Vail Valley Cup

2017 Vail Valley Cup Cindy Eskwith Memorial Tournament large

October 6 - 8, 2017

Referee Meeting & FUN - Friday 10/6/2017
Evergreen Lodge
250 S Frontage Road W
Vail, CO 81657

Arrive early & shop!
Lela Marcin will have OSI Referee uinforms & equipment for sale before (starting at 7PM) & after the meeting.

Various fields in Beautiful Vail Colorado

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Vail Valley Cup - Cindy Eskwith Memorial Tournament competition includes U11 - U14 boys teams & U11 - U18 girls teams. Lodging will be provided for referees meeting the minimum games worked requirement.  PTW will hold a pre-tournament referee meeting and educational event on Friday evening & on field mentoring throughout the tournament.

Tournament Referee Information

Rules of Competition

Directions to the Fields can be found at, or by viewing the information included with each of your assignments.

Make sure you review the tournament MUST READS on the sidebar for important and helpful details in preparing for events.

Mentor Program

The PTW Mentor program is always a big part of every tournament event.  Mentors will be traveling around to sites throughout the tournament weekend to offer support and feedback to referees.  Tournaments are a great time to receive additional education and feedback about your on field performance.  Give every game your best effort, you never know who may be watching.

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.  If you are need of purchasing items Lela Marcin, OSI Rep (303-956-5358) will be in Vail, pre-order from her, or “shop” before & after the Friday meeting.

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 food being provided.  Plan accordingly for your needs. 

Lodging will be provided to those referees who work a minimum of 8 tournament games over the weekend.  Referees will be allowed a guest, but it is not provided for large families.

Referee communications will be done via email from prior to and during the tournament as needed.  Ensure that your contact information is accurate in  We strongly urge referees to set up the text message update feature in GameOfficials.

Tournament updates are also 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
Multiple field sites throughout the Vail valley will be used.  Sites with multiple fields (2/3 or more) will be staffed by a PTW Team member, single field locations will be staffed by tournament volunteers.  Game cards will be made available at each location upon referee arrival.

Standby Referee
Referees are assigned to "standby" during tournaments.  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 scheduled as a referee for standby and you receive a score reminder you must enter a generic score of 99-99.

4th Officials
In knock-out rounds of competition (semi-final, championship games) referees 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.

Consolation, Semi-Final & Championship Games
Semi-Final & Final games will require a winner.  If tied at the end of regulation time, teams will play up to 2 x 5 min overtime periods - “Golden Goal” rule shall apply (first team to score wins).  If tied at the end of overtime a winner will be determined by kicks from the penalty mark.

Referee Games Fees & Payment

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