Lose the Shoes

Every summer, Pro+ Sports holds a beach soccer tournament at Mooney’s Bay.

5v5
DATE TBA
AGE 18 and up
TEAMS 8 teams per division; minimum of 5 persons and maximum of 10 persons per team; each team must have a minimum of 1 girl on the field at all times.
PRICE 200$ per team
DEADLINE REGISTRATION TBA
  • Official Team Roster
  • Waiver
  • Rules

TBA

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Download Waiver

(To be signed by participants and parent/legal guardian)

By signing this form you give up important legal rights. Please read carefully!

This is a binding legal agreement. As a Participant in the programs, Pro+ Sports, the undersigned acknowledges and agrees to the following terms.

Disclaimer

Pro+ Sports founder , owners, directors, officers, members, employees, coaches, volunteers, officials, participants, clubs, agents, sponsors, owners/operators of facilities, and representatives (the “Organization”) are not responsible for any injury, damage or loss of any kind suffered by a Participant during, or as a result of, any program, activity or event, caused in any manner whatsoever including, but not limited to, the negligence of the Organization.

Description of Risks

In consideration of my participation in such programs, activities and events, I hereby acknowledge that I am aware of the risks and hazards associated with or related to soccer. The risks and hazards of soccer include, but are not limited to:

  • Injuries from executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques in soccer;
  • Injuries from dryland training including weights, running, and massage;
  • Injuries from grass, turf and other surfaces including bacterial infections and rashes;
  • Injuries resulting from falls to the ground due to uneven or irregular terrain or surfaces;
  • Injuries from collisions with walls and soccer equipment;
  • Injuries resulting from failure to properly use any piece of equipment or from the mechanical failure of any piece of equipment;
  • Spinal cord injuries which may render me permanently paralyzed;
  • Injuries from extreme weather conditions which may result in heatstroke, sunstroke or hypothermia;
  • Injuries from contact, colliding or being struck by other participants, spectators, equipment or vehicles;
  • Injuries resulting from vigorous physical exertion and strenuous cardiovascular workouts;
  • Injuries from exerting and stretching various muscle groups; and
  • Travel to and from competitive events and associated non-competitive events which are an integral part of the organization’s activities.

Furthermore, I am aware:

  • That injuries sustained in soccer can be severe;
  • That I may come into close contact with other participants, including the possibility of accidental and unexpected contact; which may result to DEATH.
  • That I may experience anxiety while challenging myself during the activities;
  • That my risk of injury is reduced if I follow all rules adopted during training; and
  • That my risk of injury increases as I become fatigued.

Release of Liability

In consideration of the Organization allowing me to participate, I agree:

  1. a) To assume all risks arising out of, associated with or related to my participation;
  2. b) To be solely responsible for any injury, loss or damage that I might sustain while participating; and
  3. c) To release the Organization from liability for any and all claims, demands, actions and costs that might arise out of my participating, even though such risks, injuries, loss, damage, claims, demands, actions or costs may have been caused by the negligence of the Organization.

5v5 AND 3v3 SOCCER RULES

*FIFA rules apply if not modified within.

The following rules have been designed to ensure fair play for all participants. Each coach and player is expected to understand these rules prior to their participation in the Lose the Shoes 3v3 beach soccer tournament.

TEAM REGISTRATION

Team Registration: Teams must sign up and pay the registration fee to participate in this event. Teams should sign up for the appropriate division based on their age and gender. Teams will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Teams will receive a confirmation, by e-mail, once all required documents are submitted.

We have Payment can be made online through internet banking, prior to the tournament. Cash and cheques made out to Pro+ Sports will also be accepted on the day of the tournament. However, each team must pay the registration fee in full prior to their first game. Only one payment per team will be accepted so team members are expected to work out the details among themselves prior to the tournament.

Official Team Roster Form, Player Registration Each team must complete the Official Team Roster Form and Waiver and submit the forms and payment to Pro+ Soccer- prior to the first game by email at info@proplussports.ca PRIOR TO THEIR FIRST GAME at the Staff event tent, or they may be disqualified from the tournament. All players must be listed on the Official Team Roster prior to the team’s first scheduled game time. Teams cannot add players after the start of their first game.

* Teams must check-in 30 minutes at the event staff tent, prior to their first game of the tournament.

Number of Players: Ten and six is the maximum number of players on each team’s roster: five and three field players and five or three substitutes, but teams are allowed less than ten and six players if they chose. (A team must have a minimum of 3 and 2 field players). Players may only play on one team per division.

Player Equipment

Footwear: Authorized footwear includes bare feet, cotton socks taped to ankles, elastic ankle and/or foot wraps. SAND SOCKS exclusively manufactured by VINCERE SPORTS will be allowed in all divisions.

Uniforms: All teams MUST wear shorts and same colored t-shirts. Players are not obligated but suggested to use shin pads.

Coed Rules (Adult Teams Only): An Adult Coed team consists of a combination of male and female players. During play, there must be at least one female player on the field at all times. Adult Coed teams that have only one female will forfeit their remaining games if the female participant is no longer able to participate.

RULES DURING PLAY

Game Duration: The game shall consist of two 12-minute halves separated by a two minute halftime period OR the first team to reach 12 goals, whichever comes first. A coin toss will determine direction and possession before the start of the game. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie, except in the playoffs. There are no timeouts and the Game Clock does not stop in 3v3 games. In the event that a field is behind schedule, the referee may shorten the halftime period, or limit warm-up time prior to game.

Kick Off: May be taken in any direction. You cannot score directly from a kick off (ball must be 100% over the mid-line to be considered on the offensive half of the field). The kick off is an indirect kick.

Kick-Ins: The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of thrown in. The ball is considered in play when the ball is touched and changes position. This is an indirect kick, and a goal cannot be scored from this kick.

Direct & Indirect Kicks: All dead-ball kicks (kick-ins, kick-offs, free kicks) are indirect with the exception of corner kicks and penalty kicks. Indirect kicks must only change position before the ball will be considered in play. If a free kick is awarded within five yards of the opposing goal box the ball with be moved back to five yards from the box. It is the referee discretion where the ball will be placed.

Goal Kicks: May be taken from any point of the end line. This is an indirect kick.

Penalty Kicks: Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by an infraction (the infraction does not automatically result in a red card). Penalty kicks are DIRECT kicks taken from the center of the mid-line with all players (on both teams) behind the mid-line. Penalty kicks are dead ball infractions. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick.

Goal Scoring: A goal may only be scored from a touch (offensive or defensive) within the team’s offensive half on the field. The ball must be completely on the offensive half of the field, and cannot be touching the mid-line (Example: kick-off). If a player in their defensive half kicks the ball across the midline and the ball hits another player (offensive or defensive) and the ball goes in the goal, a goal will be awarded. If a ball is kicked from the defensive half and is not touched before the ball rests in the goal, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. A goal cannot be scored from an indirect kick, such as a kick-in from out-of-bounds.

Five Yard Rule: In all dead-ball situations, defending players must stand at least five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal is closer than five yards, the ball shall be played five yards from the goal box in line with the direction of play prior to the penalty.

Substitution: Substitutions may be made during dead-ball situations, regardless of possession. Teams must gain the referees attention and players must enter and exit at mid-field.

Substitutions should not be made on the fly! Goal Keepers / Off-sides / Slide Tackling / Hand Ball Clarification: There are no Goalkeepers in 3v3 Soccer.

No Off-sides in 3v3 Soccer! No Slide Tackling: If a player is sliding for the ball contact with any player(s) from the other team is NOT ALLOWED. If a player slides and contact is initiated, a free kick shall be awarded. This does not prevent players from sliding to stop/intercept a ball where contact is not initiated during the slide. Example: a player may slide to save a ball from going out-of-bounds.

Hand Ball Clarification: Deliberate handling of the ball that denies a team of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity will result in the following: (1) A penalty kick (at the discretion of the referee) (2) A yellow or red card given to the player committing the hand ball (at the discretion of the referee).

Protests of Rules: Referee calls are final

Referee judgment calls are NOT grounds for a protest.

Team Standings:

  • Win = 3 pts
  • Tie = 1 pts
  • Loss = 0 pts

* If teams are tied with the same overall points, the team with the best goals difference

(Goals for – goals against) will move on to the semi-final round.

* In case of a tie, penalty kicks will only apply in semi-finals and final games.

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“What a great tournament. Best I’ve ever been in. Had a great time playing with friends. Your organization is the best with great facilities, refs, gifts and amazing music. I’m already excited for next year. Hopefully a lot more people will get to know this great tournament so it will be one of the greatest soccer tournaments in Ottawa.”


Ottawa 2017



“An amazing day spent playing soccer on the beach! What could be better? Our team had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the entire day… the prizes, the music, the fun, everything! We’re already looking forward to next year. Thanks for making it such an unforgettable experience! Definitely recommended for all soccer players and fans out there looking to participate in a first-class tournament!”


Ottawa 2017