Join us this holiday season for fun and exciting competition in the NSC's annual 5v5 Holiday Classic Indoor Soccer Tournament. The Holiday Classic is a non-sanctioned tournament and accepts all teams, which include: club, intraclub, tournament teams or even just a group of friends who want to play.
Click the following sections to learn more.
Teams will play their three guaranteed games on days listed. Finals, semifinals and quarterfinals (if necessary) are on January 1.
These dates are subject to change depending on number of teams registered. Teams may be scheduled to play during the day.
Holiday Classic will follow the same rules as the National Sports Center Indoor Soccer Leagues, with the following exceptions:
Each team will receive:
1. Most Points
2. Record Head-to-head (does not apply in 3 way tie)
3. Goal Difference (goals for minus goals against)
4. Least goals allowed
5. Earliest application date
Maximum goal difference allowed per game will be 7. For example: Eagles beat the Tigers 13-2 the score will be recorded as 9-2.
The tournament will make every effort to avoid forfeits. A forfeit can only be determined by Tournament Headquarters. Forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score.
In all categories, the top teams will advance to a play-off or championship match. Age divisions that have 4 or 5 teams will advance to a championship match with 1st vs. 2nd place. Age divisions of 6-8 teams will have two groups with each group winner advancing to the championship match. Groups of 10 will have three groups, the winner of each group will advance to a semifinal, along with the second place team in the group of four teams. Groups of 12 will have four groups, the winner of each group will advance to a semifinal. Groups of 12 that have three groups, will have the top two teams advance to a quarterfinal and semifinal, the seeding is random for the playoffs. If a play-off or championship game is tied at the end of regulation, two 5-minute “golden goal” overtime periods will be played. If neither team scores in overtime, penalty shots will be used to determine the winner. First, a five-player “shoot-out” will be used. If score is still tied there will be a one player “shoot-out” until the winner is determined. Any player that played in the game may participate in the “shoot-out.”
Youth teams must abide by the 2021 MYSA season birth-year age grid.
Adult players must be 18 years old by the date they play.
Any team found to be using non-rostered or illegal players will forfeit that match. All forfeits are recorded as 3-0.
All 19U, High School and below team’s must also show proof of age for all players to be eligible to play. After age verification at final team check-in coaches should keep one of the following in their possession during the tournament to verify age should a question arise:
Coaches, are you short of players due to injury or other commitments? Aren't having any luck finding a player to complete your roster? Then the Holiday Classic Player Pool is for you. It connects coaches with players who want to have the Holiday Classic experience.
Click HERE to be taken to NSC's new Event HQ to sign up.
We are excited to offer you a new player pool experience at NSC Event HQ! As a new user you will need to set up a household account in an adult's name.
Only players registered with USSF or FIFA affiliated associations are eligible.
The National Sports Center has frequent opportunities for competitive vendors to support campus events. Below you will find information regarding how to get started in applying to be a vendor.
A completed vendor request form is required for your company to be entered in the National Sports Center’s Vendor Directory. Please provide all data applicable to your company. You may submit this form electronically or print and fax to 763.785.3660.
NOTE: Submitting this form does NOT guarantee that you will be selected as a vendor. The National Sports Center will contact you upon receipt of your completed document.
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