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Coerver Cup  5-3-1 Challenge
Featuring the "PIT" 

If you like Skillful Soccer, you are going to LOVE Coerver 5-3-1!

Notes from the Director:

The 5-3-1 Challenge is a unique, fast-paced soccer competition which tests players skills. Teams of 5 to 8 players play a series of 40 minute matches consisting of three segments: a 16 minute 5v5 game, an 8 minute 3v3 game, and a set of six 75 to 90-second one vs one duels in the "PIT" a 15ft by 25ft walled enclosure.

Our 5-3-1 Challenge is a great value; more play for much less than the indoor soccer events that weekend. 

And parents really like that it's one day, not the whole weekend.

Making an Impact: Local to Global Coerver® Coaching has made it's mark on the game developing players to play at every level of the game - including the World Cup. Coerver® seeks to add to this success by co-branding with educational and charity partners around the globe to provide children with new and exciting life opportunities.

Coerver® Coaching is widely recognized as the World's No1 Soccer Skills Teaching Method. It holds player camps and schools and coaches clinics on every continent; is endorsed by leading organizations and personalities in the game; and has a 26+ year relationship with Adidas and is one of it's six Global Partners. It is also a global Omni media company producing educational books, DVDs, TV programs and printed materials.

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Divisions: (Youth)

Boys U8 - U18 Silver Division (Silver = recreational)
Boys U11 - U18 Gold Division (Gold = competitive)
Girls U8 - U18 Silver Division (Silver = recreational) 
Girls U11 - U18 Gold Division (Gold = competitive)

Divisions: (Adult) (not available at all tournaments)
Men's Competitive Division *(Highest Competition)
Division 2
Coed Division
Women's Division
Over 30 Division
Over 40 Division

8 player roster (9 player maximum)
Rosters are frozen after Friday (before your Challenge Tournament)
5v5 - 5 players on the field with 1 designated as GK in a GK uniform
3v3 - 3 players on the field no GK
1v1 - 1 player on the field no GK


$250 per team *(includes tournament t-shirts for registered players)
Prizes & Gifts for all Winners and Finalist

Field Size: 
5v5 - One Half Indoor Field
3v3 - One Quarter Indoor Field
1v1 - 15' x 25" in the "PIT"
Goal Size:

5v5 - 4ft High x 18ft Wide
3v3 - 3ft High x 5ft Wide
1v1 - 2ft High x 5ft Wide


Points Awarded For 5v5 & 3v3 Games
3 Points For Win
1 Points For Tie
0 Point For Loss

Points Awarded For 1v1 Duels
3 Points For Win
1 Point For Tie
0 Points For Loss

3 Game minimum (each game consists of (1) 5v5, (1) 3v3, (8) 1v1 matches vs another team)
Coed Team Allowed
Team Roster 9 Players
Pure Age Team

Each Team Will Play 
1) 5v5 Game against 3 teams
 3v3 Game against 3 teams
 1v1 Duels against 3 teams
Tournament Format:
3-Game Guarantee with Playoffs in each division.

Teams play round robin in qualifying pool
4 Brackets per age group, 4 teams per bracket recommended

3 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss
Top 2 teams from each bracket advance to knockout stage
ALL teams will have a final ranking
In case of tie, dribble up shootout to decide

Dribble Up Shootout: 
Kicker starts at the half line, Goalkeeper on the goal line 
Referee signals start with a blow of the whistle
Kicker has 5 seconds to dribble up and shoot the ball, no rebounds
Goal is awarded if ball passes the goal line, shot must have occurred before the 5 second rule 
1 for 1 Shooters (Golden Goal Wins)
If tied after 1 round (3 players group play) (5 players semis and finals)
If tied after 1 round sudden death


5-3-1 is designed to play Skillful Quick soccer NOT Physical Play like Indoor Respect your Opponents at all Times
Technique over force, no reckless or careless play. No slide tackling, no shoulder charging.
FIFA rules apply

No Off-Sides

Are indirect kick-ins

Corner Kick: 
Are direct

Goal Kicks: 
Are indirect

Defensive Walls: 
3 yards from spot of ball

Pass backs cannot be picked up by the GK

Violent or dangerous play or foul and abusive language is carded

Cannot be changed after check in.
Teams violating this policy will forfeit game(s) in question in group stage and automatically sent to consolation bracket if in knockout stage.

May enter the game at will from the half line, exiting player must be within 1 yard of the half line

Late Team Rule: 
The team late within the first 5 minutes, receives 1 goal against them. Teams more than 8 minutes late forfeits the game with a default score of 2-0 to the opposing team. If both teams late more than 8 minutes, the game will be recorded as a 2-0 loss for both teams

Uniforms / Equipment:

All Games Played with Futsal Ball

Players on same team must wear same color uniforms, shinguards and footwear with flat soles (turf shoes allowed). The uniform of the goalkeeper must be a distinctly different color from that of his team, the opposing team and the referee. Home team changes color in case of conflicting colors.  A player wearing a soft cast is permitted to play with permission of the referee. Hard casts are not permitted.

Match Play:

Match is played 5v5, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team has fewer than 3 players. Free Kicks Awarded as Needed By Referee (Ball Out of Play- Fouls)

Match is Played 3v3, No Goalkeepers With Small Goals & 5yds Shooting Area, Players may go into the area but must Score Outside the Area. Free Kicks Awarded as Needed By Referee (Ball Out of Play- Fouls)

The Pit 1v1 Duel, Match is played inside The Pit Starts with Players Back to Back with Drop Ball, Each time goal is Score opponent starts Immediately once they retrieve the Ball from Goal.

Players Holding / Shielding Ball in Corners longer than 15 Seconds Ball is Turned Over to Opponent.


1 Group = Top Two Will Play in Final
2 Groups = Winners of Each Group Play in Final
More Than 2 Groups = Semis-Finals + Finals As Required 

All decisions on the field will be made by the referee. All protests should be directed to the tournament director within 30 minutes of end of game.

The Tournament Director: 
Has the final decision in any dispute or conflict
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