Showcase Rules


Within this area, we have provided some key information. As part of your application to participate, here are the rules of the game:



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IMPORTANT: We ask parents not to leave children un-attended while at the park. While the games are exciting, the facilities are public parks and are open to visitors, participants, and spectators. KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE AT ALL TIMES.




TEAM ROSTERS

15U-19U Teams can have a maximum of 22 players (including all guest players). A player may play for only one team in the Showcase.


GUEST PLAYERS

Each team can have up to 5 guest players for a total maximum roster count of 22.
All true guest players must have a "Guest Player Release Form" (or Player Loan Form), signed by the releasing team, and a copy of this form MUST be provided during Team Check-In. In addition, all guest players MUST be listed on the Final Offical Roster submitted for Team Check-In.

ClubPass players are NOT considered to be true guest players, and they do NOT count toward a team's total maximum allotment of 5 guest players. However, these players must be properly documented on the Final Official Roster that is submitted for Team Check-In.

NOTE: If you have a guest player on your roster and their original team is participating in the showcase, the guest player MUST play with his/her original team. All players MUST be registered under the same sanctioning organization that the team is registered. Players who are not properly registered are NOT allowed to participate.

Teams and individual players may register for the College-Style Clinic online. ALL PLAYERS MUST SUBMIT A SIGNED APPLICATION to participate in the Clinic.


ALL TEAMS MUST CHECK IN

Teams who don't complete the online Team Check-In process and start play will forfeit all entry fees and not be allowed to continue play. This is something we take very seriously!

ALL TEAMS/PLAYERS PARTICIPATING MUST UTILIZE THE 29TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE & CLINIC MEDICAL RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT AS PART OF PARTICIPATION. ACCEPTED TEAMS/PLAYERS/PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS (i) understands they are required to have in their possession a signed copy of the 29TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE & CLINIC MEDICAL RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT AS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION. The Sport Source, Inc., The Sport Source Showcase & Clinic, Hunt Sports Group, FC Dallas, North Texas Soccer Association, Lake Highlands Soccer Association, US Soccer Federation, The University of Texas Dallas collectively or individually, and their affiliates, and respective members, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, vendors, insurers, attorneys, and agents (“Indemnitees”) are held harmless from any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, losses, damages, or liability (including, without limitation, all expense of litigation, court costs, and attorneys’ fees) for any injury to or death of Player or to any other person whatsoever and, do not assume any financial responsibility for any participant or spectator (ii) and, hereby certify that all Players participating shown on the team roster has a valid player ID card and is in good standing with their local, state, regional, national, international organization and, is covered for illness and/or injury (including without limitation illness and/or injury occurring in the USA) by medical insurance provided by the parent/legal guardian and or their organization where the participant resides.


GAME VIDEO FOOTAGE

If your team is utilizing a Video Company or Professional Videographer to film your team's game(s), The Sport Source® MUST be provided with a copy of the videographer's insurance. The Sport Source® staff must have this prior to the beginning of the Showcase.

Please email a copy of the insurance to: Showcase@TheSportSource.com

Proof of insurance is NOT required for parents that are filming their child from the sideline.

If a copy of the insurance has not been provided to The Sport Source®, the Video Company or Professional Videographer will be asked to leave the fields.

In addition, please make sure your players are aware that they should never leave with the fields with someone other than the party they came with, or be in a situation where they are alone with a stranger. If you have any questions, please contact our staff at Showcase@TheSportSource.com or call 866-829-2606.


RULES OF THE GAME: Key Points

This is a Showcase, and college coaches are here to identify and recruit players.

The first team listed in the schedule is considered the HOME team.
The HOME team will supply 3 suitable game balls, which are subject to referee inspection and approval.
The HOME team will wear white or light colored jerseys. Each team must have an alternate color jersey for each player in case of color conflict. The VISITOR team, if deemed necessary by the referee, will be required to change jerseys.

Player jerseys must match the roster and number provided at check in. All players MUST wear shin-guards during the game and be dressed appropriately. Team should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the game start.

Coaches and/or players sent off during a match are not allowed to play/coach in the next match for that team. Players/Parents/Coaches who exhibit rude or aggressive behavior that's considered offensive will be asked to leave the park. While everyone has probably witnessed this type of behavior, take a moment to consider this: if the name being used is not a person's first or last name, it should not be used.

WHAT IS COOL - Showing respect for everyone and following the rules.

WHAT IS NOT COOL - Offensive language and aggressive behavior. Referees, Showcase staff, and field marshals have the authority to request players, coaches, and parents leave the fields and park.

COMPLAINTS
There will be no protests. Issues can be raised to the Tournament Director, but all referee decisions are final.

TRAINERS AND MEDICAL STAFF
Trainers and medical staff are on-site. Priority is given to injured players! We have field marshals patrolling the area looking out for injury, persons needing assistance, etc. If a players needs taping prior to a match, please arrive to be taped at least 30 minutes prior to the game start. Should injury occur, the medical staff will provide assistance, call ambulances etc. REMEMBER: Never leave the park if you are injured during game-play without instructions from the medical staff.

REGARDING PETS
As strange as it seems, some pet owners will not pick up after their pets or allow their dogs off of the leash. Some dogs are not happy around people, and exhibit aggressive behavior, scaring kids, and other pups are looking to get into the game and have fun... which probably would be entertaining. However, they are not listed on the roster, and this does not work with FIFA rules or tournament safety policy. As a result of the actions of others in past years, we are sorry to say that pets are no longer allowed at the showcase. BUMMER.

PARK FACILITIES
I can't imagine people not wanting to keep the parks clean and safe for players and spectators. However, the sad truth is: many attendees and players litter, tossing their trash on the sidelines and the fields. This creates a dangerous field for players and coaches. On behalf of the City of Dallas, Lake Highlands Soccer Association, our attending teams, families, and visitors, we ask the litter bugs to PLEASE consider walking just a few steps to utilize one of the the many trash bins provided.

Trash bins are located by each field, entry area, restroom facility, field seating area, and just about everywhere in between, so PLEASE KEEP OUR PARKS CLEAN AND SAFE for everyone.

LOST AND FOUND
Each year, parents spend thousands of dollars on soccer gear, water bottles, phones, and more. Each year, we find warm-ups, shoes, shin-guards, IGLOO coolers, keys, phones, and more that are lost during the event. We do have a LOST & FOUND box inside the coaches' tent, so please make sure you check the box before you leave the park.

NOTE: All items not picked up are donated to the local Goodwill. On behalf of the needy children who benefit from your loss, they say thank you for the cool stuff!

On behalf of the Showcase staff, we are a team of Volunteers, and we do our very best to ensure everyone has a great time. Please don't hesitate to ask for assistance or help. We love being happy and offer smiles for everyone at no charge, and if you have a few extra smiles to give, we always appreciate them!


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