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Dear Teams,


We hope this email continues to find you well and staying safe. Thank you for taking time to respond to our recent email and questionnaire. Regrettably, we are unable to move forward with the rescheduled Potomac Memorial Tournament on 7/17-19/2020. We are disappointed but feel it is the most responsible decision we could make. We arrived at this decision due in part to the following factors.

  • Several state associations recently restricted travel out of state while others banned their teams from competition until mid August.  This forced many previously accepted teams to withdraw from the tournament.
  • This past Friday, the NCAA extended the ban on recruiting through August 31st. They had indicated that they would reevaluate their current "quiet" period the end of June.  It had been our hope that since things had been improving with regards to the virus and that many colleges/u niversities had begun summer workouts, that they  would end the quiet period. Unfortunately, this was not the case as now many states began seeing surges in cases.  Many teams indicated that if there were no college coaches in attendance, their team would not be interested in participating.  
  • The surge in cases in many states forced us to exclude teams from those states. Even though Maryland is not one of the surge states, some teams and parents became nervous to travel and participate. This caused additional teams to withdraw. 
  • Finally, some teams were not comfortable with the daily health checks we were going to be required to do and also withdrew.

In the end, we did not feel we could offer the teams still wishing to participate a quality and meaningful experience that they expected and deserved.  We value and respect all of you and didn't want you to attend an event where you were not given appropriate competition and a good value for your money.

As promised, no payments were processed so there is no need to worry about refunds. For those of you that paid by paper check, we will destroy those unless you want us to send it back. If that is the case, please let us know within the next 5 days, otherwise it will be shredded.


We are hopeful that we will be on the other side of this virus in time for Memorial Day 2021! We look forward to having you apply next year! Thank you again for your support of the Potomac Memorial Tournament. As we know you have many choices when it comes to tournaments, we are honored you chose our event. Stay safe!


All the best,

Kathy Hauschild

Tournament Director   

41st Annual 2020 Potomac Memorial Tournament
A Nationally Ranked Boys' Event with Over 60 NCAA Division 1 Schools in Attendance
July 17-19, 2020 (CANCELLED)
Boys U9-U19

15 Of The Biggest And Best Youth Soccer Tournaments In America
Questions? Kathy Hauschild, Tournament Director
General Tournament Information

Application Deadline: 

Acceptance Notification: 

Tournament Dates: 

Maryland SoccerPlex (Germantown, Maryland)

Our location can be easily accessed from either of 3 airports; Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), Washington Dulles (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA). 

Hotels must be reserved through the Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). Detailed information and a link for on-line housing service requests will be available on their web site.
To reserve a block of rooms, please click on the link below.

Hotel Reservation Link

The Potomac Memorial Tournament is sanctioned through US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer and participation is open to all teams.

There will be competitions for boys ages U9 through U19 with multiple flights as appropriate. Age groups U9 and U10 will be 7v7, U11 and U12 will be 9v9. Age groups U13 through U19 will be 11v11.

 Entry Fees:
U9 & U10 - $795
U11 & U12 - $975 
U13 - $1,145
U14 - $1,245
U15 - $1,345
U16 thru U19 - $1,395

U9-U15 - Each team will continue to play in a standard tournament format with 2 games on Saturday, 1 game on Sunday and finals Sunday afternoon for those teams that qualify. 

U16-U19 – Each team will play in a true showcase format with one game each day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday - no finals). Friday games will begin no earlier than 1pm.

The primary venue will be the beautiful 24 field Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, MD. 

All tournament entry fees will be refunded in full when the tournament is cancelled or postponed, so long as the cancellation or postponement is the sole and direct result of a cause not otherwise excluded. The cause of the cancellation or postponement must occur during the period of insurance and be beyond the control of both the tournament organizer and the
participant(s). Full refunds will only be applicable in the instance that no games have been completed. A partial refund may also be granted if a tournament is shortened due to reasons out of our control. Any partial refunds will be at the sole discretion of the tournament organizer and only after confirmation from the Insurers.
*Please Note: Due to the nature of the contract, the insurance cost is not able to be included in claim. For example, a full cancellation refund is the entry fee minus the cost/ rate of insurance. Refunds for insured cancelled events are subject to approval of the insurance claim by the insurance underwriters and is not guaranteed.