Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Strawberry Soccer Invitational.  One of the oldest tournaments in Ohio, the Invitational has been successfully hosted since 1998.  We’ve grown in many ways throughout those 21 years, but we believe we have maintained the core principle of offering competitive games for mid-tier teams throughout the region.

This year’s Strawberry Soccer Invitational will be hosted May 18, 19 and 20 in Miami county just north of Dayton Ohio.  We offer a variety of competitive levels of play for both boys and girls ages 8 through 19.  Teams from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan participate each year.  Centrally located – Miami County is 90 minutes from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Columbus and less than two hours from Toledo.

For the convenience of our team managers and coaches, we offer email registration.  All games are played at six different sites all within 15 minutes of each other.  We support both the USYSA Passback and Fairplay programs.

Have questions? Contact us on our tournament website.

 

2017 Sportsmanship Awards

This year, the Strawberry Soccer Invitational’s Sportsmanship program provided three patches for each team with instructions for the team to award a single opposing player from each game who best exemplified the qualities of sportsmanship. Also, we encouraged the winners to enter their names into a drawing for one of two $50 gift certificates from Soccer Plus in Centerville and Westerville.

This year’s winners are:
Charlie Barnes from the Warrior Soccer Club
Emma Lear from the Columbus United Soccer Club

Congratulations to both Charlie and Emma!

On Site Registration – 2017 Strawberry Soccer Invitational

Friday Night Registration will be hosted Friday May 19th between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Waco Air Museum, at 1865 S Co Rd 25A in Troy Ohio, will again be the site of our registration activities.

If you plan on registering in person, please go to our Facebook page event and RSVP so we know how many teams will be attending.

As a reminder, you are able to register via email but you must complete that process by May 10th (deadline extended).  If you fail to register via email by that date you must participate in our Friday On Site Registration.

No teams may register Saturday morning. No teams may participate without providing the required registration paperwork.

Registration Instructions

Congratulations on being accepted to play in the 2017 Strawberry Soccer Invitational!

Next step – Get Registered!

All teams are required to complete registration online by May 6th. You must secure explicit permission to participate in the Late Registration event on May 19th if you cannot complete registration by May 6th.

HIGH MISS ITEMS:

  • Submit ALL (list) documents at one time. Registrations are processed manually. Receiving documents at different times will impact processing times and result in processing errors.
  • Ensure all scanned items are legible. If we can’t read them, we can’t process them.
  • Clearly indicate if a player or coach is on the roster and will NOT be participating (a drawn line through the player or coaches name will suffice).
  • All players listed on the roster (as participating) or as guest players MUST be on the Liability Release document and MUST have player cards (on the field at time of play and scanned for online registration)
  • All coaches MUST have player cards (on the field at time of play and scanned for online registration)

Scan in all items and email to registration@tsfsi.com

Other Notes:

  • All items MUST BE received by the end of day May 6th to complete your registration. If you are unable to complete your registration online, you must request approval to participate in the May 19th on-site registration event.
  • The Tournament Registrar will respond back to you with any questions or confirmation that all of your documents have been accepted. Please allow up to 3 days for processing.
  • Once your roster is submitted and approved by the Registrar, it is frozen for the tournament.
  • Teams with incomplete registration information will not be permitted to participate in the tournament.

Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you at the Tournament!

Sincerely,
Your StrawberrySoccer Team

 

Registration Checklist

Here is the list of items required for registration:

_____ Official Roster
Your state or league’s seal must appear on the copy. NOTE: before submitting, you MUST strike through any player who appears on the roster but will not be participating.

_____ Guest Player Form – (only required if you have guest players)
USYSA sanctioned teams must provide guest player forms from their association.

_____ Liability Release
All participating players (as indicated on the roster and any guest player forms) must be listed on the Liability Release form.  Parents must sign for players; unless the player is 18 or older (who may sign for themselves).

_____ Player Cards
Player cards must be provided for all participating players (as indicated on the roster and any guest player forms) and ALL participating coaches. Scan both the front and back of all cards.

_____ Travel Permit – (only required if traveling from outside Ohio South)
USYSA sanctioned teams traveling from outside of Ohio South must provide a signed travel permit from your state or national association.

FAQ – Where Does Our Age Level Play?

 

Question:  We want to get a hotel close to the site where we will be playing.  Where do your U8 (or any other age level) teams play?

Answer:  That, unfortunately, is not a question we can answer.  Most of our sites can host teams of all ages and the decisions regarding where teams play do not reach closure until two weeks from the event.  Hotel rooms can be hard to come by – so no matter where your team ends up playing, we recommend you reserve rooms early.


What is this?

We do receive many questions here at the Strawberry Soccer Invitational, but we don’t always do a good job making that news available to a broader audience.  Well no more!  We will be publishing responses to more common questions here so that a larger audience can benefit.

 

Sportsmanship Award Gift Certificate Winner

We are thrilled to add a new element to this year’s Sportsmanship Program by including a $50 Gift Certificate to a single, randomly drawn. In addition to the actual Sportsmanship Award, recipients were asked to submit their name at the various tournament headquarters tents for a lottery drawing.
With 330 participating teams, 990 Sportsmanship Patches were included in the coach’s packets. We are thrilled to have received more than 300 entries – almost one-third of those available.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the Soccer Plus Fifty Dollar Gift Certificate. Her name is Delana P, and she plays for the Girls U9 team Grand Lake United Stars.
Congratulations Delana!

Thank You

All of us on the Strawberry Soccer Invitational Committee thank you for participating in our event. Saturday was brisk, but Sunday was a perfect day for soccer. While some of our players experienced injuries, we were blessed with a lower number of injuries than normal.

Congratulations to all 49 division champions and finalists. We hope to post a few photos from the different awards presentations from this year. We experiment with different awards each year – but we may need to keep this year’s design based on the almost unanimously positive feedback we received at the awards stand. If you have a photo of your child wearing this year’s award, we’d love to see it posted here.

Later today we will meet to draw the winner of the Ashley Plumb Sportsmanship Gift Certificate from Soccer Plus and will recognize the winner here.

Thanks also to all of you who brought in gently used soccer gear and equipment for our USYSA Passback program. We’ll spend the next few days organizing everything that was dropped off at our sites before distribution.

We enjoyed seeing all of the teams play this weekend and hope to see you again next year. Enjoy the re

Troy Traffic

The city of Troy recently added a generous bike lane to Adams Street connecting several bike paths that exist within the city.  It’s good for bicyclists – but it will impact your travels if you play in Troy.

Team with games at Archer and Ferguson will be impacted the most.  Those of you turning left out of the Junior High Complex will not enjoy your compatriots leaving Archer Park heading into town.  It may be very challenging to turn left there.  We are encouraging everyone to leverage the ‘power of the right turn’.

Turning right out of the Junior High School, you can:

  1. Two rights on to Adams Street and Foss Way  and then left on North Market Street to go North to Pitsenbarger Park in Piqua
  2. Three rights on to Adams Street, Foss Way and Market Street to go South to both Kyle and Pleasant Hill
  3. Four rights on to Adams Street, Foss Way. Market Street and Staunton/Riverside to go to Duke Park
  4. One right on to Adams Street and then left into Archer Park

The same holds true for those of you departing from Archer Park as well.

Archer-Ferguson-Duke

 

2016 Passback Program Announcement

Are your closets filled with old cleats, shin guards and uniforms?

DONATE THEM TO PEOPLE IN NEED!

Your gently used equipment may help someone else play for the first time!

Donation bins will be set up at all sites of the tournament from Friday to Sunday to collect your new and gently used equipment.  All equipment will then be donated to local youth organizations that are in need of equipment so they can play the game we all love!

For more information on this collection, please contact Holland Lively at passback@tsfsi.com or for more information on the Passback Program please visit http://www.passback.org.

Share the Equipment.  Share the Game!