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23rd Annual
Youth Soccer
Tournament
May 14-15, 2016


Countdown to Concord Cup XXIII

See you on May 14-15, 2016


 

Concord Cup XXIII - Schedules are Published

TEAM CHECK-IN

Mandatory team check-in is at the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd. just off Interstate 680 (Willow Pass Rd. exit) 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 following carefully:

This year we have added this rule concerning heading in U10 games:

Heading: For U10 games only

a)      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.

b)      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 defending team.

      c)   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.

     d)   Any 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.


To register online and participate in Concord Cup XXIII you must following these guidelines:

1. 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 ConCupReg@gmail.com and jay@lbbadvertising.com 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.

2. Our 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 included.

3. 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.

4. A 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.

5. 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).

For 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.

6. 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.

7. Priority Entry Deadline is March 1, 2016.

8. 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 roster.

9. 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.


 

 

Concord Cup XXII results

Please check out our HISTORY page for complete results of every Concord Cup since our founding in 1994.  The page also includes notes on the event and our Concord Cup chairman was honored by the Concord Human Relations Commission!

 

See complete list of Concord Cup championship games.