The 13th annual Daily Pilot Cup is quickly approaching.
Elementary school soccer teams, comprised of third- through sixth-graders, are practicing and preparing for the weeklong tournament that begins May 29. At some schools, teams are still forming.
Registration forms are available at the local elementary schools and at our website: http://www.dailypilot.com/sports/pilotcup.
The tournament is such a fun time for the community. However, there is one new rule to keep in mind this year. It was stressed during our meeting with the school liaisons earlier this month.
Kirk McIntosh, the Daily Pilot Cup director, hopes the rule won't have to be used during the tournament.
At the head referee's discretion, a penalty of taking away a goal can be assessed if the team's sideline displays highly unruly fans. If the fans show an extreme lack of sportsmanship in the referee's eyes, the referee will take away a goal or assess a yellow card. If the fans get out of hand, the ref can go as far as to disqualify the team and give the team a loss.