Concord Cup XXIII
Schedules are Published
team check-in is at the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970
Diamond Blvd. just off Interstate 680 (Willow Pass Rd.
this Friday, May 13, from 6-9 p.m. There
are no exceptions to that check-in date.
As you are probably aware, there
have been major changes at the US Soccer national
level concerning age group cutoffs, number of players
for younger age group games, field sizes and heading. Please read the
This year we
have added this rule concerning heading in U10 games:
Heading: For U10 games only
Any ball that
strikes an ATTACKING player’s head (whether
accidentally or intentionally) will result in an
immediate Indirect Free Kick for the other team.
If a goal is
scored off an attacking player’s head (whether
accidentally or intentionally) the goal will be waived
off and an indirect Free Kick will be awarded to the
If 2 players
(attacker/defender) go up for a header and it is not
clear if one or both players made contact with the ball
the play will be blown dead and a drop ball will be held
at that spot.
ball that strikes a DEFENDING player’s head
(whether accidentally or intentionally) will result in
an Indirect Free Kick for the other team after
“advantage” has played out.
register online and participate in Concord Cup XXIII you
must following these guidelines:
Contact information including 2 (or more) different
email addresses per team for Team Coach, Assistant
Coach or Team Manager. It is required that when
completing the team information page you have a minimum
of 2 separate email addresses. These names with
DIFFERENT phone numbers and email addresses CAN NOT be
from the same household! If you are using a
spam filter, it is your responsibility to add
to your safe list. There were occasions in past seasons
when information was sent to teams and they claimed to
have not received it. 100% of Concord Cup
communication to our teams will be via email.
referee requirements remain the same: Each
team must provide the names AND email addresses of 2 (or
more) referees who will complete a minimum of 6
assignments between them. Concord Cup referees are
not paid, however we provide any referees completing at
least 3 assignments with a commemorative polo shirt and
those who do at least 6 games with a special gift.
Team applications will not be accepted without the names
and email addresses of the two (or more) referees
All payment of Concord Cup entry fees must be by check.
AYSO Regions (not teams) must submit checks for
their teams. US Club Soccer and USYSA teams may
submit a team check. All checks must be mailed to:
Concord Cup Soccer
573 Mt. Olivet Pl.
Clayton, CA 94517-1609
Do not mail your application in any postal format
requiring a signature. Make sure the team and age group
are written on check!
No application will be processed until a check has been
received and deposited. Checks will be
deposited upon receipt. Any team which applies
and is not accepted will be sent a refund check upon
notification that they are not in the tournament, unless
they wish to remain on a waiting list. Any returned
check will be charged an additional $35 and that
resubmission of the entry fee (including the extra $35)
must be by a cashier’s check or money order.
team which withdraws more than 30 days before the start
of the tournament (prior to April 14, 2016) will receive
a full refund. If a team withdraws after that date and
is replaced by another paid team in the same age/gender
bracket, they may be given a refund at the discretion
of the tournament committee (minus monies paid
for items purchased or costs incurred by tournament).
If the withdrawing team cannot be replaced by another
team paying full entry fee, no refund will be given.
AYSO ROSTER SIZE --There are strict AYSO National
roster limits and playing rules for all teams
playing in a bracket with AYSO teams.
Maximum roster size per age group in AYSO
brackets is: U10 (10 players; games 7v7), U12 (12
players; games 9v9), U14 (15 players; games 11v11), U16
& U19 (18 players; games 11v11).
all games with AYSO teams, players must play a minimum
of half the game (2 quarters). AYSO Elite teams who
apply to take part in a mixed bracket with club teams
but end up in an AYSO-only bracket must adhere to these
rules on roster size!
Please do not list more players on your roster than your
age group allows! In GotSoccer limit player’s names to
24 characters including hyphens, apostrophes and
blanks. Include ID number for each player.
US CLUB SOCCER/USYSA ROSTER SIZE -- For brackets
that include only US Club Soccer and USYSA teams (and
AYSO Elite teams wishing to play in that bracket),
maximum roster size per age group is: U10 (14
players; games 7v7), U11-U12 (16 players; games 9v9),
U13-U19 (18 players; games 11v11).
Please do not submit more players on your roster than
your age group allows! In GotSoccer limit player’s
names to 24 characters including hyphens, apostrophes
and blanks. Include ID number for each player.
Priority Entry Deadline is March 1, 2016.
ROSTERS -- Teams must submit player names for roster by
April 15. Changes can be made to the roster through
May 10 so that game cards are complete and accurate with
player’s names and uniform numbers. Once you are
registered in GotSoccer your team will have a log-in
name so that you can adjust your contact information or
TEAM CHECK-IN – Mandatory team check-in is at the Hilton
Concord Hotel on Friday, May 13, from 6-9 p.m. There
are no exceptions to that check-in date. Special
arrangements will be made for Regions or Club wishing to
check-in a number of teams at the same time on May 13.
Complete tournament rules and procedures will be posted
at a later date. We look forward to having you join us
for Concord Cup XXIII.