FEES: Important Note for North Shore Girls Teams! NSGSC will cover the cost of this tournament for NSGSC teams less a $25.00 administration fee that is non-refundable. To confirm a team, NSGSC Teams must register and pay the 25.00 administration fee up front by credit card only.
U9 through U18 $300 CDN
Registration closes on September 24th, 2012. Interested teams received after this date will be wait listed. This year we expect about 100 teams to participate.
CANCELLATION POLICY PLEASE NOTE: For cancellations received prior to September 17th a $50 processing fee will be deducted from the refund for non NSGSC teams. NSGSC teams will be charged a $50 processing fee to the credit card number used to register for the tournament. There is NO REFUND for cancellations received after September 17th; NSGSC teams will be charged a $100 penalty to the credit card used for registration.
*Important note: All teams coming from out of province MUST have a copy of their traveling papers and insurance from their State or Provincial Youth Soccer Association in place by September 10, 2012. Travel papers should be sent to the Tournament Director:
Director Thanksgiving Tournament North Shore Girls Soccer Club P.O. Box 37031 - Lonsdale Post Office 2930 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7N 4M4
Your Youth Soccer Association will not permit you to travel unless you make arrangements with them 28 days in advance of the tournament. Please make your arrangements early; we have lost teams in the past because they didn't get their papers on time.
accommodation while attending the tournament? The NSGSC has arranged a preferred
rate with the North Vancouver Hotel, conveniently located on Capilano Road, in close proximity to all
North Vancouver Hotel is offering NSGSC Thanksgiving Tournament players and
attendees a special rate of $89
for up to 4 people in a room in their deluxe two queen beds room which also
includes a microwave and fridge.
Full breakfast including
ham, sausage, bacon, and pancakes!
Free high speed
internet in the rooms and wireless in the lobby
32" Flat Screen TV
Free local calls
Free daily newspaper
Free daily pass to FITNESS WORLD
microwave and fridge, A/C unit, coffee maker, alarm clock radio, iron and
ironing board, hairdryer.
TEAM CHECK-IN Team check-in is Friday evening, 6:00PM - 9:00PM at the “Bubble”, located at Windsor Secondary School, 931 Broadview Drive, North Vancouver, just 5 minutes from the Ironworkers' Memorial 2nd Narrows Bridge off Mount Seymour Parkway.
• Player ID cards for pick-ups are required at check-in • Please provide a contact phone number while staying in Vancouver in case there are any last minute schedule changes • Make sure you get your Welcome Package. ARRIVING SATURDAY? Please check-in prior to first game on Saturday
HEADQUARTERS Tournament Headquarters is at the “Bubble” located at Windsor Secondary School, 931 Broadview Drive, North Vancouver, just 5 minutes from the Ironworkers' Memorial 2nd Narrows Bridge, off Mount Seymour Parkway.
Contact: Tournament Coordinator, 604-657-7392, Jim Marshall • There will be someone on duty throughout the Tournament to assist you if needed • Field Marshalls will be available at all our fields to assist you
FORMAT U09 - U13 game times will be 2 halves of 30 minutes U14 - U18 game times will be 2 halves of 35 minutes
Team Groupings: Group of 8 • Split into two groups of 4 teams • Teams play 3 game round-robin within their group • After round robin play, teams cross-over and 1st place in Group 1 will play 1st place in Group 2 and the same follows for 2nd place, 3rd and 4th.
Group of 6 • Split into two groups of 3 teams • Teams play round-robin within their group and one cross over game • After round-robin, teams are ranked 1 through 3 based on TOTAL points • On Monday, teams cross-over and 1st place in Group 1 plays 1st place in Group 2 and the same follows for 2nd and 3rd place.
Group of 5 • Teams play in one grouping • Teams play 4 game round-robin within their group • After round-robin play, teams are ranked 1 through 5 on TOTAL points and there are NO PLAY-OFFS
Group of 4 • Teams play in one grouping • Teams play 3 game round-robin within their group • After round-robin play, teams are ranked 1 through 4 based on TOTAL points • On Monday, 1st plays 2nd place; 3rd plays 4th place.
GAME SHEETS • Teams do not need to complete game sheets. The Referees will complete the game sheet and have the Field Marshall sign off. If Referee who officiates is different than the referee listed on the schedule, the Field Marshall will need to phone in this change to Official Headquarters. • Field Marshall will phone scores into Official Headquarters so that they can be posted online. Scores should be recorded by the Field Marshall at each field’s scoreboard as well.
POINTS 1. WIN: 3 points 2. TIE: 2 points 3. LOSS: 0 points 4. SHUTOUT: 1 Bonus Point (0-0 is not a shutout) 5. FORFEIT: 3 points (score 1 - 0) The score posted for that game will be 1 - 0 for the "winning" team; the winning team will get 3 points only for the win, the bonus 1 point for a shut-out is not awarded. 6. NO POINTS will be awarded if neither team appears for the game 7. The maximum points awarded for goal differential is 3 8. The maximum points a team can earn far a game is 7 TIES If teams are tied, the tie will be broken by: most wins, record against each other, fewest goals against, then if necessary, a shoot-out as per FIFA rules.
EXCEPTION: Any team winning all of their games (regardless of their point standing) will be declared the winner.
In a CHAMPION MATCH: If teams are still tied after regulation time, then there will be a 2 X 10 minute overtime periods. Golden goal decides match and ends overtime. If still tied after overtime then the match will be decided by penalty kicks per FIFA rules. TOURNAMENT RULES • The following age groups may enter: U9 - U18 club teams (bronze, silver, gold and select teams). • Players must play in their own age groups • Players must be registered with the Tournament and the team and club they represent. • Each team must have a minimum of 13 or a maximum of 18 players. If short of players, a maximum of three players from other teams (within your club) will be allowed (unless given permission by the Chairman or Registrar to do otherwise). Please advise Tournament Officials of additions when your team checks in. Teams may not include players from higher levels (i.e. silver teams may not include gold level registered players). • All games are to start on time. Late starts mean a shorter game played. • A complete team list must be given to the referee before each game. • Home Team supplies game ball. • Teams are asked to set up on OPPOSITE sides of the field.
SUBSTITUTIONS • Substitutions are considered to be unlimited. • NO substitution without the Referee’s permission.
UNIFORM COLOURS • Home Teams (Listed First) are responsible for providing alternate uniforms or pinnies if the teams have the same colour • Goaltenders MUST also wear a different colour
OFFICIALS • Every effort is made to supply competent Referees and Linesman • Referee’s decisions are FINAL • Players accumulating 2 yellow cards in one game will automatically be suspended from the Team’s next game. • Players accumulating 3 yellow cards in 3 different games must sit out their next game. • Any player receiving a red card will be ejected from both the game and her next Tournament Game. • Penalty for playing a suspended player is forfeiture of the game. • Abuse of Officials (verbal or physical) will not be tolerated. This applies to players, coaches, parents and team supporters. • There will be no time added on due to injury or substitutions. Referees shall exercise discretion on a long delay due to a serious injury only. (There is not a lot of time between games). • PLEASE DO NOT HAVE COACHES OR PARENTS THROW WATER BOTTLES ONTO FIELD DURING GAME. CLICK
HERE for the official Field Marshall guidelines
See the above game schedule for the referee assignments
PROTESTS Protests must be made to Tournament Headquarters within 1 hour of the incident
PRESENTATIONS • Presentation of awards will be made at the field immediately following the final game in each age group. Please have your team Manager check in with the Field Marshall to advise that your team is present. Some teams have departure times to make, so please attend to the presentation at each park as soon as possible. • Medals will be presented to the first, second and third place teams.
FIRST-AID Please bring your own First Aid Kit. Field Marshalls will have a cell phone and extra supplies, if needed.
LOST AND FOUND Please turn in all items found to the Field Marshall. At the end of each day, it will be take to the Tournament Headquarters.