Welcome to DCT 2020

 

Coach/Manager:

Once again, congratulations on your team’s acceptance into SC del Sol’s Desert Classic Tournament 2020! This document will hopefully help you with some of the pre event planning and any questions you might have.

The Tournament Committee advises you to immediately do the following:

  1. Submit travel documents through your appropriate sanctioning organization. For USYSA teams from outside Region IV must submit travel papers. U.S. Club teams must submit a printed roster off the U.S. Club website.  Participation in the Tournament is conditioned upon proper receipt of the appropriate travel documentation at time of check-in.

  2. SC del Sol’s Desert Classic is a Stay and Play event. Sports Teams Accommodations will help you with any aspect of your hotel booking. If you have questions please contact Todd@sportaccom.com.  Failure to follow the Stay and Play rules will result in your removal from the tournament.

  3. Ensure your player roster in your on-line application is complete and up-to-date at all times. Game cards will be printed using this roster prior to team registrations and is based on utilizing the roster listed through Gotsoccer.  This must be done no later than Monday, February 3, 2030. Please update in a timely fashion. 

  4. Prepare for the mandatory registration.

Mandatory check-in

  Friday, February 7, 2020 

The mandatory check-in will be held at The Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 North 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020, between 5:00 p.m and 9:00 p.m. Players do not have to be present.  

  • Exceptions: Teams playing Friday matches must check in at your Friday game venues:-

  • Reach 11 Sports Complex – Time to be announced

  • Red Mountain Sports Complex – Time to be announced

  • Rose Mofford may check in at the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort beginning at 4 p.m. (All other non-Friday  teams begin at check in 5 p.m.)

  • Prior to Remaining Matches. Player passes must be delivered to field marshal 30 minutes prior to scheduled start of remaining matches; teams need not be present.

* FAILURE TO CHECK-IN AT REGISTRATION WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION FROM TOURNAMENT PLAY. 

* FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING AT REGISTRATION WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION. 

Team Certification and Registration

At registration, teams must submit the following documentation depending on the affiliation status of the team (USYSA, USSF, US Club, and Super Y League). All of the players on the team must play with the proper affiliation documentation (USYSA, USSF, US Club, and Super Y League) and with the same affiliation documentation. There cannot be a mixture of player cards from different affiliations.  The only exception is USSF can mix with USYSA or US Club. All player cards must have a valid for the tournament dates.

Failure to submit the required documents will result in the team or individual players being disqualified from participation. 

 

Documentation required at official check-in

Teams from the United States:

  • Players and bench personnel must present picture identification cards issued by the team’s Federation Organization Member (USYS, US Club, USSF, other).

  • Identification cards must be verified, photo attached, and laminated (if your association does not allow lamination, cards must be encased in plastic sleeves).  If your state issues virtual identification cards, be prepared to present them electronically. All Arizona teams (including Arizona academy teams U7 – U10) MUST present laminated identification cards. Out-of-state teams whose associations do not require player identification cards for academy teams (U7-U10) must bring an official roster.

  • Teams from a US Youth Soccer National State Association outside of Region IV may need to provide   proof of permission to travel. Please comply with your Federation Organizations travel protocol.

  • Teams must provide a certified/approved tournament roster from the team’s Federation Organization.

  • A Medical Release approved by the teams Federation Organization.

 

International Teams:

  • Players must present passports at registration or, if from a nation that the United States does not require a passport, proof of entry into the United States that is required by the United States.

  • Teams are required to have and present player picture identification cards.

  • Teams must have a completed form from its Provincial or National Association approving the team’s participation in the tournament.

  • A Medical Release approved by the team’s Federation Organization.

  • Teams must provide a tournament roster.

 

Documentation required for pre-match check-in

 

All Teams:

  • Teams are required to have and present player and bench personnel picture identification cards.  Identification cards will be checked against the tournament generated match reports.

  • Teams must have on hand a certified/approved tournament roster from the team’s Federation Organization in case of any discrepancies with the tournament generated match reports.

  • Each team is limited to three (3) coaches on the bench, all of which must be listed on the team roster. In no case will a team be allowed to participate without a properly registered coach or assistant

  • The uniform number of each player must be the same as the player’s uniform number on the tournament roster. If not the referee is not to allow the player to take part in the match until the numbers are the same (uniform or roster changed).

A player who arrives late at the playing field after the pre-match procedure may enter the match once the match’s official(s) verify the player is eligible and with the permission of the center referee.

Player eligibility may be challenged by an opposing manager/coach in unusual circumstances. Challenged player(s) will be noted by the Referee on the match report and will be allowed to participate in the match (if said player has been certified as eligible by the Desert Classic Tournament Credentials Committee). A late arriving player may be challenged at the time he/she is allowed to participate by the Referee.

 

ANY TEAM USING AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER WILL FORFEIT ALL TOURNAMENT MATCHES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. 

 

A report will be filed with the offending team’s National Organization or National State Association. If you are not sure of a player’s eligibility ask, in writing, the Tournament Director.

 

Mandatory

 

All teams must enter their rosters complete with bench personnel into the tournament’s on-line scheduling system no later than Monday, February 3, 2020. The minimum required information is name, date of birth, player ID number, uniform number and gender. Handwritten revisions can be made to the roster at check in on the night of team registration. This information will appear on the tournament match reports to be used by the referees for check-in on the field prior to each match. Write-in changes may be made directly to match reports.

Facility/Tournament Rules and Information

Field assignment and schedules

 

Schedules released in advance of the tournament are subject to change. Reconfirm your schedule. Pay particular attention to field assignment for each of the four days.  Please refer to the tournament rules relating to specific rules relating to tournament play. 

Inclement Weather

 

Any disruption to the tournament because of inclement weather will be communicated to all teams via the website, email and text. SC del Sol does not own the fields and does not make the final decision as to whether or not the facilities are playable.  Please review to the tournament rules relating to inclement weather procedures. 

 

Desert Classic Tournament, the Tournament Committee, Arizona Youth Soccer Association and/or the host affiliate will not be responsible for any expense incurred by any team due to the cancellation in part or whole of this tournament.

 

The Tournament Committee’s interpretation of these rules and regulations shall be final, and the Committee reserves the right to decide on all tournament matters.

 

The Tournament Committee has the responsibility to uphold any previous suspension imposed by Arizona Youth Soccer Association, US Youth Soccer and/or affiliates of USSF. Desert Classic Tournament is not responsible for the behavior of players, coaches, and spectators off the field, or damages resulting from such behavior. Coaches and players committing breaches of the law may be ejected from the tournament at the discretion of the tournament committee.

 

Please Remember

 

  • AT THE END OF EACH MATCH, A TEAM REPRESENTATIVE MUST SIGN/INITIAL THE MATCH REPORT.

  • PICKUP YOUR PLAYER CARDS FROM THE FIELD MARSHAL TENT AT THE END OF EACH MATCH.

  • RED CARDS MUST BE RETRIEVED FROM THE FIELD MARSHAL TENT ONCE SUSPENSION HAS BEEN SERVED.

  • PLEASE ENSURE YOUR TEAM REMOVES ALL TRASH FROM THE SIDELINE AFTER EACH MATCH.

  • IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY THERE ARE CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS ON SITE.

  • COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR SPECTATORS.

 

 

 

 

 

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