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AMP Events is paving the way for soccer and futsal events across the nation. Together with SFM Network venues, AMP Events will host premier competitions in the 5on Futsal National Tour for those looking for big competition. All leading back to the final game, the National 5on Futsal Cup, and the chance to claim victory!

GENERAL RULES FOR AMP FUTSAL EVENTS

AMP Events, LLC.
600 Cleveland Street, Suite 910
Clearwater, Florida 33755

Tel: 717-240-4018
Email: info@ampsportsevents.com

2.1 5onFutsal is an open and unrestricted tournament with insurance provided by K&K Insurance. The only acceptable proof of age will be a valid US Soccer (USSF) affiliated coach/player pass (card), which are issued by a governing association used for identification purposes to play outdoor leagues and tournaments. These cards are issued by US Youth Soccer, US Club Soccer, AYSO, USSSA or other similar US Soccer sanctioning organization. Player/coach cards must be verified, photo attached and laminated.

2.2. Double rostering players in the same age group not allowed. Players are not eligible to play on two different teams in the same age groups. A player may play up on multiple teams but is restricted to rostering on one team in the age group.

2.3. Maximum roster size. National 5onFutsal Championships AMP Cup has a maximum roster size of 14 players per team. There are four (4) field players and one (1) goalie on the pitch/court (5v5).

2.4. All teams must register online via EventConnect at www.ampsportsevents.com. Teams participating in the tournament must provide medical releases for each player in a format required by the tournament committee and posted on the tournament website. These authorizations shall be presented at registration and a copy kept by the team at the pitch/court, available for presentation in the event of an emergency.

3.1 National 5onFutsal Championships AMP Cup follows US Soccer birthyear age division, which for 2020-2021 are as follows:

U9: 1/1/2012 
U10:1/1/2011
U11:1/1/2010 
U12:1/1/2009
U13:1/1/2008
U14:1/1/2007
U15: 1/1/2006
U16: 1/1/2015
U17: 1/1/2004
U18: 1/1/2003
U19: 1/1/2002
U20: 1/2/2001

4.1 All games shall be played in accordance with FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game, except as specifically modified by these rules.

4.2. U12 & Under

4.2.1. No slide tackling, but can slide to block a shot

4.2.2. Size 3 Futsal ball

4.2.3. Incorrect substitutions – a warning will be given to each team and then an indirect free kick will be awarded for improper substitution to the opposing team (but not a yellow card)

4.3. U13 & Older

4.3.1. Slide tackling allowed but will be a referee’s discretion if a foul is committed

4.3.2. Size 4 Futsal ball

4.3.3. Incorrect substitutions – a warning will be given to each team and then the FIFA rule will apply, meaning the player who improperly substituted will receive a yellow card and an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team

4.4. Goalkeeper

4.4.1. No goal kicks, but goal throws (the ball must come out of the arc to be in play and the goalkeeper has 4 seconds to release the ball. After 4 seconds, the whistle will blow and the opponent is awarded an indirect free kick at the top of the arc)

4.4.2. Goalkeeper can only possess the ball once per team possession and for no more than 4 seconds unless the keeper is over the halfway line

4.4.3. Once the goalkeeper is over the halfway line, the goalkeeper is considered a field player. However, if the goalkeeper crosses back over the halfway line and touches the ball (assuming the goalkeeper already touched it), it would be considered a second possession resulting in an indirect free kick for the opponent

4.4.4. Punting. The goalkeeper can punt or drop kick after making a save from run of play, but not from goal clearance (goal kick0, if so the opponent is awarded an indirect free kick at the top of the arc)

5.1 After five (5) fouls in one half, the 6th foul is a free/indirect kick for the opposing team at the 2nd penalty marker (10 miters) or where the infraction occurred (player taking it chooses). Defending goalkeeper can come out as far as 5m from the direct kick spot

6.1. Substitution can be on the fly at any time during the game
6.2. Substitution must be in a pinnie on the bench
6.3. The player on the pitch/court must come completely off the court before the substitution can go on in the substitution zone only. The player must also pass the pinnie to the player coming off before they go on the court/pitch

7.1. No throw-ins. There are kick-ins. The ball must be on or just behind the line and stopped. An illegal kick in (moving ball, ball or foot on the court/pitch or ball at a long distance behind the line) results in a turnover

7.2. Players have 4 seconds to get the ball in play

7.3. Players defending must be at least 5 meters away from the ball

8.1. Players have four (4) seconds to get the ball in play once placed on the ground. A wall mat be requested, then (four) 4 seconds apply after the referee whistle is sounded.

8.2. Players defending must be at least 5 meters away from the ball. If, when a free kick is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance:

8.2.1. The kick is retaken and the offending player is cautioned, unless the advantage can be applied or another infringement is committed that is punishable by a penalty kick. If the infringement is punishable by a free kick, the referee decides whether to punish the original infringement or the one committed subsequently. If the second infringement is punishable by a penalty kick or direct free kick, another accumulated foul is recorded against the offending team

9.1. Players must be 3 meters away and ball must go forward

10.1. A penalty kick is taken from the top of the arc, which is 6 meters from the goal line

11.1. If a team chooses to pull the goalkeeper and use a “5th attacker”, that player needs to have a different color jersey or pinnie on to be identified as the goalkeeper and must abide by the rules of the goalkeeper

12.1. Size 3 ball will be used for divisions/flights that are U12

12.2. Size 4 ball will be used for older divisions/flights

13.1. In the event of two yellow or a straight red card to a player(s), that team will play down a player for two (2) minutes or until a goal is scored by the opposing team, whichever comes first

14.1. Each team gets one (1) 60 second, running clock, time-out per half. Team must have possession of the ball at a stoppage (kick-in, goal-throw or set piece) to call a time out.

14.1.1. No timeouts can be called within the last three (3) minutes of each half

14.1.2. Playoffs and Finals: Only the team behind, losing the game, will be awarded a timeout

15.1. Players are not allowed to wear ANY jewelry while participating in 5onFutsal. The only exception that may be allowed is a medical alert bracelet or necklace when taped to the body. The referee shall make the decision as to safety of the player. Referee decision will be final.

15.2. Orthopedic casts are not permitted. However, soft braces can be worn with written approval from a doctor, and judgement as to safety is at the discretion of the referee

15.3. Players are required to wear shin guards in accordance with FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game

15.4. Players must wear numbers on the back of their uniforms and these numbers shall coincide with those listed on the team’s roster

15.5. Where uniform colors are similar, the designated home team will change colors. Home team is listed first on the schedule

15.6. Spectators must remain behind the spectator line and off the court/pitch. Coaches must remain in the coaches’ area

15.7. If requested by the referee, each team must provide a lines person

16.1. All age divisions and flights will play two (2) 20-minute halves with 2-minute halftime; running clock

17.1. The Head Referee will ensure that the game report forms are properly completed and presented to the Tournament or Site Director at the completion of each game. Uniform numbers must be accompanied by player names if a card is issued

17.2. The Head Referee will ensure that the correct score for each game is reported to the Tournament or Site Director after each game in a timely manner

18.1. A team shall be allowed five (5) minute grace period after the scheduled kick-off time before the match is awarded to their opponent. A minimum of five (5) players constitutes a game

18.1.1. In no case shall a team that forfeits or does not show-up for a game be declared a division winner. If an apparent division winner forfeits a game, or does not show-up for play, the division team with the next best record shall be named the division winner

18.1.2. A forfeit in the preliminary round will be awarded as three (3) points for the win. If the game has started the score will stand at the time of forfeit unless the score is 0-0 at the time of forfeit, in which the score will be recorded as 4-0

18.1.3. Forfeits in the play-off rounds shall be recorded as 1-0 games

19.1. If a game is abandoned, meaning the referees have to cancel the game while in progress due to actions or behavior of players, coaches and spectators, the score will be recorded as follows:

19.1.1. If either team is at fault for the abandonment of the game, the team at fault shall forfeit the match and the score will be recorded as a 4-0 win for the opposing team

19.1.2. If both teams are at fault the score will remain as is the time of the abandonment

21.1. 5on Futsal will have a Discipline Committee of no less than three (3) members. The Discipline Committee will review and rule on all reports of unacceptable conduct by players, managers, coaches, referees, spectators, etc. using the standards set forth by the FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game and these tournament rules.

21.2. Players, coaches and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the spirit of the Law as well as the letter of the Law. Displays of temper or dissent are cause for ejection from the game and surrounding pitch area and/or the Tournament. Repeated violations may result in the suspension of the team from the tournament as decided by the Tournament Director.

21.3. A player, coach, or team official ejected from a game shall receive an automatic minimum one (1) game suspension regardless of the cause of the ejection. Duration of suspension is cumulative based on further misconduct after receiving the initial dismissal. The Discipline Committee shall determine the appropriate sanction for the action resulting in the ejection, said sanction will be determined and communicated to the affected parties as soon as practicable, but no later than prior to the next scheduled game in which the offending party would have an opportunity to participate, which is no sooner than two games after the game in which the offending party was ejected, since there is at least a one game automatic suspension.

21.4. Depending on the severity of the unacceptable conduct, the Discipline Committee may recommend the suspension of up to the duration of the tournament with further disciplinary action by the appropriate National and State Association, Federation or any other USSF affiliated organization. The Discipline Committee recommendations will be available to the affected parties no later than before their next scheduled game.

21.5. Any player, coach, team official or parent exhibiting or threatening violence to anyone (player, coach, referee, spectator, or Tournament official) will be grounds for immediate expulsion from the tournament, such determination to be made by the appropriate referees and tournament officials. When serving a suspension, the suspended party must check in and remain at the site tent through the duration of the game, or alternatively may be asked to leave the park.

21.6. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, use of profanity and animals are not permitted at the fields or parks.

21.7. Mechanical and artificial noise makers are prohibited.

Finalists will be determined through a seeding format or by a division winner’s format. The Tournament Committee will decide which format each age group and bracket will follow. This will be announced prior to the commencement of competition. The rules to determine tie breakers will be the same for either format. Each team will be awarded three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie and zero (0) points for a loss. At the end of the preliminary rounds, if the finalists for a particular age group and bracket are determined by the division winner, the division winner will be the team with the most points in their division. In the event of a tie within a division, the following criteria will be used to determine who moves forward:

22.1.1. Head-to-head competition (this criterion will not be considered in the case of a tie among more than two (2) teams. In the event of a tie among more than two teams, once a tie is broken by the above system, and if ties among remaining teams still must be decided, those ties would be broken by starting again from the top of the tie breaking procedure.

22.1.2. Goal differential to a maximum of ten (10) per game.

22.1.3. Most goals scored to a maximum of ten (10) per game.

22.1.4. Least goals allowed to a maximum of ten (10) per game.

22.1.5. Number of shutouts.

22.1.6. FIFA penalty kicks.

22.1.7. In the event that a wild card team must be selected for the playoff rounds, the above procedure will be used across the entire age group and bracket involved.

22.1.8. If a division winner does not show up for play, the division team with the next best record shall be named the division winner.

22.1.9. In the event the finalists for a particular age group and bracket are determined by seeding, the finalists (or semi-finalists if applicable) shall be determined based upon the two teams (or more if semi-finals are applicable) with the most points in the overall age group and bracket involved. In the event of a tie, the same criteria as utilized for division winners shall be used to determine the finalists.

22.1.10. In the event that there is an age group(s) and bracket in which semi- finals are held, to be determined at the discretion of the Tournament Committee, the foregoing rules shall be applied to determine the teams that shall qualify for the semifinals.

23.1. Depending on the number of teams in the division/ age group bracket, there may be a playoff.

23.2. If there are playoffs and a wild card team must be selected for the playoff rounds, that team will not be assigned to play the winner of its own division in the first playoff round. 23.3. In the case of a draw at the end of regulation time

in the playoff rounds, the winner will be determined as follows:

23.4. The best of five penalty kicks taken alternately by each team will determine the winner. Only those players on the field at the end of regulation time of the playoff game may compete. If the penalty kick score is tied at the end of the five kicks, the teams will continue to take penalty kicks alternately until there is a winner. All players on the field must kick before any player may kick a second time.

24.1. US Soccer has instituted a heading ban for players in the U11 (2010) and younger (U11, U10, U9). In accordance with the recent U.S. Soccer recommendations on concussion risk management: 5on Futsal has eliminated heading in matches for player’s age U12 and younger, per the new calendar year registration guidelines as some U12 teams may have U11 players on the roster all U12 divisions will also be non-heading. Sanctions will be made against teams that do not follow this guideline.

25.1. If the referee believes that, in his/her opinion, a player has suffered a head injury or possible concussion, the match must be stopped IMMEDIATELY. The injured player if able to leave the pitch on their own must be escorted to their coach and the coach must be told that the player cannot return for the duration of the match. If a trainer is brought onto the pitch because the player is incapacitated, the referee must still notify the coach that the player cannot return to the game. It is the responsibility of the coach and the player’s parent(s) or legal guardians to seek medical attention. The player may not resume participation until he/she has been cleared by a medical doctor. The Referee HAS NO FURTHER responsibility beyond removing the player from the match in which the player was injured. The referee crew must ensure, that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES or due to the appeal from any coaching staff that the player is not allowed to return to the game.

26.1. Within five (5) days after notification that the team is not accepted by their application. 

26.2. Within five (5) days upon cancellation of the tournament.

26.3. Within ten (10) days of withdrawal request of the application by a team prior to acceptance of that application by the tournament.

27.1. Teams that cancel or pullout of the tournament after the registration deadline are not entitled to a refund of their registration fee.

27.2. Teams that register and/or pay after the registration deadline of deadline may incur a $50.00 late fee.

27.3. Under no circumstances whatsoever, will the Tournament Committee, AMP Futsal, SFM Network or Tournament Success Group will be responsible for any expenses (including tournament entry fee) incurred by any team. This includes a situation where the tournament or any game(s) is cancelled in whole or part, due to any factor including inclement weather.

27.4. The Tournament Committee’s interpretation of these rules shall be FINAL.

27.5. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to this tournament.

27.6. The Tournament Committee, based on its interpretation of these rules, will determine the teams which advance into the final rounds.

27.7. Out of area teams are required to stay at tournament approved host hotels.

27.8. NO SALES OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION.