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WELCOME We are entering our 36th year of hosting the CASL visitRaleigh.com National Soccer Series. Over the years, the tournament has grown from one weekend with a handful of teams to four weekends with 1,350 teams. Teams travelled to our tournaments this year from 34 states and Canada. On behalf of the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) and our tournament partners, welcome to Raleigh and our tournament. We are excited to give you all a great tournament experience, both and off the field. We have worked hard to make sure our fields are ready. Our partners at the Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau have worked closely with our community to make sure our city is ready to host you. We hope you will take advantage of all that greater Raleigh has to offer including our restaurants, shopping, colleges, entertainment, and everything in between. In the following pages, you will find area maps to help guide you around our city. While you are enjoying our city, be sure to tweet (@CASLnc) us pictures using the hashtags #CASLjrShowcase or #CASLshowcase for a chance to win a $100 gift card from our partners at the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance. When you are not on the field, be sure to stop by and check out our vendor village at WRAL Soccer Park. We will have food, vendors, giveaways, and official tournament merchandise. For the first time ever, we are also offering a regeneration station between games – it’s a free service for your teams to help in their post-game recovery. Thank you, again, for accepting a spot in our tournament series. Your participation allows us to continue offering elite youth tournaments and one of the most well attended showcases in the country. Please be safe and respectful to your teammates, opponents, referees, coaches, and our city. Have a great time and good luck! Gary Buete Capital Area Soccer League Chief Executive Officer TOURNAMENT STAFF Bill Hanckel-Tournament Director | events@CASLnc.com Vicki Rohde-Assistant Tournament Director | vicki.rohde@CASLnc.com Aaron Kimball- Tournament Coordinator Ralph Jordan-Referee Assigner | ralph.jordan@CASLnc.com Jason Bailey- Head Athletic Trainer | atc@CASLnc.com Park Rangers-parkrangers@CASLnc.com *If you see any facility or area that needs to be attended to at WRAL Soccer Park please email parkrangers@CASLnc.com so the issue can be handled. Field Coordinators- if you have an issue at the fields please report it to the Field Coordinators stationed under tournament tents at every site. 4 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 5
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TOURNAMENT RULES FIFA / Laws All Tournament matches will be played in accord with the Laws of the Game as issued by FIFA. The following USYSA/NCYSA/CASL rules supplement the Laws of the Game. In the event of any rules dispute during the event, the USYSA/NCYSA/CASL rules of the game will be the rules of record during the tournament. Roster and Player Documentation a) You must participate with your Fall 2015 match roster. b) Maximum roster size is 18 for all 11v11 playing divisions. Maximum roster size is 14 for U12 and 14 for U11. Match roster must be provided to the referees prior to each match. US Club Teams – Fall 2015 match roster, laminated player passes, laminated coach passes, and US Club 2014 medical release forms USYS Teams – Fall 2015 match roster, laminated player passes, laminated coach passes, notification to travel from State Association for all states outside of North Carolina and 2015 medical release forms. (NOTE – per North Carolina State Law, if there is a place for notarization on the form, IT MUST BE NOTARIZED. Otherwise, no notarization is required.) International Teams – FALL 2015 match roster, laminated player passes, permission to travel from National/ Provincial Association and current 2015 MEDICAL RELEASE FORMS Player Equipment a) Where the color of the jersey is similar or identical, the designated home team (the team listed first in the schedule) will change jerseys. b) All players must have uniforms with individual numbers on the jerseys (excluding goalkeepers). c) No jewelry may be worn by any player (earrings, watches, necklaces, etc.) a) Players wearing casts are allowed to play with the approval of the on field referee. Please bring bubble wrap and foam wrap to cover any casts. d) Shin guards must be worn at all times by all players. e) Medical ID bracelets must be taped. f) All referee decisions are final regarding player equipment. Player, Coach, Spectator Ejection Any player ejected from a match will not be replaced and will not be allowed to participate in their team’s immediate next match. Ejection for fighting by players and coaches will result in the player or coach not being allowed to participate in any remaining tournament matches. Any coach ejected from a match will not be allowed to coach his/ her team in its immediate next match. Each coach is responsible for the conduct of the players and parents on his/ her team. Coaches not taking responsibility for their sideline’s conduct may be cautioned and/or ejected. Coaches, players, or spectators ejected must not be within “sight or sound” of the playing field. In accordance with FIFA rules, only players will be shown a card (yellow/red) when being cautioned or sent off. Assistant Referee: In the event that two official assistant referees are not available due to absence or extenuating circumstance, each team shall provide a line person for their side of the field. If only two officials appear at a match, the match shall proceed with a club lines-person, at the referee’s discretion. All games will use a 3 man referee system, with the club linesman as a last resort. Seating Teams will occupy one side of the field with each team between the 18 yard and center lines. Spectators will occupy the opposite side of the field, opposite their team, between the 18 yard and center lines. Artificial noise maker devices are prohibited. Alcohol beverages, pets and use of tobacco products are not permitted at game sites. *For complete tournament rules visit the tournament website. Inclement Weather Regardless of weather conditions, coaches and their teams must appear at the respective field site, ready to play as scheduled unless notified by CASL. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the match. Only the Tournament Director may cancel or postpone a match. Referees may suspend a match. In the case of severe weather, in his/her discretion, Tournament Directors may cancel any and all games. In case of severe weather, the Tournament Director reserves the right to make the following tournament adjustments at any point prior to or during the tournament: 6 - Relocate a match - Reschedule a match - Change a division structure - Reduce scheduled duration of a match - Cancel a match 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES Should a match be terminated due to weather conditions after 20 minutes of play, the match will be considered official and the score at the time will stand. If a match is terminated prior to 20 minutes of play every attempt will be made to complete the match. However, other necessary means determined by the Tournament Committee may be used to determine a winner. Referees and field managers will not consider beginning or continuing matches when a lightning storm exists. Ties Junior Showcase matches: Ties will stand at the end of regular play. Ties will stand for consolation matches. For both semi-final and championship matches, in the event of a tie, teams will be given a five minute rest and then immediately proceed with two consecutive five minute overtime periods (not sudden death). If the teams are still tied at the end of the two overtime periods, the winner of the match will be determined using the FIFA penalty kick method. Prior to starting the FIFA Penalty Kick shootout, the referee must ensure that each team has the same number of eligible players in the center circle. If one team has finished the game with fewer players than the other, the other team must reduce the number of players eligible to participate in the shootout so that both teams have the same number of players. Showcase matches: Ties will stand at the end of regular play. Advancement Junior Showcases: Division with four teams a. Each team will play three preliminary round matches. b. At the conclusion of all preliminary round matches, the top 2 teams will play a championship match. Division with five teams a. Each team will play four preliminary round matches. b. At the conclusion of all preliminary round matches, a Champion and a Finalist will be determined based on points. Division with six teams (two brackets times three teams) a. Teams A1-A3 will play 3 cross division preliminary round matches against B1-B3. b. At the conclusion of all preliminary round matches, all teams will be ranked by points and the top 2 teams will play a Championship match. Divisions with eight teams (two brackets times four teams) a. Each team will play three preliminary round matches. b. At the conclusion of all preliminary round matches, the top team in each bracket will play a championship match. Determination of Division Placement/Winners Junior Showcases: Three points will be earned for a win, one point for a tie and no points are earned for a loss. Any forfeiture will be scored as a 2-0 win with three points awarded to the winner. Where it is required to break a tie for standings within a division or for purposes of determining placement, the following order will be used to determine the winner: a) Head-to-head competition – Except where three teams are tied, in which case head-to-head competition will not be used. NOTE: If standings or placement must continue past 1st place team, then the determination of placement reverts back to head-to-head as first tie-breaker. b) Goal Differential (Maximum of 3 goals per game) c) Most goals scored. (Maximum of 3 goals per game) d) Least number of goals allowed. e) FIFA penalty kicks. If necessary, these penalty kicks will take place immediately prior to the semi-final or championship match. f) In the event of a forfeit, tie breaking rules will only be applied if actually played. Determination of Division Placement/Winners Junior Showcases: Three points will be earned for a win, one point for a tie and no points are earned for a loss. Any forfeiture will be scored as a 2-0 win with three points awarded to the winner. Where it is required to break a tie for standings within a division or for purposes of determining placement, the following order will be used to determine the winner: a) Head-to-head competition – Except where three teams are tied, in which case head-to-head competition will not be used. NOTE: If standings or placement must continue past 1st place team, then the determination of placement reverts back to head-to-head as first tie-breaker. b) Goal Differential (Maximum of 3 goals per game) c) Most goals scored. 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e) FIFA penalty kicks. If necessary, these penalty kicks will take place immediately prior to the semi-final or championship match. f) In the event of a forfeit, tie breaking rules will only be applied if actually played. Showcases: 13. Determination of Division Placement will be based on the following: Three points will be earned for a win, one point for a tie and no points are earned for a loss. Any forfeiture will be scored as a 2-0 win with three points awarded to the winner. Where it is required to break a tie for standings within a division or for purposes of determining placement, the following order will be used to determine the winner: a. Head-to-head competition-Except where three teams are tied, in which case head-to-head competition will not be used. If standings or placement must continue past 1st place team, then the determiniation of placement reverts back to head-to-head as first tie-breaker. Forfeits A forfeit shall be awarded if a team is not present and prepared to play within five minutes of the scheduled commencement time. It is requested that teams be present 30 minutes in advance of the scheduled commencement of a match to aid in the timely start of play. Seven players constitute a team when playing 11v11. A forfeit will be scored 2-0. Special Note Be sure to have in your possession at each game: a) Laminated current/validated player passes. b) Current medical release forms for each player. (NOTE – per North Carolina State Law, if there is a place for notarization on the form, IT MUST BE NOTARIZED. Otherwise, no notarization is required.) c) Tournament approved/validated Match roster 2015-2016 season. d) All validated required guest player documentation. e) Notification to travel for ALL USYS Teams. Only North Carolina teams are not required to complete a permission to travel. These are subject to inspection at any time by referees or tournament officials. All rosters and permission to travel forms will be checked prior to the tournament. Please remember that the Shootout is dedicated to the development of all of the athletes participating in the tournament, to good sportsmanship and to the “good of soccer.” The Tournament Director may suspend, without recourse or appeal, any players, coaches, parents, or other persons who demonstrate anything less. All teams must comply with the 2016 Tournament rules and Tournament Director’s decisions are final. Tournament Cancellation Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) will do everything in our control to host a quality tournament and maintain the safety of our tournament participants (refer to rule #16 for specifics on game accommodations during inclement weather). Ensuring the safety of our players, teams, and their families while traveling to the tournament, during the tournament, and after the tournament are a priority. If the off-field conditions or on-field conditions pose a threat to the tournament participants or spectators, we reserve the right to cancel the tournament in part or in whole, and refunds are not guaranteed. CASL will communicate regularly to participating teams in the event of severe, inclement weather (e.g., heavy rain, tropical storms, ice/snow, or any other act of nature) forecasts prior to and during the tournament. In the event of severe, inclement weather leading up to the tournament, our goal is to contact teams 32 hours prior to the first scheduled game with an update on the tournament (e.g., whether or not the tournament will be played, in part or in whole, or if it will be canceled in its entirety) to give teams time to make proper travel arrangements, adjustments, or cancellations. Refunds are not guaranteed in the event of tournament cancellation. - If the tournament is cancelled and no tournament games are played, any potential refund will be decided by the tournament committee after all tournament expenses have been paid. - If the tournament is cancelled in part or in whole during the tournament weekend, any potential refunds will be considered after the conclusion of the tournament and will be based on many factors including but not limited to games played, tournament expenses, rescheduling options, etc. Disclaimer The tournament committee, CASL, or tournament sponsors are not responsible for any expenses incurred by any team in the event that the tournament is cancelled in whole or in part for any reason. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to decide all matters pertaining to the tournament. The judgment of the Tournament Committee is final. The Tournament Director has authority to make all decisions and these decisions will be final. All referee decisions are final and binding. 8 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 9
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 Cedar Falls Park 501 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 2751 Fleming Loop Park 301 Fleming Loop Rd., Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 Gillette Athletic Complex 3238 Corbett Ave. NE Wilson, NC 27893 Heritage High School 1150 Forestville Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587 Herndon Park 511 Scott King Rd., Durham, NC 27713 Knightdale Station Park 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale NC 27545 Middle Creek Park 151 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex, NC 27539 Mills Park 441 Mills Park Dr., Cary, NC 2751 11 12 13 14 15 16 9 3081 Method Ligon St., Raleigh, NC 27607 NCSU Method Road Park 10 North Main Athletic Complex 1151 N Main St., Holly Springs NC 27540 Old Chapel Hill Road Park 3751 SW Durham Dr., Durham NC 27707 Old Honeycutt Road Park 101 Fitness Dr., Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 Prestonwood Soccer Complex 1200 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513 Rocky Mount Sports Athletic Complex 600 Independence Dr., Rock Mount, NC 27804 Smith Creek Park 690 Heritage Lake Rd Wake Forest, NC 27587 Soccer.com Center 4701 W Ten Rd., Efland, NC 27243 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM JR. SHOWCASE & SHOWCASE VENUE MAP 17 18 19 20 21 Southside Soccer Fields Old US Hwy 1., Apex, NC 27502 Thomas Brooks Park 9008 Green Level Church Rd., Cary, NC 27519 WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC Womble Park 1201 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs, NC 27540 WRAL Soccer Park 7700 Perry Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616 Dick’s Sporting Goods in Cary 401 Crossroads Blvd., Cary, NC 27518 Dick’s Sporting Goods in Raleigh 3630 Sumner Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27616 Galaxy Fun Park 14460 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27614 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 13 Mellow Mushroom in Durham 410 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701 Mellow Mushroom in Chapel Hill 310 W Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Mellow Mushroom in Wake Forest 2125 S Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587 Mellow Mushroom in Raleigh 601 W Peace St., Raleigh, NC 27605 Mellow Mustroom in Cary 4300 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513 Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena CASL Night | November 12
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Athletic Training CASL & Orthopedic Specials of North Carolina (OSNC) provide certified Athletic Trainers at all of the sites during the Jr. Showcases and Showcases. Athletic Trainers are available to tape, brace, evaluate injuries, refer athletes and make decisions about playing based on our evaluations. WRAL Soccer Park Athletic Trainers Athletic Trainers at WRAL Soccer Park will only tape pre-game in the athletic training room. Other Athletic Trainers will be stationed around the park under tents to evaluate & treat injuries and provide ice. Athletic Trainers at Other Locations Athletic Trainers at other locations, courtesy of OrthoNC, will be on a golf cart or under a tent centrally located at the park or complex. Time They should be arriving at the fields an hour before the first game starts and leave shortly after the last games finish. CASL’s Head Athletic Trainer Jason Bailey 14 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES Juicekeys Regeneration Station Regenerate your body for the next game! CASL is excited to offer a free Regeneration Station for our Jr. Showcase and Showcase teams! Our Peak Performance staff will lead 20-minute sessions for teams and individuals interested in recovering smartly and quickly for the next game. What: Post-game recovery and regeneration. Sessions will focus on foam rolling, trigger point therapy, stretching & player education When: Saturdays | Junior Showcase teams Fridays & Saturdays | Showcase teams Where: WRAL Soccer Park in Vendor Village (underneath a heated tent) Who: Only teams may register. Sessions will be limited to 1 team per session Price: FREE Register: Players will be notified via email when registration opens. Registration will be entirely online and teams are REQUIRED to register in order to participate. Other: JuiceKeys, a juice bar and health boutique, will be at the Juicekeys Regeneration Station with healthy and organic products. Learn more here or contact Assistant Peak Performance Director at michelle.mudge@CASLnc.com 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 15
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WRAL SOCCER PARK 7700 Perry Creek Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616 Directions From Raleigh/Cary From 1-440, exit Capital Blvd at Exit 11. From 1-540, exit Capital Blvd toward Wake Forest. Proceed north on Capital Blvd to Perry Creek Rd (right) and Durant Rd (left). Turn right onto Perry Creek Rd and go .7 miles to WRAL Soccer Park, fields on the left. From Wake Forest & Points North Go South on US 1 past Wake Forest. At intersection with Durant Rd (right) and Perry Creek Rd (left) turn left. Go .7 miles to WRAL Soccer Park, fields on the left side of the road. Park Rules • Observe parking restrictions: staff, handicap, and etc. • Do not avoid traffic bumps • No through traffic in parking lots • 11 MPH Speed Limit • Pick-up trash • No abusive language • Respect your opponent • All traffic is one-way around the loop Failure to comply with park rules may result in visitation or driving suspension, towing or etc. Parking Parking will be limited at WRAL Soccer Park due to the number of teams playing at the fields. We encourage anyone parking at WRAL Soccer Park to arrive early and carpool. Free overflow parking is available on Saturday and Sundays at North Raleigh Christian Academy (NRCA), which is right next to WRAL Soccer Park. Vans will shuttle people between the two sites every 15 minutes (depending upon park traffic). 18 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES WRAL SOCCER PARK 11 Greenway access 12 13 P7 P8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 7 13 18 A SHELTER 2 UNITED 8 Pet Mania 14 19 B 15 20 C 16 21 17 22 SHELTER NAMES FITNESS CENTER P6 10 B 8 P4 P5 14 15 16 17 18 19 6 Turf Stadium + Tourney HQ P2 P9 21 22 C 4 3 Turf Turf 5 Turf P1 Turf 9 Vendor Village This year’s Vendor Village includes: • Juicekeys Regeneration Station 7 P3 A Turf 1 2 North Raleigh Christian Academy Overflow Parking • Official tournament apparel by Fine Designs • Food vendors • Giveaways and more! 7700 Perry Creek Road Raleigh, NC 27616 3 4 9 10 5 11 FIELD NAMES 6 12 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 19 College Coach Hospitality Room Exit only Enter only US 1 Perry Creek Rd US 401 Walking trail

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WELCOME We are entering our 36th year of hosting the CASL visitRaleigh.com National Soccer Series. Over the years, the tournament has grown from one weekend with a handful of teams to four weekends with 1,350 teams. Teams travelled to our tournaments this year from 34 states and Canada. On behalf of the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) and our tournament partners, welcome to Raleigh and our tournament. We are excited to give you all a great tournament experience, both and off the field. We have worked hard to make sure our fields are ready. Our partners at the Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau have worked closely with our community to make sure our city is ready to host you. We hope you will take advantage of all that greater Raleigh has to offer including our restaurants, shopping, colleges, entertainment, and everything in between. In the following pages, you will find area maps to help guide you around our city. While you are enjoying our city, be sure to tweet (@CASLnc) us pictures using the hashtags #CASLjrShowcase or #CASLshowcase for a chance to win a $100 gift card from our partners at the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance. When you are not on the field, be sure to stop by and check out our vendor village at WRAL Soccer Park. We will have food, vendors, giveaways, and official tournament merchandise. For the first time ever, we are also offering a regeneration station between games – it’s a free service for your teams to help in their post-game recovery. Thank you, again, for accepting a spot in our tournament series. Your participation allows us to continue offering elite youth tournaments and one of the most well attended showcases in the country. Please be safe and respectful to your teammates, opponents, referees, coaches, and our city. Have a great time and good luck! Gary Buete Capital Area Soccer League Chief Executive Officer TOURNAMENT STAFF Bill Hanckel-Tournament Director | events@CASLnc.com Vicki Rohde-Assistant Tournament Director | vicki.rohde@CASLnc.com Aaron Kimball- Tournament Coordinator Ralph Jordan-Referee Assigner | ralph.jordan@CASLnc.com Jason Bailey- Head Athletic Trainer | atc@CASLnc.com Park Rangers-parkrangers@CASLnc.com *If you see any facility or area that needs to be attended to at WRAL Soccer Park please email parkrangers@CASLnc.com so the issue can be handled. Field Coordinators- if you have an issue at the fields please report it to the Field Coordinators stationed under tournament tents at every site. 4 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 5
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TOURNAMENT RULES FIFA / Laws All Tournament matches will be played in accord with the Laws of the Game as issued by FIFA. The following USYSA/NCYSA/CASL rules supplement the Laws of the Game. In the event of any rules dispute during the event, the USYSA/NCYSA/CASL rules of the game will be the rules of record during the tournament. Roster and Player Documentation a) You must participate with your Fall 2015 match roster. b) Maximum roster size is 18 for all 11v11 playing divisions. Maximum roster size is 14 for U12 and 14 for U11. Match roster must be provided to the referees prior to each match. US Club Teams – Fall 2015 match roster, laminated player passes, laminated coach passes, and US Club 2014 medical release forms USYS Teams – Fall 2015 match roster, laminated player passes, laminated coach passes, notification to travel from State Association for all states outside of North Carolina and 2015 medical release forms. (NOTE – per North Carolina State Law, if there is a place for notarization on the form, IT MUST BE NOTARIZED. Otherwise, no notarization is required.) International Teams – FALL 2015 match roster, laminated player passes, permission to travel from National/ Provincial Association and current 2015 MEDICAL RELEASE FORMS Player Equipment a) Where the color of the jersey is similar or identical, the designated home team (the team listed first in the schedule) will change jerseys. b) All players must have uniforms with individual numbers on the jerseys (excluding goalkeepers). c) No jewelry may be worn by any player (earrings, watches, necklaces, etc.) a) Players wearing casts are allowed to play with the approval of the on field referee. Please bring bubble wrap and foam wrap to cover any casts. d) Shin guards must be worn at all times by all players. e) Medical ID bracelets must be taped. f) All referee decisions are final regarding player equipment. Player, Coach, Spectator Ejection Any player ejected from a match will not be replaced and will not be allowed to participate in their team’s immediate next match. Ejection for fighting by players and coaches will result in the player or coach not being allowed to participate in any remaining tournament matches. Any coach ejected from a match will not be allowed to coach his/ her team in its immediate next match. Each coach is responsible for the conduct of the players and parents on his/ her team. Coaches not taking responsibility for their sideline’s conduct may be cautioned and/or ejected. Coaches, players, or spectators ejected must not be within “sight or sound” of the playing field. In accordance with FIFA rules, only players will be shown a card (yellow/red) when being cautioned or sent off. Assistant Referee: In the event that two official assistant referees are not available due to absence or extenuating circumstance, each team shall provide a line person for their side of the field. If only two officials appear at a match, the match shall proceed with a club lines-person, at the referee’s discretion. All games will use a 3 man referee system, with the club linesman as a last resort. Seating Teams will occupy one side of the field with each team between the 18 yard and center lines. Spectators will occupy the opposite side of the field, opposite their team, between the 18 yard and center lines. Artificial noise maker devices are prohibited. Alcohol beverages, pets and use of tobacco products are not permitted at game sites. *For complete tournament rules visit the tournament website. Inclement Weather Regardless of weather conditions, coaches and their teams must appear at the respective field site, ready to play as scheduled unless notified by CASL. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the match. Only the Tournament Director may cancel or postpone a match. Referees may suspend a match. In the case of severe weather, in his/her discretion, Tournament Directors may cancel any and all games. In case of severe weather, the Tournament Director reserves the right to make the following tournament adjustments at any point prior to or during the tournament: 6 - Relocate a match - Reschedule a match - Change a division structure - Reduce scheduled duration of a match - Cancel a match 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES Should a match be terminated due to weather conditions after 20 minutes of play, the match will be considered official and the score at the time will stand. If a match is terminated prior to 20 minutes of play every attempt will be made to complete the match. However, other necessary means determined by the Tournament Committee may be used to determine a winner. Referees and field managers will not consider beginning or continuing matches when a lightning storm exists. Ties Junior Showcase matches: Ties will stand at the end of regular play. Ties will stand for consolation matches. For both semi-final and championship matches, in the event of a tie, teams will be given a five minute rest and then immediately proceed with two consecutive five minute overtime periods (not sudden death). If the teams are still tied at the end of the two overtime periods, the winner of the match will be determined using the FIFA penalty kick method. Prior to starting the FIFA Penalty Kick shootout, the referee must ensure that each team has the same number of eligible players in the center circle. If one team has finished the game with fewer players than the other, the other team must reduce the number of players eligible to participate in the shootout so that both teams have the same number of players. Showcase matches: Ties will stand at the end of regular play. Advancement Junior Showcases: Division with four teams a. Each team will play three preliminary round matches. b. At the conclusion of all preliminary round matches, the top 2 teams will play a championship match. Division with five teams a. Each team will play four preliminary round matches. b. At the conclusion of all preliminary round matches, a Champion and a Finalist will be determined based on points. Division with six teams (two brackets times three teams) a. Teams A1-A3 will play 3 cross division preliminary round matches against B1-B3. b. At the conclusion of all preliminary round matches, all teams will be ranked by points and the top 2 teams will play a Championship match. Divisions with eight teams (two brackets times four teams) a. Each team will play three preliminary round matches. b. At the conclusion of all preliminary round matches, the top team in each bracket will play a championship match. Determination of Division Placement/Winners Junior Showcases: Three points will be earned for a win, one point for a tie and no points are earned for a loss. Any forfeiture will be scored as a 2-0 win with three points awarded to the winner. Where it is required to break a tie for standings within a division or for purposes of determining placement, the following order will be used to determine the winner: a) Head-to-head competition – Except where three teams are tied, in which case head-to-head competition will not be used. NOTE: If standings or placement must continue past 1st place team, then the determination of placement reverts back to head-to-head as first tie-breaker. b) Goal Differential (Maximum of 3 goals per game) c) Most goals scored. (Maximum of 3 goals per game) d) Least number of goals allowed. e) FIFA penalty kicks. If necessary, these penalty kicks will take place immediately prior to the semi-final or championship match. f) In the event of a forfeit, tie breaking rules will only be applied if actually played. Determination of Division Placement/Winners Junior Showcases: Three points will be earned for a win, one point for a tie and no points are earned for a loss. Any forfeiture will be scored as a 2-0 win with three points awarded to the winner. Where it is required to break a tie for standings within a division or for purposes of determining placement, the following order will be used to determine the winner: a) Head-to-head competition – Except where three teams are tied, in which case head-to-head competition will not be used. NOTE: If standings or placement must continue past 1st place team, then the determination of placement reverts back to head-to-head as first tie-breaker. b) Goal Differential (Maximum of 3 goals per game) c) Most goals scored. 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e) FIFA penalty kicks. If necessary, these penalty kicks will take place immediately prior to the semi-final or championship match. f) In the event of a forfeit, tie breaking rules will only be applied if actually played. Showcases: 13. Determination of Division Placement will be based on the following: Three points will be earned for a win, one point for a tie and no points are earned for a loss. Any forfeiture will be scored as a 2-0 win with three points awarded to the winner. Where it is required to break a tie for standings within a division or for purposes of determining placement, the following order will be used to determine the winner: a. Head-to-head competition-Except where three teams are tied, in which case head-to-head competition will not be used. If standings or placement must continue past 1st place team, then the determiniation of placement reverts back to head-to-head as first tie-breaker. Forfeits A forfeit shall be awarded if a team is not present and prepared to play within five minutes of the scheduled commencement time. It is requested that teams be present 30 minutes in advance of the scheduled commencement of a match to aid in the timely start of play. Seven players constitute a team when playing 11v11. A forfeit will be scored 2-0. Special Note Be sure to have in your possession at each game: a) Laminated current/validated player passes. b) Current medical release forms for each player. (NOTE – per North Carolina State Law, if there is a place for notarization on the form, IT MUST BE NOTARIZED. Otherwise, no notarization is required.) c) Tournament approved/validated Match roster 2015-2016 season. d) All validated required guest player documentation. e) Notification to travel for ALL USYS Teams. Only North Carolina teams are not required to complete a permission to travel. These are subject to inspection at any time by referees or tournament officials. All rosters and permission to travel forms will be checked prior to the tournament. Please remember that the Shootout is dedicated to the development of all of the athletes participating in the tournament, to good sportsmanship and to the “good of soccer.” The Tournament Director may suspend, without recourse or appeal, any players, coaches, parents, or other persons who demonstrate anything less. All teams must comply with the 2016 Tournament rules and Tournament Director’s decisions are final. Tournament Cancellation Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) will do everything in our control to host a quality tournament and maintain the safety of our tournament participants (refer to rule #16 for specifics on game accommodations during inclement weather). Ensuring the safety of our players, teams, and their families while traveling to the tournament, during the tournament, and after the tournament are a priority. If the off-field conditions or on-field conditions pose a threat to the tournament participants or spectators, we reserve the right to cancel the tournament in part or in whole, and refunds are not guaranteed. CASL will communicate regularly to participating teams in the event of severe, inclement weather (e.g., heavy rain, tropical storms, ice/snow, or any other act of nature) forecasts prior to and during the tournament. In the event of severe, inclement weather leading up to the tournament, our goal is to contact teams 32 hours prior to the first scheduled game with an update on the tournament (e.g., whether or not the tournament will be played, in part or in whole, or if it will be canceled in its entirety) to give teams time to make proper travel arrangements, adjustments, or cancellations. Refunds are not guaranteed in the event of tournament cancellation. - If the tournament is cancelled and no tournament games are played, any potential refund will be decided by the tournament committee after all tournament expenses have been paid. - If the tournament is cancelled in part or in whole during the tournament weekend, any potential refunds will be considered after the conclusion of the tournament and will be based on many factors including but not limited to games played, tournament expenses, rescheduling options, etc. Disclaimer The tournament committee, CASL, or tournament sponsors are not responsible for any expenses incurred by any team in the event that the tournament is cancelled in whole or in part for any reason. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to decide all matters pertaining to the tournament. The judgment of the Tournament Committee is final. The Tournament Director has authority to make all decisions and these decisions will be final. All referee decisions are final and binding. 8 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 9
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 Cedar Falls Park 501 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 2751 Fleming Loop Park 301 Fleming Loop Rd., Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 Gillette Athletic Complex 3238 Corbett Ave. NE Wilson, NC 27893 Heritage High School 1150 Forestville Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587 Herndon Park 511 Scott King Rd., Durham, NC 27713 Knightdale Station Park 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale NC 27545 Middle Creek Park 151 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex, NC 27539 Mills Park 441 Mills Park Dr., Cary, NC 2751 11 12 13 14 15 16 9 3081 Method Ligon St., Raleigh, NC 27607 NCSU Method Road Park 10 North Main Athletic Complex 1151 N Main St., Holly Springs NC 27540 Old Chapel Hill Road Park 3751 SW Durham Dr., Durham NC 27707 Old Honeycutt Road Park 101 Fitness Dr., Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 Prestonwood Soccer Complex 1200 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513 Rocky Mount Sports Athletic Complex 600 Independence Dr., Rock Mount, NC 27804 Smith Creek Park 690 Heritage Lake Rd Wake Forest, NC 27587 Soccer.com Center 4701 W Ten Rd., Efland, NC 27243 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM JR. SHOWCASE & SHOWCASE VENUE MAP 17 18 19 20 21 Southside Soccer Fields Old US Hwy 1., Apex, NC 27502 Thomas Brooks Park 9008 Green Level Church Rd., Cary, NC 27519 WakeMed Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC Womble Park 1201 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs, NC 27540 WRAL Soccer Park 7700 Perry Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616 Dick’s Sporting Goods in Cary 401 Crossroads Blvd., Cary, NC 27518 Dick’s Sporting Goods in Raleigh 3630 Sumner Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27616 Galaxy Fun Park 14460 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27614 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 13 Mellow Mushroom in Durham 410 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701 Mellow Mushroom in Chapel Hill 310 W Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Mellow Mushroom in Wake Forest 2125 S Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587 Mellow Mushroom in Raleigh 601 W Peace St., Raleigh, NC 27605 Mellow Mustroom in Cary 4300 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513 Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena CASL Night | November 12
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Athletic Training CASL & Orthopedic Specials of North Carolina (OSNC) provide certified Athletic Trainers at all of the sites during the Jr. Showcases and Showcases. Athletic Trainers are available to tape, brace, evaluate injuries, refer athletes and make decisions about playing based on our evaluations. WRAL Soccer Park Athletic Trainers Athletic Trainers at WRAL Soccer Park will only tape pre-game in the athletic training room. Other Athletic Trainers will be stationed around the park under tents to evaluate & treat injuries and provide ice. Athletic Trainers at Other Locations Athletic Trainers at other locations, courtesy of OrthoNC, will be on a golf cart or under a tent centrally located at the park or complex. Time They should be arriving at the fields an hour before the first game starts and leave shortly after the last games finish. CASL’s Head Athletic Trainer Jason Bailey 14 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES Juicekeys Regeneration Station Regenerate your body for the next game! CASL is excited to offer a free Regeneration Station for our Jr. Showcase and Showcase teams! Our Peak Performance staff will lead 20-minute sessions for teams and individuals interested in recovering smartly and quickly for the next game. What: Post-game recovery and regeneration. Sessions will focus on foam rolling, trigger point therapy, stretching & player education When: Saturdays | Junior Showcase teams Fridays & Saturdays | Showcase teams Where: WRAL Soccer Park in Vendor Village (underneath a heated tent) Who: Only teams may register. Sessions will be limited to 1 team per session Price: FREE Register: Players will be notified via email when registration opens. Registration will be entirely online and teams are REQUIRED to register in order to participate. Other: JuiceKeys, a juice bar and health boutique, will be at the Juicekeys Regeneration Station with healthy and organic products. Learn more here or contact Assistant Peak Performance Director at michelle.mudge@CASLnc.com 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 15
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WRAL SOCCER PARK 7700 Perry Creek Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616 Directions From Raleigh/Cary From 1-440, exit Capital Blvd at Exit 11. From 1-540, exit Capital Blvd toward Wake Forest. Proceed north on Capital Blvd to Perry Creek Rd (right) and Durant Rd (left). Turn right onto Perry Creek Rd and go .7 miles to WRAL Soccer Park, fields on the left. From Wake Forest & Points North Go South on US 1 past Wake Forest. At intersection with Durant Rd (right) and Perry Creek Rd (left) turn left. Go .7 miles to WRAL Soccer Park, fields on the left side of the road. Park Rules • Observe parking restrictions: staff, handicap, and etc. • Do not avoid traffic bumps • No through traffic in parking lots • 11 MPH Speed Limit • Pick-up trash • No abusive language • Respect your opponent • All traffic is one-way around the loop Failure to comply with park rules may result in visitation or driving suspension, towing or etc. Parking Parking will be limited at WRAL Soccer Park due to the number of teams playing at the fields. We encourage anyone parking at WRAL Soccer Park to arrive early and carpool. Free overflow parking is available on Saturday and Sundays at North Raleigh Christian Academy (NRCA), which is right next to WRAL Soccer Park. Vans will shuttle people between the two sites every 15 minutes (depending upon park traffic). 16 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES WRAL SOCCER PARK 11 Greenway access 12 13 P7 P8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 7 13 18 A SHELTER 2 UNITED 8 Pet Mania 14 19 B 15 20 C 16 21 17 22 SHELTER NAMES FITNESS CENTER P6 10 B 8 P4 P5 14 15 16 17 18 19 6 Turf Stadium + Tourney HQ P2 P9 21 22 C 4 3 Turf Turf 5 Turf P1 Turf 9 Vendor Village This year’s Vendor Village includes: • Juicekeys Regeneration Station 7 P3 A Turf 1 2 North Raleigh Christian Academy Overflow Parking • Official tournament apparel by Fine Designs • Food vendors • Giveaways and more! 7700 Perry Creek Road Raleigh, NC 27616 3 4 9 10 5 11 FIELD NAMES 6 12 2016 CASL VISITRALEIGH.COM NATIONAL SOCCER SERIES 17 College Coach Hospitality Room Exit only Enter only US 1 Perry Creek Rd US 401 Walking trail