The CAL CUP TOURNAMENT –  Memorial Day weekend

Fri, May 24 – Mon, May 27, 2024

The showcase tournament which caps off the Fly Spring Season is the Cal Cup International Field Hockey Tournament held in Moorpark, CA (near Simi Valley, north of LA) over Memorial Day weekend. 

This is a really fun, competitive tournament, with hundreds of teams participating from all over California, the United States, and internationally.

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Team Rosters:

Cal Cup rosters will be skill-based and selected based on Fly Coaches’ recommendations. We target announcing Cal Cup team rosters by end of March. Not all Fly players may be offered a spot on a Cal Cup team, but we will try hard to accommodate ALL players who want to go. While we hope to be able to have all Fly players attend Cal Cup, we are only allowed a limited number of players per Cal Cup Team roster.

If you would like to be considered for team selection for Cal Cup, RSVP and hand in your trip deposit.
Deposits will be returned to any players who are not placed on a team roster due to roster limits.

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Cost

All costs are payable by cash, check (payable to “San Jose Fly Field Hockey Club”) or Zelle (payable to “admin@sanjosefly.com”)

NOTE! Cal Cup Tournament fees are not included in your regular season dues.

 

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Trip/player Fees 

u16/u19 player fees = $675 per player.

u16/u19 fees cover: extra practices in May (pre-tourney), hotel room for player (3-4 players per room – those player reservations have already been made!), all breakfasts at hotel, one team dinner on Sat night, tournament entry fees, coaches’ fees and travel expenses (hotel and flight), rental vans for transportation while at tournament.

u16/u19 trip deposit = $250

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u12/u14 player fees = $350 per player.

The u12/u14 fees are lower because the younger players will stay with their parents in a family room and are transported by parents (not in team vans). u12/u14 fees cover: extra practices in May (pre-tourney), one team dinner, tournament entry fees, coaches’ fees and travel expenses (hotel and flight).

u12/u14 trip deposit = $150

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Deposit Required

All players who sign up must pay a non-refundable deposit for the trip costs. This deposit is due by Sunday, 3/17/24. We require this deposit now because we have already had to pay our team entry fees and hotel deposits.

Pay online, hand in your deposit to your coach at practice or mail in your check to:
Fly FHC
171 Main St #271, Los Altos Ca, 94022.
Please have this deposit check post-marked no later than March 18th.
Checks should be made out to “San Jose Fly Field Hockey Club”.

** Want to play, but need help w/the deposit timing or fees?**
We want you to play, so if you would like to participate, but cannot make the deposit payment at this time, or need reduced fees, please just let us know, and we will work out any problem like that.

Some additional notes on player fees:

  • These player fees are based on minimal rosters for each age group – 10 players for u14s, 13 players for u16s & u19s. If we end up with a few more players on each team, the player fee total may drop a bit.
  • Player fees DO NOT include travel for players to/from southern CA.
  • Player fees may be paid by check or cash or Zelle.
  • Make checks out to “San Jose Fly FHC”. Please write “Cal Cup” and your player’s name on the memo line of your check. Zelle payments go to “admin@sanjosefly.com”.
  • The non-refundable deposit will be used towards your Cal Cup fees (described above).
  • Refunds will be provided to players not selected for a Cal Cup roster spot.
    Remaining trip balances will be due by April 30, 2024.

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Flights & Travel

Players must be down in Simi Valley by Friday night (we start play very early on Saturday morning) and will return no earlier than midday on Monday, Memorial Day.

All players make their own transportation arrangements to Simi Valley. Some players drive down w/family or friends. Some fly either w/family or with the team/coaches.

Coaches’ flights

Coaches will be flying down on Friday midday out of San Jose International Airport and returning on Monday evening from Burbank airport. Here are those flight details:

Friday 5/24:  Southwest flight # 834

  • departs San Jose at 1:05pm
  • arrives at Burbank at 2:10pm

Monday 5/27:  Southwest flight # 279

  • departs Burbank at 4:05pm
  • arrives San Jose at  5:20pm

If you are interested in traveling with the coaches, please email us. You will be making your own flight reservation, but we want to know who is traveling with us.

Any player who is traveling alone and/or needs transportation to/from the airport, should book the coaches’ flight (or one immediately prior). If you are unable to get your player on the coaches’ flight, there are usually flights immediately before that one. Make a reservation on a prior flight, and players can wait for the coaches’ arrival at the small and very friendly Burbank airport.

Coaches will drive players traveling with them from the Burbank airport to the hotel. At the airport, each team coach will be picking up a 15 passenger van and caravan-ing to the Posada Royale Hotel in Simi Valley, which is our team hotel for the weekend.

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If players do not fly down with the coaches, it will be up to the players and their families to get them to the team hotel.

Please make arrangements for you player to be at the Posada Royale Hotel on Friday night by 9pm at the latest. We will be having brief team meetings the hotel on Friday night at approximately 9:30pm.

Be ready!! Games start EARLY Saturday morning!

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On-site – Hotel

Because this is a USA FH sanctioned tournament, all players must go through the team’s group travel (set up through USA FH’s travel agency) for their hotel accommodations.

Our team hotel is the Posada Royale Hotel in Simi Valley
Posada Royale Hotel & Suites
1775 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 584-6300

u16 & u19 players: Fly has a block of rooms already reserved for players on u16/u19 teams.

u12 & u14 players: With stay in a room with their families. You must make these reservations. 

U16/U19 player & family hotel arrangements:

  • All u16 & u19 players are expected to stay in a team room w/other players at our hotel. They will stay 3 or 4 to a room and be supervised by their team coach.  We have already reserved rooms for all u16 & u19 players.
  • NOTE – u16/u19 player fees will NOT be reduced if kids want to stay in their parent rooms because the pricing for this tournament is based on full occupancy of the players in team rooms. Families of u16/u19 players will need to make reservations – for their own rooms (parent, siblings, etc).
  • It may be difficult to find other rooms at our rate available in the area. We do have a number of rooms earmarked for families.
  • Parents must call the Posada Royale directly to make your room reservation. Tell them you are with “Parent – San Jose Fly”.  Please use that specific phrase, or the hotel may not be able to find the room block!!
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U12/U14 player & family hotel arrangements:

  • We require all u12/u14 players to travel and stay with a parent or guardian during Cal Cup.
  • Unlike the u16s * u19s, u12 & u14 families are responsible for their payer’s hotel room and transportation on-site. Each u12/u14’s player’s parent/guardian is responsible for reserving their own rooms.
  • We have a set of rooms earmarked for you to make reservations at the team hotel. You will also reserve any additional family rooms directly through the hotel.
  • Parents must call the Posada Royale directly to make your room reservation. Tell them you are with “Parent – San Jose Fly”.  Please use that specific phrase, or the hotel may not be able to find the room block!!

 

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For any u14 families whose player is playing in the u16 age group during the regular spring season…

1) Roster: We will decide whether to roster your true u14 on the u14 team or one of the u16 teams. It is likely you will all be playing u16s. (The difference is that u14s play 7v7 in this tournament, and the older kids play 11v11.)

2) Hotel: If your player is an 8th grader or younger, you are considered a u14 for the hotel purposes of this trip. Meaning these players need to stay in a family room (they will not be in a team room) and you are responsible for making that room arrangement directly through the hotel. This means you will be paying the u14 trip cost, not the u16 trip cost.

If your true u14 ends up on a u16 team, and you would like to place her in a team room, please talk to me and Anthony and we can discuss that possibility. However, note – that will mean the higher u16 cost for the trip.

3) On-site Transport: If your true u14 player ends up on a u16 team, we can include them in team transport to/from fields. We will talk to those parents and players about that when the rosters are set.

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On-site – meals, transport, and other details

U16 & U19 players will eat together and travel together in team vans for the whole trip. U16/U19 players will be provided transportation to and from the fields in team vans with their teammates and coaches. Coaches will drive team vans and supervise all trips to stores, restaurants, etc.

We always welcome parent helping with transport or joining in for team meals! Just let Coach Anthony know if you will be down there and want to join in the fun of getting the kids back & forth to fields, or joining us for a team dinner!

A curfew and bed checks will be enforced for U16s & U19s each night. Any players who do not follow team rules will be IMMEDIATELY sent home.
Players should bring their own money for snacks, lunch and other dinners.
Coaches take players on their team on a trip to the grocery store for snacks, drinks etc on Friday night.
Breakfast is provided with our hotel package (it’s good too!).
Fly will provide pizza dinner Saturday night for all players AT THE HOTEL.
Players get their own dinners other nights. There are several restaurants within walking distance of our hotel (which is in a very safe area). Coaches transport players who need a ride to a nearby restaurant. Most walk in groups for meals.
For lunches, we usually are going in our team vans for food on the way back from games (Subway, Japanese fast food, other chain type food).
U12/U14 players will be in the care of their families for the tournament – this includes hotel supervision, transportation to/from fields and meals.

Players with family on the trip are always welcome to join their families for outside activities or meals, as long as those plans do not conflict w/team activities or guidelines. Please just ok any plans with your team coach.

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Questions travel details?

Please contact Coach Anthony.

On-site – Hotel

Because this is a USA FH sanctioned tournament, all players must go through the team’s group travel (set up through USA FH’s travel agency) for their hotel accommodations.

Our team hotel is the Posada Royale Hotel in Simi Valley
Posada Royale Hotel & Suites
1775 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 584-6300

u16 & u19 players: Fly has a block of rooms already reserved for players on u16/u19 teams.

u12 & u14 players: With stay in a room with their families. You must make these reservations. 

Hotel arrangements:

  • All u16 & u19 players are expected to stay in a team room w/other players at our hotel.
  • Families of u16/u19 players will need to make reservations for their own rooms (parent, siblings, etc).
  • Families of u12/u14 players will need to make reservations for their rooms (which include their players).
  • Parents must call the Posada Royale directly to make your room reservation. Tell them you are with “Parent – San Jose Fly”.  Please use that specific phrase, or the hotel may not be able to find the room block!!

See more details on this page below…

Coach Flights

Coaches will be flying down on Friday midday out of San Jose International Airport and returning on Monday evening from Burbank airport. Here are those flight details:

Friday 5/24:  Southwest flight # 834

  • departs San Jose at 1:05pm
  • arrives at Burbank at 2:10pm

Monday 5/27:  Southwest flight # 279

  • departs Burbank at 4:05pm
  • arrives San Jose at  5:20pm

If you are interested in traveling with the coaches, please email us. You will be making your own flight reservation, but we want to know who is traveling with us.

See more details on this page below…