§1 GAME RULES
The tournament will be played in accordance with the applicable FIFA and KNVB rules.
§2 NUMBER OF (CHANGE) PLAYERS
In all groups that play on an entire field, it is allowed to change 5 times per team. In this case, an already exchanged player may return to the field at a later substitution, HOWEVER a team may therefore make a maximum of 5 CHANGES per game. In all other non-team groups, unlimited changes are allowed. These changes must be made with the permission of the referee, in accordance with FIFA rules. So not during the game.
§3 PLAYING DURATION
In all groups that play on an entire field, the playing time is 1 time 30 minutes. In the matches between eight and seven, the playing time is 1 time 20 minutes. With the U7, the playing time is 1 time 10 minutes. The mentioned playing time applies to both the matches in the group phase as well as the matches in the play-off phases including the finals.
In games where a decision has to be made (in the play-offs), in the event of a tie, penalties will be taken immediately and therefore no extension will be played.
The scoring is in accordance with the three-point system, so;
3 points for a win
1 point for a tie
0 points for loss
When two or more teams equal in the same place in the group phase, the following will be looked at;
1. Target balance
2. The number of goals scored
3. Mutual result
If this does not offer a definite answer either;
1. In the event that both teams play at the same location (simultaneously) that day, penalties will be taken.
2. In the event that both teams play at a different location that day, and therefore penalties are not possible, will be passed by drawing lots. The results of this draw will be announced on the website and no correspondence can be entered into regarding the results of the draw.
§5 PLAYER LISTS
All participating teams are obliged to submit a list (well) before the start of the 1st game, or when registering on arrival, with the names and birth dates of the participating players. Players are required to be able to identify themselves when required if the organization so requests and will periodically test for ages. If a player cannot or refuses to identify himself, this player may be denied further participation by the organization. If after any identification it turns out that a player has unlawfully participated in that team, all previously played matches of that team will be void and converted into a legal 0-1 loss. The player concerned will also be denied further participation and the organization can decide to remove the relevant team from the tournament.
A player may only register for 1 team during the tournament. A team (players + reserve players) may enter a maximum of 3 dispensation players and they may be a maximum of 12 months older than the permitted age in his / her class.
All teams must ensure that they arrive on time before the start of their match. Teams that, for no good reason, cannot be on time to start their match will automatically lose 0-1. Not being able to find the sports park or not knowing where to play is not a valid excuse. That is why it is also important to check carefully on Saturday where and when to play on Sunday. If your team is late and you have good reason to do so, we urge you to contact the (local) organization in time.
When two teams in shirts in the same color compete against each other, the former team is obliged to put on other shirts or to ask the organization to play with vests, if these are available locally. It is therefore advisable to bring spare shirts. If no solution is found, the (local) organization decides on the result.
§8 (ASSISTANT) REFEREES
All matches are played by official referees appointed by the organization. These are demonstrably referees for the federation concerned in their own country. It is not always possible to appoint a referee from a neutral country, but work is being done where possible. In all boys groups U19 to U14, and girls U17 and U15, all teams are obliged to provide a (capable) assistant referee during their matches. All other groups play without assistants. These assistants have an advisory role and may also flag for offside, but the final decision is always with the referee. During the final matches for places 1 and 2 on Sunday, the organization will appoint official assistant referees. ALL decisions on the field taken by the referee are binding and no protest can be made. Complaints about referees will only be handled by the organization in exceptional cases.
§9 YELLOW AND RED CARDS
A player who receives a yellow card during the match must leave the field for 5 minutes. It must not be replaced during that period. The referee MUST indicate this by showing the yellow card. A player who receives a second yellow card must leave the field and is excluded for the remainder of that match. A player who is sent off the field with a direct red card is excluded from the remainder of that game and the next game of his / her team. In the event of serious violations or violent acts, the (local) organization may decide to extend the suspension.
When a match is abandoned, the procedure is as follows;
- The referee informs the tournament management of the reason for the strike
- In consultation, a guilty team is appointed by the referee and organization
- This team will then lose the match 0-1 and may be removed from the tournament
- If both teams are at fault, both teams will deduct 1 victory point and can be removed from the tournament
In the event of (repeated) misconduct or violent acts, the organization will not hesitate to immediately remove teams from the tournament. We stand for respect and fair play. Misconduct along the field by parents or leaders will also be brutal and this can also lead to the removal of individuals or the entire team. The police will always be called in for serious (violent) offenses.
Here too, ALL decisions of both referee and organization are binding and no correspondence can be entered into.
§10a DIFFERENT RULES (Under 13)
- KICK-OUT / GOAL KICK: unlike in the Netherlands, the goal kicks are kicked from the ground of the target area from the ground, not from the edge 16.
- CORNER SHOVES: unlike the Netherlands, ALL corner kicks are taken from the corner flag, so NO short corners.
- OUTSIDE: the game is played offside
- BOARD JUDGES: In the groups below U13, WITHOUT assistant referees are played, only during the final neutral assistants will be active.
§10b DIFFERENT RULES (7v7 and 8v8)
- FIELD SIZE: Playfield is half of a large field
- TARGET SIZE: size 5 x 2 meters
- BAL SIZE: size 5 (320 grams)
- KICK-OUT / GOAL-KICK: The goalkeeper / player must only bring the ball into play via the ground. The goalkeeper may also throw / throw the ball at a catch ball.
- CORNER SHOVELS: corner shovels may be taken immediately. Distance player / corner kick is 5 meters.
- PENALTY KICK: The penalty kick is taken 8 meters from the goal
- FREE KICK: All free kicks / kicks are direct and may therefore be scored. Distance 5 meters.
- BALL-OUT: For a ball that goes over the touchline, the ball must be brought back into play by a throw-in.
- OUTSIDE: there is no offside
- PLAYBALL BALL: A deliberate replay ball must not be picked up in the hands by the keeper
§10c DIFFERENT RULES (4v4)
- FIELD SIZE: Playfield is one-eighth of a large field
- TARGET SIZE: 3 × 1 meter
- BALL SIZE: size 3 (290 grams)
- KEEPER: 4 field players are played, so without a goalkeeper
- CORNERS: Corners are taken from the corners of the court by dribbling, passing or shooting the ball.
- KICK-OUT / GOAL-KICK: The back ball is dribbled or passed by a player next to the goal.
- LOSS: In case of a ball, play is resumed by dribbling.
- AFTER A GOAL: After a goal is scored, a player from the team who has scored a goal dribbles the ball into his own goal. Opponent players start in their own half.
- FREE KICK: This may be taken by dribbling, passing or shooting the ball from where the free ball was given. It is allowed to score.
- DISTANCE: The opponent is at least 3 meters away at each restart.
§11 CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT RESULTS / PUBLICATION STANDS
As of the 2019 edition, the referee will ask both trainers afterwards to sign for the result on the score sheet. This is to ensure a correct result. When a trainer refuses to sign, for whatever reason, he automatically agrees with the result. If you nevertheless find an incorrect result, please report this to the local tournament management. On Saturday it is possible to correct wrong results UNTIL 21:00, after which all published results are binding. All results and competition programs will be published on www.tournify.nl.
§12 OTHER PROVISIONS
- Each team is expected to arrive at the accommodation in sportswear. Shower facilities are provided.
- All spectators at matches must be behind the fence or at least 2 meters from the field. This also applies to teams waiting to play their own game if the previous game has not yet started. The referees will not start until everyone complies with this request. If this is not done, the match will not be started and the organization can take measures against the offender (s).
§13 OFFICIAL COMPLAINTS
It is possible to file verbal and / or written complaints against decisions taken. A deposit of 50 euros must be paid for this. If the complaint is upheld, this amount will be received back. If the complaint is declared unfounded, the objector will lose this amount. We would like to point out that in most cases protests against decisions taken by referees have no chance.
§14 TOURNAMENT LEADERSHIP
In ALL cases not provided for in these regulations, the tournament management / organization decides.