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Welcome to the 2019 Portage Classic Tournament

June 7-9th, 2019

THANK YOU to all teams that participated in the 2019 33rd Annual Portage Soccer Classic

Welcome to our 33rd Annual Portage Soccer Classic Tournament, June 7-9, 2019. Our tournament is sanctioned by the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and features full length games in all age divisions, a 3 referee system on nearly all games (even for most U8 to U10 games), and individual awards for all U13 and above members of 1st and 2nd place teams.  For the U9 through U12 divisions, 1st and 2nd place team trophies and individual awards will be given to all members of 1st and 2nd place teams.

AGE GROUPS:

Boys - U8,                         $475.00
           U9 through U10,    $500.00   
           U11 through U12,  $575.00
           U13 through U19,   $600.00

Girls - U8,                          $475.00
           U9 through U10,     $500.00
           U11 through U12,   $575.00
           U13 through U15,   $600.00

Thank you to all the teams who entered the 2018 32nd Portage Classic Tournament. We are anticipating a record turnout this year! If your team wasn’t able to enter last year please consider joining us in 2019 the weekend of June 7-9th. Looking for a preseason fall 2019 tournament?  The Portage Soccer Club will sponsor its 3rd Annual Celery Cup Classic August 23-25, 2019.

Portage Soccer Classic 2019 Information

  • 2019 Registration deadline was Friday, May 17th

  • Payment information

  • Stay to Play Housing options with area hotel list for Portage/Kalamazoo

  • Official Tournament Rules for the 2019 Portage Classic

  • NEW REQUIREMENT - ONLINE CHECK IN and Paperwork checklist. All teams must have all paperwork submitted into GotSoccer no later than May 17th.

  • Field maps for the Portage Soccer Complex and Practice Facility

  • The Portage Soccer Complex has over 500 parking spaces plus additional parking available at nearby facilities. Parking at the Portage Classic is free.

Please note:  No smoking, alcohol, or pets are allowed at the field locations, Thank you for your cooperation.

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The Portage Soccer Club, the largest nonprofit soccer club in southwestern Michigan, sponsors the Portage Soccer Classic.  The club and tournament are run by all volunteer committees. It utilizes 100% of all proceeds to be put back into the upkeep of the Portage Soccer Complex which is owned and operated by The Portage Soccer Club.  Thanks to previous years’ benefactors, this 37 acre complex includes nine beautiful full size fields which are considered to be one of the nicest in the state.

We have been privileged to have hosted some great players over the years which have developed skills to achieve honors at high school, college, state and beyond.  Portage Soccer Club alumni include:

  • BJ Snow, two time NCAA Champion (Indiana), former Head Coach UCLA Women’s Soccer, former US U17 Women’s National Team Coach and currently on the Women’s National Team Staff

  • Jacob Peterson, NCAA Champion (Indiana) formerly with MLS Atlanta United, Sporting Kansas City, San Jose Earthquakes, Toronto FC, and Colorado Rapids

  • Eric Alexander, MLS FC Cincinnati, formerly with Houston Dynamo, Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls, Portland Timbers, and FC Dallas. Eric as a Portage Central High School senior was named Gatorade Player of the Year.

  • Lindsay Tarpley, two time Olympic Gold Medalist; WPS Boston Breakers

  • Paige Wester, Portage Central 2009 Miss Michigan Soccer.

All games will be played at the Portage Soccer Complex (the premier nine field facility in Southwest Michigan!), the adjoining fields at SoccerZone, and the Portage Soccer Club practice facility located at Cox’s Dr. and Zylman Rd. (less than one mile away), so all of your games will be at convenient locations.  The Portage Soccer Complex has over 500 parking spaces plus additional parking available at nearby facilities.  Parking at the Portage Classic is free. There is no parking fee charged to our guests unlike many tournaments.  Click here for maps and directions to the fields.

If you need assistance during the tournament weekend, our Tournament Headquarters is located at the Portage Soccer Complex, near the concession stand.

If you have any questions regarding check-in instructions prior to the tournament, please feel free to contact our Team Operations staff member Mini Murphy.  She can be reached via email at minipaulosemurphy@yahoo.com.

We look forward to a wonderful weekend and ask everyone to let good sportsmanship prevail.  

Sincerely,

Jay Hoffman
Assistant Director
269.716.7805
jmhooffman@gmail.com

David Rice
Tournament Director
269.548.7930
drice@edwardrose.com