The following are extracts taken from the MI State Cup Boys - Spring 2017 Rules document - http://www.michiganyouthsoccer.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=5185

18. Spectators 

b. Spectators will occupy the side of the field opposite the side the teams are located.  

21. MSYSA State Cup Referee Fees

a. If a Junior State Cup game is scheduled to be played at a site which charges admission or parking fees, the home team is responsible for reimbursing the referees in cash prior to the start of the game for any/all admission or parking fees.

b. Referees fees vary by age group, as detailed below:

Age Center Referee Asst. Referees Total Cost Individual Team Cost
U12 $30.00 $20.00 each $70.00 per game $35.00 per game
U11 $30.00 $20.00 each $70.00 per game $35.00 per game
U10 $25.00 $15.00 each $55.00 per game $27.50 per game

22. Game Format

22. Game Format

a. FIFA (IFAB) Laws of the Game will govern all games unless modified by USSF, US Youth Soccer, MSYSA, or the MSYSA Junior State Cup Chair, Junior State Cup Chair Designee, or Junior State Cup Committee.

b. Modification(s) may be made with or without notice. c. Game format is detailed below:

Age Game Length Overtime Ball Size Offside
U12 30 Minute Halves 10 Minute Halves 4 Yes
U11 30 Minute Halves 10 Minute Halves 4 Yes
U10 25 Minute Halves 10 Minute Halves 4 Yes + Build out lines

d. Overtime periods shall only be used in Round of 16, Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Final games.

e. In the event of a tie game during a Round of 16, Quarterfinal, Semifinal, or Final games, there will be two overtime periods.

f. If after two (2) full overtime periods the game is still tied, “Kicks from the Mark” will be conducted and Laws of the Game will apply.

g. For all ages, the MSYSA Junior State Cup Chair or Junior State Cup Chair Designee may determine that a game is complete at any time after the commencement of the second half provided no team is at fault for the stoppage.

h. For all non-DA divisions, if teams from the same league are scheduled to play against each other in the MSYSA Junior State Cup, the league game between the two teams may NOT count as an official MSYSA Junior State Cup game and results from that league game may not be applied to the MSYSA Junior State Cup tournament.

23. Heading

a. All players age 10 and younger, regardless of what age group they play in, may not purposefully head the ball.

b. All players in the U11 age group or younger may not purposefully head the ball.

c. A purposeful header by these players shall result in an indirect free kick awarded to the opponent at the spot of the infraction. If the purposeful header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick shall be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.

d. If a player heads the ball, but the referees deem that it is not purposeful, then play shall continue.

24. Build Out Line

a.When the goalkeeper has the ball in their hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must move behind the build out line until the ball is put back into play.

b. Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw, or roll the ball into play (punts and dropkicks are not permitted).

c. After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal.

d. The opposing team must also move behind the build out line prior to a goal kick, and may only cross the build out line once the ball has left the penalty area.

e. If a goalkeeper punts or dropkicks the ball, an indirect free kick shall be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

f. If the punt or dropkick occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick shall be taken on the  goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.

26. Substitutions

a. For all games, including overtimes, all age groups shall be permitted unlimited substitutions

b. Either team may make a substitution with the referee’s permission at any stoppage in play.

c. Once the teams go into an overtime period, all players, excluding players who may have received a red card, are eligible to play.

27. Head Injuries

a. If a player suffers a significant blow to the head, is suspected of having suffered a concussion, or has an apparent head injury during the course of a game, the team must remove the player from the game for a medical evaluation by a Health Care Professional (as defined in the MSYSA Concussion Policy).

b. For all Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals game, and any preliminary game with a Healthcare Professional on-site (HCP as defined in the MSYSA Concussion policy) - If a coach seeks to allow a player to re-enter the game who has been removed from the game for further evaluation by a Health Care Professional and who not yet received such medical clearance, that coach shall be issued a warning.

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