All references to Tournaments encompasses both Tournaments and Soccer Events
NOTE: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is currently in Phase III of the COVID-19 reopening plan. Phase III does not allow for Moderate Risk Sports (Soccer) to participate in tournament play of any kind. If this remains the current phase as we approach the date of a tournament or soccer event, this event will not run as a tournament. In place of the tournament, an alternative event may be held. This alternative event will comply with all guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
Member and affiliated organizations of Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association
Must complete certain documents (see below) and obtain tournament/event approval from Massachusetts Youth Soccer. The required documentation must be emailed to Jaime Balboni (firstname.lastname@example.org). A member and affiliated organization seeking tournament/event approval shall not advertise or solicit teams for the tournament/event until it has received approval from the state office. If for any reason an organization does not receive tournament/event approval, teams and players will not be covered under Mass Youth Soccer insurance policies.
Organizations with membership in other US Soccer affiliated organizations
(i.e. US Club Soccer, AYSO, SAY Soccer, NSCAA)
Organizations interested in leasing/renting the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association Fields at Progrin Park for the purposes of holding a tournament/event or games (i.e. scheduled competition, friendlies, round robins, etc.) must email their interest to Jaime Balboni email@example.com. This email must include the name of the organization, US Soccer affiliation, full contact information, dates of interest, purpose, and any other information you feel necessary to describe your needs. Proof of affiliation with the US Soccer affiliate organization, proof of insurance coverages, a use agreement, and other contracts will be required if fields are available for the tournament/event. Please do not use the same forms that Mass Youth Soccer/USYS members use.
Even though forms are designated Tournament, use these for all other types of Events
Here is a Host a Tournament Checklist and the forms that are required. Please complete all of the forms and submit them to the Mass Youth Soccer office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The forms are given in both WORD and PDF formats.
TOURNAMENT APPLICATION FEE
There is a $350.00 fee to Host a Tournament/Event. Payment of the fee must be made when the organization submits its required documentation. An organization may Pay the Tournament Hosting Application Fee online! Tournament/Event fee refund requests for clubs, towns, and organizations that cancel their tournament will only be issued with a 90 day notice prior to the tournaments kick off.
UNDER 10 REQUIREMENTS
Please note that all teams Under-10 and younger must play only in a "Festival-Style Format" (standings are not kept or reported) in order to receive Tournament/Event Approval from Mass Youth Soccer.