August 19, 20, & 21 2017
The Wallingford Invitational Soccer Tournament is proud to announce the 33rd Annual TWIST. We invite all teams affiliated with the USYSA/USSF/US SOCCER and their local associations, throughout the United States to join us on August 19, 20, & 21 2017
Boys & Girls
Two Competition Levels:
8 Age Divisions
Click here for detailed listing of TWIST 2017 Age Divisions
Age eligibility is based on the USYSA age groupings described below and on our approved USYSA Application to Host Tournament form.
Connecticut does not change age groups until September 1.
minimum of 3 games (may play up to a total of 6 games depending on the number of teams in flight)
U11 & U12: 9 v 9, small sided
U13-U16: 11 v 11
Three USSF certified Referees will be scheduled for all full-sided games. In accordance with USSF rule 1203, only USSF registered referees will be used.
U9 & U10 :
7 v 7
U15 & U16 championship matches will be played the afternoon of Sunday, August 20th
U11 – U14 championship matches will be played the morning of Monday, August 21st
U11 – U16 first and second place teams in both divisions will receive individual awards in the U-11 age groups and older.
U9 & U10 will receive participation awards.
Player Eligibility & Rosters:
Teams must play in the division of their oldest player.
A team or player may play in a division older than their normal age group but not younger.
No player may be registered on more than one team participating in the tournament.
THREE GUEST PLAYERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN U-11 AND OLDER AGE GROUPS.
All rosters will be frozen at Registration on Friday, August 18, 2017
For more information on the rules for Rosters, please refer to Rule II or TWIST Rules document or click here.
All teams shall be required to have a current USYSA player pass (U-11 and up), or the appropriate national association pass.
A medical release form must be present for each player when registering your team on
Friday, August 18, 2017.
Entrance Fees, Payment, Application & Team Acceptance:
U11 – U16: $500.00
U9 & U10: $400.00
Save $50.00 if you register by June 30 th
A check or money order payable to “TWIST / WYSL” for the total amount must be submitted within 10 days of your on-line application submission
Your entry fee will be refunded only if your team is not accepted into the tournament.
If your team withdraws for any reason after you have been accepted, you will forfeit the entire entry fee.
A performance bond is not required
Each team must complete the TWIST application (click here for application)
The entry deadline is July 29, 2017.
Each age group/division is limited to a maximum of 16 teams
Apply as early as possible, acceptance will be on a first come basis
All teams that are accepted will be posted on the website by August 13, 2017 (after 7:00 pm)
Teams accepted from outside Region 1, must follow USYSA procedures, except New Jersey they must furnish a “Permission to Travel” form.
All information regarding TWIST can be found on this website.
Over 100 teams participated in TWIST 2016 and we are particularly pleased with the thoroughly positive reaction from all involved.
Questions about TWIST? Please contact our tournament Co-Directors:
Bill Hutchinson @
/ Dave Rodriguez @