Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is proud to introduce the first-annual Winter Festival, a one-day, indoor tournament designed specifically for recreational teams. The Winter Festival will offer these teams a chance to challenge themselves against new opponents from around the state.
“Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is always looking for ways to engage its players at all levels of the game,” said Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer CEO Chris Branscome. “Recreational teams deserve additional opportunities to supplement their fall or spring season play.”
What: The 2017 Winter Festival is open to under-10 and under-12 age groups, boys and girls. All teams that compete in one of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer's recreational leagues (Wyoming Valley, Lebanon Valley, Blue Mountain, Northern Valley, Schuylkill County, Suburban Counties, Reading Berks, York USA and Philly Parks & Rec) are eligible.
Rec-plus or All-Star teams may also be formed from recreational clubs to compete.
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When: February 11, 2017
Where: The Pocono Dome in Sciota, Pennsylvania
Time: The Winter Festival is an all-day tournament that starts at 9 AM and runs until completion
Cost: $200 per team
Each team is guaranteed three, 24-minute games, played across several hours. For both age groups, teams will play with five field players and a goalie. Rosters will be capped at 14 for the u-10’s and 18 for the u-12’s.
With only a short time between games, the day is fast-paced, exciting and fun!
All players will receive a commemorative gift for participating in the inaugural event.
Space is limited. Each division (U12 boys for example) will feature 12 teams, so act quickly before the tournament field is full. Teams must be comprised entirely of recreational players.
Contact Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Director of Soccer Operations Frank Olszewski at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the 2017 Winter Festival.
Application closed January 9th. Thanks to everyone who signed up. We'll see you in February