Tournament opportunity

The following notice was sent to SYSL and is being sent to you for informational purposes. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to put together a team of interested players as well as collect and pay the registration fee and handle the registration process. SYSL will provide patches for players to trade.

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Dear Coaches,

On behalf of the Mansfield Youth Soccer Tournament Committee, we would like to invite you and your team to join us for our 11th annual Columbus Day Cup Soccer Tournament to be held October 6, 7 and 8, 2012. Last year, 110 teams participated in our tournament. We are predicting a similar turnout this year and we look forward to providing a fun and exciting soccer event weekend again this year.

In an effort to accommodate one of our largest brackets, the GU12 group, the tournament committee would like to extend an invitation to all GU12 teams wishing to experience and compete in our tournament an opportunity to play on Saturday, October 7. Turning teams away in past years has been difficult but necessary due to the overwhelming requests to play from the u12 age group. This year when registering your team, you have a choice, if you would like your U12 team to have the opportunity to play on Saturday, please indicate on your registration.

Our tournament will consist of age groups from U9 to U14 for boys and girls. U9 and U10 will play 6v6, U11 & U12 will play 8v8 and U13 & U14 will play 11v11. Boys play on Saturday and Girls on Sunday with every team guaranteed three games. For the U10 age group, results will not be posted per the new requirements put forth by Mass Youth Soccer but all players will receive participation trophies. For the U12 and U14 age groups, playoffs for qualifying teams will be played on Monday.

On-line registration and additional information is available on the Mansfield Youth Soccer website at http://www.mansfieldyouthsoccer.com/Tourn, application deadline is September 30.

In years past, some of our popular age brackets have filled quickly. THIS SEEMS TO BE PARTICULARLY TRUE IN THE U12 AGE BRACKETS FOR BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS. If you are considering joining us for this year’s Tournament, please do not wait to register your team.

NON REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEES are as follows:
11 V 11 $475.00
8 V 8 $450.00
6 V 6 $400.00

Our tournament is a Mass Youth Soccer Sanctioned Tournament as well as a patch tournament.

We hope you’ll consider our tournament this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Goulet at karenbgoulet@aol.com, 508-463-7759 or Kelly Kemp at kellykemp@comcast.net, 508-339-5486.

We look forward to talking with all of you and seeing you on the fields.

Sincerely,
Karen Goulet & Kelly Kemp
Tournament Directors