Frequently Asked Questions
When does registration close?
Registration will close on May 31st at 9pm.
What does a team need to register?
Teams will need to pay a $165 registration fee, provide proof of age and a minimum of 3 players in order to register.
Do players need USYS player cards or US CLUB Soccer cards?
No, each player will be privately insured, not needing traditional “player cards”
Where will the games be played?
All games will be played at Big Sky Park in Bend OR.
How many players per team?
6 players maximum per team, with a minimum of 3 players per team.
How many games are guaranteed?
Your team will play in at least 4 games and perhaps more if they make it to the championship rounds.
How long are games?
Games are 12 minute halves with a 1 minute halftime break. All games will be started and stopped simultaneously with an airhorn from tourney headquarters.
Are there goalkeepers in each game?
No, only field players
Can players and parents sit on the same side of the field?
No, players and coaches only in the designated participant area
Can our team/family set up a tent?
Yes, we encourage teams and families to set up a “tailgating” tent in our family-friendly park area.
Are dogs allowed at the tournament?
Yes, Big Sky Park is dog friendly. Dogs must be kept on leashes, except in designated off-leash dog area.
What are the age birth dates that define each age group?
We use the new USYS calendar registration year for determining a player’s “Tournament Age”. (ie: all players born in 2007 are considered U-12)
** Please note that a player may play in a division older than his/her age but not in a younger division
Birth Year of Oldest Player/Age Bracket to Register
2018/19 Age Chart:
U-8 Oldest player born in 2011
U-9 Oldest player born in 2010
U-10 Oldest player born in 2009
U-11 Oldest player born in 2008
U-12 Oldest player born in 2007
U-13 Oldest player born in 2006
U-14 Oldest player born in 2005
U-15 Oldest player born in 2004
U-16 Oldest player born in 2003
U-17 Oldest player born in 2002
U-18 Oldest player born in 2001
U-19 Oldest player born in 2000
All others considered ADULT or CO-ED
Who can coach?
A coach may be a parent, volunteer, or professional coach. Only designated and rostered coaches are allowed on team sidelines. Additionally a maximum of two coaches may be listed on each roster and will need to sign a waiver to participate. We do mandate that the coach of your team treats his/her players and referees with respect and dignity.
What can be used for Proof of Age?
Any one of the following are acceptable – Player pass, passport (copy), birth certificate (copy) or drivers license.
Who has to be at Check-in?
One representative from each team is required at check-in one-hour before the team’s first game. Please have proof of age for each player available at each game in case of an age/identity protest.
Can I change my roster after I register?
Yes. If you need to make changes to your roster please feel free to do so up until the time of check-in. Once rosters are stamped at check-in your team is finalized and no changes are allowed.
How many male and female players are required for a CO-ED team?
For the Adult Coed divisions, each team must have at least 1 female on the field at all times. The roster can consist of any combination of male and female players as long as one female player is on the field at all times from each team.
How do I get to the Park and Check-in Site?
CLICK HERE FOR BIG SKY PARK MAP
What happens if there are not enough teams of my gender/age level to form a division?
When there are limited teams in certain divisions, the tournament directors will do our best to combine age and skill divisions as needed.
What happens in the case of foul weather?
Prior to the day of the event the Tournament Director will make a decision regarding schedule changes, delays or postponement due the forecasted weather or field conditions. A $125 refund will be issued to all teams should this occur on the day of.
During the Event, games will be played through rain as long as the weather does not become severe; particularly in the case of Storms with Lightning, play will be suspended until conditions improve and it is safe to resume play. Conditions will be checked every 30 minutes and the decision to resume play will be considered every 30 minutes until play can be resumed. Games can be shortened or modified if needed to complete the event during bad weather conditions. Should games be canceled on the day of the event a $25 refund/per game will be issued to each affected team.
What are the requirements for uniforms?
Teams must wear similar colored jerseys. Numbers are not required, and jerseys do not have to be identical, just close enough so that it is clear that the players are on the same team. An alternate set of pinnies will be located at every field that the home team shall be required to wear if there is a conflict
Are players required to wear Shin Guards?
All players are required to wear Shin Guards. Players without Shin Guards will not be permitted to play.
What are the dimensions of 3v3 fields and goals?
Fields are 25 yards wide by 35 yards long for all fields except U8 & U9 fields will be 20 yards by 30 yards long. Goals are 2″5″ X 3’11”
Will teams be accepted into the tournament after the deadline?
The deadline (for guaranteed acceptance) is shown on the web site. After that date, teams can still apply, however your team will only be added if there is room in your division.
Teams understand that there will be no refunds granted for any reason after the registration deadline. There will be a $25 administrative fee for teams withdrawing from the tournament prior to May 31, 2018.
Are there awards given?
Yes! U19 and under 1st place teams will receive a winners medal. Adult groups will receive a $100 CASH prize to the first place team.