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FTF Canada Showcase Highlights

  • Professionally managed by experienced staff
  • Quality competition
  • First Aid/Athletic Therapists on location
  • All teams guaranteed four (4) games
  • University and College coaches in attendance
  • All games videotaped with opportunity for livestream
  • Champion and Finalist medals
  • Professional Photography at every match

Levels of Play:

U15-U18 

Gender: 

Girls

Ages:

U15 = January 1st, 2006 born or later

U16 = January 1st, 2005 born or later

U17 = January 1st, 2004 born or later

U18 = January 1st, 2003 born or later 

​* after registration closes some groups may be merged to form competitive groupings. 

Registration Fees

​U15-U18 – $2000 

Policies

 

Please review the following policies. Any requests for exemptions to a policy must be received in writing a minimum of two weeks before the start of the tournament.

Refund Policy

Tournament registration fees are due in full at the time of application. Full refunds can be requested and issued, less a $200.00 administration fee.

Requests for refunds must be made in writing, to the attention of the FTF Canada tournament director. Requests can be emailed to [email protected]

No refunds will be issued 1 month before a showcase series date, for any reason outside of COVID-19 precaustions. In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond control, credits towards future, or rescheduled events may be offered. 

Tournament Acceptance/Insurance Policy

 

Entry into the FTF Canada Showcase shall be limited to teams, which are properly affiliated with their Provincial/State Associations.

Teams participating from outside of their provincial body must provide copies of approved travel documents, prior to the tournament, for their team/players from the Provincial Association of which they are affiliated.

Only properly registered players, in good standing, shall be permitted to participate in the tournament.

All teams are responsible for all registration, permits and approvals within their club/district and/or any other jurisdiction and governing body. We are not responsible for confirming player eligibility and/or insurability and trust all teams will comply with any/all policies put in place by their governing bodies in regards to player/team eligibility to participate in this or any other sanctioned tournament. 

Guest Player Policy

Teams may use the services of a guest player so long as the following conditions are met:

  • A player is not on the roster of another team participating in a competitive division in the FTF Canada Canada Showcase Series. A player can only play on one team in the tournament. U15-U18  teams can play on multiple teams, so long as they are not playing down in age.
  • If a team is from a provincial body  and the player is not registered with the same provincial body, the team must apply for a Short Term Event Player Permit for the player a minimum of 5 business days before the respective tournament date. Teams participating in an approved tournament, wishing to use the services of a player registered with another team, shall first obtain written permission from the team & Youth District and/or Adult League with which the player is registered.

Teams looking for players, or players looking for a team may email us at [email protected] and we will try and match each other up.

Photography / Video Usage Policy

By registering for this event, you are consenting to the use of any photographs and/or video recordings, of any team player(s) or staff member(s), taken by FTF Canada for use on our website, social media sites, and/or in any marketing materials. 

Gameday Information

General

Please keep in mind that the spirit of this event, for all levels, is to have fun and compete against other teams of similar ability. We understand that everyone likes to win; however, in the process, we expect that all teams respect their opponents and the match officials.

All teams shall be expected to play their first game as early as 8:00AM in their respective time zone and their final game at potentially 9:00pm. Please consider this in your travel plans. Requests will be considered but not guaranteed.

Team Check-In

There will be an online check in feature emailed to all team managers. 

Players are not required to check in.  

Each team must provide a designated contact person, with an email address and phone number that will be used during the weekend, in the event that we need to communicate with your team.

As part of the online check in process teams must have pre-submitted:

  • Travel permit from Provincial Association 
  • A current roster (uploaded on the registration system prior to team check-in)

Rosters

Teams may use guest players (per our policy)

The maximum roster sizes are:

U15 – U18 = 20 players 

Overage players are not permitted (unless written approval has been received from the tournament director). All players must be currently registered with their Provincial Association.

ID cards/player passes are not required; however, proof of age of a player may be requested at any time at check in or by the referee or another member of the tournament staff.

Matches

Played in accordance with FIFA laws

Officials

U15 – U18 will have 3 officials on a best efforts basis. In cases where 3 officials are not provided, each team shall provide a lines person. 

If your referee is not at the field 5 minutes before the start of your game, please visit the closest field marshal tent and let us know. 

Game Lengths

U15 – U18 will play 2 X 35 minutes (70 minute game)

All games will have a 5 minute half time.

All games must start exactly on time to maintain the tournament schedule. Failure to start the game on time may require the game length to be reduced accordingly.

U15 – U18 Championship games cannot end in a tie. After regulation time, if the score is tied, the game will immediately go to penalty kicks (5 shooters)

Game Format

U15 – U18 = 11 v 11   (10 + GK)

Limited warm up time on the field before each game. 

. Note – leave ample time to get to your game field so that kick-off can be on time

Substitutions

Unlimited for all age groups at the referee’s discretion.

Schedule & Results

Will be posted online only. 

U15 – U18.  Scores and standings will be kept.

Medals for U15 – U18 championship games will be presented immediately following the final game

Points/Scoring for U15-U18

3 points for a win

1 point for a tie

0 points for a loss

1 point per goal scored (maximum of 3 per game)

2 points for a shutout

Maximum number of attainable points per game is 8

Tie-Breaking Formula

  • Head to Head
  • Most Wins
  • Goal difference
  • Goals for
  • Goals against
  • Lottery

The tournament director will have the final say on all tie-breaking scenarios.

Competition Formats

Group of 4

  • Will play all teams in group (3 round robin games)
  • 1st place vs 2nd place for gold medal 
  • 3rd place vs 4th place for consolation game 

Group of 5

  • Will play all teams (4 round robin games)
  • Final standings determined based on total points from round robin games 

Group of 6

  • Two pools of 3
  • Play all teams in pool (2) and one crossover game (random team in other pool)
  • 1st pool A vs. 1st pool B for gold medal 
  • 2nd pool A vs. 2nd pool B for consolation game
  • 3rd pool A vs 3rd pool B for consolation game

Group of 8

  • Two pools of 4
  • Play all teams in pool (3 round robin games)
  • 1st pool A vs. 1st pool B for gold medal 
  • 2nd pool A vs. 2nd pool B for consolation game
  • 3rd pool A vs 3rd pool B for consolation game
  • 4th pool A vs 4th pool B for consolation game 

Group of 7, 9, 11, 13

  • One pool
  • All teams play 4 randomly selected games in the pool 
  • Final standings based on total points earned 

Group of 12 

  • 4 pools of 3
  • Play both teams in your pool
  • Top team of each pool advances to championship bracket
  • 1st pool A vs 1st pool B
  • 1st pool C vs 1st pool D
  • Winners of 1st pool A/B vs winner of 1st pool C/D play in championship game
  • Losing team of 1st pool A/B vs losing team of 1st pool C/D in third place game
  • All other teams play in consolation bracket random 2 games

Group of 10 or 14

  • One pool
  • All teams play 3 randomly selected games in the pool 
  • 1st vs 2nd for gold medal games 
  • 3rd vs 4th, etc…  for consolation game 

Protests

Only protests regarding non-referee decisions will be permitted.  

All protests will only be entertained if received, in writing, within one hour after the completion of the game in question. A $250.00 fee, payable in cash, must accompany all protests. Protests and fees can be delivered to the tournament headquarters. The protest fee will be fully refunded if the protest in question is deemed valid.

Grievances

 The following process has been implemented to address any complaints or issues that arise throughout the event.

  • Grievances must only be reported by a Team Managers by email to the Tournament Officials [email protected]
  • Any reports from anyone other than a team official will be deleted upon receipt.
  • Provide a clear written account of the incident including – game number, time & location – name/names of persons involved
     

A Tournament Official will respond to the grievance – 

  • All reports will be addressed in order of severity. 
  • All reports will be taken seriously; but not all will warrant further investigation. 
  • Some reports may not be addressed until after the event if they do not affect the outcome/running of the event. 

Conduct

The FTF Canada Showcase Series has a zero-tolerance policy for verbal and/or physical abuse of any referee by players, team officials, parents or spectators and will take any infraction seriously (potential suspension for entire event or team expulsion from the tournament)

Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the Laws of the Game and generally accept good sportsmanship. Displayers of temper or dissent are cause for ejection from the game and surrounding field area. Repeated violations may result in the suspension/expulsion of the team in question.

It is the responsibility of the Club/Team staff to control the conduct of its parents and other spectators. Failure to do so may result in a warning to the coach or person acting on the coach’s behalf.

If unacceptable behaviour persists, the referee may terminate the match.

All participants should be aware that Field Marshals have the authority and right to remove any unruly or uncivil spectators from the game field perimeter and/or the field complex area.

Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park.

Failure to Show & Forfeits

A team shall be allowed a five (5) minute grace period after the scheduled kick-off time before the match is awarded to their opponent.

Additional rules:

In no case shall a team, which forfeits a game, be declared a group winner. If an apparent group winner forfeits a game, the team with the next best record shall be determined the group winner.

If a team is the cause for the termination of a game, that team will be considered to have forfeited the game. This decision may not be protested

Playing a suspended player is grounds for a forfeit.

A forfeit shall be recorded as a 1-0 victory for the opponent. 5 points would be awarded

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the tournament director will have the authority to:

  • Relocate or reschedule any game(s)
  • Change the duration of any game(s)
  • Cancel any game(s)

A game is considered complete if less than 25% of the time remains.

No refunds will be provided and FTF Canada is not responsible for team’s out of pocket expenses in the event that the tournament is cancelled due to weather.

Additional Information

All teams are scheduled for four (4) games; however, at the discretion of the tournament director, the number of games may be reduced due to exceptional circumstances. The tournament is not liable for any expenses and no refunds will be provided.

The tournament committee or their official representative will be responsible for any rule interpretation. Their decision will be final.

The tournament committee, event operations staff, and FTF Canada are not liable for any injuries sustained by any participant in the tournament, on or off the field.

First Aid

There will be first aid/athletic therapy tent on site during the tournament.  They are there to deal with basic injuries (cuts, sprains, etc), ankle taping, etc… For any serious emergencies, 911 is of course the only option.   Ankle taping requires the players to bring their own tape or there will be a nominal cost for supplies. The first aid staff hours are 30 minutes prior to the 1st kickoff and immediately after the final game. 

Official Game Rules

U15 – U18 games played as per Fifa Official Laws of the Game

 SUBSTITUTIONS:  At any stoppage, substitutions are unlimited and must be done with the officials’ permission.

GAME UNIFORMS:  Uniforms must distinguish teams, the home team changes if there is a colour conflict. The goalkeeper should wear a colour that distinguishes him/her from both teams. Shin guards are mandatory and must be worn under the socks. Jewellery is not permitted.

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