Age classes and playing times

Age class Players Match time Ball size Off-side
Boys 2002 11v11 2×20 min Nr 5 +
Boys 2003 11v11 2×20 min Nr 5 +
Boys 2004 11v11 2×20 min Nr 5 +
Boys 2005 11v11 2×20 min Nr 4 +
Boys 2006 9v9 2×18 min Nr 4 +
Boys 2007 9v9 2×18 min Nr 4 +
Boys 2008 7v7 2×15 min Nr 4
Boys 2009 7v7 2×15 min Nr 4
Boys 2010 5v5 2×15 min Nr 3
Girls 2003-05 9v9 2×18 min Nr 4 +
Girls 2006-08 7v7 2×15 min Nr 4

RULES

  1. FIFA REGULATIONS

Pärnu Summer Cup 2018 is held in accordance with FIFA regulations (FIFA Laws of the Game

2017/2018, https://football-technology.fifa.com/media/1245/lotg_17_18_en.pdf

In the case the FIFA regulations and Pärnu Summer Cup 2018 regulations happen to conflict in

any paragraph, the tournament regulations hold.

  1. TEAM SIZE AND PLAYING TIMES

Age class                             Players                 Match time        Ball size                Off-side

Boys 2002                           11 vs 11               2×20 min             nr 5                        +

Boys 2003                           11 vs 11               2×20 min             nr 5                        +

Boys 2004                           11 vs 11               2×20 min             nr 5                        +

Boys 2005                           11 vs 11               2×20 min             nr 4                        +

Boys 2006                           9 vs 9                    2×18 min             nr 4                        +

Boys 2007                           9 vs 9                    2×18 min             nr 4                        +

Boys 2008                            7 vs 7                    2×15 min             nr 4                        –

Boys 2009                           7 vs 7                    2×15 min             nr 4                        –

Girls 2003-05                      9 vs 9                    2×18 min             nr 4                        +

Girls 2006-08                      7 vs 7                    2×15 min             nr 4                        –

 

  1. USING OLDER PLAYERS

3.1 Boys 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005

In age classes 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, each team is allowed to use maximum of 3 older

players who have born after August 1 the previous year.

For example: In age class 2002, each team is allowed to use maximum of 3 players born after

01.08.2001.

3.2 Boys 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010

In age classes 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, each team is allowed to use maximum of 2

older players who have born after August 1 the previous year.

For example: In age class 2006, each team is allowed to use maximum of 2 older players who

have born after 01.08.2005.

3.3 Girls

In girls age classes, each team is allowed to use maximum of 2 older players who have born

after August 1 the previous year. For example: in girls age class 2003-2005, each team is

allowed to use maximum of 2 players who have born after 01.08.2002.

 

  1. GIRLS PLAYING FOR BOYS TEAMS

In age classes 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, each team is allowed to use an older girl that

is born in the previous year instead of an older boy, as stated in §3.2.

For example: In age class 2006, each team can use a girl born after 01.01.2005.

 

  1. PLAYING FOR MULTIPLE TEAMS

Players are not allowed to play for more than one team and in more than one age class.

 

  1. STADIUMS

Games are played on stadiums in Pärnu and Paikuse. Stadiums used in the tournament have

natural grass, Mai school is latest generation artificial grass.

 

  1. TOURNAMENT SYSTEM

Pärnu Summer Cup 2018 is divided into group and possibly play-off tournament.

7.1 Group phase

In the group phase, teams are divided into groups of 3 to 7 teams in which teams play against

everybody else in the group. In the group games, win gives 3 points, draw 1 poin and defeat 0

points.

7.2 Even points

In case of even points, teams in group are sorted by

  1. smaller number of withdrawals and disqualified games;
  2. greater number of wins;
  3. result of the games between the teams;
  4. overall goal difference;
  5. greater number of goals scored;
  6. disciplinary record (red cards);
  7. teams are sorted according to a draw.

 

7.3 Play-off phase

The best teams from each will advance to the play-off phase to compete for the first place in

an age class. The precise rules for advancing to the play-off pahse depend on the number of

teams, number of groups and tournament system. In the play-off phase, all places will be

determined. The exact play-off system for each age class will be announced on 15.06.2018 the

latest.

2006, 2007, 2008 and girls 2006-08 age groups play-off pairs determined as main tournament table follow:

  1. place in the group
  2. smaller number of withdrawals and disqualifeid games
  3. points from group phase
  4. wins from group phase
  5. overall goal difference
  6. number of goals scored
  7. less goals conceeded
  8. teams are sorted according to a draw

 

  1. PENALTY KICKS

If a game ends in a draw in the play-offs and in the finals, both teams will take penalty kicks to

determine the winner. In age classes 2002 – 2005, each team will take 5 penalty kicks. In age

classes 2006 – 2010 and in the girls age class, each team will take 3 penalty kicks.

 

  1. NUMBER OF GAMES

Each team is guaranteed at least 5 games in the tournament.

 

  1. TOURNAMENT JURY

All possible conflicts and protests will be handled by a tournament jury of 3 members whose

decision can not be appealed. The jury consists of the tournament head organizer, tournament

head referee and a representative of Pärnu JK Vaprus.

 

  1. REFEREES

All of the referees are recognised by the Estonian Football Association and/or the head

referee. The head referee is Mr Veiko Mõtsnik.

 

  1. ARRIVING AND CHECK-IN

All teams are obliged to do the check-in in the tournament office before their first game. The

tournament office will be open for check-in’s from June 27, 12:00 in the couryard of Tervise

Paradiis (Side 14, Pärnu). Check-in consists of the following:

  1. Team leader is obliged to hand in a filled Pärnu Summer Cup team registration form. We

allow for a signed registration form to be sent by e-mail to info [at] summercup [dot] org.

Players who are not on the signed team registration form are not allowed to play at the

tournament.

  1. Each team leader is obliged to confirm with their signature that they have arrived to the

tournament, they agree to the tournament rules and they have been informed about all of the

last-minute news and changes.

Teams who have not passed the check-in correctly (points 1-3) will not be allowed to play

at the tournament.

 

  1. GAME REGULATIONS

1. Each team must be able to prove the identity of their players to the match referee during the games (from 15 min. before the game to 15 min. after the game) on the request of the opposing team by showing a valid identification document (passport/ID-card or an EFA player card). The identity documents of the players must be taken to the games.

  1. Allowed registered team sizes are max. 23 players (age classes 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005) and 16 players (age classes 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and girls 2003-05, girls 2006-08).
  1. Team must be present at the field 15 min before kick-off.
  2. A player that has been given a red card is automatically banned from the next game.
  3. In case of same-coloured shirts, the team that has been marked as away will change their shirts or uses bibs. Bibs will be provided by the organizers.

 

  1. INFORMATION TO TEAM LEADERS

1. Person that has been assigned as a team leader is responsible for the team and its players

during the whole tournament time.

  1. Team leader is responsible for the players having their own sleeping bags and mattresses if

school accommodation is used.

  1. Tournament organisers do not take any responsibility for injuries, illnesses and thefts. Each

field has a designated first-aid provider.

 

  1. PROTESTS

All protests have to be made to the tournament office in legible written form in one hour after

the game. Each protest must be accompanied by a 50 EUR caution money that will be refunded

if the outcome of the protest is positive. The decision on the protest will be made by the

tournamend jury.

 

  1. WITHDRAWALS

If a team is unable to field at least 4 players (age class 2010) 5 players (age classes 2006, 2007,

2008, 2009, girls 2003-05, girls 2006-08) or 7 players (age classes 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005)

before 5 minutes after the match kick-off, the team will be automatically declared loser by –

/+.

 

  1. FORCE MAJURE

Tournament jury has the right to make changes in match times and/or places if unforseen and

inevitable events require it.

 

  1. PRIZES

First, second and third placed teams will be awarded with cups and their players and coaches

with medals. Best players will be given special prizes.