Soccer Club of Guilford

ONE of NEW ENGLAND'S FINEST SOCCER TOURNAMENTS

Girls U10-U19 and Boys U10-U12

Win with Delight, Lose with Grace, Love the Game!


PLEASE NOTE SOCCERFEST REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE JUNE 15th at 5:00 p.m.

39th Annual Soccerfest will start Friday, June 22nd and end Sunday, June 24th, 2018

(Teams playing under the lights on Friday night will be by team choice)
Registration Info:

  • Team Registration Closes June 15th.

Team Check In:

  • Check-in will be done by the Field Marshall prior to your first game on Saturday. Please arrive 30 minutes before game start.

General Tournament Information:

  • Round Robin Format (where possible).
  • Four Games GUARANTEED!
  • Three Referee System for ALL games (except U10).
  • Beach Picnic on Long Island Sound on Saturday Night !!!
  • Sportsmanship Awards for All Divisions.
  • U10 Participation Awards for All Players.
  • Many Special Touches...Mobile App, Shade Tents, Ball Retrievers and More!
 

GUILFORD SOCCERFEST - P.O. Box 222 Guilford, CT 06437

June 22nd*, 23rd & 24th, 2018


Guilford Soccerfest and the Soccer Club of Guilford invite your team to participate in our 39th annual tournament in the beautiful shoreline town of Guilford, CT. The tournament is open to Girls U10 - U19, and Boys ages U10, U11, and U12.

We have always focused on offering a FUN yet competitive environment, and making sure our guests enjoy the spirit of the Guilford community. We are not the biggest tournament, but we do strive to be the best-organized tournament so that everyone can enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere while playing a high level of competition. What makes our tournament special? Consider:

  • You are guaranteed at least FOUR ONE-HOUR GAMES in all divisions, using a round robin format, on some of the finest soccer fields in Connecticut.

  • AWARDS for U11-U19 players to first and second place teams. U10 play is non-results oriented (All U10 players receive special participation awards).

  • SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS for one member of each team in every game for all divisions.

  • A THREE-REFEREE system is used for EVERY MATCH at all ages except U10.

  • Physical Therapy assistance for non-traumatic injury evaluation, on-field injury assessment and concussion management (provided by Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center of Guilford).

  • A BEACH PICNIC at Jacob's Beach on Long Island Sound Saturday night. Enjoy burgers, dogs, chicken and sides as your team and their families relax at our picturesque beach park. We will have a DJ, Volleyball, Charity Raffle, and Soccerfest Merchandise along with other fun events. Picnic Tickets are $14 each, or four for $45 if purchased by June 15. Picnic Tickets can be reserved under registration.

  • The COMPETITION IS EXCELLENT and geographically widespread. Past years have featured teams from Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Colorado, Hawaii and Canada.

  • Mobile App to track results and standings, and Downloadable Schedules.

  • Special touches include BALL RETRIEVERS on each sideline, SHADE TENTS for each team, beverages, food and a popular array of Guilford Soccerfest CLOTHING MEMORABILIA for sale.

Our community of over 22,000 boasts 1000+ youth soccer players and a long tradition of playing at a highly competitive level with strong teams. Come match your talents with ours and experience the Guilford spirit in a way you will never forget! APPLY PROMPTLY! We limit each age bracket to only 5 or 6 teams.


How To Apply: You can register your team by visiting the Guilford Soccerfest Website at www.guilfordsoccerfest.org. The tournament fee is $525 for U11-U19 and $450 for U10, and payments can be made directly by credit card. If you withdraw after your team is accepted, your fee is non-refundable.

Registration Contacts:

Dawn Burkle gpburkle@sbcglobal.net
Darin Meder 203-887-5006 darinmeder@hotmail.com


When?
*Friday (night game by choice and coordinated with teams), Saturday and Sunday. All teams play four games, two matches each day. Games kick off from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Awards ceremony will be at Guilford High School Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of play.

Team Eligibility
Soccerfest is sponsored by the Soccer Club of Guilford and sanctioned by the USYSA through the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association. Applications are invited from club and competitive teams from any USSF-affiliated organization. Appropriately competitive select and tournament teams will also be considered. Every effort will be made to balance competition! Up to three guest players are permitted.

An approved Application to Travel for non-Region 1 USYSA-affiliated teams (except teams from New Jersey) is required after notification of acceptance. For non-Connecticut teams not affiliated with the USYSA, their organization's normal paperwork regarding travel and rosters will be accepted. An insurance certificate with minimum liability limits of $1,000,000 and minimum excess player medical limits of $25,000 must be provided by all teams not affiliated with the USYSA. n addition, for ages U11 and older, each team must have verification of each player's age by means of an association card or player pass at registration and at each game. Coaches' cards are required for all teams and the names must be listed on the certified roster. All players, with the exception of three guest players, must be duly registered with their participating club. For Connecticut teams belonging to the CJSA, all players' names, including those of any guest players, must appear on a roster certified by the team's district or state organization. For non-Connecticut USYSA teams, their state's normal guest player paperwork will be accepted and must be certified by the participating team's parent organization.

Special Soccerfest medical release form must be presented at day-of team check-in and held by the coach or manager at the field in case of injury. A player may not play without an approved medical release form.

Double Roster Players:

  • U10 Players may roster on two teams, however scheduling accommodation requests will not be accepted, and there can be no guarantee both teams don't play each other.
  • Players may roster on two teams provided they meet below requirements:
    • Playing for a registered club within their state agency
    • Playing in different age brackets
    • Playing "up" in a higher age division.

A preliminary roster is REQUIRED with the application. The preliminary roster may be changed prior to registration as long as the new roster is certified.

Age Groups / Born in Year

U19 1999
U18 2000
U17 2001
U16 2002
U15 2003
U14 2004
U13 2005
U12 2006
U11 2007
U10 2008

Note: In the unlikely event that an age division has insufficient applications, divisions may be combined. All coaches will be notified as soon as possible if that becomes necessary.

Awards (Competition and Sportsmanship Winners)

Awards are presented to all first and second place team members in U11-U19 divisions based upon the results of round robin play. All U10 players receive participation awards. All players and coaches receive tournament booklets. Team sportsmanship awards are presented in each division.

Facilities

Fields are less than 10 minutes apart. Fields are large (examples: 70 yards wide for U16-U19) and well groomed. Each field has a shade tent for each team. A tournament field marshal with a cellular phone is present at all times; Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine staff dedicated to the tournament are on location at all times during play.

How To Apply

You can register your team by visiting the Guilford Soccerfest Website at www.guilfordsoccerfest.org. which links to the Soccer Club of Guilford's dedicated Guilford Soccerfest page. The tournament fee is $525 for U11-U19 and $450 for U10, and payments can be made directly by credit card. If you withdraw after your team is accepted, your fee is non-refundable

 

For general tournament inquiries please contact guilfordsoccerfest@gmail.com.

For tournament directors please contact Debra Amatruda (damatruda@comcast.net) or Darin Meder (darinmeder@hotmail.com Cell 203-887-5006).

For inquiries regarding refereeing please contact the Referee Coordinator Click Here for Joe Guerra.

 

GUILFORD SOCCERFEST HOTEL BOOKING

The Soccer Club of Guilford has partnered with RoomRoster for hotel accommodations for Soccerfest.

The RoomRoster system allows your team to stay at the hotel of your choice.

The only requirement is that all reservations are made through this tournament management software.

System benefits:

  • Book any hotel in the local area that has availability
  • Current online rates or better
  • Team block courtesy hold
  • No signing hotel contracts
  • Small reservation deposit now; pay balance at check-in
  • Tournament App to manage your reservation

After tournament registration, an account is created for each team in the RoomRoster Event Support System. The team rep is emailed their team rep account login link to begin the hotel booking process. When the team rep selects the team hotel, a unique team member link is created and can be emailed to each team member to create their own reservation within the block.

Please do not hesitate to contact our RoomRoster Support Specialists at 1-888-723-2064 or support@roomroster.com should you have any questions or require any assistance during the hotel booking process.

 

GUILFORD SOCCERFEST SPONSOR ADVERTISERS

If you wish to be a sponsor or advertiser please see the below.

Please consider placing an advertisement in the Soccerfest program.

Guilford Soccerfest is an annual girl's tournament attended by approximately 50 teams, from both in and out of state. This is a not for profit tournament and depends on the support of local business. Soccerfest offers three $1000 scholarships to Guilford High School girls, and your sponsorship supports these local students. If your company would like to sell products or provide a service at the tournament as a corporate sponsor, please contact Debra Amatruda at 203-444-3343, damatruda@comcast.net.

There are several levels of support for your company to participate in this event.

  • $200 Corporate Sponsorship
    • a full page advertisement in the program
    • coupons or additional marketing material added to the player bags
    • banners displayed at the fields
    • recognition on sponsor page of the program
    • access to sell and solicit during the event
  • $200 Back Cover
  • $200 Full Page
  • $125.00 Half Page
  • $75.00 Quarter Page
  • $50.00 Business Card

Coming together as a soccer community is an important part of the tournament. All teams are invited to a picnic hosted at lovely Jacob's Beach on June 24th. We look forward to over 500 people in attendance. Donations to raffle baskets of goods and products is another way to show your support.

Thank you for your continued support!

The Soccerfest Committee​

Download Soccerfest Sponsor Advertiser Form By Clicking Here

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

The Guilford Soccerfest Alumni Game is traditionally the kick-off to Guilford Soccerfest.

Game Time: Friday Night TBD at Guilford High School.

Anyone who has played in Guilford, is a graduate of GHS, or is a graduating senior at GHS is eligible.

For more information contact Darin Meder at darinmeder@hotmail.com.

Come play and have fun. Meet old friends and make some new ones - it's always a great time!

 
Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Don't miss the Soccerfest Picnic at Jacob's Beach

Saturday from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$12 adults and children (free to kids under 5)

Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken, and more

DJ with Fun Games, Raffle, Beach Volleyball, and Contests

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Also feel free to visit:

Guilford Town Green (food, shopping, historical homes and churches map)

Guilford Town Marina

Guilford Arts Center (Route 77 just North of I-95)

The Dudley Farm (Route 77 just North of Route 80)

Thomas Griswold House (Lovers Lane)

Lake Quonnipaug (Route 77, four miles North of Route 80)

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Visiting Guilford: http://www.ci.guilford.ct.us/

Guilford Land Trust: http://guilfordlandtrust.org/wordpress/

Parks & Facilities: http://www.guilfordparkrec.com/

 

J **** Reviews **** J

You guys ran a great tournament. Thank you!

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You and Debbie did a fantastic job this year. The improvements the Soccerfest team has listed are fantastic. They will go a long way in ensuring the tournament is fair and fun. Again well done! The tournament was great!

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The Twin County Rebels had a great time!

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Now that all has settled and our players are home safe and sound, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone involved in putting on the Guilford Soccerfest. Our girls, parents and grandparents who came to cheer had nothing but wonderful things to say about your tournament. Everyone from registration, water/Gatorade sales, shirt/sweatshirt sales, line refs, field refs, field marshals, etc. were so friendly and treated everyone in our party with the utmost respect. We have been coming to your tournament for 3 years now as well as other tournaments around CT. Guilford Soccerfest is by far the best Tournament we go to. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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Just want to complement you on the quality of the officiating at this year's Soccerfest in Guilford. Granted, I can only judge by what I saw in my daughter's/Valley's 4 U15 matches, but the referees were consistently the best I've seen. While there were plenty of calls that I wish went our way, I can't in good conscience claim that they should have gone our way. In fact, I can't think of a single critical situation where they got it wrong. Kudos.
 
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