2017 State Soccer Tournaments

       

2017 State Soccer Competitions

Special Olympics Maine is pleased to announce…..
  • Central Maine Soccer Tournament – October 11th, 2017 at Husson University in Bangor.  (Rain date October 12th)
  • Southern Maine Soccer Tournament – October 21st, 2017 at Gorham Sports Center.
Events offered at both competitions are:
  • Individual Skills Contest
  • Tradition 5v5
  • Unified 5v5
Registration deadline is September 22nd, 2017
Again This Year!:  All Soccer registration forms are fillable PDFs.  This will allow you to download,  electronically complete, save and send the forms without printing; saving paper and mailing costs.  You will be able to input your registration information directly into the forms.  You will be asked to save all registration forms and electronically send them to Mark Capano,MarkC@somaine.org. For large teams that require multiple pages of a particular registration form, we ask that you save each registration page individually, naming them Delegation.Form.1, Delegation.Form.2 etc.  To do this you will need to “click file and Save As”.  This will allow you to save each document to a specific folder on your computer which you will then be able to send to SOMaine as well as for you to have a copy.  If you do decide to print the forms and complete manually, not recommended, please note that some of the information in the forms will not be visible.  We understand that this is a new process and at any time if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Coach Education Policy Update: ALL registered coaches (Head of Delegation, Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches) must have a current certification for the following; Class A Volunteer Screening, Protective Behaviors Course and Concussion Awareness and Safety Recognition Course. You can find these documents/links on our website at www.somaine.org/sports/coachs-corner/become-a-coach/. If not already completed, they MUST be completed by August 26th.
Head of Delegation: This person is responsible for the entire delegation including; athletes, head coaches and assistant coaches. This person will send and receive pertinent information to and from Special Olympics Maine regarding; registration forms, athlete unified partner and coach requirements.
Head Coach Requirements: Every delegation must assign one certified head coach for every sport that they have athletes competing in. This person is responsible for the entire sports team including; athletes, unified partners and assistant coaches. Head coaches will be the liaison between their sports team and SOME.
Assistant Coaches: Anyone registered with your delegation that is not an SO Athlete, Unified Partner, Head of Delegation or Head Coach. Assistant Coaches will include any other support staff or chaperones. They must have completed the minimum coaching requirements in the SOME Coach Education Policy. This can be found on our website at  www.somaine.org/sports/coachs-corner/become-a-coach/

Medicals & Consent Forms: ALL Athletes must have current medical & consent forms on file at Special Olympics Maine’s State Office.  It is your responsibility to insure that these (2) (current/completed) forms are on file here at our office, for every athlete you plan to bring to the games.  If we already have a medical on file for an athlete and it is less than three years old, you don’t need a new one, unless there has been a significant physical/medical change in one of your athletes.  You may email Mark at MarkC@somaine.org to check on medicals in your file.  We recommend that you make two copies of each medical/release form – keep one file of all medicals in a safe place and have a file with all your athletes’ medicals that travels with you to events.  Blank Medical and Consent Forms can be downloaded by going to our website: www.somaine.org/sports/athlete-resources/.

Rules & Regulations:  ALL soccer rules & regulations can be found on our website by clicking here. 

Directions for Completing the 2017 Soccer Competitions Registration Forms
(Deadline for ALL forms is September 22nd, 2017)
Complete the necessary forms below for each competition you have athletes competing in.
  • Soccer Coach Registration Form– completed by the Head of Delegation (HOD – person responsible for your team).  Be sure to list all additional coaches/chaperones attending the games. Each Delegation must complete a Soccer Head Coach Form for each of the competitions their athletes/unified partners complete in.
General Notes:
  • Don’t miss the deadline (September 22nd).
  • If you need to make additional copies of any of the registration forms, remember to download, complete the appropriate form and “SAVE AS” and give the file a name.  From there you can open the original document again and add the additional  registration information to the form and saving once you are complete.  Repeat these steps until your entire Delegation is properly registered.
  • We are requesting Delegations send their entire registration forms via Scan/Email or Fax
    • Scan/Email to Mark at MarkC@somaine.org
    • the FAX number is 1-888-490-0672
    • If you cannot email/fax please mail to:  SOME – Attn: Mark, 125 John Roberts Rd #5, S. Portland ME 04106
Questions???  Please call us at 879-0489!
Thank you!
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