Dates: March 19th & 20th, 2011
Location: Willoughby Turf Fields (beside Langley Events Center)
The tournament is set up in a similar style to the game day(s) format. Specifics will be explained to the coaches at check-in prior to the games. Here are the time blocks for games:
U6 Saturday March 19th from 9am to 10:45am (All teams and coaches must be onsite for sign in at 8:30am)
*20 min games (2x 10 min halves, 15 min between games, 3v3 - no goalie)
U7 Saturday March 19th from 11:30am to 1:30 pm (All teams and coaches must be onsite for sign in at 11am)
*20 min games (2x 10 min halves, 15 min between games, 3v3 + goalie)
U8 Saturday March 19th from 2:30pm to 5pm (All teams and coaches must be onsite for sign in at 2pm
*30 min games (2x 15 min halves, 5 min water-break, 15 min between games, 4v4 + goalie)
U9 Sunday March 20st from 9am to Noon (All teams and coaches must be onsite for sign in at 8:30am)
*40 min games (2x 20 min halves, 5 min water-break, 15 min between games, 6v6 + goalie)
U10 Sunday March 20st from 2pm to 5pm (All teams and coaches must be onsite for sign in at 1:30pm)
*40 min games (2x20 min halves, 5 min water-break, 15 min between games, 7v7 + goalie)
+ Additional game format details will be relayed at the Coaches Check-in tent.
+ Parents, please let your coaches know if you CAN NOT attend.
+ Coaches, please let your Coordinator know if you CAN NOT field a team ASAP, LUYSA will ensure that ALL players can participate, regardless of team
PARENTS v Please note:
+ SoccerCity will have a tent setup with LUYSA gear to purchase
+ LUYSA will have a tent setup for onsite Spring & Fall Program registration
+ All players will receive a hotdog and a drink with the tournament package
+ Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase
+ There will be donation bins for ALL used cleats, jerseys, shin-pads throughout the tournament. Donations will be sent to Botswana and Sierra Leone in Africa for needy children. Please bring items to change into if you intend on donating.
COACHES - Please note:
+ scores and standings are not being kept. This event is meant as a fun experience for all involved, the kids will be competitive naturally. EVERY EFFORT should be made to keep scores from getting too lopsided, it will inevitably occur in some games, please work together to keep the kids enthusiasm and energy upa.
+ each team will play 3 games with 15 minutes between games. All teams will play at the same time.
+ NO TEAM SPLITTING, unlike the regular season (U6 to U8) you will have ONE squad and will need to substitute to ensure all players receive equal playing time
+ specific game schedule & field rotation will be released closer to the tournament, and will be available onsite. But all teams play at the same time throughout each of the 3 time slots, so essentially - just be there ready to play!
+ age groups and games are being kept tightly together so that families are not locked into being at the fields all weekend. It will also help in keeping the pandemonium of 800 excited kids under some sort of control. Please use your parent groups to control your teams and direct them to the appropriate areas.
+ fields will be setup by the tournament staff & volunteers. U6 COACHES v PLEASE BRING PUG NETS (all other equipment will be collected at another date/time)
+ a master time clock will be kept by Tournament staff, and a loud whistle/horn will be made at each subsequent stoppage or change-over (game starts, halftimes, game over), if you are not ready, games will proceed without you. Designate a parent on the sidelines to handle shoelaces, washroom runs, etc.
+ Wind-up packages and medals/trophies will be handed out to each coach at the sign-in. Please do not give these to the kids until after your last game. There is a 30 minute window after the last game for all teams to sit down on the turf in their own groups for the coaches to present the medals to the kids, and take photos, and eat.
+ Washrooms are available at the Langley Events Center (community center v south side v adjacent the playground)
+ There is space in between fields for parents/spectators to stand or sit as well as bleachers, ensure that any and ALL garbage, food, & coffee cups are removed from the playing surface.
+ St John¦s Ambulance will be providing First Aid services, there will be a medical tent, as well as a roaming crew out on the turf
+ (U9/10 only) Referees may NOT be available. If not, coaches should be prepared to call the game appropriately.