The 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 & relaxed environment.
Maximum roster of 6 (spilt your team in two!). Eight game guarantee. A great way to start your season! Check out video footage of previous tournament play online below.
For more information contact the Challenge Cup Tournament Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Challenge Cup Highlights
The Centennial Challenge Cup is played over the course of two days in a small-sided game format at the Centennial High School Sports Arena. During each day, all teams in an age group/division will compete against each other in at least eight matches total, or four matches per day. All matches are played in a three hour time frame. All matches are 12 minutes in length.
- Challenge Cup format is 3 v. 3 with no goalkeepers.
- Multi-directional play allows for a greater number of touches per player and more scoring.
- Rosters sizes are capped at six players per team--this encourages summer teams to register multiple teams.
- Players have fun and become better soccer players over the course of the weekend tourney.
The Centennial SC Challenge Cup will be an MYSA sanctioned event for 2013. The application and MYSA approval documentation will be posted shortly.
Rules and Procedural Highlights
- FORMAT of play is 3 v 3 with a maximum roster of six players per team allowed.
- All teams play 4 matches on Saturday and 4 matches on Sunday, with attempts to schedule in a 2-hour block.
- 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 offsides.
- 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 & U12 only. U09 and U10 receive participation awards.
- 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.