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GSF Battle of Midway Tournament • 3/31/2019 San Jose City College – San Jose, CA

GetSportsFocus Battle of Midway 7v7 Tournament
DATE/LOCATION: March 31, 2019

Jaguar Stadium @ San Jose City College
San Jose, CA

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Kenny Coleman
TOURNAMENT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Paul Rodriguez

TOURNAMENT MEDIA COORDINATOR: Alforde Joaquin
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Each team is guaranteed 4 games
Champion will receive the First Place Inc Championship Plaque
Tournament MVP plaque will be awarded as well.
Custom team championship shirts will be shipped to the Head Coach
Top 3 finishers will advance to the GSF 7v7 Open Championship on May 5th in San Jose, CA
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 8am
Only the coaches are required at the check in table. Players can warm up on the field as early as 8am.

COACHES MEETING:
A mandatory coaches meeting will be held at 8:30am prior to the start of the tournament.

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

Two games will be going on at the same time.

We will have a centralized time and score keeper

Download ZORTS Sports app for your mobile devise to view the tournament schedule and prelim match ups. Look or search for GetSportsFocus.

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

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.

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

Field is marked at 15 yard intervals with cones

Possession always begins at the 40 yard line

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

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

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

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 25 minutes long, running time clock

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

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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Date: March 31, 2019
Location: San Jose City College – San Jose, CA

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