NCISAA 3A BOYS SOCCER TOURNAMENT SPORT CHAIRS: 3A Scott Reitnour, PACIS, Wesleyan Christian Academy 336884-3333, x224, firstname.lastname@example.org SITE DIRECTORS: 3A Steve Lykins, North Raleigh Christian, 919-573-1658, email@example.com DATES AND SITES: 3A - October 24 (or Friday, October 23 if both heads of schools agree), October 27at higher seed, October 30 & 31 at North Raleigh Christian Academy. SEMI-FINALS & CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TIMES Semi-Final Friday October 30th game #1 (top of bracket) 5:00 p.m. Semi-Final Friday October 30th game #2 (bottom of bracket) 7:00 p.m. Championship Saturday October 31st 1:00 p.m. (refer to attachment for bracket or p. 86 of the NCISAA handbook) TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES: 1A/2A/3A Each member school must play a minimum of 4 contests on 4 separate dates to be eligible to participate in state play-off competition. Each NCISAA conference with 4 or more participating schools in a specific classification will receive an automatic bid. The remaining tournament teams will be selected at large by the seeding committee - who will also seed the tournament - on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Greensboro Day School. First and second round games will be played at the site of the higher seed. In all tournament games, the higher seed will be the home team. The All-State Selection Committee will meet prior to the Seeding Committee. PARTICIPATION. A school may choose NOT to be involved in any play-off if it so declares by the summer Board of Managers meeting. Any team must play a minimum of four varsity contests on four separate dates of a given sport to be eligible to participate in state play-off competition. Hardship cases, i.e. injury, weather, or travel constraints, may be appealed to the Executive Director. In all sports, except those having open tournaments and those with qualifying times or the USGA index, each NCISAA conference containing four teams in a given sport will receive one automatic bid to the state play-offs. The remaining tournament teams will be selected at large by a seeding committee who will also seed the tournament. Unless a team has notified the NCISAA by the summer meeting of its withdrawal from participation in a given tournament, that team must occupy its play-off berth once it has qualified for participation in tournament play. A team failing to fill a commitment to a tournament berth will be subject to a $500 fine, will serve a one year probation and will not be eligible for any play-off in that sport for the subsequent school year. Any individual failing to fill a commitment to a tournament berth will serve a one year probation and will not be eligible for any play-off in that sport for the subsequent school year. If the number of teams in any state tournament drops drastically, the Executive Director may combine tournaments. NOTE: First round play-off games scheduled for Saturday may be moved to Friday if the heads of both schools agree to the change. COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS NCISAA coaches’ passes will be accepted at any NCISAA play-off event. Each team must submit a roster of coaches, players, manager, and statistician participating in the tournament. These participants will be admitted free throughout the tournament. GATE. Unless otherwise specified, admission to NCISAA play-off events is $7.00 per adult and $5.00 per NCISAA student. Children eight years of age and under will be admitted free. The NCISAA receives 100% of the gate receipts after expenses in final play-off competition. The Executive Director may suggest adjustments to admission costs following recommendation from the Board of Managers. RULES: Unless otherwise specified, National High School Federation rules will be followed. Yellow card counts will be reset to zero before the state play-offs. Any player who receives three yellow cards in the play-offs will be suspended for one match; five yellow cards will equal an ejection effective for the remainder of the post-season play. In addition, the player will be suspended from the next NCISAA sanctioned event in any sport. MERCY RULE. Any time during an NCISAA regular season or tournament soccer match, if one team is five or more goals ahead, the clock will continue to run except for injury time-outs. GAME SUSPENSION: The game is considered complete at the half, and the winner will be declared according to the team winning at that time. TIES: 1. Two 10-minute overtimes, 2.Two 5-minute sudden victory overtimes, 3.Penalty kicks administered according to National High School Federation Handbook. 4.In all tie games, a coin toss will determine the choice of the ball at the start of each overtime period . OFFICIALS: Officials will be state certified. GAME BALLS: When not provided by a sponsor, game balls should be furnished by the home team. ADMISSION: Unless otherwise specified, admission for NCISAA play-off events is $5.00 per person for the first round event, and $7.00 per adult and $5.00 per NCISAA student. Children under the age of eight will be admitted free. 100% of gate receipts, after approved expenses, are due the NCISAA. AWARDS 1A 2A 3A Championship Trophy 1 Runner-Up Trophy 1 Individual Gold Medals to Championship Team 25 Individual Silver Medals to Runner-Up Team 25 Trophies and medals will be presented at the end of the championship game. 3A SEEDING COMMITTEE Scott Reitnour, Chair, PACIS, WCA, 336-884-3333, x224 Bill Finneyfrock, CISAA, PDS Jeff Costa, TISAC, CA Daniel Ostojic, CAA, RGNS At-Large: Asheville School Covenant Day School Greensboro Day School Rabun Gap School Christ School Forsyth Country Day Hickory Grove Wesleyan Christian NORTH RALEIGH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 7300 Perry Creek Road Raleigh, NC 27616 Hotel Information Hampton Inn 3621 Spring Forest Rd Raleigh, NC 27616 919-872-7111 Complimentary daily breakfast bar w/ hot items (near Triangle Town Center) Hilton Garden Inn 6412 Capital Blvd Raleigh, NC 27616 919-876-5650 restaurant onsite (near Triangle Town Center) Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 11400 Common Oaks Dr Raleigh, NC 27614 919-570-5550 Complimentary daily breakfast bar w/ hot items (near Crabtree Mall) Comfort Suites 4400 Capital Blvd Raleigh, NC 27604 919-876-2211 Complimentary breakfast included (near Triangle Town Center) You can use www.mapquest.com to get directions from home-hotel and hotel-NRCA. 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