The Tournament's World Cup format features two rounds of play.
Qualification Round: Teams will be randomly placed into Four Team Pools for a round-robin tournament format. Each team plays three 20-minute games. Teams are awarded points based on their wins, losses, and ties. Total points earned are used to seed the teams into Eight Team Divisions for the Championship round of play.
Championship Round: Each eight team division will start its own series of championship elimination games on Saturday afternoon. The four winning teams will advance into Sundayís winnersí bracket and the four losing teams will move into the losersí bracket. In Sunday's Championship round's elimination format; one team will advance from the losersí bracket to challenge the team from the winnersí bracket for the division championship. Teams will play at least 3 championship round games. All games are now 40-minute games and drawn matches are decided by the Dillsburg Dual Shootout format.
Eligibility: The tournament is open to club/travel teams that play during the 2019 Fall season and belong to their local, state, and national association and have a current US Youth Soccer or other approved soccer organization validated player passes.
††††††††††Three guest players are permitted at U9 & U10 playing (7v7),
†††††††††† Four guest players are permitted at U11 & U12 playing (9v9),
†††††††††† Five guest players are permitted at U13 & older playing (11v11).
Age Group: The tournament age groups are listed below for both Boys and Girls. Your team's age group is determined by using the January 1, 2019 date.
U-09 Girls & Boys Born on or After January 1, 2011
U-10 Girls & Boys Born on or After January 1, 2010
U-11 Girls & Boys Born on or After January 1, 2009
U-12 Girls & Boys Born on or After January 1, 2008
U-13 Girls & Boys Born on or After January 1, 2007
U-14 Girls & Boys Born on or After January 1, 2006
U-15 Girls & Boys Born on or After January 1, 2005
Awards: All teams and players will receive awards. Individual player trophies will be awarded to all division champions, second, & third place teams. Fourth through eighth place teams will receive individual medals.
US Soccer registered referees: All age groups will have 3 certified referees when possible. Contact Referee Assignor, Ron Mull if you are interested in refereeing.
The tournament entry fees are:
$650.00 for U09/U10 teams
$670.00 for U11/U12 teams
$680.00 for U13/U14 teams
$690.00 for U15 teams
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