Frequently Asked Questions – 2018
- Does the tournament require a separate notarized medical authorization form or separate liability release? The tournament’s “Combined Liability/Medical Release Form” is the preferred method of conveniently obtaining the permission of team members’ parents or guardians regardless of the governing organization for which they play. This form can also be used for guest players where their USYSA form may not be available. No notarization is required.
- Why are U-14 teams entered as U-14/15 teams? U-14 teams are officially entered in a U-14/15 division to accommodate “trapped” or “orphaned” eighth graders. However, if the numbers of teams permit, teams may be split into separate U-14 and U-15 divisions. Our experience indicates only a few players actually fall within the U-15 age group.
- Does the Charity Cup utilize build-out lines for U-9 & U-10s? The Charity Cup follows USYSA and local recommendations in use of build-out lines and small sided game rules for U9 and U10 games. In addition, the Charity Cup uses a three-man referee system for all games, in part as a learning tool for less experienced certified referees.
- Is Darree Fields the same as Soccer First at SportsOhio? No. Darree Fields Park is part the City of Dublin Parks and Recreation system. The entrance to the park is at the intersection of Cosgray Road and Shier-Rings Road via a roundabout. The address is 6259 Cosgray Road, Dublin, 43016.
- Does all the money go to Big Brothers Big Sisters? Yes, after buying trophies, paying the referees, etc., all proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. Last year over $24,500 was donated. All committee members are volunteers.
- The rules state that pets are not permitted. Why? At any given time there may be over 2000 people wandering Darree Fields Park. For the protection of the players and spectators, as well as your pet, we ask that you keep them at home.
- Will my team need a travel permit? All US Youth Soccer teams traveling from outside Ohio South are required to obtain a travel permit, in advance. The originating state association (not Ohio South) must approve the travel permit. The permit must be presented at registration or sent to us well in advance. US Club teams do not need a permit but may present a statement of good standing, if desired.
- What other information will I find helpful? A soccer tournament takes a great deal of coordination. The tournament committee is at maximum demand from Thursday, August 30th, through nightfall on Sunday, September 2nd. If you want to send a fax or speak with an official, contact them before Thursday. Otherwise, the chances of reaching them prior to the start of the tournament are very slim.
- Will an Ohio South representative be at registration on Friday, Aug. 31st? Yes, we expect so. They will assist Ohio South teams with guest player rosters, etc.