Sunburn Tournament

Come Join the Fun in the Sun!

SOCA invites you to participate in the Sunburn Tournament.  The tournament is accepting all USYSA registered Recreational teams throughout the state of Virginia.  Teams from SOCA Charlottesville/Albemarle and Augusta Regional Recreational leagues are especially encouraged to participate.  Games will be held at the SOCA-ACAC South Fork Soccer Park, SOCA Field House, and in Albemarle County other fields to be determined.  Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of three games.  SOCA recreational tournaments are a great fun-filled soccer weekend!

This tournament is held for the enjoyment of the players. SOCA’s goal is to provide Recreational players an opportunity to showcase their skills and experience the exhilaration of a tournament setting.  All participants (players, coaches, and spectators) are encouraged to enjoy the fun and challenge of a tournament format.  The highest standards of sportsmanship are expected.

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  • Who Can Play?

    The Sunburn Tournament is open to all Recreational teams and players who are registered with USYSA.  No Travel teams or Travel players are permitted.  The tournament is for current (Spring 2021) Recreational teams, their officially rostered players, and their officially rostered recreational guest players only.  SOCA Challenge teams and SOCA Recreation teams, and Recreation teams from other USYSA clubs are permitted.  All team members must be on the team roster prior to the application deadline.  No All-Star teams.

  • Can we bring guest players?

    A maximum of five guest players are permitted for each U10 and older team.  Guest players must be rostered on a USYSA Recreational team prior to the application deadline.  No team may use a guest player from another SOCA team that is also participating in this tournament.  The maximum roster size, including guest players, may not exceed the limits described below.

    Age Group   # of Players of Field   Roster Max.*
    Under 10                     7*                         13*
    Under 12                     9*                         16*
    Under 15                     11*                        22*
    Under 19                     11*                        22*

    No Travel specific teams or players are permitted. 

     

    ***2021 Game Format for Recreation Teams***

    We will be playing a 7 v 7 on 60 x 40 field size with a maximum roster size of 11 players for the participating Recreational teams. This will match our current game format from the Spring Season in the Recreation program.

  • How do we enter?

    Complete a team registration application at the SOCA office, or feel free to call into the SOCA office to complete a team registration application. Provide full payment no later than the application deadline April 30, 2021 at the SOCA office.  Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.  SOCA reserves the right to determine the number of teams in each age group based upon on-time applicants and order of receipt.

  • How many, and when are the games?

    The tournament will use a two-day format.  There will be a minimum of three games for each team.  Games will be played on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30.  Participating teams must be prepared and willing to play at any time between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm (possible later for older age groups) on both days.  Sorry, no scheduling requests can be considered.  The championships matches will be played on Sunday, May 30.

  • Other Tournament Rules Highlights
    • As this is a Recreational Tournament, all healthy and eligible players must play at least half of each game.
    • All teams are expected to field full sized teams, for their age group. The requirement for an opponent to “play down” in order to keep both teams at even number is waived for tournament play.
    • All SOCA teams must wear their current issued uniforms. No exceptions.
    • Eyeglass hinges must be covered.
    • Tournament officials reserve the right to verify the identification of all players prior to the start of each match. Unregistered players are not permitted.

     

  • Age Group Information

    Age Group   # of Players on Field   Roster Max.*    Game length
    Under 10                     7*                         13*                       2×25 min.
    Under 12                     9*                         16*                       2×30 min.
    Under 15                     11*                        22*                      2×35 min.
    Under 19                     11*                        22*                      2×40 min.

     

    ***2021 Game Format for Recreation Teams***

    We will be playing a 7 v 7 on 60 x 40 field size with a maximum roster size of 11 players for the participating Recreational teams. This will match our current game format from the Spring Season in the Recreation program.

  • How much is the registration fee?

    The fee rates for the tournament are:

    • U10 Teams = $400
    • U12 Teams = $415
    • U15 & Older Teams = $430

    Make checks payable to:  SOCA-Sunburn Tournament.
    Full payment must accompany application.

  • Refunds & Cancellations

    Refund requests received in writing, prior to April 30, will be refunded in full.  No refunds will be given after April 30, except in the event of tournament cancellation.

    If the tournament is cancelled, SOCA will pro-rate refunds for teams as deemed appropriate.

  • Previous Year's Results
  • Who Can Play?
  • Can we bring guest players?
  • How do we enter?
  • How many, and when are the games?
  • Other Tournament Rules Highlights
  • Age Group Information
  • How much is the registration fee?
  • Refunds & Cancellations
  • Previous Year's Results

Who Can Play?

The Sunburn Tournament is open to all Recreational teams and players who are registered with USYSA.  No Travel teams or Travel players are permitted.  The tournament is for current (Spring 2021) Recreational teams, their officially rostered players, and their officially rostered recreational guest players only.  SOCA Challenge teams and SOCA Recreation teams, and Recreation teams from other USYSA clubs are permitted.  All team members must be on the team roster prior to the application deadline.  No All-Star teams.

Can we bring guest players?

A maximum of five guest players are permitted for each U10 and older team.  Guest players must be rostered on a USYSA Recreational team prior to the application deadline.  No team may use a guest player from another SOCA team that is also participating in this tournament.  The maximum roster size, including guest players, may not exceed the limits described below.

Age Group   # of Players of Field   Roster Max.*
Under 10                     7*                         13*
Under 12                     9*                         16*
Under 15                     11*                        22*
Under 19                     11*                        22*

No Travel specific teams or players are permitted. 

 

***2021 Game Format for Recreation Teams***

We will be playing a 7 v 7 on 60 x 40 field size with a maximum roster size of 11 players for the participating Recreational teams. This will match our current game format from the Spring Season in the Recreation program.

How do we enter?

Complete a team registration application at the SOCA office, or feel free to call into the SOCA office to complete a team registration application. Provide full payment no later than the application deadline April 30, 2021 at the SOCA office.  Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.  SOCA reserves the right to determine the number of teams in each age group based upon on-time applicants and order of receipt.

How many, and when are the games?

The tournament will use a two-day format.  There will be a minimum of three games for each team.  Games will be played on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30.  Participating teams must be prepared and willing to play at any time between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm (possible later for older age groups) on both days.  Sorry, no scheduling requests can be considered.  The championships matches will be played on Sunday, May 30.

Other Tournament Rules Highlights

  • As this is a Recreational Tournament, all healthy and eligible players must play at least half of each game.
  • All teams are expected to field full sized teams, for their age group. The requirement for an opponent to “play down” in order to keep both teams at even number is waived for tournament play.
  • All SOCA teams must wear their current issued uniforms. No exceptions.
  • Eyeglass hinges must be covered.
  • Tournament officials reserve the right to verify the identification of all players prior to the start of each match. Unregistered players are not permitted.

 

Age Group Information

Age Group   # of Players on Field   Roster Max.*    Game length
Under 10                     7*                         13*                       2×25 min.
Under 12                     9*                         16*                       2×30 min.
Under 15                     11*                        22*                      2×35 min.
Under 19                     11*                        22*                      2×40 min.

 

***2021 Game Format for Recreation Teams***

We will be playing a 7 v 7 on 60 x 40 field size with a maximum roster size of 11 players for the participating Recreational teams. This will match our current game format from the Spring Season in the Recreation program.

How much is the registration fee?

The fee rates for the tournament are:

  • U10 Teams = $400
  • U12 Teams = $415
  • U15 & Older Teams = $430

Make checks payable to:  SOCA-Sunburn Tournament.
Full payment must accompany application.

Refunds & Cancellations

Refund requests received in writing, prior to April 30, will be refunded in full.  No refunds will be given after April 30, except in the event of tournament cancellation.

If the tournament is cancelled, SOCA will pro-rate refunds for teams as deemed appropriate.