Sportmanship Cup - Coach Bulletin 2
December 12, 2012
Dear Sportsmanship Cup Coaches:
Here is additional information about the Cup this weekend.
- Paperwork/Online Work
- Game and Referee Schedules and Locations
- Rain and Other Problems
- Things to Do and a Word from Our Sponsor
- Lost and Found
Signed Rosters (URGENT) – All of you will have been receiving emails from our paperwork czar, Michael Sun. Thanks to all who have already done this. If you have not already done so, please email your scanned Regional Commissioner-signed roster to him at email@example.com or fax it to him at 310-581-3989.
You can make changes to your roster up until the day of the tournament but you must have in your possession a roster with an original signature from your Regional Commissioner. If your roster has changed since you submitted to us, you must have a copy to give to the field director at each field at which you will be playing. The field director at the first field at which your play needs to initial all copies of revised rosters.
We accept regional rosters, rosters created using our system, eAYSO rosters – any form is fine so long as the basic information is there (player name, AYSO ID number, date of birth as well as team information and RC signature).
Line-Up Cards (URGENT)– Even if you have submitted a paper roster or faxed or emailed one in, we require you to log in to our system and create a roster with your players’ names, uniform numbers and dates of birth (no other information is required unless you are using our roster form). In exchange, WE print the line-up cards. THIS MUST BE DONE BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE LATEST.
To enter or edit your roster online go to http://www.ayso76.org/cup/, click on the link to team status, choose your team, log in and click on the link to add or view/edit your roster. If you have already entered your roster, you can edit and delete individual players by clicking on the Edit link next to their name; you can add a player by clicking the Add a Player link at the bottom right.
If you change your roster after Thursday morning, please make your changes and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you have made a change. Changes can include adding or subtracting players or adding uniform numbers (for teams who get their uniforms late).
Medical Releases – You must have in your possession at all times a full set of medical releases. These will be requested at your first check in and may be requested at check-in at all games. There will be no exceptions – no releases, no play.
ID Cards – We do NOT require ID cards.
NOTE FOR BEVERLY HILLS TEAMS: Your division director must assign your teams, but it is your responsibility to put in uniform numbers and team name and colors. Log in as usual and do this at www.ayso76.net, Team Rosters & Admin. Your Cup team will be [Division]-76-[Serial Number]. For example, Jeff Pop’s team is G10-76-88. You must get our commissioner’s signature on your roster.
There is no centralized check-in. You will do a full check-in at the first field at which you play. For those playing at the La Cienega Park East Field, you check in at the West Field a couple of hundred feet away.
Please check in for your first game no later than 45 minutes before it is due to start. You will be given your line-up cards (we will make any late changes manually at that time) for all four games. Please check in for all of your other games no later than half an hour before your game.
The game schedules are published at www.ayso76.org/Schedule/index_cup.cfm. The referee schedules will be published shortly and a link will be on the game schedule page.We first published the schedules early Monday morning. Since then, we have made a few changes to deal with a small number of minor issues. Please check your schedules and do so again on Friday afternoon, just to be safe.
Addresses and directions to all field locations are now posted at http://www.ayso76.org/schedule/directions.cfm.
Soccer can be played in the rain, which is a good thing considering the game originated in England. The forecast is for rain tonight and tomorrow, clearing up Friday. There may be some Sunday showers and we will play in showers. We will also play in the rain on our synthetic turf fields (BHHS, El Rodeo, Horace Mann and Hawthorne) . The parks authorities at the various grass fields will allow us to play if the rain is not too severe and conditions are not dangerous.
Announcements concerning game cancellations will be made on our website (www.ayso76.org), Facebook (www.bit.ly/ayso76), Twitter (www.twitter.com/ayso76). We may also send out emails, where practical. We no longer update rainout messages on voicemail.
The rules for the Cup are posted at http://www.ayso76.net/inleague/documents/files/76/TC-140_BHSCup_2012_Tournament_Rulesfinal1unmarked_posted.pdf. Also, please review http://www.ayso76.org/Cup/cuprefguidelines.cfm - the guidelines for scoring in this tournament.
On the subject of scoring, a couple of points: First, the reason for this tournament is to allow your players to play without pressure. They will try just as hard – everyone wants to win – but nothing is at stake, so the games are for fun. Please honor the spirit of the Sportsmanship Cup and encourage your players, your assistants and your parents to have fun, be positive, and enjoy themselves.
Second, by tradition, we do not announce the scores of the teams. Two teams per division with the most points will win a trophy and a medal; everyone else will, I am sure, do well.
Check out our Things to Do page at http://www.ayso76.org/Cup/cup_todo.cfm. This includes listings of the great museums in our area, many of them super kid-friendly, our our sponsor (Color Me Mine), shopping and movies and restaurants.
Please turn in found items to the field director at any field. We have a lost and found page on our website and will try to post information about items there. Email email@example.com to have a lost or found item posted.
- Rosters - Michael Sun at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Game Schedules, Online Rosters and Website Problems - Michael Karlin at email@example.com
- Referees and Referee Schedules - Jeff Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org
- General Questions - Cindy Dubin at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you at the 15th Sportsmanship Cup this weekend.
Mark and Cindy Dubin
Sportsmanship Cup Directors