Rules for the 2023 Midwest Preseason Classic
LAWS OF THE GAME:
All games will follow OSHAA rules.
Teams may use players who will be eligible to play for a high school or current club team. Players from the same school/club may switch between teams fielded by that school/club.
Each participating team will play four (4) matches (weather permitting). No team will play more than two (2) matches per day. All games will consist of two 30-minute halves with a 5-minute half-time.
Our Weather Policy is listed below:
The safety of our players, parents, and volunteers is of the highest importance to the Midwest Pre-Season Classic. In the event that lightning is sighted or the threat of severe weather is in the area, the following procedures will be used for clearing the fields and resuming play:
1. If lightning is detected or seen a tournament official will clear the fields.
2. If the fields are cleared, everyone must proceed to their cars. No one will be permitted to go under a tree, tent or in a shelter.
3. Players will not return to the field until the ALL CLEAR has been given by tournament officials.
4. During the weather delay, the Tournament Director will consult with the Tournament Committee to assess the impact of the delay and determine the changes necessary to resume play. The following changes will be considered:
a. Shorten games.
b. Terminate any game in progress. Games terminated after one-half of play due to weather will be considered official.
c. Cancel any or all games if necessary. The tournament organizing committee, Mason High School, the venues, and The City of Mason are not responsible for expenses incurred by the cancellation of games.
5. After 30 min without lightning in the area or if the severe weather has passed, the Tournament Director and/or Referee Coordinators will be responsible for communicating the “all clear” signal to the referees and any game format changes.
CANCELLATION OF ENTIRE WEEKEND GAMES DUE TO WEATHER:
In the event that an entire weekend of the tournament is cancelled due to weather, the Tournament Director will subsequently determine the feasible amount of a credit, if any, that will be given to each of the teams that can be applied to the next year's Pre-Season Classic Tournament fees for their respective team(s). In any event, no direct refund payments will be made to any teams.
A player who receives a red card will be required to sit out the next game played by their team. Any player receiving 2 red cards will be dismissed from further play in the tournament.
In case of conflicting jersey colors, the team listed as "home" will change to a different color. Teams will not need to have exactly matching colors and/or uniforms. Numbers are not required but ARE very helpful for the referees. All other OHSAA player safety rules will be followed, i.e., the shin guard requirement and the prohibition of jewelry.
MEDICAL RELEASES AND WAIVERS:
Each player MUST complete a medical release and liability form and waiver before playing in the tournament. The form will be available via an ONLINE link for teams who have been accepted - an e-mail with the link will be sent to the primary contact listed on the application. In case of a last minute participant, please have them go to the HQ tent at the MPC Tournament prior to the beginning of their first game and complete a paper form in order to be eligible to play.
A team must have at least 7 players ready to play at game time or the game will be considered a forfeit. Forfeits will be scored 2-0. Teams should report to their designated field at least 15 minutes prior to game time.
All referee decisions will stand. Protests will not be allowed.
The Tournament Director's interpretation of the foregoing rules and regulations shall be final. The Tournament Director reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the tournament.
Midwest Preseason Classic
P.O. Box 672 Mason, Ohio 45040 513-312-5117
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