Spirit Kickoff Classic General Information
The first Spirit United Kick-Off Classic took place in 1986 under the direction of the Spirit United Soccer Club of Downingtown, PA. The tournament was begun to promote excellence in soccer and sportsmanship and to provide youth soccer players with an opportunity to compete against other high caliber teams from throughout the northeastern United States. The first tournament had 34 teams and 510 players participating, primarily from the Chester County, PA area.
From this meager beginning, the tournament has grown in numbers and stature. In 2020, the tournament attracted more than 400 teams, more than 5,000 players, and more than 50,000 soccer fans. It is ranked as a Premier-level tournament (both boys and girls) by GOTsoccer.com (www.gotsoccer.com).
U8: $575 ($550 if registered by June 1)
U9 – U10 (7v7) : $720 ($695 if registered by June 1)
U11 – U12 (9v9): $870 ($845 if registered by June 1)
U13 – U14: $920 ($895 if registered by June 1)
U15 – U16: $950 ($925 if registered by June 1)
You may enter U13 (11v11) through U-16 teams with a maximum of 22 players; a maximum of 12 players for U9 / U10 (7v7); and U11 / U12 (9v9) teams with a maximum of 16 players. Players must be registered with a national affiliate of the USSF, typically either US Club Soccer or with their respective state or national association (US Youth Soccer, AYSO, etc), and must be born during or after the year indicated by the Age Division in which they are to compete. A maximum of five (5) guest players per team are permitted. Authorized player passes/cards will be verified against the official team roster at registration.
• Teams from outside Region I must have a " Permission to Travel Form signed and stamped by their Association if registering using US Youth Soccer credentials.
• No such permission to travel is required for teams traveling as US Club Soccer registered teams.
Tournament Hotel Reservation Policy
***Spirit United is requiring all-tournament teams and participants to reserve rooms through our designated registration system.
Age Born on or Between
U-16 Girls & Boys 1/01/06 & 12/31/06
U-15 Girls & Boys 1/01/07 & 12/31/07
U-14 Girls & Boys 1/01/08 & 12/31/08
U-13 Girls & Boys 1/01/09 & 12/31/09
U-12 Girls & Boys 1/01/10 & 12/31/10
U-11 Girls & Boys 1/01/11 & 12/31/11
U-10 Girls & Boys 1/01/12 & 12/31/12
U-09 Girls & Boys 1/01/13 & 12/31/13
U-08 Girls & Boys 1/01/14 & 12/31/14
If you have any additional questions, please contact APL Tournaments:
Mail: Spirit United, 224 County Line Road, Wayne, PA 19087