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  State Cup T-shirts

We have all sizes from Adult Small - Adult 3X.  The prices for S-XL are $13.00 and 2X - 3X are $15.00.   There will be some available at the tournament in limited quantities.  At the tournament, prices will go up. 

One order from each team can be submitted to Kari Alvaro (kari.alvaro@legacy-lead.com).  Again, please make sure that she is getting one order form for each team.  

 

The T-shirts will be given out at the State Cup.  Please make sure that one person from each team is coming up to get the shirt order for their team.  We will be accepting cash or check for the order at the State Cup.  Please make checks out to LASA.  

VERY IMPORTANT - The deadline for your order form to be turned into Kari is September 27th @ noon.  Unfortunately, once this date has passed we will not be able to order additional t-shirts. 

 

 

 

The Midwest Regional Homeschool Soccer Championship

 May 31st & June 1st 2019

&

The Michigan State Cup Championship

October 18th & 19th 2019

 

TOURNAMENT RULES

Team Eligibility

The Midwest Regional Homeschool Soccer Championship is open to any homeschool high school girls’ only varsity team in the Midwest region.  Each club/organization is allowed one varsity team to participate with a limit of 24 players.

The Michigan State Cup Championship is open to any homeschool high school varsity boys’ only team from the state of Michigan. Each club/organization is allowed one varsity team to participate with a limit of 24 players.

Team Roster: Rosters must be comprised of players who are active members of their team or club for the majority of their academic year primary soccer season.  Teams competing in the tournament outside of their state’s primary soccer season may include players on their roster who are expected to participate on that team in the next upcoming primary season and who otherwise meet the player eligibility rules.

Games: Each team will be guaranteed four games, weather permitting, with a goal of no more than two games per day.

Insurance/Medical Release: Each team shall have in their possession a signed medical release form for every member of their team (players, student managers, etc.) who participate in the tournament. All players must be registered on the tournament registration site at www.ladragons.net a week before the first tournament game.

Player Eligibility

Homeschooling: Participant must be homeschooled more than 51% of their classes for the academic year they are playing soccer. Participant must maintain pursuit of their education and the majority of their educational effort must be directed toward home school instruction with a minimum of one subject area not including extracurricular athletic endeavors.  [Exception: Each team is allowed two roster positions for players whose homeschool designation is unclear or who attend a school that does not offer the sport of soccer. This must be notated to the tournament director.]

Homeschooled means:

  • Players shall be homeschooled students, with the majority of their education managed by their parents/guardians.
  • Taught at home by an older (18 or older) sibling; or
  • Taught at home, or someone else’s home, by another homeschool parent or tutor, provided that it is done under the direction and supervision of the child’s parent; or
  • Taught at a central location for particular subjects by a homeschool parent or tutor; or
  • Correspondence or online high school course(s).

Homeschooled does NOT mean:

  • College classes taken at a University or College or Community College; or
  • Vocational/Technical classes taken outside the home; or
  • Classes taken at a Private, Christian or Public School.

Other Criteria

  • Player must be a live-in dependent of one of their parents (or legal guardians).
  • Player must NOT be employed full-time (40 hours per week).
  • Player must NOT have graduated from High School level education.
  • Player must NOT have been expelled from public or private school during the school year of the current sports season.
  • Player must NOT be enrolled in a pubic or private school that has a soccer team.
  • Player shall be no younger than 13 years old and no older than 18 years old through the final day of the tournament.

Rules of The Game

Duration of Games:  All games will employ 30 minute halves. Gold championship games will employ 40 minute halves.

Equipment:  Shin guards are required. No jewelry is allowed. Soft casts/splints/braces are allowed.  Hard casts/splints/braces are only allowed if covered in bubble wrap, approved by the referees, and with a doctor's note.

Uniform Colors: Home team wears darker color; Away team wears lighter color.  Home team changes if the game officials feel the colors are too close.

Tie Games:  Pool play games ending in a tie will be scored as a tied game.  Playoff games tied at the end of regulation time will be decided by penalty kick procedure.  Gold championship games that end in a tie will employ two 7 minute overtime periods (Golden Goal), followed by the penalty kick procedure- if necessary.

Disqualified Team Members:  The Tournament has adopted the policy recommended by the NFHS whereby a team member given a red card shall be barred from participating in the next game.

Protests:  The tournament does not recognize protests.

Concussion Protocol:  The tournament has adopted the following policy based in part on the MHSAA “Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion in Sports.”

  • No athlete should return to play in tournament competition on the same day of a concussion.
  • Any athlete suspected of having a concussion should be evaluated by an appropriate healthcare professional that day.  The athletic trainer on site should evaluate the player and determine if they might have a concussion and should seek medical attention.
  • Any athlete with a concussion should be medically cleared by an appropriate healthcare professional prior to resuming participation in any tournament competition.
  • Proof of medical clearance shall be submitted to the tournament director prior to the athlete returning to competition.

 

Delays/Cancellations

Lightning:  The MHSAA guideline will be used--

  • When lightning is observed or thunder is heard, the contest must be suspended. The occurrence of lightning or thunder is not subject to interpretation or discussion — lightning is lightning; thunder is thunder.
  • Contestants and support personnel shall be moved to appropriate indoor facilities or advised to seek shelter.
  • When lightning is observed or thunder is heard and the contest is suspended, contestants shall not return to the playing field until lightning has been absent from the local sky and thunder has not been heard for 30 minutes.

Inclement Weather:  In the event of inclement weather, the tournament director or tournament committee will have the authority to:

  1. Reschedule any game
  2. Change the duration of any game
  3. Cancel any preliminary game or reduce the number of scheduled games.
  4. Determine an appropriate format for advancement of the playoff schedule.

Suspended Games: If a game is delayed or suspended prior to completion of the first half of play, every effort will be made to reschedule the game if it has a direct bearing on advancement within the tournament. Suspended games will restart with the same score and time remaining.

Cancelled Games:  Any game terminated after one half of play will be considered an official game and will retain its score at the time of cancellation.

       Tournament Format

Pre-Tournament Seeding: Teams will be ranked and seeded into pools based on their record and the strength of the game schedule from their most recent season.

Playoff Seeding: Pool play results will be utilized to seed elimination playoff brackets.  Championship comprised of only one pool will employ a round-robin system. Pool winners will be determined by points accumulated during pool play.

Pool Play Point System: This point system will be used in Friday’s Pool Play to determine which of Saturday’s Championship flights a team will play in. Pool winners will be determined based on points accumulated during pool play:

  1. 3 points awarded for each win.
  2. 1 point awarded for each tie.

[A total of 3 points per match and 6 points total is possible on Friday.]

Tie Breaker: If there is a tie of total points at the end of pool play, the head to head result between those tied teams will determine who moves on.

If the teams in question did not play head to head or they tied each other in pool play, then points from #3 will be added to those accumulated in #s 1 & 2.

If still tied, then points from #4 will be added to those accumulated in #s 1, 2 & 3 to determine a winner/placement.

  1. 1 point awarded for each shutout (including 0-0).
  2. 1 point awarded for each goal scored (up to 3 goals per match)

[A total of 7 points per match and 14 points total is possible on Friday.]

If a tie still exists, then the following criteria will be used (in the order listed) to determine a winner/placement:

  1. Cumulative goal differential (maximum 3 goals per game)
  2. Fewest goals allowed
  3. Most goals scored (maximum 3 per game)
  4. Modified MHSAA Tie Game Procedure (penalty kick procedure only)

A. Pool A penalty kick shootouts will be held at the end of games 7 and 8. Shootout for 1st place will be at Henderson, and shootout for 3rd place will be at the Upper field.

B.  Pool B and C penalty kick shootouts will be held at the end of games 9 and 10 at the field where the final pool game is played (provided both teams are available). If a team is unavailable, the shootout will be held 45 minutes prior to the start time of the affected Championship Flight game.

 

   Other Important Items

  • Ball Holders: Each team is required to provide one ball holder for each of their scheduled games.
  • Individual Awards: Each coach will be asked to submit nominees for the “All Tournament Team” a week prior to the first tournament game to the tournament director. All coaches will vote for players from the opponents’ rosters.  The “All Tournament Team” will be announced at the Awards Ceremony Saturday – after the championship game.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) Policy: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”), also known as drones, is prohibited for any purpose by any persons at tournament venues. Tournament management shall refuse admission or entry to anyone attempting to use a UAV; and if necessary, tournament management shall remove anyone attempting to use a UAV and/or confiscate the UAV until the event has been completed. For purposes of this policy, a UAV is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard the device.
  • Refunds/Cancellation: No refund is guaranteed if any or all of the tournament is canceled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.  Any potential refund will be determined within 60 days of the tournament, once all invoices are paid and a final budget is approved by the tournament directors.
  • There are no admission fees charged for spectators.
  • Please make sure your children are being supervised at all times.
  • After your games, please clean up the bench and bleacher areas.  Please clean up after yourself. Let’s take care of the beautiful grounds that we have been blessed with.  We are grateful for Capitol City Baptist partnership with us!

For additional information contact:

thestatecup@gmail.com 

themidwestregional@gmail.com