Tournaments in Massachusetts
The following is a list of tournaments that have been sanctioned by Massachusetts Youth Soccer. In order to be considered a sanctioned tournament, the hosting organization must submit an Application to Host Tournament and supporting documentation to the Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Office and the application must be approved. Tournaments scheduled for the same dates are listed in the order in which the Tournament Hosts submitted their Application to Host a Tournament. The list of 2013 Tournaments follows.
Age Groups: U10-U18
Contact: James Hamblin 781-891-6900 email@example.com
Locations: Acton, Taunton, Ashland and Braintree.
NEFC PRESEASON TOURNAMENT
March 13-16 and March 21-23
Teams: All Teams are invited
Age Groups: U9/10 - U19
Contact: Pat Marino 508-491-8420 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location(s): Various sites across eastern Massachusetts
Memorial Day Weekend
Teams: S3, S4 and RT
Age Groups: U8 - U12 and U14
Contact: Dan Olsen 508-533-2690 email@example.com
Location: Medway, MA
33rd MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC
Teams: S1, S2 and S3
Age Goups: U9-U12 and U14
Contact: Scott Vermilya 508-877-5022 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Framingham, MA
DANVERS INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Teams: RT, S1, S2 and S3
Age Goups: U8 (RT only), U10, U12, U14 and U16
Contact: Michael Blanch 978-790-5568 email@example.com
Location: Danvers, MA
NEEDHAM MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT and
GPS COLLEGE SHOWCASE
Teams: S1, S2 and S3
Age Goups: U11 through U19
Contact: Mark Miskin 781-888-6275 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
GATEWAY MEMORIAL DAY SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Teams: S1 through S4
Age Groups: U9, U10, U12 and U14
Contact: Jason Jacob email@example.com 413-242-4275
Location: Huntington, MA
BRIDGEWATER CHALLENGE CUP
Teams: S1-S4 and RT
Age Groups: U9-U14 and U16
Contact: Bryan Berry firstname.lastname@example.org 508-479-7190
Location: Bridgewater, MA
JSSA MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT
Teams: S4 and RT (U10) and S1-4 and RT (all other age groups)
Age Groups: U10-U19
Contact: Felicity Day email@example.com 508-634-8080
Location: Devens, MA
LYNN YOUTH SOCCER MEMORIAL DAY TOURNAMENT
Teams: S2, S3 and RT
Age Groups: U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19
Contact: Ed Miles firstname.lastname@example.org 617-827-7815
August 30, 31 and September 1
Teams: S3 and S4
Age Goups: U8, U10, U12 and U14
Contact: Steve Harris 978-764-9041 email@example.com
Location: Salem, MA
2014 FALL KICK-OFF CLASSIC
August 30, 31 and September 1
Teams: S4 and RT
Age Goups: U10, U12 and U14
Contact: Eric Heins Eheins57@gmail.com 617-757-1114
Location: North Reading, MA
DANVERS SOCCER SALUTING SOLDIERS FESTIVAL
Teams: U8 - RT and U10 - S3, S4 and UT
Age Groups: U8 and U10
Contact: Jeff Chambers 978-660-8779 firstname.lastname@example.org
RECOMMENDED DEFINITIONS OF TEAMS
In the APPLICATION TO HOST A TOURNAMENT there is a column entitled “Type(s) of Team Accepted”. This designation is intended to identify the playing level of the teams that will be accepted to that tournament. All tournaments sanctioned by Mass Youth Soccer must use the US Youth Soccer team definitions in order to ensure consistency in how the terms are applied. These team classifications have recently been updated. In addition, the code depicting playing level is intended to ensure that no team is mismatched for the tournament in question. To review Section 2. of the U.S. Youth Soccer's POLICY ON HOSTING TOURNAMENTS OR GAMES please CLICK HERE.
Questions about the applicability of your team to the codes and descriptions provided must be directed to the Tournament Director of the tournament you are considering not to Mass Youth Soccer. In addition, Coaches or Team Managers are encouraged to check the “Type(s) of Teams Accepted” column in the Application to Host a Tournament form when considering out-of-state tournaments.
The following descriptions correspond to the “Type(s) of Team Accepted” code that appears on the APPLICATION TO HOST A TOURNAMENT. If more than one code letter appears in the listing, it means that the tournament will accept teams representing all identified categories.
SELECT TEAMS (teams formed by a selection or tryout process):
S1 generally a team which competes at the highest level of play in a state or region.
S2 generally a team which competes at other than the highest level of play in a state or region.
S3 generally a team which competes in a local area or state
TOURNAMENT SELECT TEAMS
S4 a team which is put together for the sole purpose of playing in a tournament or other sanctioned non-league competition, whose roster includes select players who are members of one club.
RT a team which was formed in a random nature without regard to players’ abilities.
US YOUTH SOCCER OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
ODP TEAM: the official US Youth Soccer Olympic Development team of US Youth Soccer, any of its regions, a State Association, an Affiliate, other Organization Member, or any district or geographical subdivisions thereof.
NATIONAL TEAM: the official national team of US Soccer or any other member of FIFA.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Mass Youth Tournament Coordinator, Maureen LaRoche at MLaRoche@Mayouthsoccer.org.