Sunburn Tournament

Come Join the Fun in the Sun!

SOCA invites you to participate in the 2018 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 in Albemarle County 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!

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 players are permitted.  The tournament is for current (Spring 2018) Recreational teams, their officially rostered players, and their officially rostered recreational guest players only.  SOCA Challenge teams and Recreation teams from other USYSA clubs are premitted.  All team members must be on the team roster prior to the application deadline.

  • Can we bring guest players?

    A maximum of four 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 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. 

  • How do we enter?

    Complete an online registration with the link below or apply at the SOCA office. Provide full payment no later than the application deadline May 4, 2018 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.

    Click Here for Online Team Registration

  • How many and when the are games?

    The tournament will use a two-day format. Games will be played on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. 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 championships matches will be played on Sunday May 27.

  • 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.

  • 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 May 4, will be refunded in full.  No refunds will be given after May 4, 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 Recreational teams and players who are registered with USYSA.  No travel teams or players are permitted.  The tournament is for current (Spring 2018) Recreational teams, their officially rostered players, and their officially rostered recreational guest players only.  SOCA Challenge teams and Recreation teams from other USYSA clubs are premitted.  All team members must be on the team roster prior to the application deadline.

Can we bring guest players?

A maximum of four 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 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. 

How do we enter?

Complete an online registration with the link below or apply at the SOCA office. Provide full payment no later than the application deadline May 4, 2018 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.

Click Here for Online Team Registration

How many and when the are games?

The tournament will use a two-day format. Games will be played on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. 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 championships matches will be played on Sunday May 27.

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.

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 May 4, will be refunded in full.  No refunds will be given after May 4, except in the event of tournament cancellation.

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