Dear Fellow Youth Soccer Enthusiast,
The Westport Soccer Association announces the 40th annual Westport Invitational Soccer Tournament! WIN2020 will take place Saturday, March 21th (boys) through Sunday, March 22nd (girls) at Staples High School and Bedford Middle School in Westport, CT. This tournament is for boys and girls ages U9 through U19. Games are scheduled so that each age division will play all of their games within approximately 5 hours. We anticipate that each team will play a minimum of four 24-minute games within their flight. Each age division will complete all its games in one day. We will post age group schedules as soon as the rotations are confirmed. Games will be played on a point system with a final game played in the U11, U12, U13, U14/15, U16-U19 age divisions. First place winners in the U11, U12, U13, U14/15, U16-U19 age divisions will receive individual trophies. All U9 and U10 games are non-result oriented and all U9 and U10 players will receive participation awards and no standing will be kept for these age groups.
The tournament website can be reached via a link from www.wintournament.net and provides detailed tournament information, including playing schedules, tournament rules, FAQs, directions and more. Applications must be submitted via our online application form and payment of tournament fee, 1-5 teams ($375/team); 4-5 teams ($350/team); 6-10 teams $350; 10+ teams ($325/team), via credit card may be conducted at the website. Both the application and payment of the fee must be completed and received no later than March 1, 2020. For additional information, team representatives may send e-mail to WINdirector@westportsoccerassociation.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach the tournament chairman and Westport Soccer Association Co-President Andy Udell at email@example.com
This tournament is approved by the USYSA and will be played under the jurisdiction of the CJSA. All players participating in the tournament must be registered with the CJSA, with any other US Youth Soccer affiliated club within Connecticut or with the equivalent organizations if the team is from outside of Connecticut. This tournament requires a Certificate of Insurance be presented at the time of registration from any non US Youth Soccer Association affiliate teams, evidencing liability and player medical coverage. The minimum liability limits must equal or exceed CJSA’s minimum ($1,000,000) and the minimum excess player medical limits must equal or exceed $25,000. Teams must also abide by US Youth Soccer and CJSA premier rules for eligibility. Rosters are limited to twenty (20) players, but the number of players designated to play in any particular game must be limited to 12. U9 through U11 teams will play indoors and U12 - U19 teams will play outdoors on Westport’s synthetic turf fields. At game-day registration, each participating team must provide player passes (except U9 teams), a signed WSA medical release form (or club specific team med form) for each player, and a certified roster. All Region 1 states no longer are required to complete a US Youth Soccer Permission to Travel Form for travel within the Region. Any non-Region 1 state or team must present a “Permission to Travel” Form at the time of registration.
Our tournament is considered Connecticut's foremost indoor/outdoor tournament for U9 - U19 boys and girls. It is a great warm-up event for the spring soccer season, and gives our youth soccer players an opportunity to experience the thrill of small-sided games. This year we anticipate over 160 teams – and we've already received interest from clubs in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Brackets are filling fast!
Thank you for your interest in the Westport Soccer Association's WIN2020 Invitational Soccer Tournament. We look forward to seeing you there!
Andy Udell & Todd Coleman
Tournament Directors WIN2020
Westport Soccer Association - www.westportsoccer.org