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“Playing Football, Exchange Skills”足球技能线上挑战赛方案
“Playing Football, Exchange Skills”足球技能线上挑战赛
China (Shanghai) International Youth Football Invitational 2020
Plan for “Playing Football, Exchanging Skills” Online Football Skills Competition
Football links the world, and sports have no limit. Under the theme “Where There is a Football, There is a Dream”, the online football skills competition, consisting of challenges of long ball relay passing and toilet roll keepie-uppie, demonstrates the teamwork spirit and football techniques of young football players from different countries, promotes the campus football cultures, and shares the joyfulness and charm of football games.
(1) Team competition: long ball relay passing challenge
(2) Individual competition: toilet roll keepie-uppie challenge
2. Timetable and Location
At the first stage (Qualifier), all participants (teams and individuals), in accordance with the rules of the event, shoot complete videos and upload them onto the official website designated by the Youth Football Invitational. A panel of expert referees will be invited by the organizing committee to evaluate the videos and determine the rankings of the participants through online review. The top eight participants will be invited to compete at the second stage (Final), the global online live competition.
Ø Application and Video Uploading: June 26th – July 31st
Ø Online Review: August 1st – August 10th
Ø Online Live Competition: August 12th – August 15th
(2) Location of Competition: the location of each team
3. Qualification of Participating Teams/Players
(1) The participating teams shall be the U17 campus football teams of the countries or regions, and shall compete in the invitational as the winning teams of the countries and regions.
(2) Regulation on the age of the participating players: male players under the age of 17 (born after January 1st, 2003 and before December 31st, 2004); players born before the regulated period are not permitted to participate in the competition.
(3) The passport, ID card, and residence permit of the participating player shall verify his nationality (or permanent resident status) and age.
(4) The participating players shall be registered students. The student identity of the participating players shall be verified in an officially-issued certificate where the school names shall be claimed.
(5) The organizing committee may check the players’ ID (passport) without notification, to verify their qualification, when necessary.
(6) The teams participating in the team competition shall submit a name list of at least three team members competing in the individual competition.
(7) Any act against the regulations on qualification will lead to punishment by the disciplinary committee of the invitational.
4. Registration and Application of the Participating Teams/Players
(1) Time for Application and Registration
All participating teams/players shall finish online application and registration before 24:00 on July 18th, 2020 (UTC+8). The application information includes the names and introductions of the participating teams (with relevant materials attached), a name list of 20 players and a name list of no more than four team officials (one team leader, two coaches, and one team doctor). The organizing committee will review the qualification of each team/player during July 18th and July 20th. Once the application information is submitted and passes our review, it cannot be modified.
(2) Application Instructions
All participating teams shall carry out physical examinations on their players to ensure their health, and purchase insurance for the players. Online application requires the passport numbers, birth dates, and ID photos (626*413) of all participating players.
5. Requirements for the Equipment of the Participating Teams/Players
All participating teams shall wear football uniforms; the captain shall wear the captain’s armband; the player numbers shall be in accordance with the numbers on the name list.
6. Rules of Competitions
A. Rules of the Long Ball Relay Passing (Team) Challenge
(1) Requirement for the field: a safe and open field
(2) Requirement for the ball: size 5
(3) Requirements for the challenge
Ø In the challenge, 11 players (including one goalkeeper) shall finish 21 passes, and the completion of the whole challenge is marked by the goalkeeper catching the ball after the 21st pass. During the process of ball passing, the order, as is shown below, shall not be changed, or else the challenge will be considered a failure. (The positions of the players can be different from those shown below.)
Ø The clock starts when the first player passes the ball, and it stops when the goalkeeper catches the ball after the 21st pass. The team using less time becomes the winner.
Ø In the whole process, the ball shall be kept in the air, or else the challenge will be considered a failure.
Ø In the whole process, if a player (except the goalkeeper) touches the ball with his hands or arms, the challenge will be considered a failure.
Ø In the whole process, the players receiving the passes can make some adjustments by touching the ball more than once before passing it to the next player. Players are not required to play one-touch passes.
(4) The Second Stage (Final) and Its Points Calculation
Ø At the second stage of the competition, the teams, according to the time zones of their locations, will be divided into groups, and matches will be arranged by drawing lots. The rankings of the teams from 1st to 8th will be determined by single knockouts.
Ø The requirements for the challenge at the second stage are the same as those at the first stage. In the live challenges, each team will have two chances, and the better score of the two times will be counted as the final score of the team.
Ø Points Calculation of the Second Stage
a. when a team finishes the challenge successfully, while the other fails, the team finishing the challenge wins.
b. when both teams fails, the team finishing more passes wins; if the two teams finish same numbers of passes, then the team using less time wins.
c. when both teams finish the challenges successfully, the team using less time wins.
d. when the two teams have the same score, a new round of game will be played, till there is a winner.
5. Requirements for the Video
Ø The video submitted shall be a video of long ball relay passing showing the full bodies of all players, or else the video will be considered invalid.
Ø The process of challenge in the video shall not be edited, and no special effect can be used. The video submitted shall be in mainstream formats, such as MP4 and WMV, and shall not exceed five minutes or 500M. The videos not following the requirements will be considered invalid.
B. Rules of the Toilet Roll Keepie-Uppie Challenge
(1) Requirement for the field: a safe and open field
(2) Requirement for the equipment: toilet rolls shall be used in the whole process; the shape of the toilet rolls shall be cylinder; in the process of challenge, the toilet roll shall be kept intact and shall not fall apart.
(3) Requirements for the Challenge
Ø Before the challenge, the player shall stand up straight with a toilet roll at hand. The clock starts when the roll leaves the hand, and it stops in 30 seconds.
Ø During the challenge, the roll is considered to fall onto the ground once when it touches the ground or any object other than the body of the player.
Ø During the challenge, the player shall continuously bounce the roll in the air with any part of the body except the hands and arms to accumulate points. The roll is considered to fall onto the ground once when it touches the hands or arms of the player.
(4) Points Calculation
The total times of the players bouncing the roll within 30 seconds are counted. The player bouncing the roll for the most times within 30 seconds becomes the winner. During the challenge, the accumulation of the points starts when the player continuously bounces the roll in the air at least two times. If the roll falls onto the ground, or is considered to fall onto the ground in the abovementioned situations, after the first time when the player bounces it, the point of this time is not counted.
(5) Requirements for the Video
Ø The video submitted shall show the full body of the player, and shall be no less than 30 seconds. Videos less than 30 seconds will be considered invalid.
Ø The process of challenge in the video shall not be edited, and no special effect can be used. The video submitted shall be in mainstream formats, such as MP4 and WMV, and shall not exceed 100M. The videos not following the requirements will be considered invalid.
7. Other Issues
(1) The copyright of all videos belongs to the participants. The organizer has the right to use them, and to edit and spread them.
(2) Under the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all participants shall guarantee their own safety when shooting the videos.
(3) Matters unmentioned herein are subject to further notice. The organizing committee of Online Football Competition of China (Shanghai) International Youth Football Invitational 2020 reserves the right of final interpretation.
Organizing Committee of China (Shanghai) International Youth Football Invitational
“Playing Football, Exchanging Skills” Online Football Skills Competition
All participating teams/players shall finish online application and registration before 24:00 on July 18th, 2020 (UTC+8). The application information includes the names and introductions of the participating teams, the name lists containing 20 players and at most four officials (one team leader, two coaches, and one team doctor). All players shall provide information on their passport numbers and birth dates, and an ID photo (626*413). Once the application is submitted and passes the review, no more change can be made.