August 17-18, 2019

Chesapeake Kickoff

Join us for the 6th Annual Chesapeake Kickoff Challenge! Last year, over 100 teams from the Mid-Atlantic applied to play in this awesome event.  Teams strive to play their best to earn Champions and Finalists medals while playing on fields throughout Howard County, Maryland. We look forward to seeing teams of all ages highlight their skills on the pitch!



Last year, boys and girls teams traveled from all over Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia to play in this end of summer event. Boys teams competed in 10 brackets for Champion and Finalist medals, while girls teams competed in 6 brackets for Champion and Finalist brackets.


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U09 - 2009 (7v7): $750
  • U10 - 2008 (7v7): $750
  • U11 - 2007 (9v9): $775
  • U12 - 2006 (9v9): $775
  • U13 - 2005 (11v11): $875
  • U14 - 2004 (11v11): $875
  • U15 - 2003 (11v11): $925
  • U16 - 2002 (11v11): $925
  • U17 - 2001 (11v11): $925
  • U18 - 2000 (11v11): $925
  • U19 - 1999 (11v11): $925


  • All U9-U11 teams will follow the new heading rule
  • A separate performance bond of $350 is required for U14-U19 age groups

Payment Information

  • Please make all checks payable to: Elite Tournaments
  • Checks should be mailed to:
    • Chesapeake Kickoff
      c/o Elite Tournaments
      9160 Rumsey Road
      Suite B-3
      Columbia, MD 21045
  • CC Fee: 2.75% | E-Check Fee: 1%

Applied/Accepted Teams

Applied Teams: View Applied Teams List

Brackets: View Brackets


Tournament Schedule: View Tournament Schedule

Previous Results:

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Team Check-In


Check-In Instructions: View Check-In Instructions

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players


No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol

Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park
4560 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Field Map


Elite Tournaments is pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our official Tournament Housing Coordinator for the Chesapeake Kickoff Challenge. All participating teams needing housing for the tournaments are required to utilize the services of Halpern Travel.

Halpern Travel comes to us highly recommended for their commitment to providing professional service and for their attention to detail. They have extensive experience in tournament housing coordination. Halpern Travel secure, online hotel reservation system allows teams to view information about hotels, including rate, area location and amenities. Teams are able to reserve their rooms and to make changes to their reservations 24/7.

Clubs requiring a large block of rooms for multiple teams should contact Halpern Travel for special assistance at 888.640.6400.

We look forward our partnership with Halpern Travel to successfully meet the housing needs of teams attending the Chesapeake Kickoff Challenge.

Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements


We are now accepting pre-orders for this event! Check out the official tournament t-shirts and pre-order your apparel before it sells out. Apparel is printed in limited quantities so pre-orders are the best way to ensure you get the color and size of your choice! Shirts will also be for sale at the headquarters tent at some locations. 

Sales Locations

  • Lucicdo Fields at Covenant Park

If you have pre-ordered your apparel it will be available for pickup at the location of your first game! If you have any apparel questions, please contact Kyle Scranton



  • Location: Covenant Park
  • Food Vendor

College Coaches

College Coach Login: Register to Attend

Player Profile Books: Please make sure that you update your player profile information in the GotSoccer system so it is accessible by college coaches. You may need to contact your team manager or coach to add this information. This is the information that will be given to college coaches looking to recruit players.

Player Self-Recruiting: Elite Tournaments highly recommends that players reach out to the schools that they are interested in playing for. Many coaches come to our events to scout for pick up players, but will not realize that you interested in playing for their team unless you reach out to them! We also know that you have many schools that you are looking to play for that are not currently signed up to attend our event. You are encouraged to reach out to schools you are looking to attend, and let them know which events you will be playing in this season. We welcome you to invite these coaches to attend this event. If you have a coach that you are inviting to attend, please have them pre-register at the link above.


If you wish to referee the tournament, please complete our referee availability form. We welcome all out of town referees.

Any questions please contact our Director of Officials, Mark Jennings, at


Mike Libber
Tournament Director

Kyle Scranton 
Apparel Questions 

Jessica Gillespie
Check-In Questions

Field Locations

Columbia, MD

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U09-U19

Key Dates

August 17-18, 2019

Application Deadline
July 27, 2018

Schedules Released
August 8, 2018

Apparel Pre-Order
August 12, 2018

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