March 14-15, 2020

Amanda Post Memorial Soccer Tournament

Kick off the spring season with this strictly small-sided tournament! This annual event is open to U08 to U12 Premier and Classic teams. In 2018, this event brought teams from Maryland and Pennsylvania to play at the Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park in Ellicott City, Maryland. Players competed in six brackets following a championship format. This annual tournament is dedicated to the memory of Amanda Josephine Post. 


 

Overview



In Loving Memory of Amanda Post
The Amanda Post Memorial Tournament is a tournament that has a lot of meaning not only to the organizations and participants of this event, but also the community around it. This annual tournament is dedicated to the memory of Amanda Josephine Post, who passed away in 2009 during her freshman year at River Hill High School and in her ninth year as a Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County soccer player, when she developed complications from a bone marrow transplant (BMT) for her relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). more >>

About the Scholarships and Past Winners
(2019 Scholarship Winner)

A total of ten $5,000 “AmandaWins” SAC scholarships have been awarded in the first eight years to: Class of 2010 SAC player/Mt. Hebron HS graduate Erica Cranston; Class of 2011 SAC players/(both) Reservoir HS graduates Ryan Konstanzer and Breanna Marsh; Class of 2012 SAC player/Wilde Lake HS graduate Gillian Sawyer; Class of 2013 SAC player/Atholton High School graduate Isabelle Kim; Class of 2014 SAC players/Marriotts Ridge HS graduate Andre Chen and Centennial HS graduate Ruthanna Lucas; Class of 2015 SAC player/Reservoir HS graduate Natalie Raymond; Class of 2016 SAC player/River Hill HS graduate Rebecca Higgins; and Class of 2017 SAC player/Mt. Hebron HS graduate Lauren Murphy.
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Application


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U08 - 2011 (7v7): $705
  • U09 - 2010 (7v7): $705
  • U10 - 2009 (7v7): $705
  • U11 - 2008 (9v9): $755
  • U12 - 2007 (9v9): $755
     

All U9-U11 teams will follow the new heading rule


Payment Information

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

 

Applied/Accepted Teams


Applied Teams: Applied Teams List posted soon  

Accepted Teams: Accepted Teams List posted after application deadline 

Tournament Brackets: Tournament Brackets posted after application deadline  

Schedules


Tournament Schedule: Posted By




Previous Results:
2019
2017
2016
2015
2014

 

Team Check-In


Check-In Instructions: Check-In instructions posted after application deadline 

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players
 

Important Information and Dates:

·         Deadline to check in: Monday, March 11th, 9 AM

·         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: Wednesday, March 13th, 12 PM

** No changes will be made after Wednesday, March 13th, 12 PM
** Due to USYSA Sanctioning, ALL players must have a valid player pass.  NO Birth Certificates will be accepted/allowed.


If you have any questions about the check-in process, please e-mail Alison Krizmanich at Akrizmanich@elitetournaments.com

Donation Drive


The Soccer Association of Columbia/ Howard County and Elite Tournaments are proud to announce we will be hosting a donation drive for the Children’s Hospital at Sinai during the 2019 Amanda Post Memorial Tournament. We are excited to continue this initiative for the 2019 event.  

While Amanda was battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, instead of playing soccer, she would spend months at a time at the Children’s Hospital at Sinai. In memory of Amanda’s strength and effort, we would like to invite you all to donate items that will benefit the children and families receiving treatment at that same facility. The Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai helps patients fight a wide variety of childhood illnesses and treats patients on both a local and national level. We appreciate the testament to Amanda’s memory and thank you all for helping her passion for others live on through this generous act of kindness.

All items can be dropped off at Covenant Park during the Amanda Post Memorial Tournament. If you have any questions or would like to donate and cannot attend the event, please contact Cara Martin at cmartin@elitetournaments.com.

Donation List: View Donation Wishlist

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.

Fields


Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park
4560 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042


Field Map:  View Field Layout Map

Hotels

 

Elite Tournaments is pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our official Tournament Housing Coordinator for the Amanda Post Memorial 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 Amanda Post Memorial Tournament.

Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here


 

Vendors


Covenant Park Concessions

  • Location: Covenant Park
  • Food and Beverage Vendor

Donnie Dahlen Photography

TreadBands & Teamzila

  • Location: Covenant Park
  • Apparel & Headband Vendor

Top Tier Soccer

  • Location: Covenant Park
  • Replica Jersey Vendor

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

Referees


If you wish to referee the tournament, please contact our referee assignor, Mark Jennings at markelite@outlook.com. We welcome all out of town referees!

Contacts


Kiley Graham
Tournament Director
kgraham@elitetournaments.com

Alison Krizmanich
Check-In Questions
akrizmanich@elitetournaments.com

Kyle Scranton
Apparel Questions
kscranton@elitetournaments.com

Mark Jennings
Referee Assignor
markelite@outlook.com

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Mail Address:

Amanda Post Tournament
9160 Rumsey Road
Suite B-3
Columbia, MD 21045

Field Locations

Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U08-U12

Key Dates

Tournament
March 14-15, 2020

Application Deadline
February 19, 2020

Schedules Released
February 29, 2020

Apparel Pre-Order

Tournament Sponsors

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