Welcome to 21st 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|
|Medical Release Form 2018|
|Rules of Competition for 2018|
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year's tournament, please contact Jamie at KickOffClassic@PlumSoccer.org today!
We will have many activities for the kids and a variety of food and drink options at the main fields (Larry Mills Park). In past years we have had a soccer radar gun; a photographer; a bouncy house; soccer activities; merchandise and much more. Be sure to stop by and play a game of soccer darts at our large inflatable dart board, or test your shooting skills at our inflatable target. Food will be available at the main fields; light food will be provided at Boyce Park and Ross Hollow. In recent years we expanded our food items from hot dogs and hamburgers to pizza, hot sausage, beef brisket and pulled pork and these items will be available again this year. Each year we are adding new food, vendors and activities.
You can register your team(s) for the Kick-off Classic using the TeamSnap Tournaments website.
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, Ross Hollow, or any other remote field as you have to register at the Main Fields. If you are at Boyce Park, Ross Hollow, or a remote field tell the Parking Director and he will point you to the upper parking lot to expedite the process using designated spaces for the coaches to park so you can quickly register and go to your offsite 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 MainBanner.png(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:
Schedules and results will be made available no later than one week before the tournament and provided via links from the tournament website as well as through the TeamSnap Tournaments app.
Download the TeamSnap Tournaments app to get schedule information, alerts and real-time scores. To download the TeamSnap Tournaments app please see the following instructions:
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 (2010)||-||12/31/2010||12 Players|
|U-10 (2009)||1/1/2009||12/31/2009||12 Players|
|U-11 (2008)||1/1/2008||12/31/2008||16 Players|
|U-12 (2007)||1/1/2007||12/31/2007||16 Players|
|U-13 (2006)||1/1/2006||12/31/2006||18 Players|
|U-14 (2005)||1/1/2005||12/31/2005||18 Players|
|U-15 (2004)||1/1/2004||12/31/2004||18 Players|
For teams that are not local to our area we have made lodging arrangements for a discounted rate of $109 (2 Queen Beds or 1 King w/Sofabed Rooms which both include breakfast are available for discount; first come, first served) for tournament participants at the Hampton Inn - Pittsburgh/Monroeville located at 3000 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146. To make your reservation, visit the following link: Special Rate Hampton Inn.
Please note that the special room rate will be available until August 3rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
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 last year's Rules of Competition for the tournament. 2018 rules will be posted soon.
More information coming soon
Jamie Stewart - 412-419-7179 - KickOffClassic@PlumSoccer.org
Kevin Schlegel - 412-680-2125 - KickOffClassic@PlumSoccer.org