May 29-31, 2021

Columbia Invt. Memorial Day Tournament

The Soccer Association of Columbia and Elite Tournaments would like to welcome you to the 45th Annual Columbia Invitational. Columbia, MD is centrally located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. For simply the best soccer competition available, spend the holiday in Columbia, MD over Memorial Weekend and experience for yourself why Sports Illustrated, upon visiting our prestigious tournament, proclaimed that "Here (Columbia, MD), arguably is the heartland of U.S. Soccer."






 

Overview

The Soccer Association of Columbia and Elite Tournaments would like to welcome you to the 45th Annual Columbia Invitational. Columbia is centrally located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. For simply the best soccer competition available, spend the holiday in Columbia over Memorial Weekend and experience for yourself why Sports Illustrated, upon visiting our prestigious tournament, proclaimed that "Here (Columbia), arguably is the heartland of U.S. Soccer."
 



 

Application


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U8 - 2013 (7v7): $890
  • U9 - 2012 (7v7): $890
  • U10 - 2011 (7v7): $890
  • U11 - 2010 (9v9): $995
  • U12 - 2009 (9v9): $995
  • U13 - 2008: $1160
  • U14 - 2007: $1160*
  • U15 - 2006: $1160*
  • U16 - 2005: $1255*
  • U17 - 2004: $1255*
  • U18 - 2003: $1255*
  • U19/U20 - 2002/2001: $1255*

 

*A separate performance bond of $350 is required for U14-U19 age groups

 


Payment Information

Please make all checks payable to: SAC

Checks should be mailed to:

SAC Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament
c/o Elite Tournaments
PO Box 54

West Friendship, MD 21794

 

CC Fee: 3.25%
 


This event will carry full tournament insurance
 

Our refund policy for this tournament in relation to Covid-19 will be as follows:

If we are forced to cancel the event prior to 14 days before the start of the tournament, a full refund will be given to participating teams.  Essentially, no charge will be made. 

 

If we are forced to cancel the event within 14 days of the start of the tournament (due to state or federal intervention), a refund minus expenses will be given (expenses will not exceed 25% of the application fee).  This will because at this point, some costs would have been incurred.  We will of course hope that once we get the green light, the event will go ahead as planned.

 

Applied/Accepted Teams


Applied Teams: Click Here

Accepted Teams: Click Here

 


Previous Applied Teams

 

2019

2018

2017

2016

Schedules

 

Tournament Bracket: View Here


Tournament Schedule: View Here

 


Previous Results

2019
2018
2017
2016

 

 


Team Check-In


Check-In Instructions: Click Here
Guest Player Registration: Click Here

 


Important Check-In Information

  • Deadline to Check-In: Information Coming Soon
  • Deadline to Make Changes: Information Coming Soon

          ***No changes will be made after TBD

 


Online Registration includes

** Due to USYSA Sanctioning, ALL players must have a valid player pass.  NO Birth Certificates will be accepted/allowed.

 



If you have any questions regarding check-in or guest player registration, please contact GotSoccer at checkin@gotsoccer.com

Fields

 

Full Field Information: Click Here

 


Event Fields
No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol

 

U8-U12 Columbia, MD area
U13-U15 Columbia, MD and BWI Airport area
U16-U19 Columbia area

 

 

Weather

 


Elite Tournaments Lightning Protocol 


Elite Tournaments monitors weekend weather very closely for each tournament. The following situations are protocols that will be implemented in the case of lightning:

Game Has Not Kicked Off

  • If the delay does not allow you to complete 20 minutes of the game to make it official, the game will not kickoff and will result in a 0-0 tie.

Game Has Kicked Off

  • If your game had begun and the first 20 minutes have been completed, then the score will stand.
  • If a game is suspended due to a lightning delay and the game has not reached the 20 minute mark, the game clock will continue to run. Play will resume in accordance with the remaining time left on the running clock. Games will only resume if moving forward completes the necessary 20 minutes of game time. Warm up time will be at the referee's discretion but will still be subject to the running clock. 

Safety Protocol:In case of lightning, all play on fields must be stopped and players, coaches, spectators and referees must clear the playing surface and in the parking lot at minimum. Games will only be allowed to resume after 30 minutes have passed since the last lightning strike in the 10-mile radius.

*This policy is subject to adjustment if there are additional clear and present options approved by the client and/or tournament committee.


Please be sure to monitor your email, www.elitetournaments.com, and Twitter @elitetour.

Hotels

 

Elite Tournaments is pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our official Tournament Housing Coordinator for the Columbia Invitational Tournament. 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 to our partnership with Halpern Travel to successfully meet the housing needs of teams attending the Columbia Invitational Tournament.


Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here 

Apparel


To pre-order event apparel, Click Here to visit our tournament store.

 


Our tournament store is updated daily with the latest designs and inventory for each event. Check back shortly to see what’s in store for you! If you don’t want to miss out on the action- keep an eye on your inbox for pre-order information, or e-mail Kyle Scranton.

Vendors

 

Vendors participating in this tournament will be listed two weeks prior to the event. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the tournament, please contact Kyle Scranton at kscranton@elitetournaments.com

Videography

 

Trace Soccer has partnered with the Columbia Invitational Memorial Day Tournament to provide your team with full game filmindividual highlights, and performance data that you can easily share with players, coaches, and recruiters!

 


How does it work?

Trace uses an elevated AI camera and performance-tracking sensors to film the game on its own. The video is then automatically clipped for each player and delivered to their email. You can see Trace in action here.

 


What's Included

  • 1 Trace Case with Tracers for 20 players
  • 1 TraceCam
  • 1 Tripod 
  • 3 Games filmed
  • Automated Player Clips 
  • Player Performance Stats

 


Getting Started

Teams that use Trace at the Columbia Invitational Memorial Day Tournament will get an exclusive three-game trial and discounted upgrades. 

 

 

To reserve your Trace equipment:

Book Online Here

E-mail: q@traceup.com

Call: (888) 568-3264

 

College Coaches

College Coach Registration Link: Click Here
Registered Coaches List: Click Here

 


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.

Donation Drive

 

Leveling The Playing Field collects used sports equipment to give to underpriviliged communities where children may not have affordable access to sports equipment and programs. They’ve donated over 100,000 items to youth sports organizations allowing them to reduce the cost of entry into these programs. It has also allowed these programs to hire and train more staff for additional programs and more personalized coaching. We will be collecting used sports equipment for Leveling The Playing Field at all of our tournament locations! Drop off donations at the headquarters area or with your field marshal. 

 

Check out the Accepted Equipment List

 

Referees

 

We welcome all out of town referees! If you are interested in being a referee for this event, please contact our referee assignor, Mark Jennings at mark0159@outlook.com.

 


If you are scheduled to be a referee at this event, take a look at the rules and schedule links below for any changes:

 

  • Tournament Schedule: Click Here
  • Tournament Rules: Click Here

 

Contacts


Mike Libber
Tournament Director
mlibber@elitetournaments.com

Kyle Scranton 
Apparel Questions
kscranton@elitetournaments.com

Got Soccer
Check-In Questions
checkin@gotsoccer.com

Field Locations

U8-U12 Columbia, MD area
U13-U15 Columbia, MD and BWI Airport area
U16-U19 Columbia area

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U8- U19

Key Dates

Tournament
May 29-31, 2021

Application Deadline
April 1, 2021

Schedules Released
May 14, 2021

Apparel Pre-Order
May 24, 2021

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