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The Fort Smith Express Soccer Club hosts two annual tournaments each year at Ben Geren Park in Fort Smith. The Kohl's Cup in the spring for recreational programs, and the Coca Cola Dawg Daze Classic in August which are for the academy and competitive teams.

2013.10.1 Chevy Youth Soccer Program Clinic

posted Oct 1, 2013, 2:18 PM by Bryan Walker   [ updated Oct 1, 2013, 2:20 PM ]


Dear Chevy Youth Soccer League Organizers & Dealer Contacts,

As part of the Chevy Youth Soccer Program, on behalf of your sponsoring dealership, Chevrolet is hosting FREE youth soccer instructional clinics in your area for ages 6-14 with U.K. Elite!!

U.K. Elite Soccer Trainers represent professionalism, integrity, act as role models to young athletes and have a wealth of soccer knowledge. All UK Elite Soccer Trainers hold coaching licenses from multiple countries are fully insured and have had a complete background check confirming their suitability to work with children. The U.K. Elite Curriculum is a blend of all the best known practices and coaching methods from around the globe!

U.K. Elite incorporates methods from England, USA, Brazil, Holland, France, Germany, Italy and emerging soccer countries such as Australia and African Nations. They have active associations with professional clubs, national and International Soccer associations, keeping their curriculum fresh and challenging for every level of player.

For more information on U.K. Elite, check out their blog at www.UKElite.com/blog.

Attached is an invitation that you can distribute through your community. Please know that we are counting on you to distribute the attached information to members of your organization! If you have any questions about the clinic, please contact me.

Wednesday, October 16

Registration: 5:00PM-6:00PM

Clinic: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Ben Geren Park-Fields 9 & 10

7200 Zero St.

Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

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Thursday, October 17

Registration: 5:00PM-6:00PM

Clinic: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Goldtrap Gardner Boys and Girls Club

8800 Dallas St.

Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Please get the attached invitation out to your community as soon as possible! The invitations contain important information about how to RSVP at http://rsvp.youthsportswired.com/soccer which participants will use to register.

 

LMA Name: NW Arkansas

Password: kickit

 

Spots will fill on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will close when all spots fill up or TWO DAYS before each clinic date, so the sooner you can get these invites out to your organization’s members the better!

 

While it is at your discretion as to how you would like to distribute the clinic invitations, we suggest:

·         Email blast to your entire youth league community

·         Hang up the attached invitations at your field

·         Put the invitation and/or instructions for registration on your organization’s website

·         Announce the clinic opportunity during games

 

Please be sure to mark the clinic dates for your area on your calendar!  You should definitely plan to attend along with your league!

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.  Thank you for your time!

 

 

 

Tim

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Tim Repass
Senior Account Executive, GM Dealer Programs
1720 Windward Concourse | Suite 100 | Alpharetta, GA | 30005

 

Desk: 678.672.1739 | Mobile: 770.617.8635 | Fax: 770.407.8566

Email: trepass@gmdealerprograms.com

Web: www.youthsportswired.com

 

2014 Coca Cola Dawg Daze Tournament

posted Jun 5, 2013, 6:46 AM by Bryan Walker   [ updated Apr 9, 2014, 5:12 PM by Bryan Walker ]


Tournament Dates: August 22nd-24th 2014

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(Referee Signup)

(Host Permit)

Participating Clubs

TBA

Tournament Field Locations

Ben Geren Park
7200 Zero Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Chaffee Crossing
7020 Taylor Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72916
Age Groups
Girls and Boys
U8 through U18

6v6 and 8v8 formats available at U10

Tournament Fees

U8 through U9 - $250

U10 through U12 - $350

U13 through U18 - $450

Parking Fees

There will be a $5 parking fee for entry that will be good for the entire week-end.

Registration Deadline

Friday, August 10th 2014

U8-U18 Recreational and Academy teams are welcome.


Team Check In 

Friday, August 22nd

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Holiday Inn Civic Center 

700 Rogers Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72901

479-783-1000


Hotels

Holiday Inn (Flyer with Booking Code)

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700 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 1-800-465-4329 (Refer to the Dawg Daze Soccer)


Courtyard Fort Smith Downtown (Special rate starting at $86 Click Me)
900 Rogers Ave
Ft Smith, Arkansas 72901 USA
Phone:  1-479-783-2100
Fax:  1-479-783-2103
Sales:  1-479-783-2100


Each Classic team will need to bring the following:

  • Copy of State Approved Roster (for us to keep)
  • Notarized Medical Releases
  • Player Cards
  • Birth Certificates (Oklahoma exempt)
  • Travel Permit (if applicable) 
  • Guest Player Forms (if applicable)

Each Academy team will need to bring the following:

  • State Approved Special Events Roster, or a
  • State Issued Roster with non-playing player names marked out
  • Notarized Medical releases
  • Travel Permit (if applicable)

We will have check in available at the host hotel the night prior to the tournament as well as at the headquarters tent on the morning of the tournament, you will need to check your team in at least one (1) hour prior to your first game.

Email clubmanager@fssoccer.net if you have any questions.

Tournament Information Guidelines and Rules

Contact Phones:                                     

Tournament Director    Dave Marshall             479-459-8010

Registration                Beverly Shilling           clubmanager@fssoccer.net

A. Dates and Location:         August 22-24, 2013, Ben Geren and Chaffee Crossing Soccer Fields, Fort Smith, Arkansas

B. Age Limit Definition and Roster Limitations

  1. Age division in all age brackets shall be comprised of players who are under 8 to under 18 years of age before the first day of August of the current season.
  2. Any team playing with a player over the age limit shall forfeit the game in which the player takes part.
  3. Unless approved by the tournament committee, no team shall be allowed more roster players than what is allowed for the age group on the tournament host permit.

C. Eligibility

              Except as may otherwise be shown on the host permit filed with the state of Arkansas (ASSA), teams must be members of a USYSA Affiliated League. Teams from outside ASSA must submit an approved USYSA travel application and travel roster. All teams are required to have approved USYSA ID Cards for each player. (This can be waived if your parent association has not mailed them to you by tournament time as long as the team provides an approved roster, birth certificates, guest player forms (if required) and add/delete form signed by the coach of record and local association registrar.) A medical release form is required for each player participating. Teams or players will not be allowed to participate without completed and approved paperwork. Validated paperwork may be submitted at the scheduled registration. There will be no more than three (3) guest players allowed per team, providing they are within the same age group and they have the applicable guest player form filled out and approved.

Age Brackets will be formed in such a way as to best accommodate the most teams requesting participation in this tournament.  The Tournament Committee may refuse entry of any team for any reason.  

D. Tournament Format

All teams are scheduled to have three preliminary games, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. However, a team’s initial Sunday game may serve as quarter-final, semi-final, or final game depending on the numbers of teams involved in the age group. There will be no overtime periods in the preliminary games. In the event of a tie at the end of regulation play in semi-final or final matches, the winner will be decided as outlined in Paragraph N. below.

Academy teams (U8 and U9) will ONLY participate in preliminary games. There will be no semi-final or final matches for these Academy tournaments.  The U10 8v8 player Academy tournament may have finals (and semi-finals) depending on the number of teams participating.

Unless otherwise defined on the tournament website, game information for each age group is as follows:


Age Brackets

Ball
Size

Players 
on 
field

Length
of
Regulation

Halftime

Overtime

U-8/9

4

6

2 x 25 Min

5 min

No overtime

U-10

4

8

2 x 25 Min

5 min

2x5 min

U-11

4

8

2 x 30 Min

5 min

2x5 min

U-12

4

8

2 x 30 Min

5 min

2x5 min

U13B & U13/14G

5

11

2 x 35 Min

5 min

2x5 min

U14 to U18 

5

11

2 x 40 Min

5 min

2x5 min

E. Rules of Play

Except in connection with U8 and U9 there will be no offsides, FIFA “Laws of the Game”, as modified by the USYSA shall be used for all games. Any situation or question on rules of competition not covered herein will be governed by ASSA and USYSA Administrative Rule Books, in that order. Any matters not provided for in tournament rules or USYSA or ASSA shall be determined by the tournament committee, whose decisions shall be final.

F. Substitutions

Substitutions may be made with the consent of the referee in accordance with FIFA Law as modified by the USYSA. Either coach may make substitutions after a caution.

G. Home Team

The home team will be listed first in the game schedule. The home team will be required to wear their white or light colored jersey; the away team their dark colored jersey. The referee will require the home team to change to an alternate jersey if they decide the team’s colors are too similar. The home team will provide the game ball. The referee will handle game balls.

H. Game Reports

The referee shall be in charge of the game balls and game reports and shall submit the report before receiving any compensation for a game. The Tournament Committee and/or Referee Administrator shall provide forms for game reporting prior to the match.  Winning coaches and referees must sign this report, thereby verifying its authenticity. In the event of a tie in a preliminary game, both coaches must sign the report. Referees must return the game ball with the game card.

I. Protests

Other than registration qualification, the tournament committee will not authorize nor accept any protests. All decisions by the referee in charge are final.

J. Cautions and Ejections

  1. Ejections
    1. Any player or coach committing a second cautionable offense during the course of a single game will receive a red card and be dismissed from the field of play.
    2. Any player or coach receiving a red card will be required to sit out the next game.
    3. Second and third red cards will be reviewed by the tournament committee.
  2. Cautions
    1. A cautioned yellow card player may be substituted before restart of play; a red-carded player may not be substituted.
    2. Cautions are recorded and the tournament committee will review any player receiving four (4) yellow cards during the competition for further disciplinary action.
    3. Any coach playing a suspended player or a disqualified player will be reported to their local and state associations.

K. Game Time

Kickoff will be at the time shown on the schedule or immediately after the conclusion of the previous game, as determined by the referee. Team check-in requirements are outlined in Paragraphs P. and Q. below.

L. Cancellations

If any games are cancelled or shortened due to inclement weather after the tournament starts, there will be no refund of the entry fees. Tournament Committee reserves the right to end the Tournament, shorten games, or reschedule games in the event of inclement weather.  Scores of preliminary games terminated after the start of the second half due to weather shall stand and will be used in consideration of team advancements.  In the event the Tournament is terminated due to weather, winners will be determined under the point system listed herein.  The Tournament Committee, Fort Smith Express, and its Board Members are not responsible for any expense or obligations incurred by any team if the Tournament is canceled in whole or in part.

M. Tournament Point System

Three (3) points awarded for a win, one (1) point for a tie, zero (0) for a loss.

N. Tie Breaking and Overtime Rules

In the event of teams being tied in the preliminary round standings, the following procedure shall be used to determine team seedings, including the advancing group winner.  “Crossover games” (i.e., preliminary games with teams NOT in your group) will ONLY be considered in determination of the group winner when tiebreakers 1-5 fail to determine the group winner. Crossover games WILL be used when determining a wild card.

  1. Head-to-head competition
  2. Net goal differential. (up to three (3) goals per game)
    1. (Example :  Results of three preliminary round games:
    2. 5 – 0 win equals +3,
    3. 4 – 2 win equals +2,
    4. 1 – 3 loss equals –2. Total net equals +3) 
  1. Fewest goals allowed.
  2. Most shutouts
  3. Total goal differential.
  4. Penalty cards. Both yellow and red cards (one red card equals two yellow cards).
  5. Current FIFA penalty kick procedures. 

            If more than two teams are tied at the end of preliminary rounds for first place in the Group, or a wild card or seeding position, the tiebreaker procedures will be the same.  However, as teams are eliminated, the tiebreaker process will continue in the order shown above and will NOT revert to a previous tiebreaker (i.e., if all but two teams are eliminated, the tiebreaker process will NOT return to head-to-head). 

Note:

In the event of teams being tied in the preliminary round standings and there is no championship game (i.e., champion and runner up are to be determined by points) and the teams are still tied after the 5th tie breaker, then the teams will be declared either co-champs or co-runners up depending on the situation.  

In the event of a tie at the end of regulation play in a quarter-final, semi-final or final game, the following procedure shall be used: Two (2) full and completed ten minute overtime periods shall be played (i.e., NO golden goal). See Paragraph D for length of overtime periods per age group. If still tied, referee shall use current FIFA penalty kick procedures.

O. Awards

First and second place teams will receive a team plaque or trophy. First and second place team players will receive a medal, including U10 Academy as specified in Paragraph D. above.  All other academy players will receive participatory medals.

P. Game Check-In

All teams must arrive in plenty of time (30 minutes suggested) to check in with the center referee. Players must be dressed in full uniform at check-in time. Failing to do this may result in a forfeit. Present player passes and/or roster to the referee.  Players must wear numbers on backs of their shirts.  Shin guards are required and must be worn by every player. 

Q. Forfeited Games

A team will be allowed a 10-minute grace period from the scheduled kick-off time. If the team has still not arrived by the end of the grace period, the opponent can be eligible for a forfeit win; however, the forfeiture must be approved by the Tournament Director before a game is officially awarded to the opponent team. In the event forfeiture is granted, its opponent will be awarded a win with a score of 3-0 and given 3 points.

R. Sideline Conduct

All spectators and fans will sit on one side of the field. The coaches and their teams will sit on the opposite side of the field from the spectators and fans. The responsibility for the control of the sidelines rests with the team coach. Referees will be instructed to abandon any game due to excessive problems with sideline control. The tournament committee will review the situation and make all further decisions on the continuation of play for any team causing the referee to abandon a game.

THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DECIDE ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE TOURNAMENT.

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