INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
The TOAST is a rain or shine tournament. Plan to play in inclement weather. Regardless of weather conditions, coaches and their teams must appear at the respective field, ready to play as scheduled. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of the match.
In the case of threatening weather, headquarters will signal game suspension by one long blast from the horn. Participants should then immediately seek shelter in a car.
The minimum wait for a delay will be 30 minutes.
The clock restarts at each instance of thunder/lightning.
Three short blasts from the horn will indicate it is safe to resume play. In the case of extended delays, coaches must check with the headquarters for game status.
Matches that have been played to half time may be declared as final. Disposition of games that have not reached half time may be decided by a coin toss if delays so demand. Remaining matches for that day may be subject to shortening of game time or rescheduling by the TOAST Committee. The Referee may suspend a game due to any condition he/she deems dangerous.
The TOAST Committee reserves the right to restructure the tournament format, as necessary. This includes, but is not limited to relocating or rescheduling any match; changing the duration of any match; and canceling any preliminary match or part of a match.
TIE BREAK PROCEDURES
1) Highest cumulative goal spread (goals scored minus goals allowed) with a maximum of 4-goal spread per game.
2) Fewest total goals allowed.
3) Most Shutout Wins.
4) Penalty Kicks per FIFA rules “Procedures to Determine the Winner of a Match – Kicks from the Penalty Mark.” The Tournament Director will determine a field and start time.
5) In the event of extraordinary circumstances, a coin flip could determine the outcome of any game.