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TWIST 2017 Schedules Have Been Posted

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August 19, 20, & 21 2017
Information

 

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

Tournament Format:

  • Boys & Girls
  • Two Competition Levels:
    • Premier
    • Town/Classic
  • 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.
  • Games:
    • U11-U16 teams: 
      • 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 :
      • 4 games
      • 7 v 7
      • Exhibition play
  • Championship Matches
    • 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
  •  Awards:
    • 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:

  • Fees
    • U11 – U16:  $500.00
    • U9 & U10:   $400.00

Save $50.00 if you register by June 30th

  • 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
  • Application:
    • Each team must complete the TWIST application (click here for application)
    • The entry deadline is August 4, 2017
  • Team Acceptance:
    • 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 @