Concord Cup XXIV
Registration Now Open
to Concord Cup XXIV. This is our 24th year offering a
youth soccer tournament play hosted by Concord AYSO,
Diablo Futbol Club, Mt. Diablo Soccer and the city of
We look forward to you joining us on the
weekend of May 20-21, 2017 in Concord.
This tournament is
unrestricted. Teams registered in good
standing with any U.S. Soccer Federation affiliate
are eligible to apply.
Entry fees for Concord Cup XXIII are: $520 for Under 9
teams and $620 for all other age groups through U19.
(Original entry fees of $495 and $595 increased $25 after March 1, 2017.) The
tournament is open to AYSO, US Club Soccer and USYSA/CYSA
groups for teams in Concord Cup this year only
are determined in 2 ways:
AYSO teams, age groups are determined by the
oldest player on the roster as of Aug. 1, 2016 (Season
club and AYSO Elite team brackets age groups will
be used on a calendar year basis (For example, rosters
of players born in 2005 are Under 12).
We will be changing our entire age group setup to
birth years for Concord Cup XXV in May 2018.
Remember that the main factors in determining team
acceptance to Concord Cup are the date of application,
receipt of entry fee payment and receipt of and
acceptance of the names of two volunteer referees your
team provides for game assignments.
Please read the following carefully:
register online and participate in Concord Cup XXIV you
must follow 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. We provide all
referees completing at
least 3 assignments a commemorative polo shirt and those
who do at least 6 games with a gift card. Team
applications will not be accepted without the names and
email addresses of the two (or more) referees are
submitted online through GotSoccer on this website.
Teams which cannot provide those game referees can
provide adults to be a 4th Official on older AYSO games
to monitor playing time OR the team can make an
arrangement to pay an in-lieu fee by contacting the
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. Please include team name,
gender and age group on every check. All checks
are payable to Concord Cup Soccer and must be
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, gender and
age group are written on check! DO NOT INCLUDE team
rosters, travel papers, etc. with your application and
payment. All those documents are needed at May 19
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.
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.
Entry fees increase by $25 after March 1, 2017.
team which withdraws more than 30 days before the start
of the tournament (prior to April 20, 2017) 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 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 through U14 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 US Club Soccer and USYSA teams (and AYSO
Elite teams wishing to play in that bracket), maximum
roster size per age group is: U9-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, 2017. After March
1, 2017, the entry fee for all teams was increased by $25.
ROSTERS -- Teams must submit player names for roster by
April 20. Changes can be made to the roster through
May 15 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 19, 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 19.
TEAM ACCEPTANCE – Generally speaking, we begin accepting
teams in late March or early April. Some teams may be
accepted before then based on full flights (usually 8
teams). Until we get closer to the tournament the only
communication teams will receive from Concord Cup after
a team applies and gets email confirmation of the
application is if we have not received payment or
referee information or there are questions about the
proper age group and flight teams should be in.
Complete tournament rules and procedures will be posted
at a later date. We look forward to having you join us
for Concord Cup XXIV.