June 9 - 11, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA
|Number of Games||3 guaranteed, 4 the norm; max of 5 possible in some brackets; 2 matches on Saturday, 1 to 3 matches on Sunday based on success (Pro/Am U.S. OPEN have separate Friday-Sunday schedule)|
|Event Dates||June 9-11, 2017 (Youth and Amateur Team Registration is June 9th. Pro/Am competition begins June 9th.)|
|Team Size||10 players max EXCEPT 12 players allowed only on Pro/Am U.S. Open, Men’s Military, U8, U9, and U10 Boys and Girls divisions. Minimum of 3 females required (4 recommended) for COED divisions; two females must be on field at all times during coed matches. Addition of Men and Women Ov40 divisions being considered and will be based on registrations.|
|Rosters||Rosters will be turned in during team registration, June 9th, 2017, and may not be changed. All teams shall be allowed a maximum of 10 players on their roster. Exceptions: U8*, U9* & U10* Boys and Girls, Men’s Military, and Pro/Am Divisions are allowed a maximum of 12 players on their roster.|
NOTE U8, U9, and U10 divisions will play 6v6. While the roster size in these groups may still go to max of 12 players, NASSC recommends no more than 10 players.
ATTENTION: All players will now have to register online using information provided by Team Contacts. Specific information will be sent to Team Contacts to assist in this new process. Please retain and pay close attention to confirmation emails you will receive immediately following successful submission of your Team Application.
|Age Groups||NEW! In accordance with US Soccer Youth Player Development Initiatives we have restructured our age groups for NASSC 2017. |
Please pay close attention to the following for Youth and Adult age groupings.
Youth teams* are based on USYSA 2016-2017 seasonal year. All players on the team must be born in the following years (or later) to be eligible for that age division:
Men's, Women's, and adult COED Divisions:
Make sure your team is entered in the CORRECT AGE GROUP for all your players, as teams entering the wrong age group are not guaranteed acceptance upon correction. No exceptions for over-age players. Check your acceptance email carefully and respond if incorrect.
|Competition||5-a-side competition; 4 on the field, plus a goalkeeper. U8's, U9's & U10's play 6-a-side.|
|Skill Levels||On the Application for your team you will be asked to rate your team's skill level based on all the players on your team, with Level 1 being the Lowest and Level 4 being the highest. We reserve the right to combine skill levels based on numbers of entries in each level.|
|Field Size||Size varies by age group; either 25x35 yds or 30x40 yds; goals 7x12 ft or 7x18 ft|
|Uniforms||Come as you are is sufficient (we recommend clothing not have zippers, buttons or other hardware referee’s may deem unsafe). Shirts required. One team will be supplied scrimmage vests. Formal uniforms REQUIRED for PRO/AM U.S. OPEN|
|Prizes||Individual custom medals, MVP awards and other prizes. *Cash prizes in U.S. OPEN (call, write, email for additional info/forms). US Open purse was $25,000 USD in 2016.|
|Application Information||Do not begin your Application until you are sure of your payment method. You will not be able to return to your application later to change payment method. Credit Card information must be completed during the application process. A $15 processing fee applies to all credit card payments.|
New in 2017 – Players must register before your roster can be completed: Your Team Roster will be populated electronically based on Online Player Registrations and the players you choose from those that register online as associated with your team by following the link or team information you provide them.
An ‘Invitation to Play” email will be sent to the Team Contact upon successful completion of the Application. It is extremely important that this email be forwarded with the included link to each prospective player.
Beginning in 2017, ALL players (ProAm excepted) will be required to register online and create an account with us. In the case of minors, their guardian is required to complete the form. Player Registration will include needed waivers.
Players added to the roster after June 1, 2017 will be written in by the Team Contact and a separate waiver completed by the player or minor’s guardian must be brought to Team Registration on June 9th, 2017 (downloadable from our website after June 1).
Please be mindful of the maximum # of players allowed in your age division and watch your Team Player list as it develops. Online Player Registration is not a guarantee of being. If players change, Team Contact will be able to delete players from the final roster before printing and bringing it to Registration on June 9, 2017.
|Acceptance||Applications are now CLOSED. If your team is NOT able to be accepted your payment will be refunded in full. If there is not a spot in the division or level you selected, we will contact you if there is an opportunity in a different division or skill level where your team would qualify.|
NO INFORMATION REGARDING DIVISION OPENINGS OR ACCEPTANCES WILL BE GIVEN OVER THE PHONE.
|Payment Closing Date||Wait List teams will be notified by May 3rd as to their acceptance.|
|Team Acceptance Packets||Information to all accepted teams will be mailed by U.S. Postal Service approximately May 1, 2017, and will be posted on our website.|
|Automatic Email Confirmation||Follow instructions completely during application process, all the way through "Print Certificate of Application".
Upon a completed registration form you will receive THREE (3) automatic email confirmations.|
|Lodging||NEW lodging requirements: NASSC is a “STAY and PLAY” event meaning, as a service to our guests, and without adding to your lodging expense, participants are asked to book any lodging through BOOKMYGROUP, a complimentary booking service. This service is available to teams as well as individuals.|
Why the "STAY and PLAY" policy? As a non-profit event, NASSC's mission is to raise funds that go directly back to the soccer community. BOOKMYGROUP's services insure that your lodging is credited to the event and, as a result, gives directly back to the soccer.
Hotels will offer significantly discounted rates made via BOOKMYGROUP.
Take advantage of the lowest rates by booking your rooms early. Room rates at hotels are subject to increase as the event nears.
If you are an early-bird who has already booked a hotel please contact BOOKMYGROUP indicating the hotel name and number of room(s) booked by you or your team. BMG will then associate your reserved room with our tournament and do its best to work with the hotel to insure you receive the most competitive rates.
For all questions regarding lodging, please contact: Andrea Casperson - firstname.lastname@example.org - 1-888-832-6745