The Lou Ramos Classic 2017 - Results

Monday, Sep 4 - Saturday, Sep 1, 2018

event results

Lou Ramos Classic standings

tournament book

ENTRY FEES

  • $775 for 2008-2010, 7v7 Format
  • $850 for 2006-2007, 9v9 format
  • $995 for 2003-2005, 11V11 format

Entry fee must accompany the certificate of registration. The certificate must be postmarked on or before July 30 to guarantee acceptance. All late applications will be put on a wait list for review. Upon acceptance, the fee is non-refundable.

CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYMENTS SHOULD BE MADE TO

LVU Lou Ramos Classic
1344 North Sherman St, Allentown PA 18109

FACILITY MAP

Main tournament location is Lehigh County Sports Fields- 466 Parkway Road, Allentown, PA.

QUESTIONS

Andy Adlard, Tournament Director
louboys@lehighvalleyunited.com

TOURNAMENT Headquarters

Lehigh County Sports Fields - Pavilion
4238 Walnut Street, Allentown, PA 18104

TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES
  1. No parking on grass, unless clearly designated as a parking area. Follow parking patterns at all times. Obey speed limits. Tickets will be issued.
  2. Pick up your trash. Soccer fields should be treated as hallowed ground.
  3. No smoking, No alcohol. Just soccer.
REGISTRATION

The Lou Ramos Classic is a US Youth Soccer sanctioned tournament that accepts US Club Soccer teams and foreign teams. Please scroll down to read 2017 Registration Procedures for online registration.

TEAM and PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

Teams may register a maximum of

  • 14 Players for U09-10, 7v7 Format
  • 16 Players for U11-U12, 9v9 format
  • 18 Players for U13-U15, 11V11 format

A team may use up to 3 guest and or secondary players for small sided teams and up to 5 guest and or secondary players for full sided teams up to the player maximum. Secondary players are guest players.  A player can play only for one team and one team only.  Each team must be registered with a single National Soccer Association affiliated with USYSA/USSF and must present a valid stamped and signed roster.

U.S. Soccer birth year alignment

We will be implementing the U.S. Soccer mandated birth year calendar change age groups for the Lou, and no longer using the August 1st age group cut off. Under the new system, players will fall into the following age groups:

Age Group Birth Year
U8 Born in 2010
U9 Born in 2009
U10 Born in 2008
U11 Born in 2007
U12 Born in 2006
U13 Born in 2005
U14 Born in 2004
U15 Born in 2003
RULES OF PLAY

FIFA Laws of the Game will apply except where noted below.  Rules and/or interpretations provided by USSF and the Tournament Director will be incorporated.

Special small-sided rules

For 7v7 there will be a build out line/off sides line. Players are to be behind the line if goalie has the ball in hands. Once the ball is played players can cross the line and pressure the ball. If the goalie puts the ball down to his feet after the save is made opposing team may pressure the ball. For goal kicks opposing team must start behind the build out line until goalie/ field player strikes the goal kick.

No voluntary heading for 7v7 and 9v9. Headers are to be an indirect kick from the position that the header took place for the opposing team. If the attacking team heads the ball in the box it is to be a indirect kick from the position of the header (opposing team must retreat to build up line/off sides line until ball is kicked).  If the header is in the box from the defending team the ref is to walk off a straight line to the top of the box (in line from where the header took place). 

Check-in before match

A team forfeits the match if they fail to report within five minutes of their match start time.  Player picture identification cards are to be present and available at all matches.  The shirt number of each player must be the same as the player’s shirt number on the daily match report or roster.

Duration of Games, overtime, and Ball Sizes 
Division Game Length* Ball Size
U8-10 25 Min Halves Size 4
U11-12 30 Min Halves Size 4
U13-15 30 Min Halves Size 5

* Semi-Final games tied after regulation go directly into FIFA Penalty Kicks. Finals will play two 5 minute overtime halves, and go into FIFA Pentalty kicks if stilled tied.

Substitutions

Substitutions may be made on your own throw in and on the other team's throw in. Other substitutions are permitted at the following times during the run of play:

  • Possession of a throw-in
  • Either team’s goal kick
  • Either team scores a goal
  • At half-time and/or start of overtime periods
  • In case of injury, the other team may substitute one player
  • After a player receives a caution, player’s coach may substitute for player
Players Equipment

It will be at the Referee’s discretion to determine the safety and suitability of player equipment including the wearing of an orthopedic cast or hard brace. Shin guards are mandatory for all players.

Team Field Position

Teams must sit on the same side of the field.  All spectators must take a position on the opposite side of the field as the teams and remain behind the dasher lines.  No spectators are allowed behind goal areas.

Player, Coach, Bench Personnel and/or Spectator Behavior
  • All listed above are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the spirit, as well as, the Laws of the Game.
  • Coaches are responsible for the actions of the team’s players, bench personnel, and spectators.
  • Coaches and/or Players sent off from a match (red card or two yellow cards) will not be allowed to participate in the next match.
  • If a coach receives a red card during a game, he or she must leave the playing area (in other words, needs to go to the parking lot). Another licensed parent or coach from that club may assume coaching duties.  If none available, then a parent from that team can supervise the players. The sent off coach may not proceed to another team or game to assume coaching duties without first having served the "suspension" for the game he/she was sent off in.  Disciplinary committee will review the suspension and make final decisions on the good of the team and game.
  • A player or coach sent off for violent conduct or serious foul play may be subject to further sanctioning. Anyone assaulting a referee will be expelled from the tournament.
  • If in the opinion of game officials, a game must be suspended for any reason, the game may be resumed but is subject to being ended not less than five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next game. If in the opinion of game officials, a game must be terminated for misconduct of players, bench coaches, or spectators, the offending team could be suspended from further play and forfeits that game and all remaining games.  All previous points earned remain as played. Additionally, the home league and State Association will be contacted as appropriate. 
  • A player is only allowed to play with one team.
Determining Winners

Teams will be awarded points on the following basis:

  • Three (3) points for each Win
  • One (1) point for each Tie
  • Zero (0) points for each Loss
  • Failure to report ready to play within five minutes of scheduled kick off time, failure to check in at registration, or causing a terminated game will result in a team forfeiture, 0-1.  The other team will be awarded three (3) points

After bracket play, if tied in points, advancement to Semi-Final will be determined:

  1. The winner in Head to Head competition (If there is 3-way tie, proceed to next tie breaker)
  2. Goal Differential, maximum of +/-4 goals per game. (Team wins 5-0, reported at 4-0.)
  3. Fewest Goals Against
  4. Most Total Wins
  5. Most Shut Outs
  6. Fewest Red Cards
  7. If a tie still exists, FIFA Penalty Kicks (15m Prior to Semi-Final)
Home Team

The team is the team which appears first on the game schedule. The Home Team will supply the game ball, unless supplied by the Tournament. The game ball will be subject to Referee approval. The Home Team will be required to switch to alternate jerseys to accommodate a color conflict as declared by the referee

Referees

The assignor must be approved by the governing soccer associations and only registered USSF referees will be permitted to officiate.  The amount of referees per game in each age division can be found below.

Division Division Games Division Finals
U8-10 1 Referee 3 Referees
U11-12 1 Referee 3 Referee
U13-15 3 Referees 3 Referees
 
Inclement Weather:

The Tournament Rules Committee reserves the right to make the following changes in the event of inclement weather:

  • Relocate and/or reschedule a match.
  • Change a division structure.
  • Reduce scheduled duration of a match
  • Cancel a match
  • If any game is cancelled due to weather or emergency, the score shall be reported at the time of the cancellation regardless of length of time played.
Disputes

All disputes will be settled by the Tournament Director or his/her designee and the decision will be final.

TOURNAMENT CANCELLATION

Pro rated refunds will be made in the event the tournament has to be cancelled.  The rate will be determined based on all tournament expenses incurred up to the time of cancellation. Teams withdrawing from the tournament after the application deadline will not have their application fee returned unless another team can be found to fill their spot.

In the event that Friday or Saturday games are cancelled, games will be rescheduled for Sunday and played as 25 min games with no half time.  If time permits, finals may be played as regular length games, but this is at the discretion of the tournament committee.  No refunds will be issued in this event.

*Please read the following in its entirety as it contains important information about event registration*

ONLINE CHECK-IN

To complete the online check-in please follow these instructions.

  1. Go to your GOTSoccer team page
  2. Click on the event located under "Event Registration History"
  3. Click on the "Documents" tab on the far right
  4. Load Documents

The following documents must be uploaded into your team's GOTSoccer account no later than Wednesday, August10th for the Girls Weekend and Wednesday, August 31st for the Boys Weekend. Any changes made after the deadline may disqualify you from Online Check-In unless communicated to the Club Registrar (Gina Keys, ginaramos@lehighvalleyunited.com).

  • Approved/Certified Roster from your State/National Association
  • Player Passes
  • Permission to Travel - Not required for Region 1 (except for CT & NJ) and US Club teams
  • Guest Player Forms (If applicable)

** All uploaded files should be in PDF format. Documents uploaded in JPEG format will not be accepted. No photos of documents will be accepted.

** Documents should be uploaded as 1 file per category rather than individually scanned and uploaded.

Example:

            Category 1:  Player Passes

                                    *MUST BE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

            Category 2:  Approved Roster

            Category 3:  Guest Player Forms (if applicable)

            Category 4:  Permission to Travel (if applicable)           

In addition to the above documents, the team's coach must bring the following with them to each game for verification. 

Medical Release Forms (We don't need to see Medical Release Forms for registration.) 

Guest Player Information

Your sanctioning board is the first contact you should make if you have questions about guest players and the forms they will need. As long as you are in good standing with them you are in good standing with our event. Continue reading for basic guest player information.

ON-LINE ROSTER REMINDER: It is mandatory that all teams must enter their rosters complete with bench personnel into the tournaments on-line scheduling system, GOTSoccer. The minimum required information is Name, Date of Birth, player ID number, Uniform number and gender.

TO ADD GUEST/CLUB PASS PLAYER: There are three ways (3) ways to add GUEST PLAYERS.

Teams whose State Association uses GOTSoccer registration system to register its players:

PLAYERS FROM THE SAME CLUB

  • Go to your GOTSoccer team page
  • Click on Frozen under the Roster heading directly to right of the event. Even though it says "Frozen" changes can still be made
  • Click on either the Add Guest Player or Add Club Pass Player buttons
  • Input ID# or complete name and make sure the age is correct for the player
  • Click the add button
  • Scroll down to the 2nd roster and hit the add button again. The player should then appear on the event roster

PLAYERS FROM A DIFFERENT CLUB:

  • Have the Guest Player register into the tournaments Guest Player Pool using this link: 
  • Go to your GOTSoccer team page
  • Click on the event name
  • Click on the Guest Tab
  • Click on the players name
  • Use drop down box and then update
  • Go to event roster scroll down to the 2nd roster and hit the add button. The player should then appear on the event roster

Teams whose State Association DOES NOT use GOTSoccer registration system to register its players: IF NOT SURE DO NOT USE THIS METHOD USE THE GUEST PLAYER POOL TO BE SAFE

  • Go to your GOTSoccer team page
  • Click on Frozen under the Roster heading directly to right of the event. Even though it says "Frozen" changes can still be made
  • Use drop down next to "View by Event" click on "Primary Player List"
  • Click on Register New Player
  • Input player data and hit save
  • Go back to event roster
  • Scroll down to the 2nd roster and hit the add button again. The player should then appear on the event roster

Guest Player Release Forms are required for all players not shown on your Approved/Certified Roster from your State/National Association.

Important Reminder: EPYSA / USYS does not allow EPYSA / USYS registered players to guest play for a team that is not affiliated with US Youth Soccer. All guest players on EPYSA / USYS  registered teams must be affiliated with EPYSA / USYS or a state association of US Youth Soccer. Example:

  • A  US Club/AYSO passes cannot be used on a EPYSA / USYS team and EPYS A/ USYS passes cannot be used on a US Club/AYSO team.

TO RELEASE PLAYERS FROM THE EVENT ROSTER:

  • Go to your GOTSoccer team page
  • Click on Frozen under the Roster heading directly to right of the event. Even though it says "Frozen" changes can still be made.
  • To release a player from the event just click the "RELEASE" button to the right of his name. This will remove from event but leave on official roster.

Roster Freeze: Even though the roster says Frozen you can continue to add or subtract players up to team check-in. We will upload all rosters prior to first game.

For all field locations, directions and maps, please click HERE.

Titan Travel Co.

2017:  Teams that are staying overnight at The Lou Ramos Classic, Great Lehigh Valley Soccer Festival or other LVU hosted events, are required to book lodging through Titan Lodging Company, the official lodging company for all of our events. Failure to comply with this requirement will lead to revocation of a team’s acceptance in the tournament.

You may reach the Lodging Coordinator at Titan Lodging by emailing

CancelLation

Tournament Cancellation: Teams may opt to purchase tournament insurance at the time of application.  In the event of tournament cancelation, all fees (minus the tournament insurance fee) will be returned.

In the event that Friday or Saturday games are cancelled, games will be rescheduled for Sunday and played as 25 min games with no half time.  If time permits, finals may be played as regular length games, but this is at the discretion of the tournament committee.  No refunds will be issued in this event.

Withdrawals
  • Teams withdrawing from the tournament after the application deadline will not have their application fee returned unless another team can be found to fill their spot. 
  • If a team is found by the tournament committe, a $50 administrative fee will be deducted from the refund.
  • Teams withdrawing after being accepted, but before the application deadline will have a $50 administrative fee deducted from their refund.
Inclement Weather 

Weather related game changes, postponements, cancellations will be posted on our website.

In the event that a game needs to be stopped due to inclement weather, lightning, etc, you will be instructed by one or all of the following methods:

  • Notified by tournament official
  • Referees
  • Air Horns

Everyone should then go to their cars or a place of safety. The air horns will sound again or you will be informed by a tournament official when everything is "all clear." You should then return to the field. If it is necessary for you to check with Tournament Headquarters regarding this situation, we ask that only the teams’ head coach go to the headquarters tent. Games will be suspended until 20 minutes after the last lightning or thunder has left the vicinity.

Inclement weather is always a possibility and such weather may result in delayed, abbreviated or canceled games.

If any game is cancelled due to weather or emergency, the score shall be reported at the time of the cancelation regardless of length of time played.

The Tournament Rules Committee reserves the right to make the following changes in the event of inclement weather:

  • Relocate and/or reschedule a match.
  • Change a division structure.
  • Reduce scheduled duration of a match
  • Cancel a match
  • If any game is cancelled due to weather or emergency, the score shall be reported at the time of the cancelation regardless of length of time played.

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Lehigh Valley To Host "The Beautiful Game"

LVU invites you to become a sponsor of the 2017 Lehigh Valley United Lou Ramos Classic Soccer Tournament.

Lehigh Valley United F.C. (LVU) has created a name for itself on a local, regional, national and an international level.  LVU is home to numerous state and regional champions as well as a 2013 National Champion.  In 2012, LVU was ranked in the Top 20 Soccer Clubs in the Nation. While continuing and pursuing Lou’s vision and dedication, the club’s teams and staff are achieving great successes on and off the soccer field through excellence in education, athletics and philanthropy.  LVU’s player and parent volunteer program United Gives Back has made an impact in the community through partnership with Central Elementary School and 6th Street Shelter in Allentown.  We raise funds for Breast Cancer and teams participate in monthly donations of food, clothing and other requested items to our local Community Schools.  Teams ran a soccer program for disadvantaged youth from inner city Allentown and Bethlehem elementary schools, collected money and soccer items for Soccer Without Borders, Haiti, Columbia and Nicaragua and participated in Read Across America.

Your sponsorship of our tournament will help keep Lou Ramos’ dream alive in the Lehigh Valley.  In cooperation with the Lehigh Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Lehigh Valley Sports Commission, we want to partner with local businesses over the course of these two weekends and five (5) day event.  Over two hundred fifty (250) soccer teams are expected to attend.   The tournament will bring upward of 10,000 people to the area; giving immediate impact for your advertising dollars.  Visitors will be staying in local hotels, patronizing local restaurants and enjoying all the Lehigh Valley has to offer.  

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or your own ideas of how we can work together.  We look forward to working with you this year and many, many years to come.

LVU Purpose: We exist to inspire and nurture the love of soccer, and develop players with winning attitudes and the work ethic to pursue their dreams. Through innovative ideas, we will be a top youth soccer club in the nation, and will exceed our region’s expectations to advance US soccer by developing more talent for youth national team programs.

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