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The Middletown Select Soccer Club would like to invite you to join us for our 20th year of the MIDDLETOWN SPRING BLAST TOURNAMENT.
We hope you will want to come and spend the weekend with us and help celebrate our special year. The tournament will be held at Smith Park and Jacot Park in Middletown Ohio, and Franklin Community Park in Franklin. Smith park has been home to many tournaments: including the Franchise, State SAY and High School Tournaments.
The tournament will offer competition for boys and girls in the U-8 through U-19 brackets. All teams must be in good standing with the United States Soccer Association and only players with valid player passes will be eligible to play. A maximum of 14 players per roster of U8-U9, U10 7v7 division and a maximum of 16 players, 11-U12 9v9 division. A maximum of 18 players per roster will be allowed for U13-U18 11v11.
Four (4) guest players will be allowed. No player may play on nor be registered on more than one participating team.
**Special note: U8 teams may be placed in a U9 lower division depending on the number of teams that apply
Spring Blast Tournament Committee reserves the right of acceptance, denial or placement of any team. The tournament reserves the rights to consolidate age groups and divisions or not only Red, White, Blue Divisions Division are as follows Red(Upper), White (Middle), Blue Lower)
Special request for coaching: The scheduling committee works very hard at scheduling and placing teams according to age, division and according to tournament application, it is your responsibility to fill out application completely and correctly depending on your past league and tournament results. Request for scheduling: We do try to accommodate coaching requests for coaches coaching more than one team but sometimes the schedule request is not possible. Coaches coaching more than one team is responsible for emailing the tournament the team request between February 27th-March 1st with the request. All teams are required to have 2 coaches on staff to avoid any scheduling conflicts.
The entry fee is $475.00 for U8-U10 and $500.00 for U11-U18/19 age groups and should be mailed along with the enclosed application form to the address listed below when application is filled out. Team fees are due within 1 week of registering unless other arrangements have been made. Final team fees are due by February 25, 2017. Teams not accepted will have their application fee returned in their notification letter. No entry fee will be returned to those teams accepted into the tournament. Notifications will be emailed and posted on the web site by March 10.
IMPORTANT ISSUE: CONCUSSION LAW
In order to protect young athletes, the State of Ohio has passed a concussion law, commonly called the “Return to Play” law. Therefore, all Ohio Tournaments are responsible to monitor and track compliance with the concussion training requirements of the Return to Play law. Each coach (head coach and assistants) must receive approved concussion training prior to April 26, 2013. See O.R.C. 3707.511(C)(1). Tournaments are required to collect and maintain certificates of compliance from the coaches.
1. All coaches MUST complete the Concussion Training Course from either NFHS (preferred) or CDC and submit a COPY of the completed certificate to the tournament. Both online courses are FREE of charge! See the links for the Concussion Form after you CONFIRM acceptance (using your Spring Blast #) on the forms list.
2. Coaches must also carry their certificate COPY of compliance with them during the event.
3. Coaches are also required per Ohio law, to have distributed a COPY of the Parent Concussion Information Sheet to the parents of their team players.
If these 3 items are not satisfied, those coaches will NOT be able to coach at this event.
If a player is believed, by either a coach, referee or tournament official, to exhibit the signs, symptoms or behaviors of concussion during the tournament, that player shall be prohibited from continuing to play that same calendar day and player card will be pulled and may not play until they have received clearance to “return to play” by a physician or other authorized medical personnel.
We are very proud of the Soccer facilities at Smith and Jacot Park in Middletown, Franklin Park fields. All of our parks offer ample parking, playgrounds, walking trails around the park, refreshment areas and with a total 38 fields for your soccer enjoyment. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping close to both parks. games will also be played at Franklin Park. The tournament is set up on a three game format. Individual and team trophies will be awarded for first and second place teams in each division.
We will be sending out information about Game day registration after the tournament deadline.
Middletown Spring Blast
PO Box 133, Monroe, OH 45050 (513) 539-9673
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