All players must be registered on their teams' registration form before the tournament begins. Any team or player determined by the event director to have falsified age or skill level will be dismissed from the tournament. All players must carry proof of age, ie: player pass, driver's license or birth certificate.
All rosters are final upon completion of the team's first game.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS:
SIX is the maximum number of players on a team; three field players at one time. Teams playing more than 6 players during the course of an event will be disqualified. Players may only play on one team per division. There are no goalkeepers in 3v3 soccer. Substitutes may occur at any dead ball situation, but players must be called onto the field by the referee and enter and exit at the half-field mark only. Players must already be at the half-field mark when dead ball situation first occurs to be called on.
No males will be allowed to participate in any female divisions, except co-ed division. Females CAN playin male divisions. Co-ed division must have at least one female on the field at all times.
All players must wear shinguards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play. Teams are responsible for providing game balls. Preferred Ball Size for 2013's, 2012’s,2011's,= #3; 2010's, 2009’s, 2008's, 2007's= #4; 2006's and up = #5. In the event that age divisions are combined, the teams should use the older division’s ball size.
Length:35- 40 yards, Width: 25-30 yards (2011’s, 2012's, and 2013’s age groups play on a 20 by 30 yard field)
The goal box, ten feet wide by eight feet deep, is directly in front of the goal.No player may touch the ball within the goal box, however any player may move through the goal box. Any part of the ball or player's body on the line is considered in the goal box; the player is an extension of the box. An INFRACTION occurs if a defender touches the ball in the goal box, a penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball within the goal box, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. Habitual touches in the goal box MAY result with a Yellow Card given to offending party. If the ball comes to a complete stop in the goal box, regardless of which team touched it last, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. The goals are approximately 4 feet high by 6 feet wide for adults, and 3 feet high by 5 feet wide for U6-U17 youth age groups.
The game shall consist of two 10 minute halves separated by a two minute halftime, OR the game ends when a team reaches a 10 goal lead. Pool games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Playoff games cannot end tied.
TEAMS WILL HAVE A 3 MINUTE “GOLDEN GOAL” OVERTIME PERIOD. If the score is still tied, the winner is decided by shootout with the 3 players on the field at end of golden goal period.
A goal may be scored from a touch on the offensive half on the playing field.
SCORING(IN POOL PLAY):
3points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.
A forfeit is scored as 5-0
In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken by; 1) head to head results between tied teams; 2) goal difference in pool play; 3) fewest goals against in pool play; 4) goals scored; 5) team shootout with entire rosters.
NO OFFSIDES IN 3V3 SOCCER AND NO SLIDE TACKLING OR HEADING IN 3V3 SOCCER
When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK)should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.
FIVE YARD RULE:
In all dead ball situations, defending players must stand five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player's goal area is closer than five yards, the ball is placed five yards from the goal area in line with the place of the penalty.
Then ball shall be kicked in to play from the sideline instead of thrown in.
All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect except corner and penalty kicks.
May betaken from any point on the end line, and not in the goal box area.
May betaken in any direction.
Shall be awarded if, in the referee's opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from the top of the center circle(15ft. line) on the offensive side of the midfield line with all other players behind the midfield line. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick. Penalty kicks are not live balls.
PLAYER/BENCH PERSONNEL EJECTION (YELLOW/RED CARD):
Referees have the right to dismiss a player OR bench personnel from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending off. RED CARD suspension = Rest of game PLUS next game. Tournament Director may dismiss player or bench personnel for rest of tournament. (Teams still play with 3 on the field)
3V3 will be following the IFAB/FIFA change in the Laws of the Game for 2019-2020 : A team official guilty of misconduct will be shown a YC (caution) or RC (sending off)*; if the offender cannot be identified, the senior coach who is in the technical area at the time will receive the YC/RC
Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the event.
A forfeit shall be scored as 5-0.
SITUATIONS THAT THESE RULES DO NOT ADDRESS ARE THE DECISION OF THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.
How many players can I have on my roster?
The maximum number of players on the roster for any given tournament is SIX. Team splaying more than 6 players during the course of an event will be disqualified.
How are tournament brackets formed?
3v3 takes registration based upon both birth year and skill level. Tournament directors then use this and any other information available (including a team's previous results) to form the most competitive brackets possible at each tournament.
Rather than our base bracket consisting of players of the same age, we will start the grouping process by automatically placing teams that sign up as “gold” teams with the“silver” teams that are one year older.
Example -"2003 gold" teams will be placed with "2002 silver"teams. (Gold and Silver teams will NOT be combined at Regionals orNationals)
** Please note that a player may play in a division older than his/her age, but not in a younger division.
Who can coach 3v3 Live?
A coach may be a parent, volunteer, or professional coach. We do mandate that the coach of your team treats his/her players and referees with respect and dignity.
What can be used for Proof of Age?
Any one of the following are acceptable - Player pass, passport (copy), birth certificate (copy) or drivers license.
Cana goal be scored from anywhere on the field?
NO, goals must be last touched (by either team) in the OFFENSIVE half of the field only. On a kickoff, the ball is not considered in the offensive half of the field. The ball must be completely on the offensive half and must roll over the mid-line in order to be shot into the goal.
Can a player pass through the goal box?
Yes, players may passthrough the goal box as long as they do not touch the ball while in this area.The box extends upward from painted lines and touching the ball in the air above the box is a violation.
What are the dimensions of the goal and goal box?
3v3 uses BOWNET Goals which are 4ft high and 8ft wide - These goals are the best! The goal box is 10 feet wide and 8 feet deep and is directly in front of the goal. No player may touch the ball within this area.
What happens when a defender touches the ball in the box or when he/she is touching the goal box line? A penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team
What happens if the ball completely stops in the goal box?
A goal kick is awarded to the defensive team regardless of which team touched it last.
Who has to be at Check-in?
One representative from each team is required at check-in one-hour before the team’s first game. Please have proof of age for each player available at each game in case of an age/identity protest.
CanI change my roster after I register? Yes. If you need to make changes to your roster, you can login to your account online and make the necessary changes. If you need to make changes to your roster after the registration deadline, you must do so at the team check in.
How many games are we guaranteed? Four games guaranteed, but teams will possibly play five to six games if they play in larger divisions or advance through the playoffs.
When will schedules be available? For qualifiers, first game times for each team will be posted by7:00 p.m. of the Thursday evening before the tournament.
How do I become a referee for the tournament? If you are a qualified Referee, please email the event director listed on the event page for your area.
How many male and female players are required for a CO-ED team? For the Adult Coed divisions, each team must have at least 1 female on the field at all times. The roster can consist of any combination of male and female players as long as one female player is on the field at all times from each team. This rule does not apply to youth divisions.
Can Girls play onBoys teams? Female players can play in male divisions. Male Divisions can include teams with Boys and or Girls on the roster.
How do I get to thePark and Check-in Site? A link and map can be found on each event page to the tournament site.
What happens if there are not enough teams of my gender/age/skill level to form a division?
When there are limited teams in certain divisions, the 3v3 Tournament Director will do our best to combine age and skill divisions as best as we can. If a team decides that the planned division does not look like it will present a good experience for the team, they can withdraw for a full refund as late a Tuesday at midnight. That way a team can see the teams they will be playing with in time to be able to withdraw for a full refund.
What happens in the case of foul weather? Prior to the day of the event the Tournament Director will make a decision regarding schedule changes, delays or postponement due the forecasted weather or field conditions.
During the Event, games will be played through rain as long as the weather does not become severe; particularly in the case of Storms with Lightning, play will be suspended until conditions improve and it is safe to resume play. Conditions will be checked every 30 minutes and the decision to resume play will be considered every 30minutes until play can be resumed.
Games can be shortened or modified if needed to complete the event during bad weather conditions.
What are the requirements for uniforms? Teams must wear similar colored jerseys and each team must have a dark and light-colored shirt available. Numbers are not required, and jerseys do not have to be identical, just close enough so that it is clear that the players are on the same team.
All players are required to wear Shin Guards. Players without Shin guards will not be permitted to play.
When and how can teams substitute players?
Teams may substitute during any stoppage of play with the approval of the referee. All substitutions must take place at the midline.
What are the dimensions of 3v3 fields and goals?
Fields for 4-8 year olds are 30 yards long by 20 yards wide. Age 9 and older teams will play on fields that are 30 yards wide by 40 yards long. Goals are 4 feet high by 8 feet wide.
Will teams be accepted into the tournament after the deadline?
The deadline (for guaranteed acceptance) is shown on the web site. After that date, teams can still apply, however your team will only be added if there is room in your division.
If paying by check,
Mail check payable to:
Elizabethtown Sports LLC
1401 West Park Road
Elizabethtown, KY. 42701
Refund & Bad Weather Policy:Teams understand that there will be no refunds granted for any reason after the registration deadline. This includes, but is not limited to inclement weather, etc. In case of inclement weather, the Event Director reserves the right to reduce the number of scheduled games and/or the time of games and/or postpone or delay game times and/or cancel the event. Every effort will be made to complete games and the tournament. Entry fees are non-refundable after registration deadlines