1. ONLINE REGISTRATION:
The Wellesley United Soccer Club is pleased to announce its 37th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Tournament to be held on May 26th & 27th, 2018. This is a sanctioned 7v7 tournament, held under the auspices of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association. The tournament is limited to teams comprised of girls and boys under 10 years of age (born after 7/31/06) who are playing in U9 or U10. Each year, 80+ U9 and U-10 teams from communities throughout and beyond New England have participated, and we anticipate a diverse group of teams again this year. Wellesley is located 20 minutes west of Boston, and all games will be played in Wellesley.
Rosters will be limited to fourteen (14) players (exceptions allowed upon tournament director approval). All teams must consist solely of players registered with that town for league play. This year applications from all-star and club teams will accepted. FIFA rules will apply. In keeping with the non-results-oriented philosophy that MYSA has adopted for all U-10 play, all teams will play four 50 minute games (25 minutes per half with 5 minutes at half) teams will be separated into pools of relatively equal competitiveness. This will provide the greatest opportunity for all teams to enjoy a positive competitive experience. Trophies will be awarded to all participants. Each team will be required to have at least two (2) responsible adults in charge at every game.
The fee is $500. We urge you to apply as early as possible. Application does not guarantee acceptance. Acceptance notices will be emailed in early May. Registration fees, minus a $25 credit card processing fee (if applicable), will be returned promptly to those teams that are not accepted. Once acceptance is emailed, the registration fee becomes non-refundable. Check with tournament directors directly at any time about any concerns about registration status and acceptance.
If you are traveling from out of state and will need hotel rooms, please see info below.
2. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Supplemental information that is required:
1- A typed list of your tournament player names should be emailed to the boys or girls tournament director by April 30.
2- A medical release form for each player on your team - bring these to the check-in on Friday night or scan them and e mail to the tournament director prior to the event.
3. TOURNAMENT CHECK- IN Friday May 25th, 5:00-7:00 pm or prior to your game on Sat. morning.
Check in on Friday, May 25th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Concessions Tent at the Sprague Field Complex (location of tournament).
Please bring the following information with you to registration:
The registration desk will be staffed by the Directors with whom you have been speaking these last few weeks and we all look forward to meeting you then. If you are from out of state or you can't get there on Friday, please check in 1 hour before your first game at the registration tent. See you on Friday night.
Please be sure to bring the following with you to all of your games:
This tournament has proven in the past to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience for players and their families. We are dedicated to making this year's tournament every bit as successful. We hope that you will be able to join us.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Joseph Feingold 617.271.8989
4. HOTEL INFO
For out-of-state teams, overnight accommodations are available at several local hotels including the following:
Hotel Indigo: There are 44 double-bed rooms available (each room has two queen beds) at a cost of (subject to change).
a) Outdoor pool, pool bar and cabanas, Fitness Center, Bokx 109 steakhouse restaurant, and Phi Bistro are all on the premises
b) Located near Riverside T station if you'd like to spend Monday touring Boston via subway
c) Contact Amanda Torpey at (617) 454-3414 to reserve a block of rooms (please refer to the Wellesley Tournament when doing so)
d) For a virtual tour, please visit www.hotelindigo.com or call (877) 270-1392
Crowne Plaza Natick: Located about 5 minutes from fields on Rte. 9 in Natick. http://www.bos-natick.crowneplaza.com You can call their Central Reservations line at (888) 233-9527 and please be sure to mention that you are with the Needham Invitational Tournament to get discounted room rates.
If you are traveling with an older team that is playing in the Needham Tournament, you can book reservations with their list of hotels as well.