2017 Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament Details

The Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament is unlike any other soccer tournament in the Midwest. Don’t miss out on all the SUN, FUN & SOCCER.

The 2017 Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament will be held July 22-23 at Montrose Beach, don’t confuse our long-standing event with similar sand soccer events.The Chicago Beach Soccer Festival enters its 17th year as one of North America’s largest Beach Soccer tournaments.

2017 Chicago Beach Soccer Details For Participating Teams

LOCATION
The best address to enter in a GPS for the location of the event is 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr, Chicago, IL 60640

There will be a beach gymnastic event going on also, the Beach Soccer Tournament will be on the other side of that.

Please plan accordingly for parking

SCHEDULE
Schedule has been posted

Make sure you are aware of all your game time. For every 5 minutes a team is late for a kick-off, the other team is awarded a goal. No show by half = forfeit

RULES
Chicago Beach Soccer rules can be found here

CHECK-IN
Teams should plan to arrive 30-45-minutes prior to their first game for check-in.

ALL PLAYERS WITH THEIR PLAYERS PASSES MUST BE PRESENT AT THE CHECK-IN. Team check-in TOGETHER not individually

At Check In Teams MUST HAVE all of the following

1.) Each Player on the Roster with their Player Passes

If players do not have Player Passes they can use one of the following:

  • Drivers License
  • State ID
  • Passport
  • Copy of their Birth Certificate WITH some sort of Photo ID (i.e. School ID, Membership Card, Library Card.)

2.) Complete and signed by parent Medical Release Form FOR EVERY PLAYER

  • Teams can download the forms here
  • If a player is injured during the tournament and the coach does not have a signed and completed medical waiver, the COACH IS LIABLE FOR THAT INJURED PLAYER

At check-in each player's pass will be checked and they will be given a wristband that they MUST WEAR ALL DAY. Players without wristband WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY and NO REPLACEMENT WRISTBANDS WILL BE GIVEN

Teams that pre-ordered sand socks can pick them up at check-in

ROSTERS
THE ROSTER LIMIT FOR THE TOURNAMENT IS 12 PLAYERS. All players competing MUST be entered in GotSoccer.  Rosters MUST Be entered no later than July 19

To enter your roster do the following steps.

  • Log-in to www.gotsoccer.com using the Login and Password you created when you registered.
  • Select the "ROSTER" option on the gray bar across the top of the screen you see
  • In the pull down menu next to VIEW BY EVENTS select "PRIMARY PLAY LIST"
  • Click the "Add New Player" button
  • Enter the player's information and then press "Save"
  • Repeat the steps for each player

TEAM APP

SHARE THIS INFO WITH YOUR PARENTS
Teams and their parents should download the official Illinois Youth Soccer app via TeamApp.

The app will include schedules, results and rules for the weekend as well as be our first communication tool for any weather delays or field changes. It will also serve as our electronic program for the event.

THERE WILL BE NO PAPER SCHEDULES OF GAMES ON SITE, the app will show schedules and standings.

To get the FREE APP you need to download Team App onto your smartphone. 

  1.  Download Team App here (http://teamapp.com/app ). Its 100% FREE. Once it has downloaded, Launch Team App. 
  2. Sign-up to Team App. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration. 
  3. Log in. Then search for Illinois Youth Soccer and request access to  2017 Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament


If you have any questions please contact either Chris at chrisj@illinoisyouthsoccer.org or Ale at alej@illinoisyouthsoccer.org or at 847-290-1577

 

COMMON QUESTIONS - SELECT LINK FOR ANSWERS

WHAT IS THE CHICAGO BEACH SOCCER TOURNAMENT FORMAT & RULES?
Beach Soccer is played 5v5 (4 field players and a keeper). Teams can have up to 12 players on a roster. Games are played in 2 13-minute halfs with a 3 minute halftime. The U12 division plays with a size 4 ball, all other plays with a size 5.

The tournament is played in each of the following divisions

  • Under-10 Boys
  • Under-10 Girls
  • Under-12 Boys
  • Under-12 Girls
  • Under-14 Boys
  • Under-14 Girls
  • Under-16 Boys
  • Under-16 Girls
  • Under-19 Boys
  • Under-19 Boys

Official Beach Soccer Rules

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT CHICAGO BEACH SOCCER DEADLINES?

  • July 1: Registration Closes
  • July 17, 2017: Non-Licensed Coaches Background Check Due
  • July 17, 2017: Brackets announced
  • July 10: Team rosters must be entered into GotSoccer
  • July 22, 2017: Boys Division Play
  • July 23, 2017: Girls Divisions Play

WHO CAN PLAY IN THE CHICAGO BEACH SOCCER TOURNAMENT?
This tournament is open to any team.  Team registered with an Illinois Youth Soccer member league;  Illinois Women's Soccer League (IWSL), Young Sportsmen's Soccer League (YSSL), Central Illinois Youth Soccer League (CIYSL), Southern Illinois Soccer League (SISL) or ILLOWA; or member recreational league received special discounted pricing.

Teams whose players are not registered with Illinois Youth Soccer or a member league are eligibile to play in this event but must pay the full $300 registration fee.

CAN PARENTS BE COACHES?
YES! A Parent or other adults who does not have a current Illinois Youth Soccer member league coaching card can act as coach for the Chicago Beach Soccer tournament, in order to do so they must complete a background check no later than than July 6.

Teams that have an adult without an USSF License acting as coach for the team must have that adult submit a background check no later than July 6. The cost is $5

To submit the background check,

  • Click here
  • When completing the information form select “Illinois Youth Soccer” from the MEMBER LEAGUE pull down menu
  • Be sure to include ALL info in order for the background check to properly be processed

I am playing in the U19 division and am 18 years old, can I act as coach for my team?
YES. You just need to contact the IYSA Office at 847-290-1577 and let us know.

WHAT ARE THE BEACH SOCCER FEES?

  • Registration Fee
    • Illinois Youth Soccer Registered Teams: $250
    • Non-Illinois Youth Soccer Registered Teams: $300

DO WE HAVE TO PLAY WITH OUR CLUB TEAM?
NO. Players can create their own "all-star" team and use players from different teams or an exsisting team can play together.

THE ROSTER LIMIT FOR THE TOURNAMENT IS 12 PLAYERS

HOW DOES THE GROUP SCORING WORK?
Group play will be based on the following scoring system:

  • Win: 3 points
  • Tie: 1 points
  • Loss: 0 points

If group play ends in a tie, the following criteria will determine tie-breakers.

  • 1st: Head-to-head
  • 2nd: Most Wins
  • 3rd: Goal Differential (4 goal max per game)
  • 4th: Goals Allowed
  • 5th: Penalty Kicks


WHAT ARE THE TEAM REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO OUR FIRST GAME?
No later than July 15, the team roster must be entered into GotSoccer.

To enter your roster do the following steps.

  • Log-in to www.gotsoccer.com using the Login and Password you created when you registered.
  • Select the “ROSTER” option on the gray bar across the top of the screen you see
  • In the pull down menu next to VIEW BY EVENTS select “PRIMARY PLAY LIST”
  • Click the “Add New Player” button
  • Enter the player’s information and then press “Save”
  • Repeat the steps for each player

WHAT DO I BRING TO CHECK-IN
There is specific check-in times for each age group. Teams that come before their check-in time will not be checked in. Check-in will take 15-20 minutes approximately per team so plan accordingly. If you don’t come to check-in you will not play your first game.

ALL PLAYERS WITH THEIR PLAYERS PASSES MUST BE PRESENT AT THE CHECK-IN

Team Check-In Times TBA

 

At Check In Teams MUST HAVE all of the following

 

1.) ROSTER: Printed copy of the roster they entered into GotSoccer

1.) PLAYERS PASSES: Each Player on the Roster with their Player Passes

If players do not have Player Passes they can use one of the following:

  • Drivers License
  • State ID
  • Passport
  • Copy of their Birth Certificate WITH some sort of Photo ID (i.e. School ID, Membership Card, Library Card.)

2.) MEDICAL RELEASE FORM: Complete and signed by parent Medical Release Form FOR EVERY PLAYER

  • Teams can download the forms here
  • If a player is injured during the tournament and the coach does not have a signed and completed medical waiver, the COACH IS LIABLE FOR THAT INJURED PLAYER

At check-in each player’s pass will be checked and they will be given a wristband that they MUST WEAR ALL DAY. Players without wristband WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY and NO REPLACEMENT WRISTBANDS WILL BE GIVEN.

 

Questions: Contact Ale or Chris at 847-290-1577 or email alej@illinoisyouthsoccer.org or chrisj@illinoisyouthsoccer.org

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