May 25-28, 2018

Columbia Invt. Memorial Day Tournament

The Soccer Association of Columbia/HC and Elite Tournaments would like to welcome you to the 42nd 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


The Soccer Association of Columbia/HC and Elite Tournaments would like to welcome you to the 42nd Annual Columbia Invitational. 


 

The Soccer Association of Columbia/ Howard County and Elite Tournaments are proud to announce that in honor of Memorial Day Weekend, we will be hosting a collection drive for the troops and their families!

Donation List: https://goo.gl/ivtyDp

All donations will be given to the United Service Organizations (USO) locations at BWI Airport and 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


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

Application


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U09 - 2008: $775
  • U10 - 2007: $775
  • U11 - 2006 (9v9): $825
  • U12 - 2005 (9v9): $825
  • U13 - 2004: $1025
  • U14 - 2003: $1025
  • U15 - 2002: $1025
  • U16 - 2001: $1070
  • U17 - 2000: $1070
  • U18/U19 - 1999/1998: $1070

  • 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 full 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

Brackets: View Brackets

Schedules


Tournament Schedule: View Tournament Schedule

Brackets: View Brackets
 


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:
2016
2015
2014
2013

 


Team Check-In


Check-In Instructions: View Check-In Instructions

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players

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


Did you miss the pre-order window? Don't worry, we will be selling official Under Armour tournament shirts at the following locations:
 

  • Blandair
  • Covenant Park
  • HCC
  • OBGC

 

​Shirts will be for sale at the headquarters tent for each of the above locations. Apparel is printed in limited quantities, so stop by earlier in the weekend for the best chance at getting your preferred color and size. We accept cash and all major credit cards on-site. No refunds will be issued.

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.

Goalkeeper Clinic


Own The Goal:  Elite Goalkeeper Training (OTG) is pleased to offer a unique goalkeeper opportunity for the goalkeepers participating in this year’s 2017 Columbia Invitational Tournament—Goalkeeper Clinics!  The Goalkeeper Clinics will help goalkeepers get sharp for the tournament and finish the spring season strong.

Clinic Details
OTG Goalkeeper Clinics will be 75 minutes and will include footwork, handling, diving, positioning and angle play.  The cost of the Clinic is $65 and includes an OTG gift.  Spots are limited so register now to secure your spot!

“Fantastic session.  The coaching was excellent and the advice from Coach Celia at the end has resonated with both my kids.  They quoted from her talk – “if you believe, you can”...  Glad we were able to make it and will not miss one minute next year!”
 

  • Session Date:  Friday, May 26th
  • Session Time(s): 
    • 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. U11-U12 Boys and Girls (Size 4 Ball)
    • 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. U13-U16 Boys and Girls (Size 5 Ball)
  • Location:  Covenant Park Field 2 | 4560 Centennial Ln. |Ellicott City, MD
  • Cost:  $65.00
  • Registration Deadline:  Thursday, May 25th
  • Max Participation:  40 Goalkeepers/per session
  • Register Now!

-All registration fees are non-refundable-

    Vendors


    Below are known vendors 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!

    CEC Photography:

    • Location(s): Covenant Park, HCC, OBGC
    • Photography

    GoPlay Tours

    • Location(s): Covenant Park
    • International Travel Tours

    Physiotherapy Associates 

    • Location(s): Covenant Park
    • Physical Therapy

    S&M Concessions:

    • Location(s): Covenant Park, HCC
    • Food/Beverage

    Simax Sports:

    • Location(s): Covenant Park
    • Apparel Vendor

    Top Tier Soccer:

    • Location(s): Covenant Park, River Hill HS, HCC
    • Replica Jerseys

    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


    If you wish to referee the tournament, please complete our referee availability form. 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

    Dominic Acosta
    Apparel Questions
    dacosta@elitetournaments.com

    Scott Niles
    Check-In Questions
    sniles@elitetournaments.com

    Field Locations

    Columbia, MD
    Olney, MD
    BWI Area

    Age Groups

    Boys & Girls U09- U19

    Key Dates

    Tournament
    May 25-28, 2018

    Application Deadline
    April 15, 2017

    Schedules Released
    May 12, 2017

    Apparel Pre-Order
    May 18, 2017

    Tournament Sponsors

    Tournament Apparel

    Official Tournament Gear is Now Available! Check out the latest merchandise and pre-order your shirts to ensure you get the color and size of your choice! Pre-Order Deadline: May 18th

     

    ORDER YOURS TODAY

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