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JKP Tournament Information and Rules

ABUSIVE AND DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIORS—physical, verbal, psychological—against any participant (players, referees, spectators) are not acceptable and will not be tolerated in our league (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, xenophobia, etc). Any language or action used that is intended to insult, degrade, threaten, frighten, harm or harass will result in a red card and removal from the park at minimum. This goes for players, volunteers, and spectators.

  • JKP is a 40-min, 7v7 outdoor coed ‘pick-up style’ tournament honoring the memory or Jonathan Kyle Patterson and benefiting Street Soccer USA. This is an annual tournament hosted by Austin Coed Soccer Association that will take place at the end of their spring season.

  • Unlike most tournaments, there will be no team registration. Players will register as individuals and be placed on a team based on their position and experience levels.

  • We adhere to the same International Football Association Board (IFAB) rules that govern FIFA with a few exceptions that are noted HERE (important highlights listed below).

  • Every player MUST be registered and have signed the necessary waivers in League Apps to participate in the tournament.

  • Each field will have only 1 referee. There will be no offsides but cherry picking will not be allowed and will be determined based on the referees discretion. For this tournament, cherry-picking is defined as any player that positions themselves behind the opposing team’s last defender on their side of the field.

  • Players will be issued 2 official tournament tee shirts and must be wearing those to play. Home team will wear light blue, guest team will wear dark blue. Spectators will also be issued a shirt of a different color in order to differentiate from players. Players who wish to cut the sleeves off their teeshirts, or get more creative, are welcome to do so we only ask that you do not damage the image on the front of the shirt.

  • 100% of registration fees will go to Street Soccer USA, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization making registration tax deductible. Your tournament registration receipt will serve as your donation receipt.

  • Refunds will not be issued for those players or spectators that register and are unable to attend but we will ensure that you receive your tournament merchandise.

ACSA playing rules highlights (click here for full ACSA playing rules – below highlights reflect most recent changes):


Each team will consist of male and female players to be divided evenly among the teams.


40 min with two 20 min halves (5 min halftime).

SUBSTITUTION is open/unlimited, but can happen ONLY during goal kicks, throw-ins on possession, kick-off, for injury, and returning from water breaks or halftime.


• All goals by any player is 1point.

• No player may score more than 3 goals a match.

• A goal is attributed to the last offensive player to touch the ball before it passes over the goal line. A deflection is defined as a shot deemed ON TARGET, but redirected by a defender.

• An own goal is awarded only if the defender makes an intervention which results in the goal being scored, and it was NOT PREVIOUSLY ON TARGET.


A sliding tackle or slide tackle is a tackle in which a player deliberately leaves his/her feet to slide along the ground and take the ball away from the opposing player. Slide tackles result in direct free kick.


A player may slide as long as there are no other players involved or impacted. e.g. keeping a ball in play. A referee may stop play for sliding if they feel the slide was too close to other players or created a dangerous situation.


“Decisions will be made to the best of the referee’s ability according to the [laws] and the ‘spirit of the game’ and will be based on the opinion of the referee, who has the discretion to take appropriate action within the framework of the [laws]. The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play, including whether or not a goal is scored and the result of the match, are final. The decisions of the referee, and all other match officials, must always be respected.”

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