The Columbus Day Explorer Cup

Tournament Highlights

The 12th Annual Explorer Cup is a partnership with the Atlantic Premier League.  The tournament is available to all levels of boys and girls teams between the ages of U08 - U15

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Important Dates

Registration Opens - May 1, 2023
Early Registration Deadline - July 1, 2023
Registration Deadline - September 1, 2023
Payment Deadline - September 5, 2023
Final Acceptance Posted - September 8, 2023
Preliminary Flights Posted - September 13, 2023
Preliminary Flight Appeals Window - September 15, 2023 (Closes at 8pm)
Final Flights Posted -  September 18, 2022
Schedule Posted - September 22, 2022 (Posted by 9pm)

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Applied Teams
Schedule / Results
Team Check-In

For preliminary field assignments please CLICK HERE.

To all Teams,

Thank you for applying the 12th Annual Explorer Cup.

CLICK HERE to book your housing.

To insure the quality of service provided during our tournament, Sideline Soccer Solutions has appointed THS as the official Hospitality Service for all of our events.  All teams are mandated to book any hotel reservations through THS to insure their place in our tournaments.  Any teams that do not comply will be at risk of forfeiting their acceptance. 

We are looking forward to a great tournament and a smoother housing process!

Thank you,

Sideline Soccer Solutions
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Permission to Host

Permission to Host - CLICK TO VIEW 

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Tournament Apparel

Want to vend or advertise at this event? Please contact Alex Kulp for more details. 



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Divisions & Fees
Boys & Girls

Early Registration Discount

Register Before July 1st

Fees Length of Games
Under 8 / 9 / 10 (7v7) $650.00 $700.00 2x25 minute halves
Under 11 / 12 (9v9) $850.00 $900.00 2x30 minute halves
Under 13 / 14 $975.00 $1025.00 2x30 minute halves
Under 15 $1000.00 $1050.00 2x30 minute halves

*As of November 2022 GotSport charges a “GotSport Software Fee” at each payment transaction, and for each registrant, in order for your team to register to participate.

*All credit card transactions come with a 4% bank processing fee

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Past Champions
Rules & Policies


U9/10 - 7v7 Rules

U11/12 - 9v9 Rules

Weather Policy:

In the event of inclement weather, Sideline Soccer Solutions reserves the right to alter schedules, fields, and playing times, and/or cancel any or all games impacted by weather conditions to maintain safe play conditions and/or keep on time. There may be a portion of your registration fee refunded/credited if games are cancelled due to weather related conditions.

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Please CLICK HERE for preliminary field locations.


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If you are interested in being a referee at the Explorer Cup, please contact the referee assignor, John Campbell.

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Official Tournament Equipment Supplier

The Columbus Day Explorer Cup is excited to partner with Capelli Sports as the official match ball and equipment supplier. 

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Contact Information
Alex Kulp (Tournament Director) / 215.801.4726
John Hatt (Tournament Director) / 610.466.7100 x122
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