Tournament Canceled
Tournament Participants,

It is with sincere regret we must cancel this year’s EDL Columbus Day Invitational.  We have put months of preparation into the event so this was not an easy decision.  At 3:30 today county Parks and Recreation Departments have deemed tournament fields unplayable and pulled event permits.  This has prevented us from holding the tournament and/or considering contingency rescheduling.

Hanover and Henrico Counties have experienced significant rainfall over the last 2 days and all fields have standing water. W ith the forecast for additional rain for the next few days, it is in the best interest to all parties involved, to make this decision now prior to the tournament weekend to prevent  unnecessary travel and further expense for both tournament owners and participants.  

The EDL Invitational Tournament Committee will be meeting on Tuesday to discuss financial matters in consideration of making sure that current tournament expenses  are covered.  Once the current expenses from the tournament have been covered, the Tournament Committee will then decide on how much of a refund, if any can be given to the teams who have entered.  Please consult the tournament rules if you have any questions regarding the Weather Cancellation Policy for the tournament.

Once again, we regret this decision we were forced to make due to circumstances beyond our control. 

Tournament Staff

EDL Columbus Day Invitational

EVENT DATE:  October 12-13, 2013 (Columbus Day Weekend)

ELIGIBILITY:  U10-U19 boys teams and U10-U19 girls teams

COST:  $500 per team

LOCATION:  Courthouse Park - 7 field complex
                 Pole Green Park - 4 field complex
                 Capital Park - 3 field Complex


• No 8:00 am games!
• Priority scheduling for coaches with 2 teams
• DOC’s call for special rate and package
• U10-U19 1st and 2nd Place awards 
• Field warmup times between games
• All Bermuda grass irrigated fields!
• Located in convenient central Virginia (just north of Richmond)
• Vendors at site with soccer products 
• Minutes from historical attractions
• Veteran tournament management
• Assigned by quality referee association

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:  Shawn Martin,  shawn@cspsoccer.net   804-201-0272

Entire Clubs Commit To EDL Columbus Day Invitational
We are expecting over 200 teams!!
Fredericksburg Soccer Club, Inc. Fredericksburg, VA
MSF Liberty Raleigh, NC
Wake FC Raleigh, NC
Dynamo Soccer Club Richmond, VA
Culpeper Soccer Association Culpeper, VA
Baystars FC Gloucester, VA

If your club is interested in bringing a group of teams, please contact the Tournament Director for special pricing.  Our event will prioritize schedules for double coaches.

College Recruiting Service

The EDL Columbus Day Invitational has partnered with CaptainU to provide our high school age teams with college recruiting services throughout the course of the event.  CaptainU will be providing college recruiting profile books to all college coaches who attend the event, and will be offering a variety of services to our athletes over the course of the weekend.  Are you interested in having CaptainU create a recruiting video on your behalf?  Contact them today!

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