FAQ on ROCKY MOUNTAIN 7v7 TOURNAMENTS
Q: What about Coronavirus?
A: We will have sanitizing stations, asking only immediate family attend to limit crowd, no lingering on sideline, not shaking hands, or sharing balls, etc. If a player yourself or a family member has any symptoms. Please do not attend
Q: How does elimination work?
A: Youth tournament is 3 seeding games and double elimination during bracket play. High School tournament is 4 seeding games and single elimination during bracket play.
Q: Where is tournament located?
A: Youth tournaments are at Galena Park in Draper. High School tournament is at West Jordan High school this year.
Q: How many teams are in a bracket usually?
A: For the youth brackets are usually 14-16 teams. For High School, we can take 25 teams per division.
Q: How do we register, is it team or individual?
A: The registration fee on our website is a team registration fee. Each player will also need a parent/guardian to complete the required Zorts Player Card, which verify's the players age. Each coach will receive this link upon registration. The Zorts card is $10, if you already have a Zorts card, you just link it.
Q: How do I access the tournament App?
A: Download "Zorts" from your app store. Login or create a login. From there you can select your division and the team you want to follow. That will populate their schedule. You can view bracket progression, field map and other info from there.
Q: Do you have hotels for traveling teams
A: Yes, we have hotel blocks we can provide the information for the negotiated rates for those traveling.
Q: Can a player play on multiple teams
A: Players are only allowed on one roster. We can't hold up schedules to allow players to compete on multiple teams. We don't want players to merge into other teams as they are eliminated.
Exceptions would be if it's one team, XYZ A team and XYZ B team, they can designate 2 subs that can play both rosters. If one team is eliminated that DOES NOT mean they absorb all the players into the other team.
For example a 6th grade/12u player can also be on a roster in 7th/14u. If you have a club with several teams in different brackets attending, there can be floating of of players up a bracket. You’ll need to add these players to both rosters and they’ll need a wristband for each division. Wristbands differ for each division and refs will be checking wristbands, so they will need to checkin for any division they play in.
Q: Are there restrooms at the field?
A: Yes, there are both porta potties, north side of parking lot and indoor bathrooms (located at the baseball field)
Q: How many divisions do you have?
A: We have 5 divisions, 5th-9th grade.
Q: Do we play teams outside of our age group?
A: No, you only play teams in your age division. We don't combine brackets.
Q: Do I register my team in their current grade or next year grade?
A: Youth tournaments are held during school year. You register your team in their CURRENT grade. For High school these are held during the summer, so it would be the grade they're going to be in.
Q: Can you play up?
A: Yes, you can play up, but not down. For instance if you have a team that is a mix of players currently in 5th and 6th grade, you would have to register in the 6th grade division. Only exception is you can have ONE player who "Z'd" down and met Z down criteria the last tackle season. You provide last year's certified regular season roster showing they were a Z down. Only ONE- if you have 2, you have to play up.
Q: Does the center need a waiver if he's only snapping ball?
A: Yes, if they're on the field we'd like to have their parents to sign the consent to be on field/waiver and have a wristband.
Q: How many games do you get?
A: For youth tournaments, there are 3 seeding games on Friday night, Saturday the tournament is double elimination. Most of our brackets are 20+ game brackets, it just depends on how far you go. Playing through the lower bracket to the championship is a long fight! High School tournament is 4 seeding games and a single eliminations bracket- you're guaranteed 5 games, but of course the further you go, the more games you play.
Q: How many fields do you have?
A: Last tournament we had 14 fields running.
Q: What if we have to cancel
A: If something comes up, you can cancel with full refund, less $30 up to 3 weeks before the tournament. if you cancel within 2-3 weeks prior to tournament, there will be a $100 cancellation fee, and the remaining will be refunded. If you cancel the week of the tournament, after schedule released, there are no refunds. (In certain situations we can work with you, or do a credit, or make an exception, just keep us in the loop).
Q: How many teams are coming?
A: Our last tournament we had more than 75 teams from all over Utah and surrounding states. We had to turn away 15+ teams as we filled up. This year we have acquired some additional field space, so we can take some more teams, but we still anticipate filling as we have several new teams who have contacted us that plan to play, both in and out of state.
Q: Is tournament rain or shine?
Yes, we will play in rain. If it's lightning, hail, or a complete downpour, we will rain delay for 20-30 minutes. *If on Friday we rain delay twice and a 3rd time comes up we will consider finishing seeding early Saturday. If Saturday we rain delay 3 times, we will start playing games using overtime rules until we have a winner in each bracket. This has never happened, but we have a plan in place to complete the tournament should it become an issue.
A NOTE ON SPORTSMANSHIP- This tournament is extremely competitive, emotions run high. We get it. Everyone wants to win, that's why you're there. We understand. Coaches, If you lose, please encourage your team and sideline to lose graciously. If you win, coaches, we expect the same. If you get a bad call, remember that happens at every level of play, even at the NFL level, refs are trying their best to call a fair game. But they're human, mistakes can be made. Please be respectful to ref's and encourage the same of your team and sideline. To sum it up, jut be cool. That's how we roll. We can't allow fighting, if there is fighting, we'll have to remove those parties.