|35th Annual Hempfield Fall Classic
Includes College Showcase for U16-U19 Teams
We hope this communique finds you and your family both healthy and well, while simultaneously navigating what is sure to be an unusual soccer season and return to school. As we head back to soccer we here at the Hempfield Fall Classic are very encouraged to see the positive way that so many soccer organizations have embraced new safety guidelines which allow players to return to the sport they love. Seeing them back out there on the field, in both a safe and fun environment, is our number one goal.
As you prepare for the Fall season and tournaments, and with the 35th Annual Hempfield Fall Classic in mind, we wanted to update you on some important notifications about the event. They are as follows;
- Due to recent announcements by many leagues that they will be extending their fall season into the weekend of November 14-15, we have elected to change our format to host both girls and boys teams on one weekend. The new date for all teams will be the weekend of November 21-22.
- Due to the change in the initial two weekend format, we have extended the early application discount to September 15th. We understand that most teams are just now starting to organize and map out their fall season events and so we wanted to make sure you had a little extra time to be part of the HFC and get the registration discount. If interested, there is also a multi team discount for clubs bringing 5 or more teams to the event. Please email our tournament director, Sarah Thomas for details: <a href="mailto:tournament .
- Many teams are concerned about what happens to their entry fees should there be a COVID-19 issue that precludes the event from being played. Rest assured, here at the HFC we are refunding teams 100% of their entry fees should the event be canceled due to COVID-19. No credits issued, no money will be kept by us. Your team will get all of the entry fee back.
- We are now operating under and EPYSA Safe Return to Play policy. One of the aspects of that policy is the limiting of field complexes from full capacity. This means our field space will be limited, and thus we cannot run the same number of games in a day. So please don’t wait until the last minute to apply as we are capped in terms of the number of teams we can accept based on fields open to us. The application deadline is currently set for October 21st, but we may have to move that up should the demand exceed field capacity. Here is the registration link: 35th Annual Hempfield Fall Classic
We hope that you will consider registering for the HFC and coming back to what has, year in and year out, been a fun tournament for the kids. The HFC is a great way for U15 and younger teams to end the fall, and the perfect jumpstart to the post-HS season for U16 and older teams. Once again, we will be hosting teams on great fields, have competition across a broad spectrum of ability levels so that teams play like-for-like competition, and we will be manage your team’s experience in a professional organized way.
Thank you for your time and consideration of the Hempfield Fall Classic, and we look forward to seeing you in November!
The Hempfield Fall Classic Tournament Committee
Application Link: Click Here
Tournament Homepage: Click Here