Elite Spring Thaw
Boys & Girls U9-U14: March 18th-20th, 2022
Deadline to Register:
Don’t get stuck in the mud! The Cincinnati Elite Spring Thaw has become one of the top pre-season spring tournaments for the highest level U9-U14 teams in the Midwest. All tournament games are played on turf making this event attractive to teams of all levels! This tournament is one of the most competitive tournaments in the region with over 270 teams participating annually from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Canada. Come join us!
- Over 270 teams participate annually from across the Midwest and Canada.
- All Games played on Turf! No Rain outs!
- Great Pre-Season spring event for teams of all levels!
- Multiple divisions in an age group/gender to promote competitive balance.
- USSF certified referees.
- Awards for Champions and Finalists in each age division.
- GotSoccer Scheduler used to avoid coaching conflicts.
- Please complete the online registration at the link to the right
- If paying by check make check payable to Kings Hammer SC and mail to: Kings Hammer SC – Attn: Elite Spring Thaw- 50 E. Rivercenter Blvd. Suite 1410 Covington, KY 41011
- Please include team name and age group in memo line of check.
- 7v7(U9-U10) – $750
- 9v9(U10-U12) – $850
- 11v11(U12-U14) – $900
Schedules, Bracketing, Coach Conflicts, & Field Changes:
Eric Busener | firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/Admin, Logistics, Volunteers, Hospitality & College Coach Registration:
Lisa McIver | email@example.com
Sponsorships & Club Relations:
Dave McIver | firstname.lastname@example.org
PYB | email@example.com
Registration for the 2022 Elite Spring Thaw will be through GotSoccer only. If you do not have a GotSoccer TEAM account you will need to create one or contact your club or coach for your log-in information. Registration materials may be submitted once the application process is closed and your team has been accepted to the tournament. Registration information must be received by March 11th, 2022. Please login to your GotSoccer account to upload your registration materials using the directions below:
1. Log into your gotsoccer.com team account.
2. Click on registered tournaments (Elite Spring Thaw).
3. Click on the “documents” tab (far right of screen).
4. Upload the list of items below:
- Copy of Roster (validated by state association)
- Copy of Players, Guest Players, and Coaches Cards
- Copy of Guest Player form
- Copy of Travel Permit (ONLY required for all teams outside of OSYSA, and can be obtained through your state association)
- Copy of Coach Concussion Certificates (required for all teams outside of OSYSA)
- Liability Release/Lindsay Law/Infectious Disease Form (signed by every parent and coach)
Please note: There is no onsite check-in, however, everything listed above MUST be accessible at EVERY game, and only certified staff is permitted on player’s sidelines.
In April 2013, the Return to Play law was passed in Ohio, requiring all youth coaches to complete a concussion training course. All coaches participating in an Ohio sanctioned tournament must complete this course and provide a copy of their certification of completion to the tournament. If your coach does not currently have a certificate of completion for a concussion training course, he/she can click here for information on the free online course through NFHS.
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58, and 3707.59 went into effect on August 1, 2017. In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
We will NOT check medical authorization forms, but it is strongly encouraged that each team has in its possession a medical authorization form for each player on its roster.