Melbourne Beach to Merritt Island, Florida, USA

August 30 - September 1, 2014



WHAT:  The 16th Annual Melbourne Area Beaches Labor Day Challenge.


WHERE:  Games will be played  in  Merritt Island, Indialantic, and Melbourne Beach ,   Credentials check will be held on Friday evening at the Host Hotel the Hilton Melbourne Beach


WHO:   for BOYS and GIRLS teams from U9 through U19.   

U9 & U10 play 6v6

U11 & U12 play 8v8

U13 & up play 11v11



Applications will be taken online.  Teams will not be eligible for "acceptance" to this tournament until the registration fee has been received.  Entry fees received after the deadline date must include the late fee, no exceptions.  Any team not accepted will receive a refund. Any team which withdraws after the application deadline will not be eligible for a refund.   Each TEAM CONTACT person will be the main contact for communications by email and internet.



$395 for U9 & U10 - play 6 a side

$485 for U11 & U12 - play 8 a side 

$580 for U13 to U16 - play 11 a side

$615 for U17 to U19 - play 11 a side

Checks made payable to "Challenge  Sports" and mailed to 2440 Michigan St., Melbourne, FL 32904

Teams entering after Aug 8, must include a $60 late fee with their entry fee.  Entries will be accepted through Aug 18.


 U09 -  Born on or after 8/1/2005

 U10 -  Born on or after 8/1/2004

 U11 -  Born on or after 8/1/2003

 U12 -  Born on or after 8/1/2002

 U13 -  Born on or after 8/1/2001

 U14 -  Born on or after 8/1/2000

 U15-  Born on or after 8/1/1999

 U16 -  Born on or after 8/1/1998

 U17 -  Born on or after 8/1/1997

 U18 -  Born on or after 8/1/1996

 U19 -  Born on or after 8/1/1995



 Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.   A typical schedule will include - three qualifying games the first 2 days, with semifinals and finals on the 3rd day.

U14 to U19 teams play 11 a side, and may carry up to 22 players on their roster.

U13 teams play 11 a side, and may carry up to 18 players on their roster.

U11 and U12 play  8 a side and may carry up to 14 players on roster

U9 and U10 teams play 6 a side, and may carry up to 12 players.

Up to 5 guest players will be allowed.  Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.


Teams, Players and Coaches must be in good standing and registered with their State or National Association.  Players and Coaches must have CURRENT, VALID, VERIFIED PASSES.  Proper travel procedures must be followed.  See Forms & Information   During the tournament, a player may play for one team only.  



Each team must have an EMAIL and INTERNET contact person all tournament communications are done by email and internet!   Be sure to include your email address on your application!  All Schedules and Results will be posted on the web site.   We welcome questions and suggestions, contact us.



The tournament, with the help of Avanti Travel, has arranged for special room rates at a number of local hotels. Click for Hotel information.   Non-commuting teams must stay at one of the official tournament hotels  - book through Avanti - contact Avanti 1-800-560-9946 (M-Fr 9am to 5pm, Sat 10am to 1pm EST) or book online.     The Host Hotel is the Hilton Melbourne Beach.



A mandatory credentials check will be held on Friday evening at the Host Hotel the Hilton Melbourne Beach.   Each team must have a representative at this check-in


Challenge Tournaments phone (321) 676-1373  and fax  (321) 951-7475

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