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 2022 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase – May 26-30, 2022

Application Open NOW, here.

We are expecting a terrific tournament in 2022.  We were thrilled to host 530 teams in 2021, as our country and our sport came out of COVID.  We appreciated having more out-of-state teams than ever attend!  We know that the enthusiasm for 2022 is already building.  We especially look forward to welcoming back our Division 1 College Coaches who were unable to attend in 2021.

Please see all details, below. Most Importantly, PLEASE apply early, as we were forced to turn away more teams than ever last year!  

2022 Real Cup Details

REGISTRATION FOR 2022 Real CO Cup is open now.

APPLY HERE.


  • May 26-30, 2021 Memorial Day Weekend
  • Local teams including Colorado Springs, Boulder and Ft. Collins teams will begin play on Thursday, 5/26, 4:00, pm.**
  • All out of state teams must be ready to play at 4:00, pm, on Friday, 5/27.**
  • All Real CO Cup championships will be played on Monday, 5/30, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and Aurora Sports Park
  • There will be no championships in the CO Showcase Division.
  • 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, 5/30.
  • Deadline to enter is April 8, but we will close age groups as we fill so DON’T WAIT!
  • Teams should apply as early as they can, as we always fill before the application deadline!
  • APPLY HERE.

WHERE:

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (U15+ teams) –  6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022
  • Aurora Sports Park (U10-11-12-13-14 teams) – 18601 E. Sports Park Drive, Aurora, CO 80011
  • Dove Valley (U10-11-12-13-14 teams) – 13655 Broncos Parkway, Englewood CO  80112
  • NOTE: we try to keep teams playing at the same location throughout, however, there is the strong possibility that teams could be at multiple sites during the tournament so please be prepared.

STAY TO PLAY REQUIREMENT:

  • All teams requiring a hotel stay must make their reservations via Anthony Travel, here.
  • Many choices of hotels are offered but BOOK EARLY to get your preferred location, room format and price.
  • No exceptions to teams to book outside of Anthony Travel.

COLORADO SHOWCASE DIVISION: 

  • All U15+ (2004-2007) teams will play in the Colorado Showcase Division.
  • 3 Game Guarantee, as allowed by numbers of teams.
  • This will be a SHOWCASE FORMAT with no awards or champions crowned.
  • All CO Showcase play will be concentrated on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but some games could be played on Monday, ending by 3:00, as necessary.  Weather delay during the weekend could cause more games to roll over to Monday, which would delay regularly scheduled Monday games.  Traveling teams should not plan on departing Denver until the evening.
  • We are excited to welcome back our Division 1 college coaches who were unable to participate in 2021. We are expecting more college coaches than ever.
  • APPLY EARLY!

REAL COLORADO CUP DIVISION:

  • U10-14 teams will play in the Real CO Cup Division.
  • 4 game guarantee for all teams.
  • Championship and possibly some semi-final games, will be played on Monday, May 30.
  • We will make our best effort to end games as early in the day on Monday, however, teams should not plan on departing the Denver area until early evening.
  • Finalists and Champions will receive team and player awards in all brackets.

COLORADO RAPIDS GAME TICKETS:

  • Tickets to the CO Rapids MLS game played during the Real CO Cup (Saturday night) will be available at discounted rates through the CO Rapids.
  • Tickets WILL NOT be included in tournament fees.
  • Tickets will be available through the CO Rapids directly.
  • Details to be available soon.

FORMAT AND FEES:

  • 9v9 Teams:  U10, U11, U12 – $925
  • 11v11 Teams:  U13, U14, and U12 teams playing 11v11 – $1125
  • 11v11 Teams:  U15 – U19, and U14 teams playing U15 – $1450

NOTE:  Tournament Fees will be charged upon acceptance. Once accepted, any request to withdraw will most likely not result in a full refund, depending on the timing and circumstances of withdrawal. Specifically, we will not consider any refunds for any withdrawal after April 8, for any reason.

COLORADO SHOWCASE NATIONAL COMBINE:

  • National Soccer Combine will be back in 2022
  • Information will be posted when available.
  • Refer to the NATIONAL SOCCER COMBINE Tab on this webpage for all details.

QUESTIONS:  Cindy Thomas, cindyt@realcolorado.net

Stay-to-Play Policy

 

All teams playing in the 2022 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase are required to make their hotel reservations through Anthony Travel at one of the Real CO Cup specified hotels.  Any team not following this directive will not be scheduled to play in the tournament and no refund will be provided.

All information maybe found and reservations made by clicking here

 

CO Rapids Tickets Available!

 

  • Unlike years passed, Colorado Rapids MLS during the tournament game tickets are NOT included in the the 2021 Real Cup tournament fee. This was due to the uncertainty surrounding the opening of the CO Rapids’ stadium.
  • Within the last few weeks, the Rapids were granted the ability to have approximately 7900 fans in their stands each home game — the stadium normally holds 23,000.
  • The 5/29 game features the CO Rapids vs. FC Dallas. Kick-off is at 7pm. 
  • Tournament games for teams attending the game will end by 6pm or earlier.
  • They will be contacting teams to offer tickets to all Real CO Cup teams at a reduced rate.
  • Your team can reach out to the Rapids at Bianca.Velez@TeamKSE.com, 720.297.1495
  • All ticket ordering will be done online.
  • Traveling teams will be offered tickets to the Saturday 5/29 game first.
  • Local metro-Denver teams will be offered tickets to the 5/8 or 5/15 home games.
  • All ticket questions should be directed to Bianca at the above email address, as Real CO has nothing to do with the tickets.

 

2022 Real CO Cup Rules

Click here for 2022 Real CO Cup Rules.

 

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

 

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

College Coach Registration

 

We are looking forward to hosting you over Memorial Day Weekend, 5/27-30, 2022, to provide a great opportunity to get back at the fields to watch live play for recruiting!

Please be sure you have the 2022 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase on your calendar for Memorial Day weekend this year – 5/27-5/30/2022.  We are expecting a great turnout of teams looking to provide top level soccer and to be recruited after such limited live opportunities over the last year. You can find teams already registered to play here. Check back often as teams are applying daily.

IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION LINKS Two-Step ProcessPLEASE Complete both steps.  Thank you!

  • To register to attend on our Scouting Zone list, please click here.
  • To register to attend with Real Colorado, please click here.***
  • *** Real CO will be offering CO Rapids game tickets (5/29/22 game) to the first 100 college coaches who request tickets via our Real CO Registration Form.  Register and Request your tickets EARLY — we will run out!!

COLORADO SHOWCASE DETAILS AND SCHEDULING:

  • This year, we will be offering 3 games only for Showcasing purposes in the U15-19 age groups — NO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND.
  • Play will be concentrated on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with some Monday play. However, weather delays could cause games to be rolled over to Monday.

College Coach Registration is a 2-part process: 1) Submit the Real CO Registration Form and register at ScoutingZone, our partner in providing you the very best recruiting experience.

Amenities Available for College Coaches attending the 2021 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase:

  • National Soccer Combine, information found under the National Soccer Combine at the Real Cup Tab, above. Questions:  jhoward@biokats.com
  • Great Hotel Rates at Colorado Showcase Hotels (go to www.anthonytravel.com)
  • Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and snacks at the Fields
  • College Coach Hospitality Tent at Fields (sideline chairs, sunscreen, snack, lunch available for your use)
  • Field Check-In at College Coach Hospitality Tent on Friday, May 28, 2 – 7 pm
  • CLICK HERE  to Register to Attend with Real CO and reserve your CO Rapids MLS game ticket for Saturday night, 5/29/22.
  • Please ALSO register online on ScoutingZone: CLICK HERE***
  • Contact cindyt@realcolorado.net with any questions!
  • NO COVID RESTRICTIONS ON THE FIELDS at DSCP!

***This is how all teams and players will see that you are attending from the ScoutingZone website so they can contact you to invite you to come watch them play.

SEE YOU IN MAY!

 

 

College Coaches who Attended 2021 CO Showcase

 

  • Click here to view the current list of College Coaches registered so far to attend the 2021 CO Showcase.
  • This list will change regularly as the event gets closer so check back often.
  • Players should email any and all coaches they would like to invite to watch them play in the CO Showcase.
  • Our schedules will be posted on or before May 7.

 

 

Player Profiles - High School Players

 

Deadline to Complete Player Profiles is May 14!  If your team wants to be recruited by college coaches, a profile must be completed!

Welcome to the 2021 Real CO Cup! We will be using SCOUTINGZONE as our official scouting/recruiting partner, which will connect players and college coaches onsite at our event. SCOUTINGZONE is the #1 recruiting software used by college scouts from all divisions across the country. It is a tournament requirement for all participating teams & players to be registered in SZ. College coaches count on us to deliver accurate roster information, so it is imperative you follow instructions below ASAP. We look forward to seeing you at the fields!

**Team Managers, please follow instructions below by May 14th**

What’s in it for your team?

  • Increase players’ opportunity to be recruited, SZ is the most widely used recruiting platform by all divisions of college soccer coaches!
  • SZ is the only way college coaches will be receiving player info – If you are not in SZ, you will NOT be visible to college coaches – don’t miss your opportunity to be recruited!

Is your Team New to SCOUTINGZONE?

  1. Go to scoutingzone.com(Click REGISTER, then MANAGER)
  2. Fill in required fields and obtain SZ Team Code #
    1. Email your SZ Team Code & forward email confirmation to your players – this will include instructions for players to register (if you do not immediately see the email, check your spam folder)
    2. If you get a message that states: “Your GotSoccer ID is already taken or is invalid” – please email support@scoutingzone.com
  3. When logged in: Locate 2021 Real CO Cup (on right hand side, choose your age group, click JOIN)

  ***Your SCOUTINGZONE roster needs to match your tournament roster***

Important info: You DO NOT register your players – players will register themselves using your SZ Team Code. They will automatically populate onto your core roster after they register. Any missing players means they have not yet registered using your SZ Team Code.

 Is Your Team already registered in SCOUTINGZONE?

Go to www.scoutingzone.com and login to your manager account. Any players missing from your roster you will need to provide them your SZ TEAM CODE so that they can register. Don’t forget to join the event (locate 2021 Real CO Cup on right hand side, choose your age group, click JOIN). If you encounter ANY QUESTIONS – we are here to help! Email: support@scoutingzone.com

***Your SCOUTINGZONE roster needs to match your tournament roster***

 SCOUTINGZONE is ready to help if you have any questions!    support@scoutingzone.com

Be a Real Cup Referee

Would you like to be a Real CO Cup Referee?

We love our out of state referees — our local refs, too!  Thank you for coming to the Real CO Cup!

Plan now to join us for one of the most exciting tournament experiences in the country. We are looking forward to inviting referees back to Colorado’s biggest and best tournament experience.

In-State Referees

  • In-state referees should add their availability to GameOfficials.net group 1059 CSA Referee Assignments and specify in the availability notes – REAL CUP

  • Thanks and we look forward to seeing you out there!

 

Out-of-State Referees

  • Are you traveling specifically to expand your referee experience? Limited hotel accommodations are available for referees. Click this link to fill out our hotel accommodations request.
  • Are you traveling with a team? Working as a referee during the Real Colorado Cup is a great way to enhance your tournament experience, help cover expenses or just work with some great referees.
  • Are you a Colorado referee ready to participate in one of the best tournament experiences in the country, meet great referees from throughout the US and work great games?
  • Then it’s time to provide your referee availability in GameOfficials.net, CSA Referee Assignments Group 1059. Use Change Identity to switch to the CSA Referee Assignments group.
  •  If you need to be added to our assignor group, please contact the CSA Referee Assignor team.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 2021 FROM US SOCCER –

International Referees Coming to U.S. for Events/Tournaments

  • Given the current environment, no foreign/international officials are approved to attend U.S. Soccer sanctioned events. If any foreign/international officials are invited/attend the event, then it will not be considered sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. We regret that this year we will not be able to accommodate any referees traveling from outside the U.S. to attend and work the 2021 Real Colorado Cup. We will miss you and look forward to seeing you in 2022!

 

Questions about working the 2021 Real Colorado Cup as a referee? Please reach out to any member of our 2021 assigning team.

Team Check-In - Online and Touchless

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ALL CHECK-INS/REGISTRATIONS ARE ONLINE VIA GOTSOCCER

THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE/GAME DAY CHECK-INS

We are committed to a touchless and easy check-in process to be completed before the start of the 2021 Real CO Cup so are available to assist via realcup@realcolorado.net

  • 2021 Real CO Cup Online Team Check-in is open NOW!
  • Check-in online via the DOCUMENTS TAB in your team application to the RCC, found under Events, 2021 RCC, in your team gotsoccer account (not gotsport)
  • RCC Check-in FAQ’s are here:  providing all instructions and answering the FAQ’s.
  • You can message us through the Document Upload system — instructions included in the FAQ’s.
  • Please do not wait to get started, if you have all your documents ready to go.
  • If changes occur, you can re-submit later but if you know your roster is not set yet, you can wait.
  • All RCC forms are found under the FORMS tab here:  https://realcolorado.net/real-colorado-cup-tournament-featuring-colorado-showcase/
  • The absolute deadline for online check-in will be Thursday, May 20.
  • Any questions and help:  realcup@realcolorado.net

Detailed on-site field check-in instructions will be coming soon.

Real CO Cup Forms

 

USYS Permission to Host 1) 2021 Real Cup Approved App to Host 2) Approved Real Cup Change Form 2-18-21  — PLEASE PROVIDE BOTH DOCUMENTS TO YOUR STATE ASSOCIATIONS IF YOUR TEAM IS FROM OUTSIDE USYS REGION IV.

US CLUB Sanctioning Approval Form 

US CLUB COVID-19 Position/Comments

USYS Permission to Travel Form — All USYS teams from outside Region IV must have this form if they are having guest players from any other team (even if from within the same club).. It is unique to your home state so we cannot provide a sample. Please contact your state association for proper form and procedure. This form must be uploaded into your team check-in documents as per the Real CO Cup Online Check-in Procedures.

USYS Interstate Permission  Form — This form is required for a player from one state to play on a team from another state in a tournament. Example: a player from WA is coming to play on a CO team OR if a CO player is playing on an AZ team in the Real Cup.

RCC Team Info Acknowledgement Form — This form must be completed by every team playing in the Real CO Cup and must be uploaded into team check-in documents as per the Real CO Cup Online Check-in Procedures.

RCC COVID Waiver of Liability –  This form must be downloaded, reviewed and distributed to all team players, families, coaches, attendees for the 2021 Real CO Cup by a team representative and included in on-field documents.  It should not be uploaded during online check-in process.

Real Cup Check-in Frequently Asked Questions — Answers to Frequently asked Team Check-in Questions

Medical Release — all players must have some form of a medical release present at the Real CO Cup. This form is acceptable if desired.  Medical release forms should not be uploaded during the online check-in process.

RCC Severe Weather Information

Click here for General Medical Information from Childrens Hospital Colorado, as to where they will be located and their procedures for the Real Cup.

Click here for their Covid-19 Protocol, as they are handling ice bags, and tent visits differently this year to help keep everyone safe.

COVID Game Day Protocol from Real CO

 

 

2021 Real Cup Schedules and Standings

 

Click here for the 2021 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase Schedules.

Please be sure your are starting the Online Check-in Process.  Questions — realcup@realcolorado.net

 

 

Real CO Cup Apparel

Fine Design is the Official 2021 Real CO Cup Apparel Provider.

CLICK HERE to visit their on-line store for everything 2021 Real CO Cup Apparel. Order early and pick up at the tournament!

They will be on-site at all tournament locations beginning Friday, 5/28 at 4pm, until the last teams have left the field.  MANY styles and colors with your own preferred personalization available.

Dark Gray Camo Short SleeveHooded Sweatshirt 50/50 Heavy Blend GrayTie-Dye Blue Long Sleeve

CO Sports Video

 

Colorado Sports Video and Real Colorado have partnered up
again to offer great quality video recording and live streaming
services to all participating teams.

Live Streaming
Your team can now live stream all tournament games. Your
team receives, in addition, the game video recording.
The cost for one game is $250; for all 3 games the cost is $720.

Video Recording
CSV’s video is great to create highlight reels!
The cost for one game is $190; for all 3 games the cost is $540.

Early Bird Discount
Teams purchasing live streaming or video recording before May
10th receive a $10 per game discount.

Use the coupon “Real Cup” when checking out to get the discount.

To place your orders, visit our website: ColoradoSportsVideo.com

Questions? Email us at csv-team@coloradosportsvideo.com

Nat'l Soccer Combine at the 2022 Real Cup

 

The National Soccer Combine is back for 2022.  

•         Details will be posted when available. 
•         For last six years, 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/ 

Questions and more information, contact Combine Director at :
jhoward@biokats.com

 

 

 

 

Thank You to Our Real CO Cup and CO Showcase Partners!