Dear Coaches and Attendees,
Welcome to the Twenty-Fourth Annual Mike Stone Invitational high school boys soccer tournament, scheduled for December 26, 27, and 28, 2019, and is aFHSAA sanctioned event.
Games will be held at the Mike Stone Soccer Complex at Hickory Point Park, located along the shores of Lake Harris in the center of Lake County. The Soccer Complex is situated inside the Hickory Point Park. If you need some assistance with travel plans or other tournament matters, please contact us. The address of the Complex is: 27343 S.R. 19, Tavares, FL. 32778 for GPS coordinates. You can also view the location on Google Maps.
As this is a FHSAA event, admission is charged to all who attend with the exception of players, coaches and officials. All others attending will be charged $5.00 per each entry. A 3 day pass is available for purchase on the first day for $20.00 which includes unlimited admission and an event program. This is strictly a volunteer run event and all proceeds are donated to For Kids' Sake Foundation Inc., a Non-Profit organization that is 100% dedicated to Pediatric Cancer Research and Supporting families with children fighting Neuroblastoma.
Upon your arrival at the Mike Stone Soccer Complex, please check with tournament officials. We will have a concession stand set up that will be easy to locate.
Prior to your arrival, we will need to know how many players you brought, for t-shirt purposes and, if staying overnight, which motel you are staying at.
This will be a limited double-elimination tournament with each team playing a minimum of two games and a maximum of four games over the three days. Game times will start early Thursday (with the possibility of some night games) and be completed with the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME as early as possible on Saturday afternoon. The tournament bracket that details game times and field locations will be forwarded to you as soon as it is finalized.
Team trophies will be awarded for the top three finishers in each bracket and all the players will receive a T-shirt for their participation. Additionally, an all-tournament team will be selected with individual medals for each player selected, and a plaque will be awarded to the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and Top Defensive Player.
The tournament will follow the Florida High School Athletic Association “2018-2019 Winter Soccer Regulations” for invitational tournaments. We will be using three officials per game (referee and two assistant referees). The decisions of the game officials will be final. The resolution of tie games will be in accordance with FHSAA Rule 18 (Definitions, pg. 83) with one modification for tie games. Due to time constraints between games, we will have only two sudden victory (Golden Goal) overtime periods before going to penalty kicks.
The total field will consist of varsity boy’s teams that can be bracketed evenly to fit in the time frames for games!
Each field will have a field marshal. This person will assist the coaches with any field equipment problems or questions that they may have. They will also direct which bench the teams are to use. Each field will also have “ball boys” to assist chasing balls that go out of play.
Each bench will be provided with ice and water. We ask that you bring a cooler that can be filled before each game.
We will have a qualified trainer on hand during all tournament games.
We are requesting each team to have 3 game balls available. The Field Marshal will inform the coaches of which team is to provide game balls prior to game time.
For your planning and budgeting purposes with accommodations please see the list of hotels listed on title page. Some hotels are willing to give group rates if booked early.
The entry fee is $400 per team and registrations must be submitted online by November 1st to secure a slot (a late fee of fifty (50) dollars will apply after this date if space is available).
Glen Jusczyk- Logistics coordinator. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Gray- Coach/Team Coordinator. Email email@example.com
Kathy Stone- Sponsorship/Advertising. Email firstname.lastname@example.org