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About the August Cup





The 16th annual August Cup tournament attracts teams from talent-rich East Coast, including Region 1.

The inaugural August Cup tournament was held in August 2003 and was attended by 136 teams from 6 states and Washington DC. Since then the tournament has grown to over 250 teams.  We take pride in sponsoring teams of all levels and believe that all players should have the opportunity to play soccer in a tournament.  This tournament is a great opportunity  for boys and girls to develop their soccer, teamwork and leadership skills.

Tournament Refund Policy (New for this year, 2019):

The August Cup will refund all tournament entry fees in full, less the cost of insurance, when the tournament is cancelled or postponed due to adverse weather conditions that result in an unsafe playing condition, so long as the cancellation or postponement is the sole and direct result of a cause not otherwise excluded. The cause of the cancellation or postponement must occur during the period of insurance and be beyond the control of both the tournament and the participant(s). Full refunds, less the cost of insurance, will only be applicable in the instance that no games have been completed. A partial refund may also be granted if a tournament is shortened due to reasons out of our control. Any partial refunds will be at the sole of the tournament and only after confirmation from the Insurers.

Age Groups

· Challenge Divisions: boys and girls age groups that primarily play in Division 2 thru 6 or equivalent skill level of travel soccer.

· Champions Divisions: boys and girls age groups that play in Division 1 / premier leagues.

Games

· All games will be held at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

· All teams will play 3 games with 50 to 80 minutes in length depending on the age bracket.

·  Championship games will be played at the SoccerPlex on Sunday.

·  Most teams will play two 50 or 60 minute games on Saturday and one game on Sunday morning.

·  Saturday Night games will be played at the SoccerPlex artificial turf fields and a few of the lit grass fields.

· Games will start on Friday as early as 2pm and 8am on Saturday and Sunday.

Rules (See Tournament Rules for complete details)

· All games are played in accordance with FIFA except as specifically modified and approved by the State of Maryland.

· A full set of Tournament rules are on available on this web site.

Application
(see the Application for complete details)

· The tournament application will be available around March 20th, 2018 on this web site.

· The application and fee deadline is midnight July 31st, 2018.

· Teams will be notified of tournament acceptance no later than August 1, 2018.