The Davis World Cup KEEPER WARS!
NOTE: This is the information for the 2022 Keeper Wars. This will be updated for 2023 closer to the tournament date. Stay tuned!
Keeper Wars is a fast-paced single elimination tournament for players registered in the AYSO Davis World Cup or in the 2021-22 AYSO / AYSO United program. This event, which is held on the Saturday evening (May 28) of the tournament, is incredibly popular, often with over 300 players participating! Encourage your entire team to come out, even if they aren't participating, to support and have a great time. This year, every participant will receive a special Keeper Wars souvenir sticker.
FEE: There is a small fee per player to take part ($5). Please bring cash.
FLIGHTS: There will be separate flights for each division, boys and girls, 10U through 19U.
First and second place finishers in all divisions (10UB/G, 12UB/G, 14UB/G, 16UB/G, 19UB/G) will receive a prized Keeper-War Champion or Finalist t-shirt.
LOCATION: Keeper Wars takes place in Community Park, at Field 1 (Field Map)
SIGN-UP INFORMATION: All Sign-Ups will be on site this year.
DATE / TIME: Saturday May 28th 2022
10U/12U--Sign-ups 5:30-6:15 pm, Competition starts at 6:15 pm
14U/16U/19U--Sign-ups 7:30-8:00 pm, Competition starts at 8:00 pm
Keeper Wars Rules:
Two opposing goalkeepers attempt to score on each other. The first player to score the set number of goals (two or three depending on early vs. late round and age group), or to possess the higher score at the end of two minutes, wins the match. If there is a tie, the match becomes sudden death and will continue until one player scores. This is a single elimination tournament.
The field is divided into two equal sides with a centerline in the middle. Players may kick, throw, punt, or otherwise propel the ball from their side of the field. If a player steps on or over the line while taking a shot (thrown, kicked, or punted) any resulting goal will be disallowed.
Play continues until the ball is out of bounds. If the ball goes out of bounds possession will be given to the player on the side of the field that the ball exited regardless of who touched it last.
Goals Required/Time by Division:
10U—Early rounds are 90 seconds and first to two goals. Final 16 are two minutes and first to three goals.
12U—Early rounds are 90 seconds and first to two goals. Final 16 are two minutes and first to three goals.
14U—All rounds are two minutes and first to three goals.
16U—All rounds are two minutes and first to three goals
19U—All rounds are two minutes and first to three goals