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Wooden Spoon

Updated 9/19/2021

For various reasons, we have pushed back this year's Wooden Spoon tournament until April of 2022.
We will update everyone in early March 2022

The Wooden Spoon Rules

The Wooden Spoon is a fun 4v4 Jamboree, with the winning team winning a "Wooden Spoon", the event has been played since the early 2000s, with teams competing at multiple age groups (youth through adult). You can enter as a team or individual, the event is also use as a food collection for Helpline House.

Teams must check-in at least 30 minutes before the team's first game time with all players present. 
Players must have submitted the required paperwork (team application, medical release form for each player, and team fee) in order to play.
Each team is guaranteed at least three (3) matches during the day.


The duration of each match is 20 minutes (game starts and end by whistle/horn).
Teams are allowed to roster 7 players (adult 8 players) - only 4 players on the field
The team listed first on the schedule is the "home" team and will choose sideline, and jersey color. 
Pinnies may have to be worn if color conflicts occur.
Away team gets kick off.

REFEREES: Games are self-refereed by the players.

EQUIPMENT: All players must wear shin guards; cleats are allowed on the Turf Fields.
Substitutions are done on the fly within two yards either side of the midfield.

REFUNDS: In the event the tournament is cancelled, teams will receive a refund. Otherwise there will be no refunds.

SCORING: Teams will be awarded points for results as follows:

In the event that two or more teams are tied in points within a bracket, the following tie breakers will be used in order to determine the winner of each bracket:

A. Head to Head score.
B. Goal difference.
C. Least goals allowed.
D. Goals scored.
E. Sudden death PK shootout.

WIN = 6 points     TIE = 3 points     LOSS = 0 points

Regular soccer rules will prevail with the following EXCEPTIONS:

A: There is NO offside rule.
B. After a goal has been scored, the team restarting, will kick-off from anywhere within their goal line. 
C: Absolutely no slide tackling!
D: Handballs, result in direct free kick. All other free-kicks are in-direct.
E: The defense must give three yards on all re-starts.
F: No throw-ins, kick-ins only. 
G: No Goalkeepers (field player cannot stand within designated area - see colored marker).

The official Wooden Spoon will be awarded to the winning team in each bracket & best dressed team in
each age group.

Let's Play!

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