GOLD RUSH: Thank you to all!!!

Great weather, great teams, great volunteers and a great day for championship soccer. We want to thank all the teams, coaches, parents and, of course, the incredible Gold Rush staff and our tireless Referee Council for making this once again an exceptional tournament for all.

Here are the final results from the Gold Rush.

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Thank you again for coming to the Gold Rush. We look forward to seeing you next year!!!

Joe & Sandi Franco, Gold Rush Tournament Co-Directors

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678 is proud to host the Santa Clarita Gold Rush December 10-11, 2016 at beautiful Santa Clarita Central Park!

Here are some important updates: Please check this page regularly for updates and read down the page as well.

GAME AND REFEREE SCHEDULE POSTED: The game/ref schedule and pools are posted. Teams have been flighted according to ratings and a review of team records. There will be no changes (other than a double booking of a team, of course). As much as we would like to accommodate teams and longer travel distance, we must schedule to create the most competitive flights for the best experience for all and that is what dictates games times.

Regarding the referee schedule: Unless your game and ref assignment are scheduled at the same time, there will be no adjustments. If you have a partial crew, please know that we have recorded that and plan to have standbys fill out your crew. Please make sure your referee crews come in proper attire (uniform, badge, proper shorts and socks).

Please note NIGHT GAMES! The City of Santa Clarita closed two fields affecting the schedule dramatically — which will be a good thing for many of you. We will have Saturday night games, with the final games of the night starting at 7:15 pm on Saturday. Please make note of this and be prepared to possibly referee a night game if you are playing later in the day.

Here is the tournament format

Game duration shall be as follows (Note: rules have been updated):

Division Pool Play                Trophy Rounds

U-10:               25 minute half                          25 minute half
U-12                 25 minute half                          30 minute half
U-14:               30 minute half                          35 minute half

U10 Boys. 3 Flights. Six teams per flight, 3 teams per pool. (18 teams total)

U12 Boys. 3 Flights. Six teams per flight, 3 teams per pool. (18 teams total)

U14 Boys. 2 Flights. Six teams per flight, 3 teams per pool. (12 teams total)

U10 Girls. 2 Flights. Six teams per flight, 3 teams per pool. (12 teams total)

U12 Girls. 2 Flights. Eight teams per flight, 4 teams per pool. 16 teams total)

U14 Girls. 2 Flights. Six teams per flight, 3 teams per pool. (12 teams total)

Tournament pool play and Championship games:

  1. Six-team flights: Will play CROSS POOL play format; After pool play concludes, the six teams will be re-seeded based on total points. The teams with the most points, regardless of pool, will advance to the Championship for that flight. There is no 3rd/4th place game.
  2. Eight-team flights: Intra-pool play. In each flight,  Pool winners will play  Pool winner for the championship, and the top runner-ups in each pool will play for the 3rd/4th place.
  3. Finals ending in a tie will go to two 5-minute overtime periods. If still tied, game will conclude with Kicks From The Mark.  See Gold Rush Rules for more details.

Welcome to the Goldrush

This is the premier holiday tournament with All-Star, Extra, Challenge and Tournament teams competing on Dec. 10 and 11, 2016 in Santa Clarita.

For questions, email: tournament@ayso678.org or text 626-348-3046

Here is what the Gold Rush has to offer:

  • U10-U14 Boys and Girls Divisions (multiple U10 & U12 flights, U14 if possible)
  • Guaranteed three games; 4 games for finalists
  • All Games at ONE LOCATION
  • Trophies for finalists
  • Real restrooms (no portables)
  • A helpful and professional staff that knows how to run a tournament.

What division will your team be placed in?

Because we have AYSO All-Star/Tournament/Select, and Extra and Challenge club teams on different calendars, teams will be bracketed as follows. In most age groups we will have Upper and Lower flights, so be sure to provide ample information on your team. We want the most competitive matches

Please note that U12 will play 9v9 and all players MUST play a minimum of 50% of every game, so club teams with large rosters will have to make it work or risk having their game be ruled a forfeit.

  • U14 Boys and Girls — U14, U13, 2003 and 2004 teams
  • U12 Boys and Girls — U12, U11, 2005 and 2006 teams
  • U10 Boys and Girls — U10, U9, 2007 and 2008 teams

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