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The Elite Invitational was conceived as a get-together of a handful of selected teams, with only a few being from the Cincinnati area, and has become the"go-to" spring competition for teams.starting their Spring season.

The Elite Invitational's central communications vehicle is this web site. Teams will find all information about the tournament here.

All teams accepted into the tournament will be notified by e-mail and directed to this site to obtain the forms necessary for registration. NO ACCEPTANCE PACKETS WILL BE SENT.

The Elite Invitational Scoring Services Group will provide real-time scoring of all play during tournament weekend. By applying, your team agrees to permit the taking and posting of event photographs, including game action, as well as off-the-field human interest shots. If your team has concerns about the posting of game photos, please do not apply to this event.

  • When: April 13-14, 2024
  • Where: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Ages: Boys & Girls U8-U19
  • Deadline: Sunday, March 14, 2024

We will be utilizing online registration process only.  Please check the registration page for all necessary forms needed.


The Elite Soccer Invitational Tournament is open to teams that are registered to and affiliated with their state or national organizations which, in turn, are affiliated with FIFA. Applications are invited from teams that are duly registered with their State, Provincial, or National Associations. All teams and players accepted will have their rosters and players verified by their State, Provincial, or National Associations. Only approved players with player passes shall be allowed to play. The number of players on any one team shall be consistent with the maximum number allowed for that team's age group. Falsification of player registration forms, team rosters, player passes or other records used in the tournament shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including disbarment for the individual(s) involved and disqualification of the teams involved. All teams will determine the age of their players as of the most recently completed August 1st . Teams from outside of the United States must also conform to these guidelines.

A minimum of 3 games are guaranteed. All games will be played in accordance with FIFA Laws, except as modified by Tournament Rules. Tournament Rules are posted on this website and can be downloaded for print..

Age Groups
Girls and Boys U9 through U19.

U9-U10 will play 7v7
U11-U12 will play 9 v 9
U13-U19 will play 11 v 11

A USSF three-man referee system will be used to the maximum extent possible for all matches with emphasis on divisions U-10 and up.  USSF Registered referees, who are in good standing and who wish to referee, are encouraged to sign up via our website: http://www.gotsport.com/asp/officials/register.asp?EventID=149



Each player on the Championship and Runner-up teams will receive a custom tournament medallion. A team trophy will be presented to the Championship and Runner-up teams.

Tournament T-Shirts
Information will be coming in regards to apparel for the tournament.

Medical Releases
In compliance with the USYSA Youth Soccer Tournament/Games Hosting Agreement, it is mandatory that medical authorizations for each player be presented at Registration and retained at the field by the team. No player may play without a valid medical release under penalty of forfeiture of the game played in.  These medical release forms do not need to be notarized.

Tournament Application
The Cincinnati United Soccer Club utilizes online registrations for all of its tournaments including the Elite Invitational.

All Entry Fees must be postmarked by March 14th, 2024 to guarantee consideration. All late applications will be put on a wait list for review. Upon acceptance, the fee is non-refundable. If your team is accepted and later withdraws, the entry fee is non-refundable and sanctions will be placed against your team/club for future participation in Cincinnati United Events.

Payments Options: Check or Money Order Payments:
All Check or Money Order entries must be postmarked by March 14th, 2021 and should be made payable to the Cincinnati United Soccer Club. All entry fees received through check or money order are deposited immediately and refunded within 2 weeks of non-acceptance. Teams must include with your entry fee your teams “certificate of entry” or copy of e-mail entry confirmation. Payments should be mailed to Elite Soccer Invitational, C/O Joe Wuest, 8266 Beckett Station Dr, West Chester, OH 45069.

Entry Fees:
Travel Divisions:
$675 for U9-10 - 7v7 divisions

$725 for U10-12 - 9v9 divisions

$775 for U12-14 - 11v11 divisions

$825 for U15-19 - 11v11 divisions

Entry Fees should be mailed to:
Elite Soccer Invitational
c/o Joe Wuest
8266 Beckett Station Dr

West Chester, OH 45069

Participation is not final until acceptances are announced mid-March. Acceptances will be posted on the Tournament Website.

Please direct any questions you may have to our Tournament Director; Joe Wuest at 513-379-6770 or Email at joewuest106@gmail.com