Q: Who can play in the Sunburst tournament?
A: There are divisions for both boys and girls, U8-U18.
Q: When is the tournament?
A: The tournament will be held June 2 - June 3, 2018. Teams will check in electronically and there will also be a check-in from 5:30-8:30pm on Friday, June 1, 2018.
Q: What are the registration fees for the tournament? Are multi-team discounts available?
A: The fee for U8-U10 teams is $500, U11-U12 teams is $550, and U13 up is $600. Associations registering five or more teams will receive a $25 discount per team. Associations registering ten or more teams will receive a $50 discount per team. Teams will be refunded their discounts within about 3 weeks following the tournament.
Q: If we register multiple teams, how exactly will the discount be applied?
A: Teams will initially pay the full registration fee. Following the tournament, the discounted amount will be refunded.
Q: What is the cut-off date for registration?
A: Registration must be received by May 1, 2017. Payment must be received by May 7 to prevent deregistration. Teams will not be accepted on gotsoccer until payment is received. No on-site registrations.
Q: Where are the game fields located?
A: All fields are located in West Windsor, NJ. We will be using five sites: Mercer County Park, Duck Pond Park, West Windsor Community Park, Conover Park, and Zaitz Park. Directions for all locations can be found under the website "Directions" tab.
Q: What is the duration of the games?
A: Small-sided (7v7 & 9v9) games consist of two 25 minute halves. Full-sided (11v11) games consist of two 30 minute halves.
Q: How are points accumulated in the tournament?
A: Teams will be awarded points on the following basis:
- Six points for a win.
- Three points for a tie.
- One point for a loss.
- One point deducted for exceeding the maximum goal differential of 6 goals. Example: a win by 7-0 would result in only 5 points to the winner: 6 points for the win, minus 1 point for exceeding the maximum goal differential.
- One point for a shutout.
- One point deducted per red card.
Q: What will happen if our team is late to a game?
A: There is a ten minute grace period from the scheduled kick-off. The game is forfeited if the team doesn’t report within this ten minute period. A forfeit yields a 3-0 score for point consideration (no shut-out points awarded.) To start a game, a minimum of five players is needed for small-sided teams, and a minimum of seven players is needed for full-sided teams.
Q: How should our team register guest players?
A: We will add them to your roster on site at team check-in. Please bring the medical forms and cards for your guest players. The guest players must be carded by the same organization (i.e., NJYS, U.S. Club Soccer, etc.) as the team they are joining for the tournament.