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Continental Youth Championships Tournament Regulations 2017

 

1.    All clubs must complete the Official Team Information Sheet, no later than June 15th, 2017 for each team; they are entering in the CYC Tournament.

 

TEAM REGISTRATION FEES

For 2017 every club will be required to pay an entrance fee for each team they are registering to participate in the CYC in Buffalo.   Teams for all codes and age groups will be required to pay a fee (Football, Hurling, Ladies Football and Camogie).

 

Teams fees for 2017 are as follows:

$150 per Team

Example:  1 team = $150

           10 teams = $1500

$200 per Amalgamated Team

 

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, 2017 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

 

 

2.    PLAYER ROSTER

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

 

 

3.    TEAM ROSTERS:

A.    Must be completed online on www.cycgaa.org no later than June  15th, 2017. Any additions or changes will be at the Steering Committee’s discretion. 

B.    All rosters (teams) must be graded by A,B,C or Developing Cities, status will be determined by the Steering Committee no later than one week after the registration deadline. 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.     A Developing City/Club is defined as a Club who has not traveled or participated in a previous CYC competition.  Such club or clubs from the Developing City will only be allowed to compete in their assigned division. No individual players will be allowed to play up in the A, B or C divisions.

D.    The deadline for player registration is JUNE 15th 2017.

E.    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.

F.     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. 

G.    All team rosters will be posted on the website no later than 14 days prior to competition.

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.

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

 

 

4.     PLAYER PROFILE:

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

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

C.    The club registrar should also have a master binder with them at the CYC.

D.    The team binder must have the official team roster that was submitted online and a player profile sheet for each player this must be in the binder alphabetically.   

 

5.    AMALGAMATED TEAMS:

A.    No Amalgamations for U8-U10 A and B Divisions. Amalgamated Teams that want to compete in the C and Developing Cities Division will be reviewed and approved at the discretion of the Steering Committee.

B.    It is the intent that an amalgamated team can have no more than 4 subs on the panel. 

C.    Amalgamated teams must be approved by the Steering Committee

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

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

F.     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.

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

H.    Due to the complexity of scheduling it is the coach’s responsibility to have sufficient number of players to fulfill game schedule, dual player will not be sufficient reason to change the schedule or delay of game.

I.     If a club wishes to amalgamate they must first amalgamate with clubs within their own division and then within their own county board, amalgamations must first be approved by relevant County Youth Board secretary before being sent to CYC Secretary prior to registration.

J.     Inter County amalgamations must be submitted prior to registration to CYC Secretary. 

 

6.      FAILURE TO PARTICIPATE:

A.    If after June 15th, 2017, 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.    Where 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 book 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 book with them, no exceptions.   

E.    Approved players will be given a colored wristband that reflects their age group. The wrist bands 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.  

 

1.    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.

2.    The cost of the background check is $23.75.  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.

3.    The NACB 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. 

4.    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.  

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

6.    Deadline to complete your background check is June 15, 2017.   

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

The lanyard and wristband must be displayed every day, NO EXCEPTIONS

8.    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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

·         U10 Girls Football will be 9 a side

·         U10 Boys Football will be 9 a side

·          U12, U14, U16, & U18  Boys Football will be 13 a side.

·         U12 , U14 Girls Football will be 11 a side

·         U16,18 Girls Football will be 11 a side

·         International County Teams: 15 a side with unlimited subs

 

1.    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.

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

3.    All games will start and end with the same number of players. Example if a game starts with 11 players it must end with 11 players regardless if additional players become available after the start of game.

    Exceptions: If during the game players are lost due to injury or suspension.

5.    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 Boys Football, Hurling and 7 for Girls Football and Camogie U8 and 9 for Girls football and Camogie U10.

   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

6.    In U12 through to the U18 Competition the minimum number of players required to register a team is 13, however 13 of those players must be from the respective age group. Example: Ul3 players from the U12 group only are needed to register a U12 team before playing any U10 players up.

7.    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, C Team. The Steering Committee reserves the right to review the number of player’s rostered on any team.

 

9.         NUMBER OF PLAYERS PER TEAM: HURLING & CAMOGIE

 

·         U8 Hurling and Camogie will be 7 a side. It is recommended that teams include no more than  11 players on a roster.

·         U10 Camogie will be 9 a side

·         U10 Hurling will be 9 a side

·          U12, U14, U16, & U18 Hurling will be 11 a side.

  •       U12, U14, U16, U18 Camogie will be 11 a side

·         International County Teams: 15 a side with unlimited subs

 

1.    U8 and U10 will play full complement of players.

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

3.    All games will start and end with the same number of players. Example if a game starts with 11 players it must end with 11 players regardless if additional players are available after the start of game. Exceptions: If during the game players are lost due to injury or suspension.

4.    In U8 and U10 Competitions the minimum number of players from the respective age group required to register a team is 7 for U8 Hurling and U8 & U10Camogie and  9 for U10 Hurling.

 Example To register a U10 team in a Hurling competition a Team’s Roster will have to contain a minimum of nine players from the U10 age group to be considered ‘Stand Alone’. Additional players from younger age groups may be added. 

.    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 Division.  The Steering Committee reserves the right to review the number of player’s 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

·         U10 – Quick Touch

·         U12 – Smart Touch

 

·         U14, & Ladies U14, U16, & U18:  will use size 4 O’Neill’s ball,

·         U16 & U18 :  will use size 5 O’Neill’s ball

·         Mouth guards will be mandatory for Boys and Girls Football.

 

 

12.       CYC UNDERAGE PLAYING RULES

 

1.Kick/Puck Outs:

           U8, U10: Boys and Girls Football / Hurling - from the small square.

           U12 : Boys Football/ Hurling - kick outs / puck out from the hand from the 13m line

           U12 : Girls Football - kick out’s from the hand from the 20m line

U14 : Boys Football/Hurling - kick out’s/puck out’s out of the hand from the small square

U14, U16, U18: Hurling & Camogie -  Follow same rules as adults

U14, U16, U18:  Ladies Football - kick outs off the hand or off the ground from within the small square.

U16, U18: Boys Football - 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.

 

 

2.45’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,U10 : Boys and Girls football / hurling - from the mid field area, out of hand or off the ground 

U12 :  Boys / Girls football - 45m line taken out of the hand

            U12 : Hurling - 45m line taken out of hand

U14, U16, U18:  Football - 45m line taken of the ground

U14, U16, U18:  Ladies - 45m line taken of the ground

U14, U16, U18: Hurling - 65m line taken of the ground

U14, U16, U18: Camogie - 45m line taken of the ground

 

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

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

6.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.

7.In case of minor injury, injured player will be attended to on side line.

8.Referee must ensure that game ends on schedule.

 

CYC Playing Rules 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 sliothar on the ground at all times.

 

3. The goalkeeper is permitted to catch or lift the sliothar into the hand, take four steps and

strike it from the hand but is not permitted to solo run with the sliothar 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 sliothar 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 sliothar but if the ball strikes the foot or leg of a

player this does not constitute a foul.

 

SCORING

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

2. 3 points when sliothar is played under the crossbar.

 

EQUIPMENT

1. Cones for marking zones.

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

 

PLAYING The 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 sliothar.

 

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

 

4. When a team plays the sliothar over the sideline, the nearest player on the opposing team

takes the sideline cut.

 

5. When a team plays the sliothar over its own end line, the other team is awarded a free

puck from the half way line opposite where the sliothar 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 sliothar but if the ball strikes the foot or leg of a

player this does not constitute a foul.

 

SCORING

1. 1 point for when ball goes under crossbar

2. 3 points when ball goes over the crossbar where regulation goalposts are being used.

 

EQUIPMENT

1. Cones for marking zones.

2. Quick Touch sliothar for games.

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

 

PLAYING a Go-Game

1. 7-a-side

 

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

 

3. 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.

 

4. 10 minutes per half - 20 minutes per Go-Game

 

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

 

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

 

U12- U18 Camogie

·         All other rules as per Camogie Association Official Guide

 

 

13. Juvenile Suspensions – Special Rules

 

Player Discipline

 

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.

 

  1. Fixed Penalty on a second Repeat Infraction - A One Match Suspension in the same Code and at 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.

 

  1. Fixed Penalty for a accumulation of three orderings-offs for Cynical Behaviour - 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.

 

  1. Minimum on Repeat Infraction - 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.

 

 

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.

 

  1. 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 / 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 coaching in all Codes and all Levels for the remainder of the CYC.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Fixed Penalty on Repeat Infraction - Debarment from the host facility for the remainder of the CYC.

 

 

      (ii) Team / Player conduct

A. If there is a red card issued the referee will hold that player’s profile sheet and turn it in with the referee’s report.

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

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

 

 

14.       COMPETITION

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

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

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

4. 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.

5. Team officials are not allowed to encroach on to 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.      TIE BREAKERS:

A.    Where teams (having won all their games) from the same group tie 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’s will apply.

 

 

 

                 List of Tiebreaker Permutation deciders

1.    Head to head

2.    Score difference (point differential with a maximum 9 points per game.)

3.    Most points scored in tournament (points only no goals counted) (9 point maximum differential not included)

4.    Whoever beats the highest seeded team

5.    Whoever scored the most points against the highest seeded team.

6.    Playoff games to determine who advances. The steering committee will schedule games at their discretion.

7.    In the event of only two teams in a competition score aggregate will determine the winner.

8.    Regarding Competition Format, playoffs, rankings and any other issues regarding tiebreakers the decision of the CYC Steering Committee is final.

 

17.       ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPETING:

A player must be a resident of the county they are registered under by January 1st of the competition year in order to compete in the CYC Tournament. 

THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!!

 

 

18.       HURLING AND CAMOGIE TEAMS REGISTRATION:

 

Hurling & Camogie Teams must have a separate team registration book and roster.

 

19.       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 to 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. 

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20.       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 and card during the game.

B.    Under no circumstances are coaches allowed on to the playing field, coaches will remain in their designated area, violation of this rule: the coach will be 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.

 

 

21.       SIDELINE CONDUCT OF TEAM OFFICIALS:

A.    Coaches are expected to act in an appropriate manor, 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

C.    Team Officials should be present half an hour before their game with their team ready to do a Registration and Wrist Band by Event Committee and Field Marshals.

 

22.       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 be subject to a $500 fine. 

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.

 

23.     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, and they will not receive any travel stipend. 

 

24.       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 are suggesting that look into purchasing travel insurance which is very 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 Simon Gillespie 

 

 

 

CYC Games - Charter 2017

 

1.    The CYC Steering Committee – members are appointed by the respective county boards and are approved by Croke Park  – and are 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. It will comprise of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Public Relations Officer, Treasurer, Registration Coordinator, Referee’s Coordinator, Grounds/Games/Pitch Supervision Coordinator, Parade Coordinator, Programme Coordinator and – if appropriate - a Schools Visitations Coordinator.  It shall report to the CYC Steering Committee on a regular basis. The Chairman and Secretary of the CYC Steering Committee will be ex-officio members of the Host Committee in the Host County. It shall have the responsibility for providing a full report, including financials, to the CYC Steering Committee within 30 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.

 

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 Best Practice for Youth Sport. (Participations in the CYC Games assume proper acceptance and adherence to the G.A.A. Code of Best Practice for Youth Sport).

 

4.    The CYC Games will be organized in a number of grades and divisions as decided by the CYC Steering Committee.

 

5.    The CYC Steering Committee will have the power to grade teams. Its decisions as regards grading and other aspects of the competitions shall be final.

 

6.    Eligibility with regard to age groupings, the number of players per team, duration of matches, playing rule modifications, pitch dimensions and the match balls to be used will be determined by the CYC Steering Committee.

 

7.    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. 

 

8.    Discipline 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.

 

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

 

 

9.    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 CCCC at Croke Park for prosecution.  

 

 

 

 

10.  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

 

11.  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 I 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 an successful appeal and non refundable upon an unsuccessful appeal. 

 

 

12. 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 with the cost of the repair or engraving of the tournament. 

 

            13. Playing Rules not covered by CYC Charter and Regulations

With the exceptions as covered in the above CYC 2017 Regulations all playing rules, regulations and other matters not covered in the CYC 2017 Charter and Regulations will be as covered as per the GAA Official Guide January 1st 2017, The Ladies Gaelic Football Association Official Guide 2017and The Camogie Association Official Guide 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.