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Colorado’s First 11U/12U Premier Futsal Tournament! Do you have what it takes to compete against the best futsal teams from Colorado? Teams from ages 11U to 12U can show off their futsal skills with the best competition you’ll find across the front range!

Join us for the 1st Annual Winter Futsal Invitational this Thanksgiving 2022! The tournament will take place over three days – November 25, 26, and 27!

 

The tournament will take place in the new Elite Performance Center at Regis University!  

  • Each team will play a minimum of four games; a maximum of six games
  • Games will be 40 minutes each with a 3-minute halftime
  • Games will take place at The Berce @ Regis University
  • Futsal shoes ONLY; no black-soled shoes permitted
  • We only have space for 20 teams (10 boys/10 girls), so register TODAY!

Click the button below to register a team today! For any other questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at [email protected]

Register a Team for the Winter Futsal Invitational

General Event Details & Critical Event Timeline

Teams should register and play according to the 2022 Fall season. We will follow US Soccer’s Age Group Guidelines based on birth year. 

Age Groups:

  • This tournament is for 11U and 12U premier-level boys and girls teams only.

Team Registration:

  • We recommend a team of 7-10 players with an established Volunteer Parent Coach register for all three days. Coaches or Team Managers can take the lead in registering the team and collecting fees from the interested players.

Early Bird Registration & Registration Deadlines:

  • FINAL Registration Deadline will close on November 11th, 2022 
    • Teams waitlisted will be notified no later than November 12th, 2022 of their acceptance into the event.

Payment Process:

  • Payment is NOT processed when you submit your application!
  • Payments will begin being processed after registration closes on November 11th, 2022.
  • All payments will be completed between November 11th and November 12th, 2022.
  • Payment Methods Accepted:
    • Credit Card & Debit Card

Schedule Information:

  • Schedules will be released to teams on November 18th, 2022.
  • Teams will have 24 hours to review schedules and request changes, all changes are subject to staff authorization and no guarantees can be made.
  • If you have any special requests, please reach out early and let us know! We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot make any guarantees.
  • Example:  “Our team is driving from Vail, please do not schedule us later than 5 PM and earlier than 9 AM”

Expected Locations for Teams:

  • All games will be played at The Berce Athletic Center at Regis University
  • 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221

Projected Times of Games:

  • Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th, 2022:
    • Teams will play between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 27, 2022:
    • Teams will play between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
    • All semi-finals and finals are to take place Sunday.

Roster Specifications:

  • All teams and players are to register by Calendar Year.
    • Example: Fall 2022 Season the 2011’s will be U12
  • Every team is required to upload:
    • Tournament Roster PDF
    • Player ID Card PDF
    • Medical Forms PDF

CLICK HERE FOR A MEDICAL RELEASE FORM.

  • All teams must have proof of medical release forms for all players in PDF form.
  • You do NOT need to include insurance cards in the upload.
  • You WILL need to upload them to Got Sport as ONE PDF document.
    • You can append multiple pages together with 3rd-party PDF software.
    • We recommend using DocHub!

CLICK HERE FOR A GUEST PLAYER FORM

Check-In & Roster Verification Information:

Team managers, administrators, and tournament staff: Please follow the guidelines below to certify rosters and check teams!

Documentation Needed for Roster Verification:

These are the documents you will need to upload into GotSport for approval:

  • Team Roster PDF
  • Player ID Cards PDF
    • You do NOT need to upload Player ID cards if your roster has player pictures!
  • Medical Forms PDF

Roster and Player ID PDFs will be accessible in your club’s registration system. For most teams, it will be one of the 3 systems below. 

  • SportsConnect (Most CSA Clubs)
  • PlayMetrics (CRYSC-Specific)
  • GotSport (Most Other Clubs)

Download a PDF of both the Rosters AND your Player ID cards from your system. Please contact your club if you are having trouble locating these forms in your respective system! With many clubs on new systems, your clubs will know best and can provide you with the best guidance! 

 

Documentation Uploading & Approval Process:

1. Upload Your PDF Documents into your GotSport Registration.

2. Wait For Your Approved Roster to Be Emailed Back to You!

  • Once you have uploaded the roster, Tournament Staff will approve rosters. 
  • Once verified, it will be given an “Official Stamp of Approval” and will be emailed to your team’s coach, manager, and other staff listed.

3. Print One Copy of the Official Approved Roster for Check-In onsite.

  • Prior to your first match, you must check-in at The Berce.
  • Staff will confirm that you have your approved roster (printed) and access to all other forms via electronic access (PDFS in Google Drive, Via email, etc.)

 

Roster Approval Timeline:

  • Document PDF Uploads will be due NO LATER than Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
  • Verified rosters will be emailed back to all teams BY Monday, November 21, 2022

 

Roster Checks Before Games:

  • Referees will collect your approved verified roster (PDF or Printed) prior to every match. 
  • The referee WILL do a roster check before the kick-off of each match. 
  • If there are any disputes regarding player eligibility or roster eligibility, the referee will use the provided roster to compare with the Tournament’s approved roster. 

 

Check-In Requirements:

At Check-In, you will need to bring OR show proof of:

  • Tournament-Approved Roster With Approval Stamp – ONE PRINTED COPY
  • Player ID Cards (PDF or Printed, Whatever is easiest)
    • You do NOT need to upload Player ID cards if your roster has player pictures!
  • Medical forms (Digital form preferred)

The Check-In Process:

  • All teams MUST check-in 30 minutes before their first game’s start time.
  • Tournament Staff will confirm you have your ONE PRINTED ROSTER and access to all other forms via electronic access (PDFS in Google Drive, Via email, etc.)
  • One team representative (Coach or Manager) must verbally agree and listen to the roster agreement when you check in that confirms your roster is age-eligible, and should there be any discrepancies in the roster at any point throughout the event, your team is subject to immediate removal from the event without refund.

Check-In Expectations:

In no event will a player who has not been certified by the Rapids Tournament Staff Credentials Committee will be allowed to participate. Once play has started in the first scheduled game, no players may be added to the roster for the remainder of the tournament.

Tournament officials approve all team rosters and eligible players. Proof of team check-in with the tournament will be visible on the team’s tournament roster.  Referees WILL review individual player credentials prior to each game & perform a safety/equipment check-in.  Referees will inquire with tournament staff if there are any questions regarding player eligibility.

CSA Referee Information

**Under NO circumstances are spectators, coaches, or players allowed to verbally or physically abuse referees. Any unacceptable behavior will result in your removal from our facilities, which will include a points deduction for your team.**

Details & Timeline

General Event Details & Critical Event Timeline

Teams should register and play according to the 2022 Fall season. We will follow US Soccer’s Age Group Guidelines based on birth year. 

Age Groups:

  • This tournament is for 11U and 12U premier-level boys and girls teams only.

Team Registration:

  • We recommend a team of 7-10 players with an established Volunteer Parent Coach register for all three days. Coaches or Team Managers can take the lead in registering the team and collecting fees from the interested players.

Early Bird Registration & Registration Deadlines:

  • FINAL Registration Deadline will close on November 11th, 2022 
    • Teams waitlisted will be notified no later than November 12th, 2022 of their acceptance into the event.

Payment Process:

  • Payment is NOT processed when you submit your application!
  • Payments will begin being processed after registration closes on November 11th, 2022.
  • All payments will be completed between November 11th and November 12th, 2022.
  • Payment Methods Accepted:
    • Credit Card & Debit Card

Schedule Information:

  • Schedules will be released to teams on November 18th, 2022.
  • Teams will have 24 hours to review schedules and request changes, all changes are subject to staff authorization and no guarantees can be made.
  • If you have any special requests, please reach out early and let us know! We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot make any guarantees.
  • Example:  “Our team is driving from Vail, please do not schedule us later than 5 PM and earlier than 9 AM”

Expected Locations for Teams:

  • All games will be played at The Berce Athletic Center at Regis University
  • 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221

Projected Times of Games:

  • Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th, 2022:
    • Teams will play between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 27, 2022:
    • Teams will play between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
    • All semi-finals and finals are to take place Sunday.
Roster Requirements

Roster Specifications:

  • All teams and players are to register by Calendar Year.
    • Example: Fall 2022 Season the 2011’s will be U12
  • Every team is required to upload:
    • Tournament Roster PDF
    • Player ID Card PDF
    • Medical Forms PDF

CLICK HERE FOR A MEDICAL RELEASE FORM.

  • All teams must have proof of medical release forms for all players in PDF form.
  • You do NOT need to include insurance cards in the upload.
  • You WILL need to upload them to Got Sport as ONE PDF document.
    • You can append multiple pages together with 3rd-party PDF software.
    • We recommend using DocHub!

CLICK HERE FOR A GUEST PLAYER FORM

Check-In & Roster Verification

Check-In & Roster Verification Information:

Team managers, administrators, and tournament staff: Please follow the guidelines below to certify rosters and check teams!

Documentation Needed for Roster Verification:

These are the documents you will need to upload into GotSport for approval:

  • Team Roster PDF
  • Player ID Cards PDF
    • You do NOT need to upload Player ID cards if your roster has player pictures!
  • Medical Forms PDF

Roster and Player ID PDFs will be accessible in your club’s registration system. For most teams, it will be one of the 3 systems below. 

  • SportsConnect (Most CSA Clubs)
  • PlayMetrics (CRYSC-Specific)
  • GotSport (Most Other Clubs)

Download a PDF of both the Rosters AND your Player ID cards from your system. Please contact your club if you are having trouble locating these forms in your respective system! With many clubs on new systems, your clubs will know best and can provide you with the best guidance! 

 

Documentation Uploading & Approval Process:

1. Upload Your PDF Documents into your GotSport Registration.

2. Wait For Your Approved Roster to Be Emailed Back to You!

  • Once you have uploaded the roster, Tournament Staff will approve rosters. 
  • Once verified, it will be given an “Official Stamp of Approval” and will be emailed to your team’s coach, manager, and other staff listed.

3. Print One Copy of the Official Approved Roster for Check-In onsite.

  • Prior to your first match, you must check-in at The Berce.
  • Staff will confirm that you have your approved roster (printed) and access to all other forms via electronic access (PDFS in Google Drive, Via email, etc.)

 

Roster Approval Timeline:

  • Document PDF Uploads will be due NO LATER than Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
  • Verified rosters will be emailed back to all teams BY Monday, November 21, 2022

 

Roster Checks Before Games:

  • Referees will collect your approved verified roster (PDF or Printed) prior to every match. 
  • The referee WILL do a roster check before the kick-off of each match. 
  • If there are any disputes regarding player eligibility or roster eligibility, the referee will use the provided roster to compare with the Tournament’s approved roster. 

 

Check-In Requirements:

At Check-In, you will need to bring OR show proof of:

  • Tournament-Approved Roster With Approval Stamp – ONE PRINTED COPY
  • Player ID Cards (PDF or Printed, Whatever is easiest)
    • You do NOT need to upload Player ID cards if your roster has player pictures!
  • Medical forms (Digital form preferred)

The Check-In Process:

  • All teams MUST check-in 30 minutes before their first game’s start time.
  • Tournament Staff will confirm you have your ONE PRINTED ROSTER and access to all other forms via electronic access (PDFS in Google Drive, Via email, etc.)
  • One team representative (Coach or Manager) must verbally agree and listen to the roster agreement when you check in that confirms your roster is age-eligible, and should there be any discrepancies in the roster at any point throughout the event, your team is subject to immediate removal from the event without refund.

Check-In Expectations:

In no event will a player who has not been certified by the Rapids Tournament Staff Credentials Committee will be allowed to participate. Once play has started in the first scheduled game, no players may be added to the roster for the remainder of the tournament.

Tournament officials approve all team rosters and eligible players. Proof of team check-in with the tournament will be visible on the team’s tournament roster.  Referees WILL review individual player credentials prior to each game & perform a safety/equipment check-in.  Referees will inquire with tournament staff if there are any questions regarding player eligibility.

Refereeing

CSA Referee Information

**Under NO circumstances are spectators, coaches, or players allowed to verbally or physically abuse referees. Any unacceptable behavior will result in your removal from our facilities, which will include a points deduction for your team.**

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Benefits of The Berce @ Regis University

  • Home base for Rapids Youth futsal programming
  • Two full-size hard-wood futsal courts;
  • True futsal lines for the full futsal development experience;
  • Professionally trained futsal referees;
  • Scoreboards;
  • Centrally located across the Colorado Front Range; and
  • Seating for parents and players.

Fustal Invitational of the Rockies

$800 Per Team

  • Seven game guarantee

  • Professionally trained referees

  • Fulll-size, hardwood floors

  • Advanced-level competition

The Berce @ Regis University: Home to Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club Futsal

The Berce @ Regis University is the only futsal-designated facility in Colorado, housing two full-size futsal pitches with futsal-specific lines to develop Colorado’s top futsal talent across the Front Range, with year-round programming and summer and residential futsal camps.

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Campus Map

Getting Around

Finding The Berce

The Berce is identifiable on the map with a ‘V’. Located at the center of campus, the Berce can be accessed from the south side doors by parking in lots 6, 1, or 5.

Parking Lots 6, 1 and 5

On the east side of campus, parking lot 6 is the most common location for CRYSC members to park with plenty of parking space available. Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays.

Parking lot 1 has limited parking space in the east and west sections, but may have more accessibility in the evenings during the week. Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays in parking lot 1.

Parking lot 5 has limited parking space on the south, but plenty of space on the north. Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays in parking lot 5.

Tournament Facilities | Pinned Locations for Directions

The Berce @ Regis University

Frequently Asked Questions

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small-sided soccer game that is widely played across the world.

The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for soccer competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.

Many of the top world class soccer players played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their soccer development; players of the caliber of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Messi, and Ronaldo to name just a few legends.

Ronaldinho once stated that, “Futsal is an extremely important way for kids to develop their skills and understanding of the game.”.

While traditional Futsal is played on a hard court surface, we decided on synthetic turf vs. hard court flooring for our fields for a few reasons.

  1. We wanted the facility to be accessible to all ages and ability levels. With synthetic turf, the ball will roll slightly slower allowing for better control at all ages.
  2. The cushioned ground will be safer for both players and goalkeepers; and
  3. We will be using the fields in-season for our competitive teams limiting the number and types of shoes our players need to purchase.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small-sided soccer game that is widely played across the world.

The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for soccer competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.

Many of the top world class soccer players played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their soccer development; players of the caliber of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Messi, and Ronaldo to name just a few legends.

Ronaldinho once stated that, “Futsal is an extremely important way for kids to develop their skills and understanding of the game.”.

While traditional Futsal is played on a hard court surface, we decided on synthetic turf vs. hard court flooring for our fields for a few reasons.

  1. We wanted the facility to be accessible to all ages and ability levels. With synthetic turf, the ball will roll slightly slower allowing for better control at all ages.
  2. The cushioned ground will be safer for both players and goalkeepers; and
  3. We will be using the fields in-season for our competitive teams limiting the number and types of shoes our players need to purchase.

Futsal and small-sided soccer is an effective development tool that is quickly replacing the conventional US walled indoor soccer game.

Small-sided soccer creates honesty within the game, providing isolation of individual talent and technique. It will isolate and expose a team and player’s deficiencies. It will also showcase a player and team’s strengths. The game is fast and numerous finishing opportunities are offered when played well. Technical and tactical speeds are emphasized. A bad touch or a slow recovery will almost always result with a loss of possession. Quite frequently the lesson is driven home with a goal scored by the opposition. These lessons learned hard are not easily forgotten. The satisfying thing about small-sided soccer is that lessons are quickly learned and that players readily adjust themselves to the game’s demands. Coaching clinicians have often stressed that the game is the best teacher. By putting players in learning situations, the results of the decisions and their technical execution will educate them with a minimum of coaching involvement.

Players should wear futsal shoes only. Black-soled shoes will not be allowed.

All players should bring their current kits for the clubs (both colors – home and away) to the games.

Contact the Futsal Staff

NameTITLEPHONEEMAIL
Donald GilliesElite Technical Director303.399.5858 ext. 160[email protected]
Rommy FerreiraElite Futsal Director303.399.5858 ext. 111[email protected]
Roxy KamalBoys Futsal Director[email protected]
Chris GartsideGirls Futsal Director[email protected]
Eryn RubinElite Regional Manager303.399.5858 ext. 127[email protected]
Christie HurtElite Futsal & EDS Administrator 303.399.5858 ext. 107[email protected]youthsoccer.org