May 27-29, 2023

Columbia Invt. Memorial Day Tournament

The 48th Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament will be held May 27th-29th, 2023 in Howard County. This event will be for Boys and Girls teams for age groups U8-U19. We look forward to seeing you over Memorial Day Weekend!







The Soccer Association of Columbia and Elite Tournaments would like to welcome you to the 48th Annual Columbia Invitational. Columbia is centrally located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. For simply the best soccer competition available, spend the holiday in Columbia over Memorial Weekend and experience for yourself why Sports Illustrated, upon visiting our prestigious tournament, proclaimed that "Here (Columbia), arguably is the heartland of U.S. Soccer."


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


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U8 - 2015 (7v7): $900
  • U9 - 2014 (7v7): $900
  • U10 - 2013 (7v7): $900
  • U11 - 2012 (9v9): $1010
  • U12 - 2011 (9v9): $1010
  • U13 - 2010: $1225
  • U14 - 2009: $1225*
  • U15 - 2008: $1225*
  • U16 - 2007: $1275*
  • U17 - 2006: $1275*
  • U18 - 2005: $1275*
  • U19 - 2004: $1275*


*A separate performance bond of $350 is required for U14-U19 age groups. If your team does not forfeit a match or violate the tournament rules the bond will not be cashed and will be destroyed after the tournament is completed.

*As of November 2022 GotSoccer will charge a “GotSport Software Fee” at each payment transaction, and for each registrant, in order for your team to register to participate with my Club or in a Tournament. 


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: SAC

Checks should be mailed to:

SAC Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament
c/o Elite Tournaments
PO Box 54

West Friendship, MD 21794


There will NOT be a CC Fee charged for any Credit Card payments for this event


This event will carry full tournament insurance

Applied/Accepted Teams

Applied Teams: Click Here

Accepted Teams: Click Here


Previous Applied Teams








Tournament Bracket: View Here

Tournament Schedule: View Here


Previous Results







Team Check-In

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


Important Check-In Information

  • Deadline to Check-In: Friday May 19, 2023
  • Deadline to Make Changes: Wednesday May 24, 2023



          ***No changes will be made after 10 PM Wednesday May 24, 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


2022 Event Fields- Updates will be made when schedules are released
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 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 Columbia Invitational Tournament.

Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here 



To pre-order apparel for the 2023 Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament, CLICK HERE to visit the tournament store. The deadline to pre-order apparel for this event is Monday May 22nd . Our tournament store is updated daily with the latest designs and inventory for each event. Below you will see the apparel options we have for the 2023 Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament!




If you don’t want to miss out on the action- keep an eye on your inbox for pre-order information!


For any questions about apparel for this event or your pre-order please e-mail Kyle Scranton.


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 this tournament will be listed two weeks prior to the event. 

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

College Coaches

College Coach Registration Link: Click Here
Registered Coaches List: Click 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.



We welcome all out of town referees! If you are interested in being a referee for this event, please contact our referee assignor, Missy Lambert 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


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



Colin Sporer
Tournament Director

Kyle Scranton 
Apparel Questions

Got Soccer
Check-In Questions

Field Locations

Howard County

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U8- U19

Key Dates

May 27-29, 2023

Application Deadline
April 3, 2023

Schedules Released
May 8, 2023

Apparel Pre-Order
May 22, 2023

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