SC BLUES SOCCER CLUB – BLUES CUP 2017 ANNOUNCEMENTS


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WEATHER WARNING - BLUES CUP

The weather has been very hot in Southern California with heat warnings and advisors in place. While we expect it to drop slightly for the weekend. We are expecting a very hot weekend.

We strongly encourage and advise all coaches, players, managers and parents to plan accordingly this weekend and stay hydrated and fueled for the weekend. There are professional trainers at both location if you have any concerns or questions please reach out to them.

TRAVEL WARNING - BLUES CUP

Do allow extra time traveling to and from each venue as traffic will be very slow this weekend due to the holiday weekend and other local events in and around both venues. Games will start as scheduled and will not be delayed due to players running late because of traffic. Coaches and Managers should plan accordingly too. There must be a carded coach to start the game or teams risk forfeiting the game.

TEAM MANAGERS - REMINDERS

  • No Friday night check-in. We will see you all on Saturday morning 6.45-11.30am at your respective venues. (At least one hour before your first game)
  • Check your schedule again and confirm you have everything correct.
  • 2010s through 2005s team check in at Del Mar Polo Fields.
  • 2004s through 1999s check in at Oceanside Complex.
  • Check in can be completed by any team representative.
  • You will receive your official match report at check in.
  • Do not mix association cards. (All US Club or USYS)
  • Have correct paperwork for your team, loan or guest players this is your responsibility.
  • Before each game, team manager must present match report and player cards to field marshal station for their field.
  • At the end of game collect cards and match report after signing.
  • Game balls, tents, and benches will be provided at both venues.
  • Water or other drinks will NOT be provided. Please plan accordingly and bring plenty of water.

If you need to contact our tournament committee over the weekend please use the following email address: ireland.rob@gmail.com and administrator@scbluescup.com

For Score errors online: Please text: 949-923-5353

Parking:

The parking fee at each complex is $10 per day and this goes to facility operator and not to the SC Blues.

At Oceanside Complex you can also purchase a 3 day pass on Saturday for $25 if you wish. Please follow the directions of the operators and drive slowly throughout the complex parking area. Additional fee's will be charged for buses and larger vehicles. NO RV or over night parking at either venue. Please follow all venue rules, signs, and instructions.

Directions and Maps:

Please follow this link.

http://www.scbluescup.com/fields.html

Trainers:

There will be trainers onsite to deal with injuries at both locations.

Vendors:

There will be food vendors at both venues. These vendors are contracted with the complex operator. We cannot guarantee the choice of foods provided by the vendors. Please plan accordingly if you have set expectations for food choices between games for your teams.

Follow Blues Cup 2017 on Social Media:

Use: #bluesCup2017

Facebook - @SC Blues
Instagram - @s.c.blues
Twitter - @socal_blues
Snapchat - @socal_blues check out our Blues Cup filter)


Blues Cup 2017 is the best all girl premier soccer tournament in Southern California. The tournament will take place over the Labor Day weekend on September 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2016. This is a Class I Tournament; open to USYSA and US Club Soccer teams.

Blues Cup 2017 will be complying with the new USYSA birth year requirements with birth years as of January 1st. Teams will be required to use 2017-18 player cards and all cards must be USYSA or US Club Soccer but not a mixture of both.

There will be two venues this year: Del Mar, San Diego Polo fields and the Oceanside Sports Complex.

Teams 2004 and older will play at Oceanside Sports Complex (Saturday, Sunday and Monday).
Address: 3302 Senior Center Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056

Teams 2010 to 2005 will play at the Del Mar, Polo Fields in San Diego (Saturday and Sunday).
Address: 14989 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014

All younger finals will be played at Oceanside on Monday.

Each team is guaranteed three (3) games. This is a play and stay tournament.

If you have any questions please contact:

Robbie Mulligan
Tournament Director
Cell: 949-923-5353
Email: robbie@scblues.com


Application Rules

If you would like to be considered for participation, please complete the online tournament application. Payment of the application fee may be made by either Check made payable to So Cal Blues Soccer or by Credit Card (a convenience fee will be charged for the use of a credit card). Our online system will accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Credit cards will not be charged and checks will not be deposited until the team has been accepted into the tournament. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDRED SUBMITTED AND COMPLETE UNTIL EITHER A CHECK HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE OR A CREDIT CARD PAYMENT HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED.

Entries submitted after July 1st, 2017 will not be considered for acceptance but may be retained for a wait list for consideration if an accepted team drops. Entries whose payment is not received in our office by July 1st, 2017 will be considered late entries. The completed Check (with team and age group noted on the check) and a copy of the payment page printed from your team’s application must be mailed to:

SC Blues Soccer Club
26941 Cabot Rd Ste 131
Laguna Hills CA 92653

Teams that drop in writing prior to the July 1st, 2017 will receive a refund minus $100 processing fee. No refunds will be granted for teams dropping after July 1st, 2017. Team selections are made based upon an evaluation of their record. USYSA National Cup State and Regional results as well as results in major tournaments. Head to Head results against ranked teams. League results and overall record will be used to break ties. Final selections are at the sole discretion of the Blues Cup tournament officials. Our acceptance committee may request additional information.

Hotel Requirements

Teams using hotel rooms are required to obtain them from our approved hotels, using the group reservation procedure established by Blues Cup tournament officials and our hotel partner Maverick Sports Travel. Reservations will not be available until a team has been accepted into the tournament. The approved hotel list and procedure will be available on our tournament website www.bluescup.com and complete reservation procedures will be provided as part of a team’s acceptance package. You may not make hotel reservations until ACCEPTED.

Registration and Credentials

REGISTRATION: Teams must check in at the MANDATORY REGISTRATION. The Blues Cup Mandatory Credential Check-In will be held Saturday Morning, September 2nd, 6.30-11.30am at our field headquarters in Oceanside and head quarters at the Polo Fields. Failure to check-in will result in automatic disqualification (without a refund of the fee) from the Tournament. While we do our utmost to avoid conflicts, game schedules will not be adjusted to accommodate individual teams or individual coaching conflicts.

All team travel arrangements must be made to include participation in the mandatory registration Saturday morning September 2nd, 6.30am-12.30pm and bracket games on Saturday. The earliest bracket games begin at 7:30 A.M. on Saturday. The last final on Monday will begin at 4:30 p.m. All games on Monday will be played at our Oceanside Complex.