Mar 1 to Mar 4, 2018
Welcome to the Slush Cup Tournament
Tournament Rules and Regulations - Click Here
2018 Slush Cup Preferred Hotels - Click Here
Guest Player Rules - Click Here
ESAF admission policies during the Slush Cup Tournament apply to the Edmonton East, West, and South Soccer
Centres;Admission is $4.00 for all adults 18-64 years of age. Weekend passes can be purchased for $8.00 each
Teams that do not play regular season games in the Edmonton Soccer Centres will receive 3 tournament passes in their coach package
1. All communication (phone calls and emails) between teams and tournament staff is to be done through the team officials; coach, assistant coach or manager that are listed on the official team roster. We will accept emails from a tournament rep or bench parent that is not listed on the roster as long as the coach is copied on all emails.
2. When communicating through emails, always state your team name, gender and age group, this will save time for tournament staff when replying.
3. Coaches and managers are responsible to communicate important tournament information to their team’s players and parents, we ask that players and parents do not contact the tournament staff directly.
4. Coaches and managers are responsible to know, understand and follow all tournament rules, especially the rules for guest players/trialists. Any team found to have played an ineligible player(s) will forfeit the game.
5. Team officials are responsible for the behaviour of their players, parents and spectators at all times during the tournament. Any team showing unsportsmanlike behavior will be disciplined and unruly spectators may be asked to leave the facility. Any verbal abuse to referees, staff and volunteers by any team may result in immediate expulsion from the tournament.
6. UPDATE - We are now asking all teams to check in for the tournament and pick up their coach packet at the center where they play their first game. We ask that coaches/managers sign in the team prior to playing your first tournament game.
7. Coach packets will contain important tournament information and giveaways from our tournament sponsors.
8. If needed you can play your first game and sign in/pick up the coach packet after the game, but we ask that each team arrange to have the sign in/pick up done at the center where thier first scheduled game is played.
9. Scores and team stats will be posted on the official Slush Cup website. NOTE - There will be no bonus point for a shut out win.
10. All teams are required to provide their own first aid kit along with ice packs in case of injury, some soccer centers do not have ice on hand.
11. If needed teams may use bench parents to assist the team on the bench, bench parents do not need to be listed on the official team roster. All teams must have at least 1 team official or bench parent of the same gender as the players.
12. In the event that both teams are wearing like colors, the home team will be required to change jerseys or wear pinnies as determined by the referee
13. REMINDER – all U10 games will be played in the 7v7 format.
14. There are NO TIMEOUTS for the Slush Cup. Our schedule is very tight and we will not allow teams to use time outs.
15. The Mercy Rule will be in place for the tournament. No team will be given more than a 5 goal win differential. Tie-Breaking procedures will use stats AFTER the mercy rule is applied. For example if a team wins 6-0, they will only receive credit for 5-0 regardless of actual score.
16. Schedules for the tournament will be available on the website by Monday February 5, 2018. Once the schedules are posted, they are final and changes can only be made if there is an error. We do our best to accommodate special requests, but with over 400 teams to schedule that is not always possible.
17. Once the schedules are posted you will be able to print your game sheets, you will only need 1 game sheet per game and you will give the game sheet to the referee at the start of each game. When the game is complete we will have tournament volunteers collect the game sheets from the referee. Results will be posted immediately on the website once they have been confirmed by tournament staff.
18. Proof of player registration must be carried with the teams at all times (provincial registration roster as well as any player cards). The referee will not be checking player cards during the tournament, but you should carry them with you in case of a dispute.
19. In past years we have had problems at the facilities where games have been stopped (power outages/water main breaks), if this happens we ask all teams to stay at the facilities (in cars in the parking lot if needed) until being notified by tournament staff that the game times/locations have been changed. Please do not leave the facility as in most cases the games will just be delayed.
20. We have the ability to send out mass text messages for emergency situations, please make sure your cell phone is correct in your team's profile. Any changes made to schedules before or during the tournament will be updated on the website and the website is considered correct.
21. The main tournament headquarters during the tournament is located at the West Soccer Center (17415 - 106A Avenue). Any questions or concerns regarding the rules, schedule, disputes or player/coach conduct need to be addressed in person at the West Soccer Center or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and this is to be done by team officials only. Tournament staff and volunteers at the other locations can take statements made in writing, but do not have the ability/authority to resolve the concerns or questions. Please be respectful of our tournament staff and volunteers by ensuring your players/parents/spectators address their concerns/questions through the team officials.
22. Clean indoor running shoes or indoor soccer shoes are the only acceptable footwear worn on the fields. No outdoor soccer cleats are allowed
Teams playing at the St. Albert Servus Centre, pleaes note instructions for warm ups - Click Here
Teams playing at the Sherwood Park Millennium Place, please note instructions for warm ups - Click Here
Teams playing at the Leduc Recreation Centre, please note facility instructions - Click Here
Please remember: These are kids
This is a game
The coaches volunteer
The referees are human
This is not professional soccer