6-A-Side Tournament

2024 6-A-Side

Southlake Soccer and Greater Renton-Tukwila Youth Soccer Association are proud to host and celebrate the 38th annual 6-A-Side tournament, scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd, 2024 at Renton High School.

The 6-A-Side tournament offers a fun-filled day of soccer for teams at all competitive levels, including premier, select and recreational teams. The smaller fields and team sizes makes for fast-paced play that is exciting for players and spectators alike. All games are played on grass fields at the west end of the Renton High School campus. On-site food trucks and vendors will once again be present at the fields.

Tournament Information:

Southlake and GRTYSA are pleased to once again host 6-A-Side at its traditional venue at Renton High School, located at 400 South 2nd Street in Renton (map). A layout map of the fields is available here .

  • 6-A-Side is a one day tournament scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd.
  • Team registration fee is $195 for U9-U19 and $100 for U7-U8.
  • All teams ages U7-U19 are welcome.
  • U7-U8 teams play 4v4 consistent with WYS guidelines. New for 2024, all will be awarded participation medals!
  • Teams are guaranteed 3 games in group play.
  • Team awards for 1st and 2nd place, based on elimination round play.
  • U9-U19 team rosters are limited to 9 players; U7-U8 roster limits are 6 players.
  • Coaches can enter more than one team.
  • Age groups are divided into five brackets per gender, U7-U8, U9-10, U11-12, U13-14, U15-16 and a high school bracket.
  • Team age groups are determined by the 2024-25 age chart. birth year and season matrix
  • Concessions and retail vendors will be on-site throughout the tournament.
  • Downtown Renton shops and restaurants are a short walk away.

Online Registration:

Click here to register your team.

Registration will close Sunday, July 28th.


Contact Information:

The 2024 6-A-Side tournament directors are Pauline Reyes and Drew Hammond. Drew and Pauline’s contact information:

(425) 941-1761 (Drew), (253) 653-1009 (Pauline)


Volunteer for the event (Select families, this is a GREAT way to fulfill your volunteer hours for the season)




Team registration is now open!  Registration closes on Sunday, July 28th.

  • All teams ages U7-U19 are welcome.
  • The registration fee is $195 for U9-U19 and $100 for U7-U8.
  • U9-U19 team rosters are limited to 9 players; U7-U8 roster limits are 6 players.
  • Coaches can enter more than one team.
  • Team age groups are determined by the 2024-2025 Birth Year and Season Matrix
  • Click on the button below to start the registration process. Contact our tournament registrar or director with any registration issues or questions.



Schedules will be posted no later than Wednesday, July 31st.


Site/Field Map



  1. The coach or team manager from each team along with all rostered players must check in with tournament officials no less than 30 minutes prior to their first match.  Teams should submit a preliminary roster when registering their team. A roster signed by a club or association registrar is due at check-in. Guest players are permitted provided a birth certificate can be produced to tournament officials. If you are traveling from out of state or out of the country, travel documents are required. At check in, coaches/managers will receive 6-A-Side pins, and rostered players will have wristbands applied, these can only be applied by tournament personnel with an approved roster.
  2. Coaches may enter multiple teams, but players can play on one team only and cannot change teams during the tournament. No roster changes will be allowed after registration check in.   Each additional team must register separately and have a responsible adult at each game in case of scheduling conflicts.
  3. Every team will be given colored wristbands for every rostered player.  The colored wristband will be checked by the referees prior to the start of each match and needs to be kept on during the entirety of the tournament.
  4. Refund Policy: Teams withdrawing from 6-A-Side prior to July 26, 2024 will be issued a full refund less a $10 handling fee. After July 26, 2024, teams wishing to withdraw from the tournament must notify the tournament director in writing. There will be no refunds issued for teams withdrawing after July 26, 2024, unless deemed appropriate by the tournament director. In the event the tournament is canceled, a full refund will be issued to all teams.


  1. 6-A-Side consists of two rounds for all age groups except U7-U8. The preliminary round is a round robin format with each team guaranteed a minimum of three (3) matches. The preliminary round determines which teams advance to the single elimination round.
  2. U7-U8 teams play in a jamboree format where no standings are kept. Goal and field size will be decreased for these matches and there will be no elimination round play per WYS guidelines.
  3. U9-U19 teams will consist of 6 players and 3 substitutes maximum; U7-U8 teams will consist of 4 players and 2 substitutes maximum. U9-U19 teams must have a goalkeeper; U7-U8 cannot.
  4. All matches are 15 minutes, with two 7-minute halves and a 1-minute halftime. There is a 5-minute break between matches. Once the match is finished, teams should move off of the field quickly to allow the next match’s teams to take the field.
  5. Preliminary round game scoring is as follows, maximum 10 points per match:
    1. 6 points for a win
    2. 3 points for a tie
    3. 1 point for each goal, up to a maximum of 3 goals per game
    4. 1 point for a shutout
    5. 8 points for a win by forfeit
    6. 0 points for a loss
  6. At the end of preliminary round play, the two teams with the highest point totals in each group advance to the finals, or if semifinals are played, the teams with the highest point totals in each group advance to single elimination play, along with the second place team(s) with the highest point total(s). In the event of a tie, teams advance based on:
    1. Head to head record among tied teams
    2. Record vs. common opponents
    3. Fewest goals allowed
    4. Least losses
    5. Goal differential
    6. Coin flip
  7. If an elimination round match is tied at the end of regulation, one 5-minute overtime will be played. If the match remains tied at the end of the 5-minute overtime period, a second 5-minute overtime period will be played. If after 2 overtime periods the match remains a draw, kicks from the penalty mark will be used to decide the winner of the match.


  1. Washington Youth Soccer laws will prevail except as amended below:
    1. There is no offside.
    2. Slide tackling is not allowed.
    3. All players must be on their own half of the field at the start of each half.
    4. Each half will begin at midfield with a throw-in. There will be no kickoffs. The referee will dictate who begins the match with the ball. Possession in the second half will be awarded to the team not having first half possession at the start of the match.
    5. After a goal is scored, the defending team will restart the game with a goal kick from anywhere along their goal area line
    6. All fouls will result in an indirect free kick with opponents at least 10 yards away from the spot of the foul.
    7. The field size is approximately 70 yards long by 50 yards wide (smaller for U7/8, U9/10).
    8. There will be no corner kicks. A goal kick will be taken by the defending team when the ball crosses the end line should the attacking team last touch the ball. A throw in will be awarded to the attacking team within 10 feet of the corner flag should the defending team last touch the ball prior to it crossing the end line.
    9. Substitution “on-the-fly” is allowed. Substituted players must be completely off the field before the new player enters the field. All substitutions will be made at midfield.
    10. All teams will use a goalkeeper except U7/8 teams. Goalkeeper distributions must be a throw. No drop kicks or punts are allowed.
    11. Stalling infringements will result in the loss of possession at a minimum. Further penalties will be assessed at the referee’s discretion.
    12. The “build out line” and “no header” rules apply to players in age groups U11/12 and younger.
  2. There will be 6 age groupings for both boys and girls (U7-8 is coed):
    1. U7-8 January 1, 2017-December 31, 2018
    2. U9-10 January 1, 2015-December 31, 2016
    3. U11-12 January 1, 2013-December 31, 2014
    4. U13-14 January 1, 2011-December 31, 2012
    5. U15-16 January 1, 2009-December 31, 2010
    6. U17-19 January 1, 2006-December 31, 2008
  3. All teams must have a white T-shirt or alternate jersey available to resolve color conflicts. The referee will designate which team must change jerseys if teams cannot resolve it prior to the start of the match.
  4. Game times and field locations will be in the coaches’ packet found at the registration table. It is the responsibility of each team to know when and where they play. A team not on the field or with fewer than 5 players ready to play at the start of the match (fewer than 3 players for U7-U8) will forfeit unless the opposing team agrees to a shortened match.
  5. Coaches MUST verify the final score with the referee immediately after the game.
  6. Players with casts or protective orthopedic devices must receive referee approval to play.
  7. The referee is the sole judge of play. Games will begin and end at the scheduled times; there is no extension time for injuries except as deemed necessary by the referee. An official central time keeper will signal the start and end of the match.


  1. Each coach will be responsible for the maintenance of proper spectator conduct.
  2. Teams U11 and up will play a man down if a player is sent off with a red or two yellow cards in a match.
  3. A player receiving a red card will not be allowed to continue for the remainder of the tournament.
  4. A coach sent off from a match may be restricted from the tournament site.
  5. No protests are allowed and all referee decisions are final, unless it involves the use of overage players.
  6. The tournament director and committee will govern all matters of 6-A-Side and their decisions are final.
  7. All misconducts and disciplinary issues will be reported to WYS for further adjudication as required.
  8. Any team using an ineligible player will forfeit the match.  See Game Format: Section E.5.


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