October 9-10, 2021

SAC Columbus Day Tournament

Welcome to the 16th annual SAC United Premier Columbus Day Tournament! This event takes place in Howard County, MD with the primary venue being the gorgeous Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park. This event is open to all levels of competition for boys and girls ages U8 to U19. The format for this event will be Championship style, with the first and second place team within each bracket receiving awards. Numbers of brackets will vary in age group based on the number of tournament entries. 










 

Overview

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.

 

 


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 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 cmartin@elitetournaments.com
 


#SACColumbusDay

 

Application


Tournament Application

Guest Players: Registration for Guest Players 


Entry Fees:

  • U08 - 2014 (7v7): $790
  • U09 - 2013 (7v7): $980
  • U10 - 2012 (7v7): $980
  • U11 - 2011 (9v9): $995
  • U12 - 2010 (9v9): $995
  • U13 - 2009 (11v11): $1095
  • U14 - 2008 (11v11): $1095
  • U15 - 2007 (11v11): $1095
  • U16 - 2006 (11V11):$1150
  • U17 - 2005 (11v11):$1150
  • U18 - 2004 (11v11):$1150
  • U19 - 2003 (11v11):$1150
     

All U9-U11 teams will follow the new heading rule
A separate performance bond of $350 is required of all U14-U19 teams

 

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.

 

 


​Payment Information

  • eChecks will be accepted up until the deadline date of 
    • 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
      PO Box 54
      West Friendship MD 21794
  • CC Fee: 3.25%

Applied/Accepted Teams


Applied Teams: View Applied Teams

Accepted Teams: View Applied Teams

Schedules


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:

2020

2019
2018
2017
2016

 

Team Check-In

Deadline to submit all documentation through GotSoccer: Friday October 2, 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 checkin@gotsoccer.com

Fields


No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol

Field Information: View Full Field Information
 

Hotels


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 

Apparel


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 vendors will be listed two weeks prior to the event.

 
If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the tournament, please contact Kyle Scranton at kscranton@elitetournaments.com.

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

Videography

The SAC Columbus Day Tournament has partnered with Trace Soccer to provide your team with game film that includes automated individual highlights + player performance data. Trace uses an automated camera, GPS sensors, and powerful software to film the game. With Trace, coaching, player development, and recruiting are seamless. Start using Trace to capture your soccer moments! 

 

What's Included:

  • Unlimited Games
  • 1 Trace Case
  • 20 Tracers
  • 1 TraceCam
  • 1 Tripod
  • Trace iD for each player
  • 1 Free Trace iD Recruiting Workshop per team

 

How to get started

Teams that use Trace at the SAC Columbus Day Tournament can sign up for our exclusive 30-day Elite Trial or receive a discount on our yearly Elite Subscription. 

 

Equipment must be pre-booked online. Orders close 10/2/20
Questions? Reach out at q@traceup.com or call (888) 568-3264.

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.

 

Referees


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

Contacts


Mike Libber
Tournament Director
mlibber@elitetournaments.com

Kyle Scranton
Apparel Questions
kscranton@elitetournaments.com

GotSoccer
Check-In Questions
checkin@gotsoccer.com

Field Locations

Baltimore County, MD
Howard County, MD

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U08-U19

Key Dates

Tournament
October 9-10, 2021

Application Deadline
September 3, 2021

Schedules Released
September 24, 2021

Apparel Pre-Order
October 4, 2021

Tournament Sponsors

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