The Columbus Day Explorer Cup

Tournament Highlights

The 8th Annual Explorer Cup is a partnership with the Atlantic Premier League.  The tournament is available to all levels of boys and girls teams between the ages of U09 - U15

+Attending Clubs Social Media Guide

#APLExplorerCup Social Media

@ExplorerCup on Twitter

Follow the Explorer Cup on Facebook

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Important Dates

Registration Opens - March 14, 2019
Registration Deadline - September 6, 2019
Final Payment Received - September 8, 2019
Final Acceptance Posted - September 11, 2019
Final Flights Posted -  September 20, 2019
Pre-Order T-shirts Sales Open - September 18, 2019
Schedule Posted - October 1, 2019, 9PM

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Applied Teams
Schedule / Results
Team Check-In

To all Teams,

Thank you for applying the 8th Annual Explorer Cup.

CLICK HERE to book your housing.

To insure the quality of service provided during our tournament, APL Tournaments has appointed THS as the official Hospitality Service for all of our events.  All teams are mandated to book any hotel reservations through THS to insure their place in our tournaments.  Any teams that do not comply will be at risk of forfeiting their acceptance. 

By using THS as our booking service for the Explorer Cup, we are able to offer Cacncellation Insurance with the "Act of God" Clause.  This states "Should this event be cancelled for reasons beyond the Event Organizer's control (including weather), all outstanding reservation will be released at no charge to the participants.

We are looking forward to a great tournament and a smoother housing process!

Thank you,

APL Tournaments
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Permission to Host

Permission to Host - CLICK TO VIEW 

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Tournament Apparel

Fine Designs is the Official Event Apparel provider for The Explorer Cup.

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Want to vend or advertise as this event?  Please contact Alex Kulp for all details. 


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Social Media Guide

Social Media Guide for all clubs attending the Columbus Day Explorer Cup.

Club State Twitter Instagram Facebook
Continental FC PA ContinentalFC1 ContinentalFC Continental FC
Albertson SC NY socceralbertson albertsonsoccerclub  
Buckingham United SC PA   BUSC Soccer Buckingham United SC
Cherry Hill FC NJ Cherry Hill SC   Cherry Hill SC
Coventry SA PA coventrysoccer    
Delran FC NJ   Delran FC Delran Soccer Club
FC Europa PA      
Greater Chester Valley SA PA     GCVSA
Harleysville FC PA HarleysvilleFC   Harleysville FC
Harrison SC NJ     Harrison SC 
HMMS Eagle FC PA HMMSSoccerClub    
Lower Merion SC PA   lmacessoccer Lower Merion SC
Lehigh Valley United PA LVUnited lehighvalleyunited  
Main Line Soccer PA      
Methacton United SC PA Methacton United MethactonUnited Methacton United Soccer Club
Montgomery United SC PA     Montgomery United SC
Nether United PA NetherUnited   Nether United SC
PA Classics PA paclassics   PA Classics
Players Development Academy (PDA) NJ PDASoccer pdasoccer  
Penn Fusion SA PA PennFusion_SA pennfusion_sa Penn Fusion SA
Philadelphia SC PA PSCCoppa   Philadelphia SC
Pipeline SC MD PipelineSC pipelinesoccerclub Pipeline SC
Rage SC PA RageSoccerClub   Rage SC
Real New Jersey SC NJ   realnjsc Real NJ SC
Rose Tree SC PA RoseTreeSC   Rose Tree SC
Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) MD     SAC
Severna Park MD      
Southern Chester County SA PA SCCSAsoccer   SCCSA
Tredyffrin Easttown YSA (TEYSA) PA      
Ukrainian Nationals PA UkrainianNats Ukrainian_Nationals Ukrainian Nationals SC
United German Hungarians PA UnitedGHSoccer german_hungarians  
Vereinigung Erzgebirge PA VEClub   VE Soccer
Washington United NJ WashTwpSoccer   Washington Twp Soccer
West-Mont United SA PA westmontunited   West-Mont United SA
World Class FC NY WorldClassFC1 worldclassfc World Class FC
Falls Soccer Club PA     Falls Soccer Club


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Divisions & Fees
Boys & Girls Fees Length of Games
Under 9 / 10 (7v7) $600.00 2x25 minute halves
Under 11 / 12 (9v9) $795.00 2x30 minute halves
Under 13 / 14 $895.00 2x30 minute halves
Under 15 $925.00 2x30 minute halves
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Past Champions
Rules & Policies


U9/10 - 7v7 Rules

U11/12 - 9v9 Rules

Weather Policy:

In the event of inclement weather, APL Tournaments reserves the right to alter schedules, fields, and playing times, and/or cancel any or all games impacted by weather conditions to maintain safe play conditions and/or keep on time. There may be a portion of your registration fee refunded/credited if games are cancelled due to weather related conditions.

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If you are interested in being a referee at the Explorer Cup, please contact the referee assignor, John Campbell.

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Contact Information
Alex Kulp (Tournament Director) / 215.801.4726
John Hatt (Tournament Director) / 610.466.7100 x122
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