(1) Ages/ Match lenght

On the ages will be strictly checked!

Group 1 U9   born afther 01-01- 2010 2x 20 minutes

Group 2 U10 born afther 01-01- 2009 2x 20 minutes

Group 3 U11 born afther 01-01- 2008 2x 20 minutes

Group 4 U12 born afther 01-01- 2007 2x 20 minutes

Group 5 U13 born afther 01-01- 2006 2x 20 minutes

Group 6 U14 born afther 01-01- 2005 2x 20 minutes

Group 7 U15/U16 born afther 01-01- 2003 2x 20 minutes


Group 1 + 2  + 3 play (7 v 7) half pitch.

Group 4 ( 8 v 8) half pitch

Group  5 + 6 + 7  play (11 v 11) normal pitch.


(2) Points / Rankin

  • 3 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw
  • 0 points for a loss


  • If two teams are equal in points the ranking is decided as follows:
  • 1) Goal difference
  • 2) Number of scored goals
  • 3) Result of the mutual game
  • Should neither of the above options give a solution then penalties will be taken. All finals who will end in a draw, will be decided by a penalty shoot-out. There will be no overtime played in the tournament.

(3) Meeting time

  • Teams are required to be present at the venue 30 minutes for the first game of there group where there match will be played, fully changed, and at least 5 minutes before the start of the game at the pitch. Teams not meeting to the fixed time for the game starts, without special reasons, loose the game 0-1 by walk-over. It is therefore very important that you check at the end of the first day where and at what time you play on the Sunday !

(4) Players equipment

  • If two teams are playing in the same coloured shirt, the home-team will have to change shirts. All teams are obliged to bring extra shirts with them

(5) Substitutions

  • In all groups, teams are allowed to make 5 substitutions. A player who has been substituted earlier in the game, is allowed to get back on the pitch on a later substitution (roll-on-subs).

(6) Player forms and rules for the fields

  • All teams are obliged before the start of their first game to fill out a complete player-list. On this list you need to fill out the names, numbers and date-of-birth of the players. Players can be asked to identify themselves by the organisation. If a player refuses to identify himself the player is expelled from the tournament.
  • If a player turns out to be older than the maximum age in his group (with exclusion of the dispensation players, see the bottom of this text) he will be expelled from the tournament and all the games played on that day will be brought back to a 0-1 loss for that team. Each team is allowed 3 dispensation players who may be a half year older than the maximum age for his/her group.
  • All Teams have to already be dressed to the sportsparcs, because we dont have enough dressingrooms for all the teams.
  • Only players and coaches in the DUG-OUT! ! (So no parents or spectators in the stands or out on the field, but behind the fence)! ! ! The coaches are responsible for this.
  • Teams waiting outside the field before the previous match ended. The coaches are responsible for this.
  • The referees will not begin until everyone complies with this request. Happened not, the game will not be started and may take organizational measures against the offender (s).

(7) Cautions and dismissals

  • A player who is booked by the referee has to leave the pitch for a 5-minute penalty. The player may not be substituted. A player who is booked two times in one match is sent off for the remainder of that game. A player who is sent off with a direct red card, is sent off for the remainder of that game, and is suspended for the next game. If the organisation feels that the foul is more serious, a player can be suspended for more games.
  • If a game is abandoned, the following will happen:
  • The referee reports the reason for abandoning the game to the organisation.
  • In his report the referee will decide (together with the organisation) which team is guilty,
  • This team will lose that game with 0-3.
  • Should both teams be guilty than the game will end in 0-0 and both teams will have a point deducted.
  • A team, who makes itself guilty of collective misbehaviour. can be expelled from the tournament by the organisation. All the decisions made by (assistant)-referees and organisation are final. Protest can NOT be made.

(8) Alternate rules for small size pitches

  • Unlimited substitutions.
  • Goal kicks may be taken from any point inside the 8 meter penalty area. Goal kicks may be either taken from the ground OR out of the hands.
  • A backpass may be picked up by the goalkeeper.
  • The offside rule will NOT be active.
  • Corner kicks will be taken from the 4 meters from the corner flag but the referee will say where they much put the ball.
  • Penalties will be taken at 8 meters from the goal line

(9) U13 group

  • All games will be played according to KNVB -regulations.
  • So short corners and goal kicks from the outside line of the box

(10) Publication of the result

  • During the Dutch Easter Cup all results and fixtures will be published on the website www.dutchsocceryouthcup.com. Incorrect results can be objected until Saturday evening 8 PM. We hope afther 8 PM the results will be processed and no alterations can be made anymore. Make sure you always check your results during the day. If you notice any differences please contact the organisations responsible person on your playing ground. He will communicate this to the headoffice.

(11) Others

  • Each team is expected to arrive in sports clothing at the accommodation.
  • After the gamesplayers will be able to shower in a locker room. Please make sure that your players have the proper insurance both on and off the pitch. can not be held responsible for injuries, illness, theft or damaging of properties and or persons.
  • The Dutch Easter Cup and Dutch Soccer Tournaments are at no way responsible for any financial damages caused by war, government-strikes, roadblocks, or any other actions caused by (local) authorities, and/or violent actions by other. Participathing players (or coaches) who where not able to get the medical insurance in Holland, must carry there own personal medical insurance.
  • Will everyone not to leave any valuable behind on the fields or dressingrooms. In case of severe weather conditions the organisation can decide to postpone games or part of the tournament.
  • The organisaton can not be held responsible for any financial damage that teams suffer, as a result of this decision. The organisation is NOT responsible for the loss or theft of private items.


  • Violent conduct or vandalism will be reported to the local authorities. The organization will report physical violence or destruction of property to the police and will hold the responsible person(s) liable for any damage costs. If the person(s) responsible is a member of the team, the whole team will be expelled from the tournament. If the person(s) responsible is a parent or random spectator he or she will be removed from the venue and denied further access to the ground for the rest of the tournament.
  • Its Forbidden to bring drinks and alcoholic beverages to the grounds!! Teamsviolating this ruling shall be expelled from the tournament.
  • In all cases where this rules do not provide, the tournament committee will decide the Dutch Easter Cup! ! !


  • Only register by the registration form.
  • Teams from abroad can only book accommodation through the organization of the Dutch Easter Cup
    For questions about accommodations mail dutchsoccertournaments@gmail.com
  • You can not arrange a accommodation by your self.If you cancel the tournament after 25 -1 2018 or less rooms you will lose the registration fee and the cost for the room (s)