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Collegiate Soccer Showcase 2021
November 20 & 21, 2021
Eligibility: The tournament is open to all premier/select teams.
All players must have a valid ID player passes from State association and or US/CLUB.
All players must have a valid medical release form to participate.
Age Groups: teams based on USSF/USYSA age groups for Boys and Girls:   
U-15 2007
U-16 2006
U-17 2005
U-18 2004
Roster Size: Properly registered teams are limited to a maximum 22 player roster with up to seven (7) guest players at U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18.
Format: Each age group shall consist of a five (5) team division, unless otherwise directed by the Tournament Director.
Each team will play a minimum of three (3) games.
Games will consist of (2) 30 minute halves.
Application: The tournament application is due by November 10th, 2021.  The entry fee of $900.00, made payable to Vale Sports Club, must be submitted with application.
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The following Criteria will be taken into consideration by the Tournament Director for acceptance to the Tournament:
• Level of competition and team record
• Geographic balance
• Early application
Acceptance to the tournament will be issued by November 12th, 2021. Application fees will be refunded immediately for teams not accepted. Teams withdrawing from the tournament after acceptance will forfeit application fee.
All applications and correspondence should be directed to:

Vale Sports Club
1280 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Registration: Registration for all teams will be that Saturday morning. Teams are required to have an official certified roster, player and coach, and tournament medical release form at the time of registration.
For further information, please contact the Tournament Director, AJ Hodge 860-690-7035 or e-mail or you can contact the Assistant Tournament Director Tony Horta (860) 202-2182 or
Facilities: CT Sportsplex, North Branford (4 turf fields, all in one location with concessions) - 216 Foxon Road, North Branford


Event rules:


Rule I – Substitutions 

Substitutions will be unlimited, but may only be made with the referee’s permission at the following times: 

  1. Prior to a throw-in for either team
  2. Prior to a goal kick by either team
  3. Prior to a corner kick by either team
  4. After a goal has been scored
  5. At half time
  6. When play has been stopped by the referee for any reason.

Rule II – Conduct

Players, coaches, managers, and team supporters are expected to conduct themselves within the Spirit of the Law as well as the Letter of the Law. Displays of temper, dissent by word or action against an opponent or the referee are cause for ejection from the game.


Rule III – Player Ejection and Caution

Should a player be ejected from a game by the referee, the player shall be suspended for the remainder of the game and for at least the next game his or her team is scheduled to play. Referees will report all ejections. Gross misconduct may result in a larger suspension. Any player ejected for a second time shall be suspended for the remainder of the tournament. Please note: two cautions in the same game are the equivalent of an ejection. Should a coach or team official be ejected from a game, the referee will report the incident to the Field Director. Ejected coaches, managers, etc. will be banned from the playing area for the balance of the game.

Rule IV – Position of Players/Spectators

Each team’s players and spectators will, where possible, take a position on opposite sides of the field and will be asked to remain a minimum of three yards from the touch line. Spectators or players will not be permitted behind the goal line while the game is in progress.

Rule V – Forfeits

A team will be allowed a five-minute grace period from the scheduled kick-off time for preliminary round games before the game is awarded to the opponent. A minimum of seven players constitutes a team. Only if there are less than seven players, can a delay in the kick-off be allowed. A team forfeit, for any reason, shall be scored 3-0. Forfeiture of a game makes a team ineligible to place first or second in their division.


Rule VI – Player Uniforms and Equipment

Teams must wear numbers on the backs of their shirts. Each player will have a different number and this number will coincide with the player’s name as shown on the team roster. In the event of team colors clashing, the home team, (the team listed first on the schedule), shall change colors. All player equipment is subject to the approval of the referee for each game. The tournament will supply all game balls.


Rule VII – Protests

There will be no protests. The Vale Board will act on rule violations as needed.  Three uniformed referees will be assigned in all full sided games for all divisions. The three-man system of control will be used. The referee is the sole arbitrator of the competition. His/Her duties and powers are specific. Decisions on point of fact connected with play shall be final, so far as the result of any game is concerned.

Rule VIII – Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament Committee shall have the absolute authority to make changes as follows:

1. Relocate/reschedule any game

2. Change the duration of any game.

3. Cancel any preliminary game having no bearing on the outcome of the preliminary round.

4. Decide a game by kicks from the penalty spot if teams are currently tied 

Rule IX – Ball Size and Game Duration

The ball size and game duration are as follows:

Division Half Duration Ball Size
U15 - U18 30 Minutes 5



Rule XIII – Determination of Division Winners

Each competitive division will have a winner based on the following point system.  Teams shall be ranked in the standings by the number of points they have been awarded.

  • 3 points shall be awarded for a win.
  • 1 point shall be awarded for a tie.
  • 0 points shall be awarded for a loss.

In the event of a tie in the standings the following criteria shall be employed to break the tie or to successively eliminate teams in a tie involving two teams.

When using the tie breaking rules below, the sequence followed shall always be in ascending order (1 through 6) for the tied teams in order to eliminate team(s) from the tie and to determine standings.  *Never in the process shall the sequence revert to a lower numbered rule to determine standings.

  1. For a two-team tie - Results of the tournament head-to-head game involving the two tied teams; if still tied or the teams have not played each other then proceed to Rule 2.  (Rule 1 is used first only for two-team ties.  If more than two teams are tied, Rule 2 shall be the first rule used to break the tie.)
  2. Highest total goal differential among tied teams (Goals for minus goals against, for a maximum of 7 goals per game); if still tied then,
  3. Most goals scored amongst the teams still tied (with maximum of 7 goals per game); if still tied then,
  4. Least total goals against amongst the teams still tied (with maximum 7 goals per game); if still tied then,
  5. Most shutouts recorded amongst the teams still tied; if still tied then,
  6. Kicks from the penalty mark will be taken.  However, in the event that there is no field and goal available, weather related or diminishing light issues as determined by the Tournament Directors, a coin toss shall determine the winner.


Rule XIV – Alcoholic Beverages

No alcoholic beverages will be permitted on any fields, sidelines, or parking lots. Violators will be asked to leave the tournament by the field marshals or the police. 

Rule XV – Kick-off

The home team will take the kick-off and the visiting team will choose side of field.

Rule XVI – Definitive Scores and Rankings

All scores and rankings will be maintained at the Tournament Headquarters Tent and logged into GotSoccer for viewing on the GotSoccer app.  The Tournament Director shall endeavor to make corrections to GotSoccer in the case of any discrepancies.  All games shall have a maximum goal differential of 7.  If the margin of victory is greater than 7 it will still be recorded in GotSoccer as a 7 goal differential.  Scores that are posted by, and rankings that are electronically calculated by GotSoccer, are for the convenience of the players, coached and parents.  In the case where there are discrepancies between those scores and rankings posted on the official scoreboard the scores recorded at Headquarters shall take precedence.

Rule XVII – Pets
Any pets in attendance at any of the complexes must be leashed.

Rule XVII - Smoking Prohibited

Smoking is prohibited - including sidelines and parking areas.

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