INSTRUCTION TO COACHES

 

1. Each team is to furnish 5 game balls, a working timepiece, a working air horn, and 3 ball boys.

 

2. The Select Royal ball will be the official ball of the Section V Boys' Soccer Tournament.  These balls will be used when available at all sectional games.  If this ball is not available then hand-stitched balls of the higher seeded team will be used if these balls meet with the approval of the referee.  If the higher seeded team fails to provide acceptable hand stitched balls, the lower seeded team will then have the opportunity to provide the game balls.

 

3. Coaches are to have teams ready to play at the designated and announced game time.  If an emergency occurs it is the responsibility of the team arriving late to notify their opponent immediately of the delay.

 

4. Coaches are to submit a team roster to the officials five (5) minutes prior to the start of each game.  Coaches should have additional copies for the media.  All bench personnel must be included.

ONLY THOSE PEOPLE ON THE TEAM ROSTER WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE BENCH AREA.

 

5. The higher seeded team in each contest will be the home team, select their bench, and wear light color uniforms.  Schools should contact each other prior to the game to eliminate any problems.

 

6. Immediately following the game, the winning coach should call:           

 

7. Advancement procedure in case of ties will be:

The team making the most penalty kicks will have one goal added to their score and declared the winner. 

 

If still tied:

the corresponding kick will be declared the winner.  Five different shooters from the first five will be selected.  If still tied:

             with their opponent missing the corresponding kick will be declared the winner and have

             one goal added to their final score.

**The two teams participating in the shootout will both be awarded a tie on the overall won-loss record.  The shootout is held for advancement and tournament placement only. 

 **Please consult the Federation Rule Book for a more detailed explanation of tournament

              advancement procedure.

 

8. In the Championship game, Co-Champions will be declared when a tie exists at the end of the two sudden victory overtime periods.

Penalty kicks are NOT used to determine a sectional tournament champion.

 

9. If Co-Champions are declared, a penalty kick shootout to determine advancement to the State Tournament will take place after the awards have been presented.

 

 

 

10. FORFEITS/CANCELLATIONS POLICY

 

TEAMS CONCEDING FORFEIT LOSSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAMS GRANTED FORFEIT WINS

 

 

 

 

 

11. All soccer players must be ON or BEHIND the BENCH during Sectional Games.  Enforcement is the responsibility of the game officials/linesman.  Non-compliance will result in the coach being cautioned.

 

 

 

12.RECORD KEEPING FOR REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENT GAMES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. REFEREE ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES FOR SECTIONAL GAMES:

 

14. ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Teams reaching Quarterfinals                    1 Selection

††††††††††† Teams reaching Semifinals                      2 Selections

†††††††††††† Sectional Runner-Up                              3 Selections

†††††††††††† Sectional Champion                               4 Selections