Colorado Cup

2015 Colorado Cup Logo

March 3 - 5, 2017

Cornerstone Park, Littleton, CO

This is the premier spring pre-season event for the U9 & U10 girls and boys teams.

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Rules of Competition

Cornerstone Park Field Layout & Referee HQ, Check in

PTW Referee Staff Schedule/Contacts

The PTW Mentor program will be a part of the tournament as will all tournaments during the year.  Mentors will be on site throughout the weekend to offer support and provide feedback to referees.

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Referees interested in working the event must provide availability in GameOfficials.net.

Assignments are made to include as many referees as possible, including new and youth referees to gain experience from the mentoring, as well as, keeping in mind what is best for every game.  

This is a great tournament for new referees to come out for on-field training, in addition to actual game assignments, with the U9/10 games our mentors run with referees on the field with referees, new referees can volunteer to work preliminary games as assistant referees to gain experience.  Game observation and participation with mentors will be scheduled during the event as well.  New referees will take part in the pre-game, listen to the referee crew assigned to work a "real" game, record the game, be part of half-time and post game discussion and ask questions.

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Each group play game is assigned one center referee, all playoff and championship games are assigned a crew of three.


Tournament Preparation

An early season event which means you never know what Mother Nature may have in store for us.  As referees plan for this event be sure you have:
Warm/winter gear.  Referee warm gear should be black.  Solid black pants, beanie hats, gloves, head bands are all acceptable.  The key is BLACK!  Warm gear can be layered, but your referee jersey must be visible as the top layer.  All referees must be prepared with a full uniform and all necessary equipment.  Black referee shorts, referee socks, gold referee jersey at minimum, alternate jersey colors, flags, whistles, wrist watch are required. 

Plan accordingly for your needs.  Pack water, snacks, and extra layers to keep yourself comfortable.  In seven years we have never cancelled a game, we dress warm!

Review the Colorado Cup homepage and all information sent to you by the assignor for additional event details.  Read all information and correspondence provided by the assignors.  Plan to arrive early for your games.


Referee Check-in

Plan accordingly to arrive at the designated referee check-in tent (Cornerstone picnic pavilion near the east parking lot) a minimum of 45 minutes prior to your first game of each day.  

The assigned center referee will receive the official game card upon checking in.  Referees who have not communicated with PTW Staff or arrived 20 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff will be replaced.  


4th Official - Standby Referee

If you are assigned as the 4th official...

During group/preliminary play you will be paid as a "standby".  You must be present at the fields, and in/or near the referee tent during this time.  Referees on standby may be asked to fill in as needed, assist with errands between fields (i.e. Game card collection, team check-ins, etc.) as requested by the referee site coordinator.

In knock-out rounds of competition (semi-final, championship games) you will work the game and perform the duties of the 4th official.  

The 4th official has many responsibilities, prior to working a game as the 4th official take time to review the Guide to Procedures.


Game Cards

Game cards provide the referees at check-in. This is the official report of the game and verification for payroll.  Important competition notes are indicated on the cards. Take note of the length of game, uniform conflict information, type of game (i.e. Group/Preliminary play, consolation, semi-final, championship).  Review provided details - can the game end in a tie? are there overtime periods?

Center referee, both assistant referees & 4th officials must review and print your name on the game card for each game worked.  Complete the game cards at the completion of each game.

PTW does request that center referees enter final game reports/score in GameOfficials.net After Games.  In the event of inclement weather/lost game card we expect all game scores and incident reports to be in GameOfficials as a back up for tournament standings, and for your own personal referee records.


Referee Games Fees & Payment

 Mentors at work with the referees!

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