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NMDT – Invitational

Needham Invitational is one of the oldest, diverse and respected Memorial Day Tournaments in the country for premier and town teams. In our 47th year, we continue to receive club support due to our year-round devotion to developing the ultimate tournament experience for all levels of competition. We pride ourselves on hosting competitive games against teams you typically don’t play throughout the season, as we are NOT a club jamboree, we are a diverse tournament that saw over 90 different clubs in 2023. We are excited to offer the below 2024 experience for all teams who register for our invitational section of the Needham Memorial Day Tournament.

2024 Invitational Structure

  • Open to all competition levels for Boys & Girls (U11-U19)
  • Championship format with a 3-game guarantee (Group Play). Possibly play 4-5 games if the team advances to Championship Monday
  • Offer at least 4 divisional placements to encompass all competition levels.
  • 60-minute games
  • Sanctioned by US Youth Soccer

2024 Invitational Experience

  • Play on the BEST grass and artificial turf fields in Eastern Massachusetts including select games at Gillette Stadium
  • The only tournament in the Northeast to be sanctioned by the Professional Referee Organization; attracting the BEST referees from all over the globe including the US, Canada, France, and more. 
  • One of the most experienced staff in running a tournament
  • Top-class athletic trainers at every field for pre-game, in-game, and post-game care
  • We partner directly with top hotels (Marriott, IHG, Hilton, Hyatt, Sonesta) cutting out third-party services to create the lowest and most affordable nightly rates for our participants
  • Access to discounted tickets to the New England Revolution game, if they are playing over the weekend.

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