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Cherry Hill Soccer Club (CHSC)

Tournament Info for Coaches

 



Welcome to Kick or Treat 2017
October 21(boys)
October 22 (girls) 

 

 

The Soccer Stuff

 

Here are the key details you need to know about the soccer part of the festival.

 

1.         MANDATORY TEAM CHECK-IN.  All teams from clubs within a one hour drive of Cherry Hill are required to check in on Friday October 20, 2017 at Beneficial Bank located on the corner of Route 70 and Springdale Rd. in Cherry Hill from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

We will check player and medical release forms for all players including guest players (limit of three guest players per team).  You will need to submit a copy of your team roster.  Please add guest player info on the copy of the roster you will be turning in.
Out-of-state teams must have permission to travel form if your state requires it.    

Teams from clubs located further than one hour’s drive from Cherry Hill may check in the day of the tournament.  You must check in at the HQ (Info) tent at least one hour prior to the start of your first tournament match.  Please email travel@cherryhillsoccer.com to notify us of Saturday check-in.

 

Beneficial Bank’s address for GPS:  1901 E. Marlton Pike Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

 

Directions:

 

  • Follow Rt. 295 to Exit 34A Rt. 70 East (towards Marlton)
  • Follow Rt. 70 East (Marlton Pike) to the 3rd traffic signal at Springdale Rd. to Beneficial bank on the southeast corner of the intersection (on the right just past the traffic signal).

 

 

2.         GAMES.  All U9 thru U12 teams are guaranteed three games in one day, U8s will play two games.  Each U9 thru U12 game will have twenty five (25) minute halves and a 5 minute halftime, U8s will play twenty (20) minute halves.  South Jersey boys and girls rules apply.  The full set of rules is available on the tournament website.  You will need to bring your player passes, medical release forms and rosters with you to the games, but you will not need to show them to the referee unless there is a challenge raised or card issued.

 

3.         AWARDS.  We will award trophies to the first place teams in each U9 thru U12 bracket and medals to the second place teams.  U8 teams will receive participation gifts.  The complete scoring rules are available on the tournament website; please take special note that points can be deducted for mercy rule violation, yellow cards and red cards.  All awards will be presented on the tournament stage and a microphone will be available for the coach’s use.

 

4.         PATCH EXCHANGE.  This is a patch exchange tournament and we encourage all teams to participate. 

 

5.         SPORTSMANSHIP.  We know -- you usually skip this part, but don’t this time.  Here are the basics.  South Jersey mercy rule applies (no goal differential > 6 goals).  For each team that makes it through the tournament with no cards being issued to any of its coaches, players or spectators and does not violate the mercy rule during any games, the head coach will be entered into a drawing for a free round of golf for four with carts at Woodcrest Country Club.  One drawing each day (Sat. for boys and Sun. for girls).

 

6.         BRACKETS.  We will do our best to make the brackets competitive.  That means you may move up or down an age bracket if it makes sense to make the games competitive.  If something looks wrong, let us know early on and we will see what we can do.

 

7.         SCHEDULE RELEASE.  We all hate waiting for tournament schedules to come out.  Ours will be posted at the earliest possible moment we have it finalized. 

 

8.         WEARING COSTUMES AS YOUR UNIFORMSWe have had a lot of questions about this.  Your team is PERMITTED BUT NOT REQUIRED to dress in costume and wear the costume during your games.  If you want to do so, you have to follow a few rules.  Simply put, all costumes/uniforms worn during the games have to be soccer safe.  Shin guards, socks and cleats are required as always.  The costumes need to be the same (i.e., you can’t have every kid dress as a different Avenger, even if that would be cool) and the players must have a number on the costume or wear their team jersey under the costume for player identification purposes.  All players ont the team must do the same ... either all numbers on costume or all wear jerseys underneath. Just like you would in a regular league game, you can’t wear the headpieces (except standard head gear), masks, capes, adornment, etc. during the tournament games.  If you think it might be unsafe, it is probably unsafe.  There will action photographers on site, so it’s a fun opportunity to do something different and make fun memories.  Be creative and join in the spirit of the event (see contest details below).  If you want to wear your regular uniforms, go for it (we won’t judge you).

 

9.       WEATHER.  The good news is that we have requested no rain for the event, just gloomy, dreary Halloween weather.  If it does rain, we will play unless the conditions become unsafe or wickedly not fun anymore (for the players, not the spectators).

10.       REFEREES.  All U8 thru U12 games will be played with a single referee and teams are required to supply a linesman for each game.  If we hear coaches or spectators complaining about calls, you will hear from us.

 

 

 

The Halloween Stuff

 

We anticipate that you will want to stay on site between games to take in all of the cool Halloween stuff we have put together.  Please review these details carefully as some things require advance work by your teams.  Unless noted, all of the events will take place in the Activity Zone.

 

1.         BENEFICIAL BANK TEAM PUMPKIN DESIGN CONTEST.   To compete (and we strongly encourage every team to do so), you must decorate your pumpkin in advance and bring it completed to the Beneficial Bank tent in the Activity Zone when you arrive on game day.  Sorry, no pumpkins will be available to decorate at the event.  All team pumpkins will be put on display and there will be tone contest each day (one for boys and one for girls).  

 

           A.        Best Design Voting.  We will be asking some of the world’s most famous pumpkin design experts (and if they are not available, we will ask some other folks) to select each day’s top pumpkin design.  The winning team each day will receive a prize.

 

            B.        Rules.  The pumpkin must be made by team members; parents can help but should let the kids have the fun.  The pumpkin can be carved or not – we don’t care.  We do care, however, if you buy a designed pumpkin and try to pass it off as your own.  That would be cheating and will result in a spell being cast on your goalkeeper’s gloves making them slippery as ice.  The pumpkin can be any size, but remember that you have to carry it there and bring it home when you are done, so you might not want to buy the Great Pumpkin.

 

 

2.         TEAM COSTUME CONTEST AND PHOTOS.  Although your game costumes have to be coordinated and safe, anything goes here – masks, capes, props, you name it (except pyro, definitely no pyro).  Our crack staff of world-renowned costume experts (or lesser known amateurs if the pros do not show up) will determine which team brought the coolest costume design and the winner each day will receive a prize. It is free to enter the contest, just bring your team to the tournament stage any time before 3:00 p.m. for your official photo and entry into the contest.  Even if your team didn’t come in costume, come to the stage for your official team photo anyway (like we said above, we don’t judge).  Each team will receive one free photo.

 

3.         TRICK OR TREATING.  Please check in as a team to trick or treat.  Adult supervision required.  Sorry, no siblings.  And, yes, your team can only trick or treat once (we know who you are).  Free.

 

4.         INFLATABLES.   A $5 wristband gets you unlimited entry throughout the day.  Open to all (kids that is).

 

5.         HALLOWEEN CRAFT ZONE.  Free coloring pages and other crafts (many provided by AC Moore) for players and siblings.  Free.

 

6.         DJ MATT VIOLA.  Located next to the stage, DJ Matt will be dropping the beats all day long.  Make sure to catch the Monster Mash Candy Dance – you never know when it might happen. 

 

7.         Face painting and temporary tattoos. Free! .

 

8.       OFFICAL TOURNAMENT MERCHANDISE.  Officially licensed Kick or Treat long and short sleeve t-shirts, sweat shirts and beanie hats will be available for sale at the merchandise tent (much better than the cheap knockoffs sold in the parking lot).  $$

 

9.       StudiOne Action Shots.  We have arranged for one of the best action photography studios in the region to be our official tournament photographer.  StudiOne Action Shots will take the official team photos at the stage and will also be stationed at the game fields taking action shots all day long.  Visit their tent in the Activity Zone to order your photos right there on site.  If you want to ensure the photographers aim their cameras at your player, you must stop in well before the game and let them know where your child will be playing.  All photos must be purchased same day (no online opportunities later).  Cash or credit cards accepted; prices vary.

 

10.       KICK OR TREAT HAY RIDE.  The hay ride runs between the Activity Zone entrance and the baseball field parking lot closer to the High School near fields 11 - 14.
            Adult supervision required.  Riders must remain seated at all times.  Open to all.  Free.

 

 

The Food

 

1.         FOOD COURT OPTIONS.  The Food Court will be near the Activity Zone and will feature three vendors.  A portion of all Food Court purchases benefits the Cherry Hill West HS Soccer Booster Clubs.

 

            A.        Cherry Hill West Soccer Boosters (Field house).  Drinks, pizza, pretzels, snacks.

            B.        Brother Bear’s BBQ (food truck).  Pulled pork, brisket, hot dogs, sausage and                               pepper             sandwiches, burgers, kabobs, fries, falafel, grilled cheese, fresh fruit and                             more.

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2.         REFRESHMENT STAND.  Located near the fields behind the High School #11 - 14, the refreshment stand will have drinks and snacks.

3.         ROAMING VENDORS.  Keep your eyes open for our roaming snack and drink vendors.

 

Team Tent Areas/Eating Areas

 

1.         If you wish to bring a team tent, we request that you set it up in the designated team tent areas so as not to disrupt areas designated for other purposes.

 

2.         We will have tables, chairs and tents in the food court area for use when eating.  These areas are not for commandeering for an entire day but are meant to be shared by all.

 

3.         The picnic grove at the American Legion W is not available for tournament use.  Please respect the rights of our neighbors from the American Legion and refrain from trying to stake claim to their picnic grove.

 

 

Parking and Traffic Control

 

1.         We strongly encourage you to carpool.  Parking will be at a premium, so the fewer cars we have to park, the better. 

 

2.         The large dirt lot adjacent to the football stadium will be our primary parking facility for fields 1-10.  On Saturday, some spaces in this lot may be used for Cherry Hill Midget Football, so please play nice.

 

3.         The lots adjacent to the main high school building will be the primary parking lots for fields 11-14 and overflow parking for fields 1-10.

 

4.         We have arranged for additional lots nearby that will require a slight walk.  These include:

 

  • Cherry Hill Municipal Building lot at Weld Ave. and Mercer St. (aprrox. 3 blocks)

  • Kennedy Medical Center Chapel Ave. (not the hospital!) (approx. 2-3 blocks)

     

    5.         Getting between Fields 1-10 and Fields 11-14.  There is about 2-block walk between these two parts of the complex.  You can either take the Hay Ride or you can walk.  There will be a crossing guard present to help show you the way.

     

    6.         A limited number of handicap parking spots will be available in the lots.  Please observe them.

     

    7.         We will send out more parking and traffic details as we get closer.

     

    Miscellaneous Stuff

     

  • If you have not mailed in your registration check yet, please do so asap.  If you make us track you down, we will cast a spell on your star striker’s cleats that will last the entire fall season.
  • Port-a-Johns.  Nobody likes them, but everybody needs them.  We will do our best to keep them clean and we ask you to do the same.
  • We want you to have fun, tell your friends, and come back next year.  If we mess something up, let us know using your inside voice.  If we do a good job, let us know and feel free to use your outside voice.
  • Good luck, have fun.

Field Status

Open Open

Upper Chapel Avenue (03:44 PM | 04/12/18)

Open Open

Lower Chapel Avenue (03:43 PM | 04/12/18)

Open Open

Carusi Middle School (03:42 PM | 04/12/18)

Open Open

Borton Mill  (03:36 PM | 04/12/18)

Open Open

Croft Farm  (03:38 PM | 04/12/18)

Open Open

West Field  (03:42 PM | 04/12/18)