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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. We have scheduled our tournament before most spring breaks so that you will have the opportunity to evaluate your team early in the season and to get some competitive play in before spring break.  Also, 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.  East Tennessee is well situated between five other states, so we draw teams from different areas and can offer a variety of competition.

      THE U12 THROUGH U15 AGE GROUPS WILL BE PLAYED ON ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELDS.  STATE LEAGUE GAMES FOR U16 AND ABOVE WILL ALSO BE PLAYED ON TURF.  DEPENDING ON THE AVAILABILITY OF TURF FIELDS, OTHER GAMES FROM THE U16 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 2-4.  ONLY LOCAL TEAMS WOULD BE ASKED TO PLAY GAMES ON FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 2.

      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 will allow pre-tournament and 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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    • Clean out your garage and help us support soccer for kids in Haiti
       
       
      Knoxville Crush Soccer is asking for donations of used soccer cleats and other used soccer equipment to send to the children of Haiti.  The Sacred Heart Cathedral Haiti Outreach Program serves the community of Boucan Carre, Haiti.  The mission team will be able to take donated equipment to the children on the many mission trips they have scheduled this year.  Bins will be placed near the check-in tents at all field locations during the tournament for collection Saturday and Sunday.  Thank you for your help.
    • 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 February 13th.  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 February 17th  for a team to be included in the draw.
    • Age Group Locations

      U-9, U-10 and U11 games are expected to be played at Lakeshore Park in Knoxville or Vulcan Park in Maryville.  U12 games are expected to be scheduled for Samson Sports Complex.  U13 through U15 are expected to be scheduled at Watt Road with some games at Samson Sports Complex.  U16 and above (other than state leage games) are expected to be scheduled at fields in Blount County.Further details will be forthcoming for fields closer to the registration deadline.

    • SCORING UPDATES

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