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Gateway Summer Classic 2020


Ages: Boys & Girls U8–U20
Event Dates: June 26–28, 2020
Event Locations:
LFA Soccer Complex
LFA Training Center
WWT Soccer Park
CCP Soccer Complex
Prices include all fees & parking:
U7–U8 (4v4) = $200
U9–U10 (7v7) = $595
U11–U12 (9v9) = $695
U13–U16 (11v11) = $795
U17–U20 (11v11) = $865

General Info

Lou Fusz Athletic and St. Louis Scott Gallagher, the two largest clubs in St. Louis have partnered to bring you the 'Gateway Summer Classic', open to all select teams U8–U20. This event has been hosted over Memorial Day weekend with growing numbers in each of the last 6 years. This year the event has been moved later into the summer in an effort to help stop the spread of Covid-19 and help each team get back some of the missed Spring season.

Lou Fusz Athletic and St. Louis Scott Gallagher are thrilled to announce the 6th Annual Gateway Memorial Classic in a bold step for the clubs to try and attract the best teams in the Midwest to our area. We are proud to host the event at World Famous Soccer Park in Fenton, MO and both of Lou Fusz’s facilities (LFA Soccer Complex and LFA Training Center)! The first annual event in 2014 attracted 112 teams and the 2016 tournament hosted 174 teams from around the midwest and we have a goal of 250 teams for this Memorial weekend event. This event is perfect for Both A and B level teams and we plan to have Premier and Gold Flights in most 9v9 and 11v11 Divisions. Ask us about bringing your ENTIRE club as we have divisions offered for EVERY age group and gender.

Important Dates
New Date: June 26–28
New Registration Deadline: June 3.
Payment Deadline: June 3 (fully refunded in the event of Covid-19 cancellation)
New Bracket Release Date: June 13
New Schedule Release Date: June 15

Tournament: June 26 – 28, 2020
Friday: Local teams and available out-of-town teams
Saturday–Sunday: Pool play & playoffs

Open to USYSA teams and US Club teams.

This is a “Stay & Play” tournament; all out of town teams are required to stay in hotels approved by the Lou Fusz Soccer Club. Please book team rooms via the “Lodging” link in the blue box on this page.

Age Division
Boys & Girls U9–U20 (2009–1998 birth years).
There will be a U14/15 bracket for boys and a U19/20 for girls to accommodate teams with all “trapped” players.

Application Payment
Please pay using the PayPal button or mail us a check
(include team name and tournament name in subject line) to:
Lou Fusz Athletic
1 Athletic Dr
(formerly 1 Rams Way)
Earth City, MO 63045

Athletic Trainer Services
Children's Hospital & Washington University Physician's Young Athlete Center will be providing the Athletic Training services at the tournament.

Contact Info

LFA Tournament Director: Franco Carotenuto
Phone: 480–889–4628
LFA Club Admin: Chrissie Reiss

Referee Assignor: Ron Jones

Weather Notice

Our weather guidelines are aligned with those suggested/used by USSF, MYSA, & SLYSA. Adjustments made to games due to weather are at the discretion of the tournament committee (comprised of Tournament Director, LFA Staff, and Young Athlete Center's ATC staff). It is our intention to provide a fun, playable, safe environment for all teams participating to get the competition they have come in search of. All games will be played on state of the art artificial turf fields…No rainouts! However, because all fields are playable during the rain, game stoppage can still occur due to hazardous conditions such as lightning/ thunder or temperature levels. Weather updates will be sent via email/text messages through your GotSoccer account. As such,
• Games could be delayed or shortened. Games could also be rescheduled for a later time/date that weekend. 
• Games played until/beyond halftime can be considered final at the moment stopped if necessary.
For games played in U14 and younger divisions, adjustments/cancellations will be made when expected game time temperature is 18 degrees cold index with windchill. For games played in U15 and older divisions, adjustments/cancellations will be made when expected game time temperature is 14 degrees cold index with windchill.
• Any additional changes to the schedule deemed necessary by the LFA Tournament Committee will be exercised with as much notice as possible for all teams involved.