General Info

37th Annual Hempfield Fall Classic

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



  • Each team plays 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 - please plan accordingly.
  • Buildout lines will be included on fields for all 7v7 games
  • The final games will be held Sunday morning and afternoon. Awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams for U9-U15 and 1st place teams for U16-U19.
  • Note: U16-U19 Teams should also read the College Showcase Info linked here.
  • No heading rule applies for U9-U12 teams
  • The HFC will be operating under the PA Department of Health Rules & Guidelines and EPYSA gudelines if, and when applicable. More info to be posted prior to event if applicable.   


Games will be played at locations within 20-25-mile radius of tournament headquarters at Classics Park, 1461 Lancaster Road, Manheim, PA 17545 

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.  


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

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

2022 Tournament Fees

For teams that applied by the early discount deadline of 9/15 please note: check payments must be postmarked by 9/23 to maintain discount. Unpaid fees will revert to full fee after 9/26.

If applying after 9/15:

U8 will play U09, lower flights, or in an all U08 flight within the U09 level
U9 - U10 (7v7) - $695 
U11 - U12 (9v9) - $795
U13 & U14 - $825
U15 and older - $945
Clubs bringing 5 or more teams, please inquire about club discounts.   

  • Application Deadlines:
    • Girls Weekend Application Deadline is Oct 14. Teams must be paid by that date.  
    • Boys Weekend Application Deadline is Oct 21. Teams must be paid by that date. 
    • Unpaid teams will not be eligible for acceptance. 
    • We suggest you do not wait until the deadline to apply as the event has filled to capacity for many years. Teams applying after deadlines may be placed on a waiting list.
  • Accepted teams will be posted within 48 hours of final deadlines
  • Credit cards will be processed shortly after 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.  


All premier or travel teams are eligible and must belong to their local, state, and national association and have current validated photo player and coaches' passes.
Applications for designated “tournament team rosters” may be submitted at all ages.  
USYS, US Club Soccer, 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)


  1. Team rosters are limited to 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. Players may compete for only ONE team for the duration of the tournament weekend. 
  4. U9-U12 will play on smaller fields
  5. Please review the hotels | lodging page for requirements. 
  6. 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 or before October 15 for Girls Teams and Oct 22 for Boys Teams.    

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.
Mail to: 
Tournament Registrar
1732 Glenbrook Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603

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 (if available) will not be refunded).

See rules for refund information and additional tournament details. 

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. 

Please see all important dates and deadlines linked here

Team Check-in | Registration:

  • Please note, a signed liability waiver will be required of each team's coaches, managers and players.  

The specific needs, forms and all info pertaining to team check-in will be provided to accepted teams the day after the application deadline. 


Address - for mailing tournament fees

**Please make checks payable to Penn Legacy.
The mailing address of the Tournament Registrar is:
Tournament Registrar
1732 Glenbrook Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603


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 

To contact the Tournament Director
Please email Director, Sarah Thomas


An Eastern Pennsylvania
Youth Soccer Sanctioned Tournament
Hosted by Penn Legacy/PA Classics AC