WCUSC/EPL SPORTS Invitational Play Day 2019
1. PLAY DAY INFORMATION:
EPL Sports www.eplsports.org (Camps & Tours) is sponsoring this year’s WCUSC Invitational Play Day, which is officially registered through US Youth Soccer.
2. DATE & TIMES:
Girls – March 24th 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Boys – March 24th 2019, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
WCUSC Turf Field, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester PA 19382
4. AGE GROUPS, ELIGIBILITY, AND GAME FORMAT:
Age Group - Boys 2011/2012 & Girls 2010/2011/2012
Maximum Roster Size - 10 players per team
DOB Range - 2010 Girls & Younger - Boys 2011 & Younger
Format - 5v5 (4v4 + GK)
Game Length - 3 games of 34 minutes (2 * 17 min)
Ball Size - 4
There will be a maximum of 16 boys and 16 girls teams at this years event.
Player eligibility is based on age, not school grade. Players may play-up one age group.
It is responsibility of each registering team to make sure that the players are age appropriate.
Players are only allowed to play with one team.
Mail in Registration (WCUSC, Invitational Play Day, P.O. Box 5, Westtown, PA 19395)
Registration Deadline: February 15th 2019
Team Registration Fee of $225.00 should be included with registration
- Final payment deadline February 15th, 2019
Rosters: Teams must check in at venue tent and present a completed team roster, signed medical release form for each player, and proof of age for each player. Team check-in is at the day of event minimum of 45 min prior to first game.
Address: WCUSC U08 Play-Day, PO Box 5, Westtown, PA 19395
Office: 610-399-5277 ex. 5 Fax: 610-399-5260 Web Site: www.wcusc.org
6. INSURANCE REQUIREMENT:
To prove Insurance for each player is the obligation of the teams entered in the festival. Teams need to hand in a signed EPYSA Medical Release Form for each player participating during team check in.
7. PLAY DAY RULES:
All soccer equipment must adhere to FIFA rules. A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewelry).
Shin guards are mandatory.
Knee braces and Cast, if worn, must be covered completely. Game referee has final authority regarding safety.
In the case that team colors are similar, the home team will wear pinnies
The home team is the team listed first on the schedule.
Each team’s players and coaches shall take one side of the field, and all spectators shall take the opposite sideline or the bleachers.
Goal Kicks: Goal kicks can be taken from anywhere inside the penalty area.
Team not in possession of the ball - all players must retreat back to the halfway line, this encourages teams to play out of the back.
Goalkeepers No Punting Rule: GK’s can not punt the ball past the halfway line. If a punt across the halfway line occurs, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team at the halfway line.
Substitutions: Substitutions are unlimited & on the fly. Players have to enter/leave the field on the team sideline.
Game Duration: Each game consists of 34 minutes, 2 halves of 17 minutes with a 4 minute break in between.
Each team will have 3 games.
Game Balls will be provided by WCUSC, Size 4
Coaches, players and spectators are required to conduct themselves within the Laws of the Game.
All disciplinary measures imposed by the Play-Day Director shall be limited to participation in the festival.
A coach accumulating 2 yellow cards (or 2 verbal warnings will be suspended immediately from the play day).
It is the coaches responsibility to monitor his/her team parents & players, and keep them under control throughout the day. There is to be strictly no sideline coaching from parents, simply support and encouragement only.
9. INCLEMENT WEATHER AND REFUND POLICY:
WCUSC will use all available means to post weather updates, including website updates, And emails to team contacts.
If the festival is forced to be cancelled due to weather &/or non-playable fields prior to the first game of the festival, then teams will receive a full refund. If the play day is forced to be cancelled after it has begun , no refund will be issued.
10. SCORES & STANDINGS:
There will be no scores & standings during the play day.
All participating players will receive a “Play-Day Participation Medal” at the end of the event.
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