PSI Labor Day Rules

 CHECK IN IS MANDATORY. Teams failing to check-in on Saturday, August 31, 2019,  one hour prior to your first game  will be considered  dropped from the tournament without a refund of the fee. The following  items must be presented and verified at registration for all teams and  players prior to their participation in the tournament (NO EXCEPTIONS).

A. A completed “Team Information Sheet”. Please bring with you to registration.

B. Valid, laminated USYSA player card with a picture for all players and coaches.

C. PSI Labor Day Cup will accept 2019-2020 cards or 2019 summer tournament cards.

D. Medical release form for all players signed by parent and player.

E. Teams traveling from outside Region IV must have approved travel  papers from their own State Association which must include a roster  listing all the players authorized to travel. US Club Soccer teams do  not need to provide travel papers.

F. Loan papers will not be required for players within CYSA-SOUTH  rules. All other States must have the appropriate loan papers.  International teams must provide League Identification Cards, Medical  release forms, Travel Papers and Passports. (Unlimited loan players  allowed).


Born on or after January 1st, of the year specified

2011      2010     2009     2008     2007      2006       2005     2004      2003     2002       2001

 U9       U10       U11          U12        U13        U14          U15        U16         U17        U18         U19


U9 – U10 Divisions will play 7v7
U11 – U12 Division will play 9v9
U13 - U19 Division will play 11v11

Guest/Loan Players

Unlimited loan/guest players will be allowed.

Roster Size

Maximum roster size for registering a U14-U19 will be 22 players, U10-U13 will be 18 players, and U8-U9 will be 14 players

Teams U14-U19 may register a maximum of 22 players but with maximum of 18 eligible per game.

Laws of the Game

All games shall be played in accordance with FIFA laws and modified  by USYSA and Cal South. Teams from outside the country will get the  modified rules at registration.

Please be aware of the following rules for 7v7 and 9v9

Due to the US Soccer mandates that some leagues and regions put in to  effect last year and because others are not implementing the mandates  until the 2017 season, we want to clarify how the 7v7 and 9v9 games will  be played for this event.

  • There will be no heading in any 7v7 and 9v9 games.
  • There will no punting PAST MIDFIELD in either the 7v7 or 9v9  games. Any ball punted that goes past midfield will result in an  indirect free-kick for the opposing team. Encourage your GK’s to play  out of the back and not punt the ball to clear it.
  • There will be a build out lines for 7v7 only
  • Goal kicks ARE allowed.
  • Offsides will be called in 7v7 and 9v9 games.
  • Any goal scored directly from a kick-off will not count.
  • Any goal scored by a punt from the opposing team’s GK will not count.

Teams should encourage players to play out of the back since there is  no heading and no punting clearances that can go past midfield.

Fields and Game Equipment

A. Players (excluding the goal keeper) must wear numbers on the back  of their uniforms and these numbers will coincide with those listed on  the team’s Official State/Provincial roster.


C. When uniform colors are similar, the home team will change colors.  Home team has choice of sideline and no two teams will play from the  same side of the field. Home team is listed first on the schedule.

D. It will be at the referee’s discretion to determine the safety and  suitability of player equipment including the wearing of a brace. Casts  are allowed in CYSA if padded and the referee considers them to be  safe.

4. Duration of the Game

  Age          Ball           Prelim/Quarter               Semis                             Final     

U18/19          5              30 min halves            35 min halves                  35 min halves    

U 17              5              30 min halves            35 min halves                  35 min halves    

U 16              5              30 min halves            35 min halves                  35 min halves    

U 15              5              30 min halves            35 min halves                  35 min halves   

U 14              5              25 min halves            30 min halves                  30 min halves    

U 13              5              25 min halves            30 min halves                  30 min halves    

U 12              4              25 min halves            30 min halves                  30 min halves    

U 11               4              25 min halves            30 min halves                  30 min halves    

U 10              4              25 min halves            30 min halves                  30 min halves    

U 9               4              20 min halves            25 min halves                  25 min halves     


All games will be played with a running clock and a 5 minute half  time, except final games will have a 10 minute half time. A preliminary  game can end in a tie. Semi/Quarter-final and Final tie games will be  decided with penalty kicks with no overtime.  Penalty Kicks shall be  taken in accordance with FIFA LAW 16 (Kicks from the penalty mark).. The referee may stop the clock for serious  injuries. If it is an extended delay (more than half of the game), the  game may be finished at a later time or a different field per the  Tournament Director’s decision.

Game Check-In

A. Teams must check-in with the referees prior to the start of every  game. Failure to do so can result in forfeit. Field marshal and or  referee will check player identity cards and players equipment prior to  each game. Coaches need to pick up identity cards at the end of each  game (excluding ejected players/administrators cards). The game card and  any ejected player card(s) will be given to the field marshal.

B. Failure to have seven (7) players with in 5 minutes of the scheduled game time constitutes a forfeit.

C. The tournament will provide Diadora  game balls for all games.

D. Each team is responsible for cleaning up trash on field areas after each game.


Substitutions shall be unlimited. Players must enter from the center  of the field. Substitutions may be made with the consent of the referee  at the following times:
1. FIFA substitution rules apply, with the exception that unlimited  substitutions may be made at the discretion of the referee. Substitution  can be made at any dead ball situation, by either team, unlimited.

Competition Format

The following points system will be awarded in the preliminary games:

Six (6) points for each win
Three (3) points for each tie.
Zero (0) points for each loss.
One (1) point for each goal scored – maximum of three (3) points for each game (whether win, loss, or tie).
One (1) point for a shutout, even if a 0-0 tie.
Forfeit equals 8 points.
Minus one (-1) for each player or coach ejected.
A player or coach given a red card in a game shall be expelled from that  game. The player shall not be replaced in that game and shall not be  permitted to play in the next game, as a minimum. The tournament  director may give a further suspension for violent conduct.
Failure to begin a match, complete a match or a team leaving the field  of play shall result in a forfeit to the opposing team by a score of  1-0. The winner will be awarded eight tournament points (six for the  win, one for the goal and one for the shutout).

If teams are tied after preliminary games, the following tie-breaking system will be used to determine the finalist:
1. Head to head competition between the two teams tied.
2. Goals allowed (fewest goals against)
3. Goals scored.
4. Most wins.
5. Most shut outs.

Kicks from the penalty marks (kicks will be taken 30 minutes prior to  the scheduled start of the quarterfinal or semifinal game). Only the  players on the field at the end of regulation are eligible to  participate in the penalty kicks. The referee shall decide the goal at  which all the kicks shall be taken. The team winning the coin toss shall  kick first. No player may shoot more than once until all eligible  teammates have taken a kick. Each team takes (5) shots, alternately. The  team scoring the most goals wins.
In the event of a tie among three (3) or more teams, the elimination  procedure begins with #1, noted above. If teams remain, the tie shall be  broken by repeating the above elimination procedures beginning with #1.  If all three teams are still tied across the board, a coin toss will  determine  the first place team and then the remaining two teams will do  penalty kicks.

Playoff Round

Flights of six (6) teams: Teams will be split into  two groups. Top two teams from each group will advance to the  semifinals. The winner of Group A will play the second place team of  Group B. The winner of Group B will play the second place team of Group  A. The third place teams will play a consolation game.The semifinal  winners will meet for the final.

Flights of eight (8) teams: Top two teams will  advance to the semifinals. The winner of Group A will play the second  place team of Group B. The winner of Group B will play the second place  team of Group A. The semifinal winners will meet for the final.

Flights of twelve (12) teams: The first place teams  will advance with a wildcard team. Winner A will play the wildcard team,  winner B will play winner C. If wildcard comes from Group A, then  winner A will play winner B, and winner C will play the wildcard. The  winners will meet for the final.

Conduct and Discipline

A. Coaches have total responsibility for the conduct of their players, bench, and spectators at all times.

B. If referee must terminate a game for misconduct of players, bench,  or spectators, the offending team will forfeit the game. At the  Tournament Director’s discretion, the offending player and/or team may  be banned from further participation.

C. Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted at game sites. NO smoking, No foul and abusive language.

D. Yellow and red card penalties will follow FIFA rules. Coaches and  players ejected will be suspended for the next match as a minimum. A  disciplinary committee will review all ejections and whether further  disciplinary action will be needed.


A team will forfeit if any of the following exist:

Teams fails to check-in at the required place and time.
Teams fails to produce laminated player passes or coaches passes.
Teams fails to check-in with field marshal every game.
Teams fail to report to the field with the minimum amount of players as prescribed by the rules.
Teams fail to produce an alternate jersey if listed first as the home team in case of color conflict.
Coach gets ejected and fails to leave the field.
Coach gets ejected and no other coach or administrator is available.
Game is suspended due to the misconduct of players, coaches, administrators, parents or spectators.

No Protests

** In case of rain, we will revert to the rain schedule**

Regardless of weather conditions, coaches, players and their teams must  appear on the field of play as scheduled, ready to play unless notified  by a member of the tournament committee. Failure to appear will result  in forfeiture of the match.

Only the referee or the tournament committee may cancel a match due  to weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, the tournament  committee has the authority to reschedule matches or cancel the  tournament.

In the event of inclement weather, which the Tournament Committee  deems being unsafe for the players and/or the fields for competition to  continue; or the unexpected termination of the match, the following  system of determining a winner will be implemented:

Matches that have complete at least half of the match will have the score stand.
Matches that are in the first half of play will be deemed to not have been played.
Matches for a given day may be postponed and played the following day if fields are available.
Matches may be shortened in order to play all assigned matches.
If all matches are unable to be played, standings will be based on  either FIFA penalty kicks for the top two point teams, or by the  Tournament Committee if FIFA kicks cannot be taken.
NOTE: If unexpected termination of play is due to the misconduct of one  or both teams, then the offending team(s) will not benefit from the  termination.
If a semifinal match cannot begin, a shootout will take place to  determine the winner. If a shootout cannot occur the match will be  decided by the flip of the coin.
If the championship game cannot be played the teams will become Co-Champions.

Refunds will be determined as following:
Cancellation of all matches: 50% of the fee will be retained for administrative fees.
Teams with one team missing from their bracket will get a $150.00 refund.