Welcome to the 2017 Portage Classic Tournament

June 9-11, 2017


Welcome to our 31st Annual Portage Soccer Classic Tournament, June 9-11, 2017. Our tournament is sanctioned by the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and features full length games in all age divisions (U9 to U19 for both boys and girls), a 3 referee system on all games (even for most U9 and U10 games), and individual trophies for all U13 and above members of 1st  and 2nd place teams.  For the U9 through U12 divisions, 1st and 2nd place team trophies and individual awards will be given to all members of 1st and 2nd place teams.

Thank you to all the teams who entered the 31st Portage Classic Tournament. Registration is now closed. We are anticipating a record turnout this year! If your team wasn’t able to enter this year please consider joining us in 2018 the weekend of June 8-10th.  Looking for a preseason fall 2017 tournament? The Portage Soccer Club will sponsor its Celery Cup Classic the weekend of August 25-27.  Information about our fall tournament will be posted to our website soon.

Portage Soccer Classic 2017 

Please note: No smoking, alcohol, or pets are allowed at the field locations, Thank you for your cooperation.

The Portage Soccer Club, the largest nonprofit soccer club in southwestern Michigan, sponsors the Portage Soccer Classic.  The club and tournament are run by all volunteer committees. It utilizes 100% of all proceeds to be put back into the upkeep of the Portage Soccer Complex which is owned and operated by The Portage Soccer Club.  Thanks to previous years’ benefactors, this 37 acre complex includes nine beautiful full size fields which are considered to be one of the nicest in the state.

We have been privileged to have hosted some great players over the years which have developed skills to achieve honors at high school, college, state and beyond.  Portage Soccer Club alumni include BJ Snow, two time NCAA Champion (Indiana), former Head Coach UCLA Women’s Soccer, now US U17 Women’s National Team Coach; Jacob Peterson, NCAA Champion (Indiana) currently with MLS Sporting Kansas City, formerly with San Jose Earthquakes; Eric Alexander, MLS New York Red Bulls, formerly with Portland Timbers and as a high school senior named Gatorade Player of the Year; Lindsay Tarpley, two time Olympic Gold Medalist; WPS Boston Breakers; and Paige Wester, Portage Central 2009 Miss Michigan Soccer.

All games will be played at the Portage Soccer Complex (the premier nine field facility in Southwest Michigan!), the adjoining fields at SoccerZone, and the Portage Soccer Club practice facility located at Cox’s Dr. and Zylman Rd. (less than one mile away), so all of your games will be at convenient locations.  Click here for maps and directions to the fields.

If you need assistance during the tournament weekend, our Tournament Headquarters is located at the Portage Soccer Complex, near the concession stand.

If you have any questions regarding check-in instructions prior to the tournament, please feel free to contact our Team Operations staff member Kim Maystead.  She can be reached at 269-217-2937 or via email at kcmayste@gmail.com.

We look forward to a wonderful weekend and ask everyone to let good sportsmanship prevail.  

Sincerely,

David Rice
Tournament Director
269.548.7930
drice@edwardrose.com

Jay Hoffman
Assistant Director
269.716.7805
jmhooffman@gmail.com