JERSEY: Each team should pick up a jersey, or at least the same colored t-shirt.
REFRESHMENTS: SILC will provide players with refreshments and drinks.
PRIZES: The tournament’s winner will receive the SILC Cup, which will allow to keep for one year.
Official Rules for the SILC Cup Soccer Tournament
Teams are co-ed and consist of 5 players
At least one female and one male player for each team must be on the field at all times during the game.
All games are 5 players vs 5 players- no goalies
Each game will be 15 minutes long
Every player must wear shin guards. Team members not wearing shin guards will not be permitted onto the playing field during the game
Kick-ins, as opposed to throw-ins, will be used when the ball goes out of play
When a team scores, the opposing team will take the ball out from behind their own net to restart play
The winner gets 3 points and the loser will receive 0 points
In the Group Stage: if a game ends with a tie, each team will be awarded 1 point.
Goal differential will be the tiebreaker to see who advances in the group stages to the knock-out rounds
In the event that everything is tied between two teams, each team will have a member kick the ball from the half field into the empty pug goal, until a team misses and the other makes. Each member must try once before a player can kick twice
If the game ends with tie-in knock-out rounds, the teams will play sudden death, “next goal wins” to advance.
The team at the end of the group stages with the most points will receive a 2nd round bye, putting them into the semi-finals. The team with the second-highest point total will receive a 1 round bye putting them into the quarter-finals.
The top 2 teams from each group will advance, and a third-team from any group with the highest point total will also advance. The 12 teams with the highest point total after the group stage games advance to the knockout round.
All tiebreakers go head to head in an event of a three-way tie, then goal differential, if still tied after that, halfway kicks.
CHEERLEADING: Cheerleaders are warmly invited to support their own teams with banderoles etc.