Your team may decide to enter in-town or out-of-town tournaments. Typically it's best to sit down with your coach and identify tournaments that he/she would like to play in. Once you have a plan, present the plan to the team for a vote. Each tournament must be voted on separately.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure you have "blacked out" tournament weekends with the master scheduler to ensure you don't have any other game conflicts. Rescheduling a league game after they have been scheduled, will NOT be allowed.
If your team votes yes to attend a tournament, every family (even those who don't play in the tournament) are responsible for their share of the tournament fee.
Tournaments Included in Season Fees:
- - 10U - Squirt - 1 paid tournament (up to $1,000 total)
Most tournaments are hosted by a few large companies that we have linked below. Beyond these tournaments, some clubs host their own tournaments. When we receive information on these tournaments we will post them here.
Once your team has agreed on a tournament, you will need to do the following things:
- Complete Tournament Application - You should submit your tournament application ASAP so space doesn't fill up. Never assume that you are in the tournament just because you sent in the application. Always verify with a human that your spot in the tournament is secured.
- Submit your down payment/pay for tournament - if this tournament is being paid for by the Ducks, reach out to Debbie Tully (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will submit the down payment and/or pay for the tournament.
- Submit Hotel Preferences - Most tournaments require you to stay at a tournament-approved hotel. You should send those to the tournament director ASAP.
- Collect Hotel Reservation Information - Some tournaments handle this differently, but most require the team manager to collect credit card information and reservation dates from each family.
Some other things to consider:
- Plan Team Outings - Oftentimes teams will plan dinners or activities to do when out of town. This is an excellent way to team build. Also consider looking into getting a banquet room one night at your hotel for the kids to play in. If they are unused, the hotel will often give you one for little to no cost.
- Door Posters - Most teams prepare door signs for each player. This helps the players and parents know where everyone's rooms are. If you're doing multiple out of town tournaments, make sure you collect them before everyone goes home so you can re-use them.
- Goody bags - When you have early games the kids may not have time for breakfast, you can ask the parents if they want to donate healthy snacks like granola bars for a quick bite before or between games.
- Volunteers - You may need volunteers for opening the penalty box door for younger players.