Youth Soccer Tournaments at Hudson Sports Complex
We are very proud to announce our First Annual Memorial Weekend Tournament at Hudson Sports Complex. We invite you to our state of the art facility for an exclusive 9v9 tournament that promises to be fun for the whole family.
May 28-20, 2021 (Times vary for individual age brackets)
Players: Boys and Girls
Age Group Brackets: U11, U12
Roster Size: Max 13 players
Game Format: 9 v 9
Game Time: 2 halves of 25 minutes with a 7 minute half-time break
Tournament Fee: $475 per team (Early Bird - VALID UNTIL MAY 1), $545 regular
Application Deadline: May 15, 2021
APPLY WITH CONFIDENCE: IF THE TOURNAMENT IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 WE WILL GIVE A FULL REFUND TO ALL TEAMS.
The Memorial Day Tournament is sanctioned through US Youth Soccer and Eastern New York Soccer. Participation is open to all teams.
We have arranged special rates and blocked off rooms at local hotels. For more information on prices and availability please email our Hotel Coordinator, Tara Connell, at email@example.com.
Hotel partners and discount expiration dates:
Hampton Inn, Middletown - March 31
Holiday Inn, Chester - April 13
Contact us at 845-986-7777 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each team will continue to play in a standard tournament format with 3 group games, and a final between the 1st place teams from each group. Most teams will play 2 games Saturday, and 1 on Sunday. Depending on your proximity to the complex, some teams may play a Friday evening match. This can also be requested upon signing up.
Playing Time: 2 x 25 minute halves (7 minute half-time)
Number of Players on Field: 9 v 9 (8 field players and 1 GK)
Roster Size: Max 10 players
Ball Size: 4
Heading not allowed as per USSF Mandate
Dimensions: Field will be approximately 70 yards long and 50 yards wide.
Goals: 6-7 ft high and 18-21 ft wide.
During any goal-kick, kick-off, your team’s throw-in, and injuries (referee’s discretion). If team in possession is subbing, the referee may allow another team to sub also.
The team listed first on the schedule shall be the home team and if jersey color issue then they would be required to change.
Players must not use equipment or wear anything dangerous to themselves or another player (No jewelry of any kind).
Shin guards: Players must wear shin guards covered by long socks. This will be checked by referees before every game.
Footwear: Soccer cleats are recommended. No shoes with toe cleats (baseball cleats) and NO metal cleats.
Referees: Three (3) referees provided. One center referee and two assistant referees.
Starting the Game
All home teams will start the 1st half with the ball.
Kick-off - ball is in play when it is kicked and clearly moves in any direction, including backwards.
Teams will switch ends after half-time, with the away team starting with the ball in the 2nd half.
No offside directly from a throw-in.
No offside directly from goal-kick.
Offside will be called by the referee and/or assistant referee.
Fouls and Misconduct
Punting: while this is allowed at 9v9 level, if a goalkeeper punts ball into other team’s penalty box without touching anyone then indirect free kick awarded to opposition on the kickoff spot (halfway line).
No Heading: per USSF mandate. If a player intentionally heads the ball an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team where the ball was headed. If this is inside their penalty area award the kick at the top of the box.
Free-Kick: Opponents must be 8 yards away from the ball.
Goal-Kick: Ball is no longer required to leave the penalty area to be considered in play. Opposition players must remain outside the penalty area until the ball is kicked.
Penalty Kick: Taken from 10 yards out, the goalkeeper must keep one foot on goal line.
Tournament Play & Tie Breaker Rules
In Round Robin play, teams receive a maximum of three (3) standings points per game, as follows:
Three (3) points for win
One (1) point for tie
Zero (0) points for a loss
If at the end of round robin play two teams are tied in standings points, the following will be used to determine the group winner:
Total goal differential (goals for minus goals against) in all games (up to +/- 5 per game)
Fewest goals allowed