A.     Unless otherwise noted the Camarillo Cup Tournament shall be played under FIFA laws as modified by the California Youth Soccer Association – South for youth competition, and/or by the Camarillo Cup Tournament Committee.

B.     The Tournament Committee (incl. Tournament Director, Assistant Director, and other designated staff) will have jurisdiction over all games played. Disputes will be resolved by the end of the soccer day.
 Referee judgment calls are NOT subject to dispute or protest!

2)   FEES

A.                           Fees are: U-9 through U-12 (birth year 2013 through 2010) $545 

U-13 through U-18 (birth year 2009 through 2004) $645 



A.     Applications are due August 14th (21 days prior to the tournament.)

B.     Applications will be accepted on a first-come basis, and also as needed to make competitive brackets. Teams can track their application status on the application portal. Accepted teams will be notified by e-mail within 48 hours of receipt of acceptance.

C.     Teams not accepted into the tournament will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list.  If a team chooses not to be on a waiting list, the application and entry fee will be returned within 48 hours of notification.

D.     The primary form of communication between the Tournament Director and applying teams will be email and the Tournament web portal. 


A.     Teams withdrawing 21 days or more before the tournament will be issued a full refund.

B.     Teams withdrawing less than 21 days before the start of the tournament will only be issued a refund if a replacement team can be found less any cost to register the replacement team.

C.     If the tournament is canceled and cannot be rescheduled a full refund will be issued.


A.     Should the tournament be rained out on one of the original dates, it will be rescheduled on September 6, 2021. All teams will be expected to return on that date to resume the tournament. Any team not able to return will only receive a refund if a replacement team can be found, less the cost of any pre-ordered items (items for sale by the tournament which are not included with the registration fee). Any pre-ordered items will be sent to the team.

B.     If the tournament is cancelled due to weather after partially completing and it cannot be rescheduled to be completed, refunds will be made to teams on a prorated basis, based on the number of actual games played.

C.     If the tournament cannot be held due to weather or other conditions beyond the control of the tournament hosts, then a full refund will be sent to all teams, less the cost of any pre-ordered items (items for sale by the tournament which are not included with the registration fee). Any pre-ordered items will be sent to the team. 


A.     MANDATORY credential check-in: Please check in 90 minutes before your first game (8:00am games may check in 60 minutes before first game) at field marshal table. 

B.     Coach and Player Cards: Current USYSA, CYSA-S or AYSO approved player cards with the player’s signature and photo will be required of all players at the start of each game and at the official check-in. Each team must have an Administrator/Coach with the proper CYSA-approved coaching card at all games. As this is a very early-season tournament, player medical release forms or 2020 ID cards will be accepted.

C.     All players must have medical release forms from the same organization that issued the ID card.

a.      Coaches must have medical release forms with them at all times and ready for presentation to Tournament Officials.

D.     Non-CYSA-S teams only must have approved travel papers and roster

E.     Non-CYSA-S teams only must have approved loan player forms

F.      At game fields, teams will check-in on their field with referees.

a.      If players were added to roster at tournament check-in, that check-in roster will need to be presented to field-marshal table prior to game time so the game roster can be updated

b.      Referee team will check-in teams on the fields and keep the player cards for the duration of the game

c.      When game is ended, referee will complete match report and return cards (with the exception of any violent conduct, serious foul play red cards or coach dismissals) to field-marshal tables. (Exception, if there are any Send-offs, the referee will notify the Field Monitor and take the cards to the Referee Tent to complete a Misconduct Report.)



A.     Rosters: Rosters must be entered in the system one week prior to the tournament. Unlimited loan players are allowed as long as the roster does not exceed the maximum of 18 players (14 player maximum for birth year divisions 2008-2011). Rosters are frozen after the team’s first game. No player may compete in the Tournament on more than one (1) team.

B.     Coach and Player Cards: Current USYSA, CYSA-S or AYSO approved player cards with the player’s signature and photo will be required of all players at the start of each game and at the official check-in. Each team must have an Administrator/Coach with the proper CYSA-S approved coaching card at all games. As this is a very early season tournament, player medical release forms or 2020 ID cards will be accepted.

C.     Teams Traveling from Out of CYSA-S Area: Teams traveling from out of CYSA-S must have travel papers filed with the appropriate state organization and received by the Tournament. Be sure to bring any “Amended Approved” travel roster to the Sat. check-in. Any player not appearing on your “Approved” or “Amended Approved” travel roster will not be permitted to play. Loan players must have properly completed and approved loan papers as required by team’s state association.

D.     Division U-13-U-18 (oldest player, U13 born in 2009; oldest player, U14 born in 2008; oldest player, U15 born in 2007; oldest player, U16 born in 2006; oldest player, U17 born in 2005; oldest player, U18 born in 2004) will play 11-v-11, and there will be a roster limit of 18 players per team.
Divisions U-11 (oldest player born in 2011) and U-12 (oldest player born in 2010) will play 9-v-9, and there will be a roster limit of 14 players per team.
Divisions U-9 (oldest player born in 2013) and U-10 (oldest player born in 2012) will play 7-v-7, and there will be a roster limit of 14 players per team.

E.     Player picture identification cards are to be present and available at all matches.

G.     Identification cards are required. As this is a very early season tournament, player medical release forms or 2020 ID cards will be accepted.

F.      The shirt number of each player must be the same as the player’s shirt number on the daily match report or roster. If the numbers are not the same, the referee is not to allow the player to take part in the match until the numbers are the same.

G.     Coed teams will play in boys division


A.     Coaches are expected to set the example for their team in exhibiting responsible behavior. 

B.     Coaches are expected to remain in the technical area during games and only enter the field of play as requested by the referee.

C.     All coaches have complete responsibility for the conduct of their players, bench and spectators at all times. If, in the opinion of the game’s officials, a game must be terminated for misconduct of players, bench or spectators, the offending team can be suspended, at the discretion of the Tournament Director, from further play and forfeit that game and all remaining games. In this event, all previous points earned remain as played. Additionally, the home league and state association will be contacted as appropriate. The Tournament Director shall review and determine the number of points, if any, to be awarded.


A.     All fields will be set up and taken down by the tournament staff.

B.     Trash cans are provided at each field. Teams will be expected to clean up all trash in their area before leaving.



A.     This is a pool-play tournament.

B.     Age divisions may be bracketed into playing pools. Teams may play in 8-team or 6-team divisions consisting of 3 pool play games plus one game (for 1st and 2nd in each pool, 1v1 for 1st place) determined by their finish in pool play. Teams playing in 5-team brackets will play round-robin with winners named based on points. Teams playing in 4-team brackets will play 3 games then 1v2, based on points, for 1st place.








A.     There will be a running clock during the match including substitutions. There will be no time added on for injuries or time wasted in pool play. Games will be expected to end on time, and may be shortened if they start late. All games except championship may end in a tie.

B.     Championship games will be played until there is a winner (see Medal Round rules below).

C.     Game duration shall be as follows:
U-9/U-10:          25 minute half
U-11/U-12:        30 minute half
U-13 – U18:      30 minute half

D.     The “home” team will be the first team or top team listed on the game schedule and will be responsible for providing three game balls. Home team will choose which sideline to locate their players, coaches, and spectators. Spectators must remain on the side of the field designated for their team. The home team will change jerseys or don pinnies in the event of a color conflict with the visitor team. If any questions, the referee will determine whether this is necessary. 

E.     There will be limited time for warming up on the field and teams must lineup for check-in as soon as the referee calls for equipment check. Teams should warm up prior to taking the field. As soon as the previous game has ended, teams must clear the field and the teams for the next game must take their places.

F.      FORFEITS: There will be a five-minute grace period at the start of the game for a team to take the field before a forfeit is declared. The score for a forfeit match will be 1-0 for the remaining team (See STANDINGS for the points to be awarded). For U-9 and U-10 division teams, there is a minimum of 5 players on the field to continue a game. For U-11 and U-12 the minimum number is 6 players. For all other divisions, there must be a minimum of 7 players to continue a game. If a team cannot field the minimum number of players, the game will be abandoned and a forfeit will be declared.

G.     SUSPENDED GAMES: The Tournament Committee may determine to end matches early if field schedule is behind due to game delays, interference, or if weather conditions provide unsafe conditions; and may distribute awards according to games played and points earned. The Tournament Committee will determine the outcome of any single game which is terminated prematurely (due to inclement weather, participant injury, or interference by outside party, etc.).

H.     ABANDONED GAMES: if any pool play games cannot be played due to circumstances beyond the control of the tournament, the final standings of the pool will be determined by applying the Winning Percentage formula (Total Points Earned in all Games Played divided by Total Points Possible for the Number of Games Played) to each team in the pool. Note: This does not apply to games which were shortened due to a late start. Only the Tournament Director or designee can declare a game to be abandoned or not played.


A.     Unlimited substitutions will be allowed in all age groups. Teams may, however, substitute only with the referee’s permission at any stoppage of play. A Stoppage of play is defined by, but not limited to, the following:

a.      Prior to a goal kick by either team

b.      After a goal by either team

c.      After an injury to either team if referee stops play

d.      During half time

e.      For any cautioned player (at coach’s discretion)

f.       After a stoppage due to a foul.

g.      Prior to the start of either overtime period



A.     Standings for pool play games will be determined on the “ten-point system” as follows:

a.      WIN                     = 6 points
TIE                       = 3 points
SHUTOUT          = 1 point

b.      GOAL SCORED       = 1 point per goal (3 goal max)                  
FORFEIT            = 7 points (scored as a 1-0 win, no shutout point)
RED CARD              = 2 point deduction (for each red card or ejection)
COACH EJECTION = 2 point deduction

B.     Winners of ties in standings will be determined as follows:

a.      Head to head competition
Fewest goals allowed 

b.      Most goals scored differential (up to a maximum of 5 per game)

c.      Most wins

d.      Number of shutouts

e.      Fewest red cards received

f.       Kicks from the Penalty Mark

C.     Standings will be updated periodically on the website. The deadline to challenge the posted results will be at the conclusion of Pool Play. 


A.     Championship matches ending in a tie will be decided by FIFA Kicks from the Penalty Mark.  Overtime periods will not be conducted.


A.     Awards representing team placement will be presented to coaches and players from the first and second place teams in each bracket

B.     A tournament pin will be presented to each player and coach.


A.     There will be a tournament Field Monitor assigned to each field, and will report to the Tournament Field Director. 

B.     At the conclusion of the game, the referee will return the completed match reports to the Field Monitor.  Exception, if there are any violent conduct, serious foul play red cards or coach dismissals, the referee will notify the Field Monitor and take the cards to the Referee Tent to complete a Misconduct Report.

C.     Field Monitors will be the first to respond to any incidents or injuries, and will be in contact with the rest of the tournament staff by radio/cell phone. Tournament participants are encouraged to report any concerns immediately to the Field Monitor, and also to respectfully follow any instructions given by the Field Monitor.


A.     Coaches will be expected to set a positive example for the team, and will be held responsible for the actions of their team including spectators. All spectators must remain 3 yards from the field and between the 18-yard lines (penalty areas in small fields). Two coaches maximum per team, and they must remain 1 yard from the field in the coaching area (within ten yards either way from the halfway line).  

B.     Any coach or spectator ejected must immediately leave the vicinity of the playing field (out of sight and sound) and will be prohibited from attending the next scheduled game. Any player sent off (red carded) must immediately leave the vicinity of the game (under supervision of his/her parent or adult), and may not return to the field of play during the current game, including for the post-game handshake, and may not be substituted for, and is suspended from participation in the next game. During the next game, the player may stay on the sideline under the supervision of the coach. There will be penalty point deductions for all send-offs (see Standings rules). 

C.     Any violent conduct red card or ejection will result in that player/coach/spectator being barred from the remainder of the tournament. 

D.     Any player violent conduct or serious foul red card, or violent conduct by a coach/parent ejection will result in that player/coach/spectator being barred from the remainder of the tournament.

E.     If it is determined that an ineligible player has participated in a game, the team will forfeit all games in which that player participated illegally. Furthermore, if it is determined that the coach knowingly played a player illegally, that coach will be barred from further participation in the tournament and the incident will be reported to the respective club officer(s).


A.     There will be a First Aid station near the main tent where participants may receive ice, etc. for minor injuries.

B.     There will be a roving first aid response staff member to respond to injuries on the field. Field Monitors will communicate via radio or cell phone to call the first aid staffer to the field where first aid is requested.

C.     If an injury is serious, the first aid staff or Safety Director will call 911 for emergency response.

D.     Directions to the nearest hospital/urgent care center will be available at the First Aid station.


A.     All players on the same team must wear matching uniforms (except the goalkeeper).

B.     Each player’s uniform must be marked with a permanently-affixed unique number that matches the uniform number on the Game Card, and may not exchange numbered jerseys with any other player during the game including the goalkeeper.

C.     Undergarments may be worn during inclement weather; however, the match referee will be the judge of what should be allowed or not.

D.     Jewelry (including earrings), casts, and splints of any kind or hard metal or plastic clips on clothing or hair will not be allowed.

E.     Knee braces are allowed; providing that the brace is adequately covered and padded in the judgment of the referee or Tournament Director, so as to eliminate the possibility of its causing injury to the other players on the field.


A.     Protests will not be considered.


A.     The Tournament Director retains the right to interpret and apply the tournament rules to the optimum benefit of all tournament participants.