Coaches & Managers Tournament Information
Welcome to Westside Invitational Canal Cup Soccer Tournament!!!
First off, I would like to thank you all for choosing to participate in our Canal Cup tournament on June 8th, 9th and 10th at Grace & Truth Sports Park. We realize how many different choices you have and are pleased that you chose us and are looking forward to being your host.
Below you will find all the information you need to know regarding participating in our tournament, with links to each form you need and all other pertinent information.
Schedules will be posted on the website in May. Once published, please review and distribute to your team as appropriate. As we try to accommodate the requests from different teams, there likely will be changes after they are published and these may continue up until the event. Make sure to check the website frequently for any changes.
New this year, the majority of registration will be handled online. You are required to upload the necessary documents on the GotSoccer website prior to the tournament. If all documents are submitted online correctly, team bag pick-up will be required one hour prior to your first game at the tournament headquarters. You will need the following items:
· Team Checklist
· Official Team Roster - please review the maximum size roster size for your age group.
· Coaches & Players passes (including guest players' forms). If you have guest players you MUST upload this form.
· Medical release form
· Signed Acknowledgement Form of Tournament Rules
Please note that individual game cards/game rosters are NOT required for this event. There is no check-in with the referee prior to each individual match. You are however subject to an individual game audit as per our Tournament Rules, so keep player cards/books with you at all times. You must also have your player medical forms accessible if needed.
Saturday, June 9th at 6:00pm. This event is free, open to Boys & Girls ages U6-U8, and all participants will receive a t-shirt. The youth clinic is being run by NYS Champion Varsity Coaches Nino Pilato (McQuaid Boys) and Jamie Schneider (Spencerport Girls). This is a great way to give the younger players an opportunity to participate; especially if they have watched their siblings all day. The clinic will work on soccer fundamentals and finish with small-sided games.
The 2nd Annual Coaches game will be held on Saturday night immediately following our youth clinic. COME CHEER on your coaches as they play a game against their opposing coaches. There will be prize drawings, giveaways, and a 50/50 raffle.
Tournament Rules (Click Here)
We also follow the NYSWYSA zero tolerance policy as part of our tournament.
Please remember that in the spirit of good sportsmanship and to provide the best tournament experience for all teams, we have instituted a maximum goal differential of three (3) to be used only when necessary to break ties in the standings. It makes no difference if you win 6-0 or 3-0. It will be recorded the same either way. Please keep this in mind during your matches.
There will be a Sportsmanship award to be handed out at all pool play games to the player on the other team that you felt exemplified the best sportsmanship in the game.
Award Presentations: U11-U19
We have Champions and Finalist awards for teams in all divisions. After your Championship match, please proceed to our registration tent area where a Tournament Official will greet you and direct you through our presentation.
Participation Awards: U9 and U10
For our U9 and U10’s, every player on every team gets a participation award.
Our scores will be updated throughout the day on the GotSoccer website. The GotSoccer website offers the ability to register for notifications of score updates if you are interested. It is very important that you visit our website Saturday evening for informational updates, should there be any. Also, if you are in a 6-team division, then you will need to check and see what time and what field your first Sunday match is on. We will not be calling you to tell you when/where to go. It is your responsibility to inform your team.
Should we need to temporarily halt our event due to inclement weather, we will simultaneously inform all of our Field Marshalls, who will then attempt to immediately get the attention of the Field Referees. The event will restart, as per our tournament rules, after consultation between the event Head Referee and the Tournament Committee.
What if I have a problem at the event?
Go to the registration tent and ask for a Tournament Official, or get the attention of one of our Field Marshalls located throughout the facility. They will have radios and should be able to get help quickly in an emergency.
To book hotel rooms for the tournament, contact Travel Team USA by clicking their logo below.
Please be checking your email for important information that may be added and or updated all the days leading up to the tournament.
Once again thank you for choosing us to be your soccer tournament host and we are looking forward to having you take part in our fun, yet competitive soccer tournament. Feel free to
with any questions or concerns that you may have and I will be glad to help.
Tammy McGrath & Amy Shanahan
Westside Invitational Canal Cup