Sunburn Tournament

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Come Join the Fun in the Sun!

SOCA invites you to participate in the year’s Sunburn Tournament.  The tournament will be available to all recreational participants from the Charlottesville/Albemarle and Augusta regions.  Games will be held at the SOCA-ACAC South Fork Soccer Park and 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!

The 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 the tournament format.  The highest standards of sportsmanship are expected.

  • Who Can Play?

    The Sunburn Tournament is open to all teams playing in SOCA’s Recreational program only.  No Travel, Challenge, All-star, or Tournament specific teams or players are permitted.  The tournament is for current (Spring 2017) SOCA Recreational Program teams, their officially rostered players, and their officially rostered SOCA Recreational guest players only.  All team members must be on a SOCA Recreation team roster prior to the application deadline.

  • Can we bring guest players?

    A maximum of three guest players are permitted for each U10 & U12 team and a maximum of five guest players for each U15 and older team.  Guest players must be rostered on a SOCA Recreational Program 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   Roster Max.*
    Under 10                     6                         11
    Under 12                     8                         14
    Under 15                     11                        20
    Under 19                     11                        20

    * If a team’s original roster, issued by SOCA, exceeds the listed maximum, the issued roster size shall be accepted as maximum.

    No Travel, Challenge, All-star, or Tournament specific teams or players are permitted. 

  • How do we enter?

    Complete the attached application, and provide full payment no later than the application deadline May 5, 2017 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 the are games?

    The tournament will use a two-day format. Games for the U15-U19 age groups will be played on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Games for the U10-U12 age groups will be played on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.   Teams must be prepared and willing to play at any time between 8:00am and 5:00pm on either day.  Sorry, no scheduling requests can be considered. There will be a minimum of three games. The U15-U19 age groups will have championships on Sunday May 28. The U10-U12 age groups will have championships on Sunday, June 4.

  • Other Tournament Rules Highlights
    • As in the Recreational Program, all 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 teams must wear their current SOCA 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   Roster Max.*    Game length
    Under 10                     6                         11                       2×25 min.
    Under 12                     8                         14                       2×30 min.
    Under 15                     11                        20                      2×35 min.
    Under 19                     11                        20                      2×40 min.

    * If a team’s original roster, issued by SOCA, exceeds the listed maximum, the issued roster size shall be accepted as maximum.

  • How much is the registration fee?

    The fee rates for the tournament are:

    • $235 per team – U12 and older
    • $215 – U10 teams
    • No U8 teams accepted

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

  • Refunds & Cancellations

    Refund requests received in writing, prior to May 5, will be refunded in full.  No refunds will be given after May 5, except in the event of tournament cancellation.

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

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

Who Can Play?

The Sunburn Tournament is open to all teams playing in SOCA’s Recreational program only.  No Travel, Challenge, All-star, or Tournament specific teams or players are permitted.  The tournament is for current (Spring 2017) SOCA Recreational Program teams, their officially rostered players, and their officially rostered SOCA Recreational guest players only.  All team members must be on a SOCA Recreation team roster prior to the application deadline.

Can we bring guest players?

A maximum of three guest players are permitted for each U10 & U12 team and a maximum of five guest players for each U15 and older team.  Guest players must be rostered on a SOCA Recreational Program 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   Roster Max.*
Under 10                     6                         11
Under 12                     8                         14
Under 15                     11                        20
Under 19                     11                        20

* If a team’s original roster, issued by SOCA, exceeds the listed maximum, the issued roster size shall be accepted as maximum.

No Travel, Challenge, All-star, or Tournament specific teams or players are permitted. 

How do we enter?

Complete the attached application, and provide full payment no later than the application deadline May 5, 2017 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 the are games?

The tournament will use a two-day format. Games for the U15-U19 age groups will be played on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Games for the U10-U12 age groups will be played on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.   Teams must be prepared and willing to play at any time between 8:00am and 5:00pm on either day.  Sorry, no scheduling requests can be considered. There will be a minimum of three games. The U15-U19 age groups will have championships on Sunday May 28. The U10-U12 age groups will have championships on Sunday, June 4.

Other Tournament Rules Highlights

  • As in the Recreational Program, all 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 teams must wear their current SOCA 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   Roster Max.*    Game length
Under 10                     6                         11                       2×25 min.
Under 12                     8                         14                       2×30 min.
Under 15                     11                        20                      2×35 min.
Under 19                     11                        20                      2×40 min.

* If a team’s original roster, issued by SOCA, exceeds the listed maximum, the issued roster size shall be accepted as maximum.

How much is the registration fee?

The fee rates for the tournament are:

  • $235 per team – U12 and older
  • $215 – U10 teams
  • No U8 teams accepted

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

Refunds & Cancellations

Refund requests received in writing, prior to May 5, will be refunded in full.  No refunds will be given after May 5, except in the event of tournament cancellation.

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