Rules

Rules of the INTERSPORT Youth Handball Festival - 2018, Hungary - Kaposvár

§ 1. General Rules

INTERSPORT Youth Handball Festival will be played in accordance with the Hungarian handball rules (which corresponds with the IHF rules). Regarding the interpretation of the rules, the English text applies. One club may participate with multiple teams and multiple age - groups. One club may participate with multiple teams in the same age - group. However, a team may only participate in one age -group.

§ 2. Classes

Teams participating in Youth Handball Festival will be classified by age:

BOYS

Class U12 - boys born in 2006 – 2007

Class U14 - boys born in 2004 – 2005

Class U16 - boys born in 2002 – 2003

Class U18 - boys born in 2000 – 2001

GIRLS

Class U12 - girls born in 2006 – 2007

Class U14 - girls born in 2004 – 2005

Class U16 - girls born in 2002 – 2003

Class U18 - girls born in 2000 – 2001

§ 3. Accreditation; Proof of Age

Each team should submit a list of players (containing name, birthdate/birthplace, nationality) to the Intersport Youth Handball Festival administration before 30th of June 2018. The deadline to submit the list is 7 July 2018, 22:00 hrs (10 PM), at the registration.

On the basis of this list, each player will receive an Youth Handball Festival accreditation card which he/she must carry during the entire event. Players, team leaders and attendants will be able to identify themselves with this card and it will be checked before each match. If the trainer of the other team wishes to see the others’ ID cards (passport, identification card, player license etc.) from which the age of the players can be clearly identified, then the players have to present it. In this case each passports, or identification cards, or player licenses have to be with the trainer before the match. If the trainer is not willing to show passports or identification cards or player licenses before the match, than his/her team cannot play, and they default (lose) the match by 0:10.

All coaches must sign the match report before the start of the match that he/she verified the other teams’ players’ documentation of which their age was determined. Protest because of age issues cannot be made after the start of the match.

§ 4. Dispensations

Dispensations will automatically be given to 1 (one) player per team (participant's list) who is at the MOST, one year older than the team's age/class registered. 

This dispensation should apply for the player entered in the match (written team list). It means that a team can participate with more players who are older (by one year) as the age group in the Youth Handball Festival, but in one match, only ONE can participate! This means that in one match only 1 of the 17 players who is older with (maximum one year) can be present in the group. The other older players also cannot be used as substitutes, and they cannot sit on the bench during that match.

§ 5. Playing Program

The Intersport Youth Handball Festival Committee has the right to alter group arrangements, locations and/or times of the matches until 7th of July 2018, 22:00 hrs (10 PM). Team leaders will be notified in case any changes are made.

§ 6. Playing Courts

All matches will be indoor on wood or plastic coated courts.

Court Sizes:

In each age group: 20 meters x 40 meters (3x2m goal size)

§ 7. Playing Periods

Playing periods are the same in group contests and playoffs. In the playoff phase and finals (direct elimination), there is no extra time. In case of a draw, penalty throws (5 throws for each team, if still no decision, 1 throw for each team until decision) - according to IHF rules - will decide the result of the match.

Playing Periods:

In U12-U18: 2x20 mins (10 mins break)

§ 8. Match Details

Team List

A written team list (special forms will be distributed upon arrival) must be handed to the referee before every match.

Full controls of team lists and participant's lists will be carried out with the help of accreditation cards, - or for the wish of the other teams trainers by identification cards, or passports, or player license from it is possible to determine the age of the player - before each match. All coaches must sign the match report before the start of the match that he/she verified the other teams’ players’ documentation of which their age was determined. Protest because of age issues cannot be made after the start of the match.

The jersey number each player has on the Participant list has to be noted on the team list for each game.

Players' Uniforms

All team shirts must be numbered and the numbers must correspond to the numbers on the team list. Numbers must be on the backs of the shirts. Two players may not use the same number in any given match.

If the referee decides that one team should change shirts due to similarity to the opposing team's shirts, the team appearing last in the program must change. We suggest each team should carry two different color uniforms (dark and light color).

Before Game

All teams must be ready at the court a minimum of 15 minutes before throw-off.

The team manager must make sure that his/her players are adequately insured.

Jewelry must be removed prior to the match.

The teams are responsible for their supporters/fans conduct.

Balls

Ball sizes by Classes:

U12 (boys, girls) – 50-52 cm / 290-330 g (IHF size 1)

U14-U16 (boys, girls) – 54-56 cm / 325-375 g (IHF size 2)

U18 (girls) – 54-56 cm / 325-375 g (IHF size 2)

U18 (boys) – 58-60 cm / 425-475 g (IHF size 3)

§ 9. Maximum Number of Players; Substitutions

One team may register an unlimited number of players in the tournament. Any of the registered players may enter a match, though no team may use more than 17 players in a single match.

During one match, all substitutions need to take place over the substitution line. In case a team substitutes irregularly then the player who made the foul will be given a two-minute penalty. The match continues with a free-throw for the opposite team.

If an additional player enters the court without a substitution, or if a player illegally interferes with the game from the substitution area, there shall be a 2-minute suspension for the player. Thus, the team must be reduced by one player on the court for the next 2 minutes (apart from the fact that the entering additional player must leave the court).

If a player enters the court while serving a 2-minute suspension, he/she shall be given an additional 2-minute suspension. This suspension shall begin immediately, so the team must be further reduced on the court during the overlap between the first and the second suspension.

The game is in both cases restarted with a free-throw for the opponents.

§ 10. Rules of the Match; Penalties

IHF Rules apply to all matches.

When three players of one team have been given a yellow card, the next player of that team to make a similar foul will be given a two-minute penalty.

In case a player is given a red card or three two-minute penalties, the player is banned from the remainder of the game. The team in question will, in this case, play with one player less for two minutes.

Cautions and Sending-Off Offences

Players not wearing appropriate equipment will be asked to correct it. Nacklaces must be taken off, ear piercings must be taped down. Chewing gum is not permitted. Insulting the opposition - with special regard to racist remarks - will result in immediate send-off. Purposeful hitting, kicking and intention of the same will result in immediate send-off. Yellow cards and red cards are not accumulated from match to match.

§ 11. Rules of the Game During Group Contests

The participant teams of Youth Handball Festival are divided into groups of four, five, six, or seven where all the teams will meet in a round robin series. Two points will be awarded for a win and one point for a draw. No points will be awarded for a loss.

If two or more teams have the same number of points, the order will be decided as follows:
1. Goal difference
2. Which team scored more goals
3. Results of match between teams with equal points
4. Draw

§ 12. Rules of the Game During Playoffs Phase

From the groups, the four best teams will advance to playoff phase. From this point forward, all play off games will be decided by the cup system, i.e. by direct elimination. Draws in the play off will be decided by penalty throws (no overtime).

§ 13. Walkover

Any team not appearing at the appointed time and place for a match without a valid excuse will be automatically declared loser by 0:10. If a team repeatedly fails to appear at the game, the team may be excluded from the tournament. In case a team fails to appear at the game not from its own mistake (with a valid reason) and it is reported to the Youth Handball Festival Office at least 2 hours before the match, then that team is entitled to a supplementary match. The date and time of the supplementary match must be accepted by the team.

§ 14. Referees

Referees are members of the Hungarian Handball Association and there may be invited foreign referees from other handball associations as well. Every match will be sanctioned by the Official Committee of the INTERSPORT Youth Handball Festival.

§ 15. Tournament jury

The jury of the tournament consists of members from the Somogy County Handball Association (SKSZ) and the INTERSPORT Youth Handball Festival Official Committee. Protests and penalty matters are handled by the jury. Their decisions are final.

§ 16. Protests

The decisions of the referee regarding facts related to play are final. No measures will be taken on protests on decisions made by referees.

Protests may be handed in for the following cases:

1. If some members of the opposing team cannot identify themselves with an offical Youth Handball Festival Card, or passport, or identification card, or player license for the wish of the other teams trainer. – PROTESTS BEFORE THE GAME!

2. If the match had been interrupted.

All coaches must sign the match report before the start of the match that he/she verified the other teams’ players’ documentation of which their age was determined. Protest because of age issues cannot be made after the start of the match. Any and all protests must be made in writing, in english language by the team manager. Protests must be delivered to the Youth Handball Festival Office no later than 120 minutes after the match is finished. A protest fee of EUR 100 will be paid at that time (by cash). This fee will be returned if the protest is granted (approved).

§ 17. Insurance

Please make sure that all your players are insured both on and off the playing field. Youth Handball Festival does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. Youth Handball Festival is in no way responsible for injury or economic loss which may arise in the case of war, warlike events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar events.

§ 18. Cancellation

The first payment (20% of accommodation price) is non-refundable, so if you cancel your participation we cannot give you a refund.

Category A-B-C-D:

Cancellation 15 days before the start of the tourtament - 50 % of the full payment will be returned, in case of the total amount was paid by 30 May.

Cancellation 7 days before the start of the tourtament - 25 % of the full payment will be returned, in case of the total amount was paid by 30 May.

Cancellation 3 days before the start of the tourtament  - no refund

Category E:

Cancellation after 1st June – no refund

INTERSPORT Youth Handball Festival - 2018

We are pleased to inform you that we organizing INTERSPORT Youth Handball Festival from 7-13 July, 2018. INTERSPORT Youth Handball Festival is one of the greatest European youth handball cup. The event is going to be held in Hungary in the surrounding areas of Europe's biggest fresh-water lake Balaton, in the city of Kaposvar. As many European youth handball tournaments, this European youth handball cup is a really great opportunity for young players to show their talents and skills, and also have a great time in Hungary. Hungary is one of the most beautiful countries in Central Europe with gorgeous landscapes and historical sights. Our European youth handball cup has grown to be one of the best world youth handball tournaments. This large-scaled sports event is being organized for youth teams from about 10-20 countries of the world. Many of the teams take part in our event as a part of their international youth handball tour. Our international youth handball cup offers maximum joy, fun, and great games for all participants of this international youth handball tournament. Welcomed handball teams of boys and girls: U12, U14, U16, U18 age groups.

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