Last Updated: May 9th, 2013
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A lot of work from the Host Province, the CSA, and the NWT Soccer Association is put in to the organization, confirmation, and delivery of this event. Teams interested in attending the Club National Championships and representing Team NWT must submit a letter of intention to the NWT Soccer Association before February 21st of the year of the competition. This must be accompanied by a draft roster of the team and a cheque for $1000 made out to The NWT Soccer Association. This money will be towards the NWTSA’s cost of sending Territorial Representatives to these competitions and any fines incurred by the teams.
Before September 1st of the year of the competition, each team must submit:
Teams must also prepare ID badges for all players and coaching staff containing:
Having a solid and committed Coaching Staff is the first step to ensure that teams from the NWT get the most out of their national competition experience. The CSA requires that all coaches have (at a minimum) their full Community Coach Certificate or Soccer for Life Certificate. Any coaching staff travelling to the competition must also complete the NWTSA’s ‘Respect in Sport’ program prior to departing for the competition. This requirement is imposed by the NWT Soccer Association to ensure the safety of our members and to enhance the competition experience.
All teams must have, at minimum, a Head Coach and a Team Manager or a second coaching staff who are not players on the team. This is an extremely important function because it will ensure the administration of the team is handled in a timely and professional fashion and relieve some of the responsibility of the Head Coach and provide additional support and supervision to the players. All coaching staff must also have a valid CPIC with vulnerable sector check on file with the NWTSA.
If there is more than one club team wishing to represent NWT Soccer in the same category at the National Club Championship in the same in the same year, a territorial play-down will be completed before August 15th of that year.
The play-down will consist of a two (2) game play-down, the winner being determined by the total number of points (WIN = 3 pts, TIE = 1pt) after two matches. The first game can end in a tie, however, if the two teams are tied in points at the end of regulation time after the second match, one (1) overtime period, consisting of two (2) halves in which the length of each half shall be determined according to the age guidelines specified by the CSA.
If no winner has been determined after the overtime period, 5 kicks for each team of players present on the field when the match ends shall take kicks from the penalty mark. If after five (5) penalty kicks, no winner has been determined, sudden death kicks from the penalty mark will be used to determine the winner. The order of shooting for the sudden death penalty kicks must go through all eleven (11) players on the field each time before any player can kick again. For both the play-downs and the National Club Championships, every player must have matching team jerseys and socks.
The NWT Soccer Association will provide up to three (3) certified match officials for the play-down. The NWT Soccer Association will cover the costs of their accommodations, game fees, and transportation to and from the play-down. Any other costs associated with the play-down will be divided evenly amongst the teams competing and paid for prior to the competition.
The National Club Championships require that each team attending the tournament must have a representative from their respective PSO/TSO to act as a liaison between the CSA and the individual teams. Applications will be solicited in July for the Territorial Rep position(s) in the event there are no suitable NWTSA Board Members available to attend. To avoid a conflict of interest the Territorial Representative cannot be a member of the team staff, a player or immediate family (i.e. Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Husband, Wife, Boyfriend or Girlfriend) of a player in the competition regardless if he/she serves on the NWTSA Board.
The NWTSA will cover half of the cost of sending the Territorial Rep to each competition and the team(s) will cover the other half of the costs. The representative will be given a per diem based on current Government of the Northwest Territory rates.
The Territorial Representative is required to arrive at the competition with or before their team and to leave with or after the team. Their flights will be booked by the CSA along with the team’s flights.. They are expected to attend all required functions while at the competition and to wear NWT gear at these events; NWTSA apparel will be provided by the Association. The Territorial Rep must have a working cell phone during the entire competition and are responsible for the associated costs. They will be reimbursed for cell phone costs under certain circumstances (e.g. phone calls for medical emergencies). NWTSA does not cover any vehicle rentals, Territorial Representatives will be required to travel with the team when necessary. If a Territorial Representatives wishes to rent their own vehicle they will be responsible for paying for it.
There are many requirements for teams traveling to the Club Nationals outlined in the Competitions Handbook that will be updated and distributed by the CSA each year. The CSA will book all flights for teams up to a maximum of 2 persons per team (4 coaching staff and 20 players) and provide a subsidy for 18 seats at a percentage based on the total number of teams attending the competition that year (~25-45%). All teams must arrive at the hosting location at least one day (1) prior to the start of the Club Championship in which they are competing. The CSA also covers the cost of any ground transportation to and from the airport to the hotels assuming that teams aren't intending on making any deviation from the route from the airport to the hotels. All teams travelling must stay in the hotels designated by the Hosting provincial Association. Host teams are required to stay at the designated hotels unless the team’s home base is within 50km radius of the hosting venues and the team chooses to stay at home.
Teams will be permitted to have banners/flags/signs provided they have been approved by the CSA no later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the scheduled start of the championship. These shall be no larger than 3’ x 6’. Teams displaying banners/flags/signs that have not been approved by the CSA will be subject to a fine. This rule does not apply to Provincial/Association flags.
The participating teams must submit a list of sponsors that are on their uniforms for approval by the CSA, prior to travelling to the National Championships. This will be reviewed at the pre-championship meeting. Any teams having a sponsor on their playing uniform that conflicts with the CSA sponsor will not be permitted to play until it is covered or removed.
For a listing and rating of all clubs that have competed in the Canadian Club Championships from 1984-2008, please read Dick Labrom's Report.
Please click on the following link for a printable pdf version of the NWT Soccer Association's Club Nationals Policy.
Please click on the followking link for a printable pdf version of the CSA Rules for National Competitions 2012
DATE OF BOARD APPROVAL: January 28, 2013
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