St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

SLSG Fall Festival FAQ's

Why should my team attend your event?

THIS IS THE TOP BOYS EVENT IN THE ENTIRE REGION! We added Girls U8-U15 teams FOUR years ago and those divisions have taken off too. We are and have been ranked in the top 50 in the USA for years! This event is a who’s who of Midwestern Soccer teams along with teams from TX, CO, MI, OHS, IN, IA, KY, MO, IL, WI, CANADA, TN, OK, AL & AR.


How do you decide who gets into your event?

We hope to accept all teams that apply.  However, with the quality of the event and numbers increase every year for the last 5 years, we may have to trim a few teams.  If your club brings 5 or more teams, they will all be accepted.  We also use a number of resources for determining who makes it into each year’s event. We start with looking at where teams want to be placed. This does not make a huge impact on placement, but we can at least have a starting point. We use all of the data on your application and the NOTES section is huge for helping us know more about your team. USYSA National League and Regional League teams will be in.  GAL & ECNL programs will also be accepted.  We use results in these leagues, plus your local league, State Cup Results, Tournament Results, National Soccer Ranking, GOTSOCCER scores, not rankings, past Fall Festival results, Regional Experts from other clubs…You name it we use it. Make sure you fill out your application and notes as complete as possible. 


You mentioned Notes. How do we add notes after we have already applied for the Fall Festival

Go to www.gotsport.com
Click on Log In
Click on Team Account
Enter your Username and Password
Click on our 2020 St. Louis Scott Gallagher Fall Festival
Click on the Requests Tab
Enter notes here and SAVE
(Please keep the notes to under 250 character’s)


How do you bracket Teams?

We use a number of resources for team placement in each bracket or division. We generally have Premier and Gold in every age group and Silver for those divisions with more than 24 teams accepted in them. Diversity and competition are #1 priority’s. We try to avoid you playing a team from your state unless it is Illinois and sometimes Missouri. All of the criteria listed under the first question are also used to help determine brackets. Recent league play, strength of league, ECNL, NPL, USYSA Nationa League Standings and results, performance in State Cup and USYSA Regional’s, other top-level tournaments, diversity with geography, and other criteria go in to our bracketing decisions.


Can our team register on Saturday at the fields?

No, all teams must register electronically. For details please click the REGISTRATION/CHECK IN button.


Do you offer team discounts?

We do offer clubs bringing 7 teams or more a discount. Email Mitch Bohnak for specifics. 


Why do we need to have separate checks from clubs with more than one team applying?

For those teams not accepted, we either destroy your check or return it. This process makes it easier for you to get your money not having to wait for us to mail back a refund.  Large clubs can write one check.  Bring 7 or more teams...get automatically accepted.


What do we need for Registration?

We will be sanctioned through MYSA and US CLUB Soccer. Click on the REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN button online for everything you’ll need. All registration info will be electronic. Details will be sent out after acceptance.


My coach coaches several teams that have applied for your event. Can you accommodate him?

We will do our best to help with these coaches conflicts. Two teams is usually taken care of, but remember there is drive time between the sites that may or may not be able to be taken into account. Three teams is possible but we can’t guarantee that the coach will have no conflicting times.


Does your Tournament accept trapped players?


How are inclement weather situations handled?

Please see our Refund policy under Rules.  We ALWAYS try to get in all of the games if possible.  Reminder that we are entirely on turf now, so we expect to get all games in!


Do I have to fill out everything on your application?

If you don’t want us to drop or miss bracket your team, the answer is YES. The more information that you provide INCLUDING NOTES, the better we can get the best competition for your group.


When will accepted teams be posted?

On or before September 7, 2020. Brackets will be online by September 17, 2020. Schedules will follow 2 weeks before the event.


Will we play on Friday Night? If not, what time on Saturday?

If your team requests to play Friday night, we will do our best to accommodate. Otherwise, teams from our local St. Louis area MAY play on Friday. All teams should except to play at 7:30am CST on Saturday.


What time might our finals be on Sunday?

Finals will depend on the age group, site and division you are assigned to, but most finals will begin between 2-4pm Central Standard Time.


Can a guest player from another Youth Soccer organization guest play with my team?

No, a USYS player can’t guest play with a US Club sanctioned team. And a US Club guest player can’t play with a USYS team. No exceptions to this rule from either MYSA or US CLUB!