TEAM CHECK - IN

To be updated for 2021

 

Tournament officials shall conduct initial team check-in on Friday, February 14, 2020, as follows:

 

Teams NOT playing Friday games, check in at the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 North 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020, in the Grande Ballroom from 4:30 to 9:45.  Players do not have to be present.

Teams playing Friday games at Reach 11 must check in at Reach 11, 2425 E. Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ  85050, at the following times:

  • For 4:30 games, check-in starts at 3:30

  • For 6:15 games, check-in starts at 4:30

  • For 8:00 games,  check-in starts at 6:15

Check-in at Reach 11 will be on the east concourse by the restrooms north of field 2.

Prior to all matches: Player passes and yellow roster card received at initial check-in must be delivered to field marshal 30 minutes prior to scheduled start of match; teams need not be present.

Failure to have credentials checked at the appropriate times will result in automatic disqualification from tournament play.

 

Documentation required at initial registration: 

 

Teams from the United States:

 

  • Team managers must present picture identification cards for players and bench personnel issued by the team’s governing organization (USYS, US Club, USSF, other).

  • Identification cards must be verified, photo attached, and laminated (if your association does not allow lamination, cards must be encased in plastic sleeves). 

  • Teams from a US Youth Soccer National State Association outside of Region IV may need to provide proof of permission to travel. Please comply with your governing organization's travel protocol.

  • Teams must provide a certified/approved tournament roster from the team’s governing organization.  

  • A medical release approved by the team's governing organization.

 

International Teams:

 

  • Team managers must present player passports at check-in or, if from a nation that the United States does not require a passport, proof of entry into the United States that is required by the United States.

  • Teams are required to have and present player picture identification cards if they are required by your team's governing organization.

  • Teams must have a completed form from its Provincial or National Association approving the team’s participation in the tournament.

  • A medical release approved by the team’s governing organization.

  • Teams must provide a tournament roster.

 

Documentation required for all teams during pre-match check-in:

 

  • Teams are required to have and present player and bench personnel picture identification cards. Identification cards will be checked against the tournament-generated match reports. 

  • Teams must have on hand a certified/approved tournament roster from the team’s governing organization in case of any discrepancies with the tournament generated match reports. 

  • Each team is limited to three (3) coaches on the bench, all of which must be listed on the team roster. In no case will a team be allowed to participate without a properly registered coach or assistant.

  • The uniform number of each player must be the same as the player’s uniform number on the tournament roster. If not, the referee is not to allow the player to take part in the match until the numbers are the same (uniform or roster changed).

 

A player who arrives late at the playing field after the pre-match procedure may enter the match once the match’s official(s) verify the player is eligible and with the permission of the center referee.

 

Player eligibility may be challenged by an opposing manager/coach in unusual circumstances.  Challenged player(s) will be noted by the Referee on the match report and will be allowed to participate in the match (if said player has been certified as eligible by the Presidents' Day Tournament Credentials Committee).

 

A late-arriving player may be challenged at the time he/she is allowed to participate by the Referee. Any team using an ineligible player will forfeit all-tournament matches past, present, and future. A report will be filed with the offending team’s National Organization or National State Association. If you are not sure of a player’s eligibility ask, in writing, the Tournament Director. 

 

Mandatory:

 

All teams must enter their rosters complete with bench personnel into the tournament’s on-line (GotSoccer) scheduling system no later than 10 days prior to start of event, by February 4, 2020.  The minimum required information is name, date of birth, player ID number, uniform number and gender. Revisions can be made to the online roster up to 72 hours prior to the night of team registration. This information will appear on the tournament match reports to be used by the referees for check-in on the field prior to each match. Write-in changes may be made directly to match reports.

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