Schedules will be posted on the website www.niagarapioneer.com in June. Once published, please review and distribute to your team as appropriate. There likely will be changes after they are published, and these may continue up until the event, so please check back often for updates.
Most necessary forms mentioned below can be found on our website. While here, please also be sure to get familiar with our event rules and print a copy of our facility map.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Chris Woods by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I need to bring to Registration?
1. A team roster (you may use a copy of your league roster).
2. Completed Medical Release Form (print this from our website). Individual forms for each player ARE NOT required, but the instructions should be followed during the event. The coach should have all pertinent medical information with them in the case of an emergency.
3. Completed Liability Release Form (print this from our website). Individual forms for each player ARE required. These will be turned in at registration.
4. Player and Coaches picture identification cards (player passes or books)
5. Completely filled out Guest player roster, if applicable (print this from our website). Please note that you may have a maximum of three guest players per team.
6. Those teams outside of US Youth Soccer Region 1 and Foreign teams must bring Permission to Travel forms from their governing association/league. Please see here for the policy statement from our governing association http://www.nyswysa.org/pdf/Region1TravelPolicy.pdf
Attending teams from Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario will need to present Permission to Travel forms
Please note that individual game cards/game rosters are NOT required for this event. The is no check-in with the referee prior to each individual match. You are however subject to an individual game audit as per our Tournament Rules, so keep player cards/books with you at all times.
When to bring it?
We will be at the Registration tent at Fort Niagara on Friday evening from 6pm-7:30pm for those teams that would like to register at that time. All other teams must register prior to their first game on Saturday or risk automatic forfeiture. We will be available starting at 7am on Saturday at the Registration tent and will be there until all teams have started their first games. Please do not arrive at the park on Friday before 6pm or you will pay to enter the Park.
Please remember that in the spirit of good sportsmanship and to provide the best tournament experience for all teams, we have instituted a maximum goal differential of four to be used only when necessary to break ties in the standings. It makes no difference if you win 8-0 or 4-0. It will be recorded the same either way. Please keep this in mind during your matches.
Go here for a map and directions to our facility. The address, should you want to use your GPS, is:
Old Fort Niagara State Park
2 Scott Avenue
Youngstown, NY 14174
Award Presentations: U11-U19
We have Champions awards for teams in all divisions. After your Championship match, please proceed to our registration tent area where a Tournament Official will greet you and direct you through our presentation.
Participation Awards: U10
For our U10’s, every player on every team gets a participation award. After your match on Sunday, please proceed to our registration tent area where a Tournament Official will greet you and direct you through our presentation.
Our scores will be updated throughout the day on our website. In addition, results will be posted on the east side of the Fort main road, across the street from the Registration tent. It is very important that you visit our webiste Saturday evening for informational updates, should there be any. Also, if you are in a 6-team division, then you will need to check and see what time and what field your first Sunday match is on. We will not be calling you to tell you when/where to go. It is your responsibility to inform your team.
Should we need to temporarily halt our event due to inclement weather, we will simultaneously inform all of our Field Marshalls, who will then attempt to immediately get the attention of the Field Referees. We will also sound multiple sirens to alert everyone that our event is on hold. The event will restart, as per our tournament rules, after consultation between the event Head Referee and the Tournament Committee. Please listen for the sirens should the weather become threatening.
Note that there is a $8/vehicle/day (not per person) charge to enter the New York State Park in which our 20 soccer fields reside. There is nothing that we can do about this fee. Niagara Pioneer does not receive any proceeds from these fees. If you choose to vist Old Fort Niagara during the Tournament and you present your parking ticket, you will receive a discount off of your admission fees. Please use the North Entrance to the soccer facility directly off of the Robert Moses Parkway where there are three booths, all of which will be manned from 7am to 6pm. Also, please obey any traffic personnel who are there to assist you in finding a place to park. Due to congestion and pedestrian traffic, there will be little inward bound traffic allowed down the main park road during Saturday afternoon.
What if I have a problem at the event?
Go to the registration tent and ask for a Tournament Official, or get the attention of one of our Field Marshalls located throughout the facility. They will have radios and should be able to get help quickly in an emergency.
Please note the location of our First Aid tent on the facility map.