We are offering an early check in option on Friday night, May 29, 2015. The registration table will be open for all teams from 5:30 to 7:30pm on Friday May 29, only at the Columbus Fields location (see directions below). We realize that not every team will be able to take advantage of this early check in option but we hope that those checking in on Saturday morning will not have to experience long lines because of the early check option.
A few items to keep in mind:
All teams must check in no later than 45 minutes before your first game. The registration tables at all locations: Columbus Fields (U9/U10), North Branch Fields (U11/U12), will be open at 7:15am with plenty of staffing on the day of the tournament. Priority check in will be given to those teams with 8:00am games.
Check in procedure: Only the coach or the team manager needs to check in for the team. Players do not need to be present at check in. Check in on the tournament day for U9/U10 is at Columbus Fields, U11/U12 is at North Branch fields You will need to bring the following items to check in:
LUFC recommends that each team have their roster arranged in alphabetical order, as well as player passes and medical release forms to speed up the check-in process.
Each team must present their completed rosters, complete check-in and have paid their entry fee in full prior to playing their first game.
Fields maps and directions to the fields are below. Please remember, the U9/U10 games are played at Columbus Elementary School Fields, U11/U12 games are played at North Branch Fields.
Parking at the Columbus Fields is ample, but please note the overflow parking signs that direct parking to the church next to the Columbus site. Parking at the North Branch fields is also ample, please note the over flow parking signs. Please be advised that you need to pay close attention to parking signs and attendants where present and carpool if at all possible!
If you have questions about tournament rules or regulations, please refer to the Lakes United FC Tournament Rules on this page.
We are excited to offer a Penalty Shoot Out Competition for the U11 and U12 teams! The winning team in each age group will receive an award.
We will also have game areas, and concessions at all locations. Feel free to bring a team tent to cool off or stay dry, there will be plenty of room to set one up!
Weather issues - we will suspend tournament play at the sign of lightning. If this happens, the tournament director will communicate the suspensions to all field marshals via cell phone. Depending on when the suspended play begins, games will be shortened to make up time, or if necessary, rescheduled to Sunday, the 1st (only under extreme circumstances).
Contact the Tournament Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please review the 2015 Tournament rules prior to registering and come ready to have some fun on May 30th!!
U9/U10: Columbus Elementary: 17345 Notre Dame St., Columbus MN 55025
Directions: From the intersection of 35E/35W and 694 go North on 35E or 35W until the 2nd Forest Lake exit which is Broadway (or CR 2). At the lights at top of exit turn left (west) and proceed approx. 1.5 miles until you get to Kettle River Blvd, go left and follow Kettle River approx. 1.5 miles to Notre Dame St. NE. Go right on Notre Dame St. NE and follow approx. 2 miles to Columbus Elementary on the right. Parking is on the south side of the school. Playing fields are back behind the school and playground to the east. Overflow parking is also available in the rear of the church parking lot near the SE corner. A trail leads south to the playing fields.
U11/U12: North Branch Middle School: 38431 Lincoln Trail, North Branch, MN 55056
Directions: From the split of I 35W & I35 E near Forest Lake, continue north 16 miles to Hwy 95/North Branch exit. Go East on Hwy 95 to first stop sign (Grand Ave) Take a right on Grand and go to Education Center parking lot on the left. Take a left into the first parking lot (north side of school). Use walking path to walk to field.
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