Invitation | General Info

 

32nd Annual Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic

The invitation followed by the FAQ page linked below, and our rules/format link, provide answers to the most frequently asked questions.

We have addressed additional frequently asked questions including guest players, secondary players, league or playoff conflicts, hotels and more on our FAQ page linked at the bottom of the page below the invitation. Please review all of these web pages and the rules before applying and if contacting us with questions.

2017 INVITATION & GENERAL INFO

Format

  • Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of three (3) games (see rules/format document for more info and conditions).
  • Preliminary games will be held all day Saturday, and Sunday morning.
  • All teams have the potential for 8 am games both days.
  • Buildout lines will be included on fields for all 7v7 games - to learn more about this visit this link
  • The final games will be held Sunday morning and afternoon. Awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams.
  • Note: U16-U19 Teams should also read the College Showcase Info linked here.


Location:
Games will be played at locations within a 15-mile radius of 340 Mumma Drive, Landisville, PA.

Age Groups, Fees and Application Deadline
Competition is an open tournament.  The event is open to USYS and US CLUB SOCCER "CLUB" teams in the following age groups and divisions. See more detail in our rules.  

Age Group & Format

Birthdates

Gender

Max Roster Size

 
 

U9 (7v7)

2009 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

14

 

U10 (7v7)

2008 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

14

 

U11 (9v9)

2007 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

18

 

U12 (9v9)

2006 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

18

 

U13 (11v11)

2005 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

18

 

U14 (11v11)

2004 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

18

 

U15 (11v11)

2003 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

18*

 

U16 (11v11)

2002 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

18*

 

U17 (11v11)

2001 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

18*

 

U18 (11v11)

2000 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

18*

 

U19 (11v11)

1999 Birthdates or Younger

Boys & Girls

18*

 

*Up to 22 players are permitted; only 18 may dress for each game.     Teams at older age groups may be combined.

 

 

U9-12 teams play 50 min games
U13 and older teams play 60 min games

Field size for U9 and U10 will be 40-45 x 60-65
Field size for U11 and U12 will be 50 x 70


2017 Tournament Fee

U9 - U10 (7v7) - $660 
U11 - U12 (9v9) - $775 
U13 & U14- $795 
U15 and up - $845 

  • Accepted teams will be posted on Oct 13 and teams applying after Oct 7 may be placed on a waiting list.  
    Teams applying after the Oct 7 deadline will be automatically be placed on a waiting list and notified if space is available. 
  • Payments may be made by mail-in check, e-check or credit card. Credit card and echeck payments will be processed upon application.
  • All mail-in checks must be received within 7 days of application. 
  • There is a non-refundable at any time 3.50% processing fee for credit card payments and a non-refundable at any time 1% fee for payments made by e-check.
  • Mail in checks will only be accepted up to 1 month prior to event. Any open payments thereafter must be made by credit card or e-check.
  • Teams that have not submitted payment by Oct 13 may incur a $50 late fee to be added to the tournament fee amount due. 
  • Refunds will not be provided to teams withdrawing after accepted teams are posted on Oct 13.
  • See Rules for details regarding refund policy if tournament games are canceled in full or partially prior to or during tournament due to weather or field conditions, etc.
  • For teams that need hotel stays - please see your email application confirmation and our FAQ page for info regarding hotels.

Levels of Play:

Teams will be bracketed into one of three divisions:

  • PREMIER "P" - Highest to higher tiers in league divisions

  • DIVISION "A" Travel Team - Competitive teams of "Division I" status or equivalent, depending on league divisions - Mid-tier in league divisions. 

  • DIVISION "B" Travel Team - Competitive teams of "Division II or III" status or new (less experienced) travel teams - Lower tier in league divisions. 

    Note: Each league is different and Div I or II references may not apply. Use tier levels above instead or email us if you are unsure. 

Team selection will be based on league record and league division, past tournaments records-level of play, geographic balance, date of receipt of application and paid tournament fee, and number of teams applying in each age group. Please indicate on your application your perceived appropriate level of competition (see application).
Note: In order to provide the best competition, the Tournament Committee may combine or eliminate age groups and/or move teams up to the next age group, or change competition level.  

Eligibility
Premier and Travel teams are eligible and must belong to their local, state, and national association and have current validated photo player and coaches' passes.
DDP and EDP Futures competitive teams in ages U9 - U10 are also eligible.  

Applications for designated “tournament team rosters” may be submitted at all ages.  USYS, US Club Soccer, DDP and Travel Teams with photo player and photo coaches passes designated as tournament, competitive, travel or premier teams are eligible. (Age groups by birthdate are listed within above and in event rules)

Information

  1. Team rosters are limited to a the maximum roster size posted above including guests.
  2. A maximum of up to five (5) guest players at U9–U14, and seven (7) at U15 and older are allowed.
  3. Secondary players must appear on your official roster if participating in the event and their primary pass must be presented at team check in. You should also carry their medical release with you as well during the event. 
  4. Players may compete for only one team for the duration of the tournament. 
  5. U9-U12 will play on smaller fields.
  6. U12 teams that wish to play in an 11v11 age group must check with their state association for rules regarding participation in 11v11 format for the tournament.  Many associations will NOT allow this if they play 9v9 in league play.
  7. All travel teams must be associated with the USYS and the appropriate state association or US Club Soccer. SAY Soccer travel teams should check with our registrar to be sure their team meets required criteria. U9 and U10 DDP and EDP Futures teams associated with USYS or US Club Soccer are also eligible.
  8. All player and coaches passes must be official approved passes and have a photo on the pass.
  9. A copy of your state stamped and approved or official US Club Soccer roster must be sent upon completion of tournament application or sent with the fee payment. Please email to hfcregistrar@pennlegacy.org or fax to 717.898.2486.  Be sure to include the team registration number on the communication.
  10. ONLY USYS teams from outside of USYS Region 1 must submit a completed Permission to Travel form by October 29th. 
    No permission to travel is needed for US Club Soccer teams.
  11. US Soccer rules regarding the use of US Soccer registered referees will be followed. 
    The one referee system will be used for U9 and U10 7v7 games.  U11 and U12 games will have  1 or 3 referees based on ref availability. The U13 and older games will use the 3 referee system.

Application Procedures

Please complete the on-line Application form in full, one per team. Upon successful completion of the on-line application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and your registration number. This email will include where and when to mail your entry fee if paying by mail-in check.

Accepted teams will be posted to our website and your GotSoccer team account on October 13th.  

Please include your Registration Number as the "Subject" of ALL e-mail correspondence relating to the tournament.
For mail in check payments, the payments should be made payable to Penn Legacy for the amount of the tournament fee.
Teams applying for the early application discount must have payment postmarked by 8/31 or fee will revert to full fee. 

Teams not accepted are notified and money is promptly refunded (exception, the 3.50% processing fee for credit card payments and the 1% fee for e-checks will not be refunded).

The Tournament fee is non-refundable after team selections have been announced on or before 10/13.  For withdraws prior to the announcement of team acceptances, refunds will be issued within 14 days.  

Checks will only be accepted up to 1 month prior to event (which is midnight on Oct 17).  Any open payments thereafter must be made by CC.

As the tournament is a public event, videos and photos will be taken. Participants and teams can and should expect that images taken during the event will appear in media, including but not limited to, newspaper, television, social media and current and future promotional media.  Teams and their participants acknowledge this possibility and agree to these possible uses when participating in the event. 

Important Dates

  • October 7, 2017: On-line Application deadline.  Applications are due by midnight.  
  • October 13, 2017: Accepted teams posted online and your GotSoccer team account will also reflect acceptance on this date.
  • October 13, 2017: On-line Discounted Tournament T-shirt Pre-ordering will open
  • October 13, 2017: College Showcase age teams will receive information regarding the College ID Exhibition Games, how to create player profiles and team rosters
  • October 23 - 26, 2017: Schedules and maps will be posted online
  • October 29, 2017: Permission to Travel forms due for all USYS teams outside of Region 1. US Club Soccer teams do not need permission to travel. (Please refer to the rules and to our FAQs info linked below for more info regarding permission to travel). Host form is linked if needed.
  • Team electronic check-in documents due date to be announced on 10/13. There will be no in-person check-in, all documents must be submitted electronically. Roster freeze date will also be announced at that time. 
  • November 18 & 19, 2017: 32nd Annual Hempfield Fall Classic Soccer Tournament
  • Please refer to the UPDATES section of our website for the latest tournament information after teams have been accepted.


Team Check-in | Registration:

  • Team electronic check-in documents due date to be announced on 10/13. There will be no in-person check-in, all documents must be submitted electronically.

For general info - At this time we anticipate each team must present the following documents/forms.

The specific needs, forms and all info pertaining to team check-in will be provided to accepted teams on 10/13.

  • Properly authorized player and coaches' passes with photos
  • As of Sept 2015 - medical releases will not need to be presented to the event. However, you should always keep them with you for each player and guest player during the event. 
  • A game line-up sheet- Please note: U15 and up teams with 22 on a roster may only dress 18 for each game and game line-ups for all U15-U19 teams must be presented to the referee prior to the start of each game. Teams that do not present the game-lineup sheet prior to the start of the game may be disqualified.
  • A completed Team Info form must also be presented.
  • Safety Document - This document is to also be shared with your team.
  • Secondary players must appear on your official roster and must present primary player passes at team check-in/registration night.
  • Permission to Travel - USYS member teams from Region 1 DO NOT need to provide permission to travel at the Friday Night team registration (* please see info on our FAQ page for details). USYS teams from outside of Region 1 must provide their state association's properly executed "Permission to Travel Form" by Oct 29, 2017.  No such permission is required of US Club Soccer member teams. (See our FAQs page for details.)  A copy of the tournament Host Form may be needed to obtain Permission to Travel. If you have questions regarding whether this applies to your team, please contact your club registrar, state or affiliated organization for their requirements.
  • ALL teams should ensure that they have current and up-to-date team insurance - proof is not needed at team check-in/registration
  • Important info for Teams - The home State Association or Affiliate and the home club or league shall, except in the case of referee assault or abuse, have the responsibility for
    imposing, should circumstances warrant, additional penalties within their respective jurisdictions with regard to any matters arising from the tournament or games.

Form Links

  • Host Form if needed to obtain permission to travel - PDF Version

 

Address - for mailing fees

**Please make checks payable to Penn Legacy.
The mailing address of the Tournament Registrar is:
Connie Buzzard - Tournament Registrar
1330 Hyde Park Dr
Lancaster, PA 17601

Voicemail and Fax: (717) 898-2486 (please call or fax during business hours and ONLY after first attempting to email us. We respond to email promptly.)

Questions?
Email us! We respond promptly.

Please include your Registration Number as "Subject" of ALL e-mails.

General Inquiries 
Please email and include your registration number as subject of all e-mails

Registration or Rostering Questions?
Please email Tournament Registrar, Connie Buzzard

To contact the Tournament Director
Please email Director, Sarah Thomas

Continue > to Read FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions > 
Continue > to Read Rules >

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