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Tournament rules

Official rules for the LAOLA Cup

Read all the tournament rules for the LAOLA Cup here to find out the exact tournament schedule, age groups, playing time and other important information. If you have any questions, just contact us.

Tournament rules

Official rules for the LAOLA Cup

Read all the tournament rules for the LAOLA Cup here to find out the exact tournament schedule, age groups, playing time and other important information. If you have any questions, just contact us.

Eligibility to play

Players are eligible to play if they are in possession of a playing permit for the participating club, association or selection in accordance with the regulations of their home association and FIFA. The player's passport does not have to be presented. The previously submitted lists of participants shall be used. An identification document as proof of age should nevertheless be submitted to the tournament management upon request.

Age groups

In the age group U19s boys only players with the date of birth 01.01.2004 and younger are allowed to play. In the age group U17 (boys/girls) only players with the date of birth 01.01.2006 and younger may be used. In the age group U15 (boys/girls) only players with the date of birth 01.01.2008 and younger may be used. In the age group U13s boys only players with the date of birth 01.01.2010 and younger may be used. In the age group U11s boys only players with the date of birth 01.01.2012 and younger may be used.

Exemption:
Exception: In the U11s, one player may be a maximum of 1 year older than the indicated age group. In the U13s boys, U15s girls, U15s boys, U17s girls, U17s boys and U19s boys, two players may be a maximum of 1 year older than the indicated age group.

Duration of match

The playing time for all tournament matches is 2x 20 minutes. There is a quick change of sides without long breaks and coaching time.

Substitutions

During the match, players may be substituted as often as you like. The substitutions may be made during the match. However, substitutions may only be made within the coaching zone near the kick-off spot, i.e. the substituted player must leave the pitch at the coaching zone and the substituted player may only enter the pitch there (exception: injuries).

Match Rating

For the group matches, the goal difference decides in case of equal points, and the number of goals scored decides in case of equal goal difference. If the number of goals scored is equal, the direct comparison between the teams shall decide. If there is also equality here, the winner shall be determined by a drawing of lots. If the groups are distributed asymmetrically, the match between the best second-, third-, fourth- or fifth-placed team and the team from the larger group against the team at the bottom of the table shall not be taken into account.

If no winner is determined in the knock-out matches (e.g. round of 16) and placement matches after regular playing time, the winner shall be determined without extra time by a penalty shoot-out (large field). First, three shooters per team compete against each other. If there is no winner after three penalties, a further penalty is taken by each team until a winner is decided. All players are eligible to take penalties, regardless of whether they are on the pitch at the end of the match or are substitutes at the time. No player may take two penalties before all team-mates have taken one.

If a team arrives late (5 minutes after the official start of the game) or does not appear, the game is considered lost with 0:2 goals and won by the opponent with 2:0 goals. In case of tardiness through no fault of the team, the tournament committee decides whether the match will be rescheduled. Should a team decide to abandon a match, the match is also considered lost with 0:2 and won by the opponent with 2:0 goals. This also applies to gross unsportsmanlike conduct outside the field of play. In this case, the tournament committee has the right to exclude the team concerned from the rest of the tournament. If matches are cancelled due to weather conditions and cannot be made up on the scheduled tournament days for scheduling reasons, the results of these matches will be drawn (2:0 or 0:2). This only applies in the case of a tournament interruption, not for a tournament cancellation.

Team registration form

The tournament committee no longer needs to be provided with a complete list of players with their surname, first name or date of birth, as this has already been requested from the teams in advance. Only the players on this list are allowed to participate in the tournament matches. Players may only play for one team during the tournament. If a club participates in the tournament with several teams, the players must be permanently assigned to one team and canĀ“t switch.

Pitch size & number of players

The U13 boys, U15 girls, U15 boys, U17 girls, U17 boys & U19 boys play on a full size pitch with 10 players plus a goalkeeper.

The U11 and U10 girls play on a smaller field (approx. 55 x 35 m) with 6 field players plus a goalkeeper.

For each team, any number of substitutes may take part in the matches.

Kick-off

The first named team has the right to kick-off. The second team has the right to choose the side of the pitch. The kick-off may be played with the first contact backwards and may be taken by only one player.

Penalties

The appointed referee has the right to award the following penalties as a result of foul play, unsportsmanlike conduct or other misconduct:
- 5-minute time penalty (yellow card)
- Expulsion (red card)

A time penalty is given to the player concerned with a yellow card. In case of a sending-off (red card), the player concerned is automatically suspended for the next match. It is at the discretion of the tournament committee to impose a higher penalty. In case of serious disciplinary offences (also outside the tournament matches), the tournament committee may exclude the player concerned from the tournament.

The LAOLA Cup tournament committee appeals to all teams to treat each other fairly and to respect the referee and accept his decisions.

Special rules U11s

For the U11s, the following special rules are established (otherwise the rules for matches on the large pitch apply):
- Goal size: 5 x 2 metres
- the penalty kick is taken from nine metres
- as soon as the goalkeeper has the ball in his hand, the play is restarted by a keeper throw
- a goalkeeper kick directly from the hands is not allowed
- if the ball is out play and behind the goal, play is also restarted by the keeper throwing the ball. As soon as the ball leaves the goalkeepers hands, the match is officially resumed.

This also applies if the goalkeeper puts the ball in front of him to bring it into play from the ground. A flat kick in the original sense is therefore not possible. A hand-drop kick leads to an indirect free kick for the opposing team.
- all other free kicks are direct
- the offside rule is removed
- the 6-second rule for the goalkeeper is removed - the back-pass rule is removed

Spare jerseys

The team named first in the match schedule must wear bibs or suitable alternate jerseys if the jerseys are of the same colour. Shirts will be provided by the tournament committee.

Acceptance of the tournament rules

By participating, all clubs accept these tournament rules. Violations may result in the exclusion of the team from the tournament. All teams are responsible for their own clothing and sports equipment. The organiser and the tournament management are not liable for theft of any kind.

Submit objection

An objection must be raised to the tournament committee within 15 minutes after the end of the match. The tournament committee is responsible for the consequences of the appeal. The tournament committee does not accept appeals concerning factual decisions made by the referee.

Tournament rules

Players are eligible to play if they are in possession of a playing permit for the participating club, association or selection in accordance with the regulations of their home association and FIFA. The player's passport does presented. have to be presented. can show permission to play. The player passport does not have to be carried. There will be the previously submitted lists of participants will be used. An identification document as proof of age should still be able to be submitted to the tournament management upon request.

In the age group U19m only players with the date of birth 01.01.2004 and younger are allowed to play.
In the age group U17 (w/m) only players with the date of birth 01.01.2006 and younger may be used.
In the age group U15 (w/m) only players with the date of birth 01.01.2008 and younger may be used.
In the age group U13m only players with the date of birth 01.01.2010 and younger are allowed to play.
In the age group U11m only players with the date of birth 01.01.2012 and younger may be used.

Exemption:
Exception: In the U11s, one player may be a maximum of 1 year older than the indicated age group. In the U13s boys, U15s girls, U15s boys, U17s girls, U17s boys and U19s boys, two players may be a maximum of 1 year older than the indicated age group.

The playing time for all tournament games is 2x 20 minutes. There is a quick change of sides without a long break and coaching time.

During the match, players may be substituted as often as you like. The substitutions may be made during the match. However, substitutions may only be made within the coaching zone near the kick-off spot, i.e. the substituted player must leave the pitch at the coaching zone and the substituted player may only enter the pitch there (exception: injuries).

For the group matches the goal difference decides in case of equal points, in case of equal goal difference the number of scored goals decides. If the number of goals scored is equal, the direct comparison between the teams decides. If there is also equality here, the winner will be determined by drawing lots.
If the groups are distributed asymmetrically, the match between the best second, third, fourth or fifth placed teams will not be counted if the team to be compared is from the larger group against the team from the bottom of the table.

If no winner is determined in the knock-out matches (e.g. round of 16) and placement matches after regular playing time, the winner shall be determined without extra time by a penalty shoot-out (large field). First, three shooters per team compete against each other. If there is no winner after three penalties, a further penalty is taken by each team until a winner is decided. All players are eligible to take penalties, regardless of whether they are on the pitch at the end of the match or are substitutes at the time. No player may take two penalties before all team-mates have taken one.

If a team is late (5 minutes after the official start of the game) or does not appear, the game is considered lost with 0:2 goals and won for the opponent with 2:0 goals. In case of tardiness through no fault of the team, the tournament management will decide whether the game will be rescheduled.

Should a team cause the game to be abandoned, the game is also considered lost with 0:2 and won for the opponent with 2:0 goals. This also applies to gross unsportsmanlike conduct outside the playing field. In this case, the tournament management has the right to exclude the team in question from the rest of the tournament. If matches are cancelled due to weather conditions and cannot be made up on the scheduled tournament days for scheduling reasons, the results of these matches will be drawn (2:0 or 0:2). This only applies in case of a tournament interruption, not for a tournament cancellation.

For the U11 Juniors, the following special rules are established (otherwise, the rules for Games on the large field):
- Gate size: 5 x 2 meters
- the penalty kick is taken from nine meters
- as soon as the goalkeeper has the ball in his hand, play is restarted by a throw-off -. Hand kicks are not allowed
- if the ball is out of the goal, the game is also continued by dropping the ball. As soon as the ball leaves the goalkeeper's hands, the game is officially released. This also applies if the Goalkeeper puts the ball in front of him to put it in play from the ground. A flat kick in the original sense is therefore not possible. A tee shot from the hand/drop kick leads to
an indirect free kick for the opposing team.
- all other free kicks are direct
- the offside rule is removed
- the 6-second rule for the goalkeeper is removed
- the back pass rule is removed

The tournament committee is not provided with a complete list of players with surname, first name and date of birth of all players to be submitted, as this has already been requested from the teams in advance. Only those on players noted on this list are eligible to participate in the tournament matches. Players may only play for one team during the tournament. If a club participates with more than one team in the tournament, the players must be permanently assigned to one team. be

The U13 boys, U15 girls, U15 boys, U17 girls, U17 boys & U19 boys play on a full size pitch with 10 players plus a goalkeeper.
The U11 juniors play on a smaller field (approx. 55 x 35 m) with 6 field players plus goalkeeper. Any number of substitutes may participate in the games for each team.

The first named team has the right to kick-off. The second team has the right to choose the side of the pitch. The kick-off may be played with the first contact backwards and may be taken by only one player.

The appointed referee has the right to award the following penalties as a result of foul play, unsportsmanlike conduct or other misconduct:
- 5-minute time penalty (yellow card)
- Expulsion (red card)
A time penalty is indicated to the player concerned with the yellow card. In the event of a sending-off (red card), the player concerned is automatically suspended for the next match. It is at the discretion of the tournament management to set a higher penalty.
In case of serious disciplinary offenses (also outside the tournament matches), the tournament management can exclude the player concerned from the tournament.

The LAOLA Cup tournament committee appeals to all teams to treat each other fairly and to respect the referee and accept his decisions.

The in the Match schedule former Team must at Trap the same jersey color Wear leotards or suitable alternate jerseys. Leotards will be provided by the tournament management for Provided.

With the participation all clubs accept these tournament rules. Violations may result in the result in exclusion of the team from the tournament. All teams are responsible for their own clothing and sports equipment responsible. The organizer and the tournament management are not liable for Thefts of any kind.

An appeal must be submitted to the tournament committee within 15 minutes of the end of the game. Consequences from the objection are incumbent on the tournament management. The Tournament management accepts none Complaints, which from Referee taken Factual decisions concern.

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Here you can find the age groups of the LAOLA Cup: There are five age groups for the girls and five for the boys.