Tournament Rules

The Mater Dei Premier Invitational is a Varsity girls soccer tournament, organized and sponsored by Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, and sanctioned by the CIF Southern Section.

Each participating team is guaranteed THREE games of pool play. We will have 3 groups of FOUR Teams. ALL pool play games will be held at the GREAT PARK (Wednesday-Friday).

We return to Mater Dei High School on SATURDAY. The winners of each group will advance to the Semi-Finals plus the next highest team with the most points will advance as the Wildcard. Then there will be TWO Semi-Final Matches on Saturday at 9:00. The team with the most points in Pool Play will play the Wildcard and the #2 will play #3 finisher will play in the other Semi-Final game. The Championship game will kick-off at 2:00 on Saturday.

Points will be awarded during pool play using the following ten-point system:

Any tie in total points between teams at the end of pool play will be resolved on the following basis:


DISPUTES: The Competition Director and Tournament Director will settle all disputes and the decision will be final.

If a Semi-Final or Championship game ends in a tie at the end of regulation play, there will be a single (15) fifteen-minute overtime period. If that overtime period ends in a tie, a winner will be determined by a penalty-kick shootout.

ALL games (Pool Play, Semi-Finals, and Championship Game) will be 35 minute halves.

Tournament Director: Eric Rivas (714) 726-1263

Competition Director: Matty West (714) 931-5805