August 20-21, 2022

Columbia Kickoff

The Columbia Kickoff will be held August 20-21, 2022 in Howard County, Maryland. This event is open to Boys and Girls teams ages U8-U19. Come down and kick off your fall season with this end-of-summer event! 
























 

Overview

 

Elite Tournaments has proudly partnered with Leveling the Playing Field to collect used sports equipment to give to underprivileged communities where children may not have affordable access to sporting goods and programs. They have donated over 100,000 items to youth sports organizations allowing them to reduce the cost of entry into these programs. Leveling the Playing Field’s donations have 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! Donations can be dropped off at the headquarters area or with your field marshal. 

Application


Tournament Application
 

Entry Fees:

  • U8 - 2015 (7v7): $795
  • U9 - 2014 (7v7): $795
  • U10 - 2013 (7v7): $795
  • U11 - 2012 (9v9): $845
  • U12 - 2011 (9v9): $845
  • U13 - 2010 (11v11): $945
  • U14 - 2009 (11v11): $945*
  • U15 - 2008 (11v11): $945*
  • U16 - 2007 (11v11): $1045*
  • U17 - 2006 (11v11): $1045*
  • U18 - 2005 (11v11): $1045*
  • U19 - 2004 (11v11): $1045*

 

*A separate performance bond of $350 is required for U14-U19 age groups

 

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:

 

Columbia Kickoff
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

2021

2020

Schedules

 

Tournament Brackets: View Here


Tournament Schedule: View Here

 


Previous Results

2021

2020
 

 

Team Check-in


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

 


Important Check-In Information

  • Deadline to Check-In: Friday August 12, 2022
  • Deadline to Make Changes: Wednesday August 17, 2022

          ***No changes will be made after Wednesday August 17, 2022 at 10 PM

 


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 checkin@gotsoccer.com

 

Fields

 

Full Field Information: Click Here

 


Event Fields
No Pets  |  No Smoking  |  No Alcohol

 

Covenant Park | Field Map | Directions

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:

  • 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.

Hotels

Elite Tournaments is pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our official Tournament Housing Coordinator for the Columbia Kickoff.  

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 Mid-Atlantic Kickoff


Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here 

Apparel

PRE-ORDERS


To pre-order apparel for the Columbia Kickoff 2022, CLICK HERE to visit the tournament store. The deadline to pre-order apparel for this event is Deadline TBD. 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 Columbia Kickoff 2022!

 


QUESTIONS?

 

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.

 

PRO-GK

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 kscranton@elitetournaments.com 

#BEELITE #PROGKNATION

Vendors

 

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 kgraham@elitetournaments.com.

Referees

 

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 mglambert33@msn.com.

 


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

Contacts


Colin Sporer
Tournament Director
csporer@elitetournaments.com

Kyle Scranton 
Apparel Questions
kscranton@elitetournaments.com 

GotSoccer
Check-In Questions

checkin@gotsoccer.com​

Field Locations

Howard County

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U8-U19

Key Dates

Tournament
August 20-21, 2022

Application Deadline
July 29, 2022

Schedules Released
August 12, 2022

Apparel Pre-Order
August 15, 2022

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