Featured Venue Friday: Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park

Located only 20 miles southwest of Baltimore’s iconic and historic Inner Harbor, the Bob Lucido Fields at Covenant Park offer an abundance of perfectly maintained fields for your next soccer event. Continue reading

TEAM Maryland Tuesday: Howard County

Referred to as “the green in between”, Howard County offers an abundance of parks, lakes, nature centers and other outdoor tourist attractions, reeling in the Charm City residents to explore the land just 20 minutes west of downtown Baltimore. Continue reading

Maryland’s Own Monday: Elite Tournaments

Based out of Howard County, Elite Tournaments goes above and beyond simply setting the stage for youth soccer players to slide tackle, shoot and score. Elite Tournaments works to provide professionalism to youth and adult sporting events through organizational efficiency, specialized management, and operational proficiency. Continue reading

Another Exciting Weekend for Elite Tournaments

Every year the SAC Columbia Invitational Memorial Day Tournament has grown in size and numbers, and this year was no exception.  Reaching its largest numbers to date, the tournament reached the peak of what can be supported without expanding into other facilities and counties.  According to Matt Libber, the VP of Operations and Business Development, “the tournament is currently spread over 4 counties in Maryland with over 1,000 games played in 16 different locations on 54 fields.”

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Meet one of the Rising Companies in Sports: Elite Tournaments

On any given spring weekend you can head to one of the numerous fields across the state of and see one of the many soccer tournaments that brings athletes Elite Tournamentsfrom all over the United States to Maryland. Maryland hosts some of the biggest and best soccer tournaments in the country. Behind these tournaments is a great company, Elite Tournaments. Over the past 14 years Elite Tournaments has put on countless quality soccer tournaments and have become one of the premier tournament management companies in the country.

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The British Invasion…

On Saturday two English Premier League teams took to the pitch at M&T Bank Stadium. The crowd of approx. 43,000 witnessed the first time two EPL teams have played one another on US soil – Tottenham FC v. Liverpool FC. The bluegrass pitch looked remarkable considering the hot and steamy weather. The two clubs were outfitted in their new kits Tottenham FC in Under Armour and Liverpool FC in Warrior.

British Deputy Ambassador Phillip Barton & Terry Hasseltine, Director of the Maryland Office of Sports

Off the field most fans arrived sporting their red and white jerseys singing their favorite club’s hems and chants. I however had the good fortune to meet both the clubs management teams and present a small gift to them. In addition, I was fortunate to also present a gift to British Deputy Ambassador Phillip Barton. The two clubs couldn’t have been more excited about the reception they received by the City of Baltimore, the Ravens, the fans and the State of Maryland. At the end of the day, we met our goal: provide a world class experience for the fans and clubs, even though the match played to a tie. Job well done!

The British invasion isn’t over as Tottenham FC is spearheading a clinic and camp as well as tournament this week at Covenant Park (Howard County) in partnership with SAC and Elite Tournaments.

The match might be over on the pitch here in Baltimore, Maryland, but the relationships formed will be beneficial for years to come.

Cheers!