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2019 Texas Lightning Puma Cup USA

 

July 19-21, 2019

 

DATE:
July 19, 20, 21, 2019

LOCATION:
Harold Patterson Sports Complex, Arlington, TX

PARTICIPATION:        
  Preliminary Championship Ball Size Format Roster Size
9U (7v7) 2x25 2x25 #4 7v7 including GK Max Roster-12
9U (9v9) 2x25 2x25 #4 9v9 including GK Max Roster-14
9U must have 5 players to begin.  No Guest Players 9U.  Roster frozen when Tournament begins.  Players may only play on one team in the Tournament.
11U 2x25 2x30 #4 9v9 Max Roster 16 with up to 5 Guest Players
NO HEADING ALLOWED IN U-11 AND YOUNGER AGE GROUPS   
12U 2x25 2x30 #5 9v9 Max Roster 16 with up to 5 Guest Players
13/14U 2x30 2x35 #5 11v11 Max Roster 18 with up to 5 Guest Players
15/16U 2x35 2x40 #5 11v11 Max Roster 22 with up to 5 Guest Players
17/19U 2x40 2x45 #5 11v11

Max Roster 22 with up to 5 Guest Players

Each team in 11U through 19U must have 7 players on the field to begin and continue the game. Roster is frozen when tournament begins. Players may only play on one team in the Tournament and will need valid Medical Releases (do not need to be Notarized)

Guest Players: 5 guest players will be allowed per team (11U – 19U).

Club Pass Players are allowed:  Club Pass Players do not count as Guest Players.

Club Pass Players must be from the same Club.

All Teams will play a 3 game minimum with bracket advancement to finals.

FEE:
9U Boys & Girls Academy Teams – 7 V 7 - $525
9U Boys & Girls Academy Teams – 9 V 9 - $595
11U/12U Boys & Girls Teams – 9 V 9 - $595
13U/19U Boys & Girls Competitive Teams – 11 V 11 - $695.00
NOTE:  There will not be an 10U Academy Division as those players became eligible to play 11U Competitive on July 1.

DEADLINE:
July 5th, for application – must be made on-line at www.texaslightning.org.
May be extended if necessary in some age groups.  

APPLICATION:
Must be made on-line at www.texaslightning.org  Any SPECIAL REQUESTS MUST BE INCLUDED ON APPLICATION.

CHECK-IN:

On line check in – upload roster and guest player releases, permission to travel if applicable, into your Tournament application in gotsoccer.
9U Academy Teams – MUST have an Academy Tournament Roster, signed and dated by your Home Association Registrar.  Do not upload a Game Day Roster, it will not work for this tournament.  No Guest Players.  US Club Teams will need US Club Roster.  Teams will play in the same age group that they played in the Spring of 2019 as they do not change their age distinction until August, which is after this tournament.

11U – 19U – upload a copy of Official State Roster or US Club Roster, Traveling Papers, if applicable. Guest Players – must have a Guest Player Release, signed and dated by the releasing and receiving coaches and must have Player ID # included on release.  

The Final Schedule, Copy of the Rules and Game Score Cards can be found on our web site.  Game Score Cards should be signed by the referee and brought to the Tournament Headquarters, The Pavilion, by team manage or coach, following each game, win or lose.  Awards will be given in each age group to Champions and Finalists, (1st & 2nd place).  Both Champions and Finalists teams, coaches and parents should come to the Pavilion following the final game for the award presentation.

NOTIFICATION:
Accepted Teams and Schedules will be posted on the web site: www.texaslightning.org as soon as possible after the deadline.  There will be no refunds for teams that withdraw after the schedule is posted.  Teams not accepted will receive a full refund.  

IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO PARTICIPATE AFTER YOU HAVE MADE AN APPLICATION, YOU MUST NOTIFY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR IMMEDIATELY at klbrown777@aol.com.

FAILURE TO REMIT THE ENTRY FEE DOES NOT SERVE AS NOTIFICATION THAT A TEAM WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING; YOU MUST CONTACT THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, BEFORE SCHEDULES ARE POSTED OR TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT, SHOULD YOU DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE!  

2019 Puma Cup Rules state: “Any team that withdraws from a tournament less than two (2) weeks from the start of the tournament or after the publication of the schedule, whichever comes first, or does not complete all required scheduled games, may not be allowed to enter any sanctioned tournaments until said team appears before the NTSSA Cup and Games Committee for a hearing explaining their actions and will forfeit their entry fee and performance bond, if one has been posted.”

REFEREE:
When available, all games will use a 3 person referee system with all referees being USSF certified.

For more information or questions regarding the tournament, please visit our website and check FAQ or contact Kathy Brown, Tournament Director at klbrown777@aol.com

Texas Lightning requests that teams choose lodging through our Travel Coordinator Babette Haddox.  Please contact her at eventconnections@roadrunner.com
or toll free at 1.866.281.5550

If paying by check, make checks payable to TEXAS LIGHTNING SOCCER CLUB and mail your entry fee to:

Texas Lightning Soccer Club
c/o Kathy Brown
342 Rolling Oaks Ridge
Cedar Hill, TX  75104

***This is an UNRESTRICTED TOURNAMENT.

 

FORMAT

Teams will play a 3 game minimum with bracket advancement to finals.

 

Some age groups may be combined in order to accept as many teams as possible.

 

 For More Information:
Tournament Director
Kathy Brown
klbrown777@aol.com
972-299-9028



Referees interested in working the Puma Cup Tournament

Please send an email with your contact information to

Mickey O’Brien refmickey.obrien@gmail.com


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