October 12-13, 2019

SAC Columbus Day Tournament

Welcome to the 13th annual SAC United Premier Columbus Day Tournament.  All levels are welcome to this U9-U15 boys and girls event. Last year we hosted over 400 teams on fields in Baltimore and Howard County. Teams will compete in early October to see who will take home the championship trophy and medals!




Dear Participants and Families –

Elite Tournaments and the Soccer Association of Columbia have partnered with Casey Cares to host a pajama and gift card drive at the SAC Columbus Day Tournament. 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 be any denomination. Some example stores and restaurants would be Panera, Subway, Walmart, Target, Dominos, Pizza Hut, and any 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 cmartin@elitetournaments.com




Tournament Application 

Entry Fees:

  • U08 - 2012 (7v7): $690
  • U09 - 2011 (7v7): $880
  • U10 - 2010 (7v7): $880
  • U11 - 2009 (9v9): $895
  • U12 - 2008 (9v9): $895
  • U13 - 2007 (11v11): $995
  • U14 - 2006 (11v11): $995
  • U15 - 2005 (11v11): $995

All U9-U11 teams will follow the new heading rule
A separate performance bond of $350 is required of all 14-U15 teams

​Payment Information

  • eChecks will be accepted up until the deadline date of September 6, 2019
    • If the eCheck is returned for any reason the returned check fee will be added to the teams entry fee
  • Please make all checks payable to: SAC
  • Checks should be mailed to:
    • ​SAC Columbus Day Tournament
      c/o Elite Tournaments
      9160 Rumsey Road
      Suite B-3
      Columbia, MD 21045
  • CC Fee: 3.25%

Applied/Accepted Teams

Applied Teams: View Applied Teams 

Accepted Teams: View Accepted Teams


Tournament Schedule: View Here


Tournament Brackets: View Here

Join the conversation and share your posts with the community by using #SACColumbusDay on all your posts! 

Previous Results:


Team Check-In

Check-In Instructions: View Check-In Instructions 
Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players 

If you have any questions regarding check-in or guest players, please contact Dominic Popolizio at Dominic@GotSoccer.com


Important Information and Dates:

  • Deadline to check in:  Friday October 4, 2019 At 4PM
  • 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:  Wednesday October 9, 2019 At 5PM     

** 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.



No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol

Field Information: View Full Field Information


Elite Tournaments is pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our official Tournament Housing Coordinator for the SAC Columbus Day 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 our partnership with Halpern Travel to successfully meet the housing needs of teams attending the SAC Columbus Day Tournament .

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


All About Lunch

  • Location(s): Covenant Park, Howard Community College
  • Food & Beverage Vendor

Tikiz Shaved Ice

  • Location(s): TBD
  • Shaved Ice Vendor

Top Tier Soccer

  • Location(s): Covenant Park, Other Locations TBD
  • Replica Jersey & Apparel Vendor


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 Soon

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.

Check out the Tournament Rules prior to your arrival for games.

Any questions please contact our Director of Officials, Mark Jennings at markelite@outlook.com


Mike Libber
Tournament Director

Kyle Scranton
Apparel Questions

Dominic Popolizio
Check-In Questions

Field Locations

Baltimore County, MD
Howard County, MD

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U08-U15

Key Dates

October 12-13, 2019

Application Deadline
September 6, 2019

Schedules Released
September 30, 2019

Apparel Pre-Order
October 6, 2019

Tournament Sponsors

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