24th Annual Kickoff Classic Tournament 2021

The RUSC 24th Annual Kickoff Classic will be held April 23,24,25, 2021.

Come play in one of the few local soccer tournaments under the lights!

To register for the Kickoff Classic   >>> WE  ARE CLOSED! 


SCHEDULES :   -  POSTED - We hope to have "A" & "B" filghts for U10-14.

Friday Night - GU 16 - [click]

Sat* Morning - BU 14  [click]  GU 12A [click]  BU 12B [click]

Sat* Day - BU 12A  [click]  GU 12B  [click]

Sat Night - BU 17/18  [click]    GU 17/18  [click

Sunday - BU 10A  [click]  BU 10B  [click]   GU 10A [click]  GU 10B [click]  &  U08 [click]

Please keep BOTH Saturday* slots available


(04/14/21) 8:30pm -All schedules posted!

(04/18/21) 12:39pm - BU 17/18 Team dropped-schedule changed!

(04/20/21) 7:28pm - BU 10 A & B schedules changed!

04/22/21 ) 7:55am - BU 14 Team dropped-schedule changed!

04/22/21) 8:03am - ALL SCHEDULES ARE FINAL!

If you have a question, let us know -> info@rysc.org 

Participating Clubs:   (Once teams are registered) -  Alleycats, Ballston Spa, Bethlehem, Cap United, Clifton Park, Colonie, CNY, Dutchmen, Fifty FC, Firestorm,  Greenbush, Greenville, Latham,  Niskayuna, Plattsburgh, Rip Van Winkle, Rising Stars, Saratoga, Utica FC

The location of the tournament is at the Rotterdam United Soccer Complex located on Princetown Road. This outdoor grass tournament is an USYSA sanctioned tournament through Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, Inc. For more information, [click here] to contact our tournament director, Scott Byrnes.  In your email, please include your club name, age group (ie BU12), division "A" or "B" and your title (coach, manager or other), we get over 75 teams in, we need a little help.


The tournament is open to U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U17 and U18 boys and girls divisions based on CDYSL age groups.(Formats: U8 will be 4v4, U10 - 7v7, U12 - 9v9 and U14 & above - 11v11.)


We will try to have an "A" and "B" level in each age division depending on participation. All clubs in good standing are welcome to enter. Your CDYSL spring placement will help decide what division you will go in.  Division 1 and 2 teams will be "A" and Division 3 +  teams will be "B".


Team Rosters:

  • 22 players maximum per team (including guest players) 

    • (We follow the CDYSL guidelines for team rosters - can be changed with permission from the tournament director. )

  • 3 guest players permitted

  • All non-New York teams must have a completed "permission to travel" form to play

  • Teams should arrive 30 minutes prior to game time to check roster, with your team medical release forms, have your players passes checked and receive your game schedule. (Look for the big tent next to the Concession stand) 

  • Original league stamped/signed roster w/ jersey numbers listed beside each player.

  • Every player and guest player needs a signed medical release form.  Must have them when you check-in  {click}




Game Information:

  • All groups play ALL 4 games in ONE day/night ONE session*. Figure 4-6 hours to complete your group play.

    • [Games to be played Friday night, all day Saturday (3 sessions) and Sunday].

  • Each team will be scheduled for 4 games if minimum of 4 teams in a division.  A five or more team division will play a round robin format. A four team division will have a playoff format to decide final placement. A 3 team division will play 2-50 minute games. Both scenarios have 100 minutes of playing time... (4 x 25 mins 0r 2 x 50 mins.)

  • All games will be 25 minutes in length and there will be no halftime breaks or overtime periods. Teams will switch sides "on the fly" when referee signals for it. If a weather issue (Thunder/Lightning) occurs  all play is stopped immediately  and a 30 minute delay will occur. If no other weather issue happens in the 30 minute delay, then Tournament  Director reserves the right to shorten game lengths to finish the brackets on time. This is done for the safety of ALL the people at our tournament.

  • Team award for first place finish ONLY in each division —** this is new this year **. All the U8 & U10 divisions all players will receive a participation award. (Non-result format as per CDYSL).

  • All teams are asked to bring two jerseys to avoid same color conflicts. If one occurs, the winner by a referee coin toss will get color choice.

  • The ref may decide which team will kick off OR the winner of the ref's coin toss will decide which goal to attack in the first half or to take the kick-off.

  • Players receiving a caution must be replaced at the time of the infraction. That player may not re-enter the game until the next substitution opportunity.  Any player receiving a red card (or a coach getting ejected from game) can not be replaced and is suspended from the next match.  A second red card  received by the same player, will be asked to leave the complex. 

  • Every club/coach is responsible for their conduct , players and fans. Unruly or obscene conduct may result in an ejection of all parties involved from our complex.

  • Possible other venues may be used.

  • NO protests will be considered.



          The Tournament Director, members of the Tournament Committee, Rotterdam United Soccer Club, its members and board

               members, any participating associations, advertisers, vendors, school districts and recreation departments and related

               municipalities will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by any team, player or spectator nor will they be liable for

               any injury of any player, coach or spectator that may result form the participation in, or travel to and from the tournament.

               Each team will be responsible for its own medical and liabilty insurance. The tournament director and committee reserves

               the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the conduct and administration of the tournament and their judgement shall

               be deemed as final.

Scoring U12 and up:

This is a point based tournament which will decide final placement.


[Max points per game is 8]

Win = 3 points 
Tie = 1 point
Plus = 1 point for each goal (Max 3)
Shutout win = 1 point
First goal scored = 1 point

In the event of forfeit (or if a team leaves) the score(s) of the game shall be recorded as 2-0. The winning team shall get seven (7) points. No refunds will be issued.

Ties in the standings will be broken by the following criteria:

1. Head-to-Head record
2. Least goals against
3. Goals scored
4. A coin toss

Playoff games (S1 v. S2) that end in a tie will be broken by the following criteria:

1. Head-to-Head record
2. Total Points
3. Least goals against
4. Goals scored

          The tournament director will have final decision over any disputes and reserves the right to modify the tournament rules at any time.

Registration Fee:

For U8-U10 is $300 on/before March 31, 2021. 
    After March 31st the fee is $350.00. 

For U12 is $325 on/before March 31, 2021. 
    After March 31st the fee is $375.00. 

For U14 and above is $350 on/before March 31, 2021. 
    After March 31st the fee is $400.00.

Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE if a team withdraws after April 7, 2021. 

 [All registrations should be paid in full by April 19, 2021. Unless special arrangements have been made. ]

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