SQD 5's FAQs
Is there an age requirement?
It is a 16 and over tournament. Players under 18 need parent/guardian consent. Forms will be given if necessary.
What happens if a team is late, or cannot field an entire 5 man team?
A team has 10 minutes to show up. If they aren’t able to field at least 3 players it’s an automatic forfeit. The signup requires you to field at a minimum 5 players, max 7. If the team does not have 5 then they’re scrapped from the tournament.
Will there be a losers bracket? Or is it single elimination?
With the designated 8 teams, single elimination. If we host with uneven teams it will mean a change in the bracket structure which will require a change in the bracket system.
Will water be provided?
Yes but make sure to bring your own.
Are we allowed to sell anything?
No, the tournament is focused strictly on football.
How will we handle an uneven number of teams? Will a team get a "bye"? If so, how is that determined?
That will have to be fixed closer to the date. It’s solely dependent on how many teams show up and the free agency pool.
Are more than 5 players allowed on a team? Will substitutes be allowed? If so, are they allowed during the game, or in-between games?
Each team is required to have 5 players minimum 7 players max. Subs are futsal standard, on the fly.
Do referees have final say in enforcement of rules, or can they have outside counsel? If so, who gets to be "game master"?
Referees will always have final say. Of course someone will be there to regulate things but whatever call is made on the pitch stays on the pitch.
Is the tournament Co-ed?
Yes it is! The more footballers, the merrier!
What happens if I have a player 18 and under?
They will need to fill out a Parent/Guardian Consent and a Liability Waiver Form before they can participate in the tournament.
What happens if a Free Agent Team wins. How will each player get the cash prize?
If it's a registered team the money goes to the captain. If team made of free agents wins the tournament will split the money accordingly. CashApp will be the primary form of tender.
Will the tournament provide jerseys to play in?
No. Each team will need to wear their own numbered jersey to the tournament matching the color mentioned when each team registers.
What if there aren't enough people in free agency to field a team?
Unfortunately free agency is solely based on interest. If a registered team doesn't have a full roster they can request a free agent. Otherwise the free agent won't be able to participate and will be refunded if they've paid the entry fee.
How do I pay the fee?
What if there is bad weather?
If there is a possibility of bad weather the tournament will be postponed and a new date will be given. We will try our best to accommodate each team so several possible dates will be given.
What if a team pulls out last minute?
We will host the minimum amount of 4 teams in the tournament.
Will the cash prize be the same amount with less than 8 teams?
No. The $500 cash prize is set for 8 teams. If we host less than 8 teams then it will be a lower cash prize. The entry fee will also be dropped and any team that has paid the original amount will be reimbursed.
What is the entry money used for?
The entry fee is used for securing your spot in the tournament, the cash prize, and referees if necessary. All other expenses are paid by our sponsor @sqdltd. All entry fee money remains untouched until day of tournament.
Why does it ask to name a school on the entry form?
The tournament is also being played for charity. It is part of our dream to be able to donate some of the money in some way. For this tournament we asked for teams to mention a school they would like the money to go to if they win. On behalf of your efforts on the pitch, our sponsor @sqdltd will make a donation.
What happens to the donation if the tournament does not happen?
A donation will be made regardless. A minimum of $250 will be given to Polk Elementary School for hosting our meetup every week.