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National Cup Finals

National Cup XVIII Finals

Commerce City, Colorado
July 19-23, 2019

NationalCup@usclubsoccer.org

Schedule:

UPDATE (July 10 at 12 p.m. MT): The National Cup XVIII Finals schedule is now live. You can access it here. Please continue to monitor the schedule leading up and during the tournament.


ABOUT THE NATIONAL CUP FINALS:

Proudly celebrating its 18th year as US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship competition, the National Cup XVIII  is set to grow on the success of its 17 predecessors, as it concludes with the National Cup XVIII Finals, July 19-23 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.

Teams in 13-U through 18/19-U age groups will advance to the National Cup XVIII Finals by winning a National Cup XVIII Regional or through qualifying state cups. National titles will be awarded in two divisions: Super Group (most competitive) and Premier Group.


VENUE:

DICK'S Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way
Commerce City, CO 80022
Field map (below)

Teams interested in scheduling training time at the facility prior to the competition must make requests through US Club Soccer. Training will be limited to one hour sessions on half of an artificial turf field, and time slots will be filled first-come first-served. To request a training time, please email Alexandra Rieben at arieben@usclubsoccer.org.

Update 7/2/2019:  All training time slots have been booked.  Please email arieben@usclubsoccer.org to be added to the wait list should times become available. 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO REVIEW:

National Cup XVIII rules

NOTE: Filming from an elevated viewpoint is not permitted, as this is an insurance liability to US Club Soccer. We welcome personal recording of your athletes and teams at a filming height not to exceed six feet, but ask for your cooperation regarding the height of your personal filming apparatuses.

Due to high temperatures in the forecast throughout the National Cup XVIII Finals, US Club Soccer is implementing the following measures in the interest of player health and safety, while maintaining the integrity of the competition:

  • We will be providing team benches with a tent over each bench.
  • We are providing hydration stations at each sideline with Gatorade and water, and complimentary Gatorade protein recovery bars are available at tournament headquarters.
  • Referees will be enforcing water breaks.
  • We will be lifting the substitution rule. The game day roster still remains at 18 players, and substitutions will still be made at the referee’s discretion; however, players may now have unlimited re-entry once being substituted off the pitch.

Player’s Health, a US Club Soccer Players First partner, is on-site with athletic trainers to assist all athletes. Please review these important guidelines for achieving proper hydration before, during and after your games.


Team Check-in:

At check-in, teams must present the following:

  1. Official team roster (up to 26 players), downloaded and printed from US Club Soccer’s registration platform
  2. US Club Soccer passcards for all players, coaches and managers on the roster
  3. Copies of all Player Medical Treatment Authorization forms

Please note that players do not have to be present. Team check-in takes place:

All teams are strongly encouraged to check in on Thursday evening. Only those teams without a representative in town on Thursday evening will be granted Friday morning facility check in (90 minutes prior to your team’s first game at the US Club Soccer facility headquarters tent at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park). For Friday facility check in, you must give advance notice to US Club Soccer Director of Events Alexandra Rieben at arieben@usclubsoccer.org.


TRAVEL:

All hotel rooms for US Club Soccer events must be booked through THS Company, the Official Travel Partner of US Club Soccer. Book lodging for the National Cup XVIII Finals here.


COLLEGIATE RECRUITING:

For participants: 15-U through 19-U age groups are required to have their online scouting profiles completed with our college recruitment partner, www.scoutingzone.com. Team manager instructions for creating a team profile can be found here.  Instructions will also be emailed to managers upon qualification. Teams that already have profiles set in SCOUTINGZONE only need to make sure player rosters and profiles are updated. Contact SCOUTINGZONE for more information: support@scoutingzone.com.

For college coaches: Please log in or create a free account to register to attend. You can monitor the growing list of registered college coaches here.


VIDEO SERVICES:

The National Cup XVIII will offer Trace Soccer's video and player performance technology. Trace uses an automated camera from an elevated height to provide the optimal view for players, coaches and recruiters. In addition to game film, teams will receive Automated Player Moments and Individual Player Stats which can easily be shared with friends and family.

Trace is a subscription-based model, so all Trace equipment will be shipped directly to your home prior to the event. Once you've uploaded all of your footage after the event, you can easily upgrade your package to a Choice or Elite Subscription. Game Film Packages must be pre-booked and all bookings will close 1 week prior to event. Click here to see all of the Trace packages.

TRACE services are limited. If you wish to have Trace film your games, please book online by e-mailing q@traceup.com or call (888) 568-3264.


PHOTO SERVICES:

National Sports Images continues to offer its photography services to US Club Soccer members pursuing championships on the national stage. You can browse photo packages and make reservations on this web page, and if you register your athlete or team before July 16, you'll receive 15 percent off the booking. Services include: individual athlete photo request downloads, team action photo request downloads, custom design ENPL tournament posters, along with team photo packages. For more information, please call the studio at 732-842-5100.


Referee Assignor Contact Information

Referees: Interested in officiating at National Cup Finals?  For more information, please contact Kim Park at kimpark@playthewhistle.com


Colorado Rapids vs. NYC FC (July 20): Special ticket offer

With the National Cup XVIII Finals kicking off July 19, the Colorado Rapids will open a portion of tickets to finals participants for their home match against NYC FC on July 20.

The match will be take place at the National Cup XVIII Finals host venue, DICK'S Sporting Goods Park at 7 p.m. local time.

View ticket pricing and order information below via the form.


TopYa!

National Cup participants are developing their skills, getting creative and having fun with TopYa! Skills Challenges. TopYa! is a Players First partner advancing the pillar of Player Development and Club Development.

New in 2019, clubs can incorporate fun player development activities with fundraising goals through this practice-based fundraising solution. To maximize your club's success, TopYa! is waiving its $150 team fundraiser deposit to US Club Soccer members.


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