3x3 Soccer Cup

Event Date

Sun, Jun 22, 2014


Columbus, OH

About This Activity

Be prepared for a great time with the Children's Festival 3x3 Soccer Cup.  This soccer tournament features teams in all age categories.

Open to all ages, this tournament will feature at least 3 games of 20 minutes each and championship finish.  The top 3 teams in each age group will receive an automatic entry into the 2015 Arnolds Kids Expo 3v3
Soccer Tournament (March 7th - 8th).  The tournament will sell out! The winning team will also receive medals.

The event is part of the Columbus Children’s Festival featuring sports clinics, tournaments and FREE family events, bounce houses, fun zones and activities all contained at the OSU Fred Beekman Park.  To get the latest additions and activities check our the website Kidslinked.com/festival.

Event schedule and times

PLAYER REGISTRATION: All players must be registered on their teams'
registration form before the tournament begins. Any team or player
determined by the event director to have falsified age or skill level will
be dismissed from the tournament. All players must carry proof of age.

ROSTERS: All rosters are final upon completion of the team's first game.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: SIX is the maximum number of players on a team; three
field players at one time. Players may only play on one team per division.
There are no goalkeepers in 3-v-3 soccer. Substitutes may occur at any dead
ball situation, but players must get referees attention and enter and exit
at the half-field mark only.

GENDER: No males will be allowed to participate in any female divisions,
except co-ed division. Females CAN play in male divisions. Co-ed division
must have at least one female on the field at all times.

EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin
guards will not be allowed to play. Teams are responsible for providing game
balls. Preferred Ball Size for U6-U8 = #3; U9-U12 = #4; U13 and up = #5. In
the event that age divisions are combined, the teams should use the older
division’s ball size.

FIELD DIMENSIONS: Length - 40 yards, Width - 30 yards. U6, U7 & U8 age
groups play on a 20 by 30 yard field.

GOAL BOX: The goal box, ten feet wide by eight feet long, is directly in
front of the goal. No player may touch the ball within the goal box, however
any player may move through the goal box. Any part of the ball or player's
body on the line is considered in the goal box; the player is an extension
of the box. An INFRACTION occurs if a defender touches the ball in the goal
box, a penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player
touches the ball within the goal box, a goal kick is awarded to the
defensive team. Habitual touches in the goal box MAY result with a Yellow
Card given to offending party. If the ball comes to a complete stop in the
goal box, regardless of which team touched it last, a goal kick is awarded
to the defensive team. The goals are approximately 4 feet high by 8 feet

GAME DURATION: The game shall consist of two 10 minute halves separated by
a two minute halftime period, OR the game shall end when a team reaches a 10
goal lead. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Except
Playoffs, this will be a 3 minute golden goal period followed by a shootout.

GOAL SCORING: A goal may be scored from a touch on the offensive half on
the playing field.

SCORING (IN POOL PLAY): Games will be scored according to the following: 3
points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.

TIEBREAKERS: In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken
by; 1) head to head results between tied teams; 2) goal difference in pool
play Maximum of 5 goals per game; 3) Fewest goals against in Pool Play;
4)playoff team shootout with entire rosters.

If the score is still tied, the winner shall be decided by shootout with the
3 players on the field at end of golden goal period.


FIVE YARD RULE: In all dead ball situations, defending players must stand
at least five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player's goal area
is closer than five yards, the ball shall be placed five yards from the goal
area in line with the place of the penalty.

KICK-INS: The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of
throw in.

INDIRECT KICKS: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are
indirect with exception to corner and penalty kicks.

GOAL KICKS: May be taken from any point on the end line, and not in the
goal box area.

KICK OFF: May be taken in any direction.

PENALTY KICKS: Shall be awarded if, in the referee's opinion, a scoring
opportunity was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from
the top of the left circle (15ft. line) on the offensive side of the
midfield line with all other players behind the midfield line. If a goal is
not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick. Penalty kicks
are not live balls.

PLAYER EJECTION (YELLOW/RED CARD): Referees have the right to eject a
player from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an
incident that warrants sending the player off. RED CARD suspension = Rest of
game PLUS next game. Tournament Director may eject player for rest of
tournament. Teams still play with 3 on the field

FORFEITS: A forfeit shall be scored as 5-0.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the
nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be
tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team
from the event.

Kidslinked reserves the right to combine age groups in order to ensure a fair amount of games between teams.

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