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2nd Ronaldinho Cup of Atlanta presented by: TTF SportGroup

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LakePoint Champions Center

261 Stars Way

Cartersville, GA 30121

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We are excited to announce the 2nd Ronaldinho Cup of Atlanta, presented annually by: TTF SportGroup Atlanta @ LakePoint Sporting Community Great chance to compete against the best local and regional 11-aside teams! This tournament will be limited to 32 teams, sign up immediately to secure your team's spot.

Tournament Info

The 2nd Ronaldinho Cup of Atlanta will consist of 20-32 teams, non-professional teams. Teams will be randomly placed in six (6) or (8) groups of four (4) with the top teams in each group advancing to the quarter finals. The Two best second-placed teams (in a 20/24-team format, see Wildcard rules below) will also advance to the quarter-finals. Quarter final draws will be based on each teams general ranking based on their group performance, see Wildcard Rules for ranking tie-breaking info. Quarter-Final draw example:

Based on general ranking:

No. 1 vs No.8

No. 2 vs No. 7

No. 3 vs No. 6

No. 4 vs No. 5

Group Stage Draw

On Thursday, May 24th , we will have our live draw at either Chama Gaucha or Fogo de Chao in Atlanta, GA. It’ll be around 7 pm. One representative per team will be allowed to attend, free of charge. You can bring a guest for an extra $50/person, all inclusive.


Laws of the Game shall apply as modified as described herein.

Age Rules

Eligible players must be at least 18 years of age. Players under the age of 18 must have a parent accompanied to sign waiver.

Players must provide proof of age using a government issued photo ID at time of tournament check-in and at any time a referee or tournament official shall ask. Failure to present acceptable proof of age ID will result in the player not participating in that game regardless of whether they have participated in previous games.


Credentials Check will be held an hour and a half before your first game begins at Lakepoint Sports Complex (755 Old Georgia 293, Emerson, GA 30137)

It is mandatory that ALL PLAYERS from each team attend the credentials check. All teams will provide the following at registration. (Failure to provide the needed paperwork for each player could prevent players from participating in the tournament.) Do not bring children to the team check-in.

U.S. Teams:

* Copy of the roster submitted online through the tournament registration page. You can change and update your roster online or by email (soccer@ttfsport.com) up till midnight on Thursday, May 24.

* Signed Waiver by each player and a copy of their ID

Foreign Teams:

*Foreign Teams: Passports or proof of entry and photo I.D. or *Player Passes from appropriate FIFA affiliate.


All teams are guaranteed at least four (3) matches (weather permitting). Championship finalists will be determined by Tournament Scoring of first (3) matches. All matches will be played at the locations listed in the FIELDS section of these rules. The top team in each division will advance the quarter finals and the TWO best second-placed teams will also advance. Ranking will

Sample Schedule:

Friday, May 27 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM – 1st Group Games (All Teams)

Saturday, May 27 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM – 2nd & 3rd Group Games (All Teams)

Sunday, May 27 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM – Quarter Finals

Sunday, May 29 1:00 PM – Semifinal

Sunday, May 39 5:00 PM - FINAL


Teams accepted to the Ronaldinho Cup of Atlanta must have their complete FINAL rosters filled in at TBD or emailed to soccer@ttfsport.com prior to the Wednesday, May 23.

The maximum roster size is Twenty-one (21) players.

The total amount of $1250 WILL BE DUE IMMEDIATELY at time of online registration. Teams hold a spot in the tournament by paying a $650 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit, but must complete registration and payment by May 13th. Teams will be allowed to make roster modifications up to Wedneday, May 23rd . The deadline for registration and payment is Monday, May 13th. No refunds will be given for ANY reason.


Lakepoint Sporting Community

755 Old Georgia 293, Emerson, GA 30137



Teams will play with a size (5) ball in which the home team will provide prior to the start of the game. All players are required to wear shin guards! No jewelry be worn in competition. Players shall wear approved cleats. All players must wear numbered uniforms with no duplicated numbers on a team. NOTE** Teams must bring two different colored uniforms/kits to every game. Players not in compliance will be CAUTIONED (yellow carded) and sent off the field until the requirement is met. Casts-No hard casts are permitted; soft casts be permitted with approval of Referee. NOTE** Teams must bring two different color kits to


The home team is listed first on the schedule and must change jerseys in the event of a color conflict. Coaches and Players from both teams will sit on the same sideline. All Parents and fans will sit on opposite sideline. All subs will wait in it to be brought onto the field. at centerline. Home team is listed first.


All Head coaches have total responsibility for the conduct of their other coaches, team officials, players, and spectators at all times.

Head coach is responsible for picking up players passes after each match from the Field Marshals, and signing game card.


11v11 Games
(2) 30 minute halves

Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals:

(2) 30 minute halves then if tied, straight to FIFA penalty kicks.

Championship Matches will consist of:
(2) 30 minute halves, if tied (2) 5 minute periods. If still tied FIFA penalty kicks to determine Champion.


Teams shall be awarded points for match results as follows:

A. (3) points for each win.

B: (0) points for each loss.

C. (1) points for each tie.

D. For a forfeited match, the winner will be credited with a 1-0 win and awarded (3) points. A team abandoned by another team during a match will be awarded (3) points regardless of the score at the time of the abandonment. No points for team abandoning the match.

E. No points will be awarded if neither team shows up.

F. Any team leaving the field prior to determination of a winner shall forfeit the match.

G. A match is considered official upon completion of one half of play regardless of the circumstances of termination during the second half with final results based on the score at termination.

H. Final standings for the pool will be determined by the total number of points accumulated during pool play.


Wild Card be used in group standing to determine the (2) additional elimination round participants. Wild cards are determined by taking all second place teams and ranking them based on the scoring and tie breaking methods described in these rules. A third place team will not be considered for a wild card regardless of the number of points they received during group play.


Tournament Director and or Tournament committee are responsible for reporting scores and posting them on the scoreboards. Referees turn in game cards to field marshals and marshals turn in cards to admin tent. Official score is kept at admin tent. An official team representative shall sign and approve game cards after each match.


Ties in pool standings will be broken by employing a tie breaker. If more than two teams are involved in the tie, the first team to move ahead of the remaining teams will be awarded the highest place, and the tiebreakers continued until all ties are broken.
A. Head to head (if all teams played each other).

B. Goal Differential

C. Victories For

D. Least Goals Against

E. Most Goals For

F. Least number of Red Cards

G. Kicks from the Penalty Spot in accordance with the procedure outlined in the FIFA Laws of the Game (site and time at the discretion of Tournament Director or held (1/2) hour prior to and at the site of the team’s next potential match. (11) players from a team must be ready to participate within (5) minutes of appointed time or else that team will forfeit its opportunity to prevail in the tie breaker.)


If the score is still tied at the conclusion of play in any quarter final or semi-final match, Kicks from the Penalty Spots in accordance with the procedure outlined in the FIFA Laws of the Game will be taken until a winner is determined. No quarter final or semi-final match shall end in a tie. Only the players on the field at the conclusion of regulation play participate. (Center Referee will gather all the players on the field at the end of regulation play and not allow them to go to their respective sidelines. They are the players who will shoot the PK’s.) (Note: could be less than 11 players due to injury or ejection)

If the score is still tied at the conclusion of play in any Championship Match, two 5 minute extra time period shall be played. If after the extra time periods the game is still tied, Kicks from the Penalty Spots in accordance with the procedure outlined in the FIFA Laws of the Game will be taken until a winner is determined. No quarter final or semi-final match shall end in a tie. Only the players on the field at the conclusion of regulation play participate. (Center Referee will gather all the players on the field at the end of regulation play and not allow them to go to their respective sidelines. They are the players who will shoot the PK’s.) (Note: could be less than 11 players due to injury or ejection).

Roster Checks

All checked-in players will have been given arm-bands at time of team registration on Friday, May 27th. Referees will conduct quick roster checks before each game by checking a player’s name and number against a team’s official roster. Any player without an arm-band or proper ID will not be allowed to play. Any team is allowed to call for an “OFFICIAL” Roster check on an opposing side. Note: TIME will not be added to the clock for ANY delays/reason.


Teams must arrive/check in (15) minutes prior to their scheduled kick off time or failing to report ready to play within (5) minutes of scheduled kick-off time will forfeit their match. Note: A 5-minute “GRACE PERIOD” be given for extraneous reasons, but note that no time will be added on for any delays. All teams must have a minimum of (7) players present to start the match. Teams that forfeit during pool play continue on in pool play but not in semi or final matches.


- **NEW** Unlimited Substitutions. However, each team will be given only 3 opportunities to substitute in the second half of games so not to have any unnecessary delays. Substitutions will only be acceptable during:

, with the Center Referee’s permission, and only at the following times: (Players will check in with the Sideline Referee, who will raise a flag, and then stand/kneel at the mid field line [in sub box, if painted] until Center Referee signals them to enter the field and only after the player they are to replace has left the field. Substituted Players not re-enter a game.
* Prior to throw-in by the team in possession.
* At half time.
* After an injury on either team when Center Referee stops play.
• After a goal is scored by either team.


Referees will be instructed not to add time to a match except under the most extenuating circumstances. However, all preliminary matches will be terminated not less then (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next match.


RSA-Lakepoint rules prohibit any coach, team official or player ejected from a match, or suspended by the proper authority, to be within sight or hearing distance of the field of play during his/her suspension. A coach, team official or player receiving two cautions (yellow cards) in a single match is considered to have been given an ejection (red card) for the purposes of deducting points for the tournament competition. A player who has been ejected (sent off), shall not be replaced.

A coach, team official or player who has been ejected for VIOLENT CONDUCT shall not be allowed to participate in the next TWO scheduled matches (subject to review by the tournament committee). Any coach, team official or player who assaults a referee will be expelled from the tournament. FIGHTING will not be tolerated for any reason. Coaches, team officials, players or spectators sent off for fighting (striking or attempting to strike another coach, team official, player or spectator) and THEIR ENTIRE TEAM will not be allowed to participate in any further tournament matches. Coaches, team officials, players or spectators who enter the field of play for any reason, in the event of a fight, will be ejected from the tournament. If the coaches, team officials, players or spectators cannot be identified, the entire team will be removed from the tournament. No refunds will be made to any team that is removed from the tournament for fighting.

The coach/team official shall forfeit the carded coach’s, team official’s or player’s pass to the Center Referee who will give the pass and the match report to the Field Marshal. The coach, team official or player in question shall be ineligible until the pass is returned to said coach, team official or player by the Tournament Committee.
Any coach or team official that is coaching more than one team in the tournament and is suspended on one team, is automatically suspended from any other team or teams until the suspension has been served.
If, in the opinion of the Center Referee, a match must be terminated for misconduct, the offending team forfeits that match and will be suspended from further play in all remaining matches which would be forfeits. Previous points earned and any right to a refund, awards or other consideration will be forfeited.
In addition, the home league and State Association will be contacted.

Any verbal abuse directed at committee members, referees or other volunteers will also result in suspension and ejection.
Referees have complete authority during all matches and will not allow abusive or profane language, threats of any kind or any style of play that detracts from the Game of Soccer.


The Tournament Committee has the authority to alter the schedule, move matches to the next day or move match sites for the good of the tournament.


Matches will be played in all weather conditions, unless the Center Referee or Tournament Director determines the conditions are dangerous and/or life threatening as per FIFA/Lakepoint regulations. The Tournament Committee will do everything in their control to make sure all matches are played, but if it is out of their control, the standings at that time will be final. No refunds will be given!

Contingency Plan:

Plan A: All matches will be played as scheduled.

Plan B: Shorten all first round matches to (15) halves.

Plan C: Plan B plus shorten all second round matches the same.
Plan D: Plan C plus shorten all third round matches the same.
Plan E: In the event the fields become totally unplayable or the weather becomes a hazardous condition, it be necessary to decide some matches with FIFA penalty kicks.


The Tournament Committee shall settle all disputes and their decision shall be final. NO protests will be allowed. Red Cards can not be rescinded.


The cash/check prize are of $13000 for 1st place and $2000 for second place.

Awards will NOT be mailed to teams failing to stay for presentations. Awards will be handed out at the end of all 1st – 2nd place matches.

The Tournament Committee is the final authority in ALL matters!


  • -NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK FOR SPECATORS, “NON-TEAM” GUESTS. Due to the quality and maintenance needs of the synthetic turf at LakePoint, peanuts with shells, sunflower seeds and gum are strictly prohibited. In addition, LakePoint Guests will not be permitted to bring coolers, outside food and drink or glass containers into LakePoint Sporting Community. Players are allowed to bring in individual drinks. In addition, there are hydration stations available at every sporting venue for competitors and coaches. Concession stands and water fountains are available for all visitors.

  • With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted inside LakePoint Sporting Community.

  • Tents are allowed at the multi use fields and the sand volleyball complex ONLY. Please note that tents cannot be staked into the turf on the multi use fields.

  • No smoking or other use of tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, snuff, or chewing tobacco is permitted in any part of the competition venues.

  • To protect the safety, health and well being of LakePoint visitors, outside alcohol, and drugs of any kind are strictly prohibited, with the exception of prescribed medication.

  • All LakePoint guests are expected to exhibit sportsmanship and respect of others on the premises. Any physical, verbal and/or emotional abuse will not be tolerated and result in the individual(s) being asked to leave.

  • LakePoint guests are not permitted to use Skateboards, Scooters or Wheelies anywhere on premises. Bicycles are permitted only within the designated areas.

  • Our first priority is the safety of our guests. In the event of lightning or other severe weather conditions, competition will be stopped at outdoor venues and guests will be directed by announcements and LakePoint staff to secure zones until it is safe to resume play. Please refer to event information on specific inclement weather policies for your tournament.

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