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2015 March Into Cups (MIC) 











Registration

MIC 2015

OPENING SOON

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Please direct all tournament inquiries to our Tournament Director at  MIC@Buckinghamunited.com

 

 

General Information

 

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2014

Saturday - May 17 ( Girls) SaturdayMay 18 (Boys) Sunday

 

  

GotSoccer Tournament - APPLY NOWJoin us in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania to prepare your teams for the upcoming State Cup and your spring season. 

  THANK YOU to all the Teams, Coaches, Volunteers and Sponsors who made the Tournament Possible and a Great Success. We will be validating all scores and results with GOT SOCCER this week and will e mail all when final results are validated with GOT SOCCER. 5 team brackets will be adjusted for teams that played the extra game.  Results can be seen via link below 

The March Into Cups Tournament is a GOTSoccer ranked Tournament and we aim for six team brackets to maximize points awarded. 

  • Three Game Minimum, One Day Tournament
  • 8 v 8 for U8 thru U12
  • 11 v 11 for U13 thru U18, 3 Ref System
  • Girls play Saturday -  Boys Play Sunday

Registration is closed but we will looking for Teams to fill in a number of brackets if interested please Contact Ed B at MICdirector2014@gmail.com

2014 Brackets / Schedule

 

     

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Applied Teams Listing

 

 

2013 March into Cups Tournament

 

 

TEAMS APPLIED 2014  

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Check - In Procedures

Team Check-in/Registration Requirements

 

All Teams are required to register /  E check in on-line by following these instructions no later than Wednesday, May 7th.

If you do not register on line which we request and highly recommend, there will be an in person registration on Wednesday, May 14th  from 6:30 to 9:00 at the Groveland Elentary School,  1100 North Easton Rd (Rt 611) Doylestwn, Pa ... the school is actually located North of Doylestown in Plumsteadville. Failure to do so will result in your team being considered a no show and will be dropped from the tournament on Thursday , May15th.   Please note there will be NO on site check in the day of the tournament.

 

We strongly recommend e check in.  It is easy to do and we will provide any support that you may need to complete the registration on line.

For instructions for E CHECK IN and needed forms Click HERE

Required Documentation

  • An official stamped copy of Team Roster that the tournament will keep.

  • Official, stamped and laminated Player Passes with photograph for all rostered players and coaches.

  • Medical release form signed and dated by a parent, or legal guardian for each player and guest player.  This will not be kept by tournament, but must be present at field for each game.

  • Guest Player Form, completed and signed by coach.  Maximum 5 Guest Players

  • Proof of Age, ie. player pass or birth certificate, for each guest player

  • All teams from Region 1 DO NOT need permission to Travel

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Accepted Teams

ACCEPTED   TEAMS

2014 ACCEPTED TEAMS - COMING SOON

To view a list of accepted teams for the 2013 March Into Cups please click here.

Schedule

 SCHEDULE

2014 Brackets and Schedules

Brackets and Schedules are pretty much final... However with 1- 2inches of rain predicted for our area we may be forced to some field and schedule changes Friday Night so plaese check your schedule Friday night late and even Saturday Morning before leaving home

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Results

 

RESULTS

2013 MIC Results  Click Here

2012 March into Cups Results click here

Sponsorship

Buckingham United Soccer Club

is seeking support for our

2014 MARCH INTO CUPS SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Buckingham United Soccer Club is the travel soccer program of the Central Bucks Athletic Association  (CBAA) which is one of the largest youth sport organization serving the greater Doylestown area.

Annually, we host the “March Into Cups” tournament as our only fund-raising event of the year.  It is a popular event with over 200 teams and more than 8000 players, parents, and coaches attending our tournament.

This year, our tournament takes place the 3rd week-end of March (15&16)           

We are offering a variety of advertising opportunities that give your company great exposure to our entire membership of over 3,300 local families plus the over 8,000 visitors who participate in our Tournament. We offer a variety of advertising vehicles… Tournament Program Ads, Web Site, Field and Facility Banners, Facility Signs and e mail campaigns to our membership and attendees. We offer something for every budget with program ads starting at only $60 up to Premiere Tournament Sponsors Programs ($5,000) which is mutlti faceted comprehensive program of all our vehicles that will keep your business in front of our membership 12 months a year.

Our tournament booklet, which is viewed by the attendees all weekend, includes a map showing the location of your business, field maps, rules, other tournament information, and ads placed by parents to acknowledge their son or daughters.  This ensures parents will browse thru the booklet frequently in between games. We strongly suggest incorporating a coupon into your advertisement in order to track the effectiveness of your advertisement in the tournament booklet.

Our website(s) gets over 2.5 million hits a year and is visited by all participants to check for game schedule, directions to fields, game and standings results etc. We can also link your ads to your company’s web site maximizing the value and directing traffic right to your business website. We feel confident that our programs are cost effective and we can develop a program for your business that will provide better value to reaching our membership of over 3,300 Local families (and over 8,000 visitors) than anything you can get with any other Print, Radio, TV or other Media. If your target customers are Central Bucks Families with children advertising with us is a $$ great value.

Here are some of the benefits you will receive from advertising/sponsorship:

  • Business on game weekend from visitors looking to eat or just fill the time between games, which can be several hours.  Many visitors will stop to eat after the tournament as well.
  • Advertisement of Business on field map for easy directions on game day for visitors
  • Captive audience of over 4,000 local residents and another 4,000 visitors on game days.
  • Links from our website to yours… ours averages over 2.5 million hits annually.
  • Direct contact (e mail campaigns) with our membership who are apt to frequent merchants who support their child’s sport organization. Again we can offer Links from our e mail campaigns to your company’s web site.
  • Awareness from families with children from age 5 to 18, who are active in their children's activities.
  • You want to build BRAND and Customer Loyalty… your visible support of family’s children is Great Differentiator that you can’t get from other advertising media. Not to mention CBAA is a Non Profit Volunteer run organization providing services to thousands of local children which you can be proud of supporting.

Come join the CBAA Family and help support Thousands of local Children and Families.

Note:  email your ad to micsponsorship@buckinghamunited.com and be sure to include your name, so we can match up credit card payment.

Click here for Ad and Sponsorship Program Details

Click here for MS Word templates for ad sizes 

Click here to see and example of the field maps with advertisers locations identified (Great for Restaurants)

 Deadline for Ads and Sponsorships is extended to May 4th but please don't wait until then!!

 For Questions and More info, please contact us at micsponsorship@buckinghamunited.com

Field Maps

We have added 50% more fields this year to help ensure that we have great fields to play on in March.  For 2013, our fields will be located in Buckingham, Doylestown, Nockamixon, and Plumstead townships.

 

Please Click Below for Field Map and GPS friendly Address  

 

CURRENT FIELD MAPS

Palisades        Herbst Sports Complex    

George M Bush Park          Holicong Park

 

Directions to Fields

CLICK HERE

 

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Rain Dates

RAINDATES

We have secured 50% more fields this year to help insure

we have enough fields to play on in March.

 

However, if due to events beyond our control, we must cancel the tournament in March,our rain dates will be

 

               Saturday - May 17 ( Girls)

Sunday - May 18th ( Boys )

Any Teams verified as still in State Cups (it's Finals weekend only) will be given FULL refund

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Directions To Venues

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Herbst Sports Complex

5472 Durham Road, Pipersville PA 18947

CLICK HERE


Directons to Palisades High School

35 Church Hill Rd, Kintnersville, PA 18930

CLICK HERE

 

Directions to the Central Park

391 Wells Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901

CLICK HERE

 

Directions to the George M Bush Park

3890 Burnt house Hill Rd, Buckingham, PA 18928

CLICK HERE

 

Directions to the Holicong Park

5115 York Rd, Holicong, PA 18928

CLICK HERE

  

Directions to the Turk Park

1208 Almshouse Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901

From the South - Take Rt 611 North to Almshouse Rd, turn Left.  Fields are 0.6 miles on left.

From the North - Take Rt 611 South to Almshouse Rd, Turn Right.  Fields are 0.6 miles on left 

 

Directions Palisades High School to  Herbst Sports complex:

Take Rt 412 back to Rt 611 - turn RIGHT

GO 5.4 miles to Rt 413 and turn LEFT ( after you turn road takes a LEFT then a RIGHT at stop signs)

Herbst will be 4.5 miles on your RIGHT

 

 

Tournament Rules

“March into Cups 2013"Tournament

Download / Print / View our Tournament Rules

“March into Cups” Tournament

 

Thank you for entering your team in the Buckingham United Tournament to be held in March.  We hope that this tournament will provide a good ‘warm up’ for your team to enter into the Cups this spring.

 

 

If you have any suggestions and/or comments regarding our tournament experience, please pass them on so that we can continue to enhance our tournament experience for you.  All comments can be sent to the Tournament Director at mic@buckinghamunited.com


 

1.     GENERAL RULES

 

1.1.          The Tournament Committee’s interpretation of the rules shall be final and the Committee reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the tournament.

 

1.2.                The Tournament Committee, Buckingham United and CBAA will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by and team, club or individual if the Tournament is cancelled in whole or part.

 

1.3.          All teams are responsible for their own insurance. In case of injury during travel to/from, or while participating in the tournament, the Tournament Committee, Buckingham United and CBAA will not be liable.

 

1.4.          No pets, alcoholic beverages, or profane/abusive language or behavior are permitted during the tournament.

 

1.5.          March Into Cups is a "patch" tournament and teams are expected to participate in the customary handshake and exchange of patches following each match.

 

2.     REGISTRATION

 

2.1.          You must register your team:

 

2.1.1.   On-line by scanning all relevant document, players card, etc. (see section 2.2 for documents required) and emailing to micregistration@buckinghamunited.com , two days prior to the start of tournament.  In order to be registered on-line, you must receive a receipt confirming your registration and must be able to present this receipt during all games if asked, or

 

2.1.2.   One hour prior to the start of your first game at the field venue listed on your schedule. There will be a registration table at the field.

 

2.2.          Documents required at registration are

 

2.2.1.   An official stamped copy of Team Roster which the tournament will keep.

 

2.2.2.   Official, stamped and laminated Player Passes with photograph, for all rostered players.

 

2.2.3.   Medical release form signed and dated by a parent, or legal guardian for each player and guest player.  This will not be kept by tournament, but must be present at field for each game.

 

2.2.4.   Guest Player Form, completed and signed by coach

 

2.2.5.   Proof of Age, ie. player pass or birth certificate, for each guest player  

 

2.2.6.   All teams traveling from outside Pennsylvania must have proof of “Permission to Travel” duly authorized by their state association, if required.

 

2.3.          Guest players are limited to 5. 

 

2.4.          All players can only be included on one team roster during the tournament.

 

2.5.          If you need exceptions or clarifications to this policy, please call prior to the tournament date for possible submission to the Tournament Committee.

 

3.     ELIGIBILITY

 

3.1.          All participating teams must be currently registered with their state association. 

 

3.2.          Teams may consist of the following maximum number of players

 

3.2.1.   U12 and under -  14 Players

3.2.2.   U13  &  up  - 18 Players

 

3.3.          Players may only be rostered for one team and may only play for that team during the tournament.

 

4.     GAME INFORMATION

 

4.1.        The Home team as designated on official schedule will have choice of side to start the game.

 

4.2.        The visiting team, as designated on the official schedule will have the tap at beginning of the game. 

 

4.3.        Teams may warm up in practice areas away from the playing fields.  There will be no warm up on the field between games unless there is no game immediately prior to the game.

 

4.4.        At the conclusion of each game, a field marshal game sheet must be filled out, signed by both coaches and the referee, and returned to the site headquarters.

 

4.5.        Both teams will stand on the same side of the field, with parents and fans on the opposite side of the field.  No one is allowed behind either end line. 

 

5.     SAFETY

 

5.1.          Please contact a Field Marshall if you need assistance.  Dependent upon the locality requirements, the appropriate medical assistance will be provided.

 

5.2.          No PETS, alcoholic beverage or profane language or behavior will be permitted on site during the tournament.

 

5.3.          Casts, either hard or soft will be permitted only at the referee's discretion.  Permission to play with a cast may be revoked during the game at referee's discretion.

 

 

6.     REFUND POLICY

 

6.1.          The Tournament Committee will determine all refund amounts for the event.

 

6.1.1.   The Tournament Committee will be comprised of the Tournament Directors, Buckingham United Soccer Club Executive Board of Directors, and other individuals that the tournament Directors may appoint.

 

6.2.          There will be no refund for teams withdrawing from the tournament after they are accepted and sanctions may be placed against your team regarding their ability to participate in future tournaments for failure to play.

 

6.2.1.   Teams will be accepted thru www.gotsoccer.com by the tournament committee.  Your team status may be found on the website.

 

6.2.2.   A full and complete refund will be given to any team that is not accepted.

 

6.2.3.   Any other refund prior to the acceptance date is subject to handling fees.

 

6.2.3.1.        These handling fees include but are not limited to bank fees, mail and time spent to issue the refund.

 

6.2.3.2.        The exact amount will be determined by the Tournament Committee.

 

6.3.          In the event of tournament cancellation due to inclement weather or other unforeseen event, the rain date will be Saturday May 17th for GIRLS and SUNDAY May 18th for Boys and no other $$ refunds will be issueed ... except...  Any Team that is verified to still be in State Cups (May 17 & 18 is Finals weekend) will be given a FULL Refund and $100 credit for next year as a Congratulations from BUSC for making State Cups Finals. Spring league game conflicts or other conflicts will NOT qualify for refund. However, we will do our best to schedule around Spring league games  but, again... Spring League game conflicts will NOT qualify for refund.

 

 

6.3.1.   March Into Cups Tournament and Buckingham United Soccer Club are not responsible for any expenses incurred by any team in the event the tournament is canceled in whole or part, or in the event games are discontinued or canceled due to forfeit for any reason, foreseen or unforeseen.

 

7.     LAWS OF THE GAME

 

7.1.          All EPYSA and USYSA rules apply except as those specifically noted below.

 

7.1.1.   Substitutions will be allowed on the other teams throw in, if the other team is making substitutions.

 

7.1.2.   Coaches must carry their player passes and medical release forms with them during each game and provide it to the referee and/or tournament representative upon request.

 

7.1.3.   All uniforms must be numbered.

 

7.1.4.    Where uniform colors are similar, the home team, as designated on the schedule must change colors.

 

7.1.5.   Players are REQUIRED to wear shin guards in accordance with FIFA laws of the game.

 

7.1.6.   Unless provided by the Tournament, the home team will supply the game ball.

 

7.1.7.   It is the referee’s discretion to make a player change or replace equipment they consider dangerous

 

8.     DURATION

 

8.1.          Games for  U12 age groups and younger will consist of 25-minute halves and a 5-minute half-time break.

 

8.2.        U13 & up – These games will consist of 30-minute halves and a 5-minute half-time break.

 

8.3.        There will be no overtime periods.

 

8.4.        Each half will be a running clock with no stoppage except in the event of serious injury at the referee’s discretion.

 

8.5.        Playoff/championship games will be of the same duration. In the event of a tie, the winner shall be determined by penalty kicks as per FIFA rules.

 

9.     FORFEITS

 

9.1.          A minimum of seven (7) players constitutes a team. At game time, the referee shall allow only a 5-minute grace period for a team to supply the seven-player minimum. If the minimum number of players is not present at the end of that grace period, the referee shall declare a forfeit. The forfeit shall be counted as a 1-0 win for the opponent.

 

10. PROTESTS

 

10.1.             No protests will be accepted.

 

11. CONDUCT

 

11.1.               Players, coaches, parents and spectators are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsman-like manner at all times. Conduct shall be within the spirit of the game as well as the rules of the game. Field Marshall’s and representatives of the Tournament Committee have absolute discretion in removing any player, coach, team, or spectator that does not conduct themselves within these parameters.

 

11.1.1.                    The coach will be held responsible for the actions of any individual(s) at any match that in the opinion of the referee is a supporter of that team.

 

11.2.               Any player given a caution (yellow card) must leave the field of play (substitution allowed) at the time of caution. The player may be reinserted at the next available stoppage that would allow for substitution by that team. Two yellow cards to the same player in the same game shall constitute a red card, see section 11.3.

 

11.3.               Any player or coach awarded a red card may not be replaced and is suspended for the next tournament game. A coach dismissed from the game must leave the field after supplying his/her coach’s pass to the referee.

 

11.4.               No abusive or profane language or behavior is permitted on the field.

 

12. DETERMINATION OF BRACKET STANDINGS

 

12.1.               Standings will be determined using the following point system:

 

12.1.1.     Three (3) points for each win, or a game forfeited to them

 

12.1.2.     One (1) points for each Tie

 

12.1.3.     Zero (0) points for each loss

 

12.2.               The bracket winner shall be the team with the most points at the end of play.

 

12.3.               In the event of a tie between two teams within a bracket, the following criteria shall be used – in the order presented.

 

12.3.1.     Head to Head competition

 

12.3.2.     Goal differential – with a maximum of 3 goals difference for each game

 

12.3.3.     Fewest goals allowed

 

12.3.4.     Most goals scored up to a maximum of 5 goals per game

 

12.3.5.     PKs

 

12.3.5.1.    In the event three teams are still tied and require PKs, a round robin PK will take place (AvB, AvC, BvC) The A team will be the team listed first on the official standings and the B team the second one. Each team will receive three (3) points for each win in PKs and zero (0) for a loss.

 

12.3.5.2.    If after the completion of the round robin there is still a tie, the tie breaker shall be

 

12.3.5.2.1.        Most Goals scored in Round Robin PKs

12.3.5.2.2.        Fewest goals allowed in Round Robin PK

12.3.5.2.3.        Coin Toss

 

 

 

13. CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

13.1.                   Medals/Trophies will be awarded to the first and second place team in each bracket. 

 

13.2.                   Participation awards will be given to all U9 and U10 teams who are required to receive them in accordance with their home state's soccer association regulations. 

 

13.3.                   In brackets with 4 or 5 teams, the winner and runner up shall  be determined on the basis of the total points, and if needed the tie-breakers as described in section 12.3, except in a three way tie, the head to head will be discarded if it is not decisive.

 

13.4.                   In brackets with 6 teams, two flights of three teams, the first, second, and third teams will be determined after the first two games based on total points, and if needed the tie-breakers as described in section 12.3.  The first place teams from flight A and B will play a championship game that will determined the winner and runner up.  The second place teams from flight A and B will play the first consolation game and the third place teams from Flights A and B will play a second consolation game.

 

13.5.                   Although not preferred, if a bracket with 7 teams is formed, the top two teams, after the first three games, as determined by total points, and if needed the tie-breakers as described in section 12.3, will play in a championship game to determine the winner.

 

13.6.                   Although not preferred, if a bracket of 8 teams is formed, with two flights of four teams, the winners of each flight, as determined based on total points, and if needed the tie-breakers as described in section 12.3 will play a championship game to determine the winner and runner up.

 

14. WEATHER

 

14.1.               In the event of severe weather, the tournament committee shall have the authority to

 

14.1.1.     Change game sites and/or shorten, by up to 50%, the duration of games.

 

14.1.2.     Consider a game official and the score will stand if at least one half of a game has been played and the referee decides to suspend play due to weather conditions.

 

14.1.3.     Cancel any preliminary game(s) having no bearing on the selection of division winners.

 

14.1.4.     Every effort will be made to complete the tournament as scheduled.  If it cannot be completed, the tournament will be completed on the rain date.

 

15. VENDORS

 

15.1.                 All vendors shall bear an identification badge supplied by the tournament.  Non-approved third parties are prohibited from the tournament grounds.  Violators will be prosecuted at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.

 

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Refund Policy

 

6.     REFUND POLICY

6.1.          The Tournament Committee will determine all refund amounts for the event.

6.1.1.   The Tournament Committee will be comprised of the Tournament Directors, Buckingham United Soccer Club Executive Board of Directors, and other individuals that the tournament Directors may appoint.

6.2.          There will be no refund for teams withdrawing from the tournament after they are accepted and sanctions may be placed against your team regarding their ability to participate in future tournaments for failure to play.

6.2.1.   Teams will be accepted thru www.gotsoccer.com by the tournament committee.  Your team status may be found on the website.

6.2.2.   A full and complete refund will be given to any team that is not accepted.

6.2.3.   Any other refund prior to the acceptance date is subject to handling fees.

6.2.3.1.        These handling fees include but are not limited to bank fees, mail and time spent to issue the refund.

6.2.3.2.        The exact amount will be determined by the Tournament Committee.

6.3.          In the event of tournament March Dates cancellation due to inclement weather or other unforeseen event, the rain date will be Saturday May 17th for Girls and Sunday May 18th for Boys...and no other $$ refunds will be issued ... except...  Any Team that is verified to still be in State Cups (May 17 & 18 is Finals weekend) will be given a FULL Refund and $100 credit for next year as a Congratulations from BUSC for making State Cups Finals. Spring league game conflicts 0r other conflicts will NOT qualify for refund. However, we will do our best to schedule around Spring league games but, again... Spring League game conflicts will NOT qualify for refund.

 

 

6.3.1.   March Into Cups Tournament and Buckingham United Soccer Club are not responsible for any expenses incurred by any team in the event the tournament is canceled in whole or part, or in the event games are discontinued or canceled due to forfeit for any reason, foreseen or unforeseen.

Lodging

 Recommended Hotels for the March Into Cups Soccer Tournament

Hampton Inn

BUSC MIC Volunteer Info

Here are links to Schedules for MIC volunteer Schedules for Saturday and Sunday

Saturday Schedule

Sunday Schedule

 

 

Shout Outs

Parents surprise your player with a shout out in our tournament book.  Download the order form or order online (only no fee credit cards for online orders)

Deadline Now Extended to May 4th

Online Order

(Scroll to bottom of page after following link above)

Click here for templates for Shout Outs in MS Word

Note:  Email your shout out to micsponsorship@buckinghamunited.com  Be sure to include your name and team with the email.

Permission To Host

This 2013 tournament has been approved by the EPYSA.  Click Here to view the approved application to host a tournament

 
 
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