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Tourney Rules

2018 Tournament Rules


  • Updated March 2016. In the 6U-11U age groups, 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. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. Players should not be given a red card by heading the ball off of the goal line, this should be awarded with an indirect free kick as stated above.

Schwan’s USA CUP plays full length games as follows

  • 9U & 10U: 50 minute games
  • 10U 7v7: 50 minute games
  • 11U & 12U: 60 minute games
  • 13U & 14U: 70 minute games
  • 15U & 16U: 80 minute games
  • 17U, 18U & 19U: 90 minute games

 

Schwan’s USA CUP Weekend plays shortened non-final games with full-length finals as follows

  • 9U & 10U: 50 minute games
  • 11U & 12U
    • Non-finals: 50 minute games
    • Finals: 60 minute games
  • 13U & 14U
    • Non-finals: 50 minute games
    • Finals: 70 minute games
  • 15U & 16U
    • Non-finals: 60 minute games
    • Finals: 80 minute games
  • 17U, 18U & 19U
    • Non-finals: 60 minute games
    • Finals: 90 minute games

 

Schwan’s USA CUP Indoor plays shortened games

  • 6U, 7U, 8U and Adult: 40 minute games