Adult and youth games:
Our area hosts four annual soccer tournaments. There is no deadline to apply! All our tournaments are first-come, first-served until the divisions are filled. The first tournament of the summer is on the second weekend of August: it’s the Adult Women’s Abalone Cup, which is no longer being run by Tess. It is now being hosted by the Soroptimists of Fort Bragg and director Lorraine Murphy. It is a tournament for women and girls HS through over 50. This tournament has divisions for women Open and Rec A/B women’s to over 30/40/50 divisions.
The second tournament of the season is the Skunk Classic. Starting in 2015, Tess has handed over the reigns to the Coast Youth Soccer League. This tournament has run annually since 1996. This tournament is named after the famous Skunk Train, which is a local tourist attraction. This tournament is held next year on the third weekend of August in weather that is perfect for soccer: never hot and usually blue skies. It is limited to 82 teams of girls and boys U9-19. Age pure requests will be honored if there are enough teams, otherwise they will be seeded into a 2-year age group matched as close as possible by birthdates.
On Labor Day weekend we have the coed adult Coast Cup, plus a concurrent HS girls soccer jamboree. Labor Day weekend is a big event in Fort Bragg, with craft fairs, Paul Bunyan Days events, a parade and other fun things. Tess is now the tournament director to raise funds for the Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District. It was the oldest soccer tournament on the Mendocino Coast. Age groups are open, over 30,35,40,45, and 50. Over 40 and up will play 8v8. All the others are the normal 11v11.
The final tournament of the season is at the end of October; the Skunk II (Indian Summer) Spookfest. The weather in October can be quite warm, and the ocean views and air are spectacular in fall. Lodging is off-season and more affordable/available than summer. It is limited to 64 teams of girls and boys U9-19. Age pure requests will be honored if there are enough teams, otherwise they will be seeded into a 2-year age group matched as close as possible by birthdates.