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Area 11L (South Orange County)


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2020 Area 11L

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS


December 5th & 6th (Pool Play)

December 8th (Finals)



Section 11 League Tournament - February 13 & 14
TBD

Area 11L Tournament of Champions


Area 11L Tournament of Champions

December 5th & 6th

December 8th (Finals)

Lake Forest Sports Park

Tournament Check In

All Coaches must check in at least 60 minutes before their first match. Coaches must present the following items to the onsite Tournament check-in tent:

  • A Current Fall Season, Coach Photo ID Card
  • Copies of each players current Fall Season Registration Form (i.e. medical release form)
Please note: Player Registration Forms in electronic or digital format, will NOT be accepted. Hard copies MUST be presented at time of check-in.
EARLY Check-In (optional)
  • Thursday December 3th @ Outback Steakhouse (Laguna Hills) - 6pm/7pm
  • Coaches are advised to take advantage of EARLY check-in.
  • Coaches must present the items mentioned above (i.e. valid Coach Photo ID Card, valid player forms)
Please note: Approved team rosters (in Blue Sombrero Team Tournament Format) and four (4) pre-printed Blue Sombrero generated game cards, must be submitted to Tournament Officials prior to November 30th. Roster and game card file name submission format: DIVISION - REGION - COACH NAME (ROSTER or GAME CARD) [i.e. 14UB-R85-SMITH (roster)]

** Official Rosters and Game Cards will be submitted to the Tournament
by the Regional Commissioner or their designee. **

Tournament of Champions Information

Age
Group
Max
Roster
Min
Play
Time
Match Min
Players
Ball
Size
HeadingKeeper
Punt
Build
Out
Line
10U 10 75% 7v7 5 4 NoNoYes
12U 12 75% 9v9 6 4 No Allowed No
14U 15 75% 11v11 7 5 AllowedAllowedNo

COACH NOTES:
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches MUST have a current Fall Season, Region issued, Coach Photo ID Card.
  • Coach and Assistant Coach ID Cards are REQUIRED for ALL Tournament Matches.
  • Coach and Assistant Coach ID Cards must be worn and remain visible at all times.
  • Player ID cards are NOT required.
  • All players must be fully registered with AYSO for the current season.
  • Roster changes (adding/removing players to/from a fall roster) are NOT allowed.
  • Guest players are not allowed.
  • Coaches are required to have in their possession, AT ALL TIMES, copies of each players current Fall Season Player Registration Form. (i.e. medical release form)
  • Coaches and Assistant Coaches must be fully registered with AYSO, approved and rostered for the current season.
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches must meet the certification requirements as outlined per the AYSO National Coaching Program Guidelines.
  • If team uniform color conflict, home team (listed first on the schedule) to change uniform color.
  • NO Coin Toss (Home Team chooses either: side to defend or to kick off - to start the match).
  • Pre-approved lineup cards to be provided to Tournament Staff by Regional Commissioner.
  • Tournament standings based on three (3) point system.
  • All matches must start and end on time.
  • Pool Play Match Duration:
      • 10U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 12U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 14U = 2 x 25min halves
  • Semi-Final and Final/Championship Match Duration:
      • 10U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 12U = 2 x 30min halves
      • 14U = 2 x 35min halves
  • Halftime break NOT to exceed 5 minutes.
  • NO additional/extra time added for injuries or stoppages.
  • Pool play matches may end in a tie.
  • Semi-Final and Championship matches must have a winner. If tied at the end of the 4th quarter, winner to be determined by KFTPM.
  • Players in the tournament will not be allowed to officiate.
  • Youth Referee participation in the Tournament is by invitation only.
  • Coaches and Teams are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to adhere to the following items:
      • Coaches are ENCOURAGED to manage potential match blowouts by limiting goal differentials. (Information)
      • Coaches are ENCOURAGED to manage Goalkeeper play. Recommended that Goalkeepers play at least one (1) quarter at another position.
  • Lineup cards will be reviewed by onsite Regional, Area and Tournament staff.
  • Coaches are responsible for the conduct and behavior of themselves, their players, parents, and spectators on their sideline. Poor sportsmanship, verbal abuse and negative yelling will not be tolerated at any time and may result in being removed from the match or facility.
  • Pets (i.e. dogs) are never allowed at AYSO games or practices.

REFEREE NOTES:
  • Referees must check in at the onsite Referee Tent at least 45 minutes prior to their first match and be properly dressed (in full uniform).
      • Yellow jersey (new style), black referee shorts, and black referee socks with 2 or 3 stripes.
      • Appropriate AYSO Referee Badge (i.e. Regional, Intermediate, Advanced, National).
      • Hats are OK, but should be all black baseball style only.
      • Referees are encouraged to bring alternate colored jerseys, in case of color conflict.
      • Improperly dressed Referees may be replaced.
  • All referees must be fully registered with AYSO and approved for the current season.
  • All referees must meet the certification requirements as outlined per the AYSO National Referee Program Guidelines.
  • Referees must perform a player and field safety check before each match.
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches MUST have a current Fall Season, Region issued, Coach Photo ID Card.
  • Coach and Assistant Coach ID Cards are REQUIRED for ALL Tournament Matches.
  • Coach and Assistant Coach ID Cards must be worn and remain visible at all times.
  • Check Coach and Assistant Coach for valid Coach ID Card.
  • Player ID Cards are NOT REQUIRED.
  • NO Coin Toss (Home Team chooses side to defend or to kick off - to start the match).
  • PRE-PRINTED lineup cards are required (to be provided by Tournament Staff).
      • Coach/Assistant Coach ID Cards must match pre-printed names on lineup card.
      • NO handwritten changes, besides jersey numbers, allowed to lineup card.
      • Any other changes must be approved by the onsite Tournament Staff.
  • Lineup cards will be reviewed by onsite Regional, Area and Tournament Staff.
  • Return team lineup cards and signed Tournament Game Card to the Tournament Referee Tent, immediately following the game. Tournament Game Card must be signed by each teams Head Coach and entire referee team. Total number of goals scored in each half and final goal total must be recorded prior to coaches signing.
  • Start and end all matches ON TIME.
  • Pool Play Match Duration:
      • 10U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 12U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 14U = 2 x 25min halves
  • Semi-Final and Final/Championship Match Duration:
      • 10U = 2 x 25min halves
      • 12U = 2 x 30min halves
      • 14U = 2 x 35min halves
  • Halftime break NOT to exceed 5 minutes.
  • NO additional/extra time added for injuries or stoppages.
  • Pool play matches may end in a tie.
  • Semi-Final and Championship matches must have a winner. If tied at the end of the 4th quarter, winner to be determined by KFTPM.
  • All matches should be officiated by 'neutral' referees. Parents SHOULD NOT sign-up, to referee their own child's match.
  • Players in the tournament will not be allowed to officiate.
  • Youth Referee participation in the Tournament is by invitation only.
  • Each referee may only represent ONE team in the tournament.
  • Coaches and Assistant Coaches, participating in the tournament, MAY NOT referee matches within their respected division, regardless of pool. (i.e. 10UB Coach/Assistant Coach may not Referee 10UB matches - regardless of pool. 10UB Coach/Assistant Coach may referee 10UG Match)
  • Pets (i.e. dogs) are not allowed at AYSO games or practices.
Referees: Please report all player misconducts; player, coach and spectator incidents; injuries; field issues and guideline variations to the onsite Tournament Staff at the conclusion of the match.

Semi-Finals & Finals

A teams advancement beyond tournament pool play, will be determined based on final pool play results AND one of the following conditions being met:

  • A regions overall tournament pool play referee participation must average 4.0 or greater (# of pool play referee positions covered by the Regions referees divided by number of teams participating in the tournament from that same Region). (i.e. 26 tournament pool play referee positions filed by the Region / 6 teams submitted to the tournament = 4.3 regional tournament pool play referee participation average.)

  • Should a team’s Region tournament pool play referee participation average fail to meet the minimum required, a team may still qualify for advancement should the team have individually covered at least four (4) tournament pool play referee positions. (The referee must have selected the team they wish to have received their credit, by selecting the team when signing up for the match via MatchTrak. Retroactive team credit will not be allowed.)
Failure of a Region or Team to meet the needed tournament pool play referee participation requirement, could prohibit a team from advancing beyond tournament pool play.

(Extenuating Regional and/or Team circumstances must be submitted in writing to the Tournament Director, prior to the start of the tournament.)

Required Play Time

EVERYONE PLAYS – 3/4 OF EACH GAME
  • All players MUST play at least 3/4 of each game unless prohibited by roster size.
  • No player may play 4 quarters unless ALL teammates play at least 3 quarters.
  • No player may be limited to 2 quarters more than once (per season), unless all teammates have already been so limited.
  • 10U, 12U and 14U Goalkeepers STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to play at least one quarter in the field.
  • Substitution rules may not otherwise be changed because of roster size.
Referees: Please report all incidents and guideline variations to the onsite Tournament Staff at the conclusion of the match.

Coach Requirements

ALL AYSO coaches and assistant coaches must complete the following:
  • Be a registered and an approved volunteer for the current program/season (including background check clearance).
  • Must have completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the AYSO/CDC Concussion Awareness course.
  • Completed the AYSO Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness course.
  • Be properly trained per the AYSO National Coaching Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the team they wish to coach.
Below are the required coaching certifications for each age level:

Division Required Certification
6U 6U Coach
8U 8U Coach
10U 10U Coach
12U 12U Coach
14U Intermediate Coach
16U/19U Advanced Coach

** Some certifications may be completed online.

LF Sports Park Field Map

Important Dates

Area 11L - Tournament of Champions
  • 10/1 - Regional Rosters Frozen
  • 11/30 - Roster & Lineup Cards Due
  • 12/3 - Coach Early Check In
  • 12/5 - Pool Play
  • 12/6 - Pool Play
  • 12/8 - Finals

Section 11 - League Championship
  • February 13 & 14
  • TBD

Western States Championship
  • March 6 & 7
  • TBD

Contact Information

Contacts:

Tournament Info. - [email protected]
Referee Admin. - [email protected]

Locations

EARLY CHECK-IN (optional)
Thursday 12/3 (6pm-7pm)

Outback Steakhouse
25322 Cabot Rd
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Outback Steakhouse

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 
Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92630
LF Sports Park Directions

POOL PLAY STANDINGS

Standings for pool play games will be determined on the “three-point system” as follows:
  • WIN = 3 points
  • TIE = 1 point
  • LOSS = 0 points
  • GOAL = 0 points
  • SHUTOUT = 0 points
  • FORFEIT = 3 points (scored as a 1-0 win)
  • SEND OFF = 1 point deduction for each send off of a player or substitute.
  • EJECTION = 1 point deduction for each ejection of a team spectator or team official.

Pool Play Tiebreaker

In the event teams are tied on the basis of points earned at the conclusion of pool play, a team’s pool play final standings will be determined in accordance with the following sequential tie breaker criteria:
  • Winner of head to head competition (this criteria not used if more than two teams tied).
  • Fewest goals allowed
  • Winner of most games
  • Greatest number of shutout victories (wins only)
  • Coin Flip

Field Markings

(Field size and goal size may vary due to available space/resources.)

Coaching Area

Each team is allowed up-to two (2) certified and approved Coaches (i.e. Head Coach and Assistant Coach). Both Coaches must stay within the Coaches' Area during the match, REGARDLESS of whether the area is marked on the field. This area is defined as a space 1-1½ yards back from the touch line and extends 10 yards either side of the halfway line.

(Coaches should use the center circle as a guide when the coaching area is not marked.)

Pet Policy Reminder

Please be aware that pets are NOT allowed at School fields - AT ANY TIME. The presence of pets at any school field, will lead to the revoking of our permits.

While some cities do allow leashed pets at city parks, they are NEVER allowed at the field during a practice or game.

For the safety of ALL our players and volunteers - please leave your pets at home.

AYSO is obligated to observe and respect existing regulations and laws regarding the presence of service animals at our fields. Service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as only dogs or miniature horses that have been trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Other animals, whether wild or domestic, do not qualify as service animals.

Referee Requirements

ALL AYSO referees and assistant referees must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a registered and approved volunteer for the current program/season (including background check clearance).
  • Completed the AYSO Safe Haven course.
  • Successfully completed the Concussion Awareness course.
  • Completed the AYSO Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness course.
  • Be trained per the AYSO National Referee Program Guidelines for the age/skill level of the match they wish to referee.
  • Minimum age requirements:
    • Regional = 12 years old
    • Intermediate = 14 years old
    • Advanced = 16 years old
    • National = 18 years old.
Below are the general required referee certifications for each age level:

Division Required Certification
10U Regional
12U Regional or Intermediate
14U Intermediate or Advanced
16U/19U Advanced or National

** Some certifications may be completed online.

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Laguna Hills, California 92653

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Phone : 949-445-0115
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