We appreciate everyone’s support and we sincerely apologize for all of the inconveniences. Cancelling Friday and Saturday games was not taken lightly but we hope we have come up with solution that will work to allow the players the opportunity to play this weekend.
We first looked at options of completely rescheduling the entire event to another weekend through early June but after looking at state wide field availability at different locations, referee availability, staffing and individual teams availability this wasn’t going to work.
So we have made the decision that we are going to consolidate Saturday’s games into one day Sunday. This isn’t ideal but felt considering all other options this was the best option. This plan has been put into place with the one caveat that we don’t receive additional rain. If we receive more rain, that could put things in jeopardy but with the forecast we think we have a good chance of making this happen.
Below will be the length of games for each age group:
U11-U12 (30 minute game)
U13-U14 (35 minute game)
U15-U16 (40 minute game)
U17-U18 (45 minute game)
Games will not have a halftime. Once the game has reached the midway point, the referee will ask the teams to switch ends and play will begin.
For those teams that had Friday night’s game, we are hoping to play those games on Monday or Tuesday evening.
We are working on a schedule and are hopeful to have everything released by late this afternoon once everything has been input into the tournament system. All Sunday games will be played at the original scheduled times and we will be working to integrate the Saturday schedule in the open slots. We are working to make sure that teams stay at the same complex or give teams ample time to commute between sites.
Soccer Village Cup - Schedules Updated
Due to nature of the reschedule, we will not be able to accommodate any requests. We have told our clubs that coaching requests can’t be accommodated and they may have to juggle coaches. We will also allow team mangers to coach if necessary. We also plan to allow non-rostered coaches to coach teams as long as they have a club card.
Due to the unusual circumstances, we will NOT register teams tomorrow. We are putting the trust in our teams and clubs that all of the paperwork is in order. If your team advances to the finals weekend, we will check all of your paperwork then. If you want to pick up a game program, those will be available for teams at both complexes.
With the rain, several parking lots will be unusable so we suggest that you arrive early and PLEASE carpool if possible. If a parking area is marked off, please do not try to park in it.