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Welcome to the 2018
26th Annual Memorial Day Classic!
(No Dogs or Grills allowed on Fields)

Teams: Click here to register

Referees: Coming Soon Click Here to Register

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Important Updates:

-Registration is now open for the 2018 Memorial Day Classic.  Register early to receive early bird discount.  Click Here to register.

-Tournament Program - Coming soon! Click here for tournament program which includes rules, maps, scoring, sponsors, etc.

- Team check in - Friday May 25th from 6:00-9:00 at Tournament Headquarters, 412 Boston Post Road, Amherst, NH  03031.  All teams must check in. 



   Tournament Information The Hampshire United SC/Amherst Soccer Club of Amherst, New Hampshire cordially invites you to our 26th Annual Memorial Day Classic Soccer Tournament. Drawing over 300 teams from around New England, we are committed to hosting the highest quality event for players and their families; and will once again limit the number of participants in order to ensure that a maximum level of competition is provided on the best quality fields.  Tournament filled up last year.  Be sure to register early to avoid being put on a wait list.

Non-competitive  We will offer the 7v7 format for boys and girls teams U-8, U-9, and U-10.  Each team will play four (4) games - 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.   Each player will receive an award for participation.  Groupings and divisions will be determined by number of teams registering in each brackett.

Competitive We will offer the 9v9 format for Boys and Girls U-11 and U-12 teams and the 11v11 format for Boys and Girls U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-18/U-19 teams.  There will be a minimum of three (3) games (played on Saturday and Sunday) for all teams U-11 and above playing 9v9 or 11v11 with the potential for playoffs on Monday.  If a grouping has an odd number of teams, one team will play 4 games (The fourth game will not count towards the team playing four games but will count for the opposing team playing their third).  Groupings and divisions will be determined by number of teams registering in each brackett. 

Awards Non-competitive: Each player will receive an award for participation in the coaches packet handed out at coaches checkin Friday night.  Competitive: Each winner and runner-up in each competitive category and following the championship game on Monday will receive an award. Both 1st and 2nd place teams of each division need to report to Headquarters immediately following the championship game to receive awards.

Dates Saturday & Sunday, May 26th & 27th, with playoffs for competitive divisions on Monday, May 28th.

Location Souhegan High School, Amherst, New Hampshire.

Age Groups Girls and Boys U8-U19 teams accepted.  See application on registration link.  Age groups and divisions are dependent on the number of applications received in that age group and division.   The Tournament retains the right to combine age groups if needed.  

Rosters Maximum Roster size for 7v7 teams is 16 players, 9v9 teams is 18 players, 11v11 teams (U11-U14) is 18 players and 11v11 teams (U15-U19) is 22 players (Only 18 players will be allowed to dress per game and no guest players will be allowed if roster size is over 18).  5 Guest Players are allowed per team.  State approved roster for team they play for, player card, and medical release form must be provided at team check in.
Non Competitive Divisions (U8-U10): Double rostering is allowed in the same age group.
Competitive Divisions (U11-U19): Players are not allowed to double roster in the same age bracket.  Players may double roster in a different age bracket (ex. U11 player also plays with U12) 

Duration 7v7:  Games will consist of two twenty-minutes halves without a break at half-time.  Players on the field will immediately switch ends and play will resume with no substitutions.  9v9:  Games will consist of two 30-minute halves with a  five-minute break at half time.  11v11:  The preliminary games will consist of two 30-minute halves with a five-minute break at half time.  Monday 11v11 playoff games will be 35 minute halves with a five-minute break at half time.  

Fee   Early bird discount of $10 per team if registered by 03/15/18. Registration and entrance fee must be recieved by 03/15/18 to recieve discount.  An entrance fee of $395 for all 7v7 teams; $485 for all 9v9 teams; $495 for all 11v11 teams.   Please make checks payable to the Amherst Soccer Club and attach to the signed Tournament Rules of Conduct after completing the online application.  The fee is forfeitable if you do not play or withdraw after acceptance.  If your team is not selected, your fee will be returned.

Tournament Cancellation  The tournament Co-Directors reserve the right to cancel the tournament should inclement weather or other unforeseen events result in conditions that are hazardous to the participants or the facilities.  Entrance fees will be equally assessed for the costs incurred by the tournament committee and the balance returned to each team. 

Entry Deadline  Application deadline is April 15, 2018  Register early for we did have a wait list last year. Final acceptance will be made on or about April 30, 2018 and upon receiving a signed copy of the Tournament Rules of Conduct and registration fee. Team rosters and player releases are not required for submitting an application.  It is recommended that applications be submitted as soon as possible. When accepting applicants, the date the application and the check are received is taken into consideration. No team will be scheduled for any matches until the full amount of the entrance fee and a signed copy of the Tournament Rules of Conduct form is received by the tournament registrar.

Registration  All teams must check in and register prior to the tournament.  Registration will be held on Friday, May 25th, at Tournament headquarters located at Souhegan High School between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  The following documents must be presented: a state approved team roster, coach’s code of conduct, player cards (U11 and above), tournament medical release form for each player (only tournament medical release will be accepted) and a permission to travel for out of region teams.

Patches/Pins  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE   This is a patch/pin tournament for  U8-U12 teams.  U13 and above will not exchange patches unless the team wishes to do so. All players will exchange patches or pins with players of the opposing teams following each game.  Please remember to bring enough patches or pins for the number of games your team will play. If you do not have team patches any soccer related item is acceptable.

Rules of Conduct  Tournament Rules of Conduct will be strictly enforced to allow the players to play the game fairly and without interference. All coaches are required to sign the rules form and agree to abide by these rules. A club representative signing the TRC on behalf of the coach assumes the responsibility of ensuring that the coach receives and accepts the TRC.

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Click Here for approved USYSA Permission To Host Tournament Form

Medical Release Form (only tournament medical release form will be accepted.  EVERY players must complete this form.)

Tournament Rules - Updated 1/11/18

Tournament Rules of Conduct - each coach must complete

 Click Here for Memorial Day Classic Tournament Application Page


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Please stay at our Preferred hotels for the best tournament rates and patronize our generous sponsors during the tournament.  Click on the icon to visit their website.


 Radisson Hotel Nashua

11 Tara Boulevard
Nashua, NH 03062
Contact Megan Nickerson
Sales Manager
Direct line: 603-579-3231
Hotel: 603-888-9970
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 Holiday Inn Manchester Airport
2280 Brown Avenue
Manchester, NH  03103
Call Cheri Halberstadt
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1298 South Porter Street,
Manchester, NH 03103
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9 NorthEastern Blvd.
Nashua, NH  03062
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860 South Porter Street
Manchester, NH 03103
Contact Kaitlin O’Flaherty for Tournament Rates
Phone: (603)625.2020
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