Charity Cup Registration and Tournament Procedures
I – Definitions
a) The Registration Deadline is 2 weeks before event
b) The Organizers refers to: Charity Cup
c) Member refers to (a) church member in good standing; or (b) an active participant
to more than fifty percent (50%) of church activities. Active participation
and attendance are to be determined by the pastor of the church he/she is attending.
1 - Team Requirements
a) Each team must register through the Charity
Cup website, www.CharityCup.com by the predetermined
Registration Deadline. Each team roster must
have the minimum number of players, Eleven
(11) for the 11-on-11 Men’s Competition, and
Six (6) for the 6-on-6 Men’s and Ladies
Competitions. Any additions and/or changes to
a team’s roster will not be permitted
under any circumstances after the entry deadline.
to rosters are only valid when made online
b) On the morning of the tournament the entire
team must be present at the site of the tournament
for onsite Registration. Failure by the team
to bring every player on its roster will result
in the disqualification, without the possibility
of substitution, of the absent player.
c) Every team is responsible for every player's
personal information listed on the team application.
If any information is inaccurate (e.g. age,
name), the player will be eliminated from participation
in the tournament. If the team discovers any
inaccurate information about any player after
the entry deadline the team, through its captain
or any other player, must notify the organizers
before the start of the tournament.
d) Any team who fails to notify the organizers
of inaccurate or false information about
any player, shall have that player’s
name striken from the team roster. Any other
be determined by the organizers based on
the seriousness of the false information,
include the forfeiture of any games in which
that player took part, or disqualification
from any further participation in the tournament.
e) Any team playing a player who is not registered
or who is improperly entered on the team roster
shall forfeit the games in which that player
takes part, and may be disqualified from further
participation in the tournament.
f) Teams must ensure that all players wear
proper soccer uniforms with a distinctive color.
Article 2 - Team Conduct
a) The organizers have the final word in
matters of the tournament's organization
b) The officiating referees have the final
word pertaining to any matters concerning
c) Any conduct unbecoming to the positive
focus of Charity Cup tournaments, especially
language, unnecessary roughness, non-conformity
to the authority of the referees, and any
general unsportsmanlike behavior, will
not be tolerated
in any measure and may be dealt with as
is seen fit by the organizers. The organizers
the right to take any actions to ensure
this tournament will not be hindered by
Article 3 - Team Refunds
a) If the event is canceled 30+ days before
the event teams are entitled to a 100%
b) If the even is canceled 29 days or less
1) There will be no refund if the event
is rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions.
2) There will be a 25% refund if the even
is not rescheduled.
c) If a team is disqualified under Chapter
I, Article 1 or 2, or Chapter II, Article
2 or 3
that team is not entitled to any refund.
d) If an individual player is disqualified
under Chapter I, Article 1 or 2, or Chapter
2 or 3, or does not appear on the morning
of the first day of the tournament and
name deleted from the team roster, s/he
is not entitled
to any refund.
Article 1 - Registration/Team Roster
a) Teams must consist of eleven (11)
to twenty-two (22) players for
tournament; and six (6) to twelve
(12) players for the
b) All team players must be members in
good standing in their respective churches.
on its rosters members of more than three
(3) churches. To be valid each team roster
be signed by the pastor of each church
that is represented
through a member on the roster. Failure
to have the signature will be considered
of Chapter I, Article 1(c).
c) Before you register your team online,
please have the following information ready:
• Tournament City
• Team Name
• Team Colors
• Church Name
• Pastor Name
• Pastor Phone #
• Church City
• Church State
• Credit Card Information
each of your team members (including the captain):
• Date of Birth
• Playing Experience
• Phone #
• Email Address
• T-shirt size (XS, S, M, L, XL)
d) Final rosters and Pastor Verification
forms must be completed and postmarked
by the registration
2 - Participant Requirements
a) Each player must be present
at onsite registration on the
morning of the
tournament. Every player must
bring valid picture
identification (e.g. Driver’s
License, Passport, school or state
ID, etc.) in order to verify the
the information provided on the
roster. ID bracelets for players
would be issued
at that time. The ID bracelet must be worn at all times in order
to participate in the tournament.
must be prepared to show identification
b) A Player may only appear on one (1) team roster for each tournament.
Any player appearing on more than 1 team roster will be automatically
participation in that tournament. Any team allowing a player
to switch to their
team after the entry deadline will have that player stricken
from the roster. If the switch occurs during the tournament the
team may be disqualified
from further participation in the tournament.
c) Any person currently playing professional soccer - MLS, NPSL,
WUSA, USL, A-League, D3, PDL, Romanian Div. A, B, etc. - is banned
in Charity Cup's
Soccer Regional and National Championship.
d) Participants understand that their involvement in the tournament
is at their own risk, and they give up the right to hold the
the owner of
the property on which the tournament will be held, responsible
or liable for any
injuries, damages, or other such problems that may occur during
e) Participants will take full responsibility for their actions
while participating in the tournament and will be accountable
for any damages that they may
cause due to lack of self-control.
f) Participants must adhere to the tournament guidelines or face
disciplinary action including, but not limited to, disqualification.
3 - Discipline
1. 2 yellow cards - ejection from game and suspension from
2. 1 red card - ejection from game and suspension from next
3. 2 red cards – automatic disqualification from the tournament. Depending
upon the severity of the offense and at the discretion of the tournament organizers,
greater penalties may be imposed, including a ban from next year’s
4 - Injuries, Damage, Theft or Loss
Charity Cup, the facility, sponsors or any
authorized representative, agent or employee
of these shall not be responsible for any
by any team
if the event is canceled or rescheduled in whole or in part
or for any liability in connection with the event for personal
loss in connection
with traveling to, participating in, or traveling home from
the event. Each team, player, coach or fan shall participate
or her own risk.
5 - Equipment
a) Participants must not use equipment or wear anything
that is dangerous to her or him self or another player
jewelry, cleats etc.).
b) Participants must wear basic required equipment: a jersey
or shirt; shorts - if thermal underwear are worn, they
must be of the same main color
shorts; stockings; shinguards; and footwear.
c) Each player shall wear a numbered jersey. The number
shall be affixed to the back of the jersey and must be
visible. Each player
must wear a
number. Players may not change jerseys or numbers during
without the organizers’ permission. Numbered jerseys for
goalies are optional.
c) Shinguards must be covered entirely by the stockings,
must be made of a suitable material (rubber, plastic, or
substances), and must
degree of protection
d) Each goalkeeper must wear colors that distinguish him
from the other players, the referee and the assistant referees,
and must wear protective
Article 6 - Facility Rules
a) Smoking is not permitted indoors.
b) Consumption of alcohol is not permitted on facility
c) Consumption of illegal narcotics is not permitted.
d) Changing of clothes is only permitted in the designated
Article 1 - Game Scheduling
a) Game schedules will be posted one hour prior to on-site
b) All games will begin as scheduled
c) Both teams will warm-up 5 minutes prior to the start of
d) Only teams scheduled to play are allowed to occupy the field
e) All teams will be scheduled for a minimum of 3 games
2 – Game Rules
a) FIFA Rules and Regulations will govern all games during
the tournament, EXCEPT
1) All preliminary and playoff games are composed of two 25
minute halves and a 5 minute halftime break.
2) The final game is composed of two 30 minute halves - the
second half will begin once the halftime festivities are finished
of 10 minutes).
3) Three (3) points will be awarded for a win, 1 point for
a tie, and 0 points for a loss in preliminary play.
4) Ties will only be issued in preliminary play.
5) If a team fails to show for a scheduled game, forfeits a
game, or is disqualified from further play, the opposing team
be issued a 3-0
6) The top teams from each division will qualify for the playoffs,
wins; losses; ties; goals for; and goals against will be used
to calculate the
7) Playoffs are single elimination
8) Playoff games ending in a tie will proceed as follows:
A) 5-minute sudden death period
B) If still tied, teams will play a second 5-minute sudden
C) If game remains tied a penalty shoot-out will determine
j) Substitutions. For the 11-on-11 ach team is allowed a maximum
of seven (7) substitutions for each half. After leaving the
game, the substituted
shall not be allowed to re-enter the game during that half
of play. If the match goes
into overtime or penalty shoot-out, the overtime period is
considered part of the second half. The six on six games will
k) For the six-on-six tournament the following penalties will
1)Blue Card: player must sit for two minutes during this time
his team shall play short-handed for the two minutes or until
opposing team scores.
2)Yellow Card: player must sit a mandatory five minutes, team
may not replace player if opposing team scores or after the
five-minute penalty has been
3) Red Card: player is ejected and must leave bench to the
locker room. Team must play short handed for the mandatory
Teams may ONLY play 2 down on accumulative infractions. Any
more will be served consecutively.
Article 3 - Trophies and Awards
1. Trophies for the top 3 teams in each tournament will be
issued at the closing ceremony following the final game