The 2020 Capital Fall Classic is dual sanctioned by both USYSA/VYSA and with US Club Soccer.
This is a USYSA/VYSA sanctioned tournament for club and tournament teams. Teams must be USYSA, USSF, FIFA, or US Club Soccer affiliated, in good standing with their state association, and players possess current year player passes. Teams affiliated with AYSO, SAY, US Club Soccer or Super Y League are also welcome. National, state or league select teams are not eligible. A maximum 5 USYSA or US Club Soccer carded guest players are allowed. Teams will be evaluated on their individual team records.
A minimum of 3 games are guaranteed. All games will be played in accordance with FIFA Laws, except as modified by Tournament Rules. Tournament Rules are posted on this website and can be downloaded for print..
Boys and Girls 2002/03-2012
20011 & 2012 will play 7 v 7
2010 & 2009 will play 9 v 9
2002/03- 2008 will play 11 v 11
Team Check-in for the 2020 Capital Fall Classic will be via online check-in only.
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The following items are needed for team registration:
2020/21 Certified State/National Team Roster (Original and two copy)
Medical release forms for each player (Do not have to be notarized)
2020/21Player Passes for each player
Permission to Travel Form (if necessary)
Permission to travel forms are not required from teams from Region 1, which includes Maryland, PA, etc. However they are required for teams from Region 3 which includes North Carolina.
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Teams may not play without having registered under penalty of forfeiture of games and entry fee.
A USSF three-man referee system will be used to extent possible for all matches. USSF Registered referees, who are in good standing and who wish to referee, are encouraged to contact our Referee Assignor, Beth Hatchel at 804-744-4900 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To insure the quality of service provided at the 2020 Capital Fall Classic, the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club has appointed Anthony Travel as our new official Hospitality Service of the tournament. All teams are mandated to book any hotel reservations through Anthony Travel to insure their place in the 2020 Capital Fall Classic. Any teams that do not comply will be at risk of forfeiting their acceptance.
Local Richmond teams or teams “commuting” to Richmond for the weekend do not have to stay in hotels but must contact either Anthony Sports or the tournament director indicating their intentions to do so.
By using Anthony Travel as our booking service the Richmond Strikers and the Capital Fall Classic can offer our "Act of God" Clause. Should the event be canceled for reasons beyond the Organizer’s control, all reservations covered under our "Act of God" will be released at no charge: (1) If event is cancelled prior to 6:00 PM day of check-in, no penalty will be assessed; (2) If event is cancelled AFTER 6:00 PM day of check-in, all reservations are subject to a fee of one night’s room rate plus tax.
For more information and to make hotel reservations click here.
Each player on the Championship and Runner-up teams will receive a custom tournament medallion. A team trophy will be presented to the Championship and Runner-up teams. Younger teams are encouraged to participate in a patch or pin exchange at the conclusion of each match.
The 2020 Capital Fall Classic commemorative Nike T-Shirts and Sweatshirts information will be posted soon. Click here to access all tournament t-shirt information.
In compliance with the USYSA Youth Soccer Tournament/Games Hosting Agreement, it is mandatory that 2020/2021 medical authorizations for each player be presented at Registration and retained at the field by the team. No player may play without a valid medical release under penalty of forfeiture of the game played in. These medical release forms do not need to be notarized.