Of course you know the Publix Atlanta Cup takes place on Labor Day weekend each year. However, we can provide some more information on upcoming dates and pertinent facts. Take note of these key dates and tournament highlights.

TOURNAMENT ELIGIBILITY

The Publix Atlanta Cup is open to select teams, registered and in good standing with their US Youth Soccer or US Soccer Affiliated Association. Age groups for this years’ tournament are u10, u11, u12, u13, u14, u15, u16, u17, u19 for boys and girls. Adult 7v7, College Intramural, and College Club Team 11v11 divisions are also available in 2014.

DIVISIONS

Teams will be grouped according to past playing record to make the most competitive divisions possible. The Publix Atlanta Cup Committee alone determines final placement. The Committee uses many factors when ranking teams including league playing division and record, State Cup and tournament results, USA Rank ranking service, etc.

GAMES

All teams will play 3 round-robin games - 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday Morning. Semi-finals are played on Sunday afternoon and Finals are played on Monday. The latest finals will begin at 2:00 PM on Monday.

HOTELS

Teams that require lodging are required to stay in Publix Atlanta Cup approved hotels. Reservations will be handled by Connections, our tournament housing company. Hotels, descriptions, and rates will be posted on the tournament website. Teams may book rooms after divisions are announced.

If there is a hotel where your team would like to stay – and you do not see the hotel on our approved list - just drop Connections a note and they will be happy to work with you. All hotel information will be available on our website or you can call Connections at 404-842-0000 or 800-262-9974.

TEAMS

All teams and players must be US Youth Soccer or US Soccer Affiliated Association for the ‘14-'15 seasonal year. Association roster and ‘14-‘15 player cards are required to participate. For teams that are with US Club Soccer, rosters, player passes, and proof of insurance for the '14-'15 seasonal year will be required.

The computerized team application system will assign your age group based on the age of your oldest registered player.

PLAYERS AND GUEST PLAYERS

All players must by registered for Fall ’14-’15. A player may play for only one team during the tournament. A maximum of 3 guest players per team is allowed. Guest players must be registered and have a current ’14-'15 player pass.

FORMAT

U10s will play 6v6 – maximum roster size is 12 players.
U11s and U12s will play 8v8 – maximum roster size is 14 players.
U12 11v11 & U13 - U19 will play 11v11 – maximum roster size is 22 players with 18 players eligible for each match.

AWARDS

Individual awards for 1st and 2nd place teams in each division.

DEADLINES

July 2014 – Entries due

REGISTRATION

All applications are processed on-line. On-line registrations may be paid by check or credit card. You will receive an email confirmation when your application is submitted. While we encourage you to enter early, early application does not guarantee acceptance.

REFUNDS

Refunds will be made in their entirety to all teams not accepted. Once entries close, the entry fee is non-refundable. If your team withdraws prior to the entry close date, your entry fee will be refunded, minus a $50.00 administrative fee.

Refunds will only be made if the tournament is canceled due to weather or Acts of God, approximately one-half of the entry fee will be retained.

SCHEDULES

A representative must check the team in on Friday, August 29, 2014, unless an Online Check In has been completed. Teams will play two games on Saturday. The earliest game Saturday begins at 8:00 am. The last final on Championship Monday will begin at 2:00 pm.

CONFLICTS

The Publix Atlanta Cup Committee works to minimize coaching conflicts. As much as we would like to help all teams, game schedules will not be adjusted to accommodate individual team scheduling or coach conflicts.

GEORGIA TEAMS

The Publix Atlanta Cup is the largest fund-raiser for Georgia Soccer each year and volunteers are critical to the success of the event. Each Georgia team accepted into the tournament is required to provide two volunteers (eight hours total) to help during the tournament. There are many opportunities to help - before the tournament, during registration, or at the the fields. Volunteers are scheduled so they will not miss any of their teams games. Once accepted, each Georgia team will complete the volunteer information form. The Publix Atlanta Cup appreciates your support and willingness to help.

COLLEGE COACHES

The Publix Atlanta Cup will prepare a book of team information for u16, u17 and u19 age teams to assist the college coaches in their scouting efforts. Please complete the necessary information on the college section of the website.

IMPORTANT DATES
Publix Atlanta Cup, August 30 - September 1, 2014
Entry forms due by July, 2014
Team Check-In, August 29, 2014
Round-Robin, August 30 - 31, 2014
Semi-finals, August 31, 2014
Finals, September 1, 2014

REFEREES

We are always looking for qualified referees. If you have anyone available to referee who will be traveling with your team, please email or have them fill out the referee form under the referee tab on the website. You can also send referee information to Mike Wight at mikewright@mindspring.com.

WEBSITE

We are continually updating our website. Please check back often for updates.

 

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