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Norski Spring Fling Tournament

April 26TH - 28th, 2019

SPRING FLING 2019 4/28/19 - GAME ON!!!!

Spring Fling 2019 Participants:

GAMES ARE ON. Sun is a beautiful thing! We are clearing the lines and the snow is melting quickly. Please pass this message along to your team ASAP. Note, as mentioned before the tournament could be called IF fields take a turn for the worse. 

Remind team members about parking please as odd hours should park at the high school

See you soon!

Barbara & Matt

Spring Fling 2019 4/28/19 Morning Update...

Spring Fling 2019 Participants:

Good Morning! There's encouragement at the moment that we might be able to proceed as there was little additional accumulation from last night. We need an additional hour to make a call as our NSC crew attempts to prepare fields for any potential games and have the sun work it's magic.

Thanks for your patience!

Barbara & Matt

Spring Fling 2019 Revised Schedule 4/28/19

Spring Fling 2019 Participants:

Below is the revised and condensed schedule for games to be played on 4/28/19. First game times will kick off at 10 AM should the Spring Fling proceed. 

Revised Schedules for 4/28/19 - Any canceled game due to weather was recorded as a 0-0 tie. Teams in divisions where advancement is required have been updated. Round Robin Divisions may still need some updating.  

  • All participants will be informed if the tournament will proceed by 7:30 AM
  • All games will be shortened by 5 minutes per half
  • Teams playing at the High School Field should NOT park in the church parking lot.
  • If we play all participants must know that we could still cancel if field conditions worsen
  • The shuttle from DeForest HS starts at 9 AM - Teams with games in the odd hours are STRONGLY encouraged to go straight to the High School Parking lot. Because of the condensed schedule parking will only fill up quicker. PLEASE help us in this regard as it would be greatly appreciated!!

Be in touch around 7:30 AM, also check us out on Facebook for updates.

SPRING FLING 2019 4/28/19 GAMES UPDATE

Spring Fling 2019 Participants:

First and Foremost THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we made lemonade out of the lemons today and maximized as much as we could of this unexpected spring weather. As we roamed the fields today and had multiple conversations with teams the resounding response was that everyone was happy to get the games we did in. From Norski Soccer Clubs perspective we were thoroughly impressed by how everyone handled and understood the situation. Level heads prevailed all around as there were zero issues to deal with in a situation where things easily could have escalated. That just goes to show the class organizations you all come from.

Now onto the details of tomorrow...

It has and still will be our goal to try and get games in tomorrow and finish the tournament out, but that will be assessed first thing in the morning and communicated. The temps tonight look like they will stay below freezing until about 7:00 AM, which means snow will obviously not melt. Teams need to be prepared that things may not go on tomorrow if the snow is too significant and won't melt enough in time. In addition, if we do make the call to GO everyone also needs to understand that we may cancel things altogether if we see the fields taking on too much damage. We will notify all teams around 7:30 AM if things will be a GO or not. You can also check us out on Facebook as everything has been posted there today as well. 

It has been decided to push back the first kick off to 10 AM where we will again play games with 5 minutes shortened off each half like we did today. Schedules are currently being re-worked and are off-line at the moment, Once they are updated you will be notified. With the schedules being condensed there might be coaching conflicts so parents may need to step in and coach the game. It should also be noted that with the updated schedules there may only be a center official on the game. As the day progresses games should get back on time and finish so everyone can get back home as originally scheduled or close too.

Lastly, as everyone knows our concern is and has been from the beginning is parking. It is STRONGLY recommended that those arriving for a game in the odd hours head straight to DeForest HS for the Shuttle. This would tremendously help what most likely will be a congested parking lot with condensed games. The shuttle will start picking everyone up at 9 AM. 

Be in touch soon with updated schedules,

Barbara & Matt

Spring Fling 2019 Directors

SPRING FLING 2019 GAMES CANCELED 5 PM & Later (UPDATED 4/27/19 4:00 PM)

Spring Fling 2019 Coaches & Managers:

ALL 5 PM and on Games are CANCELED. Please inform your team members ASAP.

Games stating before 5 PM are on but could be called at the field.

Communication to follow this evening between 8 PM - 10 PM.

Barbara & Matt

Spring Fling 2019 Directors

SPRING FLING 2019 GAMES EXTENDED (UPDATED 4/27/19 3:00 PM)

Spring Fling 2019 Coaches & Managers:

The weather continues to be playable with a lite snow at WSC. Tournament Directors and Referee's have agreed conditions at this time are SAFE and PLAYABLE.  We are extending our play into the the early afternoon. Notify your teams immediately of the following:

  • All teams with a game time of 5 PM or early are ON - Please inform your team members.
  • All teams with a game time of 5 PM to 7 PM should show for their game and if conditions worsen the game will be called on site.
  • No Games on call.

Please inform teams that the HS Parking lot is open. We are turning cars around and sending to the HS parking lot for the shuttle ride.

Those with an iPhone can head to the app store and down load the tournament, Just search for Norski Spring Fling. 

Fingers crossed we can get the day in!! ONLY POSTS from this point forward would be for CANCELATION.

Communication to follow this evening between 8 PM - 10 PM.

Barbara & Matt

Spring Fling 2019 Directors

SPRING FLING 2019 GAMES EXTENDED (UPDATED 4/27/19 1:30 PM)

Spring Fling 2019 Coaches & Managers:

The weather continues to be playable with a lite snow that just started at WSC and is not sticking to the ground. We are extending our play into the late afternoon. Notify your teams immediately of the following:

  • All teams with a game time of 4 PM or early are ON - Please inform your team members.
  • All teams with a game time of 4 PM to 6 PM should show for their game and if conditions worsen the game will be called on site.
  • All teams with 6 PM or later games times are still on call but should be ready to play.

Please inform teams that the HS Parking lot is open. We are turning cars around and sending to the HS parking lot for the shuttle ride.

Those with an iPhone can head to the app store and down load the tournament, Just search for Norski Spring Fling. 

Fingers crossed we can get the day in!!

Barbara & Matt

Spring Fling 2019 Directors

SPRING FLING 2019 GAMES EXTENDED (UPDATED 4/27/19 12:30 PM)

Spring Fling 2019 Coaches & Managers:

The weather continues to push south with NO precipitation of any kind at WSC. We are extending our play into the afternoon. Notify your teams immediately of the following:

  • All teams with a game time of 3 PM or early are ON - Please inform your team members.
  • All teams with a game time of 3 PM to 5 PM should show for their game and if conditions worsen the game will be called on site.
  • All teams with 5 PM or later games times are still on call but should be ready to play.

Please inform teams that the HS Parking lot is open. We are turning cars around and sending to the HS parking lot for the shuttle ride.

Those with an iPhone can head to the app store and down load the tournament, Just search for Norski Spring Fling. 

Scores and standings are now updated.

Thanks again for everyone's patience and understanding! We have had some great soccer this morning that we hope carries into the afternoon.

Barbara & Matt

Spring Fling 2019 Directors

Spring Fling 2019 GAMES EXTENDED (Updated 4/27/19 11 AM)

Spring Fling 2019 Coaches & Managers:

The weather is pushing south and we are extending our play into the afternoon. Notify your teams immediately of the following:

  • All teams with a game time of 1 PM or early are ON - Please inform your team members.
  • All teams with a game time of 1 PM to 3 PM should show for their game and if conditions worsen the game will be called on site.
  • All teams with 3 PM or later games times are still on call but should be ready to play.

Please inform teams that the HS Parking lot is open. We are turning cars around and sending to the HS parking lot for the shuttle ride.

Those with an iPhone can head to the app store and down load the tournament, Just search for Norski Spring Fling. 

Lastly, we are aware that in some divisions the scores / results are not showing up correctly. We are working on getting this resolved.

Thanks again for everyones patience and understanding! We have had some great soccer this morning that we hope carries into the afternoon.

Barbara & Matt

Spring Fling 2019 Directors

4/27/19 Games & Procedures

Spring Fling 2019 Participants:

Tonight was a great night of soccer with the sun out in full force and 23 games in the books! Thanks to everyone that made it out tonight as we enjoyed seeing everyone having a good time.

Now onto tomorrow, as we prepare and plan ahead. Our goal is to get in is many SAFE games as possible tomorrow as we will make a call on canceling the rest of the games for the day if need be. While the games for the rest of the afternoon may be canceled we will still re-evaluate for Sunday morning to try and get the remainder of the games in on Sunday if conditions allow.

Coaches & Managers, please forward this communication onto ALL of your families.

Here is the protocol for all games being played tomorrow Saturday 4/27/19:

  • All games are on as scheduled up until noon (12 PM)

  • All games scheduled to kick off between noon (12 PM) and 2 PM must still report to your game as scheduled but a decision could be made during your game to stop play

  • All games at 2 PM or later will get correspondence via email at least two hours before the next hour or as follows:

  • 2 PM - 3 PM games will get an email at or before noon if games are on

  • 3 PM - 4 PM games will get an email at or before 1 PM if games are on

  • 4 PM - 5 PM games will get an email at or before 2 PM if games are on

  • 5 PM - 6 PM games will get an email at or Before 3 PM if games are on

  • 6 PM - 7 PM games will get an email at or before 4 PM if games are on

We want to stress that we will be monitoring the weather forecast and will not be trying to push on through. If the weather takes a turn for the worst then we could call things earlier, but as you can see by the plan above is that if the weather does not come as they are saying we will continue on as scheduled.

Coaches and Managers must stay tuned to their email all day tomorrow. We greatly appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we deal with this crazy spring season.

A few other things to note:

 

Parking

 

  • Shuttle Parking at DeForest High School - 815 Jefferson St, DeForest, WI 53532

    • Starting at 8 AM a shuttle bus will be picking up and taking people to Windsor Sports Commons every 20-30 min.

  • Windsor Sports Commons - PLEASE Carpool!! Tonight to many people came to the park with only one person in the car. Our guess is straight from work. If this the case tomorrow and parking is at or nearing capacity we could ask you to head over to the High School. Those with multiple members in their vehicles are welcome.

Coaches & Managers

  • NO Warming Up in the Goal Area

  • Field Marshal’s may also communicate that there will be NO warm up on the field

Again, Norski Soccer Club greatly appreciates your cooperation and understanding as we do our level best to work through and make the best of this crazy spring weather. Fingers crossed that things will pass over and we can get everything in.

4/26-28/19 GAMES ON

Hello Spring Fling 2019 Participants:

We are looking forward to hosting your team(s) at the Spring Fling 2019 Tournament this weekend. We will communicate any updates with you via email. Please check your email regularly over the course of the weekend.

Norski Spring Fling Tournament Committee met each evening this week and concluded this evening (4/25/19) that we will move forward with the tournament as scheduled for the weekend. All fields with exception the two we relocated games off of earlier in the week are in good condition leading into the weekend. As of today, a tournament equivalent to our size just 45 min north confirmed they are carrying on with play this weekend, as well as all local league games, are still scheduled to be played this weekend.

Weather forecasts are all over the board on rain or rain/snow amounts but it will be on the cold side.  We will continue to monitor all situations and keep coaches and managers posted. Remind everyone (parents and players) to dress for the weather:

  • Bring extra socks
  • Cleats
  • Coats
  • Players can play in track pants
  • Blankets
  • Rain Gear
  • Hand Warmers
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Garbage Bag to store Bag in during games
  • Note: Hooded sweatshirts need to have hood tucked inside the jersey

In the event that the weather really doesn’t cooperate and snow does start to accumulate the following plan will be put in place.

  1. Games will start off as regularly scheduled times and game lengths. If conditions worsen games will be shortened by 5 minutes each half and communicated at the field to both teams by the Field Marshall or Referee. All scheduled game times will remain as scheduled.
  2. IF weather takes a turn for the worst-case scenario and games have to be canceled because of accumulating snow in the afternoon all teams should at least have completed their first game between Friday and Saturday mid-afternoon for U11 and Older teams. Some U10 and younger teams only play 1 game on Saturday with 2 on Sunday. We will evaluate completed games and seed games for Sunday's games on Saturday evening and communicate that evening. The main goal here is to get teams 2-3 games over the weekend. U11+ and older teams would then be awarded first and second place strictly on earned points in your overall division.
  3. IF field conditions are not conducive for play in time for Sunday morning games in all likelihood the tournament will be canceled. This will be communicated no later than 6:30 AM Sunday morning.

Coaches & Managers

  • NO Warming up in the Goal Area
  • Field Marshal’s may also communicate that there will be NO warm up on the field

UPDATED SCHEDULES as of 4/25/19

FIELD MAPS

TOURNAMENT RULES

Parking

  • Windsor Sports Commons has limited parking. Please plan accordingly and be prepared that if lot is full to be redirected to the High School and use the shuttle service.
  • There will be NO parking along HWY V or entry drive. Law Enforcement will be present throughout the day to ticket any violators not following posted signs or not parking in designated areas.
  • NO Trailers or RV’s will be allowed into Windsor Sports Commons
  • Shuttle Service to and from Windsor Sports Commons and DeForest High School will start at 8:30 AM each morning and run until 7pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. Approximate pick up every 20 minutes.

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend! Bundle up, stay warm and most importantly have FUN!

 

ABOUT

The very first Norski Spring Fling soccer tournament was held at the Windsor Sports Commons in 2008.  Twenty-three teams from U9 to U14 attended. In 2009, we expanded to 31 teams and have since grown the tournament to over 100 teams in the past several consecutive springs. We have now extended our tournament from U8 through U19, to host all of those teams/players who grew up attending the Spring Fling as youth. A dedicated tournament committee and enthusiastic club volunteers, committed to great soccer, will continue their work to help make the experience at the tournament enjoyable and safe.  We are looking forward to making our 12th Annual Spring Fling the best yet!

The Norski Spring Fling tournament has become THE go-to tournament for teams inside and outside of the greater Madison area for U9 - U19 Teams. The feedback we've gotten from past participants:

  • Windsor Sports Commons offers some of the best soccer fields in the Madison area  
  • We go out of our way to accommodate team requests (Placement & Scheduling)
  • Facilities are best in the Madison area (No Parking Charge)
  • Competition is balanced
  • Great Concessions

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