Welcome to the 2021 Tournament,
Gates Youth Soccer, located just west of Rochester, NY, presents the Gates Soccer Tournament and Festival, hosted by the Gates Metros. In 2020 this tournament hosted over 120 teams. We hope you will join us for this fun and competitive travel soccer event taking place July 16-18, 2021.
This soccer event is one of the best known youth soccer tournaments in the area for girls and boys travel soccer teams. This NYSWYSA sanctioned tournament offers a wide range of competition, for community based travel teams, to higher level competitive teams. We pride ourselves in our experience and knowledge in running a fun, competitive, professional and exciting tournament. This event is a favorite destination for teams from Canada and Western New York.
All entering teams must provide proof of insurance and a valid player and staff roster from their respective organization. There will be no exceptions. The tournament director may reject applications for teams who cannot provide appropriate credentials.
Event Details and Team Entry Validation requirements for participation follow.
We are optimistic this event will be a celebration of Return to Play, however we do urge all of you to take precautions and follow the recommended behaviors, and requests of the facility staff and event hosts, in order to keep all who are in attendance safe and comfortable for the duration of the event. Guidelines we adhere to would include,
Concerns for the pandemic shall be addressed with the cooperation of everyone who chooses to be a part of this event. Gates Youth Soccer heeds the precautions and recommendations of the CDC and our leading entities NYSWYSA and US Youth Soccer. Each of us, each of you, are responsible to make this a safe Celebration of Soccer. Cooperate, abide by the guidelines, keep your distance, do your part to reduce the spread of coronavirus, and let the teams play. Join us, in Rochester, and Return To Play!
If you see someone not following our safety protocols, first encourage them to do so. While we’re getting used to our “next normal,” it may be easy to forget that you didn’t put on your face covering. Please help us help your peers. If you aren’t satisfied with their response, report it to the venue management.
We realize you may have mixed emotions about returning to play. We are doing everything we can to make our event safe, and we will continue to adjust our safety protocols as needed. Part of keeping everyone safe includes individual actions.
* All team entries are eligible to compete in three matches
** Certain groups may be eligible for a championship match, or in some cases may play a fourth match to decide winner
We work closely with Pellucid Travel to not only source the best hotels, but contract with a variety of hotels to fit all accommodations. We request to work with a wide variety of lodging partners in order to also secure excellent rates for all of our teams. In order to achieve this, we have a Stay to Play policy so that the hotels, cities, and counties are assured that the discounts they offer are used. We work closely with our lodging partners to track team reservations and the stay to play policy as well as ensure that there are enough rooms for all teams attending the event.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Pellucid firstname.lastname@example.org . We will make sure that your teams are taken care of and in the best fit.
Fun and Competitive Soccer Event