E11even Management and Premier Events have partnered with EventConnect, for the upcoming tournament season, to handle tournament registration, payments, team/player info, hotel bookings and overall tournament communications. When you register your team please ensure you do not opt out of receiving emails from the system or you will not receive any showcase information.
Please review the following policies. Any requests for exemptions to a policy must be received in writing a minimum of two weeks before the start of the showcase.
Festival registration fees are due in full at the time of application. Full refunds can be requested and issued, less a $150.00 administration fee, up to December 31st, 2022.
Requests for refunds must be made in writing, to the attention of the Showcase director. Requests can be emailed to email@example.com
After January 1st, 2023 no refunds will be issued, for any reason, including acts of God. These include but are not limited to:
Fires/smoke from fires
COVID - 19 Note: While we are all still adjusting to life with Covid-19, for 2023 our refund policy applies to any reason for cancellation, including restrictions placed due to Covid-19. There will not be a 100% refund guarantee.
We are not responsible for team travel related issues such as postponed or a cancelled flights or travel restrictions that may be imposed. Teams must take appropriate measures to consider coverage, at the time of booking.
In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond control, the following will be considered:
A refund to reflect the remaining portion of the team’s registration
A full or partial credit towards a future event
A rescheduling of the event in the near future
TOURNAMENT ACCEPTANCE/INSURANCE POLICY:
As a BC Soccer sanctioned tournament, entry into the Premier Spring Showcase and Premier Spring Festival shall be limited to teams, which are properly affiliated with BC Soccer and/or other Provincial/State Associations.
Teams participating from outside of British Columbia must provide copies of approved travel documents, prior to the showcase, for their team/players from the Provincial/State Association of which they are affiliated.
Only properly registered players, in good standing, shall be permitted to participate in the tournament.
All teams are responsible for all registration, permits and approvals within their club/district and/or any other jurisdiction and governing body. We are not responsible for confirming player eligibility and/or insurability and trust all teams will comply with any/all policies put in place by their governing bodies in regards to player/team eligibility to participate in this or any other sanctioned tournament.
STAY & PLAY POLICY:
All teams traveling from out of town, requiring accommodations must stay at one of the Premier Spring Festival hotels. Host hotel information can be found HERE.
Hotels vary by price and amenity so that teams can choose the option that suits them best. Bookings are first come, first served and once a selection is full teams must choose an alternate from the list provided. We expect a significant number of out of town teams and we recommend you book your hotel immediately upon registration.
If you have any questions about booking hotels or need help with the hotel booking process contact us HERE
Any team found to have not booked at a host hotel through RoomRoster will be removed from the schedule and no refund will be provided.
GUEST PLAYER POLICY:
Teams may use the services of a guest player as long as the following conditions are met:
If they are a team from BC and the player is not registered with BC Soccer teams must apply for a Short Term Event Player Permit for them a minimum of 5 business days before the tournament date. To obtain a permit please click HERE and download the form from the BC Soccer website. Once you have downloaded the form and filled it out send it to us HERE and we will sign it and send it to BC Soccer for you, BC Soccer will then contact you to confirm the permit(s).
Teams participating in an approved tournament, wishing to use the services of a player registered with another team, shall first obtain written permission from the team & Youth District and/or Adult League with which the player is registered. Players registered with BC Soccer must use the form found HERE.
If you have any questions contact us HERE.
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO USAGE POLICY:
By registering for this event, you are consenting to the use of any photographs and/or video recordings, of any team player(s) or staff member(s), taken by E11even Management Inc. for use on our website, social media sites, and/or in any marketing materials.
GAME DAY INFORMATION
Please keep in mind that the spirit of this event, for all levels, is to have fun and compete against other teams of similar ability. We understand that everyone likes to win; however, in the process, we expect that all teams respect their opponents and the match officials.
All teams shall be expected to play their first game as early as 8:30AM on April 15th and their final game at 4:30PM on April 17th. Please consider this in your travel plans. Requests will be considered but not guaranteed.
Teams are not required to check in at the park. All information is to be provided to the festival prior to the event through your team dashboard.
Players are not required to check-in.
Each team must provide a designated contact person, with an email address and phone number that will be used during the weekend, in the event that we need to communicate with your team.
Teams may use guest players (view our policy here)
Overage players are not permitted (unless written approval has been received from the tournament director). All players must be currently registered with their Provincial or State Association.
ID cards/player passes are not required; however, proof of age of a player may be requested at any time by the referee or another member of the tournament staff.
Played in accordance with FIFA laws of the game. Click here to view specific small sided rules.
All games will have 1 official
If your referee is not at the field 5 minutes before the start of your game, please visit the closest field marshal tent and let us know.
U9 – U12 will play 2 X 25 minutes (50 minute game)
All games will have a 5 minute halftime.
All games must start exactly on time to maintain the showcase schedule. Failure to start the game on time may require the game length to be reduced accordingly.
Games can end in a tie.
U9/U10 = 7 v 7 (6 + GK)
U11 – U12 = 8 v 8 (7 + GK)
Limited warm-up time on the field before each game. Teams need to use the casual field space at the park. Note – leave ample time to get to your game field so that kick-off can be on time
Unlimited for all age groups at the referee’s discretion.
Will be posted online only.
The Premier Spring Festival has a zero-tolerance policy for verbal and/or physical abuse of any referee by players, team officials, parents or spectators and will take any infraction seriously (potential suspension for entire event or team expulsion from the tournament)
Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to conduct themselves within the Laws of the Game and generally accepted good sportsmanship. Displays of temper or dissent are cause for ejection from the game and surrounding field area. Repeated violations may result in the suspension/expulsion of the team in question.
It is the responsibility of the Club/Team staff to control the conduct of its parents and other spectators. Failure to do so may result in a warning to the coach or person acting on the coach’s behalf.
If unacceptable behaviour persists, the referee may terminate the match.
All participants should be aware that Field Marshals have the authority and right to remove any unruly or uncivil spectators from the game field perimeter and/or the field complex area.
Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park.
Any player receiving a red card in a match is subject to discipline as follows:
An automatic suspension of his/her next game
Potential further review/suspension by the discipline committee
3 accumulated yellow cards in the first 3 matches will result in a suspension for the final match
The referee’s decision in matters concerning the Laws of the Game is considered final. The Tournament Officials will not overrule a referee's decision.
Only protests regarding non-referee decisions will be permitted.
All protests will only be entertained if received, in writing, within one hour after the completion of the game in question. A $250.00 fee, payable in cash, must accompany all protests. Protests and fees can be delivered to the tournament headquarters. The protest fee will be fully refunded if the protest in question is deemed valid.
The following process has been implemented to address any complaints or issues that arise throughout the event.
Grievances must only be reported by a Team Managers by email to the Festival director firstname.lastname@example.org
Any reports from anyone other than a team official will be deleted upon receipt.
Provide a clear written account of the incident including – game number, time & location - name/names of persons involved
A Showcase Director will respond to the grievance -
All reports will be addressed in order of severity.
All reports will be taken seriously; but not all will warrant further investigation.
Some reports may not be addressed until after the event if they do not affect the outcome/running of the event.
FAILURE TO SHOW & FORFEITS:
A team shall be allowed a five (5) minute grace period after the scheduled kick-off time before the match is awarded to their opponent.
In the event of inclement weather, the tournament director will have the authority to:
Relocate or reschedule any game(s); Change the duration of any game(s); Cancel any game(s)
A game is considered complete if less than 25% of the time remains.
No refunds will be provided and E11even Management is not responsible for team’s out of pocket expenses in the event that the tournament is cancelled due to weather. In lieu of a refund, the showcase may provide a credit (full or partial) for a future tournament.
All festival teams are scheduled for four (4) games; however, at the discretion of the showcase director, the number of games may be reduced due to exceptional circumstances. The tournament is not liable for any expenses and no refunds will be provided.
The festival committee or their official representative will be responsible for any rule interpretation. Their decision will be final.
The festival committee, event operations staff, and E11even Management are not liable for any injuries sustained by any participant in the tournament, on or off the field.
The Premier Spring Festival will take place in Surrey, BC at Newton Athletic Park. For more information on this parks please click HERE
We expect the parks to be extremely busy throughout the duration of the showcase. Please leave yourself ample time to travel and find parking.
There will be first aid/athletic therapy tent on site during the showcase. They are there to deal with basic injuries/tapings (cuts, sprains, etc) For any serious emergencies, 911 should be called. Ankle taping requires the players to bring their own tape. Any supplies required will be charged to the players at the time of treatment.
“ I have attended the SX College Showcase representing both the University of Calgary and Calgary Foothills Soccer Club, leaving very much impressed with all aspects of the event. The accommodation(s), match facilities, standard of competition and additional programming such as the game of distinction, post-secondary panel combined with the exposure to college coaches is exceptional.
I highly recommend the event for both the college coach and the youth club seeking additional exposure and competition."
Director of Coaching
Calgary Foothills Soccer Club
Women's Head Coach
University of Calgary Dinos
"The SX International Cup was, by far, the most professionally run soccer tournament we have ever been involved in. Chris and Matt, along with the rest of their staff did a great job in keeping us informed throughout the entire process, making our preparations for the tournament that much easier. The competition was as expected – top notch, which provided our players with a ‘step up’ in the level of play and aided in our overall development as a team, which was exactly what we were looking for. The facilities and organization at the tournament exceeded all of our expectations! Every little detail was looked after - right down to the mobile concession trucks that provided healthy food options to keep our players properly fuelled between matches! Given the overwhelmingly positive response from coaching staff, players and parents we have once again decided to return to the SX International Cup in 2015!"
Calgary Blizzard Celtic Girls U14
“E11even Management put on the best event that our teams participated in last year! The SX Cup was well organized and well run, the facilities were first class and the competition was very good. Our teams competed well, putting 2 teams in the final, with our 2000 girls winning the whole thing! Overall, it was a really good experience for our players. The level of soccer is very good and very different from what are players are used too. The Canadian teams play very physical so there are no easy games. We loved it and we plan on bringing all 12 of our teams again to participate in the future!”