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Venue

STAR Soccer Complex
5103 David Edwards Drive
San Antonio, TX 78233

www.sanantoniofc.com/star - see website for rules and regulations (includes list of prohibited items)

Download the Venue Map

Important Venue Info:

  • We are on a new set of fields (fields 7 & 9) and with a new owner of the fields, policies have changed. Please check their website at www.sanantoniofc.com/star to make yourself aware of the policy changes. Also review all information below –
  • Teams are encouraged to bring outdoor chairs, blankets, tents, etc. to use as the facility has NO seating available to use when they are not playing. Team chairs should be used for teams scheduled on a particular field and not removed from that field.
  • NO tent stakes may be used (new facility rule), please bring weights for tents. Tents should be removed at night on Friday, and can be reset on Saturday morning.
  • Delegation members, families and friends will need to cheer from the end zones. They must also stay off of the actual STAR Soccer Complex soccer field; we ask that they pay attention to the soccer field lines (new facility policy).
  • Team benches (made up of chairs) will be on each side of each field.
  • Scorer’s tables are at the end of each field (on the end zone).

Classifications

Please utilize the Flag Football Individual Skills/Competition.

  • All Traditional Teams WILL classify Friday (12/01) morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • All traditional teams need to be onsite and ready to play at 9:00 a.m. Classifications Committee Members will call teams to one of two fields to play. Short scrimmages. Teams will be released once the committee notifies the Head Coach.
  • All Unified Teams WILL NOT classify on Friday (12/01) morning, however will have a game Friday afternoon.
  • Once Classifications are complete - please allow the Classifications Committee time to review their notes and time to create the schedule. Printing will take time too.

Event Schedule

Friday, December 1 (Traditional Teams)

  • 8:15 a.m. Facility Opens / Volunteer Shift Begins
  • 8:30 a.m. Coaches Check-in at Competition Headquarters Tent (Packet Pick-up / Scratches / Payment Due)
  • 8:45 a.m. Coaches Meeting (outside Competition Headquarters Tent)
  • 9:00 a.m. Classifications Begin
  • 11:30 a.m. Classifications End
    (Lunch / Schedule Created)
  • 12:15 p.m. Volunteer Shift Ends / New Volunteer Shift Begins
  • 12:30 p.m. Coaches Check-in at Competition Headquarters Tent (First Round of Games Announced)
  • 1:00 p.m. Competition Begins – First Round of Games Begin
  • 1:30 p.m. Final Schedules Ready for Pick-up at Competition Headquarter Tent
  • Additional Game Times: 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. First Day Ends
  • 5:30 p.m. Volunteer Shift Ends

Friday, December 1 (Unified Teams)

  • 12:15 p.m. Volunteer Shift Ends / New Volunteer Shift Begins
  • 12:15 p.m. Coaches Check-in at Competition Headquarters Tent (Packet Pick-up / Scratches / Payment Due)
  • 12:30 p.m. Coaches Meeting (outside Competition Headquarters Tent & First Round of Games Announced)
  • 1:00 p.m. Competition Begins – First Round of Games Begin
  • 1:30 p.m. Final Schedules Ready for Pick-up at Competition Headquarter Tent
  • Additional Game Times: 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. First Day Ends
  • 5:30 p.m. Volunteer Shift Ends

Saturday, December 2

  • 8:15 a.m. Facility Opens / Volunteer Shift Begins
  • 9:00 a.m. Competition Begins – Second Round of Games Begin
  • Additional Game Times: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:15 p.m. Volunteer Shift Ends / New Volunteer Shift Begins
  • 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 1:30 p.m. Competition Begins – Final Round of Games Begin
  • Additional Game Times: 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. Second Day Ends
  • 5:30 p.m. Volunteer Shift Ends / Facility Closes

Registration Fees

There is a $30 registration fee per Athlete and per Unified Partner for this event. Our Finance Department will not be at this event. So there are two ways you can pay your registration fee –

1. You can work directly with Danny Bekker, SOTX Director of Accounts, by contacting him at (512) 835-9873 or at dbekker@sotx.org prior to the event.
OR
2. You can pay onsite during the Coaches Check-in at Games on Friday, December 1. Checks will be accepted and must be made out to Special Olympics Texas. Receipts can be emailed after the event if requested.

Triple Threat Flag Belts

Reminder to bring your Triple Threat Flag Belts. These are considered personal equipment and are the responsibility of the team. They will not be provided at the event.

Unified Partner Identification

Officials are volunteers and need your assistance. It’s not a rule however we are encouraging (to help officials) that teams provide their Unified Partners with a colored sweatband/headband, different colored undershirt or something that may assist an official with identifying a Unified Partner. Though you provide their jersey numbers already, it truly assists our officials if you identify them in another way. Teams can decide not to and will not be penalized for this – we are just asking this to assist our volunteer officials if you can. Thank you!

Competition

Our goal is to give our teams a fair, safe and competitive round of games. We will be maximizing playing opportunities by utilizing 4 team divisions (3 team and 5 team divisions may also be used). Round-robin style brackets will be utilized in this competition. For example: a 4-team division will allow for a team to play 3 games.

Tiebreaker Policy

1. Head-to-Head
2. Fewest Points Allowed

Forms & Information

  • Review the Flag Football Points of Emphasis and share this information with your Delegation. Enclosed is a copy for your convenience.
  • Review the SONA Flag Football Rules (May 17, 2015 Edition) … rule changes from the 2011 version of rules are bolded and highlighted in grey. Enclosed is a copy.
  • Utilize the SOTX Flag Football Classifications Roster for line-up information during Classifications (Traditional Teams), had to the Classifications Committee members on your field. Enclosed is a copy.
  • Utilize the SOTX Flag Football Line-up Form for line-up information to give to the scorer’s table before each game (all teams). Enclosed is a copy for your convenience.

Awards

Awarding will be on Saturday (12/02) for all teams at the Awards Tent onsite.

  • Awards will be presented once a division is complete. The Games Organizing Committee does this in case a division needs to be spilt for awarding, or placement needs to be determined using tiebreakers.
    • The only exception will be for a team after their final game with an undefeated record or a record with no wins prior to their division’s final game.
  • In order to be awarded, each Head Coach must stop at the Competition Headquarters Tent to pick-up their Awards Card (one per team). Each Coach can then take their team and their Awards Card to the Awards Tent for their Awards Presentation.
  • Awards will close 30 minutes after the last game finishes.

Merchandise

SOTX Merchandise will be available for purchase on Friday & Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m.

Concessions

Concessions will be available for breakfast and lunch on Friday & Saturday. This is the only option for buying food on location. Outside food is welcomed, however the facility is donated and we encourage purchasing concessions as a form of a thank you to the facility. Please pick-up after yourself, trash cans are available throughout the venue.

SOTX Animal / Pet Policy

Only certified service animals are allowed at SOTX practices or competitions for safety reasons. Law enforcement will be called if an animal is left in a vehicle during what is considered hazardous or dangerous environmental conditions. It is also a venue policy that any animal, other than a certified service animal, not be allowed on the grounds. We expect that you share this information with your families.

Medical

Medical will be onsite during the competition hours. Heads of Delegation are required to bring copies of Athlete Medicals to assist Medical if needed. Competition cannot start until Medical is onsite. Medical will be housed out of the Competition Headquarters Tent.

Weather & News

To opt into weather alerts and important news about this event, simply text the word FLAGFOOTBALL to 888777 (Standard messaging fees may apply). All updates will be first texted then posted online at www.sotx.org/competition/flagfootball, then posted onsite.

If bad weather comes into the area, an announcement will be made onsite. Teams and spectators will be asked to return to their cars, or find shelter in the restrooms. Any delays in the competition will be announced via text and online at the competition website.

Communicating Changes

Heads of Delegations are expected to communicate team changes to the Chapter Office. If a team needs to be scratched it can affect an entire competition. Information relayed to Area Offices may not make it to Chapter in time. Please communicate any changes directly to Jesse Marrujo at jmarrujo@sotx.org or cell is (325) 514-1499. Only communicate via cell during competition, calls outside of that timeframe will be responded to from within normal business hours at the Chapter Office.

Additional Information

Any additional information will be emailed to Heads of Delegation and Head Coaches prior to the event. All information will be posted on the competition page of the SOTX website as well at www.sotx.org/competition/flagfootball. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Jesse Marrujo, at jmarrujo@sotx.org or at 512-491-2932 prior to the competition.

Onsite – bring questions to the Competition Headquarters Tent.

Games Organizing Committee Members

  • Competition Director – Edward Waring (Key Volunteer – Area 20)
  • Competition Support – Kathy Harvel (Key Volunteer – Area 11)
  • Fields Supervisor – Sherita Johnson (Key Volunteer – Area 11)
  • Awards – Bill & Evelyn Merrill (Key Volunteers – Area 20)
  • SOTX Staff – Jesse Marrujo (Chapter), Shawn Britt (Area 20), Emmanuel Sanchez (Area 20)