The 11U-14U Arkansas State Championships is the only pathway for 13U-14U Boys & Girls team to participate in the US Youth Soccer South Region Southern Championships & Presidents Cup. Teams must participate in the Arkansas Competitive Soccer League or the USYS National League (e.g. the Mid-South Conference, Frontier Conference, etc.) to be eligible to enter the 15U-18U State Championships.
REGISTRATION & DATES
Fees: $450 per team
May 7-8, 2022 (Opening Weekend)
May 14-15, 2022 (Championship Weekend)
SCHEDULES, STANDINGS, & FIELDS
Burns Park, North Little Rock
RULES & REGULATIONS
Arkansas State Championships Rules
For Rosters & Player Cards will be required at this tournament. Only coaches who are listed on the roster will be allowed on the sidelines. Managers who are listed are not allowed on the sidelines, unless there is an emergency.
Medical Releases & birth certificates will be required at check-in. Check-in times will be during the eek of the tournament. There will not be Saturday morning check-in. Please have medical releases & birth certificates in a binder in alphabetical order.
Roster Freeze Date: Tuesday, May 4 at 9 AM
In reviewing State Championship rosters this morning, I found that most teams had not yet added their State Championship Event rosters. As such, to help expedite things since the roster freeze is Tuesday at 9 AM p.m. CT, if you did not have a roster in the State Championship Event, I have cloned your roster from your qualifying league. For almost everyone, that means I took your ACSL roster and have that listed as your State Championship roster. For the others, I took your 20-21 Youth Registration Event Roster. Please be sure to double check that your rosters are correct, though, as the cloning simply pulls from whatever was last set in your Spring 2021 ACSL Event. Changes to these rosters are still permissible until Tuesday at 9 AM, but this should get most of you 90% of the way there, maybe even 100%.
Please be reminded that all players need to provide a birth certificate and a signed USYS medical waiver. Medical waivers can be found here: https://www.arkansassoccer.org/assets/97/6/medical_release_form_revised_5.16.18.pdf These can be uploaded directly to the player's profile in GotSport or you can email them to Marissa at Marissa.Hicks@ArkansasSoccer.org or to myself. These need to be completed and sent to us for ALL teams by Monday 5/4 at 9AM, even if you are not playing until the following weekend. In short, we need all teams checked-in by end of day on Friday regardless if you are playing this weekend or not.
Please be sure you are familiar with the State Championship Rules of Competition: https://www.arkansassoccer.org/assets/97/6/arkansas-state-championships-rules-of-competition.pdf Note, in particular, the substitution rules and limitations on Page 5. "15U – 19U - Limited Substitution Rule applies: A maximum of 7 substitutions for each team shall be allowed in each game during each half of play and during overtime play. After leaving the game during a half of play, the substituted player may not re-enter the game during that same half of play. After leaving the game during overtime play, the substituted player may not re-enter the game." Please also be aware of the concussion policy. All SC Rules of Competition apply to both Qualifying Weekend on May 8-9 and Championship Weekend on May 15-16.
If you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to Marissa or myself as soon as possible so we can ensure that everything is in order before we have deadlines imminently looming. Thanks!
For more information, please contact Marissa Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org