How many players can I roster? Can I get permission to roster more?
The number of maximum allowable players per team is a listed on the tournament hosting papers found on our tournament page at blackhillsrapids.com. If you would like to roster an additional player, you will need to get special permission from the tournament director at [email protected]. The tournament director will review each request on a case-by-case basis.
How do we get player cards and a team roster?
Player cards and team rosters are typically issued by your soccer club’s registrar. For example, Gillette Edge teams would need to contact their Gillette Soccer Club registrar.
For Black Hills Rapids teams only, contact our registrar at [email protected].
What is the guest player process?
South Dakota State Soccer Association rules require the coach requesting a guest player work directly with the coach of that guest player for permission. With approval received, the coach or team manager of the requesting team can go to thetournamentcenter.com and complete an online guest form. Upon completion, there will be an option to print the form. Print the completed guest player form and bring to check-in.
Which teams are registered in my division?
Registration is active from the moment tournament hosting papers have been approved to the time the tournament registration deadline has ended. It is impossible to tell which teams will be in a division until all registrations have been completed and a final schedule is issued.
How do I determine which age bracket my players belong in?
Please refer to the player age matrix found here.
Do you have coed divisions?
We do not have specific coed divisions for our youth teams, ages U8-U19. Coed teams will be placed in the appropriate boys division.
My team is comprised of U11 players, except one who is U12. Can we play in the U11 division?
No. In South Dakota, the entire team must play in the age division of the oldest player. No exceptions are allowed.
What is required at check-in?
For outdoor tournaments, players ARE NOT required at check-in. For indoor tournaments, players ARE NOT required to check-in, but after paperwork is verified, the TEAM MANAGER will receive a wrist band for each participant that must be worn during games.
The following information will be required:
- Player cards (contact your club’s registrar)
- Official team roster (contact your club’s registrar)
- Guest form(s) (can be completed and printed at thetournamentcenter.com)
- Travel papers (can be completed and printed at thetournamentcenter.com)
The following is optional:
- Medical release – We suggest that coaches have a completed medical release form with them for each player during tournament games, but medical release forms are not required at check-in. The medical release form is available here.
Can players wear costumes to Fright Fest?
Costumes are not allowed during game play unless it meets USYSA uniform requirements (including jersey numbers). Players are allowed to paint their faces as long as it is done in good taste — nothing gory or bloody, or inappropriate for children.
Who can I contact with additional tournament questions?
Please contact our tournament director at [email protected].