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Frequently Asked Questions

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What formats will each age group play?
U7 will play 4v4 plus a keeper so 5 on the field

U8, U9 and U10 will play 7v7

U11 and U12 will play 9v9

U12 can play 11 v 11 if enough teams register for this option

U13, U14 and U15 will play 11v11
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Any Site/Traffic Update for 2023?
We have spread out the fields by adding a 4th complex again this year (Warrior in Huber Heights) so please look at the maps since this is a new location for us. All other locations are the same with all finals at Ankeney.

Traffic should be improved but ANK and Bellbrook will most likely be congested so leave plenty of time to get to your games. There is also a new traffic pattern on US 35 near ANK. This new pattern is a Texas U-Turn set up where you can't turn left or go straight if you are on Factory Rd or Orchard Ln so you would have to go right and then there is a U-turn lane with a light that will allow you to go your desired direction. It is confusing and we don't think it will help tournament traffic but we will see how it goes this year. If you are at ANK there is a new connecter from Yellow Brick to Shakertown Rd that was used in 2021 and did help. Please consider using this exit and heading straight on Shakertown. From Shakertown you can go to Fairfield and turn right to get on SR-35 or you can turn left and head toward Indian Ripple which will take to 675 we well and will avoid the Texas U-Turn. Hobson is one way traffic that enters off of Trebein Rd and then exits out the back onto Linebaugh. From Linebaugh you can turn left to get to Dayton-Yellow Springs and then back to 675. Bellbrook (Sackett Wright) has multiple parking lots so make sure you look at the maps as some lots will be closer to your fields than others and may be less congested. Washington Mill is one way in and one way out. Warrior has an entrance road and a separate exit road onto Fishburg Rd. From Fishburg you can get back to 75 by heading West or come through Huber Heights by going East onto Fishburg to get to SR-35 and the other complexes in Beavercreek/Bellbrook.
Do I need a concussion training certificate in order to coach at the Haunted Classic this year?

Concussion Awareness Training

The State of Ohio has recently passed the "Return to Play" law that mandates that youth leagues, coaches and parents have an understanding of player safety and an awareness of injuries including those related to concussions. All coaches and any administrators carded with a team are required to complete mandatory concussion awareness training prior in order to continue to actively participate in coaching and training of youth players. For more information regarding the Return to Play please click the link below:


In addition Dayton Childrens Hospital will perform free baseline concussion testing if any players would like to have this completed

All carded coaches participating in the Haunted Classic MUST provide proof of concussion awareness training. If you have not completed the course, use the link below to complete the NFHS Concussion Training Course. Once you have completed the NFHS course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Please present a copy of this certificate for all carded coaches with your registration papers. Coaches without this certificate will not be allowed to participate in the Haunted Classic.

How do I seed my teams using Peer Seeding?

In order to help us bracket and seed teams more fairly, we are giving you a chance to rank your peer teams. While these peer seeds are only suggestions, they will help us more accurately assess teams in your age groups, as you most likely know your competition more intimately than the tournament committee. You are not obligated to peer seed, but it is helpful for both of us if you choose to do so. We hope you do.

The peer seeding will be open from 08/25/23 until 08/30/23 so this is a short window so please get your info in soon!

When you log into your team application, you will see a link at the top, above your status bar labeled "Peer Seed" Only teams that have been formally accepted into the tournament will be able to peer seed teams, so if you do not see the link, check your acceptance status.

Click on the link and a window with all the teams that have applied within your application group will show, with a drop down of seed numbers next to them.

The following instructions are also at the top of the screen. There are two very important things you should know:

1. You may not seed you own team
2. Once you submit your seeding - even if you seed only a single team - you will not be able to return to the peer seed.

Peer seed suggestions instructions:
Select the seeding you think belongs to the teams who have applied into the same group as your team. You may assign the same seed to more than one team if they are close and you may also leave the seed blank if you are unfamiliar with the team or don't wish to seed for whatever reason. You may not seed your own team.

Please review your seed suggestions carefully as you will not be able to change them nor will you be able to return to this screen. Once you submit suggestions, you will not longer have access, so choose carefully. If you are not ready to peer seed teams, you should exit out of this screen now without submitting any suggestions.

Lower seed = Better Team
The application form does not look right on my screen (overlapping drop down boxes, long rows over the input fields, etc.) What is going on?
First, you should let the ENTIRE form load BEFORE you scroll. It is a big form.

In short, your computer does not have enough memory (RAM) available to render the form correctly. Here is the solution that will work in most cases:

1. Clear the cache (temporary files) in Internet Explorer (Usually Tools>Internet Options>Remove Temporary files
2. Shut down Internet Explorer
3. Restart the computer
4. Open JUST MS Internet Explorer.
5. Go to Web site, fill out form.

In most cases, this will solve the problem....
What is the concussion Policy?
The Haunted Classic follow the laws of the State of Ohio and OSYSA in regards to concussions and return to play. The specific rules are summarized on the Ohio South website (OSYSA.com) under the bylaws and specifically in Section 19.

The basic guidelines are as follows:

19.6 If a player, during any game or practice, exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with having sustained a concussion or head injury, the player must be removed from play by either the individual who is serving as the player’s coach, the referee, or a league official that is supervising the practice or competition.

Once a player has been removed from play because of a suspected concussion or head injury, that player shall not return to play that same day. The player shall not return to play until he/she has been evaluated by and received written clearance including the signature and occupation of a physician or another licensed health care provider authorized pursuant to Section 19.7 to grant such clearance.

If a player has been issued a player pass, the most effective means will be to hold the player pass until the clearance form required by this section is received by the entity that organized the game or practice where the player was believed to exhibit signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with having sustained a concussion or head injury.

If a player is removed from play in the player’s last game or practice of an OSYSA organized activity or OSYSA-sanctioned tournament as outlined in this Section 19.6, the player’s player pass and / or other registration material shall be returned to the member league which initially registered the player.

Additional information can be found at OSYSA.com and the Ohio Department of Health website at http://www.healthyohioprogram.org/concussion
What is the revised email registration process now that the online system is closed?
Coach/Team Admin,

Due to the large number of teams that tried to upload documents at the deadline for registration we had to close off the online document upload system as it is getting overwhelmed and will revert to an email system now that we are past the deadline. If you submitted part of your documents already or need to submit new or additional documents please use the email system at this point.

The email addresses to use are as follows based on gender and field size you play on. For example, if you are U8, U9 or U10 girls team playing on the 7v7 field you will use Hcgirls7v7@gmail.com. The U7 (5v5) age group can use the boys 7v7 email address.

Please include your BHC number in the subject line of the email when you submit your documents by email.


Will the tournament be using a one ref or three ref system at U8-U10?
We will be using a one ref system for U8-U10 age gorups and will be calling offsides. U11 through U15 will use a three man system and will call offsides as well.

U7 will not call offsides
Will you provide refunds for COVID 19 cancellation?
We will provide full refunds for COVID19 if this causes the cancellation of the tournament.
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Is the Haunted a Stay to Play Tournament?
The Haunted Classic is a Stay to Play tournament. If your team will be using hotel rooms they must use the hotel management service supplied on the Haunted Classic website. Please support our local, approved, hotels in order to help keep the tournament costs reasonable. These hotels supply valuable support to the tournament in the way of referee rooms and other benefits.
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How do I register for the Haunted Classic?

Team registrations will be submitted through the Haunted Classic website where you will be able to upload all of your forms. You will login in using your BHC number and then upload all necessary documents.

In order to see and print the required forms, you will need to login with your BHC Team ID number and make sure you have already clicked “confirm attendance” in order to see the “get duplicate forms” link that will take you to all of the forms.

The Team Checklist will list all necessary documents needed for team registration. Email registration will be due Friday, October 6th, 2023
Guest player deadline is Friday, October 13th, 2023

In order to see the forms, you will need to login with your BHC Team ID number and make sure you have already clicked “confirm attendance” in order to see the “get duplicate forms” link that will take you to all of the forms.

The Team Checklist will list all necessary documents needed for team registration.

IMPORTANT If your team is not a rostered OSYSA or NWOYSL team, please make sure you have all the necessary travel documents from your local governing soccer group. Out of state teams need to start this process early to make sure you have proper authorization from your state USYSA governing body to allow you to travel to the Creek Classic. This process can take several days or longer so please start this process early.

To check registration status, you may login in to your team account and check registration status. If your registration arrow is not green, then we either haven’t gotten to your paperwork, or something is missing. Please check your email for any messages regarding status as well.
What do the registration status mean for email registrations
To check registration status, you may login in to your team account with your BHC team ID and check registration status. If your registration arrow is not green, then we either haven’t gotten to your paperwork, or something is missing. Please check your email or the comments section below the arrows for any messages regarding status as well.
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We will be posting questions on this page as they are asked, so check here before calling. (We are always are happy to talk to you, but this may save you time and a good healthy game of phone tag.)


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