Yardley-Makefield Soccer Club will be hosting their 28th Annual All Girls Soccer Tournament on May 6th-8th 2016. As we go into our 28th year we once again honor long time 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. The EPIC has grown to be one of the most popular tournaments in the North East and was upgraded to a Premier Tournament by Gotsoccer, currently ranked as the 5th best girls tournament in PA & 66th best in the US. Levels of play range from premier to competitive. All 11 v 11 games have a three-person referee system and all 8 v 8 games will have a three referee system. All teams are guaranteed at least 3 games.
Entry Fees: The entry fee for U-9 thru U-12 (8v8) is $600.00, and for U11 (11 v 11) thru U-17 (11v11) is $750.00
Application Process: Click the following link to register:
Important highlights include:
- 8v8 play for U9 to U12, 11v11 play for U12 to U15
- 3 man referee system for all games
- Adidas game balls
- Customized tournament apparel
- Participation awards
- Champions and finalists trophies
- Excellent fields in suburban Philadelphia
- Certified athletic trainers at all sites
- 3 games guaranteed
- Friday night games available
- Online registration
- Gotsoccer tournament
- Tournament App
- Headquarters tent at all sites
The deadline to apply for the 2016 EPIC Tournament will be Monday, April 4th. Teams will be accepted once the registration check arrives to the tournament director.
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 girls the most competitive play possible, at all levels. Good luck to all the teams!
Locations: 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-95 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 U-9 thru U-18. Only club teams will be permitted. No tournament teams will be allowed. GUEST players must be evidenced by proper documentation. Three guest players per team is the maximum allowed. Valid player passes must be shown at time of registration for all players. Certified athletic trainers will be available at all sites.
Awards: Awards will be given to the champion & finalist in each bracket. Participation award will be given to all teams competing in the U9 and U10 age divisions.
Tournament Mailing Address:
19 South Main Street
Yardley, PA 19067