2018 will be the 33rd anniversary of the Holiday Classic Tournament.  The tournament is held each December in the Chandler/Phoenix area of Arizona.  While most other areas of the country are cold, wet and usually snowy at this time of year, we enjoy warm sunny weather ideal for outdoor soccer.  Come and join in the fun as some of the best young teams meet for a weekend of great soccer!

The Holiday Classic is a GotSoccer Premier Elite (Boys) and Premier (Girls) Tournament.  We provide brackets for all levels of competition including competitive, developmental and recreational teams in age groups 7U through 15U. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games, with many playing four games.  Team brackets are based on the information supplied on the tournament application form and GotSoccer records.

Tournament Play:

December 7-9, 2018

Registration Deadline:

November 17, 2018 

Payment Deadline:

November 17, 2018 (Card will be charged upon acceptance.)



Rosters Due (online):

December 3, 2018

Latest Information:

Click here to ref in the 2018 Holiday Classic

Credentials Check-in:

All Valley Teams (Maricopa & Pinal county) - TBA


All RSL AZ Teams - TBA

Waiver Form/Registration Certification -Required & Contact Sheet


Local teams cannot check in on Friday or Saturday before your first game. Choose from either check-in night listed below. Click on the Check-in Tab for more information. **MUST BRING COMPLETED ROSTER CERTIFICATION FORM.


             CHECK-IN:  Wednesday Dec 5th 11am- 8pm
              425 S 48th St Suite 114
              Tempe, AZ 85224



Credentials Check-in:

Out of town teams - Friday night at the location of your first game, or check in Saturday at the field 90 minutes prior to your first game.  If you have an 8am game at SSC or Snedigar, or a 9am game at Red Mountain, check in is 60 minutes before your first game


Tournament Fees:

$200 - U7/U8 (Per 4v4 Team) - AYSA Academy Format
$475 - U9/U10 (Per 7v7 Team) – with Goal Keepers (offside – 3 Refs)
$575 - U11/U12 (Per 9v9 Team)
$675 - U13/U14 (Per 11v11 Team)
$700 - U15 (Per 11v11 Team)


There are no refunds once your team is accepted


Note: There is a 3% credit card processing fee.



Academy: Three (3) minimum (no score, advancement or finals). 

All other ages:  Three (3) minimum



U7 & U8 Academy - Participation medals

U9-U15 1st/2nd Place medals

Sanctioning Body:


US Youth Soccer (Arizona)


Eligible Teams:

Competitive, Developmental, Recreational

Membership in US Youth Soccer, AYSO, US Club Soccer, or any other USSF Affiliate.
Foreign teams, including those from Canada and Mexico.


Age Groups: 7U through 15U - For age bracket information refer to our AGE MATRIX.
Teams with loan players must not exceed the maximum roster limit.


Players may only play for 1 tournament team.  All players must have player passes issued by official organization.  All passes must be issued by the same organization, (i.e. No mixing passes.)Passes must include the player’s photo.


Academy Teams - U7 & U8 do not need player passes, but must provide an official issued roster. Academy players may play in 2 squads for the same team if the team plays with a non-fixed roster and the players are registered as AYSA Academy players.  For example, Team Red has 15 players and splits into Team Red 1 and Team Red 2, (both teams must register in the tournament). A player may play for both Red 1 & Red 2, but their play time must not exceed 80 minutes of soccer per day. U9 & U10 have frozen rosters and must only play on the team they are rostered for. No player may be rostered on more than one team.