What are the dates of
the Region I Championships? June 27th – July 2nd
at URI in Rhode Island
I have a previous state
champion patch already on my right sleeve, what do I do with this year’s patch? Put it on your left sleeve OR if
your left sleeve is full then place it on the right sleeve of your alternate
Can we practice on the
game fields? Practice is NOT allowed on game fields at URI.
What do I have to
bring to the Mandatory Team Official Registration being held at the Crowne
Plaza (HQ Hotel) on Thursday, June 27th from 9:00am to 1:00pm? You are required to present your US Youth Soccer
Member passes for every player and team official listed on your NCS
Roster. You are also
required to present a Medical Release form for Every Player on your roster
attending this event. The registration official will check to make sure there
is a medical release form for every player. Each Team Official will be given
back their medical release forms – you must keep with you at all times.
What happens if a
player does not have a member pass? Any
player without their US Youth Soccer Member pass CANNOT play in the Region I Championships.
What happens if a team
official does not have a member pass? Any Team Official (maximum four (4) per
team) without their member pass WILL NOT
be given a Team Bench Pass and therefore will be prohibited from being present
on the team bench side.
How many team-bench
passes will my team receive and where do I pick them up? You will receive bench passes for each Team Official listed
on your NCS Roster and attending the Region I Championships (maximum of 4 per
team). Bench passes will be distributed at the Team Official Registration on
Thursday, June 27th at the HQ Hotel (Crowne Plaza). Keep in mind
that Team Officials must present their official State Association member pass
Do the Team Officials,
sitting on the bench, have to wear their Bench Pass? YES and MUST be visible to the Referees and Tournament
Officials while sitting on the team bench or standing by the team bench during
game time. Failure to do so, will
result in dismissal from the sideline.
I see there are three (3) Team Official
Meetings scheduled at the HQ Hotel on Thursday, June 27th do I have
to attend all three meetings? You are only required to attend one of the three meetings. It is important that you attend to make sure you are update
to date on all information for this event. Also a local host person will be in attendance
to give you traffic and parking information for URI.
Where in the Crowne Plaza is the Team Official Registration and the
Mandatory Team Official Meetings? Registration will be held in the Plaza Ballroom and the Team Official Meetings will be held in the Tiverton Room. UPDATED 5/20
Is there a MANDATORY Attendance Rule for the Opening Ceremonies @ Meade Stadium at URI? YES for the U12 through U18 age groups both
boys and girls. It is optional for
the U19 Boys and Girls.
What happens if my
team fails to attend this event and or leaves the ceremony before being
dismissed by the Region I Director? Per the Region I Championships Rules &
Polices, your team will be fined $1,000.00 and the fine must be paid to Region
I within thirty days of completion of the Region I Championships. In addition, if a U19 team does choose to attend
Opening Ceremonies they are bound by the same attendance/dismal rules as
previously described and will be fined $1,000.00
How should my team
dress for this event? All teams MUST be uniformly dressed and march along with their coaches
and or assistant coach.
How do the Premier
League Teams march in the Parade? Teams attending the Region I Championships as the Premier League Representative will march TOGETHER; not with their individual state association UPDATED 5/13/13
What will the traffic
be like traveling to URI from surrounding areas? ALL teams MUST allow enough
travel time for any unexpected travel problems etc. This event is being held during a very popular holiday week
with thousands of vacationing families and ALL roads will be hectic especially
in and out of URI. Read
carefully the Grace Period section
of the Rules. You do not want to be late.
Will there be trainers
at both URI game areas? YES – trainers will be available from 7:00am to the close of the
last game at URI game areas.
Where will trainers be
located? Trainers will be located at the tent marked by the “Medical”
Will pre-game taping be
available at both URI game areas? YES taping will be available. REMINDER: First priority of all trainers will be injuries
and not the taping of players. UPDATED 5/20
Will water be
available for the players at their game field? YES water and cups will be
available at all team benches, even if you bring your own water.
Will there be tent
coverage for the team benches? Yes there will be tents for team
My opponent is wearing
the same color jersey, who has to change? The visiting team has the choice of
jersey color and therefore the home team MUST
Are sleeveless jerseys
allowed in the National Championships Series Competition? Sleeveless jerseys are allowed if
they are finished (sewn armhole, etc. They cannot just be a t-shirt
or jersey with the sleeve cut off. They must all have a unique
How do we know who is
the Home Team? The team listed first in the scheduled
match is the home team.
My son broke his wrist
and has a soft cast that is wrapped with bubble wrap, will he be able to play
at the Region I Championships? That decision is up to the referee for
each game your son will play in while competing at the event. Have your team manager or coach bring
your son to the referee before the start of the game to inspect the cast and
then make his or her decision as to whether he will be able to play in the
game. He will have to go through
the same procedure for every game.
Where can I find the
“tiebreaker rules”? The rules pertaining to group winners
and advancement can be found in the Region I Rules & Regulations on the
Region I Website and in the event souvenir program.
Do yellow cards
accumulate? No, yellow cards do not accumulate from
game to game.
I will be coaching two
teams at the Region I Championships will it be possible to arrange my schedule
so I can be available for both games?
Matching schedules for
coaches who coach more than one (1) team will not be entertained.
Are there medals for 3rd place? Yes, for the U12 through U17 age groups boys and girls - those teams defeated in semi-final matches are to report to the designated
Awards Ceremony area upon completion of the match to be presented with Bronze
My team is playing in
the Championship Game, is there a Mandatory Player/Team Official Sign In? NO, the signing of the roster is no
longer required per the NCS Rules.
Where are Nationals this year (2013)? Region I Champions in the U-13 and Older Age Groups will be
participating in the US Youth Soccer National Championships from July 21-28 in
Overland Park, Kansas.