The following are the teams playing the US National
April 27, 2007
The next U.S. Open Cup Region II game for Bavarians is: May 12,
2007...tenatively 2:00 p.m. Tom has given the other team a choice of driving in
on Friday and staying over or driving in the morning! Tom Zaiss is waiting for
a response! We will update you when we know.
April 21, 2007
Congratulations to the Bavarian SC for winning the US Open Game against Indiana 4 to 0 in Indiana.
November 3, 2007
Bavarian SC win over Milwaukee Kickers to represent Wisconsin in Spring in the US Open Cup.
This is to invite you to participate in the 2007, Wisconsin leg of the Regional and National Cup competitions. The following are items that need to be met by all teams and our State Association for our teams to participate in games at the State, Regional and National level of the cup competitions.
A game schedule will be made as quickly as possible following the Entry
Deadline. Referees will be informed and we will get competitions started as
soon as we can. The entry form is included as well as some materials from
Region II National Cup Commissioner, Debra Trapikas. Good Luck to all the teams
and let's have a good series of games.
Richard Williams - W ASA President - State Cups Commissioner National Cups
We will do the draw the same as we did last year. It was fun and every team that wanted to be a part of the draw had that opportunity thanks to the advances of modem technology. More information on this will be sent out via the websites as we get closer to the date.
Exciting news is that the Whirlpool Corporation has decided to be a major sponsor of the 2006 regionals. We are working with several banks and other businesses to get additional funding. It is my personal hope that we will have enough money to buy walkie-talkies for our region, as well as a few other items our region could use in all our competitions, We will have a player beach party on Friday night for all players at Silver Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. We will have food, music and beach soccer. Bus transportation will be provided from hotels to the beach and back. The referee Pat Smith Award banquet is planned for Saturday evening. Again, transportation will be provided from the host hotel to the St. Joe Kickers Club. More information will be provided on the website as we get closer to the event. Perhaps one of the most exciting things to happen is the PRE- TOURNAMENT event which is a free clinic to women players. We are starting a women's soccer league in southwest Michigan. Three days before the tournament we are offering a free 3-day clinic The Chicago Fire A team coaching staff and some of the players will be here to do the clinic for free!
This year, we made the video primarily for the U23 group. I will be attending the National Soccer Coaches Association Meeting in January and will be distributing those videos to coaches from our region, as well as a brochure specifically dealing with our womens programs. The brochure will also be sent out to all women's leagues in our region. If anyone has any suggestions as to what more could be done for this - please talk to me after this meeting. I will also be preparing a brochure for the U-23 program. These will also be distributed to leagues within the region.
Only one new rule has been implemented for the 2006-2007 year: A team in any division (except Men's Open and Men's Amateur) is excluded from the rule of playing in a league of four teams if that team resides outside of an 80 mile radius from the nearest league. The U-23 and Women 0-30 teams are exempt from that rule altogether.
U23 players can play only if they were born on or after August 1, 1983
Referee fees for Men's Open Cup interstate games ($145+$40+$40+$25= $250) to be paid by the home team to the center referee BEFORE the start of the game. Cash only. Fees include travel for the center referee whom shall be from a neutral state.
A couple of exciting things are happening at regionals this year. You might want to pass this on to your teams:
1. I have contacted every single college and university coach and scouts in region II and invited them to our regional competition. I have received several affirmative answers. They want to come! This is good news, especially for the U23 teams. In addition, I will be writing letters to MLS, NPSL and other entities to invite them as well.
2. We have several events planned in June at the Midwest Regional Competition.
Your players will enjoy them, I promise. More details to come. Thanks again and please send me your listings.
Region II Cup Commisioner
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