What are the dates of the Region I Championships? June 27 – July 2 in Kingston, RI.
I already have a previous state champion patch on my right sleeve, what do I do with this year’s patch?
Put it on your left sleeve OR if your left sleeve is full then place it on the right sleeve of your alternate jersey.
Can we practice on the game fields? NO, practice is NOT allowed on game fields
My opponent is wearing the same color jersey, who has to change? The visiting team has the choice of jersey color.
How do we know who is the Home Team? The team listed first in the scheduled match is the home team.
How many team bench passes will my team receive and where do I pick them up? You will receive bench passes for each Team Official listed on your Blue Roster (maximum of 4 per team). Bench passes will be distributed at the Team Official Registration. Keep in mind that Team Officials must present their official State Association member pass at registration.
Do the Team Officials, sitting on the bench, have to wear their Bench Pass? YES! If you are an authorized team official (with a bench pass) it must be worn (and it must be visible to the referees and tournament officials) while sitting on the bench side during game time. Failure to do so, will result in your dismissal from the sideline.
Where can I find the "tiebreaker rules"? The rules pertaining to group winners and advancement can be found in the Region I Rules & Regulations on the Region I Website. The will also be printed in the event souvenir program.
Do yellow cards accumulate? No, yellow cards do not accumulate from game to game.
What’s the traffic like in Kingston? Allow enough travel time for any unexpected travel problems etc. Read carefully the Grace Period section of the Rules.
My team just lost in the semi-final, do I really have to go to the Bronze medal ceremony? There will be a MANDATORY bronze medal awards ceremony for ALL age groups EXCEPT FOR the U18 and U19 Boys and Girls.
My team is playing in the Championship Game, is there a Mandatory Player/Team Official Sign In? NO, the signing of the roster is no longer required per the NCS Rules.
My team just won the Region I Championships and will be traveling to Nationals. What are the dates? Region I Champions in the Under 13 and Older Age Groups will be participating in the US Youth Soccer National Championships from July 22 -28, in Overland Park, KS.
Will there be trainers at all game sites? YES – trainers will be available from 7:00am to the close of the last game on your venue site.
Where will the trainers be located? Trainers will be located at the tent marked by the "Medical" Banner.
Taping will it be available at my venue site? YES taping will be available at all venue sites. If you do not bring your own tape then there will be a $5.00 charge but if you bring your own tape then there will be no charge.
Water will it be available for the players at their game field? YES water and cups will be available at all team benches, even if you bring your own water.
Will there be tent coverage for the team benches? Yes there will be tents for team benches.
TURF fields are being used are there any restrictions for the turf fields? NO gum, food or drinks except water is permitted.
My son broke his wrist and has a soft cast that is wrapped with bubble wrap, will he be able to play at the Region I Championships? That decision is up to the referee for each game your son will play in while competing at the event. Have your team manager or coach bring your son to the referee before the start of the game to inspect the cast and then make his or her decision as to whether he will be able to play in the game. He will have to go through the same procedure for every game.
Are sleeveless jerseys allowed in the National Championships Series Competition? Sleeveless jerseys are allowed if they are finished (sewn armhole, etc. They cannot just be a t-shirt or jersey with the sleeve cut off. They must all have a unique number.
I will be coaching two teams at the Region I Championships will it be possible to arrange my schedule so I can be available for both games? Matching schedules for coaches who coach more than one (1) team will not be entertained.