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Columbus Day - Oct 12-13, 2019

37th Annual Kickers Columbus Day Tournament

Welcome to the  2019 Richmond Kickers 37th Annual Columbus Day tournament supported by Virginia 529 here in Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding counties including Chesterfield and Henrico. Matches will begin Saturday, October 12th, after 8:00 a.m. and  conclude on Sunday, October 13th, 2019  before 6 p.m.  NO GAMES ON MONDAY! 

Why Attend?
TEAM TYPE AGE RANGE FEE AWARDS MATCH LENGTH

Boys & Girls

U9/U10

$630

Champions and Finalists

50 minutes

Boys & Girls

U11 to U12

$655

Champions and Finalists

60 minutes

Boys & Girls

U13 to U19

$680

Champions and Finalists

70 minutes

Payment must be made by check with team id # indicated on check. Check must be received within 10 days of online application date.

Check must be made payable to:
RKYSC - Tournaments
2001 Maywill Street, Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23230

Age Groups

Boys & Girls: U19, U18, U17, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12 (9v9), U11 (9v9), U10 (7 v 7) , U9 (7 v 7), Players must be born in the year of their age group classification or in a later year.

Levels
  • Classic Travel (Higher level of Travel)
  • Challenge Travel (Mid level of Travel or new to travel)
  • Top Level Recreation (Dominating Recreation Teams) 
Who 
  • All teams must be affiliated with their appropriate governing soccer associations. Teams from outside of Region I must have a copy of the permission to travel form, signed by their association. 
  • All teams must have current US Youth Soccer or approved organization Player Passes, or the appropriate National Association passes. 
  • All teams must provide an official roster that includes all traveling players and team officials signed or stamped by the appropriate registrar. 
  • Teams that are members of organizations of the United States Soccer Federation but not members of US Youth Soccer (such as AYSO, SAY, US Club Soccer or Super Y Leagues) DO NOT have to have a US Youth Soccer Application To Travel form (although that team’s organization may require that the team have permission). Such a team roster does need to be provided to tournament officials, however, along with current passes from its organization and a tournament roster listing guest players. 
  • Any USYS State Association team within Region I that is accepted into a tournament in Region I does not need permission to travel papers. Permission to Travel is not required for participation in friendly games within Region I. Note is to be taken on the two states that have exceptions to this policy. (Connecticut & New Jersey Teams from outside the State of Virginia must have a copy of the permission to travel form, signed by their association.) 
  • Recreation Teams must have recreation player passes and original roster signed or stamped by their club registrar. Recreation passes do not require a photo to be attached. Recreation players must have a medical release form which does not need to be notarized. 
Guest Players and Roster Sizes
  • U09-U10 (14 players); 5 guest players 
  • U11-U12 (18 players); 5 guest players 
  • U13-U15 (18 players ; 5 guest players 
  • U16-U19 (22 players); 5 guest players

*Teams with 22 players can only declare 18 players eligible per game

Player passes authorized by the respective soccer associations shall be verified and compared with the approved state roster at team registration.  Passes and approved roster must be available for verification by match official prior to the start of match.A player may only play for ONE team during the tournament.  Further clarification can be found in the tournament rules.  

Check in is Online This Year!

Detailed instructions can be found on the left tab.  In general the team representative must present the following items:

  1. Original and 2 copies of team roster (Guest Players to be written on the bottom of a “Tournament Roster” which will then be photo copied 2 times and submitted. DO NOT write on the original roster as issued by your association!) Guest players must be carded and eligible according to the 2018 Tournament Rules. 
  2. All player passes (USYSA, US Club Soccer, or Recreation passes). Recreation passes do not require a photo.  
  3. Permission to Travel forms if required (See rules). 
  4. Medical release forms for all players. (Your league forms are acceptable.)  Medical release forms for each participating player must be presented at team registration. Medical Release forms do not have  to be notarized. 
  5. A Physician’s release must also be presented during registration for any player wearing a cast. (see cast rule) This release must be available for a match official to review. The final decision on whether the player may participate will be up to the match official. 
Deadline for Application

The deadline for the event is September 5th, 2019!  Teams will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE TO TEAMS WITHDRAWING AFTER ACCEPTANCE

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

To ensure the quality of service provided at the Columbus Day event, the tournament has appointed Anthony  Travel as the official hospitality service of the tournament. All teams are obligated to book any hotel reservations through Anthony Travel to ensure their place in the  Columbus Day Tournament. Any teams that do not comply will risk forfeiting their acceptance. By using Anthony Travel as our booking service, the event can offer an "Act of God" clause. This states that, "Should this event be cancelled for reasons beyond the tournament director’s control (including weather) all outstanding reservations will be released at no charge to the participants." To book your rooms online, visit AnthonyTravel.com.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The tournament will do its best to schedule three (3) games for each team. However, if an unforeseen event such as weather or late dropout causes the cancellation of any game or all games, the tournament is not liable and no refund is guaranteed. 

COMMUNICATION MEANS **CRITICAL**

For the 2019 Columbus Day Tournament the primary means of accomplishing administrative functions will be via Internet and e-mail.  The team primary contact person must guarantee that we have the correct contact information for them for the weeks prior to the event, and during the weekend of the event.  All teams must ensure that this contact information is provided at team registration on the Friday night team check in event.   If there are any changes to the primary point of contact please  email them to the Tournament Director, Tish Schrock at tschrock@richmondkickers.com.