Coaches and Team Managers, The Amity 3v3 tournament is on as scheduled to start at 8am tomorrow morning.
I am sorry for waiting so long to make this decision but, the tourney committee has been at the fields all day and at times we were skeptica. However, we just walked the fields and we feel that with the current field conditions and the forecast, this is the best decision we can make at this time. We had many teams who were going to struggle to field teams on Sunday (and might drop) and more importantly feel we have sufficient playable fields to play on.
A few things.
We did paint three additional fields today to use in case we find some that are unplayable tomorrow morning. Therefore, there may be some moving of games. In particular, fields 1, 2, and 11 right now are the worst of the fields. If you are scheduled on one of those fields, you might want to check in with us first thing in the morning and see if the games are moved.
Please bear with us in the morning if we do have some field conditions that are not perfect. There are a few fields that have some water on the edges and corners. However, the forecast is for warm weather, some breeze, and some sun. We will not jeopardize the kids but feel the footing is solid. We will move games if needed, or worst case move some back in the morning until they dry up.
We are looking forward to a great day.
Amity 3v3 tournament director
ATTENTION: ADDRESS OF ALL TOURNAMENT FIELDS BELOW
AMITY ATHLETIC CLUB COMPLEX
55 AMITY PARK ROAD
BIRDSBORO, PA 19508
THE SCHEDULES ARE NOW POSTED UNDER THE SCHEDULE TAB. ALL COACHES AND TEAM MANAGERS WILL BE RECEIVING MORE INFORMATION BY EMAIL FRIDAY MAY 31
NEW THIS YEAR: FOR 6 TEAM BRACKETS ONLY (U9 BOYS AND U12 GIRLS BLUE), THE THIRD PLACE TEAM WILL NOW RECEIVE A MEDAL. FOR ALL BRACKETS (4 TEAMS, 5 TEAMS, 6 TEAMS) FIRST AND SECOND PLACE WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY.
We made a slight rule change on May 20, 2013. The goal arc will be 10' radius and not 7.5' radius for 2013 as originally stated in the rules. The 2013 goal arc will remain the same size arc as last years tournament. We were going to reduce the size of the arc, but when we started to paint the fields, we realized we wished for it to remain the same size to avoid having a player act as a "goalie" by defending the arc. The new rules document is posted below in the tournament rules section.
If any teams wish to practice on the fields that we will use at the tournament, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule a field for you to use prior to the tournament.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM We will accept any standard medical release form and they do not need to be notarized. Click on the"MEDICAL RELEAS FORM" link above to access an Amity 3v3 medical release form that can be used.
The following is information concerning the 2013 Amity 3v3 Tournament, we have 91 teams playing this year and expect a great event. Please read the following information below carefully so that there are no issues the day of the tournament. Please remember that this is a fun event, they do not have 3v3 soccer at the World Cup so relax and enjoy the event for what it is….kids having fun playing soccer with other kids.
Brackets and Schedule: All schedules are posted on the Amity 2013 tournament site in a PDF document, and also posted is a field map document. Most teams are done in under 9 hours with just a few teams playing 9.5 hours. I keep thinking that the more teams we have, the easier it will be to make brackets but each year there are those pesky age groups that don’t seem to work out real well. We do the best we can….
The brackets and schedules will be posted at the main tent where you will register and I will update them as often as possible. I will be there most of the day (20 brackets this year) so stop by and let me know how much fun you are having.
Registration: Please register your team at the main tent which will be located at a different spot this year. It will be located right next to the entrance road next to field 5.
There are no pets allowed at the Amity fields. This is not my rule, but rather an Amity Athletic Club rule and is strictly enforced.
There is no smoking allowed at the Amity fields. Smoking is bad for you so you should not do it anyway.
Parking: We have plenty of room on our grounds to park all the cars that will be there the day of the tournament. Unfortunately, not all of those spots are right next to the field that your team will play on. Please use the four unload zones provided to offload your “stuff” and drop off passengers and move on to an open parking spot. The first two parking lots will be full by 8am and the third lot will be full by 8:15. There is overflow parking if you continue on though the 3rd lot in a grass area or down in the lower parking lot by our recreational fields. I receive complaints every year from people that have to park down below in the lower lots, but there is nothing I can do about it. It is not really that far of a walk, and I have walked much further for tournaments before.
DO NOT PARK DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE POOL. These spots will be closed off by cones and caution tape. The soccer club is not affiliated with the pool and they reserve those spots for their pool members. They will have your car towed if you park there.
Tents and Spectators: Please check out the field map as there are designated areas around the fields for people to set up tent areas. Those areas will be marked with orange paint the day of the tournament. We do not want spectators, or tents at the ends of any of the fields with the exception being fields 3 and 4. New this year, we will not have tent setup between fields 5, 6, 7 and 8. We moved those fields closer together this year and made a larger tent area between the fields and the road. There is a new tent area this year on our lacrosse field which is across from fields 5, 6, 7 and 8. This is a large area so should make room for the added people we have this year. Also, we have three fields on the left side of the road this year which is new. There is a new tent area there as well.
Also, spectators need to be on the opposite sides of the fields from the players in all cases. There will be benches for the players so obviously the spectators will be on the opposite side.
Food and Vendors: We will have great food and drinks available at reasonable prices including Ritas Water Ice, Bar-B-Q and French Fries. We also have food at our own snack bar as well. We will also have a soccer vendor and will have a limited number of our popular tye-dye 3v3 tournament T shirts. We purchase more of these each year but continue to sell out every year. All vendors will be in the “bowl” area near fields 3 and 4. We have decided to get rid of the raffle tickets we have sold in the past so use that money to patronize our vendors so that they come back next year.
DJ and Band: Last item is a new idea we are trying this year. We will have a DJ located near field 3 from 7:45-10:45. We also have a local rock band who will be playing roughly from 11:30am-2:30pm. It may be a bit loud on field 3, I apologize in advance to the U13-U15 girls that are playing on that field…I did not think you would mind too much? If you do not like loud music, I suggest you do not set your tent up near field 3.
We plan to have one of our Female Amity soccer players singing the National Anthem this year at about 7:50 to start the day off so if you are there and not playing at 8am, bring your team down to the bandstand to hear her sing. She plays on the team that I coach and is really nervous so the more that are there to cheer her on the better.
If we have additional information, we will post it as the week goes on.
Listed below are the brackets we have put together for the 2013 Amity 3v3. We pride ourselves on trying to offer fair competition for all teams. This is a fun tournament so we do not want teams dominating divisions--that is no fun for anyone. If you see something that does not seem correct, please bring it to our attention by email at email@example.com and we will take a look and adjust if needed. We will be posting the schedules no later than Sunday June 2-but hopefully sooner.
This years tournament has 90 teams, by far the biggest field ever for this event.
Click the below link to access a PDF copy of the 2013 Amity 3v3 tournament rules or read below.
Note that we made a slight rule change on May 20, 2013. The goal arc will be 10' radius and NOT 7.5' radius for 2013. The 2013 goal arc will be the same size arc as last years tournament. We were going to reduce it but when we started to paint the fields, we realized we wished for it to remain the same size to avoid players playing "goalie"
Except as otherwise noted in these Rules, the FIFA Laws will govern the play of all games in this tournament.
Age divisions are determined by the age of the oldest player on August 1, 2013 per EPYSA standards. There is a minimum 4 teams per division. Tournament committee reserves the right to combine age divisions where necessary determined by age as well as competition level. We expect all teams to be truthful when applying to the tournament about true age and just as important, competition level. If a team is deemed to falsify the application, they may be asked to leave, and at the minimum will not be asked to come back. This tournament is intended to be a fun experience for all teams and having a bracket with one dominant team is not fun for anyone.
Sixis the maximum number of players on a team; three field players and three substitutes (A team must have a minimum of 2 field players). Players may only play on one team. There are no goal keepers in 3-v-3. Roster changes, substitutions, and additions, must be made before the beginning of a team's first game. Any team or player determined by the event director to have falsified age or skill level will be dismissed from the tournament. Team Application and Player Roster must be completed and received prior to registration deadline of May 22, 2013. Each team shall check in with the tournament committee a minimum of one hour prior to its first game. Each team shall present at check-in the following: Proof of age (Birth Certificate or Player pass) and medical release form for each player.
Each team that registers for the Amity 3v3 tournament must have a coach over the age of 18 present at registration, and during every game. No team may “coach” themselves. This rule has been added for the 2013 tournament due to the U17 age group that was added.
TEAM ACCEPTANCE INTO TOURNAMENT:
We will accept the first 100 teams registered by May 22, 2013. We will relegate teams into 4-7 team divisions based on age and competition level. Team acceptance will not be guaranteed until the enrollment fee is received. All entries should be in by May 22, 2013 at which time we will determine the level of participation and develop schedules accordingly. We will attempt to accommodate all ages and levels but if we cannot fill a division, we reserve the right to move teams up—however, we will not do so without the affected coach’s prior agreement. If we receive applications for enough teams at an age group not listed, we will create a division for that age group. In the event that your team is not accepted into the tournament, your registration fee will be refunded in whole to the team contact. We will accept teams after the application deadline if they are needed to fill out divisions.
A team withdrawing from the tournament after its acceptance shall forfeit the entry fee. Teams providing incorrect information or changing information on the entry form after acceptance may be subject to removal from the tournament and forfeiture of the entry fee. We understand there will be roster changes, but please minimize them if possible.
Rain date will be Sunday June 9th. Every effort will be made to schedule around inclement weather. However, should the entire weekend be rained out, refunds will be made less administrative costs of $30.00. In the event of a partial rainout, division winners will be determined based upon games completed.
All players must wear jerseys/shirts during play and each team must bring both a light and a dark colored jersey/shirt or pinnies. If both teams are wearing the same color the first team listed on the schedule will be the team required to change uniforms.
All players must wear shin guards and soccer cleats. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play. No Jewelry is allowed. Ball sizes are: U8 - U12 use a size 4, U13 – U14 use a size 5. First team listed on schedule shall supply a suitable game ball for each game.
The playing field is 40 yards long by 30 yards wide.
GOAL and GOAL ARC:
The goal itself measures four feet high by six feet wide. The goal arc is a 10 feet radius arc measured from the end line at the middle of the goal and is directly in front of the goal. There is no ball contact allowed within the goal arc, however any player may pass through the goal arc. If the ball comes to rest in the goal arc, a goal kick is awarded regardless of who touched the ball last. If any part of the ball touches the line of the goal arc, it is considered in the arc. If a player's foot or any part of the body that is touching the ground is on the line, it is considered to be in the goal arc. If a defender touches the ball in the goal arc, a goal is awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball within the goal arc, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.
GAME START AND DURATION:
The first team listed on the schedule will be considered the home team and will kick-off the first half with the other team kicking off in the second half. The game shall consist of two 12 minute halves separated by a two minute halftime period OR will end if a team takes a 10 goal lead at any point during the game. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie except in playoffs. Teams shall report to assigned fields a minimum of 10 minutes prior to assigned start time. In the event that a team is not readily available at game start time, they shall be given a five minute grace period and at that time they will forfeit. There are no time outs in 3-v-3 soccer.
Players and coaches must be on the opposite side of the playing field from the spectators for the entire game. No one is permitted on the goal lines. No coaching is allowed on the spectator side of the field during a game. Coaches and substitutions will remain one yard behind the touchline. Spectators will remain two yards behind the touchline at all times.
Substitutions may be made at any dead-ball situation, regardless of possession. Teams must get the referee's attention and players are to enter and exit at mid-field. There are no substitutions on the fly.
If a player is injured, play will be stopped if he/she is in a dangerous position, or when his/her team gains possession of the ball, or when the other team no longer has an opportunity to score.
A goal may only be scored from a touch (either by offense or defense) within a team's offensive half of the field. The ball must be completely over the line and into the offensive half of the field to score.
We will play overtime in games where a winner needs to be determined and shall consist of one three minute sudden death overtime period, with a drop ball. The first team to score in overtime is the winner. If no team has scored in the three minute-overtime period, the winner shall be decided by shootout. The ball will be placed at the center of midfield and will be kicked by each team at the same net chosen by the referee. The team winning the overtime coin flip will take the first penalty kick. The three players from each team who end the game on the field at the end of the overtime period will each take a penalty kick, alternating teams with each kick, until each team takes three kicks. If the game remains tied after three kicks for each team, the same three players will alternate kicks in the same order until one team scores an unanswered goal. If one team has received a red card during the game and is finished with 2 players on the field, a remaining roster player (other than the red carded player) may be chosen to kick in the rotation of penalty kicks. If the red carded player is the last remaining roster player, one of the two remaining field players will take the first and third kick.
THERE ARE NO OFFSIDES IN 3-V-3 SOCCER
NO SLIDE TACKLING IN 3-V-3 SOCCER
FIVE YARD RULE:
In all dead ball situations, including kickoffs, defending players must stand at least five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player's goal arc is closer than five yards, the ball shall be placed five yards from the goal arc in line with the place of the penalty.
The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of thrown in.
All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect with the exception of corner kicks and penalty kicks.
May be taken from any point on the end line, except within the goal arc area.
Is an indirect kick and may be taken in any direction.
Shall be awarded if, in the referee's opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction (the infraction does not
automatically result in a red card). It is a direct kick taken from the center of the mid-field line with all players behind the mid-field line and the player taking the kick. This is a "dead-ball kick. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick.
Any team forfeiting two consecutive games in pool play will be removed from the tournament. Any team forfeiting a game in playoffs will be removed from the tournament. Registration fee is nonrefundable.
Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on any field site. Displays of temper, dissent or use of improper language by a player, coach or spectator will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct may disqualify the responsible team from the tournament as determined by the Field Marshall, Tournament Director or Referee – with no refund.
A player or coach who receives a red card will not be allowed to finish the game in which the card is awarded. The player or coach must sit out the following game. The Field Marshall or Tournament Director may impose additional sanctions, which shall be limited to restrictions related to participation in the tournament.
THERE ARE NO PROTESTS. All problems will be resolved by the Field Marshall or Tournament Director and their decision is final. Only the registered coach for his/her team may speak with the Field Marshall or Tournament Director about matters pertaining to the tournament.
SITUATIONS OR OCCURRENCES THAT THESE RULES DO NOT ADDRESS SHALL BE LEFT TO THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE FIELD MARSHALL'S AND TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.
Teams are responsible for waiting until their eligibility for playoffs has been determined.
The following point system will be utilized to determine division standings as well as playoff seedings:
Win=5 points, Tie=3 point, Loss=0 points. In addition, goal differential points will be awarded with the maximum awarded per game being 3. This will be added to the points earned for the win to make a point total for the game. For example, a 1-0 win would award the winning team 6 points and the losing team 0 points. A 3-0 win would award the winning team 8 points and the losing team 0 points. A 7-3 win would award the winning team 8 points and the losing team 0 points. The maximum points to be earned by one team in a game are 8 (win + 3 points goal differential). Forfeits will award the winner 8 points.
Points will be tallied to determine a winner, or seeding in each division. In the event of a tie, places will be determined in the following order of applicability:
1. Head to head competition
2. Least goals allowed total.
3. Most goals scored total.
4. Coin Flip
First and second place for the tournament in case of a five team division will not be determined by a coin flip but rather by penalty kicks as specified above. That will only be the case if there is a points tie, and criteria 1, 2, and 3 are all tied above. Seeding for a playoff will be decided by a coin flip, and not penalty kicks.
7 Team divisions
This is a "random" round robin where you will play 4 other teams in the division (and not play 2 others) with places decided by points. At the end of round robin play, the two teams with the most points will play a fifth game to determine final 1st and 2nd place regardless of point totals before the final game. The two teams with the 3rd and 4th most points will also play a fifth game for 3rd and 4th.
6 Team divisions
We will split 6 team divisions up into two Sub-divisions of 3. Each team will play the other two in their Sub-Division to determine seeding for the playoff round. Points will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each Sub-Division and will play out as such.
Playoff round 1: Game 1. Sub-Division A 2nd place vs Sub-Division B 3rd place.
Game 2. Sub-Division B 2nd place vs Sub-Division A 3rd place.
Both sub-division winners get a bye in the first round.
Playoff round 2: Game 3. Loser of Playoff round game 1 vs loser of Playoff round game 2 for 5th and 6th
Game 4. Sub Division B 1st place vs winner of Playoff game 1.
Game 5. Sub Division A 1st place vs winner of Playoff game 2.
Playoff round 3: Game 6. Loser of Playoff game 4 vs Loser of Playoff game 5 for 3rd and 4th place.
Game 7. Winner of Playoff game 4 vs Winner of Playoff game 5 for 1st and 2nd place.
We feel this format offers the best chance to determine the best team and does provide playoff excitement.
This is a "pure" round robin where all 5 teams play each other and the winner is determined by points and tiebreakers as provided in the rules.
4 Team divisions
Teams play a round robin format for the first 3 games and then the two teams with the most points after those three games play a playoff game to determine overall 1st and 2nd place. The two remaining teams will play in a consolation game to determine 3rd and 4th place.
We will not have divisions of less than 4 teams unless a team withdraws at the last minute.