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General Information

DATES: July 20-21, 2024

Lincoln Sports Foundation

RULES: Complete Rules can be found HERE.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to all members of the top three teams in all divisions.


Event Name 

Men Competitive (11v11)
Men Recreational (11v11)

Competition Format and Rules

11v11 Adults will with two 40-min halves and a 5-minute halftime.

Teams will be bracketed by level of competition. Teams will be scheduled a minimum of two pool play games with ALL teams moving on to bracket play. All teams guaranteed three games.

Director reserves the right to shorten/suspend play as deemed necessary, combine/cancel divisions based on the number of entries, and to reclassify teams into appropriate divisions. All teams will be notified of any changes.

ADULT DIVISIONS: All adult players are required to show picture I.D. to referees before each game they play. (Players name on I.D. needs to match tournament registration)

LAWS OF PLAY: FIFA Laws of the Game will govern Play, except where amended by the tournament rules.

PROTESTS: No protests will be allowed.

SUBSTITUTIONS: All divisions will have unlimited substitutions. With the consent of the Field Referee, substitutions may be made from the center of the field during any stoppage of play.

REFEREES: Referee abuse will not be tolerated during the tournament. Players, coaches or fans that abuse referees will be removed from the venue for the length of the tournament. All abuse incidents will be reported to the tournament director within 24 hours of the end of games.

Scoring System


WIN = 3 points
TIE = 1 points
LOSS = 0 points


  • Results will be updated online throughout the tournament using Tourney Machine Please check these if your team has a chance to advance to medal games.


  • If a team forfeits, the forfeiting team will not be allowed to advance to any medal round
  • The team that wins the game due to the forfeit will receive points equivalent to a win with a score of 7-0 (3 points) for adults.
  • If a team does not report for play within ten (10) minutes after the scheduled start of the game, that team shall forfeit the


  • Games will be considered complete if one half of the game has elapsed and the referee or the Tournament Director terminates the game. (See Rules under Tournament Directors or Playing Conditions)


  • Points will be counted for all pool games played. Points will be used for seeding purposes in medal
  • Men’s competitive medal places will be determined by


  • Overtimes will only be played if it is necessary to determine a winner in a Semifinal or Championship Bracket games will end in a tie.
  • In the case of overtime, teams will play two 5-minute time periods. If still tied, FIFA penalty kick rules will apply. Only the players who are on the field when the overtimes end are allowed to participate in the shoot-out. Both teams take at minimum five shots from five different players, or continue until a winner is determined. No bench players may be


In the event of a tie in points prior to the Semifinal or Championship game, the following criteria will be used to determine the winner:

  1. Winner of head-to-head competition (not used if more than 2 teams are involved)
  2. Goal Differential — goals scored by a team per game MINUS goals allowed by a team per game.
  3. Fewest goals allowed
  4. Most Goals Scored
  5. Kicks from the penalty

Roster Info


Teams can make roster updates online.

The deadline to make roster updates is 5 p.m. on TBD. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

Teams that register online are able to login and make roster substitutions free of charge. Teams that register via the paper entry form will be charged a $10 processing fee to substitute players. Teams are strongly encouraged to register online to eliminate any roster change fees.

– Rosters WILL be checked during tournament. Please make sure your roster is current prior to the TBD deadline.
– No player is allowed to play on more than one team.
– If registering online, the minimum roster size (based on division) must be entered to advance to check-out.
– Players name on I.D. needs to match tournament registration.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member, or by parent/guardian if the participant is 18 years or younger. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed/signed waiver is needed. All team waivers must be clicked as ‘Accepted’ or submitted to the Cornhusker State Games office by TBD to be eligible for competition.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

NEW THIS YEAR! Updated Registration Software!

  • Visit your sport-specific webpage to find the registration link.
  • Fill out a separate form for each participant and sport you are registering for.

Teams that register–AND submit a final roster–before June 19 will receive shirts onsite before their first game.  There is no early team pickup. Teams that do not submit rosters by June 19 will NOT receive free shirts, but can purchase souvenir items HERE, courtesy of Fine Designs.


Adults (11v11)
TBD until July 2

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:  Competition and Summer Fun Freebies (coming soon) courtesy of our sponsors.

SHIRT SHIPPING:  Athletes who register by June 19 will have their shirt shipped to the address they provide.  There is no packet pickup—information or items needed for competition will be provided onsite or online according to instructions emailed to athletes.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Soccer Director Jordan Bartels at jsbartels3@gmail.com or Assistant Director Maurizio Gagliolo at mgagliolo10@yahoo.com.  

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

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