team check in

TEAM CHECK-IN PROCESS & FAQ’s

Congratulations on your team’s acceptance to the Cerritos Memorial Challenge Cup held May 27, 28 & 29, 2023.

We are proud to announce that once again we are officially the largest Memorial Day weekend tournament on the West Coast! Please take a moment to read through this carefully.

SCHEDULES: Schedules will be posted 10 to 14 days before the tournament start date.

COACHING CONFLICTS: For coaches who have two teams, the tournament will guarantee to avoid coaching scheduling conflicts for all group play games. The Tournament will not guarantee coaching conflict requests for coaches who coach more than two teams in our tournament, but will do our best to accommodate. Please email our Tournament Director at cerritosmemorial@gmail.com to request “No Coaching Conflicts”. Make sure you add your Coach’s name, team names, team genders & team birth years when making your request via email. All requests must be received no later than May 5th.

 

ROSTER FREEZE: The roster freeze is Saturday, May 27th before your first scheduled game. Once you turn in your Game Card to the Field Marshal prior to your first scheduled game, your Roster is Frozen. You will not be able to add any players to your Team Roster for the remainder of the tournament.

 

ROSTER SIZE:

2015 & 2014: 14 player max roster

2013 & 2012: 16 player max roster

2011 thru 2004/05: 22 player max roster (Please Note: Only 18 players can be listed on the Game Card and eligible to play in a game.)

 

Match Times for Pool Play, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Finals

2015 thru 2012 divisions will play two 30 minute halves.

2011 thru 2004/05 divisions will play two 35 minute halves.

 

HOME & AWAY MATCH PREPARATIONS (Choosing Sides & Colored Jersey)

Choosing Sides: Both teams will be on one side of the field and Spectators on the opposite side of the field designated by the tournament. The home team is the first team listed on the schedule. The home team has choice of field half. Spectators must mirror their team on the opposite side of the field.

Player Uniforms: Opponents must wear colors that distinguish them from each other, and also the Referee and the Assistant Referees. It is recommended that the home team wears light uniforms while the away team wears dark uniforms. Each goalkeeper must wear colors that distinguish them from the other players, the Referee, and the assistant Referees. All players on a team except the goalkeeper shall wear identical uniforms (shirts, shorts, and socks).

  • If there is a conflict in the uniform color, the away team shall change uniforms.
  • Player numbers must be affixed to the back of the uniform shirt. Each Player on a team shall wear a unique number.

Game Balls: The home team is the team listed first on the official schedule. The home team will furnish three game balls.

GUEST PLAYERS: Unlimited guest players.

ATHLETIC TRAINERS: The tournament will provide certified Athletic Trainers at the Silverlakes Soccer Complex and OC Great Park. They will be located at various Red Tent First Aid Stations throughout both complexes. Players will need to provide their own pre-wrap and athletic tape for ankle and/or wrist wraps before games.

 

TEAM CHECK-IN PROCESS

1. PLAYER CARDS: Valid, laminated player cards with a photograph for the 2022/23 season for each player. We also accept AYSO, Recreational and Signature credentials. If no birth year is on the Player ID Card, then a copy of a birth certificate or passport is required.

2. GAME CARDS:  You will need to download and print a Game Card for every scheduled game located in your GotSport Account. The Game Card needs to be turned in at the Field Marshal Tent 30 minutes before each game. You will be responsible to make sure the score is correct and must sign the Game Card after each game. The Game Card stays with the Field Marshal. If you are having difficulties with your GotSport Account, you can click on the Game Card link on this Page to print and hand write everything in.

3. OFFICIAL TEAM ROSTER: You will need to download and print a your Official Team Roster. Make sure you list all of the players who will be participating throughout the three-day-weekend. Once you turn in your Official Team Roster to the Field Marshal prior to your first scheduled game, your Roster is Frozen. You will not be able to add any players to your Team Roster for the remainder of the tournament. 

Note: Do not worry if your opponent hasn't inputted their players on the Game Card. Each team will be responsible to turn in their own completed Game Card to the Field Marshal before every game.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

At your service,

Tournament Committee
Cerritos Memorial Challenge Cup
www.cerritoschallenge.com

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