May 24-27, 2019

Columbia Invt. Memorial Day Tournament

The Soccer Association of Columbia/HC and Elite Tournaments would like to welcome you to the 44th 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 44th 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."
 



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

Application


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U08 - 2011 (4v4): $0
  • U09 - 2010 (7v7): $775
  • U10 - 2009 (7v7): $775
  • U11 - 2008 (9v9): $850
  • U12 - 2007 (9v9): $850
  • U13 - 2006: $1025
  • U14 - 2005: $1025
  • U15 - 2004: $1050
  • U16 - 2003: $1075
  • U17 - 2002: $1075
  • U18/U19 - 2001/2000: $1075

  • Any teams withdrawing after acceptance from the tournament are subject to a loss of the application fee
  • Teams applying on April 5th 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: TBD

Accepted Teams: Posted After Application Deadline

Schedules


Tournament Schedule: Posted by 5/10/2019


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:
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013

 


Team Check-In


Check-In Instructions: Posted After Application Deadline

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

Documents

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 Soon
 

Apparel


To pre-order event apparel, please visit our tournament store. If you do not see merchandise with your tournament’s logo, do not despair! 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 Elle Marks at emarks@elitetournaments.com

College Coaches


College Coach Login: Register to Attend

College Coach List: View Registered Coaches Soon


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

Kyle Scranton 
Apparel Questions
kscranton@elitetournaments.com

Dominic Popolizio
Check-In Questions
dominic@elitetournaments.com

Field Locations

Columbia, MD
Olney, MD
BWI Area

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U08- U19

Key Dates

Tournament
May 24-27, 2019

Application Deadline
April 5, 2019

Schedules Released
May 10, 2019

Apparel Pre-Order
May 5, 2019

Tournament Sponsors

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