Caledonia Cup

Jun 13 to Jun 16, 2019

Tournament Rules

Caledonia Cup Tournament Rules & Regulations

U9 - 7v7 Rules of Play

U10, U11 & U12 - 8 v 8 Rules of Play

The Caledonia Family Day Cup is governed by FIFA/IFAB Laws of the Game with modifications to facilitate for the indoor game.

U13 - 11 v 11 Rules of Play

The Caledonia Cup Tournament shall abide by ASA Governance Documents, including the By-Laws, Governance Policies and Rules & Regulations.

For FIFA Laws of the Game:

Players and team officials are expected to obey the Laws of the Game and respect all Match Officials.

Home team will be required to change jerseys should both teams wear conflicting colours. It is the responsibility of the home team to carry alternate jerseys.

Each team shall wear jerseys distinguishing them from the opposition and the match officials with unique numbers on the back at least 8” high.

Teams are responsible for the behaviour of their players, team officials and their spectators.

Any situation occurring in tournament play, that is not covered by these Rules & Regulations, shall be assessed by The Caledonia Cup organizers on an individual basis. Any decision or ruling made will be considered official.

Refund Policy

There will be no fee refunds (either partial or full) to any team once entry into the tournament has been confirmed.

Tournament organizers have the right to deny a team registration if they believe a particular team is at risk of influencing the integrity of the tournament, in such cases a full refund will be returned.

Team Registration

Registrations are to be done online via the tournament website

Registrations are not complete until payment has been received through the online payment system or your cheque has been received by the tournament treasurer.

Registration closes June 3rd, 2019.

This tournament is for Under 9 to Under 13 Tier 1 & 2 teams, Boys and Girls.

Scheduling requests can be communicated by posting notes on your registration page. We will do our best to accommodate scheduling requests. Please note that this is not always possible.

After registration completion, you must enter your roster online, and email any guest player forms and out of town/out of province paperwork to

Player Registration and Team Rosters

All players, including guest players, must be currently registered with their district.

**Please note that academy teams will not be accepted into this competition.

Proof of player registrations, player ID cards and guest player forms must be with the team at all times.

Prior to Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, all rosters must be inputted into the tournament registration site.

The maximum number of players on the team's tournament roster is dictated by the number of registered players on their official team roster with a tournament maximum of 20 players per team (including goalkeepers).

Guest players must not increase the team's roster above the original number of registered players. A guest player is only allowed to replace a registered player on the team.

No player shall be allowed to play for more than one team in a division.

There will be no changes to team rosters once that team's first game has started.

Any changes to the roster after a team's first game will be at the discretion of the tournament organizers.

Teams playing ineligible player(s) will forfeit any game in which the ineligible player participated resulting in a 5-0 loss.

Trialists / Guest Players

Each team may have a maximum of 3 guest players on their tournament roster.

Guest players must be from a lower tier, a lower age group or a lower division. All guest players are required to be properly registered in the same district association as the tournament team for the current season.

**Guest players must not increase the team's roster above the original number of registered players. A guest player is only allowed to replace a registered player on the team.

All guest players must be correctly indicated on the online registration and each game sheet.

No player shall be allowed to play for more than one team in a division.

Players currently serving suspensions are not allowed to play in the tournament until their suspension time has been served within their league play. Any team playing a suspended player will default that game.

A Guest Player Consent form must be completed for each guest player. This form must be completed and sent to tournament officials at prior to Wednesday, June 5th, 2019.

Teams must carry a copy of the guest player form for each guest player.

The tournament team must acquire written permission from the team from where the guest player (s) will be drawn.

Out of Town Team Information

Prior to Wednesday, June 5th 2019 all teams must submit the following to via email to Please include your team name and manager contact information.

A copy of the official team roster from their provincial association (ASA form or equivalent).

• Guest player permission forms for each guest player, where applicable.

• Club or association travel permit, where applicable.


Out-of-Province teams must contact the tournament director to receive instructions on how to register your team. Please submit a request for out of province team information to


Out-of-town teams must carry an official, signed copy of their roster and player cards. They should be available should an official request to see them.


Schedules will be posted by Saturday, June 8th, 2019. Once posted, schedules will not be changed for any reason other than scheduling error. It is your team official's responsibility to check our website for any scheduling changes.


The tournament location and all matches will be played at the Edmonton Scottish Society's Edmonton Soccer Dome, 3105-101 Street SW, Edmonton AB


Parking is available at the grounds. Please obey all parking lot attendants and signage. Any cars parked outside designated public parking areas will be towed.

Carpooling is highly suggested whenever possible as spots are limited

Please note, there will be absolutely NO parking on 101 Street and NO parking in the emergency access road. This is for the safety of all the guests and their children.

Coaches information

There will be a Coaches' Social Gathering Friday, June 14th at 8pm

Coach's packages will be available prior to your first game.

More information about the Friday Night Coaches' Gathering, the opening ceremonies and the what the event will have to offer is coming soon. Emails will be sent to all coaching staff sometime in the week prior to the tournament. This information should be passed on to your players families.

When communicating through emails, please state team name and gender.

Game Format

Each game shall consist of

U9/U10-two 25 minute halves with a 3-minute break at halftime.

U11/U12-two 30 minute halves with a 3 minute break at halftime

U13-two 40 minute halves with a 3 minute break at halftime

Tournament officials have the right to shorten game times for scheduling purposes. Every effort will be made to retain official game lengths.

Forfeits/Game Cancellations

Failure to show up or arriving more than 15 minutes after start time will result in a forfeiture of that game. The win will be awarded to the opposing team.

Referees have the power to call or cancel a game for reasons other than weather conditions. Reasons may include but are not limited to:

  • Abusive behaviour by players, team officials and/or spectators
  • Dangerous levels of play, etc. Cancellations of this nature must be communicated immediately to Tournament Headquarters. The results of the game in question will be decided by the Tournament Committee and that decision will be final.

Inclement Weather

Tournament organizers will determine if the fields are unsafe to play due to inclement weather. Teams are expected to check in at the field for their regular scheduled game whatever the weather conditions may be. The decision to play the game will be decided at game time.

If a game cannot continue and less than 50% of the game has been played, the game will be rescheduled if time is available or be determined by kicks from the penalty mark at scheduled time. If a game has been played more than 50% before being called, the game shall be considered complete and the score at that time shall be the official outcome of the game.

Inclement weather is not cause or grounds for refund.

Pool Formats & Tie Breaking Procedures


Pool formats will depend on the number of teams grouped into each pool:

3 Team Knockout

Each team will play two round robin games against the other teams in the pool. A playoff between 2nd and 3rd Place will take place. The winner of that game shall play the 1st place team to claim Gold or Silver medals. No bronze shall be awarded for this type of Pooling.

4 Team Round Robin

Every team plays 3 matches. Medals are determined from standings after all matches have been played.

Teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.

4 Team Round Robin with Medal Games

Every team plays 3 matches. Placements are determined from standings after all matches have been played.

Teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.

After the regular round robin matches have been played, 1st and 2nd place will play for Gold/Silver and 3rd and 4th Place will play for Bronze/4th.

5 Team Round Robin

Each team plays a match against the other teams in the group (4 games).

Medals are determined from standings after all matches have been played.

Teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.

6 Team Crossover

Each team will play two round robin games against the other teams in their group.

Placements are determined from standings after regular matches have been played. Then 1st place of group A will play 1st place of group B in Gold-Silver match, 2nd place of group A will play 2nd place of group B for a Bronze-Fourth place match, and 3rd place from group A will play 3rd place from group B in a consolation match.

8 Team Crossover

Each team will play three round robin games against the other teams in their group.

Placements are determined from standings after regular matches have been played. Then 1st place of group A will play 1st place of group B in Gold-Silver match, 2nd place of group A will play 2nd place of group B for a Bronze-Fourth place match. There will be consolation matches for 3rd and 4th placements.


Two-Way Tie Breaking Procedures

1-Head to Head

2-Goals Differential

3-Goals Against

4-Penalty Kicks

Three-Way Tie Breaking Procedures

1-Goals Differential

2-Goals Against

3-Penalty Kicks

Round Robin games may end in a tie. Refer to tie-breaking procedures to determine the winner.

All medal games require a result. Medal games that are tied at the end of regulation time will proceed directly to a Shoot Out (Penalty Kicks) to determine the winner.

***Game times, location and opponents subject to change***

Scores are posted as soon as available, but subject to

change in the event of a review

Shoot Outs (Penalty Kicks)

A Shoot Out (Penalty Kicks) will take place to determine the winner of any medal game or a round robin standings where points are tied.

All players on a team are eligible, including goalkeepers, unless they are serving a red card (or two yellow cards) suspension or have been dismissed from the match prior to the shootout.

The number of eligible players will be equal for both teams so any team with more players will select the appropriate number of players who will not be allowed to participate in the shootout.

Goal will be chosen by the referee.

Coin toss decides which team will kick first. Captain of the coin toss winner chooses whether to kick first or second.

Teams will alternate kicks.

Both teams will take 5 kicks. If at any time during the shootout one team has scored more goals than the other team could score by completing the five kicks, no more shots are taken.

If at the end of five kicks per team the score is tied five different players from each team will take kicks.

A different player will take each kick prior to any player taking a second kick.

Only match Officials and eligible players are to remain on the field during a shootout. Coaches, assistants and the remains players must remain on the bench.

No spectator or team official is allowed behind the goal where kicks are taking place.

Only the two goalkeepers and the player taking the kick are to cross the restart line. All players awaiting their kicks must remain at the half mark.

The goalkeeper who is the teammate of the kicker will on the field of play, behind the corner mark at the same end of the field.


Protests regarding decisions by Game Officials or related to laws of the game will not be accepted.

A $100 fee will be charged for each protest. If the protest is upheld $50 will be refunded.

Teams protesting a player's ineligibility have up to 60 minutes following the game to lodge their protest in writing.

Teams must complete the game in question in its entirety. Teams having played an ineligible player will forfeit all games that player participated in.

Conduct on and off the Field

Any person on the Scottish Society Fields Grounds will be expected to behave is a respectful manner conducive to a family event.

The Caledonia Cup tournament has zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour by or towards officials, coaches, players, spectators, parents, volunteers and staff. Any person behaving inappropriately will be required to leave the premises immediately. In extreme circumstances teams may be expelled from the tournament.

Teams and/or individuals will be held financially responsible for any damage done to any of the facilities or grounds associated with the tournament.


All tournament referees will be ASA-registered referees.

Team/ Spectator Placement

Technical areas for each team will be on one side of the field and spectator’s areas will be at either end of the field..

Coaches and team officials must stay within the technical area and spectators are not allowed in the technical area.

Only coaching staff and players are to enter the field area. Spectators are requested to walk around the fields.

Game Sheets

Game sheets will be printed by tournament staff and available for editing 15 minutes prior to game time. Please have a team official ensure the sheet is correct and any players not in attendance are crossed off.

Copies of guest player forms for each guest player must be presented to the tournament official to accompany the game sheet.

Officials will submit the completed game sheets directly to Tournament Headquarters. Results will be on the website shortly after game sheet submission.

Award Presentations (Medals)

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be presented to the winning teams directly after the final games have been played and results have been confirmed by tournament organizers.

Teams and individual players will then have the opportunity to take photographs with the Caledonia Cup Trophy.

All medal presentation will take place at the tournament site.


The Caledonia Cup is sanctioned by the Alberta Soccer Association, the Edmonton Inter-District Youth Soccer Association and the Scottish United Youth Soccer Club.

All matches will be held at the Edmonton Scottish Society Fields at 3105-101 Street SW from Thursday, June 13th to Sunday, June 16th

The tournament is for Under 9 to Under 13 Tier 1 & 2 teams (Boys and Girls)

There will be a Coach’s Ceilidh (Social Gathering) Friday, June 14th 2019 where they can pick up their coach's packets.Two members of your coaching staff will receive their first drink free. Light snacks will be provided. The welcome reception allows coaches and coaching staff a chance to mingle and meet with each other.

Each match, the coaches will select a member of the opposing team to receive a Heart and Hustle Award for good sportsmanship. The player will receive a $10 voucher from United Cycle.

On Site Amenities & Activities

A First Aid kits and ice packs will be available field-side.

Concessions selling hotdogs, popcorn, candy, beverages, freezies and more.

Each team that wins gold will be honoured with their team name on the Caledonia Cup Trophy.

There will be an ATM machine on site.

Onsite parking (but as with any tournament, carpooling is highly suggested)

***NO DOGS are allowed into the park (except Service Dogs)***

***NO SMOKING, of any kind ,allowed anywhere on the grounds****

***ONLY WATER allowed in the Dome (no other beverages or food of any kind)***


A no smoking policy is in effect on the grounds.

This will be a great weekend of soccer! The Edmonton Scottish United Soccer Club looks forward to hosting you in the world-class Edmonton Soccer Dome and surroundings fields.

Hotel information

Hotels in the area have offered special rates to teams and their families attending the Caledonia Cup - for hotel with speical rates please contcat Kevin Poissant at