Players' Cup


August 10 - 13, 2017

The tournament is a partnership between FC Boulder & ST Vrain FC.  The event offers great soccer complexes and high quality competition.  Divisions include 11 - U14 Boys & Girls & U15 - U18 girls.

Players Cup Website

PTW Tournament Staff Schedule & Contacts

Field Locations
Pleasant View Soccer Complex, Boulder, CO

Pleasant View Layout & Parking Guide

East Boulder Recreation Center Fields

Pleasant View Field Layout Map with Referee HQ

Sandstone Ranch

Sandstone Ranch Field Layout with Referee HQ


Players Cup FAQ & Rules of Competition

CSA Substitutions


Inclement Weather - Policy/Procedure

Tournament Preparation

All referees must be prepared with a full uniform and all necessary equipment.  Black referee shorts, referee socks, gold referee jersey, as well as alternate jersey colors, flags, whistles, wrist watch are required.  Need uniforms or equipment? Contact Lela Marcin, OSI Rep. 303-956-5358

All referees must plan to bring your own water bottle(s) to refill throughout the tournament.  Water will be provided, snacks may be available.  It is recommended that referees pack snacks/lunch if working a full day of games.  Do not rely on food being provided.  Plan accordingly for your needs.

Tournament updates are made via Twitter.  You can "follow" PTWSoccer by receiving text messages.  No Twitter account required.  To sign up - open a new text message on your phone - enter "40404" in the "To" fields and "Follow PTWSoccer" in the message field.

Referee Travel & Check-in

PTW STAFF - click here for Site Coordinator/Mentor contact information

Plan accordingly to arrive at the designated referee check-in tent a minimum of 60 minutes prior to your first game of each day.  Plan accordingly to allow for traffic and parking! 

The assigned center referee will receive the official game card upon checking in.  If you do not check in at referee HQ you risk being replaced.  Referees who have not checked in 30 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff risk being replaced.

Standby Referee

Referees are assigned to "standby" during tournaments.  You must check in at the referee headquarters 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 PTW Staff/referee site coordinator.

4th Officials

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 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 personal referee records.

If you are scheduled as a referee for standby and you receive a score reminder you must enter a generic score of 99-99.

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Consolation, Semi-Final & Championship Games

Consolation games - may end in a tie

Semi-final games - need a winner, take note of tie-breaking procedures in the Rules of Competition - There is no over time periods at the Players’ Cup.

Championship Games - referees should begin these games with the "International Start".  Winner needed, take note of tie-breaking procedures in the Rules of Competition - in the event of a tie, game is decided by FIFA Kicks From the Penalty Mark.

Referee Games Fees & Payment

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