adidas Cup Series rules

A. Pool game format

Girls

  1. Each team will be placed in an 5-team group
  2. Each team will play five games in Pool Play (two 40-minute games on Friday, three 40-minute games on Saturday, and one two-half 40-minute game on Sunday)
  3. There will be no extra time in Pool Play. Games tied after regulation will count as such.
  4. Each team must have an official roster with numbers and a waiver signed prior to playing in games
  5. Games will be officiated by a two-man system of OHSAA licensed referees
  6. Teams will be ranked based upon a point system (below) and charted after each pool game

Boys

  1. Each team will be placed in one of two 8-team groups
  2. Each team will play five games in Pool Play (two 40-minute games on Friday and three 40-minute games on Saturday)
  3. There will be no extra time in Pool Play. Games tied after regulation will count as such.
  4. A guaranteed sixth game will be played on Sunday morning
  5. Each team must have an official roster with numbers and a waiver signed prior to playing in games
  6. Games will be officiated by a two-man system of OHSAA licensed referees

B. Point system

  1. 3 points for a win
  2. 1 point for a tie
  3. Goals For (GF) vs. Goals Against (GA) variable point system
  4. In the event of a forfeit, the game will be scored as a 0-1 loss for the forfeiting team

C. adidas Cup Series Semi-Finals

  1. Each team in a pool be placed based on the point system first
  2. If any teams are tied in points they will then be placed based upon head to head competition in Pool Play, i.e. if team (a) is tied with team (b), and team (a) beat team (b) in pool play, then team (a) will be placed ahead of team (b)
  3. If teams are still tied the difference between Goals For and Goals Against will decide (max 4 per match)
  4. If teams are still tied, then the least amount of goals given up will decide
  5. If teams are still tied, then the most goals scored will decide
  6. If teams are still tied, coaches will meet and a coin flip will decide placement (do not leave it up to chance)
  7. Teams will be divided after pool play into separate groupings.
    • For Girls:
      • There will be five separate groups. One Champion will arise from the following.
      • Each pool will be ranked (from total points and procedure above) 1 – 5
      • #1 ranked team in pool 1 will play #1 ranked team in pool 2. This will determine the adidas Cup champion and runner up.
      • #2 in pool 1 will play #2 in pool 2. #3 in pool 1 will play #3 in pool 2. #4 in pool 1 will play #4 in pool 2. #5 in pool 1 will play #5 in pool 2. These games will be played on Sunday morning. These games will be 2 40-minute halves.
    • For Boys:
      • Gold cup will involve the first place finishers in each of the four pools
      • Silver cup will involve the second place finishers in each of the four pools
      • Bronze cup will involve the third place finishers in each of the four pools
      • For each cup, the first seed will play the fourth seed and the second seed will play the third seed
  8. If the semi-final or final matches remain tied, Sudden Death Penalty kicks will determine a winner. A coin toss by the referee with each team’s captain present will determine who goes first. The winner could be determined in a single round. You must use all 11 players on your roster once prior to using a player a second time.
  9. All teams making the finals will receive a champion or finalist adidas Cup Series award.
  10. Championship teams (Gold, Silver and Bronze) will receive the prized adidas Cup.
OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) rules apply to all games with the Red card exception—Any player, coach, or parent receiving a Red card will serve a one game suspension in the next scheduled game of the Adidas Cup Series. Any disputes will be adjudicated by the Referee Assignor, the adidas Cup Series Coordinator and the adidas National Soccer Showcase Director.

Girls adidas Cup Series All-Cup team

Coaches will provide a list of players that will comprise our Adidas Cup Series All-Cup team.

  • 1st place in pool play gets 3 players
  • 2nd place in pool play gets 2 players
  • 3rd place in pool play gets 2 players
  • 4th place in pool play gets 1 player
  • 5th place in pool play gets 1 player

The Cup winner gets an extra player for a total 19 players. A picture and awards ceremony will take place immediately after Sunday’s game.