Game is played 11 vs. 11. U-12 plays 8 vs. 8. Game duration is 2 halves of 25 minutes. Each team has guaranteed 5 games. Substitutions are unlimited.
Arrival day for tournaments U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-17, U-18 is Thursday. Arrival day for tournaments U-10 and U-11 is Friday. Check-in in hotel starts at 14:00. However, early check-in can be arranged if needed. Please ask us about it. We will pick your team up from airport, seaport, bus station or train station and deliver to hotel if needed. This transfer is included in tournament fee.
All tournaments ends on Sunday. However, age groups U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-17, U-18 are officially closed until 14:30, but age groups U-10 and U-11 are officially closed until 16:30. Tournament is officially closed when awarding ceremony is ended. Check-out from hotel is until 12:00. This means you will have to free your rooms before leaving to game on Sunday, or if you play first game you can come back and check out then. Hotel will provide you with room to store bags and luggage after check-out if needed. We will deliver your team to airport, seaport, bus station or train station from hotel or football hall. This transfer is included in tournament fee.
All teams accommodate in superb 4* AC Hotel by Marriott Riga and Monika Centrum hotel, both are located in city centre – just a hand-reach to old city and Skonto Hall. Players and staff accommodate in double rooms. Check in starts at 14:00 and check out is till 12:00. Parents and relatives can also accommodate in this hotels by taking tournament package. Address for AC Hotel by Marriott Riga: Dzirnavu Street 33, Riga LV-1010 Latvia
In tournament fee is included 3 meals per full day. This means if you stay 3 nights you can start Thursday with dinner and end on Sunday with lunch or start with lunch on Thursday and end with breakfast on Sunday. Also if you play U-10 or U-11 age group and you stay 2 nights, you can start either with lunch or dinner on Friday and end with breakfast or lunch on Sunday respectively. We will prepare meal schedule for your team which suits you the best based on your game schedule. You can try to slightly change it by asking hotel stuff. All meals are served in hotel except in cases when game schedule don’t allow so, meals can be served in football hall. Extra meal costs 14 EUR/person.
In tournament price is included transfer from and to airport, seaport, bus station, train station on arrival and departure for all group. Also transfers from and to games according to schedule. Bus usually leaves 1 hour before game starts. This means you are in football hall 30 – 45 minutes before your game. By same bus usually goes two teams, so if you are late for your bus you are making delay and inconvenience for other team also. Bus is usually already waiting you before it is time to leave. You can come out and if both teams going by this bus is ready bus can leave earlier, delivering you faster. After game bus usually leaves 30 minutes after game end, but you can leave earlier if both teams are ready. In tournament price is not included any tour, excursion, training session transfers. Extra transfer usually costs 180 EUR.
Games in age groups U-12 to U-18 starts on Friday at 9:00 and ends about 18:00. On Saturday games start at 9:00 till 13:00, 3-hour brake and starts again from 16:00 till 20:00. On Sunday Games starts at 9:00 and ends at 13:30, then is awarding ceremony till 14:30. In awarding ceremony all teams should take part. In these age groups every team have 5 games: 2 on Friday, 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. Match schedule will be published in web site www.rigacup.lv and sent by email to team responsible persons.
In age groups U-12 to U-18 all games are video recorded and will be published in our Youtube channel. Due to some reasons game can be not video recorded, Riga Cup is not responsible for game video records. In tournament time Riga Cup photograph is taking photos of games, opening and awarding ceremonies. These photos is than published in our Facebook or Flickr page. Photograph will come before or after your game on Friday or Saturday and take your team picture.
Training sessions are available on Thursday if field is not occupied by local team training sessions. Rent of half football field costs 110 EUR/h. Bus transfer to and from training session is not included in tournament fee and is extra transfer. Training session can be arranged only in Skonto hall.