A great way to augment your team’s soccer experience is to compete in tournaments. For those teams not able to participate, the tournaments offer an excellent opportunity to watch competitive soccer and learn through observation. The following links provide sources for tournament opportunities:
- This site maintains a list of sanctioned tournaments in Massachusetts. In order to be considered a sanctioned tournament, the hosting organization must submit an application to host with Mass Youth Soccer and that application must be approved. The list of sanctioned tournaments is updated on a regular basis to relect new additions and deletions.
Massachusetts State Cup
- Mass Youth Soccer hosts the Massachusetts State Cups Tournament each year. This tournament brings together some of the best teams in Massachusetts. Competition is held in the Under 13 through Under 19 year old age groups for both boys and girls. The winner of each age/gender grouping is declared the state champion and goes on to represent Massachusetts in the US Youth Soccer Region 1 Championships.
Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC)
- The Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) is a season-ending tournament sponsored by Mass Youth Soccer that brings together age/gender group champions from participating travel leagues. Each of these leagues establish their own guidelines, including league playoffs, to determine their representatives to this tournament. The leagues that participate in MTOC are: Berkshire, BAYS, Coastal, Essex, MAYS, Middlesex, Nashoba, Pioneer Valley, South Coast and South Shore.