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2017 Tournament

LDSC Summer Classic 2017

July 28th - 30th, 2017

Lancaster High School - Lancaster, NY

All fields are located at one site, just outside Buffalo, New York 


Girls U08-U19, Boys U08-U19.  If a U08 or U09 division cannot be created, those teams will be placed in the appropriate U10 division based upon team strength.

Registration Fee:


$375  (U08-U10)

$475  (U11-U19)



Eligible Teams:

Club teams and Travel teams. If Premier teams are accepted, they will compete in an older age bracket.

Tournament Format:

3 game guarantee.


U08-U10 ~ Two 25-minute halves. Five PKs at end for fun.

U11-U19 ~ Two 30-minute halves. 3 referee system.

U08-U10 divisions are a 7v7 format. U11-U12 are a 9v9 format.


Local teams (U11-U19) may have to play on Friday night.


NOTE:  Teams will be listed on the schedule in the following format

<CLUB NAME> <Team Name>


U08-U10 ~ Festival Format. All participants will receive an award. U11-U19 ~ Individual and team awards for 1st place.

Registration Deadline:

June 30, 2017

 Held in Lancaster, New York, our tournament is located 20 minutes east of Buffalo and just over 1 hour from Rochester. With 13 fields at one site (Lancaster High School), there's no need to travel to multiple field sites.

In 2016, we hosted over 120 teams from Western New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Southern New York, and Canada.  With competitive divisions and great fields and vendors, come join us for one of the best tournaments in Western New York. 

Tournament Schedule & Results

To view divisions and schedules, click below: 

2017 Tournament - Schedules & Results

2017 Tournament Rules


Who is eligible: Club and competitive Travel teams. Premier or all-star teams must be approved by the Tournament Director and must play in an older age bracket.

  • Team must be registered with their State or National organization.
  • Players must possess a current USYSA player pass or approved national pass.
  • A maximum of three (3) guest players is permitted.
  • Guest players must have an approved player pass at team check-in.
  • Following NYSWYSA rules, U08-U10 divisions are non-competitive.


  • FIFA and NYSWYSA laws are in effect except as amended below.
  • A 3-referee system will be used in all games except the U08-U10 divisions.
  • Copies of your roster will be held by the tournament committee so that player passes may be randomly checked against it during the tournament.
  • The players and roster verified prior to the tournament is your official tournament team.  Any player that has not been verified as part of your tournament team will be considered an illegal player.
  • Players may not be registered or play for more than ONE team during the tournament regardless of age, gender, or level of play.
  • The Field Marshals will perform random roster and player pass checks during the tournament.  At the start of each game, all players must have a valid pass to be eligible to play.
  • Teams identified as using an illegal (not registered to play on that team) player will be dismissed from the tournament and no refund (partial or full) will be issued.
  • When possible, both teams will occupy one side of the field with all spectators on the other side of the field.
  • The “Home Team” is responsible for a uniform color change in the event of uniform color conflict.
  • The “Home Team” will also be responsible for providing the game ball.
  • No spectators are allowed on the bench side of the field.
  • Coaches are responsible for the conduct of themselves, their assistants, players, and spectators.


  • U08-U10 - 14 per roster; 7 v 7 during game; Max of 3 guest players. Minimum of 3 games.
  • U11-U12 - 18 per roster; 9 v 9 game format; Max of 3 guest players. Minimum of 3 games.
  • U13-U16 - 22 per roster (only 18 can dress per game); 11 v 11 game format; Max of 3 guest players. Minimum of 3 games.
  • U17-U19 - 22 per roster (only 18 can dress per game); 11 v 11 game format; Max of 3 guest players. Minimum of 3 games.


  • Team registration and placement will be based your oldest rostered player's birth date.
  • This tournament will follow the NYSWYSA Age Matrix for team/player placement.
  • Please review the current age matrix on the tournament website.


  • Players are required to wear shin guards, and proper uniforms to coincide with FIFA, USSF, and NYSWYSA guidelines.  No jewelry shall be worn by any player during match play.


  • Three (3) officials per game will be used for all U11-U19 games; one (1) referee plus two (2) assistant referees.  One (1) official will be used for U08-U10 games.
  • The referee has sole jurisdiction over the game.
  • The offending team, regardless of score or time left, will forfeit any games abandoned by the referee due to conduct of any person (player, coach, spectator).
  • The forfeit scoring will follow the forfeit rules as stated in “Scoring”.
  • The Officials will record and report the score of all games (except U08-U10).  Scores will posted at the main tent and posted on our web site.
  • Red cards and sideline ejections will also be recorded.


  • All preliminary games will have NO OVERTIME and may end in a tie (see scoring section).
  • U11-U19 games will be 60 minutes (2 halves @ 30 minutes)
  • U08-U10 games will be 50 minutes (2 halves @ 25 minutes)
  • There will be a five minute interval between halves.
  • All U08-U10 games will end with penalty kicks regardless of the final score.  Five (5) players from each team will participate. This is purely for fun.


  • Scoring will not be recorded for all U08-U10 Divisions
  • Preliminary Round:
    • Win - 3 points
    • Tie - 1 point
    • Loss - 0 points
    • Shutout Win - Extra 1 point
    • Red Card - Minus (-) 1 point for each red card issued (from final points standing)


  • In the event of a tie in a group, the tiebreakers will be determined as follows:
    • Head to Head  (If 2 or more teams are tied proceed to the next tie breaker)
    • Most games won
    • Goal differential (maximum 3 goals per game)
    • Least goals against
    • Goals for, divided by goals against, ratio
    • FIFA penalty kicks
  • All divisions (except U08-U10) must have a winner.
  • In the case of a team that is considered a no show, forfeit or cancellation, a score of 3-0 (3 points) will be awarded to the winning team.
  • All championship games that end in a draw will have 2 overtime periods of 5 minutes each.  There will be a 2 minute break between the overtime periods.  If the game is still a draw after the overtime periods, penalty kicks per FIFA rules will be used to determine the CHAMPION and the Runner-up.


  • Unlimited substitutions are permitted at the start of the half, on either team's throw-in, preceding goal kicks, following the scoring of a goal, or following the injury of a player.
  • There is no limit on substitutions in the U08-U10 divisions.


  • Any player receiving two (2) yellow cards or a red card during match play will be asked to remove themselves from the field of play.  The player may not participate in his or her next tournament game.
  • A violent (hard) red card will warrant either a two game suspension or disqualification from further play in the tournament as determined by the Tournament Committee.
  • Any coach ejected will not participate in any remaining games for that team.
  • Any spectators asked to leave will be removed from all tournament sites for the duration of tournament.


  • Coaches and players must appear on the field, ready to play, regardless of weather conditions, unless advised by the tournament committee.
  • Only the referee or tournament committee may cancel or postpone a game due to weather.  In cases of inclement weather before the game, the tournament committee may reschedule games, change locations of games, delay it, or shorten the length of it.
  • It is the responsibility of each coach to check at the main tent periodically for any changes, at the end and the beginning of each day.
  • Every attempt will be made to contact each team based on the contact phone number given at registration.
  • Any rescheduled games that are missed will be recorded as a forfeit.


  • The Tournament Committee reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to the tournament, including interpretations of the rules and regulations.





  • Players may not be registered for or play for more than ONE team during the tournament regardless of age, gender or level of play.  Teams identified as breaking this rule will be dismissed from the tournament and no refund (partial or full) will be issued.
  • You will be contacted via e-mail regarding the tournament schedules and maps 1-2 weeks prior to the tournament date. The schedules and field map can be viewed under the tournament section of our website.
  • Rosters may not be changed after the tournament registration process has been completed.
  • Any team using a player either not validated or dual-rostered will forfeit all games.
  • In the U13-U19 divisions, you may roster 22 players, but only 18 players may dress for each game.


  • You must submit a copy of the liability release form (below) listing all of the players who will be participating in the tournament.  It must be e-mailed to us prior to the start of the tournament along with the roster.
  • Clubs that have their own completed medical consent forms/ manifests may use them as proof of consent.


  • All teams from outside the New York State area are required to submit an approved 'Permit to Travel' form.  You can apply for them within your area organizations.  Please contact your organizations governing body for more information. (may require 30 days to process, apply early).


  • The ONLY acceptable proof of age will be a VALID USSF, state, national, or provincial pass/book that includes the signature and photograph of the player.

During the tournament, coaches will need to have a valid player pass for all of the players listed on their roster.

REGISTRATION will be done prior to the tournament.  You will need to e-mail the following items to

  • A copy of your certified league roster (including jersey #'s and player ID's), with guest players added on.
  • Permission to travel form (if applicable).
  • Liability/Medical Release form. 

Tournament Advertising Information

Tournament Advertising Information: 

The following advertising information is available:

  • Advertising Sales Instructions - Statistics about the soccer club and the tournament along with basic instructions on collecting advertisements from local businesses. Each soccer family should have a copy of this page.
  • Advertising Guide (Page 1) - Cover letter to hand to potential advertisers with statistics about the soccer club and tournament, what advertising options are avialable, and prices. A copy should be presented to each potential advertiser.
  • Advertising Guide (Page 2) - A graphical representation of ad sizes and a sample field sign.
  • Advertising Guide (Page 3) - Advertising order form and receipt. For each advertiser, a copy of this form must be filled out unless submitting everything via email. In that case, provide the form information (contact info, AD size, soccer player receiving credit) in your email message.
  • Sample Page (Business card and 1/4 page ads)
  • Sample Page (Team Photo and personal ads)
  • Sample Page (1/4 page ads)
  • Team Advertising Tracking - Login Page

 Pay for Advertising (Paypal or Credit Card)


Note: When you click on one of the links listed below, the next page will show a login box for Paypal payments or you can pay by credit card using a link on the bottom left side of the page (near the credit card logos).

 Earn Money Toward Lancaster/Depew Soccer Programs 

Each player that collects over $200 in advertising will earn a credit toward future Lancaster/Depew Soccer Club programs. 

For every dollar over $200, that player will earn a 50% credit toward a Travel, House, or training program offered by the club. 

For example, Chris Ronaldo gets his company to buy a full-page AD and collects $250 in advertising. 

He earns a credit of $25 toward a future program: $250 - $200 = $50 x 50% = $25  

Questions, AD Submissions, Payments - Contact Information

 Gary Butcher
25 Plumb Creek Trail
Lancaster, NY 14086

Cell: (716) 628-3927

Hotel Information

Please contact: Cindy McLaughlin

Stovroff & Taylor Travel - 1127 Wehrle Drive, Buffalo, NY 14221 -  716-631-4022 x216 -

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (Lunch 1pm-2pm)

Rooms must be booked by 6/23 and space is limited so call now!

Courtyard Buffalo Airport

4243 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

The Courtyard® by Marriott Buffalo Airport provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. This Buffalo Airport hotel features our contemporary lobby with inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard™ . The highlight of our lobby experience is The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect.™ which provides guests with healthy food and beverage offerings in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. This hotel near downtown Buffalo is also conveniently located four miles from the Walden Galleria Mall. We offer complimentary Buffalo Airport shuttle service, a well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool. A 24-hour business center and boarding pass printing service is also available. Your stay at Courtyard® by Marriott Buffalo Airport is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before!

King bed with sofa bed pull out $149.00 per night plus tax

No Meals included.



Aloft Buffalo Airport

4219 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Designed for global travelers, Aloft Hotels offers comfortable loft-inspired rooms and a vibrant social scene, all in a modern tech-savvy environment.

In the savvy space of our wxyz(SM) bar, kick back with a signature cocktail, a cold draft beer, or our exclusive house wine. Nosh on an updated classic like grilled cheese and soup, Buffalo wings, Angus burgers, salmon sliders, and parmesan tilapia.

Start your day at refuel by Aloft(SM) with a made-to-order breakfast sandwich, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, cereal, pastry, or bagel. Drop by any time to choose from fresh salads, sandwiches, fruit, microwaveable meals, snacks, desserts, and drinks.

Live at Aloft Hotels- splash indoor pool, recharge(SM) gym, golf course nearby.

Aloft Double Queen Guest Room $147.00 per night plus tax

No Meals Included.



Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport

4600 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

If you plan on enjoying everything to see and do in the Buffalo area, our hotel's location is ideal. Eight miles from downtown and only a quarter-mile from the Buffalo - Niagara, NY Airport, our hotel is near attractions like First Niagara CenterRalph Wilson Stadium, the Buffalo Zoo, and ice skating at Holiday Twin Rinks. You can enjoy great shopping at the Walden Galleria Mall and downtown boutiques, as well as many great dining options. And if you want to see the mighty rush of Niagara Falls, our Buffalo area hotel's only 22 miles away.

The Holiday Inn® is one of the best Cheektowaga, NY hotels near the Buffalo Airport, and we offer free 24-hour shuttle service so you can always make it to your flight on time. We're near businesses like CalspanSonwil Business ParkDRS Tech, E & E, and Siemens, as well as the Lancaster Business District, and we have a business center, and meeting space for your use.

Make your plans today to enjoy the outdoor pool, indoor whirlpool, 24-hour fitness center and Max's Classic American Grill!

King bed with sofa bed pull out $124.00 per night plus tax

No Meals included.


Rooms must be booked by 6/23 and space is limited so call now!

Please contact: Cindy McLaughlin

Stovroff & Taylor Travel - 1127 Wehrle Drive, Buffalo, NY 14221 -  716-631-4022 x216 -

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (Lunch 1pm-2pm)


2016 Tournament - Schedules & Results

2016 Tournament - Schedules & Results