§ 1. Rules
The tournament is being played according to the Swedish Football Association's rules and regulations with the following additions and exceptions. Please note that we are using the new regulations from the Swedish Football Association with no winners in age groups 8-12.

§ 2. Age groups
Boys: B8, B9, B10, B1 1, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16
Girls: G8, G9, G10, G11, G12, G13, G14, G15, G17
Parasport Trophy: Level 1 and level 2
Senior class

§ 3. Number of players
11-a-side: 10 players + goalkeeper, unlimited number of substitutes
7-a-side: 6 players + goalkeeper, unlimited number of substitutes
5-a-side: 4 players + goalkeeper, unlimited number of substitutes

In age groups 8-12 all players available for a match should play.

§ 4. Representation
Players are not allowed to participate in more than one team in the same age group. However, it is permissible for players to represent more than one team if this is in a different age group. If so, the player must be mentioned in the list of participants for each team. Girls may play in both girls’ classes and boys’ classes.

§ 5. Combined teams
5.1 Combined teams approved by the home districts and those who have been approved by Umeå Fotbollsfestival are allowed to play in Umeå Fotbollsfestival. All players must be able to show identification.
5.2 In cases where foreign teams applies the rule of 1st of August (US and UK), the organizer has the right to decide which class the teams should belong according to the decision of the Football Association of Västerbotten.

§ 6. Exemptions
6.1 For the classes playing 11-a-side two general exemptions are being given for two players per match, as long as they are not more than one year older.
6.2 For the classes playing 7-a-side a general exemption are being given for one players per match, as long as the player is not more than one year older.
6.3 There are no limit in the number of exemptions a team can have as long as the rules above are followed. If a team does not follow these rules the match in question will be considered a 0-3 loss for the team.
6.4 11-a-side teams which have more than two (2) overaged players in their team, and 7-a-side teams with more than one (1) overaged player, need to hand in a line-up before every game marking the overaged players playing the match. These are given to the responsible for the playing field.
6.5 Particular circumstances could lead to exemptions being made by the competition management for players more than one year older.

§ 7. Match times
11-a-side: 2 x 20 minutes in group stages and play offs. 2 x 25 minutes in A- and B-finals.
7-a-side: 2 x 15 minutes (no tables and no play offs).
5-a-side: 2 x 15 minutes (no tables and no play offs).

§ 8. Table
3 points for victory, 1 point for draw and 0 points for loss. If multiple teams have the same amount of points they are separated through the following rules: 1) Goal difference. 2) Goals scored 3) Head-to-head. 4) Coin toss.

§ 9. Play-off matches
Age groups: B13, B14, B15, B 16, G13, G14, G15, G17, Senior, Parasport Trophy
If a playoff match ends in a draw the winner will be concluded through penalties. Five penalties per team. If needed, sudden death penalties are used. Different penalty takers until everyone has taken one penalty.
Every participant, including substitutes, of the match are allowed to take penalties. Before and during the penalty shoot-out the teams are allowed to substitute the goal keeper.

§ 10. Offside
Only in 11-a-side.

§ 11. General rules in 7-a-side and 5-a-side
Throw in: If a player performs a throw in incorrectly the same player should be allowed a re-try after a short instruction from the referee.
Goal kick: The goal keeper begins play through either a throwing or kicking the ball.
Passing the keeper: The goal keeper is permitted to handle the ball after it has been passed by their own team.
Sending-off: Sending-off at obvious goal-scoring opportunity is not valid in 7-a-side and 5-a-side
Offside: not valid in 7-a-side and 5-a-side
In age groups B8-B12 and G8-G12 the teams are divided into bigger groups of at least 7 teams with every team playing 6 matches. The results are noted but no tables are calculated and there is no play-off.

§ 12. Walk Over
Any team not appearing at the appointed time and place for a match without notice will be declared loser by 0-3. If both teams fail to appear they will both be declared losers by 0-3 and no points will be awarded. Teams failing to appear will be charged 500sek.

§ 13. Protests
Protests should be handed in to the competition management at Nydalafältet within 60 minutes of the match. A debit of 500kr should be paid when handing in the protest, this will be returned if the protest is successful.

§ 14. Yellow cards
Yellow cards are not accumulated.

§ 15. Sending-offs
Players sent off is automatically suspended in the following match. This suspension could be longer after a decision by the jury. If a suspended player participates in a match the team is declared loser by 0-3.

§ 16. Jury
Consists of representatives from the arranging club and referees from Södra Västerbottens Domarklubb

§ 17. Equipment
Shin pads are obligatory. Rings, necklaces and watches should be removed before play.

§ 18. Dressing rooms
Dressing rooms are not available by the playing fields, only at the schools.

§ 19. Ball sizes
Only match balls are supplied by the tournament.
Ball size 3 in B8, B9, G8, G9.
Ball size 4 in B10, B11, B12, G10, G11, G12, G13, G14, and Parasport Trophy level 2.
Ball size 5 in B13, B14, B15, B16, G15, G17, Senior, and Parasport Trophy level 1.

§ 20. Awards
Medals are awarded to the three top teams in A-play off and the final two in B-play off. Cups are awarded to the winner of A-play offs.

§ 21. Award ceremony
Award ceremony takes place straight after the match.

§ 22. Insurance
Team leaders are responsible for making sure every player is covered by insurance.
Umeå Fotbollsfestival does not have collective insurance for all participants.

OBS! To ensure that the correct result is reported a representative from each of the teams should sign the referee’s card with the scoreline.


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