Colorado’s Only Labor Day Weekend Tournament! Are YOU up for the Challenge? Join us for the 2021 Labor Day Challenge at Gates Soccer Complex in Centennial, Colorado! The tournament is open to competitive and recreational, boys and girls teams, ages 9U-14U. A record-breaking 82 teams took up the Challenge and joined us at our 2020 tournament. We can’t wait to welcome back more teams, new and old in 2021!
Labor Day Challenge “early bird” registration will close on August 14th, 2021. The “waitlist registration” period will close on August 21st, 2021. If a team is registered and added in during the waitlist period, a $100 late fee is applied. Have your team registered by August 14th to avoid this fee.
Find all of the information that you need to get your team registered in the 2021 Labor Day Challenge guide below. For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact CRYSC Director of Tournaments Marcus Owerko, at Marcus.Owerko@rapidsyouthsoccer.org.
Tournament Weekend Details
- When? Septembeer 4th to 6th, 2021
- Who? 9U to 14U Boys AND Girls, Competitive & Recreational teams
- Where? Gates Soccer Complex
- How Much? $525-$575 per team, depending on age & level
- Deadline to Register? Early registration ends August 14th, 2021. Waitlist registration ends August 21st, 2021.
Required Completed Forms
- Every competitive team 8U – 19U is required to provide a state sanctioned roster.
- Every recreational team 8U – 19U is required to provide a club-verified copy of their roster.
- If your roster is NOT the new 2021 CSA roster with pictures, teams are required to bring player passes, including guest players.
- All teams are required to bring an official guest roster should you have guest players. (Above)
- All competitive teams must supply medical release forms for all players. (Above)
- 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 Icebreaker Tournament.
Cancellation Refund Agreement:
- For a tournament in progress (dates of planned event), in the event of rain, snow or acts of God, the tournament director reserves the right to reduce game times and numbers of games.
- Refund Structure is as follows:
- 100% refund – if the tournament is cancelled in entirety due to COVID-19.
- 80% refund – if the event is cancelled entirely due to weather, or any other external forces.
- 60% refund – If only 1 game is played of the 3 guaranteed games.
- 30% refund – If only 2 games are played of the 3 guaranteed games.
- No refund is given if:
- A team withdraws within 30 days prior to the tournament.
- a team decides to forfeit a game, giving them less than the guaranteed minimum of played games.
- The team withdraws to play in another tournament.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Early Deadline is August 14th, 2021.
The Waitlist Deadline is August 21st, 2021.
Teams who apply during the waitlist week will be notified no later than by August 21st, 2021 of their acceptance into the event.
**A $100 late fee will be added on for all registrations received during our waitlist time period.**
Teams will begin seeing acceptance notifications as early as 6 weeks before the tournament date. Acceptances will cease within 2 weeks of the event date.
Every team is guaranteed three games.
Schedules will be sent out no later than one week prior to tournament kickoff. Schedules can be found on GotSoccer OR at the top of this web page.
The following points are allotted per instance:
SIX points for a win;
THREE points for a tie;
ZERO points for a loss;
Minus one (-1) point for each red card issued to a player, coach or parent; and
Minus two (-2) points for a forfeiture or abandonment of a game.
Determination of Group Winners
In group play, there will be no overtime games. Standings in a group will be determined by game points:
Win: 6 points
Tie: 3 point
Loss: 0 points
Goals: 1 point for each goal up to 3 goals
1 point for shut out except for 0-0
In the event that two or more teams are tied in points at the end of the preliminary games, the following tie breakers shall be applied in the order given until a winner is determined:
Head to Head (if all teams played each other)
Number of red cards (team with the least red cards progresses)
FIFA penalty kicks
For U11-U18 matches a minimum of seven (7) players constitutes a game. Games should start at the given start time. In case the team does not have seven (7) players present, there will be a maximum of five (5) minutes grace period before awarding the game to the opponent. A forfeit will be scored 3-0.
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.
4 team bracket – Round robin with the top 2 teams playing in a championship.
5 team bracket – Round robin with highest point team as champion.
6 team bracket – Two 3-team groups with the top team from each playing in a cross-bracket championship and a cross-bracket consolation game.
8 team bracket – Two 4-team groups with the top team from each playing in a championship game.
- First place teams will receive a “Champions” medal for each player and coach, and 1 “Champion” trophy per team.
- Second place teams will receive a “Finalist” medal each player and coach.