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Please note that the Canyon PSA Invitational is being played using the age brackets for the upcoming fall season (2013-2014).  Please make sure you are registered for the correct age brackets for this tournament.


  • Tournament Check-In will be at your assigned field one hour prior to your first match
  • All Medical Release forms and player passes will be checked against the official team roster.  Any final changes to the roster can be made at that time.
  • For all subsequent games, the team will check in with the Field Marshal 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the game.
  • All players must have valid, properly laminated player passes from either the previous year or the upcoming season.
  • Players without a valid player pass will not be allowed to participate.


  • FIFA rules as modified by USYSA and CYSA-South.
  • No Protests will be allowed, all decisions of the referee are final
  • The Tournament Director will resolve any situation not explicitly covered in the rules
  • Please inform Field Marshal of any problems, prior to completion of the match.

Home Team Responsibility

  • The first team listed is the Home team.
  • Home team has the choice of bench.
  • In case of a color conflict, the Home team will change to an alternate uniform.
  • The Home team will have choice of kickoff or which goal to defend.
  • The Home team will supply the match ball, subject to referee approval.

Substitutions Substitutions may be made only with the consent of the referee on any stoppage of play.

Match Length


Please maintain the tight game schedule. Halftime will be exactly 5 minutes.  There will be NO TIME ADDED to any match, except semi-finals or finals at the discretion of the referee.

  • Preliminary games will not have an overtime period.  A tie score will result.
  • Semi-Final games that end in a tie will go directly to penalty kicks.  Only players on the field at the completion of regulation play may participate in the penalty kicks.
  • Final games will have two 5 minute overtime periods played to completion.  NO GOLDEN GOAL.  Both periods will be played.  If still tied after overtime, proceed to FIFA penalty kicks (kicks from the penalty mark).  Only players on the field at the completion of overtime may participate in the penalty kicks
  • Match time will remain running in the event of an injury. If more than 50% of match is lost to some serious event, the match may be rescheduled, shortened, or otherwise determined at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
  • If a match is terminated anytime after one half of play is completed, the final results will be based on the score at the time the match is terminated.
  • U8, U9 and U10 play 8 vs. 8 on a short-sided field.

Scoring and Standings

The 10 point scoring system will be used to award points and calculate standings as follows:

  • Six points for each win
  • Three points for each tie
  • Zero points for each loss
  • One point for each goal scored, up to three (3) goals per match
  • One point for a shutout win.  No extra point for a 0-0 game.
  • One point is deducted for each player or team official who receives a red card or ejection

Tie Breakers

In the event of a tie in points at the completion of bracket play, the team to advance will be determined as follows:

  • Head to Head competition
  • Team with the Most Wins
  • Team with the Fewest Goals Against
  • Team with the Most Goals Scored (max 5 goals per game)
  • Team with the Most Shut Out wins
  • FIFA Penalty Kicks - 15 minutes prior to start of Semi-Final or Final Match

Match Forfeits

A match will result in a forfeit for the offending team for any of the following actions:

  • Failure to present player cards.
  • Failure to have one team official with valid Coach or Administrator ID Card.
  • Failure to have at least 7 players reporting for check in five minutes prior to the scheduled start of the match.
  • Home team unable to supply alternate jerseys.
  • Any other action which causes the match to be terminated.

Match Forfeits - Results

  • Forfeit game; the non-forfeiting team will be awarded 8 points for a 1-0 score
  • Abandoned game; the remaining team will be awarded 8 points (1-0) score, or the match result, which ever is greater.
  • A Forfeit/Abandoned game may result in elimination of a team from the tournament. If so, all previous games will be recorded as a forfeit, at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
  • For Tie Breakers: If a team is at a (dis)advantage because of a forfeit win (1-0), the tournament committee reserves the right declare all games of forfeiting team forfeits.


  • Spectators will sit on the opposite side of the field from the players and coaches.  Only licensed coaches are allowed on the team bench. Spectators should sit on the half of the field directly across from their team’s bench and not change sides at halftime.  It is the responsibility of each team to monitor their sideline and adherence to these rules.  Canyon PSA is not responsible for the behavior of each team’s spectators.  Each Coach is ultimately responsible for the conduct of his team’s spectators.
  • Any player issued a Red Card will result in the deduction of one point from the team’s total points and is not allowed to participate in the next tournament game. A player ejected for violent conduct may be ejected from the tournament entirely at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
  • Any Coach that is ejected (same as a red card) will result in the deduction of one point from the team total score.  The offending coach will not be allowed to participate in the next tournament game.
  • Game attendance of by an ejected coach or game participation by a Red Carded Player will result in game forfeiture.
  • The Tournament Director can suspend a Coach, Player, Parent, Sibling or Visitor from attending any further games. Game forfeiture will result without compliance.
  • Any serious foul play or serious poor conduct, as determined by the tournament committee, could result in suspension from the tournament and will be reported to CYSA-South.
  • No alcohol or intoxication is allowed at the Tournament Venues. Such conduct will be referred to the appropriate authorities.
  • No refunds will be granted to teams disqualified from the tournament.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, an act of terrorism, or an act of God which renders the tournament totally or partially unplayable, including any event which the Tournament Director deems as creating unsafe conditions for the players and/or the fields, the Tournament Director reserves the right to modify all tournament rules to fairly and safely complete the tournament. The health and safety of players is our first priority. The Tournament also has an obligation to protect the fields and facilities that are being used for tournament play. All decisions will be based on field conditions with input from the Parks and Recreation departments and/or School Districts of the respective city having jurisdiction over fields. Game locations may be changed as required. Coaches are asked to be patient and remain flexible if this unfortunate situation arises.

In the event that the tournament is completely unplayable as described above, the following weekend is to be considered the “rain-out” dates. 

No refunds will be given once teams have been accepted.  In the event the tournament is cancelled in its entirety, the Canyon PSA Board of Directors will determine the amount of refunds to be provided to all teams within two weeks of the date of cancellation.

General Guidelines in the event of inclement weather:

  • Always report to your scheduled field.
  • If inclement weather delays games:
    • Matches may be postponed or played the next day.
    • Matches may be shortened to two 15 minute periods.
    • Matches terminated prior to completion of one half, will be rescheduled.
    • Penalty kicks may be used to determine winner.
    • A coin toss may determine winner.
  • Awards may be made based on match points, at the discretion of the tournament director.
  • A reduced/modified schedule due to weather is not considered a tournament cancellation.
  • In the event of inclement weather. Mud Line at (714) 552-2696 (outgoing message only). The Mud Line telephone message will list fields that are closed and those that are playable. Updated information will also be available on the website at

Tournament Cancellation

The tournament director will determine any refunds, credits in the event of tournament cancellation. Decisions will be announced within 2 weeks after tournament.


  • Tournament Participation Pins will be distributed at team check in.
  • Championship Medals, T-Shirts, and a Team Trophy, as well as Finalist Medals to be distributed after the Championship game.

Please monitor website for any updates/changes to the rules.

Contact Us

Tournament Director: Eddie Carrillo

Send us your email:

Tournament Phone: (714) 308-2985








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