All players and teams must be members of the US Club, IYSA or State Association and have a current USYSA player ID. Out-of-state teams must have travel permits approved by their State Association. USYSA travel procedures will be followed. All teams will be required to submit a Current IYSA Risk Management Certification. IYSA Teams will be required to submit IYSA Tournament Rosters and Guest Player Forms. Non-IYSA teams will be required to submit Valid State Association or US Soccer Organization Member Rosters & Guest Player Forms, Travel Permits, Current IYSA Emergency Medical Release & Liability Waiver for players and coaches, and Form NT for Non-IYSA/USYS teams.
Individual awards will go to the first and second place teams in each age division. One team trophy will be awarded to the first and second place teams in each age division.
Games will begin Friday night for local teams and will be played with the following timing rules: U8 = 2 x 20-minute halves; U9-U12 = 2 x 25-minute halves; U13-U15 = 2 x 30-minute halves. Halftime will be five minutes in length. All games will be played with a running clock. All teams are guaranteed three games.
The tournament application deadline is Friday, April 12. All foreign teams must submit their applications on or before Friday, April 12. All tournament fees must be mailed and postmarked no later than Friday, April 26.
In accordance with the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act [325 ILCS 5/4], volunteers are required to report or cause a report to be made to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873) whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to that volunteer in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.