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Rules for the 2020 Pioneer Soccer Showcase

Rules for the Pioneer Soccer Showcase

All games will follow the rules to be used by OHSAA during the Fall season except for changes here noted: Keepers: The 6 second rule in use.

Teams may use players who will be eligible for an Ohio High School, however, players from the same school may switch between teams fielded by that school.

Each participating team will play four (4) matches. No team will play more than two (2) matches per day. All games will consist of two 30-minute halves with a 5-minute half-time.

Our Weather Policy is listed below:

The safety of our players, parents, and volunteers is of the highest importance to the Showcase. In the event that lightning is sighted or the threat of severe weather is in the area, the following procedures will be used for clearing the fields and resuming play:

1. If severe weather is approaching the area, the Tournament Director and/or Field Marshall will be notified
2. The Referee Coordinator will be responsible for communicating to the Referees to clear the fields after a decision has been made about the approaching severe weather. At this time, everyone must proceed to their cars. No one will be permitted to go under a tree, tent or in a shelter.
3. Players will not return to the field until the coaches have been notified by the Tournament Director to do so.
4. During the weather delay, the Tournament Director will consult with the Tournament Committee to assess the impact of the delay and determine the changes necessary to resume play. The following changes will be considered:
a. Shorten games.
b. Terminate any game in progress.
c. Cancel any or all games if necessary. The tournament organizing committee, Jonathan Alder High School or Plain City is not responsible for expenses incurred by cancellation of games.
6. Once the lightning/severe weather has passed, the Tournament Director and/or Referee Coordinators will be responsible for communicating the “all clear” signal to the referees and any game format changes. The Referee Coordinators will also be responsible for communicating to the Referees for subsequent impacted games, any changes to the game format TIES:Ties will not be broken.

In the event that an entire weekend of the tournament is cancelled due to weather, the Tournament Director will subsequently determine the feasible amount of a credit, if any, that will be given to each of the teams that can be applied to the next year's Showcase fees for their respective team(s). In any event, no direct refund payments will be made to any teams.

A player who receives a red card will be required to sit out the next game played by their team. Any player receiving 2 red cards will be dismissed from further play in the tournament.

Scores will be posted ASAP. Coaches should report any discrepancies to the Tournament Director prior to their next game. A winner will be named in each group based on points. Each team will be awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. In the event of ties in the standings, the following procedure will determine the group winner:

a) Team with the most points wins (if tied, go to B).
b) Winner of game played between the tied teams (if three or more teams are tied, go to C).
c) Highest number of total NET goals (goal differential).
d) Fewest goals allowed.

In case of conflicting jersey colors, the team listed as "home" will change to a different color. Teams will not need to have exactly matching colors and/or uniforms. Numbers are not required but ARE very helpful for the referees and College Coaches. All other OHSAA player safety rules will be followed, i.e., the shin guard requirement and the prohibition of jewelry.

Each player MUST have a medical release and liability form check in during registration prior to the beginning of their first game in order to be eligible to play. The form will be available to teams accepted via e-mail to the primary contact listed on the application/coach.

All referee decisions will stand. Protests will not be allowed.

The Tournament Director reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the tournament.


Pioneer Soccer Showcase
Matt Evans, Showcase Director
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