Mad Dog Mania
Showcase Tournament

Tournament Details

Age Groups:
U16 - 2008 and U17/U18 - 2007/2006 Boys & Girls - Premier and Club Level Teams

Gavin Park and Saratoga PBA Fields - Saratoga, New York
These venues are 4.2 miles away from each other.

Entry Fee:
$1375 for 4 Games (Two days)
No refunds will be given to teams withdrawing after acceptance.

All teams play four matches; two each day. Game scores are not recorded (this is a non-standing event). Therefore no awards are provided. The purpose of the Tournament is to provide quality matches and exposure of players to college coaches.

Game Length:
55 minute games

Roster Size:
18 player roster. The number of guest players is unlimited. All guest players must submit an approved roster that shows they are in good standing with their league.

Check-in Requirements:
Teams are required to check-in online by emailing all documents to All materials must be received no later than June 9th, 2024. The following materials are required:

  • Official League Approved Roster - Must also submit a copy of any guest player's Official Roster
  • A copy of Player Passes for all participating players
  • Travel Permission, if required
  • A signed Medical Release/Waiver Form for each participating player (we require use of our specific Tournament Waiver Form which players can print from our website)
Please put your Club Name, Age, Gender, and Team Name in the subject line of the email.
If more than one team from your club is participating, please send a separate email for each team.

Player Profiles:
All accepted teams are required to complete our online Tournament Team Profile Form which is used for the College Coach Binder. We also encourage teams to bring their own more detailed profiles for distribution at the tournament.

Game schedules are posted approximately one week prior to the tournament. In the event of an unavoidable last minute schedule change, the tournament website will be updated and all college coaches will be notified. Because all fields are in close proximity to each other, changes in the schedule rarely affect a college coach's ability to view a particular team or player.

Inclement Weather:
The Tournament Directors and Referee Coordinator will determine playing conditions. In the case of severe weather, the Tournament Directors have the sole authority to change, cancel or reschedule any game and/or its format. In this case, each coach must assume the responsibility of checking at the administration tent for reschedule information.

Tournament Cancellation:
A partial refund will be issued to teams, if the tournament is canceled in its entirety. No refunds will be issued once the tournament begins, even if some games are not able to be played or completed.

During the 2024 Mad Dog Mania Showcase, we will institute all state and local COVID-19 guidelines set forth for soccer competitions at that time. Due to the continual evolution of these recommendations, COVID safety procedures for participants, spectators and staff will be announced closer to the tournament date.

All out-of-area teams are required to reserve their housing through our official Tournament Housing Coordinator, Halpern Travel. Special rates have been negotiated for tournament participants at a select group of quality hotels, most within a half hour of the tournament site. If your team does not reserve its housing through Halpern Travel it will forfeit the team's eligibility to participate in the tournament.

Application and Acceptance:

An application is NOT reviewed for acceptance until the payment and printed application are received by mail, at the Tournament Headquarters.

Both the application and entry fee must be mailed no later than May 12th, 2024. Any team sending an application after this date will be put on a wait list for review.

We anticipate that the tournament will be full this year and some teams may be turned away. Submitting an application DOES NOT mean that your team will definitely be invited to participate. All teams will be notified of acceptance through email to the contacts listed on the application.

Applying early might give your team a slight advantage in the selection process, however many factors are considered and it is not an automatic guarantee of acceptance.