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Our aim is to provide a fun, competitive tournament that puts the health and safety of our soccer community first. More information about format, cost and timeline is available on the ‘Road to the Championship’ tab above.

September 20 – October 25 | Various Locations

Registration Opens August 20th (see Registration tab above)

Registration Closes September 15

TCSL is excited to announce a thrilling in-season event – TCSL Champions Shootout, Presented by TRIA. This single elimination tournament is designed to provide a unique, never-before-seen format to run adjacent to the Autumn League season.  We are excited about this format for the following reasons:

  • This format allows for TCSL and its clubs to strictly follow the Return to Competition Plan, which outlines steps we are taking to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.
  • We are uncertain about the trajectory of COVID-19, so with some advance planning can still provide a meaningful experience that is not in the format of a traditional large event. 
  • We can extend the Autumn League season to run through October instead of being done historically by the first weekend in October.

This event takes the place of the traditional Autumn Cup and may be implemented in future years based on feedback.

Format

TCSL Champions Shootout is a single elimination tournament open to all TCSL Autumn 11U-14U teams. Teams will be seeded based on a random draw. Max of 8 teams per bracket, brackets will remain open until filled. In any case where the number of competitive teams is not even, some teams may receive a bye in the first round.

Formats

Groups of 4: Bracket of 4 (Single Elimination)
Groups of 5: Bracket of 5 (Single Elimination) with Play-in Match
Groups of 6: Bracket of 6 (Single Elimination)
Groups of 7: Bracket of 7 (Single Elimination) with one team receiving a bye in first-round
Groups of 8: Bracket of 8 (Single Elimination)

Cost

Registration fee is $395 per team. Teams that lose in the First Round (and thus only play one match) will be refunded $150.00 after the completion of the event.

Costs covered by the registration fee: 

  • Referees
  • Facility/field fees (TCSL will work with clubs who incur field expenses on a per match basis to ensure that there are no additional out-of-pocket expenses for the host Club.)
  • Winning teams will be rewarded t-shirts

Event Timeline

Brackets Published | September 18

The 2020 TCSL Champions Shootout bracket will be announced.

Preliminary Matches, Up to Finals | September 18-October 18

Games will be conducted at the home teams’ facility, or upon mutual agreement, at the away facility

  • All preliminary matches will be self-scheduled by the teams at club-hosted facilities. Matches should be confirmed at least 48 hours prior to scheduled kickoff, with guidelines as follows:
    • Match #1: To be played by 10/4
    • Match #2: To be played by 10/18
  • Winners advance to the Finals which will be held at a neutral site, hosted by TCSL.

Finals Weekend | October 23-25 | Location TBD

Matches will be conducted at a neutral site, hosted by TCSL.