Stenger Invitational

2017 Stenger Invite Logo

May 26 - 28, 2018
Stenger Soccer Complex, Arvada, CO

Stenger Invitational Home Page

Hosted by Real Colorado Edge Soccer Club.  Competition includes boys & girls, recreational/developmental teams U7 - U18, and U11 - U14 non-premier competitive teams.  

Provide your referee availability in, Playthewhistle Group 1059. Use Change Identity to switch to the PTW group.  If you need to be added to our assignor group please contact the PTW Assignors.

Rules of Competition

Rules of Play - 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 (U9 & Above)

Stenger Inviational Rule Summary for Quick Reference

      - CSA small-sided guidelines 7v7
      - CSA small-sided guidelines 9v9

Stenger Soccer Complex Field Map

Long Lake Ranch Field Map

PTW Tournament Referee Staff Site Coordinators & Mentors

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.  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 Check-in

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Plan accordingly to arrive at the designated referee check-in tent at each field complex a minimum of 45 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.  Referees who have not communicated with PTW Staff or arrived 20 minutes prior to scheduled kickoff will be replaced.

Stenger Complex - Referee Check-in is near the Edge Office/Pavilion Area as noted on the field map.

Long Lake Ranch - Referee Check-in is the Edge Tent located by field #3

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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.  If you are not in the referee HQ you will not be paid the standby fee.

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

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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.

Consolation, Semi-Final & Championship Games


Consolation games - may end in a tie

Semi-final games - need a winner, take note of the length of game & the tie-breaking procedures in the Rules of Competition

Championship Games - referees should begin these games with the "International Start".  Winner needed, take note of tie-breaking procedures in the Rules of Competition

Referee Games Fees & Payment

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