Manhattan Invitational

Soccer Tournament

April 6th - 8th, 2018   /   Frank Anneberg Park, Manhattan, KS

Manhattan Invitational Soccer Tournament

The Manhattan Invitational Soccer Tournament is CANCELLED!

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Once again the Midwest weather continues to be unpredictable and challenging. As I’m sure you can appreciate we have dedicated a lot of time, resources and finances into preparing for the 2018 MANHATTAN INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT. The severer cold weather conditions predicted over the weekend has unfortunately forced us to cancel the event, the wind-chill on Saturday morning will be in the low teens!!

As an event organization, it is important for GSI Sports and PUMA KFC MHK to provide a top quality experience for all involved. The playing conditions along with the weather forecasted for the weekend would not be conducive to producing a positive experience for the players, families and the coaches. We also have to be concerned with the safety of our traveling teams from the surrounding states.

Our tournament refund policy calls for us to keep $150 of the registration fee in case of cancellation. We have, however, decided to only keep $75.00 of the entry fee to help cover some of the administrative fees. We will also give everyone a $150.00 discount to play the Nutmeg Tournament on May 4-6 next year’s MIT event! (Use MIT2018 to get the discount)

We will begin processing the refunds early next week. If you paid via credit card, we will refund the full amount online, and it will show as a refund from HTGSports within 2 or 3 days. Teams who paid via check will be refunded by GSI Sports. Checks will be sent to the team representative who completed the online registration process.

Finally, GCI Team Travel will cancel all rooms which was booked for this event, if your team booked hotel room on your own please contact them ASAP, some may have a 48 hour cancellation policy!

GSI and PUMA FC MHK appreciates your support and apologize for the cancellation but I’m sure you realize this is not something we want to do, but it is rather something that is out of our control. We hope to see you soon in an upcoming GSI event.

Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!

GSI Sports is proud to host the 4th Annual MIT in Manhattan, Kansas at the Frank Anneberg Park which boasts beautiful natural grass fields and brand new turf fields!

The MIT was specifically started for Division 2 through 10 boys (Gold, Silver & Bronze) and girls teams but is now open to ALL teams! This is a must attend spring tournament for all competitive, lower level premier and recreational teams.

This tournament is attentive to appropriately bracketing teams at this level to ensure games will be competitive and challenging for all. The MIT is the perfect out of town tournament for a weekend of good soccer and family fun in exciting Manhattan, Kansas.

The Manhattan Invitational Tournament (MIT): Live It and Love It this April in the Little Apple!

Huw Savage
GSI Tournament Director
913.660.7763 - phone
913.451.2141 - fax
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To All Referees

You must fill out a W9 form and email it back before the tournament starts. All certified referees interested in officiating in this tournament should email Ed Becker.

Tournament Key Benefits

Special Note

  • This tournament has been designed to specifically cater to Division 1 – 10 and recreational teams with an official state roster.
  • Teams must submit their League and tournament information and results for the 2017 Fall Season when they sign up to play at the MIT.
  • Teams from Topeka, Hays, Columbia, Jefferson City, Emporia, Salina etc. who play in smaller leagues (only one or two divisions) can play at this tournament if they can prove they are NOT a top premier team and don't compete at a higher level in other local tournaments.
  • Our mission for this tournament is to provide all teams with a similar level of competition, please call us if you have any questions on which division your team belong in.

Hotel Reservations

GSI has established the following procedure
regarding tournament hotel reservations

  • A condition of acceptance requires every “out of town” team to utilize one of the sanctioned hotels and book the rooms through Global Connections Inc. (GCI) using their online request system at Global Connections has worked closely with the local hotels and has secured the best rates possible for this event. Outstanding properties will be available at affordable prices. Various options will also be available to satisfy team needs and all budgetary considerations.
  • A team failing to utilize Global Connections will not be permitted to participate in the tournament.
  • ALL teams traveling to participate in the tournament can designate a team representative to make the entire team’s request, or team members may do their own individually online at GCI has secured tournament room blocks at reduced rates from a wide range of hotels to suit the needs of all participating teams. A list of the hotels can be found online for this specific tournament.
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What Teams Are Saying

  • I wanted to follow up with you to say just how great of an experience our team had at the inaugural Manhattan Invitational Tournament. The tournament was well organized and the competition level was a perfect match. It was clear to our parents that you and the GSI Sports staff put in a lot of time and energy to give the players a great experience. This was our first out of town tournament and thanks to your hard work and dedication to the game, our team is hooked! And we can't wait to play in our next GSI Sports tournament.

    On behalf of all of our players and parents, thank you for a job well done.

    Jason D Freebird SC Skyhawks

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