Presidents Day Friendlies | Lou Fusz Soccer Tournament

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Boys & Girls Ages:
U8–U19
Event Dates:
February 12–14, 2021
No Monday Games!
Event Locations*:
LFA Soccer Complex
LFA Training Center
SLYSA Soccer Complex
Prices:
7v7 teams = $495
9v9 teams = $565
11v11 teams = $625

General Info

Lou Fusz Athletic would like to invite your team to participate in this first class, all synthetic turf, Spring season kickoff event. All teams will play in a 3 game 'showcase friendly' style format, and what's more...NO MONDAY GAMES!!! That's right, no need to book a hotel room for another night, and you get to enjoy your holiday! This preseason event has expanded to welcome U8–U19 Boys and U8–U19 Girls teams looking for a great weekend filled with competitive matches and fun for the whole family.

Important Dates
Application Deadline: January 20, 2021
Application Fee Paid By: January 20, 2021
Accepted Teams Notified: January 21, 2021
Brackets Posted: January 30, 2021
Schedule Posted: February 2, 2021

Games
Tournament Dates: February 12–14, 2021

Friday: Local teams and available out-of-town teams
Saturday–Sunday: Pool play & playoffs
NO MONDAY GAMES, no extra hotel night, you get to enjoy your holiday!

Eligibility
Open to USYSA teams and US Club teams

This is a “Stay & Play” tournament; all out of town teams are required to stay in hotels approved by the Lou Fusz Athletic. Please book team rooms via the "Housing" button to receive our special partnered rates.

Age Division 
Boys & Girls U8–U19 
• There will be a U14/15 bracket for boys and girls to accommodate teams with all “trapped” players.

Application Payment
Please pay using the PayPal button or mail us a check
(include team name and tournament name in subject line) to:
Lou Fusz Athletic
Attn: SOCCER TOURNAMENTS
1 Rams Way
Earth City, MO 63045

Athletic Trainer Services
Children's Hospital & Washington University Physician's Young Athlete Center will be providing the Athletic Training services at the tournament.

* Event Locations
All Lou Fusz events operate within the Covid-19 guidelines of St. Louis County, and the state of Missouri. To remain compliant with these often changing guidelines we will schedule our events to play only at venues that are eligible to host. The locations at which we will host may change as guidelines are adapted (with as much notice as possible provided to applied teams).

Contact Info

LFA Tournament Director: Franco Carotenuto
Email: tournaments@LouFuszAthletic.com
Phone: 480–889–4628
LFA Club Admin: Chrissie Reiss
Email: soccer@LouFuszAthletic.com

Referee Assignor: Ron Jones
Email: admin@metrostlsoccerrefs.com

Weather Notice

Our weather guidelines are aligned with those suggested/used by USSF, MYSA, & SLYSA. Adjustments made to games due to weather are at the discretion of the tournament committee (comprised of Tournament Director, LFA Staff, and Young Athlete Center's ATC staff). It is our intention to provide a fun, playable, safe environment for all teams participating to get the competition they have come in search of. All games will be played on state of the art artificial turf fields…No rainouts! However, because all fields are playable during the rain, game stoppage can still occur due to hazardous conditions such as lightning/ thunder or temperature levels. Weather updates will be sent via email/text messages through your GotSoccer account. As such,
• Games could be delayed or shortened. Games could also be rescheduled for a later time/date that weekend. 
• Games played until/beyond halftime can be considered final at the moment stopped if necessary.
For games played in U14 and younger divisions, adjustments/cancellations will be made when expected game time temperature is 18 degrees cold index with windchill. For games played in U15 and older divisions, adjustments/cancellations will be made when expected game time temperature is 14 degrees cold index with windchill.
• Any additional changes to the schedule deemed necessary by the LFA Tournament Committee will be exercised with as much notice as possible for all teams involved.

Refund Policy

In the event of a mandated or forced cancellation of the event due to Covid-19 our refund policy is as follows:

1. Teams will receive a full refund of their game related fees.  There is a maximum $35 administrative fee that is nonrefundable as this fee goes directly toward items that are reserved and paid for well in advance of the event kickoff.  Items such as field rental, referee scheduling, registration and payment acquisition fees, and the hundreds of hours of time that go into making the event operational.

2.  If a team has a player or staff member/affiliate test positive for Covid within 13 days of the kick off of the event, the team will be allowed to withdraw and will receive a refund, however a portion of their tuition will be retained to refund their 3 opponents who will have not received their 3 guaranteed games.

For example: your team is scheduled to play 3 games guaranteed.  ‘Opponent X’ is one of your opponents on Saturday of the event.  The Tuesday before the event ‘Opponent X’ notifies us that a player in their team tested positive for Covid.  Their team must 'quarantine' for 2 weeks and therefore cannot participate in the tourney.  Your team paid for 3 guaranteed games so your team would need to be refunded a portion of your tuition since you only received 2 games.  ‘Opponent X’ that had to drop out will cover part of your team’s refund and Lou Fusz will pay the rest.  Therefore, your team is not further inconvenienced. Opponent X does not lose all their committed event money, and we have all done our part to keep the event and the community healthy.

IF we are able to find your team a fill in, suitable 3rd opponent to replace ‘Opponent X’, then your team will play your 3 originally scheduled matches, and ‘Opponent X’ will not be required to pay this game fee.

We hope this clarification is helpful.  Unfortunately, there is no 'right' answer in all of this. Our organization is not immune to the effects of these cancellations.

Weather related cancellation refund policy remains as it has for many years and is in line with dozens of similar events of similar offering.  Teams that play no games receive no less than a 70% refund. If only 1 game played, no less than 50% refund given, if only 2 games played no less than 20% refund given.

3. If after being accepted, a team, by their choice, elects not to participate for any reason, will risk forfeiture of their entire registration fee.