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About the Coerver Cup

Coerver Cup is the most unique playing format. It replicates the "real game" much better than 3.v3. We Host the Coerver Cup Tournament Series throughout North America. We invite you to participate in one of our Coerver Cups - you will have a BLAST!

Coerver® Cup 5v5 Tournaments  are an international 5v5 youth tournament with a unique field that sets the stage for exciting, fast paced, attacking soccer. The Coerver® 5v5 Challenge Cup vision is to replicate the event across North America with local events that culminate in a series of regional, national and international finals.

Beyond the Cup: A Soccer Experience 

The Coerver cup is much more than just a tournament, it is a soccer experience.  Each tournament features parent, coach and player seminars, sponsor events, and soccer skills competitions.

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Format and Rules

Divisions: (Youth)
Boys U8 - U18 Silver Division (Silver = recreational)
Boys U11 - U18 Gold Division (Gold = competitive)
Girls U8 - U18 Silver Division 
Girls U11 - U18 Gold Division 
Divisions: (Adult)
Men's Competitive Division *(Highest Competition)
Division 2
Coed Division
Women's Division
Over 30 Division
Over 40 Division

8 player roster maximum  (6 player minimum)
Rosters are frozen after Friday (before your Cup Tournament)
5 players on the field with 1 designated as GK in a GK uniform.

Cost:  $250 per team *(includes tournament t-shirts for registered players)
Prizes & Gifts for all Winners and Finalist

Field Size: 
36 x 48, U9 - U12
36 x 48, U13 - U18 + Adult
*Goal Size.
 4ft High x 18ft Wide

Field Layout:

1 point for goals scored inside the shooting line.
2 points for goals scored from outside shooting line.
Kick in for ball out of play where ball went out
Yellow card = 2 minute penalty. Return to full squad if opponents score.
Red card = Player out of Game. 5 minute penalty. Team must play short for full 5 minutes. 
Double yellow cards miss next game.
Double red card expelled from tournament.
Free substitution from half line
Restart kick-ins from goal area 

24 minute games (2) - 12 min halves) with a  2 minute half time
4/6 game guarantee depending on Advancement

Tournament Format 
4-Game Guarantee with Playoffs in each division..
Teams play round robin in qualifying pool
4 Brackets per age group, 4 teams per bracket recommended
3 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss
Top 2 teams from each bracket advance to knockout stage
ALL teams advance to crossover consolation brackets
ALL teams will have a final ranking
In case of tie, winner decided by head to head record
If still tied, decided by best goal differential
If still tied, team with most goals
If still tied, penalty kick shootout to decide
If knockout stage game is tied after regulation, 5 minutes golden goal
If still tied, penalty kick shootout to decide (1 for 1 Golden Goal) 

Penalty Kick Shootout: 
Kicker starts at the half line, Goalkeeper on the goal line 
Referee signals start with a blow of the whistle
Kicker has 5 seconds to shoot the ball, no rebounds
Goal is awarded if ball passes the goal line, shot must have occurred before the 5 second rule 
1 for 1 Shooters (Golden Goal Wins)
If tied after 1 round, shootout format continues to another round with New Shooters
If tied after 8 rounds, return to shooter #1

FIFA rules apply

No Off-Sides

Are indirect kick-ins

Corner Kick: 
Are direct

Goal Kicks: 
Are indirect

Fouls outside shooting line are direct, fouls inside shooting line are indirect

Defensive Walls: 
8 yards from spot of ball

Pass backs cannot be picked up by the GK

Violent or dangerous play or foul and abusive language is carded

Cannot be changed after check in.  Teams violating this policy will forfeit game(s) in question in group stage and automatically sent to consolation bracket if in knockout stage.

May enter the game at will from the half line, exiting player must be within 1 yard of the half line 

Late Team Rule: 
The team late within the first 5 minutes, receives 1 goal against them. Teams more than 8 minutes late forfeits the game with a default score of 2-0 to the opposing team. If both teams late more than 8 minutes, the game will be recorded as a 2-0 loss for both teams

Any ties after regulation time (*for Playoff or Finals) will be settled by 5 minutes of sudden death. If - still tied, 1 for 1 Shootout.

All decisions on the field will be made by the referee. All protests should be directed to the tournament director within 30 minutes of end of game.

The Tournament Director: 
Has the final decision in any dispute or conflict

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