Parents and Players,

We are excited to host the 5v5 event this weekend.  All teams are Challenge teams and CyFair Dynamos teams.  The coaches wanted the chance to provide something fun for the start of spring break. They are all working hard to build fields, set up goals and make this weekend fun for everyone.   

We would ask everyone to continue to follow Covid protocols and either social distance and or wear a mask. 

The goal of the event is to create a fun spring break event.   We do not have refs and awards.  The coaches will ref the games and assist the players with game management.  We want to see the players take the lead and manage the game.  Coaches will assist where they need to.  Scores will be kept and standing updated as the day goes on.  You can find the schedules and standings at this link.

Bench areas:  We do not have enough tents or benches to provide bench areas.  We recommend players bring their own chair. 

Parents sitting areas:  We will have 2 to 4 fields on each of the big fields 1 through 8.  We ask that spectators sit off the big field.  In some cases, spectators will need to sit behind goals to watch the games.  Setting up tents and areas to hang out between games is not a problem as long as it is off the fields.

Parents Support:  Please support all players and coaches.  Cheer do not coach or ref the games. 

Coaches:  Will manage the games.  We do not have refs, so the coaches will ref the games and help the players manage subs etc. 

Players:  Coaches will let them take the lead and organize themselves, make subs, etc.  This is an excellent time for players to work together and show leadership. 



FIFA Rules Apply if Not Modified Below


U9-U15 teams will play 5v5

NUMBER OF PLAYERS:  5v5 teams will play 4 on the field plus a goalkeeper.

Substitutions:  Can occur on the fly as long as a player clearly exits the field before the other player enters.  Like hockey. 

EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be permitted to play.

GOAL BOX  There is one box in front of each goal.  This is the area a keeper can use their hands.  Goal kicks will be taken anywhere in the area. No Punting or drop kicking the ball in all age groups.

On goal kicks and when the keeper has the ball in their hands, players on the other teams must drop out of the goal box until the keeper distributes the ball.  

GAME DURATION: The game will consist of two 14 minute halves separated by a 2 minute halftime period. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie, except for Playoffs which will be a 3 minute Golden Goal period followed by a Shootout.

OFFSIDES: There is NO offsides.

FIVE YARD RULE: In all dead ball situations, defending players must stand at least 5 yards away from the ball.

Heading:  No heading for U9 through U11 games.  If someone heads the ball, an indirect kick will be given for the opposing team. 

KICK-INS: The ball will be kicked into play from the sideline. No throw-ins. The ball must stay below waist high for U11 and Academy on kick ins and corner kicks.  The ball is permitted to go higher for U12 – U15.

INDIRECT KICKS: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect with the exception to corner and penalty kicks.

GOAL KICKS: Goal kicks must be taken from the “goal box”.

PENALTY KICKS: A penalty spot will be in place eight yards away from the goal line. Normal penalty with kicker and keeper.


No, but all players must wear the same color shirts/jerseys during play. Home team will wear dark and the away team wear white.  We realize some teams made jerseys for the event.  If there is not a conflict, no one needs to change.  If there is a conflict, the team not wearing the correct color needs to change.  We recommend teams bring either their yellow and blue training tops or their red and white jerseys to deal with conflicts. 


5v5:  Goals can be scored from anywhere on the field.

SPORTSMANSHIP: Players, coaches and spectators are expected to participate with good sportsmanship. 

Yellow or Red Cards:  If in the opinion of the coach managing the field, a player has committed a foul that would warrant a yellow or red card the player will be removed from the game for a minimum of 2 minutes.  The team can replace the player with a sub if they have one.  Players are not suspended for the next game unless the coach feels the behavior of the player is so bad we need to take further action.  

Point System and Tie Breakers:

·        3 points for a win

·        1 point for a tie

·        0 points for a lose


  •  Winner of head to head.

  • Goal Differential  max of 6 per game. 

  • Shutout


Group Play and Advancement:

Group of 4:  Teams will play a round robin and the top two teams based on points will play in the final.

Group of 5:  Teams will play 4 group games and the Champions will be determined by points.  No finals.

Group of 6:  Teams are divided into 2 Brackets of 3.  Group A teams play Group B teams in the 3 bracket games.  All games are crossover games.  The top 2 teams based on points regardless of group will advance to the final.

Group of 8:  Teams are divided into 2 brackets of 4.  Each bracket will play 3 group games.  The winner of Bracket A based on points will play the winner of bracket B based on points in the final.