2015 Games to be played at Carl Barton, Jr. Park in Conroe

General Information

Information on: Game Format, Field Size, Rosters, Teams, Uniforms, Divisions, Medals, Schedule

Format:

A two day 7 v 7 outdoor soccer tournament played on a small field with large goals. “Pool Play” within each division with possible playoffs (depending on number of teams in a particular division). See Modified Soccer Rules (located on Tournament Info page) for more information.

Field Size:

The playing field will be 50 yards wide by 65 yards long.. The goals will be full size (8’ x 24’).

Soccer Dates:

Monday (July 21st, 2014) and Tuesday (July 22nd, 2014) with the first games beginning at 8:00 a.m. both mornings.

Rosters:

There is a team roster limit of 14 players. Team rosters must be filled out prior to the start of a team's first game of the tournament. Teams may add players to their roster at any time during the tournament (even up to the last minute of the tournament) ONLY if that team has NOT used all 14 roster spots. Teams may not use more than 14 different players total during the tournament. A player's name must be added to the team roster BEFORE that player can play in a game. If a player's name appears on the roster, even if he doesn't play or if he gets injured during the first game, that roster spot is taken. Players may play on only one team during the tournament. Team roster forms will be available at the soccer fields on game day or may be sent by e-mail, fax, or postal mail ahead of time.

Teams:

Any city may form their own team or combine with one or more other cities to form a team EXCEPT for Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. The five large cities (Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio) must form a team from within their own department. If your department has as few as one player that needs a team, I may be able to place you with another team if you can not find a department to combine with.

Uniforms:

Each team member must have like colored jerseys with numbers. All players must wear shin guards and socks that completely cover the shin guards. No football or metal baseball spikes allowed.

Number of Games:

Each team will play five to seven games over the course of two days. Depending on the number of teams in a Division, a team will play no more than three to four games in one day.

Coaches' Meeting:

There will be a MANDATORY coaches’ meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 21st, at the soccer fields.

Divisions:

There will be different divisions based on team ability and conditioning. Players with college playing experience to beginners will compete against players of like experience and conditioning.

Medals:

Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to those who finish first, second, or third in each division. Medals MUST be ordered on June 1st. Teams may register after June 1st but the number of medals awarded will be determined by the number of teams registered (entry fees paid in full) by June 1st.

Game Schedule:

The game schedule will be available during the Opening Ceremonies at the Host Hotel beginning at 11:00 am on Sunday, July 21st, 2014.  The Tournament will be held on Monday and Tuesday following opening ceremony.

Game Site:

All soccer games for the 2014 Firefighter Summer Games will be played at Mansfield Sports Complex, 929 N Holland Rd, Mansfield, TX 76063