tournaments

2020 unite the north fall cup

October 9 - 11

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** FOR THE FALL 2020 UNITE THE NORTH CUP: ALL CANCELLATIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 WILL BE ENTITLED TO A FULL FEE REFUND**

All other CR United SC tournaments: Once registration is received, no refunds will be made.  Fees are non-refundable if games are cancelled for any reason.  In the event the tournament is cancelled in full, the Tournament Committee and the CR United SC Board of Directors will have 90 days to make a determination on any refund.

Tournament Brackets

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Our desire is to fill all age and play level brackets.  In the event this is not possible, CR United SC reserves the right to combine age groups or playing levels as appropriate.  All brackets will contain a minimum of three and  maximum of sixteen teams.

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required forms:

MYSA Teams:

› One Player Roster with photos

› Guest Player Form (if applicable)

Non-MYSA Teams

› One Player Roster

› Copy of player and coach pass/ID cards 

› Guest Player Form (if applicable)

THERE IS NO IN-PERSON CHECK IN.

Only electronic check-in is accepted for tournaments.  Electronic check-in opens one week prior to the tournament start date and closes at noon the day prior to the first day of tournament play.  

Out of state teams: Travel permission from your state association is due 15 days prior to start of tournament.  Forms must be uploaded to your team manager’s account. 

Non-US Youth Soccer teams must provide proof of insurance at check in.

**Player and coach passes (picture IDs) or player roster with photos and medical release forms must be present on the field and available at all games upon request.**

game fields

Games will be played on state-of-the-art soccer fields at the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex or an offsite field if necessary. Teams will be notified of any offsite locations.  All venues are within 20 minutes travel time of each other.  All directions are available at www.crsoccer.org and at tournament check in.

weather

The tournament will follow MYSA weather guidelines for the suspension of play or cancellation of games in the event of severe weather or adverse field conditions. 
  • Severe weather is a possibility. Weather reports are monitored very closely. 
  • Severe weather generally means heavy thunderstorms accompanied by frequent lightning and/or dangerous high winds.  A light or medium rain shower, in the absence of thunder or lightning, does not generally constitute severe weather. 
  • Lightning will cease play. An air horn will blow once if teams need to evacuate the fields due to lightning. An air horn will blow twice when weather has been cleared to resume play. 
  • The Tournament Director may cancel some or all the games due to severe weather or adverse field conditions if, in his or her sole judgment, continued play might be hazardous to the safety of participants and/or officials. Any game that is canceled will be recorded as a 0-0 tie.
  • Referees may suspend play in any individual game due to severe weather or adverse field conditions if in their sole judgment continued play might be hazardous to the safety of the participants and/or officials. 

resuming play

If play in any game is suspended due to severe weather or adverse field conditions, the game restart and completion are subject to the following guidelines:  
  • Any game which is restarted may not run past the scheduled start time of the next game assigned to that field. 
  • Games which cannot be restarted will be considered complete if one half has elapsed before play is stopped. 
  • Games which cannot be completed before the 1st half of play has elapsed shall have a recorded score of 0-0 for tournament rankings 
  • The Tournament Committee has the exclusive right to reschedule any canceled games. Following widespread delays, the tournament committee reserves the right to shorten the times of remaining games to reestablish a workable tournament schedule. 

Tournament HQ

  • Tournament Headquarters: Coon Rapids Soccer Complex
  • Tournament Director: Jessica Moore
  • Emailtournaments@crsoccer.org
  • Each playing site will have a Site Coordinator with phone access to the Tournament Director, should questions arise.

sportsmanship

Any player, coach, parent, or spectator who demonstrates inappropriate behavior will be immediately removed and banned from the remainder of the tournament. Inappropriate behavior is at the discretion of the tournament committee and board members. The Tournament Director and/or officials will resolve any incidents covered in the rules. If a coach is out of control, a referee may request the coach to leave before a game continues. If a coach is asked to leave a game, the referee will retain the member’s pass and will send it to the MYSA office along with the appropriate game report. The coach will serve an automatic mandatory two-game suspension.

trash

Please don't leave trash behind! Pick up your team's empty water bottles, wrappers, and other items or garbage left behind!

CR United SC Tournament Rules:

  • FIFA rules as modified by MYSA, and as further modified in this document.
  • Red Cards: Red cards will follow MYSA/USYSA Rules.

Referees

  • A three-person referee system will be used for 11U and above. A one- person referee system will be used for 9U and 10U.
  • Only USSF certified and currently registered referees will be used for center referees; club lines may be used in some cases.
  • All referee decisions are final.  Interested referees should contact our Referee Assignor, Charles Speckman at assignors@refassignors.com.

NO PROTEST WILL BE ENTERTAINED.

Games

  • Each team will be scheduled to play a minimum of three games.
  • The Tournament Committee will not be held liable for any “no show” team.  Teams not showing for game will automatically lose the game and be deducted 3 points.  6 points will be awarded to the opposing team.
  • Teams listed first on the schedule are the home team, and are responsible to provide a game ball and resolve any jersey color conflicts.  Uniforms must be identical for all players. Sliders/under shorts must be the same color as the shorts and above the knee.
  • Both teams will occupy the same side of the field and the spectators of both teams will occupy the opposite side of the field. Tournament officials will determine which sides the teams will occupy as well as spectators.
  • Each game will be played under FIFA rules as modified by MYSA, and as further modified within this document.
  • Games may start as early as Friday at 5:00 pm, and as early as 8:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.  Games may be played after dark, as the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex has lights.
  • MYSA teams must reschedule any league games that are in conflict with the tournament schedule. 
  • If games are behind schedule, tournament officials may reduce each half by five minutes to keep the tournament on schedule.

Points and Tiebreakers

  • Games ending in ties will remain ties in preliminary rounds.
  • Playoff or championship games in a tie at the end of regulation play will proceed to two 5 minute overtime periods.  If the match is still tied at the end of the two 5 minute over-time periods, it will then be decided by kicks from the penalty mark following FIFA Laws of the Game. 
  • Listed below are the following tie-breakers in determining tournament points.
  • Highest number of points:
    • Win = 6 
    • Tie = 3
    • Goals scored (maximum of 3 per match)
    • Shutout = 1
    • 0-0 tie equals 4 points
  • Winner of head to head
  • Winner of most games
  • Goal spread (maximum 4 per game)
  • Most goals scored
  • Least goals allowed
  • Kicks from the mark per FIFA Laws of the Game.
  • Teams that forfeit a game may not advance to any award round.
  • A grace period of 20 minutes beyond the scheduled kickoff time, or the completion of the preceding game will be allowed before a forfeit is declared.
  • Failure to complete a match, or teams leaving the field during play will result in forfeiture.
  • All forfeits will be reported to MYSA.

Player Safety:

  • Referees make the final determination as to whether a player with a cast can play. 
  • In the case of an emergency, the tournament will have emergency resources available.  
  • Tournaments will follow heat index guidelines.
  • It is each team’s responsibility to provide water, ice, and first aid.
  • Each team must provide medical release forms for each player upon check- in.
  • Referees make the final determination as to whether a player with a cast can play. 
  • In the case of an emergency, the tournament will have emergency resources available.  
  • Tournaments will follow heat index guidelines.
  • It is each team’s responsibility to provide water, ice, and first aid.
  • Each team must provide medical release forms for each player upon check- in.
  • Every player participates at his or her own risk.
  • Each team is responsible for their medical supplies and for the treating of injuries.
  • Paramedics will be called to assist coaches and parents with injury assessment. They are not the primary care givers of first aid.
  • The field marshals will be in communication with the paramedics.  However, each team should act immediately in cases of emergencies.
  • Directions to hospitals and other clinics will be available.
  • This tournament, held by the CR United SC and sanctioned by the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, requires compliance with Minnesota Statue 121A.37 in accordance with the CR United SC and MYSA Concussion Policies.  All participating coaches and referees are required to take concussion training. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a free, online course entitled Concussion Training for Coaches.

Tournament Awarding:

  • All scores must be reported and turned in to Tournament Headquarters on the form provided by the referee coordinator.
  • Game results, including notification of teams advancing to playoff rounds, will be posted at Tournament Headquarters and the club website. Scores will be updated daily throughout the tournament.
  • Awards will be given to 1st place.
  • Please head to the tournament headquarters after your last game to receive your awards.
  • Participation gifts will be given to all 9U/10U players.   
  • All awards will be presented immediately following each team’s last game.

Players and Roster:

  • 15U-19U teams will be allowed to submit a pool of 22, however only 18 players will be allowed to suit up for each game.
  • 13U-14U teams will be allowed to roster a maximum of 20 players.
  • 11U-12U team will be allowed to roster a maximum of 16 players.
  • 9U-10U team will be allowed to roster a maximum of 14 roster players.
  • A player will only be allowed to play on one team.
  • Guest Players
    • A maximum of five guest players are permitted per team.
    • Guest players must be a registered USSF registered player with their state association who is age eligible.
    • A premier player may not be a guest player except in the 17U – 19U age groups.
    • Each guest player will need a signed MYSA guest player form. 

Tournament HQ

  • Tournament Headquarters: Coon Rapids Soccer Complex
  • Tournament Director: Jessica Moore
  • Emailtournaments@crsoccer.org
  • Each playing site will have a Site Coordinator with phone access to the Tournament Director, should questions arise.

The CR United Soccer Club is in good standing with the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).  All CR United SC tournaments are fully sanctioned through the MYSA.

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