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Continental Youth Championships Tournament Regulations 2018

 

1.    All clubs must complete the Official Team Information Sheet, no later than June 15, 2018 for each team; they are entering in the CYC Tournament.

 

2.    PLAYER ROSTER:

A. Any male or female player is allowed to play on a maximum of 3 Rosters.  AT LEAST one of those rosters must be a Hurling or Camogie team.  Players not playing Hurling or Camogie are limited to a maximum of 2 Rosters. (See example below)

This rule does not apply to Premier Teams.

For example:

(i) A U10 Male player may play on an U10 Boys Football team, U10 Hurling team and either a U12 Boys Football Team OR U12 Hurling Team.

(ii) A U10 Female player may play on a U10 Girls Football Team, U10 Camogie Team and either a U10 Boys Football team OR U12 Girls Football Team OR U12 Camogie Team

B. No player from a lower age grade may play on a Premier team i.e. no U14 play may play on a U16 Premier Roster and no U16 player may play on a Premier U18 Roster. Loss of game is the penalty for rule infraction.

 

3.    TEAM ROSTERS:

A.    Must be completed online on www.cycgaa.org no later than June 15, 2018. Any additions or changes will be at the Steering Committee’s discretion. 

B.   Team Registration

(i) The fee to register a non-amalgamated team is $150 per team.

The Fee for amalgamated teams as defined is $200 for team registration. This must be paid by the team whose name appears on the registration. The CYC Steering Committee will not be responsible for collecting separate registration fees from separate clubs.

 

An amalgamated team is defined as a team with 1 or more player(s) from a club whose name is not on the registered team’s name.  For example: if Club A is looking to register a player and must contain players from any other club other than the club being registered, that is an amalgamated team. 

 

This fee includes all grades and all codes. 

 

Premier Teams are exempt from the registration fee. 

If you add “one” player from another club to your roster then you are an amalgamated team.

Payments may be made by check.

Note: Deadline for Team Registration is June 15, 2018 at midnight.  All payments are due within 5 days of the deadline. Refunds will not be provided to teams withdrawing after acceptance of teams into the tournament.

Checks should be made payable to Continental Youth Championships”  for the full amount of the tournament fee.  Any checks that are returned for payment will be charged an additional $35 fee.

The Tournament fee is Non-Refundable after Acceptance.  

Checks should be mailed or sent FedEx to:

Denis Twomey

812 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10021

 

(ii) All rosters (teams) must be graded by A, B or C status will be determined by the Steering Committee. If a club is entering two teams within the same age group the club must e-mail the CYC registrar to allow the additional team to be set up on the CYC website.

C.    The deadline for player registration is JUNE 15, 2018.

D.    If a player is on more than one team, (i.e. football & hurling), that player must be named on both team rosters. All players must be named on the roster of any team they intend to play with.

E.     Only players named on the team panel will be allowed to play.

If a club has A, B and C teams within the same age group, players cannot play on more than one team in the group. “A” players are not allowed to play on the “B” or C teams, “B” players are not allowed to play on the “A” or C teams and C players are not allowed to play on A or B teams. 

F.    If there are non-club players on a team list, they must declare their home club. Only players declared on team rosters will be eligible to compete for that team.

G.    Each competing team shall register with the Secretary of the CYC Steering Committee on the official registration website.  All details must be available for inspection on request at any venue or time during the competition

 

4.    AMALGAMATED TEAMS:

A.    Teams that wish to amalgamate must submit their request to be consider an amalgamated team to their Divisional Board and/or County Board by June 1, 2018 for approval.    

B.    A club must amalgamate with a local club within their division or county prior to seeking to amalgamate with a club outside of their county.  

C.    No amalgamated team will be accepted into the CYC competition without an email verifying approval from their respective board

D.    Once approval has been achieved from your board; a club may submit their team(s) to CYC Steering Committee for approval by the June 15, 2018 deadline with the approval email from their board

E.    Any club with extra players that need to be placed on an amalgamated team may submit their name(s) to the CYC Registrar by June 15, 2018 so a team may be found for them.

Amalgamated Teams that want to compete in the CYC will be reviewed and approved at the discretion of the CYC Steering Committee.

F.    An amalgamated team can have no more than 4 subs on the panel. 

G.   The name of the amalgamated team must be submitted to the Steering Committee for approval.  

H.    A review of all amalgamated teams roster will be made and a final decision will be sent back to the clubs involved.

I.    If the request has been approved it is the responsibility of the amalgamated club registrar to register all players and print the player profile sheet.

J.    It is every clubs responsibility to find a team for extra players if needed; this will not be done by the Steering Committee.      

K.    Due to the complexity of scheduling it is the coach’s responsibility to have sufficient number of players to fulfill game schedule. Same age grade dual players or direct scheduled back to back games are sufficient reason to change the schedule or delay game. Any other reasons including travel arrangements, coaching conflicts or players playing on an upper age level game is not going to be considered reason for schedule change.

 

5.    PLAYER PROFILE:

A.    All registrars must produce a team profile sheet for each team they are entering into the competition. 

B.    Each coach must have their team profile sheet with them at their designated registration time and at each and every game over the tournament. 

C.    The team profile sheet must list each player on team and be alphabetical.   

 

6.     FAILURE TO PARTICIPATE:

If after June 15, 2018, any registered team that fails to participate in the tournament the penalty will be a $500 fine per club that fails to compete. 



 

7.     PLAYER REGISTRATION:

A.    Every child participating in the tournament will have to appear before a registration committee to be registered.

B.    When possible, teams will be assigned times and locations at the hotels for registration. Teams will line up in alphabetical order with their coach or club representative and must have their profile sheets with them, no exceptions.   

C.    Individual players at the registration locations will have to wait until the assigned teams have been registered.

D.    If, on the morning of the tournament, players need to be registered they must report to the registration tent at least one hour prior to their first game and will line up in alphabetical order with their coach or club representative and must have their profile sheet with them.   

E.    Approved players will be given a colored wristband that reflects their age group. The wristbands must be worn by the player for the entire weekend. Should a wristband break the player must go to the registration tent to receive a replacement.

F.     NO PLAYER IS ALLOWED TO PLAY WITHOUT A WRISTBAND, the referees & field marshals will ensure the wearing of wrist bands.

G.    No player may play with a team outside of their own club if their own home club registers a team in that same competition.

 

8.    COACH REGISTRATION/BACKGROUND CHECK:

The CYC Steering Committee has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of player safety within our tournament.  One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening for our coaches and assistant coaches.  ALL COACHES AND ASSISTANT COACHES MUST COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK.  

Coaches must register for the CYC tournament by registering on their respective boards Coach Registration website. They must also register with their Teams they are coaching on the Official Team CYC Team Registration form which is completed by Club Registrar.

As of June 15, 2018 all coaches registering for the CYC must have completed a minimum of Foundation / Fundamentals / Foundation Camogie GAA Coaching Award. At least 1 Coach per registered team must have completed an Award 1 or Level 1 GAA Coaching Award. Teams may not register unless one of their coaches has completed the Award 1 Course.

As of June 15, 2019 ALL coaches must have completed a GAA recognized  Award 1/Level 1 Certification.

 

A.    Each coach and assistant coach will be required to complete a background check through National Center for Safety Initiatives website.  This includes a comprehensive background screening, using the Center’s Check it Twice product and issuance of a simple “Red Light/Green Light” clearance report in accordance with the Recommended Guidelines published by the National Council of Youth Sports. This is part of a national movement towards the standardization of safety programs for youth-serving organizations in this country.  This process is convenient, secure and confidential.

B.  This background check is good for 2 years.  It is the responsibility of the coach and assistant coach to pay this fee by credit card.

The USGAA and NY Minor Board have their own background check sites.   A separate email will be sent out to clubs with detailed instructions.  Canada does not have access to this site. 

C.    Canadian coaches and assistant coaches must submit to a police background check in their local region. Since there is no expiration date for these background checks; the Canadian Minor Board Secretary will need to verify all background checks yearly and provide a list with names that have been cleared for the year.  

D.    Coaches and Assistant Coaches who do not complete a background check will NOT be issued a Coaches Wristband at the CYC and will not be allowed to coach or be on the field during the tournament.  No Exceptions

E.    Deadline to complete your background check is June 15, 2018.   

F.    Coaches and Assistant Coaches must report to the registration tent in person, with identification, to receive their Coaches Wristband and Lanyard. Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be required to wear a wristband and lanyard for the duration of the tournament. Should a wristband be lost or damaged the coach or assistant coach must go to the registration tent and receive another one.

G.    NO COACH OR ASSISTANT COACH WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE SIDELINE IF THEY DO NOT HAVE THEIR LANYARD AND WRISTBAND ON THEMTHE REFEREES AND FIELD MARSHALS WILL ENSURE THE WEARING OF SUCH ITEMS

H.    Any coach who permits their badge to be worn by another coach will be barred from the CYC indefinitely 

I. All Head Coaches wishing to coach at the CYC must have completed a GAA Award 1 certification in Hurling, Football or Camogie by June 15, 2018.

J. All Assistant coaches must have completed the GAA Foundation or the LGFA Fundamentals prior to June 15, 2018.

K. County boards must submit the list of approved Award 1 and Fundamental certified coaches by June 15, 2018 to the CYC Secretary.


 

9.     NUMBER OF PLAYERS PER TEAM: BOYS & GIRLS FOOTBALL & HURLING AND CAMOGIE

  • U8’s Boys Football, Hurling, Camogie and Girls Football will be 7 a side. It is recommended that teams include no more than 11 players on a roster

 

  • U10 Boys Football, Hurling, Girls Football & Camogie will be 9 a side

 

  • U12 Boys Football, Girls, Hurling and Camogie will be 11 a side

 

  • U14, U16, & U18 Boys Football will be 13 a side.

 

  • U14, U16 & U18 Hurling will be 11 a side

  • U14, U16 & U18 Girls Football will be 11 a side

  • U14, U16 & U18 Camogie will be 11 a side

  • International County Teams: 15 a side with unlimited subs

 

A.    Teams must play with a full complement of players. Teams may start a game with a maximum of two players less than the regulation number but if they do not have the full complement of players by half time the match will be considered a forfeit and the points will be awarded to the team with Full Complement of players.

B.    If a team has less than the above stated numbers, the game can still be played but the game will be forfeited.

D.    In U8 and U10 competitions the minimum number of players, from the respective age group, required to register a team is 7 for U8 and 9 for U10 and 11 for U12.

Example: To register a U10 team in a Boys Football competition a team’s roster will have to contain a minimum of nine players from the U10 age group only, to be considered ‘Stand Alone’. Additional players from younger age groups may be added after this minimum is met

E.    In U14 through to the U18 Competition the minimum number of players required to register a team is 13 for boys football and 11 for other codes, however 13/11 of these players must be from the respective age group. 

Example: 13 players from the U14 group only are needed to register a U14 boys football team before playing any U12 players up. 11 players from the U14 group are needed on Hurling, Camogie and Girls Football is needed before playing U12 players up.

F.    When a club is entering teams in multiple Divisions in the same age group, players are only allowed to play on one team. 

Example if a player is rostered on a U10 A team he or she cannot play on a U10 B or C Team. The Steering Committee reserves the right to review the number of players rostered on any team.


 

11.     EQUIPMENT:

Go Games Balls will be used for the following age groups in football, hurling, camogie and ladies football:

  • U8 – 1st Touch -  Football, Camogie/Quick Touch - Hurling

  • U10 – Quick Touch

  • U12 – Smart Touch

  • U14 Boys Football & Ladies U14, U16 & U18 – Size 4 O’Neill’s Ball

  • U16 & U18 Boys Football – Size 5 O’Neill’s Ball

  • Mouth guards will be mandatory for Boys & Girls Football

 

12.     CYC UNDERAGE PLAYING RULES

A.    U8- U10 Games will be played 10 minutes a half (ALL CODES). Overtime in Boys & Girls Football and Hurling is 1 period of 5 minutes after which the referee will blow whistle restart the game with the first score (goal or point) winning the game.

B.    Camogie only: In case of a draw in the U8 –U10 semi-finals or finals, one period of 5-minute extra time will be played.  If at the end of extra time a draw still exists the games will go to a penalty shoot out. Players will strike the ball along the ground from 8 yards out. Defending teams will be allowed 1 player to stand on goal line.

C.    U12-U18 Games will be played 17 minutes a half (ALL CODES). Overtime in ALL CODES is 2 periods of 7 minutes a half extra time. If scores are still even after extra time will be 1 period of 5 minutes with referee tossing coin to determine sides teams will play at.

D.    All Premier Games are 30 minutes a half - All Codes.  Extra Time for Premier Games is 10 minutes a half - All Codes

E.    Times of games may be reduced at the discretion of the CYC Steering Committee.

F.  The teams shall take the field no later than the time specified.

G.  Team that delays starting of game by 5 minutes shall forfeit the game. The referee will be the official timekeeper.

  • U8, U10, U12, U14: Boys Football - kick outs from the hand from the 13m line

  • U8, U10, U12, U14: Hurling/Camogie -  puck outs from the hand from the small square

  • U8, U10, U12, U14 : Girls Football - kick outs from the hand from the 13m line after a wide, kick out from the hand from 20m line after a score

  • U16 & U18: Football, Girls Football, Hurling & Camogie -  Follow same rules as adults

  • No Scores may be registered from a puck/kick out. In the event of a score from a puck/kick out  the puck/kick out will be retaken.

  • In U8 Camogie/ Hurling frees may be taken from the hand.

 

  • For all free pucks, including penalties, the ball may be struck with the hurley in either of two ways:

  1. Lift the ball with the hurley at the first attempt and strike it with the hurley.

  2. Strike the ball on the ground. ‘Lifting’ the ball with the hurley shall not constitute ‘striking’ the ball.

 

H. 45’s /65’s

When the ball is played over the end line and outside the goalposts by the team defending that end, a free kick/puck should be awarded to the opposing team from:

  • U8: Boys Football/Hurling and Girls Football/Camogie - from the mid field area, out of hand or off the ground

  • U10 & U12:  Boys/Girls Football - 45m line taken out of the hand

  • U10 & U12: Hurling/Camogie - 45m line taken off the ground

  • U14, U16 & U18: Football - 45m line taken off the ground

  • U14, U16 & U18: Ladies - 45m line taken off the ground

  • U14, U16 & U18: Hurling - 65m line taken off the ground

  • U14, U16 & U18: Camogie - 45m line taken off the ground

    

I. U8, U10 & U12: No penalties. 14 yard free in front of goal.

J. Square ball rule is in effect for all ages.

K. Unlimited substitutions for all games, when substitution is being made, the player must come on at halfway line during a break in play at the referee’s direction.

L. In case of minor injury, injured player will be attended to on sideline.

M. Referee must ensure that game ends on schedule.

N. In the U8 Boys and Girls Football competition players may take a maximum of two touches (1 solo and 1 hop or two solo’s) before kicking or hand-passing the ball.

O. In the U8 Boys Football, Hurling and Girls Football competition scores are awarded as follows 1 point for a score under the bar, 3 points for a score over the bar.



 

13.    CYC PLAYING RULES FOR CAMOGIE:

CYC Under 8 First-Touch Go-Games Camogie

GUIDELINES

1. Play commences with a throw in from halfway.

2. Outfield players must play the sliotar on the ground at all times.

3. The goalkeeper is permitted to catch or lift the sliotar into the hand, take four steps and strike it from the hand but is not permitted to solo run with the sliotar on the Hurley.

4. A player who is fouled takes her own free like a sideline cut. Frees should never be taken closer than 13m from the opposing end line

5. When a team plays the sliotar over the sideline, the nearest player on the opposing team (within the zone) takes the sideline cut.

6. Players are not permitted to kick the sliotar but if the ball strikes the foot or leg of a player this does not constitute a foul.

 

SCORING

1. 3 points when sliotar is played over the crossbar.

2. 1 points when sliotar is played under the crossbar.

 

EQUIPMENT

1. Cones for marking zones.

2. First Touch (Large) Sliotar to be used in all games.

 

PLAYING A GO-GAME

1. 7-a-side: goalkeeper, 2 defenders, 2 midfielders and 2 attackers

2. Two zones on half way line: Players remain within the zone to which they are assigned.20m -5m -20m. Players must rotate positions at half time.

3. 10 minutes per half

4. Players must rotate positions (i.e. backs become midfielders,

 midfielders become forwards/goalie etc.)

 

5. All players must wear a helmet with full facial protection.



 

Under 10 Quick Touch Go-Games Camogie

GUIDELINES

1. Play commences with a throw in from halfway.

2. Normal Camogie (1 solo) rules will apply using the Quick Touch sliotar.

3. The player who is fouled must take her own free.

4. When a team plays the sliotar over the sideline, the nearest player on the opposing team takes the sideline cut.

5. When a team plays the sliotar over its own end line, the other team is awarded a free puck from the halfway line opposite where the sliotar crossed the end line.

6. Free pucks should never be taken closer than 13m from the opposing end line.

7. Players are not permitted to kick the sliotar but if the ball strikes the foot or leg of a player this does not constitute a foul.

 

SCORING

A. 1 point for when ball goes under crossbar

B. 3 points when ball goes over the crossbar where regulation goalposts are being used.

 

EQUIPMENT

A. Cones for marking zones.

B. Quick Touch sliotar for games.

C. Bibs for the Midfielders, who can roam throughout the pitch.

 

PLAYING A GO- GAME

A. 7-a-side

B. 1 goalkeeper, 3 defenders, 2 midfielders and 3 attackers.

C. Two zones. Players to remain within the zone to which they are assigned

Midfielders can enter both zones but must return to the center of the field for puck outs.

D. 10 minutes per half - 20 minutes per Go-Game

E. Players rotate positions (i.e. backs become forwards etc.).   Midfielders must also be changed. Players must rotate positions at half time.

F. All players must wear a helmet with full facial protection


 

U12- U18 Camogie

All other rules as per Camogie Association Official Guide

 

14.     JUVENILE SUSPENSIONS – SPECIAL RULES:

 

Player Discipline Sin bin

U8 ALL CODES – in the event of foul or abusive language players will be sent to the sideline for 3 minutes to “cool off” .   Player can be replaced for this period.

U14, U16 & U18 Ladies Football: Sin Bin IS in effect. Players given a yellow card will be “sin binned” for 5 minutes in regular club competition and for 10 minutes in Premier Competition as per Ladies Official Guide 2018.

U10 & U12 Ladies Football - Sin bin is NOT in effect.

 

Player Discipline Suspensions

Suspensions for Infractions are governed by Rule 7.2 – Infractions, Official Guide Part 1 with the following exceptions:

Category I

Being ordered off as a result of a second Cautionable Infraction or being ordered off as a result of a Cautionable Infraction followed by a Cynical Behaviour 

Infraction  (in Boys Gaelic Football only).

  1. Fixed Penalty - Debarment from playing for the remainder of the game to include any extra time.

  2. Fixed Penalty on a Second Repeat Infraction – A One Match Suspension in the same Code and the same Level, applicable to the next game in the CYC.

Category II

Being ordered off for a Cynical Behaviour Infraction (in Boys Gaelic Football only)

Note: Category II Infractions do not relate to Girls Gaelic Football, Hurling or Camogie.

  1. Fixed Penalty - Debarment from playing for the remainder of the game to include any extra time.  Player may be replaced by another player.

  2. Fixed Penalty for an accumulation of three orderings-offs for Cynical Behavior – A One Match Suspension in the same Code and at the same Level, applicable to the next game in the CYC.

Category III

Striking or attempting to strike, Kicking or attempting to kick, Spitting, Abusive language towards Official.

  1. Minimum - A One Match Suspension in the same Code and at the same Level, applicable to the next game in the CYC.  Players are not permitted to participate in any games until the suspension has been served.  In the event that the player does not have additional games at the same Code and the same Level, the suspension will be served during the player’s next scheduled game regardless of Code or Level.

  2. Minimum on Repeat Infraction – A Two Match Suspension in the same Code and at the same Level, applicable to the next game in the CYC.  Players are not permitted to participate in any games until the suspension has been served. In the event that the player does not have additional games in the same Code and the same Level, the suspension will be served during the player’s next scheduled game regardless of Code or Level.

Category IV

Striking or attempting to strike with the head, Striking or attempting to strike with the hurley, Stamping, An act of Anti-Inclusion/Diversity nature

  1. Minimum - A Two Match Suspension in the same Code and at the same Level, applicable to the next games in the CYC.  Players are not permitted to participate in any games until the suspension has been served.  In the event that the player does not have additional games at the same Code and the same Level, the suspension will be served during the player’s next scheduled games regardless of Code or Level.

  2. Fixed Penalty on Repeat Infraction – Debarment from playing in all Codes and all Levels for the remainder of the CYC.

Category V

Threatening or abusive conduct towards a Referee, Umpire, Linesman, Field Marshall, Host Committee Member or Steering Committee Member.

  1. Fixed Penalty - Debarment from playing in all Codes and all Levels for the remainder of the CYC.

Coach Discipline

There is zero tolerance for threatening or abusive conduct towards a Player, Coach, Parent, Referee, Umpire, Linesman, Field Marshall, Host Committee Member or Steering Committee Member.

  1. Fixed Penalty - Debarment from coaching in all Codes and all Levels for the remainder of the CYC.

  2. Fixed Penalty on Repeat Infraction – Debarment from the host facility for the remainder of the CYC.


 

Mentor/Parent Discipline

There is zero tolerance for threatening or abusive conduct towards a Player, Coach, Parent, Referee, Umpire, Linesman, Field Marshall, Host Committee Member or Steering Committee Member.

 

  1. Fixed Penalty - Debarment from the host facility for the remainder of the day in which infraction occurred.

  2. Fixed Penalty on Repeat Infraction – Debarment from the host facility for the remainder of the CYC.

15.      COMPETITION

A. In competition three (3) points will be awarded for a win and one (1) point for a draw

B. If a Club is fielding a boys and girls team in the competition, the girls must play with the girl’s team (no exceptions).

C. U8, U10 & U12 girls can participate on boy’s teams. No Girl may participate in a U14, U16 or U18 Boys Football or Hurling competition.

D. All team shall wear their official club colours. If there is a clash of colours, there will be a coin toss, the losing team will change colours. All jerseys must have numbers on the back of jersey.

E. Team officials are not allowed to encroach onto the field of play without the permission of the referee.  U8-U10 will only be allowed 1 team official on the sideline at any given time. U12-18 teams will only be allowed 3 team officials on the sideline of the pitch at any given time. 

 

    16.     DRAWS IN PLAYOFFS

A.    In case of a draw in the U12 –U18 semi-finals or finals, two 7-minute periods of extra time will be played. A halftime interval in extra time shall not exceed 2 minutes.

B.    A coin toss will determine which way the teams will play. 

C.    Boys and Girls Football and Hurling only: If at the end of extra time a draw still exists. There will not be a break, the referee will throw the ball in at midfield and teams will play until one team registers a score.

D.    Camogie only: In case of a draw in the U8 –U10 semi-finals or finals, one period of 5-minute extra time will be played.  If at the end of extra time a draw still exists  the games will go to a penalty shoot-out. Players will strike the ball along the ground from 8 yards out. Defending teams will be allowed 1 player to stand on goal line.


 

17.     TIE BREAKERS:

A.    Where teams (having won all their games) from the same group are level on points after the end of group stages, a coin toss will determine the seeding for the teams if all other efforts as listed below have been exhausted. A coin toss will not cause a team to exit the tournament.

B.    Where teams are equal on the same number of points the following criteria for determining playoff seeding will apply.

C.  List of Tiebreaker Permutation deciders

1. Head to head

2. Whoever beats the highest seeded team

3. Whatever team has conceded the least total (goals and Points included)

 

18.     ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPETING:

A player must be a resident in (and attending school in the County) they are registered under by January 1st of the Competition year in order to compete in the CYC.

THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!!

 

19.     HURLING AND CAMOGIE TEAMS REGISTRATION:

Hurling & Camogie Teams must have a separate team profile sheet and roster.

 

20.     QUESTIONING OF PLAYER ELIGIBILITY:

A.    If a coach wants to check the eligibility of a player, the request must be made to referee at half time or end of game.

B.    The coach of the player involved must identify the player in question to the referee. Failure to comply will cause forfeit of game and discipline action taken against coach.

C.    The referee will ask the player in question his/her name and date of birth and player will sign his/her signature.

D.     Player in question is not allowed to leave playing area or change any item of playing gear/clothing until inquiry is complete. Committee members will respond to field if verification cannot be satisfied by player profile sheet and will then make final decision.

E.     Any objection must be lodged no later than 15 minutes after game in question. 

 

F.     Clubs who field an illegal player will have all teams banned for the remainder of the tournament. 

21.     TEAM OFFICIALS:

A.    There will be 1 official allowed per sideline on U8 teams, there may be 3 coaches allowed on U10-18 team. All coaches must be identifiable by wearing a vest that will be provided by the field marshal.  Officials must wear their coaching credentials lanyard card and wristband during the game.

B.    Under no circumstances are coaches allowed onto the playing field, coaches will remain in their designated area. Violation of this rule will result in coaches being ejected, (failure to comply will result in a forfeit of game.)

C.    NO PARENTS / SUPPORTERS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE SAME SIDELINE AS PLAYERS AND COACHES. NO EXCEPTIONS

D.    Coaches are responsible for ensuring that all participating have all the necessary equipment prior to starting the game. Schedule will not be changed due to clubs having a lack of equipment.

 

22.     SIDELINE CONDUCT OF TEAM OFFICIALS:

A.    Coaches are expected to act in an appropriate manner; any inappropriate language or behavior will not be tolerated. Referee to issue verbal warnings and then notify the referee coordinator via the field marshal and a steering committee member will respond and take appropriate action. 

B.    If this occurs the coach will be ejected for the entire tournament, and be required to submit a request to the Steering Committee in order to participate in future CYC Tournaments

 

23.       UMPIRES AND LINESMEN:

A.    Each team after the completion of their game is required to have 3 experienced officials to officiate the next game on the field they just played on. 

B.    Officials must be 16 years old, and know the rules of the game.  Failure to comply with this will result in a $500 fine per game.

C.    Officials must stay for the duration of the game. Failure to do so they will result in a $500 fine for the club. 

D.    Officials must check in with the Field Marshall giving name & club.

E.    The host city will handle the umpires and linesmen for the first games of each day.

 

24.     HOST CITY HOTELS:

All traveling clubs/teams are required to book into the hotel assigned to them by the host city. Failure to do so will eliminate the club from competing in the CYC competition.

 

25.     HEALTH INSURANCE:

Any player participating in the CYC Tournament must have their own health insurance either covered by their parent or club.

The CYC Tournament will not be responsible for any player’s medical bills.

If you do not have medical coverage or need additional coverage, we suggest that parents look into purchasing travel insurance which is reasonable.

We thank you for your cooperation with the CYC rules & registration requirements. As always we are always looking for ways to improve our procedures.  If you have any questions or concerns please email the Secretary of the CYC

CYC Games - Charter 2018

 

1.    The CYC Steering Committee – members are appointed by the respective county boards, and are approved by the President of the GAA. The CYC Steering Committee is responsible for the organization of the CYC Games.

 

2.    A Host CYC Committee will have the responsibility for the organization the games within the Host County. The Steering Committee shall provide a Manual outlining the requirements of hosting the competition to any city prior to their submitting a bid to host the CYC. It shall have the responsibility for providing a full report, including financials to the CYC Steering Committee within 90 days of the conclusion of CYC Games in the County. Ten percent of CYC Funding to host city will be held until report has been finalized. Preliminary Host Committee CYC Tournament and Financial Report to be submitted within 60 days of tournament completed final report within 90 days.

 

3.    The CYC Games serve to ensure that Gaelic Games and other cultural activities are promoted in a pleasant and enjoyable environment i.e. in a manner, which has regard for the principles & practices set out in the GAA Code of Behaviour which applies to games governed by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Camogie Association and the GAA.

 

4.    Photographers/film/video operators wishing to record at the CYC Games must seek permission from the Secretary of the CYC Steering Committee.  Permission forms will be available in advance of the weekend. Host committee to issue approved "press badge" for media personnel who have been approved by CYC Steering Committee. Vendors seeking permission to sell products must submit a request in advance of the competition to the Secretary of the CYC Steering Committee.

 

5.    Disciplinary Committees

 

A Competitions Control Committee (CCC) shall be appointed from within the CYC Steering Committee (who cannot be members of the CHC or CAC). The CCC of the CYC is responsible for the Enforcement of Rules (including hearing Objections and Counter Objections) arising from CYC Games.

 

A Competitions Hearings Committee (CHC) shall be appointed and shall adjudicate on all disciplinary matters where a Hearing is requested relating to the enforcement of rules arising from CYC Games. A member of the CHC cannot be a member of the CCC or CAC

 

The Competitions Appeals Committee (CAC) – shall be appointed and shall hear Appeals. Membership shall be confined to people who are not members of the CCC or CHC.

 

Note: Personnel who are perceived to have a vested interest will be expected to absent themselves from sitting on the CCC, CHC or CAC.

 

6.    Disciplinary matters involving Adults shall be dealt with under the rules of the GAA Official Guide by the Competitions Control Committee based in Croke Park. The Steering Committee will bar for the remainder of the CYC competition adults who are deemed to have committed unsporting or disruptive conduct.  The CYC CCC will forward complaints and referees reports to the Secretary of Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) in Croke Park for review.  

 

7.  The Local Host Committee will appoint a person at each venue who will act as a Field Supervisor.  In the event of a dispute, he/she will consult immediately with the CYC Steering Committee. 

 

8.  Objections:

(A) An objection shall be lodged in writing, in accordance with Rule 7.10 T.O. Objections, with a CYC Steering Committee member no later than 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game in question.

 

(B) The written objection shall be heard by at least 3 members of the Competition Controls Committee (CCC).

 

(C) The lodgment of the objection shall be conveyed verbally to the relevant team by a member of the CYC Steering Committee.

 

(D) A counter objection shall be lodged in writing, with a member of the CYC Steering Committee, no later than 15 minutes after the verbal notification of the objection by a member of the CYC Steering Committee.

 

(E) An appeal shall be lodged in writing, with  member a of the CYC Steering Committee no later than 15 minutes after the result of the objection has been conveyed verbally to the relevant team. An appeal shall be heard by, at least three member of CAC and the result shall be conveyed in writing to the team by a member of the CYC Steering Committee.

 

(F) Objections must be lodged with $100 objection fee from the team in question. $100 fee is refundable upon a successful objection and non-refundable upon an unsuccessful objection. 

 

(G) Appeals must be lodged with $500 appeals fee from the team in question. $500 fee is refundable upon an successful appeal and non-refundable upon an unsuccessful appeal.


 

9. Trophies and Shields presentation club responsibility 

Clubs are responsible for the engraving and condition of the Trophy and Shield that they have been presented with at the competition. Any club who fails to return a trophy or shield is subject to a $500 fine any club who returns a trophy or shield not engraved or in poor condition is subject to the cost of the repair or engraving of the Award. 



 

10. Playing Rules not covered by CYC Charter and Regulations

With the exceptions as covered in the above CYC 2018 Regulations all playing rules, regulations and other matters not covered in the CYC 2018 Charter and Regulations will be as covered as per the GAA Official Guide January 1, 2018, The Ladies Gaelic Football Association Official Guide 2018 and The Camogie Association Official Guide 2018.

 

11. Score Objections:

A Referee’s Report, shall be presumed to be correct in all factual matters and may only be rebutted where the referee revises the game report.  

 

12.    CYC Heat Regulations

Heat Index under 90°
Hurling & Football

7 a side Games to take place 10 minutes a half.

 

Heat Index between 90- 95°
Hurling & Football:

  • 7 a side Games to take place 8 minutes a half.

  • U12-U18 Games to have designated water break every 10 minutes. This will be part of the playing time. Water break to take a maximum of 2 minutes before play resumes and should take place during stoppages in play.

 

Heat Index 95° to 99°:
Hurling & Football

  • 7 a side game take place 7 minute halves.

  • U12-U18 Games to have designated water break every 10 minutes. This will be part of the playing time. Water break to take a maximum of 2 minutes before play resumes and should take place during stoppages in play.

  • Mandatory water breaks every 10 minutes for 2 minutes duration.

  • Helmet Sports Hurling and Camogie games to be postponed to take place at a cooler period of the day.

 

Heat index 100° to 104°all sports:
Football Only

  • Mandatory water breaks every 10 minutes for 2 minutes duration.

  • U12-U18 Games to have designated water break every 10 minutes. This will be part of the playing time. Water break to take a maximum of 2 minutes before play resumes and should take place during stoppages in play.

  • 7 a side game take place 7 minute halves

  • Re-check temperature and humidity every 30 minutes to monitor for increased Heat Index

 

Heat index above 104°

All sports:

Stop all outside activity in practice and/or play, and stop all inside activity if air conditioning is unavailable.