Sporting Invitational 2017 Tournament, August 11th-13th


Updated: March 20, 2017





The Santa Clara Sporting Club is preparing to host our 14th Annual Invitational Tournament on August 11th-13th. Mandatory Team Check-in will take place on Thursday, August 10th. This event is for Premier-Level Boys Teams in the U9-U18 age group.

Age Groups ( Calendar Year )

  • U8 ( 2010 ) will play 7v7 Heading Rules Apply
  • U9 ( 2009 ) will play 7v7 Heading Rules Apply
  • U10 ( 2008 ) will play 7v7 Heading Rules Apply
  • U11 ( 2007 ) will play 9v9 Heading Rules Apply
  • U12 ( 2006 ) will play 9v9 Heading Rules Apply
  • U13 ( 2005 ) will play 11v11
  • U14 ( 2004 ) will play 11v11
  • U15 ( 2003 ) will play 11v11
  • U16 ( 2002 ) will play 11v11
  • U17 ( 2001 ) will play 11v11
  • U18 ( 2000 ) will play 11v11
  • U19 ( 1999 ) will play 11v11

Registration Fees

  • U8-U10 $490 registration fee
  • U11-U12 $690 registration fee
  • U13-U14 $890 registration fee
  • U15-U19 $1,190 registration fee



Tournament Sanction by: US Club Soccer

  • 2017 Fields Fremont Sport Complex/Lake Elizabeth, DeAnza College, Irvington Community Park, Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park. Please note that all locations are subject to change.
  • 2017 Tournament Check-In ( Online through GOTSOCCER )
  • 2017 US Club Soccer Approved Tournament Hosting Application
  • Tournament Hotels ( Stay-N-Play ) - ALL travel teams must book in an official hotel to receive tournament acceptance.

Teams withdrawing after acceptance will forfeit their entry fees. Any team withdrawing must done in writing and postmarked no later than July 15, 2017.

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed and accepted or rejected based on pre-established criteria. The objective will be to provide evenly matched competition. Only properly sanctioned and complete applications will be considered for acceptance.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be communicated to applicants no later than July 1, 2017.

Mandatory Tournament Check-In ( Online through GOTSOCCER )
1) All rosters must be updated by 5:00 PM Wednesday August 9th, 2017.

2) All players that are playing in th tournament must be on GOTSOCCER Roster.

3) Player passes must be current not expired. ( US CLUB passes expire July 31st )

4) Required documents for check in:
    (a) Copy of official roster ( USYS, US CLUB roster, State Association roster ex: CALNORTH / CALSOUTH / WASHINGTON / UTAH )
    (b) Agreement Sheet DOWNLOAD HERE (Make sure to download first for forms to work)
    (c) Signed official GOTSOCCER roster )
    (d) Guest Player Loan Form
    (e) Signed Medical Waiver

Player Documentation
All players must have a current player pass or equivalent national association and medical release. All teams that are not US Club Soccer members will need to submit travel papers to their local State Association. Player Passes, Roster and Coaches passes must be the 2017-2018 Season Credentials. Members of US Club Soccer do not have to obtain travel papers Tournament Fields.

Important: The tournament starts on Friday morning as early as 8:00AM and all teams will be scheduled to play their first 2 games on Friday.

All players need to register their profile for college coaches attending the event.

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Click on the following links to REGISTER:

Team Coaches/Manager Registration
Athletes Registration
College Coaches Registration

Soccer Fields

  • Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park, 5020 Stars and Stripes Dr. Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • Fremont Sport Complex/Lake Elizabeth 1110 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont CA 94538
  • De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014

Championship Game Time Information
Sunday, August 13th at Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park

Sporting Invitational Hotel Partners
The Sporting Invitational is a Stay-N-Play Tournament. Santa Clara Sporting has partnered with Traveling Teams Accomodations for this tournament. Teams using hotel rooms are required to obtain them from the approved hotels Please click on the link to block you team’s rooms. Hotel confirmation will be required before acceptance into the Santa Clara Sporting Invitational becomes final. Please contact Amanda Kuppe/Client Services Manager at Traveling Teams or by phone at 800-430-1159 to make reservations or book online.

Information above is subject to change if needed.


Luis Ruelas, Tournament Director
Santa Clara Sporting Invitational