EPIC-Important Update 4/6/2020
We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy in this uncertain time we are all facing. We have been taking our guidance from USYS and EPYS, as well as our local and state governments, regarding the timing of when soccer activities can potentially resume. Based on the most recent updates on March 31st, we have made the decision to postpone our EPIC Tournament as originally scheduled on May 9-10.
The YMS Tournament Committee is working to identify possible weekends later in the summer to host EPIC as either an end of the season tournament in July or kickoff tournament in August. We expect to have additional information on the next steps as we continue our discussions with the local governing bodies and will provide an update in the next 2 weeks. We want to assure you that nothing will come before the health and safety of the players and families involved.
Thanks for your patience. We wish you, your team, and your club members health and safety during this difficult time.
YMS Tournament Committee
YMS EPIC 2020 May 9th-10th - Boys and Girls
Yardley Makefield Soccer will be hosting our 32nd Annual Soccer Tournament the Eastern Pennsylvania Invitational Classic on May 9th-10th, 2020. For the first time, we have opened up the tournament to both boys and girls teams.
As we go into our 32nd year we once again honor longtime Tournament Director and YMS coach Bob "Doc" Dougherty. Though Bob is no longer with us, he is still remembered for his dedication to this tournament and to the club over the years. Once again we host this tournament in his memory. EPIC has grown to be one of the most popular tournaments in the North East and is a Featured Event Gotsoccer Tournament. Levels of play range from Travel to Premier to ensure we can have competitive games for everyone. All teams are guaranteed at least 3 games.
For clubs that send 5 or more teams, we will offer each team a discount of $50.
We invite you to register now and to pay later when you have collected your spring team fees.
Entry Fees : The entry fee for U9 & U10 (7v7) $550, U11 & U12 (9v9) $695, and for U13 to U19 (11v11) $795
Important highlights include:
- 7v7 play for U9 & U10, 9v9 play for U11 & U12, 11v11 play for U13 to U19
- Adidas game balls
- Customized tournament apparel
- Champions and finalists awards
- Excellent fields in suburban Philadelphia
- Certified Athletic Trainers at all sites
- 3 games guaranteed
- Friday night games available
- Online registration
- Gotsoccer tournament
- Multiple Club teams discount available
- Food trucks and vendors at most locations
- Headquarters tent at all sites
All games will be played in and around Yardley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Tournament Headquarters will be at 1000 River Road, Yardley, PA. Fields are located minutes from I-295 at the PA / NJ border.
Sanction: The tournament is approved by the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association and will be played in accordance with FIFA rules. US Youth Soccer Permission to Travel forms are not required for US Club and USYS Region I teams accepted into the EPIC Tournament. The only exception being USYS teams from New Jersey and Connecticut. All USYS Teams located outside of Region I must obtain an approved US Youth Soccer Permission to Travel Form, approved by a duly authorized State or National Association representative, to attend the EPIC Tournament.
Competition: EPIC will offer divisions in U9 to U19. Only club teams will be permitted. No tournament teams will be allowed. GUEST players must be evidenced by proper documentation. Five guest players per team are the maximum allowed. Valid player passes must be shown at the time of registration for all players.
Awards: Awards will be given to the champions & finalists in each bracket.
The deadline to apply for the 2020 EPIC Tournament is Friday, April 3rd.
For teams who advance to the final rounds of the State Cup finals, all efforts will be made to work around your schedule. If this cannot be done after all efforts are exhausted, the team will receive a full refund, after the approval of the tournament director. We are a player-friendly tournament and strive to give all the kids the most competitive play possible, at all levels. Good luck to all the teams!
Mike Corso - (267) 799-6372 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tournament Mailing Address:
YMS EPIC Tournament
1431 Buford Drive
Yardley, PA 19067