Frequently Asked Questions
Please read through these Frequently Asked Questions before you send us an email. We often receive the same question many times and it will save us a lot of time and get you your answer right away. Also, many questions can be answered by reviewing the Rules & Information section on the website. Please feel free to contact us if you still have a question.
When is the registration deadline?
The Mayor’s Cup International Tournament is October 25-27, 2019, the deadline is September 9, 2019. In order to be accepted to the tournament, you must have must be paid in full and have your hotel stay booked through Traveling Teams Inc. You will not be charged if you are not accepted.
Do you accept all out of state teams that apply?
The Mayor’s Cup is one of the largest and most competitive tournaments in the world. We have hosted over 80 different clubs from outside the US. Unfortunately, we cannot accept every team that applies. For your best chance of being accepted, apply early and make sure your payment arrangements are set. You will not be charged until you are accepted. Also, remember that the Mayor’s Cup is a stay and play tournament, so you must arrange your hotel rooms with Traveling Teams Inc.
I know we are guaranteed a number of matches, but on what days will they be played?
For your entry into the Mayor’s Cup, you will be guaranteed three (3) games. If you are traveling from out of town, you will most likely play two (2) games on Saturday and one (1) on Sunday. If you should happen to play additional games, they will be on Sunday. Local teams may play on Friday night and have one (1) or two (2) games on Saturday, depending on the size of their groups. For out of town teams to be considered to play in a Friday night game, they MUST request this on their team’s application.
I see that the Mayor’s Cup is “Stay and Play” Tournament. What if we don’t want to stay and one of the hotels you have listed?
Traveling Teams Inc. has a large selection of hotels that fit any teams budget. Neither the Mayor’s Cup nor Traveling Teams Inc. marks up room rates. In fact, Traveling Teams Inc. guarantees the lowest advertised team room rates for the dates of the Mayor’s Cup. In order to be accepted to the tournament, you must book your stay with Traveling Teams Inc.
We are planning our flights home. What time will the finals be played?
For the Mayor’s Cup Tournament, the last scheduled final begins Sunday at 2:40 pm (11v11 games), 2:50 (9v9 games), or 3:00 pm (7v7 games). Remember that each team that participates in the final is invited up on stage to receive their award and perhaps meet the Mayor of Las Vegas. Teams are asked up onstage in the order you arrive at the awards area and we can not give special consideration to teams that “have to catch a plane”. Plan your departure with plenty of time for your players to enjoy their success.
We have two teams that are coached by one coach. Can you ensure that there will not be a conflict?
For coaches with multiple teams: we will attempt to avoid conflicts with your teams. Priority will be given to coaches that have traveled the furthest distance. Coaches of multiple teams must be sure your name is listed as head coach on your GotSoccer roster. Failure to be listed as head coach will preclude our attempt to avoid your potential scheduling conflicts. We do not attempt to de-conflict a coach’s schedule with 3 or more teams.
We want to play in the highest division possible and don’t want to play teams we usually see in our league play?
The Mayor’s Cup makes every attempt to separate teams from their region. Occasionally you may see a rival sooner than the semi-finals. The Mayor’s Cup looks at a lot of factors when deciding on flight distribution. Historical data from GotSoccer.com is a key qualifier. If you have the results that warrant placement at the highest level, you will probably get it.
Our game conflicts with an event we had planned in Las Vegas, can we get out game rescheduled?
We want you to have the best experience in Las Vegas. If you are planning a team event, please let us know before the entry deadline so that we can make an attempt to schedule around your event.
Will my team play a Friday night game?
There are only a limited amount of Friday night games. The only “Out of Town” teams which will be considered for Friday night games, must have requested it during their application. Local teams MUST be prepared to play Friday night if scheduled.
Can you help us arrange friendlies before or after the tournament?
If you have ever been involved with a large tournament, you know the days leading up to an event are the busiest. If you would like to arrange a friendly, let us know a couple of weeks before you arrive.
When will the schedules be released?
Schedules are generally available two weeks before the start of the tournament. If you have events that require special scheduling consideration, please let us know BEFORE the schedules are released.
I am having trouble with my GotSoccer.com login, can you help?
As much as we would like to, GotSoccer.com is the best to help with technical issues regarding their site. GotSoccer.com (888) 258-5220
Can we add players to our roster at check-in?
No. There are not any conditions that exist where the tournament will allow this to happen. Your roster must be set by the deadline and only those players will be allowed to play.
Can a player play for two (2) or more teams in the tournament?
No. A player can only play for one (1) team in the tournament. If you need additional players, we suggest you look through the guest player pool for additional players.
I need guest players. Do you have any local kids that are interested in playing?
The best way to arrange for guest players is to log only GotSoccer.com and go to the guest player section. Here you can see players available to guest play or get the word out that you are looking for players.
Where do I find the guest player form?
Either your State Association or US Club provides, depending on your team’s jurisdiction.
What if we can not make the mandatory credentials check in on Friday night?
All teams are required to appear at credentials check in on Friday night. Usually, a team has someone arrive in advance who can check the team in. If this is not possible you MUST communicate that to us before the Friday check-in. Don’t risk being a no-show, coming all this way and not be able to play.
How long does Credentials Check take?
For teams which have followed directions, it will take 10-15 minutes. If your roster or other paperwork is not in order, it will take much longer. Please remember: if a player’s name is not on the roster at the time of the “Roster Freeze”, they will not be eligible to play.
What field complex will our games be played?
All games will be played throughout West and Northwest Las Vegas Valley.
The Mayor’s Cup has grown so much in the past few years that we now utilize nine locations. While we wish we could have everyone at the same fields, it is just impossible. We make every attempt to have all group games at the same locations. The exact location of where your team will play really cannot be determined until the schedule is completed.
See Fields here.
What is the cost of parking at the soccer complexes?
Unlike many other large youth soccer tournaments, parking is always FREE at the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup.
Do you provide benches and shade structures at the fields?
A limited number of chairs/benches are provided at limited complexes on the sidelines, enough for players are a few team officials. Shade structures are not provided.
We are playing an International Team, is there anything we should know?
Traditionally, whenever you play an international team, your team should be prepared to give the players a small gift. Something that identifies your City or State is always appreciated. Teams will often give their team pins are a charm with their state quarter attached. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or expensive, just something they will remember to add to their experience. Your team may also want to have a small banner like the national teams’ exchange before their games.
What happens if our score that is posted is incorrect?
We make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of scores. It is very important that a team official verifies and signs off on the referee’s scorecard at the end of the game. That is the only proof we have to verify scores. If you think your score is wrong, please let a tournament official know so that we can verify with the scorecard.
I’m interested in refereeing games while in Las Vegas. How can I get involved?
Please contact directly our Referee Assignor, John Kennedy at ScotchMist@cox.net with a summary of your credentials and availability. Please include your contact information.