2008 Everton Spring Challenge

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Everton Florida in association with the St Petersburg Raiders Soccer Club is pleased to invite your team to apply to the Everton Florida Spring Challenge, March 14 - 16, 2008. Now in its 21st year, the Raiders is one of Florida’s premier clubs. This tournament offers competitive soccer for boys and girls teams ages U13-U19. It provides a highly competitve FYSA-sanctioned tournament environment, with a focus on state cup competition....

In association with the world renowned Everton Football Club of the English Premier League, St. Pere Raiders are excited to introduce a tournament designed for elite level teams wanting elite level competition.  The tournament is open to state cup level teams, priemier and division 1 level teams and takes place at a perfect time for preparations for State Cup.  However, we can provide some more information on upcoming dates and pertinent facts.  Take note of these key dates and tournament highlights below 

Entry Fees for all Teams:  $575

February 29th:      Applications close and full payment due

March 7th:            Final schedules posted

March 14th, 6pm:   Team registration and check in


Tournament rules can be found at the following link:



In order to make the registration process as smooth as possible please have all player passes, medical releases and roster in alphabetical order.
ROSTERS - Bring 4 copies. Acceptable rosters are:  US Club Roster, State Generated roster. Guest player forms must be attached to the state generated roster and signed by your Club Registrar. Please also handwrite the guest players on the state generated roster,  these will be signed off by an official of our Club at Check-in.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM- Every rostered or guest player must have a notarized medical release at check in. You may use the current forms you are using for travel as long as they are notarized. Please organize in alphabetical order to insure a smooth check in process
COACHES & PLAYER PASSES - All coaches & players must have valid, laminated player passes with the necessary signatures & picture. Please place these on a ring binder and have them in alphabetical order to ensure a smooth check in process.
Emergency Contact Form - To be kept on file by tournament committee so that in the event of inclement weather or an emergency we can contact coaches and team managers at their hotel, home or cell.

The Everton Florida Spring Challenge has partnered with Soccer In College to enhance the services offered to participants of the tournament.

Teams entering the Everton Spring Challenge will be grouped according to past playing record to make the most competitive divisions possible. The Everton Spring Challenge Committee determines final placement based on many factors when ranking teams including: league playing division and record, State Cup and tournament results, ranking services, etc. The Everton Spring Challenge has chosen the Soccer In College National Ranking system for our tournament ranking service.

Please check your team ranking at USARank.com and update as necessary by following the link below.

2008 Everton Florida Spring Challenge- College Recruiting

The Everton Florida Spring Challenge offers an exciting opportunity for the soccer players to be seen by coaches from some of the top NCAA and NAIA schools in the country. With an emphasis on preparation for upcoming State Cup competitions, and also for players to showcase their skills in fromt of college coaches, the Everton Florida Sprng Challenge provides the ideal opportunity to get seen by that college coach.

There will be a COllege Search Q and A session with some of the top college coaches in attendance. the Event will take place at Puryear Park clubhouse at 7pm on Saturday, March 15th, 2007.

In the meeting, we will give information on:

  • Soccer scholarships
  • Academic scholarships
  • Playing time
  • Academics
  • Difference between NCAA 1- 3/ NAIA
  • What College Coaches look for
  • What is the best school for you


Online Check-In

Online Check In is now available for this event.

What is Online Check-in?

Online Check-in eliminates the need for your team to show up in person before your first game by allowing you to complete the check-in process online. You will be required to upload .pdf files or images to the secure sincSports cloud. The event will determine which documents are required.

There is a $20 non-refundable fee.

You must scan documents or take digital photos to complete this process. We will help you through the rest! Please click the link below to begin:

Begin Online Check-in


Pre-tournament registration:   Friday, March 14, 2008 from 6 - 8:30 pm

Puryear Park Clubhouse 

Who: State Champion or higher, Region Cup Champion, Premier, or Division 1 Competetive Boys & Girls U13 - U18  

When: Competition begins Friday, March 14, 2008 and concludes on Sunday, March 16, 2008.

Where:  The main site will be Puryear Park. Puryear Park is located in Northeast St Petersburg.  Restaurants and hotels are minutes away.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 29, 2008 - Payment MUST be received by the deadline

Applications must be submitted on line.  Payment can be made via check or credit card. Teams will not be eligible for "acceptance" until the registration fee has been received.  The registration fee is due by the registration deadline of February 29, 2008. Any team not accepted will be notified by February 16, 2007.

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