General Information

DATE: July 27, 2019

SITE: Spirit Park (84th & O St, Lincoln) – View Map
*The Cornhusker State Games reserves the right to utilize other facilities as needed. All teams will be notified if venues change.

SCHEDULES: Schedules will be posted at CornhuskerStateGames.com and emailed to participants the week of competition.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to all members of the top three teams in all divisions.

Events

Event Name                                                                                          

Recreational Boys
Under 17/18 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-01 and 12-31-02
Under 15/16 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-03 and 12-31-04
Under 13/14 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-05 and 12-31-06
Under 11/12 (9v9) | Born between 1-1-07 and 12-31-08
Under 9/10 (7v7) | Born between 1-1-09 and 12-31-010
Under 8 (7v7) | Born between 1-1-11 and 12-31-11

Recreational Girls
Under 17/18 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-01 and 12-31-02
Under 15/16 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-03 and 12-31-04
Under 13/14 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-05 and 12-31-06
Under 11/12 (9v9) | Born between 1-1-07 and 12-31-08
Under 9/10 (7v7) | Born between 1-1-09 and 12-31-10
Under 8 (7v7) | Born between 1-1-11 and 12-31-11

Competitive Division Boys
Under 17/18 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-01 and 12-31-02
Under 15/16 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-03 and 12-31-04
Under 13/14 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-05 and 12-31-06
Under 11/12 (9v9) | Born between 1-1-07 and 12-31-08
Under 9/10 (7v7) | Born between 1-1-09 and 12-31-10
Under 8 (7v7) | Born between 1-1-11 and 12-31-11

Competitive Division Girls
Under 19 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-01 and 12-31-02
Under 15/16 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-03 and 12-31-04
Under 13/14 (11v11) | Born between 1-1-05 and 12-31-06
Under 11/12 (9v9) | Born between 1-1-07 and 12-31-08
Under 9/10 (7v7) | Born between 1-1-09 and 12-31-10
Under 8 (7v7) | Born between 1-1-11 and 12-31-11

NOTE: teams with boys and girls must enter the boys division.

NOTE: Players must be current high school students or newly graduated seniors to participate in this division.

Adults
Men Competitive
Men Recreational
Mixed Coed

Competition Format and Rules

Teams will be competing in the same age group they played during the 2018/2019 season.

U9 – U19 competitive teams may not enter the ‘recreational’ division, recreational division is for recreational players only! No Nebraska League – competitive – players may guest play on a recreational team.

Mixed Coed is required to have one female on the field at all times.

Teams will be bracketed by level of competition. Teams will be scheduled a minimum of three games with bracket winners advancing in medal divisions. All teams guaranteed three games.

Director reserves the right to shorten/suspend play as deemed necessary, combine/cancel divisions based on the number of entries, and to reclassify teams into appropriate divisions. All teams will be notified of any changes.

FULL RULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY: The Cornhusker State Games Soccer tournament IS NOT currently sanctioned by the Nebraska State Soccer Association or United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA). Players must be registered on the team’s tournament roster in order to participate. Violation of this rule will result in the forfeiture of all games played by the offending teams. Should the age eligibility of a team member be challenged, players will be asked to provide some type of photo identification. If this happens, it would be helpful to have each player’s USYSA player pass (as these carry the age group for which they qualify) or some other photo ID. Players who cannot produce acceptable ID/proof of age may be declared ineligible. Only players and coaches listed on the roster are allowed on the sideline.

ADULT DIVISIONS: All adult players are required to show picture I.D. to referees before each game they play. (Players name on I.D. needs to match tournament registration)

LAWS OF PLAY: FIFA Laws of the Game will govern Play, except where amended by the tournament rules.

PROTESTS: No protests will be allowed.

REFEREES: A single-referee system will be used for all 3v3 games. Referee abuse will not be tolerated during the tournament. Players, coaches or fans that abuse referees will be removed from the venue for the length of the tournament. All abuse incidents will be reported to the tournament director within 24 hours of the end of games.

Roster Info

ROSTER UPDATES:

Teams can make roster updates online at CornhuskerStateGames.com/Roster_Updates.

The deadline to make roster updates is 5 p.m. on TUESDAY, JULY 23. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

Roster additions after July 6 will include the per-player entry fee, plus a $10 late fee PER PLAYER.

Teams that register online are able to login and make roster substitutions free of charge. Teams that register via the paper entry form will be charged a $10 processing fee to substitute players. Teams are strongly encouraged to register online to eliminate any roster change fees.

Maximum Roster Size: Seven players.

NOTES:
Rosters WILL be checked during tournament. Please make sure your roster is current prior to the July 23 deadline.
No player is allowed to play on more than one team.
– If registering online, the minimum roster size (based on division) must be entered to advance to check-out.

–  Players name on I.D. needs to match tournament registration.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member, or by parent/guardian if the participant is 18 years or younger. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed/signed waiver is needed. All team waivers must be clicked as ‘Accepted’ or submitted to the Cornhusker State Games office by TUESDAY, JULY 23 to be eligible for competition. Printable waiver forms and further instructions at CornhuskerStateGames.com/Waivers.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

IF REGISTERED BY THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE:
$25 per player until March 28
$30 per player until May 30
$35 per player until June 20
$40 per player until July 8

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2019 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

COACHES: Head coach will receive the athlete packet free of charge, and will receive a medal if awarded. Assistant coaches must be included on the registration and pay the entry fee to receive the athlete packet, medal, and free admission to competition sites.

TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: When registering your team online, please note that the system will ask you to enter your team name and roster prior to selecting your sport and division. In the INDIVIDUAL Shipping dropdown menu, be sure to select “TEAM” for each team member. If you wish to have your team packet shipped, you will select that in the TEAM Shipping dropdown menu.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $10 processing fee per team. Registering online saves time, money and trees. If registering via the paper entry form, please rate your team as being Above Average, Average or Below Average. List this information in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the entry form.

Athlete Packets

Choose the Shipping Option and get a Free Arby’s Sandwich!

Save time, avoid hassles and receive your CSG gear more than a week before the Opening Ceremonies by shipping your athlete packet ($10) or team box ($15).  Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass. Athlete packets will begin to ship in late June. The packet shipping option will only be available for those registered by the final entry deadline. If you don’t choose the shipping option, you will need to pick up your athlete packet or team box.

For those who did not select the packet shipping option during registration, more information on when and where athlete packets and team boxes can be picked up will be posted soon.  The shipping option can be added any time before the final entry deadline.

Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass, which includes admission to all venues and SportFest and the Opening Ceremonies.  The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Soccer Sport Director Claire Cantwell at ccantwell@ymcalincoln.org or 402-434-9216.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

Event Sponsors

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

Official Member of the

info@nebraskasportscouncil.com

Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504