Hosting a tournament or festival
INFO BULLETIN FROM OS: Guidelines for 2V2 Grassroots Festivals
1. Please be familiar with the Ontario Soccer - Section 8.0 - Competitions
2. Apply to host your Tournament/Festival in CTMS
3. Click on Tournament Application Form (TAF) or Festival Application Form (FAF)
Fill in the information. You will attach required documents to the application with the file upload button. There is also room for comments on your application.
4. Attach the following documents to your application:
a) Your Tournament/Festival Rules
Your rules must state:
- Players must be registered by their governing body and OS affiliated
- Out of District Teams must have Travel Approval from their District and provide a copy to the tournament host
- Out of Province/Country teams must have proof of Liability & Medical Coverage
- OS discipline rules are followed
b) EMSA Tournament application and report (this must be typed and submitted with your TAF/FAF)
c) EMSA Tournament application information (this must be typed and submitted with your TAF/FAF)
**Important Note: The Discipline Chair identified on your Application Information form must have their
Level 1 - Discipline and Appeals Certification. If your Club does not have anyone that holds this certification,
please contact the District and we can put you in touch with a Member that does have it, who may, for a fee,
be willing to serve as the Discipline Chair of your tournament.
Your TAF/FAF must be received by the following deadlines in order to be approved.
| International Tournament
|| 90 days
| North AmericanTournament
|| 60 days
| Inter Provincial Tournament
|| 60 days
| Inter District Tournament/Festival
|| 21 days
| District tournament/Festival
|| 21 days
Please note that Inter Provincial, North American and International Tournaments also carry an Ontario Soccer application fee.
Please see Ontario Soccer - Section 8.0- Competitions- Procedure 4.0
For Festivals Please attach the following documents that apply
U8 Festival Checklist
U9-U10 Festival Checklist
U11-U12 Festival Checklist
Once the tournament/festival is approved, the Club will be given a binder with information and forms. Please note there is a $50 fee to host a tournament or festival and that fee (along with an Ontario Soccer fee if applicable- see above) and will be billed to your Club's monthly invoice.
All of the tournament/festival information is to be kept in the binder and returned to EMSA with the Final Tournament/Festival Report within 30 days of completion of the tournament.
Discipline Reports are to be submitted within 48 hours of completion of the tournament/festival. EMSA will accept the Discipline Report by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Failure to tender your Discipline Report or Final Tournament/Festival Report by the above-mentioned deadline will result in a fine of $100.00 and may jeopardize your Club's ability to host future tournaments.