The Columbus Day Explorer Cup

Tournament Highlights

The 10th 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 - June 19, 2021
Registration Deadline - September 19, 2021
Final Acceptance Posted - September 20, 2021
Final Flights Posted -  September 22, 2021
Final Payment Received - September 25, 2021 (TEAMS WILL NOT BE PLACED IN SCHEDULE WITHOUT PAYMENT)
Pre-Order T-shirts Sales Open - September 26, 2021
Schedule Posted - September 29, 2021

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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 10th 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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Capelli Sports

Cappelli is the Official and Exclusive Equipment Provider of the 2021 Columbus Day Explorer Cup

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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 11th

Fees Length of Games
Under 9 / 10 (7v7) $600.00 $625.00 2x25 minute halves
Under 11 / 12 (9v9) $795.00 $825.00 2x30 minute halves
Under 13 / 14 $895.00 $925.00 2x30 minute halves
Under 15 $925.00 $950.00 2x30 minute halves
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Past Champions
COVID-19 Policy
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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For information regarding the Army Navy and game tickets, please CLICK HERE.

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Trace Soccer - Automatic Game Filming + Editing | Don’t miss this chance to capture personalized video, gain recruiting exposure, and experience the feeling of true automated filming and editing. Teams have the opportunity to try Trace for free as part of your Explorer Cup entry. Sign up here by 9/28 to reserve a Trace Trial for your team.

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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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