2017 Tampa Bay Labor Day Tournament at Lakewood Ranch

September 1 - 4, 2017

8/14/17:  The Registration Deadline of August 13, 2017 has passed but registration remains open as divisions and flights are being organized.  Teams that apply after August 13 will incur a $50.00 late fee.  Questions, please email the tournament at tournaments@chargerssoccer.com.   


The 2017 Tampa Bay Labor Day Tournament will continue to be played at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, with all games played at one facility.  Premier Sports Campus is a full-time sports complex and boasts of 28+ professional size fields, all with Celebration Turf (120x75) and over 40 acres of parking, plus over the last couple of years, the developers of this beautiful complex have continued to invest in lights on 10 fields; increased number of lanes at the fields entrance and exit; and added drainage to parking areas making the tournament experience at these fields wonderful.  The Premier Sports Campus is just minutes from restaurants, hotels, entertainment, and the beautiful beaches of Sarasota and Manatee!  Click here for a list of Applied Teams.

Hosted by the Chargers Soccer Club, the Tampa Bay Labor Day Tournament will provide teams with a great experience to kick off the 2017-2018 season: 

  • 9U - 19U Boys & Girls Teams
  • 9U - 12U brackets will be non-heading
  • Plus, a special 9U Future Stars Division for U8 teams
  • Largest soccer complex in the Florida, quality fields, all games at one site
  • Flights to ensure proper placement of teams:  Showcase (15U+), Gold, Silver, & Bronze
  • Gotsoccer Tournament - GOLD Tournament
  • Expecting 250+ teams.
  • Group Play is played Saturday & Sunday with Finals on Monday.
  • Gatorade & water hydration stations are all fields
  • 30+ Pristine Celebration Turf fields (10+ lighted fields)
  • 40+ Acres of parking space
  • No admissions or parking fees - ALL FREE
  • Minutes from hotels, restaurants, golf, attractions, and the beautiful beaches of Manatee and Sarasota
  • Top awards for champions & finalists  
  • FYSA Sanctioned Tournament  


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Download the official Thanksgiving Cup APP for Schedules, Results & More!


The Thanksgiving Cup is a proud to partner with HBC Event Travel Services, a travel/booking agency with a nationwide reputation for excellence in managing travel and hotels for sports events. HBC Event Travel Services provides an easy way for teams to book hotel rooms with our partnered hotels at the best possible rates. The hotel rates are either the same or lower than the standard published rate and usually includes breakfast. HBC Event Travel Services guarantees that if the tournament is canceled due to weather, teams will not be charged for any cancellation penalties than a team may otherwise have been subject to if you made your reservation elsewhere. This guarantee does not include hotel reservations made after the hotel cut off dates. HBC provides teams with excellent service and booking assistance to ensure for an enjoyable stay in Clearwater and participation in the the Thanksgiving Cup.

Hotel Reservation Link (Official Hotels)

This is a STAY-TO-PLAY tournament. All non-commuting teams (out of the area) participating in the tournament MUST (as a condition of acceptance) make all hotel accommodation booking through HBC Event Travel Services. To ensure proper booking and coordination do not call the hotels directly. Please call HBC Event Travel Services at 505-346-0522 with any questions, to secure a block of rooms, and/or if your team has any special hotel requests.


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Tournament Athletic Trainers & Medical Staff

AllSports Medicine program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

The AllSports Medicine program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is a tournament partner of the Thanksgiving Soccer Cup and is providing the medical and trainer staff for the weekend.  For pre-game tapings, please look for the medical tents.  If medical assistance is needed for an injury please notify the closest quad tent.

AllSports Medicine is a comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent sports medicine and is the only sports medicine program in the Tampa Bay area focused solely on the care of young athletes. Our pediatric specialty services, including orthopedics, emergency medicine, radiology, neurosurgery, nutrition, cardiology and sports rehab, are available to patients as needed, according to the type of injury and the specific needs of each patient.

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