Because this has been the top young Boys event in the entire REGION! We added Girls U8-U15 teams two years ago and those divisions have taken off too. We are and have been ranked in the top 50 in the USA for years! This event is a who’s who of Midwestern Soccer teams along with teams from TX, CO, MI, OHS, IN, IA, KY, MO, IL, WI, CANADA, TN, OK, AL & AR.
We hope to accept all teams that apply. However, with the quality of the event and numbers increase every year for the last 5 years, we may have to trim a few teams. If your club brings 5 or more teams, they will all be accepted. We also 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. USYSA National League and Regional League teams will be in. USDA & ECNL programs will also be accepted. We use results in these leagues, plus your local league, State Cup Results, Tournament Results, National Soccer Ranking, GOTSOCCER scores, not rankings, past Fall Festival 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.
Go to www.gotsport.com
Click on Log In
Click on Team Account
Enter your Username and Password
Click on our 2017 St. Louis Scott Gallagher Fall Festival
Click on the Requests Tab
Enter notes here and SAVE
(Please keep the notes to under 250 character’s)
We use a number of resources for team placement in each bracket or division. We generally have Premier and Gold in every age group and Silver for those divisions with more than 32 teams accepted in them. Diversity and competition are #1 priority’s. We try to avoid you playing a team from your state unless it is Illinois and sometimes Missouri. All of the criteria listed under the first question are also used to help determine brackets. Recent league play, strength of league, ECNL, NPL, Midwest Regional League Standings and results, performance in State Cup and USYSA Regional’s, other top-level tournaments, diversity with geography, and other criteria go in to our bracketing decisions.
No, all teams must register electronically. For details please click the REGISTRATION/CHECK IN button.
We do offer clubs bringing 10 teams or more a discount. Email Mitch Bohnak for specifics.
For those teams not accepted, we either destroy your check or return it. This process makes it easier for you to get your money not having to wait for us to mail back a refund.
We will be sanctioned through MYSA and US CLUB Soccer. Click on the REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN button online for everything you’ll need. All registration info will be electronic. Details will be sent out after acceptance.
We will do our best to help with these coaches conflicts. Two teams is 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 is possible but we can’t guarantee that the coach will have no conflicting times.
Please see our Refund policy under Rules. We ALWAYS try to get in all of the games if possible.
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.
On or before September 7, 2017. Brackets will be online by September 17, 2017. Schedules will follow 2 weeks before the event.
If your team requests to play Friday night, we will do our best to accommodate. Otherwise, teams from our local St. Louis area MAY play on Friday. All teams should except to play at 7:30am CST on Saturday.
Finals will depend on the age group, site and division you are assigned to, but most finals will begin between 2-4pm Central Standard Time.
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!