Foothills Spring Kickoff
About the Tournament
The Foothills Spring Soccer Kickoff is coordinated through a partnership between St Vrain FC and Boulder County Soccer Club. This collaboration gives us the opportunity to provide access to multiple, top notch facilities for games (Sandstone Ranch and Pleasant View), as well as evenly matched competition for your preseason preparation.
These games will give you the opportunity to prepare your team for the rigors of the upcoming Spring season. For the coaches with multiple teams we are committed to making a schedule that works for you and will meet all scheduling requests when possible.
$650 – 11v11 age groups,
$575 – 9v9 age groups
$525 – 7v7 age groups.
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Pleasant View Sports Complex
Sandstone Ranch Sports Complex
3001 CO-119, Longmont, CO 80504
East Boulder Community Center
Twin Peaks Charter Academy
Tom Watson Park
6180 N 63rd St, Boulder, CO 80301
SpringHill Suites Boulder Longmont
$ per night
Courtyard Boulder Longmont
$ per night
*Last Day to Book: TBD
Frequently Asked Questions:
FAQ & RULES
Foothills Spring Kickoff will have athletic trainers on site at every venue, provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.
The host presenter is St. Vrain FC, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Colorado corporation. Proceeds from the event benefit St. Vrain FC and Boulder County Soccer Club.
Foothills Spring Kickoff is sanctioned by US Youth Soccer and the Colorado Soccer Association as a class I tournament open to competition from affiliated U.S. teams in good standing with their respective associations. Player passes and travel papers are required.
Foothills Spring Kickoff is being conducted in accordance with Colorado Soccer Association’s Laws of the Game, except as tailored to suit the unique circumstances of the tournament. The following guidelines and rules may be unique to the 2020 Foothills Spring Kickoff.
SITE OF TOURNAMENT AND FACILITIES
The City of Boulder graciously provides access to the Pleasant View Soccer Fields for this tournament and the City of Longmont provides the Sandstone Ranch Soccer Complex. Applicable rules will be applied to all city-owned and operated facilities. Any rules’ violations could jeopardize tournament participation. This is most importantly in regards to the parking guidelines. Additionally, pets, bicycles, glass bottles or alcohol are not allowed at the soccer complexes.
In the event of severe weather (including lightning), the Field Marshall or Tournament Director may suspend play. If games are suspended, all players, coaches and spectators must leave the fields and immediately take cover in the nearest available shelter. Play will resume when “all clear” is signaled. If delays are lengthy, the Tournament Director reserves the right to conclude any game that has already reached halftime. Scores at that point will be considered final.
The Tournament Director will determine playing conditions in conjunction with the on-site referee assignor. Teams will be expected to play regardless of weather. Only the Tournament Director may reschedule games because of weather, and in this event, each coach must assume the responsibility of checking at the administration center for reschedule information the same day as play was suspended.
League/Club/Association teams. Not more than five (5) guest players (download the guest player form here). All players must be registered with CSA, USYS, AYSO or US Club Soccer. Cost is $650 for all 11v11 age groups, $575 for all 9v9 age groups, and $525 for all 7v7 age groups.
TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA
Teams invited to participate are selected on the basis of relative strength of teams (taking into consideration win/loss records, difficulty of schedule, strength of opponents, and geographic balance).
TEAM AND PLAYER REQUIREMENTS
All teams shall have at least two (2) sets of uniforms. All team members must have shirts the same color (except goalkeeper) and all shorts must be the same color. All players must also have the same color socks. All players will be identified with a different number. The home team should wear the darker of their uniform options and the away team should wear the lighter of their uniform options. Goalkeepers must both wear colors that do not conflict with either team, with the home goalkeeper having first choice after the two outfield teams have chosen their colors. Referees will then select their colors.
Each team will present its final roster and guest player roster (if applicable) to the Tournament Director not later than one hour before their first scheduled game. The Tournament Director will provide an official copy of the team roster bearing an official tournament sticker or stamp for field use prior to the first game.
Teams will be seeded according to team strength based on current league standings, information received on the application and supporting documents. Every effort will be made to provide as wide a geographic variety of opponents as possible for each participant. The tournament reserves the right to combine groups together where there are not enough teams entered. Note: after scheduling is complete and a team withdraws, there will be no reseeding of teams.
GAME SCHEDULE STRUCTURE
A minimum of three (3) matches are guaranteed to each team. In a 4-team group, the top two teams will play in the final. In a 6-team group (2 brackets of 3 teams each), the top 2 total point totals will play in the final. In a 8-team group, the winner of each 4-team bracket will play in the final.
Team standings in group play will be based on the following point system for each game played: Win = 3 points, Draw = 1 point, Loss = 0 points. A forfeit will give the opposition 3 points and will be recorded as a 4-0 win.
KNOCK-OUT GAMES (FINALS)
If at the conclusion of regulation play in a final, there is a tie, the match shall be decided by penalty kicks, per FIFA regulations (best of 5 kicks from each team, followed by sudden death if necessary). There will be no extra time.
TEAM PROTESTS AND APPEALS
Protests must be submitted in writing to the Tournament Director and will only be considered if there is a proven misapplication of rules of violations. No subjective decisions will be considered. The Tournament Director’s decision is final on all matters.
If a scheduled team does not report for play within ten (10) minutes of the scheduled starting time, the game will be declared a forfeit.
If a team forfeits a final with advanced notice, the Tournament Director reserves the right to replace that team with the team having the next highest point total.
Games shall be considered completed if the first half has concluded and play is stopped by either the field referee, Referee Assignor or the Tournament Director. The score at the stoppage of play will be the final game score. If the first half has not been completed and the game is stopped, every effort will be made to complete the game. If the game is cancelled before it starts, every effort will be made to reschedule the game. Note: if necessary, game lengths may be shortened for rescheduled games. However, in the event that rescheduling is not possible, and the game cancellation creates a situation where teams within the division are unable to play an equal number of qualifying games, the divisional winner will be determined on the basis of average tournament points for games played. The team with the highest average points will be declared the winner of the flight. In the event there is a tie, which cannot be resolved by point averaging, the winner/advancing team will be determined by coin toss.
TEAM TOURNAMENT WITHDRAWALS
Any team that withdraws from the Foothills Spring Kickoff Tournament after registering will not be refunded.
The first place teams in each age group will receive a team award. All players on the first and second place teams in each age group will also receive individual awards.
MATTERS NOT PROVIDED FOR
Any matters not provided for in either the rules of the Colorado Soccer Association’s Laws of the Game shall be determined by the Tournament Director, whose decisions shall be final.
The tournament director can adjust rules as necessary.