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About Soccer In Sun Tournaments
Back in 1996, Adrian Eyre started Soccer In Sun Tournaments. Alex Trettin stepped in to “Keep The Dream Alive” after Adrian’s unfortunate and sudden passing in 1999. We honor Adrian’s memory by making fair play our first priority and constantly curating the quality of our participating teams, the competition between them, securing the best available fields, and taking pride in our dedicated staff. We look forward to seeing you on the pitch with the best soccer tournaments in the US, 22 years running!
2018 is Copa de Mayo's inaugural year in the Soccer In Sun Tournament lineup. The Copa De Mayo is a brand-new Soccer In Sun Event to be held for 2 days over Cinco De Mayo weekend. Teams will play in 5 divisions ranging in ages from 40 and over to 60 and over. Copa De Mayo hopes to draw teams from all over the world. Copa De Mayo offers great competition for teams in all levels of play. Copa De Mayo is all about competing with your team, the game of soccer and having a great time on the pitch. The tournament will be full sided 11v11 event for the 40 and over to the 60 and over groups.
The 40 and 48 groups will be 16 teams each. Tournament format for these 2 groups will be 4 groups of 4, with a 4-game guarantee. 3 games of open play followed by re-seeding into 4 new groups of 4 teams each. All 1st place teams will be grouped in group 1 by point total and play up to 2 more games. All 2nd place teams will be grouped in group 2 by point total and play up to 2 more games. All 3rd place teams will be grouped in group 3 by point total and play up to 2 more games. All 4th place teams will be grouped in group 4 by point total and play up to 2 more games. A single champion will be crowned in each of these 4 groups. No second-place teams will be honored.
The 55 and 60 groups will be 8 teams each. Tournament format for these 2 groups will be 2 groups of 4, with a 4-game guarantee. 3 games of open play followed by re-seeding into 2 new groups of 4 teams each. The 1st and 2nd place teams will be grouped in group 1 by point total and play up to 2 more games. The 3rd and 4th place teams will be grouped in group 2 by point total and play up to 2 more games. A single champion will be crowned from these 2 groups. No second-place teams will be honored.
Hotels & Accommodations
Soccer in Sun Tournaments will contracted with a range of host hotels in Southern California to accommodate our participants.
For past tournament info, photos, or scores, visit our King Cup Archive and Harvest Cup Archive.
In addition to contracting discounted rates at your favorite Southern California resorts and hotels, we have special offers for things to do off the soccer pitch. With the fields just 30 minutes south of Disneyland, we would be happy to help you extend your trip to accommodate a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth or find a hotel near other fun activities. Email Lori Lewis to find out more.
Game Times & Flight Info
Games officially start at 9:45am on Saturday, to end by Noon on Monday.
Great Park Soccer Fields are grass. Please bring appropriate footwear. For additional field information, such as location or surface description, please visit our FIELDS page.
Where to Send Payment
Send payments VIA check to:
Travel Center Inc.
Attn: Alex Trettin
1142 Broadway, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Age Brackets / IDs
Players that qualify for Over 40, Over 48, Over 55, and Over 60 must turn the appropriate age for their bracket within the current tournament year. All players MUST bring valid, government-issued ID to the field each day of play. ID scanners will be utilized to maintain tournament integrity and random ID checks will be performed. For more information regarding age/ID rules, please visit our RULES page.
Teams are allowed a maximum of 22 players on their roster.
All players are allowed to play for multiple teams, as long as the player meets the age requirement for each team AND each team they register for resides in a different division. To register as a Free Agent, please fill out our FREE AGENT FORM
In addition to each team completing the initial TEAM REGISTRATION, all players must complete PLAYER REGISTRATION for their team(s) in order to play in King Cup. Final Roster will be printed the Friday prior to the tournament. Player additions made after Friday morning will incur a $5.00 fee per player. For step-by-step instructions regarding player registration, please refer to our PLAYER REGISTRATION WALKTHROUGH.
Questions or Comments
Send us an email using the CONTACT FORM or email ALEX TRETTIN, Soccer in Sun – Tournament Director.
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updated: jan 2022
Alex Trettin, Tournament Director | 1142 Broadway Plaza, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98402 | 1(800) 935-0123 | (253) 383-8000