The tournament continues to offer PRE-CHECK-IN. Deadline for PRE-CHECK-IN is the Thursday before the event at 5pm CST. The cost for this service is $20 but it allows you to skip TEAM CHECK-IN altogether. You will receive your approved rosters via email and you simply show up to the field for your first game. You must scan and email a copy of the following:
1) all of your player's laminated player cards (front only)
2) team roster (with uniform numbers included - uniform numbers can be written in by hand)
3) all of your player's medical releases (your own state's medical release is acceptable)
4) travel permit (if applicable)
5) any and all guest player forms (if applicable)
to firstname.lastname@example.org . To make the $20 payment, either send a check to 475 E. South St Suite 112 Collierville, TN 38017 or arrange credit card payment (a $1 service fee applies) by calling (901) 854-8724 ext 1. After all your documents are reviewed and approved, you will receive a single copy of your team roster via email with the "APPROVED" stamp on the roster. Make four copies of this roster and bring these to your games. Any changes to the roster after receiving this final "APPROVED" roster MUST be approved by tournament staff. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit. Again, this is an optional program. The pre-check-in deadline is 5pm CST on the Thursday before the event.
You may continue to utilize "in person" Friday night Team Check-In at the mall at NO additional cost however, if you want to register, in person, at the complex on Saturday there will be a $25 charge. This payment must be cash or check as we do not have the capability to process credit cards at the complex. If you want to pay by credit card for a SAT check-in then you MUST call the CSA Office no later than 3pm on the Friday before the event to make those arrangements. You MUST also register 1 hour before your first game if you opt to use SAT check-in.
Friday Night registration is NOW held in SoccerCentral located in the office adjacent to the stadium at the MIKE ROSE SOCCER COMPLEX from 4:30pm - 9pm. Friday Night team check-in is still free of charge.
On Saturday and Sunday, "Soccer Central " will still be located at this same Mike Rose Stadium office. Teams that have received prior approval for a Saturday check-in must do so 1 hour before first game at Mike Rose Soccer Complex and must pay a $25 fee (see info in red above). A manager, coach or parent may attend check in.
USYSA/U.S. Club/USSSA/AYSO & SAY affiliated teams must provide:
1) 2016-2017 Player Cards (with picture) for ALL participating players.
2) Five (5) copies of an approved tournament/league roster (with player uniform numbers - they can be hand-written).
3) Medical releases for each player (our own state's Medical Release is acceptable)
4) Out of state USYSA teams must have a travel permit.
5) Up to five (5) guest players are allowed. No player will be allowed to register with more than one team or switch from one team to another during the tournament. Guest players must have an approved player card, medical release and approved guest player form (where applicable). Teams or players will not be allowed to participate without approved paperwork.
6) Due to recent court rulings, Guest Players must be registered (with approved Player Card) from the same affiliating organization as the team they are guesting with.
At Registration, in addition to your Travel Permit (for out-of-state USYSA teams), you will be providing our Registrar with five (5) copies of your approved league or tournament roster. We will review the Player Cards and Medical Releases for every player listed on that roster. Guest players will also need a Player Card and Medical Release AND must also have a "Guest Player" form (where required).
As a reminder, Tournament T shirts will be on sale at Mike Rose over the weekend. If you didn't preorder, you can pick them up at the T-shirt tent this weekend.
If each player's credentials are valid, the Registrar will draw a line beneath the last qualified player on the list and stamp "APPROVED" on all five (5) rosters. One copy is kept at SoccerCentral. The other four stay with you. (Please note: If you are U16 or older, you may roster 22 players to the event and all 22 players can be rostered for every game). You will give the Center Referee one of the four approved rosters before each game. The approved roster may be kept, at the discretion of the Referee, but you have four copies - one for each game you may play over the weekend. IF the Center Referee holds your player cards, however, PLEASE ensure you get them back at the end of the game...unless a player is sent off. That card MUST be retrieved at SoccerCentral following the next game.
It is paramount that your team be warmed up and ready to play at game time. MRSC has ample space between fields to stretch, run and do technical drills. We need all teams ready to play AT GAME TIME!!
Please let your parents know that Parking Passes will cost $5 for cars ($30 for buses) and are good for the entire weekend. This fee is assessed by the complex itself and the traffic volunteers are not associated with the Tournament staff. A complex map can be found on the back of the pass. The complex will sell these passes at Registration as it facilitates quicker ingress into the facility SAT morning. (If you don't buy your passes Friday night tell your parents to have a five dollar bill at the ready SAT morning as they drive into the complex!) There is often a line that forms for that first Saturday morning game as a result so plan accordingly. Please let your parents know that all four traffic lanes can be utilized when coming into the complex for the first SAT games. Thereafter, only the right side of the entry island will be for ingress. The road through the park is one way. Also, like all large parking lots, please DO NOT leave valuables in plain sight.
Medals are provided for both Champion and Finalist for all medal brackets (Predator, Copa & Samba) including the Round Robins in all CSA events except the College Showcase. Awards are presented at the Stadium.
Schedules will be posted on our web site throughout the weekend and scores will be entered real time. We are trying to reduce the amount of needless paperwork ("Going Green") so no hard copy Schedule Board is kept. The website is the primary means of retreiving scores and game scores will be posted moments after the games end!!! Sunday's semi, wildcard & consolation status can be ascertained quickest by checking the web site. No individual notification will be made regarding playoff times and fields. It is the manager's responsibility to check the web site or Schedule Board to ascertain standings.
We have two certified Sports Trainers at the complex. These trainers can perform first aid as well as diagnose sports related injuries. A Field Marshal, stationed at the intersection of every four fields, has a radio and will call the trainers if they witness an injury. The trainers will also tape ankles on a "when available" basis. You will need to proceed to the Trainers Tent, located north of Field 14, to have preventative wrapping.
Field Marshals are also there to assist you. They are an invaluable resource to help you. They will be calling in scores "real time" and can recommend places to eat or directions to your hotel. Our Marshals have extras copies of our Sponsors Directory and your Tournament program has a great map with restaurant and shop locations provided. The Avenue Carriage Crossing is less than two miles east of the complex. This open air mall has numerous restaurants and is a great place to grab a bite to eat between games. There is also a full service soccer store called SoccerUSA in the event you left some equipment back home.
Memphis weather can be quite fickle. I will provide weather updates the week of the tournament. No water is provided at the fields so we highly recommend you have your players bring their own water bottles.
If play must be stopped due to adverse weather, an air horn will make one long blast. Play will be discontinued for a minimum of 20 minutes once a stoppage has occurred. Two loud blasts from the horn will signify continued play. Our web site will also provide valuable weather information and we will email and text all coaches and managers with pertinent weather information. Feel free to call (901) 854-8724 if you do not have access to the Internet. Weather messages will be left on the Office answering machine if applicable.
Bathroom facilities are located in the Stadium and at the Restroom kiosks located next to field six as well as thirteen. The Stadium has bathrooms at TWO locations: the Concession pavilion as well as under the large grandstands. If you are participating in games on Fields 2 & 3, the shortest route to bathrooms will be the Stadium grandstand facilities. You can access these bathrooms by going through the open chain link gate along the Stadium perimeter fence. In addition, port-o-lets are located next to field 9 (for lower fields) and field 13 &17 (for upper fields).
Concession carts drive around the complex and are also available at the Stadium. Gatorade, water and soft drinks are available at both locations as well as snack items. We do not control the concession. They are managed by the complex.