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 Gulf Coast Invitational

February 7th-9th, 2025

The 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Invitational will be hosted on February 7th-9th, 2025 in Tampa, FL at the Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay.  With 15 fields, this event can host over 100 teams all at 1 complex!  In 2024, teams participated from Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, Virginia, and Canada.

 Tournament Director:

Ryan Morgan, ryan@smcsoccer.com, 804-443-7207

2025 - Fees - GCI
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Three Reasons To Play Here! 

Location, Facilities & Amenities

All games will be played at the Tournament SportsPlex of Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL.  State of the art facility with 15 bermuda grass fields. Plenty of hotels in the area and only 18 miles from Tampa International Airport


Club Discounts


The Gulf Coast Invitational offers discounts to clubs sending 10+ teams.  Contact ryan@smcsoccer.com to find out about this discount as well as other perks your club can receive.

Professional Event Operator

SMC has managed tournaments since 2013.  In 2024, SMC operated 50+ events in 10+ states.  SMC has the experience and expertise to provide your team with the quality event you are looking for.

What Makes This Event Unique

  • All games at 1 complex!
  • Top level fields: Tournament SportsPlex of Tampa Bay
  • U9-U19 1st and 2nd place awards
  • Athletic Trainers on site
  • Assigned by quality referee assignor
  • Vendors on-site for experience-driven elements
  • Experienced tournament management
  • Priority scheduling for coaches with 2 teams
  • Referee Fees Included in Entry Fee

SMC Soccer works closely with Pellucid Travel to source the best hotels and contract with a variety of hotels to fit all accommodations. Pellucid Travel requests to work with a wide variety of lodging partners in order to secure excellent rates for all of our teams.

Arrival Date: 2/7/2025
Departure Date: 2/9/2025

This SMC event has a Stay to Play policy for all attendees/groups in need of hotels. This is in order to ensure that the hotels, cities, and counties are assured that the discounts they offer are used.

Pellucid Travel works closely with our lodging partners to track team reservations, work to make sure that there are enough rooms, and secure excellent rates for all teams attending each event. They are committed to working with tournaments around the world to provide a high-quality travel and lodging experience that fits the individual needs of each team attending.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Pellucid Travel at info@PellucidTravel.com 

Tournament Fields

Tournament SportsPlex of Tampa Bay

9330 E Columbus Dr
Tampa, FL 33619

2025 Field Map - Coming Soon!

U9-U10: $525 before 12/1, $575 after 12/1
U11-U12: $625 before 12/1, $675 after 12/1
U13-U14: $725 before 12/1, $775 after 12/1
U15-U19: $775 before 12/1, $825 after 12/1
Click here to register! 
Registration is through the new GotSport system.
Early Registration Deadline – 12/1
Registration Deadline – 1/13
No, you do not have to pay right when you register. At the end of the registration, you will have the option to pay by credit card or pay by check.
If you need time to collect money from your parents, choose to pay by check to reserve your spot and pay later. All payments must be completed by 1/20 to ensure your spot in this event.

Please make checks payable to Soccer Management Company and send to:

Soccer Management Company
ATTN: Gulf Coast Invitational
112 Midpoint Drive Unit A5
Mineral, VA 23117

U9-U19 Boys and Girls teams

Brackets will be released on 1/22. Schedules will be released on 1/28.
*dates subject to change

Team Check-In is completed ONLINE. The deadline to complete online check-in is 1/29. Click here

We're always on the lookout for qualified and reliable referee assistance. Contact Berk Gumus for more information! berk.gumus@hotmail.com813-730-2434

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