The Midwest Mother’s Day Classic of 2019 reached a record number of 449 teams including competition from 7 states. The Midwest Mother’s Day Classic offers up to six levels of play ensuring that every team finds itself matched against similar competition. In addition to providing excellent competition, this tournament is formatted to be particularly family friendly.
The tournament will be hosted at the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex, where siblings can enjoy the multiple playgrounds, the skate park, or the tennis courts. Mothers will be honored on Sunday, when each player will be given a flower to present to their mother.
The 2020 Midwest Mother’s Day Classic will be held at:
SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex & Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex.
Team Check in will be held from 3:30 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday May 10th, 2020 at the “Steve D. Scheels” Training Center. The “Steve D. Scheels” Training Center is located in the northwest corner of the second floor of the SCHEELS store.The address is:
Teams will be required to provide the following:
**Please be aware that US Club Soccer and USSSA do not issue travel permits, these are only required for US Youth Soccer affiliated teams.
Please take the time to make sure that you have all of the above documentation available when checking in. If any paperwork is missing, then it must be provided by one hour prior to the first game. No player may be added to a team once that team’s first game has started. No player may play on more than one team in the tournament.
Any out of town teams that are unable to check in on Friday evening may check their teams in up to one hour before their first game on Saturday. Staff will be available to check teams in at the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and Olathe Soccer Complex from 6:00 AM onwards on Saturday morning.
Arranging player cards and medical release forms in alphabetical order will really help to expedite the check in process.
This is a Stay and Play Tournament
The Stay and Play policy applies to all tournaments held at Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex. The policy states that in order to participate in a tournament event all out of town teams are required to book hotel rooms in one of several tournament-approved hotels located in Overland Park or Olathe.
All out of town teams must book hotel rooms through GCI Travel or they will not be allowed to participate in the tournament.
WHY DO YOU HAVE A STAY AND PLAY POLICY?
We are fortunate to have multi-million dollar world class soccer facilities that were built and funded with hotel, entertainment and economic tax incentives. As the soccer users, for the cities and developers to invest in and build these world class complexes, we agreed to contracts with the complexes and/or cities requiring Stay and Play for all out of town teams. One of the main reasons cities build world class soccer complexes like ours is because of the positive economic impact they have on their area. A big driver of economic impact is hotel nights.