Welcome to 20th Annual Plum Kick-off Classic! We appreciate your dedication to your Clubs, Teams, PA West and the Plum Area Youth Soccer Program. We are, once again, hoping for great weather, a good game atmosphere and plenty of competition. Thank you in advance for considering our tournament this year. The following contains some additional information about the tournament, please check back regularly as we will be updating as we finalize the details.
|Kick-off Classic Downloads|
|2017 Sponsors and Vendors|
|Poster Guyz Flyer|
|Field Map - Larry Mills|
|Field Map - Boyce|
|Medical Release Form 2017|
|Rules of Competition for 2017|
At the main fields, we will have many activities for the kids. In past years we have had a soccer radar gun; a photographer; a bouncy house; soccer activities; merchandise and much more. Food will be available at the main fields; light food will be provided at Penn Hall and Boyce Park. In recent years we expanded our food items from hot dogs and hamburgers to beef brisket and pulled pork and these items will be available again this year. Each year we are adding new vendors and activities.
You can register your team(s) for the Kick-off Classic on our website at http://2017.PlumSoccer.org.
Check in will be on the day of the tournament at Larry Mills Park 45 minutes prior to your first game (even if your game is at a different location).
Be sure to give yourself enough time if your first match is at Boyce Park, Penn Hall, or any other remote field as you have to register at the Main Fields. If you are at Boyce Park, Penn Hall, or a remote field tell the Parking Director and he will point you to the upper parking lot. As you pull in the lot, there are designated spaces for the coaches to park so you can quickly register and go to Penn Hall, Boyce Park, or other field. Our Registrar and Vice President will be checking-in all teams at our main information booth which is next to the concession stand at the main fields. Please contact us the week prior to the tournament if you are a coach traveling from a far distances and your first game at 8 AM. We can make special arrangements for you to check-in ahead of time.
Every coach should have two copies of their PA West stickered roster (we do not have a copy machine at the fields). You keep one to show the Field Marshalls and we will keep one (you do not get the second copy back). Guest player names should be written on the roster with a note that they are your guest players. By tournament weekend, some clubs may have not yet had their rosters and cards approved by the PA West registrar. In these cases, bring your Spring roster or a copy of the roster that your Club Registrar plans to submit to PA West (preferred). All participants on your team need their player cards or birth certificate. If the player card has not yet been issued (especially for U-10's), a birth certificate is required. All guest players need a birth certificate or a PA West player card. No player without a player card or birth certificate will be permitted to play. There is a maximum of three guest players allowed per team. We will verify your player cards/birth certificates at check-in against your rosters. Our Field Marshall's will also check your roster and player cards / birth certificates before each game (to clarify, a birth certificate is not needed if the player has a card)
You also need to bring a medical release form for each player which we will keep. The PA West medical release forms are acceptable or your Club standard medical release forms. There is a link to the Plum medical release form on this page. Note - bring copies as we keep the forms and do not return them.
Your whole team does not have to be with you, but you do need players cards or birth certificates for each of them. Each player also must complete the medical release form found below:
Teams will have a combination of games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Friday night games will be designated for local teams. Saturday and Sunday games will start at 8 AM and will run through 7 PM or later. We will try to accommodate teams as much as possible in the scheduling. Local teams may play all three days. There are a select number of teams that will play two games on Sunday. All teams will play a minimum of three games. Teams traveling longer distances should plan accordingly for some early Saturday and Sunday games (with the number of teams that we expect to accept this year we may be forced to schedule some teams across Pittsburgh for early games.
A team's head coach or manager should look for the field marshal before each game. The field marshals will check your team in and review your roster and player cards before the game. When the game is over, go to the middle of the field where the field marshal will have you sign the game card. This is important to verify the score. If a game card is not signed by the coach, the game score cannot be authenticated.
|TEAM AGE BRACKETS 2017-18||From||To||Roster Size|
|U-9 (2009)||-||12/31/2009||12 Players|
|U-10 (2008)||1/1/2008||12/31/2008||12 Players|
|U-11 (2007)||1/1/2007||12/31/2007||16 Players|
|U-12 (2006)||1/1/2006||12/31/2006||16 Players|
|U-13 (2005)||1/1/2005||12/31/2005||18 Players|
|U-14 (2004)||1/1/2004||12/31/2004||18 Players|
|U-15 (2003)||1/1/2003||12/31/2003||18 Players|
For teams that are not local to our area we have made lodging arrangements for a discounted rate of $109 (2 Double Bed Room and breakfast included) for tournament participants at the Holiday Inn - Monroeville located at 2750 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146. To make your reservation, call 1-888-233-9450 and use the Group Code: PSC when making your reservation or click the following link: Special Rate Holiday Inn.
Please note that the cut-off date for this special rate is Monday, August 21, 2017.
Coaches are to act as the spokesperson for the team. We do not want to receive questions from the parents about the tournament and would prefer that inquiries be filtered through a team manager or coach. Also, on game day, if a problem or issue arises about the game, parents are to filter the inquiry through the coach. We are more than happy to address all concerns and the coach is the only person who has authority to bring these concerns to the Tournament Director or the Executive Committee.
When arriving at the Main fields, tell your parents to know what field they are playing on for the first game. We will try and direct them to a lot by that field. Parking will be on-sight and is going to be tight. We ask you to car-pool as much as possible. We would greatly appreciate it if you could inform your families to join together in one car, if possible. We will have a parking crew to guide you but we are also asking that you park only a few feet away from the other cars in the lots.
Click the link below for the Rules of Competition for the tournament.
Click Here for the T-shirt order form. Deadline for ordering T-shirts is August 17th. At the tournament we will only be selling the Black or White T-shirts. These are great shirts but if you want more selection then you will have to preorder. Below is a list of items available when preorder.
All items are 100% cotton and will feature the tournament logo on the front and on the back will be a list of all teams that register before August 8th.
Your preorder forms can be sent to the P.O. Box at the bottom of the form. Please only submit one order form per team through the coach or team manager.
|Long Sleeve T-Shirt||
Jamie Stewart - 412-419-7179 - KickOffClassic@PlumSoccer.org
Kevin Schlegel - 412-680-2125 - KickOffClassic@PlumSoccer.org