The list of 2018 tournaments has been finalized. As discussed at the Fall Club Meeting, and in keeping with recent practice, the entire club will participate in the Mountain Mayhem Tournament, the Green Mountain Challenge, and a Memorial Day Tournament.
We are very excited to share the news that the Coaching Director and staff feel we are ready to take a step forward and enter our teams in higher-profile Memorial Day events beginning this year, providing our teams with a high-energy atmosphere, a higher level of competition, and significant exposure for those high school-aged players with a desire to play college soccer. Our U15/16 boys, U17 boys, and U19 boys teams will play in the Needham Memorial Day Tournament, a large college showcase event played at UMASS Amherst and other locations in Massachusetts. The rest of our teams will play in the Global Premier Soccer tournament, held at various locations, depending on age/gender, mainly in southern MA. The GPS event is the largest Memorial Day tournament in New England. These tournaments will be held May 25-28.
In addition to the three club-wide events, our U10 teams will participate in the VSA Target United Cup on June 9-10 at the Tree Farm complex in Essex. Our U17 and U18 boys will play in the Mad Dog Mania college Showcase in Saratoga, NY for the second year, after a fun and productive weekend at the event in 2017 (this is an extra pay-to-play event). We also expect to schedule friendly matches for all of our teams with Far Post in April at the Golden Goal facility.
Team coaches will share more details about scheduling, lodging, etc. as the tournaments get closer.