Windy City Soccer Tournament


Dates & Times:

Friday & Saturday Sept 23 & 24

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The Southern Alberta Ethnic Association along with Three Flag Media present the Windy City Soccer Tournament Friday September 23rd and Saturday September 24th at the Lethbridge Sports Park on the northside. 
Register your team (11 men's players per side) per team, and play 3 guaranteed games. Have a chance at winning trophies and cash prizes! Entry fee is $500 and includes a ticket for the tournament banquet Saturday night with a cash bar on hand. 
Registration forms are available at the SAEA office 403-320-1577, by email info@saea.ca or through the "buy tickets" link and download the form. Please return to SAEA office either in person or by email by September 6th at noon.

  

TOURNAMENT RULES

Welcome to the 1st annual Windy City Soccer Tournament

We are excited to be hosting your team, good luck and enjoy the weekend!!

 

Rules and Information

Home field will be located at the Lethbridge Sports Park. This is the tournament headquarters, and the master schedule will be located here. All team’s game times, results, points and standings will be posted at this location. You must check in here, upon conclusion of each game your team standings will be posted here. Games are 60 minutes long. Teams must warm up off the playing pitch and be ready to go immediately after the conclusion of the previous game. Halftime will be brief. This makes for a tight schedule and by keeping to is as best as possible results in fairness to all teams. If the team cannot field enough players by 5 mins past the posted game, it will be considered a default win for the opposing team.

Tournament Rules

1.      All games are 60 minutes

2.      A tie stands in Friday’s group play, in Saturday’s knockout play; a tie will be decided by penalty kicks.

3.      Standard FIFA rules apply

4.      There are unlimited substitutions at the discretion of the referee

5.      A red card will result in a one game suspension (including 2 yellow in a single game). If the referee decides that the incident is of serious nature, the tournament discipline committee will rule accordingly.

6.      A player may only play for ONE team. Contravention of this rule will result in disqualification of the team.

7.      Points are awarded as follow:

Win = 3 points

Tie = 1 point

No goals against = 1 point

Win by default = 3 points

8.      Head to head will be used if there is a tie in points. Goals for and against differential will also be used if needed, with a mercy rule of maximum 5 goal differential in a single game. If there is still a tie in points, a coin toss by the head official will determine who has advantage.

9.      All player first and last name must be on roster at the time of registration.

10.   Registration fee must be paid in full by the deadline of September 15, 2022 at 12:00pm

11.   Conduct within the facility and on the field should be within the spirit of good sportsmanship.

12.   Individuals utilizing this facility do so at their own risk. The property owner(s), league operators, officers and owners and staff of Southern Alberta Ethnic Association assume no liability for any injuries or accidents, which may occur. Please refer to your Liability and Injury Waiver Release Forms.

13.   Playing sports can be a hazardous activity and unfortunate things can happen. You are contractually agreeing that you have signed our liability release and that you are waiving your rights to file a lawsuit against us. You accept the conditions of the fields, courts, and other surfaces, and any unforeseen situations that may occur. If you are uncomfortable with any of these conditions, you can choose not to play or participate in our tournament.

14.   No food, drink, chewing tobacco, chewing gum, or metal cleats permitted on playing surface. No sunflower seeds or similar type products are permitted on the fields. No glass containers on the field.

15.   No alcohol is permitted outside of the beer gardens, will be confiscated if outside of the beer garden.

16.   If games are cancelled due to weather related cancellations, will not make those games up. There are no refunds or credits.

17.   Windy City Soccer Tournament reserves the right to refuse play or service to anyone.

18.  Any fighting will result in permanent banishment from tournament, ZERO tolerance.

Be sure to check results at the Lethbridge Sports Park at the conclusion of Friday’s play to find your team’s position for Saturday’s play.