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Registration opens in March

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The Wallingford Invitational Soccer Tournament is proud to announce the 36th  Annual TWIST.  We invite all teams affiliated with the USYSA/USSF/US SOCCER and their local associations, throughout the United States to join us on August 21 & 22, 2021

Tournament Format:

  • Boys & Girls
  • Two Competition Levels:
    • Premier
    • Town/Classic
  • 9 Age Divisions
    • Click here for detailed listing of  TWIST 2021 Age Divisions
      • Age eligibility is based on the USYSA age groupings described below and on our approved USYSA Application to Host Tournament form.
      • Connecticut does not change age groups until September 1.
  • Games:
    • U11-U19 teams: 
      • minimum of 3 games
      • U11 & U12: 9 v 9, small sided 
      • U13-U19:  11 v 11
      • Three USSF certified Referees will be scheduled for all full-sided games. In accordance with USSF rule 1203, only USSF registered referees will be used.  
    • U9 & U10 :
      • 4 games
      • 7 v 7
  •  Awards:
    • U11 – U19 first and second place teams in both divisions will receive individual awards in the U-11 age groups and older.
    • U9 & U10 will receive participation awards.

Player Eligibility & Rosters: 

  • Teams must play in the division of their oldest player.
  • A team or player may play in a division older than their normal age group but not younger.
  • No player may be registered on more than one team participating in the tournament.
  • All rosters will be frozen at Registration on Friday, August 20, 2021
  • For more information on the rules for Rosters, please refer to Rule II or TWIST Rules document or click here.
  • All teams shall be required to have a current USYSA player pass (U-11 and up), or the appropriate national association pass.
  • A medical release form must be present for each player when registering your team on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Entrance Fees, Payment, Application & Team Acceptance:

  • Fees
    • U11 – U19:  $575.00
    • U9 & U10:   $475.00

Save $50.00 if you register by June 30th

  • A check or money order payable to “TWIST / WYSL” for the total amount must be submitted within 10 days of your on-line application submission
  • Payment by credit card is available.
  • Your entry fee will be refunded only if your team is not accepted into the tournament.
  • If your team withdraws for any reason after you have been accepted, you will forfeit the entire entry fee.
  • A performance bond is not required
  • Application:
    • Each team must complete the TWIST application (click here for application)
    • The entry deadline is July 31, 2021
  • Team Acceptance:
    • Each age group/division is limited to a maximum of 16 teams
      • Apply as early as possible, acceptance will be on a first come basis
    • All teams that are accepted will be posted on the website by August 16, 2021 (after 7:00 pm)
    • Teams accepted from outside Region 1, must follow USYSA procedures, except New Jersey they must furnish a “Permission to Travel” form.

All information regarding TWIST can be found on this website.

Over 90 teams participated in TWIST 2019 and we are particularly pleased with the thoroughly positive reaction from all involved.