October 6-7, 2018

SAC Columbus Day Tournament

Welcome to the 12th annual SAC United Premier Columbus Day Tournament.  All levels are welcome to this U9-U15 boys and girls event.  Application deadline for this event is September 9, 2017.


UPDATE 7:00AM (10/8/17) Please be aware that there are no changes due to weather at this time. Any updates will be posted online immediately, as well as emailed to your team contacts listed in gotsoccer. Please check with your site coordinators when arriving on-site to ensure that your games are still on time before beginning your team’s warm up.

Welcome to the 12th annual SAC United Premier Columbus Day Tournament.  All levels are welcome to this U9-U15 boys and girls event.  Application deadline for this event is September 9, 2017.

Teams Needed:

  • GU10
  • GU11
  • GU15

Elite Tournaments and the Soccer Association of Columbia have partnered with Casey Cares to host a Pajama Drive at the SAC Columbus Day Tournament.

Inspired by the memory of a Casey Cares child, this program provides new sleepwear and pajama-themed parties to children on extended hospital stays. The pajamas give children the comfort of home in an otherwise sterile environment. Their goal is to provide more than 8,000 new pairs of pajamas to critically ill children this year alone. Their biggest needs are always infant sizes and teen/adult sized PJs but they accept any new pairs of pajamas. Please keep tags on them so the families know they are new!

Donated items can be dropped of at the headquarters area of each tournament site!

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



Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U09 - 2009 (7v7): $825
  • U10 - 2008 (7v7): $825
  • U11 - 2007 (9v9): $850
  • U12 - 2006 (9v9): $850
  • U13 - 2005 (11v11): $925
  • U14 - 2004 (11v11): $925
  • U15 - 2003 (11v11): $925

All U9-U11 teams will follow the new heading rule

​Payment Information

  • Please make all checks payable to: SAC
  • Checks should be mailed to:
    • ​SAC Columbus Day Tournament
      c/o Elite Tournaments
      9160 Rumsey Road
      Suite B-3
      Columbia, MD 21045
  • CC Fee: 3.25%

Applied/Accepted Teams

Applied Teams: View Applied Teams List

Accepted Teams: View Accepted Teams List

Brackets: View Team Brackets 


Tournament Schedule: View Tournament Schedule

Join the conversation and share your posts with the community by using #SACColumbusDay on all your posts! 

Previous Results:

Team Check-In

Check-In Instructions: View Check-In Instructions

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players


No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol


This is a "stay-to-play" event. If your team will not be "day-tripping", it must arrange lodging through the official hospitality service for all of our events, THS. THS has reserved rooms for Elite Tournaments events throughout the year, including dates when housing is in short supply. If these rooms are not consistently utilized, we will not have the cooperation of the hotels when we most need them. 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. We appreciate your cooperation with this required policy.

The SAC Columbus Day Tournament will carry hotel cancellation insurance through THS:

By using THS as our booking service, SAC can offer an "Act of God" clause.  This states "should this event 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 Reservations Here


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

  • Bushy Park
  • Glenwood
  • Covenant Park
  • HCC

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.


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!

S&M Concessions:

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

Simax Sports:

  • Location(s): TBD
  • Apparel Vendor

Tikiz Shaved Ice:

  • Location(s): Alpha Ridge
  • Food/Beverage 

Top Tier Soccer:

  • Location(s): TBD
  • Replica Jerseys


College Coaches

College Coach Login: Register to Attend

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.



If you wish to referee the tournament, please contact our referee assignor. We welcome all out of town referees.

Check out the Tournament Rules prior to your arrival for games.

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


Cody Pearson
Tournament Director

Dominic Acosta
Apparel Questions

Scott Niles
Check-In Questions

Field Locations

Baltimore County, MD
Howard County, MD

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U09-U15

Key Dates

October 6-7, 2018

Application Deadline
September 9, 2017

Schedules Released
September 25, 2017

Apparel Pre-Order
September 28, 2017

Tournament Sponsors

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