March 26-27, 2022

Delaware FC Hockessin Spring Classic

Delaware Football Club Hockessin/Wilmington, in partnership with Elite Tournaments, is proud to host the 32nd Annual Spring Classic Soccer Tournament on March 26th-27th, 2022. This small-sided tournament is open to Boys and Girls teams U8-U12, with games being played in the Hockessin/Wilmington area, DE. With 100-120 teams participating in this event each year, we look forward to drawing over 1,500 athletes and 3,000 family members together for an excellent weekend of soccer! 




Elite Tournaments and Delaware FC Hockessin/Wilmington have 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. 


Tournament Application

Entry Fees:

  • U8 - 2014 (7v7): $675
  • U9 - 2013 (7v7): $675
  • U10 - 2012 (7v7): $675
  • U11 - 2011 (9v9): $725
  • U12 - 2010 (9v9): $725


Payment Information

Please make all checks payable to: Delaware FC Hockessin

Checks should be mailed to:

Delaware FC Hockessin Spring Classic
c/o Elite Tournaments
PO Box 54
West Friendship MD 21794


CC Fee: 3.25% 


This event will carry full tournament insurance

Our refund policy for this tournament in relation to Covid-19 will be as follows:


If we are forced to cancel the event prior to 14 days before the start of the tournament, a full refund will be given to participating teams.  Essentially, no charge will be made. 


If we are forced to cancel the event within 14 days of the start of the tournament (due to state or federal intervention), a refund minus expenses will be given (expenses will not exceed 25% of the application fee).  This will because at this point, some costs would have been incurred.  We will of course hope that once we get the green light, the event will go ahead as planned.



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




Team Check-In


Check-In Instructions: Click Here 

Guest Player Registration: Click Here



Important Check-In Information

  • Deadline to Check-In: Information Coming Soon!
  • Deadline to Make Changes: Information Coming Soon!

          ***No changes will be made after TBD


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



Apparel Link: View Apparel Store


Apparel Pre-Order Pick Up

Club House
740 Evanson Road
Hockessin DE, 19707




Full Field Information: Click Here


Event Fields

No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol




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.


Permission to Host


Medical Release



Elite Tournaments is pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our official Tournament Housing Coordinator for the Delaware FC Hockessin Spring Classic.  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’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 Delaware FC Hockessin Spring Classic.

Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here


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 Tom Antonelli at 

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


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

If you are scheduled to be a referee at this event, take a look at the rules and schedule link below for any changes:


  • Tournament Schedule: Click Here
  • Tournament Rules: Click Here


Matt Sanger
Tournament Director

Check-In Questions


Field Locations

Hockessin, DE

Wilmington, DE

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U8-U12

Key Dates

March 26-27, 2022

Application Deadline
March 11, 2022

Schedules Released
March 18, 2022

Apparel Pre-Order

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