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Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association

 

The 13th Annual Jennifer Templeton 4v4 Memorial Soccer Tournament has been CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 mandates via the State of Alaska, FNSB School District and Alaska Youth Soccer. Any individuals who had already paid and registered will be refunded unless they would prefer to leave a credit on their account. Email to be sent soon. (Monday 3/23/20)

This event is held in memory of Jennifer Templeton, the Phoenix Soccer Club '94 coach, whose passion and dedication to the sport of soccer touched all who knew her. Proceeds from this tournament benefit Eclipse Soccer Club teams, with a portion going to the Eclipse Scholarship Fun, which provides for players in financial need, in memory of Jennifer Templeton.

 

Important notes!

  • The JTT is a co-ed tournament for players 8U (born 2013) and older (see divisions below).

 

  • This tournament is open all Eclipse SC youth players as well as any interested Midnight Sun FC (FYSA 'advanced rec'), High School and adult players. 

 

  • Each player registers on their own through the FYSA website.

 

  • Registration deadline is Sunday April 5th.

 

  • Teams are formed by coaches for Eclipse players born 2008 and younger.

 

  • For older age groups (2007 through adults) players can form their own teams or coaches can coordinate to form squads.

 

  • All Midnight Sun FC teams will be formed by FYSA.

 

  • Those who do not have a pre-formed team (MSFC, HS or adult players) can also register and indicate that they are a 'Free Agent' in the registration steps. We'll do our best to get you placed on a team and if that's not possible, we'll let you know and offer a refund.

 

  • Someone from each team (or one rep for multiple teams) needs to contact [email protected] to let us know what your team name is and the players on your squad.

 

  • Rosters must have a minimum of 4 players and maximum of 6 players

 

  • Teams play 4v4 the entire match, which lasts 20 minutes with no breaks.

 

  • One player of each gender must be on the court at all times, otherwise the team must play down with just 3 players.

 

  • The entry fee for the tournament ($25 per player) guarantees a minimum of 3 games.

 

  • As a 4v4 mini-tournament there are special rules of play with short, fast-paced matches. These will be posted closer to the event and made available to all participants.

 

Tournament Divisions will be as follows:
2011-2013
2009/2010
2008
2007
2006
High School (2005 through 2003)
Adult (2002 and up)

*High School teams can opt to play up in the adult division (contact us to confirm)

**MSFC teams that include mixed ages will be placed in an appropriate division with the approval of the tournament coordinators.

For any questions or registration assistance, feel free to contact tournament coordinators via [email protected] or the FYSA office at 907-456-3972

Rules

With this being a special format event, there are rules specific for the unique 4v4 Tournament:

1.    No coaching is permitted at any time.  Only assistance for substitutions.

2.    Roster Size:
A.  Maximum roster size – 6
B.  Minimum roster size – 4
3.   4 players permitted on the court.
A.  Teams must always have at least 1 player of each gender on the court.
B.  If teams don't or can't maintain the required 'co-ed' make-up on the court, they must play with only 3 players.
4.   Minimum number of players needed to play game – 3
A.  If a team does not have 3 or more players at the scheduled start time, the team lacking players will forfeit, 1-0.  Teams can then swap players as they would like and scrimmage with a referee for the remaining time.
B.  If a team only has 3 players at start time, they may start the game.  If a fourth player arrives rule 3A applies.
5.   Substitutions allowed on the fly.
6.   Games are 20 minutes in duration, continuous running time, with no halftime and no timeouts.
7.   No offsides
8.   No goalies or goal box.  (A player guarding the goal is not a goalie).
9. No playing off walls, except the far wall, opposite the timekeeper/scorekeeper.
A.  Balls crossing the touchline will be kicked in from the spot they went out.
10.  For balls passed over the end/goal line last touched by offensive team
A.  Goal kick is awarded to defending team roughly 10 feet in front of goal.
B.  Ball is not in play until it leaves defined penalty area (three-point arc).
C.  Player kicking the ball in may not contact ball again until touched by another player.
11.  For balls passed over the goal line last touched by defensive team – corner kick is awarded to offensive team.
12.Tie games are counted as ties in preliminary round – no overtimes.
13.  Tournament points will be awarded as follows:
A.  Win: 3 points
B.  Tie: 1 point
C.  Loss: 0 points
14.Tournament Standings:
A.  Teams with the most points will advance.
B.  In the event of a tie between teams that would advance to the playoffs, advancing team is determine by the following criteria:
                     i.        Head-to-Head competition: If the two teams that are tied have played each other in the
preliminary round, the winner of that game will receive the higher standing. (Not used if more than two
teams tied.)
                    ii.        Goal differential (up to seven per game).
                  iii.        Goals allowed (fewest) – up to seven per game.
                  iv.        Goals scored – up to seven per game
                   v.        Coin flip
15.  Play-Off Rules
A.  No tournament points are awarded – the team with the most goals advances.
In the event of a tie, the golden goal rule will apply and the first to score will advance.