PLEASE READ OVER THIS INFORMATION VERY CAREFULLY AS SEVERAL DEADLINES ARE UPCOMING!!!

October 24, 2019

Dear Coach/Team Manager/Team Contact:

The Bethesda Soccer Club is pleased to welcome your team to participate in our thirty-sixth Annual Bethesda Premier Cup presented by Adidas.  Again this year we will be hosting one of the largest tournaments in the country with outstanding competition and we are really excited about the event in a couple of weeks.

A copy of your game schedule, tournament rules, and playing locations will be provided to you on our club website no later than October 30th.  You will be notified of any necessary changes in the schedule or playing fields at either the tournament registration or by email.  Tournament games will begin early on Saturday, November 9th and will continue until the finals are played on Sunday, November 10 th.

IN-PERSON TEAM REGISTRATION – DOUBLETREE GAITHERSBURG (620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg):

Friday, November 8 th                         3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

**Teams that register on-line do not need to attend the in-person registration unless they need to make changes to their roster.  On-line registration ends on Friday, November 1 st .
 
All teams must register either online or in-person during one of the times listed above and should have available your 2019-2020 certified team roster, current player passes for all players and authorized permission to travel form (if appropriate).   Our tournament accepts both USYSA and US Club affiliated teams. If your team needs guest players, please use the form that is available online. Guest players must have a current players card that is the same affiliation that your team is registering as and a roster with guest players in the U9 & u10 age groups cannot go above 14 present at the tournament, U11 & U12 cannot exceed 16 players, and U13 teams can have guest players up to 22 present at the tournament. Also, all players must participate with their primary carded team if they are registered in the tournament, no exceptions.  The Guest Player form is due by November 8 th
  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT EACH OF THESE DOCUMENTS WILL BE CHECKED AT EITHER THE ON-LINE OR IN-PERSON REGISTRATION.  YOUR FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANY OF THESE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS WILL PRECLUDE YOUR TEAM’S PARTICIPATION IN THE TOURNAMENT.  

The Tournament Committee will retain a copy of your certified team roster and the permission to travel form if necessary.   Teams that have not checked in and are not present by the ending time (7 p.m. at the Doubletree Gaithersburg) will be assessed a $100 (cash only) penalty in order to register for the tournament. Teams will not be allowed to register at the site on Saturday.
 
Each team that is participating in the tournament must provide a field marshal for their game when listed as the home team. The age group coordinators will work with each team to confirm the game(s) that each team is responsible to provide a field marshal and instructions.

 
ON-LINE REGISTRATION:

Instructions and Forms can be found here .                               
Deadline for on-line registration is Friday, November 1 st.  On-line registrations will not be accepted after the deadline date under any circumstance.  If teams miss the on-line registration or have changes to their roster after they submit their information, they must attend the in-person registration listed above. 
 
APPAREL

Again this year Fine Designs will be providing all of the apparel for our thirty-sixth Annual Premier Cup presented by Adidas. They will have shops at all of our two main venues: Morven Park and the SoccerPlex (multiple locations).  


INTERESTED IN REFEREEING AT THE TOURNAMENT

Contact Missy Lambert at 301-213-1614 or mglambert33@msn.com.
 
The main point of contact for any questions should be your Age Group Coordinators here.

The following Tournament information can be accessed through our club website here. If you are having any trouble with the documents they can also be found on our website here.

 
 
 
 
 
Schedules (no later than October 30 th )    
 
      We look forward to your participation this upcoming November.
 
                                       YOURS IN SOCCER,
                       
 
 
                                                 Brad Roos
                                                 Tournament Director