PLAY-DAY INFO/RULES


PFSA INVITATIONAL PLAY-DAY 2020

1. PLAY DAY INFORMATION: 

  • The 'PFSA INVITATIONAL PLAY-DAY​' is a FUN, competitive event that exposes the pre-travel age groups to their first festival experience, hosted at the PFSA-Kildares Turf Field.  For event information & registration please click the links on the left hand side.

2. DATE & TIMES:

  • Girls – March 22, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Boys – March 22, 2020, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

3. LOCATION:

  •  Kildare’s Turf Field: 601 Westtown Road, West Chester PA 19382

4. AGE GROUPS, ELIGIBILITY, AND GAME FORMAT:

  • Birth Years
    • Boys 2012 Birth Years 
    • Girls 2012
  • Maximum Roster Size
    • 10 players per team
  • Format
    • 5v5 (4v4 + GK)
  • Game Length
    • 3 games of 34 minutes (2 * 17 min)
  • Ball Size 
    • size 4
  • Notes
    • There will be a maximum of 16 boys and 16 girls teams at this years event.
    • Player eligibility is based on age, not school grade.  Players may play-up one age group.
    • It is responsibility of each registering team to make sure that the players are age appropriate.
    • Players are only allowed to play on one team during the event.

5. REGISTRATION

  • Please register at: 2019 Play Day Registration Link 

  • Registration Deadline: February 15th 2019

  • Team Payment Deadline of $250 = February 15th, 2020 (12pm)

  • Rosters: Teams must check in at venue tent and present a completed team roster, signed medical release form for each player, and proof of age for each player. Team check-in is at the day of event minimum of 45 min prior to first game. 

  • Address: PFSA U08 Play-Day, 901 S. Bolmar Street, Suite P, West Chester, PA 19382

6. INSURANCE REQUIREMENT:

  • To prove Insurance for each player is the obligation of the teams entered in the festival.  Teams need to hand in a signed EPYSA Medical Release Form for each player participating during team check in. 

7. PLAY DAY RULES:

  • All soccer equipment must adhere to FIFA rules. A player must not use equipment or  wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewelry).

  • Shin guards are mandatory.

  • Knee braces and Cast, if worn, must be covered completely. Game referee has final authority  regarding safety.

  • In the case that team colors are similar, the home team will wear pinnies

  • The home team is the team listed first on the schedule.

  • Each team’s players and coaches shall take one side of the field, and all spectators shall take the opposite sideline or the bleachers.

  • Goal Kicks: Goal kicks can be taken from anywhere inside the penalty area. 

  • Team not in possession of the ball  - all players must retreat back to the halfway line, this encourages teams to play out of the back.

  • Goalkeepers No Punting Rule:  GK’s can not punt the ball past the halfway line. If a punt across the halfway line occurs, an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team at the halfway line.

  • Substitutions: Substitutions are unlimited & at the discretion of the referee. Players have to enter/leave the field on the team sideline.

  • Each team will have 3 games.

8. CONDUCT:

  • Coaches, players and spectators are required to conduct themselves within the Laws of the Game.

  • All disciplinary measures imposed by the Play-Day Director shall be limited to participation in the festival.

  • A coach accumulating 2 yellow cards (or 2 verbal warnings will be suspended immediately from the play day).

  • It is the coaches responsibility to monitor his/her team parents & players, and keep them under control throughout the day. There is to be strictly no sideline coaching from parents, simply support and encouragement only.

9. INCLEMENT WEATHER AND REFUND POLICY:

  • PFSA will use all available means to post weather updates, including website updates, And emails to team contacts.

  • If the festival is forced to be cancelled due to weather &/or non-playable fields prior to the first game of the festival, then teams will receive a full refund.  If the play day is forced to be cancelled during the event, the event committee will determine what the appropriate refund amount will be.

10. SCORES & STANDINGS:

  • There will be no scores & standings during the play day.

11. AWARDS:

  • All participating players will receive a “Play-Day Participation Medal” at the end of the event.

PARTNERS & AFFILIATES

Premier Orthopaedics

Kildares