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Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament

October 20-25, 2020

Teams play all their games in one day in our fun and exciting kickoff to the indoor soccer season.

Tournament Contacts

Clinton LaBeau

Director

Phone: 763.785.3679

Cheryl Blaker

Registrar

Phone: 763.717.3229

Parking for Kick or Treat is in the A lot and entrance to the Sports Hall is through the NSC Dorms.

 

View the event map here!

Join us in the NSC's thriteenth annual Halloween Kick-or-Treat Indoor Soccer Tournament. Kick-or-Treat is a non-sanctioned tournament and accepts all teams.

Tournament Details

  • Tournament will be conducted as one open flight
  • High level teams are encouraged to register for the next age group up
  • Age groups are 9/10U-15U and high school boys and girls
  • Depending on total number of teams in identified age divisions, the tournament may combine age divisions
  • Teams will be notified prior to tournament if groups are combined
  • Teams are encouraged to wear costumes and participate in our costume contest

Games Livestreamed
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*Please note that games on Field B are not available


COVID-19 Protocol

All customers are asked to review the following prior to arriving on campus:

Our facilities National Sports Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plan click here! The indoor facilities portion is at the top of the page. 

One spectator per player will be allowed for this event in the NSC Sports Hall. (Does not include team leader or coach.)

Please note this includes provide shorter breaks between games against opponents, to reduce ‘down time” in between games for teams. This includes scheduling games back to back depending on the format of each division.

Four tips to remember:

  1. If you feel sick, please stay home.
  2. All attendees are asked to wear a mask, unless they are actively participating in a game.
  3. Signage will be posted on campus to remind people of guidelines.
  4. Our facility staff will help keep public spaces clean and sanitized throughout the event.

Tournament Fees

  • $190 team fee due with tournament application

Refund Policy

  • Teams dropping from the tournament prior to October 13 will receive a voucher in the amount of the team fee. The voucher may be used by any team in any age group within the club. The voucher may be used for the 2021 tournament or another small indoor tournament.
  • Teams dropping from the tournament on or after October 13 will not receive a voucher.
  • Event Cancellation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF an event hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our players, coaches, referees, employees and fans.

    Team will receive a refund for your event entry. Team registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total. Refunds will be credited to your account by no later than December 31, 2020. *Please note that if a team elects to drop prior to the event, the above voucher policy will be in effect. This includes teams making their own decision to withdraw prior to the potential cancellation.

Tournament Features

  • Played in the NSC Sports Hall on infill turf
  • World Cup groups
  • Three-game guarantee (all age division's games are played on same day)
  • 40-minute games (20-minutes halves)
  • Top teams advance to championship
  • Artificial turf surface (field size approx. 30 x 55 yards)
  • Four field players and a goalkeeper
  • Sub on the fly
  • Award for champions

Costume Contest

  • Enter our Kick-or-Treat Costume contest. Take a picture at the event and tag us on social media.
  • The winner of the contest will receive a prize pack from Urban Air Coon Rapids
  • As long as costumes don't get in the way of play you are allowed to wear them. If an accessory hinders play you will be asked to remove it and leave it on the sideline.
  • Referees and/or Tournament Official has final say on whether a costume hinders play.
  • If costumes are too similar to opponents, home team must wear pinnies.

Divisions Offered

  • 9/10U Boys
  • 9/10U Girls
  • 11U Boys
  • 11U Girls
  • 12U Boys
  • 12U Girls
  • 13U Boys
  • 13U Girls
  • 14U Boys
  • 14U Girls
  • 15U Boys
  • 15U Girls
  • High School (16U-19U combined) Boys
  • High School (16U-19U combined) Girls

Must abide by the 2021 MYSA Season birth-year age grid.

Game Days

  • Tuesday, October 20: High School 16U-19U Boys and Girls (games start at 5 p.m.) 
    • Alternate Night for 13U Girls
  • Wednesday, October 21: 15U Boys and Girls (games start at 5 p.m.)
  • Thursday, October 22: 14U Boys and Girls (games start at 5 p.m.)
  • Friday, October 23: 13U Boys and Girls (games start at 5 p.m.) 
  • Saturday, October 24: 11U and 12U Boys and Girls (games done by 10 p.m.) 
  • Sunday, October 25: 9/10U Boys and Girls (games done by 8 p.m.) 

Tournament Rules

Kick-or-Treat will follow the same rules as the National Sports Center Indoor Soccer Leagues, with the following exceptions:

  • Games are 40 minutes in length (20 minute halves) with a 3-minute half time.
  • Games are played with 2 teams, each consisting of not more than 5 players on the field. A minimum of 3 players is needed to start a match in all age groups. One player shall be designated as the goalkeeper from each team.
  • Rosters are frozen at the start of your first game.
  • Four field players and a goalie.

Costumes

  • As long as costumes don't get in the way of play you are allowed to wear them. If an accessory hinders play you will be asked to remove it and leave it on the sideline.
  • Referees and/or Tournament Official has final say on whether a costume hinders play.
  • If costumes are too similar to opponents, home team must wear pinnies.

Yellow Cards and Red Cards

  • If a player receives a second yellow card (soft red) in a match, they will be ejected from that game and the team will be required to play short-handed for 5 minutes. A player will not be suspended from the next game for a “soft red” unless they have previously been ejected from a game. If this occurs, the player will be ejected from the tournament.
  • If a player receives a red card (conduct beyond a yellow card offense in the referee’s opinion) that player will be ejected immediately and the team will be required to play short-handed for 5 minutes. In addition, the player will be suspended for a minimum of one game. If, in the opinion of the tournament director, the conduct warrants an additional suspension, the player may be ejected for more than one game and possibly the tournament. There are no appeals allowed in this decision. A second red card results in an automatic tournament suspension.

Method for Determining Standings

  • Each team will receive:
    • 3 points for a win
    • 1 point for a tie
    • 0 points for a loss

Tie-breaking System

  • Greater number of points. Each team receives 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.
  • Head-to-head (this will not be considered if three or more teams are tied).
  • Goal difference (subtract total goals allowed from total goals scored).
  • Least number of goals allowed
  • Earliest application date
  • Maximum goal difference allowed per game will be 7. For example: Eagles beat the Tigers 13-2 the score will be recorded as 9-2.
  • The tournament will make every effort to avoid forfeits. A forfeit can only be determined by Tournament Headquarters. Forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score.

Playoffs

In all categories, the top teams will advance to a play-off or championship match. Age divisions that have 4 or 5 teams will advance to a championship match with 1st vs. 2nd place. Age divisions of 6-8 teams will have two groups with each group winner advancing to the championship match. If a play-off or championship game is tied at the end of regulation, two 5-minute “golden goal” overtime periods will be played. If neither team scores in overtime, penalty shots will be used to determine the winner. First, a five-player “shoot-out” will be used. If score is still tied there will be a one player “shoot-out” until the winner is determined. Any player that played in the game may participate in the “shoot-out.”

Age Divisions

Youth teams must abide by the 2020 MYSA season birth-year age grid.

Any team found to be using non-rostered or illegal players will forfeit that match. All forfeits are recorded as 3-0. After age verification at final team check-in coaches should keep one of the following in their possession during the tournament to verify age should a question arise:

  • Player passes
  • Driver license
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • MYSA digital passes
  • MYSA roster with birthdates

Headers

  • Updated March 2016. In the 8U-11U age groups, when a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. Players should not be given a red card by heading the ball off of the goal line, this should be awarded with an indirect free kick as stated above.

Application Deadline

  • Deadline October 13, 2020 or when divisions fill.

Team Eligibility

  • Please see the age categories for the tournament.
  • Note that the tournament is using the 2021 MYSA Season birth-year age grid.

Guest/Player Pool

Coaches, are you short of players due to injury or other commitments? Aren't having any luck finding a player to complete your roster? Then the Kick-or-Treat Player Pool is for you. It connects coaches with players who want to have the Kick-or-Treat experience.

Pool Players Seeking a Team

Click HERE to be taken to NSC's new Event HQ to sign up.

We are excited to offer you a new player pool experience at NSC Event HQ!  As a new user you will need to set up a household account in an adult's name. 

  • Once you create your account and verify your email address, you can add "participants" to your account (children, spouses, etc.) for which you can then complete waivers, sign up for programs and register for player pool
  • You will need to provide your name, birth date, gender, address, email and phone number
  • Once you have an account, and have add family members (participants), future events are smooth and easy. You simply click and add, and you’re done!
  • You only need to set up a household account once – quickly sign in with your new username and password for future events
  • We will ask you to confirm your email to keep your account secure

Only players registered with USSF or FIFA affiliated associations are eligible.

  • Add yourself to the event player pool by setting up an account at www.NSCEventHQ.org
  • Interested coaches will contact you directly by email.
  • Remember: Pool players may only participate on one team.
  • If you are picked up by a team:
    • Provide the coach with your player code for release of your information to the team roster.
    • Remove your name from the player pool for this event by logging in to Event HQ, find your event pool and select “Leave Pool”
      • Proof of age is required (birth certificate, player pass, passport or driver's license).
      • Your tournament coach will not be able to complete Final Team Check-in without your proof of age, causing unnecessary delays. Either get your player pass to the coach prior to Final Team Check-in or check in yourself prior to the coach's arrival at Final Team Check-in.
      • Be prepared with the name of your team and the team's tournament ID number for faster service at Final Team Check-in.

Coaches Seeking Guest Players

  • Log into Team Manager Account; select player pool.
  • Search for players by division, level and/or position.
  • Click the player’s first name for contact by email.
  • If the individual agrees to participate on your team, the player will provide his/her player code necessary for release of information to your roster.
  • Return to online roster management player pool. Click the green check mark before the player’s name; enter the player code, which will add the player’s contact information and liability waiver electronically to your roster.
  • You will not be able to complete Final Team Check-in without proof of age, causing unnecessary delays and maybe even a return trip to Final Team Check-in. Either make arrangements with your guest player to secure the proof of age in advance of Final Team Check-in or have your guest player check in prior to your arrival at Final Team Check-in.

Guest Player Rules

  • Your team can have an unlimited number of guest players (max roster 18).
  • For game format and corresponding roster sizes, review tournament rules.
  • Players may play up or down. A player on a 16U team may also guest play on a 15U team and vice versa, if age eligible.
  • Girls may play on boys’ teams; boys may not play on girls’ teams.

Vendor Information

The National Sports Center has frequent opportunities for competitive vendors to support campus events. Below you will find information regarding how to get started in applying to be a vendor.

Instructions

A completed vendor request form is required for your company to be entered in the National Sports Center’s Vendor Directory. Please provide all data applicable to your company. You may submit this form electronically or print and fax to 763.785.3660.

NOTE: Submitting this form does NOT guarantee that you will be selected as a vendor. The National Sports Center will contact you upon receipt of your completed document.

The National Sports Center thanks you for your interest in doing business with us.

NSC Fund for Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!

2019 Kick-or-Treat Halloween costume contest results

The 09G East Red “Dogs” of Salvo Soccer Club won this year's Kick-or-Treat costume contest! They played their tails off!

 

Coaches have kept sports alive in 2020. Has your kid's coach helped them through this crisis?Nominate them   for a chance to win $2500!