The 25th Annual West Chester Summer Classic is located in West Chester, Pa. (thirty minutes from both Philadelphia & Wilmington, Delaware). The tournament is held on August 3rd (evening), 4th, and 5th. It is designed to provide quality competition for Boys and Girls teams, U09 through U15. U09, U10, and U10 teams will play 8v8 games consisting of 25 minute halves. U11 teams will also play 8v8 games, but these games will consist of 30 minute halves. At the U12 age division we will offer both the 8v8 & 11v11 format, playing 30 minute halves. All U13 through U15 teams will play 11v-11 consisting of 35 minute halves. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games.
Application Deadline: July 5, 2013 / The Tournament Entry Fees are as follows:
U09 (6v6) & (8v8): $575.00
U10: (8v8): $575.00
U11 & U12 (8v8): $625.00
U12: (11v11): $700.00
U13 - U15: $700.00
FOR REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE
Age Groups Based on 2013/2014 Roster
A maximum of five (5) [four (4) for U-09/U-10/U-11/U12 (8v8) teams] guest players may be used during the tournament. However, a team using guest players can have no more than a total of eighteen (18) players [fourteen (14) players for U-09, U-10, U-11, U12 (8v8) teams] listed on their roster. Guest players can have either 2011/2012 or 2012/2013 passcards. Teams must present as valid player pass and medical release (US Youth Soccer only) for each guest player at tournament registration.
US Youth Soccer (USYS) teams from outside USYS Region 1 (& USYS affiliated teams from NJ & Conn.) must have a copy of the Permission to Travel Form approved and signed by a duly authorized USYS/USSF State Association representative. This is not required for USCS registered teams.
If you require more information, please do not hesitate to call the tournament administrator. In the past few years, we had an average of 190 teams in the tournament and several divisions were filled by the application deadline date. We urge you to return your application as soon as you make your summer tournament plans.
We will confirm the receipt of your application upon receiving it. An accepted teams will be posted on the Summer Classic web site by July 12, 2013. Game schedules will be available approximately two weeks before the tournament. If there are changes to your game schedule, they will be available at Team Registration on Friday, August 3rd.
Awards - Individual player trophies are awarded to each member of both the first and second place teams in each division.
We have made arrangements for blocks of rooms at several local hotels. Please contact our office for information on these hotels.
The tournament games will be held at Delacy Soccer Complex and Thornbury Soccer Park, along with a number of additional local venues. Delacy Soccer Complex & Thornbury Soccer Park are maintained by the West Chester United Soccer Club and are considered to have some of the best soccer fields in Eastern Pennsylvania. All fields are within approximately a ten minute drive of each other.
If you want to spend an extra day or two in the area we are twenty minutes from Valley Forge National Park and ten minutes from the Brandywine Battle Fields in Chadds Ford. Atlantic City is an hour and a half away as is the New Jersey shore.