Phone: (303) 694-6882 • Fax: (303) 694-4803• 8200 S. Akron St. Suite 122 Centennial, CO 80112 • Hours: Tues-Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM realcares@realcolorado.net

Real Colorado Cup Tournament featuring Colorado Showcase

 

The 2018 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase will be held May 24-28,2018.

The Broomfield Commons will be our fourth venue for 2018. CO Showcase Division teams will play there.

 Please plan on applying early as we had to turn away over 60 teams in 2017.

5/26 and 5/27 Heat Alert Info

As everyone is probably aware, temperatures are predicted to be in the 90’s here tomorrow.  Therefore, in the interest of player safety, we will be implementing 2 min. water breaks in each half of play.  We will begin with games starting at 11:00am and after.

The process will be:

  • The referee will start the 2 minute break at a dead ball, approximately mid-way through the half.
  • The players on the field may not leave the field of play for the break, unless being subbed off.
  • Substitutes must be waiting at mid-field, ready to be subbed in, regardless of the fact that there is no set time for the water break to occur
  • Play will resume with the proper restart for the reason of the stoppage in play (Ex: Throw-in, goal kick, free kick etc.)
  • Play will resume immediately at the end of 2 minutes per the referee.
  • NOTE: the official game clock will continue to run during the 2 minute break.  There will be no time added to the specified game time.
  • There will be no coaching during the stoppage.

COACHES and MANAGERS –make sure your players have lots of extra water on the sidelines the next two days and that they are hydrating when not playing.  Sunscreen is a must.  Please visit our Childrens Hospital Color ado medical tents with any concerns about heat-related issues.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please remember player safety is our top concern.

Cindy Thomas, Real CO Tournament Director

Real CO Cup Sponsors

 

2018 Real CO Cup Schedules/Results
Emergency Field Check-Ins

If you must make a roster change before your first tournament game, please follow the directions below.

SPECIAL NOTE: 

  • All rosters presented to referees for check-in to every game must be stamped and/or stickered with the Real CO Shield to be usable for play in any Real CO Cup game.
  • Real CO must have an exact matching copy of every roster used for check-in which we will get from you at your check-in.

FIELD CHECK-IN DIRECTIONS:

  • All Field Check-ins must be complete one hour in advance of your first game.
  • Go to the HQ tent at your site with at least 2 copies of your official roster – it can be your already approved RCC roster or a clean one.
  • You will cross off or add players/coaches, show their passes and medical releases and we will approve and sticker.
  • Bring copies — no copiers at the fields.
  • You will receive your coach packet and player, coach, team gifts at your field check-in.

 

Real CO Team Field Marshal Schedules

REAL CO TEAM FIELD MARSHAL SCHEDULES ARE LISTED BELOW:

ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THE SCHEDULES, PLEASE CONTACT REALCUP@REALCOLORADO.NET

Your team volunteers can be team parents or high-school aged players who need high school volunteer hours. (If HS volunteers, they must bring their forms to the tournament for signatures at the time of volunteering).

  • All volunteers are field marshals – they keep an eye out for injuries to call the medical team via radio, to direct people to fields (we provide a field map), to alert the HQ of any issues, to pick up trash, etc.
  • We do not want to know the names of your volunteers in advance of the tournament.  If you are asked for ice for a player, direct them or a teammate to the medical tent at your site where the staff will be happy to give them ice.  The medical staff does not deliver ice.
  • Our volunteers are ambassadors for Real to help any folks with questions.
  • We provide a brightly colored t-shirt and a radio.
  • They are assigned to 3-4 fields including their team’s, so they can watch their own team’s games.
  • Generally, their time slot includes their own game, and maybe right before or after their game. The 2-hour shifts can be split by parents, however, we are only able to give one free t-shirt per shift.
  • Each volunteer must come to the HQ tent at the site where they are scheduled (where their game is being played) 15 mins. early to sign up, receive instruction, get their t-shirt and radio.
  • Every volunteer must come directly back to the tent at shift’s end  to check their radio in for the next shift.
  • Your team gets credit for fulfilling their shifts when the volunteer signs in.
  • The fine for not fulfilling a shift is $250 team.
  • We require this of our teams to defray the cost of running the tournament. All proceeds from the Real CO Cup go directly to the Competitive Budget and therefore help defray the fees of all Real competitive families.

 

Specific Info for 2018:  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE — WE APPRECIATE ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS IMMENSELY!!!

  1. Teams have been assigned 2-4 shifts.  There are a few teams with only one assignment- these are Rec teams and JA teams
  2. 90% of the shifts are during teams’ scheduled game times, covering your game field and adjacent fields within a specific area so you can watch your game.
  3. For the 10% assignments outside team game times- those shifts are either directly before or directly after your scheduled game
  4. There are a few teams that might have a slight overlap in shift times- we are aware that you might be 10 min late for a shift due to the completion of another shift
  5. Shifts are scheduled 10 min prior to the start of the game- pls check in at the HQ tent closest to your shift games
  6. HQ tents for Field Marshal Check-In are located on the East, West and North Pods at ASP, North end of Pod 2 at DSGP, at the HQ tent on the Blue Pod at Broomfield (near the concession stand), and in the Southwest Corner of the Dove Valley Fields..

AGAIN, Thank you so much for your help!  See you out there!

2018 Girls Teams FM Schedule2018 Boys Teams FM Schedules

2018 National Soccer Combine at the Real Cup

The 2018 National Soccer Combine at the Real CO Cup will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:30am-3pm at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Schedule:     10:30am – Boys/Girls  – Session 1    12:00pm – Boys/Girls  – Session 2    1:30pm – Boys/Girls  – Session 3

  • The last three years the Combine event has had 100 college coaches attending.
  • It’s been very valuable for players looking to be recruited.
  • Here’s a great video showing what goes on at a Combine Camp:  http://www.biokats.com/soccer/about-us/

This event will bring college coaches in to evaluate players prior to the  tournament to identify them and then follow them throughout the tournament. The Combine contains athletic and skill assessment for players and short, controlled scrimmage games (3v3, 6v6). There will also be goalkeeper specific skills assessments.

NOTE: players do not need to be playing in the tournament to participate in the Combine. Participation is on an individual basis. It is not necessary for entire teams to sign up, although they can.

To register for the Combine and for more information go to: www.NationalSoccerCombine.com.

Questions and more information:   jhoward@biokats.com

Fields and Site Maps

Click these links for area map of hotels and fields and site maps.

Denver Metro Map Showing Field and Hotel Locations

Site Maps:

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — 6000 Victory Parkway, Commerce City, CO  80022

Aurora Sports Park – 18601 E. Sports Park Dr., Aurora, CO  80011

Dove Valley Regional Park  — 13655 Broncos Parkway, Englewood, CO  80112-4150

Broomfield County Commons Park  – 13200 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield, CO  80020

2018 College Coach Registration Information

                                         

 

We invite all college coaches to this year’s Real CO Cup where we will offer excellent recruiting opportunities and even better amenities!

Our Registration Process is Two-Part:

  1.  NEW FOR 2018:  SCOUTINGZONE is our official scouting partner: College coaches can access tournament schedules, team rosters and player profiles by registering with SCOUTINGZONE here.
  2. Register with Real Colorado directly here. (PLEASE NOTE: we need this form returned if you would like to reserve a ticket to attend the CO Rapids MLS game and BBQ on Saturday, May 26.)

Amenities Available for College Coaches attending the 2018 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase:

  • National Soccer Combine, 10am – 3pm on Friday,5/25, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park  (Click here for National Soccer Combine information)
  • Great Hotel Rates at Colorado Showcase Hotels (Click here to go to Anthony Travel’s website for 2018 Real CO Cup)
  • Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and snacks at the Fields (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • College Coach Hospitality Tent at Fields (sideline chairs, sunscreen available for your use)
  • Welcome Check-In Reception on Friday, May 25, 2 – 7 pm, at Cafe Eighteen76 at DSGP
  • Complimentary CO Rapids game ticket and BBQ on Saturday, May 26
  • COACHES PLEASE NOTE:  We are adding the Broomfield County Commons, with 15 additional fields, to our CO Showcase venues.  It is a 30-minute drive from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. We will not be able to provide transportation between the fields but there are a lot of UBERS and LYFTS!  Dick’s will remain our primary CO Showcase site, and all teams will have a least one game there.  We will do our best to plan U15 and U18/19 games at Broomfield, but final schedules will depend on actual age groups and numbers of applicants.

Any questions: cindyt@realcolorado.net

2018 College Coaches Attending

                           

4/4/2018 –NEW FOR 2018:    SCOUTINGZONE is our official profile and college recruitment partner.  We are in the process of getting all of our college coaches registered via SCOUTING ZONE.

The link to see the coaches who have already been registered on SCOUTINGZONE is here.

 

Team Online Check-In Information

ALL CHECK-INS/REGISTRATIONS ARE ONLINE VIA GOTSOCCER

THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE/GAME DAY CHECK-INS

*PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY*

  •  Final Team check-ins/registration documents are due by: Friday, May 18  – but you can start uploading your documents any time. Start working on collecting your documents NOW!
  • DO NOT WAIT UNTIL MAY 4, to take care of this, please – for your sanity and ours!
  • All teams will receive a confirmation email stating that their check‐in documents are complete no later than: Friday, May 18, including a RCC verified copy of your roster to be used at all tournament games.
  • Team documents will be monitored continuously and communications will be sent regarding any issues.
  • Teams are able to send us specific questions from within their team application on the documents page using the “Notify Registrar” section. We are able to respond back on the same page.
  • Instructions for online check-in can be found below: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
  • Tournament rules can be found here
  • Please note that a player can ONLY play for ONE team throughout the tournament.
  • RCC Verified Rosters will be collected by referees at all games. Actual laminated player cards and med forms must be available at the field, every game. Failure to produce any or all of these documents as requested at game time, will result in a forfeit of ALL GAMES!
  • If there are questions please email cindyt@realcolorado.net Always identify your team name in any email.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

US CLUB TEAMS MUST PROVIDE:

  • 1 copy of the US Club Roster (see “Frequently Asked Questions” below about adding guest players)
  • A copy of each US Club Player and Coach Pass– every player and coach must have one to be allowed to play/coach (ONLY front must be copied)
  • ONLY IF YOU HAVE GUEST PLAYERS: A copy of each guestplayer’s US Club Player Pass – every guest player must have one to be allowed to play (ONLY front must be copied)
  • Download, read, complete and execute the 
  • RCC Policy/Rule Acknowledgement and Team Information Form

 

US YOUTH SOCCER TEAMS MUST PROVIDE:

  • 1 copy of the State Approved, Official, Signed Roster (see “Frequently Asked Questions” below about adding guest players)
  • A copy of each US Youth Soccer Player and Coach Pass – every player and coach must have one to be allowed to play/coach (ONLY front must be copied)
  • ONLY IF YOU HAVE GUEST PLAYERS: A copy of each guest player’s US Youth Soccer Player Pass– every player must have one to be allowed to play
  • Permission to Travel Form. All USYS teams from outside Region IVmust have this form.  Check with your State association for the appropriate form.
  • Download, read, complete and execute the RCC Policy/Rule Acknowledgement and Team Information Form

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UPLOADING TO GOTSOCCER

After you have gathered the appropriate documents to register your team, please scan or create PDF files for each document type, as they will be uploaded separately.  Please use appropriately descriptive names, i.e., Roster, Player Passes, RCC Policy, etc.) so you will know which files to upload where in your team application.

***We recommend scanning multiple player cards to fill an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper and thus requiring fewer “Player Passes” sheets. Please be sure to combine all player passes (alphabetical order required) into a single pdf.

Then, follow these instructions:

  • Login to gotsoccer.com with your team username and password.
  • Select the “2018 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase” Event
  • Select “Documents”
  • Select the labels from the dropdown list and upload the appropriate files.
  • If you need to Notify Registrar, you will see that function on your documents page, also.

REGISTRATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I email you my documents?

No. All documents must be uploaded to your GotSoccer account.

Can I ask a specific question during this process?

Yes. From your documents page in your team account, RCC Event application, there is a “Notify Registrar” spot.  Click on notify, type in your short question and “Add”. RCC staff can see there is a notification and will reply at the same spot.  Your team contact/manager will receive an automated email when we answer.

Once I’ve checked in using GotSoccer, will I receive an email confirming that my roster has been approved?

Yes. All teams will receive an email confirming their roster/documents have been approved. Your actual RCC verified roster will be uploaded into your team account by us.  This is where you will print copies of your RCC verified tournament roster to bring to the tournament. This roster must be given to the referee 15 mins. prior to each game. You must always bring your roster, actual laminated player/coach passes (no copies) and medical forms to each game. This email will be sent no later than 5 days prior to the tournament start date.

Players not attending the event:

If a player is not attending the event do I leave their name on the roster?

No, if a player is not attending the event; you need to cross their name off on the roster before you scan it.

Guest Players:

What is the maximum number of guest players a team can bring to the event?

Six (6) guest players will be allowed.

  • Teams may roster up to the maximum permitted for their age per Real Cup rules.
  • Only 18 players are eligible for each game. Non-eligible players on a roster of more than 18 must be crossed off prior to giving to the referee.
  • Guest players are included in that maximum number.

How do I add a guest player?

Step 1: Obtain the guest player’s current player pass/card and medical release form.

Step 2: Copy your original roster. Please handwrite legibly and carefully, the guest player’s full name, unique jersey number, player identification number and birthday below the bottom of the existing rostered players.

Step 3: Proper paperwork for guest players is required:

US CLUB TEAMS DO NOT NEED ANY EXTRA PAPERWORK – just their US CLUB ROSTERS with the guest players written in, US Club player cards/passes, medical waivers.

USYS TEAMS USING GUEST PLAYERS:

  • A guest player is any player not listed on your official roster you are using in the RCC. Some clubs or state associations will add guest players to a traveling team’s official roster. Please ask your club or state registrar about this! Any player listed/typed on your official, signed, verified roster is not considered a guest player by RCC.
  • All guest players (written in by you on your roster) must have their player pass included with the whole team’s passes for RCC approval and their medical release at the field with those of the entire team.
  • If the guest player and the team for which they are playing are both from CO, nothing else is needed (just pass, medical release, and name on official roster submitted by team, then approved by RCC)
  • If the guest player is from ANY state other than CO, or if a Colorado player is guest playing on a state team from outside of Colorado, then they will need to complete an Interstate Permission Form.
    • Player Loan Papers are obtained from your state association, i.e., a player from your state association is playing on your team (even from within your own club).
    • Interstate Permission Form is for a player guest playing on a team from outside their state association, i.e., an AZ player is coming to play on a CO Team or a CO player guest playing on an AZ team.

Click here for this form or obtain from your state association.

IMPORTANT NOTE: US Club Soccer teams may only take guest players registered under US Club Soccer, and USYS teams may only take guest players registered under USYS. No roster may be comprised of players with different passes from different organizations (no “mixed rosters”).

Medical Release Forms

Medical Release Forms should not be uploaded for online check-in. By uploading the Signed RCC Policy Acknowledgement and Team Info Form (below), your team is stating they will have all player medical releases/waivers.

***All teams must have a medical release form for each player (including guest players) at the field for every game.

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REAL CO CUP POLICY/RULE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & TEAM INFORMATION FORM

  • Print out this form here.
  • You must upload your completed form into your team application. VERY IMPORTANT: NO TEAM CAN PLAY WITHOUT THIS SIGNED DOCUMENT IN ITS FILE! This will be the first place we will go to contact your team during the tournament weekend for any possible reason – it is extremely important that we have this signed document back from your team before you can play.

 QUESTIONS? cindyt@realcolorado.net

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U15-19 Player Profile Instructions
Fine Design -- Real CO Cup Apparel

BEAT THE CROWDS!!!

PRE-ORDER YOUR TOURNAMENT APPAREL FROM THE FINE DESIGN ONLINE STORE:

 Click here

YSPN Action Photography

 

YSPN is the official and exclusive professional photographer for the 2018 Real CO Cup.

They offer great packages and items for team photos, individual photos and action photos.

CLICK HERE to view their products and to sign up for action photo shootiing during the 2018 Real CO Cup!

CSV Videography

 

CSV provides the BEST QUALITY HD VIDEOS for youth soccer tournaments. They are great for player highlight videos! You’ll be able to clearly identify all your players all the time.

The cost for a single game is $190. When purchasing 3 or more games you receive a $10 discount per game. You are purchasing a team license. The more players participate in the purchase, the cheaper it will be per player. For example, a team with 18 players purchasing 3 games will pay just $30 per player for all 3 games!!

The cost for a single game for teams playing 9v9 is $140. When purchasing 3 or more games, you receive a discount of $10 per game.

Videos can be editable for the purpose of creating highlight videos. Videos are delivered electronically within 5 days after the tournament.

Teams that purchase their games before May 12th will receive an additional $10 discount per game! Just use the coupon EARLYBIRD when checking out to obtain it.

Streaming.

Teams interested in live streaming their games can do it for a surcharge of $60 per game. When streaming 3 or more games, you receive a $10 discount per game! Viewers don’t have to pay anything in addition to this surcharge.

Player Highlights.

Are you interested in using the Showcase’s footage to create a highlights video? CSV creates the best in the industry.

Send us an email for all information at csv-team@coloradosportsvideo.com.

NOTE:  CSV is the official, exclusive videographer for the 2018 Real CO Cup.  No other videographer is permitted to film at any 2018 Real CO Cup games.

More information will be coming soon.  CLICK HERE to go to their website.

2018 Real CO Cup Forms

2018 Real CO Cup Forms:

2018 Real CO Cup USYS Application to Host

2018 US Club Soccer Approved Application to Host 

US Club Soccer Fact Sheet for Tournament Participants

Real CO Cup Policy/Rule Acknowledgement and Team Information Form – Needs to be signed and uploaded into your team gotsoccer application

Real CO Cup Registration FAQ’s — Answers Online Check-in Questions

Interstate Permission to Travel Form – for guest players from outside CO playing on a team from any state (including CO) other than their home state OR for a CO player guest playing on a team from outside CO.

2018 College Coach Real CO Registration Form – Scan/email to cindyt@realcolorado.net or Fax to 303-694-4803 — ONLY WAY TO RESERVE YOUR CO RAPIDS GAME TICKETS is to send this form in.

Medical Release Form (Generic – if teams do not have their own)

2018 Real Cup Rules

 

2018 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase – Amended 5/3/2018

All games will be played under FIFA Laws of the Game as modified by Colorado Soccer Association, unless otherwise stated in this rules package. All rules disputed will be settled by the Tournament Director. Tournament rules may be modified under extraordinary circumstances as deemed necessary by the Tournament Director only. Any situations that arise not specified herein will be resolved or determined by the Tournament Director or designee, with knowledge of the Tournament Director.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Birth Year Age Grp Format Ball Size Max Roster #  of Guest Players Allowed Pool Play Length of Half (all half-times will be 5 mins.)
2008 U10 9v9 #4 16 6 25 mins.
2007 U11 9v9 #4 16 6 30 mins.
2006 U12 9v9 #4 16 6 30 mins.
2005 U13 11v11 #5 18 6 30 mins.
2004 U14 11v11 #5 18 6 30 mins.
2003 U15 11v11 #5 22 6 35 mins.
2002 U16 11v11 #5 22 6 35 mins.
2001 U17 11v11 #5 22 6 40 mins.
2000 U18 11v11 #5 22 6 40 mins.
1999 U19 11v11 #5 22 6 40 mins.

 NO PROTESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED.

 Disputes of a non-referee nature will be handled by the Real CO Cup Tournament Director, as expediently as possible, determined by specific nature of the dispute, and overall tournament circumstances. The tournament director may consult whomever within Colorado Soccer Association or USYS or US Club Soccer she/he considers appropriately informed or knowledgeable, in determining outcome. This decision will not be open to appeal.

Decisions by Referees may not be appealed.

 ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

 Eligible players are those players whose legal name and birth date appear on the team’s roster or guest roster at Tournament Check In. Each team may have a maximum of six (6) guest or loan players. All coaches must provide a player pass for each player via Tournament Check-in and at the fields of play (if requested). No player pass, no play – ODP teams will be excepted.

No players may be added to any roster within one hour of a team’s scheduled first game.

Players may only play on one team in the Real Colorado Cup featuring the Colorado Showcase.

Team Rosters for teams playing 9v9 may include up to 16 players. Team rosters for teams playing 11v11 may include up to 18 players. Team rosters for U15-19 teams may include up to 22 players, however, only 18 may play in any one game.  These teams must present a copy of their official roster indicating which players will not play in a specific game to the referee at field check-in for that game, as stated below.

TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN

 Each team is required to go through the Online Tournament Check-In Process, described herein, ODP teams excepted.

Signed medical releases for all players must be present at every game during the entire tournament. USYS registration, specific club medical authorizations and US Club Waivers are acceptable. Notarized releases are not required.

USYS Teams: 

Via the RCC Online Check-in Process, all USYS teams must upload their State Approved, Official, Signed Roster, player and coach pass copies, travel papers or guest player papers (as required for teams from outside Colorado or Region IV), fully executed Real Colorado Cup Policy/Rule Acknowledgement and Team Information Form.

Teams will be advised of approval of all documents by Real CO Cup representatives.  A Verified Copy of each team’s official roster will be supplied to the team for printing and bringing to the tournament.  Said roster will be presented to the referee for each game and collected from the referee after the game by a team official.

US Club Teams:

Via the RCC Online Check-in Process, all US Club teams must upload their US Club Roster, all player and coach pass copies, fully executed Real Colorado Cup Policy/Rule Acknowledgement and Team Information Form.

Teams will be advised of issues, approval of all documents by Real CO Cup representatives.  A Verified Copy of each team’s US Club roster will be supplied to the team for printing and bringing to the tournament.  Said roster will be presented to the referee for each game and collected from the referee after the game by a team official.

ODP Teams – are exempted from Online Check-in and must undergo a field check-in: Each team must present 2 copies of its state-certified ODP roster, as well as medical releases or verification by the state that the medical releases are in its possession.  ODP teams do not have to present player passes. One copy of each roster will be marked and retained by the tournament.  The team will receive a mark, stamp or sticker on their copy(ies) to be presented for all field check-ins.

TRAVEL PAPERS/PERMISSION TO TRAVEL

 Out-of-state teams playing under USYS from a state outside of USYS Region IV, must provide up-to-date, state-approved travel papers and roster and/or appropriate player loan papers as required by their home state association. These must be provided via the online check-in process, but also to CO Soccer Association, prior to the start of the Real CO Cup (to be provided by team’s state association).

USYS Region IV teams must provide state-approved player loan forms for any guest players via the online check-in process

Teams playing under US Club are not required to have or present travel papers.

PLAYER BIRTH CERTIFICATES

Birth certificates are not required to be reviewed or carried for any Real CO Cup purposes. All challenges of an opposing player’s age must be registered with the tournament site headquarters prior to the start of the second half of any game. The player’s pass and state registered roster will be used to resolve any dispute.

Any unresolvable issues at the time will be referred to CSA and to the club of the player/team in question following the tournament.  There is the possibility of tournament disqualification for the player/team in question as determined by the Tournament Director.

There will be no roster changes and/or additions any later than one hour prior to a team’s first tournament game is scheduled. i.e., 1st game starts at 4pm, no changes after 3pm.

TOURNAMENT REFEREES and FIELD CHECK-INS

All 11v11 games will have 3 FIFA certified referees. All 9v9 will have 1 FIFA certified referee, except for final games which will have 3 FIFA certified referees. 

All teams will supply their RCC verified tournament roster to the referee prior to the game, to be picked up from the referee at the end of the game by a team representative. Team coaches/managers are responsible to regain possession of their verified rosters at the end of each game.

Referees will conduct a “quick” field check-in for equipment and eligibility prior to each game, as indicated above.

Actual laminated player and coach cards and med forms must be available at the field, every game, 15 mins. prior to game time. Failure to produce any or all of these documents as requested at any time by a referee or tournament official, will result in a forfeit of ALL games. ODP teams do not have to have player or coach passes.

 FORFEITS

Teams failing to check in within ten (10) minutes of their scheduled kick off time will forfeit the game. All teams must have a minimum of seven (7) players present to be eligible to play. To be awarded a win, a non-forfeiting team must present themselves to the referee for check in, unless informed in advance by an identified tournament representative that they do not need to show up. A forfeiture shall result in the awarding of three points to the non-forfeiting team with a loss and a negative two (-2) points to the forfeiting team. The Tournament Site Director may modify this rule under extraordinary circumstances. A forfeiting team may not continue into the Championship Round of tournament play, such that the team finishing immediately below the forfeiting team would advance rather than the forfeiting team. It is up to all teams to confirm their status prior to departing from the tournament.

Termination of game by the referee due to behavior of one team in a match will be treated as an abandonment and/or forfeiture by that team.

HOME TEAM

  • Is the team listed first on the schedule
  • Wears dark jerseys

VISITING TEAM

  • Is the second team listed on the schedule
  • Wears light jerseys
  • If the visiting team does not carry a light jersey, then the visiting team must change to a jersey of an alternate dark color that does not conflict with the color of the home team jersey

Either team’s goal keeper shall change jersey color as directed by the referee regardless of home/visitor status. All players shall wear their jerseys fully tucked into their shorts.

PLAYER EQUIPMENT

  • Hair control devices with any hard parts and jewelry of any sort, including earrings, belly or nose rings, are not permitted.
  •  Religious medals or medical tags must be taped to the body, and approved by the referee. 
  • Splints, casts, braces or other joint support devices, not inherently dangerous, or sufficiently padded with pliable materials to eliminate a dangerous condition, may be worn as approved by the referee.
  • All players must wear shin guards.  Knee high socks shall be worn over, covering the shin guards.

Referees will request a player fix or remove equipment considered dangerous.  A player will not be permitted to play until corrected and may be sent from the field to correct a problem to the referee’s satisfaction. 

TOUCHLINES

Both teams will be on the same side of the field, each occupying a separate half of the touchline.  Spectators will be on the opposite side of the field from their team. No spectators will be allowed on either end line or behind either goal.

GAME BALL

The referees may be provided with Tournament Game Balls. In the event a tournament game ball is not provided, the HOME team will supply the game ball.  All balls will be regulation to the age group: Size 4 for U10-U12, Size 5 for U13+, and will be approved by the referee.

GAME DURATION for Preliminary Play and Consolation Games

          Real CO Cup Division:

U10              25 minute halves                        5-minute half times

U11-12         30 minute halves                        5-minute half times

U13-14         30 minute halves                        5-minute half times

          Colorado Showcase Division:

U15-16         35 minute halves                        5-minute half times

U17-19         40 minute halves                        5-minute half times

GAME DURATION for Championship Rounds

U10              25 minute halves                        5-minute half times

U11-12         30 minute halves                        5-minute half times

U13-14         35 minute halves                        5-minute half times

U15-U16      40 minute halves                        5-minute half times

U17-U19      45 minute halves                        5-minute half times

 SUBSTITUTIONS

Teams may substitute at any dead ball situation per FIFA Laws of the Game, with the permission of the referee. Substituting players will wait at the halfway line for admittance by the referee.

STOPPAGE TIME

The game official may add stoppage time to the game duration stated above only in quarter/semi-final and championship games.  No stoppage time added during preliminary play or consolation games.

REPORTING OF GAME SCORES

Winning team must obtain the game card from referee and deliver scores to the tournament site director tent at the site where the game is played within one hour of game completion.  In the event of a tie, the home team must obtain the game card and deliver the score. Cautions, ejections, score will be recorded on the game card by the referee, only.

SCORING

  • Three points for a win.
  • One point for a tie.
  • No (zero) points for a loss.
  • Minus one (-1) point for each red card issued to a player, coach or parent.
  • Minus two (-2) points for a forfeiture or abandonment of a game.

MISCONDUCT

A player receiving a red card shall be expelled from that game, may not be replaced, and is automatically disqualified from the team’s next scheduled tournament game.  In the event a player is ejected from a game for violent conduct, that player will not be permitted to play in the next 2 games. Two yellow cards in the same game for a single player will result in a red card (non-violent).

 Any coach dismissed from a game shall be expelled from that game and must leave the playing area to a minimum of 100 yards from the field. The coach must remain silent for the duration of the game and take no further part in it. Failure to comply within two minutes will result in the game being terminated. Such an incident may also result in further disciplinary action. In the event of a coach dismissal, the coach is automatically disqualified from coaching the team at any time during the team’s next game.

A team fan or parent displaying unacceptable behavior will be sent off following the same procedures as those used for coaches. Unruly spectators may be asked to leave the tournament site by the Tournament Site Director or the center referee.

If parent(s) are asked to leave a sideline by a referee or tournament official due to unsportsmanlike or unacceptable behavior, the team will be penalized (-1) point.

Any player or coach receiving a send off who plays in or coaches the next scheduled tournament game, will cause their team to automatically forfeit that game and the game shall be scored as if an abandonment has occurred.

Termination of a game by the referee due to the behavior of one team in a match will be treated as an abandonment and/or forfeiture by that team.

Any or all of the above will be reported to the appropriate governing agency, whether state, national, provincial or international, through the appropriate channels, as directed by sanctioning requirements, but at the minimum, the Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase, referee assignor will file a full report to CSA, including any player passes still in possession of the tournament at its conclusion.

FIGHTING

Any player, coach or spectator who is involved in a fight for any reason will be ejected from the tournament. Any player, coach, or spectator, who enters the field during a fight will be ejected from the tournament regardless of the reason for entering the field.

In the event more people are involved than can be clearly identified, the game will be terminated and the entire team or teams will be ejected from the tournament.

Any player who removes his or her jersey or does anything else so as not to be identified before, during, or after an altercation will be identified by whatever means possible. The player will be ejected from the tournament, and will cause their team to forfeit the game.

ANY PLAYER, COACH, OR SPECTATOR WHO ASSAULTS A REFEREE WILL BE EXPELLED FROM THE TOURNAMENT, AND THE TEAM SHALL BE PENALIZED.

ABANDONMENT

If abandonment occurs, the abandoning team will be viewed as forfeiting the game, with the Rules for Forfeiture being applied. Termination of game by the referee due to behavior of one team in a match will be treated as an abandonment and/or forfeiture by that team.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND FORMATS

Real CO Cup Division (U10-U14)

1 Bracket 5 – Championship/final between 1st and 2nd Place in Bracket

2 Brackets of 5 – Championship/final between Winner of Each Bracket

3 Brackets of 4 or 5 –  Semifinal between Winner of Each Bracket and Highest 2nd Place Finisher to Championship/Final

CO Showcase Divison (U15-U19)

1 Bracket of 4 – Championship/final between 1st and 2nd Place in Bracket

1 Bracket of 5 – Champion and Finalist determined on points or tie-breakers

2 Brackets of 4 – Championship/final between Winner of Each Bracket

2 Brackets of 5 – Championship/Final between Winner of Each Bracket

3 Brackets of 4 –  Semifinal between Winner of Each Bracket and Highest 2nd Place Finisher to Championship/Final

TIE BREAKERS

 Preliminary Games/Pool Play

  1. Head to head competition
  2. Least number of goals scored against you.
  3. Most goals scored by you.
  4. Sum of the goal differentials for games played up to three goals counted per game. This will be averaged for those teams playing an unequal number of games in the preliminary rounds
  5. Kicks from the mark. If more than two (2) teams are still tied at this point, the Tournament Director will give instructions as to how to complete the competition.

In the event that two teams from the same bracket meet in the first game of the championship round, the teams will be cross-bracketed. No team from the same bracket shall play against a team from their flight in the first round of championship play, if there is any alternative.

In the event of a circular tie in pool play, the tie breaker process continues through the calculations and does not revert to a previous tie breaker at any time. 

Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and Finals only (NO OVERTIME FOR PRELIMINARY PLAY)

If, at the conclusion of regulation play, there is a tie, 2 teams shall then play the following:

  1. 2 full 5 minute halves of overtime,
  2. If still tied at the end of the overtime halves, the match will be decided by kicks from the mark, according to FIFA Laws of the game.

SAFETY

In the event of serious weather, the Tournament Site Director may suspend play. If games are suspended, all players, coaches and spectators must leave the fields.  Play will be resumed when “ALL CLEAR/RESUME PLAY”” is signaled from the Tournament Site Director.  Teams must return to the field after “ALL CLEAR/RESUME PLAY” is sounded for further instructions from the tournament officials.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Teams will be expected to play their game at the scheduled time and location, regardless of weather, unless otherwise notified by the Tournament Site Director.

In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to modify all tournament rules to safely and fairly end the tournament successfully.  Coaches must be available to be contacted by the Tournament Staff. Teams must not leave the site until their coach has spoken directly with the Tournament Site Director, if games are called or postponed due to inclement weather. Keep in contact with the Tournament Director at your site. It is the responsibility of each team to make sure that you supply a cell phone and/or local phone/hotel number at check-in in the event we need to contact you for any reason. Do not make assumptions about tournament play relative to weather or other delays. It is the coach’s responsibility to check with the Tournament Site Director regarding any game status at all times.

Should the suspension of normal tournament play occur, regardless of the reason, the following tournament rules shall apply:

A game result will be final upon completion of one half of play regardless of the circumstances of termination in preliminary rounds. For championship rounds the result may be final upon completion of one half of play, as determined by the Tournament Director, based on circumstances of game termination and resumption.  The winner will be determined based on the score at the game’s termination.

If one half of play has not concluded when a game is called by the referee for any reason, the Tournament Site Director will determine with the center referee if, and in what minute, the game will resume during the first half, as well as the length of the second half of the said game. The score at resumption will be as it was when play stopped.

 If a team is not ready to resume play within 10 minutes of the “ALL-CLEAR/RESUME PLAY” signal from the Tournament Site Director, the missing team will be determined to have forfeited the game with the tournament Rules for Abandonment being applied. Such time will be kept by the referee for that game.

The Tournament Director will make the final decision on all disputes regarding the suspension, termination and resumption of play in the best interest of the Real CO Cup and all participants.

As deemed necessary by the Real CO Cup Tournament Director, EXTRAORDINARY TOURNAMENT WEATHER RULES may be enacted.  These will be posted online and made available at all tournament HQ tents at all sites.

GENERAL RULES

No alcohol or smoking of any substance is permitted on or at any Real CO Cup field venues at any time during the tournament. Animals are permitted only according to each field provider’s rules (with the exception of service animals).

REFUNDS

Should the Real CO Cup featuring the Colorado Showcase be cancelled for any reason once tournament play has started, Real CO will determine, in its sole discretion based on specific criteria including but not limited to timing of any such cancellation, number of games played, lengths of played games, etc., if any or all entry fees will be retained by Real CO or if any entry fees may be refunded to tournament participants. The decision will be made and carried out within 45 days of the termination of the tournament. Total refunds will not be more than 30% of Real CO expenses in hosting/planning the tournament.

Guest Playing in the Real Cup

If you would like to be a guest player in the Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase and are wanting to make your availability known to team coaches, you can register in Gotsoccer by clicking here.

Team coaches can go to our Guest Player Pool via their team applications to the Real CO Cup/CO Showcase to search for players they might want to add to their roster for the tournament, so this is the best way to reach out. Guest players can be from states other than their home state.  Information on how to accomplish this is included in the Team Online Check-in Information, received by and available to all teams.

If you are a team/coach looking for guest players the guest player pool can be accessed from within your team application or your coach account under “Your Events”.  You can find players by age group, gender and position, as well as information on how to contact them, there.

Questions:  cindyt@realcolorado.net

Be a Real Cup Referee

Would you like to be a Real CO Cup Referee?

CLICK HERE for all details and to sign up!

Stay-to-Play - Anthony Travel

All teams requiring a hotel stay must make their reservations through Anthony Travel.  We have over 50 hotels with great team amenities and in good locations for our 4 tournament sites.

Our field venues are planned to serve the following age groups:

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (U15+ teams) –  6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022
  • Aurora Sports Park (U10-12-13-14 teams) – 18601 E. Sports Park Drive, Aurora, CO 80011
  • Dove Valley (U10-11-12-13-14 teams) – 13655 Broncos Parkway, Englewood CO  80112
  • BROOMFIELD COMMONS (U15+ teams) —  13200 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield, CO  80020
  • NOTE: based on timing and team numbers, there could be some deviation from these sites, but this is our initial plan for hotel purposes.

Click here to go to the Anthony Travel website for all information.

Colorado Rapids Tickets
   

How to obtain your team’s Colorado Rapids Tickets for the
2018 Real Colorado Cup & Showcase

Every registered tournament team receives an allotment of complimentary tickets:

11v11 receive fifteen (15) complimentary tickets — CLICK HERE FOR A 11v11 ORDER FORM

9v9 receive thirteen (13) complimentary tickets — CLICK HERE FOR A 9v9 ORDER FORM

Tickets are only available for one (1) of three (3) matches which will be announced when the MLS 2018 Season Schedule is released. One game will be played on Saturday, 5/26, during the 2018 Real CO Cup.  It is the goal of the tournament not to schedule any games during that game. Traveling teams get first priority for the Saturday, 5/26 game.

*NOTE:  All complimentary tickets must be redeemed for the same match.  We will not divide complimentary tickets between multiple matches.

Additional tickets outside of the team allotment (for anyone needing a ticket beyond the allotment) will be available at reduced prices. These extra tickets will be located with the team seats.

SATURDAY, May 12th v. NY Redbulls @7PM

SATURDAY, May 26th v. Portland Timbers @7PM  ***Out of Metro teams will get first priority for this game.

FRIDAY, June 1st v. Vancouver Whitecaps FC @7PM

Seat Location Discounted Price
East Sideline $33
South End-line $28

Order Deadline:

  • All ticket orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 5PM (MST)
  • Orders can be placed by contacting the Real CO Tournament Ticket Hotline at 303-727-3718 or Jacob.Hanselman@TeamKSE.com
  • Ticket orders cannot be redeemed at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Box Office

Ad’dl details and information available at 303-727-3718 or Jacob.Hanselman@TeamKSE.com

Thank you for your support of the Colorado Rapids!

2018 Real CO Cup Details

 

APPLY NOW

WHEN:

  • May 24-28, 2018, Memorial Day Weekend
  • Local teams including Colorado Springs, Boulder and Ft. Collins teams will begin play on Thursday, 5/24, 4:00, pm.
  • All out of state teams must be ready to play at 4:00, pm, on Friday, 5/25.
  • All championships will be played on Monday, 5/28, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (U15+) and Aurora Sports Park (U10-14)
  • All traveling teams should be advised that there is no guaranteed end time for Monday games so departing flights or driving departures should not be planned prior to 7pm on Monday, 5/28.
  • Deadline to enter is April 23, but we will close age groups as we fill so DON’T WAIT!
  • We turned away 60 teams in 2017 — don’t wait!

WHERE:

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (U15+ teams) –  6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022
  • Aurora Sports Park (U11-12-13-14 teams) – 18601 E. Sports Park Drive, Aurora, CO 80011
  • Dove Valley (U10-11-12 teams) – 13655 Broncos Parkway, Englewood CO  80112
  • BROOMFIELD COMMONS (U15+ teams) —  13200 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield, CO  80020
  • NOTE: based on timing and team numbers, there could be some deviation from these sites, but this is our initial plan for hotel purposes.

COLORADO SHOWCASE DIVISION:

  • All U15+ (1999 – 2003) teams will play in the Colorado Showcase Division.
  • 3 Game Guarantee, with brackets of 4, 8 or 5, as allowed by numbers of teams
  • Finalists and Champions will  receive team and player awards in all brackets
  • 200 college coaches attended last year
  • We offer great amenities for college coaches, which along with our terrific competition, keeps our attendance growing each year!
  • In 2017, 40 teams were turned away from the CO Showcase Division so apply early!

REAL COLORADO CUP DIVISION:

  • U10-14 teams will play in Real CO Cup Division, in the formats described below
  • 4 game guarantee for all teams
  • Finalists and Champions will  receive team and player awards in all brackets

FORMAT AND FEES:

  • CO RAPIDS MLS Game tickets included in all team registrations.
    • U10-12 (2008-2006) teams playing 9v9    $800
    • U13-14 (2005-2004) teams playing 11v11    $995
    • U15-19 (2003-1999) teams playing 11v11 (CO SHOWCASE DIVISION)      $1200
  • ALL 9v9 TEAM REGISTRATIONS INCLUDE 13 TICKETS TO one of three CO RAPIDS MLS 2018 home game
  • ALL 11v11 TEAM REGISTRATIONS INCLUDE 15 TICKETS TO one of three CO RAPIDS MLS 2018 home games
  • ALL out-of-metro teams will have first choice of CO Rapids game to be played on Saturday, 5/27/18
  • Additional tickets will be available directly from the CO Rapids at discounted prices for team members, parents, etc.
  • It is the goal of the tournament not to schedule games during the Rapids game, as possible, depending on the game time
  • Local teams will be able to utilize their tickets at their choice of 2 games offered by the Rapids on other dates.
  • Get your tickets early!!!
  • See CO RAPIDS TICKETS in dropdown below for Real CO Cup CO Rapids MLS Tickets info.

STAY TO PLAY REQUIREMENT:

  • All teams requiring a hotel stay must make their reservations via Anthony Travel.
  • Last year we offered 50+ choices of hotels!
  • Book early to get your preferred location, room format and price.
  • Information to book is available here.

COLORADO SHOWCASE NATIONAL COMBINE:

  • National Soccer Combine will be hosting a combine on Friday, 5/25, 9am-3pm, prior to the start of CO Showcase games at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
  • Great opportunity for the CO Showcase top unsigned talent to display their skills for college coaches coming to recruit at our tournament.
  • Players wishing to participate will need to register individually as this is not team participation.
  • Click here for all information. (INFO COMING SOON)

OTHER DETAILS:

  • 564 teams played in the 2017 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase
  • 16 states were represented!
  • 200+ college coaches were in attendance at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for the CO Showcase
  • Deadline to enter is April 23, but we will close age groups as we fill so DON’T WAIT!
  • APPLY NOW

QUESTIONS:  Cindy Thomas, cindyt@realcolorado.net

July  2018
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Events on July 3, 2018
  • Real Board Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: July 3, 2018 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 8200 S Akron St, Centennial, CO, United States Suite 122
    Description: Real Colorado is a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization functioning under the auspices of Colorado Youth Soccer and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected by the membership. The Real Colorado Board of Directors meet on the first Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm at the Real Colorado Soccer Office.
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