The 2023 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 2005/06-2015
2014 & 2015 will play 7 v 7
2012 & 2013 will play 9 v 9
2005/06- 2011 will play 11 v 11
The 2023 Capital Fall Classic will have Online Team Onboarding only.
The following items are needed for team registration:
2023/24 Certified State/National Team Roster (Original and two copy)
Medical release forms for each player (Do not have to be notarized)
2023/24 Player 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.
Click Here for Sanctioning Forms
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 email@example.com.
To insure the quality of service provided at the 2023 Capital Fall Classic, the Richmond Strikers has appointed Anthony Travel/On Location as our official Hospitality Service of the tournament. All teams are mandated to book any hotel reservations through Anthony Travel/On Location to insure their place in the 2023 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 Travel/On Location or the Tournament Director requesting exemption approval.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to Anthony Travel/On Location sports travel expert or call (800) 736-6377
By using Anthony Travel/On Location as our booking service the Richmond Strikers and the Capital Fall Classic can offer our "Act of God" Clause. This states "Should this event be canceled for reasons beyond the Event Organizer's control (including weather), all outstanding reservations will be released at no charge to the participants."
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 2023 Capital Fall Classic commemorative Nike T-Shirts and Sweatshirts information will be posted soon.
In compliance with the USYSA Youth Soccer Tournament/Games Hosting Agreement, it is mandatory that 2023/2024 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.