Rules Of The Game – Key Points
This is a Showcase, and college coaches are here to identify and recruit players.
The first team listed in the schedule is considered the HOME team.
The HOME team will supply 3 suitable game balls, which are subject to referee inspection and approval.
The HOME team will wear white or light colored jerseys. Each team must have an alternate color jersey for each player in case of color conflict. The VISITOR team, if deemed necessary by the referee, will be required to change jerseys.
Player jerseys must match the roster and number provided at check in. All players MUST wear shin-guards during the game and be dressed appropriately. Team should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the game start.
Coaches and/or players sent off during a match are not allowed to play/coach in the next match for that team. Players/Parents/Coaches who exhibit rude or aggressive behavior that's considered offensive will be asked to leave the park. While everyone has probably witnessed this type of behavior, take a moment to consider this: if the name being used is not a person's first or last name, it should not be used.
WHAT IS COOL - Showing respect for everyone and following the rules.
WHAT IS NOT COOL - Offensive language and aggressive behavior. Referees, Showcase staff, and field marshals have the authority to request players, coaches, and parents leave the fields and park.
There will be no protests. Issues can be raised to the Tournament Director, but all referee decisions are final.
TRAINERS AND MEDICAL STAFF
Trainers and medical staff are on-site. Priority is given to injured players! We have field marshals patrolling the area looking out for injury, persons needing assistance, etc. If a players needs taping prior to a match, please arrive to be taped at least 30 minutes prior to the game start. Should injury occur, the medical staff will provide assistance, call ambulances etc. REMEMBER: Never leave the park if you are injured during game-play without instructions from the medical staff.
As strange as it seems, some pet owners will not pick up after their pets or allow their dogs off of the leash. Some dogs are not happy around people, and exhibit aggressive behavior, scaring kids, and other pups are looking to get into the game and have fun... which probably would be entertaining. However, they are not listed on the roster, and this does not work with FIFA rules or tournament safety policy. As a result of the actions of others in past years, we are sorry to say that pets are no longer allowed at the showcase. BUMMER.
I can't imagine people not wanting to keep the parks clean and safe for players and spectators. However, the sad truth is: many attendees and players litter, tossing their trash on the sidelines and the fields. This creates a dangerous field for players and coaches. On behalf of the City of Dallas, Lake Highlands Soccer Association, our attending teams, families, and visitors, we ask the litter bugs to PLEASE consider walking just a few steps to utilize one of the the many trash bins provided.
Trash bins are located by each field, entry area, restroom facility, field seating area, and just about everywhere in between, so PLEASE KEEP OUR PARKS CLEAN AND SAFE for everyone.
LOST AND FOUND
Each year, parents spend thousands of dollars on soccer gear, water bottles, phones, and more. Each year, we find warm-ups, shoes, shin-guards, IGLOO coolers, keys, phones, and more that are lost during the event. We do have a LOST & FOUND box inside the coaches' tent, so please make sure you check the box before you leave the park.