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South Shore Select would like to welcome you and your team to the November Cup (Pre-Thanksgiving Friendlies) which will be played November 20, 21, and 22, 2020.  All teams will play three competitive matches grouped in separate brackets for scheduling purposes.

This event will be open to girls and boys teams from 2012-2007 (U9 to U14). The Select November Cup will host teams from throughout the Northeast Region 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.

South Shore Select Event Director, Steve McAuliffe, at steve@southshoreselectsoccer.com.

Important Dates

  • Team Registration Opens: Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: November 1st, 2020
  • Acceptances: November 4th, 2020
  • Schedule: November 13th, 2020

EVENT DETAILS

  • Competitive Friendlies
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Schedules
  • One Game Each Day
  • We have secured top level turf fields in the South Shore area
    • Primary fields will be Union Point and Lovell Field Complex
    • If we need to expand to additional fields, we will ensure that coaches with multiple teams can be accommodated
  • All games on turf including two fields under the bubble at Union Point.  The bubbles will not be coming down this year due to the COVID crisis and the cost associated with taking the bubble down.  This will provide shelter in the case of poor weather for all players and families.
  • All teams guaranteed three games with no playoffs
  • Event Apparel Available through Fine Designs at all locations
  • $50 off per team for any club entering 8+ teams

Age Group

Format

Fee

Game Length

2012

7v7

$795

2 – 30 minute halves

2011

7v7

$795

2 – 30 minute halves

2010

9v9

$825

2 – 30 minute halves

2009

9v9

$825

2 – 30 minute halves

2008

11v11

$900

2 – 30 minute halves

2007

11v11

$900

2 – 30 minute halves

 

U8-U10

U11-U12

U13-U14

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

No

No

All games will follow the guidelines set forth by the state reopening committee as it pertains to competition in youth soccer.  The below rules will be in effect for the duration of the event:

  • No heading of the ball
  • Throw ins will be replaced by kick ins
  • All players MUST have a mask at all times. When players are in space and can pull their mask down, they are able to do so
  • Masks MUST be worn for all restarts (indirect free kicks, corner kicks, after a goal, etc)
  • All coaches and spectators MUST wear a mask at all times. Failure to comply with this will result in removal from the facility
  • Players on the bench should be social distanced from one another (6’ of space between each player)
  • Gaiters cannot be worn by the players on the field of play
  • Spectator to player ratio should be a maximum of 1:1 with a maximum of 50 spectators allowed per game
    • More information related to each individual facility and where spectators should watch from will be forthcoming
  • All players and spectators on Field 1 and Field 2 (the bubbles) at Union Point must have their temperature checked by event staff prior to entering the field area

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.  This South Shore Select November Cup has a Zero Tolerance Policy, which is in effect for the duration of the event.

In alignment with state regulations, intentional heading of the ball will not be allowed at any age.  Intentional heading of the ball will be penalized with an indirect free kick for the opposing team.

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 tournament 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 tournament and it will supersede any game situation. 

All games will have a maximum goal differential of 4 – even if the margin of victory was greater than 4 goals. Event director and staff will have all official scores – but a 4-goal differential will be recorded in the results

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.

In the event of conditions beyond the Event Committee’s control, final decisions with respect to game cancellations, shortenings or terminations shall lie solely with the Event Committee and director. The Event Committee/Director, in conjunction with the Referees’ Committee/Coordinator, reserves the right to change field assignments. In addition, the Event Committee/Director reserves the right to change sectional and divisional assignments in the interest of fair and balanced competition.

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.