How many players can I have on my roster?
The maximum number of players on the roster for any given tournament is five. Teams playing more than 5 players during the course of an event will be disqualified.
How are tournament brackets formed?
BMSC takes registration based upon both birth year and skill level. Tournament directors then use this and any other information available to form the most competitive brackets possible at each tournament.
Each age group includes two choices for registration; a higher bracket and a lower bracket. Teams that consider themselves to be more competitive should select the higher bracket and teams that consider themselves to be less competitive should select the lower bracket.
Example choices for a 2008 team:
2007/2008 Division = More competitive 2008 teams
2008/2009 Division = Less competitive 2008 teams
All division placements will be will be reviewed by the tournament director and teams may, at the sole discretion of the tournament director, be moved up or down to form the most competitive brackets possible.
** Please note that a player may play in a division older than his/her age, but not in a younger division.
Who can coach the 3v3 Tournament?
A coach may be a parent, volunteer, or professional coach. We do mandate that the coach of your team treats his/her players and referees with respect and dignity.
What can be used for Proof of Age?
Any one of the following are acceptable – Player pass, passport (copy), birth certificate (copy) or drivers license.
Can a goal be scored from anywhere on the field?
No, goals must be last touched (by either team) in the OFFENSIVE half of the field only. On a kickoff, the ball is not considered in the offensive half of the field. The ball must be completely on the offensive half and must roll over the mid-line in order to be shot into the goal.
Can a player pass through the goal box?
Yes, players may pass through the goal box as long as they do not touch the ball while in this area. The box extends upward from painted lines and touching the ball in the air above the box is a violation.
What are the dimensions of the goal and goal box?
Back Mountain uses BOWNET Goals which are 4ft high and 8ft wide. The goal box is 10 feet wide and 8 feet deep and is directly in front of the goal. No player may touch the ball within this area.
What happens when a defender touches the ball in the box or when he/she is touching the goal box line?
A penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team
What happens if the ball completely stops in the goal box?
A goal kick is awarded to the defensive team regardless of which team touched it last.
Who has to be at Check-in?
One representative from each team is required at check-in thirty minutes before the team’s first game. Please have proof of age for each player available at each game in case of an age/identity protest.
Can I change my roster after I register?
You may change your roster up to and until handing in your roster/waiver at check-in.
How many games are we guaranteed?
Three games guaranteed, but teams will possibly play five to six games if they play in larger divisions or advance through the playoffs.
When will schedules be available?
For qualifiers, first game times for each team will be posted by 7:00 p.m. of the Wednesday evening before the tournament.
How do I become a referee for the tournament?
If you are a qualified Referee, please email the event director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can Girls play on Boys teams?
Female players can play in male divisions. Male Divisions can include teams with Boys and or Girls on the roster.
What happens if there are not enough teams of my gender/age/skill level to form a division?
When there are limited teams in certain divisions, we will do our best to combine age and skill divisions as best as we can.
What happens in the case of foul weather?
Prior to the day of the event the Tournament Director will make a decision regarding schedule changes, delays or postponement due the forecasted weather or field conditions. Updates will be sent via TeamSnap.
During the Event, games will be played through rain as long as the weather does not become severe; particularly in the case of Storms with Lightning, play will be suspended until conditions improve and it is safe to resume play. Conditions will be checked every 30 minutes and the decision to resume play will be considered every 30 minutes until play can be resumed. Games can be shortened or modified if needed to complete the event during bad weather conditions.
What are the requirements for uniforms?
Teams must wear similar colored jerseys and each team must have a dark and light colored shirt available. Numbers are not required, and jerseys do not have to be identical, just close enough so that it is clear that the players are on the same team.
All players are required to wear Shin Guards
All players are required to wear Shin Guards. Players without Shin guards will not be permitted to play.
When and how can teams substitute players?
Teams may substitute during any stoppage of play with the approval of the referee. All substitutions must take place at the midline and player coming on must be at the midline when the dead ball first occurs.
What are the dimensions of 3v3 fields and goals?
Fields are 35-40 yards long by 20-25 yards wide for all age groups. Goals are 4 feet high by 8 feet wide.
Will teams be accepted into the tournament after the deadline?
The deadline (for guaranteed acceptance) is shown on the web site. After that date, teams can still apply, however your team will only be added if there is room in your division.
Refund & Bad Weather Policy:
BACK MOUNTAIN SOCCER REFUND POLICY / BAD WEATHER POLICY: We understand that there will be a 80% refund granted if the tournament is canceled due to inclement weather before the day of the tournament. In case of inclement weather day of tournament, the Event Director reserves the right to reduce the number of scheduled games and/or the time of games and/or postpone or delay game times and/or cancel the event in which case partial refunds may or may not be issued. Every effort will be made to complete games and the tournament.