BRANDT MINI FESTIVAL OF SOCCER (FOS) 2023
JUNE 9 - 11, 2023
Saskatoon Sports Centre, 150 Nelson Road, Saskatoon SK
The Brandt Mini Festival of Soccer (FOS) will have 270 teams, 2,700 players, an average of 10,000 spectators, and 406 games played throughout the weekend at the Saskatoon Sports Centre and each player will receive a gold medal! We look forward to seeing many new and returning faces at our festival this year! A huge thanks goes out to Brandt, our new title sponsor, as well as Xtratime Sports Soccer Locker for sponsoring this event!
A few words from our Title Diamond Sponsor: “Youth sports provide tons of benefits to kids, families, and the communities we serve,” says Pat Tatchell, Division Manager at Brandt Truck and Trailer, “so we’re very proud to sponsor the SYSI’s Mini Festival of Soccer this year.” Brandt is the Diamond Title sponsor for this year’s Mini Festival of Soccer, providing a financial contribution of $3,000. “The communities we live and work in make us who we are at Brandt. By sponsoring this tournament, we’re able to give back in a way that encourages youth and families to have fun and develop essential life skills like leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship.”
|Deadline: Teams must notify their Community Coordinator or Zone Registrar on or before Mon May 15 if they wish to participate in the festival and what strength their team is (weak, average, strong). Community Coordinators and Zone Registrars will have until the above deadline to submit their list of teams who wish to be included in the Brandt Mini FOS schedule (including community/team names, age group, gender, and team strength). After the deadline, additional teams may be placed on a wait list and if a team withdraws a team from the wait list may be contacted. |
|Team Eligibility: Only teams which currently participate in the SYSI Community U5/U7/U9 and Zone U7/U9D leagues will be accepted. |
|ACCEPTED TEAMS - 270 teams as of Thurs May 25 |
INFO PACKAGE & FIELD MAP
Posted 1.5 weeks prior to the event
BRANDT MINI FOS WEATHER HOTLINE (306) 975-3414
|WEBSITE / PHONE: Any cancellations of games or field changes will be posted on the SYSI website on the Brandt Mini FOS webpage and on the weather line (306) 975-3414 throughout the weekend but in most cases coaches are to use their best judgment. |
|RAIN: If it is raining the two team's coaches will use their judgment as to whether or not they wish to play the game. Teams can agree to not play a game or agree upon a suitable reschedule time later in the week on an available city grass field. |
|LIGHTNING/THUNDER: If there is lightning spotted or thunder heard teams are to leave the field and seek shelter immediately and wait out the weather (there needs to be 30 minutes of no further occurrences of lightning) or choose to go home. For more information please see the CSA Lightning Safety and Severe Weather Policy. |
|FIELD CONDITIONS: If there is standing water on outdoor West Field or Kinsmen teams may try to adjust the cones and flags to an area suitable to play as long as it isn’t too close to another field; if not possible teams are to cancel the game and reschedule later in the week on an available city grass field if desired. |
|AIR QUALITY: If air quality reaches AQHI of 7 or greater, games for that time shall be cancelled. |
|EXTREME HEAT: If temperature reaches a humidex of 35 degrees, teams shall take additional cooling and water breaks and are encouraged to shorten the game time. If temperature reaches a humidex of 40 degrees Celsius games shall be cancelled. |
|INDOOR POWER OUTAGE: If there is an indoor power outage teams are to proceed in a calm manner out of the facility as soon as possible and await further instructions from facility or tournament staff, the website, and/or weather phone line. Games affected by a power outage will be canceled (see next point regarding rescheduling). |
|RESCHEDULING: Games cancelled or unplayable due to weather or indoor power outage will not be rescheduled by SYSI and there will not be a refund as SYSI still has to cover festival costs such as fields, coordinators, and medals regardless of weather. If you wish to contact the other team and reschedule at a later time in the week and do not have their contact information please refer to the TEAM CONTACT LIST or contact festival headquarters (306) 975-3413 and we will provide you with the contact information. Teams can still pick up their medals until Sun Jun 11 at 3:30 PM in festival headquarters. |
Thank you BRANDT for being this year's Title Diamond Sponsor!
Thank you Xtratime Sports / Soccer Locker for being a Platinum Sponsor!
Thank you Xsight Photography & Cinemas for being a Gold Sponsor!