FAQ's

Q: What is the TEXAS SHOOTOUT?
A: The TEXAS SHOOTOUT is a nationally recognized showcase tournament designed to promote the highest level of competition available in youth soccer. Exposure to college coaches is a major goal of the TEXAS SHOOTOUT.

Q: What is the deadline to apply for the tournament?
A: The deadline to apply to the TEXAS SHOOTOUT is May 10, 2017.
 
Q: Where do we mail our entry fee?
A: Your team check should be mailed to Challenge Soccer Club, Attn: Texas Shootout, 16720 Stuebner Airline Rd., #279, Spring, TX 77379.

Q: Do teams have to stay in certain hotels?
A: Yes, teams traveling in from more than 90 miles away must book hotel rooms through Events by Design. Failure to make hotels reservations through Events by Design will result in the non-acceptance of your team.



Q: What time should out of town teams book their return flights home?
A: Return flights should leave no earlier than 6:00pm on Sunday. If you are unable to find flights that late please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
 
Q: Which airport do you recommend teams fly in and out of?
A: All major airlines except Southwest Airlines fly into Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). If your team prefers to fly Southwest then you will have to fly into Hobby Airport.

 
Q: Our team has a schedule conflict, what do I do?
A: Major concerns that may prevent a team’s participation can be addressed via email to shootout@challengesoccer.com.
 
Q: Where do we get updated information in case of inclement weather?
A: In case of inclement weather, instructions will be given at the tournament headquarters tent at each park, and posted on the Challenge weather/information line at 281-397-2166. Please designate only one person from your team to contact the headquarters tent or weather/information line for changes due to weather. Updated information will also be available on the Challenge Soccer Club website.
 
Q: What color does the home team wear?
A: The HOME team wears their dark uniform; AWAY teams wear white. Teams without two sets of uniforms will be allowed to use “pennies” to provide a unique identification.
 
Q: When do games begin?
A: Games for U15-U19 teams begin on the afternoon of Friday, June 2nd and conclude by 5PM on Sunday, June 4th. U10-U14 games will start at 8AM on Saturday, June 3rd and will conclude by 5PM on Sunday.
 
Q: When and where is team check-in?
A: U10-U14 teams will check-in at Lindsay/Lyons Park, 1-hour prior to their first game on Saturday. All U15-U19 teams will check-in online through Got Soccer. Click HERE to download instructions.  The deadline for U15-U19 teams to complete online check-in is 5PM on Friday, May 19th. Please read the instructions in full before you email any questions.

Q: What is required for online check-in?
A: Official State Roster (US Club Soccer or US Youth Soccer) or Event Roster (generated in Got Soccer):  with all players that will be playing on the roster – including guest players – can be written in:  all players need to have uniform numbers on the rosters.  Guest players from outside of the club will need guest player forms. **Contact your Station Association to find out what you need if you have a guest player from outside of your club. The rules vary state by state.

Medical Release Forms in alphabetical order by Last Name – you can use your own medical release; it does not need to be notarized

Player & Coach ID Cards – we need the front of all player and coach ID cards scanned and uploaded. The cards need to be in alphabetical order by Last Name.

Permission to Travel – does not apply to US Club Soccer teams or teams from South Texas. Only US Youth Soccer teams from outside South Texas need this form.

Q: Does the tournament provide college coaches a player profile books?
A: Yes, we do. The U15-U19 teams will need to fill out player profiles in Got Soccer by Monday, May 15th.
 
Q: Where does each age group play?
A: Games will be played at 3 parks this year. U10-U14s will play at Lindsey/Lyons Park and U15+ teams will play at both Meyer Park and Burroughs Park.
 
Q: When will the schedule be posted?
A: The schedule will be posted 7-10 days prior event. Please check the Challenge Soccer Club website for schedule changes.
 
Q: I’ve lost (or found) something at the tournament what should I do?
A: Check with the main headquarters tent located at each site.
 
Q: How many college coaches attend?
A: Last year over 175 college coaches from NCAA Division One, Division Two, Three and NAIA schools attended the SHOOTOUT.

Q: What is your mailing address?
A: Challenge Soccer Club, Attn: Texas Shootout, 16720 Stuebner Airline Rd., #279, Spring, TX 77379