Scarsdale Memorial Tournament 2015 – Smiles and Sunshine

The sun blessed Global Team Events this weekend as they hosted the 15th annual Scarsdale Memorial Day Tournament in association with UK Elite Soccer and Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club, New York.

The event held over two days at the outstanding SUNY Purchase College and Scarsdales Quaker Ridge school saw over 190 teams play in over 600 soccer matches from U7 through to U14.

The tournament allowed teams to test themselves against unfamiliar opposition, with many teams taking the time to travel to New York from Connecticut and New Jersey to play against local Westchester teams competing in a round robin style tournament.

Over the course of the two days some fantastic soccer was played across both venues with each team playing three games within their age bracket in a fast paced environment to allow for maximal enjoyment from all participants – who loved spending their memorial weekend playing soccer!

To see some fantastic photos from the weekend click here!

A presentation ceremony was held for each bracket to celebrate the efforts and participation of all the players and whilst winners and runners up received a trophy; every child left with a smile on their face!

There was a real festival atmosphere to the tournament as children and adults alike took time to play in the Global Team Events inflatable soccer field and test their power and accuracy on the SKLZ speed radar – even beating some of the UK Elite Soccer trainers!

One of the real highlights of the weekend was Saturdays U7/U8 festival, held at the SUNY Purchase site. This saw U7/U8 teams from the area play in an exciting 5v5 round robin tournament played on a much smaller field than normal. This allowed every player to stay active, involved and increase the amount of time they spent with the ball – A real treat for everyone involved!

At the end of a fantastic two days of tournament soccer everyone involved from Global Team Events, UK Elite Soccer and Scarsdale thanked each parent and child for their participation and help in making the 15th annual Scarsdale Memorial Day Tournament the most successful one yet!

 

-GTE