What time do games begin on Thursday?
The 2019 Premier SuperCopa is a four (4) day tournament beginning Thursday, June 13th. We strive to give every team in SuperCopa equal amounts of rest between games. We also schedule to have teams play no more than 2 games per day. With that in mind ALL teams need to be prepared to play the morning of Thursday, June 13th. There can be NO EXCEPTIONS to this due to the number of teams in the tournament and scheduling requirements.
What time do games END on Sunday?
Sunday games may end as late as 5pm, provided there are no weather delays. Moneygram Soccer Park is 15 minutes from DFW International Airport. Please plan flights accordingly for a game ending as late as 5pm. Please remember that the unique structure of SuperCopa event playoffs provide for multiple finals games per age group. 25% of the teams will be playing in finals games, so it’s best to plan on your team making it!
Can my team practice before the tournament begins?
Teams will have the opportunity to reserve practice space on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before the tournament. Reservations will be required and will be accepted beginning March 1st.
My coach is coaching multiple teams in SuperCopa. Will the tournament manage their schedule to avoid game overlaps?
Yes, for all 3 group round games. Once we enter Quarter-Finals and beyond, there is no way to manage this. In order to keep coaches out of conflict, they must be listed in TGS as the Head Coach of all teams with their first and last names spelled exactlythe same. This is how TGS software identifies any conflict situations.
How are teams bracketed for SuperCopa?
The tournament committee takes great care in seeding and bracketing. Your team’s recent game history will be researched, and we also request that you complete the Seeding Request Form available under the “Tournament Forms | Rules” section by April 15th. Each team coach and manager will receive further information once the bracketing process begins.
When will brackets be released?
Brackets will be released no less than 30 days prior to the event start date.
When will schedules be released?
Schedules will be released no less than 14 days prior to the event start date.
How can my team avoid playing teams from our home state whom we already face regularly?
Part of what makes SuperCopa so special is not only the strength of the participating teams but also the geographic variety. The tournament committee does factor in team location in bracketing attempting to ensure that all 3 group round games are against new opponents. In submitting your team’s seeding request form, you are encouraged to list any participating teams whom you have faced within the past year.
Will there be gate fees or parking fees for attendees during the SuperCopa?
We do our best to prevent additional fees such as these at the Premier SuperCopa. We have been successful in not charging for these items in the past, but we cannot commit this each and every year. If any year’s tournament requires an additional gate fee and/or parking fee, we will communicate it immediately. 2019 SuperCopa will NOT be charging a gate or parking fee.
When should we tell our players/parents to arrive in town for the tournament?
Wednesday arrival is most appropriate. Specifically, early Wednesday if possible. In addition to all tournament games beginning Thursday morning, the Official SuperCopa Kickoff begins around mid-day on Wednesday and historically includes activities like Mia Hamm/Kristine Lilly/Tisha Venturini-Hoch hosted skills clinic, MLS game, SuperCopa Parade of Teams prior to MLS game, tailgate parties, and others.
Do we have to book our hotels through the tournament travel company?
Yes. When cities provide top notch facilities such as Moneygram Soccer Park, they do so only because they see positive economic impact from visitors traveling in for a tournament, and that impact must be measurable. Measurements are achieved through the booking of hotels by the teams. The city has access to tournament records as well as exact hotel bookings per team and will force us to remove any team not showing the minimum required rooms booked through the U90C travel partners. Please be sure that this is acceptable to your team prior to registering for SuperCopa.
Does using the tournament travel company mean hotel rooms will be more expensive?
No. U90C does not allow the contracted hotels to charge rates higher than their rack rates to our teams. We also seek out and contract 1stwith hotels providing certain things beneficial to soccer teams, such as free breakfast, a pool, make every attempt to give teams their rooms close together, etc.
Where do I book my hotel accommodations?
All teams traveling from greater than 75-miles from Moneygram Soccer Park will be required to book through our travel partner. Tournament hotels can be accessed on the SuperCopa website under “TRAVEL”. DO NOT book directly through the hotel, through an online discount travel website, or book a hotel outside of our partnered hotels. Tournament Hotels will be open for booking September 30, 2018.
What is the deadline for booking hotels?
All SuperCopa hotel rooms must be reserved within 30 days of your acceptance to the tournament. This deadline is subject to change as teams are accepted closer to the date of SuperCopa. If you are unable to make this deadline, please contact Amanda Newman at [email protected].
In looking on the website all hotels appear to be sold out for this tournament or don’t work for our team. In this case can we just find our own hotel?
No. As currently contracted hotels run out of rooms, our travel partners add more. Your team is welcome to email or call to ask for the exact hotel you would like or provide a description of your team’s needs, and the travel company will work to arrange this for you.
ROSTERS & CHECK-IN
How many guest players are allowed in SuperCopa tournaments?
There is an unlimited number of guest players allowed in all SuperCopa events provided total rostered players plus guests does not exceed the roster maximum listed under the Game Format Matrix.
What paperwork is required for tournament Check-In?
To participate in SuperCopa, U.S. teams must have proof of registration with US Club Soccer or any USYSA State Association. Because various states and countries have very different roster structures, player cards, etc… at these younger ages we will accept the format used in your local area (signed paper roster, individual player registration forms signed by the State Association, player cards, etc.). This is sent to the tournament committee prior to the event. Referees will be using the TGS App to verify player photos before the start of each game, so every participating player (to include guests) must be properly loaded into TGS with his/her photo. There are instructions for all check-in, TGS, and guest player functions under the “Tournament Forms | Rules” section.
When are rosters locked for the tournaments?
Rosters are locked 48 hours before the 1stgames kick off.
I downloaded the TGS App but my roster doesn’t show up. What’s wrong?
Players will not show up in the TGS App until rosters are locked.
How do I add a guest player to my TGS roster?
There are step by step instructions for this under the “Tournament Forms | Rules” section of the website.