(Girls - Boys)
The Irvine Winter Classic 2020 (e-mail) playing venues will be the Irvine City fields as required.
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I have a team that is not currently registered with CYSA-South. Can I participate in this CYSA-South Tournament?
In order for your team to participate in a CYSA-South sanctioned Tournament, you must be a team:
1) Registered with CYSA-South in the 2019 / 2020 season.
2) Registered with CYSA-North in the 2019 / 2020 season.
3) Registered with any USYSA League in the 2019 / 2020 season.
4) Registered with any USSF member organization in the 2019 / 2020 season.
(USSF Member Organizations are USYS, U S Club Soccer, AYSO, etc.)
I have a player that did play on my team last year. Can they play?
Yes. There is unlimited loan players. However, all players must be registered.
When is the last date a team can sign up for the Winter Classic?
Ten days prior to the event is the application deadline. Brackets are completed by a first come, first served, best fit basis with teams of equal quality.
How about a discount price?
Teams seeking financial assistance can e-mail an inquiry to the Tournament Director for consideration.
Where will our teams games be played?
The Irvine Winter Classic has two main playing venues. Orange County Great Park, Irvine and other Irvine City fields as needed. Playing venues are determined by the scheduler based on the quantity of teams entered in an age.
When will the schedules be posted?
Naturally, as soon as they are completed. We are projecting 5 days before the start of the event.
Our coach is coaching two teams, will you arrange the schedule so he can coach both team's games?
Please, let us know by e-mail and we commit to doing the best we can, without any guarantees. After the schedule is posted it is almost impossible to get this done.
When are the Finals?
Finals start Sunday afternoon.
Will there be more than one Flight (bracket) for each age?
Teams will be placed in flights according to a teams level of play and quantity of teams accepted. The objective is for teams to play teams of equal quality and to have every team have the possibility of winning before the game starts.
We have applied on line. When is our payment due and where do I send it?
All teams apply on line and receive an auto respond e-mail with further instructions regarding payments, where to mail payments, etc.
Can I sign up now and pay later?
YES. Your application will be stored in our data base until your payment is received. Officially, your application will NOT be processed until full payment is received.
Will there be a Friday Night Mandatory Teams Check-In?
When and where will teams check in?
H Q tents will be located at all venues. All teams must check in 30 to 45 minutes before the start of their first game at the H Q tent at the field of their first game. NO Friday night check in.
Will players receive pins?
Yes, all players will get pins. Pins must be picked up at check in.
How about awards?
Awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, place teams in each flight. Medals must be picked up at the field H Q Tent after the team’s final match is completed.
Who will referee the games?
As in all CYSA-S Class One Tournaments Referees are contracted by the tournament to a local Referee Organization. Most times the host Referee Organization seeks help from other local Referee Organizations. Naturally, we have requested the best referees available to referee these games.
Who will pay the referees?
The Tournament picks up all Referee costs.
We applied on line, sent in payment, were accepted, and were sent an e-mail of acceptance. Now we cannot come to the tournament. Can we get a refund?
After a team has been sent an e-mail of acceptance to the tournament, no refunds will be issued. If a team withdraws before an e-mail of acceptance has been sent, a full refund is given.
What is the Winter Classic Rain Out Refund Policy?
Refunds due to cancellation of the event will be determined as follows:
Cancellation of all matches 100%, less $100.00 administrative fee.
One match completed 70%, after $100.00 administrative fee
Two matches completed 35%, after $100.00 administrative fee
Three matches completed 0%
Please click on the Team Roster Form below. This will open the PDF Roster Form. To complete the On Line Fill-In Roster Form place your cursor in the box, click and type. Print the completed form and bring it with you. Completed Roster forms will be verified before your first game.
IRVINE City FIELDS as needed.
NO PETS OF ANY SIZE OR AGE ALLOWED AT ANY TOURNAMENT VENUES.
Exception: Certified seeing eye dogs or Certified seeing eye dogs in training. This is a facility rule.
Flights will normally consist of 8 teams with two pools of 4 teams each. Teams will play all other teams in their pool with the first and second place teams continuing on to the medal rounds, starting Sunday afternoon. The Championship game will be played between the teams who place 1st in each pool, with the winner earning the 1st place medal and the loser the 2nd place medal.
Pool play begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday noon. (2 games Saturday and 1 game Sunday) Medal games will begin Sunday after pool play has been completed. Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, place teams in every Flight.
All teams entered are guaranteed 3 scheduled games. Due to time and field constraints all medal games will go directly to a shoot out, if tied after regulation time. When flights are less than eight teams, the format will change, however medals will still be awarded to the top two finishers.
Teams are placed in flights based on the information received from the coach / manager entered in the application form.
TEAMS ACCEPTED TO PARTICIPATE
After the tournament application fees have been received, the application will be reviewed and the selection committee will determine the status of acceptance. After a team has gained entry, notice will be given, by e-mail. No refunds after acceptance e-mailed to team of acceptance. More instructions will be given to all teams after gaining entry.
Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and pets of any kind are not allowed at any playing venue. (These are facility rules.)
1) Unless otherwise noted below, FIFA "Laws of the Game" and USYSA playing rules will be used.
2) All games will be considered final and no protests will be allowed.
3) All teams will be scheduled three games, with running time. The clock will start at the scheduled kickoff time.
4) The length of (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) birth year games will be 40 minutes with a 5-minute half time.
5) The length of (2007, 2006) birth year games will be 50 minutes with a 5-minute half time.
6) All teams must have a licensed coach at every game.
The 10 point scoring system will be used.
If there are two teams tied in points at the end of the preliminary rounds, the following tie-breaker procedures will be implemented to determine a winner:
All teams must provide properly laminated league, state passes or necessary loan and/or travel papers.
Unlimited substitutions will be allowed under the following guidelines:
Any dead ball, with the referee's permission.
Any player or coach that is ejected from the playing area will be suspended for the next game. Depending on the severity for the reason of the ejection, the player or coach may be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.
Three points will be deducted for each ejection that is recorded.
If an unusual event results in a significant loss of game time, the lost game time may be rescheduled at the discretion of the Tournament Director. The rescheduling of the lost game time is subject to field availability. An example of an unusual event would be a major injury to a player, which prevented the use of the playing field. The Tournament defines a significant loss of game time as more than half of the game. An accumulation of time delays due to other injuries to several players would not constitute an unusual event nor will these delays be considered lost game time. An accumulation of time delays resulting from the normal course of a game will not be considered lost game time. Tournament Director / Site Manager may shorten games as necessary to make sure all matches scheduled on a given field are played. For example, a field running behind schedule due to an injury may have all remaining games on that field for the remainder of that day shortened so that any remaining scheduled games can be played. Tournament Director or referee may suspend any match or tournament in consideration of safety to players or damage to fields in event of inclement whether under any circumstances. Please review Rainout policies.
Teams dropping prior to being emailed their official notice of acceptance will receive a 100% refund. Teams dropping after being emailed an acceptance email will not receive a refund unless a team is located to replace the dropping team and the replacement team has paid the full registration fee.
Each participating player and coach will receive a Tournament pin.
Tournament medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, place teams in each flight.
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Teams dropping prior to being emailed their official notice of acceptance will receive a 100% refund.
Teams dropping after being emailed an acceptance email will not receive a refund unless a team is located to replace the dropping team and the replacement team has paid the full registration fee.