Columbus Day Tournament
The 34th annual North Andover Columbus Day Tournament is scheduled for October 8-10, 2016. As always, we would love to have YOUR team to be part of this year's fun-filled competition.
Registration is open from Aug 1 to Sept 25.
The tournament is open to G4, G6 and G8 boys and girls teams in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 to give more players a chance to experience tournament play at this fun event. The Divisions are designed to mirror the divisions of Essex and Middlesex leagues. So if you playing in Division 2 in ECYSA, you should request to play in Division 2 in the tournament.
G6 and G8 teams play three games Saturday – Sunday. Depending on the number of teams and brackets, some teams will advance to the playoffs, which take place on Monday. Trophies are awarded to each player on the championship team and each player on the finalist team.
G4 teams play two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday. We try very hard to schedule the games so that you play a game, rest a game and then play a second game. The G4 games are intended to be 'friendly', not 'competitive'; team's strengths should be balanced. Every G4 player receives a trophy.
After each regular scheduled game, each team will present one Sportsmanship award to a player on the other team.
Games start as early as 7:30 AM and go to 6:00 PM. We will hold a G8 Division 1 twilight game under the lights at the High School stadium field on Saturday and Sunday.
This is a 'patch' tournament. Every player and coach will receive a commemorative tournament patch. Teams should exchange town patches after each regular scheduled game (i.e., not including playoffs).
If you are coaching more than one team, let us know. We'll do our best to avoid schedule conflicts between the teams.
North Andover’s Columbus Day Tournament has become an annual destination for teams from across the state and neighboring states. The excitement of this three-day soccer extravaganza is thrilling for players, parents and spectators.
Fun, food and festivities fill each day, both on and off the pitch. We work very hard to make the North Andover Columbus Day Soccer Tournament an enjoyable and entertaining experience for the entire family.
With over 2,000 players, coaches and spectators, this tournament is a great way for your team to prove its skills against tough, but fair competition. Teams are guaranteed at least three games and will be matched up against similarly skilled teams. Coaches of team that have participated in the past will tell you that we do a good job of seeding the tournament so that your players will be paired off with teams at a comparable level of play.
Registration rates for 2016 are:
- G4 $375 per team
- G6 $400 per team
- G8 $425 per team
This tournament provides a great atmosphere for players, coaches, parents and fans. It's just great fun to both play and watch some great soccer!
We expect the 2016 North Andover Columbus Day Soccer Tournament to fill up early, so please plan ahead. For more information, please contact NorthAndoverCDT@gmail.com.
See you on Columbus Day Weekend!
Pick Up Soccer
NASA will host pick-up soccer starting the week of July 5.
Children: Tuesdays 6:00-7:15 at Reynolds Field
Adults: Thursdays 6:00-7:15 at ReynoldsField
No registration needed, just come and have some fun!
Fall 2016 In Town Registration
Dear NASA Parents,
Registration for 2016 fall soccer is now open for all in town levels. Register before July 1st to receive a $40 discount. Please take advantage of the discount and register early to guarantee your child a spot on a team.
As you may be aware, ECYSA and the rest of the MTOC eligible leagues are moving from an age-based eligibility system to grade-based starting this fall. Here is a how the familiar U age based levels correspond with the grade levels:
Pre-K and Kindergarten
1st and 2nd Grade
3rd and 4th Grade
Your child must be 4 years of age by September 1st to be eligible to play this fall. Players will be wait listed once the maximum levels are reached and payments are NOT charged until your child is assigned to a team.
For the GK players (formerly U6), NASA has decided to provide all players with t-shirts as their uniform for the fall season. These shirts shall be distributed by the coaches at the first GK session.
For G2 and G4 players, in town reversible jerseys and backpacks can be ordered through the NASA Online Store prior to the season or can be purchased during the season at Athletic Enterprises. Here is a link to the uniforms page.
All players should wear black socks, black shorts and shin guards. Cleats are recommended but not required.
To register, please click on this REGISTRATION LINK to enter the NASA website.
Here are some key dates:
- June 11th - Early Registration Opens
- - Early Registration Ends
- July 31 st - Late Registration Begins ($50 fee)
- - Registration Closes
- - First Game (TBD)
- - Last Game, if no make ups (TBD)
If you have questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me at Registrar@nasoccer.com .
*Note: The player fees are $120 (GK) and $145 (G2 & G4). The purpose of the fee is to cover the operating expenses such as field maintenance, equipment costs, developmental programs, MYSA required player insurance, ECYSA required field fees, CDT costs and referee fees.
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/
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