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Premier SuperCopa 2023 is a four (4) day tournament beginning Thursday, June 15th. We strive to give every team in Premier SuperCopa equal amounts of rest between games. We also schedule to have teams play no more than 2 games per day on one (1) day only during Group Play of the event. With that in mind ALL teams need to be prepared to play the morning of Thursday, June 15th. There can be NO EXCEPTIONS to this due to the number of teams in the tournament, scheduling, and travel requirements.
Sunday games may end as late as 5pm, provided there are no weather delays. Please plan flights accordingly for a game ending as late as 5pm. Please remember that the unique structure of Premier SuperCopa event playoffs provide for multiple finals games per age group. 25% of the teams will be playing in finals games, so it is best to plan on your team making it!
Teams will have the opportunity to reserve practice space on Wednesday before the tournament. Reservations will be required and will be accepted beginning April 21st.
Yes, for all 3 group round games. Once we enter quarterfinals and beyond, there is no way to manage this. In order to keep coaches out of conflict, they must be listed in GotSport as the Head Coach of all teams with their first and last names spelled exactly the same. This is how GotSport software identifies any conflict situations.
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 21st. Each team coach and manager will receive further information once the bracketing process begins.
Schedules will be released approximately 14 days prior to the event start date.
Part of what makes Premier 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 2-3 months.
We do our best to prevent additional fees, like gate and/or parking, at Premier SuperCopa. We have been successful in not charging for these items in the past, but we cannot commit to this every year. If this year’s tournament requires an additional gate fee and/or parking fee, we will communicate it immediately.
Yes…team benches and shade structures will be provided on game day.
Yes…spectators are allowed to bring tents but must utilize the ‘pencil stakes’ – the long / thin ones. (The spectator tents must not visually impede the viewing of any of the games.)
Wednesday arrival is most appropriate. Specifically, early Wednesday if possible. In addition to all tournament games beginning Thursday morning, the Official Premier SuperCopa Kickoff begins on Wednesday and historically includes activities like an MLS game, Premier SuperCopa Parade of Teams, tailgate parties, and others.
Yes. When cities provide top notch facilities such as Premier Sports Campus, they do so 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. Each registered travel team is required to book a minimum of 10 hotel rooms per team, for the duration of the event. Please be sure that this is acceptable to your team prior to registering for Premier SuperCopa.
No. U90C does not allow the contracted hotels to charge rates higher than their rates offered directly by the hotel. We also seek out and contract first with 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.
All teams traveling from greater than 75-miles from Premier Sports Campus will be required to book through our travel partner. Tournament hotels can be accessed on the Premier SuperCopa website via the TRAVEL” link (under the “CLUBHOUSE” dropdown menu). DO NOT book directly through the hotel, through an online discount travel website, or book a hotel outside of our partnered hotels. Tournament Hotels are typically open for booking by December 1st.
All Premier 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 Premier SuperCopa. If you have questions about hotel booking, please contact Shawn Ryan at [email protected].
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. Contact HBC directly at 505-346-0522 x130
ROSTERS & CHECK-IN
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.
To participate in Premier SuperCopa, U.S. teams must have proof of registration with US Club Soccer or any other U.S. Soccer Affiliate. Because various states and countries have very different roster structures, player cards, etc… at these 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 checking the approved rosters (or physical Player Cards) to verify player photos before the start of each game, so every participating player (to include guests) must be properly loaded into GotSport with his/her photo and jersey number. There are instructions for all check-in, GotSport, and guest player functions in the “Tournament Forms | Rules” section (under the “CLUBHOUSE” dropdown menu). For any questions on rosters or check-in documents, please email [email protected].
Rosters are locked 48 hours before the 1st games kick off.
Game day rosters will appear blank until they have been approved and locked by the tournament committee. For any questions on rosters or check-in documents, please email [email protected]
There are step by step instructions for this under the “Tournament Forms | Rules” section of the website: https://premiersupercopa.com/forms-rules/
PHOTO, VIDEO, AND AUDIO RECORDING USE
U90C Sports (U90C) reserves the right to use any photograph, video, or audio recordings taken at any facility or event produced by U90C without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph, video, or audio. U90C may use the photograph, video, or audio in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by U90C, including, but not limited to: brochures, flyers, invitations, catalogs, books, advertisements, radio, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, email, video, signage, social media, multimedia, etc.
To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images and audio will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the recorded subject, parent or legal guardian.
A person entering an U90C event facility or attending an U90C event (including Premier SuperCopa and all local and regional events) who does not wish to have their image or audio recorded for distribution should make their wishes known in advance to the photographer/videographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact U90C Sports at 1819 Firman Dr., Suite 145, Richardson, TX, 75081, in writing of his/her intentions and include a photograph. U90C will use the photo for identification purposes only and will hold it in confidence.
By entering an U90C facility, participating in an U90C event, or by failing to notify U90C, in writing, of your desire to not have your image or audio used by U90C, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify U90C from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.
Any person or organization not affiliated with U90C may not use, copy, alter or modify U90C photographs, graphics, audio, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from U90C.
Please be aware. When you enter an U90C Sports (U90C) event or facility, you will be entering an area where photography, video, and audio recording may occur.
By entering the event or facility premises, you and any dependents under your care agree to consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by U90C and its affiliates and representatives. You release U90C, its officers and employees, its successors, assigns, licensees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, images, video and/or or sound recordings.
By entering the event or facility premises, you and any dependents under your care waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by U90C or the person or entity designated to do so by U90C.
You and your family, including any attendees under your care have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event or facility.