St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

Gateway Memorial Classic - FAQ's

How do you decide who gets into your event?

For this event – clubs should bring teams. Five teams applied means you are 100% accepted!

We hope that we will be able to accommodate all who apply. If we need to trim teams, we use a number of resources for determining who makes it into each year’s event. We start with looking at where teams want to be placed. This does not make a huge impact on placement, but we can at least have a starting point. We use all of the data on your application and the NOTES section is huge for helping us know more about your team. NPL and Midwest Regional League teams are certain to get in each year. We use results in these leagues, plus your local league, State Cup Results, Tournament Results, National Soccer Ranking, GOTSOCCER scores, past Fall Classic results, Regional Experts from other clubs…You name it we use it. 

Make sure you fill out your application and notes as complete as possible.

 

You mentioned Notes. How do we add notes after we have already applied.

Go to www.gotsport.com
Click on Log In
Click on Team Account
Enter your Username and Password
Click on our 2017 Gateway Memorial Classic Link
Click on the Requests Tab
Enter notes here and SAVE

(Please keep the notes to fewer than 250 characters)

 

How do you bracket Teams?

We use a number of resources for team placement in each bracket or division. We hope to have Premier and Gold in every age for 8v8 and 11v11. Diversity and competition are #1 priority’s, so we will try not to have teams from the same leagues play each other. All of the criteria listed under the first question are also used to help determine brackets. Recent league play, strength of league, Midwest Regional League Standings and results, performance in State Cup, other top-level tournaments, National ranking services, diversity with geography, and other criteria go in to our bracketing decisions. 

 

Can our team register on Saturday at the fields?

No, all teams must preregister online before the event. Click the REGISTRATION button for details.

 

Do you offer team discounts?

While many other events may offer some type of discount, we do not. We believe that our reputation for being organized, having first class facilities and having the highest quality and most diverse competition in the Midwest should be enough for our customers – you!

 

Why do we need to have separate checks from clubs with more than one team applying?

We have had over 250 applications the past two events. While we want to accept all teams, we may have to trim a few. This process makes it easier for you to get your money not having to wait for us to mail back a refund.

 

My coach coaches several teams that have applied for your event. Can you accommodate him?

We will do our best to help with these coaches conflicts. Two teams are usually taken care of, but remember there is drive time between the sites that may or may not be able to be taken into account. Three teams would be difficult. If this is the case, email Mitch.

 

Does your Tournament accept Super Seniors or Trapped players?

Yes, that is why we have a U19 division instead of U18. We also accept trapped 8th graders for GU14.

 

How are inclement weather situations handled?

We may have to shorten or cancel games if needed. Please see our Refund policy under Rules on the Tournament site.

 

Do I have to fill out everything on your application?

If you don’t want us to drop or miss bracket your team, the answer is YES. The more information that you provide INCLUDING NOTES, the better we can get the best competition for your group.

 

When will accepted teams be posted?

Accepted teams will be posted on or before April 29, 2017. Brackets will be online on or before May 7, 2017 and the schedule will be released by midnight on May 13, 2017.

 

Will we play on Friday Night? If not, what time on Saturday?

Only teams from our local St. Louis area MAY play on Friday. If you are an out of town team that would like to play on Friday to help a coach with multiple teams, please let us know. All teams should expect to play at 8:00am CST on Saturday.

 

Will we play on Monday?

Yes, we expect this event to become something that teams want to be in town for 3 days of exciting action!

 

Do you have Championship games in this event?

All divisions with more than 5 teams will have Finals. Divisions with more than 8 teams will have Semi Finals and Finals. All 4 and 5 team brackets will be round robin with the top point getter being crowned champion.

 

Can a guest player from another Youth Soccer organization guest play with my team?

No, a USYS player can’t guest play with a US Club sanctioned team. And a US Club guest player can’t play with a USYS team. No exceptions to this rule from either MYSA or US CLUB