TOURNAMENT APPLICATION INFORMATION
The following must be submitted to the State Office. Tournaments will not be approved until all signatures are received.
1. Application to Host Tournaments or Games (Sanction Form – all pages) -Completed online
2. US Youth Soccer Tournament Hosting Agreement – Signed by President of Club or League or Designee and Tournament Director
3. Copy of Tournament Rules
4. VYSA Team Types Form
*All tournament sanctioning applications must be submitted more than 30 days before tournament dates in order to be accepted*
HOUSING SERVICE INFORMATION
A Tournament can mandate a housing service, but the tournament must submit housing information to the State Office with their tournament application and it MUST be included in the tournament rules.
If your tournament is canceled – Notify the State Office immediately at 540-693-1430.
POST TOURNAMENT REPORT
The hosting organization MUST submit a post tournament report to their National State Association within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of the tournament or games. This report must include:
1. A list of State Associations whose teams attended your tournament & how many teams from each State Association attended
2. A list of winners and runners-up in each age group and/or division
3. A list of yellow and red cards issued and to whom
4. A list of how many fields were use
5. Where the fields were located
PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR TOURNAMENT RULES:
HEADING RULE AT AGE GROUP DIVISIONS U11 AND YOUNGER
Whenever the ball strikes a player in the head, play is stopped. The proper restart depends upon whether the player deliberately played the ball with his or her head. If deliberate, the proper restart is an indirect free kick to the opposing team. If this occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If the play by the head is deemed in advertent, then the proper restart is a dropped ball.
U9 & 10 BUILD OUT LINES
1. When the goalkeeper has the ball, either during play (from the opponent) or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line until the ball is put into play. Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the goalkeeper can pass, throw or roll the ball into play (punting is not allowed). After the ball is put into play by the goalkeeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal. If a goalkeeper punts the ball, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the punt occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at nearest point to where the infringement occurred.
2. Offsides: The buildout line will also be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the hallway line and the build out line. Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line.
EASTERN REGION POLICY REGARDING APPLICATION TO HOST A TOURNAMENT
Region I has established the following policy concerning permission to travel when attending US Youth Soccer sanctioned tournaments in Region I. The purpose of this policy is to make it as simple as possible for the US Youth Soccer Region I teams to travel to tournaments within Region I. The new policy states that any US Youth Soccer State Association teams within Region I that are accepted into a tournament in Region I, do not need permission to travel papers. Permission to Travel is not required in friendly games within Region I.
NATIONAL STATE ASSOCIATIONS IN EAST REGION
Connecticut Jr Soccer Association
Delaware Youth Soccer Association
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association
Maryland Youth Soccer Association
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association
New Hampshire Soccer Association
New Jersey Youth Soccer Association
New York State West Youth Soccer Association
Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association
Soccer Rhode Island
Vermont Soccer Association
Virginia Youth Soccer Association
West Virginia Soccer Association
IF YOUR TOURNAMENT IS UNRESTRICTED, THE FOLLOWING MUST BE IN YOUR TOURNAMENT RULES:
Teams that are members of organizations of the United States Soccer Federation but not members of US Youth Soccer (such as AYSO, SAY, US Club Soccer or Super Y Leagues) DO NOT have to have a US Youth Soccer Application to Travel form (although that team’s organization may require that the team have permission). An approved team roster does need to be provided to tournament officials, along with current player passes from its organization.