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Adidas - Seawolf Summer Cup - 4v4 - Boys & Girls 6/3/18
June 3, 2018
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Adidas - Seawolf Summer Cup - 4v4 Jamboree - 2018

Rules & General Information
We would like to welcome everybody to the Adidas - Seawolf Summer Cup - 4v4 Jamboree on behalf of Sonoma Soccer. The proceeds from the jamboree benefit the Sonoma State Soccer program, and help offset scholarships, travel, and operating expenses.

In 2002, they won the NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer National Championship and could not have won it without the support from coaches, players and parents from every corner of Northern California!

This is the first annual Adidas - Seawolf Summer Cup - 4V4 Jamboree and we hope that everyone involved enjoys it and finds it to be a fun and valuable soccer experience.

Our goal is that the jamboree will provide an environment for kids to play multiple games in a fun and engaging atmosphere. The jamboree provides the necessary conditions to grow as an individual player and to develop small group partnerships in a team. We hope coaches emphasize fun, skill development, confidence, creativity, comfort on the ball, and initiative.

Please ask your players and parents to display the level of sportsmanship that all competitors deserve. This event is meant to be a fun introduction to organized soccer. We are using our SSU Men’s and Women’s players as game facilitators, they are only referees in that they are trying to keep the game moving and organized. Any foul or infraction they call is not meant to be right or wrong. It is what they perceive and not to be commented on or contested by coaches or parents. We have trained all of them and please realize that they are doing the best that they can and if they aren’t, we will replace them with someone who will!

We look forward to an fun weekend and once again, we thank everyone for their support. I would also like to give thanks to Ben Langwith, Brian Bianucci, T.J Perez, Joe Hunter, and Matt Railla as well as the entire soccer team for all of the time that they put in to make this jamboree a success.

Marcus Ziemer
Sonoma Soccer President

General Notes
- All proceeds benefit the Sonoma State University Soccer Program.
- Please set an example and exhibit good sportsmanship at all times.
- Parking: If you park in a legal, non-reserved space you will not be ticketed!
- Also see specific parking notes on webpage

Coaches and Managers Notes
- This jamboree is not NorCal or CYSA sanctioned. We have our own insurance through Sonoma Soccer and you are not restricted by US Club or CYSA paperwork and travel rules. We use the honor system to monitor ages.
- If you have light and dark uniforms, please bring both sets. Please bring a set of colored bibs in case of color conflicts.
- Each team is responsible for providing a well-inflated game ball for each game. Each team is responsible for chasing any ball that goes out of bounds on the half of the field that they warmed up on. Please return it to the owner after the game.
- All games will start at the scheduled time with a central horn. If teams aren’t ready to play when the horn blows, they will lose valuable playing time. Get to the field early, find the other coach and work out uniform colors.
- All jamboree teams will receive a Sonoma State Soccer pennant

Adidas - Seawolf 4v4 - Jamboree Rules
- Any controversy, interpretation of the rules or disciplinary action shall be ruled upon by the Games Committee, which will include: Marcus Ziemer, Ben Langwith, TJ Perez, Joe Hunter, Brian Bianucci and Matt Railla. In the event that one of the committee’s teams is involved in the dispute, that committee member will not be involved in the decision. In the event that the games committee can’t be consulted all final rulings will be made by the tournament director.
- All players must be the appropriate age. We are using the 2018-2019 calendar. Any team caught using over-age players will be disciplined. The ruling will be made by the rules committee and could include the forfeit of games.
- For 4v4 - We recommend only bringing 6-7 players - Each team can use a maximum of 8 players in each game. Once the game starts, you can’t change your roster.
- Players can’t play for two teams in the same division/bracket, but they can play for two teams in two different age groups.
- All 4v4 games will be 2 x 15 minute halves, with a 2 minute half-time. There will be no injury or stoppage time, unless there is a serious medical emergency.
- In 4v4 there is NO offside.
- We will use a size 3 ball.
- There are no goalkeepers in 4v4.
- There is no deliberate heading of the ball in 4v4.
- Field dimensions are roughly 36L x 24W or smaller.
- Goal dimensions are 4H x 6W or smaller.
- Substitutions are to be made “on the fly”, and are unlimited. The player coming off must be running towards the sidelines before the sub can run on.
- The ball does not have to go forward on the kick off, it can be played back.
- Kickoffs are in-direct (cannot score directly)
- When the ball goes out of bounds on the sideline it will be restarted with any of the three following options (kick-in, dribble-in, or throw-in) these are in-direct.
- Balls out of bounds on the endline will start with a corner kick or goal kick, depending on where it went out of bounds and who touched it last. These will be in-direct (cannot score off any restart).
- Goal kicks are to be taken from inside penalty arc and must be kicked outside the penalty arc before they can be touched by another player. Goal kicks can’t be kicked over midfield in the air unless they touch another player before crossing the midfield line.
- All fouls committed will be in-direct kicks.
- There are no penalty kicks in the jamboree. All fouls committed in the attacking penalty box by the defending team will be indirect kicks from the nearest spot on the penalty arc.
- “Walls” or defenders must be set at least 5 yds from the ball on all restarts.
- In the event that in the “play-offs” a team is scheduled against a team from group play or a team from the same club then the pairings will be adjusted according to seeding so that they don’t play each other.
- Together, coaches, parents, and SSU game facilitators are expected to create and promote a fun and safe environment for players.

Point System
- 6 points will be awarded for a win and 3 points for a tie, 1 point for a loss
- No points for goal differential
- The tie-breaker will be the following criteria in preferential order:
- 1. Head-to-head results. (if 3 teams are tied once a team has been selected as the division winner, the remaining teams move onto the next tiebreaker….
- 2. Tournament director will select best match-ups based on perceived strength of opponents for fourth game

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