May 26-28, 2018

Columbia Invt. Memorial Day Tournament

The Soccer Association of Columbia/HC and Elite Tournaments would like to welcome you to the 43rd Annual Columbia Invitational. Columbia is centrally located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. For simply the best soccer competition, play in Columbia over Memorial Weekend and experience for yourself why Sports Illustrated, upon visiting our tournament, proclaimed that, "Here (Columbia), arguably is the heartland of U.S. Soccer."



 

Overview


WEATHER UPDATE: 5/27/18 7:00AM

ALL GAMES ARE ON AS SCHEDULED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND. LIGHTNING POLICY >>>

 


 

Dear Participants and Families - 
In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, we will be hosting a collection drive for troops and their families. All donations will be given to the United Service Organization’s (USO) location at Fort Meade. The USO develops programs and services which help support troops and their families throughout their time in service. All items can be dropped off at the headquarters location of each tournament site. If you have any questions or would like to donate and cannot attend the event, please contact Cara Martin at cmartin@elitetournaments.com
 

Donation Link: View Donation List


New for this event: This event will carry full tournament insurance!

Application


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U08 - 2010 (4v4): $0
  • U09 - 2009 (7v7): $775
  • U10 - 2008 (7v7): $775
  • U11 - 2007 (9v9): $850
  • U12 - 2006 (9v9): $850
  • U13 - 2005: $1025
  • U14 - 2004: $1025
  • U15 - 2003: $1050
  • U16 - 2002: $1075
  • U17 - 2001: $1075
  • U18/U19 - 2000/1999: $1075

  • Any teams withdrawing after acceptance from the tournament are subject to a loss of the application fee
  • Teams applying on April 6th or after will be subject to a $75 late fee and will be required to pay electronically
  • A separate performance bond of $350 is required for U14-U19 age groups
    • The performance bond is lost if there are any violations of the tournament which may include but are not limited to the following examples; behavioral misconduct of players, coaches and/or spectators, forfeits, and/or destruction of property (i.e. leaving trash at teams bench).
  • All U09-U11 teams will follow the new heading rule
  • This event will carry partial tournament insurance

Payment Information

  • Please make all checks payable to: SAC
  • Checks should be mailed to:
    • SAC Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament
      c/o Elite Tournaments
      9160 Rumsey Road
      Suite B-3
      Columbia, MD 21045

Applied/Accepted Teams


Applied Teams: View Applied Teams

Accepted Teams: View Accepted Teams

Brackets: View 2018 Brackets

Schedules

WEATHER UPDATE: 5/26/18 11:00PM

ALL GAMES ARE ON AS SCHEDULED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND. WE WILL BE IN DIRECT CONTACT REGARDING ANY DELAYS DUE TO WEATHER. PLEASE BE SURE TO CONTINUE TO CHECK YOUR EMAILS, AS WELL AS TWITTER @ELITETOUR FOR MORE INFORMATION. WE WILL POST MORE INFORMATION AS SITUATIONS OCCUR.

Tournament Schedule: View Tournament Schedule


Join the conversation and use #ColumbiaInvitational on all your social media posts! Be on the lookout for Tournament Snapchat Geofilters at select locations too! 

    


Previous Results:
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013

 


Team Check-In


Check-In Instructions: View Check-In Instructions

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players

If you have any questions regarding check-in or guest players, please contact Dominic Popolizio at dominic@elitetournaments.com

Fields


No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol
 


Field Information: Directions/Schedule by Field

Hotels


To ensure the quality of service provided during our tournaments, the Tournament Committee has appointed THS as the official Hospitality Service for this event. All teams are mandated to book any hotel reservations through THS to insure their place in our tournaments. Any teams that do not comply will be at risk of forfeiting their acceptance.

By using THS as our booking service the Columbia Invitational Tournament can offer our "Act of God" Clause.  This states "Should this event should be cancelled for reasons beyond the Event Organizer's control (including weather), all outstanding reservations will be released at no charge to the participants."

Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here
 

Apparel


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

  • TBD


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 Dominic Acosta.


NEW! This event will be doing an exclusive tournament t-shirt print until 4/29/2018. Only available online in limited quantity and availablility

Vendors


Below are known vendors and their locations for this event. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at one of our events, please contact Elle Marks at emarks@elitetournaments.com for more information!

 

Concessions

  • Location:  Covenant Park
  • Location:  Howard Community College
  • Location:  OBGC Park

 

Angelos Soccer Corner

 

Top Tier Soccer

  • Location: Covenant Park
  • Location:  Howard Community College
  • Location:  Western Regional
  • Replica Jersey Vendor
  • Website:  http://www.toptiersoccer.com/

 

TreadBands & Teamzila

  • Location:  Covenant Park
  • Location:  Howard Community College
  • Location:  OBGC Park
  • Location:  Western Regional
  • Headband & Apparel Vendor
  • Website:  http://teamzila.com/

College Coaches


College Coach Login: Register to Attend

College Coach List: View Registered Coaches


Player Information

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.

 

Referees


We welcome all out of town referees. If you are scheduled to be a referee at this event, take a look at the rules and check the schedule online for any changes. 

Any questions please contact our Director of Officials, Mark Jennings, at markelite@outlook.com
 

Contacts


Cody Pearson
Tournament Director
cpearson@elitetournaments.com

Mike Libber
Tournament Director
mlibber@elitetournaments.com

Shane Flynn
Apparel Questions
sflynn@elitetournaments.com

Dominic Popolizio
Check-In Questions
dominic@elitetournaments.com

Field Locations

Columbia, MD
Olney, MD
BWI Area

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U09- U19

Key Dates

Tournament
May 26-28, 2018

Application Deadline
April 6, 2018

Schedules Released
May 11, 2018

Apparel Pre-Order
May 16, 2018

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