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      We are pleased to invite your team to apply to the East Tennessee Spring Classic! This tournament is a perfect early spring tournament choice for your team for many reasons.  Early March is a wonderful time to play soccer in East Tennessee.  The average high in the Knoxville area during this time of the year is in the high 50s.

      THE U12 THROUGH U14 AGE GROUPS WILL BE PLAYED ON ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELDS.   DEPENDING ON THE AVAILABILITY OF TURF FIELDS, OTHER GAMES FROM THE U15 AND ABOVE AGE GROUPS MAY ALSO BE MOVED TO TURF.  PLEASE NOTIFY US IF YOU DESIRE TO PLAY A STATE LEAGUE GAME IN THE TOURNAMENT.  THERE WILL BE NO EXTRA CHARGE, SUCH AS ADDITIONAL REFEREE FEES, FOR STATE LEAGUE GAMES.

      THIS YEAR ALL AGE BRACKETS WILL BE HELD THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 29-31.  ONLY LOCAL TEAMS WOULD BE ASKED TO PLAY GAMES ON FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 29.

      OLDER AGE GROUPS (U-12 AND ABOVE) WILL PLAY A SHOWCASE FORMAT.  OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE 4 OR 6 TEAMS IN EACH DIVISION TO HELP MAKE THIS FORMAT WORK WELL.  THE FORMAT FOR DIVISIONS IN YOUNGER AGE GROUP WILL  DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF TEAMS IN EACH DIVISION.  

      We offer one of the most team-friendly tournaments that you could possibly find.  We permit game day registration so that coaches and managers don't have to travel any earlier than necessary.  Our fees are very reasonable for a competitive soccer tournament, and Knoxville and Blount County have some of the most convenient and affordable lodging that you will find for a tournament.  We also offer one of a reasonable refund policy for a tournament at this time of year.  If we are forced to cancel the entire tournament due to weather, we will return your entire registration fee less a $50 processing fee to cover actual out-of-pocket costs that cannot be avoided.

      IF YOU ARE A COACH WITH TWO TEAMS AT THE SAME LOCATION, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO AVOID COACHING CONFLICTS.  IF YOU ARE A COACH WITH TWO TEAMS PLAYING AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO AVOID CONFLICTS FOR THOSE TEAMS BUT WE CANNOT GUARANTY THAT WE CAN DO SO.  ALL TEAMS SHOULD ARRANGE FOR AN ALTERNATE COACH TO BE AVAILABLE DUE TO CONFLICTS AND SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT SUCH ALTERNATE COACH IS SHOWN ON YOUR ROSTER.

      Our tournament is a cooperative East Tennessee effort between Blount United Soccer Club and the Knoxville Football Club, two of the oldest and most respected Clubs in East Tennessee.  Our Clubs are pooling their resources to sponsor a great tournament experience.

      If you have any questions regarding our tournament, please email, etscsoccertourney@bellsouth.net.

      Register today!

    • Enhanced Tournament Services
      The East Tennessee Spring Classic has partnered with Soccer In College to enhance the services offered to participants of the tournament.

      Teams entering the East Tennessee Spring Classic will be grouped according to past playing record to make the most competitive divisions possible.
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    • U15 BOYS TEAMS WITH 8TH GRADERS/U8 TEAMS
      U15 BOYS TEAMS CONSISTING OF 8TH GRADERS WHO ARE NOT PLAYING HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE U14/U15 BOYS DIVISION.  U8 TEAMS MAY REGISTER IN THE U9 DIVISION.
    • REFEREES NEEDED
      If you are interested in working as a referee in our tournament, please email us at etscsoccertourney@bellsouth.net.
    • CHECKING IN
      Managers should plan on checking in your team at least 45 minutes prior to kick off at the site of your first game of the tournament.
    • Notes on Scheduling
         Local teams (within 45 minutes of the applicable field) may be asked to play a game on Friday evening in the U-12 and above brackets if needed to complete a bracket during the weekend.  In such a case, the teams requested to play on Friday shall be given at least one weeks' notice of a Friday game.  We will use our best efforts to schedule teams that are traveling more than 45 minutes but less than two hours after 10 a.m. for their first game on Saturday so that those teams will not be required to incur the cost of two nights' lodging. We cannot guarantee a late game, however, because it is not possible to predict how many teams will fit in this category.
    • Registration and Payment Deadline
      Registration deadline is March 9th..  We will only accept registration after that date if we need a team in an age group to fill out a bracket.  Please register today.  Payment must be received no later than March 9th for a team to be included in the draw.
    • Age Group Locations

      U-9 and U-10 games and U11 Boys are expected to be played at Vulcan Park in Maryville.  U11 Girls games are expected to be scheduled for Hickory Creek fields.  U12 through U14 are expected to be scheduled on artificial turf fields at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road in Farragut with some games at other artificial turf fields.  U15 and above are expected to be scheduled at fields in Blount County.  Further details will be forthcoming closer to the registration deadline.

    • SCORING UPDATES

      Scoring will be kept updated throughout the day on the tournament website. 

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