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Registration Deadline 7/8

Riverside Soccer Complex, Sycamore, IL

Now Two Levels of Competition

  • Team Fee: $225 if registered by June 24th

    • $260 after June 24th​

  • Guaranteed 3 games

  • Team size: 3-5

  • Tournament bracket, and schedule published by 7/12

  • Rules listed below

Summer Smash 3v3 Tournament rules

Summer Smash 3 v 3 Official Rules


2014-2015 Girls (U10/U11) - Gold & Silver

2012-2013 Girls (U12/U13) - Gold & Silver

2010-2011 Girls (U14/U15) - Gold & Silver

2016-2017 Boys (U8/U9) - Gold

2014-2015 Boys (U10/U11) - Gold & Silver

2012-2013 Boys (U12/U13) - Gold & Silver

2010-2011 Boys (U14/U15) - Gold & Silver

PLAYER REGISTRATION: All players must be registered on their teams’ registration form before the tournament begins. Team registration forms can be filled out on day of event at check-in prior to playing. Any team or player determined by the event director to have falsified age will be dismissed from the tournament. All players must carry proof of age, ie: birth certificate, or ID showing year born.

ROSTERS: All rosters are frozen at check-in.

PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTIONS: Five is the maximum number of players on a team; three field players at one time. Teams playing more than 5 players during the course of an event will be disqualified.  Players may only play on one team per division. There are no goalkeepers in 3v3 soccer. Substitutes may occur at any dead ball situation, but players must be called onto the field by the referee and enter and exit at the half-field mark only.  Players must already be at the half-field mark when the dead ball situation first occurs to be called on.

GENDER: No males will be allowed to participate in any female divisions. Females CAN play in male divisions. If tournament brackets do not fill during registrations for girls' brackets, tournament directors may move girls' teams to boys' brackets at the discretion of the girls' team. If this occurs, girls' teams may compete at an age bracket one year below. For example, a U12 girls' team could be placed in a U11 boys' bracket.

DIVISIONS: Players may play up a division in age but not down. Players may not be rostered on multiple teams in the same age division and tier. Players may not be rostered on a gold division team and a silver division team in the same age division. The tournament director may combine age divisions or move individual teams to fill brackets.

EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play. Teams are responsible for providing game balls. In the event that age divisions are combined, the teams should use the older division’s ball size.

FIELD DIMENSIONS: Width: 25-30 yards, Length: 35- 40 yards 

GOAL BOX: The goal box is an 8ft semi-circle in front of the goal. No player may touch the ball within the goal box, however any player may move through the goal box. Any part of the ball or player’s body on the line is considered in the goal box; the player is an extension of the box. An INFRACTION occurs if a defender touches the ball in the goal box, a penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball within the goal box, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. If the ball comes to a complete stop in the goal box, regardless of which team touched it last, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.

GAME DURATION: The game shall consist of two 10-minute halves separated by a two-minute halftime, OR the game ends when a team reaches a 10-goal lead. Pool games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Playoff games cannot end tied.

PLAYOFF OVERTIME: TEAMS WILL HAVE A 3 MINUTE “GOLDEN GOAL” OVERTIME PERIOD. If the score is still tied, the winner is decided by shootout with the 3 players on the field at end of golden goal period.  Kicks in the shootout should be taken from the kick-off spot at the half line for U8/U9 & U10/U11 divisions and from the opposite goal box for U12/U13 & U14/U15 divisions.

GOAL SCORING: A goal may only be scored from a touch on the offensive half on the playing field.

SCORING (IN POOL PLAY): 3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. FORFEITS: A forfeit is scored as 5-0

TIEBREAKERS: In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken by; 1) head-to-head results; 2) goal difference in pool play; 3) goals scored; 4) goals allowed. If teams are still tied after all tiebreakers the tie will be determined by a coin flip.


HEADING: When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

FIVE YARD RULE: In all dead ball situations, defending players must stand five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal area is closer than five yards, the ball is placed five yards from the goal area in line with the place of the penalty.

KICK-INS: The ball shall be kicked in to play from the sideline instead of thrown in.

INDIRECT KICKS: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect except corner and penalty kicks. All typical fouls result in indirect free kicks. 

GOAL KICKS: May be taken from any point on the end line, and not in the goal box area.

KICK OFF: May be taken in any direction.

PENALTY KICKS: Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by the infraction. It is a direct kick taken from the kick-off spot at the half line for 2014-2017 divisions and from the opposite goal box for older divisions. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick. Penalty kicks are not live balls.

RED CARD: Referees have the right to dismiss a player OR bench personnel from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending off.

Level 1 RED CARD: suspension = Rest of game PLUS next game.

Level 2 RED CARD: The Tournament Director may dismiss player or bench personnel for the rest of the tournament. (Teams still play with three on the field)

YELLOW CARD: A player guilty of minor misconduct will be shown a YC (caution). If a player receives a yellow card, they must be substituted and remain on the sidelines for at least three minutes. The team still plays with three players.

In RED CARD and YELLOW CARD situations, a referee may verbally inform a player or coach that they received a card instead of showing a physical card.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the event.

FORFEITS: A forfeit shall be scored as 5-0.


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