players entering the match must also enter at the halfway area as well. Violation of this rule shall result in a caution to the incoming player and an indirect free kick against the

offending from where the ball was when the referee stopped the match to issue the caution.