A SMASHING SUCCESS!
Welcome to the 2020 Tournament,
Gates Youth Soccer, located just west of Rochester, NY, presents the Gates Soccer Tournament and Festival, hosted by the Gates Metros. Taking place July 17- 19, 2020, we hope you will join us for this fun and competitive travel soccer event.
This classic competitive soccer event is one of the best known youth soccer tournaments in the area for girls and boys travel soccer teams. Our event is a favorite destination for teams from Canada and Western New York. In 2019 this tournament hosted over 100 teams. We pride ourselves in our experience and knowledge in running a fun, competitive, professional and exciting tournament.
Event Details and Team Entry Validation requirements for participation follow.
We are optimistic this event will be a celebration of Return to Play, however we do urge all of you to take precautions and follow the recommended behaviors, and requests of the facility staff and event hosts, in order to keep all who are in attendance safe and comfortable for the duration of the event. Guidelines we adhere to would include,
Concerns for the pandemic shall be addressed with the cooperation of everyone who chooses to be a part of this event. Gates Youth Soccer heeds the precautions and recommendations of the CDC and our leading entities NYSWYSA and US Youth Soccer. Each of us, each of you, are responsible to make this a safe Celebration of Soccer. Cooperate, abide by the guidelines, keep your distance, do your part to reduce the spread of coronavirus, and let the teams play. Help Rochester Return To Play!
If you see someone not following our safety protocols, first encourage them to do so. While we’re getting used to our “next normal,” it may be easy to forget that you didn’t put on your face covering. Please help us help your peers. If you aren’t satisfied with their response, report it to the venue management.
We realize you may have mixed emotions about returning to play. We are doing everything we can to make our event safe, and we will continue to adjust our safety protocols as needed. Part of keeping everyone safe includes individual actions.
Due to safety considerations, no walk-in registration will be held for this event. All team entries must be validated via email by July 15, 2020. Please refer to the following notes and list of required items.
All required documents should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your team gender, age group, and team name in the subject line for the email. Submit ALL required documents in one email. Teams and/or players which are undocumented are disallowed from participation. We recommend you begin by reviewing the Event Liability Release Form, as it will indicate your responsibilities as a team representative. All documents are DUE by July 15, 2020.
You must submit the Gates Soccer Hold Harmless waiver for each player, and coach/staff member!
* Player Medical Release forms do not need to be submitted, however the Team Representative agrees to carry Player Medical Release forms for the duration of the event. You may use your club's Player Medical Release, per the terms defined in the Event Liability Release Form
Tournament officials may inquire about player eligibility at any point during the tournament. Please abide by the rules.
Fun and Competitive Soccer Event