Surrey Mayor’s Cup is Western Canada’s Premier Youth Soccer Tournament held in the City of Surrey, BC. Boys and Girls teams from U8 to U18 will participate and compete in this showcase tournament attracting teams of all skill levels from around North America. This tournament is sanctioned by BC Soccer and is an open invitation to Canadian and US teams. The tournament will offer competitive and recreational divisions with a minimum of 4 guaranteed games for each team. Early bird pricing will be offered until January 1st.
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Dates: March 10-12, 2023
February 14 @ 4pm
Location – Surrey, BC
Surrey Mayor’s Cup headquarters will be located at Newton Athletic Park:
Food and concession will be available at; Newton Athletic Park, Hjorth Road Park, South Surrey Athletic Park, & Cloverdale Athletic Park. Tournament Apparel will be available at Newton Athletic Park.
All registrations for Surrey Mayor’s Cup (SMC) are due at the time of application. Refunds can be requested up to January 10, 2023. An administration fee of $150 will apply.
If the event is cancelled due to any reasons beyond the control of the SMC committee, including Acts of God, teams may be eligible for the following:
* A rescheduling of the event in the near future
* A full or partial credit towards a future event
* A refund to reflect the remaining portion of the team’s registration
All refunds must be requested in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMC is not responsible for team travel related issues such as postponed/cancelled flights or travel restrictions that may be imposed. Teams must take appropriate measures to consider coverage at the time of booking.
TOURNAMENT ACCEPTANCE/INSURANCE POLICY:
As a BC Soccer sanctioned tournament, entry into the SMC shall be limited to teams, which are properly affiliated with BC Soccer and/or other Provincial/State Associations.
Teams participating from outside of British Columbia must provide copies of approved travel documents, prior to the tournament, for their team/players from the Provincial/State Association of which they are affiliated.
Only properly registered players, in good standing, shall be permitted to participate in the tournament.
All teams are responsible for all registration, permits and approvals within their club/district and/or any other jurisdiction and governing body. We are not responsible for confirming player eligibility and/or insurability and trust all teams will comply with any/all policies put in place by their governing bodies in regards to player/team eligibility to participate in this or any other sanctioned tournament.
GUEST PLAYER POLICY:
Teams may use the services of a guest player as long as the following conditions are met:
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO USAGE POLICY:
By registering for this event, you are consenting to the use of any photographs and/or video recordings, of any team player(s) or staff member(s), taken by Surrey Football Club or our partners for use on our website, social media sites, and/or in any marketing materials.
Please keep in mind that the spirit of this event, for all levels, is to have fun and compete against other teams of similar ability, while showcasing individual players to college scouts in attendance. We understand that everyone likes to win; however, in the process, we expect that all teams respect their opponents and the match officials.
All local teams shall be expected to play their first game as early as 5:00pm on March 10th and their final game at 5:00pm on March 12th. Travelling teams outside of the lower mainland will not be scheduled for Friday games. Travelling teams shall be expected to play as early as 8:30am on March 11 th . Please consider this in your travel plans. Requests will be considered but not guaranteed.
Teams are not required to check in at the park. All information is to be provided to the tournament prior to the event through your team dashboard.
Players are not required to check-in.
ID cards/player passes are not required; however, proof of age of a player may be requested at any time by the referee or another member of the tournament staff.
Teams must fill out and upload the official tournament team roster to their team dashboard by March 5th , 2023.
Maximum roster sizes:
U8-U9 > 12 players
U10-U12 > 16 players
U13-U18 > 22 players
Teams may use guest players ensuring Guest player policy is followed.
Overage players are not permitted (unless written approval has been received from the tournament director). All players must be currently registered with their Provincial or State Association.
The tournament committee or their official representative will be responsible for all roster approvals. Their decision will be final.
Played in accordance with FIFA laws of the game.
If your referee is not at the field 5 minutes before the start of your game, please visit the closest field marshal tent and let us know.
All games will have a 5 minute halftime.
All games must start exactly on time to maintain the tournament schedule. Failure to start the game on time may require the game length to be reduced accordingly.
Note: leave ample time to get to your game field so that kick-off can be on time
Unlimited for all age groups at the referee’s discretion.
SCHEDULE & RESULTS:
Will be posted online only.
POINTS/SCORING FOR U13+ Result
Tiebreakers will be Decided in this Order
Head to head
SMC has a zero-tolerance policy for verbal and/or physical abuse of any referee by players, team officials, parents or spectators and will take any infraction seriously (potential suspension for entire event or team expulsion from the tournament) Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the Laws of the Game and generally accepted good sportsmanship. Displayers of temper or dissent are cause for ejection from the game and surrounding field area. Repeated violations may result in the suspension/expulsion of the team in question.
It is the responsibility of the Club/Team staff to control the conduct of its parents and other spectators. Failure to do so may result in a warning to the coach or person acting on the coach’s behalf. If unacceptable behaviour persists, the referee may terminate the match. All participants should be aware that Field Marshals have the authority and right to remove any unruly or uncivil spectators from the game field perimeter and/or the field complex area.
Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park.
Any player receiving a red card in a match is subject to discipline as follows:
The referee’s decision in matters concerning the Laws of the Game is considered final. The Tournament Officials will not overrule a referee’s decision.
Only protests regarding non-referee decisions will be permitted.
All protests will only be entertained if received, in writing, within one hour after the completion of the game in question. A $250.00 fee, payable in cash, must accompany all protests. Protests and fees can be delivered to the tournament headquarters. The protest fee will be fully refunded if the protest in question is deemed valid.
FAILURE TO SHOW & FORFEITS:
A team shall be allowed a five (5) minute grace period after the scheduled kick-off time before the match is awarded to their opponent.
In the event of inclement weather, the tournament director will have the authority to:
A game is considered complete if less than 25% of the time remains.
No refunds will be provided and SMC is not responsible for team’s out of pocket expenses in the event that the tournament is cancelled due to weather.
TO PRESERVE OUR GRASS FIELDS, ABSOLUTELY NO WARM-UP IN THE PENALTY AREA (18 YARD BOX).