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Tournament Information

About The EPIC Cup: Started 6 years ago, The EPIC Cup was the fastest growing tournament in America in 2019 when it was one of the larger tournaments in the region with 287 teams competing. The EPIC Cup attempts to set a higher standard for youth soccer tournaments. Participants compete for the chance for their team to hoist the #LargestTrophyKnownToMankind that stands over 4′ tall and weighs 52 lbs. Teams get goody bags with Integrity Award wristbands to give to an opposing player each game, bag tags with The EPIC Hunt scavenger hunt on the back, and cool prizes at Tourney HQ. The tournament is held annually in Oxford, OH, mainly at Oxford Community Park, home to the best grass fields in the Midwest and just a mile down the road from Miami University and downtown Oxford. (note: in 2021, The EPIC Hunt and some other activities will be modified due to Covid-19)

Dates:  Girls May 1-2, 2021, Boys May 8-9, 2021
Main Location:  Oxford Community Park, 6801 Fairfield Rd., Oxford, OH 45056
Apply:  Girls Team Application | Boys Team Application (Deadline: April 1)
Accepted Teams:  2021 Girls Teams | 2021 Boys Teams
Brackets: 2021 Girls Brackets | 2021 Boys Brackets
Schedules:  2021 Girls Schedules | 2021 Boys Schedules
Fields:  Oxford Community Park Field Map
Information Sheet for Parents:  Tournament Weekend Information Sheet
Application Deadline:  April 1
Previous Results:  2020 Results (Cincy SC-only) | 2019 Girls Results | 2019 Boys Results | 2018 Survey Results
Entry Fees:  U8 – $250, U9-U10 – $600, U11-U12 – $650, U13-U16 – $700, U17-U19 – $750
Payments:  Venmo, Zelle to cincysc@gmail.com, or check to Cincy SC, PO Box 30384, Cincinnati, OH 45230
Format:  All teams guaranteed at least 3 scheduled games
Rules:  EPIC Cup tournament rules (teams can have unlimited guest players)
Covid Policy: 100% refund if the tourney is cancelled


Oxford and Oxford Community Park Rules

  • City Covid-19 Ordinance: Masks and social distancing is required for all spectators.
  • Park Rules: no pop up tents or portable grills permitted.

Tournament Apparel

Fine Designs, the industry leader in custom tournament apparel, provides a huge selection, an online store where you can pre-order and pick up on site, 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.

The EPIC Cup 2021 Apparel


Required Documentation

Teams will submit documents electronically via GotSoccer.

Required documentation:

  1. Approved Roster (upload a scanned copy)
  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 OSYSA guest player roster.
  4. Travel Permit (non OSYSA 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 GotSoccer 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, OSYSA, requires a “travel permit” form for out of state teams. USSSA, is a member of US Soccer and does not require any “permission to travel” for US Soccer Federation-affiliated teams. All USSSA events are open to all members of USSF including USYSA, US Club, USSSA, SAY, and AYSO.

Document Questions:  Kate Caldwell


How to Upload Your Documents to GotSoccer

  1. Log in to your GotSoccer account
  2. Select “The EPIC Cup”
  3. Select the Documents tab
  4. Upload your files (Approved Roster, Liability Release and Acknowledgement “Signature” Form, Guest Player Roster, Travel Permit if applicable)

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.


Sponsorship

The EPIC Cup 2021 Sponsorship Packages

2021 Sponsors:

  • 2021 “EPIC” Field Sponsors:
  • 2021 Gold Sponsors:
  • 2021 Silver Sponsors:
  • 2021 Food Vendors:

2019 Sponsors:


Referees

Referee Signup:

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

Referee Assignors:  Khary Williams and Brett Dickson


History, Sponsorship Opportunities & Social Media

  • Photos from past events: Champions & Finalists, Tournament Photos
  • Past participants & results: 2020 | 2019 Girls / Boys | 2018 Girls / 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 tournament was ultimately canceled, it wasn’t without putting up a good fight and in the end Cincy SC was able to play 74 intra-club games on the last weekend of June.

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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Tournament Sponsor



EPIC Sponsors


 LaRosa's Pizza Oxford

Buffalo Wild Wings

 Coerver Academy

 Towne Properties

 Mike's Carwash

 Scotty's Brewhouse

 Skipper's Top Deck and SDS Pizza & Subs

Left Field Tavern Logo

 Enjoy Oxford


Gold Sponsors


  Wnek Orthodontics


Silver Sponsors


 DuBois Bookstore

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