What time do games begin on Friday?
The 2020 Premier SuperCopa is a four (4) day tournament beginning Friday, September 4th. 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 Friday, September 4th. 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 Monday?
Monday 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 is 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 Thursday before the tournament. Reservations will be required and will be accepted beginning August 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 GotSoccer as the Head Coach of all teams with their first and last names spelled exactly the same. This is how GotSoccer 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 July 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.
When should we tell our players/parents to arrive in town for the tournament?
Thursday arrival is most appropriate. Specifically, early Thursday if possible. In addition to all tournament games beginning Friday morning, team practices will be available all day on Thursday.
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.
Is travel insurance available?
Yes, travel and registration fee insurance is available when booking your individual hotel reservation through HBC. This plan has a “Cancel for Any Reason” benefit that will protect 75% of your non-refundable hotel booking and event registration costs for only $37.15 (based on a 4-night stay.) Book your hotel reservation and select YES to add the Travel Protection Plan and protect your trip.
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 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.
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 are open for booking June 1st, 2020.
What is the deadline for booking hotels?
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. Contact HBC directly at 505-346-0522 x130
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 GotSoccer App to verify player photos before the start of each game, so every participating player (to include guests) must be properly loaded into GotSoccer with his/her photo. There are instructions for all check-in, GotSoccer, and guest player functions under the “Tournament Forms | Rules” section.
When are rosters locked for the tournaments?
Rosters are locked 48 hours before the 1st games kick off.
I downloaded the GotSoccer App but my roster doesn’t show up. What’s wrong?
Players will not show up in the GotSoccer App until rosters are locked.
How do I add a guest player to my GotSoccer roster?
There are step by step instructions for this under the “Tournament Forms | Rules” section of the website.
What is your audio/video capture policy?
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 1414 14th Street, Plano, Texas 75074, 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.