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Kick Off Challenge Application & Required Forms

April 23-25, 2021

Join us for an early-season tournament outdoors!

Tournament Contacts

Clinton LaBeau

Tournament Director

Phone: 763.785.3679

Cheryl Blaker

Registrar

Phone: 763.717.3229

Application and Required Forms Deadlines

  • Application will be available by October 1, 2020.
  • Application Deadline is Friday March 26 or when divisions fill.
  • All required forms due Friday April 9.
  • Please Note:
    • All metro area teams should be prepared to play games starting Friday at 3 p.m.
    • All non-metro teams should be prepared to play games starting Saturday at 8 a.m.
    • All Jamboree teams should be prepared to play games starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning

Required Forms

Everything you need to manage your team's trip to NSC Kick Off Challenge is right here!

Mailing Address: 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 763.717.3229 Fax: 763.785.3660
Emailregistrar2@nscsports.org

Click the following sections to learn more.

Team Manager Account

Manage your team's roster online making it easy to drop and add players and edit player information. 

Participants should not be listed under the team manager account unless it is their child 

  • You will need your team ID number you received after registering
  • Non-MN teams only: Permission to Travel and Official Rosters can be emailed or faxed to the event registrar.
  • Review tournament rules for guest players and maximum roster size per age group.
  • If you are considering guest players, please review our guest player/player pool page.
  • Please note that roster must be completed before players can use the online waiver
  • The player’s date of birth (DOB) is entered by the parent on the NSC Liability Waiver
  • A player’s DOB is electronically monitored for age eligibility. If a player’s DOB continues not to be numerically displayed, the player may be too old for the age bracket. Ask the parent to review the DOB for accuracy. All players must be age-eligible for the assigned age bracket; DOB on the roster must match DOB on proof of age.
  • Monitor parent progress by selecting ‘View Roster’ from the Roster Menu. An ‘X’ displayed in the WV (waiver) column indicates a completed waiver.
  • The team will receive a refund for players dropped before or at Final Team Check-in following the tournament.

Liability Waiver

Participants should not be listed under the team manager's account unless it is their child. 

Step 1: If this is your first time using the system, you will need to create an NSC Event HQ household account.  Get started at  NSC Event HQ
The account owner must be 18 years of age or older.  (Only need one account per family)

Step 2: After you have created your account, verified your email and set up your password.

Step 3: You can then add your children and or spouse as “participants”.  If applicable 

If you already have an existing NSC Event HQ account then log-in here 

To complete a waiver

Log in to your NSC Event HQ account

https://www.nsceventhq.org/

Once logged in,

Step 1: Click on the “Customer Tools” link in the main menu bar and then select “Complete waiver”. 

Step 2:  Select the event.  You may also filter the events by sport and/or name. 

Step 3: Enter the Team id -provided by the team manager 

Step 4: Select the participant’s name from the roster (if not on the roster contact the team manager) 

Step 5: Select the participant’s name from the drop-down in your NSC Event HQ account. If the participant is not listed you must add them

Read and accept

NSC Kick-off Challenge waiver due by June 8

Need further assistance please contact the Registrar

 

Official Rosters

US Club Soccer Teams

  • All non-Minnesota teams must provide a copy of their official US Club Soccer roster by the deadline listed above. View the US Club Soccer Tournament Hosting Application below.
  • 2021 US Club Soccer Hosting Application (coming soon)

Canadian Teams

  • Request Team Notification-to-Travel and Official Province/Club Roster

    • Contact your province/club for official state roster and Notification-to-Travel to a USYS sanctioned tournament. Copy of approved travel permit and province/club roster must be on file before Final Team Check-in.
    • 2021 Application to Host Tournament (coming soon) provides information necessary to complete your province’s notification-to-travel application.

US Youth Soccer Teams

  • Request Team Notification-to-Travel and Official State Roster (Not required for Minnesota Youth Soccer Association Teams)

    • Contact your USYS state association for official state roster and Notification-to-Travel to a USYS sanctioned tournament. Copy of approved travel permit and state roster must be on file before Final Team Check-in.
    • 2021 Application to Host Tournament (coming soon) provides information necessary to complete your state association’s notification-to-travel application.

Player Pass Documentation

US Club Soccer Teams

  • Current laminated US Club player passes are required for participation

    • Player passes must be presented at Final Team Check-in and to the referee at the start of each game. No copies.

Canadian Teams

  • Current youth player passes are required for participation

    • Canadian booklets/provincial player cards and FIFA affiliate player passes are accepted.
    • Player passes must be presented at Final Team Check-in and to the referee at the start of each game. No copies.

Minnesota Teams

  • Current laminated MYSA youth player passes are required for participation

    • Player passes must be presented at Final Team Check-in and to the referee at the start of each game. No copies.

US Youth Soccer Teams

  • Current laminated USYS youth player passes are required for participation

    • Player passes must be presented at Final Team Check-in and to the referee at the start of each game. No copies.

Concussion Training

All coaches involved in a National Sports Center YOUTH event are required to take concussion training as dictated by Minnesota Statute 121A.37. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a free, online course entitled “HEADS UP” is accessible by the link here.

A copy of the Minnesota statute is available as a PDF download here.

Roster Guidelines

  • Teams may NOT over roster, not exceeding the six guest player limit. If your roster exceeds the six guest player limit, contact your state association for information regarding reclassification as a tournament team. The six guest player limit is not negotiable; it is part of the tournament sanctioning. If your team is reclassified as a tournament team, forward the documentation to the tournament. Guest players may play at the same level or a higher level of competition offered by the tournament.
  • Roster sizes:
    • 9U-10U playing 7v7 may roster and dress up to 14 players.
    • 10U Competitive may roster and dress up to 14 players.
    • 11U-12U playing 9v9 may roster and dress up to 16 players.
    • 12U-14U playing 11v11 may roster and dress 18 players for games.
    • 15U-19U playing 11v11 may roster 22 and dress 18 players for games.
  • If you do not have all the player passes for Final Team Check-in, arrange for your players/guest players to either check in as individuals at Final Team Check-in or report to Tournament Headquarters at least ninety minutes before the team’s first game.
  • Players on the roster at Final Team Check-in but who arrive late are legitimate players. These players must report to Tournament Headquarters at least ninety minutes prior to their first game time for approval to play. Remember: Players may not be added to the roster once the game has started.
  • Once the first game has started, no players may be added to the tournament roster.
  • All players must meet the age requirements and be listed on the team roster.
  • Players may play up or down, if age eligible.
  • Youth players currently registered with both a sanctioned youth and adult league may be eligible to play. Player pass will reflect proper documentation.
  • Females may play on male teams; males may not play on female teams.
  • A jersey must be provided to the guest player by the host team.

Final Team Check-in

Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20

  • Location: Welcome Center
  • Time: 90 minutes prior to the team’s first game

Guidelines

  • A representative must check in 90 minutes before the team’s first game.
  • Physical player passes are required at check-in and before each game. Copies are not accepted.
  • Physical coach passes are required at check-in and before each game. Copies are not accepted.
  • Arrange player passes in the same order as your roster for faster check-in.
  • Rosters will be frozen at this time and player passes credentialed.