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October 27-29, 2017

Saturday 7:12am - All games are on as scheduled - thanks


 Cincinnati United is proud to bring you our newest tournament the " CU Fall Finale".  Our other tournaments; CU Cup, CU Elite Invitational & CU Buckeye College Showcase are for high level travel teams and we wanted to create a tournament for lower level teams.  This tournament will be open to teams that are considered Lower B through Lower D teams, no CUP, OSSL, MRL or other high level travel teams will be accepted.  We want to provide the most challenging, rewarding and unique soccer experience possible for teams while playing on the best fields in Cincinnati at Voice of America Park.

FIELD OF PLAY, DIVISIONS AND BRACKETING
The Cincinnati United Fall Finale invites all "Lower B" & Lower "C/D" level teams from throughout the United States and Canada to apply for entry.

The tournament hosts the following divisions:
Gold - Lower B teams
Silver - Higher B/C teams
Bronze - Lower C/D teams

Applicants will be selected and bracketed according to the following general criteria with the objective of forming the most competitive divisions possible:

- strength of league record
- strength of league or division
- recent tournament play & competitive level of tournaments selected
- ranking in Gotsoccer.com
- past performance in the CU CUP or CU Elite Invitational
- other competitive/geographic factors

(The Director of Competition and/or the Tournament Director may make exceptions or adjustments to the above guidelines in order to balance the competitiveness of certain divisions, depending upon entries).

The CU Fall Finale central communications vehicle is this web site. Teams will find all information about the tournament here.

All teams accepted into the CU Fall Finale will be notified by e-mail and directed to this site to obtain the forms necessary registration. NO ACCEPTANCE PACKETS WILL BE SENT.

The CU Fall Finale Scoring Services Group will provide real-time scoring of all play during tournament weekend. By applying for the CU Fall Finale, your team agrees to permit the taking and posting of event photographs, including game action, as well as off-the-field human interest shots. If your team has concerns about the posting of game photos, please do not apply to this event.

TOURNAMENT MANAGEMENT
The Cincinnati United Fall Finale is staged by the parent volunteers of the Cincinnati United Soccer Club who take enormous pride in making the CU Fall Finale an outstanding soccer experience. They are directed by the Tournament Committee: 


Tournament Directors - Joe Wuest
Assistant Tournament Director - Kim Scheper


  • When: October 28-29, 2017
  • Where: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Ages: Boys & Girls U9-U15 (trapped 8th graders accepted)
  • Deadline: September 29th, 2017
 


Registration

 

We will be utilizing a mail-in or email registration process only.  Please check the registration page for all necessary forms needed.



 

Eligibility
The tournament is open to currently registered USSF league or association teams comprised of no more than the maximum allowable number of players for their respective age levels. All teams must be currently registered and in good standing with their state, national, or provincial association, and hold a valid US Soccer player pass for the current seasonal year. Passes will be inspected prior to the start of each match. USYS and US Club teams are accepted.

Rules
A minimum of 3 games are guaranteed. All games will be played in accordance with FIFA Laws, except as modified by Tournament Rules. Tournament Rules are posted on this website and can be downloaded for print.

Age Groups
Divisions:
Boys & Girls U8 through U15.
U8s, U9s and U10s will play 7 v 7
U11s and U12s will play 9 v 9
U13s and U14/U15s will play 11 v 11 (trapped eighth graders accepted)

Referees

A USSF three-man referee system will be used to the maximum extent possible for all matches with emphasis on divisions U-12 and up. USSF Registered referees, who are in good standing and who wish to referee, are encouraged to sign up via our website - 
http://www.gotsport.com/asp/officials/register.asp?EventID=25783


Hotels

ALL OUT OF TOWN TEAMS MUST STAY AT A TOURNAMENT-APPROVED HOTEL

 

Awards
Each player on the Championship and Runner-up teams will receive a custom tournament medallion. A team trophy will be presented to the Championship and Runner-up teams.

Tournament T-Shirts
Information will be coming in regards to apparel for the tournament.

Medical Releases
In compliance with the USYSA Youth Soccer Tournament/Games Hosting Agreement, it is mandatory that medical authorizations for each player be available on the sideline of each game by the team representative or coach. No player may play without a valid medical release under penalty of forfeiture of the game played in. These medical release forms do not need to be notarized.

2017 Tournament Application
The Cincinnati United Soccer Club utilizes online registrations for all of its tournaments including the 2017 CU Fall Finale.

All Entry Fees must be postmarked by September 30th, 2017 to guarantee consideration. All late applications will be put on a wait list for review. Upon acceptance, the fee is non-refundable. If your team is accepted and later withdraws, the entry fee is non-refundable and sanctions will be placed against your team/club for future participation in Cincinnati United Events.


Check or Money Order Payments:
All Check or Money Order entries must be postmarked by September 30th, 2017 and should be made payable to the Cincinnati United Fall Finale. All entry fees received through check or money order are deposited immediately and refunded within 2 weeks of non-acceptance. Teams must include with your entry fee your teams “certificate of entry” or copy of e-mail entry confirmation. Payments should be mailed to CU Fall Finale, C/O Joe Wuest, 8266 Beckett Station Drive, West Chester, Ohio  45069.


Entry Fees:
Travel Divisions

$225 for U8 -- 7v7 Divisions

$500 for U9 and U10 -- 7v7 divisions

$575 for U10 and U12 -- 9v9 divisions

$625 for U13, and U14/15 -- 11v11 divisions (trapped 8th graders accepted)

Entry Fees should be mailed to:
CU Fall Finale
c/o Joe Wuest

8266 Beckett Station Drive

West Chester, Ohio, 45069

Acceptance and Schedule
Participation is not final until acceptances are announced in early September 2017. Acceptances will be posted on the Tournament Website.  Schedules should be posted 7 days prior to events.  Please note some matches may begin at 7:30am and teams may have early morning matches each day to avoid conflicts for coaches while giving teams plenty of rest between matches.

Help
Please direct any questions you may have to our Tournament Director Joe Wuest 513-379-6770. 
Email at cuelitedirector@yahoo.com