Coerver Cup is the most unique playing format.

It replicates the "real game" much better than 3.v3. We Host the Coerver Cup Tournament Series throughout North America. We invite you to participate in one of our Coerver Cups - you will have a BLAST!

Coerver® Cup 5v5 Tournaments are an international 5v5 youth tournament with a unique field that sets the stage for exciting, fast paced, attacking soccer. The Coerver® 5v5 Challenge Cup vision is to replicate the event across North America with local events that culminate in a series of regional, national and international finals.

Format and Rules

Divisions: (Youth)
  • Boys U8 - U18 Silver Division (Silver = recreational)
  • Boys U11 - U18 Gold Division (Gold = competitive)
  • Girls U8 - U18 Silver Division
  • Girls U11 - U18 Gold Division
Divisions: (Adult)
  • Men's Competitive Division *(Highest Competition)
  • Division 2
  • Coed Division
  • Women's Division
  • Over 30 Division
  • Over 40 Division
  • 8 player roster maximum  (6 player minimum)
  • Rosters are frozen after Friday (before your Cup Tournament)
  • 5 players on the field with 1 designated as GK in a GK uniform.

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

Field Size: 
  • 36 x 48, U9 - U12
  • 36 x 48, U13 - U18 + Adult
  • *Goal Size.
    • 4ft High x 18ft Wide

Field Layout:

  • 1 point for goals scored inside the shooting line.
  • 2 points for goals scored from outside shooting line.
  • Kick in for ball out of play where ball went out
  • Yellow card = 2 minute penalty. Return to full squad if opponents score.
  • Red card = Player out of Game. 5 minute penalty. Team must play short for full 5 minutes.
  • Double yellow cards miss next game.
  • Double red card expelled from tournament.
  • Free substitution from half line
  • Restart kick-ins from goal area
  • 24 minute games (2) - 12 min halves) with a  2 minute half time
  • 4/6 game guarantee depending on Advancement
Tournament Format
  • 4-Game Guarantee with Playoffs in each division..
  • Possible:
    • Teams play round robin in qualifying pool
    • 4 Brackets per age group, 4 teams per bracket recommended
  • Points:
    • 3 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss
    • Top 2 teams from each bracket advance to knockout stage
    • ALL teams advance to crossover consolation brackets
    • ALL teams will have a final ranking
    • In case of tie, winner decided by head to head record
    • If still tied, decided by best goal differential
    • If still tied, team with most goals
    • If still tied, penalty kick shootout to decide
    • If knockout stage game is tied after regulation, 5 minutes golden goal
    • If still tied, penalty kick shootout to decide (1 for 1 Golden Goal)
Penalty Kick 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 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, shootout format continues to another round with New Shooters
  • If tied after 8 rounds, return to shooter #1
  • FIFA rules apply
  • No Off-Sides
  • Are indirect kick-ins
Corner Kick:
  • Are direct
Goal Kicks:
  • Are indirect
  • Fouls outside shooting line are direct, fouls inside shooting line are indirect
Defensive Walls:
  • 8 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
  • Any ties after regulation time (*for Playoff or Finals) will be settled by 5 minutes of sudden death. If - still tied, 1 for 1 Shootout.
  • 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