Monday, October 05, 2015

The Centennial Challenge Cup

This exciting early season developmental tournament  for U9-U12 Boys and Girls teams uses a multi-directional 3 v 3, small-sided game format that allows players to develop skills in a fun and relaxed environment. Maximum roster of 6 (split your team in two). Eight game guarantee. A great way to start your season. Check out the video footage of previous tournament play.

Give me the details:

  • Dates: April 9 and 10, 2016
  • Ages: U9-U12
  • Roster Size: 6
  • Games: Eight games total (four per day).  Each game is 12 minutes in length.
  • Registration Deadline: April 3, 2016
  • Where:  Centennial Sports Arena, Circle Pines, MN

How do I sign up?

Challenge Cup Highlights

  • Challenge Cup is structured in a small-sided game format. Teams are 3 v 3 with no goalkeepers.
  • Multi-directional play allows for a greater number of touches per player and more scoring.
  • Players gain experience switching the point of attack and making penetrating passes.
  • Players have fun and become better soccer players over the course of the weekend tourney.
  • Eight games guaranteed (four games each day).
  • Each game is 12 minutes in length.
  • MYSA Sanctioned

Rules and Procedural Highlights

  • Format of play is 3 v 3 with a maximum roster of six players per team allowed.
  • All teams play four matches on Saturday and four matches on Sunday, with attempts to schedule in a three hour timeframe.
  • Substitution is on the fly.
  • All ages use a futsal ball.
  • Players must wear shin guards and flats or turf shoes. No cleats.
  • Each match is 12 minutes with a rolling clock.
  • Start of play is with a drop ball from the center.
  • Side boundaries are padded, low bumpers. Ends are hockey-style boards.
  • Balls out of bounds are rolled in from the side. No goal kicks or corner kicks.
  • No offside
  • Goals are in the middle of the pitch, back to back, spaced 20 feet apart.
  • Goals have a 3-foot exclusion zone. No goals may be scored from within exclusion zone.
  • Scores are kept and posted for U11 and U12 only.
  • Roster form will be submitted at team check-in.

To learn more, read the Laws of the Game. Be sure to read the Coaches Code of Conduct.

Tournament Information

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