Manhattan Kick-Off Classic

2016 will be the eighth annual event, located in the New York City metropolitan area, and featuring highly-ranked national and international teams, with more than 200 college coaches expected to attend.

To register for the 2016 KOC (March 4-6), click here.

Manhattan SC and National Elite Soccer Showcase (NESS) have announced a strategic and administrative alliance with the goal of offering teams the best tournament showcase environment in the country.

The Kick-Off Classic is home to ECNL, USSF, Region One, NERP, NPL, EDP, US Club, ENYSSA and top international teams.

There are both Premier and Non-Premier flights in most age groups. Last year, these teams were accepted and college coaches were very eager to attend.

Below is our cancellation and refund policy. For all the rules, please go here.


  • 100 all turf fields
  • High quality ref crews (from numerous states)
  • All full-sided games have 3-man ref crews
  • Showcase fields are in close proximity for coach’s easy access
  • U9-U10 one day Tournament
  • U9-U12 (small sided)
  • U11-U15 (full side)
  • U16-18 (full side showcase)
  • U9/U10 have the option to play one or two days
  • If demand warrants it, we will add calendar age flights
  • Weather cancellation insurance is compulsory and is included in the registration fee

Showcase ages play 3 games (70 minutes). All others play 3-4 games and/or a playoff. One-day event plays 4 games. The one-day tournament occurs on either Saturday or Sunday. Friday games are possible for local teams or those who may prefer one game a day.

Each year, the MSC Kick-Off Classic is oversubscribed by hundreds of teams, so submit your applications early. Applications are due by January 20, 2016.

For 2016 tournament information, contact tournament Director Jason Kahan

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