Tournament Rules


Tournament will consist of six (6) divisions so long as there is a minimum of four (4) teams in each division. 

  • Male players thirty (30) and over.  With up to three players with a minimum age of 27.

  • Male players forty (40) and over.  With up to three players with a minimum age of 37.

  • Male players fifty (50) and over. With up to three players with a minimum age of 47.

  • Male players sixty (60) and over. With up to three players with a minimum age of 57. **

  • Male players sixty-five (65) and over. With up to three players with a minimum age of 62. **

  • Male players eighteen (18) and over. No underage players will be allowed.

A team may only compete in one division.

** If less than 4 teams entered in these divisions they will be combined to form one sixty (60) and over division.

Player's Age

A player's age is determined as the age they will be on December 31, 2020.  No under-age players are allowed in any of the age brackets.  To be eligible in the following divisions a player needs to be:

   Open - Born on or before May 25, 2002

   30 & Over - Born in or before 1990 with up to 3 players born in or before 1993

   40 & Over - Born in or before 1980 with up to 3 players born in or before 1983

   50 & Over - Born in or before 1970 with up to 3 players born in or before 1973

   60 & Over - Born in or before 1960 with up to 3 players born in or before 1963

   65 & Over - Born in or before 1955 with up to 3 players born in or before 1958

Original government issued, photo ID with birth date is needed to verify eligibility (i.e. driver's license with photo, a passport with photo, or a photo ID recognized by the United States for border crossing).  Photo ID must be kept by the player, at the field, at all times.

If a team is found guilty of playing an underage player, the following shall be enforced:

  1. All games played by that player shall be scored a forfeit; and

  2. A fine of $250.00 will be assessed and paid.

Game Format

  • All games will be 60 minutes in duration - two 30 minute halves. 

  • 5 minute half-time break. 

  • There shall be no overtime played.

  • Ties shall be broken only in final games.  All other games ties be declared a tie.

  • Ties shall be decide by penalty kicks.

  • Unlimited substitution only at throw-ins, goal kicks, injury time outs and half-time.

  • No slide tackling allowed in all divisions with the exception of the Open division.

Points System

  • A win shall be scored as 6 points.

  • A tie shall be scored as 3 points.

  • A loss shall be scored as 0 points.

  • 1 point for each goal up to 3 goals.

  • 1 point for a shut out, except 0-0 ties.

  • Deduct 1 point for each red card.

  • Forfeits will be scored 1-0 (8 points).

Final standing will be determined as follows:

  1. Total points.

  2. Head-to-head record against each other.

  3. Goals scored - up to 3 each game.

  4. Goals against - the team with the least goals scored.

  5. Shuts outs

  6. Red cards.

  7. Coin toss.

If a team is not ready (minimum of 7 players required) to start the game within 5 minutes of the scheduled start time of the match they will forfeit the game with a score of 1-0.


A team may have an unlimited number of players on its roster; however, a team may only list twenty-one (21) players as eligible for any given game.  All players participating in a game will need to  be present upon request at the start or during the game for review wearing a valid wristband.  Referee or tournament official may ask for a government approved ID to confirm player eligibility.

No player may play on more than one roster.

Team rosters are to be submitted by the Managers meeting at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 24th.  At 8 am Saturday, May 25th all team rosters are frozen and no additions or changes will be allowed.

All players will be issued a tournament wristband with the team name affixed.  The wristband must be worn for the duration of the tournament and are NOT transferable.  Players without wristbands will not be allowed to play.  There will be a $5.00 replacement fee for lost wristbands, including red or multiple yellow card violations. 

After May 1, 2019 there shall be no entry fee refunds.

Player Conduct

  • Anyone receiving a red card will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.

  • Anyone abusing officials will receive a red card and will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament and the premises.

  • If a player is asked by any official of the tournament for proof of age, the player shall immediately show an acceptable ID (original driver's license with a photo, passport or photo ID recognized by US border control).  If a team is found guilty of playing an under age player the applicable penalties will be applied.

  • No player will be allowed on the field without an official wristband.

  • The visiting team listed on the schedule will change color if there is a conflict.​

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54th Wanderpokal - May 23 & 24, 2020

Sacramento Turn Verein Soccer Club

3349 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816