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Dog Days of Summer

Aug 16th to 18th, 2019

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Alliance Cincinnati is proud to host the 26th annual Dog Days of Summer Soccer Tournament!

For the past 25+ years, the Dog Days of Summer Soccer Tournament has been the go to preseason soccer tournament of the Cincinnati area for all levels of competition. Taking place during the hottest days of summer, it is a great opportunity to prepare teams for the regular season and a chance to kick the season off with a Championship. We work hard to provide each team with great competition and a fun filled weekend of soccer.

Located on the East side of Cincinnati, a short drive from any of the fields will take you to one of the many attractions for entertainment in our area. The tournament will also be hosting a concession area, an FC Cincinnati zone, and vendors to meet all your soccer needs.

This year, the Dog Days of Summer Soccer Tournament will be held from August 16th – August 18th.

All accepted teams will be guaranteed a minimum of three games of play, and championship and finalist awards will be handed out in each division. We look forward to having you join us during the Dog Days of Summer.

Application Deadline is August 2nd!

Schedules

Tournament Schedule:
2019 Dog Days of Summer

Previous Results:

2018 Dog Days of Summer

2017 Dog Days of Summer

2016 Dog Days of Summer

2015 Dog Days of Summer

Fields

Alliance Cincinnati Dog Days of Summer will utilize Olympic Fields as our primary tournament fields. These are some of the best soccer fields in the Cincinnati area.

Field Map Download

Olympic Fields | Directions

Olympic Fields
Dog Days of Summer utilizes a private soccer complex in ensuring the best possible fields for our tournament. Part of this agreement is they charge a parking Fee for the tournament. It is a privately owned and operated facility and therefore they are not subsidized by any local governmental agency. The revenue generated from parking covers cost to operate the facility, such as field maintenance, grounds maintenance, utilities and staffing. As they continue to grow they are hoping to provide amenities such as indoor restroom facilities, a playground for children, a picnic pavilion and asphalt parking lot.

Main Lot Passes:
$5.00 per day
$8.00 for two days
$12.00 for three days

Passes will be sold as follows:
For a three day tournament, Friday, Saturday and Sunday you will be able to purchase a day pass for $5.00 or a weekend pass for $12.00
For a two day tournament, Saturday and Sunday, you will be able to purchase a day pass for $5.00 or a weekend pass for $8.00.

Gold and Premium Parking is $10.00 per day, no exceptions. You may park in any of the three lots, Main, Gold and/or Premium if you purchase a Gold or Premium pass.

RV/Campers:
$20.00 per day. Overnight accommodations must be made in advance.

NO PETS ALLOWED

NO OFF STREET PARKING

Answers to commonly asked questions:

  1. Is there handicapped parking?
    Yes, see map for specific location. If you need assistance getting to a field please enter the gray building and someone will provide transportation.
  2. Are there indoor restrooms?
    No, outdoor restrooms are provided in several locations on the property.
  3. Do I have to pay if I just want to drop off my child?
    No, however you will need to follow the direction of the parking attendant to the designated drop off area. It may or may not be close to your desired field.
  4. I’m running late and my child needs to be on the field but I don’t have any money. What do I do?
    You will be allowed to drop your child off at the designated drop off location and directed to the closest ATM in town.
  5. I’ve paid $5.00 for a day pass and our team won so we have to come back tomorrow. Can I just upgrade to a weekend pass and pay $3.00?
    No, most tournaments are structured for multiple games in a weekend so please plan accordingly.
  6. My son/daughter just played a game at another facility and they did not charge parking. Why do we have to pay to enter here?

 

Alliance Cincinnati LLC has partnered with TRAVELING TEAMS® to secure discounted room blocks at a variety of tournament approved hotels close to our venues. This is a Stay to Play event. It is required that all teams traveling to this event from 80 miles or more reserve their lodging accommodations through TRAVELING TEAMS®. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Please click on this link to begin you individual or group reservation.

Questions? Please Contact the Traveling Teams Reservation Department at 1-800-430-1159 M-F 9am - 7pm and also on select nights and weekends as well as extended summer hours or Corey Morgan at 1-866-468-3268 ex:808 or via Email: corey@travelingteams.com

Tournament FAQ
What is the amount of the tournament fee?

U8 5 v 5 $250
U9 / U10 $550
U11 / U12 $575
U13 / U15 $625

Registration through Gotsoccer.com If checks will be mailed in, please make them payable to “Alliance Cincinnati Dog Days Of Summer” and mailed with a print out of your on-line application to:

7240 State Route 28
Pleasant Plain, Ohio 45162

How many players are on the field?

U8 play 5v5
U9, & U10 play 7v7 on fields 40×60.
U11 & U12 play 9v9 on fields 50×80.
U13, U14, & U15 play 11v11 on full size fields.

Is this tournament only for Premier teams?

No. Although many of the teams that attend our tournament are “A” level teams, Dog Days continues to provide excellent competition for all levels of competitive play.

Alliance Cincinnati is one of the largest clubs in the Cincinnati area and is continuing to grow. We have very successful and competitive teams at all levels of play. This is what makes Dog Days a great tournament for clubs that wish to bring multiple teams from the same age group to the same tournament. We always strive to match each team to the appropriate level of competition.

Are trapped 8th graders permitted to play in the tournament?

Yes, the U15/U16 division was created to accommodate the “trapped eighth graders.” No more than three, properly credentialed U16 players will be allowed on any one team.

I coach more than one team, will tournament schedule so I can attend all my teams games?

Alliance Cincinnati has several coaches who also coach more than one team, and we make every effort to accommodate these coaches.

Do I need a travel permit?

Teams from outside Ohio South need a travel permit. These would include the teams attending from Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Will Dog Days accept multiple teams from our club?

Yes, Dog Days strongly encourages clubs to send multiple teams. Please e-mail the tournament director if you will be applying as a club or with multiple teams from your club.

What are the fields/parks like at Dog Days?

Miami Meadows Park is a beautiful park with a pond, playground, lots of green space, baseball fields, picnic shelters (with flushing toilets), and a walking trail. There are approximately 20 soccer fields in use at Miami Meadows during the Dog Days tournament. The fields are well maintained and provide a level playing surface. They are in great shape. We are very proud of our park!

Lightning Policy

Miami Township Lightning Policy

  1. Anytime lightning is visible or you hear thunder, all players, coaches, spectators, umpires, and referees should Take Shelter Immediately!
  2. Lightning Predictor – The Thor-Guard Lightning Predictor has been installed at Miami Meadows Park and Paxton-Ramsey Park. The Thor-Guard Lightning Predictor is programmed to emit a loud horn blast for 15 seconds as soon as there is a 30% chance that lightning will strike in a 2-mile radius. After the horn goes off, a yellow strobe will continue to flash until the risk of lightning has decreased. As soon as the horn or strobe are noted, outside activities should cease. All people (coaches, teams, spectators, officials, etc.) should immediately seek safe and appropriate shelter. When the risk of lightning has decreased to a safer level, the detector will sound 3 short all-clear blasts and the strobe will cease. For parks without the Thor-Guard Lightning Predictor, anytime lightning is visible or you hear thunder, please take shelter immediately.
  3. Umpires, referees and/or event supervisor(s) should instruct all players, coaches, and fans that a danger is present and they should seek lightning safe shelter immediately. Recommended places for shelter are buildings with active electrical circuits and hard top vehicles with all windows closed. Picnic shelters ARE NOT suitable shelter.
  4. Wait at least 30 minutes after the last lightning flash or the last sound of thunder before resuming activities.
  5. Danger Zones To Avoid – Top floor of a building, showering, standing on concrete, talking on corded phones or touching any metal objects inside or outside of buildings and structures.
  6. If the hair on your head or on your arms stands up or if you feel a tingling sensation: A. Immediately crouch down, put your feet together, lower your head, cover your ears and close your eyes and remain there until the sensation subsides; B. Avoid proximity and maintain a minimum of 15 ft. to other people.
  7. If anyone is struck by lightning CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
  8. We encourage you to develop and follow a “Lightning Safety Plan” for your specific event or activity.
  9. This policy is not intended to be all-inclusive. All park users assume all risks associated with use of parks including potential of lightning strikes or other dangers resulting from inclement weather. We make no guarantee that the Thor-guard Lightning Predictor will function as designed. Miami Township assumes no liability to park users as a result of installation of lightning detection system.

Tournament Director:
Joan Hopkins
(513) 685-2558
tourney@alliancecincinnati.com

Referee Assignor:
Randy Clark
Dogdaysassignor@gmail.com

OSSRC

Rules for 2019 Alliance Cincinnati Dog Days of Summer

Tournament Headquarters
Alliance Cincinnati May Classic Tournament

7240 State Route 28

Pleasant Plain, OH 45162

Tournament Director: Joan Hopkins 

513-685-2558 (cell)

Registration and Team Eligibility 

  1. Check-In: 

Registration will only be accepted electronically through gotsoccer.com, no later than 8:00pm on Thursday 8/15/19

  1. Requirements:

Coaches must bring travel permits (if outside OSYSA), signed emergency medical authorization forms, signed tournament release of liability form, player passes and two copies of approved roster lists, and a copy of the completed concussion protocol.

Coaches should bring player/coach passes and medical release forms to every game.

For teams from within the United States:
1. The Players must present picture identification cards issued by the team’s Federation Organization Member (USYS, AYSO, other)
2. Teams must provide proof of approval of the team’s participation from the team’s Federation Organization Member.
3. Teams from outside the State Association where the tournament is located must provide proof of permission to travel. 4. Teams must be in good standing with their Federation Organization.
5. All out of town teams must stay at a tournament approved hotel.

Player Age and Eligibility

 
Boys and Girls teams in separate divisions

U-15 birth year 2005

U-14 birth year 2006

U-13 birth year 2007;

U-12 birth year 2008; 

U-11 birth year 2009; 

U-10 birth year 2010; 

U-09 birth year 2011

U-08 birth year 2012 

Age Format Time/Half   Time/Half Roster Size Guest Players
U-8        5 v 5           25 min prelim             25 min final 10                     3

U-9 7 v 7           25 min prelim 25 min final     14         4
U-10 7 v 7           25 min prelim 25 min final     14         4
U-11 9 v 9           30 min prelim 30 min final     16         4
U-12 9 v 9           30 min prelim  30 min final     16         4
U-13      11 v 11           35 min Prelim             30 min final 18                   5

U-14 11 v 11           35 min prelim 35 min final     18         5
U-15      11 v 11           35 min prelim             35 min final 18                     5



Top division is the GOLD division. Second division is the SILVER division.  Team rosters will be limited to 18 players for U-13, U-14, and U-15 age groups. Team rosters will be limited to 16 players for U-11 and U-12 age groups and 14 players for U-8, U-9 and U-10 age groups. The Roster submitted on-line will be the official Roster for the Tournament and may not be altered after check-in. A player may only play for one team with in a division.

Four to five (4-5) guest players will be allowed per team for all age groups. Guest player rosters should be validated by your state association/country federation (if required by your association).  Prior to the start of each game the Field Marshal shall check that each player and coach has a current Federation pass (if required by your association).

Player Credentials and Uniforms 

  1. Player picture identification cards are to be present and available at all matches.
    2. Identification cards must be checked by the field marshal prior to each match.
    3. Each player must wear a different number on their jersey.

Teams

The first team listed in the game schedule published on our website will be the home team. A maximum of 3 coaches are permitted on the coaches’ side of the field. All coaches will remain within 20 yards of the centerline on their half of the field, on the side opposite of both team's spectators.  Field marshals will communicate which side is the coaches’ side if questions arise. Spectators are not permitted behind the goals.

All teams are required to bring two (2) jerseys of different colors.  If the referee determines there is a conflict in jersey colors, the home team (listed first on the game schedule) is required to change to their alternate jersey.

Laws of the Game


All matches must be played in accordance with FIFA Laws of the Game in effect on January 1st of the year that the tournament is held, except as specifically modified for youth play by USSF, US Youth Soccer, and OSYSA with certain amendments as follows:

Substitutions

Substitutes must be at the midfield line. Unlimited substitutions for all age groups will be allowed with the consent of the referee in the following situations:

  1. Before a throw-in in your favor, the team in possession of the ball for a throw-in may substitute. If the team in possession of the ball for a throw-in substitutes players, the opposing team may substitute any number of players at the same time.
    b. Before a goal-kick;
    c. After a score by either team;
    d. At half time;
    e. After an injury, by either team, when the referee stops play;
    f. After a caution, one for one by both teams, if the cautioned player is substituted. 

Start of the game: There will be no captains.  Visiting team will have the kick off the first half, and your team will take the field on the side in front of your team bench. 

Match Lengths

Preliminary Games will consist of two halves of equal length. See the chart above for game lengths for both preliminary and final games for all divisions. No overtime periods will be played in preliminary games.  

Final games will consist of two halves of equal length.  Overtime periods consisting of two 5-minute periods will be played in their entirety for finals when regular time ends with a tie score.  

The Director reserves the right to adjust game length for conditions beyond his/her control. See Weather/Reschedule section below.

 
The game clock will not be stopped because of injury to any player, except if deemed necessary by the referee. Due to the time allowed for the completion of all games, the clock should run continuously. This will not apply for final matches.  Final matches will allow for stoppage time. 

Build out Line: We will be using the build out line for our 7 v 7 games, and our 5 v 5 games.  Please see the Build out line information sheet on our website. 

Heading:

All players who are registered on or participate with any U-11s or younger team are prohibited from deliberately striking a soccer ball with any portion of their head, (a.k.a. heading), during any game. If a player in a U11 (10 yrs. old) or younger age group match deliberately heads the ball in a game with any portion of their head, an indirect free kick (IFK) is to be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the infraction. If within the goal area, the IFK should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infraction occurred.


Referees: 

It is the intent of the Alliance Cincinnati Dog Days of Summer Tournament to provide a three person referee system for all tournament matches at U9 and above; however, if deemed necessary, matches may be conducted with club linesmen. All U8 games will be played with only one referee. 


Coaches: 

A coach may coach more than one team during the tournament. 


Red Cards: 

Red cards will be administered in accordance with FIFA laws of the game.

 
A player or coach sent off for a second caution will not be allowed to play for the remainder of that game and their next game. 


Un-served Red cards and game report will be forwarded to the appropriate State or National organizations.

Game Balls: 

The home team will supply the game ball for all preliminary matches. Balls used must be FIFA Approved. The game ball size for U-8 through U-12 is Size 4 and the game ball size for U-13 and above is Size 5.

Player Equipment:

  1. Shin guards are mandatory and must be covered by a sock. 
  2. Shirt/jerseys will be tucked into players’ shorts at all times. 
  3. Hard casts, soft casts or braces will only be allowed upon approval of the game referee.

Tournament and Match Schedules:

  1. Tournament Format: For all age groups the Tournament format calls for 3 preliminary round games with Final Matches in each division. A wild card team will not be assigned to play the winner of its own group in a quarter final or semi-final match. Example; if the wild card team comes from the A group the wild card won’t be scheduled to play the A group winner. In a bracket of 5, teams will play a round robin to determine the champion and finalist. 
  2. Match Schedules: Each team will play a minimum of 3 games. A maximum of 2 matches will be played on any one day.
  3. Procedures for Determining a Winner: Coaches and game referee will sign the game card certifying the final score which field marshal will collect.  Site scorekeeper will be responsible for updating the scoreboard and website at www.alliancecincinnati.com/dog-days-of-summer. Posted scores will reflect a maximum goal difference of 4.
  4. All round robin bracket Champion and Finalist will be decided by points. 

Forfeits

A team may forfeit a match for any of the following reasons: failure to complete a match, leaving the field during play, failure of individual players and their parents to comply with all tournament rules (Example, not leaving the field when lightning is present, failure to comply with the directions of tournament officials).  The team winning by forfeit will be awarded the average number of goals they score in their other games, rounded down to the nearest integer, (with a minimum score of 1-0). The opponent's score will be zero. This score will be the official score in case goal differential is necessary. The Tournament officials reserve the right to decide all matters concerning a forfeit. In no case will a team, which has forfeited a game, be declared a group winner or wild card. If a team arrives more than 10 minutes late for a match the Tournament Committee, at their discretion, may declare the game to be a forfeit depending upon the situation. A team failing to field the proper number of players at the scheduled time, or at any time during the match, may forfeit the game at the discretion of the Tournament Director. 

Standings and Tiebreakers 

No overtime periods will be played for Preliminary games. Each team will be awarded three points for a win, one point for a tie, and no points for a loss. In the event of ties in the group standing, the following procedure will determine the group winner: 

  1. Team with the most wins (if tied go to step 2). 
  2. Winner of the game played between the tied teams. (If three or more teams are tied for the group lead, Step 2 is by-passed, go to Step 3) 
  3. Highest number of total NET goals (goal differential). Maximum goal differential per game is four (4). (i.e. For a score of 4-1, goal differential is 3 for the winner and -3 for the loser. For a score of 8-2, goal differential is 4 and -4). 
  4. Fewer total goals allowed (gross). 
  5. Most goals scored (up to a 4 differential per game)
  6. Penalty kicks (FIFA laws of the game). If both teams advance, the Tournament Director will decide the opponents at the next level of play. 

The selection of a wild card team, if required, shall be determined by: 

  1. Non-group winner with the most total points. 
  2. Winner of the game, if applicable, played between the tied teams. 
  3. Goal Differential (See #3 above) 
  4. Fewer total goals allowed (gross). 
  5. Coin toss

Wild Card Games

All wild-card games will be played between either two different division winners or 1 division winner and 1 wild-card entrant. IN NO INSTANCE WILL ANY WILD-CARD TEAM PLAY THE DIVISION WINNER FROM ITS OWN DIVISION DURING THE WILD CARD GAME. The division winning team that the wild-card team plays during the wild-card game will be the division winner with the most standings points. If two division winning teams have the same number of standing points, the tournament director will select which division winner plays the wild-card team in the wild-card game


Penalty Kick Elimination

When Semi-Final and Final matches are still tied after overtime (see overtime times in the “Match Lengths” above) the FIFA laws of the game for Kicks from the Penalty Mark apply. Only players on the field at the end of the second overtime period are eligible for penalty kicks. Coin flip will determine who will go first (visiting team calls). There will be five penalty kickers per team. The most goals scored after five kicks for each team wins the game. If the score remains tied, teams will alternate shooters until there is an unmatched goal between the teams. After all eligible players on the field of play have taken kicks; teams will start with their first kickers again.  Please note that in accordance with the Laws of the Game the teams can change the order of the kicks in succeeding rounds.

Match and Score Reporting 

The Field Marshal is responsible for reporting match results to tournament headquarters.  Scores will be posted as quickly as possible. Coaches should report any discrepancies to Headquarters prior to their next game.  Wild cards will be determined at the site as indicated on that division's schedule.

Conduct and Discipline 

All participants in the Alliance Cincinnati Dog Days of Summer Tournament will be expected to maintain high standards of conduct during their stay in the Milford/Miami Township area. These standards are expected of players, referees, family members, and other guests.  All participants are expected to comply with park rules, tournament rules and the directions of tournament volunteers. Failure to comply may result in remedial action ranging from a warning, a reduction in points in the standings, expulsion from the tournament or banning that team and/or all teams in its club from future participation in the tournament.

There shall be no dissent between players and/or coaches and the referee. Questioning a referee is considered dissent. All coaches are responsible for the actions of his or her spectators, specifically verbal abuse of referees. Such abuse will not be tolerated!  Violation may result in forfeiture of the game and/or expulsion from further play.

Any player or coach ejected from a game will be ineligible to participate in the next scheduled game (a minimum of one game suspension depending upon the severity of the offense). The player/coach pass is to be turned in to the referee headquarters immediately following the initial suspension game. If dismissed in the last game, card will be returned to the appropriate state association. Coach and player suspensions may be served on the spectator side of the field.  


All coaches will remain within 20 yards of the centerline on their half of the field, on the side opposite of both team's spectators.

Spectators may be ejected from the park for improper conduct, at the discretion of the tournament officials. Artificial noisemakers are not permitted.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Additionally, to protect the lungs of our young athletes, smoking/vaping or the use of any other tobacco products is prohibited within 20 yards of any playing venue.

PETS are allowed at Miami Meadows Park, but all dogs should remain on leashes unless inside the designated dog park.  

Persons ejected due to any of the above situations must leave the site immediately.

Report of Disciplinary action taken against any team will be reported to that team’s provincial or: 

  1. For United States teams, the procedure for notifying the Federation Organization Member of that team of disciplinary action taken or required will be followed. 
  2. For CONCACAF teams, the tournament committee will notify the US Soccer Federation guidelines of disciplinary action taken, and that the Federation will transmit national association. 

Awards
All U-8 through U-15 Champions and Finalists will receive individual awards.  Awards will be presented in the middle of the parking / vendor area at Olympic Park.

Inclement Weather Procedures

The Tournament Committee and/or Director reserve the right to delay the start of a game, reduce the length of the game, or terminate a game. All teams must abide by the tournament weather/field conditions policy. Head coaches only may come to the Tournament HQ only after the weather delay for further information.  The safety of all participants is paramount.

If a match is suspended due to weather, field conditions, or other situations beyond the Tournament Director’s control, all participants must leave the field and seek shelter. In the event of lightning delay, all tournament participates are to return to their cars. Players and coaches remaining on the fields during a lightning delay, or returning to the fields prior to the “all clear” being sound are subject to disqualification. Teams’ coach should report to tournament headquarters for their respective site once the weather condition has passed.  Play will be suspended and restarted using the following procedure: A) SUSPEND play – one long blast of the air horn or siren, B) RESUME play – three (3) short blasts of the air horn or siren. 

Cancellations 

If the Tournament is cancelled for any reason, there will be no refunds.

Waiver
By entering this tournament, every participant agrees to accept the jurisdiction of the Tournament Committee or its members, Alliance Cincinnati’s Board of Directors and employees, the United States Soccer Federation, and United States Youth Soccer Association.  No official, coach, club, league, referee, player or their representative may invoke the aid of the Courts of any political or governmental entity without first exhausting all available remedies within the appropriate affiliated soccer organizations as set forth in these rules, the Constitution and Bylaws of Alliance Cincinnati, the Constitution and Bylaws of the United States Soccer Federation, the Constitution and Bylaws of the United States Youth Soccer Association, and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association. For violation of this rule, the offending party shall be subject for all expenses incurred by these associations and/or their officers, as appropriate, in defending each court action, including, but not limited to, court costs, attorney(s) fees and reasonable compensation for all time and expenses.

 DISSENT

IN ACCORDANCE WITH FIFA POLICY, there shall be no dissent between players, coaches or fans and the referee. Questioning a referee's call is considered dissent. All coaches are urged to solicit the support of their fans in monitoring and enforcing this policy. Coaches will be held responsible for the behavior of their fans. Any player or coach ejected from a game will be ineligible to participate in the next scheduled game. For very serious offenses the player or coach may be declared ineligible for more than one game.

 PROTESTS 

  1. Protests:  There will be no protests.  All officiating decisions are final.   
    B. Exceptions:  The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify any rule/regulations at any time with or without notice. 


General 

The Tournament Director’s interpretation of the foregoing rules/regulations shall be final.

FIELD LOCATIONS

AGE GROUPS

U8 5 v 5 $250
U9 / U10 $550
U11 / U12 $575
U13 / U15 $625

KEY DATES

Tournament
August 16-18, 2019

Application Deadline
August 2nd, 2019

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TEAMS

4v4 Fustal (NO Goalkeepers)
Age Groups: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Multiple levels of play.
Roster up to 10 players.  55-minute running clock.

6v6 Fustal (with Goalkeepers)
Age Groups: 2006, 2005, 2004
Multiple levels of play.
Roster up to 12 players.  55-minute running clock.

DATES & TIMES

Deadline for Registration:
November

Dates:
November
December
January

Times:
All matches kickoff between hours of 8 am – 5 pm.

LOCATION

Positively Charged VBC
910 Lila Avenue Milford OH 45150

LEAGUE DIRECTOR

COST

ALLIANCE CINCINNATI FUTSAL RULES

We are no longer accepting teams for the Winter 2018 Futsal Season.

Can non-Alliance Cincinnati teams play too?

Why  YES.  This league was made for our teams but it could not exist and honestly would not be as fun without participation from outside teams.   Additional questions or inquiries can be made by emailing info@allaincecincinnati.com

Alliance Cincinnati May Classic

Soccer Tournament

May 15th – 17th, 2020

Alliance Cincinnati is proud to host our 2nd annual May Classic soccer tournament. The tournament will be held May 15th through the 17th, 2020. The tournament will primarily be held at Olympic fields in Batavia.

This tournament is tailored towards all teams and levels with in the U8 to U19 age groups for both male and female teams. The May Classic will provide a fun and competitive atmosphere for all participating teams.

All accepted teams will be guaranteed a minimum of three games of play, and championship and finalist awards will be handed out in each division. We hope that you will join us for a great weekend of soccer!

Application Dead line April 20th at Midnight.

Tournament Director
Joan Hopkins
513-685-2558

tourney@alliancecincinnati.com

Entry Fees

U8 5 v 5 $250
U9 7 v7 $550
U10 7 v7 $550
U11 9 v9 $575
U12 9 v 9 $575
U13 11 v 11 $625
U14 11 v 11 $625
U15 11 v 11 $625
U16 11 v 11 $675
U17 11 v 11 $675
U18 11 v 11 $675
U19 11 v 11 $675

Alliance Cincinnati May Classic will utilize the Batavia Olympic Fields.  Olympic Fields complex is a privately owned soccer complex conveniently located near State Rt 32 and only minutes from Interstate 275.  The complex houses some of the nicest nature grass fields in the Cincinnati area.  The complex was recently reinvented to make attending and hosting soccer tournaments even better in 2018.

Olympic Fields
299 Haskell Ln, Batavia, OH 45103

Batavia, Olympic Fields | Field Map | Directions

Miami Meadows Park
1546 State Route 131, Milford, Ohio 45150

Miami Meadows Park | Field Map | Directions

Olympic Fields

May Classic utilizes a private soccer complex in ensuring the best possible fields for our tournament.  Part of this agreement is they charge a parking Fee for the tournament.  It is a privately owned and operated facility and therefore they are not subsidized by any local governmental agency.  The revenue generated from parking covers cost to operate the facility, such as field maintenance, grounds maintenance, utilities and staffing. As they continue to grow they are hoping to provide amenities such as indoor restroom facilities, a playground for children, a picnic pavilion and asphalt parking lot.

Main Lot Passes:
$5.00 per day
$8.00 for two days
$12.00 for three days

Passes will be sold as follows:
For a three day tournament, Friday, Saturday and Sunday you will be able to purchase a day pass for $5.00 or a weekend pass for $12.00
For a two day tournament, Saturday and Sunday, you will be able to purchase a day pass for $5.00 or a weekend pass for $8.00.

Gold and Premium Parking is $10.00 per day, no exceptions. You may park in any of the three lots, Main, Gold and/or Premium if you purchase a Gold or Premium pass.

RV/Campers:
$20.00 per day. Overnight accommodations must be made in advance.

NO PETS ALLOWED

NO OFF STREET PARKING

Answers to commonly asked questions:

  1. Is there handicapped parking?
    Yes, see map for specific location. If you need assistance getting to a field please enter the gray building and someone will provide transportation.
  2. Are there indoor restrooms?
    No, outdoor restrooms are provided in several locations on the property.
  3. Do I have to pay if I just want to drop off my child?
    No, however you will need to follow the direction of the parking attendant to the designated drop off area. It may or may not be close to your desired field.
  4. I’m running late and my child needs to be on the field but I don’t have any money. What do I do?
    You will be allowed to drop your child off at the designated drop off location and directed to the closest ATM in town.
  5. I’ve paid $5.00 for a day pass and our team won so we have to come back tomorrow. Can I just upgrade to a weekend pass and pay $3.00?
    No, most tournaments are structured for multiple games in a weekend so please plan accordingly.
  6. My son/daughter just played a game at another facility and they did not charge parking. Why do we have to pay to enter here?

For any questions regarding parking at Olympic fields, please fee free to contact them directly at:

Amy Brewer, Director of Operations/Facility Manager
amy@olympicfields.com
(513) 616-8897

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Lightning Policy

  1. Miami Township Lightning Policy
    Anytime lightning is visible or you hear thunder, all players, coaches, spectators, umpires, and referees should Take Shelter Immediately!
  2. Lightning Predictor – The Thor-Guard Lightning Predictor has been installed at Miami Meadows Park and Paxton-Ramsey Park. The Thor-Guard Lightning Predictor is programmed to emit a loud horn blast for 15 seconds as soon as there is a 30% chance that lightning will strike in a 2-mile radius. After the horn goes off, a yellow strobe will continue to flash until the risk of lightning has decreased. As soon as the horn or strobe are noted, outside activities should cease. All people (coaches, teams, spectators, officials, etc.) should immediately seek safe and appropriate shelter. When the risk of lightning has decreased to a safer level, the detector will sound 3 short all-clear blasts and the strobe will cease. For parks without the Thor-Guard Lightning Predictor, anytime lightning is visible or you hear thunder, please take shelter immediately.
  3. Umpires, referees and/or event supervisor(s) should instruct all players, coaches, and fans that a danger is present and they should seek lightning safe shelter immediately. Recommended places for shelter are buildings with active electrical circuits and hard top vehicles with all windows closed. Picnic shelters ARE NOT suitable shelter.
  4. Wait at least 30 minutes after the last lightning flash or the last sound of thunder before resuming activities.
  5. Danger Zones To Avoid – Top floor of a building, showering, standing on concrete, talking on corded phones or touching any metal objects inside or outside of buildings and structures.
  6. If the hair on your head or on your arms stands up or if you feel a tingling sensation: A. Immediately crouch down, put your feet together, lower your head, cover your ears and close your eyes and remain there until the sensation subsides; B. Avoid proximity and maintain a minimum of 15 ft. to other people.
  7. If anyone is struck by lightning CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
  8. We encourage you to develop and follow a “Lightning Safety Plan” for your specific event or activity.
  9. This policy is not intended to be all-inclusive. All park users assume all risks associated with use of parks including potential of lightning strikes or other dangers resulting from inclement weather. We make no guarantee that the Thor-guard Lightning Predictor will function as designed. Miami Township assumes no liability to park users as a result of installation of lightning detection system.

Referees

Click here for Referee Registration.

Referee Assignor:
Randy Clark
mayclassicassignor@gmail.com
USSF Referee Assignor
Ohio South

Tournament FAQ

What is the amount of the tournament fee?

U8 5 v 5 $250
U9 to U10 7 v 7 $500
U11 to U12 9 v 9 $550
U13 to U15 11 v 11 $575
U16 to U19 11 v 11 $600

Quick and easy electronic registration through Gotsoccer.com.

If checks will be mailed in, please make them payable to “Alliance Cincinnati May Classic” and mailed with a print out of your on-line application to:

Alliance Cincinnati

May Classic Tournament
7240 State Route 28
Pleasant Plain, Ohio 45162

How many players are on the field?

U8 play 5v5
U9 & U10 play 7v7 on fields 40×60.
U11 & U12 play 9v9 on fields 50×80.
U13 & up play 11v11 on full size fields.

Is this tournament only for Premier teams?

No.

This tournament is specifically designed for all levels of competition, and you can rest assured that your team will be placed in the appropriate level of competition.

I coach more than one team, will tournament schedule so I can attend all my teams games?

Alliance Cincinnati has several coaches who also coach more than one team, and we make every effort to accommodate these coaches.

Do I need a travel permit?

Teams from outside Ohio South need a travel permit. These would include the teams attending from Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Will the May Classic accept multiple teams from our club?

Yes, our May Classic tournament strongly encourages clubs to send multiple teams. Please e-mail the tournament director if you will be applying as a club or with multiple teams from your club.

Tournament Director:
Joan Hopkins
(513) 685-2558
hop_joan@yahoo.com

Referee Assignor:
Bob Holwadel
bholwadel@fuse.net
USSF Referee Assignor
Ohio South

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FIELD LOCATIONS

Olympic Fields
299 Haskell Ln
Batavia, OH 45103

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Miami Meadows Park
1546 State Route 131
Milford, Ohio 45150

AGE GROUPS

U8 5 v 5 $250
U9 to U10 7 v 7 $550
U11 to U12 9 v 9 $575
U13 to U15 11 v 11 $625
U16 to U19 11 v 11 $675

KEY DATES

Tournament
May 15th to 17th, 2020

Application Deadline
April 20th at Midnight

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