The Jet City Invitational is sponsored by
Northwest Co-Ed Soccer League. The Northwest Co-Ed Soccer League
is affiliated with the Washington State Soccer Association. The
tournament will follow FIFA rules except for modifications noted
in the following paragraphs.
Affiliation with USSF/FIFA
All Washington State players must be registered with WSSA and
have a current WSSA picture player card. Players from outside of
Washington must be registered with an organization affiliated with
the USSF or with another national entity which is affiliated with
FIFA. Each player must have a picture player card issued by their
state association. If the state association does not issue picture
ID cards, then contact the tournament director for instructions.
Open Division Teams: All players must be 18 years of age by
the tournament date.
Over 30's Division Teams: All players must be 30
years of age or older by the tournament date.
Underage players will be suspended from play in
the tournament and a team with an underage player will receive a
forfeit for any matches in which the underage player participated.
A player can register with and play for only one Open Division
team and/or one Over 30's Division team. A player will not be able
to play on two teams within the same division.
Roster forms will be mailed prior to the
tournament to team captains. Captains must turn in the Tournament
Roster along with player cards prior to the start of their first
match at the registration table. Please plan to arrive at the
tournament site at least thirty minutes prior to first match.
No changes or additions are allowed to the team
roster thereafter. Remember to include all players (even those
just playing on Sunday) on the roster. Players not on the team
roster will be suspended from further play in the tournament and
the team will receive a forfeit for matches the player
Game rosters will be given to the referee along
with individual player cards prior to each match. Player cards
will be returned to team captains at the end of the match.
Referees will turn in game rosters to the registration table.
All division matches will be two 30 minute halves. All
championship matches will be two 45 minute halves.
In order for a successful tournament games must
start on time. Games which start after the posted game start will
be shortened by the referee. Teams unable to field a team within
five minutes of game time will forfeit. Seven players are needed
to start a match.
Players on the Pitch
During a match there will be a maximum of five men and a
maximum of five women on the field. The goal keeper may be either
gender. If a gender cannot field five players, the team will play
short in that gender and may not make up the difference by
increasing the other gender over five players.
Home team listed first changes jerseys in case of color conflict.
Each team must have two sets of uniforms in case of color
conflict. Shin guards are required, socks must be worn over
shin guards and be pulled up to completely cover the shin guards.
Substitution will be unlimited on any dead ball situation, subject
to the referee's discretion.
Slide Tackling Rule
In order to reduce the possibility of injury, there will be no
slide tackling in the vicinity of another player. Slide tackling
will be considered a dangerous play foul. Slide tackling is
defined as a play where any player intentionally tackles an
opponent who has control of the ball and comes in contact with the
playing surface with any part of their body other than the soles
of their feel.
Exceptions: Sliding to control a free
ball, with no other player in the vicinity is not considered a
slide tackle foul. A player may go to the ground to block a
shot or pass if they do not endanger other players.
Division Match Scoring
Division matches ending in a tie will stand. Points will be
awarded to teams based on the outcome of a match:
6 points = win
3 points = tie
1 point = shutout
1 point for each goal up to a maximum of 3.
If teams are tied in points, ties will be
broker by Head to head competition. The team with the
least amount of goals scored against them. The team with the
most goals scored. Coin toss by tournament official.
Winner of championship will be by game score. If tied at the
end of regulation time, two 10 minute overtime periods will be
played. If still tied, penalty kicks will be taken by players on
the field at the end of the overtime periods. First with three
women and two men, alternating with a woman starting. If still
tied after the first five shooters, the penalty kicks continue
alternating men and women until one team leads after a round.
Any situation not covered by the tournament rules of
competition or FIFA laws of the game will be resolved by the
Cautions & Ejections
One red card or two yellow cards in a match equal an ejection.
If a player is ejected from a match, the team will play short for
the remainder of the match. The ejected player's player card will
be turned into the registration table by the referee and the
player will not be allowed to play in the following scheduled
If a player receives a second red card or the
equivalent in yellow cards, he or she will be dismissed from the
tournament. There will be no exceptions. The penalty for
fighting will be immediate dismissal from the tournament, player
will be required to vacate the 60 Acres complex.
Violence and abuse will not be tolerated. Teams
will be held responsible for the actions of their players, coach
and fans. Players or teams will be dismissed from the tournament
if necessary to maintain a calm, safe playing atmosphere.
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