Heat United Soccer Club invites you to attend our 8th annual Nike Heat Cup. Our 8th annual tournament will be held in Huntley, Illinois from: Friday, August 16th through Sunday, August 18th 2019
Bring your players out to compete against some of the best teams in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs in a fun competitive environment. Kickoff your Fall 2019 season with a great pre-season tune-up tournament on expansive, well maintained, all-grass fields while staying away from city traffic.
The Nike Heat Cup offers:
All fields are conveniently located just a few minutes north of the intersection of Interstate-90 and Route 47 in beautiful suburban Huntley.
For any club that registers up to 3 teams, each team will receive a $50.00 discount. If a club reaches 5 registered teams, each team will receive a $75.00 discount.
Dates: August 16th-18th, 2019
Registration Deadline: August 2nd, 2019
Location: Tomaso Sports Park, 11950 Ackman Rd. Huntley, IL 60142
For the Nike Heat Cup registration process, we are requesting all teams to follow our electronic registration process. Please fill out the applicable forms below electronically, then you can save, print and sign. Once complete, scan and upload all the required paperwork to your tournament registered GotSoccer.com account. If technical difficulties do arise we will accept completed/signed and scanned documents emailed to: email@example.com. Please use this as a last resort.
ALL FORMS MUST BE UPLOADED BY FRIDAY AUGUST 2ND, 2019, 6PM
(SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON FOLLOWING PAGE FOR FILE NAMING AND UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS)
1.) CERTIFIED STATE ROSTER (CSR)
Usually you get your state roster via the league web site that you belong to. If you have players from two club teams, please provide CSR’s from both teams. The State Roster provides proof that your players and team are insured through your state organization.
2.) TOURNAMENT ROSTER (TR)
PREFERRED METHOD: Create your roster via GotSoccer and submit.
NOTE: All of the above instructions assume that your team's roster (or club) is already entered in GotSoccer. If you are part of a club account, and your roster isn't "quite right" due to recent movement after tryouts, use the "Add Club Pass Player" feature to grab the player from another team (ie player who isn't yet assigned to the team, or player who moved from lower team to higher team). If the player is new to your club, they must be registered with your club before you can use the Club Pass feature.
ALTERNATE METHOD (ie the "Old Way") If this method is not workable (ie GotSoccer outage or some other act of Murphy's law), we will ask you to complete the IYSA tournament roster form and e–mail it to us at the e–mail provide above. The IYSA tournament roster form is available here:
IYSA TOURNAMENT ROSTER FORM
3.) EMERGENCY MEDICAL RELEASE AND LIABILITY WAIVER (EMR&LW)
Please upload all waivers in a single document, (or grouped in 2 or 3 documents if possible). All non-IYSA players must submit this form. No player will be allowed to participate without a signed form, it must be an IYSA medical form and no substitutes or alterations will be accepted. For IYSA players, upload is optional but per IYSA rules you are required to have the EMR&LW with the coach or team manager at all games. Any player who is missing an uploaded copy of the EMR&LW must have a paper copy to be checked with the player passes at check-in. We highly recommend you upload these forms to avoid needing them at check-in. This will keep the check-in process quick and easy with less paperwork required in hand for your team.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RELEASE AND LIABILITY WAIVER
4.) RISK MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION (RMC)
All teams must submit this form.
RISK MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION
5.) FORM NT (NT)
For teams not affiliated with IYSA/USYS (ie US Club Soccer), this form must be filled out along with a current Certificate of Liability insurance effective for the dates of the tournament.
6.) TRAVEL PERMIT (TP)
Issued by home state association ("Notification to Travel"). For teams traveling from outside Illinois, a completed and approved Travel Permission form must be provided. This form confirms that your state's association, who provides your team's liability insurance, has approved your travel out of state.
For non-State–affiliated tournament teams, individual tournament players, or out of state teams that might need additional insurance, please see www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org for more information and procedures for securing travel insurance.
Guest Player forms are no longer required to be submitted to the tournament host. The guest player pass will be proof that the lending coach has approved. NOTE: Due to insurance requirements, USYS teams can only have guest players from other USYS teams. US Club teams can only have guest players from other US Club teams.
To make it easier for your team files to be accepted and organized electronically, please include the following in the file name: Club, Age Group/Gender, and the acronym of the file being uploaded. To help keep file names short, the acronyms are listed next to each form under the required documents. Please use PDF format.
Example: Heat United U12Boys RMC.pdf
1.) Log into Gotsoccer.com to register your team.
2.) Under "Event Registration History", choose "2019 Nike Heat Cup".
3.) On "My Events" page, click on the "Documents" tab.
4.) In "File Name/Description", put the name of the file using the format shown in the example.
5.) "Browse" to locate the file you want to upload. Double click on it.
6.) Click "Upload File".
7.) Repeat for remaining docs.
The verified status will change from a “?” to a check mark, once all the docs have been reviewed.
Check-in will be open starting at 4pm Friday and 7am Saturday
At least 1 hour prior to check-in, or 1.5 hours prior if you were missing paperwork by the 8/2 deadline, you will need...
• Each player must have a current USYSA or US Club player pass.
• Player passes will be checked at the check-in tent and at each game by the field marshal.
• Players can be rostered on only ONE team and play for only ONE team.
• Any player without a pass will not be allowed to play **
• Passes will be banded together at check-in.
** We understand that due to early season timing of our tournament, there may be last-minute player additions. At the VERY LEAST, the player must be rostered with a league through your club (this ensures they are insured). If they are part of your official State Roster (through your league) but you do not have the pass printed yet, please create & laminate a temporary pass using a small screenshot of their league registration showing player photo (or screenshot of their "Mobile Pass" for YSSL/IWSL leagues). ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OR ASST DIRECTOR
Any last minute player forms and/or roster changes. Please make sure any players listed that are not playing are lined out and additional players are listed, as player passes must match roster.
Any required paperwork questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
U15 and up (11v11)
• Max players on roster-22
• Max players per game-18
• 70 minutes (2x35)
• 5-minute halftime
• #5 ball will be used
U13 - U14 (11v11)
• Max players on roster-18
• Max players per game-18
• 70 minutes (2x35)
• 5-minute halftime
• #5 ball will be used
U11 - U12 (9v9)
• Max players on roster-16
• Max players per game-16
• 60 minutes (2x30)
• 5-minute halftime
• #4 ball will be used
U9 - U10 (7v7)
• Max players on roster-14
• Max players per game-14
• 50 minutes (2x25)
• 5-minute halftime
• #4 ball will be used
• Max players on roster-12
• Max players per game-12
• 40 minutes (4x10)
• 3-minutes between quarters
• #3 ball will be used
U19 birth year 2001
U18 birth year 2002
U17 birth year 2003
U16 birth year 2004
U15 birth year 2005
U14 birth year 2006
U13 birth year 2007
U12 birth year 2008
U11 birth year 2009
U10 birth year 2010
U09 birth year 2011
U08 birth year 2012
Guest players as follows: 3 guest players will be allowed for U8-U12, 5 guest players for U13 and up if they are registered with the USYSA or US Club, have a current USYSA or US Club player pass. Players from within the same club of the team are not considered guest players and do not need to be declared as such.
US Club players may only guest with US Club teams and USYS players may only guest on USYS teams. Rosters will be locked-in at Check-in and all players will only be rostered on 1 team for the duration of the tournament.
Shin guards and cleated shoes are required. Per FIFA Law #4: "A player must not use equipment or wear anything which is dangerous to themselves or another player." No glasses or jewelry (earrings, watches, necklaces, nose piercings; you may NOT simply tape over jewelry). Sport goggles only. Only devices made for sport play may be worn. Medical bracelets are permitted. Any orthopedic device must be approved by the Head Referee/Ref Assignor at Check–in before your team’s first tournament game, please show up early in case the Ref Assignor must be called over from other duties. If the device is approved, field referees will honor the equipment as long as the device stays intact and does not become dangerous for play. The ultimate goal is field safety for both the player with the device and the players around him/her. We hope you understand we will do our best to get every player on the field without comprising safety.
US Soccer has banned heading for players aged 10 and younger (U11 and younger age brackets) at all Youth Soccer activities. All U11 and younger players are prohibited from heading the ball (even if they are 11). A purposeful header by a player in a U11 or younger age bracket shall result in an indirect free kick awarded to the opponent. An "incidental" header (as judged by the referee) shall not incur a foul. NOTE: If a player age 10 or younger is playing in an older age group, the coach shall discourage heading the ball. At no time will the referee be responsible for judging the age of any players in a U12 or older age group.
The build out line shall be mid-way between the top of the penalty box and the centerline in each half marked as a line or by marking cones on each touch line. When the keeper has the ball in his or her hands during play from the opponent, the opposing team must retreat behind the build out line until the ball is put into play. If the opposing team repetitively or intentionally delays their retreat, the offending player(s) may be cautioned by the referee for unsporting behavior. Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the keeper can pass, throw or roll the ball into play (punts and drop kicks are not allowed). After the ball is put into play by the keeper, the opposing team can cross the build out line and play resumes as normal. "Put into play" is defined as once it leaves the goalkeeper's possession. During goal kicks “put into play” is defined as once the ball leaves the penalty area after the kick. The Build out line will also count as the line to assess where offside offenses occur. Players can only be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line. A copy of US Soccer build out line details can be found here.
The tournament committee is defined as the Tournament Director, Assistant Tournament Director, and Referee Assignor. The tournament committee reserves the right to:
No limit on substitutions. Players must leave and enter the field at the halfway line. Hi-fives or passing of the pinnie during transition is highly encouraged.
Games in the preliminary rounds will be scored as follows:
NOTE: This is a pre-season "tune-up" tournament. Due to roster changes and new players it is possible for an opposing team to have an unexpectedly bad game. We firmly believe that sportsmanship starts with the coaching. If there is a significant disparity in competitive matchup with your team vs another, implementing restrictions such as you would use in a training session will "tune-up" your team better than a 12-0 win will.
Points are always the first criteria for any Division. In a Wildcard situation the 2nd place team from any bracket with the most points advances. In the event of a tie in points, we then follow the below criteria.
1. Head to head competition (If applicable)
2. Goal Differential (goals scored minus goals allowed), maximum 4 per game.
3. Fewest Goals Allowed
4. Most goals scored, maximum 6 per game
5. Kicks from the mark (aka "Penalty Kicks")
In the event of a multi-way tie, to decide team placement and/or Wild Card, the following criteria will be used to break the tie. Once a tiebreaker is used it is eliminated and you move to the next on the list. If, for example, 3 teams tie in points during preliminary rounds, the following list is used to eliminate one of the teams:
Once the 3rd team has been eliminated, the remaining 2 teams are evaluated based upon the tie-breaker list in the prior paragraph.
No overtime periods will be played - teams will go directly to kicks from the mark (aka "penalty kicks")
All participants U8-U10 will receive medals. U9-U10 1st and 2nd place will also receive trophies. U11 and above will receive 1st and 2nd place trophies and medals.
A game will be forfeited if a team is more than 5 minutes late to a scheduled match. Game will begin on time when the minimum number of players are present.
A forfeit of a game will be scored a 3-0 for a total of 10 points. The tournament officials have absolute discretion to resolve all matters concerning forfeitures, as well as advancement of teams who have forfeited any games in group play.
All referee decisions are final. No protest will be heard on any judgment calls by the referee. VIDEO EVIDENCE WILL NOT BE USED TO REVERSE A JUDGEMENT CALL BY A REFEREE (e.g. who kicked a ball out of bounds or whether a red card was warranted). Video evidence could only be considered to establish that the referee applied an incorrect FIFA law (i.e. awarded a direct free kick instead of an indirect free kick), or that the opposing team cheated in some way out of view of the referee. All Protests must be submitted in writing to the tournament director within one hour after the completion of the game, along a $100 cash bond. If the protest is not upheld, the protest fee will not be refunded.
Any player or coach that receives a red card will be disqualified for the next game of the tournament. There will be no substituting allowed for a red carded player. Any player or coach that receives a second red card will be disqualified for the remainder of the tournament. Any violent acts such as “throwing a punch” shall be cause for immediate removal from the tournament.
The tournament committee and or director interpretation of the rules will be final. The tournament committee and sponsors, IYSA, and the Heat United Soccer Club, shall not be responsible for any expenses incurred by any team or individual if the tournament is cancelled in whole or in part.
No alcoholic beverages or smoking are permitted
No verbal abuse of anyone is allowed including but not limited to: referees, tournament officials, and players.
Following US Soccer heat guidelines, the referees will implement mandatory 2 minute hydration breaks into each half of each match if needed (WBGT is 86 degrees F or higher). The game clock will continue to run during these breaks.
Tomaso Sports Park, operated by the Huntley Park District, has a lightning detection system. This system warns patrons and staff of actual lightning strikes within a 10-mile radius of the park. When lightning is detected, you will hear a 15-second horn blast and strobe lights will begin to flash. When this occurs ALL outdoor activities will immediately cease and all persons should seek shelter in a permanent building or vehicle immediately. Activities may only be resumed once the system has indicated the “all clear” with three – 5 second horn blasts and the strobe lights will stop flashing. You will also be able to access the current status of the lightning systems at HuntleyParks.org.
All matches in-progress at the time of the first horn blast are “frozen” at the instant of the horn blast. Any goals scored during or after the blast are not counted. The determination of this timing is made solely by the referee at the time of the horn blast. We will not accept video recordings to reverse a decision made at the field by the referee for this purpose.
Even though most concussions appear mild, all concussions are serious and may result in complications. In order to ensure player safety any player exhibiting signs of concussion must be removed from play immediately. If a player sustains a concussion the player may not return to play until they submit a signed clearance from a medical doctor. The Medical staff and Athletic Trainers will provide an IYSA concussion notification form after evaluating a player and determining a concussion may have occurred.