Under-13 11-a-side Festival March 9/10

2019 Soccer-Festival U13 Schedule

The schedule for LISA’s Under-13 11-a-side full-field festival, hosted by the Lakehill Soccer Association is above. Each team is scheduled two games and both of those games are on the same day. All games will be played on fields at Beckwith Park and Braefoot Park in Saanich. All the fields are natural grass except for the artificial turf field that will be used for three games Saturday morning.

For those teams scheduled to play on Sunday do not forget to set your clocks ahead one hour as daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 10.

All coaches are to check in at the LISA administration table prior to their first game to pick up their T-shirts. There will be LISA representatives at the tournament all day should you have any questions for them.

This is a tight schedule with little, if any, time in-between games so make sure you arrive well enough ahead of time in order to find parking and to have your team ready to play. On-site parking is limited and there will be other events on at Braefoot Park so it would be a great idea to car pool.

Also there will be little, if any, warm-up time allowed on your field of play.

There is a concession at Braefoot Park on Saturday, additional information may be provided on concession next week.

Saturday overflow parking at Braefoot is at Braefoot school. Please be respectful of park neighbours (driveways, crosswalks, etc.) and no parking areas (emergency vehicle access areas, and the entire east side of Braefoot Road) – Saanich Police will tow!

The home team (listed first on the schedule) is responsible for the game ball and must wear a jersey colour different than its opponent.

This is not a competitive tournament. There are no trophies to be won and no standings will be recorded. Do your best to make it a fun and enjoyable time for everyone, including the match officials.

In order to provide all teams two games on the same day all games in the festival will be two halves of 25 minutes each. As previously noted, this is a tight schedule so no additional time can be added to either half and the half-time interval will be brief.

GOAL KICK RETREAT LINE for Under-13:  All players from the opposing team will retreat back behind the existing offside line marked by cones at the 1/3 mark of the field, which will be also known as the retreat line. Players from the opposing team may not pass the retreat line until the ball has been touched by the player receiving the goal kick. If the goal kick is kicked past the retreat line the ball is deemed in play as soon as it crosses the retreat line. In case of a violation of this rule the restart will be a retake of the goal kick.

We are looking forward to a fantastic weekend, and a fun-filled festival. This is also posted on the LISA website in case you have any trouble with the attachments.

See you there!

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