Copa Rayados Int. General Information Nov 22-26, 2017

 Copa Rayados Internacional  

November 22-November 26, 2017

The Woodlands-Houston

                                        Early Registration Deadline July 20               VIDEO-ENG   VIDEO-ESP

Rolling Applications accepted until October 1st OR earlier if registrations fill up with confirmations

Cf Monterrey Rayados and Premier Soccer Services welcomes your team to the Copa Rayados Internacional.   The 5th year of the tournament sees the highest level of competition with international teams in the A and B flights.  A flights will have both LIGAMX and MLS pro club academies.  International entrants will be invited in all age groups with 50 slots reserved for international teams.  PUMA and GATORADE are both partners in the tournament.  US Soccer Development Academy protocol will be followed to allow for DA approval in these age groups.  We have lowered the total number of teams from 275 to 172 to maintain the highest levels of organization, competition, international and domestic diversity, refereeing, and to use the highest quality of fields.  66 slots are available for open applicants with the other 106 slots reserved for international entrants, pro club academies, and qualifying tournament winners. 

Texas Rush, The Greater Houston CVB, The Woodlands CVB, The Woodlands Township are all supporting partners in the tournament.  The best professional youth academy in Mexico, CF Monterrey Rayados (Fuerzas Basicas) brings this international tournament to Houston and The Woodlands, TX. Unlike other youth tournaments in the USA sponsored by professional clubs, the Copa Rayados Internacional will have the top youth teams of Monterrey Rayados competing in the tournament. A minimum of 4 additional major Mexican professional clubs will also bring their academy teams. International teams will be invited and compete as well as top teams from the United States.  International entrants will also be invited from multiple countries. 

An Exclusive Welcome Ceremony and Party is included.  Past years have been at the NASA Space Center and San Antonio SeaWorld.  
Showcase matches will be played and free admission all matches will allow all to enjoy these games. 
4 match guarantee - Most Games played Thursday through Sunday : Minigame format on Wed-Fri prior to Semifinal rounds.  Teams will be reseeded based on round robin results for ful length play on Saturday and Sunday. 
The primary complexes will be in The Woodlands area though some matches will also be the Great Houston area.  We are happy to announce that we will have a minimum of 10 FIELDTURF Synthetic surface fieds to use in addition to beautiful grass fields.  In the event of heavy rainfall, we will be able to adjust the schedule to move matches to FIELDTURF Fields to continue playing.  
                                                                  Fees:                                              Early Registration Fee   Regular Registration Fee
                                                                              Under 9-10                                        $650                                $750              
                                                                              Under 11-Under 12                             $700                                $850   
                                                                              Under 13-Under 14                             $1000                              $1100
                                                                              Under 15-Under 19                             $1100                              $1200
                                                                                                                           *Separate packages and prices for international teams                                                      
                                                                  EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLIINE  JULY 20
                                      * include Tournament cancelation insurance if the tournament is canceled, registration fee refunds will be provided. 
INTERNATIONAL TEAMS Registration Process:  Contact the office at: 1-210-305-4821 or to discuss the process.
PARKING:  Parking at the 5th Annual Copa Rayados Internacional will be FREE for the 1st time!  As we strive to continue to offer the best international tournament, in partnership with The Woodlands, there will be no event parking charges!
Competition will be at a premium and there will be top flight competition. There will be a B flight of competition also.
The Greater Houston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is the housing bureau to serve your tournament accommodation needs.
• You MUST use this service. It is MANDATORY for participation in the tournament IF your team is traveling to the tournament and using hotels. If your team is local and not traveling, this does not apply.
Teams traveling must reserve a minimum of 7 rooms for Under 13 and older: for a minimum 4 night stay 
Teams traveling must a reserve a minimum of 5 rooms for Under 9-12: for a minimum 4 night stay. 
Teams not fulfilling the above housing requirements will not be allowed to play in the tournament.  An exception may be granted with a $500 surcharge.  
Team Requirements
• Players may only be registered on one team.
• Teams are limited to a maximum of 14 (u9, 10,11,12)/ 22 (u13-19) players depending on age. See Permission to Host.  Note: for 22 player rosters- only 18 players may be selected for each game.
• Teams are limited to 5 guest players with the following requirements:
The team maximum roster size may not be exceeded.
Each guest player must have a laminated  player pass or appropriate national association pass and medical release forms.
Age Divisions
U20/19 January 1-December 31 of 1999 and August 1-December 31 of 1998, and younger
U17 January 1-December 31 of 2001 and younger
U16 January 1-December 31 of 2002 and younger
U15 January 1-December 31 of 2003 and younger
U14 January 1-December 31 of 2004 and younger
U13 January 1-December 31 of  2005 and younger
   U12 January 1-December 31 of 2006 and younger    9 vs 9     
(U12's wanting 11v11 need to register as U13s and will be group in the White division)
U11 January 1-December 31 of 2007 and younger   9 vs 9 
U10 January 1-December 31 of 2008 and younger   7 vs 7
U9 January 1-December 31 of 2009 and younger 7 vs 7  
NOTE: The tournament is following US Soccer protocal for Calendar birthyear age divisions and the Small Sided Games format (U9-12) as recommended for the 2017-18 seasonal year. 
Scott Spencer ( or
Alberto Pedraza
Office in USA: 1-210-305-4821
Office in Mexico: +52-81-2150-8948