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SoCal Soccer Tournaments cordially invites you to participate on our Thanksgiving Classic 2017 tournament.  


We will offer: 

- 7v7 for B2009 & B2008. 

- 9v9 for B2006 & B2007.

- 11v11 for B2005 & older.  



B2009-B2008 - $450 | B2006-B2007 - $495

B2005-B2001 - $545

Registration Deadline: Nov 13th.

Schedule Release date: Nov 15th.


We strive to give you a great experience. Top competition with competitive brackets. Come join us for a holiday weekend of soccer fun in beautiful Southern California weather!

3 games guaranteed 


Games will be played Saturday 11/25 and Sunday 11/26.

Games will be scheduled Friday 11/24 if necessary only*





Check-in game day

Failure to registrer will result in automatic disqualification from the tournament without a refund of the tournament fee. 


At  “Check-in ,” teams must provide the required credentials.

All U.S. teams must provide valid laminated player identification cards with a photograph and a signed Registration Form (a.k.a. Medical Release Form). United States Youth Soccer Association teams  U.S. teams registered through U.S. Club Soccer must provide the proper traveling documentation of their affiliation. No player card, no play.

All players must fill out a Player Medical Liability/Media Release form.


*2017-2018 Player ID cards accepted. USYSA/USSF, AYSO, US Club, Calsouth.

Teams/Individuals can choose to play up in age bracket.


Teams U8-U10 could register up to fourteen players; all fourteen will be eligible. Unlimited loaned players will be allowed with a maximum roster of 14 players for ages U8 to U10, Teams U11-U18 could register up to 20 players.

Loan players must be current USYSA/USSF or National equivalent players and can only play for one team.

Game Day

All teams must check in at the field marshal table 30 minutes prior to each game. All players and a coach must be present at the time of the field check-in with field marshal. A team that fails to report fifteen minutes prior to scheduled kick-off will forfeit the game. Prior to the start of each game the team Player identification cards and team roster will be dropped off with the field marshal and picked up after the match. The team manager or coach will verify the score of the match with a signature (expected to sign immediately after the match). The player identification cards and roster may be picked up at this time after both team officials have verified the score with a signature. No card, no play.



FIFA Laws of the Game will apply as modified by USYSA and Cal South as described herein.
Duration of Game and Overtime by halves and Ball size


2005 & Older - Ball Size 5
2006 - Ball Size 4
2007 - Ball Size 4
2008 - Ball Size 4
2009 - Ball Size 4

Length of Halves*

25 minutes - Small Sided 

30 minutes - 11v11

Half Time

Half Time will be exactly 5 minutes.

Referees have been instructed to start the game on time.


Home Team

The team listed as the home team, is responsible for providing 3 game balls.

If their is uniform conflict, the team listed as the home team must change uniforms.


* Group Play - All group games will be called not less than five (5) minutes prior to the start of the next scheduled game without regard to the amount played in each half up to that point. A game is “complete” upon completion of one half. The final result will be based upon the score at the time the game is called. Group play games can end in a tie.

** Final games tied after regulation will have Overtime added two - 5 minute halves.  Both Overtime halves will be played in full. NO GOLDEN GOAL. If no team has a lead at the end of two equal overtime periods the match will be decided by FIFA Penalty Kicks, which will immediately follow the Overtime.


Substitutions shall be unlimited.

Substitutions may be made, with the consent of the referee, at any stoppage in play. (USYSA Rule 302 Cal South Rule 2.9)

Players Equipment

Hard casts and all other equipment will be approved at the discretion of the Center referee who will determine the safety and suitability of a player’s equipment.


All coaches will be responsible for the conduct of their players (on and off the field), and spectators at all time. Coaching from the sideline is permitted, provided:

  • The tone of voice is instructive and not derogatory;

  • Each coach stays within 10 yards of the halfway line;

  • No coach, players, or spectators make derogatory remarks or gestures to the referees, other coach, players, or spectators;

  • No coach, player, or spectator uses any profanity or incites disruptive behavior;

  • Instruction is directed at one’s own team

Cautions and Ejections

A player receiving two cautions (yellow cards) in a single game is considered to have been given an ejection (red card). A player who has been ejected (sent off), will not be replaced. A player who has been ejected will not return for that game and will not be allowed to participate in the next scheduled game(s). A player who is ejected for violent conduct or serious foul play will not be allowed to participate in the next TWO scheduled games. Any player or coach who assaults a referee will be expelled from the Tournament. A coach who has been ejected (sent off) will be suspended the same as a player ejection.

During game suspension(s) for coaches, there can be NO contact between the team and the coach during the game and the coach must be out of sight and sound of the field. Additionally, the coach must not be involved in unacceptable conduct (defined as coaching his/her players by any means or method, or harassment of opponents/players/referees/staff). Failure to adhere to this rule will result an immediate ejection from the tournament for the coach.

Suspended and Terminated Games

If, in the opinion of the referee, a game must be suspended (for reason), the game may be resumed, but is subject to being ended not less than five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next game. If, in the opinion of the referee, a game must be terminated for misconduct of players, bench coaches, or spectators; the offending team could be suspended from further play and will forfeit that game and all remaining games. All previous points earned remain as played. Additionally, the home league and State Association will be contacted as appropriate.


Delays of the game due to injury will result in appropriate time being added to the full game time, based on the judgment of the referee. However, all preliminary games will be terminated not less than five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next game.


Referee Decisions

The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play are final. The referee may only change a decision upon realizing that it is incorrect or, at his/her discretion, on the advice of an assistant referee, provided that he/she has not restarted play.

Point System

10 point system

(Determination of standings within a group)

  • Six (6) points for a win

  • Three (3) point for a tie

  • One (1) point per goal - up to 3 goals max

  • One (1) point for shut out - No shutout point on a 0-0 tie (Only 3 points)

  •  Zero (0) points for a loss

  • Forfeit is​ scored as 1-0 and receive seven (7) points, no shut out point.

  • Red Cards receive a one (1) point deduction. Coaches ejections as well will have point deduction

Determining Winners, 2nd Place, and Wild-Cards in Group Play

In the event of a two team tie, this tie-breaking procedure shall be used if necessary to determine 1st and 2nd place standings within a flight:

  1. Head to head results

  2. Winner of most games

  3. Least goals allowed in all games played within the team’s flight.

  4. Cumulative goal differential between goals scored and goals allowed in all games played within the team’s flight

  5. Kicks from the penalty spot per FIFA Law

More than Two Teams Tied

  1. Winner of most games

  2. Cumulative goal differential between goals scored and goals allowed in all games played within the team’s flight (Maximum difference allowed is four (4) goals per game)

  3. Least goals allowed in all games played within the team’s flight

  4. Kicks from the penalty spot per FIFA Law

Forfeiture Rule

In the event that a team forfeits one of its preliminary games, the opposing team shall be awarded three (7) points for a win, and the forfeiting team zero (0) points for the loss.  

Home Team

The Home Team will be the team which appears first on the game schedule. The game ball during Group Play will be supplied by the Home team. The game ball will be subject to Referee approval. The Home Team will be required to switch to alternate jerseys to accommodate a color conflict as declared by the referees. If the Home Team cannot supply alternate jerseys, the Home Team will forfeit the game.


No Protests Will Be Allowed.


Game conduct is under the jurisdiction of the referee and the tournament will not overrule a referee's decision. All disputes off the field of play will be settled by the Tournament Director or his designee, and the decision will be final.

Team Awards will be given to the first and second place team members. Champions will receive team trophy and medals. Finalist will receive medals.



Field Rules

  1. All participants and spectators must strictly adhere to Field rules:

  2. No dogs are allowed 

  3. No sunflower seeds allowed 

  4. No trash left on floor; Use trash cans available throughout fields

  5. No gum allowed at synthetic turf field

  6. Only water allowed at synthetic turf field

  7. Only players and coaches allowed on turf field/ track area

  8.  All spectators must be on bleachers area.


All participants and spectators that violate the above rules will be removed from premises and not be allowed to return.

Acts of God:

Rain or other weather conditions during the tournament shall not delay play unless the referee determines the field to be unsafe for play. In the event of cancellation of the Tournament due to rain or natural causes, all teams will receive a refund of the paid tournament fee less $100 for organizational costs.

Refund Policy:

Note: All refunds will be processed the week following the tournament

Refunds will be made to all teams not accepted. To withdraw from the tournament prior to July 6th, 2016 must be done by a
written request. Teams requesting refunds must e-mail their requests prior to July 6th, 2016 to:
An administration fee of $100.00 will be deducted from the refund total.

An administration fee of $100 will be withheld from each team’s refund if the tournament is canceled as a result of weather, acts of terrorism or acts of God. If the tournament is canceled once it begins, determinations of any refunds will be determined by the Board of Directors. The Tournament Director or Referee may suspend a tournament match for any circumstance in consideration of player safety or potential field damage.

  1. Cancellation of all games = 100% refund less $100.00 Admin. Fee

  2. One game played = 60% refund less $100.00 Admin. Fee

  3. Two matches played = 40% refund less $100.00 Admin. Fee

  4. Three matches played = 0% refund

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