The cup competition is a knock out tournament. The teams for Round 1 will be drawn randomly by the programmer and will be played in order of draw. When Round 2 does not have the correct number of teams for the knockout format e.g. 16, 8…then the positions will be filled by teams with the smallest losing margin from Round 1. If there are more teams than required on equal losing margin, the required teams will be drawn randomly by the programmer and will be played in order of draw.
In a knockout cup competition players become cup-tied. Once a player has been named on the team sheet in the cup competition, he/she is locked into that team. A player can only move up to a higher age group at which time they become locked into that team. The player cannot move to another team in the same age group, and can not go back down to the lower age group.
Games to consist of two fifteen minute halves. In the event of a draw at full time, 5 minutes each way extra time shall be played, on a “golden goal” basis, i.e. the match will conclude when the first goal is scored in extra time. Game times are not to be shortened; if early games go to extra time then later games may start late.
Corners will be counted during the entire game, including extra time. In the event of a draw after extra time, the team receiving the greatest number of corners throughout the match including extra time will be declared the winner. If corners are equal the team scoring the first goal will be declared the winner. If no goals are scored the team receiving the first corner will be declared the winner. If there are no corners the winner will be selected from the toss of a coin between the coaches, the coach of the first team named will call the toss.
The final will consist of two twenty-minute halves. Corners will not be counted during the final. In the event of a draw after extra time, the trophy will be shared (alphabetically).
All players must be registered for the current season, if you do not have a registration number for each player contact the Registrar. No newly registered players shall play in a semi-final or final.
All teams knocked out of the draw will play friendly games.
Penalties for breaches of the N.W.J.S.A. rules will be the decided by the N.W.J.S.A. Board.