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CINDY ESKWITH MEMORIAL VAIL CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT

OCTOBER 5-6, 2024


REGISTER HERE FOR VAIL CUP

VVSC invites all CSA sanctioned event teams U11 through U15 boys and U11 through U19 girls teams to play soccer in the beautiful Vail Valley and surrounding area of Eagle County.  The 11th Annual Vail Valley Cup Cindy Eskwith Memorial Tournament will be held on October 5-6, 2024 (*some games possible Friday night ,October 4, if agreed to by your team).  All teams will play a minimum of three games
(weather permitting).  The majority of teams will begin play on Saturday morning.  

Reminder: Due to the new rules put in place by the Colorado Soccer Association,  CSA League teams that are attending any in season tournament will need to get any conflicting league games rescheduled in order to attend any tournament.  A reminder that the typical rescheduling window of  a week to reschedule games after the  Fall CSA schedule is posted will apply  in order to avoid the applicable CSA league reschedule fees.  

IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:

Registration Deadline:  July 15, 2024

  • Team payments (credit card/check will not processed until after the registration deadline AND your teams actual acceptance into the tournament
  • Credit card processing fees will apply OR you can send a check to: VVSC/Vail Cup PO Box 2728, Edwards, CO  81632
  • Official rosters for our online check in process are not needed until two weeks before the tournament 
  • P1 - P3 teams might be asked to play up a division, depending on teams that have applied for the age group they are in, so that the brackets created are fair and appropriate for all teams. 

Fall 2024 age breakdown for applications

                              U11 - 2014, U12 - 2013, U13 - 2012, U14 - 2011, U15 - 2010, U16 - 2009, U17 - 2008, U18 - 2007, U19 - 2006

       We will not start accepting teams until the beginning of August.  Our tournament sells out every year. Please get your applications in early as we do take into account your application date when managing the acceptance process.                   

PLEASE NOTE: SCHEDULES  ONCE POSTED ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR ANY MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR "ORIGINAL" SCHEDULE.

Team payments will not be processed until after you have been accepted into the tournament. 

The Tournament Committee (TC) or Vail Valley Soccer Club shall not be liable for expenses incurred by any team or club if the tournament is cancelled, postponed, or suspended in whole or in part due to reasons beyond the TC’s control, No refunds will be issued.  The TC’s interpretation of the rules will be final.  If your team is accepted and later withdraws the entry fee is non refundable unless the tournament director finds an appropriate team to replace you; only then will your fee be refundable at 80% of the total.  Once schedules have been published NO refunds of any kind will be accepted.  


 

You can have up to 5 guest players

MEDICAL RELEASES

Please have medical releases on hand for all players. They can be your club forms or the one attached here.

medical release.pdf

TOURNAMENT RULES

tournamentrules2024.pdf

VAIL CUP WEATHER PROTOCOL

1) Games may be canceled or suspended when fields are not playable due to rain, low air temperature, excessively high winds or lightning.

2) The responsibility of game cancellation, shortened games or temporary suspension of games will rest with the Tournament Administration. Final judgement will be that of the tournament representative.

Penalty Kicks will be utilized to determine winners of games canceled due to weather.

(*5 kicker format)

3) In the event that play has been stopped by the field Referee, Head Referee or Tournament Administration, the score at the stoppage of play will be the final game score if at least one half was completed and if play is not resumed as ordered by tournament administration.

4) In the case of bad weather the referee and field marshals will notify everyone to clear the fields. Do not leave the complex until games are officially canceled. Participants and supporters should leave the playing area and go directly to their cars.

5) We will use the Weather Bug app to monitor lightning if necessary.

If lighting strikes are detected within 10 miles all players and coaches must seek shelter.

Once the Spark tab shows that there are no lightning strikes within 10 miles away, players must wait 30 minutes to return to the fields. (If lightning strikes are detected again within 10 miles, the 30 minute clock starts again)

 

We look forward to having you join us in a few weeks for a great weekend of soccer. Please email the below address with any questions you may have.

 

[email protected]




Trainers

There will be trainers available in several locations throughout the tournament.  There will be an AED available at all locations as well.

§  Freedom Park, Edwards

§  Homestake Peak, Eagle-Vail

§  Eagle Fairgrounds, Eagle

§  Ford Park, Vail

If you have an athlete that would like an ankle wrapped they must provide their own materials such as pre-wrap and tape.

(**NO dogs allowed at any of the FIELD locations during the event)

FIELD LOCATIONS

Avon Elementary School - 850 West Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon, CO  81620
Avon Nottingham Park - 414 West Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon, CO  81620
Battle Mountain High School - 0151 Miller Ranch Rd., Edwards, CO  81632
Battle Mountain High School Practice Field - *directly behind the west side of the school)
Berry Creek Middle School - 100 Miller Ranch Rd., Edwards, CO  81632
**(BMHS is directly across the street from Freedom Park/tournament headquarters)
Donovan Park - 1600 South Frontage Rd West, Vail, CO  81657
Eagle County Fairgrounds - 1400 Fairground Rd., Eagle, CO  81631
Eagle Valley Middle School - 747 East Third Street, Eagle, CO  81631 (*not being used for 2023 tournament)
Homestake Peak  School stadium (Eagle Vail) - 750 Eagle Rd., Avon, CO  81620
Ford Park - 530 South Frontage Rd. East, Vail, CO  81657
Freedom Park/Mountain Rec Facility - 300 Miller Ranch Rd., Edwards, CO  81632
Singletree Community Park - 1240 Berry Creek Rd., Edwards, CO  81632
Vail Athletic Field - 646 Vail Valley Dr., Vail, CO  81657 
Vail Mountain School - 3000 Booth Falls Rd., Vail, CO  81657
Gypsum Rec Center Turf Field - 3295 Cooley Mesa Rd., Gypsum, CO 81637 



PLEASE NOTE: SCHEDULES ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR ANY MODIFICATIONS TO YOUR "ORIGINAL" SCHEDULE.


The Vail Valley Soccer Club has partnered with EventConnect to provide discounted hotel rates

for traveling teams to the 2024 Vail Valley Cup. Please see below important updates to our travel team policy for the 2024 event:

●      The 2024 Vail Valley Cup is Not a true Stay and Play Event, however, Event Connect has secured many discounted room blocks for the tournament. The link for room blocks will be released as soon as we start accepting teams into the tournament which will be in early August.  

●      Teams are still highly encouraged to book their lodging through the EventConnect system which will give teams access to:

○      Discounted Hotel Rates

○      Team Friendly Properties which include amenities such as free wifi, pools, free parking, and breakfast options

●      Cancellation and Pre-Authorization charges - teams and parents are asked to review the hotel specific cancelation policies that will be listed in the EventConnect system. These policies do vary per hotel and may impact your lodging experience. 

 



CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lisa Reeder - Tournament Director
[email protected]
970-390-4481

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SPECIAL INFORMATION ON PARKING

Parking Freedom Park

No Parking in ECO bus area

You can park at Colorado Mtn. College Lot

You can park at Battle Mtn. High School staff parking lot that is East of the school and directly across from the Freedom Park playing fields

NO RV’s can be parked at Freedom park

NO dogs (service dogs with proper credentials are allowed)


 

  

 


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Cindy Eskwith, A Life’s work of love

(VailDaily.com)

June 19, 2013

Vail –If you’re in the Vail Valley and kicking a soccer ball, then you can thank Cindy Eskwith. Cindy’s 16-year battle with breast and bladder cancer ended in May of 2013. If you’ve been on the sidelines watching kids play a Vail Valley Soccer Club match then Cindy’s life has touched yours. Cindy made a difference to thousands of kids and their parents. “She was an incredible optimist.  It never occurred to her that something wouldn’t turn out right, and she worked until it did,” said Larry Eskwith, her husband of 40 years. In 1973, Cindy and Larry landed in Vail, Colorado after a stint in Steamboat Springs.  Cindy and Larry fell in love with the mountains and stayed. Cindy always believed in the power of sport to inspire leadership and teamwork.  She was an athlete her entire life.  Cindy got involved with local youth sports because her daughter started playing, the same reason most of us do.  But that’s where the similarities ended.  Cindy became president of the Vail valley Soccer Club’s board and started the enormously successful Vail Cup, the soccer tournament that brings thousands of people and many dollars to the valley each autumn. Cindy facilitated the deal for artificial turf fields in Edwards’ Freedom Park.  In 2012, the Colorado Youth Soccer Hall of Fame inducted Cindy to honor her significant personal achievement and extraordinary representation of the soccer community. In addition to sports, Cindy was passionate about local education.  She was part of almost every benefit and worked for almost every cause.  

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Edwards, Colorado 81632
Phone : 970-390-7994
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