The Bucket City Brewery Cup was started to provide an opportunity for Female and Male Adult/Amateur teams from around the region to participate in a unique tournament experience with two things in common- a love of soccer and beer! Murfreesboro, TN is home to the oldest Cedar Bucket and a growing Brewery scene along with many attractions in greater Nashville. Nashville is also home to Nashville SC of Major League Soccer. Highlighting popular attractions and sporting events in the community is important to Kings Hammer. What better way to celebrate an adult tournament than connecting with local Breweries and businesses! Come enjoy a fun weekend of competition and be sure to hit up local sponsor Cedar Glade Brewery while you are in town!
The first annual Bucket City Brewery Cup will take place in June this year at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. Teams will compete for the right to be called Bucket City Brewery Cup Champions!
Men’s Open (8v8): $700 – Cash Prize
Women’s Open (8v8): $700 – Cash Prize
COED Open (8v8): $700 – Cash Prize
Men Over 30 (8v8): $700 – Cash Prize
Women Over 30 (8v8): $700 – Cash Prize
Men Over 40 (8v8): $700
Women Over 40(8v8):$700
Men Over 50 (8v8): $700
Men Over 60 (8v8): $700
Men Over 65 (8v8): $700
*A $250 refundable performance bond is due at registration.
Registration will be through GotSport only. Registration materials may be submitted once the application process is closed and your team has been accepted to the tournament. Registration information must be received one week prior to the event weekend. Please login to your GotSport account to upload your registration materials by clicking here.
Please upload the following items:
- Copy of Roster (validated by state association) Click here to create a team roster in GotSport!
- Copy of Players and Coaches Cards
- Liability Release (signed by every participant and coach)
Note: Teams will be responsible for bringing player passes and roster to each game.
Please note: There is no onsite check-in however everything listed above MUST be accessible at EVERY game and only certified staff is permitted on player’s sidelines.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bucket City Brewery Cup is an Affiliated Tournament sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA).
Rostering and Guest Players: There is no limit on the number of guest players. Teams can be created for this tournament. Each team is allowed a maximum of 18 players on their Roster.
- Men’s / Women’s / Co-Ed Open teams’ players must be 18 or older by kick-off of first match
- Men’s/Women’s Over 30 teams’ players must be 30+ or will turn 30 this year.
- Men’s/Women’s Over 40 teams’ male players must already be 40+ or will turn 40 this year.
- Men’s Over 50 teams’ male players must already be 50+ or will turn 50 this year.
- Men’s Over 60 teams’ male players must already be 60+ or will turn 60 this year.
- Men’s Over 65 teams’ male players must already be 65+ or will turn 65 this year.
- Female players ages 21 – 30 are allowed in the Men’s Open Division
- Female players ages 30+ are allowed in the Men’s Over 40 Division
- Female players ages 40+ are allowed in the Men’s Over 50 Division
Modified Rules/ Game Format:
- All games are played with the “8 v 8” format.
- There is no Offside or “3-Line Rule”.
- Each team is guaranteed at least three (3) 50 minute matches (3 min. for halftime).
- In group play, matches can result in a tie (see “Point System”).
- Players are allowed to play in more than one division, but can only play on one team within a division.
- GOAL KICKS: do not have to leave the penalty area.
- WALLS: Attacking players must be at least 5 yards away from the wall.
- SUBSTITUTIONS: can be made during either team’s goal kick, throw in, when a yellow card is issued, during an injury, after a goal is scored and at halftime.
- Substitutes must stay off the field until the player leaving the field has come off.
- GAME BALLS: One quality game ball will be provided for each match, but each team MUST bring at least one decent game ball to each match and place it behind their goal.
- REFEREES: One USSF Certified Referee will officiate each match.
- Three referees will officiate all Finals when available.
- COED Division: Teams play with 3 females on the field, in any position. Teams that can’t field 3 female players will play down the number of females that they are unable to field.
- NO SLIDE TACKLING IN COED!!
DIVISION BREAKDOWNS (subject to change):
- (4 teams): Teams will be placed in 1 group of 4. Each team plays the other three teams in their group. The top two advance to the Finals.
- (6 teams): Teams will be placed in 2 groups of 3. Each team plays the other two teams in their group. The top two advance to the Semi-Finals; the remaining 3rd place teams play each other for their 3rd game.
- (8 teams): Teams will be placed in 2 groups of 4. Each team plays the other three teams in their group. The top team in each group advance to the Finals.
- (10 teams): Teams will be placed in 1 Group of 4 and 2 groups of 3. Each team in group of 4 plays the other three teams in their group. The top team in group of 4 advances to the Finals. In the 2 groups of 3 teams, Each team plays the other two teams in their group. The top two advance to the Semi-Finals; the remaining teams play a ranked consolation game for their 3rd game. (IE. 2nd place group B plays 2nd place Group C)
- (12 Teams): Teams will be placed in 4 groups of 3. Each team plays the other teams in their group. Top team in each group advances to the Semi-Finals; the remaining 2nd and 3rd place teams in their group play another 2nd or 3rd place team for their 3rd game.
- (16 teams): Teams will be placed in 4 groups of 4. Each team plays the other teams in their group. Top 2 teams in each group advance to the Quarter-Finals. Winners of each Quarter Final advance to Semi-finals. Winner of each Semi-final advance to finals.
- (20 teams): Teams will be placed in 4 groups of 5. Top team from each group advances to the Semi-Finals.
- (24 teams): Teams will be placed in 8 groups of 3. Each team plays the other teams in their group. Top 2 teams advance to the Round of 16; the remaining 3rd place teams play another 3rd place team for their 3rd game.
PLAYER and TEAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- PHYSICAL PLAYER PASSES/ VALID ID will not be used at check-in, nor by the Referees. We will be using the GOTSPORT system to create ROSTERS for game cards. Teams are required to have Player Passes/Valid Photo ID with them for all matches.
- All teams will be required to update their official league approved team roster into GOTSPORT. Teams will be required to use the GOTSPORT Roster system to create their roster for the event. Click here to create a team roster in GotSport!
- All Teams will upload a copy of their player pass OR Valid Photo ID including headshot to GOTSPORT.
- ALL TEAMS MUST complete and sign a copy of the event waiver and upload to GOTSPORT.
- Referees will use the rosters on game cards to check-in teams before each game.
- ALL players must have valid ID available throughout the tournament. The Brewery Cup Tournament Directors, Staff and / or the match official(s) can ask for a valid ID to verify proof of identity or age at any time during the tournament.
- ROSTERS: WILL BE LOCKED ON THE FRIDAY of the event.
- CASH PRIZES: See chart above for divisions who will have a cash prize for Champions. Should a team(s) drop from a division, prize money will be pro-rated.
- POINT SYSTEM:
- WIN = 3 points
- TIE = 1 point
- LOSS = 0 points
- SHUTOUT = 1 point
- The Match Official or Field Marshal must report the score of each match to the Brewery Cup Tournament Headquarters within 2 hours of the conclusion of the match.
- ADVANCEMENT TO THE KNOCK-OUT ROUNDS: At the end of group play, teams will be ranked in their group based on the Point System. Any situation in which two or more teams have the same number of points, the Tie Break Rules will be applied in the following sequence:
- Head to Head Competition: the result of the game played between the teams.
- Goal Differential: team with the higher goal difference will be ranked prior to others.
- Fewest Goals Allowed: team with fewest goals allowed will be ranked prior to the others.
- Most Goals Scored: team with the most goals scored will be ranked prior to the others.
- Most Shutouts: team with the most shutouts will be ranked prior to the others
- Penalty Kicks: If two teams are still tied for the same ranking, the FIFA penalty kick procedure will be used to determine the winner.
NOTE: If three or more teams are tied, the criteria are followed from 1 through 5 until one team is eliminated and then the criteria will start over again at Rule #2. Rules are repeated until one team remains. The decision of the tournament director shall be final on all questions regarding advancement.
- TIE BREAK RULES Knock-out round matches: Straight to PKs. Finals: one 10 minute period will be played with the “Golden Goal” rule. If the game is still tied after the 10 minute overtime, the FIFA penalty kick procedure will be used to determine the winner.
- UNIFORMS and PLAYER EQUIPMENT: All jerseys must have numbers on them. Teams must have an alternate jersey in case of a uniform color conflict. HOME team will wear a light color uniform and AWAY team will wear a dark colored uniform. If there is a conflict, the home team will change jerseys. The official will inspect the players prior to the start of the game to be sure that no player has improper equipment. All players must wear completely covered, legal shinguards. Screw-in studs or metal cleats are not allowed. No jewelry during matches.
- LOSS OF PERFORMANCE BOND/BREAKING BREWERY CUP RULES: The Brewery Cup Tournament Directors have the right to forfeit the matches of teams who do not follow the Eligibility Requirements. The team will lose their Entry Fee and $250 Performance Bond.
- VIOLENT CONDUCT: The Brewery Cup will retain the team’s $250 Performance Bond if one of its player(s) is ejected due to violent conduct. If a match is terminated due to fighting / violent conduct, the result of the match will be determined by the Tournament Directors. If there is fighting / violent conduct during the finals, the prize money for the offending team will be forfeited.
- FORFEITS: The Brewery Cup will retain the team’s $250 Performance Bond if they forfeit a match. A team that forfeits a match will not be eligible for advancement. Their participation in future Brewery Cups will be reviewed by the Tournament Directors. A minimum of 5 players at the time of kickoff will constitute a team. A match should not start nor continue if either team drops below 5 players. A forfeit shall be awarded if a team has less than 5 players on the field. A forfeit shall be awarded if a team is not present and prepared to play within 10 minutes of the scheduled time of kick-off. A forfeit shall be awarded if a team starts the game + quits at any time during the game. If a team forfeits a match at any time during the tournament, then all of their other matches will be considered forfeits as well. Forfeit scores are 3-0. No Shut-Out point will be given, 3 points total will be awarded for the forfeit.
- EJECTIONS: If a player receives a Red Card, they must sit out an actual match. Any player, coach or spectator ejected from the match will not be replaced and must leave the field of play. The ejected player / coach / spectator will be suspended for the following match. Ejections due to violent conduct will result in a minimum 3 game ban. The Brewery Cup Tournament Directors reserve the right during the tournament to administer additional penalties as warranted. The issuance of all yellow and red cards and other matters involving the conduct of a team, its players, coaches or supporters will be recorded by the host organization and also reported to OSA, USASA and the team’s home league.
- REFEREE ABUSE: Any player / coach / spectator that is guilty of physical or verbal abuse deemed as threatening to the referee will be suspended from all games for the rest of the tournament, whether he / she / they is registered for one team or more than one team; and shall be referred immediately to TSSA, USASA and the team’s home league shall, except in the case of referee assault, have the responsibility for imposing, should circumstances warrant, additional sanctions within their respective jurisdiction with regard to any matters arising from the tournament. The issuance of all yellow and red cards and other matters involving the conduct of a team, its players, coaches or supporters will be recorded by the host organization and also reported to TSSA, USASA and the team’s home league.
- FANS AND SPECTATORS: Each Manager / Captain and player is responsible for the conduct of their fans and spectators of their team. The match official or the Tournament Directors have the authority to suspend a game as a result of the actions of spectators.
- INCLEMENT WEATHER: Please check the web page for all updates, kingshammer.com.
- The Tournament Rules Committee reserves the right to make changes to the schedule in the event of inclement weather. These changes may include relocation or reschedule of matches, change of division structure, reduction of the duration of a match, or even cancellation of matches.
- In the event of inclement weather forcing play to be suspended and preventing the match from being completed during the scheduled time, the score at the time of the suspension shall stand as the final score. If a match cannot be completed at all during the event it will be marked as a 0-0 result.
- The tournament director and facility managers shall have the sole final decision on field closure. See Severe Weather Policy for more info.
- REFUND POLICY: If the application is accepted then teams acknowledge that their payment will be deposited upon acceptance and if payment is refused, the application may be revoked, and teams acknowledge that: 1) Payment must be made prior to acceptance, applications may not be considered until payments are received. 2) The application must be reviewed by tournament directors before the team is accepted. 3) Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance 4) If the application is not accepted team will receive a full refund and a letter of notification, but 5) Once accepted no refunds are allowed.
- TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN Mandatory team Check-In: Friday evening from 7PM – 9PM at Location TBD. Each Captain / Manager / Team Representative must present their teams: 1. $250 Check for the Refundable Performance Bond 2. Each Captain / Manager / Team Representative must provide a copy of their final Brewery Cup roster. This roster must match the roster submitted in Gotsport.
- DISCLAIMER: All matches will be played in accordance with the Laws of the Game as issued by FIFA except as modified in the Brewery Cup Tournament Rules. The Brewery Cup Tournament Directors reserve the right to use their discretion for resolving conflict or other matters not specifically provided for under these Tournament Rules. The Brewery Cup Tournament Committee, Directors or any sponsors of the Brewery Cup activities shall not be held responsible for expenses incurred by any person, team, club, league or any other association if the tournament is canceled in whole or in part. If the tournament is canceled in whole in advance, the teams will be reimbursed their tournament entry fee minus a percentage of fees to cover expenses incurred in advance of the tournament. If the tournament is canceled in part after games have begun, there will not be a reimbursement of any entry fees. No refunds will be issued once a team is accepted into the event.
- PROTESTS: There will be no protests. All officiating decisions are final.
Exceptions: The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify any rule/regulations at any time with or without notice.
- PROHIBITED ITEMS AT THE BREWERY CUP:
- Weapons of any kind
- Illegal Substances
ANY VIOLATION OF THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN THE FORFEITURE OF THAT TEAM’S $250 PERFORMANCE BOND!
To ensure we can work around coaches with multiple teams in the event, please make sure the coach who will be coaching your team in the event is listed as the Primary Coach in GotSport in your team application. If they are not listed as the Primary coach for the event, the system will not recognize a coach conflict should two teams with the same coach be scheduled at the same time. To update your coach as the primary please follow the steps below:
- Make sure the coach who is coaching the team for the event is listed as the primary coach on the team registration in GotSport
- Not Listing a coach will prevent the registration from being completed in GotSport so teams must list a PRIMARY COACH.
- Click the GREEN plus button to add coach to the team for the event. If you need to update a coach to Primary, this is where you can add a coach and designate them as Primary. See below:
Notify Event Director Function
Please let the tournament committee know via the “Notify” button in your team application using the account used to register for the event if any of the following have appeared on your schedule. Please Note: This function takes the place of the Support Ticket function from the old GotSoccer system.
- A direct coaching conflict within this event for coaches who coach multiple teams (up to 2 teams. For those coaching 3 teams we encourage you to have an assistant coach).
- A major scheduling mistake (a team playing two games at the same time or back to back games).
- A schedule conflict you need to let us know about prior to publishing schedules.
Although we know life happens but we simply cannot honor requests for the following reason as there are just too many:
- Personal reasons (family events, weddings, etc).
- Non-event specific coaching conflicts not related to this event (another team you are coaching is playing elsewhere).
All “Notify” messages must be sent to Event Director before schedules become final. Once schedules are final there is little room to make changes. No changes will be made to the schedule 10 days out from the event.