Wednesday, February 22, 2017

3v3 Soccer Tournament: A Bike For Bradley

Who: Teams of 5 players in either Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, or High School age brackets as defined by US Soccer 2017 Chart
UPDATE: ADDING TINY TOTS CLINIC AND PARENT GAME THIS YEAR!!!!

What: Annual Fundraiser 3v3 Youth Soccer Tournament

When: March 18, 2017

Where: Ohio University Walter FieldHouse, South Green Drive Athens Ohio 45701

How: Teams Donate to the Bike For Bradley Go Fund Me Page and send Team roster and coach contact info to Tad@AthensSoccerAcademy.com . Minimum Requested Donation $100 for 5 players, you can certainly donate more and recruit other folks to donate as well.

https://www.gofundme.com/bike4brad

Under 10 Girls

Your Field is Field 1
Your Referee For this field is Graylon Summers--Please remember 1--these referees are in training like our players and they are donating their time.  Referees are solely responsible for all calls during active play. 
Your Field Marshall is Bryan Lively--

The Field Marshall 
--assists the referee with having teams prepared for play so the field can stay on time and
--keeps a running game clock as a back up or primary--whichever the Referee prefers
--Notifies Tad via cell 740-856-7300 in the event of administrative dispute, 
--Keeps score and adds points for each team in between matches to determine rank.

This part was not in the rules, but teams are awarded 3 points for a Win, 1 point for a Tie, and 0 Points for a Loss.  The tie-break procedure shall be 
1-Head to Head--Who won when these two teams played each other?
2-Fewest Goals against--which team had fewer goals scored against them? 
3-Most Goals For--which team scored the most goals against their opponents? 
                                                                                  4-In the event of tied teams after the above procedures, a Coin Toss shall decide the winner. 

Some brackets require computing all teams ranks after everyone has played a second game, and all brackets require computing rank before Quarter and Semifinal Match play begins. The Field Marshall shall Compute these scores.



A) Team Arbor
B) Team Frum
C)Team Metts
D) Team Mildren 1
E) Team Mildren 2
F) Mildren 3

Notes on the schedule--Game times are approximate. Referees will need to keep the games flowing and teams need to be ready to play. If you are ready to play before your scheduled time, start the game.


All Under 10 Girls games take place on Field 1.--Field 1 
Pictured Below is the entrance to Walter FieldHouse. To get to Field 1 enter through the doors, pass the front desk, enter through a second set of doors and turn right. Your field is in the far corner (westside) alongside the front entrance wall.  Your Goal line sits on the end zone, most likely.


1:00 A-E
1:10 B-F
1:20 C-D
1:30 A-D
1:40 B-E
1:50 C-F
2:00 B-D
2:10 C-E
2:20 A-F
2:30 Rank teams 1-6
2:40 QuarterFinal 1 Rank 6 --  Rank 4
2:50 QuarterFinal 2 Rank 5 --  Rank 3
3:00 Watch 10 Boys Game on Field 1
3:10 Girls SEMIFINAL 1: Seed 2 v 2:40 Winner
3:20 Girls SEMIFINAL 2: Seed 1 V 2:50 Winner
3:40 10 GIRLS FINAL 
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Why: Soccer & Family Friends--Let's Kick our collective power together to get a Bike for a tremendously inspired kid...

Kicks For a Cause Annual Bradley Metts 3v3 Soccer Tournament is raising funds this winter for 'A Bike for Bradley'.

I'm Tad Albano, and I operate a soccer based business in Southeastern Ohio. I remember hearing the news that a player from our local soccer league  fell into a sudden coma; I felt an immediate kinship with Bradley and his family and understood that soccer could raise the funds and inspire Bradley back onto the pitch someday.

Bradley has made tremendous progress in recovery, and until he can play the sport he loves again, Kicks for a Cause will organize and play games to assist him in his return to the pitch!  

That is the mission.

Our Goal this time in 2017 is $5000.  Hoping to get Bradley a TriCycle and fund the field rental.  We will play our tournament at Walter FieldHouse on March 18th on the campus of Ohio University in Athens.


Tournament Rules


3v3 Tournament Rules

Law 1: Field of Play
  The field shall be the boundaries as marked. 
Law 2: The Ball
The ball shall be a futsal ball.
Law 3: Number of Players
The Number of Players shall be 3 on the floor at one time; substitutions occur without stoppage or notifying referee. No goalkeepers are in the game. Teams can roster up to 6 players.
Law 4: Players Equipment
All players equipment shall conform to US Soccer player specifications
Teams should declare their color to Tad when the schedule gets posted and one team will be given pinnies, if the need arises. Players should wear shirt, shoes, socks, shinguards, and outdoor soccer or indoor soccer shoes.
Any equipment deemed unsafe will have to be removed.
Law 5: The Referee
The Referee is empowered within the proscriptions of the Laws of the Game. During active play the Referee shall have sole authority. In between matches the competition authority--Tad Albano--shall decide disputes.
Games shall be officiated using the single Referee system.
Law 6: The Assistant Referee
During active play Athens Soccer Academy may act as Assistant Referee and perform function of advising the Referee.
Law 7: The Duration of the Match
Games shall last 8 minutes in the Under 10 and Under 12 brackets and 10 minutes in Under 14, and High School Brackets. There is no scheduled halftime.

   
Law 8:The Start and Restart of Play
First team listed gets to kick off. A kick-off may be played into a team's own half (i.e. backward) to start play. Goals may not be scored directly from a kickoff.

Law 9: The Ball In and out of Play
The ball is deemed out of play when it has completely left the field.
Law 10 The Method of Scoring
 Goals must be scored within the 15 yard shooting perimeter. Balls on the perimeter are considered in the perimeter. Teams are asked to be helpful in deciding disputes if they arise?

Additional Rules
Spirit of Play
The tournament looks to promote an environment of community spirit, shared respect for athletes, coaches, referees, parents, and teams, etc.
No Awards will given

Substitutions are allowed during active play--including all overtime periods.
There is no offside
Fouls and Misconduct shall follow US Soccer Guidelines
There are no penalty kicks--The Referee shall Award the Goal
Balls out of play are restarted by a kick-in, a goalkick, or a corner kick.
The tie-break procedure shall be 
1-Head to Head
2-Fewest Goals against
3-Most Goals For
4-In the event of tied teams after the above procedures, a Golden Goal mini game, with reducing numbers after 1 minute until 1v1 game of players from opposing teams may determine tied teams.











2017 Kicks For a Cause
Bradley Metts 3V3 Soccer Tournament Player Registration Form

Player Name___________________________________________________________
Date of Birth _____________________________________________________________________
Parents Name
________________________________________________________________
Parents Contact Information & Home Phone___________________________________________________________________

Are you on Facebook? _________________

Text___________________

______________________________________________________________Home Address
Emergency Contact Options (not you) __________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
Waiver
By signing this form, I voluntarily assume all risk of personal accident, injury, damage and/or loss as a result of my childs
participation in the Kicks For a Cause Soccer Event. Therefore, I agree to release Tad Albano and Athens Soccer Academy,
Ohio University, Walter Fieldhouse directors and staff and any local individuals acting on behalf of these entities, as well as all sponsors, volunteers, and officials, from responsibility for any and all damage or injury of any kind as a result of my childs
participation. I grant Tad Albano and Athens Soccer Academy the right to take photographs and/or videos of my child in
connection with the above participation. I authorize Athens Soccer Academy, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree Athens Soccer Academy may use such photographs, with or without name, and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as Athens Soccer Academy publicity, advertising, illustration, or web content.


Parents Signature_____________________________________________

 Date________________________________________________


Names of Four Other Team members
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Athens Soccer Academy--Spring SOSL Season

Spring Soccer Team Invitation--Parkersburg Soccer Academy

This is an invitation to play for a Semi-Travel Soccer Team in the Athens, Ohio area.  Your player is invited to play this Spring in a soccer team experience that brings:


Focused Skill Training
-- Individual Technical Skill Training
--Focused Tactical Team Training
--2 Trainings/week behind Athens Community Center

 Semi-Local Competition Model
--Saturday Games --2 Games in a revolving location through April and May
--Semi Travel to games in Parkersburg, Athens, Belpre, Alexander, Logan

Long Term Developmental Model
--The league is the Southeastern Ohio Soccer League
--the league has brackets for players ages 6-13
--League website www.soslsoccer.com

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My name is Tad Albano, and I train youth players at Elite Sports Center in Parkersburg, West Virginia as well as operate Athens Soccer Academy 

This Spring and Fall I am recruiting players for teams to play in the Southeastern Ohio Soccer League.  The teams will be entered under the club name Athens Soccer Academy, though each team will choose their respective names, (the Tigers, or Black Pearls, etc.).

The teams will be coached primarily by Tad; including all Tuesday/Thursday trainings and except on game days when we have multiple teams playing, The Academy will utilize Parent Assistants and is seeking out experienced young coaches who share the same passion for the game and who have demonstrated the ability to improve player's performance. Tad Albano will act as the club and coaching director.  Parent assistants will be identified and their role will earn them a price reduction.

The Under 10 and Under 12 Teams have a Tournament Option February 25 or 26. See Below for details.

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SOSL Team Declarations Date March 1
Spring Season Dates:
Outdoor Training begins March 21 and march 23
Competition: April 1--May 13--we take off Easter weekend
April 1  Location Undecided
April 8 Alexander
April 22 Alexander
April 29 Alexander
May 6 I have requests for Athens and Parkersburg
May 13 Ripley
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Outdoor Team Training Schedule Starts March 21:
Teams will train behind Athens Community Center
701 East State Street, Athens
 Tuesday/Thursday training schedule for the duration of the season
Tuesday
Under 8 5:00-6:00
Under 10 6:00-7:00
Under 12 7:00-8:00

Thursday
Under 8 5:00-6:00
Under 10 6:00-7:00
Under 12 7:00-8:00

Eligible Player Birth Dates:
Trying for teams in the
Under 8 2009 and 2010 birthdays
 Under 10 Girls 2009 and 2010 birthdays
Under 10 Boys 2008 and 2007 birthdays
Under 12 Coed 2005 and 2006 birthdays
if we don't have enough for separate boys and girls teams, then we will create a coed team; coed teams play against all boy teams in SOSL.

SOSL League Competition Dates: 

April 1, 8, 22, 29
May 6, 13
Optional Marietta Tournament
May 20


SOSL League Host Sites: 
SOSL has existed since 2009 with most of the matches being played in one of the three main club cities, Alexander (Albany, Ohio), Athens, and Logan.  Our club would ask for at least one and maybe two host weekends if the fields are available where we train.
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Costs: 
Parent Assistants can earn credit toward reducing the final cost of the season by as much as 75%, depending on the nature of the role.
--Expect $250 Total cost for the 8 week spring season; the $50 Preseason charge is in addition to this amount.
--Expect an additional OPTIONAL cost for the Optional Marietta Tournament between $30 and $50 depending on number of players.
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What should you do to reserve a Spring spot and attend indoor Preseason training in March?

1-- Fill out the attached form and return to Tad
2--Pay the Preseason or spring season fee on-line or through check. (refundable if you don't play)
3--Begin the preseason indoor trainings in late February early March

4--Consider serving the team and earning a discount by applying for Team Manager or Secure a Team Sponsorship.  Other Service Opportunities may become available.


What should you do to reserve a spot to attend the first Outdoor training in March?

1-- Fill out the attached form and return to Tad
2--Pay the Preseason or spring season fee on-line or through check. (refundable if you don't play)
3--Begin the preseason indoor trainings in late February early March
4--Consider serving the team and earning a discount by applying for Team Manager or Secure a Team Sponsorship.  Other Service Opportunities may become available.
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Register for Spring SOSL Season Here

Payment Options

Athens Soccer Academy Registration Form

Youth Section
Name _____________________________________________________________________________
Child's Age/Date of Birth
Shirt Size from Link on website________________________________________________________
Home Address_______________________________________________________________________
Does your child have known allergies or medical issues? Y/N
If yes, please indicate_________________________________________________________________

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Parent/Adult Information Section
Name ___________________________________________________________________________ 
Emergency Contact #2 (not your number)________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________________________
Phone # Home  ____________________________Cell_________________________ Text?_________________________________________________________________                
Email_________________________________________  Are you on Facebook?_____
Are there any other things you would like us to know as we work with your child?
______________________________________________________________________
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Child's Doctor                                                            Doctor's phone

By signing this form, I voluntarily assume all risk of personal accident, injury, damage and/or loss as a result of my child's participation with Athens Soccer Academy, LLC.  Therefore, I agree to release the Athens Department of Parks and Recreation, the Greater Athens Soccer Association, Southeastern Ohio Soccer League, all sponsors, Tad Albano and Athens Soccer Academy, and its officers and any local individuals acting on behalf of these entities, from responsibility for any and all damage or injury of any kind as a result of my child's participation.  I grant Athens Soccer Academy the right to take photographs and/or videos of my child in connection with the above participation.  I authorize Athens Soccer Academy, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically.  I agree that Athens Soccer Academy may use such photographs, with or without name, and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as Athens Soccer Academy publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.


Parent's Signature____________________________________________  Date____________________________________________






Email                                                                                                Web Site
tad@athenssocceracademy.com                                                       www.athenssocceracademy.com