May 29-31, 2021

Gettysburg Blue Gray Cup - Memorial Day Tournament

Following the success of the Gettysburg Battlefield Blast, GYSC and Elite Tournaments team up to host the Blue Gray Cup - Memorial Day Tournament. The unique 6 game format features three 25-minute matches and three 50-minute matches. This guarantees teams 225 minutes on the field! The first 3 matches (25 minutes each) serve as the group play games to determine the playoff seeding 1-8. After that, teams lay it all on the line during the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals (50 minutes each)! Teams that don't advance to the finals play consolation matches to wrap up their weekend.

 

Overview

 

Teams, 

It is with great regret that we are forced to make the tough decision to cancel our 2020 Gettysburg Blue Gray Cup Tournament due to the continued impacts of COVID-19. We felt it was best to make this decision as early as possible to ensure that our teams could plan accordingly. While we are hopeful that there are return to play plans that can be implemented in the near future, we do not believe these will be ready by Memorial Day Weekend. We hold the safety of our athletes as our highest priority and hope to see you all back at our events this fall. 

 

We are pleased to be able to announce that a full refund will be returned to all teams. If you paid by credit card, the payment will be posted back to your account. If you paid by check, those checks have not been cashed and will be shredded. All performance bonds will also be destroyed.

 

If your team has booked hotel rooms through Halpern Travel, the reservations will automatically be cancelled without penalty.  You do not need to contact Halpern Travel to cancel your reservations.  Each guest will receive an email confirming that their reservation has been cancelled.

 

Please keep us in mind for any future events once they can be hosted again. All future tournament information can be found online at www.elitetournaments.com We will have the same policy with our future events that no payments will be processed until we know the event is safe to host. 

 

We hope that you take the opportunity to enjoy this Memorial Day with family and hope to see you all as soon as possible! 

Cody Pearson and the Elite Tournaments Team

Application


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U08 - 2012 (7v7): $665
  • U09 - 2011 (7v7): $665
  • U10 - 2010 (7v7): $665
  • U11 - 2009 (9v9): $695
  • U12 - 2008 (9v9): $695
  • U13 - 2007 (11v11): $705
  • U14 - 2006 (11v11): $705
  • U15 - 2005 (11v11): $705
  • U16 - 2004 (11v11): $705
  • U17 - 2003 (11v11): $705
  • U18 - 2002 (11v11): $705
  • U19 - 2001 (11v11): $705
     
  • This event will carry full tournament insurance

Payment Information

  • Please make all checks payable to: Elite Tournaments
  • Checks should be mailed to:
    • Gettysburg Blue Gray Cup
      c/o Elite Tournaments
      PO Box 54
      West Friendship MD 21794
       
  • CC Fee: 2.75% 
     

Applied/Accepted Teams


Applied Teams: View Applied Teams List 

Accepted Teams: View Accepted Teams

Tournament Bracket: View Bracket Here

Schedules


Tournament Schedule:  View Schedule Here


Previous Results:

2019
2018
2017



Join the conversation and use #BlueGrayCup on all your social media posts this weekend!

Team Check-in


Check-In Instructions: View Check-In Instructions

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players

 

Important Information and Dates:

·         Deadline to check in:  Monday May 20th  2019

·         Online Registration includes: (check online instructions for complete details)

·         State/US Club/SAY approved Roster

·         All Players Valid Player Passes (matches Roster)

·         Team info Sheet

·         Deadline to make changes/additions:    Weds, May 22nd, 10pm


** No changes will be made after  Weds, May 22nd, 10pm
** 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 players, please contact Dominic Popolizio at Dominic@GotSoccer.com

 

 

Fields


No Pets  |  No Smoking  |  No Alcohol

Gettysburg Area Middle School
37 Lefever Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Directions | Field Map
 

Gettysburg High School
1130 Old Harrisburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Directions | Field Map
 

Oakside Rec. Park
2880 Table Rock Road
Biglerville, PA 17307
Directions | Field Map
 


Field Information: Directions/Schedule by Field

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 Gettysburg Blue Gray Cup.  

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’s 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 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 partnering with Halpern Travel to successfully meet the housing needs of teams attending the Gettysburg Blue Gray Cup.


Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here 

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

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the tournament, please contact Elle Marks at emarks@elitetournaments.com

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

College Coaches


College Coach Login: Register to Attend

College Coaches Attending: View List 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.

Referees


For information regarding referees for the Gettysburg Blue Gray Cup, e-mail Referee Assignor Dave Hose at dhose@comcast.net We welcome all out of town referees.

Contact

Cody Pearson
Tournament Director
cpearson@elitetournaments.com

Kyle Scranton
Apparel Questions
kscranton@elitetournaments.com
 

GotSoccer
Check-In Questions
checkin@gotsoccer.com
 

Mail Address:
Gettysburg Blue Gray Cup
c/o Elite Tournaments
PO Box 54
West Friendship MD 21794

Field Locations

Gettysburg Area

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U08-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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