2023 MYS Columbus Cup Tournament
Welcome to our 21st Annual Mansfield Columbus Cup!
October 7 – 9, 2023
Who: Boys & Girls Ages U9 (Grade 3) – U14 (Grade 7/8) Recreational, Town and Travel Teams
Location: Mansfield Youth Soccer Complex – 50 Plymouth Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
Entry Fees: Grade 3/4 (7v7) – $450, Grade 5/6 (9v9) – $525, Grade 7/8 (11v11) – $590
- Guaranteed 3 games (weather permitting)
- Grades 3 & 4 play friendly format of 3 games, all get medals
- Grades 5-8 include playoffs with Champions and Finalists receiving t-shirts
- Boys play Saturday
- Girls play Sunday
- For Grades 5-8; playoffs for qualifying teams play on Monday
- Vendors, Food Trucks, Silent Auctions, Raffles, Face Painting, and More!
Registration: CLOSED EARLY on 9/27 Due to reaching our maximum number of teams. Thank you all. Team Payments due Thursday, October 5th.
Schedule: TeamSnap Schedule & Results
TeamSnap Tournaments App
Download the TeamSnap Tournaments app to get schedule information, alerts, and real-time scores with TeamSnap Tournaments. To download the TeamSnap Tournaments app, go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to find app:
1. Google Play Store or Apple App Store
2. In the app, sign in using your email address and follow our tournament, Mansfield Columbus Cup
3. Now you can see your favorite team, see division schedules, and can receive real-time scores, updates, and notifications.
Please note that you will not receive real-time alerts unless you are on the app.
Schedules, Results and Standings – Link coming soon!
Festival Style Fun!
- Fine Designs for customized shirts and sweatshirts!
- Elliot Physical Therapy will be on site for Injury Prevention Assessments!
- Energy Electrical Contractors will have a 10ft tall soccer dart board!
- Face Painting!
- Temporary Tattoos!
Welcoming back our Food Trucks! Featuring:
Interested Food Trucks & Vendors!
- Parking Information
- Detailed Coach/Parent Information
- Tournament Rules
- Tournament Rules – Advancement to Playoffs
- Tournament Field Map
- Zero Tolerance Policy Strictly enforced by Field Marshals
- Cancellation / Rain Policy
- Tournament Volunteers
We expect all teams to exemplify good sportsmanship and conduct themselves in a respectful manner at all times and to all involved. In keeping with that theme, the tournament committee has instituted a “Sportsmanship Rule” in order to ensure that teams in mismatched games are treated respectfully.
We need lots of volunteers to make this event safe, successful and most of all FUN! We need Golf Cart Drivers, Sportsmanship Field Marshalls, Concession Stand Workers, Raffle Ticket Cashiers, MYS Activities, etc. to name a few.
MYS asks that each Mansfield team playing in the tournament provide at least 4 parent volunteers to help with the event. Students can give back to their community and complete their service hours by volunteering at the tournament as well.
Sign up in 3 easy steps:
- Click the link to see the respective Sign-Up on Signup.com:
- Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
- Sign up!
Please know you are an important contributor to one of MYS’ largest fundraisers. The funds raised go directly back into the program. The success of our tournament is attributed to all the volunteers who are so generous with their time and offers of help.
THANK YOU for your time!
Frequently Asked Questions
Download the TeamSnap Tournament app (not the same as the basic TeamSnap app) to get schedule information, alerts, and real-time scores with TeamSnap Tournaments. To download the TeamSnap Tournaments app, go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to find app:
- Google Play Store or Apple App Store
- In the app, sign in using your email address and follow our tournament, Mansfield Columbus Cup
- Now you can see your favorite team, see division schedules, and can receive real-time scores, updates, and notifications.
For more information, check out the TeamSnap instructions to Follow a Tournament Event.
You can follow the TeamSnap Instructions to Manage Tournament Team Roster.
The tournament is using TeamSnap Tournament’s application/website for all registrations, rosters, and waivers. You must complete all rosters and have players accepted prior to Thursday of tournament weekend to guarantee your spot. Any player (parent) who has not accepted their roster spot will NOT be able to play.
Here’s more information on Managing a Tournament Team Roster. Any issues with the process should be directed to the tournament director at MYSTournament@gmail.com.
While we hope that you will not change your mind, our policy is that all fees are non-refundable once the team has been accepted.
Notifications are via the web and email. Lack of an email address or an incorrect email does not create an exception.
Cancellations & Refunds
All fees are non-refundable once the team has been accepted. Notifications are via the web and email. Lack of an email address or an incorrect email does not create an exception.
No games will be cancelled or postponed unless the Tournament Committee or Referee considers the playing surface unsafe. The tournament will not be rescheduled due to weather.
Unfortunately, yes. Due to rising costs of referees, field paint and everything else, our fees have gone up slightly due to the increasing costs of running the tournament.
Entry Fees: Grade 3/4 (7v7) – $450, Grade 5/6 (9v9) – $525, Grade 7/8 (11v11) – $590
Registration Opens on August 1st, 2023 for the 21st Annual Columbus Cup Tournament!
Our tournament is a great team bonding event for both parents and players. Teams are guaranteed at least three games during the all day event that begins at 8:00am. Games are two 22 minutes halves.
Grade 3 & 4 players will receive a participation medal. First and Second place finishers of 5th through 8th grade receive a t-shirt.
All games are in one location with concessions, vendors, food trucks, a brand new playground and other great activities.
The vast majority of teams that play in this tournament have returned year after year because we put so much effort into making it such a fun experience for all involved.
Our tournament attracts teams from BAYS divisions 1,2,3 and 4 as well as South Coast, South Shore, Coastal leagues and RI and NH teams. With a draw from such a wide range of towns/leagues we can offer your team opponents they may not have seen before. Our tournament is a great opportunity early in the fall season for teams to bond both on and off the field.
Teams from surrounding areas such as Easton, Norton and Stoughton (which are members of the South Shore League) join our tournament each year though the majority of teams are from the BAYS league such as Foxboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Walpole, Wellesley, etc. We also have teams from the Cape and RI joining us. Since our tournament does draw from various Mass Youth Soccer leagues (Coastal, BAYS, South Coast, South Shore) our tournament can offer teams different opponents than who they match up with during their regular league games.
In terms of competition we try to offer 2-3 divisions with multiple brackets per age group. We attract teams from regular league divisions 1,2,3 and 4 which gives us the flexibility to group teams with similar skill levels. We take special care when placing teams, we research current league play as well as coach comments about placements.
Our tournament is a great team bonding event for both parents and players. All games are in one location with concessions, vendors and activities sprinkled into a full day of fun and competition.
Note: We do not accept Club Teams.
If your premier team is a “club” team and doesn’t play for your town program, then unfortunately no, your team is not eligible for the tournament. Our tournament is open to reviewing your club team to see it is fits competitively into a bracket at our tournament, please contact MYSTournament@gmail.com if you wish to have your team reviewed.
The tournament consists of age groups from Grade 3 to Grade 7/8 for girls and boys. Grade 3 and Grade 4 will play 7v7, Grade 5 and Grade 6 will play 9v9 and Grade 7/8 will play 11v11.
Boys play on Saturday, Girls play on Sunday and every team is guaranteed three games. For the Grade 5 through Grade 7/8 age groups, playoffs for qualifying teams will be played on Monday.
All teams Grade 3 and Grade 4 are classified as non-competitive and all participants will be awarded a participation medal. All Grade 5 through Grade 7/8 teams are classified as competitive and Championship t-shirts will be awarded to the finalists (2) in each division. All games are played at our Plymouth Street Complex.
Our tournament does offer playoff and championship games. All playoff games for qualifying teams in our Grade 5 through Grade 7/8 boys and girls are played on Monday and championship t-shirts will be awarded to the finalists in each division. All other teams are classified as non-competitive/round robin and all participants will be awarded a participation medal.
It really depends on similar strengths within the Grade 6 U12 division. In the past, we have had strong Grade 5 U11 teams play comparable Grade 6 U12 teams but it definitely helps to know where you feel your team should be placed. Referencing your BAYS placement is a big help to us when determining the placement of teams.
Teams that register in our “A” division are competitive/strong teams-division 1 or 2 and our “B” division is reserved for teams below division 2. It helps our placement director to have coaches refer to their BAYS placement when registering a team.
Although we used to accept paper rosters the tournament is using TeamSnap Tournaments so all players must be added to the site in order for parents/coaches to accept the waivers.
The first game starts at 8:00am and each team is guaranteed 3 games. The games are spread throughout the day with the last game usually played at 5:00pm. Not all teams play their first game at 8:00, some might start at 10:00, 11:00 or as late as 12:00 and the last game might be played as late as 5:00, but again, some might end at 12:00, 2:00 or 4:00. We will not have the final schedule together until registration closes. The games consist of 2 (two) twenty-two minute halves and a 5 minute half time.
Boys teams play on Saturday and Girls play on Sunday. With playoffs for both on Monday.
(IF APPLICABLE) In an effort to accommodate one of our largest brackets, the Girls Grade 5 & 6 group, the tournament committee would like to extend an invitation to all Grade 5 and 6 Girls teams wishing to experience and compete in our tournament an opportunity to play on Saturday, October 7th. Turning teams away in past years has been difficult but necessary due to the overwhelming requests to play from the u12 age group. This year when registering your team, you have a choice, if you would like your Grade 5 or 6 Girls team to have the opportunity to play on Saturday, please indicate so on your registration.
Our tournament will have 2 to 3 full 11 v 11 fields based on the number of 7/8th grade teams and brackets. All are located at our Plymouth Street Complex.
NONE!!! The MYS Board has decided to end the patches for the tournament.
The Columbus Day Cup Tournament is one of Mansfield Youth Soccer’s largest fundraisers, and therefor, MYS cannot allow any other fundraising. Mansfield Youth Soccer holds its own fundraiser raffle and silent auction at the tournament, so requests cannot conflict with our standard fundraising efforts. We support efforts to raise funds for organizations, but unfortunately we are unable to support requests at the tournament.
There is limited parking at the Plymouth Street fields.
Parking is available along 1 side ONLY of Plymouth Street-which is located in our business park. Surrounding business parking lots will be available for parking.
The good news is once you’re in our complex, you’re in for the day. We have several golf carts to help with carrying tables, coolers, and tents to the “team camp area”. We encourage teams to setup “campsites” for the day, which allow the parents and kids to enjoy the full tournament experience.