Needham Invitational (for birth year age teams) is one of the oldest, diverse and highest ranked Memorial Day Tournaments in the country for premier and town teams. Our clubs/teams have recently come from MA, CT, NH, ME, VT, NY, NJ, FL, and Canada. These games are played on premier artificial turf and grass fields spread throughout the Needham Area, all relatively close to Boston, MA.
Every team will play at least three games barring potential weather. We do our best to rank and adequately put together even brackets to ensure competitive games. All Invitational games are played with three referees and in order to make our invitational one of the best you will find we have our games refereed by some of the top USSF registered referees in the country and from around the world. Overall the Needham Invitational creates a fun and competitive atmosphere for all age groups to experience.
What Teams Are Saying About the Needham Invitational
“I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate you and your organizing team on a great job. Our team travels every month to participate in a tournament and we have never been in a tournament that is so well organized, friendly staff, great fields, and a very high competition level. This is the most competitive competition we have ever been at for a tournament. We are already planning our return along with more of our club teams for the 2018 edition. Keep up the great work.”
– Rui Sousa, Coach at Saint Laurent Soccer Club Canada
“Thanks again for another great year. My teams had a wonderful time and the facilities were tremendous as usual. We were sending photos back home to the teams that stayed local and they regretted their decisions!-
– Francesco Notaristefano, Coach at New Rochelle FC
“On behalf of the CFC Real, thank you very much! We had a great time both on and off the field, and although we did not live up to our own expectations on the field, we were all very impressed with the field locations, scheduling, timing, competition and… refereeing. All was great, so again, thank you very much. We all look forward to coming down again next year.”
– Steven Carneiro, CFC Real Owner
“ I can’t thank you enough for our conversation and will continue to commit teams to your tournament in the future. It is a top notch tournament that I would recommend to all in the Western NY area.”
– Jesse Myers, Director of Competitive Soccer at Lakefront Soccer club
“The NMDT meets our needs more so than any other tournament we could find at home in England or further afield in Europe. Excellent support from the Tournament Directors has enabled us to come back year after year since 2009. Our boys are amazed at the sheer scale and size of the Tournament and love competing against teams from ‘across the pond’. Their experiences will last a lifetime. I cannot recommend it highly enough and hope to be back once again in 2018.”
– Richard Jones, Athletic Director, Codsall High School, UK