By virtue of their awesome, outstanding, amazing, overwhelming performance during the CYSA State Cup tournament, the girls have earned an invitation to the Far West Regional tournament. The states that are represented in the far west are: Alaska, Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Scores will be here
This will be accessible with “/fwr” -> http://Sporting97Green.com/fwr
- Schedule, viewable and printable
- Driving Overview w/clickable map/directions
- Bracket assignments
- Hotel information
- General info about Albuquerque
- Venue (overhead & printable) / Rules
Monday June 21st to Sunday June 27th
||Check-in (state official only)
|Bracket Play: Alaska
Field 14 (V)
|Bracket Play: Hawaii
Field 21 (H)
|Bracket Play: Arsenal FC
Field 21 (V)
||Quarter Finals (2PM)
||Semi Finals (10AM)
Download printable copy of the schedule here
The objects North to South are:
- D. Competition Field, Soccer Complex
- C. Practice Field, Balloon Field Park
- B. Hyatt Place Albuquerque/Uptown
- A. ABQ, Albuquerque Int’l Sunport Airport
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There is a ton of information about the hotels, but most of it is useless. I’m sure Marisa is tearing her hair out trying to figure it out. Updates will end up on the site…(posted below:)
Hyatt Place Albuquerque/Uptown
6901 Arvada Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone : +1 505 872 9000 Fax : +1 505 872 3829
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Reservation status as of June 07, 2010 1:30 PM (Word)
Reservation status as of June 07, 2010 1:30 PM (Excel)
Albuquerque is too far to reasonably travel by car unless you have “buns of steel”, likely we’ll be flying. Not sure how we’ll travel if individually or in a group…. Think about it.
Link to Travel request
A Little About Albuquerque
Albuquerque is the “high desert.” The altitude is roughly 5000 feet, very similar to the “mile high city”, Denver, Colorado. At that high of an elevation we don’t want the girls arriving Sunday night for the game on Monday. There will be too much acclimation as in, altitude, time zone (1 hr), sitting on an airplane for several hours the whole travel thing. One thing recommended by the Sporting boys team that has done the same thing to Hawaii, Colorado, etc. is to fly in a day early and early enough to have a practice. Then the girls can have a resting day all day Sunday to further acclimate.
We don’t have the luxury of staying in Albuquerque for the necessary time period to become fully physiologically acclimated to the altitude. Since the girls are in excellent overall health/conditioning, the minimum time is thought to be about 4 or 5 days. One of the things we’ll be looking at doing two or three times is have the girls workout “at altitude.” Here are some nearby mountains and their elevations:
It won’t do much for their actual conditioning, but it will let them experience what it feels like to work out at elevation so that during the games they’ll be able to say “Oh, I’ve felt this way before and I can do this.” Maybe we’ll get lucky and draw fellow low elevation teams during the first couple of matches.
We don’t know how much money we’ll be provided by Sporting, District 2, CYSA etc. but the Boys team have gotten somewhere in the vicinity of eight to thirteen thousand dollars. That should cover the kids airfare and some of the lodging. Having not done this before, neither Jim nor I know exactly how much to expect. We probably won’t know until it is in our hands. As discussed at the meeting on Saturday 2/20, we’ll divide the total amount received and divide it by the number of players and staff.
Venue / Rules
ALL Games will be played at the State Farm Soccer Complex
adjacent to the Santa Ana Golf Club, near the intersection of:
Tamaya Blvd & Juniper Hills Rd
Santo Domingo, NM 87004
Which is near the town of Bernalillo
Here is a downloadable copy of the field map for printing.
Notice that traffic is one way, counterclockwise when looking down on the fields. In the photograph below, all traffic enters and leaves the complex in the upper right corner. There is parking all around the complex and I imagine that some is reserved for doctors, press, referees, etc. hopefully it is interspersed throughout the lots and not all of any one particular one. It appears that they have shade structures for the teams, on the fields when they are playing, but not before or after the match. (or for spectators)
Summary: 3-1-0 No Other points.
- Head to Head
- Winner of Most Games
- Cumulative Goal differential Max δ = 4 per game
- Least Goals against (total)
- Kicks from the Penalty spot
Q:What kind of grass is at the complex?
A:It is a custom blend developed by the complex director. Generally it is a Bluegrass, Rye, and Tall Fescue blend. The complex is over-seeded 2 times per year. (Thanks AS)
Q: What’s it like getting to the fields?
A: Inside sources say the last three miles (from the interstate to the complex can be awful because it’s a two lane road. (Thanks BC)
A “Red Flag” warning is a danger of fire. Read for details & ask the locals what it really means.
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Other Sporting Teams @ FWR
Boys 14 “C” SemiFinalist
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Girls 16 “A”
Boys 16 “B”
Boys 19 “A” QuarterFinalist