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DESCRIPTION: This is an official event of the Amateur Athletic Union. Your participation in this prestigious event will be a part of the largest national multi-sport event conducted annually for youth in the United States today and is the showcase event of the AAU Sports Program.
LOCATION: Cleveland Sportsplex, Inc., 18909 South Miles Road, Cleveland, OH
DATES: Team Check-in (The Cleveland Convention Center) Sunday, August 1, 1999
Coaches Meeting (The Cleveland Convention Center) Sunday, August 1, 1999 - 7:00 pm
Competition Monday, August 2- Friday, August 6
Finals Saturday, August 7
AAU Junior Olympic Games Celebration Ceremonies (Gund Arena) Wednesday, August 4, 1999-7:30 pm
AGE CLASSFICATION: Ages: Boys and Girls (12 & Under) (14 & Under)
The correct age eligibility for AAU Inline Hockey is the age of the athlete on January 1, 1999. The athlete would maintain that age throughout the league year, which ends on December 31, 1999. (Note: Sanctions must be renewed on or before August 31 of each year)
ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 Copy of pink team entry form and a cashier's check or money order for $300.00 should be submitted to the AAU National Office. Check payable to: AAU INLINE HOCKEY
White and Yellow copies of team entry form, all individual athlete entry forms, coaches forms and completed waivers/agreement to participate along with a cashier's check or money order for the remaining $300.00 should be sent to the local host in Cleveland.
University Hospitals Health System
1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games
1468 West 9th Street, #220
Cleveland, OH 44113
Check payable to: 1999 AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE DATE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE. Overnight express is highly recommended.
*****FOR TEAMS WHO PARTICIPATE IN AN ASSOCIATION QUALIFIER AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE YOU MUST CONTACT THE AAU NATIONAL IN LINE HOCKEY CHAIRMAN FOR ENTRY APPROVAL
The Host Committee has spent many hours planning and preparing for this AAU Event. In order to make it a great success, we are asking for your cooperation. It is the responsibility of the coach, designated person of the team, or athlete to return all the necessary monies and completed forms by the deadline date. It is not the responsibility of the LOC or the AAU to make sure all are completed, ONLY TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ENTRY (S) BASED ON DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED.
ENTRY FEE: Total of $600.00 per/team. No personal checks will be accepted. All entry fees must be in the form of either a cashier's check or money order. No refunds. (See Entry Deadline above for breakdown of when and where to send money).
AAU MEMBERSHIP: All athletes and coaches must be members of their AAU Association and be able to present their 1999 AAU membership card at Team Check-in. You may contact your local AAU Association to obtain a card by calling 1-800-AAU-4USA, register instantly online at www.aausports.org or contact the National Office at (407) 934-7200.
TEAM CHECK-IN: Pre-Registration: It is extremely important that all entries be received no later than the above-mentioned deadline date. ENTRY FORM (S) RECEIVED BEYOND THAT DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!! Of course, we want as many athletes as possible to participate, so please get all entry forms in on time. Again, guaranteed overnight delivery will become mandatory if it is the only way to ensure compliance with the deadline date.
On-Site Check In: Check-in for all athletes, coaches, clubs and teams participating in the 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games will be held at The Cleveland Convention Center located at 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Upon arrival at The Cleveland Convention Center, please follow posted signs to the Check-in Area. For check-in hours, mapping, and specific directions from locations throughout the Cleveland Metropolitan Area, please consult your Athletes', Coaches' and Parents' Handbook.
All teams are expected to arrive in Cleveland no later than Sunday, August 1, 1999. Check-in for all In-Line Hockey Teams will take place between 1:00pm and 7:00pm at The Cleveland Convention Center. The AAU National Headquarters will assign registration times by team. Confirmation with times and other reminders will be mailed one week after the final payment is due.
DIRECTIONS TO CHECK-IN: From the South: Take either I-77 or I-71 North into downtown Cleveland. Exit at East 9th Street exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
From the East: Take I-90 West to downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Turn left (South) at the light. Then two lights to St. Clair Avenue and make a right. The Cleveland Convention center will be on your right after one light.
From the West: Take I-90 East into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street Exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic Light.
COACHES' MEETING: A mandatory meeting for all registered coaches will be held on Sunday August 1, 1999 at 7:00 pm at The Cleveland Convention Center (Same site as team check-in) Please be prepared to verify all membership numbers and athlete ages.
COMPETITION: Format of Play: A POOL PLAY SYSTEM WILL BE USED:
Even number of teams (if possible) in each pool. Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of four (4) games. Some teams will receive five (5) games. All teams will receive 2 points for a win and 1 point for a tie.
Game Format: A five-minute warm-up if possible is allowed before each game. There will be two (2) 18-minute halves with a rest period of two (2) minutes between the halves. Stop clock in last two (2) minutes with score at two (2) goals or less. Games ending in a tie during pool play will end in a tie and each team will be awarded 1 point in their pool play standings. Only during the quarter-finals and the finals can a game go into a five-minute sudden victory overtime period. If these games remain in a tie following overtime, a shoot out procedure shall be used.
First - Pool play tie-breakers will be determined by head to head competition.
Second - Ties will be broken by comparing goals against.
Third - Ties will be broken by the goals for.
Fourth - Ties will be determined by comparing the point differential maximum margin of +8 or 8 per game.
SCHEDULE: A tournament schedule and registration times will be mailed out to all coaches after the final entry deadline of Wednesday, June 30, 1999.
QUALIFICATION: The field will consist of approximately 64 teams (16 in each age group). Association qualifiers will be held with teams gaining a reserved spot. The National Tournament Director will fill shortages in the field by invitations of at-large teams.
PLAYING RULES: Playing rules shall be the USA Hockey rules for the current year except where modified by the AAU In-Line Hockey Handbook. USA Hockey In-Line or RHI certified referees will be assigned to the event with a national coordinator overseeing the competition. Minor officials will be provided for scorekeeping, goal judging, timekeeping, etc.
AWARDS: AAU Junior Olympic Games Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be presented to all members of each team placing in the top four (4) in each age classification.
CELEBRATION CEREMONES: Celebration Ceremonies will be held at the Gund Arena on Wednesday, August 4, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. To facilitate your arrival at the event, the Organizing Committee is setting up a hassle free transportation system that will make scheduled pick-ups at convenient locations throughout the Cleveland Area and deliver you right to the arena doors. At the conclusion of Celebration Ceremonies, you will board the shuttles and returned to your parking location. In order to arrive at the arena in time for the festivities, please plan to use the transportation system by utilizing the parking lots located close to your hotel. (A detailed map and parking directions will be provided at the Athlete Check-In at the Cleveland Convention Center). Enjoy the spectacular show without the hassle of restrictive parking. Please be sure to fill out the appropriate section of your Event Registration Forms so that we can accurately plan to have enough shuttles at designated location to pick you up! We look forward to seeing you at this year's Celebration Ceremonies!
HOUSING: All requests for housing will be handled by LCI Travel. Simply call our toll free number at 1-800-381-2453. A list of hotels and areas in which they are located can be found in the Athletes', Coaches', and Parents' Handbook, review this information and then call the reservations number. Be sure to have the following information ready:
· the sport you will be competing in
· the number of people in your party
· the number of rooms you need
· your arrival and departure dates
· your credit card number
IMPORTANT: Please note all hotels will send a confirmation with their individual cancellation policies. Each hotel may differ. If you have not received a confirmation within 30 days of making your reservation, please contact LCI Travel.
Dorms will also be available at Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace College. Ask the operator for details!
|AAU INLINE HOCKEY COMMITTEE:||AAU NATIONAL SPORTS MANAGER:|
|Ken Ponto, AAU Hockey Intern||Wade Schalles|
|P.O. Box 327||c/o the Walt Disney World Resort|
|Colfax, WI 54730||P.O. Box 10,000|
|715-962-4667||Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000|
|715-962-4459 (F)||407-828-5602 (O)|
|TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:||AAU NATIONAL HOCKEY CHAIRMAN:|
|Barry Jackson||Keith Noll|
|475 St. Vincent Drive||Box 327 - 600 Main Street|
|Akron, OH 44333||Colfax, WI 54730|
|330-864-4052 (O)||715-962-4459 (F)|
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