(Frequently Asked Questions)

Welcome to the 2013 Washington Youth Soccer Chipotle Founders Cup!   As the beginning of the Founders Cup preliminary games draw near, I would like to provide each team with some details on a few pertinent matters:

1)     We would like to invite everyone to preview the Washington Youth Soccer History Book, a long project that staff and volunteers have collaborated on to compile the vast history of soccer in Washington. As you will see, our motto for this cup season is MAKE HISTORY. We welcome feedback, stories, photos, inaccuracies, updates to the History Book. We want everyone to know the long history we have and how every last player, coach, referee, volunteer, parent are involved in being a part of it. 

2)     Your main point of contact for all tournament related questions is your Association and/or your Association Tournament Representative (ATR)  For anything related to Affinity, the online software provider for whom many of you have usernames, please click tech support in the left hand navigation or call 1-888-213-3999.

3)     The schedules are posted here. I would recommend you bookmark the Founders page for easier access. This is the FINAL schedule.  We only provide you your OPPONENTS and DATES in which you will play.  You control time and location. The time and location of every game must be input into the Affinity system. THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM LAST YEAR. We spent many weeks compiling all of the soccer fields in the state into a database that you can pull this information from.  Affinity has created a video to demonstrate this process. It is posted here. Please check with your field scheduler at your club or association as to WHO is responsible for this task as they may have someone already dedicated to doing this task.

4)     Per our State Cup rules, you are able to reschedule dates provided that the other team agrees to the change. To do so, you should submit the reschedule request form to your association. We do, however, have the ability to mandate game date changes if there are conflicting issues between the teams. The play dates were listed far earlier than the registration deadline so the dates should come as no surprise. I would highly encourage teams to finish games earlier if possible. Mother nature is not always kind to us…

5)     Opponent Contact Info- If you click on your opponents name in the schedule you can get contact information for the other team.

6)    Rosters- Your FINAL roster must be in the Affinity system.

7)     Roster freeze dates- The TOP of each State Cup schedules says the specific date.  If you decide to re-schedule before the scheduled game, the roster freezes on the date you play the game. Check with your association or club registrar for their freeze date as it can be earlier so they can complete adds/transfers and player card printing before the State's roster freeze date.

8)     Printing Match reports before the game and entering scores after the game- At least 1 person from every team (manager, coach, etc.) should have a username/password to the Affinity system. I would encourage more than 1 person per team to do this and do it sooner than later. You will need this to print match reports and report scores. It is your job to print 2 match reports per game. They will be available for print immediately after the roster freeze date and then 3 days prior to each game.  It is your job to accurately enter the scores (of BOTH teams) after the game.

9)     Merchandise- Washington Youth Soccer has partnered with Fine Designs and adidas to provide Chipotle Founders Cup merchandise.

10)  Hotels- Washington Youth Soccer has partnered with Embassy Suites SeaTac. If you are playing in the SeaTac area and need a hotel, contact Lana Bulanova at lana.bulanova@hilton.com or (206) 219-2145 for a great rate. Be sure to tell them you are a Washington Youth Soccer member.

Washington Youth Soccer Travel Policy (PDF)