AUGUST 20-21, 2016


Information - GETTYSBURG CLASH 2016 - AUGUST 20-21, 2016

The Gettysburg Clash will be held August 20-21, 2016 at sites in and around historic Gettysburg PA. The tournament is a major regional tournament for competitive club teams. All aspects of the tournaments, including but not limited to planning, registration and administration, are managed by the Complex Group Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3).

Application and Fees

To signup to be a part of the Gettysburg Clash, fill out this online application. Fees are $625.00 for U9, U10 age groups and $640.00 for U11 - U16 age groups.

(All U12 teams will play the 8v8 format.) The tournament is open to both boys and girls teams at each age group.

Note: Withdrawing a team from the tournament must be done in writing and received in our office on or before the tournament entry deadline to be eligible for a refund. Withdrawing any team after the tournament entry deadline date will result in the forfeit of the entire tournament entry fee, no exceptions. In the event of bad weather, shortening or canceling this event, entry fees may not be returned.

Team registration

Team registration will take place from 6:00pm-7:45 pm on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at the Gettysburg Fire Dept. Community Room for any team that does not preregister online. A coach's meeting will follow Registration at 7:45 pm. Games will be played on Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st.

Certified rosters and valid player passes with photos will be checked and verified at that time. Permission to travel forms are only required for teams outside of Region 1.

All teams are REQUIRED to present the following items at Registration:

  • A copy of your stamped state approved roster that we will keep;
  • Player passes for each player INCLUDING all guest players;
  • Permission to Travel Form, if your team is from OUTSIDE Region 1

  • Communications and Weather related info

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    All teams are scheduled 6 games: three 25-minute games and three 50-minute games. No games will be played on Friday. Please reserve Friday evening for mandatory team registration. On Saturday, each team will play three mini-games and one full-length (50 minute) game. All teams will return on Sunday to play two full-length games. If for some reason a team is a no-show in your division or a team leaves the tournament early it's possible to play less then 6 games.

    Click here to view an example of tournament play

    Tournament Rules

    All games are played in accordance with FIFA rules, except as specially modified by Tournament Rules. A full set of Tournament Rules can be found on this website.

    This is a patch exchange tournament. We encourage patch exchange, however, it is not required.

    Tropies & Awards

    Individual player trophies are presented to first and second place teams in each division of six or more teams in all age groups. Divisions with only four teams will receive only first place trophies.

    Eligibility & Guest Players

    The Gettysburg Clash is open to both Boys and Girls competitive club teams. This is a USYSA sanctioned tournament through Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association. All teams must be in good standing with their state association in order to participate.

    Official team rosters, validated player passes with photos and medical release forms are required of all teams accepted into the tournament. Permission to Travel forms are only required if your team is from outside Region 1.

    2015 Permission to Host Form (PDF) - eMail for a copy.

    U9, U10, U11, U12 (8v8): Up to 3 guest players are permitted if necessary to assure an adequate number of players. The size of the entire roster, including guest players, is 14.

    U13 & up: Up to 4 guest players are permitted if necessary to assure an adequate number of players. The size of the entire roster, including guest players, is 18.

    Field Locations

    The field playing locations are set up at numerous sites & schools in Gettysburg, PA and the surrounding communities. Specific playing locations will be determined after the tournament deadline date has passed. We will not know where individual age groups are playing until after that time, please do not email us in advance.

    Please DO NOT email us in advance. Directions to All Possible Tournament Locations

    Officials & Guest Referees

    Each game will have 3 officials. U9 and U10 will have at least one certified center official and 2 club linesmen.

    Referees from out of the area are welcome. Click here to Apply to Referee Games.

    Sign up To Referee

    What to Know?

    We Enforce a No Smoking, No Alcoholic Beverages, No Pets, No Grills, and No Verbal Abuse of Anyone policy. Additionally, we do not allow any campers, trailers or motorhomes at any of the sites or in parking lots.

    We do NOT allow pets at any of the sites during the tournament!

    Mandatory Team Registration is Friday August 21st. Games are played Saturday August 22nd and Sunday August 23rd.

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