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George Pratt Memorial Columbus Day Tournament
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OCTOBER 10 - 11, 2015

The Cape Express Soccer Club is pleased to present the 23rd Annual George Pratt Memorial Invitational Soccer Tournament to be held over Columbus Day Weekend. All games will be played in the Cape May County area on Saturday and Sunday only. No games will be played on Monday. All teams participating must have approved player passes, medical release forms and a copy of their approved roster. NJYS teams must have notarized medical releases. Medical releases for USYSA teams from states other than New Jersey do not need to be notarized if their respective State Association does not require them to be notarized. Out of State USYSA teams need to have Permission to Travel from their State Association to participate. US Club Soccer teams do need medical releases but they do not need to be notarized. US Club Soccer teams do not need Permission to Travel. Required documents must be provided during the evening of registration Friday night before the tournament.

REFEREES NEEDED: Use the link on the left.

ELIGIBILITY: The tournament is open to all Club teams that regularly participate in classic, regular and/or premier league play. No State Select team or teams formed solely for the purpose of tournament play are eligible. U9, U10 and U11 teams are limited to a maximum of 14 rostered players (including 3 guest players). U12, U13 and U14 teams are limited to a maximum of 18 rostered players (including 3 guest players.) Players may only participate on one team during the tournament. Secondary player passes are permitted.

AWARDS: Trophies will be presented to the first and second place teams in all age divisions. The exchanging of patches is strongly encouraged. Each player will receive a tournament patch.

GAMES: U9, U10 and U11 will play 8v8. U12 through U14 will play 11v11. Teams will play a minimum of 3 games (weather or other unforseen conditions permitting) with the chance to play in a final. A 3-man referee system will be used for the U11 through U14 divisions and for all finals. U9 and U10 will have a single referee, team linesmen will be required.

U9-U10, 8v8 - $440
U11, 8v8 - $500

U12-U14, 11v11 - $550

HOUSING: The tournament is not responsible for housing of any team.

AGE GROUPS: The following boys and girls age groups are eligible for participation. Please use the age group you will be participating in the FALL 2015 SEASON!

U9 8/1/2006 - 7/31/2007
U12 8/1/2003 - 7/31/2004
U10 8/1/2005 - 7/31/2006
U13 8/1/2002 - 7/31/2003
U11 8/1/2004 - 7/31/2005
U14 8/1/2001 - 7/31/2002

REGISTRATION: Registration will be from 5-9 PM, Friday, October 9, 2015 at Goshen Fields, Clarence Davies Sports Complex. Click here for directions.

• Copy of Approved Team Roster with players jersey numbers. 8v8 limited to 14 players, 11 v 11 limited to 18 players this includes guest players.
• Player Cards for all players, including guest players - needed at registration AND AT EVERY GAME!!
• Signed Medical Releases in accordance with your State and Association rules.
• Permission to Travel if carded USYS and out of State.

REMINDER TO ALL US YOUTH SOCCER OUT OF STATE TEAMS: You must provide your Permission to Travel form at registration to be eligible to participate in the tournament. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

FOR ALL US CLUB SOCCER OUT OF STATE TEAMS: Bring your roster and cards that demonstrate you are US Club Soccer - Persmission to Travel form not required.

October can be a great time of year at the Jersey Shore. We hope you will consider making our tournament a regular stop along your club’s journey through youth soccer. Email questions to Tournament Director Tina Bartleson.

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