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2013 SOPAC NJO QUALS RULES

30 May 2013 7:46 AM | Anonymous

SOPAC NJO QUALS RULES

GAMES: 6-minute quarters for all 12’s & 14’s, 5-minute quarters for 10’s; the schedules are SOPAC Zone approved (Jan/2013) tailored to more thoroughly play out where the initial allocation cutoff is estimated to be (does not include reallocations).

USAWP/FINA Rules as stated and with exceptions:
The first team listed shall wear white caps and sit to the left of the score table from the vantage point of someone sitting at the score table.

Teams shall switch ends at halftime; the rules do not allow for switching ends each period.
All periods shall be of 6 minute duration for 12’s and 14’s, and 5 minutes for 10’s.
ALL BREAKS, INCLUDING HALF-TIME SHALL BE 2 MINUTES IN DURATION.

Possession Clocks shall be set for 30 second possessions for all divisions except 10's which will go 45 seconds
Size 4 ball will be used for the 14’s, size 3 for the 12’s, and size 2 for the 10’s

Each team shall have 2 x 1-minute timeouts per game.

All game must have a winner. If tied at end of regulation play, teams will go directly to shootout. Teams will shoot at same goal – to the right of the score table unless mutually agreed upon to shoot all shots at the other goal.

POINT SYSTEM:
4 points for regulation win
3 points for shootout win
2 points for shootout loss
1  point  for regulation loss
0 points for forfeit

RED CARDS: Any COACH receiving a red card shall be required to sit out the next game for that team in that division, AND ALL GAMES IN BETWEEN IN THE EVENT THAT COACH IS COACHING ANOTHER TEAM IN ANOTHER DIVISION.

RED CARDS: Any PLAYER receiving a red card shall be required to sit out the next game for that team in that division, AND ALL GAMES IN BETWEEN IN THE EVENT THAT PLAYER IS PLAYING IN ANOTHER DIVISION.

BRUTALITIES: Any PLAYER receiving a brutality shall be required to sit out the next game for that team in that division, AND ALL GAMES IN BETWEEN IN THE EVENT THAT PLAYER IS PLAYING IN ANOTHER DIVISION.

PROTESTS: are only applicable for a misapplication of the rules, not for judgment calls. The must be filed within 5 minutes after the conclusion of the game, in writing with $100 cash which would only be refunded if protest is upheld. Write on back of score sheet and immediately get to site director who will take a photo and send to the protest committee via Mark Cousineau, mcousineau@usawaterpolo.org.
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