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        FALL - 2008
                                     ISC SOCCER TOURNAMENT
                                       RULES AND GUIDELINES
                                        Established in FALL 2003
Wan Kamal Wan Napi
Imtiyaz Salman Mohiuddin
Yan Meng
Kathy Hollister, Soccer Advisor
Updated by: Aaron J. Victor (2008)
Contact Information: 618.453.5264

1. Goal

The purpose of this tournament is to initiate interaction between groups of international students, providing the
opportunity to socialize, make friends and foster relationships. The tournament is a wonderful event and provides a lot
of fun for the players and the fans.


The tournament will be run in accordance with the FIFA rules and regulations with the exceptions of the following.

3. Eligibility

    a. Registration fee is $100 per team (not refundable)
    b. All participants must be registered students or employed staff of SIU-C, or CESL students and have a valid
       SIU-C identification. SIU-C (including CESL) alumni are allowed to play providing there are less than 3
       per team, and each must provide a proof of insurance and a letter of discharge for any injury to the executive
       committee prior to his first game. John A. Logan students can also participate in the tournament. An alumnus
       is anyone who attended SIU for at least one semester, or one CESL term.
    c. An SIU-C identification card or documents are required for the checking of eligibility to participate in each
       game. If card or documentation does not have a photo (as it is the case for CESL students), a separate photo-
       identification document (e.g. passport, driver's license) is also necessary.
    d. Identification will be checked before the start of each game. All team members should line up 30 mins
       before each game to verify identity.
    e. Maximum number of players in a team is 22 players. No one can change from one team to another. Make sure
       not more than required number of players is accepted.
    f. All participants of a team must be registered by completing the team registration form. Every player must sign
       the roster before playing his first game. A player who signs more than “one” rosters will be disqualified.
    g. The registration deadline for the tournament is to be set by the executive committee and approved by the
       general assembly. However, it could be subject to restriction by the soccer club.
    h. It is the executive committee duty to check the registration status of each player with the Office of Admission
       and Records.
    i. Only 3 non SIU students are allowed, Each person will need to sign a waiver form and produce a photocopy
       proof of insurance.


     This is a legally binding Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and
     Indemnity Agreement (collectively, “Release”), made voluntarily by me, the undersigned Releasor,
     on my behalf, and on behalf of my heirs, executors, personal representatives, legal representatives,
     assigns, and next of kin to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and Southern
     Illinois University Carbondale and their officials, representatives, agents, volunteers and
     employees and Intramural Sports. As the undersigned Releasor, I acknowledge and fully
     understand that there are dangers and risks to which I may be exposed by participating in
     Intramural Sports activities. These dangers and risks include bodily injury, permanent disability,
     paralysis and death. These dangers and risks may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, the
     actions of others participating in Intramural Sports activities, the condition in which the activity
     takes place, or the negligence of the “Releasees” named below. I understand that participating in
     Intramural Sports while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is prohibited and I agree that I
     am not under the influence of alcohol and or/drugs. There may be other risks and social and
     economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time, and I fully accept and
     assume such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs and damages I incur as a result of my
     participation in the activity.

     I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless
     the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University
     Carbondale and their officials, representatives, agents, volunteers and employees and
     Intramural Sports., its owners, employees, agents, other participants, event sponsors, and, if
     applicable, owners and leasers of the premises on which the activity takes place (each considered one
     of the “Releasees” herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account
     caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the “Releasees” or otherwise.

     I have read this agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial
     rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature
     and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed
     by the law. I further agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance,
     notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect. I verify that I am at least 18 years of age and
     competent to sign this agreement.

     If you have any questions regarding the language or details of this document prior to signing,
     please contact Corne Prozesky at       618-453-1277.
k. The rosters must include the following: Names of players — 22 spaces, not more than 22 players
                                           Photocopy of picture ID and insurance (passport 4 CESL student)
                                           Jersey number (should remain same for the whole tournament)
                                           Reserve space for signatures
                                           Provide SIU insurance status or other insurance (check one)
                                           Provide Captain’s name, phone number, and e-mail
                                           Provide manager/ coach’s name, phone number and e-mail.
   When player sign the roster they agreed to the terms and condition of the tournament and agree that
   their bursar account will be charged with fines if they are found to violate the rules and regulation of
   this tournament.
4. Uniforms and Equipment

    a. All players of a team must wear appropriate soccer uniform.(no pockets).
    b. A conflict of colors in uniforms will be resolved by having one team wearing numbered vests provided by
    c. Shin guards for all players and for the goalkeepers are mandatory.
    d. Gloves are recommended and Intramural Policies are followed.
    e. Only soccer balls provided by ISC and FIFA inspected will be used in the tournament.
    f. Jewelry
              a. A player shall not wear anything that is dangerous to another player on the field (i.e. loose chains,
                 rings, watches, headwear that contains any hard, stiff material including billed hats or items
                 containing exposed knots).
              b. Medic Alert and Religious Medallions may be worn, but must be taped down.
              c. Participants wearing illegal equipment will be required to sub off (whether a sub is available or
                 not) until the next substitution opportunity after the jewelry is removed.

    g. No Shorts with Pockets.

5. Start

    a. Every team must be ready on the field, next to ISC staff area, 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the
    b. In the event that a team is unable to play or fails to turn up within ten minutes following a game’s
       scheduled start, the tournament staff will declare a forfeit and the team present on the field wins 2-0.
    c. If a team forfeits a match, they will have to pay a fine of $75 before they can continue to play in the
       tournament and 3 points will be deducted from their record for the regular season. At least 7 people should
       be present on the field for the team to be exempt of this fine.
    d. Any team with less than seven players will not qualify to play.
    e. In order to prevent forfeiting games in the final stage of the tournament, every team will pay a deposit of
       $100 refundable in case of no forfeit and no fights.
    f. Only one cameraman, one photographer, one manager, one coach, one medical staff and one water boy which
       are the only non players allowed near the bench. Their names should be submitted to ISC for verification.
       No spouses, friends or children allowed as they could pose safety hazard to staff and themselves.

6. Referees

    a. The soccer committee will decide the referees.
    b. The referee’s decision during the game is final.
    c. A head referee will be appointed by the Soccer Committee of three, which will then select all the other
    d. All main referees are to be licensed and should not be playing in any of the matches. The two linesmen can be
       players in the tournament, but not from the two teams playing.
    e. During the game the referee has the power to make a decision, with the consent of the ISC officials on
       duty, to stop the game if violence occurs, or if weather does not permit to play

7. Time

    a. Duration of game: Forty-five minute halves.
    b. Duration of Half time: Fifteen minutes.
    c. Duration of time between consecutive matches is no less than five minutes but no more than fifteen minutes.
8. Field
    a.   Only managers, coaches, trainers, players and officials are permitted in the bench area.
    b.   Spectators and supporters must remain in the eastern side of the field to the benches.
    c.   Nobody should stay on the field behind the goalposts.
    d.   RSS IM Sports/ Facility staff will be in charge of setting up the field.
    e.   NO Unauthorized personnel allowed on the playing field or sidelines.
    f.   All teams are responsible to clean up their bench area after the game.

9. Substitution

    a. Free substitution is allowed for all games (the same player may be substituted more than once).
    b. The referee must be informed of the intention to substitute players before any substitute may enter the playing
       field . All substitute players should wait at the center of the sideline until the referee acknowledges the
    c. No substitution is allowed to replace a player expelled (red card) from a game by the referee.
    d. Before a substitution the player should report to ISC officials before approaching the linesmen.
    e. All substitute players should wait at the center of the sideline and have to wait until the referee acknowledges
       the substitution.
    f. Shouting or unruly gestures to get the referees attention will face disciplinary action.

10. Scoring

Regular season
   a. When the score is tied at the end of a game, the game will not be played out further but will be declared a
   b. Points
       i. Win: 3 points
       ii. Draw: 1 point
       iii. Loss: O point
   c. In the event of a tie between position, the following, based in order, will be used to decide the winner:
       i. The point difference between the teams
       ii. The goal difference between the teams
       iii. The number of goals scored by the teams
       iv. The pool game played between two teams.

If a tie exists at the end of the regular time in a playoff game, the following overtime periods will result:
     a. 2 overtime periods of 15 minutes each
     b. Penalty kicks of 5 and 5
     c. Sudden death penalty kicks

11. Conduct

    a. Non-sportsman behavior will not be tolerated on or off the field during the tournament.
    b. Any political, religious, and national references or confrontations will not be tolerated at any time from
       any participant or spectator.
    c. No abusive language or unnecessary physical contact will be tolerated.
    d. Violations of the above stated rules will result in disqualification and/or expulsion from the tournament.
    e. A red card to a player requires that player to exit the game immediately and forfeit eligibility to play in the
       next match.
   f.   Any player receiving a Red Card is suspended for the remainder of the tournament. Any player
        receiving two Yellow cards in pool play will be suspended for one game.
   g. Spectators and players with unruly conduct will be reported to SIU POLICE AND WILL FACE
   h. Individual Player Code of Ethics
 1. As a participant in ISC Soccer Tournament, I will abide by both the word and spirit of both the playing
    rules and SRC Policies and Procedures.
 2. As any sport competition requires two teams and officials, I will strive to ensure that teammates,
    opponents and officials are given every opportunity to fully enjoy the games.
 3. I will respect the decisions of game officials.
 4. I will not engage in any tactic, strategy or behavior that puts a teammate, opponent or any other
    person at an unnecessary risk of injury.
 5. I will encourage others to abide by the Participant Code of Ethics.
 6. I will behave graciously regardless of the outcome of my game or match.

Any of the above behavior results in a minimum one game suspension.

        Actions before, during and after the game in question will be taken into account when determining
        sanctions. Sanctioning may range from a minimum of a one game suspension to expulsion from the
        program for an indefinite period of time. Incidents may be referred to a conduct administrator in the
        Office of Student Conduct. Ejected individual(s) who are suspended for longer than two games will
        remain suspended from all Intramural activity until they meet with the Assistant Director and/or
        Sport Coordinator(s) after meeting with a conduct administrator in the Office of Student Conduct and
        serving their sanction

        12. Conference and officials

   a. Only managers/coaches and team captains may confer with the referee and/or officials provided it is done in
      an appropriate civil manner.
   b. During a game, only the team captain is considered the spokesperson for the team.
   c. Any official objections or complaints must be made to the ISC Committee in a written form in written form
      the three days following the game in question. Only written complaints by the captains and managers/coaches
      will be accepted.
   d. During the meetings only team captains and their assistant will be required to attend tournament

   13. Cancellation and postponement of game

   a. Referees and officials have the authority to cancel or postpone games due to undesirable conditions
      brought about by inclement weather and safety concerns.
   b. In addition, a referee will decide if a game will continue in the event of inclement weather.
   c. If a game is interrupted for more than fifteen minutes, officials will make a decision regarding whether that
      particular match is postponed or cancelled.
   d. The interrupted game will be considered as official and will be continued from the point in time where it had
      been stopped, unless the losing team is not willing to play the remaining time. In such a case, if the score is
      greater than 2, this score will be the official result of the match.
   e. If lightning is seen, play will be stopped IMMEDIATELY. All participants are encouraged to
        seek shelter. In order to restart play, a minimum of 30 minutes must pass without any lightning
        being observed
14. Injuries and damages

    a. Having an ambulance constantly on the field is too expensive, so in case of any emergencies call 911.
    b. For first aid administration, there are: ice and plastic bags, ACE packages, plastic gloves, tape, bengay,
       antiseptic, and first aid kit—scissors.
    c. All injuries must be reported to the Tournament official on duty and an Accident report form should be
    d. Officials on duty can only administer immediate first aid.
    e. An ambulance will be called for if any injury is assessed to require immediate professional medical attention,
       unless the injured person desires to do otherwise.
       See the WAIVER FORM

15. Other matters

    a. Any matter not covered within FIFA rules and regulations as well as this document shall be determined
       and/or resolved by ISC officials and participating managers and coaches.
    b. The decisions so made will be final and binding for the tournament.

16. Management
    a. There must be a committee taking care of the field, the records, the decisions and the problems occurring
       throughout the tournament.
    b. This committee should consist of the chairman, a captain of each team and the ISC executive committee.
    c. The Executive Committee, chairman and ISC Staff are responsible for the whole tournament. The Soccer
       Advisor will be the liaison between the soccer committee and the manager committee.
    d. Protests/complaints should be written to the soccer chairman, ISC executive committee, or to any ISC staff on
       duty during the game.
    e. All protests/complaints to be submitted to the Soccer Chairman within 48 hours of the game.
         When received, they will be dated and signed. Protests will not be considered if submitted after
         the deadline. The Soccer Committee’s decision will be final and should be respected..
    f.   Anyone who fights will be removed from the tournament (Does not apply to someone who did not
    g. Any player participating in a fight will be immediately disqualified from the tournament. A fight
         is defined as one punch thrown or landed. Attempting to instigate a fight is considered to be the
         same act as fighting. A player who is involved in a fight, but does not throw or attempt to throw
         a punch or attempt to engage in any form of physical contact with the opponent, will face no
         further disciplinary action.

17. Awards Section
    a. Before the tournament starts, each manager/captain should be given a form to select the MVP. The
       forms will be collected during or right after the final game of the tournament. A manager cannot nominate a
       player from his team.
    b. The fair play team will be determined by the ratio of Number of Cards (NC) over the Number of Games
       (NG). The lower ratio the better off the team.
    c. Three sets of medals, for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, trophy for the fair play team, trophy for the MVP, trophy for
       the champions. The award presentation will be given during the sport dinner.
18. Trophy

a. There will trophy for first, second and third place which the team can keep.
b. The ISC CUP will be given on the field of the final game and the trophy should be exchanged for the 1st place
   trophy on the soccer banquet.
c. Failure to do so will result in the fine covering the cost of the trophy and team members will be barred from
   student recreational activities.