Association Cup Rules

Association Cup Rules

Association Cup Entry Form

Association Cup Rules
 

Last revised on April 29, 2004:


1. GENERAL

ECSA shall be responsible for the conducting and managing of the competition.

2. PLAYER OR TEAM ELIGIBILITY

a) No player shall be deemed registered for cup competition unless his/her registration form is in the hands of the Association's Registrar not less than seven (7) days before participation.

b) Each team entry into the Association Cup shall be accompanied by the proper entry fee, Association Cup Team Registration Form and Association Cup Team Roster Form.

c) A player having played for one team in the Cup Competition cannot play for another team in the same cup competition.

d) Movement of players within a club will be permitted for Association Cup games as permitted in the OSA published rules and hereinafter allowed.

e) Trial permits will not be permitted in Cup Competition.

f) In all games of the competition, teams shall be allowed to dress Eighteen (18) players.

g) Any player, playing in the Association Cup must appear on the Association Cup Team Roster Form.

h) No All star or Select teams shall be allowed to participate.

3. ASSOCIATION CUP TEAM ROSTER FORM

a) Each team shall supply the Cup Co ordinator with a team roster prior to playing it first Association Cup game.

b) Teams may register a minimum of eleven (11) players.

Youth teams may register a maximum of eighteen (18) players.
Senior teams may register a maximum of twenty two (22) players.

c) Changes may be made to the Team Roster up until July 31.

4. HOME TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

a) The provision of a suitable game ball.

b) The payment of fifty percent (50%) of the fees for game officials.

c) Where the colours of the competing teams are similar, the home team shall use its alternate colours.

5. VISITING TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

a) The payment of fifty percent (50%) of the fees for game officials.

6. RE SCHEDULING OF GAMES

a) In the event that a schedule game cannot be completed on the designated date because of unplayable field conditions, it shall be re scheduled within seven days.

b) In the event that a schedule game cannot be completed on the designated date because of unplayable field conditions, it shall be responsibility of the referee to notify the Association Cup Convenor within 24 hours of the postponement of the game.

7. GAME OFFICIALS

a) Game reports are to be sent to the Association Cup Office within 48 hours of the conclusion of the game.

b) Game misconduct reports are to be sent to the ECSA Discipline Chairman within 48 hours of the conclusion of the game.

8. GAME OFFICIALS FEES

a) Same fee structure as per Ontario Cup Guidelines.

b) If for any reason the game is not played, the game officials present shall be paid one half (1/2) of the game fees.

9. DURATION OF PLAY

a) The duration of all games in the competition shall consist of two periods of forty five (45) minutes. The referee shall be the sole judge of allowance of time lost through any cause and his decision on this matter is not subject to appeal.

b) If the game is tied at the end of regulation time, two (2) overtime periods shall be played as follows:

Rounds 1 3 Two (2) periods of ten (10) minutes.
Semi Final & Finals Two (2) periods of fifteen (15) minutes.

*** In the overtime periods the “Golden Goal Rule” shall apply.
First team to score in the overtime shall be declared the winner.

c) If the game is tied at the end of the overtime periods, a winner shall be determined by the taking of kicks from the Penalty Mark according to the rules in the current copy of FIFA "Laws of the Game & Universal Guide for Referees".

10. PROTESTS

a) Each protest arising from the games in the games in the Cup Competition shall be sent to the Association Cup Convenor by registered mail, bearing the postmark within two (2) days of the conclusion of the game to which it relates, and accompanied by a Protest Fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

b) In all protest, the protesting team must send to the team protested against, by registered mail, within two (2) days of the conclusion of the match concerned, a true copy of the protest submitted.

c) In the event of a postal strike, a courier service may be used instead of registered mail.

d) Protests shall be dealt with by the Competitions Committee.

11. DEFAULTS, NO SHOWS AND ABANDONED GAMES

a) As per Ontario Cup Rules.

12. DISCIPLINE

a) As per Ontario Cup Rules.

13. ASSOCIATION CUP "CUP"

a) It is the responsibility of the Club, currently in possession of the Cup, to make sure it is not lost or damaged.

Failure to do so will result in paying for the lost Cup, or paying to restore it.

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