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2nd Annual GSF Rapid Fire 7v7 Tournament • 4/14/2019 San Jose City College – San Jose, CA

2nd Annual GetSportsFocus Rapid Fire 7v7 Tournament
DATE/LOCATION: April 14, 2019

Jaguar Stadium @ San Jose City College
San Jose, CA

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Kenny Coleman
TOURNAMENT OPERATIONS MANAGER: Paul Rodriguez

TOURNAMENT MEDIA COORDINATOR: Alforde Joaquin
Questions? Email us: gsf7v7@gmail.com

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Michael V.

Sunday 4/14 Pool Play Schedule

UPADATED!!! Bracket Play starts at 12:15pm

Due to the grass field not being ready for use, we have to play ALL of our games on the main field.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.
CLICK THE SCHEDULE TO ENLARGE

GSF-Rapid-Fire-Tournament-UPDATE- 2019-04-13 at 8.42.35 PM-website

Tournament is CLOSED

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Each team is guaranteed four games. (20 min Pool Plays, 25 min Bracket)
Champions will receive the First Place Inc Championship Plaque plus 20 GSF Tournament Championship shirts
Tournament MVP plaque will be awarded as well.
Top 3 finishers will advance to the GSF 7v7 Open Championship on May 5th at San Jose City College
Professional video crew will be on site for video highlights
Professional photographers will also be on site for high quality photos

CHECK IN will start at 7:45am
If your team plays later in the schedule, you do not need to check in until 1 hour before your team’s first game.
Only the coaches are required to check in at the table located on the press box side of the sideline. Pool 1 players can warm up on the field as early as 8am.

Coaches can turn in rosters the morning of the tournament but please give us a heads up on who to watch out for. The minimum number of players to compete in the tournament is 9, maximum is 25.

COACHES MEETING:
There will be a brief meeting between officials and coaches before each of the pool play.
If you have any questions now, please let us know.
The first set of games will start at 8:30am
In order to accommodate everyone the schedule was tweaked a bit.
Pool Plays = 20minutes
Bracket Plays = 25minutes
There will be a five minute break in between games.
Please review the rest of the information and if you have any questions, email us back right away so that we don’t have to discuss it before the tournament.

GAME TIME:
The first game is going to start at 8:45am sharp.

We will have a centralized time and score keeper

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FIELD DIMENSIONS:
40-yards long, sideline to sideline

Endzone is 10 yards deep

TEAM REQUIREMENTS:
Teams must wear matching uniforms. It is highly recommend to have a set of secondary or back up jersey top in case your team end up playing another team with similar colors.

We recommend that teams wear numbered jerseys for proper identification. Rosters with correct spelling of the players’ names, school and grade level will help us identify the player when posting videos and picture on social media.

Teams on offense can have a maximum of 5 players and two coaches on the field, the rest of the team must be on the sidelines.

We encourage players to wear a soft shell and mouthguard when competing but it is optional.

Football cleats with rubber spikes are allowed. Teams are only allowed to warm up on the turf area. Please stay off the track around the football field.

No metal cleats or spikes allowed

Teams are NOT allowed to wear their high school gear or uniform during the tournament (CCS and NCS rules)

GAME GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION:
There will be a head table located on the track around the 50 yard line where the brackets and game results will be posted

ALL THE GAMES will start and end at the same time. A designated time keeper will keep the time. The timer will also announce when the game has reached its halfway point, 5 minute warning, 2 minute warning and the last play.

A coin flip with the team captains and head coach will determine who gets the first possession for each game.

The first offensive drive of the game or after a change of possession will always start on the 40 yard line.

Offensive coordinator can be behind the offense to call and diagram plays.

Only the offensive and defensive players are allowed on the playing field.

Teams on offense can have a maximum of 5 alternate players and two coaches on the field, the rest of the team must be on the sidelines.

Non-starters must remain on the sidelines.

Defensive coaches must coach from the sidelines.

No coach from the defensive team is allowed to be in the back of the end zone.

Each team must use and have their own footballs.

QB tee with a 4 second timer will be provided.

Three certified referees will officiate each game.

We will have a flip scoreboard and a scorekeeper who will keep stats for each game.

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GAME RULES AND INFORMATION:
(currently in review by our officials, please check back three days prior to the tournament date for updates)

Possession always begins at the 40 yard line

The offensive team have three downs to get the first down at the start of each possession and until they get to or until they get to the five yard line.

Any downs inside the 5 yard line will be automatically moved back to the 5 yard line. Once the offense reaches the 5 or inside the 5, they have four downs from the 5 to score

No penalty will be assessed in excess of the 40-yard line

If a penalty would move the offense beyond the 40 yard line, the offensive team shall be charged with a loss of down

Each team will have 25 seconds to snap the ball once it has been marked ready for play; delay of game penalty will be a 5 yard penalty

Passer may not run the ball to gain yards

QB may sprint out or execute a play action pass without going pass the line of scrimmage

No tosses or lateral plays

No blocking or screening

NO TACKLING

Receiver/Ball carrier is legally down when touched with one or two hands

Excessive force by shoving, pushing, or striking a blow will be penalized by automatic first down and 5 yards

Player will be expelled if ruled unsportsmanlike & flagrant

INT = change of possession + 3 points for the defense

Fumbles are dead balls at the spot with the last team retaining possession

A muffed snap is not a fumble. The 4.0 second count remains in effect on muffed snaps

Defensive Pass Interference will be a spot foul and a 1st down at the spot

Passing Interference is a foul that occurs when a player interferes with an eligible receiver’s ability to make a fair attempt to catch a forward pass.

A 15 yard penalty from the spot of the foul will be enforced

Passing interference = 15 yards up to the 10 yard line only

No deliberate bumping or grabbing. Responsibility to avoid contact is with the defense

No contact face guarding is allowed

Offensive pass interference or blocking downfield, pushing off for separation, or playing through a defender who had established position = 15 yard penalty

Double possession may result in a do over play

Unsportsmanlike comments and gestures may result in a penalty

NO TRASH TALKING OR TAUNTING, (violations = 5 yard penalty & expulsion if flagrant or repeated)

If the clock runs out while the last play is executed, that play counts if the team scores a TD or if the ball ends up on or inside the 5 yard line.

If the ball is downed inside the 5 yard line, the offensive team is granted one play to score. And if the offensive team scores, the team is granted one play to go for 1 point or two points.

OVERTIME RULES

Coin flip will determine who gets to choose to be on defense or offense.

Each team will have an opportunity to run a play from the 10 yard line. If the score remains tie after that period, the next play becomes sudden death and whoever scores first wins the game.

PLAYERS MAY CELEBRATE FOR 7 SECONDS AFTER TOUCHDOWNS ONLY

SCORING:
TD = 6 points

INT = 3 points

1 point for PAT from 5 yard line – 2 point PAT from 15 yard line

INT during the PAT = dead ball

GAMES / TIMING
Games are 20 minutes long, running time clock during pool play

Playoff or Bracket games are 25 minutes long

No timeouts

In case of an injury, time will be stopped until the injured player is escorted to a safe place on the sidelines

There will be a five minute break after each game

PARKING
Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle

GSF is not responsible for anything lost or stolen from your car

Parking is FREE if you park in designated areas. DO NOT BLOCK any fire lanes or bus stops, your car will get towed.

REMAINDERS:
Please get to the tournament site on time

Please let your fans know that there will be a $5 adult admission at the gate.

Always wear your credentials to gain field access

Please watch your belongings (Cell phones, headsets, gear, etc.)

We will have some good food available for sale and some drinks as well.

We will also have certified trainer on site in case of minor injuries.

Ice will be provided to players who need them.

Coaches make sure to submit the waivers form thru the online form along with your payment as soon as possible.

NO DRONES!!! San Jose City College Rule

Each team is only allowed one photographer/videographer on the field shooting from the back of the end zone. Unless your media staff can show an NCS, CCS or CIF media credential, we cannot allow him/her on the field and sidelines due to safety reasons.

Ankle taping is the team’s’ responsibility

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