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 in October, 2021

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.

More details and information will be posted soon, so please check back.  Most Importantly, PLEASE plan on applying early, as we were forced to turn away more teams than ever last year!  

2022 Real Cup Early Details

REGISTRATION FOR 2022 Real CO Cup WILL BE OPEN, OCTOBER, 2022

ALL DETAILS WILL BE UPDATED WHEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN.


 

  • 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 championships will be played on Monday, 5/30, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and Aurora Sports Park
  • 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 15, 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 HERE when registration opens in Oct.

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.

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 – once registration is open in October.

COLORADO SHOWCASE NATIONAL COMBINE:

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

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, with some games 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
  • 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.
  • Details to be available soon.

FORMAT AND FEES:

  • 9v9 Teams:  U10, U11, U12
  • 11v11 Teams:  U13, U14, and U12 teams playing 11v11
  • 11v11 Teams:  U15 – U19, and U14 teams playing U15
  • Fees to be posted when available.

COLORADO SHOWCASE NATIONAL COMBINE:

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

QUESTIONS:  Cindy Thomas, cindyt@realcolorado.net

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 helping you have a great soccer weekend -- READ HERE

 

5/26/2021

TEAM EMAIL from 5/24/21 — everything you need to know….

This is a long but important email – please be sure to review it as it should answer MANY questions I am hearing plus many things you may not have thought of, but others have.  SHARE WITH ALL YOUR FAMILIES, PRINT IT, BRING IT WITH YOU AND IT WILL BE POSTED ONLINE.

GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFO

COVID UPDATES

  • Masks are not required at any of our events, except if a player enters one of our CHC medical tents (see below)
  • It is a good idea to have a mask, however, as certain establishments do still require them in the Denver Metro area.
  • Social Distancing is suggested
  • COVID Game Day Protocol from Real CO
  • Click here for their Covid-19 Protocol, as they are handling ice bags, and tent visits differently this year to help keep everyone safe.

REAL COLORADO GIFT BAGS – fun stuff for everyone!

  • Every team receives a gift bag of goodies for each player, coach and team manager.
  • Please send a team rep to pick yours up at the HQ tent at your field.
  • YOU DON”T WANT TO MISS OUT!

TOURNAMENT COMMUNICATION

  • Entirely via email and Twitter –@RealColoSoccer   — FOLLOW US!
  • We will post announcements online at realcolorado.net, as we can, but the FASTEST way to get field-by-field info is by following @RealColoSoccer  on Twitter.
  • If you have something important to communicate, come to an HQ tent and they will know what to do.
  • I will not be able to continuously monitor my email, but will check it, as I can.

GAME SCORE REPORTING

  • Referees will be responsible to provide game cards ASAP following completion of all games.
  • Field Marshals, Referee Site Coordinators, Real Tournament Staff will collect game cards from referees so scores can be posted ASAP.

INCORRECT GAME SCORES

  • If you believe a game score online is incorrect, the fastest way to have a score verified is through this link.
  • Emailing me could result in a delay in correction, as I cannot follow my email quickly.
  • We will always have to check with the game referee to confirm reports of incorrect scores, so please be patient.

2021 REAL CO CUP RULES

  • Click here
  • A copy of these Rules will be included in all gift bags.
  • No Championships in CO Showcase Division

RULE AWARENESS -U10-U12 9v9 play

  • In Colorado per CO Soccer Assn, players U12 and below are allowed to head the ball in “competition”.
  • Therefore, during the Real CO Cup, all players will be permitted to head the ball.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • Severe Weather Information is here.
  • It looks like we will have a nice, sunny weekend, maybe a storm or rain in the afternoons, temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s.
  • Please keep your players HYDRATED to help with potential heat and altitude issues.
  • Lots of sunscreen!
  • If there are weather delays during the weekend, please be aware that halves may be shortened and/or games could be rescheduled to Monday morning. They may be scheduled as early as 7am.
  • Extraordinary Weather Tournament Rules, only if necessary.

FIELD MAPS and ADDRESSES

  • All site addresses and field maps Click Here and go to Fields and Site Maps Drop Down.
  • Aurora Sports Park — all teams playing on 1A-B, 2A-B, 3A-B, 4A-B, are playing on the NORTH pod at Aurora Sports Park.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND AND AWARDS U10-14, only

  • Champion and Finalist trophies and player awards for U10-14 divisions will be available at the ASP Award Set Up on Fields 20A and 22A, following all finals.
  • Teams will check-in with Tournament Staff there to be given their awards to be presented by coach in separate celebration – NO FORMAL CEREMONY – again due to COVID concerns.
  • There will be 3 Championship Banners available for photo opportunities.
  • Teams should move through their photos quickly to allow for social distancing between teams.

NO TEAM BENCHES PROVIDED

LIMITED FOOD SERVICES (see individual site food/water updates below)

NO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS at DSGP other than our partner Colorado Soccer Video

  • A parent filming a game is okay

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL COLORADO REAL CUP MEDICAL PARTNER

  • Click here for General Medical Information from CHC, 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.
  • CHC will have tents and staff in golf carts at all sites throughout the Real CO Cup.  Please don’t hesitate to use their services.
  • They will have Grab-N-Go ice bags set up at their tents for any player needing ice.
  • Players can get wrapped at the CHC medical tents, but will need to wear masks in the tent, which CHC will provide.

AURORA SPORTS PARK INFORMATION

PARKING/TRAFFIC ALERT AND PARK RULES

  • Parking can be very difficult at ASP so allow PLENTY of time and be patient.
  • Observe all parking signs as cars have been ticketed and towed.
  • Please depart your fields after play as quickly as possible to allow the next teams to prepare and to promote social distancing.

POP-UP’s for SHADE at ASP

  • Team Pop-Up Tents are only allowed on the sidelines for shade during games.
  • NO SPECTATOR Pop-Ups are allowed at Aurora Sports Park – this is in the interest of Social Distancing regarding COVID.
  • Any sideline team tents must us only short stakes, and only if absolutely necessary.
  • NO STAKES on turf fields.

PARK RULES

  • Park on asphalt surfaces only
  • NO Alcohol
  • No Glass Containers
  • No Bikes, Skateboards or Scooters
  • All Dogs must be on a leash
  • Pick up all Trash
  • No overnight camping

FOOD AND WATER SERVICES

  • All ASP concession areas will be closed, ongoing situation post-COVID
  • Where to purchase water and some food items:  outside the East Concession area, in the North Pavilion area and at the Real Cup HQ Tent on the West side (water only).
  • Kona Ice will be onsite

SPONSOR AND TOURNAMENT VENDORS

  • Waterloo Sparkling Water will be offering free samples of their product at ASP on Saturday and Sunday!  Be sure to try it out!
  • YSPN is our Photography Partner. They will offer action photos, team poster and individual player photos.
  • Fine Design Apparel will be the exclusive apparel partner.  They will be located on the East and West sides of ASP near the HQ tents.
  • Kick-it 3v3 will be on the West side of ASP on Saturday and Sunday with information about their fun tournaments and programs.

DOVE VALLEY PARK INFORMATION

TRAFFIC/PARKING/GENERAL

  • Do not park on streets – ticketing is common
  • Pavilions could be reserved by private groups during the tournament

FOOD AND WATER SERVICES

  • There will be no food service at Dove Valley.
  • Kona Ice will be onsite with water for sale.

SPONSOR AND TOURNAMENT VENDORS

  • Waterloo Sparkling Water will be offering free samples of their product at ASP on Saturday and Sunday!  Be sure to try it out!
  • YSPN is our Photography Partner. They will offer action photos, team poster and individual player photos.
  • Fine Design Apparel will be the exclusive apparel partner.  They will be located on the south end of the fields, up on the hill.

DICK’s SPORTING GOODS PARK INFORMATION

TENT LOCATIONS

  • Real CO Cup HQ  — north end of Pod 2, above Field 12
  • Referee Check-in – north end of Pod 3, above Field 14
  • College Coach Hospitality Tent – north end of Pod 2, above field 10

DSGP PARK RULES

  • No Dogs
  • Team Tents must be anchored at all times
  • 6″ spikes, at the deepest, not on turf
  • 6″ spikes for team flags
  • NO SMOKING, alcohol, barbeques or fires
  • No team warm-ups inside the 18 except for GK’s

FOOD AND WATER SERVICES

  • Due to COVID restrictions at DSGP, there will not be water available on team sidelines this year.
  • Only the concession stand on the north west corner of Pod 2 will be open with a limited menu but they will have food and water/beverages.

SPONSOR AND TOURNAMENT VENDORS

  • Our Vendor Village will be located in the VIP Parking Lot at the Northwest Corner of Pod 2.
  • Stop by Volkswagen’s activation in the VIP lot on Saturday and Sunday to check out the all-new electric ID.4 – the first SUV for everyone! Click here for a preview.  There will be cars on-site at DSGP!
  • YSPN is our Photography Partner. They will offer action photos, team poster and individual player photos.
  • Fine Design Apparel will be the exclusive apparel partner.  They will be located in our Vendor Village and between fields 14 and 16 on Pod 3.
  • Kona Ice will be on-site.

5/20/21

  • The 2021 Real CO Cup begins one week from today!!
  • COVID Game Day Protocol from Real CO
  • Real Colorado is very proud to have partnered with our preferred medical provider Childrens Hospital Colorado to provide onsite medical coverage at the 2021 Real CO Cup.
  • Click here for General Medical Information from CHC, 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.
  • Regarding COVID restrictions at our fields:  no masks are required on anyone (but please have one with you!), no spectator limitations but social distancing is strongly recommended.
  • The CO Rapids v FC Dallas tickets are sold out for the 5/29/21 MLS game.

 

4/30/21

  • We have determined that we will not be playing any games at Broomfield County Commons for 2021.
  • The contact for purchasing tickets for the CO Rapids vs. FC Dallas on Saturday, May 29, is Bianca.Velez@TeamKSE.com.
  • Out of state and out of metro teams will have first opportunity for this game.  Local teams will have 2 other games to purchase discounted tickets in conjunction with the 2021 Real CO Cup.
  • Games for out of state or out of metro teams will be completed by 6 pm or earlier, on Saturday, May 29.  Local teams could play later into the evening.
  • All information is under the CO RAPIDS TICKETS AVAILABLE TAB on the drop down of this webpage.

4/28/21

  • COVID Guidelines – ASP, Dove Valley — No limit on spectators.  Please read for other COVID directions.
  • Teams attending the CO Rapids game on Saturday, 5/29, will be finished games by 6pm, or earlier that day.

 

 

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

 

2021 Real Cup Referee Communication - 5/27/21

 

Extraordinary Circumstances – Event Referee Coverage Spring 2021 – 5/27/21

Colorado has moved out of the pandemic and is working toward returning to ‘normal,’ but nothing happens overnight and there are still obstacles to overcome.

Throughout the spring season, we worked through the incredible referee shortage to make sure that every game possible has a referee. Sometimes we didn’t make it. But most games were covered this season with at least one referee. There were a few that were not.

During the Memorial Day weekend of 2019, there were 2900 certified soccer referees in the state of Colorado. When league play began in March 2021, there were less than 1500 certified referees and only about half of those were working games. As of this morning, there are 1728 referees currently certified in Colorado.

COVID-19 continues to affect our referee coverage abilities, just as it has affected teams’ abilities to keep their game schedules. Out of state and international referees who have worked our events in the past are not able to attend this year. That has negatively affected our coverage as well.

Our goal, as we approach this Memorial Day weekend, is to continue with the plan we have used throughout league season.

We admit that there may not be full crews of referees on every game, but we will do our best to provide at least one referee for every game on the schedule of over 1600 games this weekend. Even with a small number of out of state referees who have chosen to travel and work games, this will be a challenge.

If you are a referee, and accompanying a team, playing in any event or even coaching and are willing to step forward to assist by working games around your schedule, please talk to any of our staff at the event sites or contact Deanna Duncan-Allen, director of game assignment (303.888.6863.) directly.

We are doing everything within our capabilities to provide the greatest number of referees possible for each and every game. We ask your patience and understanding as we work to provide the best experience possible for each and every game in this unusual year.

Deanna Duncan Allen 
National Assignor
Director of Game Assignment / Referee Registration
Colorado Soccer Association
www.coloradoreferees.com
4643 S. Ulster St. #250 | Denver, CO 80237
mobile 303-888-6863
fax 303-648-6933

 

2021 Real CO Cup Tournament Services

 

TOURNAMENT SERVICES AND PARTNERS:

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL COLORADO – Real Colorado is very proud to have partnered with our preferred medical provider Childrens Hospital Colorado to provide onsite medical coverage at the 2021 Real CO Cup.

  • Click here for General Medical Information from CHC, 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.

LEGEND’S CATERING AT DSGP – Boxed lunches for teams available at DSGP, all weekend long! Convenient and inexpensive — right at the fields!

YSPN ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY – YSPN will be onsite at each complex to offer Team, Individual, and Action photography.

  • ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY-  If your team would like Action Photos taken during the tournament, you must sign up at https://www.yspn.com/realcup before the 26th.
  • POSTER PHOTOS-  YSPN will attempt to photograph every team in the Tournament for Team and Individual Posters.  Team posters will be a group order like in years past.  Samples will be taken to the team manager with the Order Form.
  • *NEW* this year we are also offering Individual Player Posters.  You can view the posters online at our partner website https://utproducts.com/colorado/ after your team is photographed. POSTER DISCOUNTS of over 40% off when you purchase at the event!  Posters are printed on-site and can come framed.  View samples at https://www.yspn.com/realcup

CO SPORTS VIDEO – Colorado’s premier video production company speciating in youth sports.

FINE DESIGN APPAREL – will be located at all 3 sites all weekend with lots of new designs.  All official tournament logo’ed apparel, including Nike gear, will be here!

  • 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.

2021 Real CO Cup Rules

 

Click here for 2021 Real CO Cup Rules.

 

Real Cup Extraordinary Weather Rules

 

Click here for 2021 Real CO Cup Extraordinary Weather Rules.

NOTE:  these rules will also apply to any event considered extraordinary by Real Colorado.

 

College Coaches Attending 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.

 

 

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 only morning Monday play unless weather delays cause 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, 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
  • Please ALSO register online on ScoutingZone: CLICK HERE***
  • Contact cindyt@realcolorado.net with any questions!
  • NO CO RAPIDS BBQ this year, due to CO Rapids limited seating capacity as a result of ongoing COVID restrictions in the stadium.
  • NO COVID RESTRICTIONS ON THE FIELDS at DSCP!

UNABLE TO ATTEND the 2021 Real CO Cup featuring the CO Showcase?

  • Our Videography partner is Colorado Sports Video (“CSV”).
  • They are offering live streaming and videography to participating teams.
  • If you are interested in seeing if teams are live streaming, you can email CSV at csv-team@coloradosportsvideo.com

***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!

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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

Nat'l Soccer Combine at the 2021 Real Cup

 

The National Soccer Combine is back for 2021.  

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.

Friday, May 28, 2021 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Schedule:    Girls:  12:30pm – 2:00    Boys: 2:00 – 3:30pm (Other Sessions will be added once sessions fill)

•         The last five years the Combine event has had many 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/ 

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

To register, http://www.biokats.com/soccer/registration/ 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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

 

2021 Real Team Field Marshals

 

Each team must provide 1 volunteer for each shift/time slot. A shift will include 1-4 fields that the (1) volunteer will cover. A Volunteer can be any responsible person over the age of 14.  We do NOT need to know who your volunteer is- just make sure they sign in at the HQ tent nearest their assigned fields so your team gets proper credit for working your shift.

Each team has been assigned 2-4 shifts to cover. ALL volunteers shifts will include their teams game times/locations so you can watch your players!  Some shifts may start and/or end 10-20 minutes around your teams game to ensure full coverage of all fields in the assigned shift.  A small handful of teams have a shift that starts up to 90 min prior to your game, but will end in time to watch your player’s game.

Overview of duties: Volunteers will check out a radio and wear the volunteer t-shirt provided at that time.  Volunteers will report any concerns and injuries immediately. Walk around the assigned fields (be visible), direct people to fields, answer questions, pick up trash.  Be cheerful, polite and helpful and represent Real CO and the Real CO Cup tournament in a positive manner!

Fun Facts:

  • 532 teams participating, 40% are out of state
  • 86 Real Teams
  • 996 games across 3 venues
  • 240 Field Marshall Volunteer Shifts

Providing volunteers for this important tournament activity helps ensure the safety of our players and saves thousands of dollars . The net income from the Real CO Cup supports our competitive budget so your volunteers are helping to keep your player’s soccer fees lower. THANK YOU!

We do have some open shifts if you know any teens looking for volunteer/community service hours- see sign up genius link below if you know of anyone.  This is above and beyond your teams assigned shifts.  Real Cup: Real Cup Volunteer Field Marshalls (signupgenius.com)

Any questions- contact Kathleen at realcup@realcolorado.net

Boys Teams Field Marshal Schedule

Girls Teams Field Marshal Schedule

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.

 

5-28-21 Real Cup Scoring Update

 

NEW INFORMATION — TODAY – 5/28/21

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES WILL BRING GAME CARDS TO HQ TENTS:

As COVID concerns are lowered (but not gone), we are changing the plan for getting game cards to our staff for the most efficient way to accomplish all scoring.  This is a unilateral decision that is the opposite of what is stated in our rules in order to best proceed with the 2021 Real CO Cup.

  • WINNING TEAM SHOULD GET THE GAME CARD FROM THE REFEREE AT THE END OF EVERY GAME TO BRING TO THE HQ TENT at their field site.
  • IF IT IS A TIE, the home team re presentative should bring the card.

REGARDING INCORRECT SCORES posted on gotsoccer:

  • If you believe a game score online is incorrect, the fastest way to have a score verified is through this link.
  • We will investigate and verify and if necessary, update the score.
  • Faster than emailing me.

 

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