Skagit Firecracker: June 16-18, 2017

General Information

A big thank you to all 226 teams that participated in this year's Skagit Firecracker! It was a successful weekend, with great competition. Best of luck to everyone in their upcoming season!
See you next year for the 2018 Skagit Firecracker!



This popular summer tournament is a great way to kick off the season with your team. The Firecracker takes place on 28 beautiful grass fields alongside the Skagit River in Burlington, Washington. It is close to plenty of shops, restaurants, and lodging, too.

The tournament dates are coordinated with the famous Burlington Berry Dairy Days, where we will have a spectacular firework show, BBQ, and outdoor movie on Friday the 16th. Get your camping gear ready, and come have some fun!

**Northwest United does not charge for parking at this event.**

Camping & Lodging

Camping is the way to go for this tournament! We offer spots for RVs, trailers, 5th wheelers, tent trailers and regular tents. We do not take reservations, and it is a first come, first serve basis - but don't worry! We can house hundreds of vehicles and tents. Campers can arrive as early as Friday morning, but please check-in and pay before parking. You will be directed to the available spots upon check-in.

The fee is $30/day for all vehicle camping. Tent-only camping will be $15/day.
Fees will begin the day you arrive until the day you leave and are payable upon arrival. No refunds if you leave early.

*Skagit River Park does not have electricity or water hookups. There are no showers on the premises, but there is a restroom facility in the center of the park.

Northwest United FC, Skagit River Park, and any and all tournament officials will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items. Be sure to secure your belongings when leaving your campsite and closing down for the night!

Skagit River Park is centrally located in the city of Burlington.
Mount Vernon is across the river. Bellingham is 25 minutes north. Marysville is 25 minutes south.
All these towns have great lodging opportunities!

Mount Vernon
Best Western on College Way
Best Western on Riverside
Tulip Inn
Days Inn

Candlewood Suites
Hampton Inn 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites



2017 Tournament ROC
View ROC here
We apologize for the confusion, but player cards are not required for this Tournament.

2017 Registration Fees
U9-U10           7 v 7                Fee $400
U11-U12         9 v 9                Fee $500
U13-U19         11 v 11            Fee $625

Age Group Standards

This tournament will be using the new US Soccer standards on age, number of players on the field, and roster sizes (see below)

U9 –   Players born in 2009     7v7      Roster size – 12                      
U10 – Players born in 2008     7v7      Roster size – 12
U11 – Players born in 2007     9v9      Roster size – 14                      
U12 – Players born in 2006     9v9      Roster size – 14                      
U13 – Players born in 2005     11v11  Roster size – 18                      
U14 – Players born in 2004     11v11  Roster size – 18                      
U15 – Players born in 2003     11v11  Roster size – 18                      
U16 – Players born in 2002     11v11  Roster size – 18                      
U17 – Players born in 2001     11v11  Roster size – 18                      
U18 – Players born in 2000     11v11  Roster size – 18                      
U19 – Players born in 1999     11v11  Roster size – 18