The OAKWOOD SOCCER CLUB, INC. is pleased to invite your team to apply to the 24th annual Oakwood Premier Invitational to be held in Connecticut on May 23-25, 2015. The outdoor field complexes at Sage Park-Berlin; Addison Park, Smith Middle, Nayaug & Hebron Ave.Schools-Glastonbury; Goodrich Park-West Hartford and Veterans Memorial Fields-Manchester have all provided excellent playing surfaces for this event in the recent past. Our feature site is the TD Bank Oakwood Soccer Park in Portland, CT featuring 2 full-sized artificial turf pitches, both with lights, and full service concession.
This year we will accept teams U9 thru U19 that are currently registered in good standing with their USYSA state association or US Club Soccer. All teams will compete 11 v 11 except for U9, U10, U11 (8 v 8), and the *Boy’s U11/12 8 v 8 Division. For age divisions U16 & U17, teams are encouraged to bring player profiles for distribution to college coaches.
*For the Boy’s U11/12 8 v 8 Division, players must be born on or after August 1st, 2002. Pre-Academy U11 teams (2003’s) and high level U12 8 v 8 Premier teams are encouraged to apply.
In order to maintain the high competitive quality of our event, the number of overall teams selected will be limited to approximately 170. Teams will be selected on strength of league, tournament records, and geographical balance. As proven by our history, all divisions compete at a very high level. We are looking for Regional, State, and Premier League Champions. Last year, teams came from nine northeastern states. This year's brackets will be extremely limited.
A separate application for each team must be submitted by March 30, 2015 with the entry fee of $695 (US Currency) per team for age groups U9, U10, U11, & Boy’s U11/12 8 v 8; $795 (US Currency) per team for age groups U12 through U19. Checks should be made out to "Oakwood Soccer Club". If not selected, money will be refunded immediately.
If an accepted team drops out their entry fee is forfeited; No refunds will be made for inclement weather.
Teams requiring hotel stays must book through OPI’s Official Tournament Housing in order to be considered for tournament acceptance.
All teams will receive a minimum of three matches (U9 & U10 will get 4 matches: 2 Sat, 2 Sun; no games on Mon). Tournament play begins Saturday* 8:00am or later. Most teams will play two matches Saturday and one Sunday followed by semi-finals later that day (except U9 & U10; see above). All Championship matches will be played Monday morning, unless inclement weather prevails.
*Special feature games may be scheduled Friday & Saturday evenings.
Teams are based on USSF/USYSA age groups for:
|Boy’s & Girl’s U-19/18
Boy’s & Girl’s U-17
Boy’s & Girl’s U-16
Boy’s & Girl’s U-15
Boy’s & Girl’s U-14
Boy’s & Girl’s U-13
Boy’s & Girl’s U-12
Boy’s U-11/12 8 v 8 Division
Boy’s & Girl’s U-11 (8 v 8)
Boy’s & Girl’s U-10 (8 v 8)
Boy’s & Girl’s U-9 (8 v 8)
Born on or after August 1, 1995
Born on or after August 1, 1997
Born on or after August 1, 1998
Born on or after August 1, 1999
Born on or after August 1, 2000
Born on or after August 1, 2001
Born on or after August 1, 2002
Born on or after August 1, 2002
Born on or after August 1, 2003
Born on or after August 1, 2004
Born on or after August 1, 2005
This is a US Club Soccer sanctioned tournament. All teams must be affiliated with USSF, US Club Soccer, or US Youth Soccer and must be in good standing with their association. Tournament teams with proper paperwork and guest players will be allowed.
Team registration will be from 6:00 to 9:00PM on Friday, May 23 at the Oakwood Sports Center, 40 Oakwood Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Player passes, certified rosters and medical release forms will be checked.
*On site registration will also be allowed 45 minutes prior to your first match if prearranged.
There will be individual medals for first place teams and finalists in each age group, except the U9 & U10 divisions which are non-result oriented. A team award will also be presented to the coach of the champion and finalist.
A USSF three-man referee system will be used for all matches, except for U9, U10, U11, & Boy’s U11/12 8 v 8 divisions. We encourage all teams applying to indicate on their application the names of any certified referee who may be interested in officiating or they can contact our assignors via email at firstname.lastname@example.org