August 26-27, 2023

Battlefield Blast

The Battlefield Blast Soccer Tournament presented by Gettysburg Youth Soccer Club and Elite Tournaments will be held August 26-27, 2023 at locations in and around the historic Gettysburg, PA area. This year the event will be hosting both Boys’ and Girls’ teams, ages U8 through U19. The application deadline is August 4th, 2023. This is a great pre-season kick-off tournament offering quality competition and lots of fun for all the teams participating in this great event! 




The Battlefield Blast tournament will be held on August 26-27, 2023. This is event is located near historic Gettysburg, PA. Families can take this weekend to check out all the different sites in the area before the summer season ends. Don’t miss this opportunity to end the summer with some great competition and a family-friendly weekend! 


Don't forget to use #BattlefieldBlast on all your posts and photos!


You are invited to explore Gettysburg with us. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center is the official start to your Gettysburg visit.


After careful planning and preparation with our partners, the National Park Service, we are open and ready to welcome you to Gettysburg. Please refer to our website for our hours of operation and directions.


The health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers are our first priority. Please refer to our health and safety guidelines.


Prior to visiting the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance at

or call Guest Relations at 877-874-2478.


You can learn more about planning your visit with us in our Digital Brochure!


Tournament Application- Coming Soon!

Entry Fees:

  • U8 - 2015 (7v7): $665
  • U9 - 2014 (7v7): $665
  • U10 - 2013 (7v7): $665
  • U11 - 2012 (9v9): $695
  • U12 - 2011 (9v9): $695
  • U13 - 2010 (11v11): $705
  • U14 - 2009 (11v11): $705
  • U15 - 2008 (11v11): $705
  • U16 - 2007 (11v11): $705
  • U17 - 2006 (11v11): $705
  • U18 - 2005 (11v11): $705
  • U19 - 2004 (11v11): $705


There will be a $100 late fee for all applications received after the application deadline. Any team that applied after the application deadline will not have guaranteed acceptance into the tournament.


Payment Information

Please make all checks payable to: Elite Tournaments

Checks should be mailed to:

Battlefield Blast
c/o Elite Tournaments
PO Box 54
West Friendship MD 21794


CC Fee: 3% 


Applied/Accepted Teams

Applied Teams List: Click Here


Accepted Teams List: Click Here


Previous Applied Teams










Tournament Brackets: View Here

Tournament Schedule: View Here



Previous Results






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Team Check-in

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


Important Check-In Information

  • Deadline to Check-In: Friday August 18, 2023
  • Deadline to Make Changes: Wednesday August 23, 2023


          ***No changes will be made after 10 PM Wednesday August 23, 2023

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



Full Field Information: Click Here


Event Fields
No Pets  |  No Smoking  |  No Alcohol





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:

  • Clock will start running when the game is scheduled to begin.
  • If the delay ends and allows you to play at least 20 minutes, the game will resume with the limited time remaining on the clock. Teams and referees can determine warm-up time and halftime length, but the clock will continue to run. 
  • If the delay does not allow you to complete 20 minutes to make the game official, the game will be cancelled, and scored as a 0-0 tie.


Game Has Kicked Off:

  • If your game has kicked off and the first 20 minutes of the game have been completed, then the score will stand as is.
  • 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.
  • Clock will start running when the game is scheduled to begin.
  • If the delay ends and allows you to play at least 20 minutes, the game will resume with the limited time remaining on the clock. Teams and referees can determine warm-up time and halftime length, but the clock will continue to run.
  • If the delay does not allow you to complete at least 20 minutes to make the game official, the game will be cancelled, and scored as a 0-0 tie.


Safety Protocol:

  • In the event of lightning, all play on fields must be stopped. Players, coaches, spectators, and referees must clear the playing surface and go to their vehicles.
  • Games will only be allowed to resume after 30 minutes have passed since the last lightning strike within a 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, the Elite Tournaments website, and Twitter (@elitetour) for updates.




Elite Tournaments is pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our official Tournament Housing Coordinator for the Gettysburg Battlefield Blast.  

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 Battlefield Blast.

Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here 


Looking for Goalkeeper Gloves?


Elite Tournaments is proud to be an official distributer for PRO-GK!


PRO-GK manufacturers gloves of the highest quality designed to elevate the level of play demanded in the game. Check out the 2022 new releases shown below (Tekta Contact, Tekta Surge). To see the full inventory of PRO-GK Gloves on the Elite Tournaments Store CLICK HERE.



Don’t know your size?

No problem, CLICK HERE for a Size Guide provided to show the measurements of the gloves in relation to Age and Height. 


For any questions regarding PRO-GK Gloves contact Kyle Scranton at 




Vendors participating in thsi tournament will be listed two weeks prior to the start of the event. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the tournament, please contact Kiley Graham at


We welcome all out of town referees! If you are interested in being a referee for this event, please contact our referee assignor, Timothy Snyder at​.


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



Colin Sporer
Tournament Director

Check-In Questions


Field Locations

Gettysburg, PA

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U8-U19

Key Dates

August 26-27, 2023

Application Deadline
July 31, 2023

Schedules Released
August 11, 2023

Apparel Pre-Order
August 22, 2023

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