2015 Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup

The first annual Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup will be held in place of the Old Dominion Cup in 2015 and going forward.

Memorial Day weekend 2014, Old Dominion Soccer Club lost one of our family, Nicholas Murrell (age 16), unexpectedly. Nicholas, Nick to his friends, was a huge fan of soccer his entire life. His love of soccer began early when tagging along with his older brother Zach and playing with the "big kids"! He never stopped loving soccer and his passion for soccer continued into high school where he not only continued to play for ODSC Barracudas, but also played for the Bayside Marlins. Losing Nicholas was a huge loss to our club, and the community.

We could think of no other way to honour Nicholas's memory than to host a Memorial Cup in his name. Nicholas you are forever a part of our club, a teammate and a friend. You will be missed.

The 2015 Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup  information and links to sign ups will be available shortly.

We look forward to playing with you.

2015 Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup
1st Annual

Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup Soccer Tournament
February 21st and 22nd 2015 (Sat & Sun)

Important Dates:

Application deadline: February1st, 2015
Acceptance emailed: February 7th, 2015


The Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup is able to offer you great post-season play on some of the best fields in the local area while your teams are still at their peak.  In previous years teams have come from VA, NC, WV, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY, MA and DC to compete together. This year we will be offering both Travel and Advanced brackets. This is a terrific end of season tournament for both advanced and travel teams!



Application Fees:


 Travel Brackets:

$550.00 U9-U10 (Under 9 play 7v7)
$575.00 U11 (Under 11 play 8v8)
$600.00 U12 (Under 12 play 8v8)
$650.00 U13 - U14 
$675.00 U15 - U19


Advanced Brackets:

$375.00 U9 -U10 (Under 9 and Under 10 play 7v7)
$400.00 U11 -U12(Under 11 and Under 12 play 8v8)
$450.00 U13 - U19


Payment Check/MO

A payment for the appropriate application fee MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR BY FEBRUARY 15th 2015. Checks or Money Orders (made payable to Old Dominion Soccer Club) can be mailed to Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup Tournament, C/O Old Dominion Soccer Club, P.O. Box 9291, Virginia Beach, VA 23450.


Payment Online/CC

We accept online payments using credit card or PayPal.  Please click here for credit card or PayPal option.






Teams needing early acceptance for flight and travel plans should request such to tournaments@olddominionsc.org.  All efforts will be made to reply ASAP.


Teams desiring to attend the 1st Annual Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup (18th year ODSC has hosted a tournament) MUST complete and submit the online application.  Faxed or mailed copies will NOT be accepted. Any questions should be directed to the Tournament Committee at tournaments@olddominionsc.org.

The tournament makes every effort to accommodate teams with coaching conflicts (multiple teams) – please make sure you indicate this in the “Additional Information” section of the online application notes.





Official notification of acceptance and non-acceptance will be e-mailed and placed on the website at www.olddominionsc.org/tournaments no later than February 7th 2015.  Those teams not accepted will have their entry fee returned. Should a non-accepted team later be granted entry into the tournament, the team will be required to resubmit the tournament entry fee.





Age Groups & Competition Levels:

The Old Dominion Cup is an unrestricted tournament sanctioned through the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA). The tournament offers both Premier and Classic flights for boys and girls teams from U9 – U19, as well as an Advanced Bracket. The Old Dominion Cup offers small-sided competition for age groups U9 - U12.  U9 - U10 teams play 7v7 and U11 - U12 teams play 8v8.  There is no U12 11v11 format. The number of teams accepted, the number of flights, and the placement of teams amongst flights will be at the discretion of the tournament committee. Teams playing in Virginia Soccer league or other Club Soccer should register for Travel Bracket. Recreation or Advanced teams should register for Advanced Bracket, unless you request approval from tournament director to be placed in the premier or classic bracket.


U18/19 teams needing accommodations for SAT’s:   U18/19 teams taking SAT’s will be given a later start time (1:00 pm) and may play a "college showcase" format depending on the number of teams with players taking SAT’s.  This format would be one game on Saturday afternoon and two games on Sunday. There would be no finals.  Please note any SAT accomodations needed in the “Additional Information” section of your online application.


Team Participation / Roster Size:

U9-U10 play 7v7 and may enter with a maximum of 14 players.  U11 and U12 play 8v8 and may enter with a maximum of 14 players. U13-U15 may enter with a maximum of 18 players. U16 through U19 teams may enter with a maximum of 22 players and dress 18 players for game(s).  At registration teams must present proof of affiliation and permission to travel (if applicable).  Each team must be registered with a National State Association affiliated with the USYS/USSF or national equivalent and must present a valid State or Provincial roster. CURRENT, DULY AUTHORIZED MEMBER PASSES, MEDICAL RELEASE FORMS AND OFFICIAL STATE APPROVED ROSTERS are required for all players participating in the tournament.  All Team Officials must have Valid Member Passes.


Note to Region I teams: Region One teams with the exception of New Jersey and Connecticut do not require a permission to travel form but must have proof of online notification with their State Association. EXCEPTION: USYS Connecticut and New Jersey teams must provide permission to travel.


Guest Players:

U9 – U19 Teams = 5 guest players allowed (included in maximum roster size)



Team and Coach Awards will be presented to champions and finalists for all levels of competition.  And following a tradition honoring the Rose Family of Virginia Beach, all girls’ champions will receive roses.  All teams, especially U9-U15 teams, are encouraged to participate in a patch or pin exchange at the conclusion of each match.


Registration Location:



Teams needing special arrangements for registration (Saturday) should email tournaments@olddominionsc.org. Credentials will be checked (player cards, official roster, medical releases, permission to travel if required, etc.).   Credentials will not be checked at the fields during the tournament, but must be available if requested by referees or tournament staff.


Team Contact Information:

Each team, upon checking in at registration, must sign a ledger sheet giving the hotel where the team is staying, the room number of a team contact, the team’s coach or the team’s assistant coach so that these individuals may be contacted if needed.


Club Multiple Team Discount:

Tournament teams using our housing service with multiple teams (5 or more) should inquire about discounted entry fees. The hotel policy below applies. Your team will be issued the credit during tournament check-in.  E-mail tournaments@olddominionsc.org for information.

Hotel Accommodations:

Teams participating in the Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup are encouraged to make all hotel accommodations using our tournament housing service.  Please click here for a list of our hotels and online hotel reservations.   Other questions can be addressed to Andrea Casperson at:

(888) 832-6745
fax (866) 431-1754


Fields are dynamic, can, and do change. The Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup utilizes some of the finest fields in the area.  All fields are within a 20 minute drive of our hotels.  Listed below are the field complexes that we have permits for the 2015 event.


Lake Taylor Soccer Complex

1384 Kempsville Road  Norfolk, VA 23502

Princess Anne Athletic Complex

4001 Dam Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456


Note: The Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup Tournament reserves the right to change field locations.



Neither the Tournament Committee, ODSC, our Hotel Service, nor the Tournament Sponsors are responsible for any expenses incurred by any team in the event the tournament is cancelled in whole or part, or in the event games are discontinued or cancelled due to inclement weather or adverse field conditions, nor will any refunds be made. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to decide all matters pertaining to the tournament. The judgment of the Tournament Committee is final. The Tournament Director has authority to make all decisions and these decisions will be final.  All referee decisions are final and binding.


Other Information:

If you have a question that cannot be answered by the above, please do not hesitate to contact us at tournaments@olddominionsc.org.

ODSC would like to thank you in advance for considering the 2015 Nicholas Murrell Memorial Cup and hopes you will join us for a great weekend of soccer in Virginia Beach, VA this year!