The 48th Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament will be held May 27th-29th, 2023 in Howard County. This event will be for Boys and Girls teams for age groups U8-U19. We look forward to seeing you over Memorial Day Weekend!
The Soccer Association of Columbia and Elite Tournaments would like to welcome you to the 48th Annual Columbia Invitational. Columbia is centrally located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. For simply the best soccer competition available, spend the holiday in Columbia over Memorial Weekend and experience for yourself why Sports Illustrated, upon visiting our prestigious tournament, proclaimed that “Here (Columbia), arguably is the heartland of U.S. Soccer.”
Don’t forget to use #ColumbiaInvitational on all your posts and photos!
A separate performance bond of $350 is required for U14-U19 age groups. If your team does not forfeit a match or violate the tournament rules the bond will not be cashed and will be destroyed after the tournament is completed.
*As of November 2022 GotSoccer will charge a “GotSport Software Fee” at each payment transaction, and for each registrant, in order for your team to register to participate with my Club or in a Tournament.
There will be a $100 late fee for all applications received after the application deadline. Any team that applied after the application deadline will not have guaranteed acceptance into the tournament.
Please make all checks payable to: SAC
Checks should be mailed to:
SAC Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament
c/o Elite Tournaments
PO Box 54
West Friendship, MD 21794
There will NOT be a CC Fee charged for any Credit Card payments for this event
This event will carry full tournament insurance
No Pets | No Smoking | No Alcohol
Elite Tournaments is pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our official Tournament Housing Coordinator for the Columbia Invitational 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 to our partnership with Halpern Travel to successfully meet the housing needs of teams attending the Columbia Invitational Tournament.
***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 [email protected]
To pre-order apparel for the 2023 Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament, CLICK HERE to visit the tournament store. The deadline to pre-order apparel for this event is Monday May 22nd . Our tournament store is updated daily with the latest designs and inventory for each event. Below you will see the apparel options we have for the 2023 Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament!
If you don’t want to miss out on the action- keep an eye on your inbox for pre-order information!
For any questions about apparel for this event or your pre-order please e-mail Kyle Scranton.
Elite Tournaments is proud to be an official distributer for PRO-GK!
PRO-GK manufacturers gloves of the highest quality designed to elevate the level of play demanded in the game. Check out the 2022 new releases the Tekta Contact and the Tekta Surge. To see the full inventory of PRO-GK Gloves on the Elite Tournaments Store CLICK HERE.
No problem, CLICK HERE for a Size Guide provided to show the measurements of the gloves in relation to Age and Height.
For any questions regarding PRO-GK Gloves contact Kyle Scranton at [email protected]
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.
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.
Vendors participating in this tournament will be listed two weeks prior to the event.
Leveling The Playing Field collects used sports equipment to give to underprivileged 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.