I88 Challenge on Track to Max Out Early
After hosting a record number of teams in 2016, the 2017 I88 Challenge, is on track to break last year’s record. Tournament officials are confident another application record will be set. To date, applications are over 80% higher than last year at this time. All age groups are expected to be filled before the April 12th entry deadline. As of the publication date of this article no age groups are closed out but many are close.
"I am not looking to host 200 teams" says Tournament Director, Brett Buzzy. However, "it is gratifying to see so many applications - it leads me to believe we are doing something right." Despite the record number of applications "we will not accept more teams then we can comfortably accommodate. Our goal is create a positive soccer experience for the players, coaches and spectators" added Buzzy.
The tournament, in its 5th year, is held at the beautiful Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta, NY.
Event Dates Set for 2017
The Oneonta Soccer Club has announced dates for The 5th Annual I88 Challenge Youth Soccer Tournament. The spring 2017 tournament will be held the weekend of April 29th & 30th at the beautiful Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta, NY. While it is a two day event teams participate only on one of the two days, based on age.
Team registration opens on Monday, November 21st. Do not delay in applying and risk missing this great soccer experience. Last year 23 teams applications were unable to be accepted.
The Oneonta Soccer Club (OSC), host of the I88 Challenge, was founded in 1978. It’s mission to “develop area youth through the sport of soccer” is advanced by hosting this annual tournament. The OSC administers a number of recreational and travel soccer programs and events for its members throughout the year. In addition, to these programs the OSC also manages the beautiful Wright National Soccer Campus.Visit Oneonta Soccer Club