What age group will my team play in the tournament?
After August 1 all age groups change to the new soccer season's age group, and since this tournament is after August 1, your team will play in the age group they'll be during the upcoming fall season.
How do I determine my age group for this tournament?
We follow the USSF guidelines by using January 1 - December 31 age groups, aka birth year.
When will the schedules be posted?
No later than Wednesday, August 16, 2023. This is due to the complexity of attempting to accommodate coaches with multiple teams and any time constraints some teams have. We do our best to accommodate requests but just can't guarantee them. We hope you understand.
Where are the games played?
All 4 games will be played at one of the following locations: Sachem, Smithtown, or West Islip. The location will be determined during the time of scheduling to accommodate as many requests, such as coaches with multiple teams, as possible. We will make every effort to try to schedule coaches with multiple teams at the same location. All your team's games will be played at the same venue.
What time will the games be played?
Because scheduling is a complex task with many coaches entering multiple teams, and certain time restrictions, we do our best to accommodate as many requests as possible. However, keep in mind they're requests. If you do have a time restraint, please make sure you enter it in the comments or email us, and we'll do our utmost best to work with you. If we can't work it out for you, we'll issue a refund. Due to the multiple requests, we usually complete our scheduling, which will tell you what time the games will be, about a week prior to the tournament.
When is the application deadline?
Our application deadline is Tuesday, July 31, 2023 Friday, August 4, 2023. We will consider applications entered after the deadline. Should we have a few brackets that need a team to complete it, we reserve the right to consider those teams past the deadline. To ensure consideration, make sure you apply ASAP. The tournament committee reserves the right to decline a team.
How do I add/delete players on my team's roster?
Follow the instructions on the Forms page
Can I bring guest players?
You are permitted to bring a maximum of 4 guest players for U13 and older and a maximum of 3 guest players for U9 through U12, and a maximum of 2 guest players for U8, as long as you can provide proof of date of birth, by either supplying a player pass (US Club or USYSA or another local league) or a birth certificate. Keep in mind that guest players count towards your maximum roster size.
Can my team still play if we haven't received our player passes yet?
Please check out our Forms page.
You can bring a birth certificate for every player whose player pass you don't have (yet). Make sure you upload/bring your official roster, so we can verify that those players belong on your team rather than are guest players (which are limited in number).
What day is registration night for the coaches?
To make it easier for coaches, we've eliminated registration night. Instead, you may choose to check-in online by uploading all required documents no later than the Sunday before the tournament. If you do not upload all documents for all players by the deadline, you'll need to show up at least 45 minutes prior to your first game to check in your team at the registration table at your venue.
What documentation is required?
Please check out our Forms page
Do you have no header rules for certain age groups?
We adhere to the initiative the USSF issued, and therefore all age groups U11 and under are not permitted to intentionally head the ball. For more information on rules, please check the Rules link at the top of this page.
Is this a patch exchange tournament?
Teams have the option to exchange patches if they'd like, but it is not required. We suggest that you check with your opposing coach.
Do we have to pay referee fees on the field?
No, your entry fee includes referee fees. Referees are provided by the Long Island Soccer Referee Association (LISRA).