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Real Colorado Cup Tournament featuring Colorado Showcase

 

The 2021 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase – May 27-31, 2021

Application Open Now

We are expecting a terrific tournament in 2021.  Whatever the circumstances may be, we are looking forward to welcoming teams back to Colorado’s biggest and best tournament for great soccer at all ages, recruiting opportunities and mostly the opportunity to just play the game we all love!  More details and information will be posted soon, so please check back. 

 

 

2021 Real CO Cup Details

APPLY NOW — Registration is OPEN

YES — the Real CO Cup featuring the Colorado Showcase will be back for Memorial Day Weekend, 2021!


HOW WILL IT BE AFFECTED BY COVID -19

  • 2/8/2021 Update –  The state of Colorado has moved to Level Yellow on our COVID Dial, allowing for 25 players to play a soccer game, thus allowing games to be played.  Most of our field providers for the 2021 Real CO Cup will begin operating their sites on 50% game capacity for our spring 2021 Colorado Soccer Association League season, some with spectators and some without.  This is however, GREAT news, as Colorado’s COVID levels are expected to continue to drop and these restrictions are also expected to loosen. So as of right now, we anticipate accepting up to 300 teams, and most likely a lot more. Note:  the following info does still apply at Level Yellow:
  • At the minimum, we will be able to use our normal field sites on a limited basis.  This is enough assurance we need to get started with applications and planning.
  • Best case scenario is we will once again be able to welcome a full schedule of teams — approximately 600.
  • We expect to be somewhere in between.
  • There will be COVID accommodations, as our top priority will be to keep all participants safe!
  • We won’t know the extent of these accommodations until May but they could include fields of play spaced further apart, limited or no spectators, touchless field check-in, longer periods of time between end and start of games to clear fields, shortened games or adjusted schedules to allow for more games to be played.
  • Based on school schedules around Memorial Day, as well as the bracket numbers and sizes, there could be adjustments to game start times, especially on Thursday, 5/27 and Friday, 5/28. Teams will be contacted in advance, should start times earlier than 4pm on Thursday or Friday become possible, before any scheduling prior to 4pm. If you have questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact me, cindyt@realcolorado.net.**
  • Although we are very optimistic that the 2021 Real CO Cup will take place, if COVID prevents it, any fees that have been charged will be 100% refunded.

WHEN:

  • May 27-31, 2021, Memorial Day Weekend
  • Local teams including Colorado Springs, Boulder and Ft. Collins teams will begin play on Thursday, 5/27, 4:00, pm.**
  • All out of state teams must be ready to play at 4:00, pm, on Friday, 5/28.**
  • All championships will be played on Monday, 5/31, 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, 5/31.
  • Deadline to enter is April 19, but we will close age groups as we fill so DON’T WAIT!
  • Since we really can’t say how many teams we will be able to accept, teams should apply as early as they can!
  • APPLY NOW

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
  • Broomfield Commons (all age groups) —  13200 Sheridan Blvd., Broomfield, CO  80020
  • 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.

COLORADO SHOWCASE DIVISION:  NEW INFORMATION FOR 2021

  • All U15+ (2002-2006) teams will play in the Colorado Showcase Division.
  • 3 Game Guarantee and Maximum, as allowed by numbers of teams
  • This will be a SHOWCASE FORMAT with no awards or champions crowned.*** New for 2021
  • Scheduling consideration will be given to Colorado High School Girls Spring ’21 players.***Based on CO High School Activities Association (CHSAA) Girls 2021 Season extension through mid-June 2021
    • All CO Showcase play will be concentrated on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with no Monday play unless weather delays cause some games to be rolled over to Monday.
    • For 2021, CO High School Activities Association (CHSAA) is playing the Girls High School Season overlapping the Real CO Cup — this is because COVID restrictions did not allow for their usual high school play time frame.
    • CO Club girls will be allowed to play in the Real Cup, in recognition of the importance of this recruiting opportunity for players wishing to play college soccer.
    • Consideration will be given to CO HS girls teams in scheduling, to allow for adequate rest between HS and tournament play for the weeks surrounding the Real CO Cup.
    • The CHSAA Boys HS Season will have concluded prior to the Real CO Cup.
  • We are expecting more college coaches than ever, given the lack of recruiting opportunities since March, 2020, due to COVID.
  • APPLY EARLY!

REAL COLORADO CUP DIVISION:

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

COLORADO RAPIDS GAME TICKETS:

  • Because of COVID, the 2020 MLS season took place without any fans in attendance. Unfortunately, there is no clarity as to when fans might be able to return to the stands for the 2021 season.  Therefore, the Colorado Rapids are unable to guarantee game tickets to 2021 Real CO Cup attendees, as they always have.
  • Should a change to the MLS policy occur during the planning of the 2021 Real CO Cup, the Rapids will be offering tickets to participating teams on an optional basis.
  • Real Colorado will be providing contact information for our teams to the Rapids to assist them in reaching out to share any opportunities to attend the Rapids game to be played during the Real CO Cup.

FORMAT AND FEES:

  • 9v9 Teams:  U10, U11, U12    $795
  • 11v11 Teams:  U13, U14         $960
  • 11v11 Teams:  U15 – U19        $1260
  • Any team wishing to play up in age group will be charged the fee for that age group, i.e., U12 tms playing U13 fee =$960

STAY TO PLAY REQUIREMENT:

  • All teams requiring a hotel stay must make their reservations via Anthony Travel.
  • We will offer many 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 back in 2021 – Info coming soon.

OTHER DETAILS:

  • 610 teams played in the 2019 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase
  • 16 states were represented!
  • 200+ college coaches were in attendance for the CO Showcase
  • Deadline to enter is April 19, 2021, but we will close age groups as we fill so DON’T WAIT!
  • APPLY NOW

QUESTIONS:  Cindy Thomas, cindyt@realcolorado.net

Stay-to-Play Policy

 

All teams playing in the 2021 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

 

College Coach Registration

 

We are looking forward to hosting you over Memorial Day Weekend, 5/28-31, 2021, to provide a great opportunity to get back at the fields to watch live play for recruiting!

Please be sure you have the 2021 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase on your calendar for Memorial Day weekend this year – 5/28-5/31/2021.  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.

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 no Monday play unless weather delays cause some games to be rolled over to Monday.
  • For 2021, CO High School Activities Association (CHSAA) is playing the Girls High School Season overlapping the Real CO Cup — this is because COVID restrictions did not allow for their usual high school play time frame.
  • CO Club girls will be allowed to play in the Real Cup, in recognition of the importance of this recruiting opportunity for players wishing to play college soccer.
  • Consideration will be given to CO HS girls teams in scheduling, to allow for adequate rest between HS and tournament play for the weeks surrounding the Real CO Cup.
  • The CHSAA Boys HS Season will have concluded prior to the start of the 2021 Real CO Cup.

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, info coming soon.
  • 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 on Friday, May 28, 2 – 7 pm
  • CLICK HERE  to Register to Attend with Real CO
  • Please ALSO register online on ScoutingZone: CLICK HERE***
  • Contact cindyt@realcolorado.net with any questions!

***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!

 

 

Applicants to 2021 Real Cup

 

Click Here for the list of 2021 Real CO Cup featuring the Colorado Showcase applicants.

Nat'l Soccer Combine -- Info Coming Soon

 

The National Soccer Combine will be back for 2021.  All information will be posted soon

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.

Questions and more information, contact Combine Director at :
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

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?

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.

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

Team Check-In - Online and Touchless - Info available in March

Tournament Check-in will be online and touchless for all teams.  Details will be posted in March, 2021.

Real CO Cup Forms

USYS Permission to Host – coming soon

US CLUB Sanctioning Approval – coming soon

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 Policy/Rule Acknowledgement and Team Info 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.  **2021 Form coming in March.

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.

 

Real CO Cup Apparel

Vendor and Ordering Info coming soon.

Nike products will be available with the our 2020 Real Cup logo and any customization requested onsite.

Attention Real CO families — “it’s how you play the game…” customization will be available on tournament apparel onsite at the Real Cup!

2021 Real CO Cup Rules - Coming Soon

Click here for 2021 Real CO Cup Rules.

 

2019 Real Cup Schedules/Results

2019 Real CO Cup Schedules and Results are here!