Winter Blast FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
We tried to cover as many questions we think you might have! If you need additional information, visit the tournament's Contacts page.
What is 3v3?
3 v 3 is the game everyone is talking about!
It is fun and fast-paced with no goal keepers, no off side, and no slide tackles. Teams may have a maximum of six players, with three on the field and three substitutes. Each team will typically play a minimum of 4 games, consisting of two ten-minute halves separated by a two minute break. Texas Rush Winter Blast will award medals to players U9 and older and participation awards for all U6, U7 and U8 players.
Ask your friends - talk to your teammates and enter a team now!
Que es 3v3?
3 v 3 es el juego del que todos estan hablando!
Es divertido y rapido; no tiene portero, no hay fueras de lugar, y no hay barridas. Cada equipo tiene un maximo de seis jugadores, tres en el campo y tres reemplazos. Los partidos consisten de dos tiempos de diez minutos y un medio tiempo de dos minutos. En el torneo "Rush Winter Blast" todos los equipos tienen cuatro juegos garantizados. Se entregaran medallas a los equipos desde U9 en adelante. Premios de participacion seran entregados a los equipos U6, U7 y U8.
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Who Can Play 3v3 soccer?
The Rush Winter Blast 3v3 Soccer is a soccer event open to players of all skill levels. Youth players must be registered with STYSA or US Club. The divisions are: 5-15 year olds (Recreational), 7-10 year olds (Youth Academy) and 10-15 year olds (Competitive).
Who can Coach?
Anyone can coach a team and we strongly encourage you to enter a team. The primary job of the coach is to cheer on the players, make substitutions and get the team to the correct field at the correct time. It will be very simple, fun and rewarding!
How do I determine which age bracket is appropriate for my team?
Teams should be registered in the age-group category of the oldest player on the team, even if players’ ages span more than one age group. (See age chart below)
Age Group Birth Year
U-15 August 1, 1997 to July 31, 1998
U-14 August 1, 1998 to July 31, 1999
U-13 August 1, 1999 to July 31, 2000
U-12 August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2001
U-11 August 1, 2001 to July 31, 2002
U-10 August 1, 2002 to July 31, 2003
U-9 August 1, 2003 to July 31, 2004
U-8 August 1, 2004 to July 31, 2005
U-7 August 1, 2005 to July 31, 2006
U-6 (co-ed) August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007
How do I register for the tournament?
Go to www.texasrush.com and select the ‘Registration’ tab on the left of the webpage. Next, select the registration category ‘2012 Winter Blast 3v3’, then follow online instructions. *The contact person (person who registers the team) accepts waiver responsibility for their entire team during the online registration process.
- Necessary Information to complete team registration
- Players’ names
- Players’ date of births
- Players’ contact information
- Players’ ID# (see below on where to find)
What is a player identification number and where do I find it?
Player identification numbers (ID#) can be found on team rosters and/or player cards. The team coach or team manager can provide this information for their players.
What do I do if I cannot locate the player number?
Contact your club's office or registrar; they can advise you on getting the player number.
What if a player is not registered with a soccer club?
All players must be registered with STYSA or US Club Soccer. Any player not registered through either of these organizations, must complete a Player Registration Form (click link to download form) and pay a player registration fee (U10 and below is $15; U11 and higher is $25).
Mail check (payable to: Texas Rush) and completed Registration form to:
Texas Rush Soccer Club
Attn: Terayza Blackmon
2204 Timberloch Pl., Suite 225
The Woodlands, TX 77380
*Completed form and payment must be received by Thurdsay, December 6, 2012 (can be submitted to the Texas Rush office or at team check-in location, Jerry Built Burgers).
Can we change our team name?
Yes. If you register online, you will have to provide a Team name. Changes to your roster (including changing your Team Name) can be made at any time before the registration deadline. However, changes must be made before December 1, 2012 to appear on scoresheet.
How many players can I have on the roster?
You may carry a maximum of 6 players with a minimum of 3 players. Your team's entry fee is the same regardless of the number of players on the team.
Who needs to attend Check-In?
One member and/or coach from each team must attend the pre-event Check-in to pick up the teams schedule, tournament rules, and event T-shirts. See Check-in information posted on the Winter Blast webpage.
Can I call the pre-event location to check in my team?
We're sorry, but we can't allow teams to check-in by phone, must be in person.
How do I know my team's registration is complete?
What do I bring to check-in?
You must bring a completed medical release form for all players, proof of age (including Texas Rush players), and a list of players (with date of birth and player ID# for each player).
Will there be Winter Blast tournament t-shirts for sale?
Yes, the Winter Blast T-shirts are awesome and can be pre-ordered on the website. T-shirt costs are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the tournament.
How are the divisions formed?
Teams will be placed in divisions based on age and gender. Teams that span more than one age group will be placed in the division of the oldest, most experienced player on the team.
When will schedules be available?
The Winter Blast weekend's schedules will be posted on the Winter Blast Tournament page of the Texas Rush website (visit www.texasrush.com > Club Tournaments > Winter Blast). Schedules will be available online December 5, 2012 .
Will standings be updated?
Standings will be updated on-site only, on an ongoing basis, throughout the day.
What are the rules for the Rush Winter Blast 3v3 Soccer Tournament?
For a complete list of rules and regulations click here (reglas en espanol). Please make sure that all players read and understand the rules before the tournament begins.
What are the field dimensions?
The playing field is 40 yards long by 30 yards wide for ages U10 and higher; a 30 x 20 yard field is used for U6, U7 and U8 participants.
Are numbers on jerseys required?
No, but all players must wear similar team shirts (same color) during play. If both teams are wearing the same color, the home team (listed first on the schedule) must change to their alternate shirt/jersey or use pinnies.
Can I request a specific time to play?
Unfortunately, we can't guarantee any accommodation of this type of request.
Are there any player restrictions on casts, or jewelry?
Referees must approve players wearing proactive casts (hard casts will not be allowed). No jewelry will be allowed (including earrings, of any type; rope necklaces and/or bracelets). The only exception will be for players wearing medical bracelets.
Can I change my roster after I am registered?
Yes, you can adjust your roster until the start of tournament play. You may turn in roster changes at the pre-event packet pickup (check-in) or at the Headquarters Tent at the event (before your first game).
How do I know if my team should play in the recreational or competitive division?
Teams that have at least one player with competitive experience will be classified as a competitive team and will be placed in the competitive bracket. Generally competitive teams or players practice or train 2-3 days or more per week. All other teams and players will be classified as recreational unless the team decides to play at the competitive level.
What is the Field Condition telephone number?
To check field conditions, the telephone number is: 281-298-1862.
What is the refund policy?
What is the refund policy due to weather conditions?
There will be a $25.00 administration fee for teams that are not able to attend the rescheduled date. *If there are weather challenges, the new date will be January 12, 2013.
What is the refund policy if EDDOA schedules my competitive team’s game on the tournament date?
We will refund your team the registration fee less a $25.00 administration fee. (This Admin fee covers the web hosting fee, bank charges, and admin costs.) Please notify us within 48 hours of the EDDOA schedule so we can give your place to another team on our wait list.
If I still have questions, who should I contact?