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Apr, 2018

Open Cup Girls Decatur, AL


Bill Walker billwalker2495"AT"

Once again, the Open Cup Tournaments will be next April in Decatur, AL.  The Girls tournament is 4/6-8/18 and the Boys Tournament is 4/13-15/18.
We are expecting International teams at the Boys Tournament and hope to once again have women's college teams at the Girls Tournament.  More details will come as they are finalized.
This should be an exciting 2 week-end period for Decatur and soccer in Alabama.
I will be assigning both events.  This email may come to you more than once due to multiple listings many of you may have.  So, please be aware this may occur.  Michael Smith, State Referee and Assignor, will be assisting this year.  Once again, Kris Bailey, Alabama SDI, will be organizing and leading Referee Academies both week-ends.  Her Academies have featured FIFA Referees, Assistant Referees, National Referees, National Assessors and National Instructors during the past 4 years.  I am certain she will once again have impact leaders for the tournament instruction.  You can expect nothing but the best from Kris!
I know the Spring is full of younger State League games and High School games.  So, if you are interested in being a part of these tournaments, please go ahead and block the dates so your assignors will not schedule you for games these week-ends.
Here's the financial facts from 2017.  I would expect them to be equal or better this year:
Games will not be full length.
U17-19:  $55/40/40
U15-16:  $45/33/33
U13-14:  $40/30/30
U11-12:  $30/17/17
U9-10:  $25/15/15
College Games:  Playing 3 - 30 minute periods - $50/25/25/period or $150/75/75 if same crew works entire game.
College Final:  2x25 minutes - $80/40/40
NISOA & USSF Referees will be used on the College Spring games.
Grade 6/7 Referees:  $5 premium for center assignments
International Games - $5 premium for centers
Championship Games:  $5 premium for centers
Travel:  $0.20/mile
Hotels:  2 referees per room for referees from outside North Alabama.
Fields:  Jack Allen Soccer Complex and Point Mallard
With the age groups starting at U9, this is an excellent opportunity for younger referees to be involved in a Showcase event and where your State Administrators and other observers can have the chance to see you work games.
If you are available for either or both week-ends, please send me your availability as soon as you can commit.
National Assignor
LAC for Alabama