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DE TURF Sports Complex to host Mid Atlantic Tournament Series


      FREDERICA, DE (September 5, 2017) – DE Turf Sports Complex and the Coastal Atlantic Futbol Club have selected Steve Lovgren and Soccer Management Company to operate a series of youth soccer tournaments at the award-winning, state-of-the-art DE TURF Sports Complex. Soccer Management Company (SMC) will handle marketing and team recruitment support and event logistics in collaboration with Coastal Atlantic FC and DE Turf staff.  The series will kick off in November with the East Coast Classic which will feature some of the top soccer clubs in the country.  Here is the complete list of events:


East Coast Classic                                                          November  18-19,2017                                  
Turf Wars President’s Day Cup                                         February 17-18,  2018                                  

Emerald Cup                                                                  March 17-18, 2018                          

Coastal Shootout                                                            April 7-8, 2018

Delaware Super Cup - Boys                                             June 30-July 1, 2018

Delaware Super Cup – Girls                                             July 7-8, 2018

Battle on the Bay                                                            July 21-22, 2018

 Delmarva Cup                                                                 August 25-26, 2018         


"DE Turf provides a perfect backdrop for high profile soccer events," said Steve Lovgren, the Director of Operations for Soccer Management Company.  “It is a natural relationship for our organizations to work together to host the best events in the Mid-Atlantic”.


The Coastal Atlantic Futbol club, launched in August 2017, will serve as the host club for these events.


“We are proud to be part of this rapidly expanding partnership to maximize the regions tournament growth, bringing the highest quality teams and Clubs to Delaware to experience one of the best facilities in the area,” said Mike Womer, CAFC Tournament Director. “The facility, combined with the quality of the events, will fuel the evolution of the area’s best soccer tournament experiences.”


“Our synthetic turf fields allow us the opportunity to host events year-round, even in the winter”, said Chris Giacomucci, DE TURF Sports Complex executive director. “Coastal FC shares the same passion we do to host high-quality tournaments that will help grow the sport of soccer and attract teams from all over the country. Our shared goal is to make this complex the premiere sports destination in the Mid Atlantic. With this series, and Soccer Management Company’s expertise, we feel very confident that we can accomplish our mission”. 




About Soccer Management Company (SMC)

Based in Midlothian, Virginia, Soccer Management Company started in 2013 and has quickly developed into an elite event management company that hosts over 40 youth soccer tournaments in the United States.  Led by Steve Lovgren with decades of tournament management experience, SMC operates in 13 different states and prides themselves on customer service and in being a soccer only provider.


About Coastal Atlantic Futbol Club (CAFC)

The Coastal Atlantic Futbol Club is Delaware’s newest competitive soccer club for Girls & Boys U13 - U15 - U17. At the helm of CAFC is technical director Joe Brown. Joe’s success is deeply rooted in soccer development. Credentialed with an “A” license from the US Soccer Federation, Joe coached for 15 years in the United Soccer League (USL), a professional men's soccer league, 11 of them with the Carolina Dynamo and four with the Delaware Wizards. Brown has coached over 50 professional players that played in Europe, Major League Soccer (MLS), USL, MISL and NASL. Including 30 MLS Draft picks with four players selected in the First round of the MLS Super Draft. Currently in his 7th season at Padua Academy's women's soccer program he holds Delaware State Championships in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. In 2016 Brown's Padua Academy team finished undefeated, winning their fifth consecutive State Championship and finishing 2nd in the NSCAA Final National Poll. To date, during Coach Brown's tenure at Padua he has already coached four All-Americans and two Gatorade players of the year. The club trains at the award winning, state-of-the-art DE TURF Sports Complex in Frederica, Delaware. For more information about the club, visitwww.coastalatlanticfutbolclub.org, like Coastal Atlantic Futbol Club on Facebook, on Twitter @CAFCdelaware, and Instagram coastalatlanticfc.


About DE TURF Sports Complex

The award-winning, state-of-the-art DE Turf is the largest all-turf, multi-use sports complex in the Mid-Atlantic. Located in Frederica, Delaware the complex features 12 synthetic turf fields including 5 fields with lights, a championship stadium with bleacher seating, on-site concessions, restrooms and public Wi-Fi. The mission of DE Turf is to serve as an economic engine for central Delaware, providing a first-class sports destination venue that attracts sports tourism to the area, as well as services the local community needs for youth to play, learn, compete and grow. For more information on the facility, visit www.DETurf.com, like DE Turf on Facebook and follow @DE_Turf on Twitter (#DETurf).


To REGISTER or for more details about the events can be found at http://www.midatlantictournamentseries.com/ .




Steve Lovgren                                                                   Mike Womer

Director of Operations                                                   Tournament Director

Soccer Management Company                                  Coastal Atlantic Futbol Club

804-833-2092                                                                     302-293-9696

steve@smcsoccer.com                                                  mikewomer@usftsports.org


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