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March 4 - 7, 2021

Foothills Spring Kickoff

The Foothills Spring Kickoff will be held at top notch fields between Longmont and Boulder, at the base of the Foothills. Age groups are open for U9-U19 Girls, and U9-U19 Boys. We have multiple divisions per age group and will find the right fit for your team whether you are Champions League to Centennial League competing in CSA or from out of state.

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About the Tournament

Foothills Spring Kickoff COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

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.

Cost:
$650 – 11v11 age groups,
$575 – 9v9 age groups
$525 – 7v7 age groups.

Questions Or Concerns? Feel Free To Reach Out!

Check-In

Electronic Check-In, Rosters and Players Passes:

Deadline for Check-In: March 2nd, 2021

There are two steps to take to ensure you get the necessary documents included in your account.

  1. The first is to build the roster in your account.  Follow these instructions.  All players must have a date of birth verification, verified by their club, and CSA, before GotSport will allow you to add them to a roster.   
  2. The second is to log into your team account and start from your Dashboard.  Select, “team management,” and find your team.  Click team registration, then find the 2021 Foothills Spring Kickoff event in the drop-down menu.  Click registration, and click the yellow edit button.  From here you can upload your official rosters and player passes to the event itself. 

If you need assistance with GotSport uploads, please contact your club administrators.  If you have further questions, contact GotSport support (904) 746-4446.

Guest Player Rosterclick here

Field Locations

Pleasant View Sports Complex

3805 47th St, Boulder, CO 80301

Sandstone Ranch Sports Complex

3001 CO-119, Longmont, CO 80504

East Boulder Community Center

5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303

Twin Peaks Charter Academy

340 S Sunset St, Longmont, CO 80501

Tom Watson Park

6180 N 63rd St, Boulder, CO 80301

Centennial Park

Eighth St, Frederick, CO 80530

Centennial Field

123 Forest Ave, Dacono, CO 80514

Clark Centennial Park

1100 Lashley St, Longmont, CO 80504

Stephen Day Park

1340 Deerwood Dr, Longmont, CO 80501

Centennial Middle School

2205 Norwood Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

Louisville Middle School

1341 Main St, Louisville, CO 80027

Frequently Asked Questions:

FAQ & RULES

Foothills Spring Kickoff will have athletic trainers on site at every venue, provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

There are plenty of activities to investigate and participate in over the course of the tournament.

Sites and Sounds of Longmont:

Here is an extensive list of locations, activities, restaurants, and shops to check out while you are in town.

Sites and Sounds of Boulder:

Here is a list of things to do in Boulder during the soccer games.

Rules:

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 COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

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 2021 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.

SAFETY

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.

PLAYING CONDITIONS

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.

TEAM INFORMATION

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).

DISCIPLINE

TEAM AND PLAYER REQUIREMENTS

UNIFORMS

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.

PLAYER CREDENTIALS

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.

Game Information:

TEAM PAIRINGS

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 two teams, with the highest point totals will play in the final. In a 6-team group, the two teams, with the highest point totals, will play in the final. In a 8-team group, the winner of each 4-team bracket will play in the final.

SCORING

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.

TIE BREAKERS

If at the conclusion of the qualifying matches, two or more teams are tied, the standings within the group shall be determined by:

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.

GAME OFFICIALS

Deanna Duncan-Allen is the primary referee assignor for the 2021 Foothills Spring Kickoff. If you are interested in working the event, please add your availability in GameOfficials.net group 1059 (PTW)

For referee assignment questions contact: Deanna Duncan-Allen  deanna@soccercolorado.net  303.888.6863

FORFEITS

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.

RESCHEDULES

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.

CANCELLATIONS

If games are cancelled because of weather or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control, refund will be proportionally awarded based on the scale below:

TEAM TOURNAMENT WITHDRAWALS

Any team that withdraws from the Foothills Spring Kickoff Tournament after registering will not be refunded.

GAME LENGTHS

AWARDS

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

Age Groups

U9 - U19 Boys -Spring
U9 - U19 Girls - Spring

ScheduleS

Tournament Sponsors

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