This tournament is a great end-of-season celebration. Most of the teams visit the local amusement park between their games. Hersheypark offers roller coasters and a water park. Most age groups have multiple skill divisions, allowing us to competitively host all levels of travel teams. Discounted Hersheypark tickets are available to teams after acceptance.
Games were played in 6 locations in 2011:
(There may be some new field sites in 2012)
U9/U10 - Shank Park (5 fields)
U9/U10 - Hershey Chrisitan School (2 fields)
U9/U10 - Keller Park (2 fields)
U11+ - In the Net (4 fields)
U11+ - Lower Dauphin School District (4 fields)
U11+ - Derry Township (Hershey) School District Fields/Founders Park (6 fields)
All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games, two of which will be on Saturday. There will be no Friday night games, but there is a mandatory coaches meeting/registration session Friday evening.
Teams from all US Youth Soccer State Associations/Affiliates are invited.
Age groups: U9-U14 both male and female.
Participation awards will be given to all players participating in the U9 and U10 age groups.
Awards will be given to finalists in the Under 11+ age groups.
The tournament is a "patch-exchange" tournament. All teams are encouraged to exchange patches after each game.
Maximum roster size is 14 players (U9/10) & 18 players (U11 and above)
Each team is allowed three guest players (sorry, no exceptions). Players with secondary passes will not be considered guests.
All games will be officiated by three certified USSF officials.
Every attempt will be made to begin all games on Saturday prior to 5 PM to allow teams to visit Hersheypark (discount tickets will be available through our website after the acceptance date).
All proceeds from the Kicks 4 Kids Hershey Tournament go to charities that serve youth in need. See our organization's main website for additional information at http://www.kicks4kids.org
All teams are responsible for their own insurance. Any accidents or events, whether occurring while traveling to or from the tournament or while participating in the tournament are not the responsibility of the tournament directors, committee, personnel, representatives, or any associated organization of the tournament.
All out of state teams are required to follow their states regulations regarding travel. If your state requires a permission to travel document, it is your responsibility to obtain the proper signatures.
Each player must have a signed medical release form in order to participate.
Registration and payment do not guarantee your team a spot in the tournament. Teams will be selected by the Tournament Committee and will be notified by April 16th. We will accept teams based on many factors, in order to form the best possible tournament. If your team is not accepted you will receive a 100% refund.
Teams voluntarily withdrawing from the tournament after registering will forfeit a $50 non-refundable application fee. Teams withdrawing after their acceptance may forfeit up to 100% of their registration fee.
In the event that inclement weather or other acts of God prevent the tournament from being played, partial refunds will be given to teams after all non-recoverable expenses are paid at the sole discretion of the tournament committee.
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