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The EPIC Cup VIII presented by NB Soccer


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Tournament Information

About The EPIC Cup: Started in 2016, The EPIC Cup has grown into one of the biggest and most loved tournaments in the Midwest. Participants compete for the chance for their team to hoist the #LargestTrophyKnownToMankind that stands over 50″ tall and weighs 52 lbs. Players get mementos like a tournament patch, bag tag, or keychain, and cool prizes at Tourney HQ. The tournament is held annually in Oxford, OH, mainly at Oxford Community Park, home to pristine grass fields and just a mile down the road from Miami University and downtown Oxford.

2024 Dates:  Girls 4/27-4/28  //  Boys 5/4-5/5  //  Jr Edition 5/4 (boys) and 5/5 (girls)
2024 Schedules:  Girls Weekend  //  Boys Weekend  //  Jr Edition U7-U8 Teams
Application Deadline: 
March 25 (Girls), April 1 (Boys), April 15 (Jr Edition)
Applied Teams & Brackets:  2024 Girls Teams  //  2024 Boys Teams  //  Jr Edition U7-U8 Teams
Bracket Change or Schedule Request:  Request Form
Information Sheet for Parents:
 Tournament Weekend Information Sheet
Park Locations
(map overview of parks, hotels, and attractions):

  • Oxford Community Park: 6801 Fairfield Rd., Oxford, OH 45056 (OCP field map)
  • Leonard Howell Park: 5200 Bonham Rd, Oxford, OH 45056 (LHP field map)
  • Talawanda HS: 5301 University Park Blvd, Oxford, OH 45056

Rules:  The EPIC Cup tournament rules  (Jr Edition addendum)
Fees: U7-U8 (5v5) $150; U9-U10 (7v7) $625; U11-U12 (9v9) $675; U13-U14 (11v11) $725; U15-U16 (11v11) $750; U17-U19 (11v11) $775
Payments:  Venmo, Zelle to cincysc@gmail.com, or check to Cincy SC, PO Box 30384, Cincinnati, OH 45230


Oxford and Oxford Community Park Rules

  • Check out “Things to do in Oxford
  • Park Rules: no pop up tents or portable grills permitted.
  • Parking: please help free up parking for other teams playing in the tourney by leaving the park between games.

Tournament Apparel

Commemorate your epic experience with The EPIC Cup VII official tournament apparel from Fine Designs, the industry leader in tournament apparel. They provide a huge selection, an online store for apparel that can be ordered and shipped directly to you, and lots of cool customization options like your name, number, or your team’s roster on the back of a shirt. If you need to contact Fine Designs, there’s a link on the shop or you can email them at customerservice@finedesigns.com.


Required Documentation – U9-U19 Teams

U9-U19 teams will submit documents electronically via GotSport. U7-U8 Jr Edition teams do not need to submit rosters or guest rosters. See below for Jr Edition document instructions.

Required documentation:

  1. Approved Roster (upload a scanned copy) – this does not apply to U7-U8 Jr Edition teams
  2. Liability Release and Acknowledgement “Signature” Form (download form, collect signatures, and upload a scanned copy)
  3. EPIC Cup Guest Player Roster (if using guest players, download form, complete, upload a scanned copy). We also accept an OSA guest player form.
  4. Travel Permit (out of state teams only, see details below under Permission to Travel, upload a scanned copy)
  5. Concussion Awareness Information Sheet (share with your team’s parents, but don’t need to upload)
  6. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Lindsay’s Law) information (share with your team’s parents, but don’t need to upload)

That’s it! We try to keep things simple and avoid unnecessary paperwork. Your team’s contacts should be in your GotSport team information and your coaches should all have current concussion certificates. You will need to bring player passes to each match and for your players’ safety you should have medical release forms for every player as well.

Permission to Travel: The EPIC Cup’s sanctioning body, Ohio Soccer Association, requires a “travel permit” form for out of state teams. Your state association should be able to provide that form.

Required Documentation – U7-U8 Jr Edition Teams

Required documentation:

  1. Liability Release and Acknowledgement “Signature” Form (download form, collect signatures, and bring with you to the event)
  2. Recommended but not required – List your roster in Tourney Machine. With several teams with similar names, this will help parents know which team is theirs.

Document Questions:  Kate Caldwell


How to Upload Your Documents to GotSport

  1. Log in to your GotSport account
  2. Select the Team Management tab at the top
  3. Click on your Team Name
  4. Click on Team Registrations
  5. Click on The EPIC Cup VIII
  6. Click on the Registration tab
  7. Click the Edit button
  8. Upload your files (Approved Roster, Liability Release and Acknowledgement “Signature” Form, Guest Player Roster, Travel Permit if applicable)

Here’s a link to a job aid from GotSport.


Hotels: Where to Stay

Our hotel management partner, Stay, Play, Made Simple, negotiates favorable rates in Oxford and the surrounding area for our tourney participants. In order to have the hotels block enough rooms to support our event, we have a “Stay to Play” rule for teams that are more than 1.5 hours away. These teams should use the links below to hold a team block or to book an individual reservation. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact SPMS at (513) 889-5406 or info@stayplaymadesimple.com.

Stay, Play, Made Simple.

The EPIC Hunt

The EPIC Hunt is a fun game played using the Event Battle app on a smart phone. It’s a fun way to explore Oxford and a great teambuilding event for players. Install the app at eventbattle.app and join the fun using game code EPIC.


Sponsorship

The EPIC Cup 2024 Sponsorship Packages

2024 Sponsors:

  • 2024 “EPIC” Field Sponsors:
  • 2024 Gold Sponsors:
  • 2024 Silver Sponsors:
  • 2024 Food Vendors:

Referees

Referee Signup:

Referee Hospitality: We’ll have some cool tournament swag as well as a hospitality area for all referees with plenty of shade, food, and drinks.

Referee Assignor:  Brett Dickson

Tournament Sanctioning


History & Social Media

  • Past participants & results:
  • 2023 Girls  //  2023 Boys  //  2023 Jr Edition
  • 2022 Girls  //  2022 Boys  //  2022 Jr Edition
  • 2021 Girls  //  2021 Boys
  • 2020 Girls & Boys  //  2019 Girls  //  2019 Boys  //  2018 Girls  //  2018 Boys  //  2017  //  2016
  • A brief history: The EPIC Cup was started in the spring of 2016 at Seven Hills HS in Cincinnati. 74 teams participated in the inaugural event, which was pretty much the capacity of the facility. 18 winning teams had their name etched onto the #LargestTrophyKnownToMankind. For 2017, the tournament was moved to near Miami University, at the amazing grass fields of Oxford Community Park, which hosted the largest college soccer showcase in the country until 2016. The parks district, city of Oxford, local businesses, and nearby Hueston Woods Lodge rolled out the red carpet for The EPIC Cup and its 158 teams. In 2018, the tournament split into a girls’ weekend and a boys’ weekend in order to keep up with demand and keep all games at Oxford Community Park. The event hosted 186 teams from over 60 clubs. In 2019, the tournament was the fastest growing tournament in America as it grew by 101 teams to 287, with nearly equal numbers of boys and girls teams. Despite many tournaments and league games being canceled those weekends due to weather, every team at The EPIC Cup played at least 3 games. By focusing on creating competitive divisions, the tournament was able to decrease the average margin of victory by .75 goals/game to 2.85 for 2019. In 2020, The EPIC Cup spearheaded the effort to allow soccer players to return to the field after the Coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport in March. Although the Oxford version of the tournament was ultimately canceled, it wasn’t without putting up a good fight and The EPIC Cup lived on as Cincy SC was able to play 74 intra-club games on the last weekend of June. In 2021, The EPIC Cup V was held in Oxford Community Park again with the field intentionally kept small to reduce Covid risk. In 2022, we added The EPIC Cup, Jr Edition with a 1-day format for U7 and U8 teams and had our largest field ever with 409 teams across two weekends.

Questions?

For any additional information please contact Tournament Directors Brett Dickson, Russell Lewis, or Kate Caldwell.


Thank you for your interest and participation in The EPIC Cup tournament!

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