MIAMI SOUTH BEACH CLASSIC JANUARY 25/26, 2008
December 18, 2007-- Don't let the cold stop you from playing soccer this winter! Join us in Miami South Beach for a weekend of sun, soccer, sand and glorious nightlife. and if you don't have a team -don't worry! We have plenty of freelancers coming on down, so we are putting together a few house teams. Hotels are just one block from the Ocean, fields are lush Bermuda grass, and nightlife is spectacular. And if you bring a team of 6, the organizer goes half price! More Info
WANT TO TRAVEL TO A SUN TOURNAMENT BUT YOUR TEAM CAN'T MAKE IT?
December 18, 2007-- We know it's hard for everyone's schedules to match for a Soccer Resort weekend- so until everyone can make it, why don't you join us with a friend or two, or even by yourself. We have a new online system where we can connect you with a team, so if your team can't make it we can find one for you!
Our solo specialist Jonathan can connect you up easily. Just pick a tournament, click "enter tournament" and the rest is easy -the only difficult thing is picking a location -Vegas, San Diego, Costa Rica, London, Dublin, Iceland, Montreal....! More Info
TOURNAMENT VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
December 18, 2007-- Soccer Resort is adding more tournaments every year, from 12 tournaments last year to 28 this year! We have great destinations from New York to California, Florida to Las Vegas, Ireland, London, Iceland, Costa Rica and More! Check out Video Highlights from 2007 on YouTube!
SOCCER RESORT COMMERCIAL ON SETANTA AND FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
December 18, 2007-- If you haven't already, check out the Soccer Resort Commercial that is being broadcast on the Setanta Soccer Channel! And if your flying anywhere this Fall, make sure you fly with Jetblue -the only airline in the United States showing Premiership games on Setanta every Saturday. You could say we consider them America's Soccer Airline. And if your not near a TV, you can watch the games through Setanta's Online Broadband video channel! -the solution to your work/ soccer woes!
SOCCER RESORT MIAMI DEADLINE APPROACHES DEC 1
November 21, 2007 -- It's one of the busiest weekends of the year, and home of the first ever Soccer Resort tournament in January 2003. Team captains need to register by December 1, and all deposits need to be in by December 1 to qualify for the early bird deposits. Hotel by the beach, Happy Hours galore, breakfast included, tournament on great grass fields, and so much more. It's an experience you'll never forget. Check out the fields and See video from 2007 here
SOCCER RESORT VEGAS HOLIDAY CLASSIC IS NEXT
November 20, 2007 -- Soccer Resort Las Vegas Holiday Classic is almost upon us. Teams are being emailed their weekend itineraries as we speak. Teams are joining us from Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and of course we'll also be joined by our local friends in Las Vegas!
SOCCER RESORT OC TOURNAMENT ENDS
November 18 2007 - The inaugural Soccer Resort OC Cup has closed with the story of the Fall, the BellFlower Ballers who won the Las Vegas August Cool Evening Classic, as well as the Home Depot Center, not to mention the OC Cup last weekend. Champions also included Team Luke, Old School who also won the Home Depot Cup, and the COSMOS. But what about the Ballers, and Old School - repeat Champions!!
SOCCER RESORT IN LONDON
November, 12, 2007 - Soccer Resort has returned from Europe with a successful tournament in London at the Wembley Goals Football Center. The Divisions were won by teams from the Wembley area, and an expatriate Australian team, the London Socceroos. As part of our UK Prizes, both teams are expected to be seen at our USA tournaments in 2008. Stay tuned for more London news!
SOCCER RESORT IN EUROPE
November, 9, 2007 - Soccer Resort has just completed our weekend in Iceland with Liverpool and Manchester United stars of the 1990's like Clayton Blackmore and Mark Walters. A good weekend was had by all with some legendary Icelandic hospitality. Now, it's onwards to London for our tournament, with some Arsenal players of the 1990's and some celebrities like Tommy Gee of UK show, Groundforce. Soccer, or should I say, Football is everywhere - the way life should be!
SOCCER RESORT SETANTA OC CUP PROCEEDS GO
TO RED CROSS
November 2, 2007 - The Soccer Resort Setanta OC cup proceeds will now go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to aid and support the recent Southern California Wildfires. Join us on November 17, as we help those greatly affected to get back on their feet. We've teamed up with some of the SoCal red Cross branches to help San Diego and greater L.A. residents- More here
TEAM ORGANIZERS GO HALF PRICE THIS WINTER
October 26, 2007 -- Are you travelling as a team to Miami, Costa Rica, San Diego, or Las Vegas this winter? Well - have we got news to you - bring six players, and as team organizer, you get a half price hotel and tournament package. This is our "thank-you" to the hard work that team organizers all do in coralling their players for tournaments (who else thanks you really?). This is based on bringing your team, and the two to a room rate (Sa-weeet). Nobody looks after you, like us eh! Just book online, and we'll automatically add in the discount for you. Do you want this discount to continue? If you do, tell your friends - the more people that come, the more likely we'll keep it going in the summer!
WINTER CALENDAR IS IN: MIAMI, COSTA RICA, SAN DIEGO, LAS VEGAS
October 25, 2007 - The Soccer Resort Winter/Spring Calendar is online now. Great tournament locations like Miami, Las Vegas, Costa Rica and many more, take your team on tour with the Soccer Resort. Miami packages include happy hours, parties, breakfasts, buses to and from the tournament, as well as all your tournament fees! Soccer Resort only uses the best fields and quality hotels. Get out of the winter cold and book your tournament in the sun today!
SOCCER RESORT GOES CELEBRITY IN LOS ANGELES
October 23, 2007: The video footage from Soccer Resort Home Depot Classic tournament at the David Becham Academy in Los Angeles on October 6 has arrived starring none other than T.V. star Anthony LaPaglia, best known for his role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the TV series Without a Trace (a role that won him a Golden Globe award!).
Joining him is was the rest of the Hollywood United including Vivian Patrick Campbell (legendary rock band Def Leppard) and former Scottish International Richard Gough. LaPaglia was a former Goalie in the Australian National Soccer League playing for Adelaide City and West Adelaide and is currently part owner of A-League club Sydney FC. See video highlights here including footage of Anthony LaPaglia in nets!
VEGAS ON THE CHEAP FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
October 24, 2007: Join us in Las Vegas for a cheap soccer weekend November 30/December 1. Soccer Resort’s second annual Holiday Classic in Sin City, our eighth time back in Las Vegas, and we’re putting together some house teams, so if you are travelling alone or coming with a friend, you can register online. And remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless someone gets you on video and puts it on YouTube like our Vegas tournament in August! See our Vegas tournament video highlights from August (coming Friday afternoon).
SOCCER RESORT GOES CELEBRITY AGAIN
(this time in London and Iceland!)
And we’ll have more celebrities joining us in the coming weeks, in London! Posh and Becks are still in California but if you play in the over 30's division you might play against Perry Groves and the Arsenal Old Boys celebrity team from the 1980's, as well as a few celebrities. We’re waiting on the final roster for the team, but their usual players include players like Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet, Mark Ramprakash, Ralph Littles of the Royale Family, Tommy Walsh from Ground Force, Robbie Gee from Snatch and more!
And then joining us in Iceland are Mark Walters formerly of Liverpool and Clayton Blackmore formerly of Manchester United. Soccer Resort relies on it's players to keep our feet firmly on the ground.
BACK IN LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER 17
October 23, 2007 - Soccer Resort is back on the celebrity trail in Los Angeles next month again, for the Orange County Classic. In the meantime, our thoughts go out to all, and hope for a speedy end to the spate of fires that are ravaging the region. For more info on the Orange County tournament visit http://www.soccerresort.com/tournamentDetails.aspx?id=1038
2008 CALENDAR TAKES SHAPE
October 22, 2007 - Soccer Resort is now giving you more advance notice of our tournaments in 2008, from HawaiiLas Vegas to Dublin, London, and all the usual suspects. We’re expanding again in 2008, and now claim to be the widest and largest network of Adult soccer tournaments in North America. There will be more tournaments added in the coming weeks! and
SOCCER RESORT AND SETANTA
October 21, 2007 - Soccer Resort and Setanta have teamed up across the United States and Canada, with some footage of our tournaments arriving on your Setanta screens in 2008. Starting in December at the Soccer Resort Setanta Bay Area Classic on December 8th, Bring your video cameras to the tournament and upload your footage of your amazing goal on to YouTube and your footage could be used in a Soccer Resort commercial on the Setanta TV Channel. Setanta of course, bring you the English Premiership and Champions League in the U.S., and Canada, as well as PPV games online (if you’re stuck at work!).
MORE WHINE PLEASE
October 20, 2007 - Whining on the field, Wining off it – Soccer Resort just had the first ever Wine and Soccer weekend in Sonoma, California. Even with the occasional player showing up the game with purple teeth and a bottle of “grape Gatorade” it was a success! We had some great wine tasting events at Paradise Ridge Winery, and we also had some great cases of high quality Pino wine prizes from our helpful sponsor, Terlato Wines International. This was a test run for us, and based on the response from people, we plan on putting on another Wine and Soccer weekend in Sonoma in June/July 2008 with plenty of advance notice fory'all this time! Stay tuned for news on that
FOR OUR UK AND IRISH CUSTOMERS
October 19, 2007: Local Phone numbers in Ireland and the UK – taking advantage of the latest technologies, Soccer Resort now has a local phone number for our Irish and British numbers. You can call us here at http://www.soccerresort.com/contactus.aspx
September 10 Update: Niall writes:
We're proud to announce that our Wine and Soccer weekend is now live on the site. It will take place in Sonoma County on October 20 - as it's short notice, we've put some cheap prices up there for hotel and tournament to encourage you to join our tournament, wine tours and wine parties, before and after the tournament. Winning teams will get many prizes, including wine surprises!
September 9 Update: Niall writes:
"Our Los Angeles tournament is taking shape - it looks like we'll have some Hollywood celebrities joining us, as well as a high end watch company to give away some prizes. We'll likely also have some complimentary beer for the winning teams (and the rest of us), not to mention a trip to Vegas for every winning captain in the championship division.
September 8 Update: Niall writes:
"Iceland is looking good - we've locked in a few retired pro's like Mark Walters, Joining us. Currently teams need some individuals to complete their roster. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
September 7 Update: Niall writes:
"Soccer Resort is connecting with Youtube to give out more tournament awards - Bring your video cameras – and upload your tournament footage onto Youtube. Post tournament, Soccer Resort will be judging categories such as goal of the tournament, blooper of the tournament, meathead of the tournament, primadonna of the tournament, not to mention best hair (usually the same category). This will be awarded after our judges’ look at your video footage, post tournament with prizes to boot. We'll be offering these, starting in Los Angeles"
September 1 Update: Niall writes:
Iceland Special - the Captains special to Iceland is now only $599. Bring a team of 6, and it's yours including flight. Don't thank us - thank our sponsor IcelandAir!
August 4, 2007
Iceland Celebrity Tournament November 1-4, 2007 -
Play against the Retired Pro's of the English Premiership from the 1990's. Don't forget if you bring a team, you go half price! AND if you come to Iceland get a complimentary trip onward to London with IcelandAir for our London tournament the week after! It's a truly brilliant offer, open to teams and individuals!
London Tournament, November 11, 2007
Head to Iceland, and then take a free flight onward to our London tournament - hotel and tournament will take part in Regents Park. It promises to be an electric weekend!
Los Angeles Area – Saturdays, Oct 6 and Nov 17
The Soccer Resort has two tournaments in Los Angeles this fall - October 6 at the Home Depot Center, and November 18 in Irvine, Orange County.
Costa Rica, October 20/21
We're also organizing a Costa Rica weekend tournament trip by the Beach - for teams and individuals. Bring your team and if they can't make it come yourself, or bring a friend a friend, and we'll connect you with a team. That's October 18/19 2007
Las Vegas Classic November 30, Dec 1
We've got Vegas fever again, this time November 30 and December 1 for our Las Vegas Holiday Classic!
Bay Area Classic
Soccer Resort Returns to the Bay Area December 8, 2007!
Full Fall Schedule Here
SOCCER RESORT PROVIDES THE PARTY,
CARLSBERG PROVIDES THE BEER!
In other news, many of our post tournament parties are now sponsored by that great European beer brand, Carlsberg, so it’s complimentary drinks for the tournament winners, and cheap drinks for the rest of us! We've been doing this in in New York, Boston, and Washington DC - more cities will be included in the Fall.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF TOURNAMENTS
We always see our team-mates playing, but we rarely see ourselves - until now. We've loaded up 2006/2007 Video highlights now onto Youtube - more to come as tournaments happen! It usually takes a few weeks for a tournament to make it's way up there. And of course, check out a lot of raw unedited footage from previous tournaments, now up on Youtube. You might see yourself at
We're in the process of developing a new picture system, so no photos will be added for a few more months as we develop this fancy new tool (sob!).
SOCCER RESORT MAKES APPEARANCE ON SILVER SCREEN
It had to happen eventually, didn't it. Yes, apparently Soccer Resort featured in an independent movie short recently shown for the First time. Apparently we're going to be seen at a bunch of movie festivals over the next few months.
Let us explain - apparently according to a Soccer Resort-er who was at a film festival in New York this week "I was at a private screening of a short film (24 min) that my friend stars in and lo and be hold in one of the scenes... A soccer resort trophy. You see the top... and then... you can clearly reads "Soccer Resort, New York Tournament Champs".
Although this is a KungFu related movie, we don't endorse kicking on the field, except when a ball is involved..
If someone can solve this mystery for us on how we made it (finally), there's a Soccer Resort shirt in the mail for you. The movie can be found here (Mom, we're famous!) Here's the flick: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1039620/
SOCCER RESORT WEBSITE GOES UP A NOTCH
Well, we've added a state-of-the-art automated system moving forward, so team captains can book their trips with more ease, and also so players can redeem their valuable credits a lot easier. The feedback we've been getting is that it makes booking a trip, a helluva lot easier. Stay tuned for more features as we move forward.
Individuals take note - you can now book your Soccer Resort trip automatically, and we'll connect you with a team on the other side! We've never had an individual come away, without them playing on at least two teams!