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South Shore Select welcomes you and your team to the November Pre-Thanksgiving Tournament! The event is being held on November 20th and 21st, 2021.

All teams will play a minimum of 3 competitive matches, with playoffs being offered for U11 through U15 age groups.

This event will be open to girls and boys teams from 2014-2007 (U8 to U15). The Select November Pre-Thanksgiving Tournament will host teams with a strong reputation for player development, fair play, and success at state, regional, and national levels.  Both US Club Soccer and US Youth Soccer teams are welcome to participate and all games will be played on top-level turf facilities.

Event Director: Steve McAuliffe

Important Dates:

  • Team Registration Opens August 1st, 2021
  • Registration Deadline – October 28th, 2021
  • Acceptances – November 1st, 2021
  • Schedule – November 7th, 2021

EVENT DETAILS

  • Saturday and Sunday, November 20th and 21st, 2021
  • Minimum of 3 games for all participating teams– playoffs for U11-U15 age groups
  • We have secured top level turf fields
    • Primary fields for U14 and younger will be at Forekicks Taunton and Forekicks Marlborough
    • Primary fields for U15 groups will be at MYSA Fields (Lancaster)
    • If we need to expand to additional fields, we will ensure that coaches with multiple teams can be accommodated
  • $50 off per team for any club entering 8+ teams

Age Group

Format

Fee

Game Length

2013

7v7

$825

2 – 30 minute halves

2012

7v7

$825

2 – 30 minute halves

2011

9v9

$925

2 – 30 minute halves

2010

9v9

$925

2 – 30 minute halves

2009

11v11

$1,100

2 – 30 minute halves

2008

11v11

$1,100

2 – 30 minute halves

2007 11v11 $1,100 2 – 30 minute halves

 

 

U8-U10

U11-U12

U13-U15

Field Size 

7v7

9v9

11v11

Ball Size 

4

4

5

Roster Size 

15 max

16 max

18 max

Half Length

30 minutes

30 minutes

30 minutes

Offside 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Minimum # Games 

3

3

3

Playoffs 

No

Yes

Yes

Qualified officials will officiate each game. For 7v7 and 9v9 games you should expect only one official for the match.  For our 11v11 matches, the three person system will be used.  We have a Zero Tolerance Policy, which is in effect for the duration of the event.

In 7v7 competition, the opposing team must be behind the halfway line for goal kicks to promote playing the ball out of the back.

This event will follow FIFA rules where substitutions can be made at ANY stoppage with the consent of the official. This includes, free-kicks, corners and opposition stoppages such as the other team’s kick-in.

In the case of inclement weather every attempt will be made to play all scheduled games in the event. At the sole discretion of the event director/committee, some games may be declared a 0 – 0 tie and not made up.  The following priority will be given to making up games:

  • Teams that have not yet played a game in the event
  • Teams that have only played one game in the event

The lightning policy for the tournament is as follows:  

  • At the first visible sign of lightning (regardless of the estimated distance from the field) all play will be stopped and players and spectators will be asked to move to a safe location
  • For all games that were in progress the game clock will continue to run:
    • If time runs out and the game was at or past half time when play was stopped, the result at the time of play being stopped will stand
    • If 5 minutes or less remain in the first half and the score has 2 or more differential the game will be declared final
    • If the game had not reached 5 minutes or less before half time every attempt will be made to make up the game at a later date and time
  • Play will not resume until 30 minutes after the last visible lightning strike seen (regardless of the estimated distance from the field) — When play is resumed, the game, which was scheduled closest to the re-start of play, will begin
    • For example, if play is stopped at 2:50 pm and restarted at 5:20 pm, the teams scheduled to play closest to 5:20 pm will play, NOT the teams scheduled to play at 2:50 pm
    • Every attempt will be made to make up the 2:50 pm game at a later date and time. When play is stopped, or resumed, due to lightning, it is at the sole discretion of the referees and the event director/committee. Both referees and event officials will enforce strict adherence to the above policy. No appeals will be allowed. Personal safety is the number one concern of the event and it will supersede any game situation. 

It is expected that coaches will keep players who have sustained injuries off the field. Referees and coaches must not allow anything dangerous to be worn that could be harmful to a player or an opponent on the field. The referee’s judgment shall determine what is safe and what is dangerous. Some examples of items that are considered unsafe (but not limited to those stated) are braces, splints, prior injuries, jewelry, hats, barrettes, and faulty cleats. CASTS –Will be allowed if the cast has been properly wrapped in bubble wrap and it is determined to be safe by the Site Director and Referee Coordinator. 

Shirt must be tucked inside shorts. Shin guards must be firmly in place and covered by socks. Non- standard attire, accouterments, and apparel must be cleared prior to the event with written U.S.S.F. approval: otherwise, Rule 4 of the FIFA rules applies. The Referees’ Committee will continue to be the sole arbiter as to what is legal and what is not legal.

The issuance of all red and yellow cards and other matters involving the conduct of a team, its players, coaches or supporters will be recorded and reported immediately to the home state association and the home/club league.

A player receiving two cautions (yellow cards) in a single game is considered to have been given an ejection (red card). A player who has been ejected (sent off) will not be replaced. A player who has been ejected will not return for that game and will not be allowed to participate in the next scheduled game.

A coach who has been ejected (sent off) will not be allowed to participate in the next scheduled game.

Any player or coach ejected (Red Card) from a game shall be ineligible to take part in any further in action with the team during that match.

The referee, referee coordinator and Event staff/director will assess the ejection and decided upon further suspension. The discretion will be solely down to the tournament director and referee coordinator.

Assault or abuse by players, coaches, or supporters will result in immediate suspension for the balance of the event. 

Field Marshals will be present at all fields. All participants should be aware that the Marshals have the authority and right to remove any unruly or uncivil spectators from the game field perimeter and/or the field complex area.

If the entire event is cancelled due to weather prior to your first scheduled match, South Shore Select will either partially or fully refund your team once all tournament expenses have been fully covered. If weather curtails the event thereafter, every reasonable attempt will be made to assure teams play at least 2 games but no refunds will be given.