November 21-22, 2020

The Nation's Capital Cup - Boys Weekend

The Nation's Capital Cup Presented by Elite Tournaments and McLean Youth Soccer will take place in Alexandria, Stafford & Fredericksburg, Virginia and will feature all weather synthetic turf fields. With the weather being such a factor this time of year we are offering our multiple turf field complexes at a reasonable price. Teams will receive a 3-game minimum and all age groups will be a Championship Format with finals. The event will be open to all levels of play for U8-U19 Boys Only. Application Deadline is October 18, 2020.




Updated Return to Play Guidelines for the Nation's Capital Cup can be found following the link below:


Return to Play Guidelines Click Here


ATTENTION: Elite Tournaments is excited to partner up with BallerTV for this year’s Nation’s Capital Cup - Boys weekend! BallerTV is a live stream and on-demand service for youth athletes. BallerTV, which has served basketball and volleyball for the last 4 years, will be piloting their soccer product with us this weekend for games being played at Embrey Mill only! All games from that venue will be FREE for customers and can be accessed using the link below:

As this is a pilot event, BallerTV is looking for as much feedback as possible. After watching games, please fill out the survey on their site or send feedback directly to Thank you!




Tournament Application

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players


Entry Fees:

  • U09 - 2012 (7v7): $825
  • U10 - 2011 (7v7): $825
  • U11 - 2010 (9v9): $850
  • U12 - 2009 (9v9): $850
  • U13 - 2008 (11v11): $975
  • U14 - 2007 (11v11): $975
  • U15 - 2006 (11v11): $975
  • U16 - 2005 (11v11): $995
  • U17 - 2004 (11v11): $995
  • U18 - 2003 (11v11): $995
  • U19/U20 - 2002/2001 (11v11): $995

  • A separate performance bond of $350 is required for U14-U19 age groups
  • All U09-U11 teams will follow the new heading rule


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.


Please contact Matt Sanger with any questions.

​Payment Information

·        Please make all checks payable to: Elite Tournaments
·        Checks should be mailed to:
                Nation’s Capital Cup
                c/o Elite Tournaments
                PO Box 54
                West Friendship MD 21794
·        Convenience Fees
·        CC Fee: 2.75%

Applied/Accepted Teams

Applied Teams: View Applied Teams List 

Accepted Teams: View Accepted Teams List


Tournament Schedule: View Schedule Here


Updated Return to Play Guidelines: View Here

Brackets: View Brackets Here

Past Results:





Team Check-In

Deadline to submit all documentation through GotSoccer: Friday November 13, 2020 at 10 PM


Important Check-In Documents:

·       Waiver/Release for Communicable Diseases Including COVID-19 

·       Team Information Sheet 

·       Online Check-In Instructions 


A complete check-in includes all of the following:

·       Waiver/Release for Communicable Diseases Including COVID-19

·       Team Information Sheet

·       Official Roster (through either USYS / US Club / SAY governing bodies)

·       Valid Player Passes (including Guest Players)

o   NO birth certificates will be allowed.

·       Permission to Travel (if necessary through state association)


If you have any questions regarding check-in or guest players, please contact GotSoccer Check-In Team at


No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol

2020 Field Information/Directions Below: 


Elite Tournaments and McLean YS are pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our official Tournament Housing Coordinator for The Nation's Capital Cup - Boys Weekend. 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 our partnership with Halpern Travel to successfully meet the housing needs of teams attending The Nation's Capital Cup - Boys Weekend. 

Hotel Reservations: Make Hotel Arrangements Here 


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 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 Elle Marks 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



Dear Participants and Families –

Elite Tournaments and McLean Youth Soccer have partnered with Casey Cares to host a pajama and gift card drive at the Nations Capital Cup Boys Weekend. Inspired by the memory of a Casey Cares child, this program provides new sleepwear and pajama-themed parties to children on extended hospital stays. The pajamas give children the comfort of home in an otherwise sterile environment. Their goal is to provide more than 8,000 new pairs of pajamas to critically ill children this year alone. Their biggest needs are always infant sizes and teen/adult sized PJs but they accept any new pairs of pajamas. Please keep tags on them so our families know they are new! Gift cards can also be donated in any denomination. Some examples of their preferred stores and restaurants are Panera, Subway, Walmart, Target, Dominos, Pizza Hut, and any local grocery store.
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

College Coaches

College Coach Login: Registration for College 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.



If you wish to referee the tournament, please contact our referee assignor. We welcome all out of town referees.

Any questions please contact our Director of Officials, Mark Jennings at


Matt Sanger
Tournament Director

Kyle Scranton
Apparel Questions

Check-In Questions

Field Locations

Alexandria, Stafford, & Fredericksburg, Virginia

Age Groups

Boys U08-U19

Key Dates

November 21-22, 2020

Application Deadline
October 18, 2020

Schedules Released
November 11, 2020

Apparel Pre-Order
November 9, 2020

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