Cancelation Policy

     Regardless of weather conditions, coaches and their teams must appear on the field of play as scheduled, ready to play unless notified by a member of the Tournament Committee.  Failure to appear will result in the forfeiture of the match. In the event the Tournament Committee due to inclement weather cancels a match, a message will appear on the HMMS tournament web site.

                                        

If no message appears, then the match will be played. In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament committee will have the authority to change games as follows:

  1. Inclement weather prior to a match - Referees and /or the Tournament Committee may reduce the length of a match, and subsequent matches by 50%; however, the halves of the match must be of equal duration.  If a match is canceled, the Tournament Committee will award a 0-0 tie.
  2. Inclement weather prior to a match - Championship - If the Championship Round cannot begin, a shoot-out will take place to determine the winner. If a shoot-out cannot take place, the match will be decided by a toss of the coin conducted by a Tournament Official.
  3. Inclement weather during the match - Championship - The match will be considered completed and the score will stand if 20 minutes of the match have been completed. If a tie exists at the stoppage of play, a shoot-out will take place to determine the winner. If the shoot-out cannot take place, the match will be decided by toss of the coin conducted by a Tournament Official.

     In the event of inclement weather or any other Act of God, which would prevent the commencement of the tournament or the continuation of the tournament, once started, the tournament will be canceled. The Tournament Director, Committee, or the HMMS Youth Soccer Association will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by any team, club, or family if the tournament is canceled in whole or part, nor will any refunds be made. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to decide all matters pertaining to the tournament and its judgment is final.