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Fall Kickoff Friendlies 2020

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Boys Ages: U8–U15
Girls Ages: U8–U18

Event Dates: August 7–9, 2020
Event Locations:
LFA Soccer Complex
LFA Training Center
Tony Glavin Soccer Complex
CCP Soccer Complex
Prices include all fees & parking:
7v7 (2 Games) = $325
7v7 (3 Games) = $425
9v9 (2 Games) = $395
9v9 (3 Games) = $495
11v11 (2 Games) = $475
11v11 (3 Games) = $575

General Info

Lou Fusz Athletic and Tony Glavin Soccer Club present the Fall Kickoff Preseason Friendlies. This 'Friendly' event is the best way to get your team ready for the quickly approaching Fall season. Whether you are preparing for MRL, ECNL, NPL, a big tournament, your local league, or just want to get a couple of organized, competitive games in at low price, this event is for you. The purpose of this event is to allow each team the opportunity for competitive game play while promoting player health, safety, and development during the early Fall season preparation period.  No scores posted, no trophies. Certified referees, training staff, coaching conflict accommodations, concessions, and free parking are some of the other perks that come with this event.

Important Dates
Application Deadline: July 18, 2020
Application Fee Paid By: July 20, 2020
Accepted Teams Notified: July 18, 2020
Brackets Posted: July 21, 2020
Schedule Posted: July 24, 2020

Games
Thursday: Local teams will have the option to play
Friday: Local teams and available out-of-town teams
Saturday: Pool play
Sunday: Pool play
No Finals or Championship Game. Friendlies format.

Eligibility
Open to USYSA teams and US Club teams

This is a “Stay & Play” tournament; all out of town teams are required to stay in hotels approved by the Lou Fusz Athletic. Please book team rooms via the "Lodging" button to receive our special partnered rates.

Age Division
U8–U10 play 7v7 (25 Minute Halves)
U11–U12 play 9v9 (30 Minute Halves)
U13–U15 play 11v11 (30 Minute Halves)
U16+ play 11v11 (35 Minute Halves)

'Trapped' players in the U14/15 age groups will be allowed to participate with advance approval from tournament committee.

Application Payment
Please pay using the PayPal button or mail us a check
(include team name and tournament name in subject line) to:
Lou Fusz Athletic
Attn: SOCCER TOURNAMENTS
1 Athletic Dr
(formerly 1 Rams Way)
Earth City, MO 63045

Athletic Trainer Services
Children's Hospital & Washington University Physician's Young Athlete Center will be providing the Athletic Training services at the tournament.

Contact Info

LFA Tournament Director: Franco Carotenuto
Email: tournaments@LouFuszAthletic.com
Phone: 480–889–4628
LFA Club Admin: Chrissie Reiss
Email: soccer@LouFuszAthletic.com

Referee Assignor: Ron Jones
Email: admin@metrostlsoccerrefs.com

Weather Notice

Our weather guidelines are aligned with those suggested/used by USSF, MYSA, & SLYSA. Adjustments made to games due to weather are at the discretion of the tournament committee (comprised of Tournament Director, LFA Staff, and Young Athlete Center's ATC staff). It is our intention to provide a fun, playable, safe environment for all teams participating to get the competition they have come in search of. All games will be played on state of the art artificial turf fields…No rainouts! However, because all fields are playable during the rain, game stoppage can still occur due to hazardous conditions such as lightning/ thunder or temperature levels. Weather updates will be sent via email/text messages through your GotSoccer account. As such,
• Games could be delayed or shortened. Games could also be rescheduled for a later time/date that weekend. 
• Games played until/beyond halftime can be considered final at the moment stopped if necessary.
For games played in U14 and younger divisions, adjustments/cancellations will be made when expected game time temperature is 18 degrees cold index with windchill. For games played in U15 and older divisions, adjustments/cancellations will be made when expected game time temperature is 14 degrees cold index with windchill.
• Any additional changes to the schedule deemed necessary by the LFA Tournament Committee will be exercised with as much notice as possible for all teams involved.