It is with sincere regret we must cancel this year’s Virginia Beach Columbus Day Tournament. We have put months of preparation into the event so this was not an easy decision. Within the last few hours, city and other officials have deemed tournament fields unplayable and pulled event permits. Also, this prevented us from considering contingency rescheduling.
Virginia Beach and Norfolk have experienced significant rainfall (4-6 inches) over the last 2 days and all fields have standing water. With the forecast for additional rain for the next few days it is best to make this decision now prior to the tournament weekend to prevent unnecessary travel.
As we get through the next few days further information will come forth.
Once again, we regret this decision we were forced to make due to circumstances beyond our control.
As you all aware the extensive rain over this week (4-6 inches) plus the next few days forecast has/is causing lots of problems with fields, etc.
We are waiting on various "City" and other decision makers on field availability/playability. Their decision will be in large part on current conditions and how much more rain is expected.
We expect to give you an update on tournament status early this evening. Appreciate your patience as it things are very dynamic right now. Regret we cannot answer each individual email arriving.
Online Registration deadline(click here): September 22 - October 8, 2013 7PM
Application deadline: August 31, 2013
Acceptance emailed: September 6, 2013
College Book Inputs: September 29, 2013
Tournament Competition dates: October 12-13, 2013 (Sat and Sun)
Teams needing early acceptance for flight and travel plans should request such to firstname.lastname@example.org. All efforts will be made to reply ASAP.
Teams desiring to attend the Annual Virginia Beach Soccer Tournament should complete and submit the online application. The Application MUST be submitted online. Applications sent via US Mail, Email or FAX will NOT be accepted. Any questions should be directed to the Tournament Director at email@example.com.
The tournament makes every effort to accommodate teams’ coaching conflicts (deconflict games) - ensure you indicate this in your application (team has same coach as ...)
Very Important: THE GAME HISTORY SECTION - LOCATED ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL TEAM PAGE ON THE GOT SOCCER SCHEDULER - MUST BE COMPLETED. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS SECTION MAY RESULT IN YOUR TEAM NOT BEING ACCEPTED. THIS INFORMATION IS NEEDED TO HELP SEED YOUR TEAM. PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE.
August 31, 2013 (See note below)
U9-11 - $640.00
U-12 – U14 $760.00
U15-19 - $790.00
A check for the appropriate application fee MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR BY August 31, 2013. Checks (made payable to Virginia Beach Columbus Day Soccer Tournament) can be mailed to 3200 Dam Neck Rd, Ste 104, Virginia Beach, VA 23453. FAX or Email copies of check will NOT be accepted.
Note: Official notification of acceptance and non-acceptance will be e-mailed and placed on the website at www.beachfc.com (tournaments) no later than September 6, 2013. Those teams not accepted will have their entry fee returned. Should a non-accepted team later be granted entry into the tournament, the team will be required to resubmit the tournament entry fee.
General Information & Online Registration
Age Groups & Competition Levels
The following age groups are invited: (U18 play U19)
U-9-10, U11 & U12 Teams
The Tournament will be offering Under U9-10 competition in 7v7, U11-12 will be 8 v 8. There is no U12 11v11.
The number of teams accepted, the number of flights, and the placement of teams amongst flights will be at the discretion of the tournament committee.
Team Participation & Guest Players
U9-11 (14 players), U-12 (18 players) play 8v8 and U-13 thru U-15 and may enter with a maximum of 18 players. U-16 and U19 teams may enter with a maximum of 22 players. U16-U19 teams only dress 18 for each game.
Online registration (click here): Teams must submit proof of affiliation and permission to travel (if applicable). Each team must be registered with a National State Association affiliated with the USYS/USSF or national equivalent and must present a valid State or Provincial roster. CURRENT, DULY AUTHORIZED MEMBER PASSES, MEDICAL RELEASE FORMS AND OFFICIAL STATE APPROVED ROSTERS are required for all players participating in the tournament. Foreign Teams consult the Rules. All Team Officials must have Valid Member Passes.
Guest Players: Under 09 through Under 15 - A maximum of 5 guest players per team is allowed, however, a team using guest players may have no more than 18 players (14 players for U9-11, 18 for U12-15).
Under 16, 17, & Under 19 - A maximum of 5 guest players per team is allowed, however, a team using guest players may have no more than 22 players registered for the tournament. U16-U19 teams may only dress 18 players for each game.
Team awards will be presented to champions and finalists for all levels of competition.
College Player Profile Book
Accepted teams in the U-16, U-17 & U-19 age groups have the opportunity to submit their team into our "College Player Profile Book". This book, detailing specific academic and athletic merits of each player, will be made available to the attending college coaches.
Hotel Accommodations -
Contact Housing Service Immediately - do not wait for acceptance.
Teams participating in the Tournament ARE REQUIRED to make all hotel accommodations using our tournament housing service. The tournament housing service is a free service and enables the City of Virginia Beach to ascertain tax revenue and in turn helps with future grants to build/improve soccer field/facilities development. We encourage your support of developing facilities for youth players. Some hotels will be offering single night stays - check the listing on the website for this information. Click here for hotel reservation form.
Other questions can be addressed to Andrea Casperson at:
(866) 431-1754 fax
Online Game History
The Tournament desires to place teams properly and competitively. To ensure this it is imperative that we have accurate and specific information on all teams wishing to play. Please ensure the Game History portion is completed accurately and in its entirety.
Team Officials may contact us at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and you will be promptly answered.
Field are dynamic - they can, and do change. The Tournament utilizes some of the finest fields in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. Listed below are the field complexes for which we hold permits for the 2011 event.
Field Locations - Click here to view tournament field directions.
Hampton Roads Soccer Complex (Virginia Beach)
Princess Anne Athletic Complex (Virginia Beach)
Redwing Park (Virginia Beach)
Lake Taylor High School (Norfolk)
The Tournament reserves the right to change field locations.
If you desire to referee please contact Kathryn Horton at 757-464-3988 or email@example.com.
Neither the Tournament Committee, Beach FC, Hotel Service, nor the Tournament Sponsors are responsible for any expenses incurred by any team in the event the tournament is cancelled in whole or part, or in the event games are discontinued or cancelled due to inclement weather or adverse field conditions, nor will any refunds be made. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to decide all matters pertaining to the tournament. The judgment of the Tournament Committee is final. The Tournament Director has authority to make all decisions and these decisions will be final. All referee decisions are final and binding.
If you have a question that cannot be answered by the above, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . E-mail is preferred as phone calls take inordinate time to return.