The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club is proud to continue the fine tradition of the Kelvin Norman Soccer Tournament.
The tournament offers great competition and a family oriented, fun atmosphere at one of the finest sports complexes in Colorado, Aurora Sports Park while honoring one of the pioneers of Colorado youth soccer. A portion of each tournament fee will go directly to the support scholarships and our Outreach programming. In addition, each participating team will receive tickets to attend a Colorado Rapids home game.
All teams who meet the age and qualification criteria are invited to apply. We have teams from around the Rocky Mountain region, and we are happy to welcome guests to Denver. Pulling teams from all over the region, the Kelvin Norman Tournament is a GREAT way to end your spring soccer season.
The Kelvin Norman will be held in June 2019.
The Kelvin Norman Tournament is open to 9U-18U boys and girls recreational and competitive teams.
Roster sizes should not exceed 12 for 9U/10U teams, 16 for 11U-12U teams and 18 for 13U-18U teams. The maximum size includes guest players. Each team can have up to 5 guest players.
Each team receives tickets to attend a Rapids home game. Additional tickets are available for purchase.
The Kelvin Norman Memorial Tournament is an annual event in honor of Kelvin Norman, who had a constant and lasting impact on the lives of countless Colorado youth soccer players and the development of the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club.
REGISTER FOR THE KELVIN NORMAN TODAY
Required Completed Forms
- Every competitive team U11 – U18 is required to provide a state sanctioned roster.
- Every recreational team U11 – U18 is required to provide a copy of the roster from the home club.
- All teams are required to bring player passes, including guest players.
- All teams are required to bring an official guest roster. Template can be found here.
- All competitive teams must supply to the tournament medical release forms for all players. Medical release form can be found here.
- For teams coming from outside Region IV, and out of state guest players, must have official permission from the home state sanctioning body to participate in the Kelvin Norman Tournament.
Frequently Asked Questions
Registration will open February 2, 2019 and will close May 11, 2019.
Teams will be notified by May 18th if they have been accepted.
Every team is guaranteed three games.
Team check in will be one hour prior to your first game at the tournament tent. Check in for all teams is mandatory.
At check-in you must provide the following:
- Two copies of your state sanctioned roster
- Competitive teams only
- Two copies of your Club roster
- Recreational teams only
- Player passes, including guest players
- ALL teams
- Two copies of official guest roster if using guest players (can be found on our website)
- ALL teams
- Medical Release Forms
- Competitive teams only
- Travel Papers
- For teams outside of region IV, teams and out of state guest players must have official; permission from state sanctioning body to participate in the tournament (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Schedules will be posted two weeks prior to the event.
Team standings will be based on the following scoring system:
Win = 6 points plus 1 point for each goal scored (max of 3)
Tie = 3 points plus 1 point for each goal scored (max of 3)
Loss = 0 points plus 1 point for each goal scored (max of 3)
Forfeit = scored as a 3-0 win and 10 points will be awarded
Team Standing and Tie Breakers: Team standings will be based on the following scoring system: Win = 6 points, plus 1 point for each goal scored, (max of 3 goals) Tie = 3 points, plus 1 point for each goal scored, (max of 3 goals) Loss = 0 points, plus 1 point for each goal scored, (max of 3 goals) Bonus = 1 point is awarded for a shutout Forfeit = Scored as a 3-0 win and a total of 10 points will be awarded Winner, runner-up, and wild card teams will be determined in the following priority: (1) Point Total (2) Head to Head (3) Goal difference (not to exceed 4 per game) (4) Fewest goals allowed (5) Cards will count as minus points. Red cards will be -2 and a yellow card will be -1. Deduction of points shall only be used when all of the above tie breakers fail to determine a winner. (6) Penalty kicks from the mark.
All scores are entered and updated immediately online as soon as game cards are received. The scores for the final game of the day will be entered within 2 hours of the score being received. All flights and playoff games for day 2 of the tournament will be updated online 2 hours following the final game on day 1. The website will be the most up-to-date and accurate information for scores and standings.
The final day of play will depend on the number of teams in your flight.
Flights of 4 – Each team will play three games. There will be a final based on points. The 1st place team in points will play the 2nd place team based on points in the final.
Flights of 5 – Each team will play 4 games. The team will the most points will be the Champion of the flight and the team with the second highest point will be the Finalist of the flight.
Flights of 6 – Each team will play 2 games on day 1. The day 2 schedule will be based on points from day 1. On day 2 the first in points from day 1 in flight A will play the second in points from flight B, the first in points in flight B will play the second in points in flight A, these games will be labeled as a semi-final. The winners of these games will go on to play in the final game. The third place teams in each flight will play each other for their third game.