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Surrey Mayor's Cup

Surrey Mayor’s Cup is BC’s Premier Youth Soccer Tournament held in the City of Surrey, BC. Boys and Girls teams from U8 to U18 will participate and compete in this showcase tournament attracting teams of all skill levels from around North America. This tournament is sanctioned by BC Soccer and is an open invitation to Canadian and US teams. The tournament will offer competitive and recreational divisions with a minimum of 4 guaranteed games for each team. Early bird pricing will be offered until January 1st.

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Surrey Mayor's Cup

Surrey Football Club has partnered with EventConnect for the Surrey Mayor’s Cup to handle tournament registration, payments, team/player info, hotel bookings and overall tournament communications. When you register your team please ensure you do not opt out of receiving emails from the system or you will not receive any tournament information.

Dates: March 10-12, 2023

Registration Deadline: 

February 14 @ 4pm

Location – Surrey, BC

Surrey Mayor’s Cup headquarters will be located at Newton Athletic Park:

  • 7395 128th Street, Surrey, BC
 

Food and concession will be available at; Newton Athletic Park, Hjorth Road Park, South Surrey Athletic Park, & Cloverdale Athletic Park. Tournament Apparel will be available  at Newton Athletic Park.

TOURNAMENT POLICIES

REFUND POLICY:

All registrations for Surrey Mayor’s Cup (SMC) are due at the time of application.  Refunds can be requested up to January 10, 2023.  An administration fee of $150 will apply.

If the event is cancelled due to any reasons beyond the control of the SMC committee, including Acts of God, teams may be eligible for the following:

  *  A rescheduling of the event in the near future
  *  A full or partial credit towards a future event
  *  A refund to reflect the remaining portion of the team’s registration

All refunds must be requested in writing via email to [email protected]

SMC is not responsible for team travel related issues such as postponed/cancelled flights or travel restrictions that may be imposed.  Teams must take appropriate measures to consider coverage at the time of booking.

TOURNAMENT ACCEPTANCE/INSURANCE POLICY:

As a BC Soccer sanctioned tournament, entry into the SMC shall be limited to teams, which are properly affiliated with BC Soccer and/or other Provincial/State Associations.

Teams participating from outside of British Columbia must provide copies of approved travel documents, prior to the tournament, for their team/players from the Provincial/State Association of which they are affiliated.

Only properly registered players, in good standing, shall be permitted to participate in the tournament.

All teams are responsible for all registration, permits and approvals within their club/district and/or any other jurisdiction and governing body. We are not responsible for confirming player eligibility and/or insurability and trust all teams will comply with any/all policies put in place by their governing bodies in regards to player/team eligibility to participate in this or any other sanctioned tournament. 

GUEST PLAYER POLICY:

Teams may use the services of a guest player as long as the following conditions are met:

  • A player is not on the roster of another team participating in the SMC. A player can only play on one team in the tournament. 
  • If they are a team from BC and the player is not registered with BC Soccer teams must apply for a Short Term Event Player Permit for them a minimum of 5 business days before the tournament date. To obtain a permit please click HERE and download the form from the BC Soccer website.  Once you have downloaded the form and filled it out send it to us at [email protected]  and we will sign it and send it to BC Soccer for you, BC Soccer will then contact you to confirm the permit(s).
  • Teams participating in an approved tournament, wishing to use the services of a player registered with another team, shall first obtain written permission from the team & Youth District and/or Adult League with which the player is registered. Players registered with BC Soccer must use the form found HERE.
 

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO USAGE POLICY:

By registering for this event, you are consenting to the use of any photographs and/or video recordings, of any team player(s) or staff member(s), taken by Surrey Football Club or our partners for use on our website, social media sites, and/or in any marketing materials.

GAME DAY INFORMATION

GENERAL:

Please keep in mind that the spirit of this event, for all levels, is to have fun and compete against other teams of similar ability, while showcasing individual players to college scouts in attendance. We understand that everyone likes to win; however, in the process, we expect that all teams respect their opponents and the match officials.

All local teams shall be expected to play their first game as early as 5:00pm on March 10th and their final game at 5:00pm on March 12th. Travelling teams outside of the lower mainland will not be scheduled for Friday games. Travelling teams shall be expected to play as early as 8:30am on March 11 th . Please consider this in your travel plans. Requests will be considered but not guaranteed.

TEAM CHECK-IN:

Teams are not required to check in at the park. All information is to be provided to the tournament prior to the event through your team dashboard. 

Players are not required to check-in.  

ID cards/player passes are not required; however, proof of age of a player may be requested at any time by the referee or another member of the tournament staff.

ROSTERS:

Teams must fill out and upload the official tournament team roster to their team dashboard by March 5th , 2023.

Maximum roster sizes:
U8-U9 > 12 players
U10-U12 > 16 players
U13-U18 > 22 players

Teams may use guest players ensuring Guest player policy is followed.

Overage players are not permitted (unless written approval has been received from the tournament director). All players must be currently registered with their Provincial or State Association.

The tournament committee or their official representative will be responsible for all roster approvals. Their decision will be final.

MATCHES:

Played in accordance with FIFA laws of the game.

OFFICIALS:

If your referee is not at the field 5 minutes before the start of your game, please visit the closest field marshal tent and let us know. 

GAME LENGTHS:

  • U8-U9 will play 2×20 minutes
  • U10-U12 will play 2×25 minutes
  • U13-U18 will play 2×35 minutes
 

All games will have a 5 minute halftime.

All games must start exactly on time to maintain the tournament schedule. Failure to start the game on time may require the game length to be reduced accordingly.

  • All U8-U12 group games can end in a tie
  • All U13-U18 group games can end in a tie
    *Only U13-U18 Championship games cannot end in a tie. After regulation time, if the score is tied, the game will immediately go to penalty kicks.
 

GAME FORMAT:

  • U8-U9 6v6 (5 +GK)
  • U10-U12 8v8 (7 + GK)
  • U13-U18 11v11 (10 + GK)
    • Divisions consisting of all U10 teams will have the option of playing 7v7 (6 + GK) upon agreement of
      both teams
    • All games up to and including U13 will use the Retreat line.
    • Limited warm-up time on the field before each game.

Note: leave ample time to get to your game field so that kick-off can be on time

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Unlimited for all age groups at the referee’s discretion.

SCHEDULE & RESULTS:
Will be posted online only.

  • Referees will submit the official game score. Teams do not need to report scores.
  • U8-U12 As per LTD, no results (scores or standings) will be kept.
  • U13-U18 Scores and standings will be kept.

POINTS/SCORING FOR U13+ Result

Points Awarded
Win – 3 pts
Tie – 1 pts
Loss – 0 pts
Per goal scored (maximum of 3 pts per game) – 1 pt per goal
Shutout – 2 pts
Maximum number of attainable points per game is 8.

Tiebreakers will be Decided in this Order

  •  Head to head
  • Most wins
  • Goal difference
  • Goals for
  • Goals against
  • Lottery
 

FORFEITS

  • In no case shall a team, which forfeits a game, be declared a group winner.
  • If an apparent group winner forfeits a game, the team with the next best record shall be determined.
    the group winner.
  • If a team is the cause for the termination of a game, that team will be considered to have forfeited the
    game. This decision may not be protested.
  • Playing a suspended player is grounds for a forfeit.
  • A forfeit shall be recorded as a 1-0 victory for the opponent. 5 points will be awarded.

PLAYER / COACH / PARENT CONDUCT

CONDUCT:

SMC has a zero-tolerance policy for verbal and/or physical abuse of any referee by players, team officials, parents or spectators and will take any infraction seriously (potential suspension for entire event or team expulsion from the tournament) Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the Laws of the Game and generally accepted good sportsmanship. Displayers of temper or dissent are cause for ejection from the game and surrounding field area. Repeated violations may result in the suspension/expulsion of the team in question.

It is the responsibility of the Club/Team staff to control the conduct of its parents and other spectators. Failure to do so may result in a warning to the coach or person acting on the coach’s behalf. If unacceptable behaviour persists, the referee may terminate the match. All participants should be aware that Field Marshals have the authority and right to remove any unruly or uncivil spectators from the game field perimeter and/or the field complex area.

Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park.

DISCIPLINE:

Any player receiving a red card in a match is subject to discipline as follows:

  • An automatic suspension of his/her next game.
  • Potential further review/suspension by the discipline committee.
  • 3 accumulated yellow cards in the first 3 matches will result in a suspension for the final match.
 

The referee’s decision in matters concerning the Laws of the Game is considered final. The Tournament Officials will not overrule a referee’s decision. 

PROTESTS:

Only protests regarding non-referee decisions will be permitted.  

All protests will only be entertained if received, in writing, within one hour after the completion of the game in question. A $250.00 fee, payable in cash, must accompany all protests. Protests and fees can be delivered to the tournament headquarters. The protest fee will be fully refunded if the protest in question is deemed valid.

FAILURE TO SHOW & FORFEITS:

A team shall be allowed a five (5) minute grace period after the scheduled kick-off time before the match is awarded to their opponent.

INCLEMENT WEATHER:

In the event of inclement weather, the tournament director will have the authority to:

  • Relocate or reschedule any game(s).
  • Change the duration of any game(s).
  • Cancel any game(s)
 

A game is considered complete if less than 25% of the time remains.

No refunds will be provided and SMC is not responsible for team’s out of pocket expenses in the event that the tournament is cancelled due to weather.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • All teams are scheduled for four (4) games; however, at the discretion of the tournament director, the number of games may be reduced due to exceptional circumstances. The tournament is not liable for any expenses and no refunds will be provided.
  • The tournament committee or their official representative will be responsible for any rule interpretation. Their decision will be final
  • The tournament committee, event operations staff, volunteers and Surrey Football Club are not liable for any injuries sustained by any participant in the tournament, on or off the field.
 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Home team is listed first and is responsible for supplying the game ball and changing jerseys or wearing bibs (or alternate jerseys) if there is a colour clash.
  • All players must carry some photo identification in case of any protest.
  • All teams must carry a first aid kit, game ball and bibs.
  • The referee’s decision on the play shall be final.
  • One player can only play on one team throughout the tournament and the name of the player must be on the Event Connect roster.
  • Substitutions are unlimited.
  • The behaviour of the team players and their supporters is the responsibility of the team officials. Abuse of the game or tournament officials will not be tolerated.
  • Any team that fails to arrive at the park within 5 minutes of the game starting time without reason will be considered to have forfeited the game.
  • Only team staff registered to the team with their Provincial Sports Authority will be allowed to be at the team bench. A female designate must be present at the team bench of all-female teams. No parents and/or spectators are allowed inside the fenced part of the synthetic turf fields. This rule will be strictly enforced.
  • Referees are CSA registered and must have the full support of players, team officials and spectators.
  • Any referee abuse will be reported to the appropriate district discipline committee.
  • Players receiving a red card will be ejected from the tournament immediately and will be reported to the appropriate district discipline committee. The referee’s game report will be final and no protests will be accepted.
  • Any players receiving more than 3 accumulative yellow cards in the tournament will also be ejected from the tournament.
  • At the end of every game, your team will pick a game MVP from the opposite team. Teams will meet in the center of the field and both coaches will announce the MVP from the opposing team. Every game will have an MVP and one player can only receive the MVP award for only one game. The MVP nominated will then go to the center of the field to collect their prize from the opposing team.

 

TO PRESERVE OUR GRASS FIELDS, ABSOLUTELY NO WARM-UP IN THE PENALTY AREA (18 YARD BOX).

Accommodation Can Be Booked During The Registration Process

Accommodation Can Be Booked During The Registration Process