The Columbus Day Explorer Cup

Tournament Highlights

The 9th 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

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Important Dates

Registration Opens - March 19, 2020
Registration Deadline - September 18, 2020
Final Payment Received - October 1, 2020
Final Acceptance Posted - September 22, 2020
Final Flights Posted -  September 23, 2020
Pre-Order T-shirts Sales Open - September 25, 2020
Schedule Posted - September 30, 2020, 9PM

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Applied Teams
Schedule / Results
Team Check-In

To all Teams,

Thank you for applying the 9th 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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Capelli Sports

APL Tournaments and Capelli Sport have partnered to have Capelli Sport be the Official and Exclusive Apparel and Equipment Supplier for the Explorer Cup.

For more information on Capelli products please visit

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Tournament Apparel

Want to vend or advertise at this event? Please contact Alex Kulp for more details. 



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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
COVID-19 Policy

For tournament COVID-19 rules, policies and procedures, please CLICK HERE.

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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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For preliminary fields please CLICK HERE.

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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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