Pride of the Rockies

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July 27 - 30, 2017

Air Force Academy, Colorado

Directions to the AFA Athletic Fields

Annual Pride of the Rockies Classic tournament.  Hosted by Pride Soccer Club.

Competition includes U11 - U14 competitive boys, U11 - U18 competitive girls and U9 & U10 Option 1 boys and girls teams.  This is a big pre-season tournament with a lot of games.  There is opportunity for all referees.

Pride of the Rockies Tournament Homepage

Rules of Competition

Air Force Academy Field Layout Map for 2017

PTW Referee Staff & Mentor Contact List

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

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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 to purchase any referee uniforms or equipment?  Contact Official Sports Rep, Lela Marcin 303-956-5358 to pre-order or purchase.  Lela will have inventory on site throughout the tournament for sale.  Cash, checks, and cards are accepted.

All referees need 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 what may or may not be 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 Check-in

Plan accordingly to arrive at the designated referee check-in tent (located on the middle tier of the complex - south end near the AFA soccer stadium) a minimum of 60 minutes prior to your first game of each day.  You MUST PLAN EXTRA TIME FOR TRAFFIC & PARKING! Arriving at the Air Force Academy requires extra time. 

PTW Referee Staff & Mentor Contact List

Check-in locations will be updated prior to the event. The assigned center referee will receive the official game card upon checking in.  

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Standby Referee

Referees are assigned to "standby" during tournaments. You must check in at the the referee HQ during this scheduled 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.  If you do not check in during standby, referee will not be paid.

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.

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

Game Cards

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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.

Referee Games Fees & Payment

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