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Tournament Rules

The College Showcase of the Rockies is being conducted in accordance with established tournament procedures and current IFAB Laws of the Game (2019/2020), except as tailored to suit the unique circumstances of the College Showcase of the Rockies. The following guidelines and rules may be unique to this particular tournament.

1. ELIGIBILITY:  It is the responsibility of the registering team to make sure that they are registered in the correct age group.  When registering your team, be sure to register in the correct age group by birth year.  If it is discovered after the final schedule is published that your team is in the incorrect age group, all games will be forfeited, no refund will be available.  If you discover that you are registered in the wrong age bracket or gender, please send an e-mail to [email protected] immediately.

Eligible Age Groups for the 2020 College Showcase of the Rockies

U19 ('01s) Girls and Boys

U18 ('02s) Girls and Boys

U17 ('03s) Girls and Boys

U16 ('04s) Girls and Boys

U15 ('05s) Girls and Boys

2. MANDATORY TEAM CHECK-IN: Current rosters must be provided at Tournament Check-in.  Teams must be duly registered with their respective state associations, or, if registered via an entity outside of USYS (ie US Club Soccer or AYSO), proof of secondary medical and liability insurance coverage must be provided.  A coach or team manager must attend a mandatory check-in at the Broomfield Commons a minimum of one hour prior to the start of their first game. 

Every team may be required to play their first game on Friday. Failure to check-in may result in disqualification including forfeiture of fees. Games not played will be classified as "forfeits." In the event an ineligible player has participated in the tournament, the team will forfeit all games.

Teams may include up to 6 guest players. Guest players must be registered by tournament officials at time of check-in. No players may be added after the first game has been played - NO EXCEPTIONS. Players may participate on one team only during the entire tournament.  Total roster size for all age groups, including guest players, may not exceed 22 total players.

Teams from outside US Youth Soccer - Region IV must have approved travel papers from their state association or they will not be permitted to participate.

3. PLAYER PASSES: Each player is required to have a player pass, which must be laminated and include a current picture, name and birth date. The ONLY passes allowed are regular USYS, AYSO or US Club Soccer passes. Under no circumstances will Driver Licenses, Student ID Cards or Military IDs be accepted in the place of a player pass.

4. PLAYER EQUIPMENT: Appropriate and approved soccer clothing and equipment, including shin guards, is required (IFAB Law IV). Casts, splints and knee braces are allowed provided they are (in the opinion of the referee) adequately covered and padded so as to eliminate the possibility of its causing injury to the other players on the field. Players may wear no jewelry.

5. GAME TIME: Each player and coach must be at the assigned playing field 30 minutes prior to the scheduled game time and available to be checked-in by game officials. During this time, players' equipment and picture player passes will be checked and verified.


·         If a team is missing a player pass (or passes), that team will have until half time of the current match to present a missing pass to the referee. If the pass (or passes) are not presented by half time, the team missing a player pass (or passes) must forfeit.

·         If a team is missing an individual player pass at check-in, but the rest of the team has player passes, the individual missing the player pass may play, or may go to the sideline opposite the team bench with the parents.  If the individual does play, and the team is unable to present that player's player pass by half time, the team with the player in question will forfeit.

Referees are instructed to begin playing time within 5 minutes of the scheduled time. If a team is not on the field, ready to play, within 5 minutes of the scheduled game time, that team will forfeit the match.  Final decision on forfeitures will be made by the Tournament Director.

In the event of weather cancellations, games are considered final if they reach half time, and may be considered final prior to reaching half time depending on available time during the remainder of the tournament weekend.

6. HOME TEAM: The home team: (a) is the FIRST team listed on the schedule; (b) will have their choice of bench area (when field conditions permit, both teams are to be on the same touchline with all parents and supporters on the opposite side of the field, 5 yards from the touch line); (c) wear their dark/colored uniform; and (d) provide the game balls. The away team will change their jersey color in the event of a conflict.


All games for all age groups will consist of two, forty minute halves*, with a five minute half time.  A size five ball will be used for all age groups.

* Match Duration may be decreased to accommodate available playing fields, late starts, and weather conditions. In the event of weather delays, games may be considered final if they have reached half time. The Tournament Director’s decision on all timing matters is final.

Regardless of game start time, referees have been instructed to limit playing time, so the games finish on time. Half time will be 5 minutes.

8. SUBSTITUTIONS: All substitutes must enter the field of play at the halfway line and must be ready at the halfway line prior to the stoppage. With the referee's permission, a team may substitute or re-substitute any number of players at the following stoppages:

a. Prior to a throw-in, by the team throwing in and/or by the non-throwing team.

b. Prior to a goal-kick, by either team.

c. After a goal, by either team.

d. After an injury when the referee has stopped play, by either team.

e. Between periods, by either team.

With the referee's permission, a team may substitute for a cautioned player at the time of the caution.

9. COMPETITION: The College Showcase of the Rockies is a showcase style event with the emphasis on competition for exposure to college coaches.  Standings will not be kept.

10. MISCONDUCT: The penalty for a player or coach who is "sent off the field of play" will be at least a one-game suspension. Tournament officials will not hesitate to eject from the tournament, any team, player or team representative for gross misconduct. An expulsion may extend to future Broomfield Soccer Club tournaments. Inappropriate behavior by coaches, parents, and/or team supporters will result in those individuals being required to leave the vicinity of the playing field before play will continue. The referee headquarters will be OFF LIMITS to all coaches, players and spectators unless accompanied by the Tournament Director or authorized designee. Anyone entering the referee headquarters unaccompanied may be banned from their next game.

11. COACHES: Each team must have a non-playing adult (21 years or older) designated as its coach at each game. If the regular coach is not available for a game or has been sent off, another adult must fill the role of coach. All coaches and assistant coaches must have a coach's pass. Coaches must conduct themselves in a responsible manner. At all times, they will promote the Laws of the Game, encouraging clean competition and sportsmanship, and abide by the rules of the College Showcase of the Rockies. Coaches are limited to positive coaching from within the coach's box. Negative comments will not be tolerated! Coaches will be responsible for the behavior of their team's spectators. 

12. PROTESTS: Protests regarding games or their outcome will not be entertained. Questions of eligibility must be addressed with the site managers and/or tournament staff.

13. TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS: The tournament director(s) reserves the right to change tournament rules to accommodate unforeseen circumstances and to benefit the players.

14. BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGEN PROCEDURES: The following procedures will be followed to minimize the risk of infection by blood-borne diseases. Any player or official who is bleeding must leave the field of play immediately to receive medical treatment and may not return until the situation is corrected to the satisfaction of the referee as follows: a) the bleeding is stopped, b) the blood has been removed from the skin surface, c) the contaminated skin has been disinfected and d) the wound is covered. If there is blood on the uniform, it must be replaced.

15. LIGHTNING SAFETY: In order to provide for the safety of players and spectators please follow these rules.

·         If the lightning warning horn is sounded, play must be stopped and referees shall clear the fields immediately. You must seek shelter in a hard-topped car with the windows rolled up. Picnic shelters, in the shade of large trees, inside pop-up tents or other partially open structures are NOT safe.

·         Referees may suspend play and clear the fields due to lightning.  However, the decision to cancel games in progress and/or games after adverse weather has moved into the area rests solely with the tournament director.  DO NOT LEAVE THE FIELD COMPLEX until definitive word has been given by a tournament official.

·         Resumption of games will be communicated by tournament directors to onsite tournament officials.  Do not resume play until official word has been received.

·         Do not return to the fields until 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard OR the horn is sounded to return to the fields. Follow our twitter/facebook feeds for the most up to date information on delays.


·         If no games are able to be played, a refund will be provided to each team.

·         If a game has not reached half time, and a weather delay occurs, if possible, the match will be resumed at the point where it was suspended (i.e. with the same amount of time remaining in the first half and the same score).  If resumption of play is not possible, the tournament director will determine if the match shall be considered final or other accommodations will be made.

·         Games that have reached half time, and that are subsequently delayed for any reason, shall be considered final, no exceptions.

·         In the event of darkness following a weather delay, tournament officials will determine which matches can be resumed at a later time and which will be decided based on match progress up to the point of the weather delay.

17. GAME CARDS: It is the responsibility of the referee to collect the game card and take it to the field marshal at the field so that scores may be reported.

18. TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE: The tournament entry fee is $695.



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