Team Registration/ Check in information

2023 Copa Chicago information for participating teams

NOTE: Schedules and Bracketing will be posted early next week



ALL TEAMS MUST FOLLOW THE Online Team Check in instructions below which is also posted on the website.  If teams do not check in online, as posted, they will be required to check in at tournament headquarters on Friday June 24 (the first day of the tournament) between 430pm-630pm.  Teams will not be eligible to play without a stamp approved roster from check in. 

Online Team Check in:

              Deadline to upload all documents: June 17th Friday at Midnight

You will upload into GOTSoccer all the following for Team Check in:

A) Official State Roster / or/ US Club Soccer Roster / or National organization roster (if other) : with all players that will be playing on the roster - with uniform numbers on the rosters [the rosters must be uploaded – we do not use the GOTSoccer generated rosters that some registrations systems use]- upload the official roster. 

NOTE:  Guest players - can be written in on the rosters:  all players need to have uniform numbers on the  rosters.  Guest players must have player card, medical release, and guest player form from your state association if required.

B) Medical Release forms for all players (there is not a specific tournament form to use)

C)  Covid 19 Protocol and Liability Release form:  This is posted on the website as well as HERE

              All families and staff must sign

D) Player ID cards- from a national/ state soccer governing body – such as USSSA, USYS State Associations, SAY Soccer, and US Club Soccer.  

E) For teams outside of Illinois:  Permission to travel per your national association policies if required. (note: US Club Soccer and USSSA rostered teams do not need permission to travel forms per their national association rules).  

F) Teams will receive a stamped roster in return which they will need print 4 copies and bring to all matches.   This will be emailed to the listed PRIMARY CONTACT on the GOTSoccer tournament team registration- if this needs to be a different person, please update your GOTSoccer application information. 


Game Procedures:  Teams will be responsible for having all rosters/ player cards/ medical releases.  Team will provide a stamped tournament roster to the game officials of each game in addition to the player/ coach cards .  Teams must be at the fields with all documents a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the matches.

Social Distancing and Tournament Protocols: Posted on the website and HERE – please review  

Field Map:  Posted on the website:

Parking at Waukegan Sports Park: There is a $5 a day parking charge for a parking pass.  

Rules:  Rules are posted on the website - NOTE: per the sanctioning, governing bodies, players cannot "play down"/ "bio band" in younger age groups, regardless of if they are rostered on the team - all players must be in their age groups - or can play up to older age groups. 

Tournament Headquarters:  This is at the pavilion in the middle of the complex

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Monterrey Rayados:  We are excited to partner with LigaMX powerhouse CF Monterrey Rayados.  There will be scouts and directors at the tournament to identify future talent!  Also, Monterrey Rayados will host a Social and Academy presentation on the Saturday night of the tournament for all coaches/ directors at the Copa Chicago for free!  This is a great opportunity to learn more about Monterrey Rayados, the club’s plans in the USA, and to meet directors from Monterry. 

Boys Champions:  Division winners will earn free and guaranteed entry to the Copa Rayados Internacional in Houston (Nov 23-27, 2022).

Girls Champions: Division winners will earn free and guaranteed entry to the Easter International Cup in Orlando FL (April 5-8, 2023).


Copa Chicago Staff