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


Application Deadline Extended to April 15th!


Dear Participants and Families - 
 

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, we will be hosting a collection drive for troops and their families. All donations will be given to the United Service Organization’s (USO) location at Fort Meade. The USO develops programs and services which help support troops and their families throughout their time in service. 
 

All items can be dropped off at the headquarters location of each tournament site. If you have any questions or would like to donate and cannot attend the event, please contact Cara Martin at cmartin@elitetournaments.com
 

Donation Link: View Donation List

 



 

Application


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U08 - 2011 (7v7): $785
  • U09 - 2010 (7v7): $785
  • U10 - 2009 (7v7): $785
  • U11 - 2008 (9v9): $860
  • U12 - 2007 (9v9): $860
  • U13 - 2006: $1035
  • U14 - 2005: $1035
  • U15 - 2004: $1060
  • U16 - 2003: $1085
  • U17 - 2002: $1085
  • U18/U19 - 2001/2000: $1085

  • Any teams withdrawing after acceptance from the tournament are subject to a loss of the application fee
  • Teams applying after the application deadline be subject to a $100 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

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: View Applied Teams List

Accepted Teams: View Accepted Teams List

Tournament Bracket: View Bracket Here

Schedules


Tournament Schedule: View Schedule Here


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: View Check-In Instructions

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players

 

Important Information and Dates:

·         Deadline to check in:  Friday May 17th 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 
** 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
 


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 Columbia Invitational 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 

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

All About Lunch

Angelos Soccer Corner

Moyer Sports

Teamzila & TreadBands

Top Tier Soccer


 

Bring Your Team to Bertucci’s or we will bring Bertucci’s to you!

  • Head Coach Eats Free
  • Large Family Style Portions
  • Easy & Flexible Booking Process
  • Fun Celebratory Team Dining Atmosphere
  • Catering & To-Go Available 

Make your reservation today by contacting us at 877-228-9912 or groupreservations@earlenterprise.com or visit us athttps://www.bertuccis.com/group-dining/sport-tour-groups/



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 


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


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 15, 2019

Schedules Released
May 11, 2019

Apparel Pre-Order
May 15, 2019

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