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

 

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
 


Don't forget to use #SACColumbusDay on all your posts and photos!
 

Application


Tournament Application


Entry Fees:

  • U8 - 2014 (7v7): $790
  • U9 - 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*

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

 


Payment Information

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%

eChecks: will be accepted up until date coming soon

  • If the eCheck is returned for any reason the returned check fee will be added to the teams entry fee

 


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: Click Here

Accepted Teams: Click Here

 


Previous Applied Teams

 

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Schedules


Tournament Brackets: View Here

 

Tournament Schedule: View Here

 


Previous Results

 

2020

2019
2018
2017
2016

 

 

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 Date Coming Soon

 


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


 

 

Apparel


To pre-order event apparel, please Click Here to visit the tournament store. 

 


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

Fields

 

Full Field Information: Click Here

 


Event Fields
No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol

 

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

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 Kyle Scranton at kscranton@elitetournaments.com.

Donation Drive

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

 

Videography

Trace Soccer has partnered with the SAC Columbus Day Tournament to provide your team with full game filmindividual highlights, and performance data that you can easily share with players, coaches, and recruiters!

 


How does it work?

Trace uses an elevated AI camera and performance-tracking sensors to film the game on its own. The video is then automatically clipped for each player and delivered to their email. You can see Trace in action here.

 


What's Included

  • 1 Trace Case with Tracers for 20 players
  • 1 TraceCam
  • 1 Tripod 
  • 3 Games filmed
  • Automated Player Clips 
  • Player Performance Stats

 


Getting Started

Teams that use Trace at the SAC Columbus Day Tournament will get an exclusive three-game trial and discounted upgrades. 

 

 

To reserve your Trace equipment:

Book Online Here

E-mail: q@traceup.com

Call: (888) 568-3264

 

College Coaches

College Coach Registration Link: Click Here

Registered Coaches List: Click Here
 


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


We welcome all out of town referees! If youare interested in being a referee for this event, please contact our referee assignor, Mark Jennings at mark0159@outlook.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

 

Contacts


Mike Libber
Tournament Director
mlibber@elitetournaments.com

Kyle Scranton
Apparel Questions
kscranton@elitetournaments.com

GotSoccer
Check-In Questions
checkin@gotsoccer.com

Field Locations

Howard County, MD

Age Groups

Boys & Girls U8-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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